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Review of Sage The Fast Slow Pro vs Instant Pot Slow/Pressure Cooker

Here we provide a comprehensive review of the Sage The Fast Slow Pro Slow/Pressure Cooker versus the Instant Pot Slow/Pressure Cooker. Some things go out of fashion and some things never change. High waisted jeans were out and now they …

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What’s The Best USB Charger for an Oral-B Electric Toothbrush?

  The best invention since sliced bread! I’ll admit I was quite skeptical when Dave bought me an Oral-B electric toothbrush one Christmas. For some reason, I got it in my head that such a simple procedure as brushing your …

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Driving More Traffic To Your Blog: Ten Top Tips

Providing regular blog content which is useful and meaningful to people is the building block of any content campaign. Posting regular content will also increase your overall SEO ranking amongst search engines such as Google, Bing, Yahoo! and YouTube. In …

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Why You Need To Visualize Your Ideal Day

Most people stay trapped in the status quo because they don’t know how to live the life they want. Which is why you need to visualize your ideal day, in order to become who you want to be and know …

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How To Outsource Your Content Marketing Without Sacrificing Quality

In an age where remote working and flexible hours are fast becoming a way of life for many people, to outsource your content marketing without sacrificing quality is a crucial consideration. And more and more businesses are recognizing this – …

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Put Airbnb On Autopilot And Spend More Time Doing What You Love

I’ve talked about automation quite a bit in my blog posts. And this is because one of the main advantages of an online business is its ability to be automated. So why not put Airbnb on autopilot and spend more time …

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The Difference Between Busy People and Productive People

Are you a productive, focused person? Or are you just ‘busy’?   When we describe ourselves as busy, it takes away the intention behind our priorities. Because the key to being less busy is to be more focused. We all have …

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How to Achieve Backlink Building Success

One of the most powerful methods of Search Engine Optimization for your website is the accumulation of high quality backlinks. Backlinks, or inbound links, are incoming links to your web pages and are an integral part of any successful SEO …

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What to do when you love to learn but get bored once you know how to do something

Do you love to learn but get bored once you know how to do something? Well, I was that person too. That’s why being a scanner might just be the making of you: “I can never stick to anything” “I …

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Brainstorm To Blogging Success: Blogging For Beginners

What is your motivation for writing blog posts? To drive traffic back to your website rather than relying purely on search engine optimisation? To be ahead of the game with your business’ Social Media and build new connections or solidify …

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Remote Working Tips From Digital Nomads For Vanlife

The following articles provide Remote Working Tips From Digital Nomads For Vanlife to help you make the most of life on the road…. How these digital nomads are helping travelers embrace the van life movement SASHA BRADY Lonely Planet Writer …

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Start An Online Business Without Quitting Your Job (Just Yet)

If you’re reading this post, it’s because you want to start an online business without quitting your job, right? Right now, millions of people around the world are looking for a way to do the same. They’ve lost enthusiasm for …

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4 Reasons Why Working For Somebody Else Won’t Make You Wealthy

If you lost your job, would you be comfortable? No. But it might just give you that motivation you need to go for what you really want. Is it a surprise that most entrepreneurs come from nothing? They have nothing …

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How Should Small Businesses Approach Social Media?

Here is the first in a four-part series of interviews I gave to a digital radio show. How Should Small Businesses Approach Social Media? Let’s Talk Business Interview: How Should Small Businesses Approach Social Media? Alan: It’s hard to imagine …

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Eight Etiquette Tips for Email Marketing

#1. Make Sign Up Valuable Most people want reassurance that if they sign up for a Newsletter, it will provide them with valuable information, not simply clutter their inbox with irrelevant content. Most are also wary of what information is …

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How Can I Earn A Living In A Campervan?

Ready to take the big leap and give up most of your possessions so you can travel? If so, you can become the ultimate nomad and make a living in a van. The one thing that may be stopping you …

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Overcome Bloggers Block: 12 Top Tips

Would you like to overcome bloggers block? Do you struggle to even brain dump ideas, let alone write a full blog post? Never fear, in this blog we suggest 12 tips to overcome bloggers block and help get you writing …

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Omnia Oven Review – Ideal for Campervans, Caravans and Motorhomes

The Omnia Oven is three components, it’s compact and light. If your van doesn’t have an oven, it’s the gadget you don’t hit the road without!  For just £46.00 for the basic device, you have a simple but ingenious oven …

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10 Best Indoor Games To Play On The Road

Board games offer great experiences which connect the entire family, and don’t we need a good dollop of that right now? Which prompted me to think about our 10 Best Indoor Games To Play On The Road. Some offer complicated …

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Four Easy Blog Income Generators You Can Implement Today

Many thousands of bloggers make money from blogging, whether it be to earn a bit of extra cash to fund a coffee habit, or enough money to make a full-time living. Every blog is unique and some of the income …

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10 Best Outdoor Games To Play On The Road

At the start of each year I try my best to relocate what’s not required to the local dump or better yet, a charity shop. This year hasn’t stopped me from consigning a pile of ‘stuff’ to the ‘out’ pile. …

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What would you do for a living if money was no object?

