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Portable Income Opportunities (PIO) – Programmer

Just about every company on the planet can use a good computer programmer. Whether they hire someone in-house or use freelancers, programming is a skill that will always be in demand.

Do you know any of the following programming languages?

  • Java
  • Javascript
  • SQL
  • C
  • C++
  • Python
  • PHP

If so, then you can build a portable, and lucrative, income with the skills you already possess. You can either use one of the micro-job sites to find clients or launch your own business as a Freelance Programmer. If you’re good at what you do, then word-of-mouth may be enough to keep you as busy as you want to be. To ensure that your clients refer you to other companies or provide testimonials for your website, you need to focus on customer service. Focus on the client relationship, stay organized, and ALWAYS deliver your projects on-time!

If, however, you looked at the list above and thought they were written in a foreign language – technically speaking, they are – learning to program can be relatively easy and quick. It is best to focus on one of the programming languages and make it a specialty. After learning some basic programming skills, your abilities will increase with usage and studying the code on websites, apps, and trial and error.

Here are some of the best-rated, FREE, computer programming courses:

 

MIT OpenCourseWareMIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity. There are over 2,400 courses available. Through OCW, educators improve courses and curricula, making their schools more effective; students find additional resources to help them succeed; and independent learners enrich their lives and use the content to tackle some of our world’s most difficult challenges, including sustainable development, climate change, and cancer eradication.

 

 

edX: Founded by Harvard University and MIT in 2012, edX is an online learning destination and MOOC provider, offering high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere. We were founded by and continue to be governed by colleges and universities. We are the only leading MOOC provider that is both nonprofit and open source. Enroll in the latest computer science courses covering important topics in artificial intelligence, cyber security, software engineering, and big data. Add a portfolio of programming skills or get an overview of the field with Harvard University’s Introduction to Computer Science, a free course that you can start today.

 

 

Coursera: Every course on Coursera is taught by top instructors from the world’s best universities and educational institutions. Courses include recorded video lectures, auto-graded and peer-reviewed assignments, and community discussion forums. When you complete a course, you’ll receive a shareable electronic Course Certificate. Courses are online and open to everyone. You can learn a new skill in 4-6 weeks. Courses are priced at about $29-$99.

 

 

 

PVTuts: PVTuts (PVT) is a free website devoted to providing concise text and video tutorials in all popular programming languages. The goal of our tutorials is that they only explain what is relevant and practical without any repetition or needless theory, so as to give you a highly efficient learning experience.

 

 

Udacity: Learn in-demand skills, build incredible projects, and gain an industry-valued credential. Take your first step by exploring our schools to find your perfect program. Programming is a critical skill in today’s economy, and there is a shortage of qualified developers. Whether you’re new to coding, adding more skills, or advancing your career, 10 hours a week will prepare you for your ideal developer job.

 

 

 

UdemyUdemy is a global marketplace for learning and teaching online where students are mastering new skills and achieving their goals by learning from an extensive library of over 80,000 courses taught by expert instructors.

 

 

 

 

 

freeCodeCampfreeCodeCamp is a donor-supported tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our mission: to help people learn to code for free. We accomplish this by creating thousands of videos, articles, and interactive coding lessons – all freely available to the public. We also have thousands of freeCodeCamp study groups around the world.

 

 

 

The Odin ProjectThe Odin Project provides a free open source coding curriculum that can be taken entirely online. Since it’s inception, it has helped many students get hired as developers and has assisted countless others learn enough programming to work on their own personal projects. The Odin Project is now sponsored by Thinkful, a new type of technology school that provides 1-on-1 learning through its network of industry experts, hiring partners, and online platform to deliver a structured and flexible education. The Odin Project is maintained and continually improved by a team of volunteers, many of whom learned to code with us. This curriculum itself is free and we tried to link to resources that are themselves free so anyone in the world can use them. The Odin Project curriculum is full of projects that will help you build a strong portfolio of work on Github to fill out your resume. We’re committed to connecting students together so they can stay motivated and learn faster.

