Startup Chat #65 – Freedom, travel and entrepreneurship with Natalie Sisson

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This week we chat with Natalie Sisson the Suitcase Entrepreneur. Natalie travels the world working out of her suitcase and inspires other to do the same.

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Background and links

Book marketing / Kickstarter

  • Kickstarter campaign for the book
  • Build up a community around the book
  • Constantly engaging with Kickstarter backers asking them to share, asked for feedback on chapter titles etc.
  • Blogged about it, created podcasters about it
  • Reached out to influencers and friends
  • Video shot in the jungle
  • Only around 5% came originally through kickstarter, most of it came through Natalie’s efforts

 Getting around travel / business issues

  • Booking appointments on Monday / Tuesday
  • Being more organized
  • Testing internet connections before things are scheduled
  • Having a 3G modem and tethering her phone
  • Does a lot of her best work offline – thinking  / blogging etc
  • GMail Offline for creating offline emails and sending them later

Freedom Framework

  • 3 year game plan
  • Create a body of work that is lasting
  • Big international study on different levels of freedom and what it means
  • Will have a bunch of content around it, book etc
  • Looking at best practice around frameworking such as Roger Hamilton (Wealth Dynamics) Sally Hogshead (How to Fascinate)

Revenue streams

  • Coaching
  • Recurring membership
  • In person workshops
  • Retreats
  • Suitcase Entrepreneur book
  • Paid speaking gigs
  • Digital products and programs
  • Affiliate revenue
  • Sponsorships

Most profitable is the High Flyer Club, then retreats then affiliates and sponsors.

Best books / podcasts

Favorite places

  • Spain
  • Brazil
  • Laos
  • Europe
  • Southeast Asia
  • For entrepreneurs Colombia, Chang Mai, Saigon, Singapore / Hong Kong, New York, San Francisco , LA, Poland, Berlin, Turkey.

Tips for getting press


Dan Norris is a co-founder at WP Curve and a passionate entrepreneur with an obsession for content marketing.

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