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Location Independent Entrepreneurs and Digital Nomads living the 4-hour workweek. Interviews with eCommerce, Drop Shipping, Amazon, Kindle, FBA, Affiliate, and Marketing experts. Subscribe for weekly interviews about Travel, Running Online Businesses as a Digital Nomad, Ecommerce, Drop Shipping, Affiliate Marketing and other Location Independent Online Businesses that generate passive income.

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Location Independent Entrepreneurs and Digital Nomads living the 4-hour workweek. Interviews with eCommerce, Drop Shipping, Amazon, Kindle, FBA, Affiliate, and Marketing experts. Subscribe for weekly interviews about Travel, Running Online Businesses as a Digital Nomad, Ecommerce, Drop Shipping, Affiliate Marketing and other Location Independent Online Businesses that generate passive income.

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By Christopher W. Chiu - Dec 26 2019
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I started listening to Johnny’s podcast after I quit Wall St.

My go to travel, digital nomad podcast

By FunkyMathias - Dec 25 2019
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Johnny really does a fantastic job telling what a city is really like, I love that.

iTunes Ratings

174 Ratings
Average Ratings
157
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5
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5

This host

By Christopher W. Chiu - Dec 26 2019
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I started listening to Johnny’s podcast after I quit Wall St.

My go to travel, digital nomad podcast

By FunkyMathias - Dec 25 2019
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Johnny really does a fantastic job telling what a city is really like, I love that.
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Travel Like a Boss Podcast

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Location Independent Entrepreneurs and Digital Nomads living the 4-hour workweek. Interviews with eCommerce, Drop Shipping, Amazon, Kindle, FBA, Affiliate, and Marketing experts. Subscribe for weekly interviews about Travel, Running Online Businesses as a Digital Nomad, Ecommerce, Drop Shipping, Affiliate Marketing and other Location Independent Online Businesses that generate passive income.

Rank #1: Ep 10 - Dropship Genius, the man who made me rich, Anton Kraly.

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For those who don't know, just earlier this year I had less than $200 in my bank account and was making around $150 a month.  Then I met Anton from www.AntonMethod.com - I followed his course on Dropshipping and eCommerce and two short months later, built a successful online business that was generating over $18K a month in sales and growing each and every month.  I went from having $200 in my bank account to over $15,000 in spendable profits just a few short months later.  I have this man to thank for introducing me to the world of building legitimate businesses online and starting my path to true entrepreneurial freedom.  Anton is truly one of the hardest working, generous, and genuine guys I have ever met.  I am extremely happy to be able to share his knowledge and his story with everyone listening.

Nov 15 2013

51mins

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Rank #2: Ep 83 - Dropshipping to an Amazon FBA Empire with Michael Coghlan

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Michael Coghlan started with a successful dropshipping store and moved onto selling on Amazon with their FBA (Fulfilled by Amazon) service. In this interview he talks about why he stopped dropshipping, why he started selling on Amazon, and what's inside his new course, FBA Empire which is now on sale on Anton Kraly's new Udemy killer membership platform, Skillable which we talk about as well.

Amazon Course: FBA Empire (use my link if you want to give me credit for referring you)  Membership Building Course: Membership Site Master Anton's New Platform: Skilible  Johnny's Course: Earnest Affiliate  Nomad Summit Speech:Implementation by Johnny FD

Aug 21 2015

58mins

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Rank #3: Ep 99 - Moving to Austin, $30k a Month from TeeSpring, Saving on Taxes and Amazon FBA

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Guess who's now a legal resident of Texas? This week I sit down with Derek Pankaew who I met out in Chiang Mai, Thailand almost a year ago. Derek is now living in Austin, Texas and talks about why he moved, how he made over $30,000 a month in profit from TeeSpring, and why he's selling on Amazon FBA.  We talk about the pros and cons of moving back to Chiang Mai, the entrepreneur, digital nomad and startup scenes in both Austin, Texas and Chiang Mai, Thailand and how we're both saving up to $10,000 a year on taxes simply by changing our residence to Texas instead of California.

Johnny's Blog: JohnnyFD.com Austin Coworking Space: Chicon Collective Amazon FBA Niche Research Tool: Jungle Scout

Dec 31 2015

1hr 7mins

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Rank #4: Ep 61 - Making $25,000 a Month on YouTube with 1MinaDay's Sean Lee

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This episode with 1 Min a Day's Sean Lee goes into detail on how he makes $25,000 a month with his YouTube channel while traveling around the world, living the 4-hour workweek. Sean is the owner of HDPiano.com and gets all of his traffic from youtube.  In this episode we talk about how he travels the world while having a team of instructors film all of content and his virtual assistants do all of the editing and uploading.  Sean also shares how you can start your own Youtube channel, get traffic, and create a profitable network even if you don't think you have a skill worth paying for.  This is one of those must listen episodes.

Mentioned in this episode:

Sean Lee's 1 Min a Day Channel

Sean Lee's HD Piano Youtube Channel 

Johnny FD's Just 3 Network YouTube Channel 

Check out my blog: www.JohnnyFD.com

Jan 07 2015

55mins

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Rank #5: Ep 53 - Surfing Costa Rica, Ecommerce Copywriting, Digital Nomads in Chiang Mai

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Chris Laub and I met a year ago here in Chiang Mai and since then he's been living in Costa Rica, Surfing, and doing both Copywriting and eCommerce.  In this episode we talk about Amazon FBA, eBay Dropshipping, and the live of a digital nomad in Chiang Mai vs. the beach towns of Costa Rica.  We also mention Saigon, Bali and other hubs for location independent entrepreneurs. 

Resources: www.JohnnyFD.com

Anton's Dropshipping course: www.AntonMethod.com

Show Notes: www.TravelLikeaBossPodcast.com

Oct 17 2014

58mins

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Rank #6: Ep 115 - Sold My Dropshipping Store for $60,000, Talking with Anton Kraly

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Really excited to have my dropship mentor Anton Kraly back on the show to bring the journey first circle. I signed up as a member of Anton's dropshipping course (www.AntonMethod.com) in May of 2013, exactly three years ago and started learning how to build drop ship based ecommerce stores. Today we talk about how I sold my first one for $60k, what I plan on doing with my other store and my future plans with dropshipping. We also talk about paying credit card debt, travel hacking with spending limits and booking flights and hotels to earn rewards. Lastly we share our behaviors when dealing with an overwhelming amount of criticisms and specific questions from people online.

Anton Krely's dropshipping course - AntonMethod.com Details on Selling My Dropship Store eCommerce Software: Free trial of shopify Dropship Genius - Episode 10  Time Stamp: (00:02:00) Growing up poor (00:05:45) Debt (00:07:02) Travel Hacking (00:16:23) Hard Work (00:18:29) Thank You Anton (00:19:30) eCommerce (00:24:36) Chiang Mai, Europe, Hawaii (00:26:40) Future Dropship Project (00:29:32) Selling eCommerce (00:42:00) Negative Criticism (00:45:00) Aggressive Marketing (01:03:23) Starting eCommerce in Texas, USA Enjoy this Episode? Share it with your friends!

