Your Lifestyle Business

Your Lifestyle Business

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If you want to build a lifestyle business you can run from anywhere in the world whether that be your kitchen table or a beach in Fiji, you’re in the right place! Host Jo Barnes is on a mission to arm action takers like you with the knowledge, tools, strategies & inspiration to do just that! Join Jo & guests to explore the world of living life by your own design.


#73 - How to Create an Irresistible Lead Magnet
Oct 18 • 36 min
Welcome to part 2 of my 3 part email marketing series. Last week I walked you through the 6 Steps to Building a High Converting Email Funnel. Today we’re looking at how to create a lead magnet people can’t help but sign up too! I’m going to demonstrate…
#72 - 6 Steps to Building a High Converting Email Funnel
Oct 11 • 38 min
You may wonder in the instant messaging, social media world we live in now, whether building an email list is still worth it. The resounding answer is YES! As fabulous as social media is, building an email list means building a database of very targeted…
#71 - 8 Steps to Building Your Online Lifestyle Business
Oct 5 • 50 min
Wouldn’t it be awesome if on any given day you could choose to work from anywhere? Your favourite coffee shop, your kitchen table in your PJ’s, a beautiful beach. Well, that’s why we start lifestyle businesses. So we have that kind of choice. This week I…
#70 - Getting Your Own ISBN No with Paul Holman
Sep 27 • 40 min
This was such an energetic chat with Paul Holman founder of Duchy Digital Publishing. Paul contacted me a few weeks ago and asked if he could publish my free ebook ‘6 Ways to Build a Business You Can Run From Anywhere in the World’ on kindle as an…
#69 - Selling on Zazzle with Caroline Jones
Sep 21 • 45 min
If you’re looking to build a small side income and would love to sell physical products without any upfront investment todays episode is for you! The lovely Caroline Jones of Playful Pixel Designs kindly jumped on an FB live with me to talk through how…
#68 - Build a Book to Build a Business with Sandra Spence
Sep 14 • 44 min
Wouldn’t it be awesome if there was a way to create almost instant authority & credibility to our brand. A way to help us stand out from the crowd, get noticed and create opportunities we might not otherwise have! Well, I’m happy to say there is. It…
#67 - Locked Down in Cambodia with the Roaming Rebels
Sep 7 • 55 min
Cambodia is one of my favorite places in the world. I was especially excited therefore to interview the awesome Roaming Rebels who at the time of interview were locked down in Cambodia due to the Covid 19 outbreak! Barbara & Louis (aka Roaming Rebels)…
#66 - Share Your Passion with Renee Hasseldine
Aug 30 • 41 min
Renee Hassel - like tassle - dine, is the creator and founder of shareyourpassion.com.au an Australian based business built to help thought leaders & experts find their voice and core message and turn it into powerful visual models & online content. What…
#65 - How to Start & Grow a 7 Figure Amazon Business
Aug 24 • 63 min
In 2015 my husband & I started selling on Amazon. Within 12 months we’d grossed 1.2 million dollars with one product! It blew our minds. We continued to grow our business over the following years topping $3 million (per year) with net profits in the…
#64 - Dare to be a Badass with Pam Vincent
Aug 17 • 48 min
If you’d love to feel more confident building your business, more productive during your week, understand how to create an automated funnel that makes money while you’re doing important jobs and work from home so you can spend more time with your loved…
#63 - Becoming a Published Author with Julie Cordiner
Aug 10 • 53 min
I loved this interview with Julie! (I know, I know, I love them all). But I particularly love interviews that inspire me to action. I have been meaning to start my book for a long long long time now, but for whatever reason it just gets pushed to the…
#62 - Is Email Marketing Dead? with Helen Lindop
Aug 3 • 64 min
I started a little commerce store last year as a bit of an experiment and along the way hired the lovely Helen Lindop to organize all my email campaigns. She did a fab job and is the founder of her own email marketing agency helping clients the world over…
#61 - 16 Lessons Learned from a 10 Day FB Live Challenge
Jul 27 • 26 min
I recently did a 10 Day FB Live challenge. The goal being to get my head around how lives work, the best software to use, ideal length, how to engage an audience etc. I’m not going to lie, I was nervous! I haven’t done a webinar in years, I’m used to…
#60 - How Big Brands Grow Their Social Media Audiences - #startwithone!
