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Badass Digital Nomads
Badass Digital Nomads
Kristin Wilson
How To Make $10K/Mo as a Digital Nomad Copywriter in Budapest
After struggling with addiction and overdosing in college, Francis Nayan decided to take a job teaching English in Europe. Unfortunately, the pay wasn’t very good ($800 per month). But luckily, Francis stumbled upon a meet-up group for foreigners in Budapest, Hungary where he met digital nomads making money online for the first time. Fast-forward a couple years and Francis now makes $100K+ per year a freelance email copywriter and content strategist. In this podcast, Francis and Kristin give testimony to how simple it can be to start making money online and leading a lifestyle of location independence. Francis shares how he got started in the online business world, the benefits of how expat meetups can help you meet people abroad, and how he got his first big client as a freelancer. He explains his concept of “laptop before lifestyle” and shares some of his favorite productivity hacks. Francis also gives a ton of recommendations for things to do in Hungary and offers advice for those in recovery from addiction who are striving for freedom. If you’re interested in learning how to make an income as a copywriter to fund a location independent lifestyle, this episode is packed with valuable resources and insights that will help you achieve that! TOPICS DISCUSSED/WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: * Why Francis chose to live and work remotely in Mexico and Hungary. * How he learned to write copy and start a freelance copywriting business. * How his studies in anthropology and archaeology helped him as a writer and a world traveler. * The unique benefits of expat and digital nomad meetups, like International Meeting Point. * How to go from making dollars off Upwork to getting big clients and big paychecks. * The various ways writers can make money online. * The reality of living and working remotely. * Advice on dealing with temptation in addiction recovery. * The simple productivity/remote work tool Francis can’t live without. * Budapest Travel Tips: * Recommended sights to see * Restaurants to visit * The best co-working spaces in Budapest QUESTIONS ANSWERED: * What are the different income streams you have and how did you set those up? * What are some recommended resources for aspiring freelance writers? * What do you wish you had known before becoming a full-time digital nomad? * Could you ever see yourself going back to working a traditional 9-5 job? * What are your favorite places you’ve traveled to for leisure and for work? * How much does your Airbnb in Mexico cost? * What traditional food dishes should people try when they travel to Hungary? * And much more! RESOURCES * Get your first £500 transfer free when you open a new account with Transferwise. * International Meeting Point - Budapest * Upwork * The Copywriter Club * Ket Szerecsen - Budapest Related Podcasts: Badass Digital Nomads Episodes on How to Make Money Writing and Blogging: * Tom Kuegler * Anthony Moore * John Gorman * Ayo the Author * Founder of Cardplayer Lifestyle Other podcasts with Francis: * The Prime Life Podcast #44 Memoirs of a Former Addict w/ Francis Nayan * The Copywriter Club Podcast #213 Forging Better Habits w/ Francis Nayan CONNECT WITH FRANCIS: * E-Book: The Click Rate Code * Francis Nayan's Website * Francis Nayan’s Instagram ....................................................................................................... Support Kristin and the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: * Become a Patron for $5 per month * Leave a 5* Review: https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad * Buy Official Merch * Search All Episodes: www.badassdigitalnomads.com Connect with Kristin on Social Media: * Follow on Instagram * Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube * Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube * Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.