 

 

Khan AcademyKhan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Our math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. We’ve also partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content. No ads, no subscriptions. We are a not‑for‑profit because we believe in a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. We rely on our community of thousands of volunteers and donors.

 

 

 

Codecademy: Whether you’re trying to level up your career, build your side project, or simply play around with programming, you’ve found the right place to start. Our online coding tutorials with easy-to-follow instructions, immediate feedback, and a tested curriculum take anyone from non-technical to “I can code.” Our courses are designed to keep you on track, so you learn to code “today” not “someday.” Most of our free courses take fewer than 11 hours. Our global community of coaches, advisors, and graduates means there’s always someone to answer your question.

 

 

 

Portable Income Opportunities (PIO) – Translator

Are you bi-lingual or tri-lingual? If so, becoming a translator could be the perfect portable income opportunity (PIO) for you.

You may believe that translators are only used in the world of international relations such as the United Nations. Nothing could be further from the truth! People who are fluent in two – or more – languages can use their language skills in all types of business situations. You could become involved with interpreting, online teaching, or bilingual telephone calls.

The possibility of working as an online translator has become more realistic and you can probably find something that fits with your schedule and your skills. The only tools you will need are a computer and a reliable internet connection. Some translation jobs may also require you to have access to a reliable phone connection.

Native-level language proficiency is preferred for most translation jobs. Your high school language skills, Duolingo, and Babbel may be great for extended conversations and native interactions while traveling abroad, but they are probably not sufficient for a translation position where you need easy familiarity with colloquialisms and everyday use of the language. If you are not “natively fluent”, it would be best for you to translate from another language into your native language where you can easily determine correct language usage.

Be prepared to take a fluency exam if you apply for translator positions with an agency. Agencies need to be able to assure their clients that the translators they hire can perform all the required assignments accurately.

For information on how to become a Certified Translation Profession, visit the Certified Translation Professional Program site for a free guide.

Best Online Translation Companies:

Translate.com: Some translations need a human touch. Translate.com has a thriving community of paid translators that provide highly accurate human translations. Are you multilingual? Sign up and get started today! Work any place, any time. Log in to our translation portal wherever and whenever to start translating. Be your own boss. Work as much as you like. Translate all day or in your downtime. Translate blog articles, social media posts, support tickets, and more! No bidding for work. Every task is first-come, first-serve. No more bidding or waiting for translations. Make good money. Translate.com offers competitive compensation, paid by the word. Cash out your earnings anytime, directly to your Paypal® account.

Unbabel: Work anytime, anywhere. Join 50,000 Unbabelers who earn money powering the world’s most trustworthy translations at scale. Unbabelers love language, have excellent writing skills and attention to detail. We serve translators tasks where you see both the original text and suggested translations produced by our artificial intelligence technology. Starting at a base rate per hour, you can work your way up to higher rates, depending on your skills and the pace at which you translate paid tasks. No need to wait for the end of the month; we pay our translators on a weekly basis via PayPal and Payoneer.

One Hour TranslationOne Hour Translation Ltd. provides high-quality professional human translation of 100+ languages and over 3200 language pairs. We are able to provide high-quality translations around the clock, any day, any time thanks to a community of over 25,000 Professional Translators from over 100 different countries. One Hour Translation Ltd. specializes in providing business translations in different fields including legal, technical, websites, applications and software, marketing and more. We are considered the fastest professional translation service in the world. Once a translator starts working on the translation, a countdown timer shows when the translation is going to be ready. Translation of one, 200 words, page takes about an hour.

Rev: Rev works with only the highest quality professional translators from around the globe. We are very selective, choosing only a very small fraction of applicants to join the Rev team of professional linguists and translators. Our clients value fast turnaround time for their Certified Translation and business document translation. While turnaround times vary by language, we generally can return a short document within a few hours. We aim to create long-term relationships with our clients. We understand that our clients value their privacy, particularly when it comes to personal or confidential business documents.

