Ep. 418 ~ Becoming a Top Travel Influencer w/Nomadic Matt

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100 Interviews with 100 Major Influencers

Way back in 2008, I first decided I wanted to make money online and travel the world. I used to read some blogs of travelers that were leading the way for this new lifestyle and somehow, I came across a book called ‘How to Travel the World on $50 a Day’. It was written by a guy named Matt Kepnes, also known as Nomadic Matt. Matt ran a blog that helped others travel the world on a budget while he made money from his blog and book while traveling the world. I thought it was genius and I said to myself, ‘Man, this guy has it figured out!”  So I bought his book so I could figure out how to do this as well. A couple of years later, I had a backpack and a one way ticket to Costa Rica. Thanks to Matt and others like him, I was about to start my journey traveling the world while making money online. I never ever thought one day, I would be interviewing Matt on my podcast telling him that story. 

 

That was eleven years ago and today I have been living and traveling to many different countries while business businesses online. It has been the biggest adventure of my life. Today, I get the chance to sit down with Nomadic Matt and talk with him about what he is up to these days. Matt’s blog was successful back in 2008, but once I started to travel, I didn’t hear too much from him.  It was good to find out that he is still running his blog and built it into an incredibly successful business. Matt now has quite a few books published about travel and runs a successful travel/business conference called TravelCon that sells out in just a few days. If you are interested in building and/or running a successful business while traveling the world, being a travel influencer, and what it is like to be a true digital nomad, this is the show for you. 


 

01:42: Who is Nomadic Matt?

06:52: Matt’s Travel/Work/Life Schedule

08:00: Lessons Learned as a Traveler

10:10: Becoming a Full Time Traveler

14:31: What Made Your Blog Stand Out Compared to Others?

15:59: How Does Matt Network While Traveling?

18:03: Strategy to Use to Start a Blog in 2019

18:33: Tips on Creating Good Content

22:36: Creating a Travel Conference

33:50: Tips on Getting Big Names to Events

36:02: What Does Freedom Mean to a Top Travel Influencer?

41:20: Balancing Finances Between Business and Charity

43:50: Matt’s Plans for the Future

44:56: Spoilers From the New Book

47:57: Responsibilities of an Influencer

51:40: Where to find Nomadic Matt



 

Contact Info:
 

https://www.nomadicmatt.com/

https://travelcon.org/

 

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