In this episode of Podcasting Mastery, James Martell, tucked into the ‘Secret Beach Hut Studio’ talks with Ryan Ferguson and Amanda Kingsmith, aka The World Wanderers, and today we are going to be talking about travel as a lifestyle, gear and goodies for podcasting on the road, how to make money while traveling.
Ryan and Amanda consider themselves digital nomads, whereas they travel, but make money when they do. They talk about the planning and preparation required to go on a long term trip including pausing the cell phones and notifying the bank so credit cards will still work. They talk about how they decided where they wanted to go and what they wanted to see and how they saved money in preparation for the trip. Even though they are in their twenties, they have traveled to 6 Continents and 50+ Countries to date. They are currently residing in beautiful La Roma, Mexico, in Mexico City.
They fell in love with the experience, but after going back to the corporate world, they were quickly drawn back to the travel bug and did a second 6 month trip around South America. This is where they decided perhaps they could do this as a nomadic lifestyle.
Ryan was always a fan of listening to podcasts, and decided to commit to podcasting with their travel lifestyle. Now they have been podcasting for 4+ years. They talk about everything from all the destinations, to how to prepare to travel, and interviewed lots of guests who had interesting travel experiences. They categorize the shows according to continents and share how travel really impacted their lives.
Ryan and Amanda give suggestions on how to organize your episodes if you are new to podcasting. They talk about the logistics of hosting, recording and producing their show, plus what equipment they pack with them and how to make sure they have WiFi.
Ryan and Amanda explain how they monetize their podcast and website. They use a resource page and found that most travel essentials have an affiliate program. They are able to make an affiliate commission for everything from travel accommodations, language learning, travel insurance to travel essentials. They also merchandise their own products which is another way they are earning income while travelling.
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