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Travel Freedom Podcast

Become Location Independent: The Travel Freedom Podcast is a travel lifestyle podcast that teaches listeners how to travel for the best possible price and how to create enough online income through blogging in order to live and travel overseas as much as they want. We interview digital nomads about how they make money online. You will also be able to follow our progress from making our first hundred dollars to making a full time living online. We also visit different destinations and discuss how to travel anywhere for less than staying home - and have a much better time doing it! We find the most affordable food and fun things to do and speak to local experts about the best off the beaten track experiences. Visit www.travelfreedompodcast.com
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Mar 30, 2015

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In the My Tan Feet episode:

How the "My Tan Feet" Blog made over $36,000 in their first two years. The monetization and customer targeting tips that can help your blog start printing money right away. Feature Topics in this episode:

  • Why you should develop a flexible brand from day one
  • Why niche = authority
  • Why blogs are better for audiences
  • How choosing the right niche can make or break your business
  • Why targeted email sequences convert readers into customers
  • Choosing affiliates that work
  • Why Adsense can still work for you
  • Pitch or fail. Why bitting the bullet and cold emailing is often the only way to grow your income
  • Why being able to do simple video will get you more blogging work
  • The importance of an auto responder sequence with evergreen content
  • Why email beats social media and google every time
  • Building a quality email list with a 70% open rate
  • An engaged audience will get you more sponsorship and earnings than a larger, unengaged audience
  • How to build your own press trip
  • Why you shouldn't just rely on affiliate programs that already exist.

 

Weblinks from My Tan Feet Episode

Interview Guest: Samantha & Yeison My Tan Feet 5 Steps to Kickstarting Your Dream Lifestyle: Download here (Last chance to get the book for free!) MONDAY TOOL: Aweber: Email marketing newsletters World Nomads Insurance - Specifically designed for digital nomads, flashpackers, adventure & long term Travellers - Get a 5% Discount with our coupon code: WN5DP Trusted Housesitters.com - Use discount code 5DP to get a 15% discount on membership

Mar 26, 2015

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What do you want in the show? Are we moving to fast, or is it all too basic? What do you like what do you not like? More on money or more on travel?
 
 

In this Bologna, Italy Podcast episode:

Emilia Romagna is considered the belly of Italy. Bologna is regarded as having some of the best food, so not surprisingly this interview has a lot of food talk!
 

We discuss:

  • Feature Topic: Off Season Travel - Amazing Savings and the weather can be better than you think if you do your research. We detail exactly how we got to stay in a palatial apartment, 5 minutes walk from the beach for $350 a month.
  • Interviews: Nicholas Montemaggi from the Emilia Romagna Tourism talks about Bologna.
  • $5 Food & Fun - The Gelato Museum and Italy's best kept secret… Aperitivo!

Weblinks from Bologna, Italy Podcast

World Nomads Insurance - Specifically designed for digital nomads, flashpackers, adventure & long term Travellers - Get a 5% Discount with our coupon code: WN5DP Trusted Housesitters.com - Use discount code 5DP to get a 15% discount on membership How to become a housesitting pro in just 3 months. TBEX - The Largest Travel bloggers event in the world. www.emiliaromagnaturismo.com

Mar 23, 2015

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In the Natalie Sisson the Suitcase Entrepreneur episode:

Are you sure you have the right business? Or can't even decide what sort of business or blog to start? Todays masterclass covers how to make sure you are heading in the right direction and how to kickstart your digital nomad career! Feature Topics in this episode:

  • How you know if you are cut out to be an entrepreneur
  • How to differentiate a passion from a business plan
  • How to discover your "Sweet Spot" - the match between you passions, skills and which of those is saleable.
  • Why Passion for a project does not have to be full on to start with.
  • How to choose a great niche
  • Should you think about an end product, before building an audience first, or get an audience and then develop a product around their needs?
  • The importance of an avatar - how to cater for the right people to make your business a success.
  • How to know if there is a market for your product / service / idea
  • How to grow an audience quickly, from scratch
  • How to use kickstarter to build an audience
  • The importance of accountability in getting projects completed
  • The key to a successful crowd funding campaign is...
  • The importance of making a list of what you really want from life - your dreams

 

Weblinks from Natalie Sisson Episode

World Nomads Insurance - Specifically designed for digital nomads, flashpackers, adventure & long term Travellers - Get a 5% Discount with our coupon code: WN5DP Trusted Housesitters.com - Use discount code 5DP to get a 15% discount on membership How to become a housesitting pro in just 3 months. TBEX - The Largest Travel bloggers event in the world.

http://www.5dollarplanet.com/freedomplan - Natalie's new complete course - get on the VIP List now for a discount!
 
