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You may agree that living a life of island hopping and travelling the world sounds pretty idyllic.
Most people think this lifestyle is something that only billionaires can achieve. However, by using smart blogging methods you are about to find out that anyone can choose this lifestyle if they wish.
In this podcast with Ryan Biddulph from Blogging From Paradise we chat about:
In the next few minutes, you are going to learn that Ryan was a security guard 10 years ago. He was just your average American who:
He was aware that he wasn’t living life the way that he wanted to. But it wasn’t until his wife, Kelli, introduced him to making money online that he saw how it could be any different.
Once he saw it could be possible Ryan packed up and moved to Bali (his first ever flight in 2011!!)
Ryan talks about his initial struggles:
But he didn’t really find success until…
Imagine what it would be like if you could live in Savu Savu, Fiji for free.
Well, this is exactly what Ryan and Kelli did.
They got their first house sitting experience after just 3 skype interviews… no experience!
It was here on the beautiful island of Fiji in 2014 that Ryan hatched Blogging From Paradise.
This is when he moved from the freelance model (trading time for money) to a passive income model.
The further on you listen to this podcast the more you will realise that blogging can create multiple streams of income and there’s no limit to it.
So you want to know Ryan’s secret?
OK, lean in a bit closer…
Nothing more to it!
Ryan started following successful, happy people i.e. Tim Ferris, Richard Branson and Tony Robbins.
The common factor was their energy and passion.
Is your attention and energy coming from a place of love and positivity or fear and scarcity?
In the “make money online” niche, Ryan was in it more for the money.
He realised a lot of bloggers were working full time and were actually quite depressed chasing money. But when he focused on improving his energy and positivity, everything else started to fall into place.
Creating content sets everything up and builds trust.
However, connecting and creating the right energy is the most important thing.
Ryan’s top tip is to research different energy management tips and try things out, such as:
* Do check in with your doctor before trying anything you are unsure about!!
Meditating won’t make you peaceful, but it will make you aware of your energy and you can act on that! Your thoughts and feelings often stop you from building relationships and creating or connecting in the way you want.[click_to_tweet tweet=”Move away from fear and scarcity to a mindset of abundance and positivity @maketimeonline @ryanbiddulph” quote=”Move away from fear and scarcity to a mindset of abundance and positivity”]
“This is what happens when you raise your energy”
Ryan explains that when you let your limiting beliefs go you can access pure “flow”.
He wrote short books between 4-6,000 words each day on:
Some of the books went “off niche” but people still buy them when you utilise online tools like Amazon.
Energy dictates action and inaction.
You probably know that most people will focus on scarcity rather than all their wins. Do any of these thoughts sound familiar?
Ryan started to realise that he was often in the perfect place and perfect time.
Do you being to notice that it’s not about putting in more effort and time, but getting your mindset and energy right first?
Devote energy and attention to things you are grateful for i.e. start to see riches in your mind from the money you have made 10 years ago, and money will flow to you.
Wouldn’t life be amazing if you could only focus on the positives?
You may find people say some nasty things online. But you can starve these people of attention and keep going back to where you are loved.
Give attention and energy to people that appreciate you and it creates more and more positivity and gets rid of the negativity.
And before long you will achieve the 2 F’s:
Make choices on a foundational and base level.
The main decision Ryan and Kelli made was:
To circle the globe and go wherever they want whenever they want to.
To do this they have released possessions and own only things that they carry with them.
Ryan didn’t want to trade time for money so he created passive income streams.
But happiness comes in first!
Focus on fun and freedom then the money comes.
Let me ask you this, what would make a bigger impact… dropping a pebble or the world trade centre falling?
Now let me ask you this, which one do you think you would notice more:
Find stillness and each small meaningful action will have a much bigger impact.
During this section Ryan mentions different methods that he has personally used to create passive income:
You will, however, make more money more quickly through active streams such as:
Money is an inside game and feeling like you can prosper.
It doesn’t have to take such a long time if you can think. In fact, you can learn more about how it’s possible to start making money in a short space of time with “Affiliate Marketing Online: The Secrets Revealed“.
Ryans best tip to automate is to connect with tribes i.e. Triberr
If you share other people’s content, they will share yours.
Leverage your relationships to automate your marketing no matter what you are doing.
The easiest way to befriend another blogger is to promote them, share their content, comment detailed and useful responses on their posts.
Be as generous as possible!![click_to_tweet tweet=”You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want. Zig Ziglar @ryanbiddulph @maketimeonline” quote=”You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want. Zig Ziglar ” theme=”style3″]
There are many online tools you can use to automate things and help you to be more productive. Check out how you can “Save Hours of Time & Money with these Resources“.
This changes a LOT depending on where Ryan is.
Living in Bali or Fiji is very different from living in USA.
Some typical things Ryan will do each day for his blogging:
Do you begin to notice that everything Ryan does revolve around the 2 C’s (Create and Connect)
Other things Ryan may do to pull back:
If Ryan could go back to when he was sitting on the tarmac at JFK in 2011 about to take off to Bali… here is what he would tell himself:
Are you beginning to see how when you focus on the wins in your life the more wins you will start achieving?
Continue to read 10 pages of a self-development each day.
Check out Ryan’s book to get more insights into how he has created this lifestyle and how you can do it too:
bloggingfromparadise.com The contact page will be his email address
As you absorb this information, you’ll notice that there are so many great takeaways from this podcast with Ryan Biddulph.
Some of the key ones are:
Little by little you realise that you can live the life that you dream of. Drop a comment below with your main takeaway from this podcast.
Keep changing for the better,
P.S. If you are interested in making money online to free up your time, check out this 1-minute video to see more information about this proven 4-step system…
Mike has built a passive income online whilst working as a full-time PE teacher without any marketing or technical experience. Learn more about how he's done it here.