7 Steps to Building a Location Independent Business in Your Hometown

Note from Sean: A lot of the marketing and posts on this site plays up the whole save a little money, grab a backpack and hit the road. The reality is, most of us don’t necessarily want to work from a beach. Many of us just want to work from home and have a little more flexibility. That’s why I was so excited when Location Rebel member David sent me an email saying “I want to write a post specifically about starting a business in your hometown.” “Sweet! Write it up!” Today’s post is the final result. So grab some coffee, settle in, and stop making excuses for not starting your business today. Take it away, David! — How bad do you want

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10 Incredible “Offices” from Actual Location Rebel Members

One of the biggest appeals to the Location Rebel lifestyle is being able to work from anywhere. Sometimes that can mean some place exotic – like in Seminyak, Bali where the photo above was taken. Other times it can be the simple joys of working from your home office or the local Starbucks. Regardless of where you choose to work, what’s important is that you’re actually the one that get’s to choose it. One of my favorite parts of Location Rebel and this blog is getting to see all of the incredible places that people are currently calling their “office”. The members you’ll see in this post have literally hit every corner of the globe, and the coolest part is that just a

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How to Use the Pamphlet Principle to Increase Sales and Build Relationships

I used the pamphlet principle business to grow my first business painting houses, and then translated it to help me grow Location 180. Here’s how you can apply it to your online business.

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7 Day Entrepreneur Health Kickstart (How to Get Back on Track)

Note from Sean: I’ve always been terrible at getting back into healthy habits after a big trip or project. So I told Mike for this month’s fitness post to come up with with a plan for getting back on track that’s stupid easy, yet incredibly beneficial. This is the result, and it’s scary easy to do. This post will take you less than 2 minutes to read, but the impact can be huge. If you’re going to join me in implementing this Kickstart this week – tweet about it here! Take it away, Mike! – Making health a daily priority is important for everyone, but it’s especially important for entrepreneurs in order to stay motivated, productive, have more energy, and

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The Day I Almost Got Shot with a Machine Gun in Thailand

After 15 or 20 minutes of nothing happening I heard that unmistakable “tick, tick, tick” that could only come from rapid gunfire. Without having any clue what was really happening, I dove behind car only to hear the window get shot out right above me. — Wait, no context there? Maybe we should back up. In 2010 I moved to Bangkok to build a business, and have an adventure. I got both of those things, but some of the adventures I had, well, they weren’t exactly what I had in mind. You see shortly after arriving in the city, all of Thailand got caught up in a giant political battle. The short version is, there are two political parties in

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How to Start Affiliate Marketing as a Newbie Blogger

In this post I’m going to walk you through everything you need to know to start affiliate marketing on your blog, even if you’ve never made a cent online before, don’t know what affiliate marketing is, or haven’t even started to build your blog.

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“You’re Not a Real Entrepreneur…”

Every so often I get a comment here at Location 180 that just kind of rubs me the wrong way. I’m sure you’ve seen examples of it before, where someone who appears to be a bit disgruntled with their own life leaves a negative comment, yet doesn’t provide any evidence or reason to back up their argument. Recently, I received a comment like this, and in my mind it brought up a lot of interesting points that I wanted to address. The comment in question was on my post “How I Almost Became a Chinese Import Magnate” which was introducing my latest product, Enter China. Here it is: Sorry Sean, I have to get this off my chest, but you

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10 Cool Hotels from Around the World

I feel like a terrible blogger considering it’s Halloween and this post isn’t the least bit Halloween-y. Oh well. Little known fact about me: in a past life I had dreams of becoming a hotel manager at a 5 star resort. For a minute I actually considered going to UNLV to register in their hospitality program. I used to be able to tell you statistic after statistic about all the hotels in places like Vegas or Disneyworld…in fact, I still probably could. However, then I came to a profound realization. It wasn’t the 18 hour days and constant glad-handing of guests that really appealed to me. I just really liked to visit and stay in cool hotels. Because of this,

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7 Biggest Mistakes Beginners Make When Becoming a Location Rebel

I’ve helped hundreds if not thousands of people build small businesses over the last five years. I work with people on a daily basis within Location Rebel – so it’s safe to say I’ve got a good grasp of what works and what doesn’t. There are a handful of common mistakes that I see over and over again, that can cripple any new business and send you back to your monotonous office job faster than Usain Bolt after two cans of Red Bull. The good news, is that while these mistakes are common, they’re easy to spot, easy to fix, and in this post I’m going to identify them so you don’t fall into the same traps! 1) Thinking starting

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How to Use IFTTT to Save Time and Automate Your Business

This is a Guest Post from Steve Brodsky of The World Is My Office. A life of location independence is a dream come true, however it comes with it’s own set of unique challenges. Especially when it comes to time management. Balancing my time between running my online business, traveling and just having fun day to day is a big challenge so I am always looking for ways to automate daily tasks and free up time. A little while ago I stumbled upon a web tool called If This Then That (IFTTT.com) and it has been a productivity dream come true! What is IFTTT and how does it work? IFTTT (If This That Then That) is a 100% free web

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