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Maybe the biggest disadvantage of living in Thailand is we can't work here, I hate it. I was an electrician back in the US and made good money too. Here in Thailand I am strictly prohibited from doing that type of work or anything like it. Even if I could do electrical work in Thailand I would still be competing with the Thai locals that are willing to work for much less pay. Doing electrical work in Thailand wouldn't be worth my effort. The problem facing expiates working in Thailand is that it is against the law,  unless you have a work permit. Getting caught working in Thailand without a work permit can land you in the monkey house (jail), and deported. The Monkey House or "Ban Ling" as the locals call it, is horrific place and not a place you ever want to experience in Thailand.

 

About the only job in Thailand that is legal is teaching english, with a work permit of coarse. The competition for english teaching jobs in Pattaya are fierce as there is an endless supply of expiates that would love to supplement their incomes in this way. There are some other specialized jobs out there but for most of us jobs like that are simply out of reach.

 

Enter, cyber space, now days using the internet you could have a job in America and do your day to day duties in the land of smiles. Web design or investing is probably what most of us think of but I think there is much more out there for us. If you are a book keeper for example then ninety percent of the time you are entering information into a computer. With the high speed of the internet, what difference does it make if you are keying that information into the computer from Pattaya or New York or here from Bakersfield, Ca. Where the information is entered from doesn't matter, it only matters that it gets entered. Book keeping or investing are only two of a thousand occupations that can be done remotely. The number of Cyber Space jobs out there are only limited by our imagination.

 

Now what I want to talk about now is the equipment that you will need. First we all know you will need internet, and a good dependable computer. You should have a room that is free of distractions and noise. I use Skype to stay in touch with clients. With Skype I can setup a local number in my home town so people can call me, even without knowing how to use a computer. A skype number can also be used for help desk work or consulting. I do much of my advertising on Craigslist all though it is getting harder to advertising with Craigslist.

 

Possible Cyberspace jobs
Web Designer   Advertise on your own website for work. You may need to do some outside advertising or sales to get started. Get a few steady clients and you are set. Not easy money there is lots of work to keeping a website up.
E-Bay  

Look around for uneaq products, for cheap price. Try not to sell the same stuff as everyone else. This cost almost nothing to get started.

Consulting   You can set up a web cam for conferencing. Skype does screen sharing where your clients can see your screen. Screen sharing is great for presentations.
Book Keeper   Get a couple companies to agree to scan documents and upload those scans to you. You enter the data and generate reports for them. You can do this anytime of day. Lease your client a Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500M Sheetfed Scanner to quickly and easily scan invoices and bills.
Tax preparer   Again scanned documents with any scanner. Skype for video conferencing would be handy here
Data Entry   Scanning and entering numbers and other data
Help Desk   This is a great job for for someone like me even. If they need someone to work evening in California then that is my daytime in Pattaya. VOIP is all you need here. There are IP phones that all you do is plug it in and start answering.
Phone solicitor   Skype is a must for this. Look in your local online newspaper or Craiglist
Web board administrator   Many web boards need after hours monitoring, trolls and spammers can flood a good web board in no time. (good daytime work for us)
Investing   Be sure you have redundant internet, and up to date dependable computer(s). Thousands can be lost or gained in the wink of an eye. Be sure you have a good grip on what you are doing.
Photo editing   Lots of this kind of work out there. Real estate companies need good images.
Surveillance   Remotely monitor surveillance cameras on your computer...
Buy and sell URLs   I have to say this is not a good one for the armature. A websites value is mostly in the website not the name. When I started this site it wasn't worth anything.  Websites gain value with good content, or product to sell. Look at the name Google how much could that name sell for by itself with out being developed.
O-Desk   This is an online international jobs exchange, Most of the jobs posted is for work that is performed online, webdesign, graphics programming, etc.. Here you are competing with thousands of other people on an international scale. There is allot of top notch talent that will work for next to nothing.
Have you got any ideas?   I would love to team up with like minded individuals, let us know if you got something to share. My e-mail link below left.
 
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