Interviews with entrepreneurs who actually have free time to travel. Real location independent digital nomads. Tips on how to start your own online business and how to live the 4-hour workweek you've dreamed about. Check out http://www.TravelLikeaBossPodcast.com for show notes, bonus videos and photos!

Tom Rogers and Anna Faustino are the founders of the travel blog, Adventure in You, which gives useful travel information based on personal recommendations accompanied by articles of their travel journey around the globe. Not only were they able to share their travels but also found several ways to generate income from the blog.

On this episode, Tom and Anna talk about the income perspective on travel blogs and blogging. They share their amazing journey from starting the blog to generating thousands of dollars in revenue through display ads, affiliates, sponsored posts, and brand partnership. They also give tips on how to monetize your blog while living the dream.

Listen to episode 190 on iTunes, or your favorite podcast app on your phone. 

 

Links:

Tom and Anna's Travel Blog: Adventure in You

Facebook: adventureinyou

Instagram: adventurein_you

Johnny's Affiliate Course: IncomeBoss.com

 

Time Stamps:

02:00 – Tom and Anna’s Backstory
04:47 – Philippines to Chiang Mai
08:48 – How they started the blog
13:14 – When did the blog start to generate income?
14:33 – Pitching Ad Sponsors
16:44 – Mistakes they encountered
23:16 – What to know when blogging?
24:20 – Income from Display Ads
30:24 – Income from Affiliates
33:10 – Sponsored posts and brand partnerships
36:52 – Tips for couples blogging together
47:41 – The eBook Travel Guide
51:29 – The Blogging School
57:05 – Tips for future digital nomads
59:22 – Tips for already nomads


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Chris Cage is the man behind Greenbelly Meals, a ready-to-eat meal packed with nutrition which accompanies you to your trip, wherever, whenever. He quit his accounting job to pursue a nomadic adventure, hiking the 2,185 miles Appalachian Trail that gave him the inspiration to create the perfect backpacking meal. 

On this episode, Chris shares his adventures from a bicycle tour in New Zealand to a 6-month hike in Appalachian Trail to the creation of Greenbelly Meals. His successful quest for introducing a physical product will definitely inspire you to pursue your ideas. For everyone who wishes to start their own business, listen to this episode and learn some strategies on how to market your products and increase traffic to your business.

 

Links:

Chris Cage's Food Company - Greenbelly.co

2019 Nomad Summit: NomadSummit.com/tickets

 

Books:

How to Hike the Appalachian Trail

 

Discussed:

Ep 58 - Dave Asprey and the SECRETS to the Bulletproof Diet and Coffee


Ep 08 - Black Belt Business Jiu-Jitsu with Nicolas Gregoriades

 

Time Stamps:

01:13 – Chris’s backstory
03:53 – Appalachian Trail: 6-month hike
13:35 – Inspiration behind the Greenbelly Meals
14:18 – Greenbelly meals vs. energy bars
17:49 – How he got started with the recipe?
23:33 – Packaging and Logo Design
27:29 – Greenbelly marketing style
29:53 – Working with a co-packer
32:06 – From the Kickstarter products to selling on its own
40:45 – Different flavors of the meals
42:41 – Prices per meal
45:52 – The order process
51:09 – Increasing traffic in his company
52:28 – How he got into Joe Rogan show?

 

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Dr. Michael Shafer is the founder of Warm Heart Worldwide, an NGO he created together with his wife, Evelind Schecter, fully committed to helping others in need. They sold their possessions, left their prestigious careers in New Jersey and moved to Thailand to start Warm Heart to provide education, home to children, assistance to the elderly, and solutions to environmental issues.

On this episode, Dr. Shafer reveals one tangible solution to the Burning Season in Chiang Mai – the Biochar Solution. He discusses the steps on how to convert this deadly smoke to a product of many uses. He gives a better understanding of how the smoke in the Burning Season dangers not only the environment but the people as well. He explains how a small donation changes a life, a country, and probably the world.

