How to be Location Independent as a Writer

September 25, 2014 in Digital Nomad, Guest Posts

High quality Wi-Fi is the life blood of the digital nomad traveling to any part of the world that has a steady stream of electricity. Hotels are picked based on their suitability for an office, not on best view. This group blends in with the backpackers who are fighting to make their minimum budgets stretch from coast to coast. They may be grungy roamers, but they have a credit card, and PayPal deposits twice a week. These deposits are minimal but it fills them with pad-ka-pow, covers them with a bamboo roof, and gets them on the next flight to Bangkok. How do these “suitcasers” make a living writing online? How do they remain location independent?

The Big Mango - Jake NeedhamIn the Beginning

Often when someone thinks of a freelance writer, they get images of best-selling authors like Jake Needham. They think that a career in writing belongs to the elite. While these authors are busy writing books, somebody has to write web content. In fact, the qualifications for entry level content writing are very low. Did you pass English in the 10th grade? You are probably qualified. Low qualifications always correspond with low pay. Entry level content writers make one cent per word. Assignments will typically be around 500 words. If you could write an assignment in an hour you would make a whopping five dollars an hour. The problem is a new writer won’t even be able to write an article in three hours let alone one. Add in the time finding work and editing returned assignments, you will probably make $1.50 an hour. Never fear, it goes up from here.

Development

Freelance writers need to constantly improve their writing abilities. The more practice you have had putting thoughts into written words the quicker they will pour though your hands. The more time you have spent contemplating the difference between the colon or semicolon, the quicker you will become in selecting correct punctuation. Practice outlining articles and researching subject matter will also improve your word count per hour.

Speed is only going to get you so far. If you ever want to be paid more than one cent per word you need to be able to write accordingly. Content mills grade the quality of your articles. Editors are not only looking at your grammar they are seeing if you can follow detailed instructions. Master this, and you may see your rate turn into three cents per word.

Contacts

Ultimately you want to get away from third parties. They take approximately 35% of your potential earnings. After enough networking you may be able to drop them permanently. One way to do this is simply by writing an email to your client. Just to let them know you are available. If they like your writing style they may choose to work with you in the future.

Guest Blog

Write articles for free, on subjects that interest you. This is a good way to start a relationship that may become profitable.

Start a Blog

Many potential employers are going to want to see examples of your writing. There is no better way than having it displayed on your own website. Alternatively, why not see if you can publish your story on Medium.

Stay Free!

Remember the main goal is to stay location independent. Don’t accidentally turn your Freelance job into slavery. The only problem with becoming a proficient writer is that people may actually want you to write.

Freelance Jobs
 

This guest post was written by Ryan Johnston in Phuket, Thailand. He reached out to me when I commissioned some blog posts for a client. He has spent the last few years location independent writing for clients on Textbroker and playing poker online. Playing poker online? Yes, another, slightly unorthodox way to be location independent. More of this in another post…

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How to Achieve the Digital Nomad Lifestyle

September 7, 2014 in Digital Nomad

I often post photos up on my Facebook wall, Google+ and twitter showing some of the beautiful places I often find my self in; swinging through the trees in Koh Chang, hanging in The Gardens by the Bay in Singapore or lounging on one of the many almost deserted beaches in Thailand. I do this not to show off, but because I’m a douchebag and love to remind the haters back home of a different reality to their cold, grey, over priced, consumer driven, heavily taxed, time starved, corporate serving, surf existence, ha ha!

I’ve been living in Asia now for 4 years. A year ago I incorporated in Singapore, I bank in Singapore and I’ve moved just about everything in an easterly direction. I only have family and friends back in the UK now, thank fuck we have Skype.

I often get PM’s, from friends, old colleagues and even clients on Facebook who want to visit for a couple of weeks and I help facilitate their stay in Thailand so they maximize their two week vacation. I love doing this and it’s a great opportunity to catch up with lots of old friends.

How to Become a Digital Nomad

Occasionally friends contact me to asking how I manage to live out of the rat race for so long and tell me they want to do the same. Below is an edited version of one such exchange. I though would make a great starting point for a blog post that will also answers some of the very same questions you may have if you have found yourself reading my blog. I’ve kept names and some other things private out of respect and made some minor edits so it reads easy!

