Travel junkie turned blogger. Location independent. From the Midwest, but often based in Latin America. Big on beaches, rumba, and rum. Addicted to the gym. Committed to showing a different style of travel - one that involves actually interacting with locals and exploring different cultures.
Now, when you’re buying Modafinil, you have two options. You can go to the doctor, get a prescription, then go to the pharmacy and fill the script.
When following this method, you’ll have the option to get Provigil, the brand name of Modafinil, or a generic brand of the smart drug. Provigil can be exceptionally expensive, even with solid insurance.
You can also buy Modafinil online. When purchasing online, you’ll have access to generic Modafinil at low prices. For the vast majority of digital nomads and hustlers, buying Modafinil online will be the best course of action.
While I’ve gotten a Modafinil prescription in the past, I wouldn’t recommend wasting time arguing with a doctor just to get a script. Ordering online is so much easier.
How Much Does Modafinil Cost?
Alright, so let’s get into it. How much does Modafinil cost? Well, that depends on a variety of factors. Where you order, what you order, and how many pills you order all plays a role in the price you’ll pay.
There are two places I’d recommend ordering Modafinil online:
Both of these vendors do an exceptional job and offer low prices on a variety of smart drugs.
Generally, you can buy Modafinil in 100 mg and 200 mg pills. Personally, I’d recommend buying 200 mg pills, as that’s my preferred dosage. Then if you need to only take 100 mg or you want to split the dose up, you can use a pill cutter like this one.
Obviously, the more pills you order the better price you’ll get. Shipping Modafinil around the world isn’t cheap, so vendors give great pricing for large orders – as they are more convenient for the sellers.
Alright, so let’s look at how much Modafinil costs from my favorite vendor:
Modafinil Cost Per Pill From Modafinil Star
100 mg Modafinil pill – Modalert from Sun Pharma:
60 pills @ $1.41 per
120 pills @ $1.14 per
180 pills @ $1.02 per
240 pills @ $0.95 per
300 pills @ $0.89 per
200 mg Modafinil – Modalert from Sun Pharma:
60 pills @ $1.48 per
120 pills @ $1.19 per
180 pills @ $1.05 per
240 pills @ $0.97 per
300 pills @ $0.89 per
As you can see, buying 200 mg tablets of Modafinil in high quantities ensures you get a ton of nootropics for a reasonable price. 300 pills are nearly a years supply of Modafinil for a digital nomad or hustler looking to increase productivity.
I’ve seen 200 mg of Modafinil sold for as low as $0.84 per tablet, but I’d recommend sticking with the vendors and pricing above.
Modafinil Star will refund your payment or send you another shipment if you don’t receive your Modafinil within a certain number of days. As such, the vendor’s reliability and reputation is a huge benefit for buyers in the United States – where products have to pass customs.
Just know that you’ll typically pay more per pill for Modafinil when going to the doctor and filling a prescription using your insurance.
After a little digging, I found average costs for Modafinil in five major pharmacies in the United States:
I’m not sure about you, but those prices are pretty insane. Some have even claimed to pay $50 for one 100 mg Provigil tablet. That’s absolutely crazy!
Now, Modafinil costs with insurance often are lower than this. The issue is many insurers don’t cover Modafinil, especially when you’re using it for cognition and productivity.
While my memory is a little fuzzy, I believe I paid around $60 USD for 30 generic 100 mg Modafinil pills from the pharmacy with my insurance. Not bad, but certainly more expensive than anything I could have bought online.
Modafinil Costs 101
Overall, Modafinil costs can be kept low by purchasing your smart drugs through reputable online vendors. You’ll almost always pay more for your nootropics when buying them through the pharmacy.
Curious how to relieve shoulder pain? I was six months back, but struggled to find any solid information through Google. A short search yielded the typical WebMD bullshit, but nothing that would help me. There was no actionable advice.
So I started digging. I wasn’t about to go through another surgery, but I couldn’t live a life not being able to lift my left arm above my head due to shoulder pain.
