Do you want to be an Anywhereist? What does it mean, anyway? Do you want to:
- Live anywhere in the world you want, for as long or short a time as you want? (We call that being a flexpat)
- Live full-time as an expat in another country?
- Travel full time?
- Get away from harsh winters but still keep your home base in the community you’re in now? That’s a snowbird or part-time expat
- Explore someplace new for a month or two — longer than your vacation time allows? You could do this as a digital nomad, working as you go
- Stay in your home and community because you’re happy there, but you’re fed up with your commute and the corporate cubicle — you just want your freedom?
If so, you want to be an Anywhereist! Scroll down, or click the link below that you’re most interested in.
With a portable income in place, you can live anywhere you want.
Maybe that’s your home town — without the commute.
Maybe you’d like to live overseas, or travel extensively. Perhaps you’d like to cruise the country in your RV.
It’s all possible when you’re no longer tied to a specific work location.
It used to be that was a privilege reserved for well-to-do retirees and the independently wealthy, but today it’s available to anyone.
I’ll help you identify some of the best places in the world to live, and provide resources to help you get there.
Here’s a collection of articles about popular places for North Americans to live and work.
Earning a good income without being tied to a specific job location is a way of life for millions today.
Thanks to the internet, companies recognize that they can attract great talent and save on overhead when employees work remotely.
At the same time, starting your own business online has never been more accessible.
To be an Anywhereist, you need a portable career. That means, work that you can do from wherever you are -– you don’t need to be in a specific place at a specific time to do it.
Often it means work you can do with just your computer, an internet connection, and some expertise.
There are many kinds of work that can be made portable. If you have a specialized skill or knowledge, think about some creative ways you can offer it without being tied to an office. Computer programming can be done remotely, for example, although anything in the IT realm that involves hardware or cables probably can’t.
You could enter medical data remotely, but you have to be in the room with someone to draw blood.
You can teach someone a skill like guitar playing remotely, via the internet, but you have to be at a specific place at a specific time to provide live guitar music for a wedding.
You get the idea.
Some types of portable careers are pretty common. Things like:
Then there are the uncommon ones. It’s amazing how creative people can be in developing the portable income they need to live the life they want! For example:
- Belly dancing
- Coaching entrepreneurs with ADHD
Or, become a member of Anywhereist and receive my e-book Untether Yourself: 5 Portable Careers to Support You Overseas, absolutely free. (It’s a book I wrote for my Future Expats site, so you’ll see lots of references to that site in it.)
In order to thrive, we need more than just a roof over our heads and food in our bellies. We need:
- social relationships
- good health
- intellectual stimulation
- entertainment and culture
- a sense of purpose
These are all things you should consider before you move to a new place, and learn to enjoy once you’re there.