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.

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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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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

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“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.

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“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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The Best Way To Predict The Future Is To Create It

November 21, 2013 in Marketing Quotes

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“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”Peter Drucker, American management consultant, educator, and author.

Businesses and advertisers are always looking for the next big trend. The great thing about working for yourself and launching a revolutionary product however, is that you have the freedom to dictate trends. So many startups and companies these days are producing promotional material well before they had even launched a product. Through social media it’s now possible to deliver up-to-the-minute updates and trends on new products and services almost as soon as they have been thought up. Crafting a trend may have been a little more difficult just a decade ago, but with the availability of social media and the number of startups that are using it, it can be truly amazing the amount of impact that a few short messages can have to a larger population.

Material for Online Marketing

When we think in terms of viral videos and advertising online, we can see that this type of promotional material isn’t always that expensive to produce. However there are some short video clips and advertisements which are viewed by thousands of people each and every day. These kinds of online trends have been created and have gone viral in some cases only just a few minutes after they were posted. While some advertisers will spend money and time doing research to figure out what the next trend is so that they can hop on board to market their products with it, they are forgetting that it’s ever important to be the trendsetter.

Part of working online and living the Internet lifestyle involves setting trends by creating them. As we set trends we can change the future and is advertisers it’s very important that new businesses are able to create creative promotional material that sets trends for their products and services. This level of creativity is a driving sales force that gets things done and puts small businesses on the path to financial freedom.

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Are You Living Your Internet Marketing Lifestyle?

November 14, 2013 in Guest Posts, Internet Marketing Lifestyle

When meeting new people, the inevitable question soon pops up “What do you do?” This happened only last night in the Gold Coast Airport departure lounge when I was waiting to board a plane to Kuala Lumpa. I of course have many answers to this question depending on who’s asking, but for those who really want to know we often end up in a long discussion about the benefits of the Internet Lifestyle. Many of these people express to me that they to would love to have the freedom I dearly love and to live a laptop lifestyle but few take the action and make it happen. I really don’t know why, so I recently put the word out in the IM Lifestyle community and asked the question “What barriers deter people from living the Internet Marketing Lifestyle? The responses make interesting reading.

Here’s what some had to say:

Nathaniell Brenes – One More Cup of Coffee

Nathaniel BrenesNo doubt there’s lots of hype around the “Internet marketing lifestyle“, and there are many ways to get there. Some of them are practical, some of them not. Whatever path you choose to make money on the Internet or leverage online business to work from home, there are 3 common barriers I see to actually achieving ones goals.

1) Managing Expectations

Unfortunately there are lots of programs, books, videos, networks, blogs, websites and any other form of information out there that have promoted the idea that an Internet business can be automated. There are some parts of the business that give an illusion of automation, but very often there is a whole lot of hard work sitting behind the ‘system’ that is set in place.

And even then, most of what is done behind the scenes of a great Internet business is not automated. It’s outsourced. Simply said, you need to be WORKING on your business. If you are not, you need to hire someone to do it for you.

Money comes from customers, and customers want stuff. They want products, they want information, and they want to get their moneys worth. Someone has to deliver it.

The other huge misconception with expectations is how much and how fast you can make money. I honestly don’t know why people turn to the internet as a last resort to make money. I get emails almost weekly from folks saying that they don’t have a job, are in debt, have bills to pay, and need to start making money by the end of the month.

Sorry, but the Internet will not solve your money problems by the end of the month. Develop a 6 month plan, then revamp and look another year into the future. You can do a lot in a year. You can’t do jack in two weeks.

2) Independent Work

Another huge thing that’s holding people back from even starting their journey towards that glorious first internet payday is, well, not even getting started. Most of what you need to know about how to set up your business is available online, and available for free. It’s easier than ever to reach the experts, talk to them, ask them questions, and pick away at the huge bank of knowledge you’ll need to get things moving.

I recently wrote a review about a scammy product, warning folks to stay away from it. Within the body of the review I explained very clearly that this was not a product I recommended, but linked to legit ones where visitors could start their training. I like to related blog posts, and even outlined the basics of how I make money with my own blogs.

But I still get comments like these:Living the Internet Marketing Lifestyle

And when I receive these, it’s very obvious that they not only did not read the review in detail, they didn’t follow any links, and they didn’t read any of the other comments.

These visitors were looking for a simple answer. They want me to say, “Yes, here is the product. It’s free. And you will start making money by the end of the week. No previous skills necessary. Full automated, $5,000 per week.”

I can’t help you if you can’t even read the information that’s sitting in front of you.