How many of us are stuck in a rut, doing jobs we hate? Then isn’t about time we all started asking ourselves these simple questions:   How would you really spend your time if money was no object? What do …

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Top Tech Tips For Living Your Best Vanlife

Remember this? A hot and sweaty commute, clock in at 9.00am, 50 shades of office grey, lunch at your desk, punch out at 5:30pm and another dreary slog home. Repeat tomorrow, next week, next month, next year and all those …

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5 Social Media What Not To Dos

These days, it can be hard not to feel bombarded by Social Media, what with 900 million active users on Facebook and 200 million plus on Twitter. The majority of the small business owners I train or work with certainly …

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Digital WiFi projectors equal affordable quality entertainment

Digital WiFi projectors equal affordable quality entertainment. They’re compact and come with built-in speakers and Wi-Fi for anywhere viewing. ‘Have you seen…?’‘Ooh, not seen that yet. How many episodes?’‘Seven seasons, I think. 78.’’78!! Too many! I’ll just stick Line of …

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5 Ways Gratitude Can Improve Your Quality Of Life

Saying “thank you” for what we’re grateful for might sound simple enough, but the sad truth is that not many people practice this on a regular basis, let alone daily. Focusing on what you have leads you to start finding …

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What’s The Best Online Business To Escape The 9 To 5 And Embrace Vanlife?

So what’s the best online business to escape 9 to 5 and embrace vanlife? Imagine waking up every morning knowing you’re free to travel and live anywhere in your van while earning income at the same time. It’s now easier …

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School Teaches Us How To Be Employees Not Entrepreneurs

In school we learn all about maths but nothing about money. We can read and write but we reach adulthood financially illiterate. How is that? Because our outdated school system teaches us how to be employees not entrepreneurs. Then we’re …

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10 Reasons To Consider Affiliate Marketing For Vanlife

Affiliate marketing is about promoting or recommending other people’s products. Let’s imagine you eat a delicious meal at a great restaurant and recommend it to your friends. If they then book a table and eat there, you’ll receive a percentage …

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15 Fabulous Quotes About Success And Failure

Here you’ll find the best quotes I’ve read about success and invaluable lessons from failure. Be inspired to never give up… The only difference between some of the most successful people in the world and the next person is that …

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#Vanlife Has Redefined Nomadic Living: Meet The Modern Nomads

Maybe, when all around us feels so unsettled. When environmental issues, job insecurity and sky-rocketing rents are becoming more of a presence in our lives, the idea of staying in one place feels like something from a bygone era.  At …

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Do You Have What It Takes To Start Your Own Online Business?

Take this two-minute quiz to find out if you’re ready to escape the 9 to 5 and start building the online business of your dreams.

On top of that, I’m going to give you my top three tips for start-up success!

The Best Macbook Laptop Charger For Vanlife Campervan Motorhome RV

The clocks have gone back, the nights are drawing in, and I think there might’ve even been a frost last night! Yep, no doubt about it, winter is firmly on its way. It’s been a mad and crazy 2020 for …

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Do You Have An Entrepreneurial Mind? Take The Quiz To Find Out

Most people don’t. Take this quick quiz to uncover your strengths and kick-start your business!

Why A Robot Is Now Employee Of The Month

The idea of robots taking our jobs isn’t new, but as Artificial Intelligence (AI) becomes more advanced and more tasks are automated, is there a job a robot cannot do and where do human beings fit into the workforce of …

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Is this tiny home-inspired campervan the future of vanlife?

What vanlifer or tiny home owner doesn’t fantasise about their dream abode? Here’s a bit of van porn for you to feast your eyes on. And why we rate this tiny home-inspired campervan the future of vanlife… Is this tiny …

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Are Robots Competing For Your Job? The Very Real Threat Of Automation

Are robots competing for your job? Learn how to avoid the very real threat of automation – upskill and create a recession-proof online business. The idea of robots taking our jobs isn’t new, but as Artificial Intelligence (AI) becomes more …

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How To Be A Digital Nomad Making Money On The Road

Digital nomads are location and financially independent travellers who leverage technology to earn an income. And, given the ever-growing popularity of vanlife and the digital lifestyle in the wake of the global pandemic and recessions, we couldn’t not write a …

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5 Hacks For Finding Purpose And Fulfillment In Your Life

In the grand scheme of things, we only have a microcosm of time on the planet. So why wouldn’t we live the life we choose and make as much of that time count as possible? To figure out our purpose …

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Tesla Custom RVs The Tiny Home Of Our Dreams

What vanlifer or tiny home owner doesn’t fantasise about their dream abode? Here’s a bit of van porn for you to feast your eyes on. Check out the Tesla Custom RVs The Tiny Home Of Our Dreams… An electric motorhome …

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Why Lifestyle Business Beats Startup For Freedom

Millions of people around the world dream of being able to earn a living doing what they love. They’d like to start their own business but aren’t sure where to start. A lifestyle business offers you the chance to escape …

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Personal Insurance For Digital Nomads And Vanlifers: Things To Consider

Personal Insurance For Digital Nomads And Vanlifers – Do Take it personally! ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse large dog’… …That was until I woke up after a …

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Live The Vanlife Without Being An Instagram Influencer

You Don’t Have To Freelance To Live The Vanlife. Freelancing is old hat for online business because it involves trading your time for money, which is the antithesis of digital marketing. Why? Because digital business models such as affiliate marketing …

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What’s Driving The Rise In Remote Working Apart From Coronavirus?

