VW Van (cult) updates along with investments like bitcoin and steemit alone making me over $5,000.00 CAD per month...steemCreated with Sketch.

in travel •  11 months ago

STILL IN SEATTLE but not too sleepless...
Below I am at Jimmy Hendricks memorial:
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Into day two of major upgrades to DJ Vanagon (Jenny Freedom) at North Westy, below is Kirk Meeks centered and Jeremiah to his left and Doug to your left:
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Not my van below but follow it's story here
https://m.facebook.com/Pandilea/
https://www.instagram.com/fuchur_pandilea/ :
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As mentioned in my last blog we did the awning, headlights and dash gauges a few days ago.

Why I used the word cult in the headline above is with these vans you find a huge following and my van is the Vanagon series. I have downsized my living quarters to the van. More about that by clicking on the next words: click here. In other words, I have sold most of my physical property and cut my overhead costs to fit within my early pension of $750.00 CAD per month. Hoping to never work again and eventually never see winter again.

Since I love the van and I will be traveling in it full time I have decided to make a large commitment and invest in it by refurbishing her (Jenny Freedom DJ Vanagon). Now when you get one of these machines you soon realize you should have re-mortgaged as there is always something else to be added. Some call that a money pit! I am doing very well in my investment strategy and decided to play with my extra funds (some may call that waste) by even upgrading the upgrades.

Example of that: First I thought I would do the shocks so I went to a high volume brake & shock shop in Calgary and asked can you find me the best shocks possible for Jenny they said sure but when I went to Kuks Shop the guys doing the engine conversion in my van Kuks said I can do better and he did, unbelievable smoother ride!

So I proceeded to invest in Jenny and had Kuks put a 2.5 Subaru engine with Subaru 5 speed gears. Kuks did an excellent job fabricating motor & transmission mounts, shifter and gas peddle linkages, muffler and cooling systems. When I picked up the van it sounded more like a rally racing Subaru so I took it to a muffler shop to have the muffler upgraded to a more quiet one. Just before taking Jenny to Kuks I bought four new tires to go south with. Kuks suggested I put disc brakes in the back and I did but that meant going with 15" rims so we did. That meant new tires as well but since this was August I thought summer tires would work but no winter came and I had to get a set of winters. I still have not headed south. So that was the third set of tires.

When I arrived in Seattle, Peace Vans helped me find new wheels for those new tires so that ended up with three sets of rims over all. When talking to Kirk Meeks at North Westy vans he suggested he could improve cooling and horse power by upgrading those - so that is what we are up to now. So all in all be careful what you get yourself into with these types of projects.

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I am having fun peeling off some of my investment money and making my van exactly the way I want it. So three sets of wheels, three sets of tires, two sets of front disc brakes, three mufflers, two cooling and air intake systems etc. etc. $60,000.00 CAD. That includes state-of-the-art sound system, solar system and UV (black light) LED activated materials for the hand made quality bedding and curtains...it's a lounge, a DJ Vanagon lounge. I am also cutting music or mashing/producing music as I travel and that will follow in my blogs when I am ready to post it.

The following picture is Biddy the shop yard guard dog:
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You may have noticed I am using a blockchain platform steemit to blog this which is like a new corporate structure, this platform having something like 1,000 as the governing board of directors. I also earn steem credits for creating content here and can sell those steem credits into bitcoin which can be sold for cash if I need to pay bills. Over the last year and a half I have averaged a $5-$7,000.00 CAD per month in gains and earnings investing, authoring and curating within steemit. For those thinking this blog is spam please stop reading now and move on.

Getting a bit off the van topic and into investments and government policies linked below are two great (extremely recent) articles on why I still see a great wall coming in a new accounting or auditing technology called the blockchain specifically bitcoin:

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-14/massive-hedge-fund-ceo-ready-add-bitcoin-investment-universe

And the following article on why the recent pump and dump of bitcoin to bitcoin cash did not work for very long when one buyer can move the price back with only 20-30 million dollars. The big money is coming and you should own some crypto-currency.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-13/mysterious-bitcoin-dip-buyer-identified

Please follow me here by bookmarking this page. Also, thanks to all those who post comments, re-steem and post nice gifs - I love them but please refrain from posting multiple times on the same post expecting up-votes.

