It is March 2020 now, I first wrote this blog in September 2019, the pre COVID-19 days. For that reason, I speak a lot about freedom and travel freedom specifically. As we know, the world has changed drastically since December 2019 when the COVID-19 virus broke out in Wuhan, China and has now spread to the rest of the world.
Our lives are threatened along with the world economy and the question is, once this Coronavirus is under control and we are on the other side of this craziness (we must have hope that it’s going to come), will we be prepared for a new way of living?
The answer is a resounding YES! I am here to encourage you, show you the way to a viable future, no matter the current state of affairs!
You have the opportunity to prepare for it now. Yes, whilst we are in the midst of lockdowns (we started in South Africa at midnight, 26 March 2020). Economic melt-downs looming, job losses, businesses folding, the hospitality and travel industry retrenching … even amid all of this, we can start getting ready for our lives after COVID-19. In fact, if you are in lockdown, right now is the best time to kick start a brand new future!
Here is how … keep in mind, I refer to travel & freedom, as this was originally written pre COVID-19 times. It is more valid today … stay with me as I take you through How To Work From Home Or Anywhere In The World …. you may even be trapped in a foreign country right now, far from home … this is also for you …
My Original Article Begins Here:
The need for freedom is becoming more and more apparent as people realize that there is a whole big world out there to explore and experience.
Not only that, we are discovering our own time freedom too, shifting the order of priority traditionally given to the different areas of our lives. We can work from home and work the hours that suit us best. Spend time with our loved ones, and participate in each other’s lives at the time that suits us. No asking for time away from the office and feeling guilty for our absence. We can live out in the country and avoid the smog of the city, intense commutes and more. As a result, there are many companies offering the opportunity for their employees to work remotely. But is this enough?
I suspect not, allow me to share why:
We Are Still Trading Our Time For Money
If we are working for an employer, even from our favourite beach house, we are still obliged to be available on the days and at the times that our employer wants us to be. That’s right, it only makes sense seeing as we are employed, our time is still being traded for money – we do not get to choose the time, our employer does, right?
Your Priorities Are Decided For You
We are still held accountable for tasks and KPI’s, meeting company objectives. This means we are accountable to someone else (or a board of someone elses) and they set out the expectations, not us. This means they control (for want of another word) what we do and when we do it. On the same note, have you ever noticed that when you exceed the targets set out for you, the following year (or worse, the next quarter), they increase even more? Is this always realistic? My experience says a firm no to that question! From an employers’ perspective, it absolutely is realistic, the thinking is “If you could overshoot target like that, then really, the targets were set too low” – right? Um, no. There are things like sales cycles that need to be taken into account, not every quarter is the same. I digress…
Your Earning Potential Is Capped
How about our earning potential – that is usually capped when we are employed. Oh yeah, there will be the opportunities to earn commissions and bonuses – but even those have limits. Let’s face it, no company exists to make you or me wealthy. Companies exist to create wealth for the founders and share holders. They have to generate a profit in order to be sustainable and afford the running costs, profitability and lifestyles of the people at the top. So being realistic and fair to our employers, we know that our income has to be capped.
Your Growth Potential Is Challenged
How does working remotely affect the relationships amongst team members? My experience of this has been good and bad. When you are away from the office shenanigans it is awesome because all you need to do is focus on your work. The office politics get on quite well without you. What a relief.
However, the disadvantage can be that you are out of the loop of political gaming, so you are never quite sure what you are dealing with when it comes to politics in the office. This can count against you – the next promotion may not be yours as a result.
People have a way of elevating themselves and hindering the growth of others in the process. Proximity really does play a role in this. We communicate in more than one way (eye contact, body language, etc), when you are working remotely, there could be a lot you miss out on – to your disadvantage.
So What Is The Answer? … Is There An Answer?
How To Work From Home Or Anywhere In The World
I am so excited to share this with you – there absolutely is an answer! Actually, there is more than one answer to this question which I have shared in a few previous articles, you will find links to those articles at the bottom of this page. For now, let’s address how we can work from home or anywhere in the world – we choose!
Without Trading Our Time For Money
It is true, we can work exactly the hours we choose, there is no one holding a paycheque over our heads or dictating the time of meetings, and when deadlines are for submission of reports. If we decide to work a 60-hour workweek this week so that we can work 10 hours next week, that is our choice. We can plan our time in a way that suits us. Of course, we need to spend time working in order to earn, so there is a bit of a time and money exchange, but it’s not relative, you will see more about what I mean in a little bit. Stay with me …
We Decide Our Priorities & Live Our Lives Accordingly
We can take the time to watch our children, grandchildren, spouses – any one of our loved ones – compete in sports, star in their plays or recitals, receive recognition at their graduations. No guilt for being away from the office.
No need to ask anyone for the time off. We decide.
