I’m really grateful that I’m able to live and work anywhere because of the business structures I’ve put in place.
In the past few months I’ve traveled to:
- Austin, Texas
- Los Angeles, California
- Carmel By The Sea, California
- Portland, Oregon
- And New York City 4 times (is it any wonder I’m relocating there?)
I’m not mentioning my travels to brag, I just want to show you how I run my business when I’m on the road.
You see the trick to live and work anywhere is not to start traveling and then to try and figure out how to make money online as an afterthought.
It’s quite the opposite: when you start with your online business foundation first, you have the freedom to travel once you get it set up right.
The same goes for the tech tools that you’ll use along the way as you learn to live and work anywhere.
Today I’m excited to talk about the tool that I’ve used for almost 4 years now as part of my location independent business.
The Video: How to Live and Work Anywhere
Click to watch the video and and find out what my favorite location independent tool is:
Using Skype or Google Voice to Live and Work Anywhere
If you’ve been a free user of Skype for awhile, you might think “big deal I already use Skype!”.
However, I’m suggesting you get a Skype Online Number which allows people using regular phones to call your Skype number. I also recommend getting a Skype Premium account, which lets you call out to regular phones too.
This way, you’ve got a two way calling machine right on your computer. You can even use your smartphone or your iPad to make calls on Skype when you’re away.
What’s more: you can use Skype to do group calls of up to 10 people. If you’ve got a team that’s all over the world, you can easily Skype together and save a lot of time and money on communications.
If you’re not available to take a call, Skype will take a message and send you an email to let you know you have a voicemail.
Record Calls and Interviews
You can also use a few of my favorite tools to record Skype calls for your clients, or to conduct video interviews.
Audio Hijack Pro for the Mac – This is my go to tool for recording phone calls with clients, and it’s really easy to use. If you want a tutorial on this tool let me know in the comments and I’ll be happy to oblige!
Call Recorder for the Mac – You’ve seen those cool side by side interviews, and this is the program that lets you record Skype calls into videos.
Or Try Evaer for PC.
It’s a Mobile Lifestyle
My friend Natalie Sisson is known as the suitcase entrepreneur and she also talks a lot about living the location independent lifestyle.
Programs like Skype and Google Voice are about a lot more than just taking and making phone calls. They’re actually changing the way that we travel and live.
I haven’t had a landline since I got my Skype account, and that just makes my decision to travel or move that much smoother.
Here’s To Leveraging Technology To Live Life To The Fullest
I really do believe that the technology we have available today allows us to live and work anywhere. Let’s make the most of it!