How to Build a Lifestyle Business

Here are Location Rebel, the crux of what we do is help you learn how to build a lifestyle business you can run from anywhere on Earth.

For many of you, this may be the comfort of your dining room table. Or perhaps, at times, it may be from someplace far more exotic.

The posts in our Build a Business category are geared towards helping you do just that.

They cover everything from freelance businesses, blogging, membership sites, niche sites, affiliate marketing and more.

You can find all of our posts about building a business below, but if you’re looking for a quick start, here are some recommended starting points:

My 2020 Annual Review

My 2020 Annual Review

2020 was the year that, well, wasn't. Despite this, there was a lot of good that came out of it for me and our business. What exactly? See my annual review.

How to Setup a Mastermind Group (And Why It’s a Fast Track to Success)

How to Setup a Mastermind Group (And Why It’s a Fast Track to Success)

How to Choose Which Business Idea to Run With

How to Choose Which Business Idea to Run With

Most new entrepreneurs fail for one reason, they don;t know how to choose an idea. They try too many things. Avoid this by following our advice here.

4 Things to Expect from Location Rebel in 2020

4 Things to Expect from Location Rebel in 2020

What can you expect on Location Rebel in 2020? Specifically there are 4 things we're going to do to help you build your lifestyle business THIS YEAR.

How to Build an Awesome Remote Team to Work from Anywhere

How to Build an Awesome Remote Team to Work from Anywhere

Many soloprenuers need more help but don't want the stress of an office or full-time employees. Sound familiar? Learn how to build a your own remote team.

How to Beat Imposter Syndrome By Becoming a “Relative Expert”

How to Beat Imposter Syndrome By Becoming a “Relative Expert”

Struggle with imposter syndrome? Don't worry, we ALL do. And there's one secret I've discovered for beating imposter snydrome once and for all.

How to Find a Mentor (And Why It’s So Important You Do)

How to Find a Mentor (And Why It’s So Important You Do)

Starting a business and trying to figure out how to find a mentor? I show you exactly how to do it, and why it's SO important you do so.

The Best Email Marketing Tips for Beginners (From ConvertKit’s COO)

The Best Email Marketing Tips for Beginners (From ConvertKit’s COO)

I took to the mountains with ConvertKit COO, Barrett Brooks to get him to spill his best email marketing tips for beginners.

How to Set Goals and Achieve Them in 2020

How to Set Goals and Achieve Them in 2020

Trying to figure out how to set goals and achieve them in 2020? Good news, all it takes is one simple change to your goals to see massive results.

How to Start an Online Business (It’s Easier than You Think)

How to Start an Online Business (It’s Easier than You Think)

Want to learn how to start an online business, but unsure of where to begin? This post will help answer all your questions and give you the next steps.

Overcome Uncertainty: How To Turn Uncertainty into an Asset

Overcome Uncertainty: How To Turn Uncertainty into an Asset

Learning how to overcome uncertainty and embrace that fear is hard. You know this. But do you realize how valuable it can be to turn uncertainty into an asset?

Daily Blog Update Week #3: Heading into the Home Stretch

Daily Blog Update Week #3: Heading into the Home Stretch

We're three weeks in to the Location Rebel daily blog experiment. And so far? It's been a mix of good and bad, and pretty much exactly as I'd expected.

Screw the Box: Why You Should Differentiate Your Brand and Business

Screw the Box: Why You Should Differentiate Your Brand and Business

It's really easy to fall into the trap of doing the same thing as everyone else. But if you want to succeed online, you need to differentiate your brand from everyone else out there.

How to Bust Through the “Make it or Break it” Period of a New Business

How to Bust Through the “Make it or Break it” Period of a New Business

When you're starting a new lifestyle business, the make it or break it period is the time when most people quit. But with planning, you can avoid this.

