CC 035: Finding Your Freedom: Blogging From Paradise With Ryan Biddulph

Blogging From Paradise

Are you ready to find your freedom?

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If you've always dreamed of finding your freedom by running an online business or blog, perhaps even from an exotic location, then you'll love my latest podcast with Ryan Biddulph of Blogging From Paradise. He can help you turn that dream into your new reality.

Ryan lives an incredible island hopping lifestyle – all paid for by his full-time blogging income – and in episode 35 of the Content Champion podcast, he shows us how to emulate his success.

A talented and prolific writer, and an all round nice guy, Ryan shares some actionable strategies on achieving the right mindset for blogging, plus he gives us some practical advice on being a more productive and focused online publisher.

Ryan has an infectious personality, and I could have talked to him all day about some of the fantastic places he's visited, but it was his content marketing knowledge I was really fascinated to tap into.

Ryan Biddulph

Ryan Biddulph

In this inspiring and motivational 35 minute show, we discussed:

  • Ryan's backstory and why he chose to go on his island hopping adventure
  • How his new lifestyle inspired him to create the amazing Blogging From Paradise community
  • What are some of Ryan's favourite locations he's visited on his travels
  • The right mindset you need to succeed online
  • Why you need to continually learn new skills to stay ahead of the curve
  • A day in Ryan's writing life when he's blogging from paradise
  • The practical tips Ryan uses to be more productive
  • The strategies Ryan employs to promote his blog posts and ebooks
  • How anyone can achieve Ryan's success – and where to start

Plus! The PS Question! Ryan shares a content promotion strategy that has gained him some serious exposure – and you can do it too!

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Podcast Transcript

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This article has 20 comments

  1. Ryan Biddulph

    Hi Loz,

    Wow, what a blast! It was my honor to do the podcast.

    I love how you titled it too; we are all after freedom on some level. A fair number of folks have manifested that freedom through much of their life and I intend that it’s our duty to spread the freedom to our audiences. I hope to be one of those guys ๐Ÿ˜‰

    If we just commit to being free, and to freeing our audiences, we’ll have that driver, that emotion, that we need to create magical things.

    I hope to share that magic in this podcast ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Thanks again Loz!


    • Loz James

      Thank you for coming on Ryan, the pleasure was all mine.

      You shared some great strategies in this podcast, and your results speak for themselves.

      Best of luck with your book range and I hope everyone enjoys listening to this as much as we did putting it together.



  2. Kimsea Sok

    Thanks for sharing! That is a really nice talk about blogging.

    You know? I love Ryan as he is my blogging mentor. I remember, it was two years ago when I first read his articles. I commented on his blog and asked for information and he gave me a lot of motivation about my blog.

    I keep going because I expected one day I am able to follow Ryan and enjoy life.

    • Loz James

      Thanks for your kind words Kimsea

      I’m so glad you enjoyed this podcast with Ryan.

      I agree, he’s a great guy and what he has to say about blogging and living a life of freedom on your own terms is very compelling. He’s an inspirational and motivational person and I’m glad he’s helped you to take your own blogging forward.

      As you liked this podcast, could I ask you to leave a review for me on iTunes please? It will help other people to benefit from Ryan’s wise words ๐Ÿ™‚

      Here’s the link >

      Again, thanks for listening and for dropping by, I appreciate it ๐Ÿ™‚

      Best wishes


    • Ryan Biddulph

      Kimsea! Thanks so much for your unending support my friend. You’ve followed me from almost the beginning, and I really appreciate it. When I visit Cambodia again we need to meet up!

  3. Daniel Daines-Hutt

    Absolutely knocked it out of the park with this episode

    Its infectious i’ve listened to it 3 times today already, there’s quite a few hidden nuggets in this

    I’m sad that Ryan pointed out how well commenting works!

    We did it for 3 hours last week and saw a 1000+ increase in traffic that day!

    Its one of the most underrated methods, when done properly, and its something we do for ourselves and clients (were doing it right now!)

    No joke, I built an SOP around this 2 weeks ago for our new staff

    Really fantastic episode, could have been 2 hours longer and I would have still wanted more!

    • Loz James

      Thanks Daniel

      This is high praise indeed, especially from someone of your professional experience.

      Ryan shares a load of high value information in this podcast, and I’m really glad you think it merits multiple listens ๐Ÿ™‚

      Many thanks!


