In 2007, Gary Arndt dropped everything for a life of travel, adventure, and photography. Today, that adventurous life also includes a booming business as a travel blogger, podcaster, and photographer. You'll find him online at … [Read more...] about How Gary Arndt Built an Adventure-Based Portable Career
Before 2009, I had never heard of a portable career, laptop lifestyle, digital nomad or location-independent lifestyle. If I ever considered work and not being tied to a place in the same thought, it was to dream about someday writing a book. After … [Read more...] about How to be a Happiness Hero Overseas!
The internet makes portable careers possible. Whether your portable career involves writing, building websites, photography or something else, you rely on the internet to keep you connected to clients, coworkers and bosses. You also need the internet … [Read more...] about What’s the Weakest Link in YOUR Portable Career?
I remember loving fluffernutter and banana sandwiches as a kid. A thick layer of creamy peanut butter, another thick layer of marshmallow cream, topped with sliced banana circles. They were like an ice cream sundae in a sandwich as far as I was … [Read more...] about The Fluffernutter and Banana Sandwich of Portable Careers
Would you like to travel and get paid for it? How about traveling and getting paid for it without a boss, an editor, or selling? Are you already sharing anecdotes and snapshots about the places you go on Facebook, Twitter or other social media? If … [Read more...] about Jump-Start Your Portable Career as a Travel Blogger
Is it possible in today's global economy to make a good living with a portable career as a writer? That's the question my friend Russell Ward asked recently. Here's Part 2 of my response. (You can see Part 1 here.) Yes, you can earn a living -- a … [Read more...] about Portable Careers — Can You Really Make a Location-Independent Living? (Part 2)
Recently my online expat blogging friend Russell Ward asked that question. "I've been an office worker my entire adult working life. I've been in government for ten years, in a blue chip corporation prior to that. In both sectors, I've worked in … [Read more...] about Portable Careers — Can You Really Make a Location-Independent Living?
If you have a particular area of interest or expertise, you can develop an income by creating a website or blog around that topic. Then, when you move overseas you can make that income portable -- as long as you have a computer and an internet … [Read more...] about Need Portable Income? Create a Money-Making Website
If you're creating a portable career to help support your overseas living, you probably have a website as well. Maybe you're a life coach, a freelance writer or a photographer, and your website is a big part of your marketing strategy. Perhaps you're … [Read more...] about Why Your Expat Website Needs an Editorial Calendar
If you've established a portable career as a writer, photographer, blogger or life coach, your marketing centers (or should center!) around a website that you own. Your website displays your skills, tells prospective clients or customers something … [Read more...] about Pinfluence: Marketing Your Business with Pinterest