I recently read A Mindful Guide to Online Living: Ditch 9-5, Declutter Your Life and Create Sustainable Value, an e-book by André Klein.
André is a music artist and co-founder of the online learning institution Learn Out Live (www.learnoutlive.com)
This book is about learning how to use the net to increase the following three factors in your life: Freedom, Creativity, and Being.
Klein explains that there is no magic cure or a way to get rich quick. Making money online is only possible if we make a difference by helping others. There are many ways you can do this, so his book explores common principles and practical approaches to make it happen.
He helps you see technology you are already using in a new light. For example, do not use social media only to stay in touch with your friends and family. Also use it to build a network of online friends who have the same interests, goals and lifestyles as you all over the world.
The book goes over a couple of ways that you can support yourself online. They include writing your own blog and monetizing it, pay per view writing, on demand writing, teaching live online classes, doing freelance web-design and development work, becoming an online merchant, and selling digital goods like books or music. For each way he includes the upsides and the downsides.
Some of the other topics covered are how making a living online can allow you to move whenever you want, dealing with informational clutter, overcoming our fear of changing our lifestyle and how to stop making excuses, thinking big and practicing mindfulness.
He offers some suggestions for practices around managing emails, taking time to breathe, staying open-minded and building relationships online.
I found this book to be full of practical information. Klein’s advice will definitely help me with writing and growing my blog. I highly recommend it.
If you are interested in more information about this e-book, please click on the image of the book below.
Karla’s Disclosure: I received a copy of this book to review, but the opinions are my own.