While it's possible to earn a great living by providing a service, a passive income stream or two really levels off the ups and downs. Just don't buy into the myth of passive income -- make sure you understand what it really is before you … [Read more...] about How to Use Affiliate Links as Part of Your Passive Income Strategy
Recently, I had an interesting exchange with someone in a business-related group I belong to. This young man, a self-described GenXer, was stymied because he feels like he's playing catchup all the time with technology, and it's hindering his … [Read more...] about Do You Need Help Starting a Location-Independent Business?
This week on the podcast, I talked with Shannon O'Donnell. Shannon has been traveling and working full time since 2008. Let that sink in a minute. For 10 years, she's been traveling the globe, working as she goes. She's lived a digital nomad … [Read more...] about Is the Digital Nomad Life Right for You?
Did you ever dream of finding that magic button on your computer that unleashes a torrent of money into your bank account? If so, you're not alone. "Passive income" is hyped all over the place as an effortless way to get rich. We see it in … [Read more...] about How to Make Sure You’re Not Buying Into the Myth of Passive Income
Join us on April 5 for another Live Q&A. This time, we'll be talking about passive income -- what it is, and what it isn't. There's no charge to attend, and all are welcome, but you do need to register. When: April 5, 2018 at 7:00 PM Eastern … [Read more...] about Passive Income: Ask Your Questions at the Live Q&A
There's a big hurdle we all have to overcome before starting a business or portable career. That's the expectation that, somehow, we'll be able to find something. Back in the day, you could find a job by looking in the Help Wanted section … [Read more...] about Starting a Business is Hard. Do You Have What it Takes?
It's always an exciting day around here when StudioPress releases a new WordPress theme. Some people like to draw, or paint, or craft -- I like to play with WordPress themes, what can I say. . . Their latest, the Authority Pro theme, includes … [Read more...] about Why You Should Look at the New Authority Pro Theme
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
On September 10, Hurricane Irma blanketed the entire state of Florida with tropical-force winds and rain. Yes, the entire state. It was a B-I-G storm. Living near Orlando, we watched its path anxiously, and prepared as best we could. We've gone … [Read more...] about How Not to Let a Little Thing Like a Hurricane Stop You!
Karen McCann didn't set out to become a successful expat author. Her journey started much more prosaically. In the year 2000, "Friends invited us to visit them in Marbella [Spain], and we were surprised at how much we loved it. Spain hadn't been on … [Read more...] about It All Started With Dancing in the Fountain