Location Rebel Review (2017 Update) – Travel and Work When You Want


Authors Note: This review is the 2017 Location Rebel Review update. The original review was written back in summer of 2012, when I had first joined Location Rebel back in June 2012. While everything in the review still remains true, Location Rebel has launched a new look and platform. I’ve updated the review to contain the “latest” screenshots of what it actually looks like when you login and view the contents of Location Rebel. Again, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to me about the program and my experiences with the program.

So you want to travel, but you don’t have the time to do it.

Speaking for the US since I’m from here,  employees on average get only 2 weeks of vacation per year.

While not the worst in the world, that’s very little time to do any type of meaningful trip. If you want to take a long-distance trip to say, New Zealand, 2 weeks is just too short to make it even worth the trip.

And would you really want to wait several years to accrue up to a month or more of vacation along with personal days to get that time to travel?

Many things can happen in between that you’ll keep pushing off the date to, oh another time.

On the flip side, you have the time, but you don’t have the money.

So what may happen is that you work a job, and work at it til you save up a large amount of money.

Once you reach a comfortable amount, you’ll quit your job, and then travel. Does that sound like you?

But your travels would only last for some set amount of time, depending on where you travel. Then when you run out of money, you have to work a period of time … to quit again.

While there is nothing wrong with going this route, it’s just not a sustainable long-term solution to traveling for long periods of time.

So what’s the ideal choice?

It’s building your location independent business.

What is the Location Rebel?


This is the back side of Location Rebel.

Location Rebel is an online community created by Sean Ogle of Location 180. The founder’s personal inspiration came from his dislike with his finance job. As a result, he would leave that job, and hustle on his freelance and passive income type businesses.

Fast forward to July 2011, Location Rebel was born.

On a high level overview, Location Rebel begins with an introduction course that includes:

– The meaning behind a “relative expert”,
– Identifying your skill matrix,
Overcoming uncertainty,
– Finding your mentor,
– Building your network, and
– Understanding the goal of what location independence represents.

This introduction course is designed to help you analyze and reflect on why you want to achieve a location independent lifestyle. This essentially puts you in the mindset of a fellow Location Rebel member!

What’s unique about Location Rebel?

What also sets this program apart from other communities, is that Sean wants you to be involved with what you are reading. Therefore, after you read from chapters, you’d get the chance to test your knowledge and answer questions.

Don’t worry! It’s not like a bunch school quizzes, and you certainly won’t be graded at all!

These questions are merely to get your mind thinking about how your personal aspirations and desires would match the certain type of work.

Otherwise, the majority of the resources fall within the Entrepreneur Blueprints and Forum Discussions.

These two areas are where you’ll spend the vast amount of time, soaking up information, and connecting with other fellow Location Rebel members.

What are these Entrepreneur Blueprints?

This area is the meat-and-bones of Location Rebel.

The Entrepreneur Blueprints - The Step-by-Step Detailed Guides

The Entrepreneur Blueprints – The Step-by-Step Detailed Guides

Sean has done the hard work of researching all the information, organizing that content, interviewing successful location independent entrepreneurs, and … well basically showing & telling you step-by-step, the “how-to blueprints”.

What types of blueprints are covered?

1. Become a Freelance SEO Writer with Tom Meltner
2. Becoming a Web Developer with Evan Lovely
3. Creating a Successful Remote Work Agreement
4. Freelance Pay Per Click with Joel Runyon
5. How to Become a Professional Project Manager
6. How to Become a SEO Freelancer with Sean Ogle
7. How to Build a Successful E-Commerce Store with Dan Andrews
8. How to Earn Passive Income via Product Creation
9. Make $10k/Month Copywriting with Ashley Ambirge
10. Make $60/Hour Technical Writing with Alison Gresik
11. Make Six-Figures as an Advertising Rockstar with Jamie Mcgaw
12. The Location Rebel Guide to Affiliate Marketing

Below are “latest” and new blueprints that didn’t exist when I joined in 2012, but now do so as of 2017:

  1. Creating the Perfect Business Structure with Kyle Durand
  2. How to Become a Social Media Master
  3. The Beginners Guide to Sales Blueprint with David Anderson
  4. The Advanced Guide to Sales Blueprint with David Anderson

All of these blueprints have varying degrees of difficulty and amount of time before you make money.


