TraveLiving: Creating Your Own Portable Lifestyle

Friday 12th, July 2013


Swimming with our friends in Stingray City

Swimming with Stingrays in Grand Cayman

Dear [[firstname]],

We're on the plane after a month in the Cayman Islands, and it was paradise! It's the best snorkeling right off the beach we've ever done.

We're only in Los Angeles for one week for the wedding of our eldest son, and then we're off to Puerto Vallarta for the rest of the summer.

If you need to let go or want love, don't miss Kathryn's Los Angeles workshops on Monday & Tuesday or her first San Diego workshop (on dating) in 7 years on Thursday.

Click HERE for more information on Kathryn's events.

Meanwhile, read on to hear new ways to skyrocket into making a virtual income + some travel tips.

Abundant Travels,
             Jon & Kathryn

New Ways to Build a Virtual Business

Man with Kindle As we predicted, it just gets easier & easier to go virtual, making money from the Internet & phones. Here are some of the latest ways... Read More >>

The Cayman Islands Report

Starfish Point We've concluded that the Cayman Islands is for Portable Lifestylers who have been on the road for a while. Our philosophy (and what we teach) is once you go portable... Read More >>

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In this issue #28

New Ways to Build a Virtual Business

Man With Kindle Closeup

As we predicted, it just gets easier & easier to go virtual, making money from the Internet & phones.

Here are some of the latest ways:

Amazon Kindle: It takes less than a half an hour to convert a book into Amazon's Kindle format, and if you put your ebook into the KDP Select program, there are many ways Amazon helps you make sales. Even if you don't pull in a lot of money, you get your work in front of millions of new potential customers. Amazon will give you up to 70% of the sales, too. Find out more here:
https://kdp.amazon.com/self-publishing/signin

Fiveerr & Fourerr: Offer your services or products that are sitting around on this online marketplace. You only charge $5 or $4 respectively, but it's a great introduction to potential customers who can try you out. We hired a guy to do some white board animation for us, and use him regularly now at considerably more than the original $5. Both services offer reviews, so you can build up a lot of credibility becoming a vendor on the site.     fiverr.com      fourerr.com

Expertise: if you have or can develop a skill at helping folks convert their publications to Kindle and other ebook formats, can walk folks through the process of getting on Audible, app stores or create mobile apps, there is a great need for this kind of expertise. Because it's so new & specialized, you can charge to help people institute new moneymaking technologies in their businesses.

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The Cayman Islands Report

Family at Starfish Point

We've concluded that the Cayman Islands is for Portable Lifestylers who have been on the road for a while. Our philosophy (and what we teach) is once you go portable, you steadily increase your income. And you need to have increased it a bit to afford Cayman (pronounced by locals as CayMAN), which is pretty expensive. We used many of the techniques we teach in our PL Primer to negotiate awesome savings on a villa rental, car rental and kept our communication bills pretty low. Once again, getting local SIMs for our mobile phones proved very useful. But still, the island was not cheap.

Any expense was WORTH IT. Grand Cayman is paradise -- right out of a Corona beer commercial. The warm ocean waters are turquoise, the beaches filled with white sand, and there is much to see and do. This country has the word "prosperity" in their slogan, and there is very little poverty there. It is very developed, and the people could not be nicer.

We're taking a tip from our favorite Portable Lifestylers -- Brian and Sherin Peace from New Zealand -- and going from an expensive place to a cheaper place -- Mexico -- where we'll enjoy two weeks of all-inclusive + a couple more weeks to kickback.

We'll give you a trip report next time -- we've never been before. And if you have any tips for Puerto Vallarta, let us know!

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