By Ruth Barringham
To many people, living the laptop lifestyle means working on the road, or from home, or from anywhere in the world. And they wouldn’t be wrong. It does open up so many different ways to work.
But it’s so much more than just a job that you can do from anywhere, because, as the name says, it’s a lifestyle.
It means being able to slow down and not rush anymore. If you don’t get your work done in the morning, you can do it later, or even the next day. As long as you get it done on time, you can choose your own hours.
And it’s not about hype either. You don’t have to go online and make exaggerated claims in order to earn money. In fact, just the opposite is true. You can go online and be yourself. Write what you want, tell stories, pass on information and entertain your readers and your customers so that in the end they get something they want and you earn money online by helping them to get it.
One of the best things about having a laptop lifestyle is that if you work well and consistently, the money seems to flow to you, or at least, that’s how it feels to me. And if you keep offering value to your customers, they’ll keep coming back. Some people say that the word customer actually comes from the word custom which means that people get accustomed to doing business with you and feel comfortable visiting your online business whether it’s a store, a blog or an website.
I find that to have a real laptop lifestyle all I have to do is concentrate on working on daily activities and not on reaching targets. I just have a list of tasks I have to do and I work through them until they are all completed. It makes it so much easier to work when I don’t have to think all the time and instead just work my way through my list every day. And by working this way, once I’ve completed all my tasks, my targets are reached automatically.
And this is because the laptop lifestyle is about your life as well as making money from your online business, and it’s better to have a life less-hurried with time for other things you want to do.
This is where my daily list comes in so handy. I just sit down, do the work I have to do for that day, make a list for the next day if I don’t already have one, and that’s it. I’m done. Usually I have a weekly list of things to do, broken down into what to do each day. So on the first day of the week, I just get out my list and get to work.
Living and working slowly like this feels like I’m living life on purpose instead of rushing around and reacting to everything that happens.
I used to have a busy life, and I still do. But instead of being busy with things I had to do, now I spend my days doing what I want to do which is writing, being with my husband, having days out, going on holiday or working on the house. And it never feels like I’m busy. I’m just getting on with my life
I usually work for anything between 3 and 5 hours a day, but it isn’t necessarily the same hours. Sometimes I work in the morning, sometimes in the afternoon and sometimes in the evening. And when I’m working in a huge window of inspiration I work all day and feel great afterwards.
I work a lot less than those with a full-time job and I work in a way that suits me. I don’t think I could ever go back to working a day job. I’d much rather be where I am right now writing to you.
So if you want to slow down, work from anywhere and work less hours than most employees, try clicking the link below.
But remember, the Laptop Lifestyle is for life, not just for Christmas. :)
Living the Laptop Lifestyle
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