DISCLAIMER: We are affiliated with TBEX, Trusted Housesitters, World nomads, Lems Shoes, Cabin Zero - all companies we love and support. We are not affiliated with any other of the recommended products on this page. All our opinions, as always, are our own.
Mar 19, 2015

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In this World Nomads Travel Safety Podcast episode:

We discuss:

  • The biggest mistake travellers make
  • How do you know if someone is trustworthy on the road?
  • One great method to avoid getting ripped off by taxis
  • The safest thing to do if someone tries to mug you
  • How to avoid being a target for crime
  • The best ways for female solo travellers to stay safe
  • Ways to make sure your insurance company will pay out on a claim.
  • Safest way to look after your passport
  • Why your insurance will not always cover you
  • Quick fire round - Will your insurance cover you if......?
  • Will your insurance pay out if you have had more than one beer?

QUOTE:

[tweetthis]Have 2 wallets. The mugging wallet and the real one hidden in your undies![/tweetthis] [tweetthis]Keep your ATM receipts in case you get robbed and need to claim insurance.[/tweetthis]  

Weblinks from World Nomads Travel Safety Podcast

World Nomads Insurance - Specifically designed for digital nomads, flashpackers, adventure & long term Travellers - Get a 5% Discount with our coupon code: WN5DP Trusted Housesitters.com - Use discount code 5DP to get a 15% discount on membership How to become a housesitting pro in just 3 months. TBEX - The Largest Travel bloggers event in the world.

Mar 16, 2015

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In the Mapping Megan episode:

Want to make cash for posting articles on your blog? Megan Jerrad from MappingMegan.com makes a full time income from writing on her blog. She shares her top tips for finding paid assignments and how much you should charge for your words. Feature Topics in this episode:

  • The importance of making direct contact with readers/listeners
  • How to know what to write about to get people loving your content
  • How to know if someone likes your pitch, without having to ask them
  • What are sponsored posts and how do you make an income from sponsored posts
  • How to avoid being google slapped and losing your page rankings.
  • How to avoid pissing off readers when publishing lots of sponsored content
  • How to choose what sponsored content is right for your site
  • Guest posting for exposure
  • What are contact swaps and why should you do them
  • Getting covered in puffin shit in Iceland
  • Pitch to big blogs for paid writing work
  • Is it easier to be a freelance writer than it used to be?
  • How much should you charge for freelance writing?
  • How to know if sponsored posts you get offered are spammy?
  • Should you charge more to include a social media campaign with each guest post
  • How to find a PR Agent who will get you sponsored post work
  • Having a template of prices so you can respond to PR quickly
  • How to get the word out that you are accepting guest posts
  • How to avoid "Super Hero Syndrome" and free up time

Quotes:

[tweetthis]Make your blog a business and turn writing into a full time career[/tweetthis] [tweetthis]It comes down to you to reach out and make opportunities for yourself[/tweetthis] OR tweet suggestions to @5dollartravel or #5dollarplanet   Mentions from Mapping Megan Episode World Nomads Insurance - Specifically designed for digital nomads, flashpackers, adventure & long term Travellers - Get a 5% Discount with our coupon code: WN5DP Trusted Housesitters.com - Use discount code 5DP to get a 15% discount on membership How to become a housesitting pro in just 3 months. TBEX - The Largest Travel bloggers event in the world. MONDAY TOOL: Sidekick by Hubspot

Mentions:

