11: Riley Bennett on Building a Business on Amazon
The Chris the Freelancer Podcast
by Christopher Dodd
4M ago
Riley and I first connected in mid April of 2016 when we met to do an interview after I discovered Riley through his YouTube channel. The young, always excited Riley now lives his dream as a location independent entrepreneur after successfully building an Amazon business with his friend and business partner Parker Morris. Listen as Riley divulges over an hour about his own story as well as a wealth of tips and knowledge for starting your own successful business on Amazon. To learn more about Riley’s method, check out his course, “The Amazon Method“. Talking Points [1:51] Visiting home and ..read more
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19: Julian Goldie on Making Passive Income with Fiverr + Medellin for Digital Nomads
The Chris the Freelancer Podcast
by Christopher Dodd
4M ago
Julian Goldie is a freelance copywriter and level 2 seller on Fiverr. He’s also the founder of King Passive, a website to help freelancers succeed on Fiverr and make passive income. After meeting in Chiang Mai, Chris and Julian re-unite in Medellin after almost a year of travelling the world. Talking Points [01:09] Coworking spaces in Medellin [03:13] Cost of living in Medellin [04:29] The Language barrier in Medellin [07:50] Medellin for digital nomads [11:15] Julian’s experiences in Playa del Carmen and Bali [15:30] Chiang Mai Withdrawals and cost of living in Medellin (cont’d) [20:35] Julia ..read more
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08: Adrian Ingram on Crushing It with Kindle Direct Publishing
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by Christopher Dodd
4M ago
Adrian is a young guy from Melbourne, Australia who's completely replaced his income with Kindle Direct Publishing. Using the platform, he earns more than a few thousand every month without the need for much ongoing work. I was lucky enough to meet Adrian through Johnny FD but it wasn't until he started his own Facebook group that we started hanging out. In today's episode, we talk about Adrian's story, want lead him into KDP and how it's changed his lifestyle. Talking Points [1:45] Growing up in Australia, taking a gap year and deciding that university wasn’t for him [2:35] How Adrian got his ..read more
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17: Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) for Digital Nomads and Goodbye for Now with Denise Lazaroo
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by Christopher Dodd
4M ago
After one month as Digital Nomads in Ho Chi Minh City, Denise and I discuss our experience in the city and recap the first season of the Chris the Freelancer podcast. To read my full evaluation of our time in Ho Chi Minh City including Cost of Living and Coworking reports, check out my blog post. Talking Points [1:46] Cost of Living for short-term nomads in Saigon and our experience renting in District 1 [4:31] Vietnamese cuisine and eating out [9:58] Getting around in Ho Chi Minh City with Uber and Grab vs hiring a moped [15:58] Coworking in Saigon including Dreamplex, WORK Saigon and Ne ..read more
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15: Koh Lanta vs Koh Phangan for Digital Nomads & a Reality Check for Newbies with Guido and Marjet
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by Christopher Dodd
4M ago
Recorded on the island of Koh Phangan in Thailand’s south, today’s episode is a discussion on what it’s like to be a ‘tropical digital nomad’, living and working quite literally on the beach. Guido and Marjet are really good friends of ours that we met during our time in Koh Lanta. An experienced developer and a translator, Guido and Marjet offer two very different perspectives on the location independent lifestyle and an important reality check for newbies. Discussion Points [1:31] Guido and Marjet attempt to ‘paint the picture’ of what it’s like to live and work on a tropical island [5:58] H ..read more
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04: Snir Alayof on Achieving eBay Dropshipping Success and Moving to Chiang Mai
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by Christopher Dodd
4M ago
Snir Alayof is a former Israeli solider who decided that he wanted to gain control of his lifestyle and now runs a successful dropshipping business on eBay. Snir and I met in Chiang Mai after he was inspired by my videos to connect with the digital nomad entrepreneur community. In today’s episode, we talk a lot about drop shipping, living in Thailand and pros and cons of running your business on third-party platforms. Talking Points [1:01] The ‘funny’ story of how Snir and I became acquainted [2:10] Snir’s humble beginning as a solider in Israel and making his first sale online [4:54] Breakin ..read more
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13: Steph Danforth on Succeeding with UpWork and Fiverr
The Chris the Freelancer Podcast
by Christopher Dodd
4M ago
This week, I sit down with Steph Danforth, the freelance designer who has been travelling the world continuously for the last four years with husband, Nick Danforth. From living in a van in the United States to sightseeing in Europe, Steph has built her career 100% on the road. In this week’s episode, we talk about Steph’s keys to success on UpWork and Fiverr and the life lessons learned after so many years of work and travel. Use this link to check out Steph’s course on Freelancing using UpWork and get 15% off on signup. Talking Points [1:23] The beginnings of Steph’s nomad journey with husba ..read more
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27: Jakarta for Digital Nomads (My Experience)
The Chris the Freelancer Podcast
by Christopher Dodd
4M ago
My review of Jakarta, Indonesia after two weeks of living and working remotely in the city. Timecodes: 00:00 Introduction 02:53 Arrival in Jakarta 08:39 Where to stay 12:50 General impressions 15:40 Covid restrictions 18:00 Where to get a sim card 18:57 Coworking and Cafes 21:05 Gyms and Fitness 23:04 Food 25:43 Transportation 28:23 Cons of Jakarta 31:55 Friendly locals and safety 33:40 Summary 36:53 Conclusion Links mentioned Grab (Ride-sharing App) https://www.grab.com/ Gojek (Ride-sharing App) https://www.gojek.com ..read more
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26: Manila for Digital Nomads (28 days in the Philippines)
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by Christopher Dodd
4M ago
My review of Manila, The Philippines after one month of living and working remotely in the city. Timecodes: 00:00 Introduction 01:09 How I ended up in Manila 02:37 Philippines entry requirements (covid and onward travel) 05:00 Arrival at the airport 06:15 Best areas to stay in Manila 10:31 First impressions of Manila 11:00 Masks 12:32 My impression of the people 13:34 Touristic attractions in Manila 16:10 Bumpy roads 16:40 Stupid levels of security 18:06 Language barrier 19:44 Covid situation in Manila (masks and vaccination) 21:42 Digital Nomad community in Manila 23:18 My overall thoughts o ..read more
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01: Blake Moore on 'Growthhacking' his way to Location Independence
The Chris the Freelancer Podcast
by Christopher Dodd
4M ago
Blake and I met through the Slack community #nomads during the first months of my digital nomad journey in Bali. We’ve kept in touch ever since and hung out in Kuala Lumpur and now Chiang Mai. In today’s episode we talk about Blake’s journey, his experience with finding remote work and how he ended up in his current role as a growth hacker. We also go into what it means to be a grow hacker and the benefits to working remotely. You can find out more about Blake on his twitter at theblakemoore. Talking Points [2:13] Blake shares his unique upbringing, being raised in Portugal, his first trave ..read more
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