Johnny FD is the host of Travel Like A Boss Podcast and Author of ’12 Weeks in Thailand: The Good Life on the Cheap’. We talk about how he got to making $10k per month, selling his first dropshipping store for $60k, the shopify dropshipping method vs the Amazon FBA importing method, his Travel Like a Boss Podcast, and his tips for getting started as a digital nomad.
Johnny’s the one who basically got us out to Chiang Mai to join the digital nomad community, therefore changing our lives forever, so this is a special one. Like many of us out here, we first heard about Chiang May by stumbing upon his youtube video ‘My $200 Apartment in Chiang Mai’, and from there discovered his blog about living cheap in Thailand and making a living online thru dropshipping ecommerce businesses.
Soon after following his blog, he and Anton Kraly of DropshipLifestyle.com announced that they were putting on a Digtial Nomad conference in Chiang Mai in October 2014. This was crucial for us cuz it marked a deadline on our calendar to quit our jobs and make that jump out to Thailand, and the dream of extended world travel.
We met 100 other digital nomads there, some new, some experienced, and we just payed attention to what people were doing, and the rest is history.
I will thank Johnny & Anton forever for putting on the retreat cuz it was the perfect excuse to get out there and make things happen. Now I feel like I’m on vacation everyday: I wake up when I want, eat out 3 meals a day, choose my own working hours, and get to be constantly surrounded by palm trees, exotic cultures, and happy people. Thanks boys😊👍
8:40 – How Johnny & Anton got us out to Chiang Mai and changed our lives: The Dropship Lifestyle Retreat, October 2014
19:00 – How much did Johnny make last month? ($17k;)
28:42 – Dropshipping vs Amazon FBA / Private Labeling, Startup Costs
43:00 – Listening to Travel Like A Boss podcast 2 years ago while I was knocking doors cold calling on the streets ^^
44:28 – Our TOP 5 Life Hacks to start as a Digital Nomad
44:80 – Moving to Chiang Mai, how to meet digital nomads
[*Update:* If you plan to sign up for Anton’s Dropship Lifestyle course and you were referred by this channel, you can use my affiliate link if you like, just comment or contact me]
Get His Book on Amazon: 12 Weeks in Thailand: The Good Life on the Cheap: https://www.amazon.com/12-Weeks-Thailand-Travel-Workweek-ebook/dp/B00B1SASZ2
Johnny’s Latest Passive Income Report: http://www.johnnyfd.com/2016/05/april-2016-passive-income-report.html
Parker and I on Travel Like A Boss Podcast, October 2014: https://youtu.be/gm1GJJIYU68
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📝About me: I quit my job in October ’14 and moved to Chiang Mai, Thailand (the Digital Nomad capital of the world) with my best friend on a mission to replace our 9-5 incomes online and travel the world.
Well, I’m still here folks and it’s amazing.
Read our full story on my blog: https://livinthatlife.com/
[A Digital Nomad is someone who works from their laptop and chooses to travel for fun, and/or because the cost of living is much cheaper in other countries, in order to bootstrap more money into their online business, while having an exotic lifestyle.]
🚀 **UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2016**
Due to popular demand, I’ve recorded my own Amazon FBA / Private Labeling Course – to stay up to date on the next Launch Date, join the list on my blog @ https://livinthatlife.com !! 👈🚀
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