Have you been thinking about leaving that boring stuffy 9 to 5 job and dreaming about living the laptop lifestyle instead?
Well you are not alone!
In fact, the work from home online business industry keeps growing leaps and bounds as more people join network marketing or direct marketing companies to earn income from their laptops. About 1/3 of the people getting started in this industry are baby boomers, people from the age of 51 – 59.
It’s no wonder people are looking into this alternative income builder because of today’s technology, leveraging the internet to reach target audiences all over the globe.
Imagine not having to wake from an annoying alarm clock.
…no longer rushing to get ready for work and hurrying out the door to get into your daily commute.
Visualize a day where you no longer have to put your kids in daycare, so you don’t miss their growing up years, like I did and was sad every morning I dropped our son off each morning.
Think about having the time freedom to work on your terms, travel when you want to and be able to live life while you build your business.
Living a laptop lifestyle is possible…but only for people that are serious about building a business.
An online business is no different than a brick and mortar business when it comes to commitment and dedication to work for success.
Let’s review the 5 ‘things to do’ before you leave the 9 to 5 job to living a laptop lifestyle:
1 – Make A Decision – Before you jump and leave your 9 to 5 job take the time to think about your motives. You may have been thinking about leaving your job but just don’t know how. That’s because you haven’t really made a decision to do so.
And you can’t make a decision unless you have knowledge of other income earning alternatives. Most people see a work from home or build a business online opportunity and jump in without knowing what they are getting into. That typically results in people quitting or giving up only a few months into their new opportunity. So it’s important to understand that when you make a decision to leave your 9 to 5 job for a laptop lifestyle that you know what your purpose and goals are.
2 – Mindset Matters – There is a mental shift that will happen when you go from an employee to an entrepreneur. It’s important to understand this because making a change of this level requires self-belief, believing in yourself and your ability will matter. That’s because you will have a learning curve of personal development and certain skills to achieve success in your laptop online business.
If you can make a daily commitment of working on your personal mindset for success, then this will help to prepare you to being able to make the switch from your 9 to 5 to your laptop lifestyle business.
3 – Commitment To Learn – Just like you make a commitment for college courses you may signed up for, you will need the same kind of commitment towards learning your online business industry. Having a daily goal of putting in training time whether that is through company video training, live webcasts, workshops or other events…when you schedule the time to do this you can start applying what you learn to getting results in your laptop business.
Don’t make the mistake of remaining in ‘student mode’. Learn in chunks. If there are hours of video trainings to go through, then commit to an hour a day and take action on what you have learned. This will get you going in your laptop lifestyle online business much more quickly. And getting results will build your confidence and keep you pushing forward.
4 – Get On The Team – There is power in numbers and a team is the best way to move you along your goals to leave your 9 to 5 and start living the laptop lifestyle. Look into what teams or groups are available to you within the company you are joining. Most will have social media groups, hangouts and webcasts that you can be a part of. Don’t be afraid to reach out to group members or your sponsor to get more details about the group or team so you can make a decision if they are the right fit for you.
Being a part of a mastermind is another great way to build your laptop lifestyle business by sharing and getting ideas and strategies. And of course live events is the best way to learn more about the company, products, programs and to meet the people in the community. It builds unity among the team members which supports an energy of that never give up attitude. You start surrounding yourself of like minds and it can be the most powerful way to getting success and leaving that 9 to 5 job much sooner than later!
5 – Blogging for Profit – If you are wanting a business for profit, then you will need a blog. A blog will change your business. It is the best way to jump start your new laptop lifestyle business by providing your home base. You will need a way to not only share valuable content, videos and other information with your target audience but to also have a way to capture those visitors onto your email list. Building an email list is essential to any online business.
Your blog should have optin forms offering value in return for their email. This is a way to communicate with subscribers and potential customers or team members. You can share news about new blog posts, events, hangouts, product promotions or other information that will engage your subscribers to take action.
This is the best way to not only build leads but to build important rapport with your visitors and subscribers and turning them into buying customers, clients or joining your business. Blogging with be one of your most important business tools.
Finally, before you leave your 9 to 5 job and jump into living the laptop lifestyle, consider building this new business on a part-time basis. Make a goal to earning enough residual and ongoing sales that will match or exceed your current income that you are making at your job.
Once you have reached that goal, then you can walk right into your bosses office and feel the freedom of firing your boss!
When I left my corporate robot job over 4 years ago, I remember the first day felt strange.
I wasn’t sure what to do, but it didn’t take long to be grateful for making the decision and diving in.
When I joined the company I’m affiliate with today, I just knew that this alternative way to earn an income, online was going to change our lives.
Today we get to travel all over the country, have more time with our son and incredible excited for our future and the goals we are accomplishing and those goals we are going to achieve.
I don’t want to paint a perfect picture.
There are going to be ups and downs when you are starting, growing and building your laptop lifestyle online business. At times you will get frustrated learning different skills, using new tools and understanding ways to market your online business. But in the end, it’s all worth it because of the time freedom you will enjoy.
If you are looking out that window from your 9 to 5 job, like I did so many times when I was in the corporate world, and you are thinking, ‘is this what life is supposed to be’…then you just might have the beginning desire to make a different decision. And I hope this post has given you some information about the choice of earning income in a different light. We have choices…and it requires a decision.
Start with that…then go for it!