Anyone in The Philippines or Thailand?

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Hello all, I'm new to the forum, and new to internet marketing. I've been doing a lot of research as I'm looking to be self employed, and I've been very interested in affiliate marketing as it suits my lifestyle. I like the freedom to be my own boss and work from anywhere in the world, on my own time. I'm realistic, not expecting to get rich quickly. I realize it will take time and failures to learn and to get a feeling for what works and what doesn't. I'm a traveler, and I enjoy living simply and living well. I've spent time in SEA before and am looking to come back to The Philippines, or possibly Thailand to spend a few months at least to focus on this line of work. (I'm going to be leaving S.Korea soon.) I'm wondering if there are any expats or anyone around who has experience and at least moderate success who wouldn't mind if I shadowed them or work alongside them for a while as I learn. I guess a sort of a mentor would be nice. I'm very easy going, get along with most people, am independent, and would really appreciate it if anyone out there wouldn't mind mentoring a noobie. I'm not looking for handouts or anything, just someone to at least go over some of my ideas or whatever. I appreciate your time.

#expats #freedom #philippines #thailand #travel
  • Profile picture of the author Stevie C
    Hi Chris,

    I'm in Chiang Mai, Thailand but I'm afraid I'm not in any position to mentor anybody and I live outside the town with my family but you might want to look at Chiang Mai as a good place to come and meet other expats. If you check out Johhny FD's Travel like a Boss Blog and podcasts you will see that there are a number of guys working from co-working spaces like Pun Space up here in Chiang Mai who are all helping each other out.

    Check out the blogs here

    Travel Like a Boss Podcast - Home
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    • Profile picture of the author novalj30
      Are you a Filipino Chris?

      I'm from Philippines and working at home here in Dubai, UAE.

      Friendly advise, start your IM business now while you have a day job, a lot of monthly dues in IM world too Auto Responders, File Storage, Online name it.

      Start one step at a time, and avoid chasing the shiny objects.

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      • Profile picture of the author cpbrous
        Thanks Joel, no I'm not from the Phils, but it's one of my favorite countries. I'm American. I appreciate your advice.
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    • Profile picture of the author cpbrous
      Thanks a lot for the advice Steve. I was actually considering Chiang Mai so I'll look into Pun Space. Sounds like a good situation.
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  • Profile picture of the author fin
    I would do what Stevie said, just rock up at a co-working space in Chiang Mai and network, but start building something now.

    Thailand sucks now for digital nomads who want to stay long-term, but if you're only going to be there short term it's probably best for what you're looking for. Either that or maybe Ubud in Bali.
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  • Glad to see somebody thinking about moving to the Philippines or Thailand! I would recommend the Philippines because of how great the opportunities are there in terms of cost of living and how cheap it is to live there.

    I got started in the Philippines when I first discovered IM. I am not in any way looking to mentor anybody right now, but I do have to say that I know where you are.

    Just keep educating yourself about two or three different forms of marketing and business, and continue pursuing it until you reach moderate success. You can get started right where you are.
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  • Profile picture of the author cpbrous
    Thanks for the replies guys. I have been pretty nomadic since 2008, but had hardly met any backpackers/travelers that were location independent like myself. Most people have homes somewhere in their home country and are just taking time off of work or school. To be honest, I thought I was kinda rare haha, but thanks to some of the suggestions on this page alone, I've realized that there are a lot of other people doing the same. It's nice to have this freedom, and to know that others are out there doing the same.
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