Living the Internet Lifestyle

Hitting the Open Road in the Next Six WeeksOne of the best pieces of advice I’ve ever heard is:

“Have a reason why!”

Simply put, it’s hard to succeed unless there’s a reason why you’re building an Internet business.

I have three reasons why:

  1. Spend time with loved ones
  2. Have lots of personal freedom
  3. Enjoy personal passions – Like traveling

And starting today (Monday the 16th) I’ll embark on trip that fulfills each one.

You see, my girlfriend and I are about to take a cross-country trip from New Jersey to California. There and back again.  {Sounds like a great title for a book.}

A major goal on my “Bucket List” is to take a trip throughout the United States.  Now it’s time to cross this item off the list!

So why should YOU care?

Well, I think you can learn three things about the Internet lifestyle from my little road trip: [click to continue…]

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I’d like to start with a humble apology.  I really haven’t posted much in the last month.  There are many excuses I could make.  Instead I’ll simply say that I wanted to enjoy a month-long trip in Europe; without feeling pressure to do work.

Darth VaderyThis leads us to the topic for today’s article…

Much has been said about the concept of the Internet Lifestyle.  For some, it seems like a dream come true.  With a laptop and a wireless connection you can work from any spot in the world.  Take a look at any advertisement for a ‘home based business’ product.  Odds are you’ll see shots of ordinary folks “working” while living in a warm, tropical paradise.

With all that said, I think there’s a dark side to this lifestyle.  What’s not talked about are the many hassles that occur while running a business out of a backpack.

I’ve traveled for about 11 months in the last two years.  That’s 46% of my time working while being on the road.  During this time I’ve learned that are certain negatives to this lifestyle: [click to continue…]

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The fun has to end sometime.  I had a great two weeks traveling through Belize.   But now it’s time to buckle down and get some work done.

What’s interesting about this experience is it was the first time I’ve traveled without my laptop.  Plus I made the conscious choice to NOT use the Internet for anything besides booking hotels/activities. [click to continue…]

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If you’ve been a regular reader for awhile now or you took a minute or two to check out some of the photos on my About Me page, you know that I love to travel. Becoming a digital nomad has allowed me to see spectacular sights and experience unforgettable moments all over the world.

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Today I have a great guest post courtesy of Ryan Renfrew.  For those of you who’ve read my posts in the last few weeks, Ryan is the “apprentice” I picked for my case study to improve traffic to a blog.  The main reason I selected Ryan was because he has LOTS of passion for his niche.  As you’ll see in the following article…

What uuuup? Ryan Renfrew here, hope you’re having an awesome day! [click to continue…]

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The holiday season is almost over!  New Year’s Day is quickly approaching.  It’s nearing that time where you have to make the annual Resolution.

What’s it going to be?  Stop smoking.  Lose weight.  Spend more time with the family.

All of these are admirable commitments you can make. [click to continue…]

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Mini Retirement: How to Small Travel Breaks Help you Work Harder

December 24, 2010

Have you ever been to a retirement party? Not to sound cliché, but they’re usually thrown for people in their sixties who want to play golf every day or buy a condo at the beach now that their working days are over. I’m not really big on golf and I already live at the beach, but having the chance to take it easy for awhile and do something I’ve always wanted to do is definitely appealing. I recently took a 7-month trip through Europe for that reason.

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How to Run a Minimalist Online Business

November 1, 2010

Today I’d like to talk about a minimalist approach to Internet marketing. Although I’ll be using my approach as an example, I think it can be applied to the way you run an Internet marketing business.

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Does College = Internet Marketing Success?

September 7, 2010

We live in a society where there’s a strong push toward education. From four years of age all the way to college and beyond, we’re expected to focus on one major goal…get a diploma and prepare yourself for the “real world.”

I feel a diploma is important for getting a job in the formal, business world. But does it really matter when it comes to Internet Marketing?

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Work Anywhere By Being Location Independent

April 8, 2010

Today, with the abilities of the internet, cell phones, automated systems and other technological advances; the great majority of us can work from anywhere if we so choose.

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