May 20 2016

1hr 14mins

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Rank #7: Ep 190 - Travel Bloggers Making $12,782 a Month with Adventure in You

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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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Feb 22 2018

1hr 2mins

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Rank #8: Ep 223 - Teacher in Korea to $30k a Month Dropshipping Success

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Josh Militz is a language tutor, world traveler, and successful dropshipper. Back in the day he even traned Muay Thai with Johnny FD in Phuket, Thailand.

During this episode, Josh will share how he went from $7,000 in debt to earning $30,000+ a month with his dropshipping store. Learn to start your own store, scale-up, and overcome some of the most common obstacles. Find out why he ended up selling his store and what his plans are next!

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Time Stamps:

  • 00:51 - Muay Thai training in Phuket, Thailand
  • 08:18 - “Life is sometimes hard. We need to toughen up” - Josh Militz
  • 11:07 - How Josh started to teach in Korea & why he left
  • 18:24 - Getting trapped as a digital nomad or expat
  • 22:06 - “Have an open mind and be willing to change. Take a big risk” - Josh Militz
  • 29:36 - Starting the dropshipping journey
  • 32:11 - Stuck when attempting to call suppliers
  • 37:48 - Getting out of your comfort zone
  • 38:57 - Making your first call to suppliers
  • 42:09 - “Anything in life that’s wonderful and amazing is going to be hard” - Josh Militz
  • 42:22 - Making your first dropshipping sale
  • 47:53 - Racking up $7,000 in credit card debt
  • 52:26 - Cashing out and selling the dropship store
  • 1:04:45 - Sri Lanka vs Bali
  • 1:11:45 - Relocating to Texas to reduce taxes

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May 22 2019

1hr 20mins

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Rank #9: Ep 214 - Airbnb Rentals and Teaching Online in Chiang Mai

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Bob Pruss has been working online teacher while listing rooms on Airbnb in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Starting will little to zero knowledge about either path he has been able to truly earn a proper living.

During this episode, Bob will share how he was able to obtain quick success with his online teaching and Airbnb rentals. Find out how he legally rents out units and ways you can start your own listing with a very low cost. Listen to some of the terrible booking stories and compares other platforms like Tripadvisor, Agoda, and Booking.com. Listen to the end to see how Bob keeps this process sort of a hands-off operation.

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Recommended Book:

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  • 02:38 - Bob's introduction into the education system
  • 08:44 - Working for Sprouts and choosing your hours
  • 11:18 - eBay drop shipping method startup and profit tips
  • 15:04 - “That one room got me 62,000 baht total in profit from one year” - Bob Pruss
  • 17:45 - Legally renting through Airbnb in Thailand
  • 21:45 - Expanding to many listings & high vs low season
  • 24:05 - Tripadvisors vs. Agoda vs. Booking.com vs Airbnb
  • 28:10 - Terrible booking stories and experiences
  • 30:43 - Starting your own listing with super low cost
  • 31:55 - “The first five reviews are the most important” - Bob Pruss
  • 40:21 - “At the end of 2018 I made a total of $14,030 USD” - Bob Pruss
  • 42:33 - Keeping the job hands off
  • 50:56 - Buying vs renting units

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Jan 15 2019

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Rank #10: EP 134 - Drop Ship Lifestyle Coach Earnest Epps

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Earnest Epps was making close to six figures with his corporate manager job in his early twenties. He was overworked, never saw family, and was hungry for freedom. After showing incredible success earning over $20,000 a month in online passive income he is now an official dropship lifestyle coach helping others live the same dream.

In this episode, he shares how he quit his demanding 9-5 job and took control of his life. We will talk about how he made $3,000 in sales in 30 days, launched his e-commerce store, perfect script agreements for suppliers, new features and services with Anton’s course and the importance of a professionally designed website. Listen to the end to learn how to increase sales by 30% and how to make your niche selection easier.

Earnest's Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/earnestepps

Dropshipping Course - www.AntonMethod.com

JohnnyFD.comCareer Choices $297,490 Year Salary

Time Stamp - Topic:

01:00 - Working as a Human Resource Corporate Manager

02:54 - Working for Honeywell out of college

04:45 - The worst part of traveling frequently

09:45 - The real meaning of a 9-5

12:45 - Trading time for money and losing family time

15:45 - Creating freedom with online passive income

17:00 - Making $3,000 in 30 days

19:30 - Why Anton’s course is so practical

23:24 - The motivational private Facebook group

26:35 - Launching a dropship store in 24 days

28:00 - The hunger for success

28:30 - How safe are corporate jobs?

32:15 - What if I was broke tomorrow?

34:24 - Why I started a second podcast

36:45 - Handling the supplier relationship

38:00 - Choosing your niche

40:25 - The perfect script agreement for gold suppliers

41:45 - How to help others start a Dropship store

43:45 - New features and services added to Anton's course

48:00 - How important is the design and template of the website?

50:00 - Niche selection opportunity made easy

54:00 - Increasing sales by 30% with a mobile responsive site

55:45 - Signing up for 1v1 private coaching

57:40 - 100+ success Dropship stories

59:50 - Snorkeling, buffets, dancers and beautiful islands

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Oct 24 2016

1hr 5mins

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Rank #11: Ep 127 - Dropship Retreat Hawaii with Dropship Lifestyle

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Anton Kraly is back for another episode to talk about his new Dropship Retreat. We discuss group excursions, expected topics, masterminds, diving trips and why he chose Kona Hawaii, the big island to host this event. In this episode Anton gives me advice now that I sold my dropshipping store for $60k. I share my biggest regret from three years ago and why I prefer to only respond to my progress thread. Lastly we talk about all the different package options to Anton's course, getting 1v1 coaching support and how to make a sale in just two months. Listen to the end to hear my typical morning routine while traveling and more information about my Dropshipping Internship and Partnership Program.

Executive Suite for $75?! Only in Ukraine : https://youtu.be/4es0tWYRvFw

​Ep 75 - 2015 Dropship Lifestyle Retreat with Anton Kraly Anton's Course - www.AntonMethod.com Johnny FD - Dropshipping Internship and Partnership Program Johnny FD - http://lifechangesquick.com/ Time Stamp - Topic: 02:00 - 1,000 armed soldiers 02:30 - Anton’s business moved to Austin Texas 03:30 - Why is the retreat in Hawaii 08:50 - Diving with manta rays 12:30 - Why specifically Kona Island 15:00 - What is the purpose of this retreat 17:20 - Topics to expect during the talks 19:30 - What’s next after selling my dropship store for $60k 23:00 - The internet speeds in Texas, Poland, Ukraine and Chiang Mai 25:08 - Why would anyone buy from your store and not Amazon 27:45 - My biggest regret with dropshipping 29:00 - The fulfillment method 30:00 - What happens when you google dropshipping suppliers 32:39 - Online relationships with other successful people 35:00 - Reading Facebook forum victories 39:00 - Why I prefer to respond on my progress thread 41:30 - Dropship Lifestyle package options 43:00 - Support with 1v1 coaching 48:50 - Building a store and making sales in 2 months 52:00 - How to buy tickets to the retreat 53:00 - What excursions should you expect 57:15 - How to get started 59:45 - Dropshipping Internship and Partnership Program 01:00:35 - Johnny FD’s morning routine and passive income 01:06:45 - The next Nomad Summit in Chiang Mai 01:07:20 - Hawaii retreat dates Enjoyed this Episode? Share it with Friends!

