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A Month-Long Travel Video Adventure North of the Border

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on June 15, 2020

I woke to the sound of the Saint Lawrence River and the light of the morning sun shining into the RV. As the weather conditions were just right, I quickly set up my camera to film the vehicle against the shoreline, before sending up my drone to take aerial shots of the riverside road. Of […]

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Make up to $5,000 While You Sleep by Sharing Your Passion Online

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on June 13, 2020

Online courses are the future. Whether it’s a YouTube video showing you how to install a car roof rack, or a full-on degree in marketing, there is practically nothing that can’t now be learned from your computer. And for anyone with a skill they can share, this creates a great opportunity.  A number of years […]

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3 Common Mistakes New Freelancers Make (and How to Avoid Them)

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on June 10, 2020

Some think it was Oscar Wilde, others say Will Rogers, and some claim a Botany suit advert from 1966. No matter where the saying comes from, it’s true: “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” Maybe even more so in the world of online freelancing. Yet every day I see freelancer […]

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Earning $25 an Hour Online From Stunning Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on June 6, 2020

“I wanted to give my daughter a richer life with additional opportunities,” says Stacey Hansen about her and her daughter’s decision to leave New Brunswick, Canada for the coastal town of Playa del Carmen, Mexico.  Stacey says, “In 2017, my daughter and I chatted about what we’d like our life to look like going forward. […]

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Earn up to $3,000 a Month for Teaching Your Passion Online

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on June 2, 2020

Amy Stewart has written 11 books, four of which were New York Times bestsellers. But recently, she has found a new way to make money from her talent: teaching her passion online. In 2001, Amy published her first book, a memoir about growing a garden. A year later, she signed up for an oil painting […]

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This Passive Income Opportunity Saved My Retirement

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on May 30, 2020

When the global financial crisis of 2008 hit, I was working on Wall Street. Like millions of other people, my finances took a big hit. I survived it, but my financial security and retirement plans were severely impacted. I was getting older—in my mid-50s at that point—and nearing the end of my banking career, so […]

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The 5 Golden Rules for Finding Online Gigs

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on May 29, 2020

When I started freelancing about 15 years ago, the farthest thing from my mind was adventure and freedom. I just wanted off the corporate treadmill. When I decided to make the break, I printed up business cards, went to Chamber of Commerce meetings hoping to find clients that would need my services, and started pestering […]

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The Truth About Making Money Online From Stock Photography

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on May 27, 2020

Online stock agencies seem like the perfect solution for photographers seeking to find buyers for their images. They allow you to get your photos in front of magazine editors, bloggers, and advertisers from across the world…all without having to pay a fee or leave the house. But to be successful (i.e. make real money), you […]

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Prepare to Prosper—The Golden Age of Freelancing Has Arrived

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on May 25, 2020

I was chatting with a Russian friend online last week about pandemic life in Kazan, Russia. She’s been working from home for more than a month now for a multinational U.S. company, and she told me “the company has saved so much money with us working from home that they’re closing the office and letting […]

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Earning as an Online Coach From a Beach-Lover’s Paradise

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on May 15, 2020

When it comes to battling through tough times, life coach Mike Sassorossi has more experience than most. The former gym owner lost a home and job and endured divorce and cancer. But he’s emerged from those experiences stronger, and today shares the lessons he’s learned with clients, including front-line U.S. healthcare workers, from his home […]

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The Best Tropical Destination to Start Your Dream Business

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on May 14, 2020

“A lot of people come to Belize for retirement, even if just for the winter, but I’ve been coming here all my life,” says Dan Bingham originally from Ontario, Canada but now a full-time resident of Spanish Lookout in Belize’s Cayo District.  Dan is descended from Mennonites on his father’s side, some of whom relocated […]

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This Financial Tool Can Help Protect You Against the Coming Crisis

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on May 12, 2020

A few years ago when my grandmother died, I had the task of going through her effects and selling off everything in the house. I was struck by a piece of paper. I still remember the day she signed it. It was a carbon copy receipt for a certificate of deposit she and my grandfather […]

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