From Nurse to Healthcare Writer in Bolivia

From Nurse to Healthcare Writer in Bolivia

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May 23, 2016

Working my way through the busy marketplace exploding with vibrant colors and bustling with locals carrying out their daily grind, my heart swells with content. Not a day goes by that I am not grateful to live in such an interesting and friendly place that is so full of life. I have become so accustomed to the laissez-faire lifestyle of Tarija in Bolivia, that I could never return to the rat race.

Forget the Starving Writer Cliché…I Earned $500 in an Hour

Forget the Starving Writer Cliché…I Earned $500 in an Hour

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April 20, 2016

A few years back, I was working a full-time, regular 9-to-5 teaching job. My bosses were inflexible, I was stressed, and I couldn't stand the work. When you're a teacher, you can't just take time off to travel. I'm also not a morning person, and waking up at 6 a.m. every day was tough. I was following the rules...and I don't like following rules. Writing was always my passion, but I had no idea how I would go about actually earning a living writing. Writers don't earn livings, everyone knows that. Right?

Earn Six Figures…With a Third of the Year Off

Earn Six Figures…With a Third of the Year Off

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November 5, 2015

"Are you still working?" is a question I get asked a lot these days. Instead of working a steady 40-hour work-week with just a few weeks' vacation, I'm routinely taking up a third of the year off...while still making a full-time income. I live in Cuenca, Ecuador, where my costs are a fraction of what they would be back home in Nebraska. I can dine out regularly in top-rated restaurants and afford to have a cleaning lady once a week.

Earn the Big Bucks for a Life of Ease Overseas

Earn the Big Bucks for a Life of Ease Overseas

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November 4, 2015

Waking up every morning to the beautiful views of Medellin's Aburra Valley is like a dream compared to the corporate life I left behind in America. Back then I dreaded the buzzing alarm clock jolting me out of a restful sleep followed by a 60-minute, rush-hour commute to my office only 15 miles away. Then wasting eight hours in a cubicle doing work I hated only to repeat the one-hour commute to get home.

The Easy Way to Sack Your Boss

The Easy Way to Sack Your Boss

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February 11, 2015

If you can write a simple email to a friend—and you like to share ideas with other people—you have all the qualifications you need to make a good income, live wherever you want in the world, and be your own boss. Age...experience...location...none of that matters. I'm talking about freelance copywriting. People often think they need a lot of qualifications to become a copywriter. But, the truth is, you don't need a special education to succeed in this industry. There are successful copywriters who didn't finish high school.