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Crafting Your Ideal life Through Remote Careers with Anthony Cofrancesco | Ep. 47

Filip Stankovski June 15, 2020

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The virus changed the entire course of the business world. In a way, it forced a big number of companies to working remotely. Then, the question now is – Start your own business or work for another business?

To answer this question, we brought Anthony Confrancesco as our guest.

Anthony Cofrancesco is a 23-year-old travel hacker and entrepreneur based in Manila, Philippines.  In his first year of travel hacking, Anthony leveraged frequent flyer programs and credit card sign-up bonuses to travel over $19,000 for free. 80+ times per year Anthony jumps onto a plane while sleeping over 100+ nights in hotels. Anthony’s goal is to see every country in the world before he turns 25.

When Anthony is not up in the air he is a serial entrepreneur living full-time in Manila, Philippines working on scaling Brainy Flights as well as the fastest growing Amazon focused advertising agency in the world. Anthony has worked for many notable western corporations including Amazon, The Points Guy and Verizon. Anthony attended the University of Florida however ultimately decided to drop out to put complete energy into the startup grind.

Remotrepreneur’s Insights

  • Develop Your Skillset – Before you go on to venture into a new business, you need to find what you’re passionate about and develop your skillset.
  • Find the Right Company – The best way to have a successful remote career is to find the company you are passionate about and go for it.
  • Look at The Right Places – Due to the coronavirus, employers are seeking remote workers all across the globe. The Internet offers a large variety of websites you can find a job on.

“Probably what makes the most sense is to work for someone else. Go find a remote job, something that gives you flexibility. Go and do it in a company that you’re passionate about”

Key Podcast Milestones

04:55 – How did Anthony’s story start

19:17 – What is PickFu?

22:25 – How does PickFu work

24:14 – How much does PickFu cost

26:19 – Should you start a business or work with another business?

29:51 – Anthony’s biggest struggle

33:19 – How to craft your ideal lifestyle

37:19 – Where to find a remote job

39:21 – Did the virus change the digital nomad world

44:22 – Where can you find Anthony

Top Key Quotes

“I thought that as time goes on this online business environment is not going to go away. Getting rapid feedback from when I build my own website and my own products before, I had million ideas on what might look good. Going with your gut can be a real dagger in your back sometimes. People are going to spend more money for assuring the direction that they want to go in, creative aspect or marketing strategy.”

“Nike is not sitting there with millions of units of inventory that just never sells. It might have to discount it 70%. They might need to discount it heavily through different liquidation methods. The reason why average e-commerce sellers might be stuck with ton of inventory vs. a brand like Nike is because before Nike launches a product they know so incredibly well what the customer is looking for, from the price point to the packaging to all other different aspects of the brand.”

“Getting a remote job is actually very easy especially if you have a real skill set coming from a previous job. What they don’t seem to understand is that you’re going to take a large pay cut in doing it, but it’s also pros and cons. When I walked from my job at Amazon, starting pay at VirtualGraphics was $2000 US a month. But, living in Manila it’s more than you need.”

“Getting a remote job is very simple and very easy. It’s just about looking at the right places, looking at remote jobs and pitching yourself in the right way.”

“The biggest thing to consider when you’re applying for a remote job is the barrier the employer is going to have when they hire you. They want to make sure if you want to do this lifestyle, you need to keep in mind that this is a bit different than a normal job and it’s going to require a discipline. So, what I would say is when you do find that job is make sure you have answers and questions that they want to ask.”



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Filip Stankovski

I'm a top rated sales freelancer on Upwork and Level 2 Seller on Fiverr. I believe that the new entrepreneurs are remotepreneurs and the purpose of the podcast is to teach people how to adjust to the new future of doing business - REMOTELY!

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