Tethras: Our vision is to fulfill all the localization needs of app development companies. Before we release languages back to you, our production team give them one last check to make sure everything is in order. We will notify you by email once your languages have been released. Once your files are back from translation we give them one final check to make sure everything is localized to the highest standard. Once we are happy with the quality of your translations we will notify you via Email or the Tethras iOS app. You can then download the translations, build them into your app and start selling!

TextMasterTextMaster is the leading professional translation agency that’s available 100% online. Order your translations in just a few clicks and TextMaster will handle the rest all while ensuring the highest quality and optimal turnaround times. Textmaster features a network of translators which specializes in more than 50 languages and provides translation for: Marketing materials, Legal documents, Technical specifications. Websites Tourism, Ecommerce, Mobile Apps, Blogs, Press Releases, and Video games.

Lionbridge: You need to reach your customers—all your customers—in their native languages. With 100,000+ language experts across 15 industries aided by best-in-class AI, we speed and style your market entry with ease. We retain the integrity and spirit of your original message and infuse it with local flair, making your company feel at home in every market. You want to transcend cultural differences to forge a positive emotional connection with customers worldwide. Our global network of in-market experts and creative production specialists brings your creative content to life, recreating it for targeted languages, and markets while preserving its emotional appeal. When you need to bridge language barriers in real-time, we can help. Our carefully-selected team delivers highest-quality language interpretation services in 350+ languages and for multiple industries—from government and legal to medical and financial—on-site, over the phone, or via video. You need to ensure language quality every time. We are your quality guardian, through impartial translation evaluation services, monitoring, and reporting.

Acclaro: Acclaro is a language translation services agency that helps the world’s top brands succeed across cultures through a fine-tuned process, top industry talent, and long-term investment in your global reputation. From localizing products to transcreating global ad campaigns, we bring a personal touch to help you open new markets and gain a competitive edge in over 100 languages worldwide. More than just providing translation services, we enable you to communicate in your brand voice and style. Acclaro’s time-tested systems, wide-ranging technological expertise and dedicated teams provide consistent results including: unified brand message across all content, in all languages, translations that “sound like” you, brand positioning that resonates with the real-life culture of your target market, on-time delivery with responsive communication at every step.

Aberdeen Language Services Ltd.: The professional translators at Aberdeen Languages Services possess the skills to meet the most exacting translation requirements. Aberdeen employs native translators who work with any language combinations you require. Our translations are tailored to the specific vocabulary demanded by different industries. We have expertise in a wide range of industries, from accounting and financial to legal, medical, scientific and other technical fields. We work with translators from around the world. This diversity enables us to offer translation services for an extensive range of languages. We are committed to timely delivery and the absolute confidentiality of your materials.

American Journal ExpertsAmerican Journal Experts (AJE) is a division of Research Square founded in 2004 in Durham, North Carolina, USA. Since then, our team has edited over half a million papers in 447 areas of study, and we have helped thousands of international researchers to eliminate language barriers and get their work published in the best journals in the world. We are a network and team of former academics and publishing professionals determined to change the world. Our mission is improving the way discoveries are shared by the international research community — by identifying areas for improvement within the ongoing cycle of research, publishing, and discovery.

Andovar: Andovar is a global provider of multilingual content solutions. Our services range from text translation and content creation, through audio and video recording, to turnkey localization of websites, software, eLearning, video and games. We are headquartered in Singapore and have offices in Ireland, Thailand, Colombia, India, USA, and the UK. Andovar focuses on emerging markets and technologies, such as websites, mobile, gaming, multimedia, and cloud software. Emerging markets are the new frontier in localization and where others struggle with complex scripts and lack of standards, Andovar has the expertise to succeed. We are a medium-sized company that is small enough to be agile and adaptable, yet big enough to handle projects of any size. While others try to automate everything and make localization a numbers game, Andovar creates customized solutions for each client to meet their needs and budgets. Andovar is employee-owned, and everyone has a stake in our clients’ success. We do not sell any software solutions and we use the latest technology ourselves, which allows us to give impartial advice to our clients. A wide range of professional talent from across the world coupled with our own audio studios means we are a one-stop-shop for all localization projects regardless of size, type and languages required.

