Your Portable Career — Beware the Unintended Consequences

Portable careers are a blessing. You can work from anywhere in the world you happen to be (usually as long as you have an internet connection). But when you move, you may find yourself dealing with some unintended consequences. As you know, I’ve just made the transition from Central Florida to Las Tablas, Panama. I’m […]

Making Money from your Blog

Blogging is a workable portable career for expats, requiring only some expertise, a computer and an internet connection. It can be an excellent way to fund your untethered life overseas. Before you get into the technical issues of setting up your blog, though, you need to have some sort of a plan. Because, if you’re […]

Hot Markets for Teaching English Abroad

Although not as portable in the short-term as some of the other portable expat professions, teaching English is a terrific way to see the world, experience other cultures, and earn a living. Before you plunk down your money for training and certification, though, it’s a good idea to know where in the world you’d like […]

So You Want to be a Travel Writer or Photographer?

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 overseas life. If you can do both, you can carve out a big […]

Don’t Wait 31 Days

Early in my blogging career, I joined ProBlogger Darren Rowse and thousands of other bloggers and wannabes. “Give me 31 Days and I’ll Give You a Better Blog,” Darren promised. Actually, he didn’t just promise a better blog, but a dramatically better one! For 31 days I read his information and instructions, did the assigned […]

Let Someone Else Pay for Your Explorations

I’ve just returned home from my first scouting trip to Panama. My husband and I spent a week traveling the country, from Panama City to David to Las Tablas, to answer these two questions: Can we see ourselves living in Panama? If yes, do we prefer the David or Las Tablas areas? This was a […]

Blogging for Expats

Welcome to the first tutorial in our new series, Blogging for Expats. As we’ve discussed previously, you can use a blog as a business platform to develop an income while you’re overseas. It’s not rocket science, but don’t naively expect you can just start writing and watch the money roll in. You’ll need some basic […]