• working from home The future of work could be good news for expats If the last year has taught us anything, it is that predicting the future is a dangerous game. However now parts of the world are starting to emerge from the long shadow of COVID-19. With that shift there are lots of different interests coming to bear on what the future of work and business could…
  • Expat finances: Where to start In online expat forums, questions around expat finances come up all the time. Questions range from the very general – what should we be doing with our money, through to more specific ones around offshore banking and expat tax issues. There is no one right answer for anyone. So many variables are involved even when…
  • Lanjaron Starting a business during a pandemic! Before moving to Spain, my husband and I were running a property business in the UK. He started it in 2014 and I joined a few weeks later. Our tiny team consisted of us, a business partner and an admin apprentice. The company went all the way from start-up to being assessed the number one…
  • Opaline Hue The expat entrepreneur – Opaline Hue Madeline is an expat entrepreneur. She is an American living in Ireland. Last year she moved with her husband to the West of Ireland so he could pursue a graduate degree. For the past few years, she had been developing and running her business, Opaline Hue. She launched Opaline Hue last year from Ireland as…
  • Freelance Graphic design The complete guide to hiring freelancers Freelancers go by many names, including contingent workers, independent contractors, and consultants. They generally follow a task or project-based work model and comprise a wide range of industries, skill levels, and pricing tiers. This type of work is becoming more common. As of 2019, 57 million Americans, or 36% of the U.S. workforce, were working…
  • The expat entrepreneur – Elisabietta Shoes Elsbeth Blekkenhorst-Tammes is an expat entrepreneur. Elsbeth is a Dutch national living in Qatar where she’s been for nearly 10 years. She has also worked in the UK and Germany. She has lived outside of the Netherlands for over 20 years now. Germany and the UK were closer to her Dutch roots so she didn’t…
  • Remote work From freelance to full-time remote work Many people are now looking for remote work for a variety of reasons, including the ones mentioned in the previous article, The pros and cons of remote work. However, finding a remote position is not like looking for a regular office job.  Right now, I am trying to transition from freelance remote work to full-time…
  • Resume writing How to write a kick arse CV! With the growth of professional networking sites and the increase in websites for private contractors (think graphic designers, copywriters etc), it’s a little hard to see CVs lasting. However, for now, they are alive and well and you need a good one to get noticed. Writing a great CV is not difficult but it takes…