My friends helped me blog from paradise. Without them I’d be writing a diary. Each of the bloggers below is a friend whom I cherish.
Each of the bloggers below has either:
- Purchased my eBooks
- Hired me as a coach
- Hired me as a ghostwriter
- Featured me in an interview
Or they’ve allowed me to guest post on their blog, or they’ve posted a mini feature on me.
I feel blessed. I’ve retired to a life of island hopping through smart blogging by receiving the generous support of these individuals.
Blogging from Paradise eBook Library
I mentioned how more than a few of my blogging buddies below has purchased my eBooks. I’m adding eBooks to the Blogging from Paradise collection at a nice pace. Yesterday marked the 6th addition to my library, so click this link and pick up 1 – or all – of these eBooks for yourself or a good friend. Check the page often; I’m adding eBooks every few weeks.
Blogger outreach – incidentally, the topic of the eBook I’m writing now – is the backbone of the Blogging from Paradise blog, eBooks and brand. I go as far as you take me. I may churn out eBooks, and posts, and articles for clients, but my network spreads the word for me.
For that, I’m eternally grateful.
I believe that by connecting with these generous bloggers you’ll be far more likely to succeed online. Blogging outreach is the simple act of making good friends with authority bloggers. The friendship multiplies opportunities in your life.
Example: Chris Brogan tweet endorsed my eBook links to his 300,000 plus twitter followers, and Chris is also a New York Times Best Selling Author. His kind actions multiplied opportunities in my life.
Matthew Capella has asked me to speak to his class at NYU.
Phillip Dews has designed each of my eBook covers as well as this blog. Opportunity after opportunity has opened up for me because of the strength and number of my friendships.
Yep, you must work to make this happen. Blogging friendships don’t materialize out of thin air but here at Blogging from Paradise, we have fun sharing blogging tips. You’ll learn to love the process of building blogging bonds by detaching from outcomes. Feeling the joy of giving, and helping, and assisting, is one of my favorite things about blogging from paradise.
Seeing how helping others expands their presence, and watching my friends expand my presence, and watching new friends expand my presence, is quite a marvel to observe.
Sowing and reaping, or:
- The Golden Rule
- The law of attraction
At work here. Simply give freely and you’ll receive easily.
You’ll need to work but it’ll be fun, rewarding, enjoyable work, building bonds with blogging pros. I guarantee it.
I know you can do it, because I’ve done it, from here in Savusavu, Fiji, and from places like:
- Ubud, Bali
- Sanur, Bali
- Jimbaran, Bali
- Nadi, Fiji
- Penang, Malaysia
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Taipei, Taiwan
- Osaka, Japan
- Sydney, Australia
- Chiang Mai, Thailand
- Phuket, Thailand
- Koh Lanta, Thailand
- Pak Nam Pran, Thailand
- Bangkok, Thailand
That’s just a few of the spots I’ve visited through this region, and I’ve retired to, and island hopped to, by being a smart blogger.
I know I can only do so much on my own. So I make friends, form bonds, help my blogging buddies out and naturally, I receive help from my buddies.
Enough about me and my eBooks….I am all about leveraging here, so I’m seeking to make a max impact by featuring as many of my blogging buddies as possible.
Without further delay….
Kelli Cooper is the owner of Live Life Made to Order. She’s a brilliant coach, skilled, empathetic listener, clever writer, and yes, she’s my co-pilot. Kelli’s my fiancée and she personally taught me how to overcome Underdog Syndrome (full chapter devoted to it in this eBook), so I could go from struggling, to lining up speaking engagements at NYU.
Kelli inspires me to go a bit beyond, to trust more, to surrender more, and to be free, by keeping my vibe high.
Don Purdum is a generous, successful, inspired blogger who owns Unveil the Web. He’s especially adept at building a large, supportive network which helps him grow his business. He also lands speaking engagements frequently on the circuit. He’s a leader, and a top shelf consultant who generated millions in sales over his prospering career.
Don’s a great friend and oh so kind. Every time you turn around he’s promoting some other group of bloggers on his blog. Like everybody on this list, he’s a must follow.
Sue Anne Dunlevie
Sue Anne is the creative dynamo behind Successful Blogging. I enjoy her clear, simple, powerful writing style and marvel at her persistent networking.
She’s interviewed so many authority bloggers that I’ve lost count. I feel grateful to have connected with her for the first time not 4 months ago.
Sue Anne knows how to help you become a successful blogger, and one visit to her blog will point you in the right direction, pronto.
Donna Merrill is one of my old skool buddies. We connected years ago back when I was running my old blog. Donna is a networking dynamo, a high energy coach and she lives in a beautiful paradise, in Maine, by the ocean. I’ve been to the town once, and it’s quite stunning.
