Is The Laptop Lifestyle Really Possible?

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I think its just about everybody’s goal is to have more time and not have to worry about money. Let’s look at time, for starters, we can’t physically make more of it, it doesn’t matter whether your Donald Trump or a street beggar stricken with hardship we all have the same amount of time in a day.

For one of my first jobs, I had to ride my bicycle rain, hail or shine 15kms to punch the time card at 8.30am. I wasn’t allowed to leave there until 5 pm that evening, then ride back home through peak hour traffic AAHHH…

So leaving at 7.30am then arriving home at 6 pm = 10.5hours x 5.5 days p/week is almost 58hrs a week I was giving up of my time to eek out enough money to just keep my head above water. It was like being caught in a trap with no way out. There had to be a better way!!

What is the Laptop Lifestyle?

Its basically making money online to fund your lifestyle. That could mean any number of things depending on what your ideal lifestyle looks like.

For some of us it is to have location independence with the freedom to live and travel where ever you choose, while for others it can simply mean time freedom ie: freeing up your time to be able to pursue projects or interests and/or be able to spend more quality time with the ones you love.

Who is the Laptop Lifestyle for?

Is The Laptop Lifestyle Really Possible?

The simple answer here is that anybody with the ability to turn on a computer, open a web browser and have an internet connection can join the laptop/digital lifestyle. I’ve seen people from all walks of life become successful.

People all over the world are tuned into the internet, we can confidently assume the world wide web is the way of the future.

The world population in 2017 was estimated at 7.5 billion people (7,500,000,000). That said it’s also estimated that 50% of the population has internet access. So we are looking at 3.25 billion people online (3,250,000,000). Just imagine that you have a nifty product or great information that was in demand and your profit per sale is $1. If you could convert just 1% of the people online that would equate to 32.5 Million. OMG !!

Of course, this is a “pie in the sky” type example and I’m not including the mass marketing campaign that would be required to reach this number of people, but it does make your mind boggle a bit.

What does it take to live the Laptop Lifestyle?

If the laptop Lifestyle sounds like a good fit for you then you may be wondering about the best way to get started. Whether your a seasoned digital surfer or new to the world wide web there are plenty of tips and tricks to make things easier end get you up and running a lot faster.

What better way is there to learn than by asking someone (moi) who is already successful in the digital marketing business?

One of the best books I’ve read on the subject is Russell Brunson’s Expert Secrets, highly recommended reading. In my humble opinion, the best way to learn is through education and above all having a mentor to guide you along your journey and keep you accountable.

I was introduced to my Six Figure Mentors who helped me reach my lifestyle goals and continue to inspire and grow through a great community of like-minded individuals who will go out of their way to help others no matter what stage you are at.

The Pro’s & Con’s of living a Laptop Lifestyle.

The truth is that making a living online is not as difficult as some might have you believe. The biggest factor to your success is YOU. What I mean is that discipline is a major factor, without self-discipline you’ll find it hard to make money online … or offline for that matter.

Consistent effort is the key to success.

Pro’s

Time freedom
Financial freedom
Location independence
Stronger family relationships
No office or workplace politics
No Commuting
Virtually no overheads
Low-cost startup

Con’s

Solitary workspace
Distractions can be a problem if undisciplined
No traditional job security ie: sick pay, annual leave and superannuation
Can take some time to build a following

I may be biased but for me, the pro’s definitely outweighed the con’s would you agree?

How much money can you make online?

Is The Laptop Lifestyle Really Possible?
Well that’s the million dollar question, isn’t it?

It’s a bit like asking how long is a piece of string? Answer = As long as you want it to be.

It’s totally up to you how far you want to take your online business. Some people are happy to cover the costs of their nomadic existence or to simply replace the income they earned in a conventional job, while others really take the bull by the horns and scale up to multi-million dollar enterprises.

Whatever it is that you want to achieve out of an online business is ultimately your decision, just make sure to set some clear goals to work towards, stay focused and disciplined and you will succeed, I believe in YOU!!

Let me know your thoughts or questions below and share this post if you like it. Thanks for reading and stay tuned!!

5 Easy Ways To Make Money While Living Abroad.

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Travelling abroad is an amazing experience that I would recommend to everyone. Meeting new people and experiencing different cultures really opens your eyes to a whole new way of life. If your anything like me heading back home becomes harder every time. Heres a few ways to extend your stay a bit longer or even indefinitely.

Photography

Photographer outdoors
Photographer taking a still shot outside

#1. This is a great way to earn an income while travelling or living abroad. If your into all things photography and you’re set up with some decent equipment then it’s really a no-brainer, with a few basic computer skills you can get paid doing what you enjoy. Heck, you’re going to be taking photos anyway right? For the real enthusiast, it’s possible to turn your passion into a business at SmugMug. Another easy way to monetise your passion is to become a contributor at depositphotos.

Web Design

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Web designer at work outdoors

#2. Web Design these days is not rocket science and I could confidently say that just about anyone could give it a crack. So if you know how to turn on a computer you’re well on your way to cyber domination. There is plenty of platforms available to host the site of your or someone else’s dreams. Have a look at Wix or GoDaddy they both give you step by step guidance on the setup process.

Affiliate Marketing

#3. Affiliate marketing is a great way to earn some travel money or even replace your income or more. Affiliate marketing basically is the process of promoting a business’s products or services (usually the ones you are interested and knowledgeable about) to others and if a sale is processed then the affiliate receives a commision from the business. You need to be able to build an audience and have the ability to keep that audience engaged to be successful in this game.

Blogging

#4. If your creative juices are freely flowing and you have a well-developed urge to share then blogging may be right up your alley. Traditionally bloggers will have a website where they share their content on just about any topic you can think of and then some. Most bloggers stick to a particular theme ie: surfing blog or investing blog. Some bloggers get paid via commisions from advertisements on their site while others sell their creative skills to others.

Get Creative

Get creative
Come up with creative ideas

#5. There are many ways to finance your life abroad and sometimes all it takes is a little ingenuity and the ability to think outside the box. One guy I met was financing his way through South East Asia by approaching the tour companies local to the area he was staying at the time and striking up a deal with them to get a commision for every customer he could attract to their operation. The tour operators were more than happy with that arrangement and so was he.

How do you or have you made money abroad?