18: Retired at 35 | Johnny FD on Creating Financial Freedom Through Passive Income

Johnny FD is a location independent entrepreneur who has lived in Thailand for over 5 years before deciding to give up his apartment and travel the world as a true ‘nomad’.

Well-known in the drop-shipping community, Johnny started out building and selling Shopify stores and nowadays, shares his experiences with nomadic life and online business through his blog JohnnyFD.com and his podcast, the ’Travel Like a Boss Podcast’.

Stay tuned as we discuss what it’s like to retire at 35 and what Johnny has planned post-retirement.

Be sure to check out Johnny’s latest course on how to create online passive income from a blog, brand, or audience!

Talking Points

[01:46] A little word about how the new season of the CTF Podcast will play out and how Johnny runs his own podcast

[04:55] How Johnny met Sam Marks, successful e-cig entrepreneur and now co-host of the ‘Invest Like a Boss’ podcast

[07:50] Announcing retirement at age 35, achieving financial freedom and finding motivation post-retirement

[10:39] How more money does not necessarily mean more happiness

[13:08] Making the decision to retire from eCommerce and continuing with blogging and podcasting

[17:43] An introduction to Johnny’s latest course, Income Boss and what motivated him to ‘come out of retirement’

[21:42] Leaving Chiang Mai to travel to places like Bali, Ukraine and Gran Canaria.

[24:30] Feeling the need for a home base as you become more nomadic

[26:04] Redefining the definition of word ‘retirement’

[28:50] Johnny’s plan to travel less and spend more time in the US, Gran Canaria and Chiang Mai

[31:08] Why Johnny and I love Gran Canaria as a digital nomad destination

[32:41] The negative side to living in Bali and why Chiang Mai is such a good alternative

[38:46] Australia for digital nomads – two big problems which hold Australia back

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About the Author

Hi, I'm Chris. I'm a self-taught web developer, YouTuber, Blogger and Digital Nomad.

To find out more about me, check out the 'About page', the 'Hire Me' section of this website or connect on social media

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To read my full story on how I left my corporate career in Accounting to pursue Location Independence, check out my book 'How I Learned to Code'


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