Need time away on holiday with the family? Take the time. Time with loved ones is one thing we never get back. It’s not dependent on our 21 working days leave per year, or waiting for long weekends to get together.
Actually, one of the biggest advantages of travel here, is that we do not have to travel over Christmas or any of the other big holidays. That way, we save money (yes, everything costs less from flights to accommodation and more) and we don’t have to queue endlessly either! Talk about a massive advantage!
Your Earning Potential Is In Your Hands
Yes! You get to put in the work you decide on, at the times you decide and your earning potential is completely in your hands. Now that I think about it, that is not entirely true – your earnings can increase exponentially with the proposition I have in mind for you. I do have evidence of this for you too, you will see a few success stories listed for you toward the end of this article.
What this means is that you do not have a board or stakeholders with first dibs on the income. The first dibs are yours! As you will see in the success stories, there is no other business model that scales income like this one does!~
Your Growth Potential Is 100% In Your Hands
What? That is nuts!
Nope, it is absolutely true. You decide how much you want to grow. In fact, the growth is also exponential in the opportunity I am about to present to you.
If you are not interested in growing as a human being, as a business person, as a provider for your loved ones (whether that is family members, community, furbabies, or anything else), then this will be a tough journey for you. You do need to be motivated and growth-oriented. Assuming that you are, allow me to share the opportunity with you!
Here is What You Need To Do: Create Your Own Online Business
That’s it? Yes, that is it! In its simplest form. Let’s discuss a bit more detail on this though, there is a whole lot more to it!
What About Products?
You do not need your own products. Of course, if you already have products you can develop your online business around them. But there is no need for you to have your own products.
What About Manufacture, Warehousing & Delivery of Products?
That’s the beauty of this business model – you need not get involved in any of these aspects of business either! All of those joys, challenges, and headaches belong to other people. You do not need to concern yourself with these aspects of the business at all.
Not Even Research, Design, or Packaging?
Not even research, design or packaging. Believe me, though, you will be busy enough to keep you out of mischief and then you’ll realize with gratitude that all these other aspects are out of your hands!
So How Does It Work Then?
It’s a very easy-to-describe business model and here it is:
Easy peasy, right?
Step 1 – Choose An Interest
Here is another awesome part of this business model – you get to choose what you are excited about! You choose the interest that appeals to you! Anything from Cycling to Hiking, to Fishing, to Teaching, to Music, to Natural Health, to Fashion … you name it. If there are products and services that are bought & sold around this interest, you are good to go! This is also known as your niche.
Step 2 – Build A Website
Creating your website is easier now than it has ever been. No need to understand code, in fact, you can build your own website is less than 60 seconds! I am not even kidding – without any technical know-how, you can build your own site – have a look for yourself. Please, please, whatever, you do, do not be intimidated by the site-building aspect of this online business model. Anyone can learn how!
You will be amazed at how easy it really is. Here is the Step By Step Website Building Guide For Beginners, put your mind at ease if you need to. You may be in for a steep learning curve, but remember, we spoke about growth earlier, you do need to have a growth mindset. More for the next step than this one.
You do have a growth mindset? Excellent, let’s continue…
Step 3 – Attract Visitors
This is a more complex step of your business than any of the others.
All it takes is training …. that’s right, you get to learn how to attract visitors to your website.
To learn how to do things like keyword research and how to write articles and position them in such a way that your ideal customer is attracted to your website. Or more than that, your ideal customer finds you on this giant called the internet!
I have a solution for training for you too. Not just training, but the best training available online! Hang with me, we are getting to the really exciting part!
Step 4 – Earn Revenue
Yeah! Now we are talking!!! This is where you create financial freedom which also equates to time freedom, so you can do what you like when you like to do it.
Plus, you work from anywhere you choose – perhaps it’s your “hug-me-home” which you have built over many years and is your happy space. It could be from your carefully constructed RV, traveling around the countryside. It could be from that beautiful beach house, or beside the hearth in your mountain cabin.
Perhaps you are in your senior years now and you have family scattered all over the world. You can travel to the area they live in, spend time together, and your online business goes along with you. All you need is your laptop and an internet connection! Maybe you are young (or any age) and want to be a digital nomad, to live the life of utter geographic freedom – this business model is perfect for you!
The Big Reveal!
Yip, here it is. This is how to work from home or anywhere in the world – by becoming an Affiliate Marketer!
As you can see below, Affiliate Marketing is easily presented in an infographic. As an Affiliate Marketer, you take the four steps above and build out your online business.
What happens from there is 1. the customer does a search online, 2. lands on your site, 3. makes a purchase through your website and then the money magic happens! At point 4. you get to make money!!!
Can you see why you are not concerned with all the aspects of product development? You have the easiest role in the entire pipeline, you make sure the products are put in front of the buyer at the right time, right place, and the right price. (The Four P’s of Marketing – all in your website, created and managed from your home or anywhere you choose)
How Are You Going To Become An Affiliate Marketer?
