Beaches and sand have never been my thing.

Like ever.

The iconic image most people have of someone living the ‘laptop lifestyle’ is sitting at the beach, laptop in front of them, sipping a margarita.

Not me.

Living the laptop lifestyle has been more about freedom than any one lifestyle.

At first, it was Freedom of Time.

When I worked at Pepsi, I would clock in at 5:30 a.m. to go “pre-trip” the semi and drive off with my haul of pop to stock the stores.

After I started my business, I got some of my time back (after a lot of grueling effort, figuring it all out online, etc…)

Then came Freedom of Domain.

Domain freedom is working where you want, how you want, and with whom you want. One of the most inspirational things I’ve ever read was this…  On Page 6 of Ready, Fire, Aim, the author Michael Masterson says,

“I work when I want, where I want, and with whom I want, doing only what I want to do. If that isn’t the definition of the best job in the world, what is?”

Whether you’re working from Starbucks or choosing to record a podcast, that’s all ‘freedom of domain’ stuff.

And thirdly, Freedom of Purpose.

This one is the most elusive.

Freedom of Purpose means working on or doing what’s most important to you—not your subscribers, readers, or clients.

Of course, you want the things you’re working on to be aligned with what your subscribers and readers want from you – but what if it’s not?

Have you said yes to an event or a presentation that didn’t further your purpose? Or agreed to work on a project even though it fell out of line with your mission statement?

This is all Freedom of Purpose stuff.

When most of us think of the word “freedom,” we tend to think of it generically.

By dividing it into buckets, it’s much easier to start making meaningful progress toward the freedom you seek.

Now, there’s a point to all this.

I just celebrated my 18th anniversary of starting to work for myself. Back in 2006, I jumped online and decided to start winging it.

To this day, I remember being on the elliptical bike at the gym while reading a PDF about being a professional blogger…

What is being a professional?

Well – making money, of course.

That’s all it takes.

After setting up my first blog and writing for a few months, I got my first check from Google for advertising…

Google paid ME to write.  Kind of.

I thought I was in the big leagues.

I realized that if I wanted to make more, I needed more people to read my writing, so I started learning about search engine optimization and pay-per-click marketing.

And I realized that if I wanted more traffic, I needed to make money to pay for it!

Enter affiliate marketing.

It took me at least three years to crack affiliate marketing.

My first sale was a free trial at, paid for by I made $25 to get someone to sign up for free.

Pretty sweet, right?

My second sale was getting someone to sign up for a cell phone plan on Amazon Wireless. That wireless plan paid me a $65 bounty for a FREE phone and monthly service.

(Affiliate marketing is still a killer business – but it’s changed quite a bit! Now, it’s powered by social media and email…)

After getting good at being an affiliate – I decided I wanted to make ALL the money – not a percentage commission.

So, I started selling digital and physical products, memberships, and more while building an email list.

And lastly, the final phase of my evolution was when I started working with clients.

For me, it was a necessity. We found out we were having our first child and needed to upgrade drastically, so we started working with clients!

They needed somebody to click the buttons and implement the Internet marketing strategy, all of which knew well.

That was ten years ago when was born!

Fast forward to today, and we have worked with over 1100 clients in every niche and genre imaginable.

Because we serve so many different types of clients, and I’ve had to get good at pretty much every kind of digital business model you can think of, we’ve gotten very, very good at selling a bunch of different stuff.

  • Digital products
  • Physical products
  • Coaching & consulting
  • Affiliate marketing
  • Agency work

And that brings us to the here and now.

When I started, “Make Money Online” was a dirty word.

The general public thought it was scammy.

If you taught affiliate marketing or how to make money with a website, you were seen as a snake oil salesman.

Now, post-pandemic, everyone is looking to sell more online, start an internet business, grow their following, or become an influencer.

That’s why you’re on this list, at least partly, right?  To grow your business online?

Today, we’re launching a new platform called DWY+ for growth-minded business owners looking to scale online.

No matter what kind of brand you’re growing online, there is something for you!

Click here to learn all about DWY+ >>

There is so much to it…  Community and guides and mini-courses…  Strategy, tactics, and tracks.

Here’s what’s included:

  • Comprehensive Guides: Detailed step-by-step guides on online business models (like digital products, events, affiliate marketing, e-commerce, etc.).
  • Expert Insights: Access to interviews, webinars, and Q&A sessions with successful online entrepreneurs and digital marketing experts.
  • Technical Support: Tutorials on website creation, SEO optimization, and social media marketing strategies.
  • Community Access: Membership in a community of like-minded individuals for networking, support, and sharing of best practices.
  • Regular Updates: Keeping members informed about the latest online business strategies, tools, and regulatory changes.

We’re doing a beta launch this week and getting our first members in. It’ll be closing on Friday while we get everyone situated and settled!

Start for FREE here! >>

Talk soon,

— Jason