Off to Thailand in 100 days.....

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So - basically I have an opportunity to do an internship in Bangkok involving something I am really interested in and with a reputable organisation.

However it is unpaid for three months. I currently write articles on the side as I finish my University degree. While it's an easy go to source of income I would rather have something reoccurring by the time I am over there as I will be spending many hours working already!

So I have around 100 days to set something up for reoccurring revenue. I have done pretty well by offering and providing services online and it's given me the confidence that I know I am going to be alright when I get out there. But with 100 days what kind of projects do you guys think I could get started with to have at least some reoccurring revenue while I am out there?
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  • Profile picture of the author Marco Moeschter
    If you can drive traffic than look for biz ops which will pay you reoccurring income like Pure Leverage or MLSP.

    Build your own squeeze page drive traffic to it and follow up with your subscribers. Give them value and show them how they can use those services/biz op their self and how they can earn money with it.
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    • Profile picture of the author helpinghand182
      Cool - Il have a look into it! I wonder if would be even worth setting the foundations of a travel or "moving abroad" blog...
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  • Profile picture of the author 10kaday
    I would build some recurring income with clickbank or something like that
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    • Profile picture of the author helpinghand182
      Is there a lot to clickbank? I would have no problem writing and preparing products but would I have to create sale videos,squeeze pages etc?
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  • Profile picture of the author TimothyTorrents
    The good thing about living in Asian countries is that the cost for living is significantly less than in other countries so you don't need that much money to live comfortably. I live in Taiwan and also do article writing but I'm almost done my eBook which I'm going to sell through my website.

    I think that's one of the best ways to monetize a website. My plan is to sell the eBook, maybe send paid traffic to the sales page, and then collect the email addresses of the people who buy the book. Of course, if you don't have time to write a book, and you don't know what to write about, it's possible to buy PLR eBooks to sell.

    It's up to you. But I think selling YOUR own product is the best way to make money online.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Congrats! I'm in Thailand now; fun spot. I'd go with something offline, to build your cash reserve. Trying to set up something which yields passive cash flow can be done, but you're more likely to do it when you have enough savings piled up, to live without the recurring income. Learned from personal experience
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  • Profile picture of the author Stuart Walker
    I am location independent but Bangkok is currently my base. Welcome to the City of Angels!

    You'll love it out here I am sure. Takes some time to get used to if you've never been to this part of the world before but it's an incredible city with a lot of energy.

    100 days isn't a long time to get a new project set up and earning recurring income especially if you've no idea what that project will be.

    It would be different if you had a solid idea and a plan of action and knew how to execute it.

    If you make money from freelance writing I'd probably keep doing that as your main income earner but look to launch a blog / list / product / course / all of the above about that topic on the side.

    Loads of people would love to get paid to write but don't have a clue. Showing them how you did it could be profitable but it will take time.

    If you desperately need money to sustain yourself for 3 months out here then get taking on more work ASAP so you've got money in the bank.

    Don't come out here with no cash and needing to make money as you go just to survive, it will stress you out.

    Bangkok is cheap but it would be a horrible place to be with no cash. So much going on and always someone wanting to do something that being broke would be no fun here.
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    • Profile picture of the author nik0
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      Hello from Thailand as well!

      Like the poster above said, Thailand ain't that much fun on a tiny budget.

      What to do on such short notice, hard to say, I think you can better stick to your article writing. Perhaps source some more writers and offer it as a service here.

      There seems to be good demand for better content then the standard $5/500 word crap, although don't out price yourself, I think in the range of $10-$15 for a solid article would get you plenty of work on this forum.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stevie C
    I'd really try to push the article writing while you have the time now, email previous clients with a deal on multiple articles or something along those lines. Add a link in your signature as well for article services.

    I'm another Thailand based Warrior though up in Chiang Mai
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    • Profile picture of the author research
      Why . . . Thailand ???

      What is the major attraction that has IM folks flocking to Thailand, and seemingly not to the many other countries in the area.

      Are there particular attractions that give Thailand the buzz, that surrounding countries do not off.

      What makes Thailand so attractive ???
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      • Profile picture of the author nik0
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        Originally Posted by research View Post

        Why . . . Thailand ???

        What is the major attraction that has IM folks flocking to Thailand, and seemingly not to the many other countries in the area.

        Are there particular attractions that give Thailand the buzz, that surrounding countries do not off.

