A Quick Recap. I recently posted about the start of my journey. I left my home in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire England on September the 11th 2017 to pursue a long held dream of mine. To be location free.
I wanted to tour the UK, then Europe, and on to the World. This was a big goal. Travel, for me has always held a huge attraction, and making money while on the move was an even bigger draw. So how is this even possible?..
It has been made possible because of the power of the Internet. Today, more and more people are becoming “location independent” and are bringing their business on the road with them.
As long as you have an Internet connection, you can run a business. Selling products online is big business nowdays if you know what you are doing, and there seems to be an insatiable appetite to buy good products that people can access instantly.
The Laptop Lifestyle – So, what products do I sell while I’m on the road?
I sell digital products. If you sell digital products, you don’t have to worry about delivering them personally. I tend to sell more high ticket products these days as this really is where the money is. It’s not that much more difficult to sell a product with a $1000 commission than it is selling a product with a $25 Commission.
I mainly concentrate on getting the traffic and sending it to a recorded webinar or capture page. If you go with an “all in” package, you can get the sales funnel & the email follow ups done for you. This is ideal, if you want a “hands off” business.. I just set the traffic and monitor the business at will.
I’m not saying it’s all this “easy” but a lot of people make this business so much more complicated than it needs to be. Don’t try to do everything and don’t try to be everything to every one, this will only lead to frustration and heartache. The “simple” version would be to sell products other people own, and sell them on commission.
Keep it simple..
This is a great way to get into the Internet Marketing business. It’s called Affiliate marketing and can work extremely well if you are prepared to put the work in. The idea is to build a list of people that you can market to on a regular basis and build your business from there.
I also use a blog and youtube videos to promote my capture pages. If you are just starting out, you don’t have to do this to get traffic. There is plenty of free traffic available on Facebook. (Nearly everyone is on Facebook these days)..
It really isn’t that hard once you get the hang of it. I’m actually writing this blog post from McDonalds in Skegness using their free Wifi.
The Laptop Lifestyle – Is it really all a life of dreams on the Road?…
NO.. I won’t kid you.
If you are going to do it, try doing it with a partner. It can get lonely. Although, if you are quite chatty (like me), you’re never alone for long.
Some B&B’s are OK, but some are horrendous. You might be better off going on to Air BnB some of these rooms can be booked very cheaply (especially if you book a week or month), or you can try going free by being a Housesitter (I haven’t tried this yet), there are also many hostels around the UK, Europe and the World.
So, you need to be earning while you are on the move. The best way, in my opinion is to be marketing high ticket products and/or services, the reason being is, you want decent commissions to pay for your travel, getting one or two $25 commissions a day will help but won’t pay your travelling bill.
I hope this gives you a bit of an insight into being on the road and running a business. When you start out, make sure you have regular commissions already coming in, get a Sat Nav for your car, don’t forget your credit cards…
I keep track of my spending much better if I use my credit card and pay it off each month from the bank account I pay my commissions into..
Prepare yourself for a fun (sometimes frustrating) experience. There is nothing quite like travelling and making money.. Let me know your experiences in the comments below. Or P.M me privately on Facebook if you have questions
P.S If you are looking for a reliable way to make those “High Ticket” commissions, click this link