Certified Languages International: Certified Languages International (CLI) prides itself on offering only the best interpreters in the industry. We are always seeking to contract with experienced linguists to provide interpreting services from home. These independent contract positions offer flexible scheduling, competitive pay, and the opportunity to help Limited English Proficient communities. If you live in the U.S., fluently speak English and other languages, have proven interpreting experience, and are committed to providing excellent customer service, you might be qualified to join our interpreting team. Qualified candidates must also have access to a dedicated landline telephone. CLI also prioritizes contracting with interpreters who have completed professional interpreter training programs and who hold national certifications.

Interpreters and Translators, Inc.:  iTi is an award-winning multicultural language solution provider for a variety of industries which includes: healthcare, manufacturing, aerospace, education, government, legal, marketing, and corporations. From document translation services to in-person interpreter services, iTi’s team prides themselves on quick response time, flexible and custom solutions, personal service with a smile and a ‘can do’ attitude. We work with a variety of industries specializing in each by creating dedicated groups of linguistic teams and personal account management. Through our years of experience, iTi has developed streamlined processes for scheduling interpreter encounters and translation projects that include an elite level of quality control. Since each organization we do business with has unique systems and procedures, we take a customized approach and develop workflows that suit each client while maintaining efficiency and accuracy. We are constantly searching for exceptional interpreters and translators to join our team. If you aspire to facilitate communication between people and businesses across the globe and have a dedication to customer service, then iTi may be the perfect fit for you!

Language Services AssociatesLanguage Services Associates (LSA) offers a full suite of language interpretation solutions to help optimize the experience of limited English proficient customers and patients. Providing native language support improves the efficiency and productivity of staff, raises customer satisfaction levels, and builds loyalty. For more than 2,000 clients worldwide, in more than 200 languages, LSA provides a competitive differentiator in the healthcare, government, financial, insurance, banking, entertainment, hospitality, and manufacturing industries. Founded in 1991, LSA has a strong reputation for helping our clients build relationships, ensure accuracy, and make trusted connections with their limited English proficient customers and patients. As one of the largest and fastest-growing professional language services companies in the world, LSA’s passion for helping others drives our award-winning culture of service excellence. LSA’s services include Interpreting by Telephone, Face-to-Face Interpreting, Video Remote Interpreting, American Sign Language, Translation and Localization, and Language Assessments. Do you have a passion for languages?  Are you interested in helping millions of non-English speakers get the support they need to survive and thrive?  Do you approach every situation with passion, purpose and a positive, can-do attitude?  All LSA full-time employees are eligible for a number of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401k, flexible spending accounts, PTO, vacation and paid holidays.

Verbal Ink: Translation isn’t just a skill – it’s actually a finely tuned craft. Whether it’s from English to another language, or from another language to English, Verbal Ink appreciates the need for accurate, high-quality translation. Verbal Ink’s translation services team can handle just about any project imaginable: websites, marketing materials, guides, manuals, and contracts to name just a few. Getting every word just right is crucial in providing an accurate meaning in any language. We are more than just your average language company. We have some of the most highly screened linguists in the industry. Not only that, but we get to know our clients and look forward to building a relationship that can maximize our value.

VerbalizeItVerbalizeIt enables better universal communication for businesses and individuals. We measure our success by this fact. Communication is an essential aspect of life, and language barriers should never be an impediment to quality communication. VerbalizeIt uses its technology platform to connect those in need of translation with a global community of human translators. We increase your capabilities by allowing you to focus on your own goals, from creating the most effective global marketing campaign to asking for the best local gelato flavor in an Italian town. All of this is done on our world-class translation platform. Our translator community is a collaborative ecosystem. By uniting the global interpreter community, we have created a dynamic network that is constantly refining itself into the most reliable translation community.

Portable Income Opportunities (PIO) – Researcher

Do you love spending hours online hunting down facts or verifying information?

