Posts tagged content creators
The Bucketlist Bombshells teach women how to run 6-figure online businesses while traveling the world [Interview 20]

Cassie and Shay are here for the coffee-lovin’, wanderlust-seekin’ entrepreneurial spirits who are ready to ditch their cubes, start successful online businesses, and have the freedom to design their own lifestyles. The fabulous founders of The Bucketlist Bombshells, these ladies are paving the future of remote work for millennial women who aim to run 6-figure online businesses while traveling the world.

Through their Bucketlist Bombshells Academy, their library of online courses teach sought-after skills in design, tech and online business. Cassie and Shay have grown a community of over 40,000 aspiring and seasoned location independent women around the world, and their work has landed them features on Forbes and CNBC.

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Nneka Okona on Freelance Writing, Travel, and Advocating for Self [Interview 19]

A full-time freelance writer, Nneka's work can be found in Wall Street Journal, Travel + Leisure, New York Magazine, Food and Wine, Fodors, and I am Well and Good, to name a few familiar publications.On her personal blog, Afros y Paellas, Nneka also shares her travel stories – the lows and highs and occasional tips, but mostly the emotional, spiritual and psychological ties to writing, artistry and creativity. Her writing chops speaks for itself – I know I can't be the only one eagerly awaiting her first book.

Previously based in Atlanta, Nneka decided to pack up and hit the road at the beginning of the year to feed her wandering heart. She's taking the slow-travel approach that many digital nomads enjoy, choosing to spend several weeks or months in one location before hopping to the next. So far this year she's lived in both Mexico and Colombia (follow her on Twitter for the sights + stories). I talked to Nneka about committing to her passion as a full-time writer, how she prepared to move abroad and freelance, and what advice she'd offer anyone looking to trail-blaze their freelance writing career:

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Fuad Agoro on Online Advertising and Traveling the World [Interview 18]

Fuad Agoro is a full-time traveling entrepreneur, vlogger, and fitness extraordinaire. He’s been living the dream, i.e. bouncing from penthouses in Colombia and villas in Bali for months at a time for the past 5 years, while running his business and educating people on how to work out from ANYWHERE in the world. He’s basically here to tell us we have absolutely no excuse not to stay in shape.

Check out FuFu’s story below (transcribed via voice messages) to learn how he started making money online, his biggest lifestyle challenge as a traveler, and his top 3 recommendations for finding your perfect clients:

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Violeta Potter on Writing Marketing Copy that Converts [Interview 17]

In Violeta's words, "I'm a no-nonsense boss. I care about being super intentional. I'll tell you when you've got spinach in your teeth. I believe in critical thinking. Personal ownership and taking the leap and saying fuck it!" 

Through her website, violetapotter.com, she publishes how-to content from the foundations like how to craft a narrative that supports the highest vision of your life, to creating a plan of action for making aspirations a reality, all the way through to crafting a highly converting sales page that helps you do so. 

Violeta knows that, for entrepreneurs especially, your words matter. Your vision matters. Your relationships matter. Below, she shares a few gems on how you can hone these key aspects of your narrative to reach more of the right people online and propel yourself closer to your ideal:

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"People gravitate towards people that are knowledgeable and passionate." [Interview 14 - Keith]

We love Keith's blog because he doles out tons of practical advice and resources for people who wish to reshape their lifestyles centered around more travel, such as in Digital Nomad Tools - Essential Remote Work Apps & Services, as well as his Freelancer's Guide for Making Money on Upwork

Since he's got all the keys for embodying the term 'the world is yours,' we got in touch with Keith to find out a little bit more about how he does it and what his top tips are for how you can, too:

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"Figure out what your niche is and own it." [Interview 13 - Emily]

At only 22 years old, Emily de Sousa is creating a remarkable impression on the world as an ocean activist, freelance writer, travel vlogger, AND environmentalist student. Also cementing herself as a public speaker, she recently delivered a TedX talk on how we can save our oceans! Our youngest guest yet featured in the LITT interview series, Emily makes me wish I'd accomplished a bit more than partying during my free time throughout my undergrad years.  

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"If your marketing is mismatched with your ideal client audience, you're going to struggle." [Interview 10 - Michell]

It's clear Michell has fun shaping his online narratives and social micro-stories. But more than just humor, there's honesty. There's humility. There's no sugar coating what it takes to successfully pave your own lane as a modern-day influencer.  And across his platforms, he's narrating his highs, lows, and lessons learned along the way.

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"Whenever you structure life in a non-traditional way, there will be haters. F the haters. That's my advice." [Interview 09 - Alexis Lamb]

 

Alexis' blog, The No-Pants Life, shows us that "you can make a nice living, and importantly, architect a great life -- all while working in just your underpants." Since architecting this life outside of office walls, she's visited over 30 countries, ran marathons, became a published writer of both fiction AND non-fiction, spent more precious time with her parents, and has done business around the world as a remote recruiter, just to name a few highlights.  

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"Hiring a virtual assistant has been the best decision early on." [Interview 07 - Melody]

A former website designer who built her first website at age 12, Melody Thomas is now inspiring thousands of people of color to work from anywhere in the world through her platform Black Digital Nomad. Her mission is to show you how to create a location independent lifestyle that gives you the freedom to travel the world and live life on your own terms.

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