Let’s admit it – we all would like to be millionaires. I don’t know anybody who hasn’t fantasized about what they would do with a million dollars. Once we pay off bills, there is usually a ton of money left, in our fantasy. But, what if we had SEVERAL MILLION? Well, you may never win the lottery, but you can live a luxury lifestyle, anyway. Here are some ideas for living a luxury lifestyle with a few tips and tricks.
Do Unto Others
Believe it or not, one of the best ways to live a luxury lifestyle is to give. When you figure out how you can benefit others, doors open that you could have never even approached. Find out how you can benefit a particular person or organization, and you often can work out a trade – your services or talent for their services or facilities.
For example, as a writer, I usually can get the nicest room in a hotel by writing a piece for the chain’s website. It takes me a few minutes, and I live a luxury lifestyle.
Develop Your Audience
A young man I know is an electronic communications major. He started doing a podcast from his car once a week, as he sat at a park for a couple of hours. In just a few weeks, he had over 400 followers!
When you have an audience, you can leverage deals with businesses looking to expand their markets. If you have a recognizable brand, name, or blog, you have more opportunities to access the luxury lifestyle. Business owners want to get their own brand in front of as many people as possible.
The best way to do this is to figure out what you really like, or what you know a lot about. Then, start a site about that subject. You can trade exposure on your site for free golf course access, gourmet dining experiences, and other trademarks of a luxury lifestyle.
Use The PR Department
Most large chains or companies have a PR department. You can help the PR department, and reap the rewards. Once again, you’re giving, and get rewarded for it.
For example, if you are going on a trip, select the hotel you would like to stay in. Contact the PR department, and ask if you could do a piece on their hotel in exchange for a really nice room. They are usually more than eager to help you out. Even if the hotel is booked up, you may still get a couple of great meals out of it.
When you contact these people, whether they are in the PR department, management, or otherwise, don’t ask for anything up front. Find out what you can do for them, and get to know them. This works much better if you are truly a people person, because people respond well to you if you’re really interested in them. Once you have gotten to know them, you are more likely to have success in getting something in return.
Ed Brooke is an aspiring writer, he loves to write about luxury and sometimes travel related articles. He is currently working for a company called Pop-Up Hotel, a business that have portable luxury accommodation