In mid March I moved from a small seaside town in the boonies, to an even smaller seaside town in the boonies I had wanted to move back to ever since leaving it back in 2013.
When I say boonies, I ain’t just whistlin’ dixie.
In fact, my new place (elBenbo’s Bluff) wasn’t even wired for high speed internet.
The people who used to live here apparently were content with the frustrations and vagaries of satellite internet and never bothered to set the place up for cable internet. And, it turned out Spectrum has had to do a lot of construction — including running 150 feet of cable underground — to get my place hooked up.
The entire process has taken almost 3 months.
(I still am not hooked up… in fact, they just tacked another two weeks to the wait.)
And, thus, I have been running my business mostly via my phone’s wifi hotspot.
It’s been a merry ol’ time, too – mostly because of the dial-up like speed it runs at after I burn through my monthly hotspot allocated data, which makes it so I can’t load most web pages, and it often takes (no exaggeration) longer to load emails into my broadcast program and also put them on my blog than it takes to actually write the emails.
Of course, there are a couple places I can go for high speed internet.
One of which is a local bookstore coffee shop.
But it’s a cramped and loud place (impossible to concentrate) with small tables and big voices, and uses spotty satellite internet which is sometimes just as frustrating.
There’s also the library, too.
And, while it has great functioning internet, they don’t open until 10 am and noon on weekends.
But by that time, I’m spent working.
Daddy is an early riser type who likes to get crackin’ before the crack of dawn.
Anyway, why should you care about any of this?
Probably you shouldn’t care.
Unless you want the hope and assurance that even under near internet-less conditions you can still run a fairly big and successful internet-based business. As since moving here to elBenbo’s Bluff I have not only had record sales in new business, but have hammered out several product re-launches, affiliate campaigns, and other assorted projects that have been created in strict accordance to the business model I use that allows someone to literally run a million dollar business online from a phone’s wifi hotspot.
Maybe that doesn’t impress you, or maybe it does.
But, either way, I’m teaching this business model in the June “Email Players” issue.
The deadline to get it is Friday.
That’s when I will send it to the printer, and then turn it off in the shopping cart for a couple weeks.
(so no stragglers can get in)
That means if you want to subscribe in time to read this issue, you’ll have to high-tail it faster than the 400 meg internet I now fantasize about to the URL below: