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 … [Read more...] about This is the Delectable Skill Sandwich of Portable Careers
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 writer. When … [Read more...] about Portable Careers — Can You Really Make a Location-Independent Living? (Part 2)
Recently my online expat blogging friend Russell Ward asked that question. "I've been an office worker my entire adult working life. I've been in government for ten years, in a blue chip corporation prior to that. In both sectors, I've worked in traditional office jobs, devoid of flexibility and … [Read more...] about Portable Careers — Can You Really Make a Location-Independent Living?
If you've established a portable career as a writer, photographer, blogger or life coach, your marketing centers (or should center!) around a website that you own. Your website displays your skills, tells prospective clients or customers something about you, and gives them a way to get in touch … [Read more...] about Pinfluence: Marketing Your Business with Pinterest
One of the most exciting aspects of my recent move to Panama is knowing that I can be paid for every trip to the beach, every exploration of a new town or museum. How? By writing travel articles about what I discover. If the prospect of getting paid to experience the best the world has to offer … [Read more...] about Get Paid to Travel the World
Which way will lead to a more profitable portable career? Offering to do "everything" in your industry, or offering a service or product that's very specific? If you're a writer, will you write everything for everyone? Well, maybe you could, but how would you market your services? How do you … [Read more...] about Choosing a Niche for Your Portable Career