Run Your Business From the Road, the Mountains or the Beach: Learn All the How-to's From Our Three-Month, 20,000-Mile, Tax-Deductible Trip
Enjoy the Ultimate Freedom! Take Your Business on the Road for Vacation, Exploration or Necessity
Is extensive travel one of your unfulfilled dreams?
For years, my husband and I had talked about taking a grand tour of the U.S. and Canada, visiting well-known cities and viewing glorious landscapes. One March
1st, we left in our car to do just that.
Three months later, we returned home having racked up 20,000 miles, having experienced countless adventures and having earned the same as when working at home.
You can do it, too! My report, Taking Your Business on the Road, covers all the vital preparations you ought to make before leaving home for extended travel or vacation when you intend to continue carrying on your business affairs, as well as keys to connectivity, client relations and comfort while away. It also discusses on-the-road income streams to consider, including seminars, client meetings, book promotions,
blogging, research and focus groups, so that your travel brings in money and may qualify as tax deductible.
Gets You Ready to Live the Dream Life,
"There's nothing better than hitting the road, traveling anywhere you like and letting your business run itself. Well, there are some important 'nitty-gritty' answers you need when working away from home. From how to secure your home while you're away to exactly how to get online while you're on the road, this report covers it all. My wife and I travel all the time but I found out one little secret that'll make sure I'm never disconnected from my Internet business even in the furthest reaches of the globe." - Yanik Silver, Author, "Instant Internet
Most of what's out there on managing business travel assumes you stay at big-city hotels and head out equipped with advanced technology. We visited a number of densely populated areas, but mostly drove on back roads to remote destinations.
For staying in touch,
on our longest trip we relied on an ordinary cell phone and a
five-year-old laptop with a plain old modem in it. And without depriving ourselves in any way whatsoever, we managed very well on a per-diem budget you probably won't believe.
I now use a smartphone and a wifi-equipped
netbook computer, but these aren't
So, get inspired and become equipped for your dream trip, with detailed advice that you won't find anywhere else:
- How I lined up speaking engagements for the trip, and the kinds of work I accepted and declined for our time on the road, and why.
- Suggestion after suggestion on getting your home, car, laptop, personal affairs and business ready for extended travel.
- Features your car must have to make it home as safely and securely as we did (no,
I don't mean a Global Positioning System!).
Fantastic, Inspiring! My Obstacles Melted Away as I Read
"Get this report and save yourself the grief of naive planning. It’s like sitting down with Marcia and going over all the fine details of her trip, uncovering the hidden pitfalls of extended business travel - and then getting a "to do" list to help you plan your own trip. The resources alone would take you hours to uncover through research - if you could find them at all. An obstacle I have struggled with for years is now gone, and I am already planning a trip for this spring. Buy Taking Your Business on the Road today. And then plan your extended business trip with confidence!" - Dianne Dawson, Business Development Consultant,
- Weather factors we overlooked in our planning, and the very best source for up-to-the-hour weather reports on the road up ahead.
- Pros and cons of six lodging options: hotels, motels, B&Bs, camping, RVs
and staying with friends, plus
advice from someone who habitually
freeloads with strangers while
- Three methods for seeking motel discounts, two of which worked astonishingly well and another of which greatly disappointed us.
- Do you really want a client to call your cell phone while you're on a sightseeing boat? Learn another option for managing phone contact.
Turn My Wanderlust into a
Wonderful New Life
"For the last three years,
I've been living full-time on
the road in an RV, and Marcia,
your ebook is largely what gave
me the courage to make the
plunge and start living my
dream. Thanks for helping me
realize I could live my dream
and still keep working." -
Marty Marsh, Soul Proprietor, SoulProprietorCoach.com
- The low, low amounts we spent, on average, per day on lodging, gas, food and incidentals (I almost didn't share this information, for fear we'd be considered cheapskates, though we're not).
- Technical tips for connecting to email from just about any motel or hotel, anywhere.
- Is it time to hire a virtual assistant? The arrangements I made with mine, and steps I took to safeguard my financial privacy.
- Two contingencies you must cover so traveling doesn't create irate customers.
- Rough guidelines for the tax-deductibility of your travels.
An Incredible Resource: Our Wish Really is Possible!
"My partner and I have been fantasying for some time about taking our business on the road, but have hesitated because we didn't believe it was possible while still making money. Marcia showed me how to see the world while running my business, plus she outlined activities I could do along the way that would earn me even more!
