How to Retire to a Life of Island Hopping through Smart Blogging


New York Times Best Selling Author and World Renowned Professional Speaker Chris Brogan….

Chris Brogan, New York Times Bestselling Author, World Renowned Public Speaker, Forbes Must Follow Marketing Mind, CEO of Owner Media Group, Adviser to Luminaries like Richard Branson, Paulo Coelho, Tony Robbins, GM, Coke, Disney, Google and Microsoft

Laptop Lifestyle Dynamo and Million Dollar Earner Yaro Starak Says….

Yaro   “I recently had a chance to take a look inside Ryan Biddulph’s latest ebook that lays out his philosophy for blogging from paradise (which in Ryan’s case is all about hopping from tropical island to tropical island). If you want to see what kind of lifestyle you can lead thanks to blogging, with emphasis placed on how you can lead a life on your own terms, not just the making money aspect, download this ebook. You won’t regret it.”

Yaro Starak, Owner of, Million Dollar Earner, Laptop Lifestyle Consultant


“How in the heck does this guy do it?”


I’ve been asked that question by both struggling bloggers and million dollar earners. People want to know how I’ve lived for months in places like:

  • Ubud, Bali
  • Savusavu, Fiji
  • Koh Lanta, Thailand
  • Phuket, Thailand
  • Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Quepos, Costa Rica


It’s one thing to make a ton of money blogging; a handful of folks are doing that. It’s quite another to engineer a lifestyle of seeing the most breath-taking spots on earth for months at a time.



Mae Rim, Thailand


After hearing the “how in the heck does this guy do it?” question enough times I finally decided to write Blogging from Paradise: How to Retire to a Life of Island Hopping through Smart Blogging (click to buy)


Imagine if you could:

  • Retire from your full-time job
  • Live in places like Bali, Indonesia for 7 months
  • Live in Thailand for 17 months
  • Travel the world for 3 years
  • Live in Savusavu,  Fiji for 4 months
  • Live all over Costa Rica for 2 months


These are just a few of the spots I’ve visited during my world travels. You can do it too.

The secret to my retiring, to my life of island hopping through smart blogging, lies in following a simple system of tasks each day. Knowing why you want to blog is a starting point.



Finding your motivator and purifying your driver pushes you to do freeing but uncomfortable stuff.


What Digital Marketing Wizards Are Saying….




There are many self-proclaimed blogging gurus on the web who are quick to give misguided advice to beginning bloggers. Ryan doesn’t just talk to talk like the 99% of bloggers out there – he walks the walk. He makes ‘real’ cash from his blog, creates ‘real’ relationships online, and lives a ‘real’ happy Internet lifestyle traveling around the world.  If you want the ultimate freedom of working from home, making money online, and living your true dharma, you will not want to miss Ryan’s latest eBook!”

  Matthew Capala, Bootstrap Marketing Whiz and Owner of, Dynamic Speaker, Trainer, Blogger


Who Can Benefit from Reading this Book?


Anybody who wants to retire to a life of island hopping through smart blogging. Or anybody who craves blogging tips to increase their traffic and sales. Or anybody who wants to grow a thriving blogging community. People like

  • Working moms or dads who wish to leave the 9-5 behind to become full time professional bloggers
  • Part time bloggers working offline jobs who are ready to let go the offline gig to become a full time professional blogger
  • Teens, adults or anybody in between who wants to travel the world indefinitely
  • Retirees who want to see more of the world yet feel bound by financial circumstances
  • Successful bloggers who feel bound to their home based gigs and want to see more of the world on an extended basis


I’m writing these words from Savusavu, Fiji. I find it easy to create helpful content from a place voted one of the most peaceful islands in the world.



Koh Lanta, Thailand


Goshawks are calling in the distance. Savusavu Bay calmly breaks on the black sand shores, the creation of volcanic eruptions many years ago.


Authority Bloggers Are Weighing In…


“Many people are attracted to blogging because of the freedom that can come with making money online. Ryan epitomizes the lifestyle that is possible with an income from blogging. There are a lot of blogging books and e-books out there, but Blogging from Paradise is unique because Ryan shares his tips not only about building a successful blog, but also about how to travel the world while doing it.”