One Day in April…

“Hey man, Hello!!! How are you??? I’m saving hard for a trip to Asia… see you are out there at the moment so wondered if you had any hints and tips for best places to go or places you would recommend and how to work to make money stretch for as long as possible!!! We are selling as much of our stuff as possible and giving up jobs to do this…. excited and shitting my pants all at the same time!!! Haha! X

Hey (Name) I’m fine and dandy, How the devil are you? I’ve been living out in Thailand for something like 3 and a half years now. A couple of weeks ago I left Bangkok and now live on my fave island, Koh Chang. I could wax lyrical about places to go and things to see in Asia but it would be like writing a book. It’s a big place!

If you are giving up your jobs to travel you always will have a finite time and resources before you have to go back. I would recommend finding something that you can do online and generate an income. Then you can be a ‘Digital Nomad‘ and do it as long as you like.

You can live a very comfortable life in Thailand (or anywhere you choose) on a very reasonable budget. For instance, I had a one bedroom condo by the river in central Bangkok for the last 2 years, which included a gym, a swimming pool, use of a boat and a maid for 22,000thb or just over £400 p/m. I have friends who have studios apartments in the same building for 14,000thb.

Compare that with a one bedroom apartment in London that starts at 4 x monthly rental price and you don’t have a maid, outdoor swimming pool or use of a private boat to ferry you across the river. You do get high service charges for water, electricity and other taxes like the community charge, parking and congestion charge etc.

  • Update: I now live in a 2 bedroom house on Koh Chang island and pay 14,000thb. Water and electricity is an additional 1,200thb per month and my Internet is free! So I have more and pay less. Sometimes the secret to having more money is not earning more, but spending less!

Street food is great and safe to eat. A meal will set you back around £1.

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With Friends from LA at Lebua, Bangkok

If you want to live it up you can go to the top bars, clubs and restaurants and pay comparable prices to any UK town. Best to stay local and soak up the vibe for the best deals.

Other towns in Thailand are cheaper and friendlier. South Vietnam is a fave of mine as is Singapore where my company is registered. Laos is super cheap and ultra laid back, Cambodia has its moments but I’m not generally a fan, but a must see is the Temples of Ankor Wat.

If you want to skype me and ask any questions instead of me rambling, drop me a line and we can schedule a convenient time. My Skype is (myskypename).

I would suggest you check out freelancer sites like www.odesk.com and my half assed blog imalwayshappy2help.com

Wicked thanks man that’s great to get me started!! Will have a bit of a research and then get back you with more questions :() We are hesitant on putting a limit on our time purely I think cos we are so hacked off with western society and the work ethic here… living bang in the middle of surrey… I’m sick of the falseness and the thought process that you can only be successful if you work yourself into the ground. But then saying that I have a fair bit of fear around if we do have to come back we would have nothing… as I am not a home owner and money we are frantically saving is for our travels. I like the idea of digital Nomad but have no skills in that area… eeekkkk x”

One of the reasons I left London was because of the shallow consumerism and celebrity culture that gets into all walks of your life. I stopped watching TV 6 years ago and get my news and information from more reliable sources than the agenda lead, mainstream media.

Everyone is conditioned to go to school and Uni and leave with a debt to the system (repaying loans in their 50’s), then conform and get a job to pay for things you don’t need to get more in debt etc. Then you are locked in the system with little or no chance of escape. A slave!

Anyone can break free if they really want to and it doesn’t have to be hard. Society will tell you your crazy etc. but they haven’t got the balls to break free. Our values are all wrong. Who needs a big car, big house and 100 pair of shoes?

Think about the skills and qualities you have and see how you can adapt them to online. You’ll be surprised! As I say, there is always someone who will pay for a service you can provide. My girlfriend is a great designer and artist but lacked the opportunities or knowledge to go it alone via the net. Now she works when she wants online, making graphics for companies and dresses for other peeps. All her friends still work in offices 12 hours a day + commute for 15.000thb a month. She works less and earns more and has more fun doing it.

If you really have no skills to work online, learn some. They are skills you can learn easily when you apply yourself. You are investing in your future, forget the rat race and the dogma. Free up your time, your life and your mind!! You can do anything you want to do if you really want to do it. If I can do it, anyone can!!: )Perry.

