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Author: Jo Barnes

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If you want to build a lifestyle business you can run from anywhere in the world whether that be your kitchen table or a beach in Fiji, you're in the right place! Host Jo Barnes is on a mission to arm action takers like you with the knowledge, tools, strategies & inspiration to do just that! Join Jo & guests to explore the world of living life by your own design.
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For the last 10 years my small family & I have been traversing the seas chasing the sun around the world!In order to do so we had to make some money along the way and so between us, my hubby & I, we built two very successful, life changing online businesses.Businesses which gave us the freedom to live anywhere, work anywhere, for me to pack up work for a couple of years and also for us to start to build a nest egg and make our money work for us over the long term.Whilst I’d love to tell you we did all of this while sipping cocktails on a beach that is only partially true!I say partially because there have been plenty of times we have been toiling away on our computers while sipping a bottle of chang by a pool or by the beach, such is the nature of working from anywhere!But there have also been many many times I have watched the dawn break over the top of my computer screen as I realize I’ve been at it all night or we’ve holed ourselves away somewhere for days on end to just work our butts off to make things happen.Many frustrations, lots of tears, a bit of burn out at times and more moments than I care to admit when you ask yourself whether just going home and getting a job would be easier.But overall it’s 500% worth it.The lifestyle we live, the freedom we have, the experiences we have been afforded and can continue to expose our daughter too.I wouldn’t give up what we have in a heartbeat and to be honest right now I feel a huge second wind coming and the next few years are pure excitement to me!But before I get carried away, let’s have a look at some of the key lessons I have learned along the way.Lessons I hope will inspire and help you with starting and running your own lifestyle business.Full post & show notes at - https://yourlifestylebusiness.com/10years-lifestylebusiness/Your Lifestyle Business FB Community - https://yourlifestylebusiness.com/fbcommunityYour Lifestyle Business Instagram - https://yourlifestylebusiness.com/instagram
10 years ago, we sold everything we owned in a 5-day gumtree sale (the UK equivalent of Craigs List), generated a princely sum of £900, jumped on a plane with our 4-year-old under our arm and haven’t looked back since!Since that day we have visited and lived in over 30 different countries and have plans to experience many more, however, it’s not all chocolate and roses, especially with a child.We’ve had our fair few challenges along the way, have learned a lot and have made plenty of mistakes, however, it’s quite possibly been the most interesting, eye-opening and mind-broadening 10 years I’ve ever had - particularly seeing my hubby in a pair of cut off women stockings acting as a pair of knick knack paddy whacks in a massage parlor!.Here’s what I learned...Full post & show notes at - https://yourlifestylebusiness.com/10-years-traveling-the-world/Your Lifestyle Business FB Community - https://yourlifestylebusiness.com/fbcommunityYour Lifestyle Business Instagram - https://yourlifestylebusiness.com/instagram
So last week a good friend and member of the YLB community contacted me with a conundrum.He has a full time job and needs to replace his income within the next 3 years or so. He’s been working on 2 or 3 online business ideas but is unsure which one to pursue.Should he do the one he has some experience with and kind of got started a while ago but was thwarted by platform updates. (I’ve been there many times, hence why I don’t publish social media courses anymore!)Should he go with a dream of his he’s had for a while or should he go with a business he’s already invested into quite heavily with his partner, but is mainly his partners dream.Hmmm, decision, decisions.But you know, its decisions like this that hold us back from getting out there and living the life we dream about, so in todays episode I’m going to talk about why starting a lifestyle business is a lot like getting married and how this can help you finally make that all important decision.Full post & show notes at - https://yourlifestylebusiness.com/lifestyle-business-like-getting-marriedYour Lifestyle Business FB Community - https://yourlifestylebusiness.com/fbcommunityYour Lifestyle Business Instagram - https://yourlifestylebusiness.com/instagram
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” Dr SeussI love to read. I so enjoy hearing about other people’s journey’s, thoughts, opinions, learnings etc. In fact if it weren’t for books, I may never have become an entrepreneur in the first place.With that in mind in today’s episode I thought it would be fun to give a summary of the 10 top books that have had a huge impact on my life this year and that I believe are an awesome read if you’re wanting to expand your knowledge, build your business, grow your confidence and become an awesome action taker!To quote one of the authors 'if you want to walk around so lit up that you shoot sunbeams out of yer eyeballs', then listen in to today's episode my friend!Full post & show notes at - https://yourlifestylebusiness.com/mihm113-books-for-lifestyle-entrepreneursYour Lifestyle Business FB Community - https://yourlifestylebusiness.com/fbcommunityYour Lifestyle Business Instagram - https://yourlifestylebusiness.com/instagram