Marc Andre, Owner of, Blogger, Internet Marketing Dynamo


I am a professional blogger now. An island hopping guy who decided to see the world after getting axed from my security officer gig. I also worked as:

  • an inside sales representative at a software reseller
  • a client enrollment specialist at a large financial firm
  • a database specialist at a telecom company
  • a secretary at a small tech company


Half of these jobs were temporary positions. I traveled far and wide for short term contracts.

Gratitude Check


Hey, I’m beyond grateful for these jobs because I was able to make money and learn how to interact with people. I picked up many valuable lessons which  I still use today so that certainly rocks……but I wanted to be free.

I wanted to travel, to set my salary and design my work schedule. I wanted to engineer my life. I’m explaining my work history because if you’re ready to make the jump from employee to entrepreneur I know how it feels. I too experienced the urge. I also know exactly what it takes to go from employee to entrepreneur.

I know the joys and pitfalls of running a professional blog from all over the world. I know what you need to do to automotive effectively, how to deal with problems faced by digital nomads and how to navigate the sometimes tricky minefield of running a successful blog from spots some 12 to 17 time zones away from your target market.


Monteverde, Costa Rica

Monteverde, Costa Rica


I have been there, so I know how to take you through the freeing yet sometimes uncomfortable journey of retiring to a life of island hopping through smart blogging.


 The Blogging Maestro Is at It Again…


“The blogging maestro does it again! This really is a wonderful ‘how-to’ guide to blogging. It’s well written, insightful, and ram packed full of golden nuggets that will show people how to blog their way to paradise with a huge smile on their face. Massive thumbs up!”

Andrew Spence, Owner of, Blogger, Online Business Coach, Learn. Live. Grow


Benefits of Buying this Book


You’ll learn how to:

  • avoid common blogging pitfalls
  • pick a topic for your blog
  • use my 2 step approach to building a successful blog while on the road
  • know when it’s time to let go a failing blog to start a successful blog from scratch
  • make money through blogging with my practical tips
  • blog while island hopping by dissecting my typical day
  • automate effectively while traveling the globe
  • use social media to drive blog traffic and sales from paradise
  • identify, seize and use the secret ingredient to smart blogging
  • study the logistics of blogging as a digital nomad, including non-blogging stuff to think about when traveling the world for 3 or more years

You’ll also learn about my retirement story to see how I made the transition from laid off New Jersey pier guard to island hopping, paradise enjoying professional blogger.


Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu, Nepal


I’ve packed in some of my wildly popular travel pictures for your inspirational delight.

Many of my readers have noted how they feel as if THEY’VE been on vacation after reading my posts. That’s the goal; I want to take you with me.

You can do it. You can retire today, or tomorrow, or 6 months down the road, or whenever you have built up your savings and have decided it’s time to live in Fiji or Bali or Koh Lanta. Blogging from Paradise lists practical tips for:

  • following your blogging joy to identify your ideal niche
  • drilling down a few niches to carve a profitable target market which helps you build an income generating blog
  • avoiding energy-sapping mistakes which induce blogging failure and keep you grounded instead of soaring through the tropics
  • creating like a prolific blogging machine and connecting with blogging authorities who can expand your online presence at the click of a mouse
  • cutting your blogging learning curve by 3 to 5 years or longer by starting your blog intelligently


The tips are waiting for you. Dream, and do.


Live the Dream….


“There are dreamers. The people who make plans and look forward to the day way down the road when they can maybe, hopefully, possibly live out their dreams. And then you have people like Ryan. The people who didn’t want to wait until some distant future to do all the things they’ve dreamed of doing. The people who are living their dream right now. Today. Five years ago, Ryan was just like you and me. Today, he’s an entrepreneur blogging from Fiji. If you’re a blogger who wants to be inspired, wants to see how the seemingly impossible can become possible, wants to learn how one man achieved his goal of blogging from paradise; you will love Ryan’s eBook.”