Jul 16 • 22 min
There isn’t any one magic secret that leads to all success in business, but there are a few big ones which if you get right will have an exponential affect on your efforts. This is one of those ‘big ones’. What I mean by platform is the place from which…
#59 - Obliterating Overwhelm & Getting More Done with Pip Meecham
Jul 9 • 34 min
Who doesn’t love the thought of speeding through your tasks and ticking off your to do’s with that gleam of satisfaction you feel as you mark each job - DONE! Truth be told, I sometimes add a task to my to do after I’ve done it just to cross it off!!!…
#58 - 16 Ways to Grow Your Facebook Group
Jul 5 • 28 min
When I first started online back in 2010, FB pages were all the rage. In fact I made my first 6 figures off the back of becoming an expert on how to launch and grow your FB Business Page. These days it’s all about groups! FB want more close and personal…
#57 - How to Fund Full Time Travel with Dan Worthington
Jun 27 • 31 min
Imagine flying into a country you’ve never visited before for a friends wedding and then getting locked down there for over 4 months! This is exactly what’s happened to my good buddy Dan & his folks. They flew over to Phuket for my wedding at the end of…
#56 - Top 10 Ways to Find Awesome Content Ideas
Jun 18 • 19 min
Do you ever get stuck wondering what content you should create to resonate with your audience? Even when you know your niche super well it can be challenging to constantly think up new and engaging content ideas. The trick is to get inside the mind of…
#55 - How to Start a Digital Marketing Agency with Leanne Cohens
Jun 11 • 39 min
I loved this chat with Leanne! Leanne is the founder of marketingleap.net, an Australian based Digital Marketing Agency offering everything from social media marketing, ads, content marketing and training & coaching. Everything a small business needs to…
#54 - The Your Lifestyle Business Easy to Follow Content Strategy
Jun 4 • 16 min
I must admit I have a love hate relationship with content. I so want to create lots of valuable information and share other awesome content I find online, but it’s also so easy to get completely overwhelmed with the sheer amount of stuff you could share…
#53 - How to Build & Sell a Profitable Ecommerce Business at Only 14 Years Old!
May 28 • 28 min
I love today’s episode! Earlier this year my husband & I sold our Amazon business and started to buy small e-commerce businesses with growth opportunity. We came across an EarPod business and fell in love with the founder more than the business! Peter…
#52 - How to Stand Head & Shoulders Above Your Competition
May 21 • 19 min
I’m so passionate about todays topic. I honestly believe this is the magic ingredient to ensuring your uniqueness no matter who you’re up against in your niche or industry. If you can clearly define the higher purpose of your business, the whole reason…
#51 - What Business Are You In
May 14 • 25 min
So you’ve got as far as knowing you want to run a lifestyle business. You may even know that you definitely want to be a blogger or an affiliate marketer or sell products or services online. But what ‘business’ are you actually in? Perhaps you haven’t…
#50 – Planning Your Ideal Lifestyle Budget
May 8 • 26 min
How much money do you actually need to live your ideal lifestyle? Do you know? Have you worked it out down to the penny or are you plucking a number out of thin air? Have you even thought about it? Perhaps instead you simply say to yourself ‘I want to…
#49 - 5 Key Steps to Build a Six (or Seven) Fig Online Lifestyle Business
May 1 • 27 min
An online lifestyle business is a business that funds your lifestyle. Not a million dollar VC funded startup, or an idea that requires a trip to the bank with a business plan. This is about creating something, preferably from a passion you already have,…
#48 – The Mind Game of Ecommerce with Nick Peroni
Nov 25, 2019 • 67 min
“It’s really all just one big mind game. Which can be frustrating until we understand how liberating that really is. Within our thoughts, we have the power to achieve anything we’re willing to work for, if we only have the discipline to control our…
#47 - How Mom & Daughter are Helping Change the World with Ecommerce
Nov 18, 2019 • 65 min
How Mom & Daughter are Helping Change the World with Ecommerce “You really need to know where your products are coming from and we think that every purchase should have a purpose.” Christine Sacramone This Monday, I interview Mum and Daughter duo…
#46 - Women! Find & OWN Your Unique Voice
Nov 11, 2019 • 36 min
Are you aware of how powerful & unique you are, just as you are? How many times do we second guess or doubt ourselves. Maybe we stop ourselves from doing things we know would take us closer to our goals because we’re worried that maybe we’re not as good…
#45 - Passport to Fitness (for home based entrepreneurs)
Nov 4, 2019 • 55 min
There is nothing worse than feeling tired, sluggish & desperately lacking in energy, particularly if we’re trying to build the business & life of our dreams and even more so when we want to go bounding around the world exploring new places & cultures.…
#44 - 12 Steps to Get More Done & Love Every Minute!
