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No matter how affordable the destinations we talk about are, the simple fact is: You can’t live anywhere for free…

But what if you had an income that went with you? An income that could give you the freedom you need to just pick up and go?

You could spend half the year in your own cottage on the beach… work in the mornings and snorkel and relax in the afternoons.

With this kind of flexibility, it doesn’t matter where you’re based. That means you can travel whenever you feel like it. You could rent a place in Paris or Quito for a month or two of vacation, work from home a few days a week and spend the rest of your time enjoying the city.

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Opportunities for Making Good Money in Costa Rica

Opportunities for Making Good Money in Costa Rica

Expat-Advice
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January 11, 2017

When Costa Rica got its start as an expat haven more than three decades ago, it was all about retirees. But over the years, the great weather, stable government, and low cost of living have also attracted those too young to retire (or those who never want to). And they've found plenty of ways to support themselves—and their families—while living in a tropical paradise.

How I Make Money Writing Online

How I Make Money Writing Online

Lifestyle
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January 10, 2017

I haven't had a "real" job—you know, one of those 9-to-5 office gigs—since 2008. But I earn good money. Enough that I'm able to travel the world, save for retirement, and dine at nice restaurants without ever breaking a sweat about my bank account. You see, in 2008 I quit my office job so that I could wander through the Middle East, Asia and Australia for a few years.

Business Opportunities for Expats Overseas

Business Opportunities for Expats Overseas

Once you’re in a new place, entrepreneurial expats report, it’s not hard to spot niches or gaps in the market that you’re perfectly suited to fill. You may end up making money in a way you’d never have predicted back home. To prove that point, we’ve collected the stories below from expats abroad who happily fund “the good life” through ventures they discovered—or created—overseas.

A Fun Way to Make Money in Thailand

A Fun Way to Make Money in Thailand

When my wife and I operated a Thai restaurant near San Francisco, we decorated it by putting Thai artwork on the walls. It was beautiful, and added to the ambiance of the restaurant. Then we had an idea. We started putting a few discreet signs up that the artwork was for sale—and people started snapping it up. Our extra business became very profitable. We already traveled to Thailand...

Starting Your Own Business in Costa Rica

Starting Your Own Business in Costa Rica

You wake up early for work. But you’re not slapping at the alarm clock in disgust, then rushing out the door for a long commute. You want to get up...you’re looking forward to the day. You get to enjoy that first cup of coffee as the rising sun makes the Pacific glitter...watch wildlife—toucans, parrots, even monkeys—make their morning rounds in the trees...and bask in praise from departing guests...