I have put together this resource page, in hopes that you find additional inspiration or help on your quest towards traveling and living your dream.
All of the links I have listed below are my personal recommendation.
In many ways, they have shaped and will continue to influence my evolving life and self-development.
And by checking out these resources, I’m sure that you too, will also find many eclectic and varied content to aid in your lifestyle development.
Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links. I receive a small commission when you buy through those links. I reviewed & used those resources & products, and have found them helpful & credible. If you would like to ask me further questions on how the below resources have helped me or how they may help you, feel free to reach out.
Please only purchase resource(s) if you believe it will help with your goals.
Ever wondered how to create your own location independent lifestyle, but don’t know where to start?
Location Rebel is the resource you have to get! Created by Sean Ogle of Location 180, this website is full of valuable and helpful information to get you going on becoming an online entrepreneur.
How can Location Rebel help you? The site includes numerous “entrepreneur blueprints”, that go over step-by-step how to start with one of the many popular online business routes. These routes include: SEO writing, SEO freelancing, E-Commerce, Copywriting, Affiliate Marketing, and much more!
Included with the blueprints are interviews with successful online entrepeneurs including Dan Andrews (TropicalMBA) and Ashley Ambirge (The Middle Finger Project).
The high price may scare you off … but it’s a worthwhile investment. Sean continuously updates the site with new content including interviews with top entrepreneurs and addition of new blueprints.
Go read the testimonials and get Location Rebel now!
Besides Emilie’s successful Puttylike blog, Renaissance Business is an e-book that goes over the background of the multipotentialite business model, and how to approach setting one up from the start to the end.
Emilie explains each step in detail with the specific resources to use and examples of current blogs that have utilized those methods.
Content includes: Understanding & putting together your interests, building & communicating your theme, and executing your business. If you are the creative type, then the Renaissance Business is definitely going to work for you!
I have utilized many helpful information outlined in her e-book, and encourage you to check it out if you’re interested in creating a multipotentialite business.
In addition to the awesome information over at Tropical MBA, Dan’s 80+ podcasts on Lifestyle Business Design are both informative and entertaining at the same time.
I listen to his podcasts while I walk to work, make dinner, and work-out. Listening to his podcasts is like having a personal lifestyle design coach with you, at all times, right in your MP3 player.
Dan provides genuine advice on what generally works and what doesn’t work, but keeps it light-hearted with random tidbits on his wins and challenges with the lifestyle design model. And best of all, they are all FREE!
I currently host my blogs with Bluehost. The first day I switched over to them, I had problems moving my domain and content over from my previous host.
When people say they have top-notch customer service, they aren’t lying.
The representative helped me, step-by-step to get the problem fixed within the first hour I signed up.
Hosting rates are very affordable and competitive starting at $5.95/month. There are a plethora of other goodies that Bluehost offers, that I still have yet to take advantage.
Check out this Bluehost video on “How to Use WordPress“:
There are many, many WordPress Themes out on the web. It really comes down to your personal preference in terms of what you want, but I recommend Thesis Theme for its built in SEO features, and customization of site design.
If you’re no whiz with coding, then Thesis has both site and design options built into WordPress when you install the theme.
I kick myself for not starting out with WordPress.
The main reason why I didn’t choose them, at first, was due to minimal design customization with the free WordPress.com version.
But if your serious about the blogging business, I’d invest some money and go straight to using the WordPress platform (I suggest having your domain and hosting with Bluehost, where WordPress is all setup).
It’s the industry standard for blogging and anything else just doesn’t come close to it.
Need that kick-in-the-butt to jump start on an independent project you’ve always wanted to work on? Need ideas and advice on beginning your location independent lifestyle design business?
Look no further than Dan Andrews Tropical MBA. The blog gives post overviews on improving your internet marketing skills, setting up an e-commerce business, and living the location independent “tropical” lifestyle.
If this is your cup of tea, you will not be disappointed. And make sure to also listen up on Tropical Radio Talk.
Have you chosen one interest over the other, probably because you were influenced to follow one career path? Why not do them all?
If you have many passions and can’t seem to choose one, like me, then Emilie Wapnick of Puttylike can help you figure out how to live the multipotentialite life.
Your interests and passions are interconnected, even if you don’t know it. Puttylike will help you with ideas on where to start your lifestyle design & Renaissance Business project from scratch.
Where do I begin with San Diego native, Pat Flynn’s Smart Passive Income?
This site is overflowing with information from growing your affiliate marketing, building your niche site, starting your first blog, and much more! I am still poring through all the free, helpful information.
What I love most is that SPI is very transparent with the advice provided. You can check out his Income Reports tab, where he goes over his expenses and income resources in detail.
I first read a copy of Chris’s The Art of Non-Conformity while I was jetting with All You Can Jet back in Sept 2010. You will be inspired to travel the world, or go after a meaningful projects after reading through his book.
Chris also runs several other different “unconventional products”, of which I recommend checking out Become a Travel Hacker. The Travel Hacking resource provides you with a comprehensive guide to racking up travel points, and redeeming these points with airlines and hotels.
If you want one-stop-shop travel resource, Matt’s site is probably the most comprehensive out there for travel.
You’ll find travel guides for most popular countries around the world, and travel tips on saving money and packing light. When checking out his site, I’d start out with the Travel Tips tab or Travel Guides tab.
Check out the many other bloggers I recommend and read.
Check out the many other useful books I’ve read.
Do you have any other resources you’d like to recommend?
Let me know by contacting me, or emailing me at contact [at] hustletoparadise [dot] com