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 where you can learn to have fun blogging, to boost your blogging income, to generate more traffic and to actually enjoy the ride.
I’ve traveled the world for over 6 years and am still globe-trotting and island-hopping as I write these words.
Here are some of my pro blogging accomplishments (to help you learn more about me):
- I’ve been featured on sites like Richard Branson’s Virgin Blog, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Fox News, Positively Positive, Life Hack Dot Org, John Chow Dot Com, Neil Patel Dot Com, Pro Blogger and Blogging Tips Dot Com
- I spoke about how to become a professional blogger at prestigious NYU
- Some of my Blogging From Paradise eBooks on Amazon garnered tweet endorsements from a NY Times Best Selling Author
- I’ve been featured on over 200 blogs since I launched Blogging From Paradise in July of 2014 (while living in gorgeous Savusavu, Fiji)
As for where I’ve lived through my blogging exploits:
- 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 (Kathmandu)
- Fiji (Savusavu)
- Peru (Lima, Cusco)
- Costa Rica (San Jose, Quepos, Nueva Arenal, Atenas, Playa Potrero, Monteverde, Rivas, Buena Vista)
- Malaysia (Penang, Kuala Lumpur)
- Cyprus (Nicosia)
- Turkey (Istanbul)
- Nicaragua (Granada)
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.
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.
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 wife 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.
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.
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.
- 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
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 wife – 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.
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.
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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 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.
Me with my good friend Bebe in Pak Nam Pran, Thailand.