Expat Resources: Portable Careers

If you’re not ready to live your father’s (or grandfather’s) retirement, your best bet for supporting yourself overseas is with a profession that’s portable, one you can take with you wherever you go. Unless you have highly specialized skills that are in high demand in your new country, you’re probably not going to find a job, so some sort of business or self employment is in order.

Here are helpful resources to help you gain the information and skills to need to work almost anywhere in the world.

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Writing

The Ultimate Travel Writer’s Program

I left school at 15 to live in a hippy squat house in London. I’ve tended bar in a strip joint … inspected bolts at a factory … waitressed in a Chinese restaurant …But today I get paid to visit white sand Caribbean beaches … wildlife sanctuaries in Borneo … Indian Ocean hideaways … Rome … Paris … London …

I invite you to do the same. In fact, I’ll even help you get your first assignment.

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The Versatile Freelancer

If you’re a FREELANCE WRITER or OTHER CREATIVE PROFESSIONAL … Are you missing out on these 4 great overlooked profit opportunities?

You may be able to turn your knowledge and experience into thousands of dollars in additional income—this year and every year!

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Copywriting 2.0 Your Complete Guide to Writing Web Copy that Converts

First there was the Web … then Web 2.0. As the Internet continues to evolve, copywriting has had a similar transformation. Now every new, aspiring, and experienced copywriter needs to know about …
“Copywriting 2.0”Top web-copy consultant, Nick Usborne shows you how to write blockbuster web copy in record time, even if you are an complete internet rookie!Find Out More

Accelerated Program for Six-Figure Copywriting

Learn about the fun and lucrative world of writing promotional letters for the $2.3 trillion direct-response industry. Follow simple yet powerful techniques and receive personal and financial freedom.

Photography

Turn Your Pictures into Cash

Can You Take a
Simple Photograph?
If yes, you could easily make $200 – $2,000 a week taking photographs in your own backyard … on your family vacations … or anywhere
in the world you care to travel …Find Out More

Graphic Design

Graphic Design Success

Learn about the lucrative world of designing promotional letters for the $2.3 trillion direct-response industry. Discover the proven secrets of direct-mail design.Now, I know the words “graphic design” may make you think you need superior artistic talent or ability. Let me assure you that you don’t have to be a Picasso to do what I do.

In fact…
You Don’t Even Have to Be Able to Draw a Straight Line

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Internet Marketing and Blogging

31 Days to Build a Better Blog

31 Days to Build a Better Blog

Early in my blogging career, I joined ProBlogger Darren Rouse and thousands of other bloggers and wannabes.”Give me 31 Days and I’ll Give You a Better Blog,” Darren promised. Actually, he didn’t just promise a better blog, but a dramatically better one!

For 31 days I read his information and instructions, did the assigned tasks, and lo and behold my blog improved.

I started coming up with interesting topics to write about, and more of them.

My headlines got more interesting.

I learned how to engage you, the reader, a little better.

I got some help on leveraging social media to enhance my blogging efforts.

This program, which began originally as an ongoing challenge on Darren’s website, quickly turned into an e-book.

Darren will teach you how to:

    • convert a trip to the mall into blog improvement
    • get more readers by doing something unexpected with a competitor
    • conduct an audit of this critical page on your site
    • and lots, lots more

 

If blogging is part of your plan for your untethered expat life, you owe it to yourself to make this tiny investment into improving your blog.

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How to Write Your Own Money-Making Websites

The traditional approach to savings and retirement doesn’t work anymore.
It’s time to take control!Turn a few “spare-time” hours a week into $750 … $1,500 … $3,500 and up per month.Money that comes in whether you’re working, sleeping, playing golf, or relaxing on the beach.This is Nick Usborne’s,step-by-step system for creating a content rich, money making website. A way to make money in your spare time that can bring you in a substantial income.

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Wealthy Web Writer: The Writer’s Roadmap to Making Money Online

This is another membership site with enormous amounts of content. You can learn the basics of putting together a website, and every aspect of how to make money online by writing. They frequently hire members to write for the site, and I’ve earned money by doing so.Find Out More Now

AWAI

These folks publish multiple programs that can help you learn how to set up a site and how to make money from it as a writer, photographer or graphic artist. There’s no charge to be a member of the site and get access to job boards and tons of useful information.Find Out More

Blogging Tools

Web Hosts

DreamHost

Optimized for WordPress hosting, Dreamhost offers lots of “unlimited” features including:

  • Disk storage
  • Bandwidth
  • Domains Hosted
  • Email Accounts
  • MySQL 5 Databases

DreamHost has also gone green — they’re carbon neutral.

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BlueHost


BlueHost also offers a slew of “unlimited” features, including:

  • Disk storage
  • Bandwidth
  • Domains Hosted
  • Email Accounts
  • MySQL 5 Databases

They’re a couple of dollars less than DreamHost.

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Host Gator

Host Gator is also greening up, having purchased Renewable Energy Certificates for its servers.Their least expensive plan only allows for one domain to be hosted, but if you move up to the next plan, you’ll get unlimited disk space, bandwidth and domains.Find Out More

Premium WordPress Themes

The Genesis Framework by StudioPress

Genesis Framework for WordPress

The Genesis Framework empowers you to quickly and easily build incredible websites with WordPress.Whether you’re a novice or advanced developer, Genesis provides the secure and search-engine-optimized foundation that takes WordPress to places you never thought it could go.

Future Expats is built on the Genesis Framework, Prose Child Theme.

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Elegant Themes

Elegant Themes creates WordPress themes of quality and integrity. They craft their themes with a goal of simplicity and professionalism and strive to inject each design with a dose of modest elegance. I believe that your website is not just a tool, it is an integral part of your identity. Their job is to respect each customer by providing attractive and userfriendly templates that will help you achieve your online goals.Each premium WordPress theme comes expertly coded in valid XHTML and CSS, and all are made compatible with the latest version of WordPress. I make sure that each template performs flawlessly in each of the most widely used browsers to ensure maximum functionality. Furthermore, all sidebars are made widget ready for your convenience.

Best of all, an annual subscription gives you access to every theme they offer! I’ve built several WordPress sites using Elegant Themes.

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Images for your Blog or Website

iStockphoto

Royalty-Free Stock Photos, Illustrations & More
iStockphoto is the web’s original source for user-generated, royalty-free stock photos, illustrations, video, audio and Flash. Whether you’re a designer, advertiser, entrepreneur or blogger, we have millions of affordable images, vectors and clips to help you tell your story.More Information

Life Coaching

International Coach Academy

The coaching profession is a fairly new profession. With any new profession it is really important to set standards. At the start of 2001 we decided that providing a coach training program that was accredited was critical to the success of the profession. When you complete your training at ICA you receive a certificate from ICA along with the recognition that you have completed a course that was accredited with the International Coach Federation (ICF).Find Out More

 

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