One of the biggest reasons people want to have an online business is to have the lifestyle.
Much like when you ask people what they would do if they won the lottery (one of the top answers is always “travel more”), when we ask people how their life will change with a successful online business, one of the most common answers is “I’ll travel more with my family.”
The dream of travel, freedom, and the magic of being on the road is a strong one for many budding entrepreneurs.
And we agree!
In fact, I’m writing this from our Lance camper in southern New Mexico.
The Internet Marketing Lifestyle: Travel
Mynders & I took two years off in the early 1990′s and took our catalog business on the road with us in our 34 foot 5th wheel.
It was an entirely different ballgame back then.
We had to pull up to pay phones to make calls or to send faxes. Email and online websites really were beyond us back then, and even if we had had a website, internet access was slow and seldom found on the road.
Nothing was automated. We had a staff back at the office who answered our order lines, packed and shipped products, and ran the credit cards. Boy, we would have loved to have an online order system like 1ShoppingCart that handles most everything 24/7 without our full-time attention.
We communicated with our customers and prospects via snail mail. Everything had to be created, printed, folded, stuffed into envelopes, stamped and then taken to the post office. A costly venture, both in time and money.
Not so any more!
Your Dream is Alive and Well
Now you can set up your online business so it runs automatically whether you are at your phone or computer, even if you sell physical products. Internet access is everywhere. Stop for coffee on the road? Wireless. Get a spot in an RV park? Wireless.
Grab lunch at an open-air bar in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, looking out over the bay to the ocean? Wireless.
And you can even use your computer and your blackberry (with an extra monthly fee) or wireless internet card to access the internet anywhere you can get cell phone access.
Or just answer email with your iphone or blackberry and don’t even boot your computer up for days at a time.
The lifestyle dream is more alive today than ever before.
Plan your online business to allow for automatic customer and prospect contact, order-taking and fulfillment. Get yourself a laptop computer with a good wireless card. Now you have the basis for a big part of the internet marketer’s lifestyle.
Travel. Freedom. Magic.