@Tony H wrote:
Once you get regular work, you can call home anywhere you want! I just got back from 6 months in Cancun and did so entirely from freelancing earnings. Also, it's nice and clean for a client to pay you through one of these platforms for accounting purposes, so it's entirely possible to move to their area if they sponsor you. I also had a potential opportunity to move to Hawaii. (I'm Canadian, so it would mean a company sponsorship). That's the beauty of freelancing, you call the shots and are only limited to country laws. Costa Rica is a great place to call home if you want to explore the tropics. You stay for 90 days, leave for 72 hours, and can come back for another 90 days... no limits, you can do it for years and live there that way if you want. The main thing you gotta keep in mind is health care. That's the only reason why I came back to Canada for a while, we need to stay here 6 months out of the year to retain health care. Travel insurance can be limiting and hospitalization very expensive, even a visit to the Dr for a routine something can cost a couple hundred bucks before meds. If that's not a concern for you, then don't think twice about packing your laptop in a bag and hoping on a plane!
Tony you need to move to New Brunswick. They allow you to be out of province 8 months of the year. As well, each province has a plan that allow you to live in another country for 1-2 years with full provincial health care coverage. (Up to and including what would have been paid in the province)
We lived at Lago de Chapala in Mexico for 12 years and survived completely on Freelance earnings before returning to Canada 1 1/2 years ago. Freelancing opened up whole new worlds to us.