What Type of Virtually Free Entrepreneur are you?The Adventure SeekerDo you yearn to travel to exotic places and want to develop the cash flow that allows you to explore the world on a whim? Then you are the Adventure Seeker! Adventure Seeker types love the thrill of new experiences. They relish the journeys they embark upon. Some may call it the “wanderlust” gene that fuels their inner-passion for exploration. Their desire is to experience the world and overcome obstacles along the way. It is akin to the satisfaction of completing a challenging quest. It's their dedication to having the time (and the funds) to go on the latest undertaking that drives them. Adventure Seekers are often referred to as digital nomads or travelpreneurs. Like scaling a mountain they set out to climb (quite literally, in some cases), they know how to tough it out. This trait is great for commitments in their endeavors. The ability to find their way to the next level in their business stems from wanting to progress forward. They understand their success depends on the ability to walk the path they set out on. Their proven trajectory (and confidence) makes them good influencers and coaches. Seeing them reap the rewards of their ventures motivates others (*cough* Instagram travel photos *cough*). The envy they amass spreads like wildfire. There may be times when the Adventure Seeker starts to feel overwhelmed by the sheer amount of work. They have resilience and will handle stress with style, but they'll start to wonder: what is the next step? When is the next adventure? This impatience can lead to fast-tracking progress and missed crucial details. Not to fret, though, since this derailment can fuel the motivation to simplify things. They will learn to automate their business and promote the longevity of it! Our advice to you Adventure Seekers is to take the time to think about the ins and outs of your business. We know you want to get going on the next adventure, but the health of your business, while you're away, is important. Like traversing mountainous terrain, there will be times you can hike with ease and times you need to tread with caution. Give yourself rewards (like mini-vacations or event days) when you hit goal milestones. This will allow you to quell your inner desires while focusing on progression. Remember while you're on the road that you need a roadmap for your business, too! “Adventure isn’t hanging on a rope off the side of a mountain. Adventure is an attitude that we must apply to the day to day obstacles in life.” –John Amatt “Did You Know?” Famous Adventure Seeker Entrepreneur – Darrell Wade, co-founder of Intrepid Travel The Freedom ChaserAre you the dreamer type that desires to make enough income and have the time to live your unique lifestyle? Then you are the Freedom Chaser! The Freedom Chaser is not so concerned with how much money they make. They are more concerned with how much time they have to live their lives and manifest their dreams. Whether it's working on the beach, laptop and margarita in-hand or at home in PJs, they need the freedom to do as they please. There is a lot of value in time spent with loved ones, so they'll do what they can to support that. They also want the time (and funds) to live out their fantasies. They want to escape the monotony of the "corporate drone" lifestyle to pursue ventures. If they want to wake up early and do work, they'll do that. If they want to stay up late partying, then they'll do that. Work and life balance is important to them. Freedom Chasers find comfort and joy living within their means while chasing dreams. It makes them easy-going and patient when pursuing business ventures. They understand conjuring their fantasies (whether in business or not) is doable. They just need to put in the time and effort. Their dedication makes them ideal for the long-haul of things. Attention to detail and planning come naturally to them. This makes them excellent business plan-makers and overseers of project management. They want to ensure processes run smoothly so they don't have to worry when pursuing other things. If there's a milestone to aspire to, the daily tasks needed to get there will be outlined with ease. This allows them to structure the other parts of their lives (like the wild, dreamer side!) around their entrepreneurial ventures. There may be times the Freedom Chaser lacks the desire to scale their ideas. This is especially true if they've found a sweet spot between work and relaxation. Sure, they may have creative ideas that can change industry standards, but that may not matter to them. Oftentimes, it's much more appealing to stay within the comfort zone they've established. After all, they pursued the freelancing route not to work more, but to have more time to do as they please! Our advice to you Freedom Chasers is to allow your independence to shine and inspire others. This will allow you to surround yourself with the people who appreciate and support you. You can spark action by helping others realize that dreams are obtainable. Your non-conventional methods are daring and inspiring. If you find yourself feeling a little withdrawn and not wanting to scale an idea that would be a success, find help. That way, you can run your business but still have the time to dream and enjoy doing what you love! “In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.” –Franklin D. Roosevelt “Did You Know?” Famous Freedom Chaser Entrepreneur – J.K. Rowling, British novelist, screenwriter, and producer The TrendsetterDo you keep up with the latest magazines, blogs, and media to discern what's hot and what's not for your next big idea? Then you are the Trendsetter! The Trendsetter takes the time to mull over new, creative ideas before implementation. They'll take an old notion (either one that’s successful or one that needs a few tweaks) and mash it together with a new one. This allows them to usher in an innovative experience for their ideal audience. Then they perform market research (i.e. interacting with people on social media) to endorse their ideas. They want their inventive and catchy solutions to receive a verified, positive response. Trendsetters are detail-oriented researchers. They crave acclamation to their latest inventive ideas. They pay close attention to how people respond to influential figures. If there is a person or idea in the spotlight, they want to know what makes them popular. Then they want to innovate based on what is happening. They also analyze the latest gimmicks and offers that people rave about. To do this, they keep tabs on industry best practices and watch competitors to see what does and doesn't work. They make for fantastic social media influencers since they engage with their audience. After all, how do you know how to appeal to them without interacting with them? There may be times the Trendsetter will let the fast-paced world rush their ideas. Trying to keep up with the crowd may lead to a notion that wasn't researched