I’ve just registered additional domain names to make this super simple for people to remember. Here they are:
Now go forth and remember what you will!
On April 1, 2008, my husband, my two dogs and I will be setting out on a journey across the USA. It’ll take us 31 days and we’ll visit 28 cities and drive 8,000 miles but this isn’t your average vacation. We’re both self-employed. We don’t have vacation pay and we can’t take a leave of absence. I’m a virtual assistant and my husband is a lumberjack.
So, how are we managing this? Well, I’ve outsourced my outsourcing.
As a virtual assistant, I help manage businesses’ around the world. Entrepreneurs, speakers, coaches, authors, busy professionals and big businesses outsource their daily tasks to me so that they can work less. Well, after doing that for three years, I decided that I can do it too! So… I hired a virtual assistant’s assistant. I manage the incoming work and requests and the outgoing completed items and she does the work. It’s a beautiful relationship!
As I travel across the USA this coming spring, I’m going to be doing a few things:
- Documenting the life of having a ‘nomadic’ career and showing you that what Tim Ferriss crafted in the 4HWW (The Four-Hour Work Week) is not only possible but you can do it at any income level.
- Managing my business via a project management tool called Basecamp.
- Working with my assistant who will be back here at my office.
- Visiting my clients who live and work all across the US.
- Enjoying myself while I earn an income and while I see parts of the world I have not yet seen.
There’s more exciting news to come but I’m going to hold that inside for now.
If you want to stay up-to-date, just enter your e-mail address in the sidebar on this site.
What I do want to let you know is that I would L-O-V-E your help. If you’d like to help spread the word about my journey, I’d love it if you blogged about what I am doing or added me to your blogroll… Whatever you can do to help! Some people are even adding the image you see in the sidebar, the summary of our journey, to their sidebars on their blogs with a link back and I thank them for doing so!
This isn’t a selfish project… I’m going to be using this site as a means to give back and join forces with some reputable and worthy charities. More on that to come…
I just can’t wait to prove Tim Ferriss RIGHT! Not that he needs proof that his ideas work - he’s living the life!
Check out Tim Ferriss’ blog and make sure to check back here often too! I’ll be outlining everything I do to make this work (and what I go through that doesn’t work) so that you too could set yourself up with a virtual, nomadic career.
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I’ve been updating my past trip logs like mad so please apologize the dust and the clutter while I do that! That being said, there are tons of great photos and blog entries up now from past trips so please do check those out!
You can view any of my past trips by selecting a trip in the drop-down box that says “Choose a Trip:” Once you’ve selected, click view to look at all of the blog posts for that particular trip.
I hope you enjoy the photographs. All photos are taken by either myself or my husband.
Also, for the many of you who requested that I stop in your city when we’re doing our Cross-USA trip, let me know if you’re serious! We’ll work something out. Drop me an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Traveling VA