In the past 12 months, I’ve traveled to over 20+ countries in Europe, Asia, North, Central, and South America, and I did it while running a business online.
There seems to be a trend of online entrepreneurs who are advocating this travelpreneur movement of being able to run your business online, while you travel.
I’ll be honest, it’s not as easy as it looks. In many cases, it can be a hassle having to deal with time zone differences, jet lag, and even loneliness.
But if experiencing freedom, diverse cultures, and learning new languages is on top of your priorities, then the pros far outweighs the cons of travelpreneurship.
The big question that all of us have is: how do we do it in the first place?
How do we get to the point of being able to start and run our businesses, while being able to have the freedom to travel the world?
I get how flashy and hoo-rah this may sound. But it can be done, and it’s more doable than ever to start a location-independent business today.
*Note: The following are not the only businesses you can start to work and travel. They are from my experience, the most effective, easy to start, and profitable.*
Let’s go over the 5 types of location-independent businesses you can start.
1. Coaching & Consulting
2. Information Products
4. Affiliate Marketing
5. Sotware apps
Now I can’t tell you which of the methods I’ve listed is going to be the best one for you, because each of them have their strengths and weaknesses.
It depends on your skillsets, what you’re passionate to learn about, and what you envision your business and lifestyle to be about.
Are you more interested in impact and influence? Then coaching or creating training programs for other people might be your thing.
Do you have a knack for building great technology, and have an idea for an app? Then you can explore the software app route.
Or maybe you have no desire to create your own product or service, and simply desire the freedom of making money online. Then affiliate marketing could be the winner.
Keep in mind that as you evolve, that you would be able to accumulate these different income streams, and you’re certainly not limited toj ust one.
For example, as a coach or consultant, you could be better off creating information products in order to scale your business.
Or you may sell other people’s products to earn an affiliate commision, while you are running your e-commerce business.
Whichever option you decide to dive into, I wish you the best of luck, and I hope to run into you one day in a cafe somewhere around the world.