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Your Lifestyle Business

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If you want to build a lifestyle business you can run from anywhere in the world whether that be your kitchen table or a beach in Fiji, you're in the right place! Host Jo Barnes is on a mission to arm action takers like you with the knowledge, tools, strategies & inspiration to do just that! Join Jo… read more

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#84 - From Architect to Amazon Seller to 6 Figure Shopify Seller & Full Time Traveler - Dan Worthington

December 4th, 2021


Returning guest Dan Worthington updates us as to his ecommerce progress having moved from Amazon to his own store on Shopify in the last year.

#83 - Lessons Learned in 2020

December 28th, 2020


What a year it has been! It's certainly been a challenge for many around the globe.

It's been an interesting year for me personally with regards to starting and growing a new business and in todays episode I'm sharing …

#82 - The 7 Strategies I'm Using to 100x My Website Traffic

December 21st, 2020


Welcome to the final episode of my blogging series.

Part 1 - How to Make Money Blogging

Part 2 - How to Setup Your Money Making Blog

Part 3 - Essential Pages & Plugins

Part 4 - Your Money Making Blog Content Strategy

#81 - Your Money Making Blog Content Strategy

December 14th, 2020


Welcome to Part 4 of my blogging series.

Ep 78 - Part 1  - How to Make Money Blogging

Ep 79 - Part 2 - How to Setup Your Money Making Blog

Ep 80 - Part 3 - Essential Pages & Plugins

Today we're going to start …

#80 - Essential Pages & Plugins for Your Money Making Blog

December 7th, 2020


Welcome to Part 3 of my blogging series!

See Episode #78 & #79 for parts one and two; How to Make Money Blogging and How to Set up Your Money Making Blog.

Today we're going to run through the essential pages & …

#79 - Setting Up Your Money Making Blog

November 30th, 2020


Last week we discussed how to make money blogging. In this weeks episode, I'm walking through in detail how to set up your money making blog.

I'm covering;

1. Choosing Your Money Making Model

2. Picking Your Blog Topic

#78 - How to Make Money Blogging

November 24th, 2020


Welcome to the first in my blogging series!

This is what I love about podcasting, the opportunity to share my own journey with you and right now that journey is in growing and monetizing my website.

In this first …

#77 - 7 Steps to Choosing Your Perfect Online Lifestyle Business Niche!

November 16th, 2020


Are you holding yourself back from starting your online business because you just can't decide what niche you'd like to pursue?

Perhaps you've got …

#76 - Two Strategies You Must Implement for Long Term Online Business Success!

November 9th, 2020


I wish someone had sat me down 10 years ago and said 'Jo, if you do anything, do these two things. If you focus on these two strategies and do them well, your chances of long term success are greatly increased'.

Not …

#74 - 6 Ways to Engage Your Email Subscribers

October 26th, 2020


Welcome to Part 3 of my 3 part email marketing series.

Part 1 - 6 Steps to Building a High Converting Email Funnel

Part 2 - How to Create an Irresistible Lead Magnet: 6 Types

Part 3 - 6 Ways to Engage Your Email …

#73 - How to Create an Irresistible Lead Magnet

October 19th, 2020


Welcome to part 2 of my 3 part email marketing series.

Last week I walked you through the 6 Steps to Building a High Converting Email Funnel.

Today we're looking at how to create a lead magnet people can't help but sign …

#72 - 6 Steps to Building a High Converting Email Funnel

October 12th, 2020


You may wonder in the instant messaging, social media world we live in now, whether building an email list is still worth it.

The resounding answer …

#71 - 8 Steps to Building Your Online Lifestyle Business

October 5th, 2020


Wouldn’t it be awesome if on any given day you could choose to work from anywhere? Your favourite coffee shop, your kitchen table in your PJ’s, a …

#70 - Getting Your Own ISBN No with Paul Holman

September 28th, 2020


This was such an energetic chat with Paul Holman founder of Duchy Digital Publishing

Paul contacted me a few weeks ago and asked if he could …

#69 - Selling on Zazzle with Caroline Jones

September 21st, 2020


If you’re looking to build a small side income and would love to sell physical products without any upfront investment todays episode is for you!