The above screenshot shows an example of the breakdown for one of the blueprints, in this case: How to Build a Successful E-Commerce Store with Dan Andrews.

My personal experiences:

I joined Location Rebel in the beginning of June 2012, and have found immediate results from the day I joined!

What I was most interested in was learning more about the SEO and E-Commerce blueprints. After running through the extensive amount of information, I set up my SEO consulting business within 2 weeks of completing the SEO writing & SEO freelancing blueprints.


Some results:

– At the end of that month in June, I landed my first SEO client through networking!

– A month later in mid-July, I’d land my second opportunity to work on a client’s online business in a work exchange environment in Hawaii! That’s truly my first location independent experience.

– Although I concentrated on SEO and E-Commerce blueprints, I never imagined I’d ever want to be a copywriter or work on affiliate marketing. But after reading through those blueprints, I’ve found great value and use where learning those blueprints crossed-over into other blueprints that use similar techniques.

Overall conclusion. Whichever blueprints you pursue in the above list, you’ll be extremely marketable to potential clients.

In general, you’ll be amazed at the amount of knowledge you’ll have accumulated to help your online businesses as well as your client’s businesses.

You might be thinking, don’t I need to have background knowledge on these subjects?

Nope!  As mentioned before, Sean covers the meaning of “relative expert”. And being this relative expert is a crucial aspect to positioning your mindset towards a confident ability of your knowledge and skills ability of each blueprint’s information.

From each blueprint’s interviews, you’ll learn about how all of the successful entrepreneurs learned as they went.

Some of these people include: Ashley Ambirge of The Middle Finger Project (Copywriting), Dan Andrews of Tropical MBA (E-Commerce),  and Joel Runyon of Impossible (Pay Per Click). If you don’t know these people, look them up on Google and you’ll realize how awesome of a community of relative experts Location Rebel has built up.

What is the Location Rebel Community like?


The updated Location Rebel Forum – where ideas and inspiration get exchanged! The new forum platform runs so much better than it did when I joined back in 2012. One of the better improvements with the latest Location Rebel version!

While the community is small in numbers, it is one of quality members.

When you go to the Forum Discussions, fellow Location Rebel members are open to providing input and advice.

I’ve personally found the members to be supportive of each other’s business problems or of each other’s mental hurdles.

– What you may not realize is that running entrepreneur businesses can be an emotionally, mentally, and physically draining roller coaster ride … and it’s quite important to have a great network group to get support from.

– The Location Rebel Forums does that job, where members don’t hesitate to post positive support and constructive criticism to help out with someone’s goals.

Cause in the end, everyone on Location Rebel wants to see each other succeed and win towards location independence!


This thread here is just one of many examples of Location Rebel member success stories. Kudos to everyone’s location independence success :)

What are additional Location Rebel content?

Wait there’s more?

Of course, I didn’t lie when I mentioned that Location Rebel is awesome!

When you purchase Location Rebel, you are with the community for life. Just one time payment. The awesome benefit to this, is that more and more information will always be added to both the blueprints and bonus content.

What are some of the bonus content? (the below are bonus content when I had first joined in 2012)

– Additional interviews with successful location independent rockstars.

– Webinars from top experts including Peter Shallard’s talk on Crush Fear.

– Sean’s personal SEO freelance spreadsheets that you can take and use for your own SEO freelancing.

– And if you’re are beginner at starting a blog, no worries, Sean has a course specifically outline how to start one!


Here’s a peek at the Bonus Content section.

Additional New Bonus Content as of 2017 include:

  • Hacking the High Life
  • Overcoming the Fear of Uncertainty
  • Freelancers Pricing Guide
  • Writing Proposals for Upwork
  • Search Engine Optimization Templates
  • and much more!

Hacking the High Life was a separate course purchase at the time I joined back in 2012. It is now included part of the current Location Rebel sign-up.