Oct 28, 2019 • 46 min
I’ve recently increased my own productivity beyond measure. I’m getting more done in a day now than I used to in a week, sometimes even longer. I’m no longer spending my days thinking or planning or getting distracted on social media. I’m just ‘doing’!…
#43 - To SEO or Not to SEO: That is the Question
Oct 21, 2019 • 21 min
Recently I have once again been exploring the world of SEO. I say once again because I have periodically dipped my toe over the last 10 years determined to get my head around how it all works, only to give up after a week or so because it’s so bloody…
#42 - Lessons Learned From 10 Years Running a Lifestyle Business
Oct 14, 2019 • 34 min
For the last 10 years my small family & I have been traversing the seas chasing the sun around the world! In order to do so we had to make some money along the way and so between us, my hubby & I, we built two very successful, life changing online…
#41 - Lessons Learned from 10 Years Traveling the World
Oct 7, 2019 • 24 min
10 years ago, we sold everything we owned in a 5-day gumtree sale (the UK equivalent of Craigs List), generated a princely sum of £900, jumped on a plane with our 4-year-old under our arm and haven’t looked back since! Since that day we have visited and…
#40 - What Starting a Lifestyle Business and Getting Married Have in Common!
Sep 23, 2019 • 16 min
So last week a good friend and member of the YLB community contacted me with a conundrum. He has a full time job and needs to replace his income within the next 3 years or so. He’s been working on 2 or 3 online business ideas but is unsure which one to…
#39 - My Top 10 Life Changing Books for Lifestyle Entrepreneurs (MIHM EP113)
Sep 16, 2019 • 37 min
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Dr Seuss I love to read. I so enjoy hearing about other people’s journey’s, thoughts, opinions, learnings etc. In fact if it weren’t for books, I…
#38 - How I’m Starting My Online Ecommerce Business Today! (MIHM EP112)
Sep 9, 2019 • 38 min
Back in 2015 my partner & I started a business selling products on Amazon. Kitchen products to be precise. Within one year we had grossed over a million bucks with just one product. In the following years we grew our product line and our revenues so much…
#37 - 10 Steps to Building Your Freedom Lifestyle Business (MIHM EP111)
Sep 2, 2019 • 29 min
Over the last 10 years we have had the fortune to live in or visit over 30 different countries. We have traveled with wild abandon dragging our little daughter with us for the most part, slowing only when it was clear that school agreed with her & she…
#36 - What Business Should I Start? (Make It Happen Monday Ep110)
Aug 26, 2019 • 22 min
Do you know you want to start a lifestyle business but are stuck for ideas? Perhaps you’re low on cash, time, self belief? Whatever it is one of the issues facing us in this day and age are the sheer amount of opportunities now available to us. Where do…
#35 - Why You’re Never Too Old to Dream a New Dream
Aug 4, 2019 • 5 min
Do you ever find yourself thinking that you’re just too old for all the change in the world and that the online world particularly is for the ‘young’uns’ nowadays? I’m not going to lie, as someone hurtling towards 50, I have my own moments of doubt. But…
#34 - How to Deal With Crippling Self Doubt
Jul 29, 2019 • 7 min
So what do you do if you suffer with crippling self doubt? So much so, that it’s stopping you in your tracks. Stopping you from getting out there and truly being who you want to be and doing what you want to do? That was the question in an email I…
#33 - How to Generate an Endless Supply of Content Ideas
Jul 22, 2019 • 11 min
Are you stuck for content ideas for your service based business? Perhaps you’re a social media manager, run FB Ads, build websites or manage email marketing and communications for clients and you’re just not sure what kind of content to create to offer…
#32 - How to Feel Super Comfy on Camera ( No Matter Your Age)
Jul 15, 2019 • 11 min
Are you a little (or a lot) intimidated by video? Does the thought of getting in front of the video camera leave your palms sweating & your pulse racing? I’m fairly confident when I say you’re not alone in this. The No 1 fear above death is public…
#31 - 6 Steps to Developing a Super Simple Content Strategy
Jul 9, 2019 • 12 min
Do you ever find yourself sitting in front of a blank screen or scrolling through Instagram, Facebook or YouTube doing ‘research’ trying to get inspiration for the content you’re going to create? Perhaps you’re so unclear about what you should be posting,…
#30 - Hawaii, 4th July & Dole Whip! 😁
Jul 6, 2019 • 17 min
Welcome to another Week in the Life of a Travelling entrepreneur. This weeks episode is coming from Hawaii! 🌺 Happy 4th July my friend! 😀 Do you find you’re doing things online that you don’t nececessarily enjoy doing, but believe it’s what you’re…
#29 - How I Make Money (and more importantly, how you can too)
Jul 1, 2019 • 12 min
I hate the term ‘Make Money Online’. I’ve always said that the phrase is a misnomer as your business is your business and the internet or ‘online’ is simply a tool to amplify your business. However, there’s no denying that the internet makes it possible…
#28 - Mastering Video, the Common Cold & Reaping What You Sow
