Can you really make a living as a freelance copywriter from anywhere in the world?
Well… consider this.
I live on a small island in Thailand. It’s called Koh Phangan.
And even on a tiny tropical island in Thailand like Koh Phangan, you can get solid, reliable, fast-enough Internet access (and keep moving forward on copywriting projects) from almost anywhere.
Even on a tiny boat at sea… in the middle of the night!
Let me explain.
Last Friday night, I had just finished up the first draft of an important sales letter I’m working on (that’s what copywriters do—we write sales letters).
I submitted it to my client around 11.00 p.m. Thailand time.
And I was dead tired.
The thing is, I wasn’t going to let a little fatigue get the best of me.
After all, it was Friday night in Koh Phangan. And going to bed early was completely out of the question.
I knew there would be a small party that night, so I decided to go.
But here’s the thing.
This party is in the middle of the jungle… about a 5-minute walk from a “secret” beach that almost no tourists know about.
The only way to get to this secret beach is by boat… or by a fully-equipped 4×4 off-road taxi.
I took the boat.
The thought of going up and down over 4 miles of insanely-steep, washed-out, rut-covered mountain mud straight through the bowels of the Thai jungle in the middle of the night didn’t appeal to me one single bit.
The boat ride, on the other hand, was spectacular.
It was only 10 minutes.
But what a ride it was.
You could clearly see thousands upon thousands of coconut palms swaying in the breeze on the jungle-covered mountains.
You could see the dozens of massive, ominous-looking boulders that dot the shoreline.
Some were as big as three-story houses… and looked like they came from another planet.
And if you poked your head over the edge of the boat to look down at the freakishly-clear blue-green sea, you could see the bottom of ocean floor in places as you passed by the shoreline.
It was stunning.
As we were cruising along, I suddenly wondered if my client had read my first draft and offered any feedback.
So I pulled out my mobile phone to check my e-mail.
No worries! Even out at sea, I got a solid “five-bar” connection.
I was able to check my e-mail, got some great feedback from my client, and knew exactly what I had to do next to keep the project moving forward.
And I was able to do this all on a tiny boat cruising on the Gulf of Thailand in the middle of the night.
I loved it!
As the boat approached the secret beach, I put my phone away and enjoyed the moment.
I could already hear the deep, pulsating beats emanating from the loudspeakers at the jungle party. There I met some old friends. I made some new friends. I danced until daylight.
And in the morning, I even got a little scare by one of the strangest birds I’ve ever seen! (It’s a Rhinoceros Hornbill).
But here’s what I loved most.
The entire time, in the back of my mind, I knew that becoming a freelance copywriter was the greatest thing that’s ever happened to me.
Because as you can see, when you’re a freelance copywriter, “working from anywhere” really is the real deal.
It’s gotta be the best job in the world!
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