Do what you love, make money and travel the world

Learn how these Location Independent Entrepreneurs said goodbye to “normal” and are making it happen

clelia mattana location independent entrepreneur
“The successful career was for other people; not for me. I mean, other people looked at me and they saw a successful girl. I had my own apartment and everything that every girl would dream of, but it wasn’t for me. So, when I realized that, I decided to change and here I am, location independent and traveling the world.”

Barefoot Story: Clelia Mattana, Keep Calm and Travel
(from Italy recorded in Thailand)

laurence location independent entrepreneur
“I just want to be out there in the field taking photos and writing about my adventures. But, like most professional travel photographers my time is taken up with marketing, contracts and promotion. That’s why it’s vital to learn from others, network and find people you can outsource these areas to so you can go back to the core of what you’re passionate about.”

Barefoot Story: Laurence, Finding The Universe
(from UK recorded in France)

“You can start making change. Small changes create big results!”

ivana and gianni location independent entrepreneurs
“We love traveling and taking pictures. But, like most people, we spent our lives doing things we didn’t like doing. When you write down what you want in life, however, you can start making change. Small changes create big results.”

Barefoot Story: Gianni & Ivana, Nomad is Beautiful
(from Slovakia & Italy recorded in Thailand)

sharyn from catch-our-travel-bug location independent
“We knew we wanted to travel long term so we worked out a strategy to do it. Now we have a financial foundation from multiple income streams that gives us the flexibility to live the lifestyle we want”

Barefoot Story: Sharyn, Catch our Travel Bug
(from Australia recorded in Vietnam)

“Making the break and becoming location independent is a lot easier today. There‚Äôs a huge community of people who will support you”

clayton location independent entrepreneur from spartan traveler
“I left a high paying job with stock options in San Francisco. It’s hard to go against what your peers said but if you don’t do what’s good for you rather than what’s commonly done, you end up doing the default, it’s easy. But, making the break and becoming location independent is a lot easier today. There’s a huge community of people who will support you.”

Barefoot Story: Clayton, Spartan Traveler
(from USA recorded in Hungary)

sandy lee location independent entrepreneur traveling the world
“The physical place as important as the way you feel about where you are. The notion of ‘home’ while traveling is whatever you make it: the people you surround yourself with, the work you do, your daily life. As long as I’m happy, I’m with my husband, I’m in good company – that’s home. ”

Barefoot Story: Sandy Lee Alvarez, Madly Addictive
(from USA recorded in Germany)

“If you want to be making significant money (i.e. over $3,000 a month), you need to be selling a product or a service that people will give you money for”

james from nomadic notes location independent entrepreneur
“People get sucked into the glamour of ‘I’m getting paid to travel’ while they could be doing something more profitable. Why not make a business where you can get paid enough to become location independent and travel the world rather than a business based around travel?”

Barefoot Story: James, Nomadic Notes
(from Australia recorded in Vietnam)

dave dean location independent entrepreneur
“A blog is not a business. It was difficult making money out of travel blogs 5 year ago, it’s harder now. If you want to be making significant money (i.e. over $3,000 a month), you need to be selling a product or a service that people will give you money for.”

Barefoot Story: Dave Dean, What’s Dave Doing
(from New Zealand recorded in Taiwan)

“Why not make a business where you can get paid enough to become location independent and travel the world rather than a business based around travel?”

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