There is a travel craze going round. People have taken up traveling, living the laptop lifestyle even as they continue building their online business.
What is more exciting, more and more people are doing it so successfully that there is absolutely no reason why you wouldn’t be able to do the same. Building an online business while living your life and traveling the world!
With today’s technology, quick access to the internet and mobile devices means that you can still travel and work on your online business anywhere in the world. So, what are some great travel ideas you could take advantage of while growing your business?
Take Weekend Trips During The Week!
How different would the quality of your life be if you were able to travel a weekend every month?!
Having the freedom to travel is one advantage to building, growing and succeeding with an online business. Take weekend trips or getaways during the middle of the week! This is a much better time to travel as everyone else is at work, laboring away at their 9 to 5 jobs. When you are your own boss, working from home, online you get to call the shots.
Grabbing a few days away each month will seem like mini vacations. Good weekend ‘during the week’ trip suggestions include going to the nearest national park, sightseeing, hiking the trails and enjoying a meal in the lodge. You can also travel to a town that you normally would never think of visiting, check out the sights, enjoy the local cuisine and generally relax.
If you have a bigger budget to work with, fly out of the country for a few days. Go to Paris and see what the craze with everything French is all about. Or head over to Jamaica during the summer and dance on the beach and sample their delectable cuisine.
My husband and I had a 10 day trip with our son in an RV to Yellowstone National Park and then traveled to Colorado. It was an amazing trip all while working my online business from my laptop. Truly living the laptop lifestyle and you can too!
Whatever your choice of a weekend trip, you can be sure that the limited time you will have will compel you to enjoy yourself to the maximum. This is a good way to unwind and reconnect with the world so that when you get back home, you will have had the time to rejuvenate and refresh your creativity and focus for working your online business.
Attend Corporate Events
Alternatively, think about signing up for corporate events – especially in the industry you are in. This way, you will get new opportunities to network with other experts who have built success and are sharing their tips and strategies.
For instance, if you are an affiliate marketer and the company you are promoting has an event, sign up for it and travel up to the venue. Mingle with the crowd, find out how other people are growing their online business, and learn from the best in the business or industry.
At the end of the trip, you will have had great fun, gotten rid of the stresses of daily monotony, become inspired and have new and fresh ideas from like-minded people. Additionally, you will have made some useful contacts that might prove beneficial to your online business at some point in the future.
Visit Family and Friends
At times, living the laptop lifestyle means that you have to seclude yourself from people you hold dear. To ensure that you do not break your relationships with loved ones, add in trips to visit family and friends. Then, schedule a time when the both of you are not too tied up. This will give you a great opportunity to travel building online business and still maintain your relationships.
Visit them, go out on the town, and do something fun and creative. If they are up for it, go for a swim or take a hike. Try some of the local restaurants, and have fun with them. Reconnect and find out how they have been.
When you get back, you will have refreshed both your mind and spirit, and your family relationships. In this manner, they will also know that you care enough about them to actually take some time off your busy schedule to visit them.
Overall, you can do all of the above and more when you are living the laptop lifestyle. After escaping the 9 to 5 world and building your own successful online business, like I have, you will have location freedom, money freedom and time freedom to travel –all of which you would not have enjoyed if you had remained stuck in your old job. Use this freedom to travel, see the world and maintain a successful online business.