72 of The Best Blog Posts I’ve Ever Read That Might Inspire You Too 799

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I’ve stumbled upon too many great blogs to remember. But some of their content just stands out and can’t be forgotten once it’s read.

So here’s a collection of some of the articles that I consider either life-changing, super useful, powerful and wise, or just uplifting and motivational. Or all of these together.

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And every now and then I’ll come back to it and reread some of these as it’s worth grasping the ideas reading between the lines and once just isn’t enough.

I hope that you too will benefit from them. They might just be what you need to take action upon something you’ve been putting off for too long, or to give you direction when you feel lost.

The articles are in no particular order. I love them all. Some, however, I’ve highlighted.

The Best Blog Posts That Will Change The Way You See Things

1. The Confidence Conundrum

2. The problem isn’t that life is unfair, it’s your broken idea of fairness

3. How to Master Your Time

4. The Ultimate Guide to Becoming an Entrepreneur

5. Me? I’m a strategist

6. Life is a Game. This is Your Strategy Guide

7. Why Procrastinators Procrastinate

8.  How to Quit Your Job, Move to Paradise and Get Paid to Change The World

9. Lifestyle Design and Your Ideal World

10. How to Be a Hustler

11. Could You Do Genius Quality Work

12. If you want to follow your dreams, you have to say no to the alternatives

13. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck

14. Stop Trying to Be Happy

15. The Most Transformational Moment of My Life

16. Your Next Big Life-Changing Breakthrough is Already Happening

17. How to Master Your Life

18. The Zen Dilemma

19. 7 Ways to Start Living The Life You Really Want

20. Compatibility and Chemistry in Relationships

21. Zen to Done: The Simple Productivity System

22. How I Quit Smoking for Good

23. We all get 24 hours

24. How to Fund Your Freedom

25. How to Quit Your Day Job and Travel The World

26. How to Lose 23 Lbs in 28 Days (hint: it requires radical system-hacking)

27. No, You Can’t Have it All

28. The Pain & Beauty of Life Changes

29. Find What You Love and Let it Kill You

30. Love Work

31. 5 Hours

32.Four Hour Work Week? Try 100

33. How I Get So Much Done

34. On Refining Diet

35. Productivity Tricks for The Neurotic, Manic-Depressive, And Crazy (Tim Ferriss)

36. 40 Activities That Challenge Your Brain

37. How to Understand and Use The Power of Incremental Change

38. Fear is The Root of Your Problems

39. How to Be Awesome

40. I Quit Carbs and Sugar and Here is What I Learned

41. How I Broke My Body and Then Fixed It

42. The Myth of The 4-Hour Workweek

43. Minimalism

44. Luck doesn’t exist

45. How to Become a Lifestyle Designer

46. 7 Strange Questions That Help You Find Your Life Purpose

47. 10 Life Lessons to Excel in Your 30s

48. The 11 Maxims You Should Live By

49. Finding Peace with Uncertainty

50. How to Write Your Strategic Objective

51. Achieving without Goals

52. 10 Life Lessons I Learned from Surviving My 20s

53. If you have too many goals you’re not doing, read this

54. College is a Waste of Time

55. How I Got Ripped in 2 Years by Following These 13 Principles

56. Generation Y Doesn’t Have an Attitude Problem, They Have a Career Script Problem

57. How to Discover Your Life Purpose in About 20 Minutes

58. You Should Be Careful

59. The 3 R’s of Habit Change: How to Start New Habits That Actually Stick

60. Simple Living Manifesto: 72 Ideas to Simplify Your Life

61. Fuck Yes or No

62. An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Being Productive

63. Why Generation Y Yuppies Are Unhappy

64. 10 Things You Can Do Right Now to Improve Your Life

65. Eliminate All but The Absolute Essential Tasks

66. Bookend Your Day: The Power of Evening and Morning Routines

67. The Script

68. 12 Lessons of Waking Up at 4:30 am for 21 Days

69. What I’m All About

70. What happens when you drink 3 liters of water a day

71. The Greatest Skill You Can Learn

72. Greatness is something you do, not something you are

So which ones did you choose to read? What do you think?
Have you already read some of these? Or do you have any other inspiring articles to recommend?

