Strategies to find work in Thailand

Im still thinking of things to write my book on how to work or make money to stay in Thailand.

I think the following strategies are good

– dont fall out with people whatever they do (within reason)

– personal branding

– working for free, unless you have a job offer. Just because you have a degree doesnt mean your worth more in a new environment

– eat dirt for at least 2 years. Few treats as possible. Maybe a weekly barfine only

– do your best to stay away from alcohol

– be honest about your situation and needs

– share. Your ideas arent worth shit. Its the execution that is the hard bit. Find someone that can help

– offer sweat equity to get partnerships

– surround yourselfs by business owners/managers, opportunities do arise.

– try and get percents if no salary offered. Its easier for business owner if they are short on money

– know who to listen to and who not to listen to

– dont put up bounderies, there are always ways around things. Just aim for what you want and work ur way up.

– ask questions, business owners are often happy to answer questions if you are there customer.

– try to get a following or specialise in something, you will start getting people refered to you.

– work as many hours as you can on as many projects as possible. Its like fishing, you will catch something.

– look for trends in peoples businesses to see why some are successful. Figure that shit out and use it later.

– know when its time to start asking for money

– get as many commission only sales jobs as possible and go hustle. The more you work the more you earn. But dont get lazy when u start making good money. Try to think long term.

– look for deals in for sale sections. See whos making money.

– look at publications here to see who is advertising and how they are doing it

And most importantly work for free if you dont have a job lined up. Working for free is a far easier way to get your foot in the door. Prove you can add enough value to the business to warrant a pay accordingly.

Lastly, we had a guy doing our graphic design for us for free for 2 years. Hes got better and better and hes proven himself with his self motivating work ethic. Now he has a full time job with us because we are big enough to warrant a full time salary. Thats a perfect example of getting a job here. Creating a job!