About

Hey I'm David. I’m a blue eyed, left handed American who's self employed and lives abroad. I’m a native of Connecticut (go Pats) who’s been doing the digital nomad thing, expat lifestyle for the last few years.
 
Pu Chi Fa Thailand - Video
I have a broad range of web skills ranging from SEO, to UX design and WordPress. I spend most of my time running my online business. I love to travel as a hobby and make regular, casual travel videos and you can check out.

Edge of David?

I got the idea for the name from a poem by Christopher Louge called come to the edge:

"Come to the edge. We might fall. Come to the edge. It’s too high! Come to the EDGE!

…and they came,and he pushed, and they flew
."

So no, it’s not because my content is “edgy” or anything like that. I enjoyed the underlying meaning of this poem.That there is no security in life beyond your ability to adapt and that you should actively look for that edge because that’s where the growth is, but also trouble too.

Welcome to my personal blog. Consider checking out my casual travel vlog too.

What to Expect Here?

This is my personal blog. I use it primarily to keep notes, re-post ideas I found helpful and to share personal wisdom occasionally. You can learn more how to create your own blogger blog here.

FAQ

I get asked the same 3 questions over and over. So I'll address them here:

How do you make money? 

Most who find my blog and vlog assume I'm an English teacher (because most of my videos are in Thailand and Vietnam) or that I'm a wanna-be travel YouTuber who's struggling and trying to make it.

In reality I make money from two large web properties (would like to get to a portfolio of 4 sites eventually) and a professional YouTube channel (not the Edge of David YouTube channel) through affiliate marketing, advertising, sponsorships, my email list, running paid ads and selling digital products.

No it was not over night success. It took many years of consistent work (without making any money mind you), learning and adapting and quitting stuff that did not work. Fun fact, my first website I ever made back in 2009 was call Super Awesome Dating (yes that was the actual name - and yes it was a complete failure).

I also do freelance work (I'm a highly rated Fiverr seller) and I create online courses for Skillshare and Udemy on the side.

How old are you? 

I'm currently 38. No I'm really not a 20 year old kid. I don't say that because I personally think I look so young or anything, it's just that my YouTube viewers assume I'm way younger and less experience than I am. 

What camera do you use?

For my casual travel vlog channel I use a Sony FDR X3000. You can checkout my full X3000 review write up on why I like this action camera so much. Not ideal if you're wanting to make cinematic films, but if you want to casual vlog this camera is so much fun. I do own a Canon 90D, a 10-18mm wide angle lens as well as the stunningly beautiful Sigma 18-35 F1.8 but I rarely use it for my casual travel videos.