More Recently in September…

Hey (Name), are you on track to quit the rat race?

Hey man, I’m on track in my mind… kinda… just looking at cheaper places to live so we can save more to F off faster!!! As currently we can’t save anywhere near enough and it’s getting us really down in the dumps… so we don’t bother at all to save etc. etc…

Still no idea what it is I could do being a digital nomad… although it sounds amazing!!! I mean… my jobs alright… but it’s sucking out my soul… working in adoption… it really ain’t what people think it is… it’s working for the government and we all know what that does to you!!!

(Name), my man works in lettings and hates it… he puts on a tie every day and calls it the “rope”… we seriously need plan of action before this society engulfs us!!! How’s life on the beach?? Haha x

I have other friends in a similar position as you. Working in adoption must be pretty tough, I was adopted myself and my folks still foster, so I know how hard that is but rewarding at the same time.

I own a tie, never wore it. It hangs in my closet as a reminder! ha ha!!

Do you have secretarial skills? I sure you could be a virtual assistant and work online if you did.

There are so many things you can do online. I’m sure you and (Name) have skills or could learn new ones and start earning money online. Social Media Managers for instance, earn big bucks looking after a few client’s fb pages, twitter and Pinterest. You can soon scale it up and make good money.

I just got back from BKK. My gf and I, if she gets a visa will be in the UK for Halloween. Quick trek back to update my passport and see the family. Then I’m outta there and back to the beach!

I get very frustrated working in children’s services though… becomes about ticking government boxes rather than helping children sometimes… which is not why I went into it. Wow your folks still foster… that’s amazing!!! Those ideas look doable… My boyfriend is a whiz at online stuff… where do you look for that work? I could do online sec stuff but would have to brush up on a few bits and grammar eeek x

Yep my folks are awesome and in their 70’s. In fact it’s my father’s 75th birthday on Halloween. One of the reasons we are heading over.

We should Skype and brain storm your skill bases and I will be able to match you with stuff you can do online, show you where to go etc. You can start at home in your own time and build up a client base so you don’t end up on the streets. All very doable! I’m actually going to develop a course (online) for people who want to find a way to work online and stick the finger to the man! It would be great to help you guys out in the process.

END… Time to Take Action!

FYI – You will probably live to be around 80. Do you think trading 1 year of your life for 50 years of freedom is a pretty good deal compared to spending 50 years doing shit you would prefer not to, just to feel ‘safe’, pay the mortgage or the student loan off?

  • The most common age at death in England and Wales in 2010 was 85 for men and 89 for women. Sauce
Perry & Gio - Digital Nomad Lifestyles

Gio & Perry

I have a friend, Gio who knew nothing about SEO (Search Engine Optimization). He came over to Thailand for a month and stayed for two. He sat by my side and learned by looking over my shoulder every day. Towards the end of his 2 months I gave him a number for a SEO company in Bangkok. He walked in and they created a new position for him. The last thing I said before he left for his interview was that he knew more than they did. He didn’t believe me, but it was true, and he got a job.

How long do you think it will take him to be super successful? Just take action! He now works for me and we are also partners on two other online start-ups.

All it takes is a little hard work and the desire to grow. This is why most jobs are so lethal. Every entrepreneur you will ever know grows 10x more every year while people stuck in jobs only grow at a rate of 0.2% after they figure out their job. It’s a growth death trap and no way to LIVE life.

If you do repetitive tasks that are pretty much the same every day then your brain stops growing and you become robot-like, not a thinker or a game changer. Your brain can do incredible things and you have the ability to learn incredible things. Don’t squander the best years of your life. Invest in your future.

“How are you making money and living life on your terms as a digital nomad?”

I’m always getting asked “What do you do” or “How do you make money online?” etc. I don’t openly sell anything on this blog or allow advertisers. However there are some affiliate links throughout the site and if you click on them I make a small commission. I don’t make anywhere near enough to make a living from them! They may buy me a beer every now and again. They are certainly not a sustainable income source for me. I’ve tried affiliate marketing, but it isn’t for me.