Back in 2015 my partner & I started a business selling products on Amazon. Kitchen products to be precise.Within one year we had grossed over a million bucks with just one product.In the following years we grew our product line and our revenues so much so that I packed up work for a couple of years to focus on my health & my daughter.However after two years of lunching & brunching I realized this was not my destiny and earlier this year relaunched my Jo Barnes Online brand as Your Lifestyle Business.My mission is to arm action taker with the tools, strategies and inspiration to build a business you can run from anywhere in the world whether that be your kitchen table or a beach in Fiji.To that end I am about to launch my first experimental ecommerce store using Shopify. The goal being to build my own store and educate the members of my FB group as I go with over the shoulder videos, posts, and lots of discussion.In todays episode I’m walking through my 12 step plan to get it off the ground.I hope it helps and be sure to come and join the Facebook Group to watch it come to life! - https://yourlifestylebusiness.com/fbcommunityFull post & show notes at - https://yourlifestylebusiness.com/mihm112-start-ecommerce-biz-today/Your Lifestyle Business FB Community - https://yourlifestylebusiness.com/fbcommunityYour Lifestyle Business Instagram - https://yourlifestylebusiness.com/instagram
Over the last 10 years we have had the fortune to live in or visit over 30 different countries.We have traveled with wild abandon dragging our little daughter with us for the most part, slowing only when it was clear that school agreed with her & she should stay in one place for a while to make the best of it.We still go away every holiday & I continue to travel at other times through the year.This has only been possible because we started a business back in 2010 which we could build & manage completely online. Since then we have gone on to create two life changing businesses and have plans for many more.In last weeks episode - ‘What Business Should I Start?'I shared with you the different types of lifestyle businesses & how to decide what business you should start if you’re currently unsure in which direction to go.Today we’re going to explore the 10 steps to building your lifestyle business no matter the model you choose.Full post & show notes at - https://yourlifestylebusiness.com/mihm111-10steps-to-building-your-freedom-lifestyle-businessYour Lifestyle Business FB Community - https://yourlifestylebusiness.com/fbcommunityYour Lifestyle Business Instagram - https://yourlifestylebusiness.com/instagram
Do you know you want to start a lifestyle business but are stuck for ideas? Perhaps you’re low on cash, time, self belief? Whatever it is one of the issues facing us in this day and age are the sheer amount of opportunities now available to us.Where do we start?In todays episode of Make It Happen Monday, I’m answering an email I received from a lady called Sarah who asked this very question - What business should I start?Here are my top 3 tips for hacking away the jungle of information surrounding you and making your way out into a sunshine filled clearing with decision and precision in mind!Full post & show notes at - https://yourlifestylebusiness.com/mihm110-what-business-should-i-start/Your Lifestyle Business FB Community - https://yourlifestylebusiness.com/fbcommunityYour Lifestyle Business Instagram - https://yourlifestylebusiness.com/instagram
Do you ever find yourself thinking that you’re just too old for all the change in the world and that the online world particularly is for the ‘young’uns’ nowadays? I’m not going to lie, as someone hurtling towards 50, I have my own moments of doubt. But this morning a beautiful quote popped up on my computer screen & I wanted to share out with you. Enjoy, I hope it inspires you to take action today! Full post & show notes at - https://yourlifestylebusiness.com/mihm109-never-too-old/ Your Lifestyle Business FB Community - https://yourlifestylebusiness.com/fbcommunity Your Lifestyle Business Instagram - https://yourlifestylebusiness.com/instagram 
So what do you do if you suffer with crippling self doubt? So much so, that it’s stopping you in your tracks. Stopping you from getting out there and truly being who you want to be and doing what you want to do? That was the question in an email I recently received from a member of the YLB Community. In this weeks episode I’m giving you three tips you can start to practice today to eradicate or at least minimize your self doubt and start taking action on your dreams. Full post & show notes at - https://yourlifestylebusiness.com/mihm108-self-doubt/ Your Lifestyle Business FB Community - https://yourlifestylebusiness.com/fbcommunity Your Lifestyle Business Instagram - https://yourlifestylebusiness.com/instagram 
Are you stuck for content ideas for your service based business?Perhaps you’re a social media manager, run FB Ads, build websites or manage email marketing and communications for clients and you’re just not sure what kind of content to create to offer value, grab their attention or grow your audience.The truth is it doesn’t matter what business, niche or market you’re in, you can find an endless supply of content ideas at the end of your fingertips!Here are my 7 top ways to ensure you never run out of content ideas again!Full post & show notes at - https://yourlifestylebusiness.com/mihm107-endless-content/ Your Lifestyle Business FB Community - https://yourlifestylebusiness.com/fbcommunity Your Lifestyle Business Instagram - https://yourlifestylebusiness.com/instagram 
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