Aug 23 2016

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Rank #12: Ep 107 - Nomad Relationships and Dating

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Aline Dahmen is the founder of Nomad Soulmates, a dating service designed exclusively for digital nomads. In this episode we chat about the hardships of dating while traveling, and developing long term relationships as nomads. We also share some tips on meeting potential life partners as well as the perfect first date and how to maintain good relationships.

Aline Dahmen

NomadSoulMates.com

Courses: 

Small talk

Relationship Ready

Books:

Matthew Hussey

Maybe He’s Just Not That into You

Mar 11 2016

1hr 9mins

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Rank #13: Ep 123 - Passive Income, Travel Tips and Poland

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Chris Lioe is back for another episode to share his recent success with his dropshipping store which went from $100 a month to $5,000. After originally living in California he now has traveled many countries with creating a life of passive income. We met up in Poland to talk about incredible experiences while traveling abroad and some major differences in costs compared to the U.S.

Listen to the end of the episode to key my three key traveling tips when traveling internationally involving sim cards, withdrawing money with Charles Schwab and using Paypal.

Chris Lioe - Facebook Ep 76 - The Perfect Plan Moving to Thailand Charles swab - How to Not get F*cked by your Bank Johnny FD - Facebook How to Start a Dropshipping store: AntonMethod.com My new course: Dropship Lab Time Stamp - Topic: 01:01 - The digital nomad scene in Columbia 05:20 - Starting a dropshipping business 10:30 - Google Adsense pennies per click 13:30 - Making $5k per month on Dropshipping 14:00 - Hiring a VA to earn more income 16:12 - Belgium Brussels multicultural environment 22:40 - Stereotypes of Poland 24:15 - Free Wifi and $5 4g LTE sim card 25:30 - Vodka and water costs 26:15 - Why I don’t drink bottle water 29:00 - Finding the perfect place for a digital nomad 31:00 - Working for minimum wage in the U.S. 34:30 - How to find success 36:00 - Third best restaurant in Krakow Poland 38:15 - Flying for $20 a flight 39:45 - Dating women in U.S vs Poland 43:40 - Traveling tips / International sim card 48:50 - Traveling tips / Withdrawing money with Charles Schwab 52:00 - Traveling tips / Properly using Paypal accounts Enjoyed this episode? Share it with Friends!

Jul 23 2016

56mins

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Rank #14: Ep 235 - Playa Del Carmen, Mexico - Is it Safe for Digital Nomads?

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Sergio Sala is a Mexican digital nomad, YouTuber, and writer who has traveled to more than 40 countries, all while sharing his vision on YouTube about independent work and living anywhere on a weekly basis. His goal is for you to get inspired to work online, organize your life and become a citizen of the world!

During the episode, Sergio and Johnny talk about the pros and cons of staying in Mexico as a digital nomad and how it differs from other nomad destinations in terms of living expenses, transportation, food, language, and safety. They also reveal exciting details about Playa del Carman that will help you plan for your next trip.

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Time Stamps:

  • 01:37 – The attitude and culture of Mexican people
  • 04:29 – “We’re trying to make everyone have a great experience; that is what Mexican culture is all about.” – Sergio Sala
  • 06:31 – Where do Mexican digital nomads travel to?
  • 07:08 – How Mexican food in other countries taste like
  • 13:45 – Why you should visit Playa del Carmen?
  • 21:21 – Keeping up with the Spanish language
  • 24:22 – Living expenses amongst Mexico, Thailand, and Georgia
  • 33:42 – VISA problem
  • 36:15 – Is Mexico a safe place for digital nomads?
  • 51:09 – Sergio’s background and travel journey
  • 52:26 – “I realized I just needed a laptop to be anywhere and said ‘let’s travel’!” – Sergio Sala
  • 57:15 – “There are a lot of places I want to see” – Sergio Sala
  • 1:01:12 – Insights on Co-living spaces and long-term stay
  • 1:08:13 – Overall review of Playa del Carmen
  • 1:11:13 – “You cannot remove fear; you just have to make it your ally.” – Sergio Sala

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Nov 15 2019

1hr 13mins

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Rank #15: Ep 111 - Life in Taiwan, Taipei vs. Kaohsiung

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This week I hang out in Taipei and in the South of Taiwan in Kaohsiung with my cousin and with digital nomad Lubo Jurik. We talk about life in Taiwan, the costs of living, what it's like for digital nomads, why Kaohsiung has the potential to be the Chiang Mai of Taiwan, and I also go on a rant about tradition, culture, and what we can do about stopping shark finning.

Guest: Lubo Jurik Blog: lubojurik.com Site: nomadtaiwan.com Johnny's Guide to Taiwan for Digital Nomads My blog: johnnyfd.com Like this episode? Share it!

Apr 21 2016

52mins

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Rank #16: Ep 62 - Giving Up a Six FIgure Salary to Start an Online Business

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Entrepreneur Archie Jeter quit his six figure job that was paying over $100,000 a year so he could start an online business. Think he's crazy? Well, he's currently traveling around Chiang Mai, Thailand after spending time in Amsterdam, Rome, and Barcelona, Spain all while managing his two online businesses.  In this interview I ask Archie how he decided to quit his job, how he started Alfred Lane and why he also started a dropshipping store on the side if his Men's Solid Cologne business is sold in stores across the US and internationally. Links: Archie Jeter: EmailMen's Solid Cologne: Alfred LaneStart a Dropshipping Business: AntonMethod.comJohnny's Blog: JohnnyFD.com

Jan 20 2015

1hr 6mins

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Rank #17: Ep 198 - Traveling with Kristin, Costa Rica, Greece, College, and Creating Your Job

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Kristin Wilson is the owner and founder of Poker Refugees which is dedicated to bringing you to your next poker home. After learning the term “digital nomad”, she began to discover that she is exactly how the term defines. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in International Business and took post-graduate studies in business administration. And from there, she embarked on a nomadic journey when she got offered a job in Costa Rica.

This is a fun episode about Kristin’s travel stories which unwraps her experiences in different countries while embracing the nomad life. She shares her pursuit of creating a job that would give you no excuses in choosing a career. She also gives her personal comments about Costa Rica and Greece including the cost of living, transportation, internet connection, and security. Be inspired by her amazing journey!

Links:

Kristin Wilson: https://www.instagram.com/travelingwithkristin/

Her Site: Pokerrefugees.com

Nomad Cruise: www.NomadCruise.com

Nomad Summit: www.NomadSummit.com

Coworking Bansko: https://coworkingbansko.com/

Time Stamps:

08:12 – Her College Experience

12:45 – Career direction after college

14:22 – $1,000 job in Costa Rica

23:42 – Returning to the U.S.