 

Links:

NGO: Warmheartworldwide.org

Donate: Crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/stop-the-smoke-2018

 

Time Stamps:

01:37 –The Burning Season
03:43 – Warm Heart Worldwide: Vision
07:42 – The dangers of the Burning Season smoke
10:35 – Inspiration behind the solution
12:05 – Dr. Shafer’s backstory
15:20 – How Warm Heart Worldwide came about?
20:43 – The Biochar Solution
25:31 – The making of the Biochar
37:35 – What to do with the Biochar products?
42:10 – Marketing of Biochar products
43:59 – The 5-year goal
45:15 – Biochar Uses & Benefits
55:05 – Impact on the world

 

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Steve Ruggiero is a digital nomad who came all the way to Chiang Mai to discover and begin a career online. He’s not the typical nomad we meet. He served in the army for 10 years, trained in becoming a store manager, and became an actor in Chicago. He’s been on different paths but now found his place in Chiang Mai building a business online.

On this episode, Steve recalls his journey on why he came to Chiang Mai and what made him decide to stay. He shares the devastating death of a good mentor, Rob Forbey Jr. Both Steve and Johnny share their experiences in the digital world where they learn new stuff and improve themselves. Listen to this episode and find out how to level up your life, not just as digital nomads but as people in general.

 

Links:

Youtube - Thrifty Steve

Rob Fortney Jr.'s Episode: TLAB Episode 137

Nomad Summit - NomadSummit.com

 

Time Stamps:

01:07 – Steve’s background

10:39 – Why he came to Chiang Mai?

11:51 – How he got into Amazon FBA?

15:25 – The start of his nomad journey in Thailand

16:56 – The benefits of taking a marketing course

21:36 – Their first FBA project in Chiang Mai

23:00 – Who is Rob Fortney Jr.?

25:44 – The story behind Rob’s death

32:10 – Traffic regulations in Chiang Mai

34:24 – Johnny’s accident

43:07 – Tribute to Rob Fortney Jr.

45:48 – Just start!

50:23 – The process of taking life to the next level

 

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Nick Danforth is a digital nomad who has reached the Nomad 2.0 state, where he decided to settle down in one of the countries he visited while traveling. After years of living a location independent life, he and his wife decided to stay in Thailand – and this time, it’s not going to be a short visit.


On this episode, Nick describes their way of living after finally deciding to settle down in Thailand. He also reveals the reasons behind this decision. He shares his experience on how to find the best location to settle, how to build a business, and how to live a high-quality life.

 

Links:

Twitter

 

Discussed:

Nick's Previous Episode - Travel Like A Boss Episode 114 

Ebay Dropshipping Episode - Travel Like A Boss Episode 82

 

Time Stamps:

03:45 – Settling vs. Nomading
06:48 – Best location to settle
08:14 – Advantages of Long-Term Nomading
12:07 – Why experience a nomadic life before settling down?
16:02 – Living a high-quality life
20:32 – Nick’s source of money
31:18 – How his drop shipping business progressed?
33:16 – Hiring a VA for your business
49:22 – Goals for 2018
1:14:47 – Long-Term Happy Nomading

 

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Sam Marks hosts Invest Like A Boss podcast together with Johnny FD. He is a multimillionaire who founded and developed a business which later on became Europe’s largest e-cigarette company and was acquired for $100 million. He is a full-time entrepreneur who lives a location-independent life.

This episode is to start off the year 2018 with new goals, new plans, and new to-do-list. Sam gives important tips on how to successfully achieve your goals. Both Sam and Johnny reveal their goals and plans for 2018 and share their takeaways from the previous year.

 

Links:

2017 Recap Blog Post

Koh Samui Walk

Ireland Walk

 

Books:

The Secret

The Power of Intention

 

Discussed:

Invest Like A Boss Episode 1

Invest Like A Boss Episode 81

 

Time Stamps:

01:40 – Setting up goals
09:32 – Financial goals for 2018
16:32 – Physical goals for 2018
26:45 – Travel goals for 2018
30:57 – Johnny’s specific goals
33:37 – Sam’s specific goals
35:49 – Living situation
41:30 – Average spending in a month
42:07 – Chang Mai vs. The US
47:25 – Plans for 2018

 

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Tony Robbins’s Date with Destiny 2017, a six-day exclusive event, was held in Florida last December 5-10, 2017. This event had been anticipated by thousands of people, from all ages, trying to become a better version of their selves. Journey to Date with Destiny has been discussed on episode 182; and now, a recap and review on the recently concluded event are in order to help you decide whether this event is for you or not.