As a Researcher, you will need to possess the following skills:

  • Attention to detail
  • Curiosity
  • Patience
  • Communication
  • Critical thinking
  • Interview
  • Data interpretation

If you would like to test the waters and determine if Researcher is a good fit for you, the micro-job sites list gigs for which you can bid and compete. After you have determined that you want to become a Researcher, you can either continue using the micro-job sites or you can set up your own research business.

At the very least, you will need to have an updated computer, a fast and reliable internet connection, and a website for you to offer and advertise your services as well as list your credentials and past client testimonials. Businesses in search of a Researcher want someone who has already proved themselves efficient, responsible, and knowledgeable about research methodologies appropriate to their industry.

All industries can benefit from a Researcher’s services.

You could fact check claims on a business website.

Conduct comparative market research on products and services.

Provide information and background data to authors and academics.

…the possibilities are endless!

Portable Income Opportunity (PIO) – Photography

Do you enjoy taking pictures?

Do people regularly compliment your photos?

Do you relish taking the perfect photo – either due to the subject matter, composition, or intrinsic beauty?

You earn money by uploading your photos to stock photo agency websites. The stock photo agency protects your image with a watermark so that nobody can use the image for free. When a person or company purchases your photo, the stock photo agency charges a fee, retains a commission, and pays you a royalty. The more photos you upload, the greater your potential to earn more a robust passive income. If your goal is to earn an income from your photos, stay away from the sites which provide free stock photos.

There are many online stock photo agencies, some of whom specialize in different types of photos. Do your research to determine where your photos would be the best fit. It can be a frustrating process to be accepted into a stock photo agency – you submit your photos and they are sent to photographic reviewers for acceptance or rejection. It may take multiple submissions before your photos are accepted by an agency.

Here are some tips to help your photos get noticed – and licensed – more frequently:

  • Think like an advertiser and leave room for text.
  • Take the same photo from different angles.
  • Pick a niche – this will help you with return buyers and label you an “expert”.
  • Review each stock photo company’s site to see what types of photos are most popular.

The top four photo stock agencies are:

Shutterstock: Produce high-quality images and videos for our customers to download. Upload your content with our easy-to-use platform, and get tips for success. Make money every time your content is downloaded by one of our worldwide customers. Earn even more by referring new contributors and customers. Over the last 15 years, we’ve paid out half a billion dollars to our worldwide community of contributors.

 

 

Adobe Stock: Gain exposure and sell content to the world’s largest creative community. Right inside their favorite apps. Add your images, videos, vectors or illustrations to Adobe Stock directly from Adobe Lightroom CC, Adobe Bridge CC and through the web. Plus our intelligent auto-tagging saves hours of adding keywords. Receive best-in-class royalties for your creative contributions. A dashboard lets you track sales in real time.

iStockPhoto: For more than 15 years, we’ve given our artists a platform to make money with their passions by licensing their stock content to businesses and individuals around the world for use in a wide variety of projects. Today we remain an industry leader and key destination for creative business professionals who want to make a big impact without breaking the bank. We believe that imagery has the power to move the world. We also believe that our customers deserve the very best stock content – that’s why we’re proud to offer millions of bold, unique stock images you can only get from us.

Getty Images: Applying to become a Getty Images contributor is the first step towards getting your photos, illustrations, and video clips in front of our 1.5 million customers in more than 200 countries worldwide – a reach no other company can provide. Apply now to join our international community of talented contributors and help move the world with imagery!

Portable Income Opportunities (PIO) – Editor/Proofreader

Dictionary.com defines an editor as “a person having managerial and sometimes policymaking responsibility related to the writing, compilation, and revision of content for a publishing firm or for a newspaper, magazine, or other publication.”

A proofreader is someone who “reads (printers’ proofs, copy, etc.) in order to detect and mark errors to be corrected.”

There is so much web content generated, sales emails composed, online advertising copy written, and so many self-publishing authors, that the job of an editor and/or proofreader has never been so necessary. If you are meticulously detailed and a stickler for spelling and grammar, then editing or proofreading may be the job for you.