How to Get People to Say Yes (Using These 4 Secret Words)

How to Get People to Say Yes (Using These 4 Secret Words)

Want to know how to get more people to say yes to your email requests or pitches? The answer is simple. All you have to do is this one extremely counter intuitive thing. You'll be amazed at how well this works in getting people to say YES.

I’ve Read Dozens of Business and Self Help Books Here are My Biggest Lessons

I’ve Read Dozens of Business and Self Help Books Here are My Biggest Lessons

There are so many business and self help books out there it can be hard to know what to read and where to start. In this post, we've done that for you. Here are over 20 books each with a quote and an important lesson.

Want Engagement? Be Engaged.

Want Engagement? Be Engaged.

There's a secret for how to get engagement on YouTube and Instagram that nobody talks about. It's not the answer people want to hear, and it may not be the one you're expecting. But frankly, if you can answer this one question with a yes, you'll have no problem getting subscribers and enagement.

Why Blog? Here are 56 Reasons You Should Start a Blog in 2021

Why Blog? Here are 56 Reasons You Should Start a Blog in 2021

I've heard it all, blogging is dead, it doesn't matter, blah blah. I disagree. I think blogging is a key tool for success. So why blog? Here are 56 reasons.

Hitting the Reset Button on Location Rebel

Hitting the Reset Button on Location Rebel

Sometimes in a business you need to take a step back and hit the reset button. Start over. Fresh eyes. Back to basics. Whatever you want to call it. This is what we're doing with Location Rebel right now. Click to see what this means.

Business Mistakes: 5 Things I’d Do Differently if Starting Over in 2021

Business Mistakes: 5 Things I’d Do Differently if Starting Over in 2021

I've made a LOT of business mistakes. And if I were starting over in 2020, there's a lot I'd change, here are the biggest things I'd do over.

How to Turn a Hobby into a Hustle (7 Unique Strategies)

How to Turn a Hobby into a Hustle (7 Unique Strategies)

Learn how Dan Pierson of Bolt Collective turned his hobbies into hustles and created a number of awesome brands built all around his interests. He's even more proof you can create a business doing something you love.

Welcome to the New Location Rebel (Again)

Welcome to the New Location Rebel (Again)

Two years ago we relaunched Location Rebel on a new platform. It didn't work out so well, and now we're back on Wordpress and better than ever! Come see what's new.

10 Things You Can Do Today to Start a Lifestyle Business

10 Things You Can Do Today to Start a Lifestyle Business

Want to learn how to start a lifestyle business, but don't know what to do? No problem, here are ten things you can start doing TODAY, to build a business.

One Vs. Many

One Vs. Many

Should you try and just start one business? Or should you try and start multiple? When building a lifestyle business, this is an important choice.

How to Bust Out of a Business Plateau

How to Bust Out of a Business Plateau

Feel like you're in a business plateau? Here are four things we're doing to bust out of the plateau we've found ourselves in.

Why Having a Community is Essential to Becoming a Solopreneur

Why Having a Community is Essential to Becoming a Solopreneur

If there's one thing I've learned over the last few years having a community is really important, especially if you're trying to build a business. That's why we think Location Rebel is the best solopreneur community online.

Why I’m Killing Location 180

Why I’m Killing Location 180

15 Characteristics to Look for in Remote Teams

15 Characteristics to Look for in Remote Teams

How to Make Your First Dollar Online

How to Make Your First Dollar Online

Want to know the best ways to earn money online? In this post, I lay out the ways I would approach making money online if I had to start from scratch.

Lifestyle Business vs. Startup: Which Is Right for You?

Lifestyle Business vs. Startup: Which Is Right for You?

Trying to figure out if you should build a lifestyle business or a startup? This post will give insight into both worlds and help you decide.

The Ultimate Launch Checklist (For Your Next Sale)

The Ultimate Launch Checklist (For Your Next Sale)

Getting ready to launch your first online product? Use this checklist to make sure you don't miss any big opportunities with your sale.

