about-us

We’re Mish and Rob, and in March 2012 we left our jobs in the UK with the aim of Making It Anywhere.

Our definition of “Making It Anywhere”? Living wherever we want, doing work we love, and experimenting to find what works for us instead of just accepting what’s “normal”.

In the last four years, we’ve based ourselves in 20 different cities, pared down our possessions to 8.5kg each, and met more fascinating people than we can count.

It’s fair to say that we didn’t really know what we were getting into… but now that we’re here, we wouldn’t change a thing.

THIS ISN’T ONE OF THOSE “NOW WE DO YOGA ON THE BEACH 10 HOURS A DAY AND WE’RE SO MUCH MORE FULFILLED” STORIES.

Not that there’s anything wrong with that – it’s just not for us. We’re not opting out of “real life”… we’re just bending it to better fit our needs.

So although some people probably think we’re on some kind of extended gap year, we’re actually working harder than ever. We want to build real businesses, be able to afford to live anywhere, and never have it feel like work.

It hasn’t been easy. At all. But we’re getting there…

YES, WE MAKE MONEY. NO, IT’S NOT FROM “HOW TO BE A DIGITAL NOMAD” COACHING.

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Mish is a copywriter. She helps her clients set themselves apart from the competition through personalityful, attention-grabbing text that attracts their dream customers. For reasons that are still murky, her company is called Mortified Cow. She works with clients all over the world (most of whom she’s never met), across a ridiculous range of industries. The only criterion is they’re not averse to a bit of silliness.
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Rob runs a property management company called Yellow Lettings, with a distributed team across the UK. He’s also in charge of our own property portfolio, and blogs about what he learns on his Property Geek blog. Oh, and there’s The Property Hub – which combines an online community, a print magazine and a network of in-person events.

We spend a lot of time in each other’s businesses, too: there’s nothing like a fresh perspective and a new pair of eyes to help us improve.

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Books! On the side – when any normal person would be out with friends or watching TV – we write books, which we publish on Kindle and as paperbacks. On a good month, the royalties pay a large proportion of our living costs on their own.

IT’S NOT REALLY ALL ABOUT THE TRAVEL.

We love exploring new places, but we’re not doing this so we can tick off a list of “101 temples you must see before you die”. Most of the time, wherever we are, we’re just sitting in front of our laptops.

For us, the benefit of being mobile is that it pushes us down a different path in lots of different ways. It’s made us ditch most of our possessions, structure our businesses to be location-agnostic, learn to adapt quickly to all different situations, and prioritise making friends based on shared values rather than accidents of location.

Once you question something as basic as the idea of having a permanent home, you start thinking about what else can be done differently too. “Freedom” is a cheesy word, but it’s important – and there’s a lot of it available to you once you start looking for it.

WHAT’S THIS ALL ABOUT, THEN?

Making It Anywhere is our outlet for musings about…

Living life on the move
Building lightweight, flexible businesses around work you love
Choosing to live with fewer possessions
Being arrogant enough to reject “the way things are done”, and always be looking for a better way

SOUND INTERESTING? THEN READ ON!

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Still want to know more about how we got started, and where we are now? Then take a deep breath and dive into our full story.

See you soon,

Mish & Rob

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