Jun 22, 2019 • 14 min
Wouldn’t you love to be getting hundreds of thousands of views every time you publish a video on YouTube, or a flurry of activity & new followers on Instagram each time you add that same video to IGTV? Me too! In this weeks ‘Week in the Life’ we’re…
#27 - 3 Steps to Help You Stop Procrastinating & Finally Build Your Lifestyle Business
Jun 17, 2019 • 8 min
Do you find yourself procrastinating on getting your Lifestyle Business off the ground? Does it seem there’s always something more important to do? Perhaps the task at hand seems too overwhelming and so your primal brain is working overtime to keep you…
#26 - Planoly, Later & Priorities
Jun 14, 2019 • 26 min
Do you think too much? Sometimes so much you don’t actually do? Well you’re not alone. In this weeks episode of a ‘Week in the Life of a Traveling Entrepreneur’, we’re talking about fueling your mind for action, getting intimate, priorities, tools to make…
#25 - 10 Ways to Promote Yourself Without Feeling Like a Narcissist
Apr 11, 2019 • 25 min
Is it primarily a female thing? Is it mainly us girls who aren’t keen on promoting ourselves? I guess some guys will empathize also, but I do think it’s one of the reasons so many women won’t fight for their seat at the table. I mean think about, who are…
#24 - How I’ve Mobilified Everything for my Upcoming Travels
Apr 3, 2019 • 13 min
In a few days, I’m off on a 5 week travel adventure! 12 days in Borneo, followed by Nepal, India, Sri Lanka & the Maldives! Pretty darn sure I’m going to have lots of interesting stuff to share but, I don’t want to take my computer. Particularly on the…
#23 - Surround Yourself With People Who Support Your Dreams
Mar 29, 2019 • 6 min
Achieving your goals and dreams can become infinitely harder if you don’t have the support of the people around you. Well meaning family & friends can quickly bring us down and make us believe we can’t do it. In todays episode I talk about the importance…
#22 - There’s No Such Thing as ‘Should’ with Dan R Morris
Dec 14, 2018 • 113 min
“SEO is about being awesome” “That’s your niche - your audience” Have I got an interview for you today! If you are a blogger then this is absolute gold for you. Dan Morris has been teaching students how to launch & grow their blogs & businesses for many…
#21 - Free From Fear with Andrew Hackett
Dec 7, 2018 • 63 min
Andrew Hackett has more than 20 years experience helping people think outside their limitations to move beyond their fears so they can accomplish amazing things in their life, business and relationships. Andrew is an Author & Transformational Trainer who…
#20 - You Can’t Hate Yourself Healthy with Jennipher Walters
Nov 14, 2018 • 73 min
Jennipher Walters is the creator of Fit Bottomed Girls a health & wellness site focusing on a fun, fresh & no-diet approach to being healthy. Jenn and her good friend Erin started the site in 2008 which now reaches millions of women (and men) every month.…
#19 - The ABC of Facebook Advertising with Liz Melville
Nov 1, 2018 • 68 min
Liz Melville is a bonny lass from Scotland, UK. As well as giving warm hugs, paddling barefoot in the sea, building Lego castles and eating Nutella off a spoon, she can also help you fill your webinars, sell out your online courses, and explode your…
#18 - Housesitting Around the World with Eden Rudin
Sep 27, 2018 • 68 min
What if you could travel the globe and see and experience some of the most amazing places in the world for less than $2000 / month? What if you could travel from place to place staying in fabulous apartments, houses and locations without forking out top…
#17 - How to Build an 8 Figure Ecommerce Business with Allen Burt
Aug 30, 2018 • 64 min
Allen Burt is the founder & director of Blue Stout, an ecommerce consultancy company working with six & seven figure brands to help them identify the levers in their business they can pull on the hardest to have the biggest impact. I worked with Allen…
#16 - Make Your Body & Your Business Work with Dave Smith
Aug 21, 2018 • 54 min
Two Dave Smiths in a row! Totally unrelated by the way, just pure naming coincidence. Todays Dave Smith is a Canadian health & fitness expert and successful entrepreneur. I love his story of how he built his own award winning health business and then went…
#15 - Building and Selling a Business with Dave Smith
Jul 31, 2018 • 70 min
Dave Smith is the creator of Spice UK. A popular and well known adult adventure sports & social group in the UK. After starting, building and running his company for 35 years Dave decided it was time to sell and is now building another business renting…
#14 - Don’t Live a Limited Life
Jul 27, 2018 • 14 min
In 2010, my partner & I decided to leave our life in the UK behind and embark on the adventure of a lifetime. With very little money and no functioning business to speak of, we headed off to Cyprus to housesit for 6 weeks for a friend who was going…
#13 - Climbing Mountains with Simon Jordan
Jul 25, 2018 • 73 min
Simon Jordan is a branding expert, an author, a speaker, a mountain climber, an adventurer and a downright nice guy! Having worked with the likes of Nike, Coca Cola, Porsche, Sky TV & Wilkinson Sword to name a few, what Simon doesn’t know about branding…
#12 - What is a Micro Angel?