On this episode, Johnny and Michael give their takeaways and observations on the six-day event. Michael is Johnny’s roommate while in Florida who also attended Tony Robbins’s Date with Destiny. They share their experiences as well as their learning during the event. This event can literally change lives – and if you want to know why, listen in!

 

Links:

Blog Post: Why I Went to Date With Destiny

Blog Post: Review and Guide to Date With Destiny

 

Discussed:

Ep 182 - Journey to Date with Destiny and Tony Robbins’s UPW

Netflix Movie: I'm Not Your Guru

 

Time Stamps:
03:06 – Life-changing Transformations
05:25 – Actual Interventions during the event
10:43 – Why Michael came to Date with Destiny?
11:57 – What he got out of it?
13:10 – Who should go to this event?
19:37 – The dancing exercise
25:44 – Takeaways from the event
36:30 – Downside of the event
44:42 – Comments on the technical staff
46:53 – Was the event worth it?
48:36 – Making the world a better place

 

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Kosta and Julia are location independent entrepreneurs from London who came to Miami to attend Tony Robbins’ event. They both lived different lives before but eventually found each other. This fate also led them to find something they both love – and that is to travel the world.

This episode is about enjoying life while creating a successful career. A person’s mindset can determine his own path. They each share their journey in London and their travels together. This is a motivating conversation about mindset, networking, and travel.

 

Discussed:

ILAB 78 - Bitcoin 101, How to Invest in Cryptocurrency

 

Time Stamps:
03:20 – The helicopter ride
06:14 – “Go for it” mindset
08:07 – Barriers to enjoying life
11:00 – When and how they started traveling?
12:23 – Julia’s journey to travel
18:14 – Kosta’s journey to travel
23:32 – How did they meet?
28:05 – Growing your network of people
37:10 – Being ON TIME
40:41 – Their recent travel destinations
42:54 – How do they fund their travels?

 

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Tony Tzaj is a Guatemalan who doesn’t speak English, doesn’t speak Spanish, but went to the United States to find his self and achieve his desires. Growing up in poverty, he decided to take the risk, travel to the U.S, and now found his place in San Francisco, California. Despite negative responses from the people around him, he decided to attend Date with Destiny and Tony Robbins’s Unleash the Power Within.

On this episode, Tony shares his journey on how he got into the U.S, why he came to the states, and what he did to survive. He also shares his experiences while living in a tent and sleeping in his car for months just to attend Date with Destiny. He will amaze you with the story of how he learned the English language on his own without going to school.

 

Link:

Netflix Movie: I'm Not Your Guru

 

Book: 

Awake the Giant Within

 

Time Stamps:

0:43 – What is Date with Destiny?

2:06 – Tony’s backstory

10:51 – Journey to the U.S.

4:22 – What happened in the U.S.?

15:41 – Surviving in the U.S.

18:44 – Learning the English Language

25:08 – The first book he read

29:58 - $1000 and Tony Robbins’s event

34:42 –Unleash the power within (UPW)

39:08 – Why he decided to attend “Date with Destiny”

42:50 – His expectations from “Date with Destiny”

 

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Anastasia Vankova is a Russian immigrant who moved to the U.S. to find a new career. She earned her first dollar online by building iPhone apps and adding them to The App Store. She then opened herself to greater possibilities online. After taking up a Dropshipping Course, she began her own dropshipping business and has reached $10,000 for a month!

On this episode, she shares her journey from her 9-5 job to her first online venture, and finally, to her success in dropshipping. She talks about her first sale and how the dropshipping course helped her achieve this success. Most importantly, she shares how they got out of a $70,000 debt and how she started making $10,000 a month online with her dropshipping store. 

 

Links:

Anastasia Vankova: Instagram

Anton's dropship lifestyle course: AntonMethod.com

 

Book:

The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness

 

Discussed:

Try Fresh Books for FREE

 

Time Stamps:

4:57 – Moving to San Diego; Ending up in Indiana

8:24 – Dave Ramsey’s book

11:48 – How they got out of a $70,000 debt

15:11 – The start of dropshipping business

17:30 – Her 1st business venture

19:39 – Transitioning into dropshipping

21:26 – From taking the course to making a sale

27:36 – Building relationship with suppliers

29:52 – Volume of sales

34:56 – Scaling

36:24 – First $10,000 a month

39:42 – Financial situation in Russia

51:00 – How she ended up in the Canary Islands

 

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