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
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)
Have camera -- will travel. Or not. The beautiful thing about creating a portable photography career for yourself is, it's easily portable to anywhere in the world. But what if you're not traveling? Does that mean there's no business for you? Not … [Read more...] about Develop a Portable Career as a Stock Photographer
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
Ah, the glamour, the glitz, the satisfaction of supporting your overseas lifestyle from anywhere you happen to be. All you need is your educated eye and your trusty camera. Travel photography. . . stock photography. . . fine art photography. . . all … [Read more...] about Support Yourself Overseas as a Photographer — Even if You’ve Only Taken Casual Snapshots Before
Which way will lead to a more profitable portable career? Offering to do "everything" in your industry, or offering a service or product that's very specific? If you're a writer, will you write everything for everyone? Well, maybe you could, but … [Read more...] about Choosing a Niche for Your Portable Career
Somehow travel writing, photography and the untethered expat life just seem to naturally flow together. What career tools are more portable, after all, than a laptop and a camera? If you can write or photograph, you have the means to support your … [Read more...] about So You Want to be a Travel Writer or Photographer?