Keith Everett

Teaching Online Marketers How To Create A Dream Lifestyle

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The Laptop Lifestyle -Tales from a UK Digital Nomad, Week 5

Wow, what an experience. [ Main Pic. West Somerset Railway at Blue Anchor Bay Station, Somerset]

5 weeks and 5000 miles later on my constant travel around the UK and I have to admit. It’s time for a well earned rest. Driving can be exhausting..

I am currently in Chichester, West Sussex for a few days at my cousin’s house.

Charlestown, Cornwall

I am just starting week 6 of my travels around the UK & Beyond. This digital nomad life has it’s fair share of ups and downs and may not appeal to everyone, however despite a few early ups and downs, so far it’s been a great experience.

I’ve seen more of the UK in the last 5 weeks than I’ve seen in my entire life.

This last week alone, I have revisited places I haven’t seen since I was a child,  in Somerset (Minehead and Blue Anchor Bay).

I started my travels off last week by driving down to Plymouth in Devon, this is approximately 190 miles south of London. I arrived late in the afternoon and the traffic was building. The harbour in Plymouth looks great, it was getting late so I was looking forward to putting my feet up in an AirBnb I had booked..

There are lots of steep hills in Plymouth. I used the SatNav to find the address and was warmly welcomed. It was a nice place, a bit cold but it was quiet. The very next day, I moved on to Newton Abbot.

Dartmoor, Devon

This was my second AirBnb experience and it was a good one. The couple who owned the property were entrepreneurs themselves, so we had a lot in common.

I have often been asked on Facebook, why I don’t stay longer in some of the places I’ve visited. This is a good question. I am really doing a sorting process at the moment, I’m looking to rediscover my home country, the country I spent most of my life but didn’t see much of.

So, I’m cherry picking areas to revisit in more detail at a later date…

The Laptop Lifestyle – Is It All It’s Cracked Up To Be?

Obviously I can’t speak for others. I have noticed some Digital Nomads calling it a day after a few months/weeks and going back to having a fixed address etc. However, lots of digital nomads are living a great life in exotic countries.

You have to be realistic. Not everywhere has good Wifi. Even though I have mobile wifi on the laptop (Thanks BT Wifi Fon), even this can’t be picked up everywhere, however some places that I have  stayed at have had good Wifi (so does Costa’s & Mcdonald’s etc).

Also, if you are constantly travelling, you may skimp on work, as this can be your bread and butter, always make sure you find some time to deal with Income producing activities. You need to keep building your business, or you’ll end up spending more than you’re making… and this is so easy to do if you are not careful.

If you are travelling by car, you have petrol, you have food costs and you have accommodation. This can amount to quite a bit, so to keep costs down, you could apply the following.

Boscastle, Cornwall

The Laptop lifestyle – How To Keep The Costs Down

1). If you have friends or relatives who could put you up now an again, this would save a bit. or/and, you could go housesitting   yes, people will let you house sit and look after their homes while they are away. One of my good online marketing friends has a 3 month house sit in Canada coming up. That’s 3 months of Free accommodation, wifi and the owners have even given her 3 months use of their car.. .I know, it sounds crazy, right?..

2) Don’t keep eating fast food. I was guilty of this for the first few weeks, I ate it ever day and put on a whole load of weight around the waist. Buy some healthy food from the supermarket and find AirBnB’s that will allow the use of their kitchen. If the worst comes to the worst, go into a supermarket, or a subway shop and order a salad…

3) I did a lot of Zig Zagging across country at first in the car. This led to a lot unnecessary petrol use. I was like a kid in a candy shop at first and wanted to travel “everywhere” in the UK. It’s best to plan your route daily and go the quickest (or most scenic) way. It’s your choice, whatever way you choose..

This week I visited, Devon and Cornwall, specifically Plymouth, Newton Abbott, Dartmoor, St Austell, Charlestown, Bridgewater, Taunton, Torquay, Paignton & Boscastle, and in Somerset, Minehead, Blue Anchor Bay & the Medieval village of Dunster.

I will be hitting Europe and the rest of the World at some stage, but for now it’s the UK for me.

