Hi there and welcome to Lifestyle Entrepreneur Society - a place where you can feel confident that you will be guided towards your goals with compassion, support and the occasional reality check! 😉
We are a husband and wife team who decided in 2013 that we had to break free of the status quo and found the answer to how we could make that happen online.
We have two gorgeous kids and at the time when we started this journey, we owned our own small 'bricks and mortar' business. We felt we had spent years trying to build something that we just weren't passionate about anymore. And, in the meantime, we were missing out on the time we needed to enjoy our family and have the adventures we were longing for.
So, we started investigating the opportunities available online. We knew there had to be something better out there.
You see, we were looking for something that offered us the flexibility to work from where ever we chose to be, the hours that we wanted to work and that would fit in with our lives rather than us having to fit in with our business.
We found that like so many other small business owners, and in fact employees, we had lost control over our future and we were expected to work many more hours that we were paid for. Life just wasn't as fun anymore.
So, we decided to make a change so that we could create a legacy for our children. And, that change started with the decision to take back control and work out what steps we had to take to create our dream future.
Upon starting this process, we discovered that the very first step everyone needs to take when starting an online business or in fact any business for that matter, is often the one that is most easily overlooked. The first and most important step is to get educated. To learn about the market, learn about the possibilities that are available to you and learn from people who are already where you would like to be.
So, for the first time ever, that is exactly what we did. We both liked the idea of an online business, you know, one that continued to work for you while you slept - you hear people talk about them online all the time. The only problem was we didn't really know how to start one, what we needed to know, who could teach us and how we could make it a success in the shortest amount of time. In all honesty, at the time I think it seemed as though we may have been searching for something that we were not sure really existed.
That is when we came across Stuart Ross and Jay Kubassek, two digital entrepreneurs who were willing to guide us through the process of building our own online business and how to leverage the affiliate marketing opportunities available to us.
So, we undertook possibly the biggest learning curves we had ever undertaken. We took the time to soak up every ounce of information about digital marketing which we truly believe is the way of the future, and took the advice of people who were already succeeding online.
Throughout this process we also gradually built our own successful online business that provides multiple income streams and has allowed us to create the lifestyle we have always wanted.
We no longer have to answer to a boss or work 70 hours a week on our own business, as we had done for so many years before.
We have found an new and exciting business that we love waking up to. We travel often because we can and we are conscious not to miss any of those special moments with our kids.
We have also discovered along the way that we are really passionate about teaching others how they too can build their own online businesses and start to create the lifestyle for them and their families that they have always dreamed of.
We recognise that most people start building their online businesses around a full time job or existing business and feel that is where we are able to help the most. We have been there and done that!
We will not say it will be easy, but nothing worth doing ever is!
What we will say is that one of the greatest things that we have found as a result of building our own online business is security. Security is not often something you associate with a business as often it entails taking a risk and putting everything on the line. However, we are now more knowledgeable than the vast majority about the new way of doing business.
Digital marketing is the way of the future and the opportunities are all around. You just have to know where to find them. 🙂
We would be pleased to help you investigate these opportunities.