When considering moving abroad, traditionally people felt they had to wait until retirement. But with all the ways to make a good income abroad, you can make the leap now.
Living overseas...travelling at will to any destination you choose...with an income that follows you wherever you go...it isn't a dream when you become a freelance copywriter. How lucrative is this? You can easily earn $3,500 to $11,000 a month...perhaps even more if you want to work full-time at it.
The beaches of Central America are on your doorstep...Southeast Asia has some beautiful—and low-cost—places where you can set up home...and the cultures of Europe are waiting to be explored. You just need an income, right? Well, I've spent the last 18 years helping people learn to make an excellent income writing.
For now, I've based myself in Medellin, Colombia. I wake up every morning and enjoy a morning cup of coffee and the spectacular views of the Andes Mountains from my balcony. Then I decide what I want to do for the day: work on a copywriting project, play golf or hang out with friends. The most important thing to me is that I make the choice about how to spend my day...not some stupid boss.
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.
From the very beginning, I’ve always seen e-books as one thing—my personal ATM. Within 90 days of getting started with e-books, I was regularly accessing my “personal ATM” for four- or five-figure amounts every month. I started by finding a popular book in the public domain. These are books you can use freely without paying a royalty. They are works that are no longer subject to copyright protection, and it can be as simple as taking a public domain book, getting it formatted and making it available.
Nineteen years ago, while we were getting evicted from our home, I couldn’t see a moneymaking opportunity anywhere. I was broke. But then I discovered the secret of e-books and today, I see moneymaking opportunities everywhere. I don’t watch a lot of television but when I did, I kept seeing ads for a product I’d never heard of—Prilosec. And they came on so many times that I could see Prilosec had spent millions of dollars to air them. That led me to find out what Prilosec was—a remedy for heartburn and acid reflux.
“The beach areas are very seasonal,” she says, explaining that business is better during the Panamanian summer months than during the May through November wet season.
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.