24:28 – The Creation of Poker Refugees

32:51 – Moving people to different countries

34:27 – Upside and Downside of Costa Rica

39:34 – Next Nomad Summit

40:15 – Experiences in Athens

46:36 – Security and Safety in various countries

54:22 – Downsides of Greece

58:24 – Going to Santorini

01:00:22 – Most Fun days in Santorini

01:01:28 – Why she came to Bulgaria

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May 18 2018

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Rank #18: Ep 161 - How to Legally Pay ZERO Income Tax

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Do you want to pay no or very little tax? US tax attorney Stewart Patton helps US citizens who live or invest outside the United States understand and optimize their tax situations. Several of his students easily save $25,000 or more in tax, every single year. During the show, Stewart will give the steps to actually create the proper legal structure for your situation.

Links:

Dropshiplab.com/tax - Stewart's Course

@US_Tax_Services

Book:

7 day Start Up – Dan Norris

Discussed:

How To Legally Move to Texas and Save $10,000 a year on Taxes

Trip Streak - Smarter Travel Search

Time Stamps:

03:01 – What is a tax attorney?

05:51 – Average taxes paid in California

07:22 – Foreign earned income exclusion

10:45 – Moving the business to Texas

18:22 – Starting an LLC in Wyoming

22:00 – Benefits of self-employment tax

26:50 – Paying into social security

28:36 – Setting up a non-US company

38:20 – Incorrectly filing taxes

41:42 – Offshore legal structures

43:05 – Holding a business in non-US corporation

46:30 – Profession vs. a business

50:57 – US based employees

54:17 – Choosing a country to operate in

1:06:13 – When should you apply this structure

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May 22 2017

1hr 13mins

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Rank #19: Ep 122 - Investing Like a Boss with Sam Marks

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In this episode we give an overview of the newly launched podcast Invest Like a Boss with co host Sam Marks and how it may benefit all walks of life. Advice we wish we'd have when we were young including leveraging debt and how to use credit, owning stock, real estate, the purpose of college, the benefit of traveling and most importantly why you should start your very own business. We also discuss the importance of experience and how using an internship and mentor can allow you to learn and network properly to more effectively invest and launch a successful business for yourself today.

Relevant links for guest:  Nomad Summit Invest Like a Boss Boss Lounge Contact Us Where are we:

Johnny FD – Berlin Germany  Sam – Sinapore   Recommended (books, subscriptions): Brian Jimmerman For Ex Trading – ILAB 03 Kevin shee REITS  – ILAB 07 Robert Kiyosaki – Rich Dad Poor Dad & Cashflow Quadrant  MJ DeMarco – Millionaire Fast Lane George S. Clason – Richest Man in Babylon Tony Robbins – Master Money the Game Discussed (relevant links): ​TLAB Episode 105 $25 Amazon Gift Card Contest Time Stamp - Topic: 02:00 - What is Invest Like a Boss? 04:55 - Learning from CEO’s and multi-millionaires 08:50 - Where Sam invest his personal millions 09:50 - What Johnny did with his $60k payout 10:30 - Drinking whiskey and For Ex Trading 11:40 - Guaranteed safest 2%-3% returns with Annuities 12:50 - Investing in retirement funds 13:10 - Investing in yourself by opening a Brewery 13:45 - The biggest self storage in Hong Kong 14:35 - All investment possibilities with Peerstreet 15:40 - Sam and Johnny’s 2016 portfolio update 17:00 - Thousands of profitable cashflow websites 21:00 - Learning financial mistakes from our parents 25:55 - Opening a bank secure credit card at 17 30:30 - Leveraging debt and credit usage 35:18 - Introduction to money and income 37:45 - Tips on investing in real estate 41:50 - Learning expense reports and P&L management 46:00 - Tony Robbins Master the Game review 49:10 - Biggest first investment mistakes 51:50 - Owning Disney stock 56:00 - How we would invest $10k at 17 years old 58:00 - Investing in yourself is the greatest investment 1:03:00 - The value of college internships & mentors 1:03:00 - Getting arrested 4 times in college 1:07:50 - Why should you start your business today 1:23:00 - Traveling the world with a purpose 1:26:00 - Earn an income while living your passion ​Enjoy this episode? Share it with friends!

Jul 13 2016

1hr 31mins

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Rank #20: Ep 113 - Building Brands, Selling Websites

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Corey Michael went from working at the U.S. Embassy to starting and selling multiple brands off of Amazon FBA. He makes over $10,000 a month from his products and has sold two brands by the time he was 27 for over $300,000. In this episode we talk about why he doesn't consider what he does a traditional Amazon FBA business, the downsides and obstacles in importing a private label product and how much he reinvests into his business monthly. We talk about the pros and cons of Amazon FBA vs. Dropshipping and how much initial investment and final value you may get for selling each.

Group: Travel Like a Boss Army Dropshipping course: AntonMethod.com Website Broker:Websiteclosers.com Shopify Developers: Storetasker.com Recommended by Cory:  Store Tasker - PeterBroker: G.Holiday

May 06 2016

1hr 17mins

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Ep 240 - Felipe Caceres (Cold in Canada to Earning $11,000 a month in Chiang Mai, Thailand)

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Felipe Caceres is a freelance job website developer and started making money online at a very young age online. Through hard work and determination, he led himself to success. Felipe also travels around the globe in pursuit of a better lifestyle while searching for his dream.

During this episode, Felipe shares his exciting journey from living a simple life towards reaching his dreams. He also shares how his perspective on home-based jobs changed, which paved the way for his online career. Listen in and discover the life secret that helped him earn $11,000 a month.

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Time Stamps:

  • 03:49 – Exploring ideas for a good venture
  • 07:37 – The carefree life in Bali
  • 13:20 – Living in different places in the world
  • 19:46 – The reason that pushed Felipe to live in Chiang Mai
  • 26:04 – Benefits of Home-Based jobs
  • 33:21 – Felipe’s childhood urge to live in a temperate country
  • 36:20 – How did he start earning online?
  • 39:41 – “Think about the lifestyle you want, put a dollar amount to it and work backward” – Felipe Caceres
  • 40:29 – Figuring out your problem 
  • 47:54 – Making money as a youth
  • 53:06 – Felipe’s website brands
  • 01:04:01 – “I think the biggest thing was taking the leap, moving out here and moving out of your comfort zone” – Felipe Caceres

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Jan 14 2020

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Ep 239 – Josh Summers (Traveling Family, Dog, and Kids in Chiang Mai)

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Josh Summers is an American writer, musician, and entrepreneur in Chiang Mai. He grew up in Texas, but moved to Xinjiang, China, to learn about their culture and teach English. After staying there for a couple of years, he realized that the world must know the beauty of Western China.

On this episode, Josh exhibited his potential to grow in the process of learning. He shared his passion for traveling with his family and the bliss of sharing his view of an underrated place through mass media. On top of that, Josh delivers his ideas about running a business venture abroad and learning from his experience. This episode will suit entrepreneurs seeking social media business while traveling.