The following article explores the increasing trend of working from home and what’s driving the rise in remote working apart from Coronavirus. The Rise of “Remote Working”   From the moment I picked up Jason Fried’s book ReWork I was hooked. …

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How Amazon Could Transform the Tiny Home Movement

Amazon has been selling tiny homes for several years. But as you can buy pretty much anything you want on Amazon, why am I even surprised? You could even buy a tiny home during November’s Black Friday. And they proven …

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This Luxury RV Will Make Any Road Trip A Breeze

  By Emerald Pellot Spanish company Rioja Singular Vehicles makes specialized RVs with customizable functionality. They’re far more elaborate than anything you’d see at campsites or on the open road. This Luxury RV Will Make Any Road Trip A Breeze. Just take a …

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Is Blogging For Your Business More Trouble Than It’s Worth?

Here is Part 4 of a four-part series of interviews I gave to a digital radio show. Is Blogging For Your Business More Trouble Than It’s Worth? Let’s Talk Business Interview: Is Blogging For Your Business More Trouble Than It’s …

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Digital Marketing Skills For Vanlifers: Affiliate Marketing

Digital marketing is essentially the marketing of products and services online. It’s an umbrella term for a whole range of specializations covering every aspect of marketing in the digital space, including: Affiliate Marketing Content Marketing Email Marketing Paid Advertising Search …

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The Best External Screen/Blind For Your Boxer Jumper Ducato Campervan

The Best External Screen/Blind For Your Boxer Jumper Ducato Campervan is definitely worth the investment for top quality protection from winter cold or summer sun. Are you a Winter or Summer person? I hope you’ve managed to stop eating leftover …

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Discover The Insider Secrets Of Social Media With Katherine Bennett

Here is Part 3 of a four-part series of interviews I gave to a digital radio show. Discover the insider secrets of Social Media with Katherine Bennett… Let’s Talk Business Interview: Discover The Insider Secrets Of Social Media Alan: With …

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15 Tim Ferriss Quotes About Lifestyle Design & Escaping 9-5

In his book the Four-Hour Work Week, Tim Ferriss proposes that anybody can escape the 9-5, live anywhere and be unrestricted by time and mobility, which perfectly sums up what digital skills allow you to do. Here are 15 quotes about lifestyle design, escaping 9 to 5 and geographic freedom.

Reciprocal Links & Anchor Text: Blogging Miniclass

Anchor Text and Reciprocal Links work together to provide invaluable link value to your website and have the potential to significantly increase your website ranking. Learn more about them in this blogging miniclass on Reciprocal Links & Anchor Text. Anchor …

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Ignore The Naysayers And Live The Life You Choose: 18 Helpful Hacks

I thought long and hard before talking about ‘dreams’ in this post as I think that it can create misconceptions (in others). And it can sound cheesy. But then I decided that I didn’t really care.  Because following your dreams …

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Confused About Campervan Insurance? Here Are The Need To Knows

But when things do go wrong, you want to make sure you are completely covered, so let’s talk about insurance, because it’s a bit of a minefield. If this is your first foray into insuring your van, even though it’s …

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Is Your Business Using Its Twitter Account Properly?

Here is Part 2 of a four-part series of interviews I gave to a digital radio show. Is Your Business Using Its Twitter Account Properly? Let’s Talk Business Interview: Is Your Business Using Its Twitter Account Properly? Alan: As I …

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Anker SoundCore 24-Hour Playtime Bluetooth Speaker: A Review

Credit: Amazon Anker Your Sound System With A Great Bluetooth Speaker I just feel compelled to share our experience of the Anker SoundCore 24-Hour Playtime Bluetooth Speaker with you lovely people. It boasts 10w limited output, stereo sound, a rich …

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Essential Gadgets And Tools For Digital Nomads

For me, the term Digital Nomad always used to conjure up images of a Pina Colada, a deck chair and a laptop propped up on shimmering golden sands.  Of course, nobody wants sand in their laptop, or worse their gold …

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Would you like an IKEA tiny home with your Swedish meatballs?