PAUL COLLIN
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You are living the dream my friend. I don't think you are wasting money on upgrades at all. Most people are investing $500 000 into large, energy consuming homes with expensive overhead. You have chosen to keep it on the minimal side and invest in a home (for now) that you can travel around and check out the world in. I'm excited for your journeys to come and you've inspired me to get my van running again. 5-$7000 per month from Steemit? For real?

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Yes. That includes the capital gains. I started with a $25K CAD investment. Then I moved that steem to steem power and it earns 10% year plus price increase as new users join. Also, you get steem for curating and authoring. So yes, but closer to $7,500.00 CAD per month for each of last 18 months.

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you are doing the great job.god bless you @greenman

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A nice idea, we can use your daily publications on this subject, to be certain to make the right decision.....

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Thanks for the resteem! You may notice I also upvote my own comments to gain maximum return on investment. My upvote is usually worth $4-$5 each.

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loving to @michaellamden68 in your comment .... and loving for @greenman ,,
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wow I liked the intensity of clapping towards his work :)

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Very interesting Investment project you done from blockchain platform. Also you clearly repaired your van superbly. Powerful one after fix subaru engine. Go ahead with steem.......
Upvote & Resteem @greenman.

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thx for resteem

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Thank you for upvote me sir @greenman.

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I'm a little late to the exit of your post, although I always try not to miss, I like being on Steemit. I hope also will achieve good results. Thanks for the excellent article.
Upvote & Resteem

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Wellcome sir.

I can see that you have painted the van to white. It looks good. Resteemed.

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thx for resteem

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awesome photography

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the picture of the white van is not my van

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Thank you too for inspiring us with your blog.

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Ok sorry about that, i tot it was yours.

have a safe journey...wherever you stay...
best wishes for you.....
"Pandilea " i liked this page.

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Visit my blog too and follow me the idea is to help us, also like my publications I will do the same for you.

I`m really glad to see your attractive article @greenman. Lot of important and valuable things indeed. I must read it waste some times. No worries. Your blog much talented all of users. Also nice photography taken like as professional photographer. All of are brilliant @greenman.
Upvoted & Resteemed.

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thx for resteem

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Visit my blog too and follow me the idea is to help us, also like my publications I will do the same for you.

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You are welcome sir. also thanks to you for upvoting.

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Visit my blog too and follow me the idea is to help us, also like my publications I will do the same for you.

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excellent post.
I saw you in a facebook group and immediately you won my follow

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thx

Very interesting post and wonderful photography sir, this is valuable blog.
Thanks for shring

100% upvote Resteem

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thx for resteem

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Visit my blog too and follow me the idea is to help us, also like my publications I will do the same for you.

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Thanks Sir. your welcome

It is really cool to have such life) thanks for your story! resteem))

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thx for resteem

@greenman - Sir, I feel you like a person who decided to adventure the whole life now. You said you sold most of your physical properties & you invested a lot on your Van (I think it's Jenny) Sir...
You made a remarkable move to Steemit & now you got a decent income in this platform as well.... It's another smart move of yours....
"Over the last year and a half I have averaged a $5-$7,000.00 CAD per month in gains and earnings investing, authoring and curating within steemit."

Sir, I'm not an expert in mechanical side.... So, no idea about all your van modifications.... But Sir Subaru is a well known brand for a racing cars.... So now you got a powerful modified van too.... Nice article Sir.... Wish success for your future adventures.....<3

To get more audience, I wish to ReSteem your post.

+W+ [UpVoted & ReSteemed]

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thx for nice words, gif and resteem

Thanks for the this post. useful information. your very happy life and good enjoy. great travel experience& excellent photography

100% like and resteem

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thx for resteem

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hey @greenman
have a nice trip. wonderful photo and i hope you are brilliant photographer. loving to your blog.
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Wonderful vw update and nice photography.this is great.