The …

#68 - Build a Book to Build a Business with Sandra Spence

September 14th, 2020


Wouldn’t it be awesome if there was a way to create almost instant authority & credibility to our brand. A way to help us stand out from the …

#67 - Locked Down in Cambodia with the Roaming Rebels

September 7th, 2020


Cambodia is one of my favorite places in the world.

I was especially excited therefore to interview the awesome Roaming Rebels who at the time of interview were locked down in Cambodia due to the Covid 19 outbreak!

#66 - Share Your Passion with Renee Hasseldine

August 31st, 2020


Renee Hassel - like tassle - dine, is the creator and founder of an Australian based business built to help thought leaders & experts find their voice and core message and turn it into …

#65 - How to Start & Grow a 7 Figure Amazon Business

August 24th, 2020


In 2015 my husband & I started selling on Amazon. Within 12 months we'd grossed 1.2 million dollars with one product! It blew our minds.

We …

#64 - Dare to be a Badass with Pam Vincent

August 17th, 2020


If you’d love to feel more confident building your business, more productive during your week, understand how to create an automated funnel that makes money while you’re doing important jobs and work from home so you …

#63 - Becoming a Published Author with Julie Cordiner

August 10th, 2020


I loved this interview with Julie! (I know, I know, I love them all).

But I particularly love interviews that inspire me to action. I have been …

#62 - Is Email Marketing Dead? with Helen Lindop

August 3rd, 2020


I started a little commerce store last year as a bit of an experiment and along the way hired the lovely Helen Lindop to organize all my email campaigns.

She did a fab job and is the founder of her own email marketing …

#61 - 16 Lessons Learned from a 10 Day FB Live Challenge

July 27th, 2020


I recently did a 10 Day FB Live challenge. The goal being to get my head around how lives work, the best software to use, ideal length, how to engage an audience etc.

I’m not going to lie, I was nervous! I haven’t done …

#60 - How Big Brands Grow Their Social Media Audiences - #startwithone!

July 17th, 2020


There isn’t any one magic secret that leads to all success in business, but there are a few big ones which if you get right will have an exponential affect on your efforts.

This is one of those ‘big ones’.

What I mean …

#59 - Obliterating Overwhelm & Getting More Done with Pip Meecham

July 10th, 2020


Who doesn’t love the thought of speeding through your tasks and ticking off your to do’s with that gleam of satisfaction you feel as you mark each …

#58 - 16 Ways to Grow Your Facebook Group

July 5th, 2020


When I first started online back in 2010, FB pages were all the rage. In fact I made my first 6 figures off the back of becoming an expert on how to launch and grow your FB Business Page.

These days it’s all about …

#57 - How to Fund Full Time Travel with Dan Worthington

June 27th, 2020


Imagine flying into a country you’ve never visited before for a friends wedding and then getting locked down there for over 4 months!

This is exactly …

#56 - Top 10 Ways to Find Awesome Content Ideas

June 19th, 2020


Do you ever get stuck wondering what content you should create to resonate with your audience?

Even when you know your niche super well it can be …

#55 - How to Start a Digital Marketing Agency with Leanne Cohens

June 11th, 2020


I loved this chat with Leanne!

Leanne is the founder of, an Australian based Digital Marketing Agency offering everything from social media marketing, ads, content marketing and training & …

#54 - The Your Lifestyle Business Easy to Follow Content Strategy

June 4th, 2020


I must admit I have a love hate relationship with content.

I so want to create lots of valuable information and share other awesome content I find online, but it’s also so easy to get completely overwhelmed with the …

#53 - How to Build & Sell a Profitable Ecommerce Business at Only 14 Years Old!

May 28th, 2020


I love today's episode!

