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How to Teach English Online

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on October 13, 2020

Would it surprise you to know that you have had a high-ticket, money-making skill since you were 7 years old…one that is truly in demand in the global market…a skill that foreign executives pay top dollar hourly rates to learn?  What skill could a 7-year-old possibly possess that a CEO would pay top dollar for? […]

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The Downside to Today’s Easy-Access Gig Economy

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on October 11, 2020

Here’s my problem: I want to do everything. And I want to do everything right now.  On a certain level, I’ll argue this is a beneficial character trait. It means I have institutional knowledge about a broad base of topics and experiences, and personally I like that because it informs my writing. Want to know […]

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What Qualifications Do You Need to Teach English Online?

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on September 30, 2020

Is English your first language? Then you have all the skills you need to teach English online.  You know how to speak with correct pronunciation. You have an extensive vocabulary base. You’re familiar with common idioms and expressions in English. You use correct grammar when speaking or writing. All of these abilities are highly coveted […]

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5 Reasons You Need to Try Teaching English

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on September 25, 2020

At 23 years old, I accepted an internship as a teaching assistant in a private school in southern Brazil. Although the pay was low, I learned an invaluable lesson from that experience that helped me build my dream life abroad: teaching English can be a passport to seeing the world.  Fast-forward to age 33 and […]

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The Critical (and Easy) First Step to Earning as an Online Freelancer

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on September 24, 2020

I want to start off today with a graphic… That’s the month-to-month income growth through the first six months of 2020 for U.S.-based freelancers, according to Payoneer, a popular money-transfer and cross-border payment system that I and other freelancers rely on for getting paid. To me, it’s a telling number because it says so much […]

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Teaching English Online: A Fun, Meaningful Way to Earn an Income

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on September 23, 2020

I just Googled, “How Learning English Changed My Life” and there were over a billion search results. Now, not every result had those exact words. There were many variations, like… “How learning English changed the course of my life.” “Learning English is the best decision I ever made.” “How learning English has enriched my life.” […]

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I Earned $1,400 in 7 Weeks With My New Side-Hustle

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on September 15, 2020

I am “Out of the Office.” Not for you—I mean, you are reading this column, so I did, in fact, write it. But for all those people out there who want me to edit and format their screenplays, I’m actually not around at the moment. And let me tell you why: There are only so […]

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Interview: How to Earn an Income From Your Blog

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on August 31, 2020

Professional blogger and Francophile Janine Marsh never imagined she’d earn an income through writing. The former banker launched her blog merely as a way to share her excitement about a renovation project she was working on.  Almost immediately, however, her blog started gaining a following and before long she was getting 60,000 views a month. […]

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Why Over-50s Could Benefit From This New Employment Landscape

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on August 19, 2020

Two recent research reports from opposing sides of the Atlantic caught my attention last week. They both pretty much make the same point: That older workers face a daunting future—at least in the traditional work-a-day world. But here at The Savvy Retiree, we don’t play in that sandbox. We look for our opportunities elsewhere. And […]

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What is Dropshipping?

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on August 19, 2020

Dropshipping is a business model that allows you to own and operate an online store but without having to buy or store inventory. The process works like this: A customer goes to your online store (website), orders a product at the retail price, and you take the payment. You then order the product from your […]

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5 Steps to Getting Paid as a Travel Writer

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on August 11, 2020

If you love travel and have an affinity for the written word, travel writing can be an excellent way to do what you love and get paid for it.  Earning paychecks as a travel writer is a more accessible career path than most people realize. There are virtually countless print and online travel publications out […]

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These Free Tools Can Help You Find the Perfect Product to Sell Online

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on August 2, 2020

One of the first and most important steps for any newcomer to dropshipping is choosing what product to sell.  There are successful dropshipping stores for virtually every kind of product you can think of, from small, inexpensive items like phone chargers to large, costly goods like furniture. But finding a product that will deliver consistent […]

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