At the time of writing I have 4 primary income sources;

  1. Website Audits – We offer a comprehensive audit of your website to find out the good, bad and ugly health of your most important online asset. I charge $997 and get 2-3 sales per month.
  2. Website Development – we design and build stunning website that convert for local business. The average build is $5000 and we produce at least 1 per month.
  3. Citation Building – we claim, clean and optimize local business directory listings. Average 2-3 sales per month between $800 and $4000.
  4. Clients – I work with local businesses and do consulting and service work for them. This is the main part of my business and income. I have 15+ clients.

How to Achieve a Digital Nomad LifestyleSoon we will be launching a membership site for the main niche we work in. This will be based on a recurring income model. The average membership fee and additional services will be in the region of $400 per month. This niche has 26,000 registered professionals in the USA alone. We are only looking to have only 100 members in the first year. Imagine if we got 1% of the 26,000!

Back in 2007 I knew nothing about SEO, websites or even heard of the term ‘Digital Nomad‘. I knew one thing, I wanted to have a laptop lifestyle and have the freedom to travel. My story just goes to show that if you work smart and want to invest in your future success, there is not better place than finding your ‘thing’ online and making it happen. Where are you going to be a year from now!

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Island Life – Picture Perfect Laptop Lifestyle

April 27, 2014 in Internet Marketing Lifestyle, Koh Chang

Laptop Lifestyle - Working on a TanI’ve been off the radar lately but I’ve not disappeared entirely. I have just been busy with other multiple projects and never found the time to get back on my blog.

Koh Chang

When I first started this journey in South East Asia I was on the island of Koh Chang. One of my favorite place in the whole world. For the last three years I’ve been living in Bangkok but for some time I’ve wanted to escape the city (even though I have had a mini break every couple of months). I love Bangkok and it’s an easy place to live and travel from. I can generally be at an international airport between 30 and sixty minutes and fly to Oz, Singapore, Bali, HCMC or any other of my favorite destinations.

However the appeal to go out and party like I used to and with the current political crisis lurching towards civil ward, I thought it made for the perfect time to get out the city and get back to natural and slower pace of life. So here I am again, where it all started on Koh Chang, elephant island.

I’ve also recently incorporated my business in Singapore for better tax efficiency and let’s face it, it’s only a 2 hour flight there and not a full day getting back to the grey, old UK. So moving homes and moving a business has kept me busy (Aren’t the the two most stressful things you can do?). I’ve also teamed up with one of my company managers to start another business and we are spending all our time ‘out of work hours’ setting that up. I won’t say anything about it here for now but it’s a very exciting project and one that I have dreamed about for a long time.

Are You Living the Laptop Lifestyle? IM Always Happy 2 Help!

So now I’m setting up a comfortable home with my girlfriend and looking to purchase some land on the island to build our dream home, get off-grid and produce our own food. We have already started planting on a small scale and hope to soon taste the fruits of our labor. Things grow fast in this tropical climate! So watch out for gardening tips and building a sustainable home here soon.

With that being said, it’s time to go and water the plants. I’m in domestic bliss!

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Happy Happy New Year

January 5, 2014 in Internet Marketing Lifestyle

Happy New Year or ‘Suk san wan pii mai’ to all our lovely Thai readers.

We just got back from a weeks holiday in paradise and I wanted to write a blog to round up last year and look at the future. 2013 was quite a year both professionally and personally for me. I love to travel and was fortunate to visit many beautiful Thai islands for mini breaks like my favorite Koh Chang, and Koh Samet as well as new places like Koh Si Chang, Koh Tao and Ko Nang Yuan. I also had longer trips combining business with pleasure in the UK, Malaysia, Bali, Laos and Australia.

Happy New Year Living the DreamRunning a business from my Mac Book and sometime only my Galaxy S4 smartphone gives me so much freedom even I sometimes have to pinch myself to make sure I’m not dreaming.

One of the benefits of traveling is it opens you up to a new way of thinking. I enjoy dropping in and experiencing strange new worlds and cultures. There is a lot to learn from people who have had a totally different education, life experiences, challenges and obstacles to overcome. But the one universal unifying thing that I’ve noticed that binds us all together is we are all searching for something that makes us happy.

