The More Portable Your Career, the More Important Your Online Presence

There are as many types of portable careers as there are expats looking to earn a living overseas. One thing most of them have in common, though, is the need for some sort of online presence. A permanent online address shows a level of stability that reassures clients and brings you more business. This leads […]

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 […]

Turn Your Writing Passion into a Passive Revenue Stream

The internet is ideal for creating passive income. A website never sleeps. Writing your own money-making website is the best way to add $500-$5,000 to your monthly income. Learn more: How to Write Your Own Money-Making Websites

Create a Passive, Portable Income with a Money-Making Website

Not all expats are retirees, nor do we all have great jobs with multinational companies. Many of us are self-employed, choosing to create portable careers we can carry with us, turtle-like, wherever we go. There is one type of income all of us can develop — retirees as well as employees and self-employed expats. I’m […]

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 […]

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 […]