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Selling products internationally with Barrington McIntosh

After my last post about selling on Amazon, I reached out to one of my mentors, Barrington McIntosh, and I’m very excited to share our interview with you today. Barrington is an online selling powerhouse, known for expanding his Amazon business globally and teaching others how to do it. After having studied in the U.S. he went back to his homeland Jamaica where he started a career at a power plant.... read more

Confessions of an SPI 99er

I have a confession to make.  I’ve been relentlessly working on something for the past 12 months. Every bit of free time I spent with learning, sourcing and shipping. And I had a real blast doing so. Besides new skills I also earned some money. However, having a 9-5 job and doing all that hustling after-hours and on weekends took a toll on my priorities. That’s why I had to cut back on the... read more

430 Million Unused Vacation Days

Yesterday morning  I read an article in our local newspaper why so many Americans don’t use their vacation days. So let me try to paraphrase it in my own words. You’ve probably heard already that U.S. workers do not take a lot of vacation days during the year, mainly due to the fact that they don’t get a lot. There’s no mandatory amount of paid days off, that companies have to... read more

The Ins and Outs of American Healthcare

I reached out to one of my readers, Christian Gainey, to write a guest post about the American Healthcare system. He’s doing a much better job in explaining the ins and outs than I ever could. It’ll help especially new expats who have to deal with health insurance in the U.S. for the very first time.  The U.S. healthcare system is one of the most complicated and diverse healthcare systems on... read more

Is the Expat Life for You?

Many people dream about moving to America, starting a new life in the Land of Opportunity and they begin to search more and more reasons why their own homeland is not good enough anymore. There are many reasons that can make you want to leave. The biggest ones are war and living in a country where you have to fear for yourself and the life of your loved ones. Fear of being judged because of your religion,... read more

Kickstart Your Vision with Crowdfunding

“Please support my kickstarter”. Have you heard something like this from one of your friends lately? Kickstarter is the world’s largest crowdfunding platform, based in New York City. The company makes it possible for entrepreneurs, small businesses and creative individuals to raise money for their ideas or projects without having to rely on a bank loan. At the same time they can feel out... read more

Maria from Monte Verde, Brazil

The first Brazilian that I’m featuring is Maria. She is a yoga teacher and small business owner in the Carolinas and I’ve had the pleasure to ask her a few questions about her journey through immigration, starting a business as an immigrant and her life and experiences in America. Where are you from originally? I am from Brazil,  I was raised in a small touristy town in the mountains called... read more

The Benefits of an Internship Abroad

Being a student you usually don’t worry too much about getting a job later on in your life, let alone how to enhance your resume to impress future employers. While different countries have different business mentalities and employers might value one thing over the other, there’s something that always makes a very good impression – work experience abroad. Benefits for the intern An internship... read more

8 Reasons Why I Love Living in America

Today is Independence Day, 4th of July, the 237th 238th Birthday of America. Most people have the day off and a lot of them are taking Friday off as well to have a long weekend and hang out with family and friends. For me it’s a good opportunity to enjoy the day off and share with you what I love about this country. Nice and friendly people I’m used to Germany and the German mentality. And... read more

How to Immigrate to the USA Without a Green Card

One question that many readers ask me ever since I started this website is, how you can move to the U.S., if none of the most common ways to get a greencard is working out for you. While I’m not an attorney or immigration expert, I can still try to give you some ideas about alternative ways to immigrate or at least live in America temporary. First of all, before you take any action I encourage you... read more

Make Money from Home with Affiliate Marketing

Willing to work but stuck at home is the fate that many immigrant spouses face every day. Some of them are having a hard time to land a job in the same profession, even if they’ve beem working in the same field for years back home. Depending on the job, American companies won’t hire you unless you’re retaking classes and get an American degree or license for it. But there are also ways... read more

How to Get a Work Permit (EAD)

This is for all the spouses that took “one for the team” by joining their partners to move to the United States. Some of you quit your day job to make it all happen and to support your better half’s career. While migrating to the US is very exciting and it takes a while to take it all in and get adjusted, it all ends up becoming familiar and a daily routine starts to form while you might... read more

How to Get a Social Security Number (SSN)

You have finally arrived in the USA – your new home after months, if not years of prep work and visa/greencard paperwork. So let’s not waste any time and get you started with some essentials like how to obtain your Social Security Number (SSN). It’s recommended to wait 10 to 14 days after you’ve entered the US before you apply for one, because the Social Security Administration needs to... read more

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