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 […]

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 […]

Support Yourself Overseas as a Photographer — Even if You’ve Only Taken Casual Snapshots Before

Ah, the glamour, the glitz, the satisfaction of supporting your overseas lifestyle from anywhere you happen to be. All you need is your educated eye and your trusty camera. Travel photography. . . stock photography. . . fine art photography. . . all great portable careers. But what do you do if you have an […]

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 […]

Panama, Baseball and Expat Businesses

Beisbol (baseball) is big in Panama. Really big. They have major leagues, playoffs, and their own version of the World Series. Panama’s a small country, with a population of about 3.5 million, so they don’t have a big talent pool to draw on. Making it even more surprising that they can at least a dozen […]

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 […]