Get Some (Free) Expert Help to Profit from the Digital Revolution

Many of you are looking for ways to earn an income no matter where in the world you live. You want a portable career. In this digital age, a portable career almost always means some form of working online. If you’re working online, you probably have a website. Your website isn’t the business, though, it’s […]

2012 International Freelancers Day

Whether you’re a portable careerist overseas or developing a freelance career in your home country, this is good news! Ed Gandia of the International Freelancers Academy has now completed his second annual study of freelancers, and come up with this englightening infographic. And here’s some even better news — the third annual International Freelancers Day […]

Want the Best WordPress Site? 52 Resources for Now and Later

Is a portable career part of your plan for an untethered expat life? If it includes a WordPress blog or website, here are 52 links to help you get started. I’ve tried to arrange them in roughly the order you’ll need them. (And yes, some of them are affiliate links.) Domain Name Registration and Hosting […]

Develop a Portable Career as a Stock Photographer

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 exactly. Whether you’re living in one place or circumnavigating the globe, there’s a […]

WordPress Basics

If you’re here, I’m assuming it’s because you want to learn how to build great-looking, effective websites using WordPress. I can help you with that. There’s a good reason that WordPress is the most popular Content Management System. It’s attractive, it’s easy to use, it’s versatile, it’s free and best of all, you don’t have […]

Why Your Expat Website Needs an Editorial Calendar

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 a blogger, and your website is the foundation on which your business […]

Don’t Turn Your Social Media into an Epic Fail

If you’re creating a portable career to support your overseas lifestyle, you’ll probably be involved in social media. And if you’re doing social media, you need to learn to do it effectively. Like any other part of managing a business (and that’s what your portable career really is), you need a plan. Recently I had […]

Pinfluence: Marketing Your Business with Pinterest

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 about you, and gives them a way to get in touch with you. Unfortunately, the days of “build […]

Is Life Coaching Still a Good Portable Career for Expats?

Life coaching is an extremely portable career. Most coaching is done by phone or online, so as long as you live where you have reliable telephone and/or internet connections, you can do business. As with many other solo-preneur type businesses, coaches find they do better when they focus on a small, specific area. As an […]

Portable Careers: How to Get Paid Overseas

You’ve started a profitable portable career. You have clients or projects (or you know how to get them). Congratulations, you can work from almost anywhere in the world. You just need your laptop, camera and an internet connection, and you’re in business. Now, how do you get paid? The best portable career in the world […]