Location Rebel Academy has had its doors open for just about 6 yeas, and I am long overdue for highlighting some of our success stories.
When I first created this community, I knew it had potential. I knew that the strategies and skills that I teach inside could lead to some really big things, but even still I wasn’t sure how things were going to go.
A year later, all expectations have been exceeded.
Dozens of businesses have been created, and many of those have led members to quit their jobs, go to work for themselves, and start getting excited about their lives once again.
To say I’m proud of the community members is a bit of an understatement. So many people here have had success, I wanted to find a way to highlight the people who have put the time in and are killing it with their new businesses.
So let’s take a quick look at how a few of our members have been doing:
Tristan King – Melbourne, Australia
Tristan joined Location Rebel Academy in January of 2013, and at the time was really unhappy with his job. He was multi-lingual and had a lot of potential, but just needed a little bit of a roadmap and encouragement to push himself over the edge.
Well the last 6 months have brought on a HUGE transformation. Tristan has released a language learning book on the Amazon Kindle store, become one of the leading developers for Shopify on the web, and quit his job to pursue his development work full time a couple months ago.
Last week Tristan was even named a “Shopify Expert” and he now has over $10k of work in the pipeline and has been having more and more work coming in everyday.
Matt Koenig – Eugene, Oregon
Matt joined Location Rebel Academy in September of 2011 and has undergone a huge transformation since then. He’s been in a job he wasn’t really happy with, and wanted to have an adventure with his family in Indonesia, where his wife was originally from.
Well after months of planning and building a photography business online, Matt has successfully negotiated a sabbatical from his job and his heading to Indonesia for three months with his family in November.
In preparing to take this trip with his family, Matt is doing something so many people thought was impossible, and he is proving them all wrong.
Sarah Goshman – Boston, Massachusetts
Sarah has been the poster-child for someone who has approached SEO writing the, right way. Sarah joined in September 2011, and has built up a very successful business writing high quality content for SEO companies.
She left her job this spring to travel around the US and work on this business full time. Sarah has become so good at what she does, one of her clients even bumped her pay up to $70/article after she told them she was going to leave to pursue other work. Can’t argue with that!
She’s now expanding into project management work, and has just locked down a deal with her first client for that branch of her business.
Mike Facchin – Seoul, South Korea
Mike has taken the skills he’s learned in Location Rebel Academy to not only build a successful business of his own, but he’s networked his way into a partnership with one of the larger surf websites on the internet.
He started out simply doing some writing for the site, but impressed the owner so much with his web skills that it’s developed into a much bigger business opportunity.
He’s loved surfing his whole life, so to be able to create a business around one of his passions in life, and do it from anywhere has been really cool to see.
Many More to Come!
This is just a small sampling of the success our members have been having. I’ll be doing posts like this more regularly highlighting our members who are doing particularly cool thing – because there’s a lot of them 🙂
While I certainly can’t take credit for the hard work these guys have put in, I’ve gotta say it feels really good to know that this community has played some kind of role in changing the trajectory of their lives.
So now that you’ve seen what these guys have done with their new found skills, are you ready to become a Location Rebel Academy member?