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  • 00:49 - Who is Josh Summers?
  • 05:38 - How having a family changed his life
  • 16:00 – Investing in Real Estate while traveling
  • 20:53 - Why is Texas the best state in the U.S.?
  • 27:18 - Life with his wife abroad
  • 31:30 - “When you know the people, you got your shops and they know exactly what you order, then it just becomes a second home” - Josh Summers
  • 32:02 - How his blogging journey started
  • 36:37 - “Somebody else is benefiting from seeing the world from my perspective and we’re at this seeming place” - Josh Summers
  • 36:52 – Internet status in China
  • 49:07 - Business venture through social media
  • 56:05 – The key to his financial success

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Dec 27 2019

1hr 4mins

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Ep 238 - Guatemala to Chiang Mai as a Digital Nomad

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Luis Alberto is a digital nomad from Guatemala who is on a quest to experience the world. After working in a bank for 12 years, he realized that there is more to life outside the four walls that need to be explored. With an ambition for a location independent life, he set his goals and traveled the world.

During this episode, Luis Alberto walks us through his journey from Guatemala to Chiang Mai. He reveals some travel tips for people who are planning to visit Chiang Mai, including the authentic destinations to experience and food to enjoy. If your heart is set out to travel, this is a perfect episode for you.

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  • 00:53 – Who is Luis Alberto?
  • 02:56 – The authenticity and culture of Guatemala
  • 15:01 – Life in Chiang Mai
  • 15:58 – What foods to enjoy
  • 26:04 – Tourist destinations in Guatemala
  • 35:58 – Exploring Komodo Island
  • 45:14 – The El Mirador Experience
  • 47:09 – “I guess it’s the best experience I ever had” – Luis Alberto
  • 54:13 – How his nomad journey started
  • 1:05:06 – “People are doing things unconsciously without knowing why they are doing it” – Luis Alberto
  • 1:06:25 – “You can influence a person with just one chance” – Luis Alberto
  • 1:09:54 – Success is doing what you want

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Dec 19 2019

1hr 21mins

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Ep 237 - Fighter to Entrepreneur, Muay Thai, MMA, BJJ in Thailand to Living in Los Cabos, Mexico

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Brandon Kesler is the CEO of USA Supplement, a company dedicated to providing supplements with the best possible upgrade to your physical and mental performance alongside a team of health and nutrition experts. On top of managing his company, he is also a professional MMA athlete & BJJ competitor, a career that sparked his interest in building his current business.

During the episode, Brandon walks us through his transition from being a fighter to becoming an entrepreneur and how his career as a fighter fueled his drive to start his own business. While searching for competitions, he was able to travel the world and acquire several life lessons. This is an inspiring conversation that will encourage you to learn, move forward, and conquer your life.

Links: • Instagram: Instagram.com/bk.mma.bjj • Website: USASupplements.com • Conference: NomadSummit.com

Time Stamps: • 00:20 – Brandon Kesler’s introduction • 02:15 – His magical life back in Thailand • 07:30 – Staying close to your passion • 11:35 – Los Cabos, Mexico: A new place to learn • 22:30 – How he first started his online business • 24:45 – The path of a fighter • 29:15 – “No matter what you’re feeling, get up and work then you will see the results” - Brandon Kesler • 30:00 – How Fighting Discipline can be applied to business • 36:10 – “If you haven’t done it, then you don’t know if you can.” - Brandon Kesler • 42:10 – Fake Martial Arts • 46:00 – The Magic Pills that work • 58:00 – The Supplement Business • 1:00:30 – “You have to invest in your education. If you’re not educated, you’ll fail” – Brandon Kesler

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Dec 04 2019

1hr 5mins

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Ep 236 - Solo Female Traveler, Digital Nomad, Silicon Valley to Chiang Mai

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Sharon Tseung is the founder of DigitalNomadQuest. She quit her job as a marketing professional in 2016, traveled the world for 2 years, and ended up building over 10 passive income streams on her digital nomad journey. Now, Sharon teaches how to build passive income and create financial and location independence through her blog, YouTube, and podcast.

During the episode, Sharon shares her amazing journey from quitting her full-time job to building multiple passive income streams while traveling the world. She reveals some strategies on how to become financially independent and achieve personal freedom, which includes investing in yourself, going through the experience, and surrounding yourself with similar minded people. Join in and get ready to live life on your own terms.

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  • 03:27 – How Sharon and Johnny met
  • 04:59 – “I never regret my journey” – Sharon Tseung
  • 05:24 – Building passive income while traveling the world
  • 08:06 – “I just want to hustle, learn a lot, and master things” – Sharon Tseung
  • 10:27 – Benefits of surrounding yourself with goal-oriented people
  • 11:10 – “The more I invest in myself and my business, the more I grow” – Sharon Tseung
  • 13:22 – Is paying for workshops and courses worth it?
  • 18:39 – The best time to move back home and start a business
  • 22:12 – How she started her digital nomad journey
  • 25:39 – Her first solo trip
  • 32:59 – Making those first dollars online
  • 41:28 – The importance of focus and growth
  • 43:12 – Where and how she spent her 2 years as a digital nomad
  • 49:45 – Living less than $1500 a month
  • 1:02:43 – Her future goals
  • 1:03:26 – “I love helping people try to design their lives” – Sharon Tseung

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Nov 26 2019

1hr 7mins

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Ep 235 - Playa Del Carmen, Mexico - Is it Safe for Digital Nomads?

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Sergio Sala is a Mexican digital nomad, YouTuber, and writer who has traveled to more than 40 countries, all while sharing his vision on YouTube about independent work and living anywhere on a weekly basis. His goal is for you to get inspired to work online, organize your life and become a citizen of the world!

During the episode, Sergio and Johnny talk about the pros and cons of staying in Mexico as a digital nomad and how it differs from other nomad destinations in terms of living expenses, transportation, food, language, and safety. They also reveal exciting details about Playa del Carman that will help you plan for your next trip.

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  • 01:37 – The attitude and culture of Mexican people
  • 04:29 – “We’re trying to make everyone have a great experience; that is what Mexican culture is all about.” – Sergio Sala
  • 06:31 – Where do Mexican digital nomads travel to?
  • 07:08 – How Mexican food in other countries taste like
  • 13:45 – Why you should visit Playa del Carmen?
  • 21:21 – Keeping up with the Spanish language
  • 24:22 – Living expenses amongst Mexico, Thailand, and Georgia
  • 33:42 – VISA problem
  • 36:15 – Is Mexico a safe place for digital nomads?
  • 51:09 – Sergio’s background and travel journey
  • 52:26 – “I realized I just needed a laptop to be anywhere and said ‘let’s travel’!” – Sergio Sala
  • 57:15 – “There are a lot of places I want to see” – Sergio Sala
  • 1:01:12 – Insights on Co-living spaces and long-term stay
  • 1:08:13 – Overall review of Playa del Carmen
  • 1:11:13 – “You cannot remove fear; you just have to make it your ally.” – Sergio Sala

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Nov 15 2019

1hr 13mins

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Ep 234 - Traveling to Networking Conferences: Nomad Summit Cancun and Invest Like a Boss

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Rainier Nanquil is a digital nomad with a primary focus on triple net (NNN) properties nationwide. He also assists clients with turnkey residential investments, Delaware Statutory Trusts, Tenants-In-Common, and other passive real estate investment opportunities. He is one of the attendees during the Invest Like A Boss Summit who, not only learned from the conference but also explored the city of Mexico.

