Remember this guy?
That was me, Mark Thompson, 12 years ago. I worked for a number of international banks and major tech companies, working 12- 15 hours a day was normal.
I often only saw my family at weekends for around 36 hours most of which I slept as I was so exhausted. After a few years, the nice car and nice home meant nothing.
I hardly saw my daughter and you can only miss so many birthdays before you realise that there are more important things in life.
I finally flipped out one cold Monday morning at 5am in a traffic jam outside Manchester. Over the next few months, I sold everything and moved to Spain.
I didn't have a clue what I was going to do when the money ran out. I thought something would come along.. it didn't.
So one fateful day I typed the following words into Google, "How To Make Money Online."
The rest is history.
Building A Lifestyle Business - One Crisis at a time
I'd like to say I was an overnight success but that wouldn't be true.
I worked 16 hours a day for 4 months until I finally had my big break generating $20,000 in the space of a few days from 1 article.
I knew nothing when I started and had to learn everything as I went along,
After that, I took what I learned and I consistently generated enough income to maintain a great lifestyle here in Marbella, on the Costa Del Sol in Spain.
That experience taught me a lot, you need to get lucky to make it online but the more work you do the luckier you get.
This aim of this blog is to help you to short cut those 16 hour days and build the business you want in as little time as possible.
When I refer to lifestyle marketing, I am talking about building a business, or series of businesses, that allow you to live the lifestyle that you want.
Some Lifestyle Marketers like to travel, some like to have a lifestyle that allows them to watch their families grow up. Others like to indulge their hobbies as much as possible.
I honestly believe that the best way to achieve what you want is via online marketing and that anyone can do it if they are prepared to take action.
The aim of this blog is to bring you tips and advice that will help you become a lifestyle marketer. Hopefully along the
Hopefully along the way, if you like what you read, you'll join my list and maybe even purchase one of my products.
If you're looking to live a lifestyle that gives you time to do what you want, whilst generating an income that allows you to live that lifestyle, you've come to the right place.
Achieving Your Dreams
It doesn't matter what you want you can achieve it if you apply yourself to it.
Seeing your family grow up.
Paying for a dream home.
Saving for your retirement
Supplementing your income
All of this is possible if you approach it in the right way and commit to achieving your goals.
I never missed any more of my daughter's birthdays, I saw her every single day until she moved away to start her own life. Because of Internet marketing I stopped being an absentee father and had the joyous (most of the time!) experience of watching a small girl become a confident woman.
There are many ways to reach your goals, some methods will suit you some won't. Step one is to come up with a plan and stick to it.
My philosophy is simple: create a simple online business that's easy to run, that generates leads and that doesn't require every new shiny object that comes out.
A coaching client of mine recently sent me a story, it sums up my philosophy perfectly:
The American Tourist and Mexican Fisherman
A boat docked in a tiny Mexican village. An American tourist complimented the Mexican fisherman on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took him to catch them.
"Not very long," answered the Mexican.
"But then, why didn't you stay out longer and catch more?" asked the American.
The Mexican explained that his small catch was sufficient to meet his needs and those of his family.
The American asked, "But what do you do with the rest of your time?"
"I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, and take a siesta with my wife. In the evenings, I go into the village to see my friends, have a few drinks, play the guitar, and sing a few songs...I have a full life."
The American interrupted, "I have an MBA from Harvard and I can help you!
"You should start by fishing longer every day. You can then sell the extra fish you catch. With the extra revenue, you can buy a bigger boat. With the extra money the larger boat will bring, you can buy a second one and a third one and so on until you have an entire fleet of trawlers.
Instead of selling your fish to a middleman, you can negotiate directly with the processing plants and maybe even open your own plant. You can then leave this little village and move to Mexico City, Los Angeles, or even New York City! From there you can direct your huge enterprise."
"How long would that take?" asked the Mexican.
"Twenty, perhaps twenty-five years," replied the American.
"And after that?"
"Afterwards? That's when it gets really interesting," answered the American, laughing. "When your business gets really big, you can start selling stocks and make millions!"
"Millions? Really? And after that?"
"After that you'll be able to retire, live in a tiny village near the coast, sleep late, play with your children, catch a few fish, take a siesta, and spend your evenings drinking and enjoying your friends!"
Where to Start
Have a browse around the site and I am sure you'll find articles that will point you in the right direction.
Start at the front page and see if any recent articles appeal to you: https://thelifestylemarketer.co
Here are 3 of the most popular to start with:
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