Chris Ducker - the founder and CEO of Virtual Staff Finder and the Live2Sell Group of Companies Gary Arndt - Everything Everywhere The Mid Game - PR Network - connect with influencers. LAN Airlines Cision - PR software and services including content marketing, media monitoring, media list building, distribution The Real Name of Bangkok - "Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit." Which Means....... “The city of angels, the great city, the residence of the Emerald Buddha, the impregnable city (unlike Ayutthaya) of God Indra, the grand capital of the world endowed with nine precious gems, the happy city, abounding in an enormous Royal Palace that resembles the heavenly abode where reigns the reincarnated god, a city given by Indra and built by Vishnukarn.” Matt Gibson - Newsletter for finding PR leads and guest post opportunities

Mar 12, 2015

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In this London Podcast episode:

London on a $5 planet budget? - yes it is possible! We visit Camden markets and reveal how we can go out for food and beer on a super cheap budget. We also outline 3 of our best money saving transport tips for Europe. We discuss:

  • Feature: Transport Travel Hacks, our top 3 money savers for getting round Europe
  • Interview: Charlie from Walk Eat Talk Eat tells us about East London history and the burgeoning street food scene. There is more to modern British cuisine than you think...
  • $5 Food - Beigels, but not like anything you'll ever tried before… Plus we grab a beer at the cheapest pub in England.
  • $5 Fun - We visit the British museum - It's free! And awesome!

OR tweet suggestions to @5dollartravel or #5dollarplanet  

Weblinks from London Podcast

Interview Guest - Walk Eat Talk Eat Food Tours World Nomads Insurance - Specifically designed for digital nomads, flashpackers, adventure & long term Travellers - Get a 5% Discount with our coupon code: WN5DP Trusted Housesitters.com - Use discount code 5DP to get a 15% discount on membership How to become a housesitting pro in just 3 months. TBEX - The Largest Travel bloggers event in the world.

Mentions:

         
Airbnb - Follow the link to get $25 off your first stay
           
Roaming Renegades

 

Beigel Bake - Brick Lane

 

Counter Cafe - Pie shop near Hackney Wick

 

Brixton Food Village

 

Alternative London (Tours - street art)
Mar 9, 2015

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In the Rick Calvert episode:

Head honcho for 2 of the largest trade shows in the business: NMX (New Media Expo) and TBEX (Travel Bloggers Exchange),  Rick gives us his insider tips on succeeding in the world of new media and cutting through the noise of an overcrowded online space. Feature Topics in this episode:

  •  Why going to conferences is so important for business success
  • Is new media better than traditional media?
  • What are TBEX & NMX and why they could benefit you
  • Why new media is interactive and inclusive
  • How to network with people who are bigger than you
  • How to cut through the "noise" of other online content
  • Will there ever be a day when newbies simply can't rank on google?
  • Content is king but community is queen
  • Why TV is on its last legs
  • Why friendly blogging communities are about to become enemies
  • Is Organic reach on Facebook over?

OR tweet suggestions to @5dollartravel or #5dollarplanet

 Quotes:

[tweetthis]In New Media content is King but community is Queen - Rick Calvert[/tweetthis] [tweetthis]Don't use content to market your blog. Create content & market that content.[/tweetthis]

Weblinks from Rick Calvert Episode

World Nomads Insurance - Specifically designed for digital nomads, flashpackers, adventure & long term Travellers - Get a 5% Discount with our coupon code: WN5DP Trusted Housesitters.com - Use discount code 5DP to get a 15% discount on membership How to become a housesitting pro in just 3 months. TBEX - The Largest Travel bloggers event in the world. NMX - Join the Media Revolution MONDAY TOOL: Onecardme.com - Digital Business card site

Mentions:

Cracked - B.S. News Stories

 

Odesk - Find Freelancers

 

Scott Eddy

 

Coach Deb Cole - Marketing Director NMX & TBEX Events

 

Deb Ng - NMX grateful dead reference - Your Right, It's Not the Same

 

Mark Cuban - American businessman, investor, and owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, Landmark Theatres, and Magnolia Pictures, and the chairman of the HDTV cable network AXS

 

Mark Burnett - Television producer and CEO of United Artists Media Group

 

Tom Webster - CVP of Strategy, Edison Research. Consumer insights, social media data and folksy analogies.

