Traveling/Blogging with a Family with Adam Baker
I want to start out by saying that I’m extremely impressed by Adam Baker of Man vs. Debt. For having started his site more or less around the same time has me, he has around 5 times the audience that I do — and I’m pretty proud of mine!
Not only has he built a successful blog, but he is building a business around it all while raising a family and traveling. Baker made his mark on the blogging community last year when he made an aggressive push to pay off his debt and then move with his wife and 1-year-old daughter to Australia (and subsequently New Zealand and Thailand) for the better part of a year.
Pretty cool story and proof that even with a family you can still live an awesome nomadic lifestyle.
In this interview we talk about the uncertainty related to making the move, how the blog has changed his life and his goals for paying off his debt and the immense burden that doing so has lifted from his shoulders.
Here is what you are going to find in the interview:
0:00 – Introduction
0:35 – The “Five Minute” story of Adam and Man vs. Debt
4:05 – Adam’s biggest uncertainties regarding traveling with a family, and how they overcame them.
6:45 – Was your original plan to go to Australia, New Zealand and Thailand? Or did you change your plans on the fly? (Great thoughts on staying flexible and going with the flow)
12:20 – How would you rate these three countries as places to take advantage of geo-arbitrage?
15:45 – Recommendations for traveling with kids (It’s not going to be as bad as you think it is!)
19:20 – How has starting your blog Man Vs. Debt changed your life?
22:15 – What have you done to grow your site so quickly, and how did you make so many contacts with well known bloggers? (Some fantastic networking advice here).
28:45 – How are you monetizing your blog and turning it into an income for your family?
34:30 – What does the future hold for Man Vs. Debt?
Note: A PDF Transcript and Table of Contents is coming soon for this interview.