How Not to Let a Little Thing Like a Hurricane Stop You!

I lost power for over a week after Hurricane Irma, but my portable career hardly skipped a beat. Here’s how I did it (and you can, too).

52 Links to Help You Build Your WordPress Website

Is a portable career part of your plan for an untethered expat life? If it includes a WordPress blog or website, here are 52 links to help you get started. I’ve tried to arrange them in roughly the order you’ll need them.

It All Started With Dancing in the Fountain

Karen McCann didn’t set out to become a successful expat author, but a trip to Marbella, Spain led to moving to Spain, and then writing about it.

Copywriting as a Portable Career for Expats

Writing is one of the most portable of careers, and copywriting is the art and science of writing persuasively. It’s also where most of the money is.

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 […]

How do your Online Business Costs Compare?

For many of us, portable careers are the key to living comfortably overseas. While many expats rely on teaching English, or blogging about their travel or expat lifestyle and related subjects to generate their overseas income, more and more expats are running an actual business, or working virtually for an actual business. Back in 2009, […]

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 […]

8 Tools for Organizing Your Portable Career

When you’re pursuing a portable career as an expat, it’s important to keep your files, notes, schedules, and everything else in a form you can access from wherever you happen to be. If you have a permanent office space, you can fill it with paper files. But if your workspace is less permanent, how do […]