Introducing: The Desk

Introducing: The Desk

Want to know how to work from anywhere on earth? We show you how with Location Rebel and The Desk

How to Decide if You Should Hire Your First Employee

How to Decide if You Should Hire Your First Employee

Should you hire an employee? That can be a tough question for a solopreneur or business owner. If you can answer these questions though, it may be time.

How to Triple Your Online Business Profits (In 90 Days or Less)

How to Triple Your Online Business Profits (In 90 Days or Less)

If you want to triple your online business profits, there are three games you can play to kickstart your goal.

Location Rebel 4/Pay Membership

Location Rebel 4/Pay Membership

How to Create a Webinar (that Converts) in 48 Hours

How to Create a Webinar (that Converts) in 48 Hours

Been trying to figure out how to create a webinar that converts into sales? This post shows you everything you need to know to create a webinar.

How to Get Better at Sales in 48 Hours (Even if You Hate Selling)

How to Get Better at Sales in 48 Hours (Even if You Hate Selling)

Really want to get better at sales for your freelancing business? Hate selling? Follow David Anderson's advice and watch your comfort level skyrocket.

How to Build an Email List Without Having a Blog or Website

How to Build an Email List Without Having a Blog or Website

It's possible to build an email list without a blog or website - and the benefits are even more vast than you might expect. Here's how to do it.

8 Things I Sucked at in 2014 (And How I'll Fix them For Next Year)

8 Things I Sucked at in 2014 (And How I'll Fix them For Next Year)

7 Steps to Building a Location Independent Business in Your Hometown

7 Steps to Building a Location Independent Business in Your Hometown

How to Use the Pamphlet Principle to Increase Sales and Build Relationships

How to Use the Pamphlet Principle to Increase Sales and Build Relationships

The Five Year Anniversary of Location Rebel

The Five Year Anniversary of Location Rebel

I find myself on the morning of the five year anniversary for Location Rebel writing this and having only one word swirling through my mind. Gratitude.

How to Decide if Entrepreneurship is Right for You

How to Decide if Entrepreneurship is Right for You

Are you trying to figure out if entrepreneurship is right for you? Here are five questions to ask yourself as you get started.

The Biggest Opportunity for Ambitious Entreprenuers in 2014

The Biggest Opportunity for Ambitious Entreprenuers in 2014

How I Got Rand Fishkin and Michael Hyatt to Shoot a Video on My Behalf (Having Never Talked to Them Before)

How I Got Rand Fishkin and Michael Hyatt to Shoot a Video on My Behalf (Having Never Talked to Them Before)

How to Use Optimize Press to Create a Winning Sales Page

How to Use Optimize Press to Create a Winning Sales Page

Optimize Press is one of the best tools for learning how to create a sales page. It's easy to use, and looks great as you'll see in this optimize press review.

The Two Things You Must Know to Rapidly Grow Your Consulting Business

The Two Things You Must Know to Rapidly Grow Your Consulting Business

Nick Reese is one of the smartest guys I know. In less than 20 minutes he shows how to rapidly grow your consulting business.

Solutions to Some of the Most Common Problems New Entrepreneurs Face

Solutions to Some of the Most Common Problems New Entrepreneurs Face

How to Come Up with An Incredible Business Idea (And Validate It)

How to Come Up with An Incredible Business Idea (And Validate It)

Are you struggling to come up with a good business idea? It's easier than you might think, and here's a framework that will provide unlimited ideas.

10 Business and Life Lessons I Learned from My Golf Road Trip

10 Business and Life Lessons I Learned from My Golf Road Trip

I played 15 top 100 golf courses in 4 States in 15 days. Here are some of the lessons I learned while I was on the trip.

How to Grow a Podcast from Zero to 400k Downloads Each Month

How to Grow a Podcast from Zero to 400k Downloads Each Month

John Lee Dumas of Entrepreneur on Fire details exactly how to grow a podcast from absolutely nothing to having hundreds of thousands of downloads each month.

