Making Money While On Vacation!?

Making Money While On Vacation!?

So, we got back from Las Vegas less than a week ago and are just about over the worst of the jet lag!



Gerard and Merrilee in The Beverley Hills

We had a wonderful week over there staying on the famous Strip at a gorgeous hotel called The Signature Suites at MGM Grand. The weather was amazing (Chris, Merrilee and I have been browning nicely with well needed tans!) and we would very much recommend it to anyone!


Obviously the main reason we go on holiday is to relax, unwind and just get away from all the regular goings on you face at home and this year we were so excited to get away.


If you follow us at all you will know we will be spending the next 6 weeks exploring the West coast of America for the very first time. We currently moved from the beautiful Venice Beach in Santa Monica to downtown Los Angeles for a change of scenery. As much as we love our home in Perth, Western Australia, we’ve always dreamt of taking extensive holidays to travel the world, experience new things and build enough passive income to pay for it all! (Thank god we all found The Six Figure Mentors just a little over 18 months ago!)



With friends trekking up to the famous Hollywood sign

We also find changing environment regularly can help us in our businesses as it provides some new thinking ground and often alot of inspiration. Sometimes I look over at Merrilee sunbathing and I think she’s had too much tequila but actually she’s just buzzing with ideas for our businesses!


That being said, our holiday is not all about work. We have ideas because we are inspired not because we are worrying. We don’t HAVE to do any work as we have made it so our businesses can run themselves and allow us to enjoy ourselves whilst they tick over in the background still making money. Sounds good right?!


Imagine This..


Yesterday while we were exploring Beverley Hills and trekking up to the famous Hollywood sign to take in the breath taking view of Los Angeles and just all round chilling out we weren’t even thinking about work (…much, my brain is always overflowing with business ideas) we got back up to our hotel room at about 4pm to go get ready for the evening and cool off a bit from the hot sun.


We get out the iPads to have a little check of what’s going on in all our businesses and find we have several emails that read the following:


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That email means that we had just made a $6,600 sale which we get 40% commission of so that’s a sweet $2,640 that we made while we were chilling out in the sun!


It is also one of many, we received numerous $1,000 commissions amounting to a further $4,000 in ELITE sales while we were there too!



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How many people do you know that actually make money while they are vacation? Let alone already $17,589.70 only half way through our Vacation in October?


This sale came through from an awesome system we are affiliates for called The Six Figure Mentors/Digital Experts Academy, and the great news is you don’t need any experience to join.


The system provides all the training, tools and resources you need to make money online and start living a digital lifestyle! We must stress that we had no special skills that made us successful we just literally followed the system and here we are!


If you are interested then please check it out by clicking the link below, you won’t regret it!

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If you have any questions or comments then please feel free to comment below this post. Thanks.


To your success,

Gerard –  Co Founder of Lifestyle By My Own Design

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Success Is On The Other Side Of Your Comfort Zone

Success Is On The Other Side Of Your Comfort Zone



Many many peoples favorite day of the week. Its end of the work week!


Well Friday is not my particular favorite day of the week. Wanna know why??


Its because it is leg day at the gym…. My absolute worst part of the body to work out.


So anyway after finishing writing this email my work is done for the day, then its off to the gym to work on those legs.


The point that I am making is that although I dislike working out my legs… I still do it! Every Friday Morning with my brother.


Once upon a time, especially when I was an employee, my legs got neglected from workouts. It was just way too far out of my comfort zone.


We apply the same principles to our business and in anything we do in life. Most of our results come when we step outside of our comfort zone.


Taking the risk of quitting a secure job to endeavor our online business full-time without the results to back us up, can be a very uncomfortable place for most people. But we had the belief in ourselves, were will to step outside of our comfort zone and do what the other 99% of other people are not willing to do.


unnamedAlthough our business was struggling at the start and the results were not as expected, that did not stop us from pushing forward and their was never a time when we thought we would not succeed.


All the hard work put in at the start is now paying off 10 fold. We now have time freedom, financial freedom and are living life with much more purpose and fulfillment.


Waking up in this morning knowing that our business is running 24/7 and seeing that we had made multiple sales totaling over 2k was also pretty fantastic 🙂



So are you willing to step out of your comfort zone, take risks and do what the other 99% of people are not willing to do, so you can change your life for the better?


I sure hope so..


Have an amazing weekend!





Gerard, Chris and Merrilee [The Lifestyle Team]

Digital Experts & Entrepreneurs

Elite / Black Members of The SFM/DEA

Beers, Sunset and Passive Income

Beers, Sunset and Passive Income

What a great week it’s been.


Chris and I just spent a whole week in a Bali in an amazing private villa with our close friends from school. It’s so hard to catch up with them these days because we all know how hard it is to get a group together so they can all organize time off work.


