Well, it’s been over a week now since I arrived back in the good ol’ USA, and I have to say that it was a great trip. Every time I visit China I discover new and fascinating experiences that make the trip just that much more rewarding.
While we were enjoying ourselves in China, seeing the sights and experiencing the sides of Beijing that normally only the natives are privy to, my internet business was still perking along as if I had never left.
My product & affiliate sales continued right along just like clockwork. This is one of the biggest perks of having of an internet business. Portability!
Back in the day, I owned a ‘brick & mortar’ business. It was an electronics repair shop. The income was pretty decent, but the problem was that there was no freedom to go with it. It wasn’t unusual to work 15 hour days. When all the bills were paid & given the number of hours I worked, I was usually left over with less than what I would make on an equivalent day job.
I was one of those people that got caught in the classic self-employment trap of the day. I took my skill and turned it into a ‘business’. The only problem was the the ‘business’ was really a J.O.B., only I was the boss. If I wanted to get paid, I had to work alot of hours & be at my store everyday.
Taking a vacation was unheard of. My business would have been tanked in a week. Looking back, I now know that a freedom system could have been built into my business, had I thought about my core desires in the beginning.
What I love about online business is that you can start a very profitable business for almost nothing compared to a traditional brick & mortar type.
Creating a freedom system is also very easy compared to the latter. Online business procedures can be automated in many ways including software & outsourcing.
For example, for digital software products, you can set your autoresponder & thank you page to automatically send the download info to your customer after they pay for their product. This is the basic concept of ‘autopilot income’ that you hear about so often.
Affiliate marketing is another such example. As an affiliate marketer, you are providing a service to your visitors. You are recommending products that may benefit the visitor and referring them to the vendor. In return, you are automatically paid a commission when they purchase the product.
It doesn’t matter where you are in the world as long as you have a laptop & an internet connection, you are in business. You can be living in Brooklyn, but sitting on a beach in Maui with a laptop and a wireless internet connection and monitor your business anytime.
Never before has starting a business been so inexpensive while giving you exposure to potentially millions of people. Never before has it been so easy to just pick up and go anywhere in the world where there is an internet connection, and still run your internet business.
Home no longer has to be a fixed location. Home can be anywhere that you are.
Like any type of business, building an internet business takes effort, practice & time. Many things will fail before seeing any impressive results. Don’t buy into the ‘automatic riches with no work’ B.S. out there.
It takes focusing on one objective and seeing it through until you succeed. You must take your online business just as seriouly as an offline business.
Once you accomplish success in your online business, you can take your ‘office’ anywhere. You have achieved portability.
Making the decision to start your internet business is the first step. Taking action on making your dream a reality is the second and most vital step. As your business grows, start outsourcing & automating the repetitive procedures so that freedom is part of your formula. If your business can run without you, then you have attained true freedom.
That’s what being an online entrepreneur is all about. Without the freedom principle in your business, you are just working another J.O.B. minus the boss.
If you haven’t taken the plunge yet, then make today the day to declare your freedom! Join the ranks of the portable lifestyle and discover what you have been missing. It all starts with taking that first step, and then never looking back.