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Digital Black Swan

The Digital Black Swan is how the current economic collapse will likely unfold. I don’t claim to know what the pin will be that will finally pop the global debt bubble. I also don’t claim to know when this global debt bubble will finally burst. I do however have much

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It’s easier to retire in 4 years than 40 years

Most people can’t achieve financial freedom even after 40 years. Dan Baker has retired three times before age 44.  He shows you how to retire in 4 years.  What he shows you can change your entire concept of achieving real financial freedom.  Nobody agrees with him, because nobody has done

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Fire – Fire – Fire – Fire – Ready – Aim

Fire – Fire – Fire – Fire – Fire Ready – Aim – Fire is how most approach life. Well, almost everybody. Dan Baker takes a slightly different approach to life. Dan’s slight twist on Ready – Aim – Fire is more like this. Fire – Fire – Fire –

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Stupidest person in the world

Meet the stupidest person in the world. That would be me, Dan Baker. I’ve done more stupid stuff in my life than anyone else. Retired at 19, and then blew it all by 25. Retired again at 38, then guess what? Blew it all again… on a cute blond this

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Photographers are Eunuchs

Photographers are like Eunuchs. Eunuchs are castrated harem watchers.  Being a Eunuch might sound like a great career, but trust me, it’s not all that it’s cracked up to be.  Spending all day hanging out with all the harem girls.  But all you can do is watch… because you have

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What if a steakhouse niched down?

If a steakhouse “niched down”, what would it look like. With it seeming like everybody, and every business, seeking to niche down these days, Dan Baker explores this question, what would a steakhouse look like if it really niched down? From Dan’s slightly different perspective, or make that really different

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Why you shouldn’t niche down

You shouldn’t niche down. It seems like everybody wants to niche down anyore, because everybody knows that “niching down” is the answer for success. But it wasn’t too long ago that everybody “knew” that the earth was flat. Dan Baker started a photography business at 13, and retired at 38,

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Want a piece of the action?

Do you want a piece of the action? If you had a chance to get paid a flat amount, or a piece of the action, which would you choose?  That would depend on whether you believed or not, on if the business you are working for would grow and make

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Failure is the best teacher

You never really learn anything when you succeed. Failure is the best teacher.  When you get something right, you never really know if you were actually for the success, or if you just happened to be in the right place at the right time was responsible.  Or something else.  Was

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What is a niche definition

A niche is a specialized segment of the market. The common belief is that if you “specialize” in a subset of whatever profession you are in, the more that you will stand out to potential clients, and the more valuable that you will appear to be. You will be able

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Super-Niche | A career who’s time has come!

It’s time for the Super-Niche How many times have you watched an ad and couldn’t figure out what’s being sold.  Or saw an ad so stupid that nobody would want to buy whatever is being sold?  Much of advertising today is total crap.  Huge amounts of money being spent by

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How to motivate yourself naturally | Without any Gurus

Everybody is trying to motivate themselves Nobody works at their true potential level.  It seems like everybody is seeking a way to motivate themselves.  I’ve been there.  I’ve read every motivational book I could find.  I’ve been to countless motivational seminars, and weekends.  I’ve tried everything possible to motivate myself,

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When everybody else is niching down | Don’t!

Everybody is talking about niching down It seems like everybody is talking about niching down these days, so it must be the best thing to do.  But what if the thing that everybody is claiming to be the truth, actually isn’t.  If you want to stand out from the crowd

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How I retired before 40 | The Super-Niche

I’m Dan Baker, and I will teach you how I was able to be so successful in both the photography and video businesses that I retired before 40, with what I call the Super-Niche.  I was able to earn enough with my cameras to be able to retire at 38,

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Why most businesses fail | What is the Super-Niche?

90% of businesses eventually fail, and the main reason why most businesses fail is because they did not have enough customers. According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 20 percent of small businesses fail within the first year. By the end of the second year, 30 percent

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Spend absolutely ZERO dollars on marketing

See the Super-Niche in action.  Watch a new real business being built from the ground up, without spending a single dollar on marketing.  With nothing but a GoPro and laptop see three businesses grow, and thrive.  Using the techniques of the Super-Niche watch day-by-day as FulltronAviation.com builds their website, creates

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After the SHTF – How will you earn a living?

Super-Niche teaches you how to create your very own New World Order so that after the SHTF  you will thrive, no matter what the future brings? I’m Dan Baker, and I teach you how I was able to be so successful in both the photography and video businesses, with what

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How much can you lower your cost of living?

