How to Live and Work In Bali for Free

By Sean Ogle •  Updated: 06/27/11 •  4 min read

How to Live and Work In Bali for FreeNearly two years ago now I received an email from a guy that I’d hardly heard of and had very little online presence.

Essentially it said he was testing out an idea for an internship where he brings someone out to Asia and pays for basic living expenses in exchange for help building his business.

Considering I got this email a few days after quitting my job and I had no clue what was next, it seemed too good to be true.

Fast forward a couple months and I was sitting on a beach in Thailand, drinking ice cold Chang’s with him and his business partner Ian.

Over that six month period, I quickly learned how to do SEO, internet marketing, project management and numerous other skills that have become extremely valuable in my day to day life.

Not to mention, I had a hell of a lot of fun doing it.

Well, the time has come for another lucky intern (two actually) to head over to Asia and build the skills essential to be successful online.

The two chosen interns will be the 6th and 7th interns that Dan and Ian have brought on board in the last year and a half.  All of a sudden this has gone from “are these guys going to mug me and leave me for dead in Thailand?” to having if not the only, certainly the best internship for those pursuing this type of lifestyle.

You’ve probably seen past posts from me pimping this internship. I mentioned it briefly in my last post, and I’ll probably write a post on every single opportunity they have in the future – I believe in it that much.

When I came on board 18 months ago, the company was doing right around 500k in revenue a year.  This year they will be over a million.  If that doesn’t speak to the power of this program, and the chance to create real results in a real company, I don’t know what does.

This time around here’s the deal.  They’ve rented a villa in Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia for the year. This is right in the heart of Bali, complete with garden, pool, you name it.  You get to live there for free and get two meals today prepared by the in-house chef.  In exchange, you work 4-5 hours a day on their business.

Garden in Bali

This is the garden and pool area you could work at everyday…

Side projects are totally cool and are encouraged.  You’ll be surrounded by a lot of smart people who have the skills and resources to help make it happen. Oh, like me 🙂

I’m planning to be hanging out at the house for at least a month sometime in September/October, so if you’ve ever wanted to kick it on a tropical island with me, now’s your chance! (Don’t all go rushing to their site all at once now)

I don’t stand to gain anything from this post, aside from getting to see another couple people do something really cool with their lives.

I don’t work with the team on a full time basis anymore, so I’m writing this solely because it changed my life and has the potential to change yours as well.

The deadline for entries is this Friday, July 1st at 10pm EST.

Click Here to Apply for the Tropical MBA Semester 6

If you don’t believe me about the awesomeness of Bali and this program, check out some past posts:

On a housekeeping note, this Thursday will mark the BIGGEST change ever in the history of Location Rebel, so I’d love it if you came back and checked out what I’m talking about!

In the meantime hit up the Twitter stream and Facebook. The release of Location Rebel is looming, so grab the free ebook and email me with any questions.

Sean Ogle

Sean Ogle is the Founder of Location Rebel where he has spent the last 12+ years teaching people how to build online businesses that give them the freedom to do more of the things they like to do in life. When he's not in the coffee shops of Portland, or the beaches of Bali, he's probably sneaking into some other high-class establishment where he most certainly doesn't belong.
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8 comments on "How to Live and Work In Bali for Free"

  1. Dan says:

    haha it’s true there is no affiliate link here, I had no idea Sean was going to write about this (shows how much of a marketer I am!)… Sean helped to change our business in a big way and I think we are just getting started with what we can do together. Looking forward to Thursday…. AND of course hanging out in Bali 🙂

  2. Ian says:

    Sean, excited to have you in Bali. Also, what you didn’t disclose is how you crushed it…

  3. Caleb Wojcik says:

    I saw his post about the next semester and sent it to some people.

    If I wasn’t getting married in a month I’d be applying. The wife to be likes the digs, but living with others didn’t float the boat, haha.

    If we make it to that area of Bali, I’ll try to meet up with Dan and Ian. Been enjoying the podcast and site for a while now.

  4. Thursday, eh? You know I’ll be back!

    If my business was just a little more online based I’d totally take it to Bali as an intern. Alas … for the time being … i make my money showing up in person.

    See you around,

  5. Damian says:

    As the current 5th intern, I can attest that it is a very good deal…

    Once you get over the daily beatings and psychological warfare music being played all night, you get to really enjoy the rice & gruel we are served twice daily.

    Sure the ankle chains are causing my legs to chaff a bit, but we all tell stories of he who got away (@seanogle) over the dim light of a used cigarette… wait I have to go, my captors, I mean fearless leaders Dan & Ian are coming this way…

    All kidding aside, i am in my first month living in the Philippines (in great digs but not nearly as cool as the Bali house) and have met so many clever, motivated business people my small nascent idea is blossoming daily.

    I cannot recommend this opportunity highly enough. Check out the original post and I hope to meet you soon…

  6. Chas says:

    Awesome Sunset! I am going to have to disqualify myself, but, two people are going to be very lucky Cats, or Dogs, or however you want to put it.

  7. Dave Huss says:

    Great post Sean – the internships really are a tremendous opportunity.

    I look forward to finally meeting you in Bali.

  8. Tim says:

    Was in Phi Phi a few months ago and it was almost impossible to take my business back to China. Bali sounds even more enticing! Cheers to all the gentlemen that have created this opportunity!!

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