The Earth’s Bounty: How to Harvest an Income in Uruguay

The Earth’s Bounty: How to Harvest an Income in Uruguay

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March 1, 2014

Uruguay is one of the best places in the world to own a farm…and you don’t have to be a Uruguayan citizen or even a resident to buy agricultural property. While it is most famous for its grass-fed beef industry… Uruguay also has soil and climate that are ideal for growing wheat, rice, soybeans, olives, and blueberries. It is a water-rich country, minimizing the need for irrigation, and its soils are among the least degraded in the world. All Uruguay’s farmland is mapped by soil type.

“How Remote Working Eased Our Transition to Costa Rica”

“How Remote Working Eased Our Transition to Costa Rica”

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March 1, 2014

Buenos dias from Costa Rica! My wife, two kids, and I currently live in the town of Atenas in the Central Valley region. We’ve been here for a touch over a year…and we love it. I established myself with a remote income before I set off. I am a partner in a small software development/consulting firm that we formed a couple years before my family and I moved abroad.

Make Money in Property Management— No Experience Required

Make Money in Property Management— No Experience Required

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March 1, 2014

Vacation rentals are a great way for an investor to create an income overseas but, unless they’re living next door, anyone who owns a vacation rental needs someone to manage it for them. Property management is a business you can start with absolutely no investment. You are simply trading your time and effort.

Mobile Kitchen: A Quirky Take on Catering in San Miguel de Allende

Mobile Kitchen: A Quirky Take on Catering in San Miguel de Allende

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February 1, 2014

Jennifer Posner fell in love with San Miguel de Allende during trips there as a young girl. In 2007, when it came time for her “to unplug from corporate America,” San Miguel was the first place she thought of. Now she makes her living there from a quirky, but successful, catering operation. She’s taken the American food truck concept from the streets to private catering gigs and just about anywhere there’s a gathering that needs to be fed.

$50,000 from May to December… And Never Set Foot in an Office

$50,000 from May to December… And Never Set Foot in an Office

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February 1, 2014

My husband, Kevin, and I both turned 30 this year, and while the rest of our cohort is punching a time clock and climbing up the bitter corporate ladder, we’re sipping sangria on the balcony of our seafront apartment on Spain’s Mediterranean coastline… savoring café con leche (Spanish coffee) as the sun rises…or celebrating with cava (sparkling wine) under the moon.

Cash in on Cafés, Kiosks, and Snacks in Malaysia

Cash in on Cafés, Kiosks, and Snacks in Malaysia

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December 1, 2013

Malaysia is on the rise. The middle class is growing, disposable income is increasing, and it is one of the easiest places in the world for a foreigner to set up a business—ranked 12th of 185 by the World Bank. In my experience of observing start-ups here in Malaysia, franchising is a very feasible business opportunity in this economy.

Turning a Profit on Nicaragua’s Caribbean Island Retreat

Turning a Profit on Nicaragua’s Caribbean Island Retreat

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December 1, 2013

The first time John Morgan set foot on Little Corn Island, he was under its spell. “The moment my feet sunk into the soft, coral sand where the captain beached the water taxi, I had an overwhelming feeling of being home.” “I had never traveled to Central or South America and had certainly never heard of these remote undeveloped Caribbean islands off the coast of Nicaragua.

Translating a Skill into a Business

Translating a Skill into a Business

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December 1, 2013

In my line of work there’s no such thing as a typical day. One recent Tuesday, my partner and I sat side by side on the beach, sipping morning coffee in our swimsuits and flip-flops…our two dogs lounging in the sand beside us. I was translating a presentation for an advertising company…she was working on a set of by-laws.