Luckily, I came across a few resources that helped heal me. I put together a plan and executed. Now, my should is 90% healthy and I’m living a normal life.
I can’t do heavy weight chest exercises yet, but I can do shoulder work with solid weights and complete ten push-ups. In two months, I’m confident my shoulder pain will completely be in the past.
P.S: I’m no doctor, fam. If you have a serious injury, you should always seek the advice of a medical professional. The information on how to relieve shoulder pain fast found below is meant to be educational and actionable, but should never replace the advice of a doctor.
How to Relieve Shoulder Pain
So, how did I do it? How did I relieve shoulder pain fast? Well, through a well-executed plan. Let’s dive in and see how you can heal your shoulder, too. Here’s my five-step plan to relieve shoulder pain:
Lots of Time
Make no mistake about it – you need time to heal your shoulder. Even minor tweaks and tears can take a few months to heal. It’s imperative that you’re patient with the process.
I injured my shoulder in November of 2016. I started my rehab regime in February of 2017. I wasn’t able to do a pull up until May of 2017. I started doing shoulder work and push-ups in June of 2017. My goal is to be back bench pressing (aka 100% healed) by September of 2017.
This is the type of recovery timetable you can expect with a serious shoulder injury. Now, everyone is different and your injury will surely be different from mine. Just don’t expect to be healed in a few weeks.
Managing Inflammation Topically
I don’t like taking NSAIDs. You won’t find anything about these pharmaceuticals in this post. However, there’s no denying that managing inflammation is paramount to relieving should pain.
Simply spray 4-5 squirts of magnesium oil on your injured area once or twice a day. Just be careful. Magnesium oil can have negative effects on your stomach. So you don’t want to use too much – even if it makes your shoulder feel amazing.
This step is huge and will make a noticeable difference for many suffering from shoulder pain right off the bat.
Now, the body does most of its recovering at night. So you want to ensure you’re giving the body everything it needs to heal your injury before bed.
Luckily, that’s pretty simple. All you need is tart cherry juice concentrate and a little ZMA. The combination of these two supplements will minimize inflammation throughout your body and ensure you get great sleep.
Just mix 1-2 ounces of cherry juice with water and then down it. Add 2-3 ZMA pills and you should be asleep within 45 minutes.
After a few weeks following this protocol, you should notice your shoulder feeling better when you wake up in the morning. Personally, my pain slowly creeps back up once I stop taking cherry juice. The stuff is potent.
Now, you can’t just take a few supplements and expect your shoulder will magically heal itself. For the majority of shoulder injuries, you’ll also need an active rehab program to fully heal your pain.
The basis of any shoulder rehab program should be hanging. Shoulder hangs, or hanging from a pull-up bar is exceptionally important for anyone suffering from shoulder issues.
Just start by hanging from a pull-up bar for 20-30 seconds 3-5 times every day. That’s it. Even if it hurts a little bit, try to push through things. After a few weeks, the pain from hanging should be completely eliminated.
You don’t need much weight. I rotate between 5-10 dumbbells, and do 12-30 reps depending on the weight and my workout that day. I do two sets of each lift.
P.S: Video coming soon here.
How to Relieve Shoulder Pain FAST
That’s it. It’s not complex. My methods regarding how to relieve shoulder pain fast include:
Time and Patience
Topical Pain Relief
Stretching the Shoulder
Strengthening the Shoulder
By following the above, I’d surmise 85-90% of shoulder injuries could be “healed” within six months without surgery or medical intervention. If you’re suffering from shoulder pain, give it a shot and let me know what you think.
Has anything else helped you recover from a shoulder injury? Sound off in the comments.
Life is filled with choices. Do this and you can’t do that. Every choice you make comes with consequences. Some are good others are bad. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction.
With regards to blogging, many a blogger finds themselves at a crossroad. Do you write money making posts or do you grow your audience?
While product reviews can pay the bills, most aren’t created with an audience in mind. The majority of reviews are created with big daddy Google in mind. You hit the right buying keywords and people looking to spend money end up on your site. Then you earn some affiliate bucks.
