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Low Profile Living: Employment





If you desire a low profile approach to employment, you will have to think a little "outside the box" or go the self employment route.

"Outside the box" employment will probably be related to the following:


  • Cash business of some sort (As an employee)
  • Direct Mail
  • Sales of some sort
  • Internet (The new direct marketing)
  • Day labor
  • Cottage industry (Quiet, in-home production)




Self employment would fit into some of the above, but could be more sophisticated with the use of corporate entities-- I have covered this before.

The trick is to remain in the background . . . just do something that pays cash in most cases.

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DDFD values his privacy and tries to lead a low profile lifestyle. He also believes that self reliance and self sufficiency are the roads to individual freedom.  He is dedicated to living a quality life through frugality, personal growth and productivity, and defensive entrepreneurship.  He also enjoys cooking from scratch and fishing.

Low Profile Living: Hiding in Plain Sight





Sometimes it is best to hide in plain sight. If you are going to lead a low profile life you may want to hide in plain sight. What do I mean?

Don't go too rural or small town, because everyone will want to learn about the "new neighbor"
Avoid going too exotic Florida and Mexico are some of the first places people look

Rather consider hiding in an off beat mid to large size size city. Why? Mainly, because you can hide amongst the masses.

Here is another way to look at this . . .

Be the guy that nobody would ever suspect. An example, would be when the TV news interviews neighbors and the neighbors all say something like, " I never would have suspected that of him . . . I mean he was a quiet guy that kept to himself and never bothered anyone . . ." See my point?

Never let them see you coming . . . blend in and hide in plain site.

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DDFD values his privacy and tries to lead a low profile lifestyle. He also believes that self reliance and self sufficiency are the roads to individual freedom.  He is dedicated to living a quality life through frugality, personal growth and productivity, and defensive entrepreneurship.  He also enjoys cooking from scratch and fishing.

Low Profile Living: Is it Too Late?





It is never too late to move toward a low profile. The key is to make the decision and start implementing some best best practices of low profile living. What practices?


 

  • Start paying cash
  • Don't volunteer info
  • Avoid technology sometimes
  • Use dummy email accounts for "junk mail" sites
  • Operate quietly




It is never too late to start. As time passes it will become second nature, and you "trail" will become stall. These are just a few ideas to get you started, read the rest of this site and you will discover many more in these pages . . .

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DDFD values his privacy and tries to lead a low profile lifestyle. He also believes that self reliance and self sufficiency are the roads to individual freedom.  He is dedicated to living a quality life through frugality, personal growth and productivity, and defensive entrepreneurship.  He also enjoys cooking from scratch and fishing.

Low Profile Living: Act as If . . .





You may have heard the career advice "Act as if . . . ". This advice tells you to fake it until you make it-- act as if you already are a success. Well, today, I am going to propose a different slant on this advice . . .

Act as if  . . . you are:



  • Being stalked
  • Under investigation
  • Falsely accused of a crime
  • A fugitive



Why? Because then you will be:

 

  • Conscious
  • Careful




Low profile living works best when you are conscious of what you are doing. You won't be quick to give up information. When you are conscious, you should pause and reflect a moment.

Low profile living demands that you are careful. Careful in what you say, do, buy, and conduct your life.

By acting as if you are being surveilled, you make smarter low profile living choices. I like my privacy, but I am surrounded by forces that want to deny that fundamental right . . . so I am proactive and you should be too.

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DDFD values his privacy and tries to lead a low profile lifestyle. He also believes that self reliance and self sufficiency are the roads to individual freedom.  He is dedicated to living a quality life through frugality, personal growth and productivity, and defensive entrepreneurship.  He also enjoys cooking from scratch and fishing.

Low Profile Living: What's in Your Garbage?





If you want to live a more low profile life . . . you had better look at your trash. Much can be learned or gathered from your trash. Who might be looking:


 

  • Marketers
  • Neighbors
  • Authorities
  • Crooks



What can they find or learn?


 

  • Eating and drinking habits
  • Buying or purchase behaviors
  • Mail
  • Reading material
  • Account info
  • Fingerprints
  • DNA




Did you catch those last two? Most of the stuff on the list is not that surprising, but the last two are downright disturbing.

Authorities have been getting more and more latitude from the courts to invade your privacy and your trash is yielding some interesting stuff-- like finger prints and DNA.

I am not suggesting that you wear gloves or full body suits, but be aware that without realizing it, you are providing the materials needed to invade your privacy.

One true crime show I watched had the authorities collecting spent cigarette butts from a suspect who had refused a DNA test.

Granted, I am for law and order, and I am not soft on criminals-- I just don't like the new "flexibility" the authorities have that borders on unlawful search and seizure.

Shred it, burn it, bury it!

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DDFD values his privacy and tries to lead a low profile lifestyle. He also believes that self reliance and self sufficiency are the roads to individual freedom.  He is dedicated to living a quality life through frugality, personal growth and productivity, and defensive entrepreneurship.  He also enjoys cooking from scratch and fishing.