There are many reasons that we’re tiny home owners, not least of all environmental concerns. Not just in terms of living in a smaller space. But also the minimalist approaches I already followed that it necessitates. Whether you’re living in …

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Trade Your Time For Freedom And Escape 9 To 5 With Affiliate Marketing

If you’re reading this post, it’s because you want to trade your time for freedom and escape the 9 to 5. And if you want to achieve those things with an online business to live the life you choose, this …

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The 4-Hour Work Week By Tim Ferriss: Book Review

The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss proposes that anybody can escape the 9 to 5, live anywhere and join the new rich (NR). But the book’s central theme is lifestyle design, which Tim has been largely responsible for shining …

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Millennials Rejecting Rent In Favour Of #Vanlife And Minimalism

Van life (or #vanlife, as the kids on social media say) is attracting a type of workforce known as digital nomads. Millennials and Gen Xers able to work from anywhere and seemingly unattached to the idea of homeownership. The following …

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Best Handheld Vacuum Cleaners For Campervan Motorhome RV

‘Never work with animals or children’ Or if you do – have a good vacuum cleaner handy! I think we can all say with some degree of certainty, whether we are either:  A tidy, ordered, meticulously well planned and presentable …

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How #VanLife Has Changed Nomadic Living In The Last Decade

The 2010s were uniquely positioned to help vanlife go from subculture to mainstream movement. Instagram launched in October of that year. And more and more people began to question what creating a home really meant. Since 2011, the #vanlife hashtag …

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How Can I Make A Living In A Van?

Are you ready to take the big leap and give up most of your possessions so that you can travel? If so, you can become the ultimate nomad and make a living in a van. The one thing that may …

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Is This Online Business Training Program An Internet Scam?

These FAQ’s aim to destroy any rejection points and limiting beliefs you may be experiencing as you weigh up whether or not a digital business is right for you. Is This Online Business Training An Internet Scam? What Makes This …

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More Millennials Living Mortgage-Free In A Tiny Home

The affordable housing crisis seems to be a similar story for millennials the world over. Many millennials are looking for a place they can call home without a six-figure millstone around their necks. In an increasingly uncertain post-pandemic world, this …

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Anker PowerDrive 2 Alloy Flush Fit Car Adapter: A Review

This amazing little bit of kit might just be one of our most successful vanlife purchases ever. The Anker PowerDrive 2 Alloy Flush Fit Car Adapter is currently a snip at £7.19. It works so well and super stylish too …

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Am I Too Old To Set Up An Online Business And Other Frequently Asked Questions

These FAQ’s aim to destroy any rejection points and limiting beliefs you may be experiencing, as you weigh up whether or not a digital business is right for you. Am I Too Old To Set Up An Online Business? One …

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Design Your Lifestyle With A Tiny Home

We wanted to build a home around our lifestyle and which allows us to live more of the lifestyle we’re designing. For us, building a tiny home was all about financial freedom, flexibility of time, and less stress. However, like …

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Why A Lifestyle Business Is Ideal For Van Lifers, Tiny Homers, Digital Nomads & Other Free Spirits!

In the digital age, bricks and mortar businesses are declining in popularity. The cost for upstart and maintenance are just loans that young entrepreneurs cannot swing without willing co-signers. When a business is supposed to be your source of independence, …

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Join The Digital Economy And Earn Passive Income

If you’d like to join the digital economy and earn passive income, this webinar may well be the best hour you’ve spent in your life! At the end of this post you’ll be able to register for a free webinar …

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Why The Digital Nomad Lifestyle Appeals To Millennials & Gen Z

With reliable access to technology and connectivity improving in line with 5G, digital nomads will find it even easier to keep in touch. And complete tasks as they travel and explore new countries. Countries are even adapting their visa policies …

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How To Make Your First 10K Online In This Free Webinar

Would you like to know how to make 10k online? What if you could learn how to do it again and again? But how do you reach such a life-changing benchmark? At the end of this post you’ll be able …

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The Best Online Business For Vanlife And Financial Independence?

“We were wasting our lives going to work every day, putting our kids in daycare all just to have a nicer car, comfier couch, bigger TV and flashier house. So we have decided we want out. We want out of …

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Book Review Of Rich Dad, Poor Dad By Robert Kiyosaki

This book celebrated its 20-year anniversary recently, but the subject matter is as relevant today as when it was published in the ‘90s. More striking than that is the fact that the “system” that Robert Kiyosaki cites as the intrinsic problem behind most people’s money struggles, is still very much alive and kicking. That system being ‘get an education, get a good job, get promoted, earn a higher salary’, even if this leaves us financially illiterate our whole lives, in most cases….

Think Like The New Rich And Create The Lifestyle Design Of Your Dreams

Most people think that they need millions of dollars in the bank to travel the world and live a life of freedom. After all, most of us are conditioned to get up, go to a job that we dislike, and …

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Change The Scenery To Change Your Mindset

How’s everyone feeling?  This is the time of year I normally really start to struggle, when hours of daylight seem to disappear faster than the first mince pies of the season. But I’m on a really productive charge at the …

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Why We Didn’t Buy A Mercedes Sprinter Campervan

In August of this year, we became proud owners of a Fiat Ducato. Owning a campervan has been on the bucket list for a decade. In more recent years the plan was always to convert a Mercedes Sprinter campervan. We …

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Would You Like To Know How To Make Your First 10k Online?

