Freelance Gold and Treasure Hunter
by Matthew S.
(Whittier, Ca, USA)
My name is Matthew, I'm 23 and I live in Whittier, Ca.
It has always been my dream to live a life of freedom and adventure while finding gold and locating a lost treasure ship. I've been branded as everything from a "Maverick" to a "Young Indiana Jones", to more colorful titles as "Worthless", a "Washed Up Dreamer" and my favorite, "Dumbo Weed".
Hehehe. Well now, we can't please everyone, can we? Treasure hunting and gold prospecting has always been my life since I was 6 yrs. old. Hearing tales of Mel Fisher finding the ATOCHA and watching all those John Wayne westerns with my Grandpa, I feel connected to that lifestyle and period of history.
Thus I have a STRONG desire to pursue that lifestyle despite all the adversity I have received, and now, I'm jobless. I've been out of work come 4 month's next week, and it seems THIS is the only path I can take, and I'll GLADLY take this path if it'll lead me to success and accomplishing my dreams.
Please Tell this "Washed up dreamer" what he can do to SUCCEED and Succeed WELL. Regards, Matthew S.
Stan's response: Matthew, I have been in your shoes. It is for guys like you and me that I am in the process of creating The Wealthy Adventurer's University. As you may have noticed, I am in the process of posting free, basic courses in various areas that can help adventurers like us. I am also selling more advanced versions of these courses very inexpensively, usually for less than $10.
My recommendation is always the same. It is to set up a few streams of auto-pilot income that can pay your basic bills while you go adventuring. That way, everything you discover while adventuring is extra, discretionary value that you can reinvest somehow to keep your pile of assets growing.
This "system" has worked very well for me over the years and has allowed me to maintain my freedom from undesirable jobs and bosses. It has allowed me to keep adventuring and having fun. It has also allowed me to accumulate enough to not be concerned about the future.
Always feel free to ask more questions about anything! I invite others to share their views on this very important topic...