well before release. But their streak of other notable contributions makes it easy to bounce back. Mistakes or fails can be easily overshadowed with other well-received ideas. Sometimes, the same idea with a simple change in design can be all it takes to relinquish themselves. In the least, their inspirational tendencies yield the feedback necessary for improvement. This information could lead to the next big trend! Our advice to you Trendsetters is to make sure your ideas solve problems in fresh ways. This is the ideal way to evoke positive responses. You can do this by sitting back, allowing room for creativity, and studying your market. Think like your customers and figure out what they want. There are masses out there waiting for the latest style or behavior to mimic. Since you have a social nature and are already pretty boss at networking with others, it'll be a piece of cake. Develop a standard process for engagement and setting successful trends. That way, you'll be able to breeze through your innovations and be a trendsetter, not a trend-chaser! “Any fool can do something cool and look cool, but it takes skill to make something uncool cool again.” –Criss Jami, “Killosophy” “Did You Know?” Famous Trendsetter Entrepreneur – Jennifer Lopez, singer, songwriter, actress, dancer, producer, multi-business owner The VisionaryDo you find yourself full of creative ideas that can change the world and envision a new reality of the status quo? Then you are the Visionary! Visionaries have advanced entire societies with their innovative ideas. They approach problems in unique ways and are passionate about pursuing personal visions. They often relish the "thrill of the hunt" and find fulfillment in doing so. They have the utmost optimism in problem-solving and have brilliant notions. These are the folks who have the power to change the big picture of society. The Visionary has more than just a grand vision for their business. Their passion for the world and changing the game up runs deep. They aim to make a difference in society with their world-changing ideas. Whatever they set out to do, they’ll do it — no matter how many times they have to revamp their plans. A clever workaround is always around the corner. Their ability to concoct creative solutions without restraint motivates the people around them. The optimism of their ideas can spark a project to life. They'll find the position of creative director an easy fit for their personality. These are the kinds of people that are great for drafting project ideas. There may be times a Visionary has trouble following through with their ventures. This happens if ideas have run out of steam or too many are being pursued at once. They can make a lot of impulsive, high-risk decisions that have financial implications. Paying attention to details is usually not a strong suit. But their ironclad desire to achieve the results of their grand designs stimulates the pursuit of their ventures. This trait is a good addition to a team that may have otherwise overlooked other possibilities! Our advice to you Visionaries is to combine your passionate creativity with your entrepreneurial side. If that’s too overwhelming, you can find help for the ins and outs of your daily business operations. That way, you can execute your schemes with result-oriented plans. Keep pushing forward using your inventive imagination. Remember to attach a string of reality to your grand visions (or have someone else do it). Having a solid plan for your goals will give you peace of mind as you make your inventive visions come to life! "Visionary people face the same problems everyone else faces; but rather than get paralyzed by their problems, visionaries immediately commit themselves to finding a solution." –Bill Hybels “Did You Know?” Famous Visionary Entrepreneur – Walt Disney, entrepreneur, animator, voice actor, and film producer The Rebel Are you an inquisitive, contrary spirit that often wonders "why?" and want to operate by different means than the societal norm and do things your way? Then you are the Rebel! The Rebel is the entrepreneur with drive and confidence to innovate by no standard means. They often question the “why” of how something works and wonder, “Why not this way, instead?” Outdated processes have no place in their world, and they’ll set out to do things in fresh, inventive ways. They already know that if the grass is always green then there’s something they’re missing out on. Rebel types are great at taking a business in a new direction. It doesn't matter if they're growing email lists, implementing advanced systems, or engaging in rebrands. Their non-conforming nature shines through and innovates the projects they engage in. They fearlessly guide others to pave a new path, even if they can’t gauge exactly where that path may lead. They trust their instincts and lead others to find the “why” in their business (and themselves). This makes them excellent consultants for bold branding and unique startup strategies. They will showcase new perspectives and stand out from the crowd. They also won't take "no" for an answer — they will find a workaround for a passionate idea, instead. There may be instances when the Rebel’s (seemingly) aggressive behavior and too-bold ideas can alienate opportunities that would have been good for their ventures. It's not always intentional, but a lot of people are afraid to operate outside of their comfort zone. Still, their energy boasts the reform that society needs. Such drive for new ways to operate can and will inspire other go-getter's to take action. The Rebel's enthusiasm for innovation inspires others to follow their hearts and dreams! Our advice to you Rebels is to continue allowing that defiant spirit to pave the road and reinvent the wheel. Make sure you assess and adjust your goals as needed. That way, it'll be easier for others to hop on board with your contemporary (and sometimes unruly) plans. It’s great to work with a supportive team that will help level your ideas for optimal implementation. Remember that successful entrepreneurs take calculated risks without being too reckless. It's okay to heed the advice of others in your field. Still, when an opportunity doesn't knock you have the ability to build a door. Let that entrepreneurial fire fuel the drive in your heart. Your independent attitude will motivate others around you and inspire positive change! “If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you believe it won’t, you will see obstacles.” –Wayne Dyer “Did You Know?” Famous Rebel Entrepreneur – Oprah Winfrey, influential TV host, actress, producer, media mogul, and author What is your favorite social media platform?Choose one European city to live in:How do you learn?What is motivating you the most right now about going into business?What is your superpower?What is your favorite way to produce content?What individual do you admire most?What skill are you looking to learning the most?What stage of business are you in?