The Blogger’s Dilemma
Using buying keywords, product reviews, and a few other tactics – you can start to make money from your blog or niche site rather quickly. In theory, this is a great thing. However, it’s still not the perfect situation for bloggers…
The issue revolves around building a brand, growing your audience, and making money in the long term. Your “fans” or audience doesn’t give a flying fuck about some ebook you read and reviewed – if the product doesn’t pertain to their current situation.
So, the vast majority of any regular readers you have aren’t going to read, retweet, like, or comment on a product review article.
On the other hand, when you write content that readers can relate to, you’ll end up with an engaged audience who comments, retweets, and genuinely enjoys the content you put out.
Sounds great, right? Hold on a second. The issue comes down to monetization. When you’re writing for your audience, the content is typically hard to monetize. Hell, sometimes it’s hard to even find a keyword that fits your article.
So you have content that people enjoy and engage with, but big daddy Google gives it no love and you’re unlikely to make any money from it.
What’s a Blogger to Do?
To illustrate this point, let’s look at a few of my articles. I have articles that make money on this site, but there’s a number of pieces that’ll never make more than a dollar or two – no matter the traffic.
Let’s start with a piece that won’t make me any cash:
This article talks about the pitfalls of having too much fun while traveling, why freelancing isn’t something you want to do for the rest of your life, and why I’m focusing on my own websites.
People found the content engaging. Over 150 people have viewed the article within 24 hours, which is a lot for me. There were tons of retweets for the piece and I got three comments immediately after release.
While the article helped me relate to an audience, it didn’t bring in a single penny. I doubt it will make any cash in the future, either. There’s not much SEO going on in the piece.
Now, let’s take a look at an article that makes money and will continue doing so:
There are zero comments on this article. I don’t think a single person retweeted it when I published. The people who like my travel and digital nomad content typically don’t give a flying fuck about supplement reviews. And that’s fine.
Still, the article makes me money. I sold 10 bottles of cherry juice since the piece has been released, along with a number of other items.
Realistically, this one article that took me two hours to write will make me $20-30 every month for the next year or two. SEO is on point and the product solves a problem for many people.
Can You Combine the Two?
Now, some bloggers out there have found the balance. They’ve learned how to engage with an audience, solve people’s problems, hit buying keywords, and earn more money.
If you can do this on a consistent basis, you’ll end up making a decent amount of cash from your blog.
The issue with this style of content? Well, first off – it’s competitive. The best bloggers and websites have typically found these keywords and problems. They solved problems for people already.
For example, I wrote this piece in an attempt to help people and make money. I thought the content was engaging, useful, and potentially profitable:
I got a few comments, a retweet here and there, along with a few sales trickling in. The issue? The piece may never get any Google love. Men’s Health, WikiHow, and a plethora of other publications have targeted similar keywords. Unless my site gets authority from Google, this piece is bound to get little organic traffic.
Some people go to one extreme or the other. For example, my friends Kyle and Dylan both strive to write engaging content that their fans love with nearly every post.
On the other hand, my boy James writes killer product reviews that make a lot of cash. His content is 85% reviews written for Google.
Personally, I’m going a different route. I’m striving to hit things 50/50. I write one post for an audience I’m striving to build and then the next one will be a post I’ll make money from for months on end.
That’s the short-term strategy I’m going with…
Once my site is big enough and I’m making decent cash, I plan to focus on building my audience and brand while offering solutions that help people.
But until my income is where I want it to be, I’ll write product reviews and focus on making money.
Don’t let your blogging ego get in the way of building a profitable brand. Focus on building your brand and your income at the same time. It’s possible with a proper content strategy and consistent work.
Are you a blogger? How are you growing your audience while making more money?
When you first start traveling, everything is new and exciting. You enjoy the rush of being somewhere new. You experience new cultures, see new cities, and enjoy life in a way you’d never experienced before.
Each night out you try a new beer or liquor. Each week your off to hike some mountain or splash around at a new beach. Every city is a new adventure. Hell, you even meet a few girls along the way, too.
