About

Compulsive working traveler - almost 70 countries to date and counting....(inc Malaysia and Philippines in November 2007)

simonhealy_byronbay_home2.jpgBased in Byron Bay, Australia (my photo gallery), I'm a veteran traveler (13 countries in the last 14 months), social entrepreneur, SEO expert, online marketer, CEO of OrphanIT.com, Managing Director of a fairly large outsourcing services firm with 150 on our team, international aid advisor serving on several NGO boards including jury position on The Global Junior Challenge and founding member of the The Youth Social Enterprise Initiative (YSEI)................. and a happy malibu surfer.

Proof Link - Jury member on GJC
Proof Link - YSEI Co-Founder
Proof Link - OutsourcingTo.uS - Managing Director

Our charity has been written up in numerous publications including The Harvard Business Review - 'Serving the World's Poor, Profitably':

“Companies realizing savings locating labor-intensive functions such as call centers, marketing, and back-office processing in developing areas. eg, the nearly 20 companies that use www.OrphanIT.com's affiliate-marketing services, provided via its telecenters in India and the Philippines, pay 1/10 the going rate for similar services in the US or Australia. Venture capitalist Vinod Khosla describes the remote-services opportunity this way: "I suspect that by 2010, we will be talking about [remote services] as the fastest-growing part of the world economy, with many trillions of dollars of new markets created."

Proof Links and why they're so important

As there's so much rubbish out there on the net you will often see me add 'Proof Links' such as the ones above to verify my claims. Of course sometimes I get a bit carried away as you'll see below.....but that's life as a whacky, copy writing, entrepreneurial person. Sometimes you might see a 'No Proof Link'. That generally means I'm getting carried away with my own random thoughts.

About me

cartoon_me_100.gifLiving in Byron Bay and Asia I am a dynamic figure, often seen scaling walls and crushing ice. I can do a handstand on my Malibu at Byron Bay Pass, dodging sharks, for over 100 feet so far, I have been known to remodel train stations on my lunch breaks, making them more efficient in the area of heat retention. I write award-winning things, I manage time efficiently. Occasionally, I tread water for three days in a row and also breed prizewinning abalones.

Using only a hoe and a large glass of beer, I once single-handedly defended a small village in Borneo from a horde of ferocious army ants. I also play the didgeridoo, I was scouted by the UN, I am the subject of numerous nature documentaries. When I'm bored, I build large suspension bridges in my yard. I enjoy urban hang gliding up to 40,000 feet where it's -50C and I black out.

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How I make a living

I earn my income from a number of channels but primarily from my commercial outsourcing firm - OutsourcingTo.uS as well as my network of over 100 websites and blogs.

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Social entrepreneurship

I am intent on doing my bit to help solve world poverty via my site SolvePoverty.com (Proof Link) which I manage to do with some of the profits from my commercial businesses such as our outsourcing company - OutsourcingTo.us and other fund-raising efforts.

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I have built and consulted on the creation of dozens of telecenter computer schools including the first one in the Philippines called The GLOW Telecenter (Global learning Opportunities on the Web) for which we raised funding from Intel, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, BHP Biliton and other sponsors. This telecenter went onto win numerous international awards and was formally integrated into one of the Philippines largest micro-finance organizations in 2004.

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Proof Link - GLOW Telecentre, Manila Philippine Picture Gallery plus you can watch the video on YouTube here or MySpace

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I've been working on the net since 1994, and currently hold the positions of CEO for a multi award winning charity, OrphanIT.com and created the highly successful, multi award winning 'click and give website' - SolvePoverty.com.

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This site was launched by Princess Anne at Oxford University in September 2000 and is still fully operational today creating education and employment opportunities for hundreds of development projects across the globe via our partnership with The Global Junior Challenge.

Other stuff I've been involved in

In 1999 I raised seed capital and launched what went onto become one of the web's leading study abroad sites - HyperStudy.com. (Proof Link) It grew to connect millions of students with more than 300 client universities, colleges and corporations from 15 countries around the world.

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In 2006 I exited these firms to work on other opportunities such as OutsourcingTo.uS and our social entrepreneurship network

SolvePoverty.com
www.OrphanIT.com
www.YSEI.org
www.FutureShifters.net

My services are listed here

Miscellaneous extra bio details. (No Proof Link :)

I am a dynamic figure, often seen scaling the cliffs at Byron Bay and crushing ice. I have been known to remodel rural train stations on my lunch breaks, making them more efficient in the area of heat retention. I translate ethnic slurs for refugees, I write award-winning operas and comic books, I manage time efficiently.

Occasionally, I tread water for three days in a row with some flippers and a strip of miso paste. I woo women with my sensuous and godlike sax playing, I can pilot my bike up severe inclines with unflagging speed and I cook a wood fired pizza in 2 minutes on my mobile pizza oven. I am an expert in bamboo, a consummate masseur, a veteran in love, and an outcast in Australia.

Using only a hoe and a large glass of beer, I once single-handedly defended a small village in Borneo from a horde of ferocious army ants. I also play the didgeridoo, I was scouted by the UN, I am the subject of numerous nature documentaries. When I'm bored, I build large suspension bridges in my yard. I enjoy urban hang gliding up to 40,000 feet where it's -50C and I black out.

On Wednesdays, after swimming, I repair electrical appliances free of charge for the local orphanage. I am an abstract artist, a concrete analyst, and a ruthless bookie. Critics worldwide swoon over my original line of canvas evening wear. I don't perspire. I am a private citizen, yet I receive fan mail. I carry a Glock 19 but use it rarely.

Recently I toured New York with a traveling centrifugal-force demonstration. I bat 400. My deft floral arrangements have earned me fame in international botany circles. Children trust me. I miss vegemite. It's hard to find in Africa.

I can hurl tennis rackets at small moving objects with deadly accuracy. I once read The Neverness, In Harm's Way, Moby Dick and A Man For All Seasons in one day and still had time to refurbish an entire dining room that evening. I know the exact location of every food item in the Byron Bay supermarket.

I free dive to 200 feet butt naked with just a set of Speedo goggles and still smoke 5 cigars a day. I have performed several covert operations for the CIA. I sleep once a week; when I do sleep, I sleep in a chair. While on vacation in Laos recently , I successfully negotiated with a group of terrorists who had seized a small bakery.

The laws of physics do not apply to me. I balance, I weave, I dodge, I frolic, and my bills are all paid. On weekends, to let off steam, I participate in full-contact origami. Years ago I discovered the meaning of life but forgot to write it down. I have made extraordinary four course meals using only four and twenty pies, cheese slices and a toaster oven.

I breed prizewinning abalones. I have won bullfights in San Juan, hold cliff-diving records in Sri Lanka, longboarding championships in Siargao and aced spelling bees at the Kremlin. I have played Hamlet, I have performed open-heart surgery, and I have spoken with Elvis.

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Actually that was a modified submission letter by a guy trying to get into Harvard University but I've done a lot of the same things he has