You've probably seen those extravagant co-living spaces for entrepreneurs who want to travel while they work.
They have pools, and surfing lessons, and free beer, and dozens of people in a house with you (read: tons of distractions). And they also cost $2000/month (plus the international plane ticket to get there and back).
Ugh. If you wanted to go on a vacation and socialize you'd do that. But you don't. You want to launch your f***ing business already.
And you want to give yourself as much time as possible to do that, which means keeping costs low so you can squeeze a few extra months out of your savings.
What would it be like to spend 6 months doing nothing but focusing on your business in a distraction-free environment?
You could get laser-focused on developing your skills and your mindset for total business domination. You could stretch your savings a few extra months. You could finally launch your online business.
Instead of feeling bad for bailing on your friends so you can stay in and work (or even worse, feeling bad for going out instead of annihilating your to-do list), you wouldn't have friends and family distracting you because they know you're out of town right now.
How would it feel to come home in 6 months knowing you never need a job ever again?
How would it feel to be able to choose to live anywhere in the world as the owner of a profitable business?
You can do this by finding a co-living space dedicated to focus and low-cost living.
Not only will your rent be waaaaay less than the $2k/mo co-living "working vacations", every other expense will be a lot cheaper than living in the city. Groceries, eating out, even getting a beer at the bar can cost half of what you're paying on the regular right now. And the gym costs just a tiny fraction of city gyms, if you're into working out.
Plus, when you do need a break, there won't be distractions around because your options are pretty limited. You can't procrastinate by going to a movie or getting brunch because you're living in a small town without those options.
The best part is that nature is super accessible. It's easy to go for a hike in the woods and clear your head, replenish your energy, and have some quality alone time to come up with new strategies.
Even though you don't want to be distracted by a ton of friends, it would still be nice to have a few people around who get you. People who share your passion for making your own way in the world, people who are also on a journey to build successful online businesses. A small group who you can brainstorm with, share what actually works, and grow alongside.
I'm thinking about starting a house like this, with 5 people.
Thank you in advance for your time reading this and any input you may have. Just this week, I came upon this subreddit and the ride along subreddit in my search for business ideas. I currently work as a Trauma/Burns ICU and Neurosurgical ICU nurse that travels the country taking contracts at hospitals that are understaffed. The net pay is decent but I move approximately every 6 months to 1 year (1 year being the longest I can stay in one location due to IRS tax regulations regarding tax free stipends).
I came across u/localcasestudy posts and fell in love with the potential of his business model regarding the service industry. I wanted to get some input regarding whether or not this is doable with relocating so often. Is it something that would be an advantage for growing the business or is it something that would be an achilles heel while trying to start it up to begin with. If this is not viable, do any of you have any ideas that might work with someone who relocates so often?
A traumatic loss in my family led me down the path of becoming a nurse and giving back, which I have done for the last 7 years of my life. Now, with the birth of my son, I am looking to do whatever I can to help ensure the quality of life for my family that I feel they deserve, preferably while still giving back and helping people. Family - legacy- is everything, it's all we really have when everything is said and done. As a father and a provider, I feel that I owe them my very best. I hope this gives you guys a enough background to know the "who" and "why". I highly value any feedback you are able to give me either directly regarding the aforementioned business model as it pertains to my individual circumstances, or any other input you may have. Thank you again for your time.