How to be a Happiness Hero Overseas!

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 all, that’s something you can do no matter where you live. Then […]

Rainmaker Platform: Manage your Portable Career Easier and Faster

Living or traveling abroad, you want to spend less time on your portable career and have more time free for the living and travel part. At least, I do. That portable career probably includes a website (and if it doesn’t, it should). I’m a big believer in building websites with WordPress. It’s an easy-to-use CMS […]

Your Portable Career Needs Authority — Get Yours Here!

A couple years ago, Brian Clark and the team at Copyblogger Media started something called Authority. It’s a combination teaching/training/resources/forums site that teaches you, the online business owner, how to develop a successful content-based business. If you’re putting together a portable career, you need (small-a) authority to: Find and win clients Attract an audience to […]

Want to Make Money Blogging? Learn to Succeed Here. . .

Want to make money blogging? Then you need to listen to a mild-mannered Australian named Darren Rowse. Darren is one of the most well known, and best loved, sources of professional blogging advice. He’s the founder of ProBlogger, and he’s been giving away top-notch advice on how to blog — and earn a living from […]

What’s the Weakest Link in YOUR Portable Career?

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 to update your website or blog, offer items for sale, and myriad other tasks. So what happens when […]

This is the Delectable Skill Sandwich of Portable Careers

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 concerned. Heaven! Now there’s a easy way to meld writing, photography and […]

How to Build a WordPress Website for your Portable Career

Chances are, no matter what portable career you create, you’ll need a professional website. Fortunately these days, a professional website can be a lot more affordable than you think, in terms of both money and time. WordPress is the platform of choice for millions of websites worldwide, including this one. It’s a program that lets […]

Jump-Start Your Portable Career as a Travel Blogger

Would you like to travel and get paid for it? How about traveling and getting paid for it without a boss, an editor, or selling? Are you already sharing anecdotes and snapshots about the places you go on Facebook, Twitter or other social media? If you answered yes to those questions, you might be a […]

Portable Careers — Can You Really Make a Location-Independent Living? (Part 2)

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 very good living — as a freelance […]

Portable Careers — Can You Really Make a Location-Independent Living?

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 traditional office jobs, devoid of flexibility and misaligned with my outlook on life. […]