In 2005 he used some of his short vacation time to head off to Costa Rica and promptly got addicted to travel.
He made another trip that year to Thailand and met some backpackers who changed his perspective on existing vs really living, and that it was possible to make your own living and travel the world.
After coming back to the US after his trip and going back to the cubicle lifestyle, he knew he had to quit and go traveling again. So he finished his MBA, built a website in 3 months, quit his job and embarked on a year long adventure in 2006. He loved it so much that he extended his travels for an extra 6 months.
He started his blog NomadicMatt.com originally to act as an online resume, because what he really wanted to do was become a travel writer for the mega successful Lonely Planet guidebook company.
However, before long his blog got more and more popular and started taking up much of his time. It also started to make him money through multiple revenue streams like recommending affiliate products for travelers.
Matt now makes a full time living as a travel blogger by providing expert traveling tips for short term or long term travel including finding cheap flights, cheap accommodation, and cheap ways to eat overseas.
Plus, like me, he’s a firm believer that a lifestyle of longterm travel is entirely possible on a minimum budget, as he explains explicitly in Matt’s 134 page guide “How to Travel The World on $50 a Day.”
In this podcast interview, I’ve caught Matt in a rather noisy cafe in Sweden so forgive the background noise from time to time and Matt’s connection on the audio quality.
Listen to this podcast interview with Nomadic Matt to learn:
- Useful insights to tips on reducing your costs while traveling
- What really matters on your blog that your audience really cares about
- How to make the leap from cubicle dweller to full time travel blogger (if you’re prepared to put in the work)
Even better pick up my completely free book on `How to Start a Podcast that Matters’ at suitcaseentrepreneur.com/free by leaving a short review on my podcast.
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