Having worked with thousands of retirees over the last few years, I have learned that most see a few barriers standing between them and their goal of earning an online, take-abroad income. My “December Income Challenge” will help you knock down these barriers in a fun, interactive way but the first step is taking a closer look at which barrier(s) might be holding you back. Let’s take a look at the most common issues I hear from retirees about working online…and why they don’t need to be the barriers to earning a work-from-anywhere income they appear to be.
How would your life change if you had a portable income? For a start, you would have a lot more choice and options for living overseas. You could decide to live by the beach or in a quiet mountain town in your favourite country abroad—part-time or full-time. Or you could fund your travels around the world. It may sound too good to be true…or like something that will take a lot of training and time to achieve…but trust me when I say, creating a portable income is something anyone can do. You don’t have to be a tech wizard to do it…and you won’t need to spend a lot of time cold-calling companies to sell your skills.
Over the last few days, we’ve talked about freelance assignment for work-abroad travellers…and today I want to get right down to ground level to show you what this looks like.
Imagine you are on the coast of Ecuador, taking in the sweeping ocean view, the comfortable year-round temperatures, and relaxing in the quiet stillness of an area that isn’t overrun with traffic and noise... You open your laptop to spend several hours “working” on an interesting assignment... When you feel like you’ve done enough for the day, you press a few more buttons, and close it out. Within a few hours, a payment for your work drops into your bank account, ready to be withdrawn at the ATM.
The first time I saw this sight, I wondered, “What the heck?” That photo was taken in San Miguel de Allende—one of my favourite cities in all of Latin America... Once upon a time, I would never have got to see a street like that—a hangover from the lifestyle I led over a decade ago. Back then, when I travelled to international destinations for business or pleasure, I was always in a hurry... I mean, I only had a week or two at the most to check out everything.