How to Restart as an Entrepreneur After a Big Failure (or False Start)

How to Restart as an Entrepreneur After a Big Failure (or False Start)

As an entrepreneur, have you had a business fail or false start? Starting over isn't as hard as you think, as you'll see in this post.

How to Become a Facebook Expert in 48 Hours

How to Become a Facebook Expert in 48 Hours

Is your Facebook community still struggling? No comments or engagement? This post walks you through exactly how to become a Facebook expert.

Location Rebel Case Study: How to Build a Web Development Business

Location Rebel Case Study: How to Build a Web Development Business

Want to know how to build a web development business? This Location Rebel case study from Tristan King shows you exactly how to do it.

The Very First Step to Building a Lifestyle Business Around a Hobby

The Very First Step to Building a Lifestyle Business Around a Hobby

Build a Business, Live Anywhere, Achieve Freedom (Best of LR)

Build a Business, Live Anywhere, Achieve Freedom (Best of LR)

Ever wanted to build a business that allowed you to live anywhere? These posts from Location 180 will get you going in the right direction.

7 Biggest Mistakes I’ve Personally Made as a Lifestyle Entrepreneur

7 Biggest Mistakes I’ve Personally Made as a Lifestyle Entrepreneur

We all make mistakes, but it's only through recognizing them and making a conscious effort to change do we learn anything and grow from them.

How Much Info Should You Give Away for Free on Your Blog?

How Much Info Should You Give Away for Free on Your Blog?

Deciding what to give away for free on your blog versus what you should charge for is not as difficult a question as you think. Here's why.

Everything I’ve Learned About Email Marketing (And a Little Something Special)

Everything I’ve Learned About Email Marketing (And a Little Something Special)

Trying to figure out how to get into email marketing for your blog or website? Here's what you need to know to get started.

The Secret to Eliminating Spam and Annoying Emails Forever

The Secret to Eliminating Spam and Annoying Emails Forever

Arman Assadi shares how to eliminate spam and annoying emails forever through his effortless email Gmail tactics.

3 Critical Components to a Passive Income Business

3 Critical Components to a Passive Income Business

Wanting to build a passive income business? Build your business with these three components in mind and you'll be making money in no time.

Why Being in “Maintenance Mode”; is Killing Your Business

Why Being in “Maintenance Mode”; is Killing Your Business

It's way too easy to fall into passive, maintenance mode with your business. If you truly want to reach your goals, you have to be active with your business

How the 80/20 Principle Cost Me Over $100,000 This Year

How the 80/20 Principle Cost Me Over $100,000 This Year

I'm pretty good at following the 80/20 principle, however there comes a time where if you don't focus on the right things, you could lose a lot of money.

How to Create a Killer List Building Offer (Even if You Have No Product to Sell)

How to Create a Killer List Building Offer (Even if You Have No Product to Sell)

Want to build your email list. In this tutorial we show you have to craft the perfect offer for building your list and happy readers and customers.

How to Get Your Message in Front of the Right People

How to Get Your Message in Front of the Right People

The size of your audience doesn't matter unless you're giving them what they want to hear. So how do you find those right people for your message?

The Hardest Decision I’ve Had to Make All Year

The Hardest Decision I’ve Had to Make All Year

6 Things I Learned About Business from a Day at Disneyland

6 Things I Learned About Business from a Day at Disneyland

Disneyland has it down when it comes to getting you to do what they want - and being happy about it. Here are 6 of the ways they do that.

The Five Most Essential Skills for Starting Your First Business Online

The Five Most Essential Skills for Starting Your First Business Online

There are five skills you need to be successful with your first online business. Without them, it will be an uphill battle.

How to Outsource Your Way to An Ideal Life

How to Outsource Your Way to An Ideal Life

Maneesh Sethi shows you how to outsource tasks and other aspects of your business

The Real Reason to Go to Conferences Like #WDS2012

The Real Reason to Go to Conferences Like #WDS2012

Why do you go to conferences like the World Domination Summit? I go to meet the people, not necessarily for the speakers.