During the episode, Rainier and Johnny FD talk about their experiences during and after the summit. They share a ton of ideas on how to make the most out of these networking conferences, which include talking with the speakers, connecting with other nomads, and of course, discovering the hidden spots of the city.

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  • 02:30 – Rainier’s background
  • 04:42 – The underwater experiences
  • 12:44 – The pyramids in Mexico and its history
  • 20:34 – Upside of having a private tour
  • 24:11 – Discovering hidden tourist destinations
  • 27:21 – When is the perfect time to visit places?
  • 29:53 – The ultimate lifestyle hack
  • 31:18 – Why he attended the Invest Like A Boss Summit
  • 31:57 – Speakers during the ILAB Summit
  • 37:55 – The ILAB Summit versus other conferences
  • 40:10 – Building a Network through Nomad Summit
  • 45:01 – “Some of the best advice will come from that cross-training mentality.” - Rainier Nanquil
  • 49:58 – Why they introduced workshops into the summit
  • 53:45 – “They’re showing you how to do things but it is up to you to execute.” - Rainier Nanquil
  • 54:25 – Learning from the low-key people
  • 57:54 – “If you are willing to continue your personal growth, I’m sure you’re already doing it in your business.” - Rainier Nanquil
  • 1:03:30 – The next Nomad Summit

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Oct 31 2019

1hr 5mins

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Ep 233 - Private Jets, Mentors and Millionaire Entrepreneurs

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Johnny “Sonic” Ban is a Serial Entrepreneur and Founder of Grass Fed Coffee, the world’s first-ever ready to drink butter coffee. Sonic acquired his nickname as a popular radio and nightclub DJ in Indianapolis during his youth. He then moved to Los Angeles to advance his musical career, but soon after realized his true passion was Entrepreneurship.

During this episode, Johnny Ban and Johnny FD chat about their extraordinary experiences which include meeting a multi-millionaire mentor and flying on private jets. They talk about how these experiences shaped them into becoming who they are today. Listen to this conversation and learn some insights on how to succeed in the world of entrepreneurship.

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  • 00:20 – Catching up with Johnny “Sonic” Ban
  • 02:55 – Inspiration and motivation from Mentor JP
  • 05:00 – The dream car that drove them to a motivated life
  • 08:00 – “I can be respected now, I can be fulfilled now, I can be complete now” - @JohnnyBan
  • 09:30 – Benefits of sharing
  • 14:56 – How perspectives change the world
  • 17:10 – “Positivity attracts more positively” - @JohnnyBan
  • 20:36 – The private plane flying experience
  • 32:12 – Saying no to things you don’t enjoy
  • 47:07 – “You can put me in any situation and I can be comfortable” - @JohnnyBan
  • 48:50 – “When your identity is not rooted in your success, money will never change you” - @JohnnyBan
  • 50:30 – Tips in choosing a business
  • 59:40 – Grass Fed Coffee: The Premium Butter Coffee 1:00:03 – Concept of Quarter Sharing

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Sep 26 2019

1hr 3mins

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Ep 232 - Brent and Michael, Married, Digital Nomad Gay Couple

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Brent and Michael are a gay couple who sold everything they owned back in America to travel the world. They have been together for more than two decades and they have found their "happily ever after" by becoming digital nomads. They had a lot of crazy adventures along the way but they believe that this nomad journey is the best decision they ever made.

On this episode, Brent and Michael share their experiences as a gay couple in the nomad community. They reveal other people’s consciousness and perception towards the LGBT. After traveling for over 20 years, they have gathered tons of ideas on how to fully enjoy a digital nomad life – and they are here to share those insights with all the listeners!

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  • 02:41 – What is the LGBT perception in the digital nomad community?
  • 05:46 – Their nomad journey as a gay couple
  • 06:45 – “The world isn’t the scary place that I thought it was.” - @BrentAndMichael
  • 09:10 – Building a nomad family with other nomads
  • 14:48 – Why they prefer slow travel?
  • 20:30 – Disadvantages of fast travel
  • 24:47 – What it’s like to be a gay couple in Tbilisi Georgia
  • 30:21 – Difference between Americans and other Nationality
  • 36:05 – Gay prejudice and consciousness in Georgia
  • 43:28 – “Experiences are worth so much more than things.” - @BrentAndMichael
  • 44:04 – The things they gave up in order to gain
  • 49:00 – The benefit of taking risks
  • 54:19 – How writing help them finance their travels
  • 58:57 – “Our story isn’t when we left two years ago; it’s everything that led up to it.” - @BrentAndMichael

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Sep 17 2019

1hr 11mins

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Ep 231 - Over Tourism and the Emerging Destination Awards

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Nate Hake is a Travel Blogger and Digital Nomad who promotes emerging travel destinations around the world through his travel blog, Travel Lemming, in order to combat Over Tourism. He is also an attorney, an entrepreneur, and the co-founder of a B2B software startup. He was able to visit 43 countries in a single year and is still traveling around the world.

On this episode, Nate talks about the rising problem of Over Tourism on popular tourist destinations and some solutions to counter this tourist concern. With the Emerging Destination Awards, he reveals some of the amazing places in the world that are as breathtaking, or even more, as the common tourist destinations we see and hear on the media.

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  • 04:14 – Does Over Tourism constitute a problem?
  • 05:55 – What drives Over Tourism?
  • 05:47 – “The part of the problem is that tourists have this tendency to always go to same places” - @TravelLemming
  • 07:35 – The purpose of Emerging Destination Awards
  • 08:16 – “If people start realizing that there are other places to go to, that has to be a big part of the solution” - @TravelLemming
  • 08:40 – Unknown places with beautiful tourist spots
  • 12:42 – Are digital nomads part of the over-tourism problem
  • 16:26 – Disadvantages of short-term tourists
  • 21:48 – Big winners of the Emerging Destination Awards
  • 25:55 – Impact of locals to tourism
  • 31:34 – Congestion caused by Cruise Ships
  • 40:08 – Upside of making side trips
  • 43:19 – Upcoming digital nomad destinations
  • 54:28 – Business behind travel blogging

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Sep 06 2019

1hr 10mins

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Ep 230 - Traveling throughout Medical School, ER Doctor by Day, Adventurer by Night

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Calvin D. Sun is a Physician and Clinical Assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine based in New York City. He is also the Founder & CEO of The Monsoon Diaries, a blog-turned-travel community that has taken hundreds of readers to over 170 countries in the past 8 years. Despite being a full-time medical doctor, he was able to travel the world while spending as little money as possible.

