In the thoughts of many an online entrepreneur, there lives a strange beast. Commonly known as the Laptop Lifestyle, this much sought after dream comes dressed in many guises, and often reeks of cow dung, fertilised by the mouths of the many who try to sell it to a ready waiting audience.
Is it wrong to sell the lifestyle, if we ourselves are not living it?. Good Question..
We all have to start somewhere and some people are obsessed with “fake it till you make it” but I personally don’t agree with faking anything as people are not stupid and with so many scams around, people are pretty perceptive and can smell #BS a mile off.
Instead of faking it, show people your vision and tell your story. People love a good rags to riches story.. but make sure it’s true.
Laptop Lifestyle – WHY?
The reason is, the Laptop Lifestyle is very “sellable”. And many, many people want it. After all, it sounds pretty good doesn’t it, touring the World, staying in luxury hotels and earning money..
The thing is, when you try to sell a dream and you yourself are not achieving that dream, people will lose faith in you. And in order to live the dream you need to have many people who believe in you and will buy your products..
SO, what is the answer?.
Sell, your Story..
People love a good story. Especially one coming from someone who struggles, (or struggled) and finally made it. Share your vision with people. If your vision is on a par with the audience you are targeting then they will follow you, roll with you and often buy from you..
When I was a new Internet Marketer, I could have #BS’d my way into much earlier sales and commissions, but I chose not to. Here’s why.
I didn’t want to build a business based on LIES!.
I wanted people to follow and grow with me based on my struggles (and there were plenty).
Many of my friends and colleagues online are living their dream. Some are travelling and making money as they go, others take a few more vacations than normal and don’t worry about the expense..
We are all different. Not everyone wants to lie on a beach all day squinting from the sun, while trying to decipher what’s on the computer screen whilst also dealing with dodgy wifi all day long..
I’m just beginning my first major journey since I started IM back in 2010. I sold my house and I’m going to travel around the UK first (my home country) as I’ve lived here all my life but never seen much of it. Then I’m travelling to Europe later this year and then on to other Countries..
The reason I can do this is because I learnt the hard way (at first), then I learnt the sensible way.. And believe me, the sensible way is best. (If you want a short cut to the sensible way, click here)
Here’s my personal checklist for you on how to go from struggling marketer to living the Laptop Lifestyle..
Step 1. Don’t follow the crowd. They are the crowd for a reason. They work 40 or 50 years of their life 5/6 days a week so they can “earn” one or two days off a week. to pay bills have a couple of decent holidays a year just so they can work their way through life then retire.. They play it safe most of their life
Bad News. 30% of all people DON’T make it to retirement age. Of those who do, 95% retire borderline broke, 4% downsize to subsidise their pension and only 1% retire financially free.
WHAT SORT OF SYSTEM IS THAT?…
Step 2. Don’t Just Sell Low Cost Items. When you create a “Sales Funnel” create it deep. A Deep funnel is one that has multiple products inside, but MOST importantly, a HIGH Ticket product at the end. This can be a $1000, $2000 or even $5000 Training product or even a live coaching package..
Don’t SKIP this step… it can mean the difference between constantly trying to chase your tail and making hardly any money to making all the money you want to finance your “Laptop Lifestyle”.
(P.S – If you want us to do everything for you, supply the High Ticket Product, a whole range of other products, the funnels, sales video, payment processor… we’ll even do the follow up emails for you until they BUY!.. PLUS, we’ll even teach you how to get the traffic… Click this link for a free presentation.
Step 3. Don’t Give Up, not now, not ever. Believe in yourself enough to keep going until you succeed. No matter how hard it gets (and it will) just keep going. The alternative is not going to be pleasant.
Step 4. Stay Away from Schemes. When a lot of people come online, they seem to spend an awful lot of time doing anything but what they should be doing. Selling products. It’s so easy to get attracted to get rich quick schemes and other ludicrous ideas that many people burn themselves out doing multiple businesses and crazy schemes until they finally just give up..
Confusion, balancing multiple businesses is one very quick way to fail early on. People who run multiple businesses successfully do it by becoming successful in one first. Take Richard Branson. He built one business first (Virgin Music) then he added other businesses to his empire and got others to manage them..
If that is good enough for a billionaire like Branson, why would you straight away jump into 3 separate businesses?
OK, this post is getting a little bit long now.
I hope you got value from it. The pictures you see on this page were taken by my smartphone on my first week’s journey to the “Laptop Lifestyle, I hope you liked the post. If you did, please share it and leave a comment below.
P.S Here is the link to our pre recorded webinar on how to short cut the process to your Laptop Lifestyle.. Enjoy!..