The following is a list of Ideas jobs and occupations of ways you can make money in Thailand without having to work a boring desk job in Bangkok or a Teaching Job up country. Tens of thousands of people are living in Thailand off money they make overseas. I’ve done a number of online jobs in Thailand many are on this list I tried to figure out what worked and didn’t work until I realised blogging is more my thing.
Graphic Designer in Thailand
If you have a background in graphic design there are unlimited number of opportunities you can take advantage of on the Internet to make more than enough money to fund your Thailand lifestyle. You could create Logos at 99designs, small jobs on Elance, and if you already have an established network of people who need graphics created you could be enjoying life in Thailand saving more money than you could back home not to mention the improved lifestyle.
Selling on Ebay in Thailand
While you can’t just up and go anywhere you want you can still make money online on ebay from Thailand. I did this for a year and made a lot of money out of it but being tied down to the same place isn’t really me which is why I stopped doing it and put all my ideas into the book. Still if you gave me $1000 I bet I could still double that in a month selling on ebay in Thailand and so could you!
Programmer in Thailand
This is how I first made money in Thailand and what I actually did my past life before moving to Thailand. The pay is really good if your skilled or have a very narrow niche. You’ll be turning a lot code though so if you really love it then it’s a great way to live in Thailand, the pay is excellent even on eLance you can get work that earns you more than 1000 baht an hour.
Blogger in Thailand
If you think you’re going to come to Thailand and start the next big blog and make a tonne of money your chances of failure certain. Blogging sounds easy but only those people who sleep drink and eat their blog 24/7 are successful and it still takes years to build up. However a lot of successful bloggers live in Thailand, though not all will openly admit it.
Internet Marketing in Thailand
The lines between Blogger and Internet Marketer are blurred and you’d never meet an Internet marketer who didn’t also have his/her own blog. Internet Marketing can be one of the most profitable ways to earn a living in Thailand if you are really good at it but then you don’t need to be getting fat affiliate checks every month either, I know people who have done this set themselves up with 50-80,000 baht a month in commissions and havn’t done any work for the past 3 years and the money keeps rolling in. With this kind of recurring income you could retire in Thailand before you hit 25, and many are.
Playing Poker in Thailand
Making money playing poker in Thailand is essentially illegal in fact any form of gambling except for the National Lottery is illegal however it’s pretty hard to prove that you’ve been gambling online and if you work with a VPN it’s untraceable. Playing poker is a skill that you must already possess or do tonnes of study. I know some guys make more than $20,000 USD a month playing poker and guys who have made even more.
Trading Shares in Thailand
A guy once told me that the only way to make money through trading shares is to be the owner of a private fund, this way you make bank commissions even if you make good trades or bad trades that tank. However there are some mini Warren Buffets out there that do make good money on trading shares, some even do it on the Thai stock market.
Writing in Thailand
You don’t have to be John Grishim to make money from writing in Thailand and you don’t even need to write about Thailand for that matter. There are writing opportunities galore to publish your own ebooks these days as well as small contract work on eLance you could even make money writing about anything on squidoo though this would take an enormous about of work. Opportunities are out there you just need to find out what works for you.
Do you currently work online in Thailand, do you do any of these jobs or something different, would love to hear your story…