Kevin Duncan, Owner of Be A Better Blogger, Blogger, Freelance Writer


The Guy Who Wrote this eBook


Savusavu, Fiji

Savusavu, Fiji


I get it. Before you trust my advice you want to know, what has this guy accomplished? Before you fork over your hard earned money you want to know, what has this guy achieved?. Well, here ya go. I’ve:

  • funded my world travels through my blog, including traveling to and through places like Osaka, Japan, Taipei, Taiwan, Sydney, Australia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Nadi, Fiji, San Salvador, El Salvador, Denpasar, Bali and Kawthuang, Myanmar
  • lived for months in: Bali (Sanur, Lodtunduh, Keroutan, Jimbaran), Thailand (Koh Lanta, Chiang Mai, Phuket, Bangkok, Pak Nam Pran), Laos (Vientienne, Vang Vieng, Laong Prubong), Vietnam (Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Ke Bang Area, Danang, Hue, Hoi An), Cambodia (Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Battaumbang, Sihanoukville, Kampot), Fiji (Savusavu), Sri Lanka (Colombo), Malaysia (Penang), Costa Rica (San Jose, Atenas, Quepos, Monteverde, Nueva Arenal, Playa Potrero), Nepal (Kathmandu),  and India (Pondicherry, Bangalore, Muhamma, Kovalam Beach, Chennai)
  • Been featured on over 40 authority blogs within a 3 month stretch
  • Been invited to speak at prestigious NYU and my first 2 eBooks where endorsed by a New York Times Best Selling Author


I’ve accomplished some pretty neat things leaving the 9-5 – or weird hours gig, in the case of my security guard days – behind for a life of island hopping through smart blogging.


The Engagement Maven Shares…



“We’ve always been told that if we want to be successful then find someone who is where you want to be and study what they’re doing.  That most definitely works but we only see what they’re doing on the surface and not behind the scenes.  Ryan has done the work and is now achieving success while in paradise all while using his blog.  Want to know what the great thing is?  He’s sharing how he’s been able to achieve that with you here in this eBook. If you want to use your blog to build up a great following in order to achieve this kind of success then I definitely suggest you check out what Ryan is doing.  He’s living the dream and blogging from paradise.”

Adrienne Smith, Owner,, Blogger, Coach, Engagement Superstar


My eBook shares some pretty neat stories about my world travels and how they relate to blogging. I feel you’ll be entertained, inspired and excited to leave the 9-5 gig behind to become an island hopping pro blogger.


Blogging from Paradise: How to Retire to a Life of Island Hopping through Smart Blogging….Chapters


.Chapter 1: How to Start the Journey: Tips for Retiring

Chapter 2: Common Blogging Pitfalls

Chapter 3: Picking a Topic

Chapter 4: Follow the 2 C’s

Chapter 5: Starting Fresh Is Better than Struggling for Years

Chapter 6: Practical Tips for Making Money through Blogging

Chapter 7: How to Blog While Island Hopping: My Typical Day

Chapter 8: Secrets for Effective Automation While Cruising the Globe

Chapter 9: Social Media and Blogging from Paradise

Chapter 10: The Secret Ingredient to Smart Blogging

Chapter 11: The Logistics: Non-Blogging Stuff to Think about When Traveling the World for 3 or More Years

I’m excited to hear what you think about Blogging from Paradise. Buy Here


62 Responses to “How to Retire to a Life of Island Hopping through Smart Blogging”

  1. Enstine Muki

    Hi Ryan,
    This is a gift from you man. There is a lot of value in this ebook and the price is simply a cup of tea.

    Let me thank you on behalf of your customers

    • Ryan Biddulph

      Enstine MUCH appreciated my friend! I like that saying too, cup of tea 😉

  2. Terry


    Great book on starting your blogging journey for those new to blogging!

    I love your story of how you became a blogger and how you are traveling the world blogging and doing what you love…thanks for sharing it with us. Your story gives others encouragement to start their own blogging adventures.

    I’ve written a review for your book on Amazon, and I’ll be reading the rest of your books soon.

    Thanks for the inspiration to live the life you want!

    • Ryan Biddulph

      Terry thanks so much, I just read the review and it was awesome! Appreciate it!!!

  3. Sarh

    I really enjoyed ‘Blogging From Paradise’ and have just left you a five star review on Amazon 🙂

    What impressed me most is your honesty about your journey – you provide actionable strategies but also share what went wrong in the past and how you overcame these challenges on the road to success.

    It’s that integrity of sharing everything with us that really sets this apart from other lifestyle blogging books.