The highs keep coming and coming. Spending a week frolicking around a nearly deserted island with your best friend while Euro chicks sunbath topless next door? Check. Learning how to surf in a tropical paradise while partying your balls off with new friends from all over? Check.
Mandatory Machu Pichu trip with the bros? Check. Spending a week in one of the best beach towns in Latin America with your girl and the boys? Check and check. Making a mockery of salsa dancing in Cali, Colombia? Check.
Life has been good. I can’t really complain. But the human mind works in mysterious ways. The highs never last. We’re always left craving more and more. We want better adventures, more danger, hotter women, and all the spoils that come along with them.
I started freelancing as a means to an end. I wanted to travel. I was ready to hit the road. I just needed a way to finance the whole ordeal. Freelancing was the quickest way to cash.
If you’re just starting out online, freelancing is where you should start. Sure, work on niche sites or build a blog. Hell, do both. Just know the cash that’ll cover your bills will come from freelancing for a while.
That’s perfectly fine. I’ve been freelancing for over three years now. And that’s the issue. That’s not perfectly fine. What does that mean?
I fell into the “freelancing trap.” I enjoyed the fruits of my labor without actually putting in too much labor. I realized making $1,500 a month was easily doable and I settled. I hit the road and enjoyed more adventures than any freelancer not making $5,000 a month or more should.
It’s taken awhile, but I realized the mistakes I’ve made. I’ve put fun before the grind for way too long. I hate that I’m saying this, but it’s time to make a drastic change.
Put In Your Grind Time
I pulled the trigger. A combination of factors led me to book a ticket home. I wasn’t planning to head home until Christmas, but my travel enjoyment had dwindled.
I just wasn’t feeling the same on the road. I was spending all my days behind a computer screen. I was building sites and doing freelance work for 6-10 hours every day.
I’m all for hard work, but I didn’t start traveling to make $2,400 a month while working 60 hours a week in a third-world country – all from my studio apartment. I was a living definition of falling into the “freelancers’ trap.”
So I’m headed home. Changes will be made. I won’t leave until my passive income more than sustains me each and every month. That could take a few months. It could take nearly a year.
The only plan is to grind. I’ll put in the 4-12 months it takes to build sustainable websites that will fuel the lifestyle of adventure I desire.
I won’t leave the United States for a long trip until I have over $2,000 in “passive” income from affiliates and advertisers.
My goal for the end of 2017 is to make $3,000 per month or roughly $100 every day from affiliate sales.
Some say that’s small numbers. That’s fine. I know if I can hit those figures my income will continue to grow exponentially through continuing to follow the process.
What You’ll See From Nomadic Hustle in the Coming Months
I have tons of old travel content that I haven’t released yet, so you’ll still see some entertaining travel stuff here. But things will change for a few months.
I’m going to show you how to make money publishing articles online every single day. Reaching my goal will become your crash course to increasing your online income each and every month.
And once my income is where I want it to be, we’re going to have some real adventures together. No more of the cookie cutter travel experiences that everybody and their mama has blogged about.
Fuck that! We’ll be getting off the beaten path and going to places no one else does. I’m talking places like Paraguay, Venezuela, Honduras, Guatemala, and Northern Brazil.
So here’s to changing it up, putting in the grind time, and the real adventures to come. Hasta luegooo!
If you invest in merino wool clothing, then you’ll probably end up searching how to wash merino wool. I know I did before the first-time I wash my favorite travel shirt.
See, many of these garments are expensive. If you spend $50 USD on a t-shirt, then you’ll typically want to take great care of them. You don’t want to wash away $50 just because you didn’t pay attention to the care instructions.
Luckily, it’s pretty easy to take care of your merino clothing. If you’ve ever washed clothes before, you’ll have no issues keeping merino wool so fresh and so clean.
Smooth looking merino wool tank top.
How to wash merino wool the right way? Let’s dive in!