This year my happiness levels rose to a new high when I first met my girlfriend. I used to travel alone but it’s more fun sharing those beautiful and romantic sunsets with someone you love than taking that ‘selfie’ of ‘the moment’!

Business has also grown experientially this year after flying back to the UK in April and breaking up ‘the partnership’. Now I’m the CEO and back in charge of what I set out to do with my company before I brought a partner on board. This ‘split’ was traumatic at the time but has proved to be the most positive experience of the year. I would advice anyone in business to stick to his or her gut instinct, if it doesn’t feel right, do something about it before the negativity sets in.

Due to my new found happiness, I’ve been posting a lot more photos online from exotic locations and a client recently asked me ‘How does one get a life like yours? The truth is it’s quite easy to get a life like mine. I really am ‘Joe Schmoe’. Even though I’m seen in beautiful places with a beautiful partner, the reality is it cost me less than half the price to live this life than it did when I lived in London. I also have very limited overheads when it comes to an office and staffing. The perceived cost of ‘living the dream’ of my Internet marketing Lifestyle and the reality are two very different things.

With that being said, an old friend reached out to me a couple of days ago, as he wants to escape the rat race and start a new life in Thailand. We are going to catch up on Skype later today and go through the options. Shortly I will be writing a guide to ‘Living in Thailand’ and lay out from my personal experience what you need to do and more importantly what not to do.

Another high point for 2013 (well two actually) was meeting one of my oldest clients and collaborators personally. The first was ‘Dr. P’ from Los Angeles USA who decided to make Thailand her winter vacation with her husband and the second was my main man for graphics and art direction from Pakistan who actually joined my friends and I for my birthday dinner. The Internet has been instrument in allowing us to work new business models that were not available to us ten years ago and it still amazes me the global/local connections we can freely make today from all corners of the globe.

I also started sponsoring a bright young man in northern Thailand and implemented a Good 2 Give policy for the company. I want to expand on this and help even more disadvantage youngsters and give them the confidence and ability to change their lives for the better through education and travel.

So although last year was simply amazing, I know 2014 has the potential to be even better.  The only way I can do that is by delivering more happiness to my clients and building the business by adding more services. This has been my vision and this year it will come to fruition.

What were your highlights of last year and your ambitions for 2014, I’d love to know. Share them with us in the comments section below and have a beautiful and prosperous new year!

Perry : )

new year living the dream 2014PS. Whistle blower Edward Snowden, my ‘Man of the Year’ opened a huge can of worms this year exposing the NSA for mass snooping by the American government amongst other things. Although I’m online every day and use multiple social networks I firmly believe in privacy. I’ll write another blog post in the near future and explore the options available to you to protect yourself. Be safe!

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Choosing A Job You Like

December 26, 2013 in Internet Marketing Lifestyle, Marketing Quotes

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“Choose a job that you like, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
Confucius, a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher.

Some people go into a job hunt thinking that they have absolutely no control over the job that they might end up getting in the end. Most people are easy to jump at the job that has the best financial opportunity regardless of the type of work that they are given. It’s much more important to look into an occupation that can present you with more freedom, or something that you find more interesting.

Less Stressful

We spend a large amount of our waking hours sitting at a desk or sitting at work. Although a 40 hour week doesn’t sound like much in the grand scheme of things, many of us work well and above these hours and when we consider working this much over a lifetime these hours can really add up. This is why enjoying the time that you spend working is very important. There are bound to be some stressful days in any job that you take on but regularly experiencing stress or discomfort in the workplace can lead to health concerns and severely impact your quality of life.

I love what I do for a living so 99% of the time it really doesn’t feel like work. Another big plus point for me is the freedom my live/work lifestyle affords me. I enjoy lots of mini holidays, work from beautiful resorts, by the pool or in my pants in my condo!: )

Take Your Options

If you are already stuck in a job where you feel trapped or you are experiencing an abnormal amount of stress every single day, it’s very important to look into the options you have. We live in a very exciting time. Working online is now easier than ever before and you have resources available to you such as online freelancing websites, living the Internet marketing lifestyle or even becoming an entrepreneur to eventually attain the freedom of being able to work on a beach. You can start small and begin working part-time to check out some of these options for yourself but it is important to note that selecting a job you enjoy doing is a great way that you can get the most out of life and the hours that you work as well as achieve financial security.