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How I Became a Location Independent Freelance Writer 24

How I Became a Location Independent Freelance Writer

Writing is what I love doing and I managed to turn it into my career. But that wouldn’t have been as enjoyable without having the freedom to work from anywhere and move to my favorite country. So after I became a freelance writer, I also took a few steps to become location independent.

Let me share how that journey looked like for me and maybe inspire you to take the leap and not just become a freelancer but also travel the world or just leave your home country and never look back.

Stage 1: Overcoming The Doubts

I believe all change happens on the inside first. In the case of becoming a freelance writer and a lifestyle designer, you’d first need to do a couple of things related to developing a strong mindset.

To begin with, define what you don’t like about your current lifestyle. Be clear about it and see yourself living a better life some time from now. This vision will also help you realize what you truly desire.

For me, it was freedom and independence but in a specific way.

I mean, I don’t really need to travel the world. It was enough to spend a few weeks in Thailand and to always have the chance to get back to a destination like that if I feel like. But what I truly desired was to leave my home country, Bulgaria, and instead move to the Netherlands.

However, my transformation started many years ago, before I even knew that’s where I wanted to live. First, I wasn’t satisfied with my life back then. I was already in my 20s and I always felt like I wasn’t spending my time right. So something had to be done.

Doubts are scary.

In fact, they are one of the reasons why so many people all over the world never start a business, end a relationship, travel or else.

Once you get through that stage though, you start having hope, you visualize a better life, and you finally take action. And once you take the first step, magical things begin to happen.

For me, that first step was to define my passion (personal development) and combine it with writing, which I simply loved doing and felt like it was the right way to spend my time.

English is just my second language. I had no official degree in what I’m doing. I wasn’t tech-savvy and had no idea how the Internet actually worked.

But the desire for a different life and more meaningful activities was stronger than any lack of knowledge or experience. So I dedicated the 4 years of my life during university to building the foundation of my online business and the lifestyle I enjoy today.

Stage 2: Getting The First Clients

This is How I Became a Top Rated Upwork Freelancer

I began writing, first on my blog (more on that below), then for others. But the magical ingredient here is reading.

I spent a ton of time (still do and probably always will) reading about people who were already living the life I was after. And that changed it all. I overcame all the doubts because I saw all that I wanted was possible. If other people were living like that and they all started from nothing, then it’s just a matter of time till I get there too.

That encouraged me. And my motivation never decreased because of some people I started following consistently and seeing their progress kept me action-oriented too.

It was time to earn my first dollars freelancing.

The good thing about the Internet is that you don’t have to be anyone in order to land your first gig. Once you do, the second one is easier. You just need someone to pay you for your freelance services so you can have confidence in your abilities and improve your skills.

I never thought I’d be able to call myself a freelance writer, not to mention be location independent together with that. But I left the big picture behind for a while and focused on simpler things. Such as:

What can I do today to land my first client?

After researching, I realized there are sites for freelancers where employers post jobs and I can apply to each that seems like a good fit for me. And so I did.

I created my profiles, had low rates (because any money was good money for me then if it was online), and applied for a few jobs. I had no idea what to say exactly so I just went with what felt right.

I introduced myself when pitching clients and told them how I can help them with their project. Rejection here is normal as there’s a ton of competition.

Eventually, someone hired me for a job and I made my first $20 or so.

It was a short and sweet gig and I did a good job. The communication with the client was smooth.

It’s hard to land someone for the first time, especially in my case. On my profile they could see Bulgaria and that English isn’t my native language. Also, that I’m new to the site and have no previous feedback. Basically, not the most trustworthy freelance writer to hire.

But there are new employers to such platforms too and they are ready to hire you as long as you have something to offer them.

So if you want to make money online and eventually turn that into a business, become location independent and work remotely, or just want to do what you love freelancing, then create your profiles on sites like Upwork, Guru, Freelancer and PeoplePerHour and start pitching.

Stage 3: Building a Blog and a Brand

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The 3rd crucial step in my journey to becoming a location independent freelance writer was this blog.

Let’s Reach Success started as a personal blog on self-improvement. But consistency was the key and I seemed to be good at this. It’s because I love writing too of course. It eventually turned into my biggest project and today it’s my portfolio.

There are more than 1600 articles in the archives, a whole book store, proper design (thanks to this premium theme), authority, and a story behind it. Which makes me and Let’s Reach Success kind of a personal brand.

