“Big-city wages, small-town prices” is a damn fine business model

Here we go. The insanely-bright Harold Jarche (who I really enjoyed meeting in Toronto a few months ago) gives a few reasons why/how blogging transformed his life:

1. I live in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada; population 5,000. Even our timezone is unknown to many people. Without my blog, nobody would ever have heard of me. This Spring, I have four speaking engagements out of town (Montreal, Ottawa, Washington DC, Rome). Without my blog, I am sure that IEEE and many other organizations would not have invited me to speak.

Bingo. “Big-city wages, small-town prices” is a damn fine business model: I did it myself for many years when I was living in Far West Texas.

I live in Miami. I have no clients here. They’re all in places like Boston or New York or Texas or California or London. Yet most mornings I hang out on the beach.

Blogging allows me to stay creative and mobile… and like Harold here, far from the madding crowd, if that’s what I desire.

Anyway, feel free to join the conversation, just like Harold: Visit FreedomIsBloggingInYourUnderwear.com, steal some cartoons and maybe check out the book. Exactly. Thanks. Rock on.

[P.S. “Hyperlinks subvert hieracries” is me quoting Cluetrain, of course.”]


  1. skimmas says:

    the post title would make a damn fine cartoon. :)

  2. Can’t wait until your book comes in. Around here, mail gets delivered by sled dog, so it takes some time ūüėČ

  3. Web is big opportunity to anyone who can do something creative. Small town or from metro city doesn’t matter. Thanks for introducing us to Harold


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