Johnny Ward, the larger-than-life persona behind OneStep4Ward, is a successful location-independent entrepreneur, travel blogger, and digital nomad who has traveled to over 100 countries. 

Johnny started out with a degree in finance and planned to begin a stable career after college. But after taking a brief trip to the US, the travel bug had bit… and his life was changed forever. He embarked on a new dream to travel forever and see the entire world. He made all kinds of crazy sacrifices, like enrolling in medical experiments to fund his dream. His motto is: “No half measures.” Fast forward several years, and Johnny is now a successful self-made man and owner of a growing online business empire.

During our interview, we discuss how he did it. Some of the things we talk about:

  • A step-by-step outline to set up a successful, money-making travel blog (or any type of blog)
  • How to build a brand, and acquire new business opportunities, leads, and clients virtually from anywhere in the world
  • How to develop the habit of pushing past your comfort zone, so you can seize new and exciting opportunities
  • How Johnny earns free tours and free stays at 5-star resorts (he was given a free stay at the Niyama resort in the Maldives to celebrate his 100th country, and he’s soon about to embark on a free cruise to Antarctica)
  • The highlights and low points of his 8+ years of travel adventures

This was such an awesome interview that I was reluctant to post it for free… since I’ve also devoted a chapter to Johnny’s story and business in my forthcoming book. But Johnny and I talked it over and I agreed to post the entire full-length interview on my blog and podcast for free. Enjoy!

About The Author

Danny Flood is co-founder of OpenWorld, the world's #1 resource for active lifestyle creators. An entrepreneur since age 9, he went from broke ramen-eating college graduate to growing a profitable online business and pursuing lifestyle design with reckless abandon. Through his many adventures around the world, he has been robbed, fallen from bridges and motorbikes, hugged exotic animals, and nearly died several times in pursuit of his dreams. While he could be anywhere, he feels most at home in San Diego, Tokyo, Florianopolis, Buenos Aires, and Penang. Like us on Facebook.

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