If you’re like millions of others, you’ve finally realized that the traditional 9-to-5 lifestyle isn’t for you. There’s a serious trend underway and it may be the answer to your dreams.
It’s referred to as the “Freedom Lifestyle” and it involves working online. While some folks dabble part-time, others consider it their main source of income.
Working online allows you to leave behind the drudgery of a job you no longer love. It allows you to finally focus on what’s most important to you.
Do you have young children or ailing relatives that need constant care? Are you an introvert who would rather work alone rather than collaborate with a team?
Do you want to spend time doing your own thing for a change? You know, the stuff that lights you up and makes you excited to jump out of bed every day! If so, it’s time to consider making a shift to working from your laptop.
While there are dozens of great reasons to start a freedom lifestyle, here are my top five:
1. It Saves Money.
You won’t have to pay for gas commuting to and from a job you don’t love (which also help the environment).
Overpriced meals from the nearby deli will be a thing of the past. You’ll also avoid the lure of unhealthy vending machine choices. Instead, you’ll get to prepare your favorite lunch in the comfort of your own kitchen.
You won’t be obligated to pitch in for all those fundraiser items your coworker’s kids are selling or even the “voluntary” gift for your boss.
You’ll save tons of money on a business wardrobe since you’ll be able to work in your PJ’s or sweatpants if you want to.
There’s also a good chance you’ll miss out on the nasty winter colds that go around the office. You’re sure to save on doctor’s visits and medication as a result.
I also love that many tax-deductible expenses as a self-employed business owner.
And my favorite money-saving reason? You can finally start a savings account for all those great trips you’ve been dreaming about!
2. It Saves Time.
Want to reclaim a couple hours of your day? Working from your laptop will cut back on your daily commute. Bedroom to sofa…check.
You’ll be more productive. You won’t be spending hours stuck in pointless meetings listening to the same “blah-blah” presentations.
Avoid wasting large chunks of time dealing with lazy co-workers. Now there’s no one to corner you in the breakroom when they should doing their job.
You can spend that time honing your skills instead. You can learn what it takes to create a marketable and profitable offering.
Once your online business is up and running, you’ll be able to use all that new time to plan your next family vacation. You might even opt for a solo adventure abroad.
The best part is you get to decide!
3. You Own Your Schedule.
You can do what you want when you want. That doesn’t mean you’ll get to spend every day lounging around doing nothing.
But it does mean that you get to decide when to work and when to play!
If you’re most productive at 4 am, you can create that middle-of-the-night masterpiece. And you’ll no longer have to fuel up on caffeine and pretend to be a morning person if you’d rather sleep until noon.
Need a midday nap, a snack break or a walk in nature? Living a freedom lifestyle means you don’t have to ask anyone’s permission to do so. It’s so refreshing to be in charge of your own time and run your life according to your own desires.
Now you’ll get excited about your projects! You’ll have tons of energy to buckle down and plow through your to-do list when you need to.
It’s all about creating your perfect work-life balance.
4. You’ll Skip the Office Drama.
Are you an introvert who finds dealing with people tiresome? Are company sponsored events a form of hell on earth? Then working online will be a godsend for you!
You won’t have to act interested when your co-worker drops by for a “quick” chat about his latest Tinder date.
In fact, forget the office drama altogether. You won’t have to deal with those toxic situations ever again!
Working online means you no longer have to socialize with your boss to get ahead at the office. You won’t have to pretend to like your co-workers when you don’t.
You will get to choose your co-workers from now on. You’ll create your own team and find like-minded entrepreneurs to collaborate with.
Whew. Less drama equals more joy!
5. You Can Work Anywhere.
You might not have the funds to move to the tropics or jet off to Europe at first. But it won’t take long to gain the skills you need to work wherever your heart desires.
How would you like to explore an exotic destination abroad? Or maybe you just want the freedom to roam in your own backyard. Living a laptop lifestyle means you can make that choice.
Here’s another fun fact about working online…you can choose your office setting! All you need is a decent computer and a good internet connection.
So if you hate sitting at a desk, why not camp out at your favorite coffee shop or in front of a roaring fireplace? Or my personal favorite…hang out in a hammock while swinging in the breeze!
Creating an online business takes some big dreaming. It also takes some strategic planning and a good bit of work. But in the end, you’ll have created a lifestyle that saves you time, money and unnecessary drama.
And you will finally have the freedom to live life your way, every day!
Do you have any questions about creating your freedom lifestyle? Just pop them in the comment section below!