Last September, I started a series of posts talking about how you can finance your new overseas life if you’ll need to generate income. I stated:
“In our recent poll, we discovered that most — at least 80% — of our readers will have to generate some income when they move overseas. None of them plan to hold an overseas job with their current employer, but half intend to develop some kind of self-employment income. This will be the first in a series of ongoing articles that may give you some ideas about your overseas self employment.”
I started with a discussion of writing for a living, since that’s something I have a lot of personal experience with.
In November, I shared my forced entry into the corporate cubicle life, and now I’m happy to let you know that I’m done with the cube. I can’t begin to explain what a relief that is!
Now I’m starting the next step of my journey to move to another country, by creating a business I can take anywhere. My only requirement will be a good internet connection.
Since most of you will need to create some sort of geography-indepent business as well, I thought I’d share my plans with you.
My plan is to offer three types of services.
Over the past 12 years, I’ve created and/or managed a number of websites, and worked with several different hosting services. A few years ago, I found one I was happy with. I’ve stuck with them, and I’ve opened a reseller account. Basically, this means I can sell their hosting services and get paid a commission.
I am happy with this company’s technical support, which is speedy, efficient and effective. I’m very happy with their capabilities at hosting WordPress blogs (this site operates on WordPress, and I currently have three other WordPress blogs hosted on the service). Their terms are reasonable, and their offerings are generous.
If you would like more information about hosting your website or blog with a good service and allowing me to make a small commission, click here.
WordPress installation, setup and customization
WordPress is the best website CMS (content management system) there is. It’s the premier blogging platform, and so much more besides! I’ll be helping folks get their WordPress-powered websites up and running, and I’ll be posting more information about that in the coming weeks. In the meantime, if you’re interested in knowing more, please click here.
I have many years experience writing for business, and will assist businesses and their marketing departments in writing white papers, case studies, sell sheets, website landing pages and other business-to-business marketing pieces. I’m polishing up a professional website for myself (powered by WordPress, of course!), and will post that link here as soon as it’s ready for prime time. In the meantime, if you’re interested in knowing more, please email me.
I’ll update you on how my freelance business develops.
Do you have ideas for specific businesses you’d like us to discuss here? Click the comment link below!