If you're serious about building a business or portable career around a blog, you only have a few months to get one particular technical aspect under control. I'm talking about mobile. Fewer people today are accessing the internet from a PC than from a mobile device. Most of us use laptops, … [Read more...] about Blogging for Expats: You’ve Only Got a Few Months to Get This Right
Today is Valentine's Day, so I thought we'd start today's post with a little love story. Back in the 1600's, a young man fell in love with a beautiful young woman he saw in the bazaar. Not an uncommon event, I'm sure. They married a few years later, and lived happily together until she died while … [Read more...] about Expats, Life and Love for Valentine’s Day
You've set up your blog, you've found a terrific theme, you're producing content. . . now what? How do you attract the right target audience? Create a social media strategy. Which specific social media platforms you use will depend on your niche and your audience. Basic rule of thumb? You need … [Read more...] about Five Social Media Platforms Every Expat Blogger Should Use
Following in a more experienced person's footsteps is a great way to learn something new, or to take the fear factor away from a scary new undertaking. Sharing an expat's experience with the process of relocating, or their life overseas, can teach some very useful lessons. Here's a list of expat … [Read more...] about 21 More Expat and Travel Blogs to Watch
This is the 11th in our Blogging for Expats tutorial series. So you've got an idea for your blog, you've worked your way through the basics of setting it up, maybe you've even posted a few articles. But your site still doesn't look as professional as you'd like. What to do. . . what to do. . … [Read more...] about How to Know What Premium WordPress Theme is Right for your Site
Still pondering what to get for that expat or future expat on your Christmas list? I thought I’d have some fun with the run-up to Christmas and one of my favorite Christmas ditties. Between now and December 25, I’ll bring you the 12 days of Christmas, shopping-for-expats style. Each day we’ll … [Read more...] about On the Second (and Third) Day of Christmas. . .