Earlier this year my husband & I sold our Amazon business and started to buy small e-commerce businesses with growth …

#52 - How to Stand Head & Shoulders Above Your Competition

May 21st, 2020


I'm so passionate about todays topic. I honestly believe this is the magic ingredient to ensuring your uniqueness no matter who you're up against in your niche or industry.

If you can clearly define the higher purpose …

#51 - What Business Are You In

May 15th, 2020


So you’ve got as far as knowing you want to run a lifestyle business. You may even know that you definitely want to be a blogger or an affiliate marketer or sell products or services online.

But what ‘business’ are you …

#50 – Planning Your Ideal Lifestyle Budget

May 8th, 2020


How much money do you actually need to live your ideal lifestyle?

Do you know?

Have you worked it out down to the penny or are you plucking a number out of thin air?

Have you even thought about it? Perhaps instead you …

#49 - 5 Key Steps to Build a Six (or Seven) Fig Online Lifestyle Business

May 1st, 2020


An online lifestyle business is a business that funds your lifestyle.

Not a million dollar VC funded startup, or an idea that requires a trip to the …

#48 – The Mind Game of Ecommerce with Nick Peroni

November 25th, 2019


“It's really all just one big mind game. Which can be frustrating until we understand how liberating that really is. Within our thoughts, we have the power to achieve anything we're willing to work for, if we only have …

#47 - How Mom & Daughter are Helping Change the World with Ecommerce

November 18th, 2019


How Mom & Daughter are Helping Change the World with Ecommerce

“You really need to know where your products are coming from and we think that …

#46 - Women! Find & OWN Your Unique Voice

November 11th, 2019


Are you aware of how powerful & unique you are, just as you are?

How many times do we second guess or doubt ourselves. Maybe we stop ourselves …

#45 - Passport to Fitness (for home based entrepreneurs)

November 4th, 2019


There is nothing worse than feeling tired, sluggish & desperately lacking in energy, particularly if we’re trying to build the business & …

#44 - 12 Steps to Get More Done & Love Every Minute!

October 28th, 2019


I’ve recently increased my own productivity beyond measure. I’m getting more done in a day now than I used to in a week, sometimes even longer. I’m no longer spending my days thinking or planning or getting distracted …

#43 - To SEO or Not to SEO: That is the Question

October 21st, 2019


Recently I have once again been exploring the world of SEO.

I say once again because I have periodically dipped my toe over the last 10 years determined to get my head around how it all works, only to give up after a …

#42 - Lessons Learned From 10 Years Running a Lifestyle Business

October 14th, 2019


For the last 10 years my small family & I have been traversing the seas chasing the sun around the world!

In order to do so we had to make some money along the way and so between us, my hubby & I, we built two …

#41 - Lessons Learned from 10 Years Traveling the World

October 7th, 2019


10 years ago, we sold everything we owned in a 5-day gumtree sale (the UK equivalent of Craigs List), generated a princely sum of £900, jumped on a …

#40 - What Starting a Lifestyle Business and Getting Married Have in Common!

September 23rd, 2019


So last week a good friend and member of the YLB community contacted me with a conundrum.

He has a full time job and needs to replace his income …

#39 - My Top 10 Life Changing Books for Lifestyle Entrepreneurs (MIHM EP113)

September 16th, 2019


“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” Dr Seuss

I love to read. I so enjoy hearing about other people’s journey’s, thoughts, opinions, learnings etc. …

#38 - How I'm Starting My Online Ecommerce Business Today! (MIHM EP112)

September 9th, 2019


Back in 2015 my partner & I started a business selling products on Amazon. Kitchen products to be precise.

Within one year we had grossed over a …

#37 - 10 Steps to Building Your Freedom Lifestyle Business (MIHM EP111)

September 2nd, 2019


Over the last 10 years we have had the fortune to live in or visit over 30 different countries.