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To Dream, To Live

December 26, 2013 in Marketing Quotes

dream and live

“When you cease to dream you cease to live.”Malcolm Forbes, publisher of Forbes magazine.

Many people in business find it hard to see forward or see any room for advancement in the position that they are in. Dreaming of where you may be in business or seeing some type of financial freedom in your future is an excellent motivator to work hard. While it is good to enjoy some form of financial security and to continue working to make sure that you can maintain your lifestyle, seeing something in the future is an even bigger motivator.

Be Motivated at Work

For those who are stuck in positions where there is no hope for advancement or where there isn’t much of a future freedom to dream about in place, it can be very difficult to enjoy your job as well as your life. We spend a lot of time at our jobs and a lot of time earning money before we retire. It’s very important to enjoy these working hours just as we enjoy the time that we have off. While work will probably always feel a bit like work there are some steps you can take to give yourself hope and to really start to enjoy and feel motivated at work.

If you are in a position where you feel absolutely stuck, with no room for advancement it may be a good idea to look to your options. Freedom is not something that is impossible in the working world. Many people are living an laptop lifestyle and working from home or traveling the world, enjoying freedom while still being able to earn money and do something that is enjoyable. Online freelancers, businesses and more can run from a home office today or from anywhere in the world. In this exciting age that we live in the dream of having more freedom in the workplace is more attainable than ever before. What’s holding you back?

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Be A Fortune

December 19, 2013 in Marketing Quotes

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“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.”Jim Rohn, an American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker.

Regardless of the skills that you may have picked up at school, nothing will prepare you for the working world where the occupation that you are entering into. No matter the industry that you are going into, whether you are working for a company or starting your own business, the lessons that you learn as you research and train for that business will be the fundamentals that stick with you over your formal schooling. Formal education is a great way that you can open the door to an excellent business opportunity as well as gain the fundamentals that you will need to run a business and be successful in the corporate world. However, formal education does not appropriately prepare us to jump headlong into the business world and be able to keep up with our competitors who have years of experience. Having a diploma and credentials is a great way that you can eventually find yourself in a job, but it is ultimately your skills that will allow you to keep that job.

Learning skills yourself

Self-education is crucial to obtaining freedom in your life. Knowing something different from another person, or constantly learning new skills is a great way that you can venture out as an entrepreneur and have more marketable skills when working for a company. As you expand on your own skills you become aware of more markets and opportunities and this can help you on your way to financial freedom. With more opportunities available to you you can select from the most lucrative of these opportunities as well as have multiple businesses on the go at once. For entrepreneurs, expansion into new markets is absolutely required to see fantastic results in sales and increased freedoms.

Today, with Internet lifestyle access to these new skills and new knowledge is easier to come by than ever before. Many universities are offering up their programs online for free and the speed that you can find information and learn new skills can be done faster than ever before. Remember that formal education can be important, but it is the effort you take at self-education that will eventually make you a fortune.

 

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The Internet Lifestyle – Spend Your Life In Your Own Way

December 12, 2013 in Marketing Quotes

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 “There is only one success- to be able to spend your life in your own way.” – Christopher Morley, an American journalist, novelist, essayist and poet.

Many in the business world would attribute success with working their way up the corporate ladder to eventually hold the top position. This can take real work and employee will have to give up a wide array of their own freedoms as well as impress anyone that might be ahead of them for the job. While we can define success as someone who has obtained financial security, it’s ultimately someone that has control of their time as well as their money that has achieved real success.

Freedom in the Workplace

So many people in the corporate world have almost zero hours to spend doing what they enjoy. Instead they are stuck constantly working wherever they may be. Becoming an entrepreneur or a freelancer is an excellent way that you can escape the shackles of the traditional work patterns and set your own schedule. Freelancing in entrepreneurship is truly the ultimate freedom in the workplace because you are your own boss and you can spend your life your own way.

Flexible Jobs with an Internet Connection

Freelancers and entrepreneurs are able to work anywhere that there is an active Internet connection and they have the materials that they need for their projects. This internet lifestyle is extremely rewarding and very flexible. Many people involved in these types of online businesses are able to work from the beach, work at home and work without ever having to see an office environment ever again. With this enormous freedom it can be difficult to ever go back into the corporate world, especially if an entrepreneur or freelancer is able to achieve some type of financial security in their work.