Would You Like To Know How To Make Your First 10k Online? What if you could learn how to make your first 10k online, then do it again and again?  At the end of this post you’ll be able to …

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What Kind Of Online Business Can I Start And Other Frequently Asked Questions

These FAQ’s aim to destroy any rejection points and limiting beliefs you may be experiencing as you weigh up whether or not a digital business is right for you. What Kind Of Online Business Can I Start? Design your business …

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Why Online Business Models Are Recession-Proof

There’s never been a better time or place to “recession-proof” your income with digital skills. Even before the pandemic hit, the global economy was shifting and traditional business models were breaking down. Simultaneously, people are consuming more digital goods and services …

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Are You Headed For Employee Burnout?

Burnout. Everyone talks about it, but not everyone understands what it is. But it’s a mental and emotional problem that can hit anyone – complete this quiz and discover the signs you need to look out for.

How Quickly Can I Make Money In My Online Business And Other FAQs

These FAQs aims to destroy any rejection points and limiting beliefs you may be experiencing as you decide if a digital business is right for you. Including how quickly can I make money in my online business.  How quickly can …

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Embracing Digital Minimalism: My Social Media Purge

Digital Minimalism has been an integral part of my quest to rediscover my authentic self. I’m not a prolific poster, but an extensive social media purge is crucial to digital minimalism. That isn’t to say it’s been a breeze. It has really …

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3 Reasons Your Comfort Zone Isn’t Helping You Achieve Fulfillment

We all have our comfort zones, and the truth is, it’s important to us. But you can’t stay shackled to your comfort zone forever. Here’s why you need to step out of your comfort zone if you want to achieve …

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A Guide To The Electric Hook Up Cable

In this post we talk about one of the most essential bits of vanlife kit we’ve ever bought – the electric hook up cable. Speak to any seasoned vanlifer and they’ll be able to regale you for hours on the …

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Why Most Entrepreneurs Fail

Entrepreneurs drive the economy, innovation and job creation. However, about half fail in the first five years with two in three lasting less than a decade. How can you be one of the 33% of new businesses that survive the …

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Turn A Crisis Into An Opportunity – Learn How To Make Your First 10k Online With This Free Training Webinar

We’re living at an incredible time in our history – it’s the beginning of the digital revolution in the midst of a global pandemic. But every crisis is an opportunity to be transformed into something positive. Turn a crisis into …

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Turn A Crisis Into An Opportunity – 18 Excellent Quotes

We are living through a shifting world climate that calls for new digital skills, education and reinvention – turn crisis into an opportunity and use that opportunity to grow. There is opportunity in crisis and the winners are always those …

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Clutter – Out With The Old And In With The New

Use it or lose it. The one-year rule. One in, one out. These are probably the three most classic pearls of decluttering wisdom, but I don’t think they go far enough. I want to talk to you about how to …

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What Is Affiliate Marketing And Other Frequently Asked Questions

These FAQ’s aim to destroy any rejection points and limiting beliefs you may be experiencing as you weigh up whether or not a digital business is right for you. What Is Affiliate Marketing? Affiliate marketing is the fastest way for …

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Living Big In A Tiny Home: 12 Months On

Today is a year to the day that we moved into our new abode. But I have to go back in time a bit to tell the story of how we came to be living big in a tiny home. …

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Levelling Ramps For Campervans – Which Are The Best?

So, today’s blog is on the sexy subject of levelling ramps. I know, it doesn’t sound too exciting, but I promise you when you’re lying in bed and the blood is rushing to your head, nothing which dampens the mood faster than an uneven pitch.

Permanent Job Losses A Growing Pandemic Trend

Permanent job losses are a growing pandemic trend. Dashing hopes of a rapid economic rebound. With the latest signal that the economic damage from the coronavirus will be long-lasting. Millions have lost their jobs but for many of them the …

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The Best Investment You’ll Ever Make Is In Yourself

Did you know that the average person spends two hours and 24 minutes per day on social media (an increase of 62.5% since 2012)? Yet most of us wouldn’t dream of spending that time on developing or caring for ourselves. …

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Vanlife WiFi Options: How To Get Internet In Your Van

Vanlife can be exciting and fun to experience, especially since you connect to nature and experience an entirely different way of living. But as wild and off-grid as you might want to go, technology and electronics rule our lives and …

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Do you still wear the same clothes you did when you were 15?

Do you still wear the same clothes you did when you were 15? My guess is that the answer is a strong “No!” (with maybe a silent “hell” before the word no). My point here is that as you get …

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You Won’t Escape 9 To 5 With Most Passive Income Streams

Building an online business is the most logical way to earn passive income.  But you won’t escape 9 to 5 with most passive income streams if you don’t use the best tools, education or training to learn success systems. BUT …

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Are You Experiencing Employee Burnout?

