I'm Matt, aka Mojomatt, a french expat living in Bangkok.
I'm an ex bartender and retired event planner, now on the path to become a full-time Party and Travel Blogger / Influencer and Digital Nomad.
Yes, it's a long job title.
This blog and Mojomatt brand's is all about sharing my experience as I travel around the world, get drunk, build an online business, try to better myself, and share about it.
Mojomatt in a few lines :
- 🌴Travel and Lifestyle Blogger, I love to travel, party, drink, try new things, and share stories about it
- 💻Digital Nomad, because who doesn't want the flexibility to work where and whenever they want?
- 😈Pro Fun Haver, or party addict and alcoholic, it's just a question of perspective.
- 🥃Cocktails and Spirits lover, because everything fun starts with a good drink
- 🇹🇭 Expat in Bangkok, because where else do you want to live?
Why Mojomatt ?
When I started bartending at 20, we used to always scream "Faya" before a shot.
That's how I became Fayamatt for years.
Then in 2016, I started MojoSons.
So when I decided to really establish my personal brand, and because my days as a bartender were long gone, Fayamatt became Mojomatt.
And if you don't know what the " mojo " is, according to Cambridge Dictionary it is :
a quality that attracts people to you and makes you successful and full of energy:
Example: Mojomatt needs to get his mojo working to become successful.
I'm originally from the "center" of France, from a city called Tours, in a region most famous for wine and castles.
Nice childhood, I'm raised by my mother and I get picked on as a child because I'm super shy and ginger!
But everything else is fine.
I manage to finish high school alive, got my driver's license, saved some money by working during weekends and holidays and I can't wait to live my life.
2009: I drop out of Uni after 2 months, get a full-time job, and save money to travel.
2010: I fly to Australia to spend one year there with a one-year working/holiday visa and no plan. Best decision ever!
2011: In just a year down under I learn to speak English fluently, try about 30 different jobs, meet incredible people, get challenged a lot, learn a lot about myself, travel to some incredible places, skydive, and make more money than I thought was possible.
After a year, it's time to leave Australia and I know what I want to do with my life... become a bartender!
Back home in Tours (France), I'm moving back with my mum.
One of my friends introduces me to the only Australian Bar in Tours. I meet the owner, lie on my resume, and get the job.
With that job, I move to a shared house with 2 friends. Life is good.
2012: After watching the movie Cocktails about 10 times, I know everything I need to know about bartending.
I'm working in such a small bar, I don't need to know much about cocktails, but I learn as much as I can anyway because I absolutely love it.
During that year I learn how to manage a crowd, get the party started, get drunk way too much... I have the time of my life.
But after working way too much, getting my heart broken by a girl, and a strong disagreement with my boss, I'm done.
I quit my job, my house with my friends and I go to Thailand for the first time.
2013: I spend a total of 5 months in Asia. I almost don't drink, don't date, don't do anything fun.
My only focus is self-improvement. I'm trying new diets, new routines, I work on myself to become better.
Oh, and I start a blog, that doesn't get many visitors.
I go back to France in April.
Back to drinking, working in different places as a bartender... a lot of parties and drinks, not much else.
2014: Working, drinking, working, drinking, working...
2015: I'm back at the small Australian bar in Tours after 1 month in Brazil.
I start Ninjapero with 3 of my best friends.
We make Youtube videos on cocktails.
It's amazing, fun, but we lose focus and we're not able to break.
2016: I quit my job again. This time I'm done, I don't work to work for anyone else. It's time to fail on my own.
After a month of traveling in Europe and some time in Paris, I fly to Bangkok in April to look for a place to open a bar/cafe.
Long story short, I meet my business partner and in October we start MojoSons Events, an event planning company that specializes in Bachelor Parties and Fun trips.
2017: Lots of challenges and fun time with MojoSons.
We meet amazing people and make unforgettable memories but we don't manage to bring a stable income.
2018: I start to learn SEO to bring more customers into my business.
I'm also using that to grow my own blog.
Fayamatt.com become themojomatt.com and finally mojomatt.me
2019: With decide to split ways with my business partner at MojoSons.
He keeps MojoSons Events that will keep running.
I keep MojoSons brand.
I dedicate all my time to start affiliate websites and grow my blog to become a digital nomad.
2020: I'm dedicating this year to become a full-time blogger and influencer as well as launching my SEO Marketing agency mojosonsmedia.com.
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Matthieu but everybody call him Matt.
France. From Tours, in the Loire Valley region.
About 10,000$ in debt due mainly to his expensive lifestyle in Thailand and the launch of his online brand, blog and youtube channel.