How much can you lower your cost of living?  Learn how to think like the Super-Niche and create your very own personal New World Order. How much money does it cost you to live? Sounds like a simple question doesn’t it? Ask somebody who makes $2,000/month and they will tell

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Career skills to thrive in the new normal

What are the best career skills to have so you will thrive in the new normal?  The Super-Niche is about the ultimate skills to thrive in the future, no matter what the future holds. Nobody can really say what the “new normal” will end up being exactly, but everybody knows

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What is money?

What is Money?  The Super-Niche teaches you.  Money is that piece of paper with green ink and pictures of dead presidents faces, that we trade for stuff we want to buy. With money, we can get food to eat, pay for a place to live, buy a car and have

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The one secret to building financial freedom

The Super-Niche teaches you the one secret to financial freedom.  Why some people are broke their entire lives, and some of us become financially free, boils down to one very simple fact. Some of us spend all of our money on things that go down in value, and the some

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The #1 biggest expense in your life is not a house

The biggest financial delusion of all is the conception that buying a house is the biggest expense that the average person ever has. Totally wrong! The Super-Niche teaches you that biggest expense is not the cost of the house itself, but the interest you pay over the life of the

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Wealthy people don’t listen to these people

Super-Niche teaches you that wealthy people don’t listen to these people.  So who do you listen to? When you learn to create your very own personal New World Order, the thing to keep in mind when you are taking advice from anybody is this, if you do what they did,

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Here’s why college is the biggest scam in history.

Here is an argument against going to college that nobody is willing to talk about, except the Super-Niche. After high-school, you have three choices, You can go to college You can join the military You can move away from home and get a job… … OR, there is a 4th

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How-To be both creative AND all business at the same time

Super-Niche teaches you how to be both creative AND totally businesslike at the same time, so clients relate to you. I’ve created my very own personal New World Order, and spent decades doing both photography and videography for huge multi-billion dollar businesses, and this is what I’ve learned. I’m Dan

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How-To find recession-proof areas in the United States

Recession-proof areas of the United States do exist. The Super-Niche teaches you  that there are areas of the United States that are so slightly effected by recessions compared to the rest of the country, that for all practical purposes they are recession-proof. Living in one of these areas might very

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Callsign “Tango Victor”

A lot of people ask me where I got the callsign “Tango Victor” so here is the story.   I lived in the Florida Keys for 28 years.  I was a freelance news cameraman and completed over 3,500 assign,ents for ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, CNN and two spanish-language networks Univision &

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Fidel Castro was like a “rich uncle” to me

Everybody should have a rich uncle.  That slightly weird oddball uncle that’s absolutely loaded.  The guy who has so much money he doesn’t even know how much he has.  The crazy uncle nobody really wants to be around because he feels so creepy, but everybody still hangs around because he

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Marketing advice from a cocaine dealer

Think like a Cocaine dealer!  Think like the Super-Niche! Why do you need to promote your business in the first place? Why do you need to spend ANY money at all on advertising? Why do you even need a website? And why, of all things in this world, do you

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Meet Dan

"Mercenary with a Camera"

Dan started a photography business at 13.  After a winter day that was 18 degrees below zero, he went on vacation to the Florida Keys to warm up, and stayed for 28 years.  He was financially free at 38 and retired. He met a cute blond and fell in lust.  She fell in love (with his stuff),  and they spent money like drunken sailors.  When the money ran out, she ran out, (with her cocaine dealer).  Dan and his camera went back to work, and he retired a second time 48 months later, at age 44.  Then he did everything on his bucket list (except for seeing the Northern Lights).  Then he was bored and went looking for something to do with his time, so he built two airplanes.  After the planes were done he got bored again, so he started this blog, to show you how to communicate with video in today’s world, and become financially free in only a few short years, just like he did.

- Dan Baker -

Clients:

Here are some of the major clients Dan has produced photography and video content for: ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, FOX, Associated Press, United Press International, Univision, Telemundo,  Austrian Television, Fuji Television, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, People Magazine, Miami Herald, Chicago Tribune, Sportfishing Adventures. Florida Keys & Key West, Cayman Islands,  Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Out Islands, Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland American Lines, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Wyndham Hotel Group, Marriott International, Hilton Hotels, Hyatt Hotels, Searay Boats, Fountain Powerboats, Offshore Powerboat Association.  Major motion pictures : True Lies, Speed 2: Cruise Control &  James Bond License to Kill.  Plus hundreds of individual motels and resorts in the Florida Keys, Bahamas & Caribbean, and numerous documentaries and television shows.