Burnout. Everyone talks about it, but not everyone understands what it is… Coronary disease, hypertension, gastrointestinal problems (such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome) – these are just a few of the serious conditions individuals can experience as a result of burnout*. …

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I’m A Sucker For A Great Quotation

I’m a sucker for a great quotation. But instead of sticking one in a blog post, I thought I’d gather them together in one place. Here are some of my favourites. What quotations have you read which resonate with you …

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Start An Online Business Without A Product Or Idea

For years my husband and I scoured the internet for ways to make income online My plan was simple – I would build online businesses that generate passive income streams via numerous blogs and e-books. I designed (as yet incomplete) …

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Shift Your Mindset From Unhappy Employee to Empowered Entrepreneur

In her decades as an employee, Katherine always knew deep down that should the opportunity arise, she would be off doing her own thing. In the same way that she’s always found it hard to settle in one place. And …

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How To Transition From Employee To Entrepreneur

Want to know how to transition from employee to entrepreneur? It’s fairly straightforward as long as you accept that it’s not for the faint-hearted. Quite simply, it takes time, courage, focus, knowledge, a mindset shift from employee to entrepreneur and …

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Contractor Burnout: What This Tradesman Did Next

Steve questioned if at 45 years-old he could really reinvent himself and keep his family together. He was scared that working hard to succeed in a new venture would create the same problem of being away from his family. He …

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Feel The Fear And Start An Online Business Anyway

My life had become all about going through the motions. I woke up at 6.00-6.30am convincing myself to go to work every morning. I had to leave the house before my wife and kids even woke up. When I got …

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Fiat Ducato Campervan Conversion: Maiden Voyage September 2020

As I write this post, we’re actually on holiday in Cornwall – me, my husband Dave and our dog, that is. If you’re not familiar with this part of the UK, the most south-western county in England to be precise. …

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How We Succeeded With Our Campervan’s First Makeover

I’m aware these are going to sound like first world problems. But if this campervan is going to be our second home and then our actual home at some point, the space has to work for us and have our …

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Change Is Less Painful Than Settling For Less

My memories of the holiday we’ve just returned from are dominated by the stress my husband was put under. By one of the companies he contracts for (who I will refer to as Company A for the purposes of this …

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Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable On Video

Today after months of gearing myself up in order to get comfortable with being uncomfortable on camera, I finally bit the bullet and posted a video about my online business. I’d spent so long having a word with myself, talking …

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What Does Your Ideal Day Look Like? Here’s Why You Need To Know

I’ve spent a lot of time over the past year thinking about my ideal life and what a perfect day in that life looks like. I would like to share with you how I have visualized what I consider to …

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The Best Online Business To Start With No Money

The online business world is ripe and ready for business with consumers spending approximately $2.5 trillion on an annual basis. And affiliate marketing is one online business model you can start with no money. Well, very little money. All About …

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Financial Freedom Means Delimiting Your Money Beliefs

Learn how to reset your money beliefs and find financial freedom. Neither your boss nor the government is going to take care of you… Wealthy people are greedy, money is the root of all evil, money is not important, starting …

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Job For Life, Settle Down, Save For Retirement? The Job Security Myth

Gone are the days of the guaranteed final salary pension For my generation (I’m in my mid-forties), the common message growing up seems to have been to get an education, get a secure job, buy a house and pay the …

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I Gave Employment My Best Shot But It Was Time For Change

I’ve done my best to be an employee over the years, I really have. But it’s been 20 odd years now (give or take some bouts of self-employment) and I’m done. I’m 44, it’s about time the rest of my …

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Declutter Your Digital Footprint

Whilst recently performing a technology lobotomy, I took pleasure in unearthing old devices, their cables, and other paraphernalia. Declutter Your Digital Footprint and upgrade technology, especially if it’s pretty old and no longer serves your needs.  I would much rather …

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How To Escape 9 to 5 And Live On The Road With Affiliate Marketing

In this post, you’ll find out how to escape 9 to 5 and live on the road with affiliate marketing. It’s easier than ever to upskill and join the digital world… What if all you needed was a laptop and …

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How You Can Redefine Your Working Life With Affiliate Marketing Training

In July 2020 I was made redundant. With a very small payout as I only worked part-time, but it was the best thing that could have happened to me. Because I had a plan. Affiliate Marketing: An Attractive Alternative to …

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Reduce Research Time For Your Social Media Posts

Let’s face it, sourcing new, quality relevant content for your Social Media accounts is the hardest part. Having said that, there are many time-saving tools out there if you know where to look. Here we share some of the most …

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What Is The Best Online Business To Escape 9 To 5, Live Anywhere And Be Financially Independent?