We have traveled with wild abandon dragging our little daughter with us for the most part, slowing only when it was clear …

#36 - What Business Should I Start? (Make It Happen Monday Ep110)

August 26th, 2019


Do you know you want to start a lifestyle business but are stuck for ideas? Perhaps you’re low on cash, time, self belief? Whatever it is one of the issues facing us in this day and age are the sheer amount …

#35 - Why You're Never Too Old to Dream a New Dream

August 5th, 2019


Do you ever find yourself thinking that you’re just too old for all the change in the world and that the online world particularly is for the …

#34 - How to Deal With Crippling Self Doubt

July 29th, 2019


So what do you do if you suffer with crippling self doubt? 

So much so, that it’s stopping you in your tracks. Stopping you from getting out there …

#33 - How to Generate an Endless Supply of Content Ideas

July 22nd, 2019


Are you stuck for content ideas for your service based business?

Perhaps you’re a social media manager, run FB Ads, build websites or manage email marketing and communications for clients and you’re just not sure what …

#32 - How to Feel Super Comfy on Camera ( No Matter Your Age)

July 15th, 2019


Are you a little (or a lot) intimidated by video?

Does the thought of getting in front of the video camera leave your palms sweating & your pulse …

#31 - 6 Steps to Developing a Super Simple Content Strategy

July 9th, 2019


Do you ever find yourself sitting in front of a blank screen or scrolling through Instagram, Facebook or YouTube doing ‘research’ trying to get …

#30 - Hawaii, 4th July & Dole Whip! 😁

July 6th, 2019


Welcome to another Week in the Life of a Travelling entrepreneur. This weeks episode is coming from Hawaii! 🌺 Happy 4th July my friend! 😀

Do you …

#29 - How I Make Money (and more importantly, how you can too)

July 1st, 2019


I hate the term ‘Make Money Online’.

I’ve always said that the phrase is a misnomer as your business is your business and the internet or ‘online’ is …

#28 - Mastering Video, the Common Cold & Reaping What You Sow

June 23rd, 2019


Wouldn't you love to be getting hundreds of thousands of views every time you publish a video on YouTube, or a flurry of activity & new followers …

#27 - 3 Steps to Help You Stop Procrastinating & Finally Build Your Lifestyle Business

June 17th, 2019


Do you find yourself procrastinating on getting your Lifestyle Business off the ground? 

Does it seem there's always something more important to do?

Perhaps the task at hand seems too overwhelming and so your primal …

#26 - Planoly, Later & Priorities

June 14th, 2019


Do you think too much? Sometimes so much you don't actually do? Well you're not alone. In this  weeks episode of a 'Week in the Life of a Traveling Entrepreneur', we're talking about fueling your mind for action, …

#25 - 10 Ways to Promote Yourself Without Feeling Like a Narcissist

April 11th, 2019


Is it primarily a female thing? Is it mainly us girls who aren’t keen on promoting ourselves? I guess some guys will empathize also, but I do think it’s one of the reasons so many women won’t fight for their seat at the …

#24 - How I’ve Mobilified Everything for my Upcoming Travels

April 4th, 2019


In a few days, I’m off on a 5 week travel adventure! 12 days in Borneo, followed by Nepal, India, Sri Lanka & the Maldives! Pretty darn sure I’m …

#23 - Surround Yourself With People Who Support Your Dreams

March 29th, 2019


Achieving your goals and dreams can become infinitely harder if you don’t have the support of the people around you. Well meaning family & friends can quickly bring us down and make us believe we can’t do it. In …

#22 - There's No Such Thing as 'Should' with Dan R Morris

December 14th, 2018


“SEO is about being awesome” “That’s your niche - your audience” Have I got an interview for you today! If you are a blogger then this is absolute …

#21 - Free From Fear with Andrew Hackett

December 7th, 2018


Andrew Hackett has more than 20 years experience helping people think outside their limitations to move beyond their fears so they can accomplish amazing things in their life, business and relationships. Andrew is an …

#20 - You Can't Hate Yourself Healthy with Jennipher Walters

November 15th, 2018


Jennipher Walters is the creator of Fit Bottomed Girls a health & wellness site focusing on a fun, fresh & no-diet approach to being healthy. Jenn and her good friend Erin started the site in 2008 which now …

