Hi, we’re Greg and Fiona Scott, The Laptop Lifestyle Experts, authors of Living a Laptop Lifestyle, and creators of Live a Laptop Lifestyle digital training platform.

Having harnessed the internet to replace our comfortable corporate salaries since late 2009, we’ve now chosen to help and inspire people like us, to create their own lifestyle of design by leveraging the internet.

Since the end of 2012 we’ve mentored and motivated over a thousand people of all ages, from all corners of the globe, build and scale up their own online businesses in order to live life on their terms.

Our personal mission is to re-educate 1,000 laptop lifestylers (our words) to earn a sustainable online income, enabling them to answer to nobody, holiday when they want, work how long they want, and be present with their family.

Is that you?

We’ve re-educated a wide range of people, from those who generate their first $1 online, through to people who earn tens of thousands of dollars online each month. In short, we help people to unleash their inner entrepreneur to unlock infinite income.

And the diverse group of people we’ve mentored include young couples like Jan and Alicia who recently made their first sale online, through to serial entrepreneurs, Shawn and Kelly, who made $40k in their first 3 months.

So if you’re looking to change your life, and you’re willing to put in extra effort and energy to do so, simply enter your name and email address in the box on the right to get access to our complementary digital marketing video training series – to discover if an online business is a good fit for you.

Once you enter your details on the right, click here to schedule a complementary consultation session with us – to discover how we can help you, and to check your goals are achievable.

Here’s to living your laptop lifestyle!

Greg and Fiona Scott

 

 

Greg and Fiona

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Let’s face it, in this day and age, we all look for quick fixes, short cuts, and ways to avoid exerting any extra effort. IF we can help it! Right?

You operate electronic devices by remote control, order groceries online and get them delivered direct to your door, and use a mobile phone that has more time saving apps than you can shake a stick at.

Everything is quicker, faster, better – BUT . . . as a result we all become lazier, more expectant, and entitled.

Wouldn’t you agree?

That goes for earning an online income too!!!

Which is where the problem arises . . .

Greed, Impatience, Laziness

Online rogues, fraudsters, and scam artists take extreme advantage of the fact that millions of people are new to the internet and are mislead by greed, impatience and laziness! Seriously.

Fraudsters KNOW there’s a HUGE section of people online looking to get rich quick. And because advancements in technology make us lazier in this modern digital age, some people think lazily when it comes to earning an alternative income stream. Fraudsters PREY on that human greed factor.

Unsuspecting people mistakenly believe they can earn an income by doing little or no work!

That’s right – some people mistakenly think they can ‘get money’ by clicking on ad panels, or doing surveys, or doing online competitions!

As far as we’re concerned, such people are better off buying lotto tickets each week, or betting on the gee-gees, or the dogs.

The point is – and it’s an IMPORTANT POINT – earning a sustainable income online requires time, effort and energy. It requires investment, but it also requires knowledge, and a level of intelligence.

So, if you see a rabid proponent of some ‘get money’ scheme, or ‘get rich quick’ scheme, or ‘passive’ income stream requiring no prior training – get your SCAM FILTER up quick smart.

People promoting such schemes are blinded by gullibility, greed, and desperation. They mistakenly promote a Ponzi scheme as the ‘be all and end all’, because they need desperately for it to work for themselves – because they’re driven by greed and fervour – which is an exceptionally UGLY side of human nature.

Don’t get sucked in by such people and such promotions, because, on the face of it, they APPEAR TO BE professional, convincing, and compelling!!!!

There’s a few such scams doing the rounds on Facebook lately:

  • My Advertising Pays
  • Traffic Monsoon
  • Traffic Authority

So . . . if you see someone posting on Facebook, or emailing you screenshots that look something similar to the image below (WHICH WE COPIED FROM FACEBOOK – IT’S NOT OUR IMAGE), pay close attention to our 7 Warning Signs When You’re Confronted With A Ponzi Scheme:

traffic monsoon

But, first . . .

What Is A Ponzi Scheme Exactly?

Here’s what Wikipedia says:

what is a ponzi scheme

So a Ponzi scheme is one where you pay money in exchange for promised returns, which require no intelligence or training whatsoever to make – so it’s something any numptie can do. BUT, to maximise your so-called returns you need to recruit other gullible, greed based people, and encourage them to invest too so the pyramid is upheld.

Early investors may get their money back, but any so-called profits may not be paid out – so look out for people who claim to have their initial investment back.

AND . . . spare a thought for the late investors!

We’ve been gullible and greedy by investing in an identical online ad based scheme back in 2012 called Banners Broker where we ‘lost’ $6,000 – but worse still – we caused other innocent people to lose money too!

Banners Broker was supposedly an online advertising model and revenue sharing scam that takes each country by storm.