Before I give you my specific tips on how to wash merino wool travel clothing and best practices, there’s something you should do…
Read the care instructions on any and every merino garment you plan to wash. Find out exactly how the manufacturer wants you to wash then items.
If you read the care label on a merino wool product and follow the instructions, you’ll avoid 99.9% of problems. The care label was designed with the advice needed to ensure your travel clothes last as long as possible.
If I follow these tips, I’m confident my merino tank top will last a long time through heavy gym use.
When buying any merino wool clothing, always start by reading the care label. Then simply follow the instructions when it’s time to wash the garment.
You’ll typically find the care label on a tag or around the neckline of the shirt. Care instructions are also often printed on paper and packaged with the item – to ensure you know how to care for the product.
For merino wool tank tops and t-shirts, you shouldn’t have much issue when washing the garments. Just follow these instructions and you should be good to go:
Get the Shirt Really Dirty: Feel free to wear your shirt to the gym 3-4 straight days or go on a four-hour hike in your merino clothes. The sturdy fabric can handle it and more!
Turn Inside Out: I ALWAYS turn my merino clothing inside out before I throw the apparel in the wash. I read about turning my merino travel socks inside out and started doing it with all my merino clothing. It seems to extend longevity.
Throw in the Washer: Throw the merino wool shirt in the washing machine. While like colors are preferable, it’s not a huge deal to mix and match after the first few washes.
Merino swagger with a machete!
Run on Cold: Many a merino shirt says warm or cool. I do all my laundry on cold. I recommend you do, too. Merino wool does great being washed in cold or cool water.
Soft, Gentle Detergent: Make sure to us a soft, gentle detergent with merino wool. No chlorine or bleach products.
Hang to Dry: While you can tumble dry merino clothing on low, I’d recommend hang drying or air drying merino clothing, especially t-shirts. These products dry quickly due to the nature of the wool.
Wait 3-8 Hours: It’ll take 3-8 hours for your merino clothing to fully dry – depending on the climate and how wet the apparel was when taken out of the machine. Now, you merino clothing is clean and ready to be worn, again.
Can You Hand Wash Merino Wool?
Of course! Merino wool is the premier fabric for travelers, so you can definitely wash it by hand when need be. Hand washing is a simple process, especially when you only have a few merino travelers’ clothes to clean.
To start, run some warm or cool water in the sink or a basin. Add just a little bit of gentle laundry detergent. Then add the pieces of merino clothing you want to clean. Allow the merino clothing to soak up some water and detergent as you move them around. Then let the apparel sit in the water for ten minutes or so.
Solid merino wool Henley after a hand washing.
Next, remove the clothing one by one. Rinse the items under the faucet for 20-30 seconds and make sure all the detergent is removed from the fabric.
Now, you take each pieces of clothing individually and wrap a towel around them. Next, roll the garment into the towel and apply pressure so the towel absorbs some excess liquid.
Then lay out the piece of merino clothing to air dry, preferably in the sun somewhere. In 3-8 hours, your clothing will be like new, again. Dry and ready to be worn.
How to Wash Merino Wool Clothing
It’s not difficult to wash or care for merino clothing. Just follow the instructions above and you’ll be good to go. The most important thing you can do is read the care instructions on any product you buy and follow them closely.
I went on a great hike in Cali, Colombia the other day. Cerro de las Tres Cruces is a popular hike in the city. If you’re living in Barrio Granada in Cali, Colombia – then you can start the hike without even leaving the neighborhood.
Finally made it to the top of Cerro de las Tres Cruces!
How long does it take? It takes about an hour to an hour and a half to get to the top of Cerro de las Tres Cruces from Barrio Granada.
How tough is it? I may be a little out of shape, but this is a fairly difficult hike to get to the top. There are some steep spots and I even feel once. Do NOT go to the gym before you do this hike. It’s tiring.
How to find the entrance? Just ask around in Barrio Granada if you can’t find where to go by using the video as a guide. Every person in Barrio Granada should be able to help you find out how to get there. It’s not too complex.
Check out my YouTube video on Cerro de las Tres Cruces here: