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
This month seems to be all about portable careers here at Future Expats. No matter what portable career you choose, you'll need a computer -- even if it's just to handle email and bookkeeping. And when your career is portable, you'll probably want a … [Read more...] about Portable Computers for 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
Guest Post by Anne-Marie Watson Bitterly disappointed. That’s how I felt when I realized I wouldn't be able to find a job as an expat in the US. Together with our kids, I relocated for my husband’s work to the USA, over two years ago. As I had my … [Read more...] about Working in the US as an Expat
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?
Recently I started using a VPN (virtual private network) on my Android tablet. If you're using your Android device (phone or tablet) on a public WiFi network, snoopers can glom onto your data so it's important to protect yourself. Especially if … [Read more...] about Use a VPN with your Tablet or Smart Phone
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about staying focused and moving ahead with your portable career even when life gets in the way. I promised to share some productivity tools with you, so here goes. Some are free and some are not. These are all … [Read more...] about 18 Tools for Portable Career Productivity
I admit, I'm not very good at juggling. No, I'm talking talking about the balls-or-clubs-in-the-air kind of juggling. I'm talking about the elusive work-life balancing act. Right now, I'm having a hard time staying on top of my normal business … [Read more...] about Your Portable Career — How Do You Keep it On Track when Life Gets In the Way