Do you need a computer to succeed online?

Well the obvious answer to this question is yes you do. But the reason I ask this is because my laptop crashed yesterday and the geek squad told me it would take at least 2 days before they can even diagnose the problem and then they still have to fix it. So I am writing this post from my iMac at my house.

My big question is now that I have website’s running on autopilot and making me money, could I personally still be really successful without owning my own business computer. Could I just go to a library or school computer lab to use a computer when I needed it and still make money.

Well yesterday was day one without my computer. I made $125 on Clearview, $50 on Lawncare Dir, and probably another $350 on my other sites (I can’t check exact numbers on those because the logins are on my crashed computer, but they always make at least that) which gives me a running total of $525 for the day.

That’s pretty good considering I went and played some golf yesterday and also worked on the movie me and my brother are writing.

Who needs a computer anyway?

Adam White is a 20+ year entrepreneur having built and sold 18 internet businesses. He currently runs JustReachOut and SquidVision, a new type of landing page optimization software for SaaS companies, and does SaaS and SEO consulting at He lives in Tennessee with his wife and kids and in between SaaS businesses he writes and directs feature films.

2 comments On Do you need a computer to succeed online?

  • Hey Adam,
    I recently invested in a Sandisk Titanium USB flash drive (rugged with fast read/write). will get you up and running, installing all or most of the apps you need on the drive and for free (donations accepted). I did this and now I run FileZilla, Firefox, OpenOffice, HTML-Kit, etc. and have all of my files on it.

    Now I can plug it in to any computer and run my apps without leaving a trace. It even has a menu navigator for the apps (like a Windows start menu). I know I am still scratching the surface of how to use it. I really like the freedom and flexibility. Also easy to backup. I am a believer.

    This plus a SmartPhone and I think you could run the whole this without having a dedicated PC.


  • Thanks Christian, that is a valuable nugget. I will definitely look into that.

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