TMN060: Blogging From Paradise with Ryan Biddulph

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Joining us this week: Author of 126 e-books, Blogging From Paradise’s Ryan Biddulph. Don’t miss it!

In case you missed it, Ryan recently contributed the very first guest post on The Multimedia Ninja blog.

Entitled How Blogging Can Help A Multimedia Ninja, it’s essential reading for anyone who enjoys things like traveling to exotic destinations and earning money from your laptop!

Show Notes

Ryan’s books I’ve read:

With 126 e-books (and audiobooks, in some cases), there’s a lot to choose from! But here are a couple of Ryan’s  e-books I’ve read and enjoyed:

How to Build a Profitable Blog from the Inside Out

10 Branding Tips for Confused Bloggers

From The Interview (see the whole thing HERE):

What’s your favorite place you’ve stayed?

I would have to say Thailand, Bradford, it’s just, the mix of convenience and culture in Thailand, and cost which is very low, is really, you can’t beat it anywhere in the world, and as much as we love to rough up once in a while, me and my wife Kelly, we really do love the convenient aspect of travel, if we can go get, you know, good Western food once in a while or even go to a movie, so I think Thailand probably offers the best range for us, and that’s why it’s our favorite, and especially the two areas of Chiang Mai in northern Thailand and Phuket, which is a tropical haven.

(See also Episode 61 with mastering engineer Glenn Schick, from Bangkok, Thailand!)

A lot of digital nomads, I met two or three when I was there who I’ve known for years, Rob Cubbon and Elizabeth Kelsey Bradley too, experienced, established online entrepreneurs, and they both made it their home shore at long term, so yeah, definite traveler hub, and really just entrepreneur hub, it’s a very fascinating place.

Phuket as well, that’s the, that’s the big tourist spot, but we hang and chill at the southern end of the island around like Rawai Beach and Nai Harn Beach, which is a lot more quiet, a lot more peaceful, so Phuket’s awesome, really beautiful place.

What do you look for in a travel destination?

The thing that we always look at first, Bradford, is like, I mean, country-wise, but then dwelling-wise, how’s the Internet?

Because it has to be fast enough for me to be able to just upload posts, upload videos, doesn’t have to be lightning quick, so that’s probably the biggest consideration because my wife works online as well, she’s a coach consultant blogger.

So we checked that out, we’re like listen, you know, we don’t need lighting fast speed, but it has to be dependable, must be up most of the time. So if we get a check there, that’s really the main thing as long as it’s decent internet as far as business wise.

Ryan Biddulph, Blogging From Paradise in Buena Vista, Costa Rica

Ryan Biddulph in Buena Vista, Costa Rica

Because other than that, like yourself, we don’t do as much of the live stuff, I’ve been doing Facebook Live a lot recently and some Periscope, but my business isn’t really dependent on that. It’s more just getting the blog posts, guest posts and blog comments out there.

So I have a much more passive nature overall to my blog and my brand and my business. Just because you never really know, even when people say the Internet rocks in an area or it’s very dependable, sometimes it’s not quite as rock worthy as they say.

And we’ve been in a few of those situations—I remember a place in Bali years ago, and the blessing was I wasn’t making any money at the time, so it didn’t hurt me too much, but we were able to get online literally 15 minutes a day.

Ryan Biddulph, Blogging From Paradise in Kelabang Moding, Bali

Ryan Biddulph, Blogging From Paradise in Kelabang Moding, Bali

And this was literally six years ago, right, when we started our trip, but that was maddening because we were really in a very difficult space money wise, energy wise, we’d made some good bucks, but then we didn’t save as much as we should have, so we went to a little patch there where we were like, okay, we can get online for an hour a day.

So it kind of taught us a lesson that we really gotta make sure that it’s dependable, and then from there, things started to take off for us permanently, thank goodness.

Check Out The Whole Episode

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Ryan Biddulph

Ryan Biddulph is a blogger, author and world traveler who’s been featured on Richard Branson’s Virgin Blog, Forbes, Fox News, Entrepreneur, John Chow Dot Com and Neil Patel Dot Com. He has written and self-published 126 bite-sized eBooks on Amazon. Ryan can help you build a successful blog with the 11 Fundamentals of Successful Blogging Audio Course.

You can read Ryan’s guest post on The Multimedia Ninja blog, entitled How Blogging Can Help A Multimedia Ninja.

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