This is a guest post by Rob Rammuny from Robswebtips where he helps others escape the 9-5 to live the Internet Lifestyle. He also has a FREE eCourse where he teaches you step-by-step how to create a profitable blog and live the Internet Lifestyle. You can follow him on Twitter @RobRammuny.
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The Internet Lifestyle is the goal and desire for many bloggers to live. I’ve been living the Internet Lifestyle for quite awhile now and I must say… I love it. I couldn’t ask for anything more than what I have. But one thing I’ve noticed over time that the Internet Lifestyle is being perceived as a walk in the park.
Today, I’m going to bring a reality check for you. I’m going to share with you what it’s like to live the Internet Lifestyle VS the Work Lifestyle and also the big debating question… Are you ready to live the Internet Lifestyle?
The Work Lifestyle
Work from 9 to 5, sitting in the office all day staring at the clock counting the hours, minutes and seconds until it reaches 5PM. Un-passionate about what you are doing, checking the mail waiting for the check. It’s simply uncomfortable and something many people do not enjoy living.
The Internet Lifestyle
You work when you want, however long you want. You have the freedom to be your own boss and make your own income. The limits on the revenue you bring in is limitless, and only controlled by you.
Right now you’re probably thinking that “The Internet Lifestyle is just RIGHT for me; freedom, time and luxury.” Just seems perfect right? The big difference between these two is beyond what I explained, something more important. What I’m going to share with you is what will answer the big question “Are you ready to live the Internet Lifestyle?”
Responsibility, one word, but it has a big meaning behind it though. When we are our own boss we have freedom to what we please. When you’re living the Internet Lifestyle it’s important that you have enough responsibility to set time in the day to devote to your business.
People instantly jump into the mindset that the “Internet Lifestyle” is the “Work free Lifestyle” which is in no way true. I have worked weeks where I’ve put in over 100+ hours. Usually, I spend about 30-40 hours working on my business. The thing is, I’m doing what I love. Any successful entrepreneur will tell you running your own business is no walk in the park. And certainly is not a “work free” journey. In a interview I was reading, 12 Top Online Entrepreneurs Share How Hard They Work and I noticed they all work around 50+ hours a week.
So the question is… Are YOU ready to live the Internet Lifestyle?
The Internet Lifestyle is a blessing to live. But if it was really “so easy” to live, why isn’t everyone and their grandparents doing it? It takes work, time and most importantly responsibility.