Running A Business While Traveling Isn't As Easy As They Say :)

Last Update: December 18, 2018


So I'm back from Thailand, and getting caught up with everything I let slide while I was on vacation. As I'm sitting here going through emails, and starting to edit content to publish this week, I'm thinking to myself, "Wow, running a business while traveling isn't as easy as the gurus make it out to be".

You've read all those headlines - "Work from a beach in Cancun". "Travel the world while your business is on autopilot!"

The truth is, it's very difficult to manage everything effectively, let alone grow, and ensure profitability for the future!

Yes, I was able to manage most of my Wealthy Affiliate tasks while on the road. Yes, I had some things scheduled to publish on my websites while I was away. But that was about it! I had to let a lot of things slide while I was on vacation.

On top of that, it was very difficult to work. Chairs were uncomfortable. Wifi was spotty. Motivation was in short supply after a long day of trekking, rafting, or bar hopping.

I had a great time in Thailand and Cambodia! However, I certainly could not run a business this way long term.

What's my point? I guess there's two bits of insight I want to share with you.

1. There's always room for improvement. Even though I'm making good money online, clearly I have a lot to do in terms of automating processes so that my business can run without me for longer periods of time.

2. When you're setting long terms goals, think about what you want your daily life to be like. It turns out, I'm not into the "travel guru" thing. I like to sit in my own house with a cup of coffee, on an ergonmic chair and a big screen iMac in a climate controlled room.

What's your ideal daily routine look like?

Pics From The Trip




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ExpatMark Premium
I knew you were going to have a great time. Batteries re-charged now, we are expecting great things(and tutorials) from you in 2019.

Love the dog pic.
Make a living, make a difference.

Mark
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nathaniell Premium
Yes. Batteries recharged! Now I just need to get over jet lag LOL
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ExpatMark Premium
The causes of jet lag are worth having it. I love, love, love to travel. They further the better.
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RussellO1 Premium
You live you learn. Love the pics though, especially the one with the dogs.
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nathaniell Premium
That pic seems to be a fan-favorite after reading these comments :)
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Dale123 Premium
"It turns out, I'm not into the "travel guru" thing. I like to sit in my own house with a cup of coffee, on an ergonomic chair"

I feel ya, 100% lol. Trip looked a blast though, great pics.
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nathaniell Premium
It was a blast! I didn't even include the skydiving pics because I couldn't take my phone on the plane LOL
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Dale123 Premium
Ahh no way, that kinda sucks. I need to get myself over to Thailand, never been but lately I've had SO many people telling me about the awesome times they've had there. Just the flight time that's held me back... One day though :)
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dpanic63 Premium
Thanks for sharing

This post definitely speaks to me because one of my end goals is to be operating my business from Thailand

But it would be different for I would own a piece of property and have a sister office to the one I have in Canada

But along the way streamlining the process is definitely a viable option as long as it is not taking away from the value you are bringing to your traffic.

Thanks for sharing and am glad you enjoyed your visit

Cheers

Dino
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nathaniell Premium
If you operate your business from Thailand, you'll save tons of money on the cost of living as well!
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Crazyhaggis Premium
I live in Thailand and operate my businesses from here. It is cheaper but don’t be fooled, it’s not all easy. I’m actually planning to go back to Australia in a couple of years.....
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dpanic63 Premium
Wow nice to know

You should PM me and fill me in in your experiences.

Cheers
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RD40 Premium
Awesome pics Nathaniel! I would probably agree, because for me, I need complete and total focus when working the business. I'm easily distracted so figuring out how to automate my business is something I've kept in the back of my mind like you mentioned.
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nathaniell Premium
I need the focus as well. Hard to do it on the road, especially with energy levels!
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