I also found out recently that Donna’s from Brooklyn, which is just a hop, skip and jump away from my North Jersey home, and it’s also only one Tri-State Accent away too.
She is a thorough, diligent commentor who’s uber skilled at both building bonds and creating clear, powerful posts, and from knowing her for a minute I can sense how infinitely powerful her coaching sessions are.
The Goats on the Road
The Goats – Nick and Dariece – are my Canadian friends who aren’t living in Canada anymore. They are full time digital nomads, like Kelli and I, having cracked the internet lifestyle code that so many folks are dying to crack.
How? The Goats on the Road are in a continual state of hustle, creating great content, publishing guest posts and interviewing folks for their blog. Of course, you met these fine folks on Monday when I interviewed them here on Blogging from Paradise.
Rambling Mandie is a traveling gal who’s currently chilling in Chicago while she revs up for her next trip. She’s a full timer who also works a few online opportunities, offering her freelance design services.
I love Mandie’s delivery – funny, and entertaining – and her design is eye-catching.
I especially love the fact that she’s found a beautiful balance between traveling and living at home in the States. Anybody who can fully appreciate both worlds is right up my alley.
The Guy is someone I’ve known for quite a while. He commented on my old blog here and there, and when Blogging from Paradise was born we formed a stronger bond.
He has a huge, responsive community over at Flights and Frustrations and he delivers his content in an honest, clear style which resonates strongly with me.
TG has a very clever branding strategy of never mentioning his name. He is honestly, The Guy, to all online, and that’s why he’s so darn smart. Real gentleman, and a skilled travel blogger who’s seen more than his fair share of God’s green earth.
Andrew Spence is one of the more inspiring guys that I know. He’s a skilled coach, and offers top shelf service, and yep, he runs Andrew Spence Online, but more than anything his energy is just through the roof.
I was not surprised in the least when I discovered that Andrew meditates for 1 hour daily, and has been doing so for years. He’s a genuine, authentic, kind, generous person who will not only add to your store of online marketing knowledge, he’ll also brighten your day with his smile.
Andrew also holds the record of most Ryan Biddulph eBook endorsements.
Stuart Walker is the creative wizard behind Niche Hacks. He puts together perhaps the most in-depth studies I’ve seen online. Absolutely stunning, stunning material.
He popped up again on my radar this morning after I saw my name mentioned on his blog, so I had to add him to this list as we’ve chatted about doing the digital nomad thing for years. Last I heard, Stuart is living in Thailand.
He’s all about prospering through niche sites, and he’s a master at locating profitable niches.
Kevin Duncan is a smart guy. He makes any topic sound funny and he over delivers through his blog, Be a Better Blogger. As you can imagine, KD’s all about sharing top shelf blogging tips.
He’s published a few whopper-sized posts and he also has published a few off the wall titles which grab your attention and drill his point home.
Kevin offers a wide range of services for you. He’s a freelance writer and blogging coach like me, and also offers website development services.
Carol Amato is an experienced, skilled online business coach who runs the website Carol Amato (dot.com). CA teaches folks over the age of 40 how to not be tech-phobic, so that they too can run prospering online businesses.
She’s a commenting champion and supports folks generously in all that she does. Carol, like all of the folks on this list, is so adept at forming strong bonds with authority bloggers. She gets it. Big time.
I know Carol dreams of returning to Italy soon so she has a bit of a digital nomad in her too, which is kinda neat. Right now, she lives not too far from my NJ stomping grounds, in beautiful Pennsylvania.
Chris Brogan. Is. The Man. He tweet endorsed 2 of my Blogging from Paradise eBooks.
He’s one of the world’s preeminent business minds, and he’s been a business advisor to:
- Richard Branson
- Paulo Coelho
- Tony Robbins
Imagine Richard Branson, Tony Robbins, and Sergey Brin & Larry Page, knocking on your door, asking for YOUR advice on how to run a business?
That’s the type of genius he is, yet he’s as warm, and down home, and kind, a human being as you’ll ever meet. He tweet endorsed both of my eBooks WITHOUT ME ASKING HIM TO DO IT, each time.
Oh yeah, he’s also a New York Times Best Selling Author, and world-renowned public speaker.
He’s a dear friend, and kind soul, and one of the more exceptional people on the planet.
Yaro Starak is the high roller of digital nomad blogger coaches. He’s an Australian blogger who’s built a million dollar empire teaching bloggers how to engineer freeing lifestyles through their digital real estate. His blog is an absolute gem that I continue to learn from every day.
Look to the right. Look up. Look down. You’ll see Yaro’s kind endorsement of me. Thanks Yaro.
He’s highly adept at cutting to the core of concepts, to create simple, powerful blog posts and training materials.
I strongly endorse any product he ships. He’s that good.
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