The intimate details and checklists she shares are invaluable. I never would have thought to downgrade my insurance on the vehicle we leave behind or about remembering to pay my quarterly taxes. The saving from these two tips alone covers the cost of this report! It's amazing how many traveling pitfalls I can now avoid, since I'll know not to repeat some of Marcia's mistakes that she so graciously shares. Thanks, Marcia, for paving the way!" - Sharron Senter, marketing consultant, cofounder of
- Factors to consider when deciding how to pay for expenses on the road. Learn the differences between various credit-card and debit-card options and why online bill paying is not necessarily a cinch.
- Exercise while traveling! Five web sites that help you find fitness facilities, pools and running or bike trails throughout North America, and the steps we took for healthy eating on the road.
- How to avoid having your car broadcast "come burgle me" while you're far from home, and if you publicize your trip, as I
did for our first big one, safeguards that help prevent break-ins back home.
- Got kids? Homeschooling is an option. Explore links to accounts from families that have done it.
- Traveling solo? Tips for avoiding the just-one-driver blues..
- Like gadgets? I suggest some you undoubtedly haven't heard of and tell you which ones we couldn't have done our trip without.
- Why we and our car got searched by customs officials twice while crossing the U.S.-Canadian border. (Your attitude
- Post-trip hassles we had to disentangle when we returned home.
- How my business on the one hand mostly benefited and on the other hand suffered some temporary damage from our three-month trip.
- Resources galore: more
than 50 web sites to consult for
the latest specialized
TIP: Finding Local Weather Reports
The best way we found to get weather reports for specific roads when we were concerned about possible ice and snow ahead of us was to pick up the local paper and turn to the weather page. Usually the writeup there included hot-line phone numbers, often maintained by the state police, that you could call to find out current driving conditions. The only difficulty of using these hotlines was that the voice menus sometimes referred to particular sections of roads by local names like "the Topanga connector" that didn’t correspond in obvious ways to what we could see on the map. But these reports were much more accurate and timely than anything we found on the Internet.
[Excerpted from Taking Your Business On the Road]
Taking Your Business On the Road applies to the following situations and more:
- Business owners, their trusted lieutenants and anyone who's self-employed
- Retirees or the semi-retired who want to stay in touch with their business interests
- Executives, especially those with a yen for travel beyond the reach of cell phones
- Managers, sales people and contractors heading off to remote locations where hotels with advanced business services aren't an option
- Any employee worried about withdrawal from voice mail and email when away from the office
- Families headed by one or two entrepreneurs, with infants or school-age children, who travel during summer vacations or the academic year
- Professors, teachers or anyone else on a semi-working sabbatical
- Telecommuters who don't want to be tied down to their home office
- Hikers, ski bums, beach bunnies and golf nuts who carry on business a few hours a day and the rest of their time have fun
- Journalists and writers without a company that equips them with satellite phones as well as authors on a book tour
- Both new and experienced RV'ers and those contemplating renting a recreational vehicle for a long business-and-pleasure trip
- North Americans touring North America and the rest of the world while working as well as folks
from abroad heading for the U.S. and Canada
- Travelers who expect luxury as well as those willing to rough it
Some Personal Highlights from Our Three-Month Odyssey
Here are a few "firsts" we experienced during our three months on the road:
Road runner birds in New Mexico scurrying across the highway, just like in the cartoons
Driving gravel switchbacks up and over a sheer thousand-foot cliff in Utah
Three kinds of baby seals along the California coast
More than a dozen bald eagles on a remote road on Vancouver Island
Avalanche tunnels in the Canadian Rockies
Being able to say that I’d now visited all 48 mainland states
[Excerpted from Taking Your Business On the Road]
Inspired now to wonder whether or not a long road trip is feasible for you? Hungry for the details on exactly how we prepared for and handled the challenges involved? I've hunted for the kind of book or report that would have clued us in to what we needed to think about before we left home. And there simply isn't any information like this out there. (Type "business travel" into the search box at Amazon.com and you will see this for yourself.)
Taking Your Business On the Road,
121 pages long, is
$49.95, an instant download in PDF format. Just think of the troubles it will forestall when you finally venture off on that trip you've long dreamed about!
Like all reports sold from this site, Taking Your Business On the Road comes to you with a rock-solid money-back guarantee: If you find it anything less than motivating, authoritative, reliable and informative, then simply tell us you want a refund, and we will accommodate your request.
If you're longing to hit the road while continuing to earn a living,
order my report now. And be sure to let me know how your travels went, for the next edition!