That’s why we feel very fortunate to have all the time in the world to take holiday’s anytime when we choose. I feel so bummed that they have to go back to their traditional 9 to 5 jobs while Chris, myself and Merrilee are just getting ready to continue our holiday in Margaret River and Thailand.


While enjoying beers with mates, relaxing sunsets and amazing food, we were able to generate another $3k+ from our internet business. We worked a combined total of 3 hours over 4 days to earn that income. How?


Because it’s all PASSIVE income.


Passive income means we no longer trade our time for money. We simply leverage systems and automation to do all the telling and selling for us. That’s the beauty of running digital business – SYSTEMS and AUTOMATION.


While they may take a few months to learn and set up, the end result is that you are able to work less and less while earning more and more. If you had more time freedom how would your life change?


More holidays? More time with friends? More time you can spend with your kids?


Whatever time freedom looks like to you… Use it as your big WHY and reason to get started. Let it motivate you and inspire you to learn, implement and take action on making your dreams become a reality.


Only you have the power to transform your life, and The Six Figure Mentors will give you everything you need to succeed.


To your success,
Gerard – Co Founder of Lifestyle By My Own Design



Gerard, Chris and Merrilee [The Lifestyle Team]

Digital Experts & Entrepreneurs

Elite / Black Members of The SFM/DEA

Why You Need To Build A Lifestyle Business

Why You Need To Build A Lifestyle Business

Firstly, what is a lifestyle business?


laptoplifestyleWhen defining a lifestyle business, I’m talking about a business that enables you to really live the type of lifestyle you truly want to live.


This kind of lifestyle business I’m talking about can really and quite frankly be achieved online. I say this because starting an online business enables you to start cheaply and get the most leverage in the shortest time possible.



W10410924_10152980736515295_5617528293799596665_nhen you truly build a lifestyle business around something that you are passionate about and that aligns with your interests,  you are no doubt giving yourself the best possible chance to live a life solely by your design.


Today I (Merrilee)  want to share with you how building a lifestyle business online has helped us (Gerard, Chris and myself) truly live the life of our choice and how it’s absolutely possible that you can too.




1. It’s A Proven Model


Building an online business enables you to leverage off proven systems in order for you to achieve whatever it is you want to achieve in a shorter amount of time. Whether you’re young or old, male or female, tech savyy or not, any individual can set up an online business regardless of what demographic they are.


All the information is there for you to utilize. Just like when figuring out how to bake a cake or change a car tire, learning how to set up an online business isn’t any harder to attain due to the power of the internet!


11823897_1617600131848690_1105838241_nWhen we started our business through the Six Figure Mentors with the help of Lifestyle mentors, Stuart and Jay, the training and education was laid out for us to utilize right away. This is the power of the Earn While You Learn System that the SFM provided for us. We learned the different proven marketing strategies that had been implemented by leaders of the company and had implemented it ourselves right away.


What I am trying to get out of here guys is that people that do start a lifestyle business are not any smarter than you or I, they have just figured out a way to make it happen and took the risk that 99% of people are too afraid to do.



2. You Can Automate Your Business


If you build a business that needs you to be there 24/7 of the day, you know that is not going to give you that freedom and flexibility that you crave. Eventually it is going to burn you out from exhaustion. Believe me, I’ve been there!


But when you set up a lifestyle business correctly, you can automate much of the work down the line.


Screen Shot 2015-04-16 at 8.54.18 pmWhen we started our online business, we put a lot of initial work into building our business from scratch. It’s like any business really, you invest in a lot of time, effort and money to set it up. However what differentiates a lifestyle online business from any other brick and mortar business is the power of automation.  You do the work once, and it runs on autopilot.


The best part of our business is that we make sales whether we work on our business or not. Our marketing efforts are reaching out to our target market on a 24/7 basis, they go straight to our funnel and receive emails from us on a regular basis. Guess what, it’s all automated!


This part of our business is always running and that’s what really enabled us to live that flexible life without the added stress of being in one place at one time working on the same tasks on a 24/7 basis.



3. It’s Portable


One of the biggest benefits of building a lifestyle business is the portability factor. Building a business online does not tie you to one location. As long as you have a laptop and internet connection, you can be wherever it is that you’d rather be and still work on your business.


okThis is what I love most about working online. If I wanted a change of scenery for a day, I’d take my laptop and go to a cafe and be as productive as I can be when working on my business. Likewise if I wanted to travel, I can explore the world and truly live my life while still being 110% committed to my business and working on it wherever I please.


No longer am I tied to one physical location as what a normal 9 to 5 required me to do. No longer am I stuck in a small cubicle for most of my day. Life is worth living and being able to explore the world while working on my business is one of the major driving forces that had pushed me to become my own boss.