Jul 21, 2018 • 12 min
In todays episode I am discussing my passion and the reason I started this podcast in the first place - The Micro Angels. A Micro Angel is an investor who funds startups via micro loans (i.e., a lot of people lending small amounts of money). The…
#11 - Changing the World with Brian Keen
Jul 17, 2018 • 58 min
In the last 6 months I have become increasingly interested in something called a ‘micro loan’. This is where you loan as little as $25 to someone from a low income area or developing country and your loan along with similar amounts from other lenders…
#10 - How to remove barriers to progress & keep it simple!
Jul 12, 2018 • 28 min
Do you ever find that you’re overcomplicating things? How many times have you wondered how people manage to get stuff done so fast while you’re still thinking about it or trying to overcome challenges? If this sounds like you, believe me you’re not alone.…
#9 - If You Have Passion You have Time with Dr Julie Coffey
Jul 9, 2018 • 49 min
Welcome to this awesome interview with Dr Julie Coffey. Suffering from painful arthritis at a fairly young age and disillusioned with the solutions offered by conventional medicine Dr Julie Coffey set out on a journey of natural holistic health. Finding…
#8 - How (& Why) to Build Your Personal Brand
Jul 4, 2018 • 30 min
In todays episode we’re exploring, how to build your personal brand and why in todays world, it’s such an important part of your business marketing strategy. The great news is that there are a whole bunch of techie gurus out there just coming up with…
#7 - Finding Your True North - Lauren Clemett
Jul 3, 2018 • 74 min
Lauren Clemett is an award winning personal branding expert. The creator of http://ultimatebusinesspropeller.com, Lauren works with service professionals the world over to help them become well known, well paid & wanted. Lauren is also a professional…
#6 - 10 Steps to Feeling Super Energetic Every Day!
Jun 28, 2018 • 25 min
Do you ever wish you had the energy of a child? To be able to jump out of bed, run around and still feel great in the evening as opposed to collapsing into your chair exhausted from the stresses of the day. Wouldn’t it be great of we could not only have…
#5 - No Limits with Hayden Rhodes
Jun 25, 2018 • 74 min
Today I’m chatting with my personal health coach Hayden Rhodes. Hayden is a huge proponent of ‘holistic health’, meaning health isn’t just about lifting weights in the gym, it’s about your mind, body & spirit. How you feel about yourself, how happy you…
#4 - 10 Ways to Start Working From Home Today
Jun 20, 2018 • 29 min
The term ‘entrepreneur’ doesn’t necessarily mean you have to start and build a multi million dollar company. For some simply supplementing or replacing current income is more than enough. Well the good news is, in todays day and age there are plenty of…
#3 - When the waves are coming don’t resist, learn to surf…
Jun 18, 2018 • 65 min
My guest today is a long time member of the JBO community. With a background in corporate training, Tina Sibley works with entrepreneurs, coaches, consultants & trainers to help them construct, refine and deliver their business message via webinars,…
#2 - My 8 Year Online Adventure
Jun 13, 2018 • 81 min
From making $27 on my first ever video course to co-running a multi million dollar ecommerce company, todays episode takes you on a journey of my online adventures over the last 8 years. My good friend & business colleague Jared Elvidge interviews me on…
#1 - Starting an Online Business with Chris Farrell
Jun 10, 2018 • 39 min
Chris Farrell has been in the online marketing space for over 10 years and with an extremely successful membership site, coaching program and a few seven figure launches behind him is a leading authority on how to get started building your own online…