Want To Work In Latin America? Here's How To Make It Happen

I always thought I'd work in Latin America.

I loved the countries and the cultures so much that I figured I was destined to earn my keep south of the border.

So, I went down every Internet rabbit-hole I could find to try to figure out how to live and work in Latin America: teaching English, hostel work, international corporations, hotels, sales, transcription, writer, bartender, house-sitter, etc. I was open to anything...

Do You Want To Make Money Online And Travel Latin America?

This is a review of Content 2 Cash, by Jake Nomada.

Have you ever thought how nice it might be to make money from your laptop while living in Latin America?

Imagine yourself in a penthouse overlooking a city, or relaxing in secluded beach abode, earning in dollars but spending in pesos, soles or reales.

Setting your own hours. Knowing you can party ‘til 6am at a reggaeton club because you can start your day’s work whenever you please; or being able to take a few days off on a whim for a rejuvenating excursion in the Andes.

If you’ve read my blog, perhaps such things have crossed your mind…

Vance Bares His Soul: My Latest Online Interview

Recently, I did an interview with a friend of mine, copywriter Dennis Demori.

And covered A LOT. Online business, women in Latin America, underrated music and movies, drug cartels and my future plans for myself and my blog.

Here's the full text.


My Latin Life's Guide To E-Commerce In Latin America

My latest of many money-making schemes has been in the world of e-commerce. 

I started playing around with it during my last trip to Peru. Appeared the country was ripe for it. Its economy was growing rapidly, and I certainly noticed people with disposal income in Lima, but there was a lack of cool shit to buy - many of the big chain American stores that I saw in Mexico that offered impossibly cheap goods hadn't made their way down, and I knew that import laws were pretty lax compared to countries like Argentina or Ecuador, and manufacturing costs were lower than countries like Chile or Brazil...

10 Types Of Expats In Mexico City You'll Definitely Meet

Vance, back at it again. This time, to talk about expats in Mexico City.

Here are ten types of foreigners that you'll meet in the Mexican capital.

The Top 5 Latin American Countries To Start A Small Business

Hey there!

As you can probably tell, I've been on a "business in Latin America" kick lately.

Today I'll be talking about what I deem the most suitable countries for anyone looking to start a business south of the border.

But before I get into all that, a few comments about how I determined the rankings:

Part 5 - E-Commerce In Latin America: How To Make Sales

Hello again!

Welcome to Part 5 of my e-commerce in Latin America series. Parts 1-4 covered how to get your store up and running, how to market your store and whether you should use dropshipping or private label goods.

But none of that means shit unless people are buying your stuff.

The good news is that, if you've followed parts 1-4 of the series, you should know whether you have a viable product for your market.

The bad news is that, when it comes to online shopping, it's much more difficult to bridge the gap between interest and the sale in this part of the world.

Allow me to explain.

Part 4 - Dropshipping or Private Label: Which E-Commerce Model Is Best For Latin America?

Welcome to part 4 of my series on E-Commerce in Latin America. Today I’ll be talking about whether or not you should do dropshipping or private label if you plan to open an online store down here.

For those unfamiliar with these terms as they relate to e-commerce, let me break it down in layman’s terms for you.

Dropshipping – Dropshipping is when the retailer (you) doesn’t keep stock but rather forwards customer orders and shipping information to a manufacturer or wholesaler who ships the customers order directly to them. 

The easiest execution of a dropshipping store is through Shopify, Obrelo and AliExpress.

It works like this.

Part 3 - E-Commerce In Latin America: How To Test Market Demand

Hello again!

You guessed it: another instalment in the E-Commerce series. Although this is Part 3, it really should be Part 1. After all, before you attempt to start any business, you should first make sure people want what you’re offering.

Fortunately, the Internet has made it easy to do this. Many of you may already be familiar with the idea of testing the demand of a product you aren’t selling yet by driving traffic to a sales page to gauge interest and telling any customers that want to buy your product that you’re ‘sold out’. Based on how many inquiries you get, you’ll have an idea if it’s a viable product or not.

This is a commonly-used strategy for hopeful entrepreneurs in the United States, Europe, Australia etc., but hasn’t quite caught on in LATAM.

Part 2 - How To Market Your E-Commerce Business In Latin America

Hello again! It's been awhile.

This is the second instalment of a series that will discuss running an e-commerce business in Latin America.

Part 1 is here: How To Start An E-Commerce Business In Latin America

The first post talked about the things you'll need to get your online store up and running, such as an appropriate niche, a platform like Woo Commerce or Shopify, payment gateways etc.

This post will talk about how you should approach marketing after your store goes live. After all, before people can buy from you, they have to know that you exist.

Part 1 - How To Start An E-Commerce Business In Latin America

If you want to reside south of the border, you'll need to find a way to make money. An e-commerce business in Latin America is one of the ways to do this.

However, it's often overlooked.

The vast majority of foreigners down here will make their living doing one of the following things:

Why Becoming A Digital Nomad Was A Bad Idea

I've been doing some thinking.

More like some re-thinking.

I'm not sure this digital nomad thing is for me.

You see, it was never my intention to work from the Internet without a permanent residence. But after...

How to Make Money from Anywhere in the World

Every young man's dream is to be location independent. To be his own boss and work from anywhere in the world. It's a feeling of true boundlessness when all you need is a computer and an Internet connection to support yourself. Complete projects by day, party with locals by night, learn a new language and watch that money roll in week after week as you take full-advantage of the latest form of arbitrage.

The Jonah Complex: How I'm Getting Over My Fear of Success

Recently, I came to a very sobering conclusion. I don’t want to succeed.

I’ll tell you what happened.

In order to make money while travelling and living in Latin America, I started to work a number of location-independent side gigs that I can complete from my computer. Most of these gigs hardly amount to any money, at least not enough to live in a first-world country. Currently my main source of income comes from...