I’m happy to have a chance to chat with Rob Palmer, who may be the World’s First Digital Nomad who is based in Bangkok Thailand. Join us for a refreshing chat and podcast to learn from his experience of having a raising a family across multiple countries and teaching his own son how to create a location independent income. Rob is an articulate speaker and easy to listen. Enjoy this treat and learn a little history about how times have changed for the digital nomad.
Rob is involved with the Amazon publishing business, online marketing business with Clickbank, and an Ambassador for Payoneer payment platform.
Most of the conversation involving digital nomads is tied to the young millenials in the their twenties so let’s give it up to the original veteran Rob Palmer
The Gluten free Nomad and I explorer where we are on our entrepreneurial journey and how we would spend 20k on our business. It’s a fun exercise to go through to think how would you invest those funds back into your business. Would you spend it on office space, new software, new camera gear, or some assistant or interns? find out.We also explore a number of topics from the Golden Age of Chiang mai to co-working in Kuala Lumpur.
In the smartphone era online dating has a popular way to meet people you wouldn’t normally meet. As a digital nomad dating apps like Tinder are a great way to meet new friends or lovers in a new location. In this podcast I’m going to share my tips and experience for using Tinder in Asia including the Pros and Cons of Tinder Gold. If you’re traveling solo it can get lonely when you don’t have family or many local friends in the city you’re in.
There are dating sites like POF and okcupid, but to be honest I find it’s just to cumbersome to set up a profile, search , and then you often forget about while you wait for a match to reply. Apps like Tinder and Badoo make things a lot easier. I’ve had mixed experiences with Tinder, but it is the most mainstream dating app.
I also recommend meeting people through other means like random chats, events like internations, and yes maybe even meetups. I’ve heard of people that actually end up seriously dating on Tinder, and not just hookups.
Tinder Gold is one way you can separate yourself from crowd for a small fee. If gives you the ability to swipe an unlimited times, worldwide visa free swipes, things like boost for increased exposure and more!. Check out my tips
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.
Nigel Fish is a Canadian running junkie and location independent developer junkie that is living a pimp downtown lifestyle in Vancouver. He lived and ran in Asian cities such as Taipei, Siem riep, and Chiang mai. He is also the man who introduced me to the Digital nomad scene that eventually led to me to relocating to Thailand. We got together in downtown Vancouver to discuss running in Asia, dating in Asia compared to Vancouver, and even really good tips for digital nomads in Vancouver, Canada
In this episode you will learn:
Running tips while living abroad in Asia (Taipei, Bangkok, Chiang Mai)
Petter Miller is an Australian International Master of Ceremonies + SpeakersCoach I met in Chiang Mai. He is a breath of fresh air coming from an acting background to now running is online business from Chiang Mai. He also volunteers as the Mcee at the weekly coffee Nomad meetup. In this interview Petter shares his journey to Chiang Mai and drops awesome vocal delivery tips that anyone can use to improve their business.
In this episode you will learn:
How Petter developed his first digital product and started his online business
How Petter bounced back from adversity through reading
Super tips on improving your public speaking and vocal delivery
Effective old fashioned to get to know your customer
The APEC business visa and how it can erase your visa run headaches
Kyle is a local success story in Chiang Mai who had an idea for a travel shirt while traveling in Asia. He developed a stylish high performance Travel Shirt and successfully raised close to $92,000 US on Kickstarter. I was fortunate Kyle was generous with his time and we manage to sit down at the Sangdee Cafe in Nimman to record a 2 part interview. Kyle is a tall guy with an imposing physical presence, but once we started talking it’s hard not to be engaged by his story and the way to tells it. In the first part you’ll learn about Kyle’s early travels in Thailand and what led to the creation of the travel shirt. I also get a bit deeper to and learn more about his mindset and how he leveraged relationships to accelerate his knowledge. Kyle’s approaches business seriously and the experience and wisdom you’re going to hear on this episode is both interesting and golden.
You will learn:
Challenges that Kyle encountered and what kept him going to push through to get this shirt produced
Kyle’s helps sort through the contradictory marketing advice and what to focus on when it comes to On-line Marketing
The importance of the customer avatar and why it all starts here
The Importance of copy and storytelling
Behind the scenes and the experiential mindset of the Kickstarter Video
Kyle’s future plans and what he thinks the future of Chiang Mai is
Ryan Mulvihill is a young articulate Digital nomad from Toronto that moved to Chiang Mai to escape the Canadian cold. Ryan introduced me to Thaifriendly.com where I eventually would meet my Thai girlfriend. Thanks for that Ryan. On the business side of things Ryan successfully launched his Amazon kindle book “Startup Idea Action Plan” from the ground up with a successful first month launch of $2000 Canadian in sales. Ryan brings a positive energy and a radiant entrepreneurial spirit and shares his guerrilla marketing tactics which is sure to inspire you.
You will learn:
Learn what motivated Ryan to leave Toronto and make the journey to Chiang Mai Thailand
Ryan’s process from start to launch to create his Amazon Kindle Book
A look into Ryan’s mindset of how to motivated himself to take his project seriously
Lifestyle comparison between Canada and Thailand
Ryan’s grassroots hustle and guerrilla marketing tactics that led to a success launch