I’ve Been Getting Around

I’ve been doing quite a few interviews lately with other bloggers and online entrepreneurs. Here are two I really enjoyed that I thought you might like to watch: Niall Doherty interviewed Everett Bogue and me for his site this month.

A 5-Point Plan for Achieving Anything

It’s that time of year again. The time when many of us think about what we’ve accomplished over the past year and what we might want to accomplish next year.

A First Class Lesson in Why Caring Works

Chris Guillebeau from The Art of Nonconformity taught me a first class lesson on why caring about people is so important for your business last week. Find out how Chris can draw a crowd in every state in the country and why he asked me to speak at his San Francisco Unconventional Book Tour event in this video.

Why You Should Subscribe to the New corbettbarr.com

If you’ve been a regular reader here, you might be wondering right now, “WTF happened to Free Pursuits?” There’s no need for profanity, but I understand your concern. You were used to the way things were and now they’ve changed.

The Paradox: Changing the World vs. Enjoying the Present

Changing the world (or at least your own world) is important. There are plenty of things wrong with the way things are.

3-Day “Working for Yourself” Book/Course Sale

Update: the sale is now over. Sign up for free email updates from me and I’ll let you know when another one happens.

Lifestyle Design For a Family Man and Entrepreneur: Why I Decided to Become a Virtual CEO

Guest post by Chris C. Ducker of Virtual Business Lifestyle Lifestyle design is what it is.

Lip Service Is a Disservice

Green. Sustainable.

12 Remarkable Online Leaders on Building a Life of Freedom

Satya Colombo has accomplished something I’ve been really impressed by. Less than six months after launching his blog he’s put together a remarkable online “summit” featuring 12 big names (I’m happy to be part of it along with Chris Guillebeau, Leo Babauta, Johnny B.

Network Marketing: Lifestyle Design Worthy? (an Insider’s View)

Multi-level marketing, network marketing, pyramid schemes or direct selling, whatever you call it, if you’ve had any experience with network marketing, chances are you have an opinion about it. My personal experience with what used to be called multi-level marketing honestly didn’t leave a good taste in my mouth.

Here’s to Being Willing to Fall Down a Few Times for Our True Callings

Something really big happened in the past few months. Something so powerful I feel compelled to tell everyone I possibly can.

It’s Time to Step it Up a Notch (Warning: This Might Be Painful to Hear)

“Do or do not. There is no try.” -Yoda That Yoda was a wise little green dude if you ask me.

18 Months, 2 Blogs, Six Figures

Hello everybody! I’m both happy and proud today to share with you my latest manifesto, 18 Months, 2 Blogs, Six Figures.

Coming Next Tuesday, October 5: 18 Months, 2 Blogs, Six Figures

If you’ve been following my saga over the past 18 months, you probably know that I’ve been on a personal journey. My goal over the past year and a half has been to find personal freedom by building an independent online business around this blog and handful of other projects.

How a New Startup is Born: Inside the Beta Launch of Worth Monkey

One of the most rewarding and fun things I’ve taken on recently is advising startups. Essentially, I provide advice to new entrepreneurs on marketing and business issues that I have experience with in exchange for a little equity in the company.

27 Things That Are Far Better About Working For Yourself than Working for the Man

I’ve had the pleasure of working for both myself and working for “the man” over the years. Small businesses, Fortune 500s, government, you name it, I’ve seen it.

Why Not?

Who says it has to be that way? Why do “the rules” have to apply to you?

Watching TV: Simple Pleasure or Stupid Waste of Time?

I’ve been torn over the issue of “TV, or no TV” lately. On one side, you have the intellectuals, minimalists, art crowd and conspiracy theorists who have sworn off television as a culture-and-intellect-robbing waste of time and money.

It’s Baaaack! The Return of Affiliate Marketing for Beginners

A little less than two months ago, I first shared the Affiliate Marketing for Beginners course with you. I kept the launch short because I wanted to gather feedback and make sure the course was ready for “prime time.” Well, it’s ready now.

Why Beer is the Most Important Part of Business

Wait, did I say “beer?” I should probably explain. So I was chatting yesterday with James Chartrand of the excellent Men with Pens about the upcoming relaunch of the Affiliate Marketing for Beginners course.

How to Live a Part-Time Location Independent Lifestyle

I’m writing this from our apartment in the Mission neighborhood of San Francisco, but the truth is I could be writing it from anywhere in the world. My business and life are location independent.

What’s Your Definition of Freedom? (Mine Changed Last Week) Plus: My Latest Attempt at Video

This week I’d love to find out, what is your definition of freedom? It might sound cheesy, but I think about the concept of freedom a lot.

33 Things I’ve Never Told You (or, How to Re-Introduce Yourself and Kick Your Watered-Down Self in the Ass)

That’s me, riding my dog in the photo over there. I do shit like that sometimes.

Everything is Derivative

Over the past three months, I’ve talked and worked with a lot of smart, talented and motivated entrepreneurs-in-the-making who all get hung up on some variation of the same issue. The problem is usually described like this: “I can’t decide what my business should be about.

