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The Laptop Lifestyle!

Wouldn't it be great if you could work from anywhere you wanted and set your own schedule? You'd have absolute freedom and never miss any important event because of work. Creating your own meaning of success.

How to turn your hobbies into a profitable online business? With technology advancement freeing us from the shackles of the desktop computer and plug-in internet connection, there's a new generation of entrepreneurs who are understanding it's possible to run their business from anywhere in the world. Living realistically but making life interesting, after-all life is a journey not a destination. 

Operating entirely from your laptop lets you live and work anywhere in the world. It's true, the laptop lifestyle isn't for everyone. Working or running your own business from anywhere wouldn't work so well if you are for example a retail store owner. The reason being that you are tied to a location by an inventory, tools, materials, or any specialised equipment's. Without products to handover to the customer a retail owner cannot operate. But if you are the operator of an online-only business? With your laptop in hand, you're free to work on your business from anywhere on your personal time schedule with an internet connection.

The common online businesses are: freelance writing, affiliate marketing, consulting, or e-commerce businesses built with drop-shipping. Since you can run your business entirely from your laptop, it means you don't have to choose travel over work, you can simply balance the best of both the worlds. When you're running a drop-shipping e-commerce store you can make so much more money and have time and freedom to travel wherever you want. You can just deeply live the laptop lifestyle of being free to travel and go wherever you want and not tied down by some job you don't enjoy. You can work from your travel destinations, from hotels, coffee-shops or local restaurants. The only thing you need is your laptop and an internet connection. Don't just make a living design a life for yourself. 

It's not just about financial freedom, your life opens up in unexpected ways. Once you get the hang of it, running an e-commerce business opens up so many other opportunities as well. You get an opportunity to help other businesses also, start an agency or run marketing for other companies too. You just have to believe in what you are doing and stick with it no matter what. It's not an overnight process to start earning, it's equally hard and time consuming like other businesses, it's great in the fact that it gives freedom of location, time flexibility, and an opportunity to explore other facets of life along with work. 

Sometimes, it will feel overwhelming to be faced with everything you don't know. At times it can seem like you'll never figure it out, but at such times the best advice is to keep pushing. The beginning can be the hardest but quitting won't make it easier. And with each piece of puzzle that begins to fall into place, you'll find yourself edging closer towards finding your place in the laptop lifestyle. The difference lies in your attitude to deal with the problems arising in your way, if you are deeply committed nothing can stop you from your dream life. 

Authenticity, honesty, and personal voice underline much of what is successful on the web. To become successful online, you need to remember the following: Good heart + Proper Communication + Passion + Commitment + Web Design + SEO + Digital Marketing + Positiveness + Patience + Perseverance + Integrity + Adding Value = Success. If your plans don't include mobile your plans are not finished. 

It's all about marketing that's where the real craft comes. The best actors do not necessarily become the biggest stars and vice versa. In marketing the best strategy is to market to your best customers first, your best prospects second and the rest of the world last. The best marketing is connectivity and one which does not feel like marketing. 

Delivering useful content at just the precise moment that a buyer needs it, is the master stroke. Cheap stuff gets popular quickly but that's not the kind of people we want to work with. Quality builds the right relationships. Relationships build trust and trust drives revenues. Our job is to connect with people, to interact with them in a way that leaves them better than we found them, more able to get where they'd like to go. Whether B2B or B2C, the good marketing essentials are the same. We are all emotional beings looking for relevance, context and connection. Never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.