I hope you got some value from this post, if you did, do leave a comment in the comment section below. And if you have been thinking of going on your travels. Do it while you can. Who knows what might happen down the road.

Have an Awesome week

Keith

P.S You can travel anywhere if you have the right online business, and of course if you take plenty of action. This is one of the streams of income I have helping me power my travel. 

PPS If you liked this page, you might also like:

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Laptop Lifestyle – How To Make Money and Travel

 

 

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How To Quit Your Job In a Mad MAD World.

How to quit your job. A recent survey in the USA from pollsters Gallup, showed that approximately 70% of people who filled in a questionnaire, were pretty much disillusioned with their current job.

I don’t think there are too many surprises there.  Today, people are being asked to do more and more for the same money, and pay rises for the masses are generally either too small to keep up with inflation, or non existent.

In the UK, people on PAYE (pay as you earn), pay a lot in monthly national insurance payments, plus 20% base rate tax, and 40/45% income tax, for higher earners.

work from home businessThe World has gone Flipping MAD… 

No matter which way you look at it. The average working man (and woman) gets screwed over and over again for knuckling down, getting a job, and being a productive citizen.

Even when you do put your head down and be a loyal employee, you still run the risk of getting downsized, no job is safe any more. So the “risk” of starting a home business actually looks even more attractive these days..

Let’s be honest here…

Before the Internet, people had reasonable excuses to not want to go into their own business. Many brick and mortar businesses are fairly costly to start. But with the Internet, it blew 99% of the excuses away. Nowdays, literally anyone can get online and start a home business.

I had enough of getting up at the crack of dawn, commuting to work, putting up with ungrateful bosses and earning myself 2 days off at the weekend..

Is this how we were designed to live?..

I think not..

Do you know the odds of you being born at all?… The  Odds of your being born in this particular time, place and circumstance: about 1 in 400,000,000,000. You are a flipping miracle.

You weren’t designed to work for 40/50 years to pay billls and end up broke. However that’s the reality for most people.

work from homeHow To Quit Your Job – You Must Do This First

Now, before I go any further. Working for yourself is no holiday camp. Many people who work for bosses just do enough in the day to not get “fired”. You can’t bring that attitude into the self employed arena. If you do,  you’ll be banging back on your ex boss’s door faster than Secretariat won the Kentucky Derby..

How To Quit Your Job And Create a Better Lifestyle

Firstly, don’t ever quit your job on a Whim. Yes, your boss might be driving you nuts.. but think about the consequences of quitting. Most people are only two or three paychecks away from being completely broke, so if this is you, build a business in your spare time. FIRST.

Whaat???.. you have no spare time.

This is exactly why people need to build a business. They spend nearly every day at work.  Time is precious, once it’s gone, it’s gone. You can always get more money, but you can’t get more time..

I should know. I did this all WRONG!..

Back in 2010, I quit my job. YES, I had some savings but I also had a large mortgage and a ton of debt. The thing was, I thought I was invincible. I thought I was going to master this  home business “Internet Marketing” thing in a few weeks and really make a TON of money.

After all, the products you buy usually tell you “how easy it all is”..

The “thing” is. It’s not easy. It’s not easy at all.

I fell on my A*s, several times. Even to the degree that I nearly lost the house.. I made a total of $16 in commissions in my first year as a “full time” Internet Marketer. I was on a destructive journey to Brokesville!!!!

SO, how did I turn it all around?

Here’s what I did. I worked out what was the minimum I could live on, without going broke. Believe me, it’s only when you take a long hard look at what you spend money on, you actually start to realize that you spend a lot of money on “crap”..

Some people spend $20-$30 a week on Coffees.

That’s $1000 – $1500 a year.. YES, on COFFEE!!!..

I boiled it all down to a minimum, then worked out how many hours I would have to work in a crappy job to pay the bills every week. I think the magic figure was 25 or something like that.

About 2 – 3 days work a week. And that’s what I did

I started working back at a job, but far less hours. (P.S if your old job won’t let you do this, find a different job)..

I then worked my Internet Marketing business on the other days, so I was almost full time in my business, and part time in my job, which was supporting my bills, in fact all of my living expenses.

