This article is posted by Valerie and sponsored by The Laptop Millionaire.
“This weekend I read Mark Anastasi’s new book, ‘The Laptop Millionaire’.
It’s the story of how the author lost his job, and became homeless by the age of 23.
One day he meets this guy – the eponymous ‘Laptop Millionaire’, a 40-year old entrepreneur from Yorkshire in England – who after a lot of pleading and prodding finally accepts to show him how he makes money thanks to the Internet.
Within a month Mark is making $300 a day on the Internet, and returns to his mentor for more advice.
In the book, the author explains that he’s tested hundreds of different Internet opportunities and strategies over the years – most of them a complete waste of time – and he reveals the 32 proven ways he’s found for making $1,000 to $30,000 a month with just a laptop and an Internet connection. These strategies are illustrated by the case studies and success stories of more than 100 of his students from around the world and from all walks of life.
That’s what I enjoyed the most in the book – those personal stories about how people changed their lives by tapping into the Internet economy.
For example it tells the story of Alexandra and Matt, who started an Internet business selling a ‘how to build your own chicken coop’ guidebook after listening to the author. They now make a few thousand dollars a month thanks to free traffic from Google and YouTube, and they were able to leave cold and rainy England and move with their children to a new home in sunny Italy!
Or how insurance salesman Joey B. hated his job, and after attending Mark’s seminar discovered how to use Twitter to build a small following online. Within a short time he got 2,000 subscribers on his email mailing list, and started making $2,000 a month as an affiliate marketer. He was able to quit his job, and the following year his wife was able to quit her job too. Now they both work together, from home, and they love that freedom and independence.
There’s another 100 stories like this in the book, detailing how these people did it and what worked for them.
A lot of entrepreneurs are now choosing to be laptop entrepreneurs – running multinational Internet businesses from their laptop, sometimes spending as little as just $750 a month, compared to the tens of thousands that it costs to run a bricks-and-mortar business – and are moving away to countries like Thailand, Costa Rica, Chile, Spain, etc. where the cost of living is much lower and the quality of life is much better.
According to this book, over 1 trillion dollars a year is now spent online, and millions of people worldwide are making a full-time living from home, thanks to the Internet.
The author claims that ‘financial independence starts at 400 clicks a day’ and that ‘instead of looking for a job, people should look at creating their own economies’.
Well, I don’t know if it’s a good idea to give up your job, in these uncertain economic times (unemployment is 25% in certain parts of Europe at the moment…)
But whether you need an extra hundred dollars a week or you want to start an Internet empire, this book gives you the tools, advice, and inspiration you need.
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