Making a lifestyle change is often difficult for people. Whether it is the choice to live healthier or to change jobs, a lifestyle change can be traumatic. Sometimes one may be motivated to make a lifestyle change to be “location independent” because they have experienced a significant event in their lives.There have always been people who lived a “location independent” lifestyle. The growing use of the Internet has allows these individuals to communicate more easily so there is more information available. The lifestyle may seem very attractive to people who have not researched it thoroughly and learned about the disadvantages. It is important that people who are considering this change think carefully prior to doing so.Changing one’s lifestyle does not remove the need to take care of some basic tasks. Individuals who are “location independent” need an income, they need to buy groceries, they must deal with the government. A person considering this lifestyle to get away from a routine may be disappointed. There is still a routine, it is just a different routine.Many of the people who are living this lifestyle today conduct business on the Internet. They work like everyone else, just in different locations – sometimes around the globe, sometimes from different coffee shops in the same city. A person does not have to change their lifestyle to change their routine. If there is a particular vacation spot that one loves it is much easier to find a job in that area and buy a home or timeshare than to change one’s lifestyle.Before deciding on a “location independent” lifestyle, one must take into consideration the people who will be affected by their decision. If an individual has very close family ties or does not want to leave an area then they may want to consider changing jobs and moving. If a person is “location independent” they must consider that they will not be near family and friends for long periods of time.Income is very important in a “location independent” lifestyle. There are many instances when one is abroad that an unexpected emergency will require extra funds. If one has not got a plan in place to make money they can find themselves stranded in a foreign country with money to deal with the issue. Knowing the currency exchange rate before traveling to a location will help a person to live affordably.There are numerous ways to establish a steady income base. One is to invest money made from selling belongings. With wise investment choices a person can set up a monthly income that will give them the flexibility they need. Another way is to start a website business and sell products on the site.Talking to people who have been living “location independent” for some time will be of great assistance in making a knowledgeable decision. These individuals will be able to tell you what to expect and also provide tips on places to stay. If one does the research that is necessary to be successful a location independent lifestyle can be very rewarding and fulfilling.