It can take time to reach a stage where an entrepreneur can become self-sufficient and truly be their own boss. Taking the risks and moving on an idea that you might have could be extremely profitable to you in the future as well as a contributing factor to turning you into an overall success no matter how you define the word.

One of the best ways to find your freedom and live your life on your terms if to find a mentor or a proven online business model you can replicate; wash, rinse and repeat. More of that in another post…

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Catch the Trade Winds in Your Sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

December 5, 2013 in Marketing Quotes

Mark Twain

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”Mark Twain, American author and humorist.

The truth is, life is pretty short. We don’t have a lot of time to waste while we’re here and unfortunately we can end up spending quite a lot of it working. The unfortunate byproduct of life is that it gets expensive and as a result we need to maintain our jobs in order to have financial freedom. The more expensive that life gets however, the more that we have to work and the less time that we have. This is the problem that plagues us all but luckily there is a solution…

Within the past decade it has become much easier to work from home and become your own boss. There are millions of opportunities online to make money as well as some fantastic opportunities that are available for people who are interested in marketing and selling products online. Many people are content to look back on the last 20 years at jobs that they enjoy doing even if it is for companies, but some people may not have the same positive thoughts towards their occupation. For those people, it may be time to cast off and start creating your own opportunities.

Discover the Internet Lifestyle

With a bit of research and some creativity you can quickly discover that there is an entire Internet lifestyle available with the freedom that you may have always wanted. Networks of freelancers, online business people, and Internet marketers all come together to work online and give up the traditional 9 to 5. Being your own boss can be extremely rewarding but it is important to test the waters first before you jump in with both feet. Spend some time doing research and creating some part-time opportunities before you give up the financial security that you received that your current occupation. When you feel as though you can make it on your own, go for it and experience the freedom that you deserve.


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Imagination Will Take You Everywhere

November 28, 2013 in Marketing Quotes

Logic Will Get You From A To B. Imagination Will Take You Everywhere.

Imagination - Albert Einstein

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”Albert Einstein, theoretical physicist who developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics.

After nearly three years of living in Bangkok, tomorrow we will head to one of the many islands to view places to live. Instead of living in the city and having mini breaks in neighboring countries and islands we plan to set up a base on an island and have mini breaks in the city. Working online allows me the freedom to really live and create my perfect lifestyle.

Staying with the company and working is another example of a path that will get you from A to B. While working with the same company may allot you some extra opportunities and perceived freedoms, it’s ultimately something that you create for yourself and work at that will take you far beyond anything that a company could offer.

Grow your Skills

It’s very important to remember that everyone has a sense of creativity and marketable skills. Today more than ever, it is far easier to start with an idea and to grow it into an Internet lifestyle or business that you can run for yourself. Even something as simple as having an idea is enough to get started with the business and begin your success. With a large market of international freelancers, each with their own individual skills to bring to the table there is literally boundless talent available to you online to start up your business or to deliver services to clients online. I regularly employ the services of writers, programmers, graphic designers, art directors, translators, videographers, cartoonists, social media managers, SEO services, proof readers, researchers and a lots more. Are these skills you have or could learn to start to develop a freedom freelance lifestyle of your own?

Give your Imagination a Chance

Working behind a desk at a company can be extremely crippling to your imagination and can cause stress as well as an overall lack of flexibility in your life. Starting your own company, or working at your own business is an excellent way to gain an enormous amount of freedom when it comes to the workplace. Many people who have begun offering services in partnership with freelancers, or people who have become freelancers themselves are now able to work from anywhere in the world. With just a little bit of imagination and commitment you could potentially be working on a beach somewhere instead of behind a desk each day. It’s surprising where you imagination will take you when you let it!

If you are content to continue on your path from A to B, you will be rewarded with little in the way of any real financial security and overall lack of freedom and flexibility. If you are interested in doing a bit of work and helping your imagination expand, consider trying the Internet lifestyle for yourself. Freelance.com is a good place to start. Open a free account and start making independent money from your skills. Click the button below.

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Imagination Will Take You Everywhere