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Earning money in Thailand--HA!
 
While MANY move (retire) to Pattaya, Thailand with the idea of finding a 'job', most are VERY, VERY disappointed.
 
First, their are A LOT of skilled Thai citizens. While you may have various skills and certifications from your home country, many Thais may be equally qualified. And be willing to work for 1/4 of what you will!
 
Next, to work 'legally' in Thailand you must posess an employer specific work-permit. NOT easy to obtain unless you have a VERY unique skill or qualification that most Thais do not.
 
Third, the number of  companies 'hiring' Westerners in Pattaya is actually VERY small. You won't see many legitimate 'help-wanted' ads in the Pattaya Mail. Most are probably a scam to entice you into investing in a 'can't lose' proposition. Caveat emptor!
 
So, How can you earn money in Pattaya?
 
VERY CAREFULLY!
 
Here's a few ideas:


 
1-Teach English. This is THE most common way for expats around Thailand to make money. But it's NOT much--probably around $600USD per month.
 
2-Own a bar. This, too, is common. But as I mentioned in the 'Money' section of this site, you're MUCH, MUCH more likely to lose money then make money.
 
3-Import-export. NOT the easiest but doable. If you can find a UNIQUE, locally produced product, this has potential. Type the word 'Thailand' into Ebay and you'll see many guys doing this right now.
 



4-Writer, artist, currency trader etc. This is the IDEAL profession for the Pattaya resident. Something with the following characteristics:
 
        A) Can operate from geographically anywhere.
        B) Requires ZERO employees.
        C) Needs NO equipment, except, maybe a      computer.
        D) No governmental permits required.
 
If you don't have a GUARANTEED income to AT LEAST cover your basic needs--food, shelter, necessities, etc., then consider NOT moving to Pattaya, yet!
 
Thailand is NOT a happy place for Westerners with NO money. Unfortunately too many guys end up broke here--which ultimately causes their demise.
 
DON'T LET THIS BE YOU!
 
 

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