Gas prices suck; the economy is nowhere near the recreational point; Politics sucks, and that’s how it was last season. 2020? COVID-19. People say 2020 sucks … well, they should wait and see what 2021 brings them. it could be more sucking than this year (or not?)
In fact, the only thing I don’t suck is my life (I don’t know what’s left when people say their life sucks.)
Before you hate me and this blog post, I can confirm that this post is not a joke – in fact, you will find plenty of motivation to do something with your life after you finish reading (hopefully!)
Photo credit: Luigi Mengato / Flickr
So let’s go on a pretty short trip, right? The aim of this blog post is to teach you about building a business that can be run remotely, as well as how you can prepare mentally and financially to achieve location independence.
You know how to do it – the economy is not in good shape. The pandemic is certainly not going to help you live a better life! Many lose their jobs … others are simply fed up with working for a boss when the logistics are riskier than ever. Then a little entrepreneurship with the hope of success.
Do you know what the dilemma is in entrepreneurship? When you start your own business, you become your own boss, but then you work longer than your co-workers. Vacation is cut and you receive a salary – if any – from your small business’s profits (again, if any).
People seem to be trying to make money in unsafe situations – everything seems stressful. Entrepreneurship cannot help you. Working for a boss can’t help you. Then what’s wrong with my life?
My friend, there is nothing wrong with your life! What you have to do is find ways to make things better the way you want them to be. The answer to my – and many people’s – problems is: Go with your company regardless of location.
Location-independent literally means that you are not tied to a specific location. For me, location-independent business means that you can run your business whenever and wherever you want. And yes, that includes running the business at home.
Please highlight the word “business” – it’s not the same thing between blogging, copywriting, etc., and running a real business.
Many location-independent people travel the world with their jobs to support their travels. It’s been harder in the past 10 months, but many do it anyway. While there is nothing wrong with that, it is not an ideal situation for people who want to pursue their wood carving hobby, for example. They just want more time to do what they love, even if it isn’t about travel in any form.
What they need is real business, not another job.
Do you want to start a business? Just add the word “business” after these words: blogging, copywriting, web design, etc.
Seriously, if your into blogging, start a blogging business. Instead of making money blogging, run one or more blogs for real business, with employee bloggers running your blogs and other things.
If you’re interested in web design, start a web design company – hire people, outsource to freelancers, … do whatever a company does.
You know what I mean? Do not build a business with you as an integral part. You need to start a business that can run in the mix with or without you. That way, you can then decide whether to bring your business with you or leave it behind.
This is my friend, the real essence of a location-independent business.
I should write about this in another post as I have so many to share, but for now here is a snack for you.
To start a true location-independent business, you need to adapt to technology. What kind of technology? The one that can be run on any computer with an internet connection.
In order for everything to run like a well-oiled machine, you need to develop a system. What kind of system? The one who can automate most of the activities. You need this: Cool software that can automate and outsource everything. Then you will find that regardless of the situation today, your company has a better chance of success.
Good luck in your endeavor!