#19 - The ABC of Facebook Advertising with Liz Melville

November 1st, 2018


Liz Melville is a bonny lass from Scotland, UK. As well as giving warm hugs, paddling barefoot in the sea, building Lego castles and eating Nutella off a spoon, she can also help you fill your webinars, sell out your …

#18 - Housesitting Around the World with Eden Rudin

September 28th, 2018


What if you could travel the globe and see and experience some of the most amazing places in the world for less than $2000 / month? What if you could …

#17 - How to Build an 8 Figure Ecommerce Business with Allen Burt

August 31st, 2018


Allen Burt is the founder & director of Blue Stout, an ecommerce consultancy company working with six & seven figure brands to help them …

#16 - Make Your Body & Your Business Work with Dave Smith

August 22nd, 2018


Two Dave Smiths in a row! Totally unrelated by the way, just pure naming coincidence. Todays Dave Smith is a Canadian health & fitness expert and …

#15 - Building and Selling a Business with Dave Smith

July 31st, 2018


Dave Smith is the creator of Spice UK. A popular and well known adult adventure sports & social group in the UK. After starting, building and …

#14 - Don't Live a Limited Life

July 27th, 2018


In 2010, my partner & I decided to leave our life in the UK behind and embark on the adventure of a lifetime. With very little money and no functioning business to speak of, we headed off to Cyprus to housesit for 6 …

#13 - Climbing Mountains with Simon Jordan

July 25th, 2018


Simon Jordan is a branding expert, an author, a speaker, a mountain climber, an adventurer and a downright nice guy! Having worked with the likes of …

#12 - What is a Micro Angel?

July 21st, 2018


In todays episode I am discussing my passion and the reason I started this podcast in the first place - The Micro Angels. A Micro Angel is an investor who funds startups via micro loans (i.e., a lot of people lending …

#11 - Changing the World with Brian Keen

July 17th, 2018


In the last 6 months I have become increasingly interested in something called a ‘micro loan’. This is where you loan as little as $25 to someone from a low income area or developing country and your loan along with …

#10 - How to remove barriers to progress & keep it simple!

July 12th, 2018


Do you ever find that you're overcomplicating things? How many times have you wondered how people manage to get stuff done so fast while you're still thinking about it or trying to overcome challenges? If this sounds …

#9 - If You Have Passion You have Time with Dr Julie Coffey

July 10th, 2018


Welcome to this awesome interview with Dr Julie Coffey. Suffering from painful arthritis at a fairly young age and disillusioned with the solutions …

#8 - How (& Why) to Build Your Personal Brand

July 4th, 2018


In todays episode we're exploring, how to build your personal brand and why in todays world, it's such an important part of your business marketing …

#7 - Finding Your True North - Lauren Clemett

July 3rd, 2018


Lauren Clemett is an award winning personal branding expert. The creator of, Lauren works with service …

#6 - 10 Steps to Feeling Super Energetic Every Day!

June 28th, 2018


Do you ever wish you had the energy of a child? To be able to jump out of bed, run around and still feel great in the evening as opposed to …

#5 - No Limits with Hayden Rhodes

June 25th, 2018


Today I'm chatting with my personal health coach Hayden Rhodes. Hayden is a huge proponent of 'holistic health', meaning health isn't just about …

#4 - 10 Ways to Start Working From Home Today

June 21st, 2018


The term 'entrepreneur' doesn't necessarily mean you have to start and build a multi million dollar company. For some simply supplementing or …

#3 - When the waves are coming don't resist, learn to surf...

June 19th, 2018


My guest today is a long time member of the JBO community. With a background in corporate training, Tina Sibley works with entrepreneurs, coaches, …

#2 - My 8 Year Online Adventure

June 14th, 2018


From making $27 on my first ever video course to co-running a multi million dollar ecommerce company, todays episode takes you on a journey of my …

#1 - Starting an Online Business with Chris Farrell

June 10th, 2018


Chris Farrell has been in the online marketing space for over 10 years and with an extremely successful membership site, coaching program and a few …

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