Recently I received an email from internet business owner, Grant Nielsen, telling me all about his new ‘on-the-road office’.
Grant has been traveling in Australia’s Northern Territory for the last 3 months, preparing for a more long-term road trip.
He’s been camping out in some of the most remote areas of the region where something as simple as accessing electricity has been a challenge… but a challenge he’s been keen to take on all the same.
Not only is Grant still able to run his business while exploring the less traveled parts of this beautiful country, he even celebrated the 10,000th sale from one of his sites while on the road!
What’s more, his friend and travelling companion, Robert, has an internet business of his own that manages to pull in around $800 each week… all while he’s enjoying some amazing fishing and wilderness experiences.
Here’s a summary of Grant’s remote ‘internet office’ experience and some holiday snaps so you can see exactly how his remote office is set up:
“From the internet business perspective there was nothing different from working in my city or bush office… as you would expect, it just happened.
On the drive up there my original eBay site made it’s 10,000th sale and I didn’t know for 2 days!
The Telstra wireless net connection worked surprisingly well, however, as I’m moving to a more remote location, I’ll stick to my Sat. internet now.
Clean, 240vt proved to be the big issue. Thought I had the right advice, setup and devices, but I still fried a 22″ iMac.
I’m really stretching the power envelope up there, between camp, office and boating needs… totally reworking the power configurations. My last major issue now.
Skype was certainly the hero of the trip. It far exceeded all expectations… crystal clear… easily created a professional, seamless business phone system using all its features… a very impressive solution.
It’s a different ‘view’ from my office window, up there! The other morning, I was talking to my wholesaler in Canada and watching a large Croc. swim by 🙂
Underpinning the above is the need for a strong personal discipline and to remember you are still ‘At Work’ and have a company to run… even on the good fishing days.
I’ve attached a few photos of the area. Most taken around the camp area… The computers are normally in the tent.
If I can do it from a remote riverbank in the NT, anyone can run their internet business where ever they choose.
Robert, my travelling mate and former Brisbane business partner, also has his own internet business, he’s making around $800 profit per week and he also runs it from our camp.
We will return north later, staying at least 3 months, for a final test of everything and then on the road full time… I’ll then make a short video to show you around the camp, office and local area.”
How would you like that sort of lifestyle? Or if a remote experience like Grant’s isn’t quite your cup of tea, just imagine what your own ideal life might look like if you made a few changes and started living the life of your dreams.
It’s time for you to give some serious thought to your internet business … your ideal lifestyle … YOUR LIFE! If there’s a challenge stopping you from acting, find a solution. No more excuses, okay?