The scam works by you buying ads or ad banners to participate in a revenue share of the scheme, and all you have to do is click on ads to create ‘so called’ traffic for others who have done like-wise (a trained monkey could do it!!!). It’s basically a closed marketing system where people are marketing to other buyers in the scheme by clicking on each others ads.

Can you imagine how easy a sell that is – it sounds reputable, right?

NO – it’s NOT. We’re speaking from first-hand experience and want to protect you from making the same mistake we did.

Just for the record, we helped those few people we introduced to Banners Broker to get their money back from their Bank when they paid by credit card – we had some success, but not in every instance. Paying by credit card definitely offered a layer of protection though.

We felt extraordinarily idiotic to have fallen for that identical traffic ad scam, knowing what we know now. Our intention in this post is simply to avoid others make the same mistake we made.

We only wish someone had alerted us to this type of scheme before we sunk money into it and it consumed us!!!

Our words in this post are HARSH simply to make you SIT UP AND PAY ATTENTION TO OUR ADVICE.

So – that’s why we’re sharing this information with you today.

Ponzi Scheme

7 Warning Signs When You’re Confronted With A Ponzi Scheme

[1] Scheme Founders Defend Themselves Saying It’s Not A Scam

This is a doozie. If you see videos made by the scheme founders pleadingly explaining why their scheme is not a scam – pay close attention to what they say, understand the reason why they had to make such video and why they have to use it in their promotion efforts, then run a mile!

Having to justify why something isn’t a scam ought to raise alarm bells in itself.

[2] Scheme Founders Explain Why People Have Problems Getting Cash Out

With schemes like Traffic Monsoon, you can click on fake ads till the cows come home, too build up a sizable figure in your so-called profits, but can you withdraw the cash any time you choose??? Huh?

Most reputable online business models make payment transfers direct to your bank account (it’s how we get paid for our online business), or, at worst, they post you a cheque.

If you’re sat watching a video justifying why it’s not straight forward to get your money out – run a mile.

You shouldn’t need to faff around with irreputable third party payment processor companies like Payza and STP (can’t remember exactly what the letters STP stand for – you’ll know it when you see it) who take weeks to process your transfer plus take a 5-10% commission cut in the process!

[3] You Open A Can Of Worms When You Do Your Due Diligence

Research the business model the scheme is touting. If the scheme is all about online advertising or online banner ads, then search Google and see what comes up.

Take an hour or two to do this.

Go down a myriad of rabbit holes.

Don’t just do one search and think you’re finished in 5 minutes.

BUT . . .  also BEWARE rogue affiliate who diss one system in order to lure people into their alternate honey-trap. It’s a very UNDERHAND way of marketing. So you need to “read between the lines” and understand the TRUE INTENT of the article (is it to accurately review the scheme the article is about, or is it to dupe readers into trusting the writer so they can be lured into the writer’s preferred scheme?).

All we’ll say is: do your due diligence properly – like really dig around – and if you still think it’s really possible to make money for no work then only invest the amount you’re prepared to lose – and certainly don’t go making any plans of quitting your job!

[4] They Do Fundraiser Meetings

If you have to attend local Fundraiser Meetings to enlist your friends and family, then BE VERY WARY.

Getting to meet the CEO (Chief Extortionist Online) to get your questions answered is the PRIME WAY to build trust with people and get them to part with their hard-earned reddies! They’ll also be approachable on Facebook and on Skype to be there for EVERYONE – so as to widen the greed net.

Ponzi schemes NEED to hold fundraising events to CAPTURE more and more uninformed people in their net. They know  when people meet the Founder in person trust happens more quickly.

AND – they ‘open up’ new countries and new territories when they know they’ve exhausted the current market.

In my Chartered Accounting days I (Fiona) worked on corporate fraud and financial investigations, I’ve investigated court appointed insolvencies and have worked alongside the Serious Fraud Office in the UK, so I’ve met many fraudsters – they all outwardly appear pleasant and plausible – but their intentions are very warped indeed.

[5] Founders Have A Track Record Of Failures

There’s a term in the fraud and financial investigations industry, known as The Phoenix Syndrome – so the phoenix rises up through the ashes of one failed scheme, leaving all the creditors and investors in the dust, only to start a new (similar) Ponzi scheme.

Fraudsters have no feeling or remorse for the people they’ve trodden on, or used, in order to line their own pockets.

If you see a long track record of failures – run a mile.

[6] Use Authority Sites To Suck People In

We recently saw one rabid proponent of Traffic Monsoon post images on Facebook depicting Traffic Monsoon have a good ranking on Alexa, which is a reputable benchmark website.

What you need to understand is Alexa ranking is based on three months of aggregated historical traffic data from Alexa Toolbar users. This can easily be manipulated by having an army of insiders constantly switching their IP address and visiting the site.

Also Traffic Monsoon is in the business of fake traffic – so this kind of duping is easily achievable!

