The Laptop Millionaires
They never work a single day because they love what they do. They turned their passion into a business, knowing how to get rich online.Their office can be a beach, in the Maldives, a rooftop pool in Bangkok or a cosy coffee shop, in London. They are seekers, explorers, world travellers. They are courageous, creative, young at heart, visionary and, above all, generous. They are the laptop millionaires!
Yaro Starak – Entrepreneurs – Journey.com
Credo: Find the right balance
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Everything started back in the late 90’s , with a dial-up connection, his passion for what Internet could deliver and the (guilty) pleasure of playing a card game called Magic: The Gathering. He actually became an expert at it and started a website which he sold later for 13.000 USD. Yaro invested the money in creating an online editing service. The business went well still Yaro craved for some outlet to express his creativity. In 2005, he started Entrepreneurs – Journey.com as hobby site. The blog became his main business and generated over a million dollars. Promoting products and events, banner placement, affiliate marketing, setting up a newsletter and digital products are some of the tools that helped him make money online.
The perfect situation as I see it is owning a website business that generates more than enough money to live off, that runs without you or requires very minimal upkeep so you can travel and do other things, and there is work you can do when you want to that is fun and rewarding (because if you are like me, just living a perpetual holiday gets pretty boring eventually!) says Yaro on his website.
Nowadays, the digital entrepreneur spends his time sitting in cafes around the world with his laptop, running his blog and coaching his members. He earns a consistent $20,000 to $30,000 a month thanks to the automated business he has built. His biggest pride are his successful blogging students, two of which reached the 1 million dollar milestone.
Johnny Ward – onestep4ward
Credo: Life is meant to be lived, not sold to the highest bidder.
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Johnny Ward is a 31 years old Irishman who’s visiting now Angola, the 154th country on his list of 194 he plans visiting during his lifetime. In2009, he was living in Australia and had a secure job that paid him up to 20.000 a month. But something was missing. He decided to quit and one year later embarked on a trip to Africa. He also created a travel blog to document the exploring.
Johnny Ward calls himself a life designer. His limited technical ability didn’t prevent him from developing his blog into a million dollar earning digital media company. Johnny outsourced everything. He manages his business from his laptop and travels the world indefinitely. Should you become a millionaire too, Ward recommends you be careful with your money. Apart his place in Bangkok, he bought a property in London. He invests heavily and has a wealth manager.
“Truly free is to have the financial security to allow you to do whatever you want to do,” he declared for businessinsider.com.
Navid Moazzez – navidmoazzez.com
Credo: You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Navid is another example of how to get rich online. He is a lifestyle entrepreneur, blogger, podcaster and personal branding strategist. After making $20,000 from his online business, Moazzez sold or donated most of his belongings until everything he owned fit in a suitcase, which he carries with him as he works around the world. It’s been only two years since he dropped out of law school and started his own online business and he’s already making 40 000 dollars a month.
“Take one small step today, act before you’re ready, take massive action, and just do it! And I know that I have a community to serve, and the more value I can provide to them, the more impact and money I will make in my business”, he said in a interview for business insider.com
Navid started from scratch, learned a lot and built his authority and personal brand online. It was his podcast that sparked his career, leading to the idea of the successful Branding Summit – the largest personal branding conference in the world.
“There will never be a perfect time or moment to get started. Take one small step today, act before you’re ready, take massive action, and just do it!” he said in the same interview.