Do You Have a Free Range Business?

Liberty of the SeasI’m currently jetlagged in a Miami hotel. It’s 4.30am and I’m working. Not because I have to, but because I want to, and I can.

My business is ‘free range’. I can roam around freely and my business comes with me. I don’t have to be at a specific desk or office to ensure my business continues to function.

I can create content on the move. I can liaise with clients via email, and skype if I need to do face to face. I can do invoicing and manage my banking with just a wifi connection. I can consume training on my iPhone (iTunes University) and personal development books by Kindle. I can market my business on Facebook and Twitter.

This week I’m on a blogger trip, we’re on a cruise that will dock at Haiti and Jamaica. When I decided to come on the trip, work was never a consideration. Well, only that it was going to be great to be away as I always produce better content when I’m away somewhere.

How to create a free range business;

1. Break the tie between time and money. Most of my income streams don’t require me to be in a certain place at a certain time. I rarely trade my time for money.

2. Create multiple streams of income that are passive or residual, income streams that keep flowing even when you’re not directly working on them.

3. Utilise technology so that you can do the day to day running of your business while you’re away. I can keep my business ticking over working just a few minutes a day (note: this is not sustainable for months at a time, at least not yet!)

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  1. Tracy
    Tracy says:

    Great blog Erica, I love the term “free range business” thank you for that 🙂
    I have also created a way of working where ever I am in the world. I am an artist and creativity mentor, I have produced my blogs whilst on holiday, and can record my conversation for my website where ever I am. The seed for this was sown many years back whilst on board ships with my husband, setting up my “studio” in which ever cabin we were sharing, I worked away on ideas… in sketchbooks that I later transported home. Now we can share this virtually, isn’t it fantastic?

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