I started this blog, TheProfessionalVagabond.com, with a very specific goal in mind. I want to show one million people how to automate their income and become full-time global adventurers (professional vagabonds). In my opinion, the biggest obstacle that we face in our pursuit of freedom isn’t our lack of time, money, or connections. It’s our belief system. If you believe that it is impossible to automate your income, then you’ll prove yourself right. Fortunately, I’ve found the opposite to be equally true.
The good news is, once you realize that it’s possible, automating your income is far easier to achieve than you probably realize. Thousands of ordinary people, from all walks of life, achieve this goal every year. I’ve spent a great deal of time studying these individuals, and I’m yet to find one with an extra arm, an extra brain, or a super power. For the most part, they are regular folks, just like you and me. The only difference between them and the rest of humanity is insight; they’ve taken the time to master an income generation strategy. The simplest and most common of these strategies is the creation of an online business.
Setting up an automated online business is a learnable skill, just like any other. In May of 2014, I made a firm decision to apply and develop this skill for myself. To my surprise, it took me just eight weeks to build an automated online business, BuyCycleSafety.com, which generated in excess of $1000 per day. Amazingly, the process that I followed to achieve this result was so straightforward that it left me wondering why I hadn’t done it sooner. As I’m sure you can imagine, this business and the subsequent businesses that I have modeled after it, have radically altered my life. I now spend nine months out of every year traveling the world, having adventures, or working on other items on my bucket list.
You can read my full story here: How I Became a Professional Vagabond.
I’m not here to brag. My goal in sharing this story is simply to help you overcome the one big obstacle mentioned above. I want you to believe that it’s possible, through deliberate action, to redesign your daily life. Even more than this, though, I want to show you how to take your first step. I want to show you how to take your passions, interests, or hobbies and turn them into profitable online businesses.
Take Your Pick
Ok, so I’m a little obsessed with professional vagabonds. I love meeting people who share my lifestyle and finding out how they fund it. Over the past year, I’ve had several opportunities to meet such people and I’ve researched even more. I’m constantly amazed by their creative solutions to the problem of income automation. By studying those who have already succeeded in this endeavor, the budding professional vagabond has his pick when it comes to online business ideas.
I know people who earn six and seven figures selling training webinars, membership website access, premium blog subscriptions, downloadable courses, eBooks, t-shirts, gadgets, and more. Most of these businesses are set up in a matter of days for less than $100. Also, they are often completely automated and carry little-to-no fixed overheads.
Really, with a bit of insight, anybody can set up a profitable online business. When done right, these businesses require a nominal financial investment and can be developed in one’s free time. The biggest cost is the time involved in learning the ropes. Of course, there is no need to learn this from personal experience. Observing those who’ve gone before you, and then implementing their strategies in a market of your own can radically reduce the learning curve.