About Me

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That’s me in Fiji. From the back deck overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Welcome to Blogging from Paradise. My name is Ryan Biddulph.

Blogging from Paradise – our community – is the place to boost your blogging income and generate more traffic. If you really work at blogging you can retire to a life of island hopping through smart blogging, as I’ve been blessed to do.

I’ve traveled the world for over 3 years straight, and am still globe-trotting and island-hopping as I write these words.

As for where I’ve lived through my blogging exploits (in most cases for 1 or more months) you can check out the images on the sidebar. Here’s a list:

  • Bali, Indonesia (Sanur, Kerouatan, Jimbaran, Lodtunduh)
  • Thailand (Phuket, Chiang Mai, Koh Lanta, Pak Nam Pran)
  • Cambodia (Phnom Pen, Sihanoukville, Battambang, Kampot, Siem Reap)
  • Laos (Vientiane, Vang Vieng, Luang Prubang)
  • Vietnam (Hoi An, Ninh Binh, Hanoi)
  • Sri Lanka (Colombo)
  • India (Pondicherry, Muhamma, Kovalam Beach, Bangalore, Chennai)
  • Nepal (Colombo)
  • Fiji (Savusavu)
  • Peru (Lima, Cusco)
  • Costa Rica (San Jose, Quepos, Nueva Arenal, Atenas, Playa Potrero, Monteverde)
  • Malaysia (Penang, Kuala Lumpur)

I’ve also traveled through: Osaka Japan, Shanghai and Beijing China, Taipei Taiwan, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Vietnam, San Salvador El Salvador, Mumbai and Delhi India, Tachileik and Kawthaung Myanmar, Sydney Australia and Nadi Fiji.

OK, so now you know I’ve been in a paradise or two and have been prospering through blogging while island hopping, or hitting some interior spots too.

I understand how blogs work. Before trusting my advice you need to know the source.

 

About Me

 

I was born in New Jersey into a loving family. Dad worked for a shipping company and mom was a nurse. I was raised in a strong, supportive household so I had an awesome start in life.

As for business acumen I had zero entrepreneurial bones in my body. I figured you went to school, got a job, worked for somebody else, raised a family, and that’s what you were supposed to do.

My life views would change dramatically as I entered the working world.

 

Schooling and Jobs

 

After having a pretty normal, average life, doing the high school and college bit, I bounced around between jobs. I worked for one of the world’s top 10 software resellers as an inside representative. I also collected checks working gigs for temporary agencies.

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Kelli and I in Playa Potrero, Costa Rica.

Finally, after I tired of the office bit I took a job as a security officer that would change my life. I was grateful for each job I worked but the security guard gig gave me time for serious introspection. I deeply treasured those days because I began to plan a different course in life on the docks of Newark, New Jersey.

I decided to do something freeing with my life. Had no idea what it was at the time but getting downsized – aka “fired” – by my employer sets the wheels in motion.

 

You Can Work at Home?

 

I recall leaving one of my jobs without 2 weeks’ notice. Bad karma, I know, but the freeing feeling of making an empowering, confident decision to call the shots stayed with me.

After bumming around for a few months on unemployment my fiancée now (not at that time) Kelli started her first online business. She alerted me to the online gig bit.

I was skeptical. Remember, I had zero entrepreneurial skills. I was programmed to believe you did what other people told you to do to get a paycheck, so you had some illusion of security and safety in your life.

I learned differently when I was downsized by my last employer. Change is constant. The idea of a permanent job is a fallacy. So I figured, why not do the online gig, and handed over $500, and bingo: my online entrepreneurial career began.

I figured out it was possible to work at home but then again, I had much to learn.

 

Learning and Growth

 

I’ll spare you the gory details, but I struggled like hell for a minute. A minute meaning a long time. I’ve left that person behind but I want to stress to you that building a sustainable, lasting, growing blogging business takes time, patience, persistence and an unfailing hold on the reason why you want to succeed.

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Me chilling in Phuket, Thailand.

I always knew why I wanted to blog and travel during difficult times. That’s what drove me.