        What makes Thailand so attractive ???
        Thailand is the center of south east Asia and most developed of all surrounding ones, besides Singapore obvious but Singapore is hell expensive to live.

        You really don't want to live in Cambodia, Myanmar or Laos, if it's only cause no one speaks English there.

        If you go further you end up in Bali or the Phillipines, a ton of IM'ers live there as well, probably even more then in Thailand.

        I'm not too crazy about the phillipines though, with all those tropical storms and terrorists and what not.

        Bali could be nice though!

        Thailand is the life of freedom and the land of the smiles and it has everything that you find in western countries!
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      • Profile picture of the author Stevie C
        Originally Posted by research View Post

        Why . . . Thailand ???

        What is the major attraction that has IM folks flocking to Thailand, and seemingly not to the many other countries in the area.

        Are there particular attractions that give Thailand the buzz, that surrounding countries do not off.

        What makes Thailand so attractive ???
        Infrastructure would be the top reason, on all levels.
        I've travelled in most of the countries in the region but couldn't see myself living anywhere but Thailand but I'm in my mid forties and younger guys without family commitments might do well in other countries in the region.
        I'd add Singapore as the top place for excellent cuisine but Thailand and Vietnam would be close seconds and also a lot cheaper.
        Thailand also has a very varied geography so the Big City lovers might enjoy Bangkok, Nik0 gets his kicks down in Pattaya and yours truly loves the laid back atmosphere of Chiang Mai.
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      • Profile picture of the author harvie316
        Originally Posted by research View Post

        Why . . . Thailand ???

        What is the major attraction that has IM folks flocking to Thailand, and seemingly not to the many other countries in the area.

        Are there particular attractions that give Thailand the buzz, that surrounding countries do not off.

        What makes Thailand so attractive ???
        girls

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  • Profile picture of the author Luke Dennison
    I would just build a bigger bank right now if your only needing 3 months worth of dosh. You're probably going to be busy during the day, so all you really need is a place to sleep eat and some beer money.

    I'v been thoroughly researching thailand recently and it's my life goal to move there! I want to go to chaing mai though as its supposedly cheaper.
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    • Profile picture of the author nik0
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      Originally Posted by Luke Dennison View Post

      I would just build a bigger bank right now if your only needing 3 months worth of dosh. You're probably going to be busy during the day, so all you really need is a place to sleep eat and some beer money.

      I'v been thoroughly researching thailand recently and it's my life goal to move there! I want to go to chaing mai though as its supposedly cheaper.
      Thailand is cheap on itself already so you don't have to stick to a certain region cause it's even cheaper.

      The only places in Thailand where it's really more expensive then usual are the most popular islands like Samui, Phuket, Krabi, Samet, but still, even at those places you can make it as cheap or expensive as you want.

      Everywhere you find food markets with cheap food, and there are always bars that don't charge out of the ordinary.

      I went to Chiang Mai last month, stayed there 1 day and drove back again lol, definitely not my city.
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      • Profile picture of the author Stevie C
        Originally Posted by nik0 View Post

        Thailand is cheap on itself already so you don't have to stick to a certain region cause it's even cheaper.

        The only places in Thailand where it's really more expensive then usual are the most popular islands like Samui, Phuket, Krabi, Samet, but still, even at those places you can make it as cheap or expensive as you want.

        Everywhere you find food markets with cheap food, and there are always bars that don't charge out of the ordinary.

        I went to Chiang Mai last month, stayed there 1 day and drove back again lol, definitely not my city.
        Each to their own I feel pretty much that way about Pattaya

        You should have dropped us a PM before you arrived and I would have shown you the sights.
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        • Profile picture of the author nik0
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          Originally Posted by Stevie C View Post

          Each to their own I feel pretty much that way about Pattaya

          You should have dropped us a PM before you arrived and I would have shown you the sights.
          Yes didn't think of that, it was like an escape the scene type of holiday after a broken relationship that screw me up like never before lol.

          In case you're settled with wife/child Chiang Mai might be a better choice.

          Single is better for Pattaya!
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  • Profile picture of the author fruitbat1
    Going to Thailand sounds great, but it is hard to build up a full time recurring income in 100 days.

    I think I would be more inclined to try to get some solid working relationships with writing clients that give you good, regular work, rather than trying to get something hands off started that may fizzle out while you are over there.

