How about this for a challenge. Imagine you are Chris Ducker and the Founder of the Live2Sell Group. You are sick of being handcuffed to a desk. Instead, you want to spend more time working OUTSIDE the office at coffee shops, random locations…heck, even beach resorts.
Could you do it?
Chris Ducker decided to give himself a goal for 2010: become a full-time Virtual CEO. And he has achieved it (and chronicled it on his blog where he teaches others to do the same: Virtual Business Lifestyle.
In this interview (straight from the Philippines where Chris now works/plays), we dive into the details, including:
- What concrete steps Chris took to become location independent.
- The pros and cons of working virtually.
- Is the virtual model right for “every” entrepreneur?
- The four keys to a virtual business lifestyle: becoming mobile, outsourcing, entrepreneurship, and passive income.
- …and much more.
As always, the idea behind RISE interviews is for you pick up some inspiration, tips, and ideas of how this can apply to YOUR business and I’d love to hear your thoughts, reactions, questions, and comments.
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