June 13, 2019

Ryan Biddulph, Blogging From Paradise: Retire to a Life of Island Hopping Through Smart Blogging

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Ryan Biddulph Blogging From Paradise

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:

  • How he went from a struggling blogger to a super successful blogger
  • The secret to Ryan’s success
  • How he wrote a book a day for 3 months whilst living in Bali
  • The worst thing that is holding people back from living their dream life

Ryan Biddulph’s Background

2 mins

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:

  • Had his last vacation in 1989 to South Carolina 
  • Didn’t own a passport before 2011 and had never been on a plane

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:

  • He started with a “Make Money Online blog”, but didn’t have the passion
  • He made money initially with freelance stuff and writing articles

But he didn’t really find success until…

Blogging From Paradise Was Born

6 mins

Imagine what it would be like if you could live in Savu Savu, Fiji for free. 

Fiji Savu Savu
Ryan’s view when he started Blogging From Paradise

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.

Ryan’s Secret

8:30 mins

So you want to know Ryan’s secret?

OK, lean in a bit closer…

It’s energy.

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.

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Energy Management Tips

12 mins

Ryan’s top tip is to research different energy management tips and try things out, such as:

  • Walking
  • Deep yin yoga
  • Prayer
  • Meditation
  • Write a grateful list every day
  • *EFT Tapping
  • *Cryotherapy i.e. cold showers

* 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. 

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Writing 126 Books- Writing 1 Book a Day for 3 Months!

15 mins

“This is what happens when you raise your energy”

Ryan explains that when you let your limiting beliefs go you can access pure “flow”.

Ryan Biddulph Blogging From Paradise

He wrote short books between 4-6,000 words each day on:

  • Practical blogging tips
  • Energy
  • Work
  • Inspiration
  • Plus a lot more!

Some of the books went “off niche” but people still buy them when you utilise online tools like Amazon. 

Energy dictates action and inaction.

The Hard Work Consciousness Myth

20 mins

You probably know that most people will focus on scarcity rather than all their wins. Do any of these thoughts sound familiar?

  • If I just had more money then I could…
  • When I get this job then I will…
  • I wish I had the time to travel…

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.

Being Grateful

25 mins

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.

Ryan Biddulph Blogging From Paradise

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:

  1. Freedom
  2. and finances

Achieving Freedom

28 mins

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?

Still lake

Now let me ask you this, which one do you think you would notice more:

  1. Dropping a pebble into a still pond
  2. Throwing the world trade centre into a hurricane and chaos

Find stillness and each small meaningful action will have a much bigger impact. 

Passive Income Streams from Blogging

33 mins

During this section Ryan mentions different methods that he has personally used to create passive income:

  • Online courses
  • Self publish ebooks
  • Convert some to audio books (using acx.com to put them onto audible, iTunes and Amazon)
  • Convert to paperback 
  • Sponsored posts and advertising streams
  • Affiliate marketing i.e. Amazon Associates
  • Paid Tweets for organisations

You will, however, make more money more quickly through active streams such as:

  • Coaching
  • Consulting 
  • Freelancing

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“.

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Automating Tools

33 mins

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!!

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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“.

Normal Day for Ryan Right Now

45 min

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:

  • Create a blog post 
  • Guest post on bloggingtips.com
  • Comment on top blogs in his niche
  • Comment on Quora
  • Facebook video (live or recorded)
  • Help people and promote other people

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:

  • Walk for an hour or so
  • Read
  • 90 mins of deep yin yoga
  • Having fun
  • Travel
  • Meditate
  • Eating in amazing places over the world

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3 Tips for Himself

52 mins

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:

  1. Be present when travelling
  2. Spend more time doing number 1, less time working online
  3. Everything is energy aka mindset 

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:

Blogging from Paradise: How to Retire to a Life of Island Hopping Through Smart Blogging

Links to Connect With Ryan

bloggingfromparadise.com The contact page will be his email address



Ryan Biddulph, Blogging From Paradise Summary

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:

  1. Be present in day to day life
  2. Have fun offline to be more effective online! 
  3. Work on your mindset and focus on your energy
  4. Focus on your wins! Be grateful (do you have food in your fridge, are you breathing, did someone look at your website this week? These are all wins!)
  5. Decide what life you want to live… find a way to do it

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,


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About the Author

Mike Beatty 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.

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  1. Tremendous interview Ryan! (and Mike). I think Ryan must have been the easiest interview you have ever done or that anyone can do!.

    Just keep quiet, listen and let Ryan talk. I could quite literally listen to that guy talk all day about life, energy, and one of his phrases “blog your fun”.

    1. Yep, he certainly is an easy guy to interview! It really feels like you just know him when you chat to him.

      It’s honestly such a refreshing style and method that Ryan uses… create and connect! Simples!!

      Glad you enjoyed it Derek and thanks for the connection

  2. Wow! I spent nearly an hour on here listening to the audios and reading. What thorough and wonderful content you have here. My struggle is with tracking progress. I generally am not an analytical thinker, I’m a creative. I love to write which is why I’m a blogger as well. I’m definitely going to bookmark your site and visit often. There’s a wealth of information here I can learn from. Thank you so much!

    1. Hey Anne, that’s just made my day!

      If it can help anyone then it makes it all worthwhile. I know how different people like to learn in different ways so I figured the full works (written, audio, visuals & videos) may be the best way to get the message across for everyone.

      Do let me know if you have any questions about it all.

      Take care

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