Edit: This post grossly misrepresents what my early self-employed work life was like. I’ll be addressing that in a more detailed post soon.
If I had known it was easy, I’d have quit my job years ago.
I’ve written before about Location Rebel, a mentoring program that teaches you how to work online so that you don’t need a conventional job. I joined the inaugural (trial) class of Location Rebel back in July, but because I was so busy with my then-job I didn’t spend much time with it.
Until September 1.
Once I took the big leap and quit my job, I had plenty of time to soak up instruction and put it into practice. I didn’t really know what to expect – would I start making money right away? Would it take months of struggling? Would this be pie in the sky?
Well, just two weeks since I started, I can say this program is a success. It’s not often that I will plug someone’s product here on Rogue Priest, but I’m extremely impressed with everything Sean Ogle, LR’s founder, has put together. I wish it had existed earlier.
The basic format of Location Rebel is that there are seven different “blueprints” for ways to earn money online. That means actual paying work, not network marketing schemes. Each blueprint contains an interview with someone who does it for a living, detailed instruction for each of the skills you’ll need to do it, info on how to get started, and a forum where you can ask questions and share ideas. The cost to join is US $297 and you can work on one or all of the blueprints.
The blueprints range from things that require some creativity, like advertising, to things that literally anyone can just start doing immediately, like professional SEO (search engine optimization) writing. Some are very technical and others are easy. But they all seem well written and I feel like I’m in good hands.
To me, the real test was whether I would actually make money. I was very skeptical of Sean’s guarantee. But as of yesterday I am officially making enough income to pay the bills. On average, I work 3 hours a day. I sit down at a coffee house or malt shop of my choosing, pull out my laptop, and work.
Can you imagine if that was your job?
I’m still glad I worked to save up months and months of income. It was smart, becauseI didn’t know what I’d be getting into after I left. But as it turns out I’m able to support myself just two weeks after taking the plunge. I don’t think I’d be able to do it – at least not that quickly – if I didn’t have access to Location Rebel.
If working from anywhere isn’t your thing, no worries. We’ll be back to talk of adventure and spirituality in no time. But I’m guessing some of you are working jobs you hate, or you want to travel more, or you just wish you had more time for your family and friends.
If that’s the case, consider adding Location Rebel to your toolkit. I’ve spent hundreds of hours looking at the best way to go location independent, and I haven’t found a better product yet.
Monday’s post will get back to my prep for the Great Adventure – specifically, what my Sensei said when he found out I’m walking to Brazil.
Anyone want to guess?