Rainmaker Platform: Manage your Portable Career Easier and Faster

successful portable career as a writer

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 (content management system) that lets you publish a website without needing to hire developers and designers.

Even so, if you’re not technically minded, you might flounder. That’s not so much because of WordPress, but because of the other stuff that goes along with a website.

For example:

  • Choosing a web host
  • Installing a theme
  • Setting up e-commerce on your site
  • Creating a membership segment on your site
  • Podcasting
  • Creating landing or sales pages
  • Staying in touch with your audience via email
  • Setting up digital products or services

Free up your Time for Important Things — like Travel

portable writing careerA portable career is supposed to be just that — portable.

Wouldn’t it be great if, instead of sitting in your hostel, hotel room, or house abroad dealing with all those technicalities, someone else were doing it for you?

Think of the hours you’d save, hours that you could spend learning a new language, seeing new places, or visiting with new friends!

Introducing the Rainmaker Platform

Here’s what I told readers over on my WordPress Building Blocks site:

“Rainmaker was quietly introduced to a select group last May, and I’m happy to say, I was part of that group.

“We were tough to satisfy! A mixture of seasoned WordPress developers, WordPress site builders and non-technical folks who just wanted to try out a better way to build an online business, we put the Rainmaker team through their paces.

“While the original offering was pretty good, we demanded more, and better, and stronger.

“And we got it!

“Now, Rainmaker is ready for prime time.”

Rainmaker gives you the best of WordPress, along with the best of security conscious, managed website hosting. It also provides all the tools you need, in one place, to focus on building your business while someone else takes care of the nuts and bolts.

Free up your time (and eliminate the learning curve) by letting Rainmaker:

  • Install WordPress
  • Take care of your site security
  • Handle all your updates
  • Manage plugins
  • Install and update themes
  • And much, much more

It’s not Cheap, but it’s a Great Value

I’ll be honest, you won’t get Rainmaker for the same price you’re paying for shared hosting. But it’s a great value!

Best of all, it’s being introduced at its lowest price, from now until October 3, 2014. Once you’re in, your price won’t ever go up.

And you can try it free for 30 days. If you decide it’s not for you, there’s a simple, one-button click to cancel.

Who’s Behind Rainmaker?

Rainmaker is the brainchild of Brian Clark and the crew at Copyblogger Media. They’re the same folks who bring you the StudioPress WordPress themes.

Copyblogger Media builds its own businesses on this exact same platform. So did StudioPress. And of course the New Rainmaker site is built on the Rainmaker Platform as well.

Find out more about Rainmaker, and sign up for your 30-Day Free Trial offer, here.

I’m not representing Copyblogger Media, StudioPress, or Rainmaker, but if you join with the link above I do earn a commission. It’s part of my own portable career strategy.


  1. Susanna – quick question for you. We’re looking at Rainmaker but struggling with the idea that it doesn’t seem to deal with European VAT appropriately. Are we missing something? How does it deal with US sales taxes?

    • FutureExpat says:

      Evelyn, that’s a good question and I don’t know the answer. I think it would depend on your payment processor, not on Rainmaker – if you use PayPal, Strike or a credit card processor, they should have settings that calculate and charge the sales tax or VAT. I know that when I add a new service to PayPal, they always ask whether its taxable and at what rate.

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