After dabbling in a few businesses I decided to make a firm commitment to my blogs. I branded me. I made money sure, and drew in readers but more than anything I created a freeing internet lifestyle.

1 of my freelance writing clients is a highly influential, big wig digital marketer. I also work with a large, respected SEO firm, creating a high volume of posts for this client on a monthly basis.

I’ve been able to do something really neat; retire from being an employee to become an island-hopping blogger, earning sufficient income through my blogging and freelancing businesses, along with some side channels, to travel all over the world.

I’ve been interviewed by the top branding site on the web and have been invited to speak at prestigious NYU. I’m deeply humbled by both requests but more than anything I’m grateful to break the chain, the cycle, the limiting beliefs I held onto for so many years to inspire you to love and live your dreams.

 

How Will Blogging from Paradise Benefit You?

 

I’ll share with you the specific, practical tips I’ve used to generate blogging income and attract readers to fund my island-hopping lifestyle so you can mimic it.

I have a crystal clear vision for the ideal reader of Blogging from Paradise. This person will want to retire from their full time job to a life of island hopping through smart blogging.

Even highly successful, high-earning bloggers wonder how I do it. You see, some folks can make a great deal of money but fail to engineer a freeing lifestyle.

You can rake in millions of dollars each year yet never figure out how to live in Fiji for 4 months, or in Thailand for 18 months, like I have…..so Blogging from Paradise can benefit the successful, driven blogger who want to embrace the internet lifestyle to its fullest.

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Me soaking up a glorious sunrise from the deck in Koh Lanta, Thailand.

I know how to automate effectively, how to prosper while criss-crossing the globe and how to stick to a strict publishing schedule even when I change time zones like most people change their mind. I’ll share these practical tips with you.

Here’s the kicker though: “paradise” means something different to everybody. Some of my readers view paradise as working a full time job they love, spending nights and weekends with their families, and generating a nice blogging income on the side.

If this is you, awesome one, I salute you….and I want you to know that this blog is for you too.

Other bloggers are slowly transitioning from being an employee to entrepreneur. My blog can help you as well, to generate blogging revenue and to draw in readers while working full time with your eye fixed on the goal of being a full time blogger.

Other bloggers have been doing the blogging bit full time for months or years, and make a few bucks off of it, but wonder how in the heck you pay the bills, fund a traveling lifestyle, and sock away money in savings too. Yep, you guessed it; you will benefit from this blog too.

Who Can Benefit from Subscribing to this Blog?

 

Anybody who wants to retire to a life of island hopping through smart blogging.

This includes:

  • successful bloggers who want to travel for more than 1 or 2 weeks each year
  • struggling bloggers who want to become full time professional bloggers
  • travel bloggers who are hungry to develop steady sources of income while they’re globe-trotting
  • full time employees who are new to the concept of making money through blogging…..and are ready to transition from being an employee to globe-trotting entrepreneur

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Kelli and I on the streets of Kathamandu, Nepal.

Running a sustainable, income-producing blog has allowed me to:

  • Live in a beach front home with million dollar views of the Pacific Ocean in Savusavu, Fiji for 4 months
  • Propose to Kelli – my fiancée  – on the cliffs of breath-taking Hidden Beach in Bali
  • Pet three, 400 pound tigers in Mae Rim, Thailand…in their cage
  • Hand feed rare and endangered squirrel monkeys from my back porch in Quepos, Costa Rica
  • Travel the world for over 3 years straight
  • Inspire my blog followers to chase their dreams, blast through their perceived limits and reach their blogging goals

I love you, my readers. I read every one of the 7,000 comments I received on my last blog and responded to most of them. You co-build this blog, and every blog I’ve authority, which is why I prefer the idea of building a community instead of a simple blog.

I believe you can be my next door neighbor in Fiji. I know I can run into you at the fish market in Jimbaran, Bali. I may even see you hanging 10 at Nai Harn Beach in Phuket, or at Manual Antonio in Costa Rica.

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RB with some cool shades in Pondicherry, India.

This page isn’t just about me, it’s about us.

Whatever you version of paradise is, and whether or not you want to live vicariously through my world travels, you can make your blogging dreams come true. I believe in you.

