What is a lifestyle business?

A lifestyle business as defined by Wikipedia is “a business set up and run by its founders primarily with the aim of sustaining a particular level of income and no more; or to provide a foundation from which to enjoy a particular lifestyle.”

I would argue however, that a lifestyle business is whatever you want it to be according to your particular needs, goals and desires! Reaching a particular level of income is the first step but with an affiliate marketing business model the “and no more” statement in the Wikipedia definition is inaccurate! This implies limitation. Many affiliate marketers get into this business particularly because there is no limit to earning potential. Of course it doesn’t start out this way but like any business it can grow. In the case of affiliate marketing, it can grow exponentially.

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Work from anywhere with a lifestyle business


How I came to a lifestyle business

I started to learn online marketing several years ago particularly because it can be worked around any other job or lifestyle. You can pick it up and put it down whenever you like. This is one of the beauties of the online business model. I worked, and still work, in the entertainment industry (see my page on IMDB) and the work was initially very hit and miss. I would get some work and then be unemployed for a while.

My first stunt job on 'Enduring Love'
My first job on ‘Enduring Love’

Stunt work is much like the acting world. I had several jobs but soon realized that very few employers cared about my ‘other’ work and simply wanted someone reliable and dependent on them for their income! I wouldn’t want someone disappearing off at the drop of a hat either, for potentially weeks at a time!

Stuart Ross's lifestyle business
Stuart Ross’s lifestyle business

Because of this irregular work pattern I was forced to look for alternative sources of income and the internet ticked all those boxes. It allowed me to work independently from a laptop from anywhere, provided I had an internet connection.

The lifestyle business of affiliate marketing allows anyone to run their own online business, sell products anywhere around the world and all without even holding any stock, talking to any customers and delivering anything personally. You don’t need any staff and there is no direct selling. So what’s the catch?

What does it involve?

What you do need to do is deliver information which is of value, or find customers for products which you then can refer them to. As an affiliate, you are simply referring products to likely customers through advertising, websites, blogs or email lists.

Why is this a lifestyle business?

This business model can be operated from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. What this means is that anyone can run such a business and it can be run around existing commitments. It not only allows you to travel while working but it gives you the opportunity to avoid lengthy commutes, spend more time with friends and family and choose your working hours and even geographical location. All you need is a laptop and an internet connection.

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Forget the lengthy commute with a lifestyle business

How can I get started with my own lifestyle business? 

Anyone who can use an email can learn how to run a successful online business. However, there are new skills to learn and master. Fortunately most of the work has now become much easier due to new software development over the last few years. Previously, building an online business was much harder. Now, much of the work has already been done for you. You can have a fully populated website up an running with only a few clicks of your mouse which is already set to earn money with this system.

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