E298: Running an Ecommerce Business Out of Chiang Mai, Thailand

Hello from Asia! We’ve been here since the middle of December, spending the holidays over in Thailand. Now we’re in Ho Chi Minh City, exploring the capital and financial center of Vietnam.

I’ve been to quite a few places in  Asia but I have to say that Chiang Mai, where we’ve been staying in while in Thailand, really stands out. This mountain city is a digital nomad’s paradise. In the weeks we were there, we’ve hung out with several ecommerce entrepreneurs who or are more less permanently settled in the area.

In this episode, I chat with one of the ‘locals’. Chris Cage channeled his passion for hiking and the outdoors to come up with Greenbelly Meals, a brand that sells ready-to-eat backpacking meals. He takes me through how he started his business and how he plans to grow it in the years to come.  And of course, he shares the perks of living and working in a tropical paradise.

Check out the timestamps below so you can dive into the parts you’re most interested in.

  • What makes a Chiang Mai is an entrepreneurial hotspot
  • How Chris started his business
  • The future of Greenbelly Meals
  • The challenges ahead 
  • Advice for beginner entrepreneurs

That’s it for this episode. Are you also living the digital nomad slash online entrepreneur lifestyle? Leave us a comment below and share your experience.

If you enjoyed this episode, please leave us a review on iTunes. And use the comment section on the bottom of the page to ask us a question. 

Till next time, happy selling!

Michael Jackness

Michael started his first business when he was 18 and is a serial entrepreneur. He got his start in the online world way back in 2004 as an affiliate marketer. From there he grew as an SEO expert and has transitioned into ecommerce, running several sites that bring in a total of 7-figures of revenue each year.

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