Yesterday, I didn’t have a dime. Literally.
On my way back to Boulder after an incredible two-week stay in NYC, I needed 10 cents. Just that, for the bus. I hunted through three bookbags, two suitcases, and two small purses. Nothing. I remember seeing coins falling a lot when I was in New York, and never stopping to pick them up. I had nothing to make $2.40 into $2.50.
The thing was, I had already been falling into poverty mindset fears on the plane ride back. And now this—my awareness showing it to me blatantly in the physical world. I would have laughed, if it weren’t freezing cold and raining.
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Natalie Sisson is crazy passionate about building amazing businesses online that you can take anywhere. She has been helping people create freedom in business and adventure in life since 2008 with her location-independent brand. We recently got a chance to sit down and chat via Skype (from Waterloo, Canada to Boulder, Colorado), and we talked about her awesome new book, The Suitcase Entrepreneur, based on her business and website.
Natalie, you offer an incredible amount of free information on how people can choose freedom in their lives and business and really implement those values into their lives. How do you convert people to readers (and buyers) of your book when you already offer so much on your blog for free?
Well, thank you! While I do believe in repurposing content, I wrote most of the book from scratch. It’s mostly all new material. I even read it afterward and thought, I’m not even following all this advice myself! [laughs] But really, people have seen how much I give—90% of what I do is free. So it felt necessary to condense it all down into 300+ pages. It’s $7 on Kindle, and one of my clients who’s taken a lot of courses said she learned thousands of dollars worth of information. I was worried that my book was too comprehensive, hitting on a lot of things, but I think with the three Acts the book is divided into, I managed to combine all of them really well.
Tip #1: Consistently offer tons of free information on your blog to keep people involved and engaged.
I know you Kickstarted your book to the tune of $9,400. How did Kickstarter help with your marketing?
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He was asking her if she thought she would stay here forever.
“I think sometimes that I want to get out of New York,” he was saying, the way people do when traveling, “but I don’t know if I want to leave in a way where I don’t have access to it anymore.”
I was sitting in the booth behind this pair at a Nepalese restaurant in the small mountain town of Nederland, Colo., the sweet potato masala melting along my tongue like hot marshmallows.
“I’m not sure if I’ll stay here forever,” the woman replied. I couldn’t see her face, but her voice sounded deep, wooded with experience. “I just know that I wake up every morning and I feel so…”
She paused. “Sane.”
I watched her titter her head from side to side in laughter—her white hair not a rigid nest but filled with movement, a puffed dandelion globe allowing light to flow through it. Her neck moved with a lengthy suppleness, like she’d spent her life looking in many different directions.
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