 

Chris Brogan - American author, journalist, marketing consultant, and speaker about social media marketing

 

Pat Flynn - leader in the areas of online entrepreneurship, digital marketing, and lifestyle businesses

 

Steel Panther - Kickass hair metal band that Tommo & Megsy Loooove!

 

Travel Massive - connects thousands of travel insiders to meet, learn and collaborate at free events all around the world.
Mar 5, 2015

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In this Seoul Podcast episode:

Was February our cheapest month travelling in 2 years? If so, how did we do it? Plus we re-visit our time in Seoul, South Korea, staying in a volcanic spa for $27 a night and eating amazing food. Our guest Runaway Juno tells us about her favourite things about Seoul.

  • Feature: Visit Europe on $7 a day - we just proved it's possible
  • Interview: Runaway Juno
  • $5 Food - Kimbap, its like Korean sushi, And Mandu - Korean dumplings
  • $5 fun - We visit the toilet museums!

Tweet suggestions to @5dollartravel or #5dollarplanet  

Weblinks from Seoul Podcast

INTERVIEW GUEST: JUNO KIM World Nomads Insurance - Specifically designed for digital nomads, flashpackers, adventure & long term Travellers - Get a 5% Discount with our coupon code: WN5DP Trusted Housesitters.com - Use discount code 5DP to get a 15% discount on membership How to become a housesitting pro in just 3 months. DISCLAIMER: We are affiliated with TBEX & Trusted Housesitters, World Nomads, all companies we love and support. We are not affiliated with any other of the recommended products on this page. Our opinions, as always, are our own.

WE NEED YOUR FEEDBACK

This podcast is new, so help us out. Please leave your comments below so that we can make changes to future episodes based on your feedback.

Mar 2, 2015

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In the Scott Eddy episode:

Mr Scott Eddy… Serial entrepreneur, Networking superstar & Twitter magnate, has over half a million twitter followers and gets almost 100% of new business through twitter. Scott shares his secrets to turbocharging your twitter account. Feature Topics in this episode:

 
  • Why the real benefit of twitter has nothing to do with getting content shared.
  • What is the most important factor to building a massive twitter following
  • The importance of twitter chats
  • How to get over your fear of "Going all in" leaving your old life behind and discovering travel freedom
  • Who you should follow on twitter to turbocharge your own following
  • Building a half million twitter following in less than 4 years
  • The "Pay it forward" Entrepreneurial community
  • Politeness goes a long way… Even on twitter.
  • Why getting followers means nothing if you don't give back a reason for them to engage.
  • Is it too late to become huge on twitter?
  • Why even nomads should choose a location for twitter
  • Why buying followers is a waste of money.

 Quotes:

[tweetthis]Travelling is like gasoline for Entrepreneurs it makes your creativity explode[/tweetthis] [tweetthis]The world ain't coming to you. You've got to go to it! - Scott Eddy[/tweetthis] [tweetthis]Twitter sex is short: 140 characters and it's all over [/tweetthis]

Weblinks from Mr Scott Eddy Episode

World Nomads Insurance - Specifically designed for digital nomads, flashpackers, adventure & long term Travellers - Get a 5% Discount with our coupon code: WN5DP Trusted Housesitters.com - Use discount code 5DP to get a 15% discount on membership How to become a housesitting pro in just 3 months. TBEX - The Largest Travel bloggers event in the world. MONDAY TOOL: Bitly

Daily mail article
 
News.com.au article
 
Yahoo article
 
Andrew G from the Flight Media Blog
 
Noel Morata - how long did it take to build up followers
 
Manage Flitter - Follower management app
 
Lems shoes
 
Cabin Zero Backpacks

---- DISCLAIMER: We are affiliated with TBEX, Trusted Housesitters, World nomads, Lems Shoes, Cabin Zero - all companies we love and support. We are not affiliated with any other of the recommended products on this page. All our opinions, as always, are our own.

WE NEED YOUR FEEDBACK

This podcast is new, so help us out. Please leave your comments below so that we can make changes to future episodes based on your feedback.

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