Making Money In Thailand
Some people have said to me that I've got lucky in Thailand being about to make money without having to resort to getting a job or teaching, being able to live here before retirement and the pension. I don't think it's luck but more to do with hard work and determination. Luck only happens when you make opportunities for luck to arise. Your not lucky if you live in Thailand but probably lucky if you survive.
I'm from a new generation of expats to Thailand, a generation without borders or reliance on THE MAN. I only pay sales Tax and don't expect to ever see a pension I'm funding my own way through life and do so with three things a keyboard mouse and monitor. What we can do now was not even possible 20 years ago however the opportunities exist now and anyone can do it.
I havn't talked much about the book I wrote how to make money in Thailand because Adwords wouldn't let me advertise it unless I made changes to the book which I wasn't willing to do so. In the end the Adwords isn't really worth that much to me since my traffic is coming from Google search anyway and when you advertise on other blogs people just click on the ads to help the website owner earn revenue I don't see any value in that.
I've probably given away a lot of good information on this website about making money in Thailand actually one guy emailed me and told me off about giving the information about scamming people online. Guess he was running a similar scam and making enough but after telling everyone his livelihood was shattered. Sorry dude but you can't just keep scamming people you need to do something else.
Mostly what I've done to make money in Thailand was selling items on eBay. Even with all the fees and returns you can still make a profit on eBay but you have to find a few products that sell really good. That sounds hard but once you put 500 different products up on eBay you'll find the ones that sell. To save you all the trouble though the how to make money in Thailand book tells you exactly which products that sell well out of Thailand on eBay and just do different variations of those products and you'll find the gems. Since my eBay account has over 15,000 feed backs you can imagine the kind of volume I've done. Now i'm winding down my eBay opperation because I don't want to spend the time on it anymore so i'm giving away all my secrets of how to sell on ebay in Thailand.
Also in the book I talk about creating websites exactly how to set them up and what to do exactly to market them. It really isn't that hard to do at all and if you read the book you'll know what to do. Creating a website that generates money is one of the best ways to live globally.
If you have a skill that can enable you to work remotely like programming writing or graphic design then definitely you should read this book. I've only ever been a programmer, database manager/developer and web developer. I don't have any other skills that I can offer except for picking up wet Thai chicks but no one is paying me for that unfortunately. Using just those skills I have been lucky to get some really good paying gigs off eLance.com which is a website that freelancers can go to get work. Getting good paying work on eLance is very difficult because trust isn't there. In the book I tell you how to establish trust and get the work and the pay you deserve.
In the end the book about how to make money in Thailand is exactly like this blog. It's straight forward and tells you exactly what to do. When I say exactly I mean just that, it doesn't fill your head with a million ideas and you left wondering what to do next you follow the blueprint and put enough effort in you'll be able to make money in Thailand.