Continuous advances in technology are enabling more and more folks to work outside of the confines of a traditional office. Remote working has taken off, and there are no signs that it will be slowing down in the future.
If you like easy-going people...a chilled environment...a warm climate...and an income of up to $5,000 a month, then owning a beach bar might be just the lifestyle career for you. After all, if your customers are predominantly tourists, they are at their most relaxed and happy when they come into your place. And the profits from serving them can be considerable.
If you like the idea of effortless income, this is probably the simplest idea we've come across yet. In the time it takes you to have a cup of coffee, you can notch up $5 to $10 doing something that comes easily to you. (Or even more once you know a few tricks.) It's called the microgig.
How can you make moving overseas easy? You really want to go. Everyone keeps talking about the lower cost of living...the warm, tropical climates...the lovely people...cocktails on the balcony overlooking the ocean.
When Cliff Wilson Jr. discovered that his parents were leaving San Francisco to move to Belize and set up a sailing business, he had just one reaction: "Can I come too?" At the time he was working as director of a ski resort in Tahoe, but the sparkling waters of the Caribbean were impossible to resist.
In 2009, Nicole Brewer was at her wits' end. She'd been laid off from her market research job and, after several months of unemployment in the U.S., there were no real prospects on the horizon. "I decided to try my hand at teaching English overseas after seeing an advertisement online,"
Gary Scott and his wife Merri have journeyed to the Dominican Republic, where they ran property tours. In Ecuador they owned a hotel for a spell in the cool-weather mountain town of Cotacachi.