On this episode, Calvin shares his extraordinary experience in a last-minute trip to Egypt which fueled his passion for travel. He also shares how he was able to manage medical school while traveling a lot. This full-packed episode where he reveals tips and tricks on how to start your travel journey, cut down expenses, and choose the countries to visit.

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  • 03:39 – “I count traveling as doing it for yourself, not for other people.” – Calvin Sun
  • 04:10 – $650 round trip flight to Egypt
  • 14:25 – First steps to take when planning your travels
  • 20:40 – “You actually see your life from a bird’s eye view when you travel.” – Calvin Sun
  • 23:07 – Balancing medical school and travel
  • 33:28 – How he was able to finance his travels
  • 42:12 – Choosing the countries to travel into
  • 50:05 – People’s excuses not to travel
  • 59:04 – How he feels being on the plane a lot
  • 1:04:17 – Recommendations to stay connected while traveling
  • 1:07:37 – Tips on saving money during trips
  • 1:10:20 – “It makes a huge difference in your travel experience if you’re unplugged.” – Calvin Sun
  • 1:12:38 – What does Monsoon Diaries do?

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Aug 30 2019

1hr 26mins

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Ep 229 - Digital Nomad Tips, Travel Advice and Q&A

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This year, Johnny has been traveling lately to destinations which are not that friendly to nomads, that is why he has not published a lot on his podcast. However, he has been out there, living and enjoying life a bit more!

On this special episode, listeners sent in their questions ranging from online business, travel, investments, and even some personal questions. This episode just goes to show that in living that digital nomadic life, it’s not just all about traveling, but also about making the most with what you have, and learning life’s lessons along the way.

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  • 06:53 – Things to Know Before Becoming a Digital Nomad
  • 30:30 – The Problem with Travelling Fast
  • 35:04 – Johnny’s Winter Travel Plans
  • 43:22 – When Airbnb’s Don’t Turn Out as Expected
  • 54:19 – Managing Finances
  • 58:42 – Dropshipping
  • 59:58 – Vanguard
  • 1:01:02 – Investing in the U.S. and International Stock Market
  • 1:03:38 – Johnny’s Height
  • 1:07:28 – Johnny’s Fitness Routine

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Aug 19 2019

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Ep 228 - Food and Travel Blogger - Foodie Flashpacker

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Nathan Aguilera is the author of Foodie Flashpacker, a food-focused travel blog. He has been to 60+ countries over five continents and has been traveling the world for 5+ years. 

During this episode, Nathan will share what it takes to be a successful food and travel blogger. Find out how to start your own blog, earn money, and get sponsorships. Listen for fun travel adventures and experiences around Eastern Europe.  

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  • 01:57 - Are most travel bloggers annoying?
  • 04:42 - Burning out with your career and travels
  • 11:03 - Living and working as a scuba instructor
  • 13:59 - Starting your own food blog
  • 17:14 - How to choose a restaurant & eating Georgia food
  • 27:32 - Georgia hospitality and warm welcomes
  • 29:43 - “Georgia: They are famous for hospitality, food, and wine.” - Nathan Aguilera
  • 31:22 - The history, cost, and culture of wine
  • 38:01 - Finding Mexican food around the world
  • 42:44 - What makes a successful travel blogger
  • 46:48 - When should you expect to earn money?
  • 51:14 - “I’ve got $750 for an article I did.” - Nathan Aguilera
  • 56:46 - A niche site verse a blog website
  • 1:01:59:02 - Getting FREE stuff as a blogger
  • 1:06:43 - Cost of apartments, food, and transportation
  • 1:14:35 - Discussing sponsorships and paid partnerships

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Aug 09 2019

1hr 28mins

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Ep 227 - Traveling With Sam Marks, Experienced Digital Nomad

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Sam Marks is an entrepreneur, angel investor, and world explorer. He’s been on many travel adventures with Johnny FD and they also co-host a podcast together, Invest Like a Boss.

During this episode, Sam and Johnny FD will talk about traveling the world for the past decade as a digital nomad. They’ll discuss important courtesy standards and social norms to use when traveling to new countries. Expect to hear their views on over-tourism and gentrification in cities around the world.

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  • 03:22 - Walking across Ireland, drinking beer, eating food
  • 06:33 - “If you’re having trouble laughing just go to Ireland, you’ll get plenty of laughs.” - Sam Marks
  • 10:55 - The rise of Connor Mcgregor + entrepreneurial fails
  • 18:27 - Investing in your future like Bob Sapp
  • 25:09 - Living life as a travel Vlogger and influencer
  • 29:07 - Are you just arriving or actually traveling countries
  • 31:29 - Barcelona’s tourism, independence, and gentrification
  • 41:53 - Tourism courtesy standards to use when traveling
  • 57:08 - Burning out as a 10+ digital nomad
  • 1:01:52 - Ideas for traveling the world as a parent with kids
  • 1:09:42 - Sam & Johnny FD’s travel plans
  • 1:10:39 - Enjoying the adventures in Lithuania

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Jul 24 2019

1hr 16mins

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Ep 226 - Vilnius Lithuania, The Baltics and Reselling Digital Products and Video Games!

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Aidas Rasimas is a native to Lithuania, a traveler, and digital entrepreneur. During this episode, Aidas will share how he transitioned into a location independent lifestyle and built up a great living by selling video games online. Learn his selling strategy and method including a where he finds his games. You’ll also hear about unique travel experiences in Lithuania, Ukraine and other Baltic states. With plenty of fun stories and many traveling tips, you’ll enjoy this episode.

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  • 03:59 - Passing through Bellerose
  • 07:47 - Creating courses with Udemy
  • 13:25 - How to sell video games online
  • 20:44 - “I look at reselling video games almost like stocks.” - Aidas Rasimas
  • 23:01 - Selling for a loss and storing the keycodes
  • 32:22 - Lithuania’s currency change and economy boom
  • 36:46 - Uber, Bolt, bicycle, and other public transportation
  • 49:50 - Analyzing the local forward-thinking culture
  • 57:38 - Addressing small talk and forced social norms
  • 1:08:54 - Drinking bad tap water in Vilnius

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Jul 17 2019

1hr 14mins

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Ep 225 - Travel Ukraine to Iran, Offline Business & Documentaries with Peter Santenello

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Peter Santenello makes videos that humanize places that have been typically dehumanized by mainstream media, politicians, Hollywood movies and our “leaders.” Some of those places include Iran, Turkey, Ukraine, Eritrea, and Colombia.

During this episode, Peter will talk about the real, raw, and authentic side of countries like Ukraine and Iran. Learn to look at the world differently, remove your fear, and explore out of your comfort zone. Find out how Peter travels the world while managing multiple US businesses from overseas including his passion project-oriented YouTube channel.

