You are on your first (or second or third) extended overseas trip. Or perhaps it’s your first time out of the US.
Everything is thrilling. It is so different. From the out of body feeling when the plane takes off and your thoughts start spinning. “What am I doing? This seemed like a good idea when I was planning it.”
It is a break before college or graduate school, a sabbatical, a late honeymoon, a trip of a lifetime. You suddenly panic. You start to wonder how you will do without your daily comforts such as basic communication (unless you are going to Canada, communication will get complicated.)
You are jolted awake, discombobulated, mouth dry from the lack of humidity in the airplane, neck sore from the awkward attempt at a sleeping position against the hull of the plane and beyond exhausted, your eyeballs stinging with the sheer effort of remaining open halfway across the world. Just get to the hotel, you tell yourself. You were smart enough to pre-book a room.
Then you hit the ground running, fall in love with the place, the people, the newness of it all, are bursting with life for the first time since you can remember, and know that you have to be free to live life like this, anywhere, anytime. But how?
Have a plan.
Develop what part of the travel world you want to cover. The options are almost limitless, and there is certainly some topic, region or way of looking at a place that hasn’t been covered. Your audience is out there. You don’t need all of the people, just the right ones. They are your market.
Keep your ear to the ground as you travel. Keep all of your senses alert. Follow your intuitions and your interests. Use your creativity that may take a while to fire back up after being stifled in the day-to-day. Where do you see a need or an opportunity? What do you wish you had or knew when you started traveling? What would make it easier, more enriching, more of everything for travelers following behind you?
When you are selling, you are selling yourself, and then your product or service. People have to like you, identify with you, and CARE about what you are saying and what happens to you before they will buy into what you are selling or promoting. They have to connect to you in a personal way. How do you do this? Be vulnerable. Care deeply about something. Offer them your soul and open up the world to them. Inspire them to believe that they CAN have whatever they want and show them pieces of the world and they will be loyal followers.
This is crucial. You have to be determined to make it. Despite what our current insta-culture appears to show worldwide, success takes hustle, hard work, grit, and determination. It seems like everybody who goes on their first extended backpacking trip decides they are going to be a travel writer or fund indefinite travels with a few blog posts. That isn’t how it works. You need a plan, a vision, clear goals and action steps. It is possible? Absolutely. But you need to make it happen.
Nobody is going to do the work for you. You are the only person responsible for your own success or failure…But, a comprehensive program such as the Online Expert Empire is how you efficiently create your first product and build your online business so you are free to travel and free to work wherever. It’s too easy to get lost in the internet world otherwise.
Thanks for reading!
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