Last year, I started a Facebook Page called Work From Anywhere Family for people like me who see the value in using the internet to create extra income streams. My long term goal is to create a full time income using the internet so that I can travel more with my kids and have the freedom to work from anywhere, buy organic food, and help my mom and my sister financially.

I’ve been online for a few years, and my vision has always been the same. But the way I was doing it was not working.

So one day, I said “enough is enough”. I don’t care what it takes, I am going to start living my dream life NOW.

I made a promise to myself that day that I would take at least one good vacation a year with my family. I saw the years slipping by and my kids growing up, and when push comes to shove, if you really want something, just do it.

That year, I booked an all inclusive trip to the Dominican Republic and it was WONDERFUL. My kids still talk about it.

The next year, we went to Japan for my son’s karate tournament for three weeks and again… memories that will last a lifetime and worth every single penny.

Later that year, we returned to Japan, but for a good three and a half months. When we were there the first time, we reconnected with a friend who owns the Evergreen Outdoor Center in Hakuba (the heart of the Japanese Alps), and to make a long story short …we opted for a ‘living local’ adventure this time instead of a shorter vacation.

We lived in and managed the staff accommodation for my friend which was an experience in itself for my kids. There were the 4 of us and then 18 twenty-something year olds, who were all really amazing and adventurous people. Great roles models. We also helped in the organic, vegan cafe that my friend owns, which was at the base of the lifts and next to our main office.

Between helping out, we hit the slopes and home-school, and life was simple and fun. We were doing things and that is so much more rewarding than having things.

This year, we are thinking about somewhere warm …perhaps Mexico or even Florida. My kids really want to check out Florida and that’s fine with me. Although I am loved the skiing in Japan, I’m a beach person at heart.

The funny part is once I started DOING the things I love, my internet business took off. Looking back, it makes sense. You can’t build something unless you are actively involved.

In Japan, I worked my internet business for less than an hour a day, and I did better than when I was trying to do it from living room because people wanted to create that same freedom and do what I was doing. It proves that if you just DO what you love now, you will attract like-minded people.

So my message is not to wait for your circumstances to change before you start living how you want. There is ALWAYS a way to make things happen, no matter what your financial or physical situation may be. And there are a lot of options for anyone to create an extra income stream with today’s technology and really work from anywhere.

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ibotoolboxIBOToolbox is a free platform for anyone with a home based business to connect, post articles or videos, and build relationships. There are no upsells or downsells or sidesides once you are inside. It’s truly 100% free. They now have about 225,000 visitors per day and as an IBOToolbox member, I have met some wonderful people inside.

IBO Toolbox is a great tool for building relationships, and for getting found organically on the internet by people who are actually looking for a business. In fact, if you use the right keywords in your press releases, you will have people finding you online who are outside the IBOToolbox platform, and who will connect with with a genuine interest in finding out more.
The best way to use IBOToolbox is give value to people. Create great content. Connect authentically with no ulterior motives. Done properly, this is a wonderful platform for getting found for free online.

And what’s the worst case scenario? You’ll make some new friends. I know I have. I have made some great connections inside IBO toolbox and am thankful to IBO Toolbox for that.

However, there are a lot of members who don’t use the free social media site to spam their link and that is not a good way to promote a business. If you are using IBOToolbox to spam your business to strangers, you may want to rethink your strategy. People join people. They don’t join spammy links that they receive through strangers claiming to have the best network marketing company or best home based business.

First of all, everyone in IBO Toolbox already has a business. And if everyone is spamming each other with their links and sending messages with four paragraphs about their company’s pay plan, it really defeats the purpose.

So whether you have the best home based business or not, use IBO Toolbox to build solid relationships and grow your business in a way that is authentic.

Heck, I’ll even click your link if I know who you are first! I may even buy something from you as a customer because I believe in supporting the industry.

When I joined my first network marketing company 10 years ago, my focus was on customers and doing home parties. And although I didn’t enjoy the home party thing, I did acquire loyal customers.

To this day, I still receive commissions checks from that first company, from people who still buy the products. Mind you, every single ‘business builder’ I had is gone, but a handful of customers still purchase.

People tend to forget that customers are the lifeblood of any network marketing company and they are how you will sustain a solid residual income over time. Distributors come and go, but if you have a product people want, they will buy it again and again. And by building relationships through platforms like IBOToolbox, you can create a bigger customer base.

By simply building relationships inside IBO Toolbox, you can acquire customers without trying to drag people away from a business they are already committed to. 

And that’s a nice way to do business.

CLICK HERE to get a free IBOtoobox membership. Like I said, it’s totally free with no upsells on the other side.


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