The Suitcase Entrepreneur: Create freedom in business and adventure in life Paperback – August 4, 2013
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I though there was a lot of honesty in both the ups and owns of running a business and seeing the world at the same time. Great tips on traveling, dealing with taxes and currencies and the safety of yourself, your money and your equipment.
On the downside, a few typos and a couple of needless cliche snipes at Starbucks and Paris Hilton.
But I am very happy I bought the book that finally helped me discover an on-line money making idea. I would definitely recommend this book.
-"The $100 Startup" by Chris Guillebeau
-"The 4-Hour Workweek" by Tim Ferris.
This book is perfect for you if you want to start an online business, already started one or are established but not yet location independent or looking to take it to the next level. You will learn actionable steps from starting a online business, how to set everything up (a lot of great actionable tips) and all the way to location independence and how to be location independent.
A great quote from the author of this book, Natalie Sisson "The Universe rewards bravery - stop making excuses and get to it."
So go get this book and take the steps so you can create your own freedom in business and adventure in life.
She really breaks down the "how" of digital nomadism. She takes into account that you're already sold on living a life that is location independent. I love this about the book. It's a great how to guide on the whole subject of digital nomadism. My favorite section was her exercises for finding out your true passion based on what you're good at, what you're passionate about and what people have paid you to do for them.
I've recommended this book to several others and I recommend you pick up your copy as well!
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The author not only presents an exciting vision of how things can be when embracing this new way of thinking and working, but also how to live it daily with all the practical mundane aspects. She presents a structure to help you build a business around your lifestyle. It's not enough to have a dream, without a working business model in place to support such dreams.
I'm only half way through the book and finding it useful. Even if you don't want to travel and live out of a suitcase, the information can give you the freedom to work from home or your local cafe or what ever way rocks your boat. Well worth the read and value for money too. For the price of a couple of coffee's, you get lots of interesting, useful information, advice and inspiration.
Read with a highlighter, lots of bits that you will want to mark.
By the time I got to the end of the first section I had already made a life changing decision thanks to the advice in this book. It made me realise there was nothing stopping me from achieving my goals now instead of putting them off until the future. It feels like up until now I have been living for the business but now I'm going to focus more on life and work the business around that.
There's also a brilliant range of useful links which help with all aspects of running a business, and help you streamline your processes. I'm glad I bought the Kindle version as I could click straight through to the sites mentioned. I will certainly be exploring them further.
The last section focused more on people who want to travel but I still found it interesting and picked up a couple of tips for when I next go on holiday. But even if that section is not relevant to you it is worth the money for the rest of the book. The most inspiring business book I've ever read.
This is most evident through the sheer number of resources are listed at the back.
Another thing I found refreshing was that unlike other similar books it doesn't leave you hanging and expecting you to now buy the real information through sequels or online stuff - it gives you all you need, but obviously the author has to make a living and there are other products available if you wish to follow up.
A great inspirational read, but as always, it's easy to take a horse to water but it's up to the reader to follow through with the inspiration this book tries to give.
The Suitcase Entrepreneur picks up a core theme of a The a Four a Hour Work a Week which is using tools and systems to allow you to work from anywhere.
Whilst full of interesting case studies and anecdotes from the author, the real value is in the carefully curated resources and tools linked to throughout the book, which you will find yourself reaching for again and again.
Make sure you book mark well!
Natalie is down-to-earth and incredibly likeable and I admire her open approach and transparency about her experiences in business as well as her adventurous approach to life. She tells it like it is; no fake promises about get rich quick schemes and certainly no cookie-cutter approach to building one type of business. If you are looking to change your lifestyle and have more freedom to do the things you want, this book is the perfect place to start.
A friend sent me details of Natalie’s book, knowing I was looking for a location independent career, and I wondered if it would just be the same sort of thing, but I gave it a go. I was at a stage where I knew that I needed to take action, but I was still floundering about where to start.
I have to say that I loved it. Natalie is extremely likeable in her approach to everything, but what I found the most help was her strategy to launch a business on a very limited budget. I actually followed her advice and got mine going. That was just the start of course and the hard work continues, but I am reaping the benefits of this great book. It also led me to Natalie’s podcast and website so I continue to be inspired and motivated along!
Kirsty Bartholomew - Untrapped Life
The Suitcase Entrepreneur is a highly knowledgeable and actionable guide detailing the logistics on how to go about unleashing your entrepreneurial spirit and building it into a profitable online business that you can continue to run while travelling the world.
The book's real value comes from the personal insights that Natalie Sisson provides from her own experiences of establishing herself and travelling the world as a suitcase entrepreneur. These insights gain added weight from the many anecdotes and factoids Natalie has included from other suitcase entrepreneurs who have achieved likewise success.
My only complaint about the book (hence the four out of five stars) is that the presentation is a bit shoddy in some places: the cover's image is of a low resolution that makes it appear pixelated and the interior could use another thorough proof reading. I understand that this is a self-published book, but there are many self-published books that are of an exceptionally superior quality, so its self-published status is not an excuse. However, if you are happy to look past these shortcomings and just want access to the knowledge within (as I did), then these few faults do not detract from the book's larger value.
Ultimately, this book is very much a step-by-step guide that can be used to establish yourself as a suitcase entrepreneur or just an entrepreneur who operates in a single location (just don't read act three of the book). Be sure to make many notes, annotations and bookmarks while reading this book as you will be referencing its insights while you continue to grow your own entrepreneurial presence.
Keep The Suitcase Entrepreneur handy, as it will become your new bible!
To the author I wish to thank you for your inspiring book, you have given me that motivation that I did't have before.