Join us with our guest Jo Barnes on Living The Retirement Lifestyle Podcast as we talk about how running an online business has changed over the 13 years we’ve all been online and how easy it is today to make money online in so many different ways and fulfilling a life without limits…
How anything from $500 a month to $2000 can make all the difference to someone’s quality of life
A bit of backstory
We and Jo started in 2010 post the recession of 2008 when the internet was in it’s infancy with no fancy tools like we have today yet we faced the fear and did it. We neither of us knew if it would work but somehow we just knew it would and we had to try.
For Jo it all began one day when feeling stuck and miserable they agreed to house sit for a friend in Cyprus who was involved in something called “internet marketing”
With no income and not a lot of savings, they knew they had to start earning fast and this is her story
Fast forward to 2013, Jo has been location independent running a 6 figure online businesses for well over a decade now just as we have… her husband too! Their daughter was 4 when they packed up everything and moved to Cyprus and finally arrived in Phuket in Thailand (they’ve lived and travelled to 40 countries!) where they settled so she could get through her higher education years but today they’re ready to get the backpacks out again
We talked about reaching 50 – that all important milestone in our lives (we started our online business in our mid 50’s) and about “unretirement” – that time when you want to get the absolute best out of the second half of life.
How it’s very possible to grow a location independent lifestyle business doing something you love that gives you the freedom to work and live anywhere in the world.
And it needn’t be complicated…
Nor does everyone want to be a multi-millionaire even…
They just want to be comfortable and not have to worry about money and be able to do the things they dreamed of doing
As Jo says, most people can quite easily start a side hustle today and generate some money selling stuff they don’t want for example
It’s one of the things Gary Vaynerchuk talks about in his videos too
It’s a start and then the thought of other ways of making money kicks in
Building a lifestyle business isn’t just about breaking financial barriers, it’s about designing a life that literally makes you leap out of bed each morning.
And, as Gen X or Baby Boomers, our age isn’t a barrier; it’s a goldmine of wisdom and experience that gives our lifestyle businesses their unique edge
And just for fun, Jo shares the famous “unretirement” video of Tom Brady and his NFL friends going back on the pitch – it’s very funny 🤣🤣🤣 but it does make the point.
We’ve got years left in us so let’s make the most of it!
She says that now it’s her mission to share her experiences and help others build their own lifestyle business that gives them the freedom to live and work from anywhere in the world whether that be your kitchen table or a beach in Fiji
She believes (just as we do) that a lifestyle business is your chance to become a master of your own destiny and to generate an income that funds your ideal lifestyle whatever that is to you
For anyone wanting to spend the rest of their life and not working in the traditional way (aka for someone else) she’s just launched a brand new course The Solopreneur Success Formula
We’ve been through it and know you will enjoy her relaxed style of training and it will get you on the road to creating that lifestyle business you’ve been listening to us both share
If there’s one thing we’ve both learnt over the years if you want to do something learn from someone who has already done what you want to do
We hope that you will be inspired to face the fear and get out of your comfort zone and have a great second half of life
In Jo’s words “be willing to be a bad artist to begin” (we all are)
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Thanks for joining us for this episode of Living The Retirement Lifestyle and we’ll see you on the next one