3) Commitment

The biggest factor preventing internet entrepreneurs from realizing their dreams is commitment. Like anything else, it takes time to get your bearings and become good at what you do. As mentioned in the “manage expectations” topic from above, people set goals of weeks and months, when they should be setting goals of years and decades.

I see people make comments like, “I will try it for a month, and if it doesn’t work, I know it’s a scam”.

But how do you learn to play an instrument?

By that definition, guitars are a scam. Try for a month, and I guarantee you won’t be able to play anything well.

And foreign languages are a scam too. Try learning one for a few hours per day for 4 weeks and you will be seriously disappointed.

There are many paths to success. Pick one, and stick with it. Hone your craft, better yourself, and above all, don’t quit. You never know when success is right around the corner, and if you quit today, you’ll never know if tomorrow was going to be your first breakthrough.

A contribution by Nathaniell Brenes of One More Cup of Coffee fame. He has a great website and videos and has a lot of experience teaching people how to start making money online. I recommend you check out his Youtube Channel here and jump right in!

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Richard Marriott – Clambr

Richard Marriott1. Fear of Failure

You will fail more times than you win in life, but it’s the ability to get up and try again that will eventually lead your to success.

Too many people are deterred from living the Internet marketing lifestyle simply because they are afraid. Some are not just afraid of trying, but even afraid of succeeding. If you’re reading this post you must want to live the dream and you probably also know how to build a profitable lifestyle online, the question is what’s stopping you?

If it is fear that’s holding you back and nothing else, learn to confront it and deal with it. It’s good to be afraid and that will drive you to push towards your goals, but you should never let fear become so dominating that it literally stops you dead in your tracks. After all, fear is just a human emotion. Once you realise this, and how trivial it is, you can learn to laugh it off and move forward.

2. Social Conditioning

So you want to take the leap into the IM lifestyle but everyone around you is telling you otherwise – “but what about your career?”, “why don’t you just change jobs?”.

Society conditions us to follow by its rules, creating a flock of sheep rather than a pack of wolves. The sheep will murmur and baahh to keep you back in the pen. The thought of not having stable employment scares them and they will constantly warn you against quitting the 9 to 5 and living the Internet marketing dream because life outside the pen frightens them.

Sheep live out their days in a closed off, protected environment, with a steady flow of food and shelter and will stay there until they die. They are happy with a stable pay check and know nothing of the freedom the outside world offers. Their 2 week holiday allowance is enough for them. They don’t yearn for more.

Wolves can go for days without eating. They walk for miles, encounter many dangers, fight off other wolves and must adapt to survive. They live a fulfilling life and will grow their territory by the more they pursue.

My advice is to ignore the sheep. They will do nothing but cloud your mind with doubt and negativity. Seek advice from wolves. They don’t live behind fences. They are free and know it’s possible and far more fulfilling to live life out of the pen.

3. Too Much Conflicting Information

There are two types of advice on the Internet: The advice that will help your dreams come true, and the advice that will crush them.

When I started out looking for ways to make money online I was conned by a number of “get rich quick” schemes and almost gave up on the idea that building a comfortable lifestyle online was even possible. It’s easy to lose sight of how achievable the Internet marketing lifestyle actually is and if you go down the wrong path you will be doomed from the start.

The key is to trust in yourself, not in others to provide a quick and easy solution. You must create your own empire and seek information that will help you build something for yourself.

Don’t get distracted by “get rich quick” schemes. Block anything like that out of your mind. Learn to ignore it and focus on what you should be doing:

Building an authority site in a niche you can write about, love and has a masses of wallet out buyers ready to both learn from you and buy from you.

That’s it. It’s no magical formula, but it works.

Richard Marriott at the time of writing, is holed up in a secret French Alps location building a $9k a month authority site in 90 days.

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Tom Coleman – MobiDigital

Tom ColemanMindset

The 1st and most important thing for me is mindset as most people are conditioned from a young age that they have to get a 9-5 job, so it is very hard to break free from that type of thinking that it is possible to make a full time income from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. It’s even harder When everyone else around you has the same conditioning too.

Risk Factor

2nd would be the risk factor. Most people are too comfortable in there current situation and too afraid to step outside the comfort zone and take a risk.

Self Doubt

3rd is self doubt and negative thinking. You need to train your mind to focus on the solution instead of the problem or focus on the positive outcomes rather than the negative outcomes. Focus on success and living the lifestyle you want to live instead of focusing on failure.

Tom Coleman is is an Australian who likes a good walkabout. Currently CEO of Mobidigital.com.au/ a Google Adwords and re-marketing company.