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Amazing post and wonderful photos @greenman thank you so much for sharing Resteem & Shared in Facebook group

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Thanks for resteem

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Welcome thank you so much for the support


excellent thinking, life with full of adventures & impressive modifications of the van. wonderful photography & bless for a successful life @greenman

@resteemia
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thx for resteem

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you are welcome @greenman

@resteemia

This is all result of your hardwork.this type of post are works good as motivation.
I know its pretty hard to achieve on your level but hardwork pays off.
Thanks for the motivational post.
By the way
You have customised your van very nice
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Thanks for resteem

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This is all because you are so deserving
That's all !

@RESTEEMED. Very interesting Investment project you done from blockchain platform. Also you clearly repaired your van superbly. Powerful one after fix subaru engine. Go ahead with steem.......
@greenman

Wow!Excellent photography.You are really creative photographer. Please stay with photography. how the beautiful car is! Very color full also.

Upvote & resteem your post.

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Great works, I wish you success
Upvote & resteem buddy.

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thx i like these reminder vote signs

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You are welcome my friend, I have a new post, do not forget to visit ya, let me add the spirit in steemit.

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wow greenman.. your home is starting to go turbocharged.. it looks amazing and Im sure you are going to just love driving that! You are saving SO much money living like this, and making on cryptos so why wouldn't you make it sing and dance!

Happy travels my friend!

🔥Wonderful 💔and ⚡very💧 interesting💲 photography
I ⚡resteemed and 💯% upvoted 🌊your post

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Thanks for resteem

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Okay sir

Interesting post and nice photography Resteem @greenman

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Thanks for resteem

Hello @greenman,

We all talked about your modified van. But where's your Fat Tire Bike? I like it too. Wish you good luck & you shared an extraordinary good article with us.

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too cold to ride

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Hello @greenman,

I had no idea winter comes to your place or not. Probably Winter is there :) Then Your Van is the safe heaven ;) Have a nice time :)

~@mywhale

Rules for anyone new to cryptocurrencies:

It's not too late.
You're not a trader.
Don't sell when price drops.
Only invest what you can lose.
Nobody knows what will happen.
Use Twitter, Reddit & Telegram to learn.
BREATHE - WE'VE SEEN WORSE BEFORERules for anyone new to cryptocurrencies:

It's not too late.
You're not a trader.
Don't sell when price drops.
Only invest what you can lose.
Nobody knows what will happen.
Use Twitter, Reddit & Telegram to learn.
BREATHE - WE'VE SEEN WORSE BEFORE

Amazing post really nice & mind touch blog😁..I like this👌.😍😍


so there is an updated profile pic at the bottom and its better than the previous one...

I like the way you presented this article...My Block enthusiast @greenman ....you are just making every turn green along the way with this technology.

Thank you and Have a great day.

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Really interesting post.

Indeed Steem and cryptocurrencies are pretty awesome.

I was wondering what would be the best way to contact you privately? I'm on the steemit.chat (teamsteem) but I wasn't sure if you are there.

Take care Paul!

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no not there yet...will do some day

Amazing photography.thanks for the this blog.

For your post propagation.
Upvote/Resteem

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Thanks for resteem

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I would love one of those.

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Wow excellent article, you really upgraded your van flawlessly and all those developments like UV light activated, solar system and high quality sound system no doubt makes your van a luxurious van and i really like your investments you really spread your investments wisely, thank you very much for sharing your thoughts regarding van and cryptos with us, it's helpful for us, Stay awesome

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It's not a van anymore. Now it's your portable house. Incredible article & nice photo shot.

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nice seems like you have a nice thing going on here! I will resteem your post ASAP!

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Thanks for resteem

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you have a great thing going here and put alot of effort in your blog! It is my pleasure!

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Like I said before, I love how you chose to live like that and not wanting to work ever again and just enjoy life.
Absolutely love your van and glad to see you enjoying yourself investing your investment money to make the van exactly the way you want it. Very cool.
Hopefully, this could be me one day since I am working for my freedom too, so I really enjoy your posts because it gives me motivation and it shows me it is possible.


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travels increase our knowledge, so we have to travel for knowledge, and you are a great photographer so we would enjoyed this much...

Hay sir first you really done a lot of transformation in your van and it's good to see that now you are spending your whole day enjoy your life. Thank for sharing your life with us .

