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Laptop Lifestyle - How to Quit Your Job and Make a Good Living on the Internet (Volume 1 - Quick Start Guide to Making Money Online) [Paperback]

Christopher King , Chris King
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13 April 2010
"A Surprisingly Simple Way to Get Out of the Rat Race..."

Wouldn't it be great if you could work from anywhere you wanted and set your own schedule? You'd have absolute freedom and never miss an important event because of work.

And imagine if you could wake up every morning, excited about the day ahead, and say to yourself, "I can't believe people pay me to do this!"

"Thousands of People Do it Daily... ...And You Can Too!"

This book contains the secrets to making money online. You'll learn:

- The quickest way to make money online. Get going today!

A 3-part formula to make big money online!

The "set it and forget it" business model that runs on autopilot (all you do is collect the money!)

How to turn your hobbies into a profitable online business!

A simple, 4-step process to help you generate multiple streams of online income (without any customer service or employees)

Making money online is quick and easy (if you know how to do it) and I can show you exactly what you need to do.

Christopher King is former musician turned online marketer. He splits his time between Toronto, Canada and Key West, Florida. He can be reached online at PrepareToQuit.com.


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  • Paperback: 134 pages
  • Publisher: Laptop Lifestyle (13 April 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0981143784
  • ISBN-13: 978-0981143781
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 20 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,205,788 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1.0 out of 5 stars Boring and not inspirering 14 Feb 2014
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Feels like the book is copypasted from other more known books. It is the same with the other books in this serie.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Laptop Lifestyle. 11 April 2013
By Ellie
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I like this book as it comes as a series of four books. I know myself you can make a decent living using
a laptop.If you want to do the same, my advice is buy all four books. You won't be disappointed.
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Amazon.com: 3.1 out of 5 stars  28 reviews
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3.0 out of 5 stars it does work but... 9 May 2010
By J. Smith - Published on Amazon.com
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There are a lot of "make money" books for sale online and many of them a bit sketchy, so I feel compelled to leave a review that is a bit longer and more detailed than what I'd usually write.

I am giving this book 3 stars as I just started following the plan in the book and it is still too early to tell whether it will work for me on a longterm basis. I am impressed so far, but have yet to see a huge money yet so I'm rating it right in the middle.

This book is a system to make money by selling other people's stuff, otherwise known as "affiliate marketing." Even the largest sites online, like Amazon, have an affiliate program, so in the general sense, it's a legitimate opportunity. You could actually use this to sell things on Amazon, if you want.

This system of making money is nothing new. I have known about affiliate marketing for years and used to have a blog full of affiliate links. I made a few thousand over the life of it, which was nice spending money, but not "quit your job" money. I gave up on the blog but am not starting from scratch with my knowledge of online business, so keep that in mind when you read this review. If you are starting from square one and have no idea about how to use a computer, it may take you a little longer to get things rolling. Also know that, if you're looking for quick money, you should look elsewhere. It can take you a month or longer to collect affiliate commissions.

The trick to making money with affiliate marketing is traffic. If you have enough traffic, you will make money. I recently read statistics about a popular personal-development blogger who makes $40,000/month from affiliate links. This guy is just a normal person like you or me, so it can happen. Most people are making a little less though.

If you have a blog, this book will show you how to make more money from it. It shows you some good tricks that go beyond simply posting links. It dissects what other people are doing and lets you learn from those things.

Does it work? It can work. It will take some effort though. No business runs itself. That should be obvious to you but with a name like "Laptop Lifestyle" and picture of a guy sitting on the beach, maybe not.

Regardless of what the author makes it look like on the cover, he's not sitting on the beach all day. It's obvious from the techniques he mentions that he is treating his online business like a job and putting in the needed effort to make it successful. If you're willing to get your hands dirty, you have a good chance at making money. If not, you'll be lucky to make more than a few bucks.

PROS: If you are interested in building a business where there is no customer service, affiliate marketing is a great opportunity. There is a lot of money to be made and plenty of people are doing just that.

CONS: It takes some work to get this business going. Technically, you don't need a website or any computer knowledge, but it's a big plus and I recommend at least some knowledge of these things.
48 of 48 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars simple and easy to follow - good for beginners and intermediates 22 Jun 2010
By E. Helm - Published on Amazon.com
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I am always looking to make more money online and recently purchased this and a few other books to help me do just that. This book really got me thinking and I came away with a lot of good ideas.