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Stephen Wilson – Twisted Gigolo Media

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Fear

1: I do not think the problem is a new one. It is basically the same dilemma as any employed individual faces, whether it be online or offline – the fear of going it alone and giving up the reliance of a set regular income. Sure, working online gives you a lot of freedom, when you make it work, but the bottom line remains the same – some people are willing to take the plunge were others are not. Why? Next point….

Time

2: Maybe current responsibilities i.e. not having the time due to employment arrangements and family commitments. Maybe some people are not willing to embark on a long term transitional or trial period of the business idea (essential) and not willing to sacrifice the necessary time for what is still the main ingredient of success (online or offline) – hard work.

This is my eighth year working in online marketing and I still have a constant stream of projects under development, knowing that not all of them will enjoy the success that I originally envisaged. While I still hold a number of position 1 and page 1 site rankings, the reality is that few of us can really rely on just one income stream to fuel an online lifestyle, which may discourage some, so be prepared to have broad shoulders and keep developing quality new ideas in niche areas. If one works, give yourself a pat on the back and enjoy what you’ve worked for, but don’t become complacent. Whole workforce’s have been laid off over night just because of algorithm changes. Similarly, relying on a large social following is a mistake, many of those people may already have the current product or service you are marketing. So to have all your eggs in one basket is never a good idea, but especially online!

The Plunge

3: The continuing increase in competition in all online sectors is understandably going to make people think twice about ‘the plunge’. This together with Google’s recent pandering to big corporates in the hope that they will drive more people to their Adword platform – will no doubt been seen as a possible barrier when people are researching their market. On a positive note, us publishers can greatly improve our chances of success, if we aim towards what Google still holds above all else – original content via an engaging site.

The reality in my opinion is that more and more people are taking ‘the plunge’ to some degree and for those people it’s not only the hard work ingredient that they must bring to the table – but a mixture of constant research and development in an ever-changing online landscape which, despite the evolution and importance of social media, still boils down to the domination of Google search and how it favors your online aspirations. Oh and again, point number 1! : )

Stephen Wilson is the Managing Director of Twisted Gigolo Media

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Brigham Dallas – Fat Boys’ Launch Pad

Brigham Dallas - Internet LifestyleLiving abroad barriers:

a) – The Unknown – people fear it. We embrace it. Adventure, the idea of exploring outweighs the danger of the unknown and fear of imperfect expectations of the future.

b) Friends and family connections – we give up a lot living abroad – the comfort of seeing a family daily or being close to those we currently care about. my friends circle has grown every time i move countries though.

c) Cost – this is the one that people think they can’t overcome… how on earth do you live abroad – it’s so costly? The truth? I’ve spent less on my lifestyle than you do on yours! imagine how much cheaper life would be if you didn’t have to pay $80 phone bills monthly, $1k house bill, $500 car payments, $250 in gas bills, and $15 every time you go out to eat. The fact is, 3rd world countries are cheap and if you have the luxury to work from your computer, you can pick the best and cheapest places to live.

d) Instability of the Region – What if i get sick overseas? What if i get in trouble? True. You could get injured, sick, abducted like on the movie taken, or thrown in prison for marijuana smoking in Malaysia (that’s would be worse than a horror movie!). But the truth is you could also get injured, sick, hit by a car, and shot in your backyard. Be careful, learn street smarts and don’t push yourself too hard at first. If the food looks shady, don’t eat it, don’t walk down a dark alley alone if you can avoid it and be constantly aware of your surroundings. Risk is always there, even at your own home, but intelligence mitigates some of the risk. And my experience has been that the benefits way outweigh the risks.

Barriers aside, traveling and learning from talented and passionate people from around the world has been the greatest education I could have acquired. You being one of them Perry, thanks for teaching me what I needed to get started on my career path in life.

Brigham Dallas recently launch Fat Boys’ Launch Pad.

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If you enjoyed reading this, do you agree? What’s stopping you from starting over, leaving the rat race for good and living the life you want to live? I’d love to hear your stories.

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Success Means Only Doing What You Do Well, Letting Someone Else Do The Rest

November 14, 2013 in Internet Marketing Lifestyle

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When starting a business online there are many new entrepreneurs to try to take on too much too fast. An excellent feature of the online lifestyle and working online, is that there are experts at your fingertips all of the time. There are millions of freelancers that can be found online each with their own individual skill set and this is extremely valuable if you are trying to get a business off of the ground, or you are trying to offer a service online.