There are plenty of methods on the journey to becoming an editor. A college degree in English is always beneficial, as is coursework in editing or proofreading. If you are at a different stage in your life, is it too late for you to become an editor or proofreader?

Of course not! The need is huge in every industry, so look below for courses you can take to learn this valuable skill. You’ll also find job sites listing both editor and proofreader positions.

Courses:

 ed2goed2go is the industry leader in affordable online learning for adults. We provide the highest-quality online continuing education courses that are easy to use through a network of over 2,100 top colleges and universities.

 

 Coursera: Every course on Coursera is taught by top instructors from the world’s best universities and educational institutions. Courses include recorded video lectures, auto-graded and peer-reviewed assignments, and community discussion forums. When you complete a course, you’ll receive a sharable electronic Course Certificate.

 

 Proofread Anywhere: This is the perfect course to dive into the freelance world of proofreading. Learn the detailed mechanics of proofreading AND how to market your services to find clients, even if you don’t have any experience. This course is packed with 40+ lessons in 8 modules, grammar-specific worksheets, and real-life example jobs. After passing with 90% or higher on the final exam, receive a Certificate of Completion and access to the Self-Publishing School Preferred Outsourcer Rolodex.

 

Small Revolution is an online school that teaches online workers how to hone their skills and become more marketable. They provide information and links to 80 Authority Websites Offering Legitimate Proofreading Jobs Online [A Comprehensive List] and a list of online employers who are looking for a skilled and reliable online workers. Small Revolution also has a resource list which is titled “Online Job Boards: A Complete List.

 

 UdemyUdemy is a global marketplace for learning and teaching online where students are mastering new skills and achieving their goals by learning from an extensive library of over 80,000 courses taught by expert instructors.

 

 

Universal Class: Become a skilled Proofreader or Copyeditor. If you’re looking for a new career path or if you’re a writer who wants to improve your writing skills, learning how to proofread and copyedit with our easy to follow, in-depth course, may be just what you need. The course is completely online and self-paced.

 

 The Writers Bureau: As a freelance proofreader and copy editor you can earn a good income making sure that written copy is professional and error free. To help you succeed we offer you a first-class home-study Proofreading and Copy Editing course written by professionals, expert guidance from your personal tutor, tutor-marked and self-test assignments, advice on how to set yourself up in business, and valuable resources to get you started.

 

Job Sites:

UpworkUpwork is a great place to find more clients, and to run and grow your own freelance business. On Upwork, you run your own business and choose your own clients and projects. Clients are now posting jobs in hundreds of skill categories, paying top price for great work. The greater the success you have on projects, the more likely you are to get hired by clients that use Upwork.

 

 Remote.co: Find the best online editing jobs here. Are you hoping to proofread from the comfort of your own home? Or, maybe you’re a digital nomad with a keen eye for detail, and you want to take your copy editing skills on the road. Regardless, one of these online editing jobs could be the right next step in your remote career.

 

Cactus Communications specializes in academic and medical writing. If you have a background in academia or the medical fields, you can work as an Editor remotely or freelance.

 

EditFastEditFast provides a free service to freelance editors. There are promotional tools provided to help the activated editors promote their free Web pages and their skills and talents as editors. When new projects are received from clients by the EditFast administration these projects will be sent out to the best-qualified editor, taking into consideration the needs of the client and the needs of the document. Our goal is to provide fast, quality service to our clients and send work to as many editors as possible.

 

Scribbr: Since 2012, Scribbr has helped thousands of students earn their degrees. Our team of 400+ academic editors on 6 continents help students across the globe perfect their theses and graduate. Enhance the language and structure of term papers, essays, and theses. Help students finish their bachelor’s master’s, or PhD program. Coach students to become better writers.

 

Scribendi:  Scribendi is a pioneering internet-based language company that offers document revision services to clients in all sectors, including business, academia, and publishing.  Our transparent, per-order pricing makes it clear how much a job is worth before you accept it.

