In 2007, Gary Arndt dropped everything for a life of travel, adventure, and photography. Today, that adventurous life also includes a booming business as a travel blogger, podcaster, and photographer. You'll find him online at https://everything-everywhere.com/, and on Instagram at … [Read more...] about How Gary Arndt Built an Adventure-Based Portable Career
3 Ways to Save Time with the Right Kind of WordPress Hosting
With almost any type of portable career, you'll need a website. A website requires hosting, and if you're building that website with WordPress (my strong recommendation), consider a host that offers managed WordPress hosting. Most everyone starts with shared hosting, and there's nothing wrong … [Read more...] about 3 Ways to Save Time with the Right Kind of WordPress Hosting
How Not to Let a Little Thing Like a Hurricane Stop You!
On September 10, Hurricane Irma blanketed the entire state of Florida with tropical-force winds and rain. Yes, the entire state. It was a B-I-G storm. Living near Orlando, we watched its path anxiously, and prepared as best we could. We've gone through hurricanes before, lots of them. We … [Read more...] about How Not to Let a Little Thing Like a Hurricane Stop You!
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 website or blog, here are 52 links to help you get started. I've tried to arrange them in roughly the order you'll need them. (And yes, some of them are affiliate links.) Domain Name Registration and … [Read more...] about 52 Links to Help You Build Your WordPress Website
It All Started With Dancing in the Fountain
Karen McCann didn't set out to become a successful expat author. Her journey started much more prosaically. In the year 2000, "Friends invited us to visit them in Marbella [Spain], and we were surprised at how much we loved it. Spain hadn't been on our agenda at all." The timing was … [Read more...] about It All Started With Dancing in the Fountain
Copywriting as a Portable Career for Expats
"My question is how much schooling or classes did you invest in or is this a path you self taught?" A reader sent in that question after receiving a recent email about portable careers. (If you don't receive emails from Future Expats, here's a copy of what you missed.) She was asking about my … [Read more...] about Copywriting as a Portable Career for Expats