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 […]

Teach English in Japan with the JET Program: Walking through the Application Process

Guest post by Catherine Perkins As an expat, teaching English abroad is a terrific portable career. If you’re a college graduate and interested in Japan, check out the JET program. New participants for the 2013 JET Program have recently arrived in Tokyo for their orientation, which means that applications for 2014 are being released soon! […]

Getting Ready to Teach English in Prague

Guest Post by Sean Lords Gearing up for a year of teaching abroad can be both a stressful and exciting time in your life. On one hand, you are preparing for what will probably be one of the most memorable times of your life, but on the other, you are getting ready to leave everything […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Economic Report Can Help You Find Your Dream Expat Life

The Brookings Institution and the London School of Economics and Political Science have just released their Global Metro Monitor report, The Path to Economic Recovery: A Preliminary Overview of 150 Global Metropolitan Economies in the Wake of the Great Recession. While this information won’t determine where in the world you’ll be happiest as an 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 […]

Teach English in Asia to Finance Your Life Overseas

So, you’ve decided you want to live in Asia, to travel to exotic locations, eat incredibly spicy food, and generally enjoy life in a culture that’s completely different from what you’ve grown up with. But you have to be able to afford it. Previously, we’ve discussed teaching English as a second language as a way […]

Finance Your Life Overseas by Teaching English

One popular way to finance your new life abroad is to teach English as a second language. While formal teaching experience is not required, most programs require you to be a native speaker and have a Bachelor’s Degree. Training and certification as a TESOL (Teaching English as a second or other language) or TEFL (Teaching […]