If you flew to Panama with a lot of debt, a little cash, no experience and nothing but a plan to make money online, would you still play it cool?
A common theme of this podcast is to explore transition. No one gives permission to do this stuff. It takes a leap of faith to make it happen. I love to ask how the most successful people made it happen.
My guest today is Chris Hughes (@whosChrisHughes). We met at KoHub one night. I dive into that story in the podcast.
Lots of people say that building a business is like jumping off a cliff and building an airplane before you hit the ground. For Chris, that plane was a Duck Dynasty Facebook fan page. Duck Dynasty caught him before he hit the dirt. He’s still flying. It’s a crazy story.
“Do the stuff you’re supposed too, before you do the stuff you want too.” – Chris Hughes
Podcast: Play in new window
- How Chris almost killed his friend [02:20]
- Starting a life of travel [02:40]
- The viral power of Duck Dynasty [03:35]
- Using a Facebook Fan Page to buy a margarita [06:50]
- Valet-parking cars for Orlando Magic [10:45]
- Refusing job opportunities to keep your freedom [14:10]
- Learning how to make money online [16:05]
- On completing college for your parents [18:03]
- Burning your ships and making the leap [22:38]
- Being smart with your money [23:20]
- Juggling for video games [25:20]
- The benefits of Capitalism [29:05]
- Leaving the surfing haven of Costa Rica [30:35]
- Building systems for your business [33:30]
- Making business work on Facebook [35:50]
Chris Hughes Talking Points:
- Learn about the show Duck Dynasty which inspired Chris’s first business
- Like Chris’s fan page to see his work in action Duck Dynasty Fan Club
- Learn more about Peerfly the affiliate network
- Use Bit.ly to make shorter links
- Learn more about ClickBank – A marketplace for digital products
- The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss
- Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
- Learn more about Nick Anderson
- No B.S. Direct Marketing by Dan S. Kennedy
- Connect with Chris Hughes:
- Innocence by SVDKO
What was your last important life transition?
One Reply to “Is Chris Hughes the Coolest Digital Nomad Alive Today?”
This was so fun. Glad to have met you at Kohub and gotten to know each other!