 

Action Tips

 

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Thanks for getting to know me better. I love sharing my travel stories and blogging experiences with you so definitely check out my latest eBook Blogging from Paradise: How to Retire to a Life of Island Hopping through Smart Blogging. Don’t forget to stop in and say hi.

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Me with my good friend Bebe in Pak Nam Pran, Thailand.

Ryan Biddulph

Email Me: rbbidd@gmail.com

Skype Me: ryan.biddulph2

37 Comments

  1. Rico

    Hey Ryan,

    Funny thing – I was just looking up exactly this domain-name to register it for a new blog I wanted to start. Then I came across this blog and found it quite interesting. Am excited how you’ll continue, so I’ll keep following!

    Btw: bloggingfromparadise is a great name :).

    Have fun in Fiji!

    Cheers,
    Rico
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    1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

      Hi Rico, wow how about that? I had this domain in mind for months, then when I chose to move forward I registered it about a week ago. First post, just went live hours ago. We were just in Sydney BTW when flying to Fiji. Thanks and have a great day Down Under buddy.

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      1. Sajan Elanthoor

        Hello Ryan, I’m very glad that I found your blog. Very exciting. Really amazing contents.

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        1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

          Sajan, really appreciate it.

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  2. Leo Lorenzo

    Hi Ryan, just wanted to say hi!

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    1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

      Hi Leo….how are you? Did you subscribe? Thanks for stopping in.

      Reply
  3. Kurt Kummerer

    Ryan

    Love the new blog. This about me page is well done. I’ll subscribe.

    Later dude

    Kurt

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    1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

      Kurt, deeply appreciated dude. I decided to a do a Wiki-style, in depth page to open up. Enjoy.

      Reply
  4. Keawe

    Just found your site and subscribed! You are describing the life I have been actively researching lately. I just moved home to Hawaii and can relate to blogging from paradise! Fiji is my next stop!!! Looking for some direction on how you started this life with a $500 commitment….did you invest in a training, put up an awesome website, or something else? OK, I’m a total newbie here, but I’m determined to learn and hang out with you and your awesome blogger pals…..thanks for this blog…..

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    1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

      Keawe, thanks so much for subscribing! Hawaii is a fine starting point; paradise indeed there. We aren’t too too far away in Fiji. I started a home based business with my first $500 – entirely different than blogging – but I did buy a domain name and hosting a little while after, to start my old blog, which helped promote that business.

      I didn’t invest in training but I did simply follow successful bloggers who were living the dream I wanted to live. I read their posts, took mental notes, and put their knowledge into action on my blog. Nope, my website took 5 years to be close to awesome lol…..tons of struggling along the way, to get clear on why I wanted to live my dream, but when I did get clear, magic started to happen.

      More than anything, I’d say, know why you want to blog from paradise, and travel, and then, move into action on the advice of folks who are living the dream, do freeing but uncomfortable things, and you’ll be well on your way.

      Thanks again Keawe!

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  5. Yogiraj mishra

    glad to know about you and yeah! this is my first visit and found great resources and mind calming articles.
    Such a nice blog.
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    1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

      Yogiraj, appreciate it. I always love to calm minds, and help people feel chill through my posts and pictures. Thanks for sharing :)

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    Saved as a favorite, I like your site!
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    1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

      Much appreciated Tristan, and heck, thanks for linking in through such a monster site ;)

      Reply
  7. ranganr

    Hey Ryan! I like your pics dude. Especially the one with beautiful tiger..:-).Expensive pet indeed…
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    1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

      Haha Ranganr…..actually it was only about $15 per person to meet up with the big ones ;) Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. Leigh Sodhi

    I found your site on blogengage.. Im glad I did! I’m new in blogging communities. Wow, what you’re doing is really inspiring… Keep it up!
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    1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

      Leigh, thanks so much ;) And good to know too….keep networking, keep connecting with folks and you’ll prosper. Thanks for stopping by.

      Reply
  9. Yeison KIm

    Hi Ryan,

    Great Job ! I always see your comments everywhere , I just want to stop by ans say hi personally.