  4. Bob Toovey

    I finished reading the book last night. Great stuff Ryan!

    There are many books about blogging but they all describe the mechanics of it. Laying out plans of how to do it right and which services you need to be using.

    What I really like is that you try to help the reader establish reasons why they want to blog, basically creating the right mind-set.

    Also, while you recommend actions, like automation, what you don’t do is push the reader in to certain directions. Far too many blogging books stress that the authors method is the only one to use.

    Good work Ryan, just wish I could be there with you!!!

  5. Dan Western


    Just finished reading! Brilliant eBook!

    I’ve been following you ever since you left an incredibly enthusiastic comment on my blog, and it’s always been clear that you mean business and don’t skim on the detail.

    Looks like you’ve put a great deal of work into this, and I’m glad about how much you covered the travel side of things in this.

    Keep up the good work,


  6. shivani

    I can say Ryan is actually one of those blogger, in fact the only one I know, who has been able to live a internet lifestyle. Before coming in touch with you and reading your book, I could never have imagined that such a lifestyle was possible. Blogging and money and lots of travel.. Woah! I have always heard about it but didn’t knew it was possible. Thanks for taking your time and writing the book Ryan and showing the world how its done. 😉


    • Ryan Biddulph

      Hi Shivani, thanks so much! I feel honored and grateful that you can see the possibility in this life after reading my eBook. I want to take as many folks with me as possible, so I’ll keep on networking, and connecting, and inspiring through my example. If I can do this, anybody can do it…..and I mean that! Thanks again Shivani!

  7. Christopher Jan Benitez

    Got hold of your Smart Blogging e-book recently. All I have to say is that the e-book is AWESOME! Comes highly recommended to people who have been stuck in a 9-5 job and want to maximize their earning potentials while making more time for themselves to travel the world. Here’s a review of the e-book I wrote on my blog:

    Keep up the good work!

    • Ryan Biddulph

      Christopher, wow! Thanks for that neat review. I never thought I’d be compared to Perez Hilton….or that I’d take it as a complement, ha! Really fun review here and I must say, you made a few really good points. This is in no way ground-breaking – Seth Godin and Chris Brogan already said this stuff – yet, it shares my story, which nobody else can. More than a few folks online have found my story inspiring, so I believe it can help them. Thanks again Christopher!

  8. Jeremy G

    This was a great book with some cool insights. I enjoyed it and I am looking forward to the sequal!

    • Ryan Biddulph

      Woohoo thanks Jeremy! I appreciate your endorsement! I have a bunch others so far, but darnit, after hearing you and my designer Phillip Dews chatting about a sequel, I feel I absolutely, positively, MUST go that route. Thanks for the share and the awesome idea Jeremy!

    • Ryan Biddulph

      Hi Anabelle, thanks so much for the review! I feel it’s important to get terrible reviews, average and the like, because really, every single successful person on earth gets all sorts of feedback. Makes the world interesting, right? My eBooks are on the short side and yep, if you’re a depth type, well, they are not a good match for you. Also, I have a free-flowing style that writers may call, “garbage”….lol! Thanks again for sharing your take on this one, and for spreading the word. As I say, call me anything you want, just don’t call me late for dinner 🙂

  9. Loz James

    Hi Ryan

    I really enjoyed ‘Blogging From Paradise’ and have just left you a five star review on Amazon 🙂

    What impressed me most is your honesty about your journey – you provide actionable strategies but also share what went wrong in the past and how you overcame these challenges on the road to success.

    It’s that integrity of sharing everything with us that really sets this apart from other lifestyle blogging books.

    This is a ‘warm’ book too – not only in terms of the locations you have visited along the way, but also in terms of your character. You engage the reader and draw us in – which combined with your proven strategies – helps us to really believe we can emulate your lifestyle.

