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
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!
"My question is how much schooling or classes did you invest in or is this a path you self taught?" A reader sent in that question after receiving a recent email about portable careers. She was asking about my training as a writer. Writing is one … [Read more...] about Why Copywriting is One of the Best Portable Careers
Have you discovered this “secret corner” of the writer’s world? Forget the myth of “the struggling writer” always in search of the next paycheck. Few writers know it, but there’s a secret little “corner” of the writer’s world, where writers are in … [Read more...] about Join this Elite Club. . .
The internet is ideal for creating passive income. A website never sleeps. Writing your own money-making website is the best way to add $500-$5,000 to your monthly income. Learn more: How to Write Your Own Money-Making Websites … [Read more...] about Turn Your Writing Passion into a Passive Revenue Stream
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)
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'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