    Pura vida

    Yeison
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    1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

      Yeison, thanks so much ;) I’m trying….blog commenting works so nicely when you keep at it. Appreciate it….and I see from your blog that you’re loving Costa Rica…..I miss it! Can’t wait to head back. Thanks again Yeison.

      Reply
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  11. Fay

    Hi Ryan, I love your story and comments about the reality of it actually taking many years to grow your blog. I’m wondering – what was your old blog called?
    I can see that ‘blogging from paradise’ fits your situation now and that it helps to be super specific. But I’d love to know how you previously managed to attract your audience with a less specific brand?
    I’m enjoying the new connection with you :-)
    Cheers, Fay

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    1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

      Hi Fay, It was called “Cash With A True Conscience” but there’s no evidence of it as I deleted the posts and did a redirect to here. To tell you the truth, I worked like a dog to get average results with a less specific brand. The travel pictures helped but on the whole, ditching it and getting more specific is the way to go. Likewise Fay :) Thanks so much for stopping by and we’ll see you soon.

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  12. Ariel

    Ryan hello.I would like to ask how you did that your website appear on google for so short period of time?I see that you has new website from 2014 and already good alexa rankings.Need you help with google.Thank you.Ariel.

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    1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

      Hi Ariel, Write really in depth, 2500 word or longer posts and write in depth, thorough comments on authority blogs from your niche, and your ratings and Google traffic will be taken care of. Thanks Ariel.

      Reply
  13. Amey

    Really nice article Ryan! I just wanna know your link building stratagy. Please reply with the link.
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    1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

      Hi Amey, I don’t have a particular link building strategy. I just link to good blogs and comment on authority blogs. Thanks dude.

      Reply
  14. Rebekah Voss

    Ryan, I love what you’re doing here!! Great site and awesome inspiration. Digital nomadism is not only possible, it’s a lot easier than most think and much more rewarding.
    Rebekah Voss recently posted…5 Easy Ways to Make Money TravelingMy Profile

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    1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

      Hi Rebekah, Likewise, your blog is awesome and like you noted in a recent post, it is easier than people think. It takes heard work for sure but it’s not some nearly impossible thing to do, that takes decades to achieve. Thanks so much Rebekah. See you soon.

      Reply
  15. David Lane

    Hi Ryan,

    I hope that you are well. My name is David Lane and I love what you are doing on this site.

    I work for a UK renowned web agency and I am creating an article covering tips from the worlds top bloggers.

    Your site will be featured on the list, it would be great if you could provide me with 1 tip you would give to any aspiring blogger?

    We already have quotes from most other sites included in this article including:

    Neil Patel
    http://www.copyblogger.com
    http://www.dailyblogtips.com
    http://www.chrisg.com
    http://www.quickonlinetips.com
    http://www.jeffbullas.com
    http://www.converstations.com

    I understand you are extremely busy, if you can give me permission I could choose an existing tip from one of your blog posts (although we would prefer one directly from you)?

    If so please drop me a mail?

    Regards,

    Dave.

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    1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

      Hi Dave, Wow, I’m honored! What a list…..I’ll email you my thoughts shortly. Thanks so much again.

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  16. Paul

    Nice to meeet you Ryan. Thank you for sharing your story, and just started my journey inside of the blogging industry. So, how long did it take you to make the awesome lifestyle that you know live.

    Thank you for sharing
    Paul S.
    USMC Semper Fidelis/ Always Faithful
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    1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

      Hi Paul, Likewise, and thank you for your service. Well, it look 3 years or so to get the ball rolling but I’d say 4 years to create the *awesome* lifestyle that I have now….where the ball is REALLY rolling ;) So happy you stopped by, and that you’re well on your blogging way. Thanks Paul.

      Reply
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  18. The Expeditioner

    Just wanted to let you know that you made it on the Master List of Top Internet Marketing Bloggers for 2014.

    Congrats!

    http://expedition180.com/master-list-top-internet-marketing-bloggers-to-follow-2014/

    Have a great day!

    The Expeditioner
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    1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

      Wow thanks so much TE! Appreciate it!!

      Reply
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