Hi, I'm Ken...and I lead an invite-only community of thriving remote founders as...
The Remote Solopreneur
Since 2005, I fought against the traditional mindset that kept telling me...
- Remote work is offshoring
- No one will ever use apps
- Move to Silicon Valley to be relevant
- You need offices to scale
And much more.
I bootstrapped my remote B2B services to mid-seven figures.
2020 happened...the world realized the power of remote...the rest is history.
I then became a remote executive with team members in 40+ countries.
As one of three partners, we lead the way to a 9-figure exit.
Now, I help companies and remote solopreneurs using my same playbooks.
I've been waiting for you.
In fact, after publishing App Savvy with O'Reilly, I set out to write,
Living Life in a World Without Offices
The world wasn't ready for Digital Nomad in 2011.
But it is ready for The Remote Solopreneur now.
(By the way, a Digital Nomad is not necessarily a Remote Solopreneur!)
That's where you come into play.
What is a remote solopreneur?
A remote solopreneur runs a scalable services business without the need for a big payroll, using modern automation tooling, and a community of like-minded peers.
All while leveraging proven client-facing playbooks.
As a remote solopreneur you can run circles around larger Office First companies and low-cost, lower-skill freelancers found on directories.
Remote solopreneurs also make an important decision in their approach:
They don't chase passive income too early.
Passive income is great. But 75% of creators make less than $50,000 a year.
Many are lured in by the 1% creators to "sell digital products" to start.
But when you focus on digital products too soon for passive income...you lose out on the ability to make massive income.
Need further convincing?
About 90% of freelancers, consultants, and SMBs don't hit six figures annually.
Getting distracted and unfocused is a big part of that. The next piece is about scaling yourself to have repeatable, predictable outcomes.
Long story, long...big dollars are being left on the table.
Focus on scaling first as a remote solopreneur. Pursue passive income later.
Oh, now what?
The Remote Solopreneur pushes strongly back on conventional wisdom.
It's an invite-only community of those wanting to move from a freelancer, creator, or small business owner mindset to a remote solopreneur mentality.
If you have some initial questions, check out the FAQ below.
The next steps?
Check out The Remote Solopreneur website.
Learn what a remote solopreneur is...and is not.
If it's you now or what you want to become, sign up to get on the waitlist.
(The full program details are not available publicly.)
If you're super pumped, be sure to follow me on LinkedIn and send me a DM.
Isn't a remote solopreneur just a solopreneur?
Nope! Many self-described solopreneurs are traditional entrepreneurs, small business owners, consultants, creators, or advisors. They usually are isolated, don't know how to find or vet talent (especially globally), chase passive income too soon, can't scale themselves, and use outdated ways of running their business.
Are small business owners or advisors remote solopreneurs?
Typically, but not always, these kinds of people are stuck in an Office First mindset. They are doing well financially but pay for small offices they never—or rarely—go to, have 1-2 people on the payroll, and otherwise just do "business as usual." Because that is the way they've always done it.
Why aren't creators and influencers remote solopreneurs?
The Creator Economy has done well since 2007. Especially the 1%. But about 75% of creators make less than $50,000 a year while spending significant amounts of time trying to grow their audience and facing "creator burnout." Comparatively, remote solopreneurs don't focus on volume and being online 24-7 for meager earnings.
Are freelancers or consultants remote solopreneurs?
Freelancers and consultants may be remote but are typically not even solopreneurs, let alone remote solopreneurs. They hustle to find work, muscle through projects and talk their way out of problems. They don't have repeatable systems and playbooks that allow them to scale themselves or experience finding and vetting peers and talent.
Is a digital nomad a remote solopreneur?
A remote solopreneur may be a digital nomad. But a digital nomad is not necessarily a remote solopreneur. Digital nomads typically, but not always, have extreme flexibility due to a lack of personal commitments. While it's not always the case, they often do not have kids, aging parents or family, mortgages, or similar items, which allows them to have digital nomad lifestyles.
If I run a small agency or SMB, am I a remote solopreneur?
It depends on your approach and mindset. You can run a 7-figure business without needing to have anyone on payroll. If you believe you need to have more people to grow your top line, an office to impress clients, or overcomplicated frameworks and "operating systems" to scale, you're not a remote solopreneur.
Is a remote solopreneur about having a lifestyle business?
People asking about that are on two opposite sides of the coin. They are either trying to knock what you're doing or they're trying to sell you on business or executive coaching. The Remote Solopreneur mentality pushes back on both. Remote solopreneurs can do better financially than those at "prestigious" funded startups (which usually don't work out). But it's also not about fluffy business therapy or suggesting you should move to a third-world nation. It's hard-hitting, practical, and based on proven playbooks to scale remote B2B services.
If I have a product or startup, am I a remote solopreneur?
Increasingly, the answer might be "yes." Many bootstrapped product companies or startups today are really a combination of tech and services. Technology is used internally to make people more effective. Customers may even use some of the tech but it's not fully built yet as self-service. Modern automation tools are a key tenet of being a remote solopreneur.