by Mike Booth
Making a Living Abroad
Let’s consider your possibilities for making a living. Obviously, if you’re a writer or a visual artist, you’re in business. You can do your work (almost) anywhere. Or, if you have money to invest you might get into rental property or a business. This is trickier and, having failed in a couple of businesses myself, I wouldn’t recommend it. The European bureaucratic obstacles can be formidable, and doing business here requires a lengthy, expensive learning process. Can your work be done over Internet? A lot of jobs can these days. If that’s your case, then you’re home free.
We recently met a couple from Oxford, U.K. They are both IT consultants who worked in London. They said they used to spend five hours a day on the train getting to work and back. I couldn’t believe it. “It must be one of those great trains with desks for working, Internet connections, a great bar and all that, no?” Continue reading “Just Say Goodbye — 3/3”