Run a mile.

[7] Proponents Are Rabid And Frequent In Their Passive Income Posts On Social Media (It’s Free Advertising)

traffic monsoon

To say this type of marketing is shallow and hollow, is just the beginning. It preys on the gullible and the greedy, so is actually QUITE DESPICABLE.

Unsuspecting people are busy being social on Facebook, snooping on what their friends are up to, watching cheeky videos of puppies, or whatever else is going viral. When they’re unwittingly confronted with a post offering easy passive money for no effort, possibly from someone they think is trustworthy – of course, it’ll push their buttons.

Just remember, that’s NOT the way to market a legitimate opportunity, experience, or system!

We only hope such Facebook users can sleep soundly at night in the knowledge innocent people will invest on the back of such greed based promotions.

JUST BEWARE, is all.

And if you want our feedback on any scheme that’s popped up on your radar – please get in touch with us and we’ll talk it through with you.

REMEMBER, there is NO silver bullet, get rich quick scheme, or big red button out there on the internet. BUT, there are genuine, legitimate business models which work like crazy WHEN you put the effort, energy and investment in.

Get in touch – ask us more.

Because Your Lifestyle Matters!

The Laptop Lifestyle Experts

 

 

Greg and Fiona Scott

 

 

 

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You know the internet has placed a TON of information at your fingertips, right within reach, and with easy access.

The trouble is . . . you DON’T NEED the latest, best, newly published information!!

No. Because everyone has access to the SAME information. So there’s no advantage to you.

So What’s The Difference That Makes The Difference?

Luck? Timing? You!

It’s NOT about learning more information. It’s about choosing to make a subtle paradigm shift

When you set up and build your online business, you can do the same research as everyone else in the world. You can study stuff online till the cows come home. But that won’t make you rich, give you time freedom, and allow you to live life on your terms :(

Because you don’t want to be the eternal student.

Instead, you DO need to do something different than everyone else. Which is why you’ll want to watch this video:

You WANT to get that 212th degree

Something changes at 212 degrees Fahrenheit – sure, it’s just 1 teeny little degree more – it’s not even detectable – but it is INCREDIBLE the difference it makes!

So if it’s a level playing field and everyone has access to the same information, in order to succeed online you just need to work a little bit harder than anyone else, and a little bit smarter than anyone else, and a little longer too.

This is YOUR life.

We’ve already got pretty much everything we want – we’re already living our dream.

Work with us – when you get how to build an online business ANYTHING is possible. Your struggle will cease – it’ll be over.

Consider this true story:

After Microsoft went public in 1986, Bill Gates became a 31 year old billionaire. When he was asked the secret to his success, he said:

“There’s no secret”

Bill Gates“I worked really hard on my idea to get it as good as I could, and then knocked on door after door.

I ended up showing my idea to 1200 people.

900 said no.

300 people showed some interest.

Only 85 people actually did anything.

30 took a serious look.

And 11 made me a multi-millionaire.”

Behind every genius there’s first a beginner who worked hard to produce great work, and then was brave enough to keep showing it to the world, even when the world showed no interest.

99% of the people Bill Gates showed his idea to rejected it.

You always have a CHOICE.

You can either throw in the towel,or use it to wipe the sweat off your face.You can either throw in the towel, or use it to wipe the sweat off your face

Because ALL the results in every area of your life right now are a product of:

– how and what you think about,

– the emotions those thoughts elicit, and

– the order and way in which you take massive action (just like Bill Gates)

Your results are an effect of things you’re either doing or NOT doing . . . so, if you’re NOT getting the results you want out of life, then it’s pretty safe to say you’re NOT doing the right things, or not doing the right things in the right order.

Does that make sense?

Not an overachiever?

Maybe you’ve always thought you’re an introvert, or a slow learner, or an underdog.

Consider this: an underdog has a significant competitive advantage over an overachiever – simply because they have nothing to lose but something to PROVE.

There-Will-Be-BloodIf we were to think of a movie where the underdog shines through, it’d be ‘There Will Be Blood’ with Daniel Day Lewis.

Daniel Day Lewis’ character, Daniel Planeview, barely scraped by. So when he heard oil was oozing from the ground out West, he and his son set off on a mission to find their fortune. He made his lucky strike and became a self-made entrepreneur.

We all have that same chance to strike oil online in this digital age.

It’s the same as drilling for oil. In the movie ‘There Will Be Blood’ there was so much pressure built up causing the oil to explode out the ground.

Each one of us all have that pressure built up inside of us – ready to explode into success

We all have a phenomenal source of power within us, which, when we choose to engage it, we’ll get that one extra degree – that 212th degree.

Are you ready to turning up the heat on your online success today?

Because Your Lifestyle Matters!

The Laptop Lifestyle Experts

 

 

Greg and Fiona Scott

 

 

 

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