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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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.

The Best Way To Predict The Future Is To Create It


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


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


Internet Marketing and Revenue Streams

June 27, 2011 in Internet Marketing

Internet Marketing – Don’t carry all your eggs in one basket!


Sound advice and words of wisdom that will hold you in good stead throughout life and with your online marketing career.

If you are link building from one source and that source is cut off, you have no links. No links means no rankings and no traffic. Besides which it looks unnatural to the search engine, so links need to be built from multiple places and from far and wide.

And the saying holds true for revenue streams too. If you only have one revenue stream running and the river turns into a trickle or dries up over night, you wake up and suddenly you have no income coming in. That’s a nightmare position to be in and one that should be avoided at all costs.

Internet Marketing - Pink Eggs in ThailandBut let’s not walk before we can run. I’m going to assume you don’t know how to build links to your website, I’m even going to assume you don’t have a website. So in future posts we will look at buying a domain name, website hosting, and building a website or blog and the different ways to monetize it.

I will also share with you the many different tools (some free and some I’ve invested in) I use on a day to day basis to make working online a whole lot easier and also save a lot of time. At the end of the day, that’s one of the main attractions for a lot of people. Working from home and spending more time with their family. I won’t sugar coat it but that was never the way it was for me for a long time and it probably won’t be for you either. Learning new skills, researching business opportunities and implementing strategies takes time, but I will definitely help you speed up the process.

Just finding the right people online to study and learn from was a full job in itself at first. There are a lot of charlatans who promise the earth and deliver squat. I subscribed to a lot of them at first but now I don’t subscribe to any and life is a lot saner without their constant bombardment of emails and sales pitches, what I call ‘white noise’. I’ll introduce you to the people you should be following and we’ll not even mention the others.

We’ll also look at the 3 tried and tested ways for making money online.

Making Money Online – Easy as 1-2-3

Affiliate Marketing (selling a product or service as a third party)

Local Search Marketing (Online marketing for an offline company)

Product Creation (Making an online product – ebook, course or digital product and selling it online)

You can make a full time income from any one of these three strategies and subcategories within each. You’ll learn all the skills you will need to build your own online business and live the lifestyle you want to live.

In the next post we will start with Keyword Research, assessing your market place for business opportunities, reverse engineering successful websites and online businesses and a whole lot more…

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IM Always Happy 2 Help

October 27, 2010 in Welcome To Thailand

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IM Always Happy 2 Help!

This is the first of many posts and pages that will be full of helpful advice and resources for those new to Internet Marketing (IM) and looking to earn extra money working from home or living the dream and working from the beach.

I started Internet and affiliate marketing a few years ago and after around two years I turned the corner and started making a living from online marketing. I want to share what I’ve learned with others so you don’t make the same mistakes as me or waste any of your time, so you can fast track to make $100’s online everyday and live your dream, maybe in Thailand, just like me.

IM = Internet Marketing

I’m not a Guru or an Internet millionaire, I’m just a regular guy who likes the freedom and lifestyle working online with IM gives me. The freedom and flexibility to work from where I want, when I want and with who I want. You can do it too.

I left the grey skies and the rat race that is London and after living on Koh Chang island for a few months, I set up home in Bangkok (BKK) Thailand in April 2011. In this blog I will share some of my experiences with you about living in the strange and beautiful place they call ‘The Land of Smiles’.

Check back regularly and feel free to post your comments and advice to help others. Caring is sharing so get some of that good karma!

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