If you haven’t started a site yet, you’re wasting time. Whatever it is that you wanna do online, you need that one platform.

I’ve written a quick guide on how to do that. Check out How to Set Up a WordPress Site on Bluehost. Don’t worry, the technical aspect is easy and I’ve outlined the few simple steps you should take to have your site up and running in less than 30 minutes.

Blogging is a must for every freelance writer. Here’s why:

First, you get to showcase your work. You can write articles all the time and show them to clients. Whenever you want to start writing about a new topic, you’ll simply start covering it on your blog and then provide samples to employers.

You become known as an expert. If you stay consistent and provide unique and quality content frequently, people will know you’re the go-to blogger in the niche. Together with your unique voice and all other things you’re doing on the side, you can build a name for yourself. That means clients will start finding you soon.

Blogging is a learning experience. There’s a lot going on in the archives on my blog. If I go back, I can even see how I’ve grown over the years. Your writing will change too and that’s okay. Your site becomes your biggest project, especially if you’re a writer yourself. Also, it’s thanks to wanting to improve Let’s Reach Success that I’ve learned so much about optimizing content, making money from a blog, and more.

Stage 4: Setting Up an Online Business

Now that you’ve overcome the doubts, have landed your first freelance client, and have your own blog, you can turn that into an online business soon.

First, of course, you’ll need to have some decent income monthly to be a proper location independent freelance writer. Although plenty of people register a company from the beginning and then slowly grow their freelance business.

However, in the beginning, I had no idea what I was doing. I was paying taxes and fees for the freelancing platforms I worked with and that was enough. I wasn’t sure how much more I could make each month.

When I got to a few hundred dollars monthly, though, (which is an amount you can live with back in my home country if you aren’t paying rent), I decided to fix the legal part and register as an independent worker there and start paying my taxes.

Over the next months, I truly believed I’m now a freelance writer earning money from my craft and loved it. Of course, I also wanted to grow, build skills, land better clients, improve my site and see what else I could be doing online.

Stage 5: Choosing Your Ideal Destination and Moving There

amsterdam - the dream location

When I was making $1000/month from my blog and freelance writing services, and because the business was online, I finally felt like I could soon move away and start a new life.

The country I wanted to live in was the Netherlands. I already had friends there and knew it was the place to be for me. So I booked a place in Amsterdam with AirBnB and dedicated these 10 days to finding my new home.

I needed it to be affordable and in a good neighborhood and that’s exactly what I got.

Because I wanted to be there so much and worked hard for it, there hasn’t been a day since I moved that I didn’t wake up with a smile on my face.

That’s one of the main aspects of lifestyle design. Doing work you love and making just enough to be able to live the way you like.

Of course, Amsterdam isn’t cheap so I had to limit my expenses and change things.

Stage 6: Living The Location Independent Lifestyle

I did some traveling too. Spending 5 weeks in Thailand cost me a lot in terms of money (although it could have been cheaper too but I didn’t prepare well) and focus. But it’s safe to say these weeks have been the craziest and most adventurous ones in my life.

I might go back there, but that’s not necessary. I love my daily life too and don’t need an escape from that. The important thing about being a location independent freelance writer is that you have to enjoy the freedom of being where you are. And if you earned your chance to get there, it tastes even better.

Stage 7:  Mastering Working Remotely and From Home

Location independence and freelancing aren’t for everyone as it’s not easy, there are sacrifices to be made and plenty of challenges. One of them is getting distracted and not doing focused work on a daily basis.

One thing I did right though was to build some good productivity habits and eliminate procrastination and distractions early on. In fact, that was when I started making my first money as a freelance writer.

It’s nice to imagine how you can live and work from anywhere 6 months from now. But if you don’t build the discipline in advance and learn how to structure your day so you can do your best work, you won’t make it.

Here are some things that can help:

My Best Productivity Principles

How to Stay Productive While Living The Laptop Lifestyle

Stage 8: Growing The Freelance Writing Business

My focus is on increasing my income now. I got to over $3500. These come from sponsored posts here on Let’s Reach Success and freelance writing for clients.

I’m working on other things too such as increasing book sales and building systems to earn passive income from affiliate marketing. But these don’t come naturally to me so it takes time.

So that’s how I became a location independent freelance writer and how you can do the same.

Here are the exact steps I took to become a location independent freelance writer: