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 […]

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 […]

Blogging for Expats: List-Building Basics

Once you’ve created a portable career to support you overseas, you need to start marketing. The best place to do it is online, with a website or blog. When you market online, there are essentially two ways to get your message out. Attract huge amounts of traffic using any/every available means — ads, PPC, social […]

More Expat Info from the Interwebs

It’s time for another list of helpful web sites, blogs and resources for expats and travelers. Here are 11 for your edification and enjoyment. Expat Sites AngloInfo Panama. AngloInfo has been providing English-language information for expats in a variety of locations. The Panama site has just launched. It’s a good all-around resource, very focused on […]

Blogging for Expats: You’ve Only Got a Few Months to Get This Right

If you’re serious about building a business or portable career around a blog, you only have a few months to get one particular technical aspect under control. I’m talking about mobile. Fewer people today are accessing the internet from a PC than from a mobile device. Most of us use laptops, netbooks, tablets and even […]

Expats, Life and Love for Valentine’s Day

Today is Valentine’s Day, so I thought we’d start today’s post with a little love story. Back in the 1600’s, a young man fell in love with a beautiful young woman he saw in the bazaar. Not an uncommon event, I’m sure. They married a few years later, and lived happily together until she died […]

Five Social Media Platforms Every Expat Blogger Should Use

You’ve set up your blog, you’ve found a terrific theme, you’re producing content. . . now what? How do you attract the right target audience? Create a social media strategy. Which specific social media platforms you use will depend on your niche and your audience. Basic rule of thumb? You need to hang out where […]

How to Know What Premium WordPress Theme is Right for your Site

This is the 11th in our Blogging for Expats tutorial series. So you’ve got an idea for your blog, you’ve worked your way through the basics of setting it up, maybe you’ve even posted a few articles. But your site still doesn’t look as professional as you’d like. What to do. . . what to […]

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 […]