FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many languages can you speak?

I can speak fluently in French and English and communicate in Spanish and Japanese.

What are some of the places that you visited?

COUNTRIES

United State, Senegal, Gambia, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Republic Democratic of Congo, Congo, Benin, Mauritania, France, Germany, Belgium, Mexico, Cuba, Japan, United Arab Emirate, Kenya….

PROVINCE & STATES

Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia, New Foundland & Labrador, Arizona, California, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, New York, Delaware, New Jersey, Nevada, Connecticut, Virginia, Ohio, Michigan, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Utah, Florida…

What's your favorite destination?

Japan

What are the top destinations you'd like to visit?

Fiji, The Maldives, Iceland, Vietnam, Thailand, The Philippines, New Zealand, Italy, China, Panama, Spain, Greece

How do you afford to travel?

In 2013, I started Rich DX Studio – a web and mobile development studio located in Toronto. It allow me to make a living and work remotely for my clients. Working remotely for my clients allows me to have more control over my schedule and more flexibility.  Most of my travels are paid from the design and web development work I do for my clients pay for most of my travels.

What are some of the skills you have?

  • Coding / Web Development ( https://github.com/richardsondx )

  • Directing, Videography & Sound Editing ( http://youtube.com/richardsondx )

  • Photography ( http://instagram.com/richardsondx )

  • Music Mixing / Rapping ( http://soundcloud.com/richardsondx )

  • Fashion Design ( Portfolio available on request )

  • Product Development ( http://richdx.com/clients )

  • Marketing / Business Development

  • Podcasting ( https://anchor.fm/mastery )

What do you consider yourself?

I consider myself an independent content creator. I have bootstrapped most of my projects and when you don't have a budget for things but a passion for it, it' easy to become determined about learning the skills needed to achieve that idea.

How did you learn to code?

I learned to code the hard way: 18 hours every day for 2 months. No sleep, no partying just pure hard coding. To learn more about what I did and what it took me you can read more about it in this article I share a few years ago that went viral:

>> READ THE ARTICLE <<

What's your favorite way of learning?

I'm an autodidacte. I taught myself almost everything by watching youtube videos, taking online courses and reading books on a subject.

When did you start your youtube channel?

I created my youtube channel a while back when I first heard about youtube. I think it was in 2011. But I actually started posting on my channel in the summer of 2017 after my trip to Miami with my girlfriend. My Miami video/vlog was my first video on Youtube.

How did you learn videography?

Most of what I know about videography I learned it through watching Youtube Videos and reading books about Shots, Storytelling & Compositions.

What do you love about traveling?

I was raised as an international kids. Every few years we would move to new places, make new friends and get used to new cultures. I think this experience inherently made me a wanderlust. I've always been the immigrant kid wherever I've lived, I've always been the foreigner discovering new cultures. That hasn't changed much as I got older. I still have a heart for travels and cultures and I'm even more curious now that I understand the wisdom and beauty of being well traveled.  

Why Storytelling?

When I was a kid I used to say that when I'll grow old and I can finally do what I love, I will become a writer. I also had a passion for drawing comics and at some point I even wrote short stories and a book that I would share with my friends. Because of that, I used to think that my heart was into writing. What I didn't realize at the time was that my passion wasn't just witting, it's storytelling. Writing is just a medium for sharing those stories. I've always love sharing stories in various form and it's only recently, when I started my youtube channel that I realized that my passion for storytelling goes beyond a single medium. What passionate me about storytelling is the impact it can have on people. A story change my life, a story inspired me to inspire other. I want to make stories through various medium that will engage people and inspire them.

What are your favorite hobbies?

My favorite hobby is building businesses. I love solving solution to real problem and find ways to make it work. There’s something very addictive about starting a business but it's also one of the biggest challenge I've ever done. I also love travelling. But this is such a big umbrella! I love being outside and walking around in a city where there's so many unknow to explore. I’m a foodie so I also love cooking and anything food related.