1 hr 5 min
Coaching for Leaders
Coaching for Leaders
Dave Stachowiak
514: The Way to Lead Online Events, with Tim Stringer
Tim Stringer: Technically Simple Tim Stringer is a coach, consultant, and trainer and the founder of Technically Simple. He provides productivity, technology and workflow coaching, consulting and training to people and organizations, large and small, all over the planet. His technology specializations include Asana, Daylite, OmniFocus, and Trello. He supports many people in productivity though his website LearnOmniFocus.com -- and also through the Holistic Productivity approach that he developed after coming face-to-face with cancer back in 2008. Tim consults to leaders and organizations on how to use Zoom effectively and recently launched a new course: Leading Effective Zoom Events. In this conversation, Tim and I overview some of the common mistakes of online events, how online can produce even better results than in-person, and ways to engage people quickly. Plus, we review some of the key technology that will support your organization’s outreach efforts. Key Points It’s often a mistake to assume that you’ll be able to lead online events with the same planning and design for in-person events. Opening a meeting early and using the five-minute rule to begin with icebreakers, breakouts, polls, or reactions will help engage people in the event quickly. For events with many people or higher visibility for your organization, have a dedicated technology co-pilot so that hosts and speakers can stay focused on being present. Virtual lounges (with a dedicated host), spotlight and multi-spotlight, practice sessions, and preassigned breakouts can all help the technology disappear and the human connections to take center stage. Some organizations are discovering they are more successful with online events than past in-person ones. Many have had such a positive experience that they plan to continue leveraging virtual events after the pandemic. Resources Mentioned Leading Effective Zoom Events by Tim Stringer Recommended Practices for Engaging Online Events (PDF download) Related Episodes Serve Others Through Marketing, with Seth Godin (episode 381) How to Create Meaningful Gatherings, with Priya Parker (episode 395) How to Run an Online Meeting, with Bonni Stachowiak (episode 472) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
40 min
My First Million
My First Million
The Hustle & Shaan Puri
#156 - David Segal Talks Building a 9-Figure Tea Business, Decommoditizing Boring Products & The Future of Retail
Sam Parr (@TheSamParr), Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and David Segal (@_davidsegal) discuss: David’s background * At 26, David teams up with his 70-something-year-old cousin, Herschel Segal, to start DAVIDsTEA. * Herschel had made his fortune in Canada’s fashion industry. Previously Davis was helping his Herschel make small investments. Together they saw an opportunity to grow a tea brand, where David led and Herschel invested * He made his first million when a Boston PE firm (Highland Capital) made an investment in DAVIDsTEA. * When the company went public it was doing $30m in EBITDA. He didn't want to sell shares at the time, but needed to in order to make the IPO big enough. He eventually left the business and sold his shares because of management issues. He sold at an average of $14 a share. * Today he runs a few businesses. One of which is a restaurant where he is trying to mix the best of ghost kitchens with a sitdown restaurant * David is currently trying to get back in the tea game. He sees an opportunity to make tea good, and cool again. Tea penetration is tiny in NA, so there is a lot of room to grow. * With his new brand he wants to do DTC business by keeping tea simple, but widening its appeal. * Previous to DAVIDsTEA, he ran a software business. It was essentially an abandoned cart business but for real life. Brainstorm * Idea: good video for online meetings is like what a nice Italian suit was in the 80s. It shows professionalism and class. Sam mentions he is willing to pay thousands to have someone create a turnkey video conference setup for him. He thinks this could be a great business opportunity. * Made Renovation (https://www.maderenovation.com/ founded by Roger Dickey) offers turnkey bathrooms. The idea is clients can select from a limited amount of pre-selected styles. Shaan suggests applying this same idea to video conferencing setups. * Idea: Uber for contractors. David suggests it’s hard finding reliable contractors, and there may be space for a company that can help organize the market better. * Modsy: For $500 per room, Modsy provides an on-demand interior designer. They will create a layout and make suggestions for furniture to use. * The guys discuss several “experts on-demand” companies. Companies like Intro.co, GLGinsights.com, Clarity.fm & Officehours.com all do similar things in different ways: connect users with experts on a variety of topics. * Idea: Decommoditizing everyday stuff. By taking an everyday item and adding a unique element to it, you can charge more and differentiate an otherwise commodity. David brings up Duraflame. Duraflame is a fast lighting fire log. The company does 9 figures in revenue but hasn’t been innovated upon in years. Homesick Candles successfully innovated on candles by adding regional scents and creating a differentiated product. Eric Ryan built his career doing this with Method, Olly, and Welly. * Idea: Firelogs with scents. Decommoditizing a boring product like fire logs with a viral and catchy twist. * Idea: “...For dummies 2.0”. The “...For Dummies” were a popular series of books educating anyone on any topic. Both David and Shaan are bullish on doing the same for complex modern topics like blockchain or NFT. But doing so through viral videos. * Idea: Using stores as showrooms. David nearly started a company just like this. It’s a massive opportunity for whoever can figure out how to make use of retail space in a way that makes sense in the ecom age. A company doing this is b8ta. * Smart Center: David mentions Smart Center and other REITS have been big...   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
49 min
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