One of the first realizations as a budding business owner or entrepreneur is that you can’t and shouldn’t try to do everything on your own. Sir Richard Branson runs multiple companies from Virgin Airlines, Virgin Trains and Virgin Mobile but he doesn’t fly his planes, drive his trains or man the call centers. He hire’s professionals to do that so he can grow and scale his business.

By checking the market for freelancers who have reliable skills to your business, you can work to fill in any gaps as a business owner or entrepreneur. This way you can focus on all of the aspects of your business that you feel that you can handle well, or that you feel that you are an expert on. The remaining pieces of your business can then be filled by a freelancer.

A prime example of this could be if you are a business who has just launched a new product. Offering up Internet marketing opportunities with commissions for Internet marketers is an excellent way that you can see a variety of advertising material produced for your product without having to spend the time creating it yourself. Creating advertising can take time, and making sure that your advertising is converting is something that takes even more time. The excellent part of Internet marketing is that quite a lot of the work is taken out of the hands of the business owner. They simply were to receive sales and pay out commissions as they receive their money. Internet marketers are reimbursed for their time and effort that is spent on advertising through these commission dollars and both parties end up making money. This is a prime example of how freelancers and online workers can make a difference with your online business.

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You’re Still A Rat If You Win Rat Race

October 31, 2013 in Internet Marketing Lifestyle, Marketing Quotes

The Problem With The Rat Race Is That Even If You Win, You’re Still A Ratrat race

“The problem with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat.”Lilly Tomlin, American actress, comedian, writer, and producer.

The 9-to-5 grind is something that enslaves millions of people across the world. There are so many people that are wrapped up in corporations, working for other people and squandering their creativity each and every day. The true path to freedom in the workplace comes when you are ready to surrender yourself from working for a company and finally going out and making opportunities for yourself. It is a difficult thing to put yourself out there, but you will be rewarded by having more flexibility and an opportunity to possibly make more money by doing something that you love. When you are doing something that you love, money isn’t such a motivational factor, you’ll find other things that are more rewarding and fulfilling.

Earlier this month I was in Australia for a few weeks, visiting friends and seeing the sights in Brisbane, Newcastle and Sydney. I also went on a walkabout on Frazer Island. I even flew round the island taking off and landing from the beach that also serves as the islands main road… tides permitting! During this time my business kept on rocking and on my day of departure I got confirmation of a new business deal, my companies biggest to date.

I picked up a book at the Gold Coast Airport to read on my flight to Malaysia called The 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss. I recommend you get a copy of it if you are looking to leave the rat race or work remotely from your office. It’s jammed packed with useful, practical advice. I know I can save a few extra hours a day by changing the way I work to give me even greater freedom.

The Purpose of Working

So many people experience stress in their jobs but will carry on working because of the financial incentive that it gets them. If you work at a job long enough there’s a good chance that you will get promoted and while this leads to more responsibility, you are also rewarded with a better financial incentive. Supposedly winning the rat race would mean achieving the status of the head of a company, but this only happens to a very small percentage of people. By going it alone you instantly become the head of your own company and you’re presented with all of the freedom you want depending when, where and with who you want to work with.

Find your Freedom

By working as a freelancer, entering into the Internet marketing lifestyle, or starting your own business you can work at attaining the type of freedom that most people in the working world can only dream of. The kind of freedom that allows you to work from the beach and run your business from anywhere in the world. While it is a large sacrifice to give up a well-paying job to pursue a dream as a freelancer, or to start a business on your own, it’s important to remember that you can take small steps first. Researching and beginning these options (reading the 4-Hour Work Week is a good place to start) when you are still working will allow you to have financial security until you’re ready to support yourself and work on your own terms when and where your heart desires.

The Problem With The Rat Race Is That Even If You Win, You’re Still A Rat


Freedom

February 2, 2013 in Internet Marketing Lifestyle

Internet Marketing Lifestyle=FreedomFreedom, what does the word mean to you? For me freedom is the biggest motivational factor that gets me up in the morning eager to experience a brand new day full of endless possibilities. Freedom for me is a value I hold above all others.

I set my business up with freedom built into it. What I mean by this is when I was looking to start a new company it had to give me the flexibility to live and work where I want and when I want. Of course we are living in a golden age of communication that allows us to do just that. A privilege not afforded to my parents or even to us even 5 years ago. Such is the speed of new technologies available to us.

Today I run a successful local search marketing company and makes three figures a year. I could make a lot more but then it would be like a ‘proper’ job and who wants one of those? Not me Sir! I refuse to grow up and instead live a life many only dream off. I live in Asia by choice having left the cold, grey city of London behind over two years ago.