    Either way, good luck, Mark.
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  • Profile picture of the author JCorp
    Originally Posted by helpinghand182 View Post

    So - basically I have an opportunity to do an internship in Bangkok involving something I am really interested in and with a reputable organisation.

    However it is unpaid for three months. I currently write articles on the side as I finish my University degree. While it's an easy go to source of income I would rather have something reoccurring by the time I am over there as I will be spending many hours working already!

    So I have around 100 days to set something up for reoccurring revenue. I have done pretty well by offering and providing services online and it's given me the confidence that I know I am going to be alright when I get out there. But with 100 days what kind of projects do you guys think I could get started with to have at least some reoccurring revenue while I am out there?

    Congrats! Looks like a good opportunity!

    Since you can write... consider doing some bigger writing projects that pay more money. Ebooks, courses, etc. Requires more research but the pay out is there if you're good
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  • Profile picture of the author nicebiz
    Hi

    I don't know if I could help ... but I love young people who have the passion and zeal to follow their dream.

    It's nice to know that you are going to Bangkok on an internship and to do something that you love!

    I wish you success in everything you do.

    Kindly pm me ... and hopefully I can help a bit ...

    God bless yr career!

    Carol
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  • Profile picture of the author helpinghand182
    Thanks for all the replies guys! I'm certainly looking into bigger projects. I have very good relationships with my current clients - I don't focus on getting many and instead just work closely with and provide quality to the ones I do work. The longer you write for someone it's easier to provide exactly what they want and quickly.

    I will definitely maintain these relationships when I start as I feel a certain loyalty towards them. These should equate to around 70,000 baht p/m quite easily for a manageable workload while I am over there. So I should be okay at least to get by!

    As I mentioned however - I have just over 3 months to set in place or get involved with other projects and that's why I was looking at what the best route could be.

    I'm strongly considering creating products that provide value but would probably need to build a few joint venture relationships as there are areas where I lack the skill set required. I'm also considering starting a blog about the whole move and another option is copywriting.The goal would obviously be to put in the work to reap the benefits later. I am still looking into what would work best for me but all suggestions are welcomed!
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  • Profile picture of the author TryBPO
    Hey OP,

    I was wondering if you're still on your way to Thailand?

    I live in the Philippines, but have been out to Thailand at least once per year for the last three years. I'll actually be heading to Chiang Mai for a month Sep-Oct and then down to Bangkok for a couple of weeks. Would love to meet up if you're around - I bet we end up with friends in the same circles, hehe.
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    • Profile picture of the author Stevie C
      Originally Posted by TryBPO View Post

      Hey OP,

      I was wondering if you're still on your way to Thailand?

      I live in the Philippines, but have been out to Thailand at least once per year for the last three years. I'll actually be heading to Chiang Mai for a month Sep-Oct and then down to Bangkok for a couple of weeks. Would love to meet up if you're around - I bet we end up with friends in the same circles, hehe.
      Hi Justin,

      There's a fair few marketers based in Chiang Mai including myself and Gaz Cooper, If you fancy meeting up I'd look forward to it.
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    Ebooks. If done right, they're perhaps the best source of income on the internet, IMO.
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  • Profile picture of the author jeskola
    I've been in Thailand for several months now (splitting my time between Thailand and Hong Kong).

    Just so you are aware there is a pretty big clamp down in the past couple of weeks, on those doing visa runs on land and on August 12th the same rules will come into play for those that travel by air. The crackdown is around people working in Thailand illegally (which I assume you will be doing).

    From immigration in the past couple of days -

    “From August 13, if we suspect any foreigner of working illegally in Thailand on a tourist visa, that person will be detained and deported, even if the foreigner has not previously completed even a single visa run,” he said.

    “People who are deported will be banned from re-entering Thailand for five years, not forever. After that, the foreigner may appeal to re-enter the country."

    So make sure you get a proper tourist visa (multiple entry - you can get 60 days and bump it another 30 when you are in Thailand taking it to 90 days) before you come in rather than just arrive with your passport (which is allowed) - a couple of those passport entries back to back might get you raising suspicion.

    Lots more info here - Final crackdown for border runners - New strict Immigration regulation in force from today - Thai visas, residency and work permits - Thailand Forum

    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author littlealan
    anyone in Phuket now?

    I am
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