    This is well worth a read 🙂



    • Ryan Biddulph

      Loz, I appreciate your kind review SO much! I really intended to let my experience shine through. Since most of us fail like clowns for days, weeks or months, that very experience includes so many screw ups, I’d be here through the after life trying to explain them lol. Thank goodness I stuck with the Cliff’s Notes version 🙂 But more than anything I figured that by being practical, yet not dry, and just writing how I think/speak, I could help at least a few folks who want to be full time bloggers from their island paradise of choice. I had a blast writing it Loz, and had even more of a blast reading your comment!! Thanks so much and have a fun day 🙂

  10. Peter Kanayo

    Ryan, you are a bottle of endless inspiration and I must say that’s what I found in your book include: the audacity to fight for clarity.
    The determination to break free from the stranglehold of limiting believe.
    The techniques to relate with popular bloggers and to set your on to the pedestal of success. This and many more this book shares. Awesome, Awesome and Awesome

    • Ryan Biddulph

      Peter much appreciated! I intend to be free and to take as many folks with me, as possible. Even if it means breaking myself down here and there – had a nice little breakdown this past week 😉 – and getting that old “ego calling the shots” mentality out of my mind, for good. Stop it ego! LOL….I appreciate your feedback and am so happy you enjoyed this pretty cool eBook 😉 I enjoyed writing it and hope to inspire other bloggers to retire to a life of island hopping or heck, just to retire, to being a pro blogger. Thanks Peter 🙂

  11. Michael Chibuzor

    Honestly, I’m short of words Ryan. Because I knew when you started; the journey, the failures and eventually the significant success that you’ve achieved with your bloggingfromparadise blog.

    This book is a great one and I’ve enjoyed going through it. Even though I didn’t read the whole book, but from the few pages I’ve enjoyed, it’s worth it. Both beginners and intermediates will find this book a great wake-up driver.

    I highly recommend it.

    Thank you Ryan and God bless the BFP community.

    • Ryan Biddulph

      Michael thanks for your feedback! Even after a few pages huh? Sounds good to me 😉 I really want to take as many folks with me as possible. Even many who feel traveling and pro blogging are both impossibilities. We can do it! I thank you for offering your review and I’ll see you soon Michael!

  12. Kahriq Salil

    I LOVED this book. It’s rare that an ebook longer than 30 pages can hold my attention, so I tip my hat to the author.

    I think what I liked most was how simple he made supporting oneself by blogging seem. I said simple, mind you, not easy. Blogging professionally isn’t complicated but it does take dedication and consistency. I’ve just started my blogging journey so the content of this book was extremely helpful; I recommend it to anyone who wants to be a full-time blogger and travel while working for themselves.

    One thing I will say, though, is that he doesn’t really delve into his sales or discuss the details of his income streams. If you are looking for the nitty gritty of a blogger’s finances and income reports, you’re better off just following a few legit make money online blogs. However, if you are looking for something to get you in the right headspace and give you solid advice on how to start living the Internet lifestyle, buy this book. This reads more like a self-help book than an instruction manual and should be approached as such.

    My six word summary: Good book. Great value. Buy it!

    • Ryan Biddulph

      Kahriq was is that short! Damn lol…..thanks so much for sharing your feedback. Agreed with your feedback here. Disclosure time: I never disclose numbers/income/finances, because my audience – and myself – aren’t resonant with that approach (we love selling a lifestyle in these parts 😉 but I know a few fab bloggers who go this route. Pat Flynn at Smart Passive Income, John Chow at John Chow Dot Com and I betcha readers can find a few more folks to get down and dirty with the income/stats side of things. Since I don’t pay for plane tickets or apartments in bubble gum sticks, yep, I can see the need for that income sharing approach 😉 Maybe I’ll explore it in the future. If it feels fun to me 😉 Thanks so much Kahriq!

  13. Ahmed Safwan

    Hi Ryan,
    I’m happy I got my hand on this ebook. WOW. It’s really awesome.

    Everyone who read the title will think that the ebook will be all about how to get traffic, how to setup your blog and all this stuff. Actually, the ebook touches on these topics, but it covers the most important thing; living the life you want.

    You cover everything in detail from when to retire to how to live the life I want. I’m just wondering, how did you do all this in one ebook? I can’t believe how practical and inspirational this ebook has been. You did a great job Ryan. Please, keep going.

    Ahmed Safwan

    • Ryan Biddulph

      Ahmed, thanks for your feedback my man! I did do a practical and dream selling mix. Maybe in the future I’ll go heavier on practical, but I so enjoyed writing the eBook and have received so many inspired reviews that I may just be on to something 😉 Seriously though, you are well on your way Ahmed. I deeply believe in you. I know you’re talented, kind, generous and helpful, and as you connect with more bloggers, I’ll see you next door in Bali! Thanks so much Ahmed and enjoy your day!