Conclusion

If you have ever considered proofreading or editing online, check out one of the fantastic companies above and get started on making your dreams come true!

Portable Income Opportunities (PIO) – Author

Everyone has at least one book inside of them. Most people, however, will never take the time to write the book. It is a time commitment. I wrote and self-published a book a few years ago and it took 4 years from when I first sat down with a basic concept until I was ready to start promoting and selling the book online. I have a few additional books in the initial planning stages, but have mainly been concentrating on writing for the web. I’ll get to them though…

A lot of people, with varying degrees of success, are able to write and publish their books. According to the latest Bowker Report (September 7, 2016), more than 700,000 books were self-published in the U.S. in 2015, which is an incredible increase of 375% since 2010. That’s a lot of competition.

Fortunately, it has never been easier to self-publish your book. Following are methods you can use to start selling your book today!

Your own website: Purchasing a domain and signing up for web-hosting is easy – the hardest part is figuring out what your domain name is going to be. Do you want to use the title of your book or your name or a cute company name? It’s your choice! You are in control! I recommend you use WordPress as it is very user-friendly and there are literally millions of plugins to make your website functional and attractive.

Step 1: Write your book.

Step 2: Save it as a pdf.

Step 3: Upload your book to your website.

Step 4: Start promoting your book!

If you don’t want to set up an entire e-commerce store, use a plugin such as Easy Digital Downloads which is, as the name implies, easy to set-up and easy to use.

Amazon – Kindle Direct Publishing (Aff): Self-publish eBooks and paperbacks for free with Kindle Direct Publishing, and reach millions of readers on Amazon. Get to market fast. Publishing takes less than 5 minutes and your book appears on Kindle stores worldwide within 24-48 hours. Make more money. Keep control of your rights and set your own list prices. Make changes to your books at any time. Publish in digital and print. Publish Kindle eBooks and paperbacks for free on KDP.

 

Barnes & Noble – Nook: A free, fast, and easy-to-use self-publishing service that enables you to publish and sell directly to millions of readers. All the great aspects of NOOK Press and one unified experience to make publishing your print or eBook as seamless as possible. Whether you’re a seasoned or first-time author, or you simply want to print a beautiful book for personal use, Barnes & Noble Press helps you create your book, your way. We’re here to help independent authors and content creators succeed by using the expertise and resources of Barnes & Noble.

Apple – iBooks Author: Create and publish amazing books for iPad, iPhone, and Mac. Available free on the Mac App Store, iBooks Author is an amazing app that allows anyone to create beautiful textbooks — and just about any other kind of book — for iPad, iPhone, and Mac. With galleries, video, interactive diagrams, 3D objects, mathematical expressions, and more, these books bring content to life in ways the printed page never could.

Portable Income Opportunities (PIO) – Introduction

Are you fed up with your 9 – 5 (or longer!) job?

Are you looking for a new opportunity where you will be your own boss?

Are you confused by all the income-from-home opportunities/scams?

Are you looking to finally move overseas and earn income or supplement your retirement funds?

Before you jump into the digital nomad marketplace, your first task is to determine your skills and abilities and find the position that is the best fit for you. You need to determine the minimum necessary income for your lifestyle and ensure that your new, independent work environment will provide you with the income necessary to enjoy the lifestyle you desire. Even if you are not looking to move overseas, these income opportunities can be used to establish financial independence, set your own schedule, and say good-bye to overbearing bosses and underpaid jobs.

 

Have you been intrigued by friends or acquaintances who have taken their destinies into their own hands to become successful digital nomads, mobile creatives, and location independent professionals? Discover which Portable Income Opportunity (PIO best suits your needs and lifestyle and embrace freedom today! Over the next few weeks, Expat Writer will present job sites, training courses, and PIO you may never have considered before. To ensure accuracy, much of the information has been reproduced from the actual sites.

Come back and learn how you can easily become a digital nomad and shed the oppression of an office or static workplace.

All the PIO information is also available as a pdf ebook in the eBookstore.

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