Five Questions to Answer Before Creating Your First Product

Five Questions to Answer Before Creating Your First Product

How to Decide If a Business Investment is Worth It

How to Decide If a Business Investment is Worth It

Having trouble deciding where to invest money in your business and how much to throw at it? Here's some strategies to make the decision easier

27 Things I’ve Learned About Business in 27 Years

27 Things I’ve Learned About Business in 27 Years

It's my 27th birthday, so I thought I'd reflect on some of the best lessons I've learned about life and business in my lifetime.

The Importance of Strategy and Tactics

The Importance of Strategy and Tactics

These days too many people focus solely on the tactics of their business. That said, if there is no strategy behind the tactics you're doomed.

The Year of Discipline

The Year of Discipline

I like to have an overarching theme to each year as it relates to my life and business. 2011 was all about confidence. 2012 is the year of discipline.

10 Things I Rocked at in 2011 (And How You Can Rock Them Too)

10 Things I Rocked at in 2011 (And How You Can Rock Them Too)

There were a lot of things I did well in 2011, as well as some things that needed work. This post looks at the former.

How to Deal With "Technical Difficulties"

How to Deal With "Technical Difficulties"

This week I had more technical difficulties with my websites than I've had in a LONG time. Here's how I dealt with them.

14 Questions to Answer Before Starting a Membership Site

14 Questions to Answer Before Starting a Membership Site

Thinking about starting a membership site or community? Answer these questions before you start to ensure there's a market for your membership site.

Why Company Culture is Vital to Your Lifestyle Business

Why Company Culture is Vital to Your Lifestyle Business

Whether you're a solopreneur or big business, company culture is vital to the success and happiness of you and any employees you have.

How to Build Momentum in Your Business (And Keep It)

How to Build Momentum in Your Business (And Keep It)

Learning how to build momentum in your business and how to keep it is very simple. You just need to change your mindset.

Why My Lifestyle Business Has Been So Successful

Why My Lifestyle Business Has Been So Successful

Building a successful lifestyle business isn't easy, but it can be a lot of fun. I've spent the last two years figuring it all out

Why Proximity is Way More Important Than You Think

Why Proximity is Way More Important Than You Think

Announcing Location Rebel Arsenal

Announcing Location Rebel Arsenal

Location Rebel Arsenal has all of the tools and resources you need in order to run a location independent business from anywhere on Earth.

Are you Consuming or Creating?

Are you Consuming or Creating?

While you believe you are working, are you really building a business or adding value to your life? Ask yourself, are you consuming or creating?

The Most Important Trait of an Entrepreneur

The Most Important Trait of an Entrepreneur

The most important trait of an entrepreneur is energy. The ability to stay awake and stay focused while building a business is crucial.

Guest Post: Every Challenge is an Opportunity

Guest Post: Every Challenge is an Opportunity

Matt Koenig wants to change is live and move his family to Indonesia. This is how he is overcoming the fear of uncertainty

Would You Rather Have a Beer or a Business?

Would You Rather Have a Beer or a Business?

We all realize it logically: you have to spend money to make money. But that doesn't mean it's always easy. In this post you'll learn a few easy ways you can reframe your concerns and start investing in yourself and your business.

Another Year Has Come and Gone

Another Year Has Come and Gone

It is the one year anniversary of Location 180 and I can't believe how much has changed in my life over the last 365 days.

Defining goals for Location Rebel

Defining goals for Location Rebel

There is a lot I don't know about seanogle.com, but here are the initial defining goals that I hope to achieve in the next 12 months.

The Beginning of seanogle.com

The Beginning of seanogle.com

This is the very first post for Sean Ogle's blog. Here's where the journey to being Location Rebel begins. Stay tuned for more.