  14. Stuart Walker

    This comment from the book struck a cord with me….

    “I admit it; if you told me 5 years ago I’d have attracted an ocean front house to stay in, in Fiji, for 4 months, and that I’d have travelled the world for 38 months I’d have called you nuts.”

    If 6 or so years ago you told me I’d be a blogger. I’d laugh and say no chance as I always thought that I didn’t like writing and wasn’t a good writer

    If you told me that not only would I be a blogger but that would basically be my job and I’d make enough to live comfortably from it, be location independent, and travel I’d be sure you were crazy. Just wouldn’t have been something I could have ever believed.

    But here I am. And here Ryan is. He was a security guard. I failed all my exams at school aside from 1 (History, and only just passed that) and worked in low paying jobs like call centres and doing office work.

    If we can do it anyone can. I’m not particularly entreprenurial (I can’t even spell it according to the spell check) and have never been business minded.

    But I did have a desire to be my own boss, set my own terms, and live the life I wanted (travel played a big part in that)…and as long as long as you have that desire and are willing to put the time and effort into it and not give up at the first obstacle then you can too.

    This book gives a great understanding to the mindset needed to life the “laptop lifestyle” as well as more practical advice on how you can get started.

    It’s a really entertaining and actionable read so if you’re not sold yet you should be!

    • Ryan Biddulph

      Stuart thank you for such a thoughtful review. I’ve enjoyed following your journey immensely. I’m stunned at the depth of your posts and admire the research you put into each one. You’re an inspiration to digital nomads everywhere, because hey, if you and I can make the transition anybody can do it.

  15. Rohan Bhardwaj

    Hi Ryan,

    Just read you book and left a review on Amazon.

    Man, how you do this? was my question before reading the book. In book, you have explained how we can do this too?

    Awesome. Super charged book for every blogger who wish to retire to their paradise.

    Ryan, your logistics chapter and letting go was the best, really I got taken away with that.

    Stay Awesome. 🙂

    • Ryan Biddulph

      Rohan, awesomeness, awesomeness. Really appreciate that. I loved writing the entire eBook but the letting go and logistics chapters were a ball to write. We can do amazing things when surrendering, and getting down day to day tasks accelerates our success. I am happy to have shared my blogging tips from paradise….which today means Bali 🙂

  16. Ravi Chahar

    Hi Ryan,

    This is really an amazing eBook you have written. There are many points which are necessary to know. Many people get tired of trying as how can they get a perfect life? Do they need to have some plans after their retirements? You have the perfect solution for them.

    I like the way you have explained about different topics in each chapter. Its about personal development and living your life your own way. Many bloggers would love to know about your own experience. And the two C’s are worth to follow.

    Your tips related to making money through blogging will help many bloggers. there are many people who are struggling to earn few dollars. They should know who you have achieved a lot from blogging?

    Of course how can I forget about using social media? Its about trust which you build among your readers. There are many social networking websites to use but I think people should use few but effectively.

    I agree with your points having fun because working is not about just being workaholic. You should do what you like. Facing the challenges is the best part of your life.

    All the lessons people can learn while travelling may help them in blogging. Its not just about roaming here and there. Its about catching different kind of experiencing.

    Glad that you made it.;)

    Have a rocking day.

    • Ryan Biddulph

      Ravi thanks so much for the thoughtful review 🙂 I wanted to share that anybody can do this. I retired to a life of island hopping after having zero knowledge of blogging or business for that matter. Blogging from paradise is for everybody who wants to become a full time blogger. We all live in our version of paradise, or wish to, whether it’s in Bali, or India, or NJ in the USA. We all know home. By following a few simple tips and by getting clear on your blog the possibilities are limitless. Glad you liked my blogging tips and my take on the internet lifestyle Ravi.

  17. Ammar Zeb

    Just wonderful Ryan, I am loving your content and I love your amazing habit of developing E-books for your readers and audience.

    So far, this has been the best E-book by you and I am loving it.