Now here is the delicate part. Do you think you are an Internet Marketing Dum A*s?. If you are, hold tight, this next chapter is for you.

How To Quit Your Job – You Know More Than You Think

Most of my non online friends have jobs. In fact, probably a good 50% of them actually hate what they do. They know that I work full time from home, yet can’t see themselves doing it. WHY?

I’m no one special. I have an average education,  I have bills, struggles and the same problems as most people. It’s not that people can’t quit their jobs and work online, it’s because they have been conditioned to believe that they can’t.

People who do well online are usually no different from anyone else, except that they choose to believe that they can do it. It takes work, probably more than most people are prepared to do. You can either look for excuses, make it hard,  or you just get on and do it.

As with anything in life, there are those who do, and those who watch others do. People who are continual watchers, they watch everything…but make very little money, or progress.

Quitting a job and working for yourself begins in your mind first. Take a look around you at the people who are making money online, are they a special type of person?.

I can tell you, they are not.

Family, kids, mortgage??… YUP, plenty of people making money online who have family, kids and mortgages…

English, not your native tongue??.. plenty of people whose first language isn’t English, are  making money online..

Getting on a bit?… Lots of online Entrepreneurs are in their 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and upwards. Age is a number, not an excuse…

Live in a small country?.. lots of people I know online who come from small towns and countries.. remember, we have the Internet, your audience is Global.  In 2015, it was estimated 3.2 Billion people are online, nearly half of the World’s population.

BOOM!, there has never been a better time to work toward quitting your job and becoming a full time Entrepreneur…

SO, lastly. What does it take?

If you know nothing about making money online, that’s OK. Most people don’t know much at first. In fact, people actually know more than what they think they do, as they have probably been using Social Media, for instance, to communicate with friends. This can be a big advantage as Social Media is a very good way to get customers.

You don’t have to be a genius to make money online. You just need to learn things and implement them. Here is my quick guide to getting started.

Step 1. Decide what type of online business YOU could be YOURSELF in.

A) Do you love talking to people?. you might prefer Networking in a Network Marketing business..

B) Are you creative?. could you create products?, what are you passionate about?. What subjects do you have knowledge about?. Maybe you could create products, digital products even, in something you are crazily passionate about..

Clue: The Top 3 Markets online are Money Making, Health & Wellness & Relationships. Could you create products in any of these three huge markets?.

C) Perhaps you would rather just sell products on Commission. You could find products in your Niche, and sell them online for commission.  Affiliate Marketing is ideal if you are new or an experienced marketer . There is no delivery or customer service to worry about. You sell, you get paid.

Step 2. Learn the basics, then DO IT!

You would be surprised how long people spend in “getting ready” to do something. Yes, there is basic stuff to learn, yes you can always find information online and most of it, is free. If you are prepared to spend an afternoon searching YouTube and Google, you’ll pretty much find all the information you’ll need to get started.

Tip. It’s better to get started, even if you don’t fully know what you are doing, than to wait until you are 100% clear on everything. I am never 100% clear on anything I do online, but I start anyway.  You’ll never be perfect at anything either, and you’ll only get frustrated by trying.

So let me recap on how to quit your job and create a better lifestyle.

Step 1. Find an online business model that YOU can be YOU at. Share your passions, get creative.

Step 2. Build your business part time without the worry of finding money to pay bills, keep your job going for now but give yourself a goal when you will actually quit your job, this is very important.  It took me a while to go full time, I did everything wrong, made every mistake you could possibly make,  but it depends on your determination and how consistently you show up in your business.

It took me a while to go full time, I did everything wrong, made every mistake you could possibly make,  but it depends on your determination and how consistently you show up in your business.

OK, this blog post is getting Waay, Waay too long.. I hope it gave you some ideas. 

Just do it. If you’re going to do it, you may as well get started now!.. who knows where you’ll be in 6 months, or even a year’s time.?

If you got value from this post please share it and leave a comment below. That would be Awesome..

On that note, have a great day..

Here is something a friend of mine, yes an ordinary working man called Riley does to make money on the Internet. It may not be for you, but who knows.

Peace and Prosperity

 

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