How To Make A Living In Paradise - Philip Wylie
How to Make A Living In Paradise
Philip Wylie, with Andrew Bond
Format: Paperback 264 pages
Date of publication: February 2010
Publisher: Fast Track Publishing
This book is for anyone seeking enhanced quality of life in another country. The intended readership is adults (age, 20s to 60s) who are considering major lifestyle change, planning a new life overseas or ex-pats seeking a secondary income source.
Former business consultant Philip Wylie provides practical support, backed up by case studies, interviews, surveys and an indexed directory for each country.
The book has been written by seasoned ex-pats and experts in South-East Asia.
The book is well-researched and packed with resources enabling readers to make a living in paradise safely, doing what they enjoy most. Wylie covers buying a business, freelance consulting, buying a franchise, employment and volunteering overseas.
Naturally Wylie has many helpful tips about passports, visas, health, insurance, taxes, business registration and methods of finding work easily.
The ten most popular ways of making a living overseas which are covered are– employment with an international or foreign-owned company; teaching English, owning a local tourist-oriented business; real estate & business brokering; property development & management; on-line trading & auctions; freelance consulting of specialist services; writing & publishing; volunteering; website development; import/export & manufacturing; on-line day trading of the financial markets.
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Although the procedures involved and problems encountered in establishing a business or endeavouring to find a way to provide a living are similar in any part of the world, this book focuses on the essentials required in S.E. Asia in particular. With so much information now readily available from the internet, anyone with plenty of time on their hands could admittedly obtain everything contained in this book, but its format and logical progression of what you need to do, where to find what you need, and how to circumvent any likely stumbling blocks, combine to form a valuable, concise aide-memoir with an insight from the "been there, done that" experiences of the author.
Relating as it does, to such a large geographical area, don't expect it to be Thailand-specific, but it is written with the particular idiosyncrasies of this part of the world in mind. And that certainly helps.
Well later this year we are expanding our chicken farm from 12,000 birds to 30,000 nearly 66% more birds, nearly 66% more profit.
This should give us a total income from chickens alone of around 150,000 baht per month, whilst I continue to drink beer and go fishin, and play golf tues/fridays..
Don't buy the book, pay me
A foul idea but handing over dosh sticks in my craw. I think i'll ( chicken )wing it. I march to the beat of a different (drum)stick. But thanks for your nuggets of wisdom. Enjoy Gai-land.
Originally Posted by Bryn&Mot
Richard ( a chiken poo poo falang )
Good to see you on this site and apparrantly we (well she has) family in your neck of the woods.
Shouldnt that be peck of the woods.
Originally Posted by colin244
ps on a serious note how did you get into that business?
The Missus family already have the same, ( 50,000 chickens )
Part of that family were getting divorced some years ago, and I was in a position to buy the 16 rai farm. On the land was a 12,000 bird chicken shed, and various other small buildings associated with raising chickens, it isn't a bit of a hobby, it's so much more intense than that.
We export in to the EU, and with that comes so much regulation , you wouldn't believe it !
But as long as the staff do there bit, and for the most part they do, they live on site 24/7 365 a year,
that allows me to fish, play golf, drink beer, and fart whenever I want.