    Keep writing great 🙂

    • Ryan Biddulph

      Ammar I do appreciate that deeply. I seek to over deliver through each of my eBooks and hope to inspire people to retire to a life of island hopping through smart blogging tips. Onward and upward my friend.

  18. Corinne Kerston

    Hi Ryan,
    I just read your book cover to cover, and I wanted to say it’s easy to read (which I love!) but still packed with useful information. I wholeheartedly agree that narrowing your blog niche is very important. I also love your blogging schedule — or lack thereof. For a work at home mom with a couple kids constantly needing some sort of attention, knowing you can succeed without working around the clock or requiring lazer-like focus is just awesome!!


    • Ryan Biddulph

      Corinne, absolutely awesome. It feels so good not be blogging on a fixed sked, right? I find it easier to get my best work out there and to do what truly matters, and you being a busy mom, I can only image how tough it must be at times to complete your online work. Thanks so much for the review.

  19. Rob @ Womplify

    I’ve just finished reading this ebook by Ryan and have to say it is a great read, packed with inspiration and actionable tips which can be applied in many areas but particularly if you’d like to be blogging from paradise like he does – and who wouldn’t want that?!

    If you want to stay chained to your 9-5 job, wage slavery and tedium for life, then this book is not for you. However if you want to break free from those chains and actually start living your life the way you want, in your own version of paradise, whether it be exotic island hopping and blogging from paradise like Ryan or sailing your yacht around the world, then this book will show you the way you can turn your dreams into reality. It will help you exorcise the demons that prevent you from succeeding, it will tell you the key methods to make blogging work for you, the smarter not harder ways to do it, so you don’t waste time trying to figure it out for yourself (and so many people give up before they ever figure this part out!) and it really does work, no doubt about that as long as you’re willing to take action now, take that first small step – if this book doesn’t fire you up then nothing will!

    Judging this book on a purely cost versus value basis – the cost is really negligible, while the value is immeasurable!

    • Ryan Biddulph

      Rob, I so appreciate your review. That was my goal; to offer immense value, and to help free folks who may find themselves in shackles for one reason or another. This one goes beyond blogging tips; it’s more heavily focused on engineering a freeing lifestyle. That’s my goal, and my goal for my readers too. Thanks so much!

  20. Akshay

    Great book Ryan.
    I liked the way you stressed the importance of branding and relationship.
    On building great relationships, branding will come automatically.

    One of the thing that I love about your blog is that it is a cocktail of both travelling blog and blogging blog. I think you are relying on relationship traffic rather than search traffic.

    By building relationships readers trust you. They trust your products.

    As a newbie, sharing the stuff of others, interacting and building relationships help a lot.
    In the beginning of my blogging career, I was selfish I waa only promoting my own stuff.

    Adding personal photos, like you feeding for monkeys, strolling on beach, is a great way to add personalistic flavor to your blog.

    I also liked your stand on automation. Automation should be kept to minimum extent. Too much automation can hurt your relationships, you act like a robot but a not a human. Remember that you are a human!!

    Great read, Ryan. Great way to end. Conclusion is resonating. Your personalistic approach appealed me a lot.

    Nobody likes robotic ebooks! But yours is truely a ebook written by human for humans.

    Thank you.

    Akshay Hallur.

    • Ryan Biddulph

      Akshay, I really, really appreciate your feedback on this one, and am so happy that you enjoyed me sharing my blogging tips. We all have so much inspiration to share and I genuinely believe that if we can simply dig deeper, we’d all be blogging from our paradise of choice. Thanks Akshay!

  21. Christi Johnson

    Ryan…I remember your early blogging days, and I am SO impressed with how far you have come. CONGRATULATIONS on all of your success!! Keep it up, ok? 🙂

  22. myrna luz

    wow, this blog is so amazing

    @ myrna luz from Philippines

  23. Kerry Russell

    Hi Ryan,

    Just wanted to stop by and say THANK YOU for the simplicity of your information inside Blogging From Paradise.

    Finally, I have clarity and I know EXACLTY what tasks I should be focusing on. No more confusion, or overwhelm.

    I’ve been blogging full-time for almost a year now, and although none of the ‘tactics’ in your eBook are new to me…

    You explained things in such way that everything suddenly become clear.

    All the pieces of the puzzle fit together.