As far as details and a specific plan go, this is a good one, so if you are looking for something that says, "Step one, do this. Step two, do this. Step three, do this," with very specific examples from the author and others, this would be a good match for you. It is also flexible enough that you will be able to use it on an existing website, if you already have a blog or something.

This book, in summary, is about how to be an "affiliate" and make money selling things for other people. It's a pretty simple business, where you have somebody click on a special link, they buy from the person you send them to, and you get paid a referral fee. It's not unlike referring somebody to a local business and having them give you a gift for the referral.

There are some people making big money doing this. Will this book get you to that level? Probably not. It's a short book that can be read in just a few hours. It does have good information though and I do feel it's a good start that will give you guidance to make extra money that you wouldn't have had otherwise.

I recommend this book for beginner to intermediate people. If you can follow directions, you will be fine. The system is very clear, with exact steps to follow but not so rigid that everybody ends up with the exact same business when done. In other words, there is a good structure here that has some room for you to move around in. For example, if you have a certain hobby and want to make money within that hobby, this system in the book will allow you to do that.
27 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quick Read With New Internet Marketing Ideas 26 April 2010
By Jaime K. Tardy - Published on Amazon.com
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I just finished the first book of the series. Since I read a ton of books about internet business I assumed there wouldn't be any new ideas, but I was wrong. I was really impressed when the author wrote about how to create a 'tour' to maximize your marketing.

This is not a get rich quick book. It doesn't talk about becoming a millionaire over night by doing 3 simple things. Instead it details a process that can start to make you small amounts of money on the internet. Once you multiply the process, then you can make a living.

The book was very easy to read, and would be an excellent starting guide for someone new to internet business.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars . . . depends on what you want to get out of it. 28 May 2011
By Charlie - Published on Amazon.com
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Laptop Lifestyle: Vol. 1, like any other book has pluses and minuses. For the most part, it is written at the 10,000 level. This means it looks at how to do internet marketing from a very broad perspective. King focuses almost exclusively on using affiliate programs to make money on the internet. His introduction provides a fair overview and the example he uses is moderately helpful.

The strengths are that he presents affiliate marketing in a way that makes it sound plausible. He also discusses general guidelines to keep in mind when setting up affiliate marketing programs (you probably need more than one to make any kind of financial impact), as well as suggestions for writing ads, sales letters and some aspects of a website.

The drawbacks to his book are 1) little detail about accessing and sorting through affiliate programs (this leaves a large gap between the novice and getting started - a gap which is too big for most all but the most motivated people to get across), 2) inadequate examples (he uses one example which is not relevant to anyone just beginning to explore internet marketing in general and affiliate marketing in particular), 3) cheesy advertising copy recommendations (they are actually effective for many potential customers, but position the writer as somewhat uneducated, ignorant, unprofessional and potentially smarmy - which is fine many purposes, as long as you feel comfortable presenting yourself that way).

Was it worth reading? On balance, "yes." However, know that you will need to read much more because you will only get a general idea of what to do, nothing specific. It is an o.k. starting point, and if you are serious about looking into affiliate marketing, it can give you a glimpse into what that world looks like. Also, it is short, so it is a quick read.

Is it worth the money? That's a subjective call. It is enough for many people to decide whether or not to pursue affiliate marketing more. However, it may turn many people off because it introduces the field and then leaves the reader somewhat hanging. If you read it, do so with appropriate expectations. Think of it as a newspaper article that is written to give you just a general idea about something. You will need to use other resources to go into it in any meaningful depth (so it is not really a quick start guide). I hope this is helpful.
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Clear, Concise, Workable Knowledge 29 April 2010
By Roderick Russell - Published on Amazon.com
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If you're looking for a to-the-point, no-nonsense, free-of-all-excess-fluff roadmap to making money online, this is it.

There are a lot of books out there on the topic of making money online, quitting your job and creating your "ideal lifestyle", and having read a great majority of them, I can say with confidence that the Laptop Lifestyle combines all of the real, workable knowledge from the best of the bunch and presents it in an extremely easy-to-digest format. And it's only the real work. No long, drawn out stories, no beating around the bush, no having to sit down to create a plan of attack from the advice being given - it's all done for you.

This volume covers affiliate marketing, from introduction of the concept all the way through choosing the best affiliates, maximizing sales, writing effective sales letters, developing the best website, and my favorite, the power of free incentives, "tours" and courses. From page one you get all the nitty-gritty, and you are literally guided with clear, step-by-step instructions throughout the entire book. It really couldn't be easier. If you're looking for results, not just a feel-good, pie-in-the-sky book, this book's for you. I can't wait to dig into the next two volumes!
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