Last year, when the producers of the Living Dot Com movie approached me, I was at a place where I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do next. I had crossed the 100 million readers mark with my health blog, and had been traveling the world, enjoying life to the fullest for several years. Life was great… but something was missing. I no longer felt fulfilled and had lost that passion for my “work” (I use that word lightly), which I really missed.
When the producer, Michael Bayer, told me over 46% of American jobs will be lost to outsourcing and computers over the next 20 years, it didn’t take much more to convince me I had to help. I felt so compelled to not only share how I make money online, but just to inspire potential and aspiring internet entrepreneurs. I started accepting more speaking requests, booking more interviews, and taking steps to do something truly amazing that could serve millions of people. Not only in America, but around the world.
And this is where I am today….
I am writing this particular post from Magic Mountain, just two days from the big fancy red carpet premier of Living Dot Com. It suddenly hits me that this is exactly what the Living Dot Com lifestyle is all about; freedom. Here I am, at an amusement park; my blog is making money while I’m having fun with my darling fiance, Steve Hott, and friends. A few weeks ago, we were in Cabo San Lucas having a blast. Before that, we were in Vegas. The last 5 years, I have had these extraordinary experiences with Fijian Chieftans, dining at King Ramsys palace in Egypt, flying to London for Christmas shopping and a girl’s night out with a friend before heading back to my beachfront condo in Puerto Vallarta. This is the Living Dot Com lifestyle; the freedom to come and go as you please, to make money doing something you love, and to be able to prioritize family and friends over “work” while living a life you can be excessively grateful for. This is what I want for anyone who wants it.
What I am doing….
I’m creating a new site, Brilliant Etc, a resource for anyone who wants to learn to live the Living Dot Com lifestyle of working less and living more. For internet entrepreneurs of all levels, think of Brilliant Etc as your online entrepreneur school. Myself, I will be sharing my best blogging strategies on how I work only a few times a year and have made millions of dollars blogging. I have also gathered many of the industry’s leading authorities to contribute their knowledge to the cause. Read to learn about online seo- get training from Stephen Spencer. Online leadership and so much more; Marc Ensign. LinkedIn secrets: Viveka Von Rosen. Social Media: Yvette Ulloa and Michelle Corteggiano. Using traditional media to promote yourself and your blog: PR Reach founder, Rob Burns. These are just a handful of experts who have volunteered to help teach the masses by sharing what we do best. How brilliant is that?
If you would like to know when the site is fully launched, feel free to join the mailing list here: http://brilliantetc.com.
Your partner in success,
Jeni Larson Hott