Youtube is not the most efficient way you earn income online, but if you create good content, are consistent, and enjoy sharing it’s one great way to build an audience. It’s actually my favorite social media platform for creating and also watching. I first created a channel in 2011 called Chicvoyagegroup.
I started to share travel videos and then started adding educational tutorials on camera’s like Canon SLR’s, drones, and more. When I started to become more consistent publishing I started picking up traction and saw progress as it started from a few dollars to almost $50US a month with my combined channels. This is not my main focus as I prefer to get exposure and an audience on Youtube; providing them an introduction to my content. This is something that I think you should aim for as well, but the side income from Youtube is a good incentive to keep creating and sharing free Video content on Youtube.
Canadian food blogger Kiran has a unique business of selling a custom tripod and outsourcing video editing for food bloggers. She has an original business and original story that is inspirational and information packed.I met Kiran and her partner while living in Bangkok with my parents. We ended up working at the same co-working space and later both relocated to Chiang mai. I think she is a good role model for following the lean method of starting a business to reduce risk.
In this episode Rob and I got together again in Chiang mai for a candid discussion of online teaching in 2017. We are going to sit down and discuss more advanced topics for online teachers on Udemy and other platforms like list building and marketing tactic for our online courses. We are going to dive into the weeds of what works and doesn’t when it comes to email marketing. We also dive into how we’re using the self hosted platform teachable and even what happened to Amazon Video direct.
Chiang Mai, Thailand and Thailand in general is a great destination to start your journey as an online entrepreneur or digital nomad. However, it’s also good to have some alternatives or other options to base yourself for burning seasons, get tired of visa runs, or if you want a change. March is typically the bad time of year to be in Chiang Mai because of the burning season.Before moving to Chiang Mai I lived in countries like Singapore and Taiwan for an extended period. Since then I’ve scouted other locations on visa runs. In this episode I give my reasons for leaving and share some alternative destinations for your to try during the burning seasons or for a change. Check out the podcast episode to find out more
I’m back to Chiang Mai after traveling on a world tour that took me to Singapore, Bangkok, Penang, Johannesburg, and Capetown. In this podcast world tour 2017 I share gems from each destination from food, getting around, co-working , and local areas I stayed. I took my filming gear and shot from amazing footage of the modern singapore skyline in marina bay to the beautiful postcard views of Capetown’s Table mountain.
I stayed in modern condos in Penang, a penthouse in Penang, and a unique estate in Houghton, the neighborhood of Nelson Mandela and another past South African president.
I ate world class xiao long bao, dumplings, noodles to delicious rump and fillet steaks in South Africa. The amazing wines in Capetown South Africa from the sauvingnon blanc in Constantia and stellenbosch. Listen and watch to learn more.
My Amazon book on South Africa: http://chicvoyageproductions.com/southafricabook
Chris escaped the corporate lifestyle in New York to discover happiness in his 2 homes in Bali & Chiang Mai. Learn from his journey and his approach to finding balance between business, health, and happiness
Improve your vlogging youtube game with UK Digital nomad Louise Croft. Vlogging has emerged as a popular form of content in recent years with stars like Casey Neistat raising the visibility of this artform. Vlogging involves short videos often sharing your stories and adventures on Youtube. I met Louise at the Chiang Mai video meet up and learned she has a full-time business teaching video based courses on Udemy and a growing Youtube channel. Louise is extremely knowledgeable, has a deep attention to detail, but is able to teach in a non technical way.
In our podcast you’re going to learn:
A female perspective traveling around the world and working as a digital nomad
Manage relationships with family and friends while living abroad
Tips for vlogging on Youtube and growing a successful Youtube channel
Tips for producing and launching your courses and teaching on Udemy
Curtis Judd is an authority when it comes to Audio and Lighting for Video. I interviewed him for an hour to talk about some audio tips for Videographers wanting to record online courses or talking head videos. We also had a chance to talk about this online business side of things.
Episode 25 of the Greg Hung show podcast is all about Hanoi Vietnam. Learn about Thai visas, currency, where to stay, what you can eat, Halong Bay, Co-work spaces,craft beer massages, and of course how I packed and filmed Hanoi in 4k.
Simon & Khwan are a unique German and Thai couple that have created a language app kingdom called Simply Learn Languages. In this episode they are share their interesting story of getting married in Germany, quitting their jobs, moving to Thailand, outsourcing to South East Asian Talent, Thai Marriage Visa’s, and how they have scaled their business.
I found their journey and story inspirational. They have written huge chapters in their lives the past 2 years and have taken calculated risks to grow and scale their business. They have managed to find a great way to balance their personal and business lives together as well as cultural differences.