One of the questions I get asked a lot (even by my brother) is:
It’s OK you saying how wonderful it is to have a location free lifestyle, but *exactly* how do we do it?
Fair enough, that sounds like a challenge! So ….
- Learn about the industry
The first thing is just to learn how to market online, what sort of business to open and all the technical stuff.
We don’t get taught about it in school, so you’ve just got to put in the hours to learn it like anything else.
Don’t have the time? Skip TV/web for an hour a day. Believe me, it’s worth it.
Where to find the info? Beware of those super courses with hefty price tags. I’ve spent thousands of dollars on these things and to be honest whilst some of them are quite good-ish, most of them just re-hash stuff you can find for free.
So I’d recommend saving your cash and just investing your time instead.
And where to look?
Well there’s just one site I’d recommend. It’s run by a part time minister called Darren who just gives really good stuff away for free. (Partly because he actually makes his money doing other things rather than making his money telling other people how to make money online). I actually bought a course through his affiliate link this year which would netted him $1000. What did he do with it? He gave it away to charity.
So the site you are looking for is: Problogger.net
Yes there is far too much on there. And yes it will take you ages to read through it all. But not more than a full season of your favourite TV show. Again, it’s worth it. “Buy it, read it, do it” as we say. Except of course it’s free, you don’t need to buy it.
2. What about the start up capital?
Once you’ve learnt all the theory about starting an online business, it’s time to get started on actually making the business.
Again I often hear
But it takes lots of capital to start a business. Where do I get the start up money?
Well, 20 years ago you would have been right. If you wanted to start up a taxi firm or a printing company you needed capital and lots of it.
But one of the amazing thing about capitalism these days, whether you love it or hate it, it’s that you need hardly any money to start a good business.
Shall I tell you how you can get all the money you’ll need to start up?
For just one month give up your favourite tipple. Whether it’s coffee, pop/soda, or alcohol just switch to tap water for one month. And I can guarantee that in that time you’ll have enough money to start up. Because really you don’t need much money at all. All you need is the passion and a website. Plus the will power to spend the next 30 days learning about how to start a business.
Again it’s all about your world view and whether you really see yourself being location free whilst working online.
If it’s just a “that would be nice” thing, it will be like the Ferrari that you’d like but never get. Which is fair enough.
Instead make it a definite plan. Make it a part of yourself. Make your spare time into “learning and doing” time.
There’s every reason in the world you can do this.
It’s nothing hard, it’s just how the world works these days, and I’m surrounded by people doing this all the time.
If you want to be like in the videos on the site, or sunbathing in Japan as I was this afternoon, chuck the TV, check out the sites, down the drinks and get started!
P.S. And if you’re so pressed for time you never watch TV or browse the web, check out my latest video coming soon.