    • Ryan Biddulph

      Alight Daniel! I am overjoyed that blog commenting brought those types of heady results to you! Sweet ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Really, after doing this podcast with Loz I rededicated myself to blog commenting. I had so many interviews and so much work to do for clients that I took a bit of a pass on commenting, and felt a bit unclear on it, as far as going all out.

      Fast forward a week, and I am REALLY clear again lol…..thanks so much for stopping by and listening in, appreciate it!

  4. Reginald Chan

    Hi Loz,

    For starters, I have been listening to Content Champion on Stitcher for a longgg time! And what made me comment here?

    You interviewed my buddy, Ryan!

    Awesome man. Love it as usual and thanks for sharing!

    *PS I love your intro song. Reminds me of LOTR or some sort of old days battle movies ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Loz James

      Thanks Reginald!

      I’m delighted you’re a long time listener and liked this show with Ryan. I really appreciate your kind words ๐Ÿ™‚

      I put the epic theme tune on in honour of Joe Pulizzi from the Content Marketing Institute – and kept it because it’s so great!

      Thanks again


    • Ryan Biddulph

      Reginald, good to see you here, thanks so much for your ENDLESS support! And I gotta agree with you; Loz has quite the intro ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. Sunday

    Wow! Its good to learn that Ryan Biddulph of Blogging from Paradise was a guest on the Content Champion Podcast. I will download and listen to what he has to say.

    Ryan is a unique blogger with inspiring instinct. His productivity practical tips are truly motivating!

  6. Andy Willis

    Hi Loz
    Fantastic interview with plenty to take away, well done.

    I’m pretty new to the blogging game and recently came across Ryan’s blog, the fact that Ryan started with absolutely nil experience and very few skills to succeed at the level he is at now really resonated with me.

    The reason I find myself on your site is because you were interviewing Ryan ( my sister in Bali actually sent me the link as I had shared with her that I had been motivated by Ryans blog and story).

    The biggest take away for me is Ryan’s highlighting of the importance and power of commenting on blog posts of key people in your niche (hence I’m trying to practice what he preaches), I have just started doing this and have already managed to connect with some people as a result, and I always get a real buzz when someone takes the time to reply to a comment and follows up with genuine interest (Ryan was one of these such people and the reason I continue to follow him).

    The other big thing for me is Ryan’s comment ” if I can do it, anyone on earth can do it” , as a person who prefers numbers to words, writing is definitely outside my comfort zone but Ryan’s comment has motivated me to take it on head first and not give in until I succeed.

    There are a number of other great points I have taken note of to include in my plan moving forward:

    * Quality not Quantity
    * Write at least 2000 words a day (this will be torture to start with for me but its in the plan)
    * Pick up ideas from others and be open to use them
    * Never publish a post unless you feel it will make a difference
    * Have a go at writing an E Book, it doesn’t need to be a novel

    All in a great interview Loz, thank you once again, I’ll be back!!

    Thank you too Ryan, I will continue to follow your journey and heed your advice ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Loz James

      Hi Andy

      Thanks for your thoughtful and epic comment! I’m really pleased you liked Ryan’s podcast – he’s a great guy.

      At present I run this blog part-time, as my main ‘day job’ is copywriting for a variety of businesses of all sizes and in most sectors – so Ryan’s mantra of writing 2,000 words a day is something I adhere to more-or-less – it’s just that a lot of my work goes on other peoples’ sites and in their marketing material, and not on this blog!

      If I was putting my whole output on here I’d go even more crazy with it all because I love running a blog ๐Ÿ™‚

      I agree, the main takeaways I took from Ryan’s show were form meaningful relationships with people online – just as you would in the ‘real’ world – treat people with respect, and commit to producing the best quality material you can at all times.

      This last point is something I’ve always stuck to in my 15 years as a professional writer – because creating value shows an inherent respect for your target audience (who are everything).

      Although I try to create valuable content, we all invariably miss the mark sometimes – but it’s not something to beat yourself up about when a particular post doesn’t go to plan etc.

      If your heart’s in the right place and you consistently try to provide value for your readers – and make those real connections with other people in your industry – then you’ll go a long way ๐Ÿ™‚

      Thanks for dropping by, I appreciate it!



  7. Pooja Yadav

    Great stuff Loz!!!!
    Awesome podcast. Keep up the great work. Thank you.

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