13 Riotously Rad Reasons to Start Up a Freedom-Based Business

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Reasons why you should work for yourself

It’s no secret around these parts that we are big believers in working for yourself. I mean, we wrote an entire freakin’ book on how to work for yourself so that you could start working for yourself, like, yesterday!

And today is no different because I have 13 riotously rad reasons why working for yourself is the bees knees and these days, one of the most secure ways to make a living.

Have I said “working for yourself” enough yet? No? Well then allow me to continue….

It’s Ma Birthday and I’m Feeling a Little…Reflective

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Go shawty it’s ma birthday, I’m gonna party like it’s ma birthday!

Actually, we just spent a week on the islands celebrating in true style…but more on that next week.

Today I turn the big 3-2 and sashay further into my 30’s – a decade I once dreaded but now absolutely love and wonder why I was ever anxious about embracing my 30’s.

After all, during my tumultuous 20’s I was a complete asshole. I drank too much, I ate horrible food too often, I had some pretty toxic relationships and I had no direction in my life professionally.

Sure I dabbled; I modelled for years, I hosted web tv shows and I chased the dream of fame, but it wasn’t until I took the plunge and started up a business that actually made money (providing social media management services to restaurants and bars) that I realized I was unemployable and needed to work for myself.

Branching Out

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If there is one thing I have grown to love in these last 6 months of being in Thailand, it has been expanding our business. Making money. Making changes. Making progress. Making mone…oh wait.

Ever since we have started our affiliate business we have been of the mindset that building big authority sites were the best way for us to make money.

Don’t get me wrong, that is still our core belief.

However, recently we have started toying with the idea of creating smaller authority sites – sites that have 50 posts max as opposed to our current sites which have over 200 (and growing).

A Roller Coaster of Emotions

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I was so tempted to call this post ‘A Glass Case of Emotions’ but I figured that might be a little too Ron Burgundy….although can anything ever be too Ron Burgundy?

I’m getting off track.

The reason we initially started up our Daily Screw series was to give you guys a glimpse into our daily lives, our business and everything that goes on in between; but in that time it’s morphed into a place where we can celebrate our successes, shed a tiny light of insight or vent about something that’s bugging us.

You see, I’m the type of gal who wears her heart on her sleeve. I tell it like it is and I tend to be honest to a fault.

And today is no exception.  

Celebration

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The local

When you have your own business, no matter what industry you’re in, it’s sometimes hard to celebrate the small achievements. It’s easy to acknowledge the moments where progress has been made, but actually forcing yourself to enjoy the small successes is sometimes difficult.

Tonight we took the time out to register a monumental achievement in finishing the first draft of our book. 35,000 words on everything we know about creating and marketing authority sites. It wasn’t easy, but we made it. By the end of the week, we’ll have the final copy finished and ready to send out to you guys.

May 9th: One of the Boys

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punspace chiang mai

Today we needed to have a hardcore work sesh and with the looming deadline of our book quickly approaching we decided we needed to bust out the big guns and make our way over to Punspace – a sleek co-working space here in Chiang Mai.

What can I say, it was me and 7 guys – a single girl’s dream!

From the moment we walked in the door everyone was incredibly welcoming; introducing themselves, striking up conversations and trying to get a feel for what we did online.