What you need to become an Affiliate Marketer is easily broken down too, here is what you will need:
- A computer (laptop, desktop, either will be perfect)
- Internet connection
You can bring the first two, and I can guide you to the second two.
Introducing Wealthy Affiliate Internet Marketing University
That’s correct! Wealthy Affiliate is an online training platform – and the training is indeed at the University level! Not academic? No worries, neither am I, and I have managed!
Maybe you are academic? You will not be alone, there are plenty of academics amongst the 2 million members.
We have the most incredible community of online entrepreneurs from all over the world. This means that the platform is live 24/7/365! It doesn’t matter which part of the world you are in, there is always someone online, the support team are available, the training is available – everything is available every day of the week, every week of the year!
I am inviting you in to take a look around – for FREE That is correct, no need to even share your card details, this offer is 100% FREE!
I cannot wait to share more with you about this incredible business opportunity! You can learn exactly how to work from home or anywhere in the world – managing your own time, your priorities, your income potential. Speaking of which, I did promise you evidence of success, here you go:
- Little Mama, a stay home mom – humble, hardworking and incredibly successful!
- Nathaniell – seasoned online entrepreneur – sharing another year of success and growth
- JerryHuang – our rapidly rising superstar. This young man has done incredible things and earned huge money!
- EddySalomon – awesome chap, his blogs have earned over 100K PART TIME in 2018
Is that enough evidence for you? Are you ready to join me now? Here you go, the FREE Starter Membership is available to you today! It is no coincidence that you have landed on this article, you need to at to check it out at least – and it’s free!
I look forward to seeing you inside! Yeah, you will find me there and I will be more than happy to help you out with any questions you may have. In fact, I can shorten your journey by sharing what I’ve learned in this business since October 2018. I even have some exciting bonuses to offer you … come along, you have nothing to lose, and everything to gain!
PS Oops, I almost forgot to share links with you to other articles I have written about working from home and working and travel opportunities, here they are:
How To Make Money Online and Travel The World
How To Work & Travel As An Affiliate Marketer
4 Of the Best Home Business Ideas For Women (& men)
How To Work & Travel Edition 1
2 thoughts on “How To Work From Home Or Anywhere In The World”
What a timely update and so so so valid.
Now is absolutely the time to use whatever downtime we have to prepare for a very uncertain future with I am sure a drastically and negatively impacted economic future.
This is not something the world needed right now, but then this virus cares not a sausage for timing or our man made boundaries, but if we do our thing (saty isolated and at home) we may just survive this.
But as you say then what? We have to plan now for the future and we have the time. I think there has NEVER been a better time to consider and start an online business. Use this time to set the basis in place.
I think the future of affiliate marketing looks bright with two huge changes (and this is just my opinion):
1. More people will be shopping online – post Covid 19 and
2. Your “Step 1” above will be critical. In the pastyou could virtually choose any niche and there would be a big market for it.
Post Covid that selection could diminish as people struggle with daily needs in a world wide depressed economy – so will it be luxure items that sell (of course they will but at what rate?) or daily necessities that customers concentrate on?
However whatever the answer is affiliate marketing will be around and there will be more people doing it.
Somehow you need to get this message out on the front page of the New York Times for all the world to see – why not write to them and offer it to them?
Another thing about this virus is I believe (or is hope the word) that we will all revaluate our own lives and come to a better understanding of what really is important in life. Forget our petty grievances and change our values on many fronts.
Keep those hatches battened down over there Louise as I believe South Africa is going to be one of the many countries where things will get seriously bad.
Thank you so much for your visit and for sharing your thoughts too.
Yeah, this COVID-19 is merciless. I am doing my best to focus on the positives, it’s amazing how many there are – families spending more time together in their homes can only be a good thing, right? We definitely need to find a new normal, and it will be for the benefit of our planet and mankind … I am looking forward with optimism (though I also confess to moments of overwhelm).
When it comes to business, the online route definitely is the way to go … and everything that Wealthy Affiliate offers, will take our businesses to where we need them to go.
It’s amazing to see how the International Monetary Fund is stepping up to assist countries, in addition to the local banks … in South Africa our banks are really showing up in these times of need too. It’s quite incredible! I don’t know if you are aware that we even have the Oppenheimer family contributing 1 Billion to help the local economy – it’s mind-blowing!
Even with all of this assistance though, the economies the world over are not going to be the same, thank heavens for Affiliate Marketing, it is going to help so many people and families! Not to mention the ailing businesses, they can benefit too by offering their products and services to affiliate marketers to share.
I love what you say about getting the message onto the front page of the New York Times – I shall be writing to them for certain!
Our hatches are battened down and I am praying for the people of South Africa, let there been an unseen miracle on our horizon, we certainly do need it. I hear that chloroquine or quinine is an effective treatment against this virus, and many of us have taken it during our lives, this may be what saves us.