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creativedigit
Community Guru

If my online business keeps going on well in the next period, I'm seriously thinking about leaving the city (where I do some offline business too) and operate my online business from the village.

 

Not only the nature is great there, but everything is much cheaper & you can barely hear any noise which means you can be more productive and focus better at work - beside of course those lovely birds singing everyday in the morning.

 

Where do you run your business from? And what's the advantage/disadvantage of running it from where you are. Please share your opinions and help me make the right decision.

 

Best regards,
Wassim

 

P.S. Elance/oDesk kids: leave my post clean. I don't wanna have all my posts closed by Garnor/Valeria only because you haven't spent your childhood as you should.

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I'm in Medford now, just waiting for the call. 

Someone is trying to mess with people's minds here. But hold on Preston is a database professional. He might break into the national records and get your information, knock on your door and take his revenge. Just saying you know... 

If any of you enjoy 118° F temperatures (I know I do), you are welcome to come stay at my place in Tempe, Arizona.

 

The address is:

 

[** Edited for Community Standards **], Tempe AZ 85282 (USA)

thank you Preston. You're amazing.

 

I don't know how someone enjoys such a temperature. Is it humid also? I love hot weather but hate humidity. Here in Beirut the humidity is too high (50 - 100%) but the temperature is often below 30 degrees celcius in summer, and goes all the way down to 10-15 degrees in winter.

"but the temperature is often below 30 degrees celcius in summer, and goes all the way down to 10-15 degrees in winter."

 

LOL -  today's (typical) Irish height-of-summer temp was 15 degrees...

LOL. I have no idea how people in Ireland stay alive in winter 😄

Because the four seasons are beautiful. The change between the four seasons is sublime....and the change from day to day (or even within a day) can be beautiful or disastrous...

 

It doesn't snow much in winter, but when it does...

 

donegalwinter.jpg

Where is that Stephen? Pretty, but I'd basically starve.

bothar chuil na hearagail, or the Back of Errigal road, in northwest Donegal, Ireland. OK, nobody actually lives there (within 5 miles or so)...But further down the road there are there are houses and stuff, and people can drive to shops, or further into the town, and get stuff to live on. You can even buy pizza in the shops...and if you're really stuck, they can cook the pizza in the shop for you

 

So nobody dies there   Man Indifferent

"...there are houses and stuff, and people can drive to shops, or further into the town, and get stuff to live on."

 

It's a futuristic world we're living in Stephen! 😉


@Stephen B wrote:

bothar chuil na hearagail, or the Back of Errigal road, in northwest Donegal, Ireland. OK, nobody actually lives there (within 5 miles or so)...But further down the road there are there are houses and stuff, and people can drive to shops, or further into the town, and get stuff to live on. You can even buy pizza in the shops...and if you're really stuck, they can cook the pizza in the shop for you

 

So nobody dies there   Man Indifferent


This is totally unacceptable. All places to live must have Papa Johns delivery. Anything else should be considered unlivable. 

Case in point...

 

It's raining here and I want a cheeseburger. Ordered cheeseburger that will be at my door soon. This is pretty much very necessary.

@Preston : Re If any of you enjoy......

 

At 118F ??!! Thanks but no thanks.

m_njari
Community Guru

"...and operate my online business from the village".

 

Wassim, there are villages and there are villages. I had the same mindset as you when I relocated to my village from the capital some years back and I agree with you the fresh air is like nowhere else and foodstuff is much cheaper. The scenery? A natural beauty.  And I add, people are friendly too.

 

But then again, in my village, sometimes they are too friendly - want to come and say hi to you as a good welcome gesture; and not in your 1st week or 1st month of arrival, but it flows onto your 12th month there.

 

* You think you can tell a fellow villager give me a break now, got work to do? No way! That would be callous and word would spread like bushfire to villages over the hills around. In the city, telling someone don't come to idle at my place I've got work to do is as easy as swallowing saliva - and they won't take offence. And people normally don't drop in unannounced.

 

* Your taste buds will have to undergo a radical change as your relatives (in my village everyone around seems to be a relative in one way or the other) take it upon themselves to visit with ready food (their choice; so forget the pizza) And you are obligated to accept it. 1st day you are happy it has saved you some cooking, but when it develops to a kind of competition amongst your new neighbors to see who is becoming closer to you faster, you get exhausted. And you feel trapped as your parents who are usually, by default, in the village explain to you how much the villagers love you and you cannot afford to ignore them.... 

 

Anyway, the point is, village settings vary a lot and my village still carries the original notion of a village - culture and all. Here people cannot see how you can make money by looking at a computer all day long. To them you are just idling and talking some gibberish to cover it up.

 

 Well, I'm not back in the city but I'm at least out of the village; living within the local town and getting the better of both worlds - diminished pollution; cheaper stuff; and re-instated privacy.

I love the way you write Mercy.

Thanks Nichola!Woman Happy

 

Absolutely agree with Nichola. So amazing and unique style... Keep it up, Mercy! 

Thanks Wassim. I'm humbled.

I live in a city with 500k people, 15 minutes by bike from the city center... but very well hidden behind a green wall :

 

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But I can relate to the city vs. village question...we've been looking at houses on the city outskirts for about a year now, but none of them "clicked"...more out of fun, we looked at one last week that is a 1 hour drive away from the city... and this one might just be it, it's actually kind of perfect (and we've been busy investigating and discussing all sorts of details). However, it's a tiny village of 150 people, and even though that fact is somewhat irrelevant from a certain perspective, it does freak me out a little at the same time...Smiley Tongue

Your writing is horrible Mercy. Worst I've ever seen. 

 

Well it's not, but I'm just trying to keep you grounded... we don't want you having trouble getting your head through the door! It's a public service I provide, free of charge. You're welcome. 😉

"Welcome, humans. I'm ready for you!"
- Box, Logan's Run (1976)

Woman LOL

 

If you lived on this side of the world I'd have advised you to sharpen your tools ready to 'cut my horns' if I start growing some...

 

But I hear you, though.

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