Getting Paid to Teach English in France

Getting Paid to Teach English in France

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November 1, 2016

Gliding between the jagged peaks of the French Pyrenees in my chairlift seat, I took a deep breath and tried to relax. It wasn't the soaring height of the peaks that made me nervous, or the prospect of swishing down them on my skis. It wasn't the weather, either—blue skies stretched from peak to peak. Nope, everything on the slopes was perfect.

Flight Simulators, Photography, and Other Freelancing Benefits

Flight Simulators, Photography, and Other Freelancing Benefits

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July 1, 2015

A decade after leaving the corporate world and moving to Mexico, the word that best sums up my move is "freedom." These days I'm visiting five to seven countries a year. I have the freedom to set my own schedule...decide what days are workdays...enjoy lunch at the beach with my feet in the warm sand...or park myself in a coffee shop in an easy-going colonial city.

A Six-Figure Income in 45 Days

A Six-Figure Income in 45 Days

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October 15, 2014

It was thanks to a health scare in 2009 that I finally took the big step to becoming my own boss. For 25 years, I had worked as a magazine publishing executive for companies like Forbes, Times Mirror Magazine, and Crain's New York Business. Even though I loved my career, even though it was fulfilling and I was successful, it was still a job, and I still didn't control my own time.

Transplant Your Talent — It’s Easier Than You Think

Transplant Your Talent — It’s Easier Than You Think

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September 18, 2014

When Joan Jontilano arrived to one of my seminars a few years ago, she was a young woman with a big smile, a complex work history, and an enormous amount of wanderlust. She had tried conventional employment working in IT and retail, among other things, but showing up at the same place at the same time every day was not working for her.

Fewer Hours, Less Stress, Great Income…Welcome to Online Freelancing

Fewer Hours, Less Stress, Great Income…Welcome to Online Freelancing

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September 5, 2014

For as long as I can remember I talked about becoming a writer when I retired, but I wasn't convinced I was any good. When I was laid off from my banking job, I wasn't particularly interested in another high-stress job in financial services so I gave writing some serious consideration.

What Could You Discover If You Had Freedom Like This?

What Could You Discover If You Had Freedom Like This?

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June 16, 2014

The first time I saw this sight, I wondered, "What the heck!" The photo above was taken in San Miguel de Allende—one of my favorite cities in all of Latin America... (Apparently a few other people like it as much as I do—in 2013 it was voted the #1 travel destination by Condé Nast Traveler readers.)

An Avalanche of Earn-from-Anywhere Jobs That Pay You in Costa Rica, Belize, France…

An Avalanche of Earn-from-Anywhere Jobs That Pay You in Costa Rica, Belize, France…

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June 10, 2014

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 over-run with traffic and noise...