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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Conference Checklist: 10 Things to Do After You Get Home

Golfing at Sunset on Tobacco Road after my conference… Well, so much for not traveling for a few months… After my Scotland trip, I was really excited to take a couple months off from traveling to really focus on my business and some healthy habits. That’s until Tate told me she was going to NYC and that I should come. “Cool, I can handle a few days in New York!” Then I got the invite for a sweet conference in Charlotte. “It’s only a couple more days, and a quick flight.” Then once I was realized I’d be in a state that I hadn’t been to recently, I had to look to see if there were a few golf courses

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Giveaway: One Year Subscription to My Secret Productivity Weapon

Enter here for a chance to win one of two year long subscriptions to my favorite productivity app, Focus@Will! For those of you that know me, you know productivity is a pretty hit or miss thing for me. I can get in the zone and bang out a ton of content in a few hours, or I can sit in front of a computer for hours trying to be productive, but to no avail. Last year I was introduced to a product that changed the way I work. That product is Focus@Will. Focus@Will is a web app that plays specially composed music to quickly get you into a productive state. They claim it can have the same effect as ADD medication, and

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Quick Hit: How Long Should Your Blog Post Be?

I started growing Location 180 during a time where it was all about the “epic blog post.” The longer, and the more detailed, the better. I still fall into this trap, and assume that if I write a 3,000 word blog post, it’s going to be shared all over the internet. Not the case. Sometime’s that “epic” post your writing also means “bloated” and “boring. So how long should your blog post be? It should be long enough to get your point across. No more, no less. Short blog posts can be useful, easy to digest, and when done right, they don’t make you go sifting through a bunch of extra words to get to the point. My point? Don’t

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6 Things No One Tells You About Running a Business While Traveling Full Time

I had one goal in mind when I joined Location Rebel back in 2012, to build a sustainable online business that would allow my girlfriend and I to travel the world. Fast forward to today, October 2014, and I’m writing this post on a bus traveling to La Paz in Bolivia with three separate online freelance businesses under my belt. The past 2 years have been an absolute dream come true for us. We’ve been able to call ourselves ‘location Independent’ and travel the world wherever and whenever we wanted. There are many perks to this sort of laptop lifestyle, but this post isn’t going to highlight them. Instead, I’m going to talk about the six things that can be

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How to Setup a Mastermind Group (And Why It’s a Fast Track to Success)

This is a guest post by my good friend and community manager Liz Froment.  When she isn’t working on her own freelance writing business, working on marketing automation or helping me out, she’s tweeting away at @lfroment. With that, I’ll let her get to it! Take it away, Liz… Being the Community Manager inside Location Rebel for the past few years, I’ve often been asked by new members what some of the biggest keys to success are. Without a doubt, getting involved in a mastermind has to be one of them. When I started trying to grow my own brand and business, let’s face it, I had no idea what I was doing. It was hard to stay motivated when I

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Abolishing the Someday Mindset

Recently, I was talking to one of my best friends about a certain quote. I have no idea how the topic came up, but we got to talking about how it was the only real, good inspirational quote that I could take credit for as being original. He said there was no way I was the one that came up with his quote. And to prove it I Googled, the quote to show that it was referenced by me. It was kind of funny when I found out just how many pieces of art had been created around it, and how many sites it was quoted on.  But there were only a few references to me. The quote in question

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10 Must Have Apps for the World Traveler

As part of our new posting schedule, each and every Friday we’ll be writing about travel. While not everyone who is on the path to becoming a Location Rebel is doing so in order to travel – the vast majority of us would love to travel more than we do…even if it’s just a quick trip to see family. – These days just about every single one of us has a smart phone. However it should really be called a “smart device” because often when you travel the phone is the one thing you’re not using it for. When I’m out of the country I use my iPhone constantly – but leave it exclusively on airplane mode. Why does this work so

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How to Exercise Anytime, Anywhere as an Entrepreneur

Around the first of the year I got an email from Mike Goncalves, basically giving me crap for making excuses and not working out. He sent over a workout that I could do, any time, anywhere – so I didnt have any excuses. After meeting him at WDS this year, I knew I wanted to hear more from him about fitness for entrepreneurs. Mike will be writing a monthly post on health and fitness for entrepreneurs here at Location 180. It’s such a crucial part of the Location Rebel lifestyle, and one that all too often, gets overlooked. With that, take it away Mike! – Nine months ago, I achieved a goal I’d set months prior – I became location

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