Interview With Ryan Biddulph Founder Of Blogging From Paradise
We have started Interview Series on this blog and invited Anil Agarwal as our first guest for this series. If you haven’t read that interview, make sure you read it here…
Today we have another guest whose name is Ryan Biddulph, his the founder of BloggingFromParadise. We’re going to ask some amazing questions to him and knowing more about his blogging journey.
He is a travel lover and managing his blog from various locations across the globe. He writers useful content on his blog BloggingFromParadise through which he shares his journey, thoughts and knowledge.
This interview is going to be really amazing, so let’s don’t waste time anymore and start this interview…
Interview With Ryan Biddulph Founder Of Blogging From Paradise
Hey, Ryan! Thanks for becoming our guest for this interview series. Can you share a little bit about yourself?
My name is Ryan Biddulph. I am the creator and owner of Blogging From Paradise.
It’s been a long time since you are in the blogging industry. Can you let us know how this word “Blogging” came into your mind and how all started?
I wanted to be free from a prior way of life. I worked long and hard hours at depressing jobs. One quick search for how to prosper online clued me into online businesses.
Someone who ran an online business pointed me in the direction of blogging. Everything grew from there.
How “BloggingFromParadise” came into your mind as your blog name and also share some tips for choosing a perfect blog/brand name?
I trashed my old blog because I wanted to blog about my life. From 2011 to 2014 I had been blogging while circling the globe, spending time in tropical paradises like Thailand, Bali and Fiji. My wife suggested the idea. I picked Blog From Paradise but my wife said Blogging From Paradise was better. As always, I listened to my wife 🙂
No perfect blog or brand name exists, just a blog or brand name that clearly fits the direction of your core message. The brand or blog name matters little; the quality of your content and the depth of your connections means everything.
Can you list down top 5 things one should have if he/she wants to start a blog?
- Buy your domain and hosting.
- Buy a course and/or eBook from a pro blogger to learn how to blog the right way.
- Develop a strong mind; blogging is between the ears.
- Create helpful content because content earns you credibility.
- Build a loyal friend network to expand your reach online.
I have seen your pictures, you travel a lot. Can you share your favourite places and why you love them?
I genuinely have loved all places I visited since 2011.
Thailand, Bali, New Zealand and Costa Rica have a special place in my heart. Thailand is rich with culture, offers fabulous food and reeks natural beauty. Bali integrates spirituality into day to day living like nowhere on earth; Balinese people are incredibly friendly, and the landscape there is gorgeous. New Zealand is the most pristine, flat out stunning country I have seen in person. Costa Rica is a green paradise, its wildlife living among human beings comfortably and confidently.
How you manage your time for blogging? can you share your daily routine?
I do not manage my time to blog. I choose to use a portion of the 24 hours we all have to blog. Everything comes down to what you value. Do you value fun and freedom? You will blog. If you value comfort and mediocrity, you will not blog. All depends on what you value.
My routine changes quite often. I am fluid.
- Wake at 10 AM
- Spend 30 seconds in an ice shower
- Do 15 minutes of Kriya yoga
- Write my blog post for the day
- Write 3-5 guest posts
- Network on social media
- Exercise for 60-90 minutes
- Do 90 minutes of yin yoga
- Watch Hulu, Netflix or Amazon Prime
- Go to bed
You’ve been featured on many top websites like Huff Post, Forbes, Virgin etc. Can you share some tips for those who also want to get featured on these biggest blogs?
Spend 7,000 to 10,000 hours publishing content and making friends.
World-famous brands reach out to you if you do simple things for a long time because doing simple things for years makes you skilled, credible and seen enough to pop up on their radar screens.
You write a lot, you have written tons of Amazon Books, Guest Posts and more. Do you also face Writer’s Block? Also, share some tips to master the content writing.
Write, write, write, write, write and write some more daily. Write 500-1000 to 10,000 words daily for 12 years. Skilled writes simply outwork and outlast all other writers.
What are the methods do you use on your blog to make money? And what are your views on Affiliate Marketing vs Google AdSense?
I opened a few income streams like:
- Affiliate marketing
- Writing and self-publishing eBooks
- Converting eBooks to audiobooks
- Converting eBooks to paperbacks
- Advertising revenue
Affiliate marketing and Adsense are two different birds. One involves prospering on products or services created by other folks; the other is simply prospering on banner ads Google serves up. I do not care about anyone income stream per se, because income streams are simply channels through which you receive money.
What are the premium products/tools you personally use and recommend to others?
Do you have a team which help you with your blog or do you work solo?
I have heard many times that Guest Blogging is dead. As you have written tons of guest posts, what are your views on this? How one can leverage guest blogging to grow his/her blog?
Guest blogging is only dead in the mind of lazy bloggers who guest posted for backlinks. Any time you blog for things, you lose. Any time you blog for humans, you win.
Help bloggers in your niche. Ask for nothing in return. Build friendships. Practice writing diligently. Blogging buddies will invite you to guest post on their blogs if you follow the prior steps for a while. The guest posts mainly on blogs in your niche; drive targeted readers to your blog.
A separate space for blogging really helps in productivity. Can you share some pictures of your work station?
My lap-sitting cross-legged – and my laptop 🙂 That is it. I won’t even post a picture because it is so boring and basic LOL.
Share some tips for the beginners to help them in making a successful blog?
Blog your fun. Blog about a topic you feel passionate about.
Follow advice only from established, pro bloggers. Be very careful about the following advice from anyone else.
Set aside 5000 to 10000 hours of your life spanning many years if you want to be a thriving professional blogger.
Wrapping It Up
This is the interview of Ryan Biddulph who is been in blogging from a long-time. He is travelling the world and managing his blog from various locations on the globe.
He is sharing his fun, thoughts, journey and knowledge through his blog BloggingFromParadise. Make sure you check it because he writes useful content over there…
Also, let me know who next you want to see in our Interview Series and I will invite them.