If you’re reading this page because you lack fulfillment in your life or career, want to build your own business and work from anywhere in the world, this could be exactly what you’re looking for. Right now, millions of people …

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Recycling And Recycled Are Not The Same Thing

Recycling And Recycled Are Not The Same Thing. In 2018 when the Chinese decided they no longer wanted to be the world’s biggest importer of recycled waste, this became even more of a reality. Whilst in the longer-term this is …

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Animal Testing Concerns Replaced By Single-Use Plastics Micro-Beads And Parabens

In the late 1980s/early 1990s I stopped using any products which were tested on animals. 25 years on, I still don’t knowingly use any products which are although with so many brands now cruelty-free these days, Animal Testing Concerns have …

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Enjoying A Cup Of Tea Is Not A Piece Of Cake

…if you’re eco-conscious, that is. In the UK we drink around 36 billion cups of tea every year* with 96% of tea drinkers buying tea bags rather than tea leaves which equates to 150,000 tons of polypropylene plastic ‘glue’. This …

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Declutter Your Clothes: Embracing The Capsule Wardrobe

Don’t Look A Clotheshorse In The Mouth Gone also is the constant reminder of past lapses of discipline and money squandered on clothes I have barely or never worn. Scarves, socks, jeans, trousers, camisole tops, t-shirts, jumpers, coats, hoodies, shoes, sandals, …

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The More I Get Rid Of, The Less I Want To Keep

I’ve said it many times in this blog, but we still have a way to go. I’ve also said that it’s an ongoing process, however as more time passes it’s getting easier and easier – the thicker my skin becomes …

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Donating Your Unwanted Clothes: Why Charity Shops Aren’t The Solution

Regularly donating stuff to the charity shop is not a sustainable solution for ridding your home of clutter. It may not have escaped your attention that most charity shops are now inundated with stuff, fast fashion in particular. These days, …

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The Lost Art Of Borrowing: Never Buy Much Again

The Lost Art of Borrowing examines how we can stop being a nation of ‘just in case’ consumers. You don’t have to own everything that you need to use in life. Borrowing is what we did before we became a …

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Reducing My ‘Working’ Hours: Going Part-Time (Part Three)

Going part-time has resulted in many unexpected benefits for us. And there are times when something has to give, whether it’s work, business or home life. I am really making an effort not to store up big tasks for when …

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It Took 20 Years To Be Ready For The Physical And Mental Impact Of Decluttering

I ignored my inner voice and held onto possessions which caused me to feel guilt and shame – possessions whose negative energy was detrimental to my mental health. You may say that it’s only stuff and how can inanimate objects …

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Antics Of An Afghan (Street) Hound: The Unusual Life Of Darakht The Nowzad Rescue

Antics Of An Afghan (Street) Hound The Unusual Life Of Darakht The Nowzad Rescue Available to buy on Amazon: We never set out to adopt an overseas rescue, let alone one from a war-torn country in the Middle East. In …

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Money-Saving Hacks For Higher-Value Purchases & Investments

When considering which Higher-Value Purchases and Investments I should discuss in this blog post, our mortgage and pensions seemed the best place to start for money-saving hacks. Higher-Value Purchases and Investments: Mortgage A good mortgage broker is worth their weight in …

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So You Don’t Need To Declutter?

So you don’t need to declutter? You’ll never get back the money you spent so what’s the point in getting rid of stuff, right? But you’re here. Reading this blog post. Something inside of you overruled the unhelpful thoughts, the voice …

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Reducing My ‘Working’ Hours: Going Part-Time (Part Two)

There have been many benefits to going part-time which I hadn’t anticipated. Needs versus wants have become more discernible and certain ‘wants’ less important. Any time I think I want something, I write it down and nine times out of …

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The Best Vegetarian Scotch Egg Recipe

Why should vegetarians and pescatarians miss out on the heaven-sent scotch egg? Here’s my best vegetarian scotch egg recipe. And I don’t mean with eggs encased in anything from chickpeas and chestnuts to tofu, sweet potato or any other diehard vegetarian or …

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Case Study Of A Reluctant Declutterer

Meet Sarah Williams, the self-titled ‘Reluctant Declutterer’. Sarah approached me at a local networking event and I gave her the link to my Facebook page. She then got in touch with some questions about the decluttering program. Sarah was interested in learning …

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Thinking Of Going Veggie: Here’s Why I’m Choosing Vegetarianism Aged 42

I like meat. But I love animals more. As a teenage vegetarian in the late ’80s/early ’90s. Quorn had not long been invented (it came onto the market in 1985). Linda McCartney meals and tofu were the only other options …

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Food Waste Doesn’t Have To Be Wasted

Whilst some waste is inevitable, it doesn’t have to be ‘wasted’ – follow our hacks for your leftovers below. Most food has multiple uses, i.e. leftovers you either choose not to or cannot consume.

Waste & Money-Saving Websites & Apps

There are many websites and Apps out there to help you in your waste and money-saving endeavors. In this blog post, I highlight a selection of those that work for us when it comes to waste and money saving.

Top Tips for Spending Less Money

Here I share our top tips for spending less money. Whilst my own debt declutter is now a decade old, mental and physical decluttering has really only started in 2018. I’ve had to learn a whole new set of skills/coping …

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Reducing My ‘Working’ Hours: Going Part-Time (Part One)

In September 2017 the opportunity to job share arose. My work contract was due to finish at Christmas so I had to consider my options, be it finding another full-time position or going part-time.