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  • 02:21 - Traveling and doing exactly what you love
  • 07:13 - Visiting the less popular countries
  • 09:01 - “I like the path less traveled so I’m going to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.” - Peter Santenello
  • 10:01 - How do you know when countries are too dangerous?
  • 18:32 - The real, raw, and authentic side to Ukraine
  • 25:17 - Getting proper visas + traveling George, the country
  • 32:40 - “The most pro-American country on planet earth: Iran.” - Peter Santenello
  • 35:26 - Finding your tourist vs local style travel balance
  • 46:47 - Managing multiple businesses in the US from overseas
  • 51:24 - “Pay per job verse per hour because if you’re gone the clock can get really slow.” - Peter Santenello
  • 55:10 - Documenting the day to day work operations
  • 57:45 - “We all have some art in us no matter what that is but if you don’t let it out you turn into that angry guy.” - Peter Santenello
  • 58:41 - Looking at the world differently
  • 1:00:33 - YouTube copyright music and adding subtitles
  • 1:12:41 - Buying property in Ukraine + lifestyle costs

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Jun 28 2019

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Ep 224 - Vipassana - 10 Day Silent Meditation - Lessons Learned

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Alexandra Kozma is one of the co-organizers of the Nomad Summit. She’s traveled over 20+ countries and has worked in areas from teaching English to selling journals with a passion to help people grow and explore, whether it's the world or themselves.

During this episode, Alexandra and Johnny FD will share their lessons learned during Vipassana, a 10 Day Silent Meditation. Understand the benefits of silent meditation, mental and physical preparations, daily routines, and unique eating rituals. You’ll even hear about how they broke many of the mandatory rules. Listen to the end to find out if this retreat is right for you!

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  • 00:45 - Falling in love with Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • 00:47 - “Chiang Mai, Thailand: I just fell in love with the city” - Alexandra Kozma
  • 03:50 - Mentally and physically preparing for your 10-day silent meditation
  • 12:42 - The benefits to a silent meditation
  • 22:49 - Daily routine and waking up at 4 am
  • 30:44 - “Sometimes it's good to let others decide for us or not just not think that much” - Alexandra Kozma
  • 30:48 - Building a routine that benefits your life
  • 35:55 - Practicing traditional and walking meditation + yoga
  • 43:14 - Adapting to the new eating rituals
  • 56:31 - Breaking a bunch of the mandatory rules
  • 1:05:21 - “The goal is to not to ever think about anything but to know how to control it” - Alexandra Kozma
  • 1:10:53 - Sharing lessons learned on the last day of the retreat
  • 1:17:38 - Mediating for the first time ever
  • 1:26:05 - Is the Vipassana - 10 Day Silent Meditation right for you?

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Jun 20 2019

1hr 40mins

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Ep 223 - Teacher in Korea to $30k a Month Dropshipping Success

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Josh Militz is a language tutor, world traveler, and successful dropshipper. Back in the day he even traned Muay Thai with Johnny FD in Phuket, Thailand.

During this episode, Josh will share how he went from $7,000 in debt to earning $30,000+ a month with his dropshipping store. Learn to start your own store, scale-up, and overcome some of the most common obstacles. Find out why he ended up selling his store and what his plans are next!

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  • 00:51 - Muay Thai training in Phuket, Thailand
  • 08:18 - “Life is sometimes hard. We need to toughen up” - Josh Militz
  • 11:07 - How Josh started to teach in Korea & why he left
  • 18:24 - Getting trapped as a digital nomad or expat
  • 22:06 - “Have an open mind and be willing to change. Take a big risk” - Josh Militz
  • 29:36 - Starting the dropshipping journey
  • 32:11 - Stuck when attempting to call suppliers
  • 37:48 - Getting out of your comfort zone
  • 38:57 - Making your first call to suppliers
  • 42:09 - “Anything in life that’s wonderful and amazing is going to be hard” - Josh Militz
  • 42:22 - Making your first dropshipping sale
  • 47:53 - Racking up $7,000 in credit card debt
  • 52:26 - Cashing out and selling the dropship store
  • 1:04:45 - Sri Lanka vs Bali
  • 1:11:45 - Relocating to Texas to reduce taxes

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May 22 2019

1hr 20mins

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Ep 222 - Gran Canaria, Lisbon, Nomad Cruise Updates!

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Johnny FD will share the best and worst of his Nomad Cruise experience so that you can better plan for your adventure. Listen for travel tips and tricks learned during his travels to Gran Canaria, and Lisbon. Find out his future travel plans and why he chose to live in Ukraine for the summer.

Expect to hear from Sam Marks, co-host of Invest Like a Boss, on keeping your living expenses low while increasing your net worth!

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  • 00:12 - Recording in Kharkiv, Ukraine
  • 00:55 - Why Johnny FD almost didn’t go on the Nomad Cruise
  • 06:42 - The beautiful side to Gran Canaria and Sri Lanka
  • 14:38 - “Most people who travel have been to a lot of places but haven’t seen or arrived in any” - Johnny FD
  • 15:05 - Nomad Cruise adventure feedback and criticism
  • 23:21 - Living in Lisbon, Portugal vs. Gran Canaria
  • 23:22 - “Go back to places you really loved and maybe stay a bit this time” - Johnny FD
  • 29:13 - Johnny FD’s future travel plans
  • 31:19 - Find gyms while you travel the world
  • 33:30 - Travel and moving plans
  • 37:52 - Analyzing Johnny FD’s new net worth
  • 42:55 - “My net worth has crossed the $700,000 mark” – Johnny FD
  • 51:54 - Living expenses in the US vs international
  • 57:10 - Studying and learning Russian

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Apr 29 2019

1hr 4mins

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Ep 221 - Fashion Blogger to Digital Nomad Success

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Louise Croft is a professional fashion blogger, entrepreneur, freelance PR, and life coach, from England. She’s a digital nomad traveling the world while teaching and creating online courses.

During this episode, Louise will share how she makes $10,000 per month on Udemy courses. You’ll learn to get started and create unique content without any technical skills. Listen to the end for the pros and cons of other platforms like SkillShare and find out some keyword ranking tips.

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  • 01:02 - Recorded in Las Palmas Gran Canaria at Work Labs Coworking
  • 01:45 - Thrift shopping in Las Palmas Gran Canaria
  • 04:10 - “I can have one outfit that I only wear for one Instagram photo and it’s still not harming the planet” - @diginomadgirl
  • 09:54 - Getting started with Udemy courses
  • 17:27 - Creating unique courses that rank well
  • 21:52 - Balancing technical production and valuable content
  • 27:30 - Why courses fail and how to make yours successful
  • 33:03 - Should you self host your course?
  • 35:10 - “I make Udemy courses and I let Udemy sell them for me” - @diginomadgirl
  • 38:22 - Surprisingly popular Udemy courses
  • 40:17 - Making a full time living on Udemy
  • 45:43 - Getting your course removed from the platform
  • 48:33 - Pros/cons of SkillShare and keyword ranking tips

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Apr 14 2019

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By Christopher W. Chiu - Dec 26 2019
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I started listening to Johnny’s podcast after I quit Wall St.

My go to travel, digital nomad podcast

By FunkyMathias - Dec 25 2019
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Johnny really does a fantastic job telling what a city is really like, I love that.