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

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

September 11, 2019

Matt Kepnes ~ Founder of the Famous Travel Blog, Nomadic Matt

~ Current Series ~

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

22:23: Creating a Travel Conference

31:54: Tips on Getting Big Names to Events

33:57: What Does Freedom Mean to a Top Travel Influencer?

39:10: Balancing Finances Between Business and Charity

41:46: Matt’s Plans for the Future

43:23: Spoilers From the New Book

45:51: Responsibilities of an Influencer

 

Contact Info:

https://www.nomadicmatt.com/

https://travelcon.org/

Ep. 417~ Clarity, Positioning, Offering and ACTION ~ Jason Swenk

Ep. 417~ Clarity, Positioning, Offering and ACTION ~ Jason Swenk

September 4, 2019

 

On today’s episode, we are joined by the digital agency expert, Jason Swenk. Jason started off building websites online way back in 1999 and eventually grew that business into a full fledge digital agency starting from zero and selling it twelve years later as a multi-million dollar business. Today, Jason shares with us his story about growing his digital agency business. He also shares some valuable tips on his growth and vision strategies. Then towards the end of the show, he gives us some recommendations on what both digital agencies and entrepreneurs should be doing in business today.

01:40: Jason’s Story

05:54: Key Tactics That Grew Jason’s Business

  1. Clarity ~ Know where you want to go, not just for yourself, but for your businesses’ team.

  2. Positioning ~ Position yourself to be THE choice, rather than A choice

  3. Offering ~ How can you get them to raise their hand first, to get them to opt in?

11:14: Steps to Have Between the First Contact of Clients and Selling Them the Big Product

12:54: What Are Entrepreneur Really Missing When it Comes to Growing Their Business?

15:02: How to Know When You’re Doing Too Much and Time to Hire

16:19: How to Avoid Being Comfortable in a Business

18:53: The Questions Jason Asks Himself Before Bed Each Night?

21:27: Podcast Recommendations

24:22: Where Jason is Headed in the Next 5 Years

 

Honorable Mentions:

Jason’s About Page

Agency University

Tony Robbins Podcast

Gary Vaynerchuk

Jason Swenk YouTube Channel

Contact Info:

swenk.me

https://jasonswenk.com/

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcHycBFrSxkPWyMTZ1s-74g

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/jasonswenk