Low Profile Living: Who to Trust?





If you are a frequent reader of this site you can probably guess the answer to this question-- nobody.

I believe it was Ben Franklin who said, "Two people can keep a secret if one of them is dead." Don't disclose everything.

Think about this for a moment . . . How many times has the following happened to you?

 

  • Friends become enemies
  • Girlfriends or wives become "ex's"
  • Family (including children) turn on one another
  • Associate or acquaintances turn whistleblowers



If you want to keep something secret-- don't tell ANYONE!

And whatever you do-- don't leave it in writing or recording either!

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_______________________________________


DDFD values his privacy and tries to lead a low profile lifestyle. He also believes that self reliance and self sufficiency are the roads to individual freedom.  He is dedicated to living a quality life through frugality, personal growth and productivity, and defensive entrepreneurship.  He also enjoys cooking from scratch and fishing.

Low Profile Living: Good Samaritan?





Should you be a good samaritan if you desire a low profile life? Depends.

If you must . . . sure, but do your thing and leave quickly . . . you don't need the attention. Again, if you can help, help, but don't stick around. I have helped people out and done the right thing, but my ego doesn't need the attention-- not interested.

Why do you think the person who puts a big donation in the Salvation Army kettle every year does it anonymously? If people knew who it was-- he or she would be hounded for money!

Don't get involved if it can be avoided, but do the right thing if needed and disappear.

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DDFD values his privacy and tries to lead a low profile lifestyle. He also believes that self reliance and self sufficiency are the roads to individual freedom.  He is dedicated to living a quality life through frugality, personal growth and productivity, and defensive entrepreneurship.  He also enjoys cooking from scratch and fishing.

Low Profile Living: Can You Make a Quick Getaway?





Assume you are being stalked by a abusive, former spouse . . . how quickly can you get out of your current location (house or office) or even town for that matter?

If you wait for trouble or a problem before you come up with a plan it may be too late. So what can you do?

Think:

 

  • Long-term
  • Short-term



Long-term plans involve disappearing for good. Consider:

 

  • Where to go (A fallback location or complete relocation?)?
  • What to take (Traveling light is best)?
  • Who to tell (The fewer the better)?
  • When to go (Exactly when to pull the proverbial trigger)?
  • How to go (Mode of transport)?
  • How quickly (The faster, the better)?



As for short-term planning . . . consider:

 

  • Do you know where the exits are?
  • Escape routes?
  • Do you have a "Bug-Out" bag?
  • Have you surveyed your surroundings for threats?



Remember, in some circumstances your very life could depend upon your forethought.

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Related Posts:
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Low Profile Living: Don't Advertise What You Have-- Hide It!  
The Art of Keeping a Low Profile 

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DDFD values his privacy and tries to lead a low profile lifestyle. He also believes that self reliance and self sufficiency are the roads to individual freedom.  He is dedicated to living a quality life through frugality, personal growth and productivity, and defensive entrepreneurship.  He also enjoys cooking from scratch and fishing.

Low Profile Living: A Junk Mail Identity?





Here is a quick idea. This idea comes from something my step daughter did a few years ago. Apparently, she decided to order catalogues as the character from a TV show she happened to like. The result is that even to this da, we receive mail to her alter ego.

My brainstorm was to realize that anyone could do this to help protect their privacy and still be able to receive catalogues, subscriptions, or other items.

When you order something use a money order-- just order from people who won't rip you off.

Why not use your "pen name" to patronize marketers without sacrificing your personal privacy?

Think about it!

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DDFD values his privacy and tries to lead a low profile lifestyle. He also believes that self reliance and self sufficiency are the roads to individual freedom.  He is dedicated to living a quality life through frugality, personal growth and productivity, and defensive entrepreneurship.  He also enjoys cooking from scratch and fishing.

Low Profile Living: Thinking of Retirement and a Move





In a few years, I will go into semi-retirement mode. My business is one that you don't have to retire from and I don't plan on retiring, but my lifestyle will be a semi-retirement. With that in mind, I am going to take full advantage of the change to put more buffers in place.

I will be changing states and will live very close to a state border and will take advantage of that fact.

The change is several years away, but I may use the time in between to transition into an even lower profile.

Here are some ideas:

 

  • Set up a mailing address or addresses
  • Secure a storage space
  • Organize a legal entity or entities
  • Open banking accounts tied to the entities



The good news is that I have time to think things through and take the needed steps well in advance of any change.

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Low Profile Living-- Be Unpredictable  
Low Profile Living: Cover Your Tracks  
Low Profile Living: Don't Advertise What You Have-- Hide It! 

_______________________________________


DDFD values his privacy and tries to lead a low profile lifestyle. He also believes that self reliance and self sufficiency are the roads to individual freedom.  He is dedicated to living a quality life through frugality, personal growth and productivity, and defensive entrepreneurship.  He also enjoys cooking from scratch and fishing.