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Ep. 60 How to be a family travel blogger with Ricky Shetty

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Have you ever wondered how to be a family travel blogger?

This week I speak with Ricky Shetty who is a family travel blogger and the founder of Daddy blogger where he writes about parenting from a father’s perspective.

Ricky left his stable job when he and his wife realized they wanted to spend more time as a family and to allow their children to be world-educated.

This decision has led Ricky and his family to over 81 countries on 6 continents and has become closer as a family.

Today, Ricky and his family continue to travel the world – aiming to be the first FAMILY to visit every single country in the world.

Listen on to find out how Ricky has been able to become a family travel blogger.

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In this Episode:
  • Why Ricky is not your typical suburban dad- he is a family travel blogger. 
  • How Ricky became a digital nomad dad.
  • Deciding to leave the 9-5 with his family of 5 to follow their dreams of adventure.
  • Ricky and his wife wanted to show their children a different way to learn through travel.
  • Why travel is the best education for children.
  • Focus on traveling and living in cheaper parts of the world in order to make the digital nomad lifestyle more sustainable.
  • The best time to start is now. Instead of making excuses, make your goals a priority.
  • Ricky wished he knew that getting internet can be difficult while traveling which can be a huge obstacle for a digital nomad.
  • You should always be prepared when you are a digital nomad when it comes to getting the internet. A few ways to get the internet such as plug and play, pocket wifi, and buying data for your phone.
  • Frustrations of not knowing the language when you are traveling and how you can overcome it.
  • How frustrations and obstacles can be a learning opportunity.
  • One of the biggest concerns Ricky had while traveling was the socialization of their children.
  • Allowing their children to see how other kids live all around the world and giving them the opportunity to meet children in orphanages.
  • The biggest judge of their lifestyle is themselves and questioning whether it is the best possible lifestyle for themselves and their children.
  • The best learning is through experience, not by watching and reading but by doing.
  • The worst advice that Ricky has ever received is to focus on creating one income. You have to learn how to diversify in order to make the lifestyle sustainable.
  • Giving yourself time away from family and having “me time” is an important part of being a parent.
  • The importance of pursuing your passions while being parents, so you do not lose yourself.
  • Following the four S’s to create income as a digital nomad which is to SAVE, SELL, SPONSOR, SALARY.
  • How to travel through sponsorships.
  • Travel hacking in order to travel the world for cheap.
  • Different ways to create income in order to travel the world.
  • Why working at a job that entails customer service will help if you are a shy person.

Listen to Ricky’s extended interview where he shares how to get sponsors from your blog.

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In this episode:

What is the first thing to do if you want to get a sponsor?

  • Before you can find a sponsor – create a successful blog by – Making, Marketing then Monetizing.
  • Making- you need to create your blog and brand well by creating your mission and values that your audience will believe in.
  • Grow your audience by marketing through email marketing, building your social media (focusing on 3 social media so you do not get overwhelmed).
  • Monetize by creating and selling your own products, sponsorships, and advertising.

How to reach out to get sponsorships.

  • Sending a pitch email to the person in charge of marketing.
  • Create a short pitch that will talk a bit about your blog and why you align with one another.
  • The perks of pitching and create relationships with brands.

How do you grow your following on social media?

  • Follow the golden rule – do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
  • Like, support, share content for others in order to help.
  • Be genuine with your actions and reciprocate.
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