Tom Morkes: How A Former Army Officer is Building Location Independent Businesses As A Writer, Publisher, and Entrepreneur

How does this veteran build location independent businesses with his writing and publishing?

Courtesy of Matt Helbig

Tom Morkes is a graduate of West Point, a former Army Officer, and an Iraq war veteran. Since leaving the military in 2013, he has been traveling the world and has gone on to write 3 books. He is currently the CEO of insurgent publishing, a boutique publishing company that makes books for the creative outliers of the world. He, along with two other veterans, just launched, a transition resource for aspiring veteran entrepreneurs.

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Insights From The Interview

  • Why wait to pursue your ideas? If you are going to be struggling make it over something you care about. 
  • When applying for a job find example of applications to help guide you in using correct language.
  • Don't write a resume in a military vacuum. Explain how your skills and achievements add value to a company.

  • Location independent, online businesses let you have the freedom to work where you want.

  • Don't be afraid to try, failure is okay because it helps you grow.

  • Mastermind groups can help support you and help you grow together with other like minded people.