You are the man of the year. All the best Greenman~

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Earning money is not easy but i belive those people who give his time and try hard he can success and you have this power.. i upvoted u.. @greenman ..i always follow your information..either my english skell is not good but i understand your information..thanks

good on you GM - i see your living the dream and i wish you well with your traveller lifestyle -- i haven't met you before so i am now following and upvoting -- rock on -David

Resteemed and upvoted. Nice cool blog about how to make money using crypto.

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Thanks for resteem

hello, @greenman
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Fabulous one!!!
Very interesting post and wonderful photography sir,,,,,,,,,,,,
this is valuable blog..........thanks for sharing

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Thank @greenman for sharing

massive post
thx from Ibiza
Looking forward to see you here : )

Congrats!!!
nice to see that steem is going well for you :)

thank you for your testimony.

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this is simply amazing

bitcoin is never gonna be stop..
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I can see that you have painted the van to white. It looks good.... god bless you @greenman

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Hay sir I really do wounder how does it possible

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If you read the comments you will answer most of your questions. Here is a repeat: Yes. That includes the capital gains. I started with a $25K CAD investment. Then I moved that steem to steem power and it earns 10% year plus price increase as new users join. Also, you get steem for curating and authoring. So yes, but closer to $7,500.00 CAD per month for each of last 18 months. You may notice I also upvote my own comments to gain maximum return on investment. My upvote is usually worth $4-$5 each.

The money being distributed comes from investment like mine later us investors will lobby for code changes to add revenue streams like advertising or other platforms using steem as their crypto for their user base like air miles etc. I see tons of future growth. Get in all in in any crypto now!

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Sir so you mean if even I also do invest my money here I will also get good return.

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Yes, you would be leading the crowd by a few years. Have fun and put it all in! Read my blog it also says I am not a financial advisor but have been beating the best in class by leaps and bounds for years.

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Watch for my next blog I will probably being referring these comments.

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And sir as I can see you have a real great knowlage what you would suggest if I do have to invest my money in which cripto should I do invest .

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Bitcoin is king, steemit won't hurt...none will hurt over long haul. Read my blog for my crypto mix.

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You look so handsome. Really you should submit this picture every time on your post.

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i like post you

Can that guitar be operated ? :D hehe

I'm glad I found this article, I admire what you've done to the van.

i like post you

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cool pic. Resteemed and upvoted.

Really great idea .............

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wow, nice, can't wait to see the van finished. That would be a nice tour you can make.. #VWMAX

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thanks for this kind of written
i gave upvote & follow, pliz ,back

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@dear,sir
i want to tell you something .
if you have some times for read my letter then please read my letter and give some advise about steemit.
your are a big powerful man in steemit worlt there no doubt .
And i am a little steemit user.
so i need some advise from you that how i would be a powerful like u sir.
i follow that every people are comment in your post .
some people read your post understand your post,
and some people unread your or don't understand your but also comment your post,
Because of if they get your powerful vote they will be rich very quickly.
but sir i don't need your powerful vote . i need your important advise because steemit is not only for comment on wall of powerful man .
so sir plz give your important advise.i don't your powerful vote.
Thank you,sir

This is an awesome photography. Its really amazing photo and also creative art. I really impressed your photography.

wow.nice post.love to read it.

that's called good life...

Excellent photograph @greenman and who says this blog is spam, i gained so much knowledge regarding cryptos and vans after reading your articles, your articles are always thoughtful and full of knowledge.

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Upvoted & Resteemed

Thanks for this great post
We wait for you more
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Congratulations @greenman!
Your post was mentioned in the hit parade in the following category:

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This is excellent blog. thanks for sharing.

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This is actually pretty funny!

Its the result of your hard work brother you are giving time and know how to spend your beauty in the work .

hope you get more and more success in future;

you have written brilliantly!

Hope these investments bear you fruits

wow i like your post...but
bcak me vote and comments plzz

The way you did want your ride is finally there .and to think of the income you are getting that does reallllyyyy sounds great ;)
and RIP to those if they think this platform is spam ;)
Resteemed buddy !

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