I don’t know about you, but sometimes it is fun to live vicariously through others. Maybe it is your favorite sports player. Or artist. Or whatever. For those that love/are captivated by world travel, it is hard not to live at least a little bit vicariously through today’s RISE guest, Gary Arndt.
Gary is a world traveler and creator of Everything Everywhere, which chronicles his journey around the world – complete with insider travel tips, amazing photography, and more. The blog is highlighted in Time Magazine’s “Top 25 Best Blogs of 2010.” Since March 2007, Gary has been traveling around the globe, having visited more than 70 countries and territories, and gaining worldly wisdom in the process.
As soon as I heard about Gary on Tim Ferriss’ website (article: 20 Things I’ve Learned From Traveling Around The World In Three Years), I knew I had to get him on the show. I was lucky to catch him as he woke up in Hawaii (especially early before the sun came up) to do this interview.
In this interview, you will learn:
- How Gary got started on his adventure.
- Why he decided to start blogging and how he got going.
- Gary’s keys to building an audience and community.
- The types of content Gary creates the most often and why.
- Gary’s thoughts on “personal publishing” and why it is going to be amazingly important.
- How Gary makes money.
- Gary’s #1 misconception about world travel.
- …and so much more.
As always, the idea behind RISE interviews is for you to pick up some inspiration, tips, and ideas of how this can apply to YOUR business. I’d love to hear your thoughts, reactions, questions, and comments.
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