4. You Can Scale It


Once you figure out what works and what doesn’t you can scale that strategy in order to double or triple your income. That’s the power of leverage.


In our business, when we find out what campaign or advertising works for us, we scale it tremendously because we know what’s making us profit and what isn’t.


Implementing marketing strategies online allows you to really assess how many people it reaches out to, how many of those people click through the adverts and how many people actually convert. The amount of data you can retrieve from a simple advert is limitless and when knowing how to optimize your strategies based on your data, this can be a gold mine waiting to explode in your business. SCALE SCALE SCALE! That’s whats going to make you PROFIT.



5. You Can Help Others


A key thing to understand about your lifestyle business is that passion alone won’t make it a success. You need to provide a solution and genuinely help people.


It’s about providing your own value to society, educating them on your expertise and genuinely helping them to achieve their own dreams.


This is going to be the most fulfilling aspect of your business, one that gets you excited to get out of bed in the morning.


At the end of the day, the more value you give out to society, the more rewards you’re going to encounter in your life and the more the universe is going to thank you for.


If You Would You Like To Use The Exact Same Automated Business System We Use To Live A Flexible Lifestyle Check Out This Video.


I hope you found value in this article.


Remember to keep striving for your goals and get out of your comfort zone as that is the only way you’re going to grow as a human being and as an entrepreneur.


To you success,

Merrilee – Co-Founder of Lifestyle By My Own Design

Gerard, Chris and Merrilee [The Lifestyle Team]

Digital Experts & Entrepreneurs

Elite / Black Members of The SFM/DEA

Lessons From My Poor Dad – Online Vs Offline Business

Lessons From My Poor Dad – Online Vs Offline Business

So this morning Chris and I picked up our dad from the airport as my parents are currently visiting us from Philippines.

We’re super excited to spend some time with them over the next few weeks, but more importantly, I wanted to share an eye-opening conversation I had with him with you this morning…

It has everything to do with working smarter, not harder… Check out today’s video and let me know what you think…. If your currently a business owner yourself maybe you can relate?

PS. If your interested in learning how to work less while earning more so you can have more time freedom in your life, make sure you check out this video here.

Have an awesome day!



Why You Should Chase Your Passion

Why You Should Chase Your Passion

How many of you have been in a situation where people had tried to stop you from chasing your passion because they claimed ‘it is not realistic’.


When we had started building our lifestyle business, a lot of people were quite skeptical.. We had a lot of naysayers and doubters and of course it wasn’t always easy to brush it to the side. But our desire of building a foundation for success and doing what we love to do further outweighed all the disbelieve we had received from our peers, so we continued chasing it.


The most amazing experience in the world is working towards a goal that truly interests you, one that gets you up every morning excited to tackle on the day, and motivates you to do more than yesterday. There is a saying I have always lived by and it is..


‘Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.’


This saying holds so much truth.. The irony is that 90% of people I know are doing nothing to build their dreams, not even to find out what their dream is! If you are in that situation, don’t forget you have dreams yourself too and you deserve every bit of happiness and contentment in your life by making them a reality.


So today I want to share with you my thoughts as to why everyone should chase his or her passions in life.


1. Firstly, it provides you clarity of purpose


When we chase our passions, the things that are important to us solidify and the distractions such as mindless tv shows, browsing constantly on social media and anything else that holds no meaning nor value to our lives melt away.


The only things that take up our full attention are the things directly related to our passion. It is the fastest way to give us clarity to what our purpose is in this world. When we gain clarity as to what our purpose is then we are well on our way to achieving long term success.


2. It is just FUN


There is another saying that holds so much truth and that is ‘do what you love and you will never work a day in your life’



Passion is something that no one will ever need to tell you to get to work on. When a person is enjoying what they do, it does not feel like the dreaded 9 to 5 and it surely does not feel like work! You enjoy and love what you’re doing and there is no better feeling quite like waking up to live a life that you YOURSELF designed from the ground up.


3. Live life to the fullest


You will come to realize that material objects hold no powerful meaning and will not fulfil you half as much as experiences and memories will. You never hear someone talk about a car the same way they would talk about their memories of a vacation.


It is experiences that you engage in that will allow you to become a type of person that lives life to the fullest. Pursuing your passion and doing what you love to do will further outweigh the feeling of purchasing a new Ferrari or a new designer watch because you are truly designing a life worth living.


At the end of the day, you only have two choices; either you can chase your passion and eventually achieve greatness or you can choose to live life like everyone else and conform to the status quo.


In the end, the choice is yours..It’s your life, it’s your call, and it’s your move. But I’ll leave you with one thought: No matter how it works out, will you ever regret trying to build a life that you truly love? Sometimes it’s not the outcome that matters, it’s the decision to act.

Hope you enjoyed our insights.

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To your success,


Co Founder of Lifestyle By My Own Design

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