A New Look for Free Pursuits

Welcome to a whole new look for Free Pursuits. I hope you like it.

How to Take 3 Years Off to See the World — with Betsy and Warren Talbot

If you’ve thought traveling the world for a few years is only possible for 20-somethings or retirees, this story is for you. Betsy and Warren Talbot from Married with Luggage are about to embark on a 3-year trip around the world.

Introducing Affiliate Marketing for Beginners

It’s here! I’m pleased to announce my very first information product, Affiliate Marketing for Beginners.

How to Sell Something When You’re Not an Expert

Note: this is the second post leading up to the launch of my new Affiliate Marketing for Beginners course. Read on for details of the launch coming Tuesday morning, June 22nd at 9am PDT.

The 3 Things You Must Do to Succeed in Online Business

Note: this is the first post leading up to the launch of my new Affiliate Marketing for Beginners course. Read on for details of the launch coming next Tuesday.

I’m Not Dead, I’m Just Working on a Product (and Giving it Away for Free for 24 Hours)

Update: the offer below has since expired, but if you sign up for info about my upcoming affiliate marketing course, I’ll send you a special discount deal when it launches. You might have noticed I’ve been posting somewhat infrequently here lately.

How to Master the Art of Illusion

Guest post by Carl Nelson from Drop of Change Dancers flow gracefully through space, evoking images and emotions. Free runners bound, flip and fly through urban space.

Digital Nomad Blog Carnival (Thai Political Unrest Edition)

I offered to host Cody McKibben’s digital nomad blog carnival this month, and the timing couldn’t have been better. I’m sure he needed the help.

Chris Guillebeau’s Empire Building Kit is available for 24 hours. Don’t miss out.

Update: the Empire Building Kit is sold out for now. Chris says it should open up again in the summer if you missed your chance to get in.

The Case for the Complete Affiliate Marketing Business

I mentioned a while ago that I’m working on a bigger project all about affiliate marketing. I’ll share more details about that project shortly (and at the end of this post), but I wanted to talk today about affiliate marketing as a complete business.

Why I Decide to Live Off Pennies

Guest post by David Damron of The Minimalist Path This time last year, I was bringing home (after taxes and retirement contributions) about $1,000 every two weeks. I know that, by many standards, this may not be a lot of money, but in my eyes, it’s a kings ransom these days.

Do You Feel the Change?

I don’t know about you, but it seems like every week, someone I know or follow is joining the ranks of the blissfully free lifestyle entrepreneur. Seriously.

The 7 Deadly Sins of Designing a Healthy Lifestyle

Guest post by Matt Gartland of Healthy Lifestyle Design The free pursuit of a healthy lifestyle is an empowering force that shatters the default life plan. This force builds your confidence, challenges the status quo, amplifies your passions and destroys conformity.

Transitions, Best of Both Worlds and Investing in the Process

Tomorrow Jessalyn and I are headed back to San Francisco. It’s been a fantastic season in Mexico, filled with friends, surfing, romantic walks on the beach (really), introspection and a decent amount of work.

An In-Depth Guide to Online Business Revenue Models for Lifestyle Entrepreneurs

If you’re in the process of planning or starting a business online, you might be wondering what the best way to make money is.

How to Successfully Sell eBooks While Traveling the World

“Nomadic” Matt Kepnes has been traveling the world for the past four years. During that time, he has created several websites and eBooks that support his lifestyle.

Ask The Readers: What’s the Best Way For a Beginner to Get Started in Online Business?

Happy April, everyone.

How To Get Past “Where Do I Start?”

It took me a little longer than I hoped to start earning a living online, but things are finally happening. If you’re stuck at the beginning and not sure how to start, this post is for you.

Why Lifestyle Design Alone Isn’t The Key to Happiness

Guest post by David Croushore of 30 Days at A Time I work typical 9 to 5 job in Washington, DC. I take a shuttle to work at the same time every day, follow a daily routine that involves my job, working out, and whatever side projects I’m pursuing at the moment.

Free Pursuits is One Year Old! What Do We Want Next?

Free Pursuits is one year old this week! This was my first blog, and starting it has really changed my life.

My New Blog Think Traffic – Build a High-Traffic Website or Blog

I’m very pleased announce my newest and most ambitious project to date.

New Blog Launching Tomorrow

Hey everybody, I just wanted to let you know that I’ll be launching a new blog tomorrow. It’s all about building high-traffic websites and blogs.

The 4 Phases of Lifestyle Design (and 13 Resources to Help)

Editor’s note: the following is a guest post by Rob of The Life Design Project. Follow him on Twitter @robgranholm.

Unautomate Your Finances and Change Your Life

Adam Baker from Man Vs. Debt has had an incredible year.

How To Trade Being Chained to a Job for Traveling the World

Thinking about redesigning your life is exciting, but for most of us it is overwhelming, too – so overwhelming that most of never make the leap to do it.

Staying Busy Keeping You Down? 4 Tips To Reclaim Your Day

Have you noticed how easy it is to burn through several hours online without really accomplishing anything? I could easily (and sometimes do) spend 4+ hours a day just between email, Twitter, Facebook and reading/commenting on blogs.