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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Choosing a Niche for Your Portable Career

Which way will lead to a more profitable portable career? Offering to do “everything” in your industry, or offering a service or product that’s very specific? If you’re a writer, will you write everything for everyone? Well, maybe you could, but how would you market your services? How do you stand out from the crowd? […]

Black Friday Shopping List for Untethered Expats

If you’re about to move abroad, you certainly don’t want to collect more doodads, tchotchkes, knicknacks and other stuff you’ll have to store or move. So what do you give a soon-to-be expat for Christmas? I thought we could join the rest of America in some Black Friday shopping, but for things that will help […]

What Prevents Expats From Working Overseas?

Guest post by Louise Wiles Accompanying partners – do they or circumstance influence their career choices? Recently I was talking about the services that I offer to accompanying partners through Success Abroad Coaching with some friends ‘back home’. I was explaining that finding fulfilling and meaningful work whilst abroad can be quite a challenge for […]

Jane Needs a Portable Career

Jane wrote to me recently because she wants to move abroad, she’s interested in creating a portable career, but she doesn’t know where to begin. Jane writes: “I need something that does not require a long learning curve or establishing-oneself curve. There are, of course, other people on the Net who want to sell me […]

(Re)Discover Your Passion . . . in time for Valentine’s Day

In December, friend and life coach Barrie Davenport launched a new program called Discover Your Passion: A Step by Step Course for Creating the Life of Your Dreams. While not written specifically for the expat (or future expat), the course employs lots of techniques and exercises that can help you to create your ideal expat […]

Free E-book: Untether Yourself

My new e-book Untether Yourself: 5 Portable Careers to Support You Overseas is now available as a free download. 80% of you have told me you’ll need to earn a living overseas, and none of you expect to do it in a traditional job. So what’s an expat to do? Lots of you turn to […]