11 responses

  1. Denny
    January 16, 2012

    This is so encouraging. I’ve got to find my way onto this list.

  2. Jeremy Brown
    January 16, 2012

    Any examples of musicians???

    • Sean
      January 16, 2012

      @markpowers is the man when it comes to that!

  3. Dan
    January 16, 2012

    If you want to be a grey hat location rebel, I’ve met a lot of folks on unemployment!!! :) Could be used for runway to build up other sources of income!

  4. Turner
    January 16, 2012

    A good list no doubt. Learning how to leverage tech. so that you can turn a job into location independence is probably more tenable solution than starting from scratch…at least at first. Sean how long were you blogging before you started SEOing it and getting more heavy feedback? I know and liked your post on dont even think about SEO or anything until you have at least 6 months of content.

    Cervezas y Paz from Mexico,


  5. Tristan
    January 16, 2012

    Great to see some more examples to identify with, and from a wide range of skill sets!

  6. Mike Cook
    January 16, 2012


    Way to list some alternatives to the usual blogging, affiliate marketing, etc. You’re right in that SO many things can be done remotely nowadays.

    But as you’ve stated before, your #1 piece of advice to moving to location independence is to start a blog, and the #1 skill set you see in location independent folks is writing. But obviously, a blog can be used for many things, and writing can be used in anything you do.

    Cheers on pulling a nice list together!


  7. Mark Mayhew
    January 18, 2012

    the “cost of living surveyor” doesn’t do that any longer? is it safe to assume that he went out of business (he actually travelled to the places, instead of using the much more cost-effective internet? o_0

    • Sean
      January 18, 2012

      Haha nah you assumed wrong. He did it for a company that actually really wanted him to stay on board. He got burnt out on doing so much travel. I’d imagine it’s quite a bit more stressful traveling to a place like Nigeria on a somewhat frequent basis than it is to go to say, Bali.

      Also I’d think the internet is a pretty bad way to find out the true cost of things like toilet paper in Nigeria…ha

  8. Andi of My Beautiful Adventures
    January 20, 2012

    Ken truly is a genius with the camera! And the nicest guy as well.

  9. Deacon Bradley
    January 21, 2012

    Cool list Sean! I appreciate the reminder to think more creatively when plotting my course to location independence. I’m building a coaching business and making sure I establish it in a wa that I can do it all online. Step-2: hit the slopes! hah

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