How To Earn Passive Income – figuring it out

Now, it’s all about passive income. Our once grand plans to renovate the house to a high spec have been shelved since we caught the bug. And there’s no point spending the money if we’re going to rent the house …

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Shelving My Books

On shelving my books and carrying out the biggest decluttering exercise of my LIFE, I discovered that there is in fact a Japanese word for this which even has an entry in the Collins English Dictionary.

Money, Shopping & Saving Hacks

Now that our Money, Shopping and Saving Hacks are fully embedded, I’d like to think I have a good relationship with money and some good saving habits, but it wasn’t always that way. From the age of 16 when I first …

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Household Cleaning The Natural Way

Domestic pollution is claimed to cause more environmental damage than industrial pollution. This is both highly feasible and alarming when you consider the chemicals in multi-purpose cleaners, washing-up liquids, hand wash, disinfectants, and disposable wipes to name just a few.

Grocery Shopping: It’s All In The Planning

Weekly grocery shopping? It’s all in the planning. Since going part-time, I’ve been keeping track of our weekly food and household spending. This allows me to benchmark our household spend prior to starting this process with our grocery spend now …

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Airbnb Top Hosting Tips

Like many people, we’re enjoying the passive income opportunity that being an Airbnb host can offer. It’s been a learning curve and I wanted to share the Airbnb Top Hosting Tips that we have found invaluable.

Storage is Stealth Clutter: Is It Time To Declutter Your Life?

I used to think that once I owned a house it would be okay to have clutter because my stuff wouldn’t be going anywhere (not I thought of it as clutter at the time). Although the reality was that storage …

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Spring Clean for Lent: 40 days, 40 nights, 40 items

Spring is one of my favorite seasons. Everything starts to wake up and it always feels like a great opportunity to make a fresh start and wipe the slate clean. THE best time to Spring Clean for Lent. This year, …

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Favourite Quotations About Frugality And Minimalism

Here is a (small) selection of quotations about frugality, thrift and minimalism.

What quotations have you read which resonate with you or seem to be speaking directly about your life?

One Couple’s Quest To Discover The Beauty in Living With Less

Well-Lived Life: One Couple’s Quest To Discover The Beauty in Living With Less Available to buy on Amazon: Learn to avoid the untold negative costs of too much stuff, more stress, expectation and obligation. Experience a well-lived life with less… …

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Love Food, Loathe Waste: Our Pledge

We loathe waste. And we love cooking from scratch. This means that we will always have leftovers. To some, these equate to waste but we have signed a no waste of leftovers pledge.

Frugal Fortnight (February 2018)

Fairtrade Fortnight has inspired me to write the first in a series of frugality feats  – our very own Frugal Fortnight. I am very proud to feature what I have managed following years of feeling encumbered by clutter. 1.  Weekly …

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Housekeeping: Old-School Living With Less

Old-school housekeeping has really allowed me to go back to basics. In fact, I’m feeling very much the 1950s housewife! I’ll bet even my lovely Mum wouldn’t have done this when we were small and they were hard up.

Chamomile: In The Dye Of The Beholder

In this blog post, I want to discuss the benefits of chamomile natural hair colorant, although chamomile flowers have many wonderful properties. Did you know….? Many countries cultivate it for medicinal and cosmetic use but chamomile was originally indigenous to Britain. The Chamomile …

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Pure & Simple: The Natural Look For Your Hair

Welcome to my post on natural hair treatment. Keep checking back or follow this thread of natural products and treatments I’ve found work for me or people know.

Household Products Made From Natural Ingredients

Household products made from natural ingredients? What’s not to love with commercially-made detergents packed full of needless perfumes and chemicals.

Are DVDs digital dinosaurs?

Okay, so they’re not dinosaurs just yet (unless you’re under 21). But, ironically, it’s technology that has enabled us to purge our own collection and ditch the DVDs. I’d assumed that my husband would make one of his favorite jokes …

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Flash Drives For Freedom

As part of our technology lobotomy,  I gathered all the cables, plugs and USB drives I could find. I felt there must be something I could do to ease my social conscience than just add them to landfill and I came across …

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The Three Musketeers of Digital Marketing: Content, Search & Social

In the words of Seth Godin, “Content Marketing is the Only Marketing Left”. In other words, businesses are what they share because we are all master marketeers and publishers of our own online content. In the digital age, SEO simply …

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Minimise Time To Maximise Online With Hootsuite: Short & Suite

Is maintaining a strong Social Media presence a mission impossible? Staying active can be time-consuming, however one tool has all but eliminated the problem for many businesses. So I highly recommend that you minimise time to maximise online with Hootsuite or …

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Social Media Return On Investment: Where’s Yours?

So you’ve been plugging away at your social media channels. Posting, scrolling, sharing and commenting but your likes and follows aren’t growing exponentially in the way that you were expecting. So where’s your social media return on investment, I hear …

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