    Honestly, I’m stuck for words!

    Kerry Russell

    • Ryan Biddulph

      Hi Kerry, Thanks so much for your kind review. I’m big on simple; it works. We’re all working off of the same tips. Nobody’s re-inventing the blogging wheel….but….our story, and our delivery, make us unique….and I feel my story is kinda unique, so I can inspire folks with my tales of blogging and world travel. I appreciate your support Kerry.

  24. Lisa Buben

    Hi Ryan, what a great eBook. I’ve read it from cover to cover but will go back to take notes. The big takeaway I got so far is to narrow my niche. I’m scared to start over with another blog but I think that is what you meant in your eBook and what you actually did. You really have a lot of guts to do all you did.
    Thanks for inspiring me and stay tuned as I may head into another direction.
    I’d highly recommend this book to any blogger starting out or one who has blogged for years like msyelf. It’s easy to follow, clear cut tips and you don’t say you can make money overnight. You give us the steps and tell us what it takes to do it like you did. Love that!

    • Ryan Biddulph

      Hi Lisa, wow thanks so much! The clarity thing is key. One thing to remember, you have such a large, engaged community of friends at that they will follow you anywhere. I know I will. So it’s not so much starting over but starting in a clear, focused direction, so you’ll hit the ground running this time out….and your friends and readers will follow you no matter what. Thanks again!

  25. Timothy Torrents

    Hey Ryan,

    I want to grab the book but it seems like there’s no option to purchase the book via Paypal?

    • Ryan Biddulph

      Hi Tim, Sorry about that. working on adding that option. I’ll send you an email in a bit. Thanks much.

  26. Carol Amato

    Hey Ryan,

    Okay, grabbed it before, just now commenting – been a doozy of a week, but will be able to dig in tomorrow.

    Super thrilled for you Ryan, that you have some big names sharing your eBook – CONGRATS on that, you deserve it!

    Will let you know the details about the matter we discussed earlier – super excited! 🙂

    Hope you have a fantastic weekend and tell Kelli I said hi!

    – Carol

    • Ryan Biddulph

      Hi Carol, thanks so much! I appreciate you…..I feel humbled to have attracted so many kind friends like yourself, promoting my posts, leaving wonderful comments, really, you rock 😉 Yes sounds great. We’ll chat via email. I will tell Kelli Hi for sure…..enjoy your weekend Carol!

  27. Shalu Sharma

    Congratulations to you Ryan. I am very happy for you. If you wanted me to review it or anything like that then feel free to get in touch. I have a website which I use to promote books. I can add it there as well.

    • Ryan Biddulph

      Wow Shalu thanks so much! I’ll email you shortly. Thanks again and have a fun weekend.

  28. Julia

    I am seriously floored. I clicked on the link in the previous blog and expected to see something like $47 for the ebook. Is this an introductory price? Are you serious! Forgive me, I am new here and am seeing your content for the first time but for what you claim to be offering this is a very welcoming price. I am sold!

    • Ryan Biddulph

      Hi Julia, thanks for stopping by! I want as many people on earth to have this eBook, and in truth, I want to take everybody with me….so the price is what it is. I may upgrade but that’s not until Oprah suggests Blogging from Paradise for her book club. Thanks so much!

  29. Phillip Dews

    Cheer’s Guys,

    I’m heating Humble Pie now, Thank you both for your faith in my abilities; I sometimes question them but when I read these comments my faith is restored.

    I cannot believe you got both Starak and Brogan on this band wagon as well. That is just awesome news.

    Manete alsius
    – PD

    • Ryan Biddulph

      PD, you da man. You rock, and I still am so thankful for this development too. Thanks dude!

  30. Zachary K. Reid

    Congratulations! It’s been great reading about your journeys and learning from your successes. I plan to grab this over the weekend, and am very excited for it. Also, knowing Phillip’s design skill, I’m sure this will be very easy on the eyes. Congratulations again, I’ll be back as soon as I’ve finished reading. Best of luck with this release!

    • Ryan Biddulph

      Zachary, thanks so much. Phillip is a wizard. He churns out creative, eye-catching designs which vibe with my brand so incredibly. Awesome. Do let me know what you think, OK? I’d love to hear your feedback.


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