Overcoming the Fear of Uncertainty used to be a separate purchase when I joined in 2012 as well. Again, it’s now folded into the entire Location Rebel package suite. This is important, as the digital nomad lifestyle is also 50% mindset as well, with how to deal with the ups-and-downs of being a freelancer and entrepreneur.


Why you need Location Rebel.

Still unsure if Location Rebel is right for you?

I’ll tell you who I believe it’s definitely NOT for:

– Those who already have successful entrepreneur businesses.

– Those who are looking to not put time into reading and taking action on the blueprints.

– Those who aren’t interested in any of the 12 blueprints available (make sure you’ve seen the blueprints listed up above)!

Location Rebel is IDEAL and must-have for:

– Those seeking location independence.

– Those who have no clue where to start.

– Those who are interested in many of the blueprints listed above.

– Those who are looking to join an awesome, supportive group of Location Rebel members worldwide.

– Those who value doing work that increases time to do what you want to do.

These are some reviews of what current Location Rebel members have to say:

… so far I’m amazed. Sean wasn’t bluffing; he’s deeply involved in this project and he’s there to guide us members through whatever we need …

And another:

…  he gets specific and gives you EXACT blueprints for doing it. And, he gets you involved with a community of like-minded people. There’s really no excuse for failure in here …

One thing I wish was that I got Location Rebel earlier … but in the end, I got it nevertheless, and it was worth every investment, and much, much more!

There’s just so much valuable content, that I still have more than half of the blueprints to still check out. That just attests to the value and quality of what you will get when you join Location Rebel!

Want to ask me questions about my experiences with Location Rebel?  Feel free to reach out to me now.

Note: This post contains affiliate links. I have used the Location Rebel blueprints on my entrepreneur ventures, and I’m proud to stand behind my 100% recommendation of this resource. If you decide to purchase Location Rebel, I’d be stoked if you used my link, where I receive a commission on sale price. Thanks!

Your Turn:

  • What does location independence mean for you?

  • If you finally had the time & money, what is your ideal lifestyle?

4 replies
  1. Jitske
    Jitske says:

    This is a great article. It all seems very tempting but to me there are some ‘buts’. The biggest of them all is: I am not a native English speaker. I feel like most of the focus is on writing content or SEO-writing, I am not sure if this is what I want to be doing. I would say I am a good writer but in my own language: in Dutch. My English is ok, my academic English is great, but I don’t see myself writing articles in English. What if you want to set up a completely different kind of business, like giving people massages or start your own coaching company. Is there also expertise on other area’s? I was just wondering and the website doesn’t seem to give me the information and I only see really enthusiastic reviews of Americans, and only here and there someone from Europe. However, I am very interested, and am thinking about the starting package. I already have a lot of ideas for my personal blog, but again, in Dutch (and not something I aspire to get money from although it would be great if that would happen). Thanks for your answer!

    • Harrison Tsai
      Harrison Tsai says:

      Hey Jitske, thanks for commenting. Based on what you wrote, majority of the blueprints at LR are online based and one of the most popular blueprints indeed is the “SEO writing” or copywriting portion … of course, the majority language is English. I think the skills can be transferrable to Dutch copywriting, although the market for Dutch copywriting I presume would be smaller than English.

      Specific based businesses like massage or coaching would require special training, but those skills can always be transferrable to online world (building a paid membership training course, etc.) – I’ve worked developing a local yoga studio’s filmed classes into a thriving membership website where members pay yearly fee for access to yoga videos.

      What kinds of ideas do you have for personal blog? Feel free to private message me if you wanted to quick ideas and direction on your own personal interests. I love helping people out 🙂

  2. Sebastien
    Sebastien says:

    Hi Harrisson, do you feel like these courses are still relevant in 2016? Reason why I ask is because I’ve seen alot of reviews online from Location rebel dating in 2012-2013 but not much for 2015 or this year. Thank you for writing a meaningful blog post

  3. onya
    onya says:

    Hello just been thinking about joining LR and I think this review helped me make up my mind. I love the idea of having a business online and living an location independant lifestyle even though im mom to a 10 old. Im def. going to join LR.

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