Today I’m writing this blog post from my smartphone (Galaxy S3) with a WordPress app while sat in The Geographic cafe in Malaka, Malaysia. If you ever find or loose yourself here try the sour plum drink. Its got to be the most refreshing and healthy drink you can have in this heat!

In the next few days I will travel back up to the amazing Malaysian capital city of Kuala Lumpa before flying back to Bangkok Thailand a few days later. Then we’ve planned a weekend at the exclusive Royal Cliff Hotel in Pattaya. All the time I’m I’m traveling and experiencing new cultures, meeting interesting people and seeing the wonders this world has to offer us, Im in total contact with my clients, virtual staff and associates and of course making money.

I tell you all this not to brag but to open your mind to your own possibilities of a freer lifestyle only the Internet can bring. Let’s face it, if I can do it, so can YOU!

If you value your freedom and want to earn money from home, by working from the beach a few hours a day or traveling on paths less traveled you need to start investing in your future and learn Internet marketing strategies that really work.

Benefits of the Internet Marketing Lifestyle

An Internet marketing lifestyle will free you from the modern slavery we are all born and conditioned to live in. You leave school with a limited knowledge and a one world view. You go to university and leave with a huge debt. You get a job if you are lucky (depends how you look at it) but never earn enough or have the time to enjoy traveling, your hobbies, write that book or spend time with your family. You get more into debt living in a house the bank owns, maybe drive a car the bank owns or even have to take a second job to support your family. Sound familiar? Working for ‘the man’ you are trapped as a slave wage trading hours for dollars.
Its time to break free and enjoy your freedom, but how do you start and begin to learn the knowledge that you can build into a successful and rewarding business helping others on the way?

Come back to this site and read how I built a business up from ground zero that in just a few short years allows me to live the dream. Of course I made many mistakes on the way and learned by sheer bloody mindedness. You will be able to learn from my mistakes and my successes and have a business up and running in a matter of months so you too will be able to start living your own Internet marketing lifestyle.

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Brainstorming For Lifestyle Blog Ideas

August 19, 2012 in Guest Posts

Start Your Own Lifestyle Blog

Lately, it’s been one of those times where I can think of any good lifestyle blog ideas.  It seems like each idea I come up with is uninteresting, beat to death, or irrelevant to one of my blogs.  This is one of those times when I’ll use my Top Ten Blog Ideas List to kick start a new blog idea, but I’ll tell you that even that doesn’t work sometimes.  I’m sure most of you know exactly what I’m talking about and probably think you’re a bad blogger for not being able to overcome that obstacle.  Well, there’s nothing wrong with you and I’m right there with you in that thought process.

A New Lifestyle Blog

lifestyle blogWhen this happens to me, I’ll often do something drastic.  I’ll take a break from blogging for a little while which could be a couple days, a week, or maybe even longer.  I tend to feel burnt out and need some time away to not worry about how many viewers are visiting my blogs each day or stressing about making sure the next article is just right.  In fact, that’s what I’ve done over the last week or two.  I definitely don’t consider it the end of the world either.  Lifestyle blogs are made to be built up over time and it is far too easy to get caught up in the notion that you need to blog every day or you’ll become irrelevant.  But, that’s just not true. I’ve Googled more search terms than I can count and it is amazing how many high ranking results are for sites that are clearly inactive with old outdated content from years ago.  This means that you can let your fingernails recover as taking a hiatus from your blog isn’t going to kill you.

However, just because you’re not blogging, doesn’t mean that you’re not generating new blog ideas. It’s amazing how many tasks, events, and occurrences take place throughout our daily lives. Each one of these can lead to a new lifestyle blog idea. In it’s own way, just living your life is a giant brainstorming session for coming up with new lifestyle blog ideas to expand on.  I own and currently maintain seven different blogs. Each one is about something completely different and really allows me to entertain a variety of ideas that randomly pass through my mind.  By backing away from blogging for a little while, it let’s you look at things from an outside perspective and realize that you can’t rush good ideas.  Sometimes they take a little while to come to you.  Check out our free blog tools!

So, next time you’re worrying about what to write about and it seems like everything you think of has been published online hundreds of times before, don’t be afraid to take a break.  Don’t write anything for awhile. Maybe don’t even look at your lifestyle blog at all.  It can be the exact remedy to get your mind back on track and ready to formulate whenever you feel like coming back to it.  You’ll be inadvertently brainstorming for new lifestyle blog ideas and have an entire arsenal to keep you busy writing for quite some time.  Thanks for checking out Blog Ideas!

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Brainstorming For Lifestyle Blog Ideas