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anyone travel the world?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by courier, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. courier

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    Ever since I was a child, my family would always take trips to tropical places. Hawaii, Mexico, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, etc. Now that I'm older (19 years old) and am in control of my own life, I think I should move somewhere in South America. I've been really looking into Belize and would love to move there one day. I've also been looking into places like the Virgin Islands, the Philippines, Indonesia and a few other places.

    The thing is, I'd first need to get my IM career going haha. Aside from just gaining knowledge from the different threads on this forum, I've written a few articles so far but nothing drastic. I was wondering, though, how possible it would be to move to another country and just do IM? I mean I'm not trying to be rich, I just want to be able to make a decent living. Anyone ever do anything like this?
     
  2. Kastez

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    It's very easy if you working hard, trust me.
     
  3. Roparadise

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    You would probably have to contact the immigration officials of the country you want to live in,and ask them about it. or a Lawyer that specialises in immigration to that country.
     
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    i have been travelling in india.....and eaning through IM....
     
  5. courier

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    where did you originally live?
     
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    INDIA....i have lived in ghana for a year......planning to go to spain....backpacking is fun!
     
  7. courier

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    How expensive is moving around like that? I really want to just go to South America and just conquer that shit haha.
     
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    its expensive sometimes...i have no idea about south america....but you need a small room to live .....other expenses can be controlled.....it depends on you how much you are willing to spend.....if you are looking for luxury then u need millions.....else you can survive on 1k even
     
  9. cataratas

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    Surely that's the beauty of this business. You can conduct it anywhere.

    Wherever you lay your laptop-that's your home.

    Of course,an even better attraction is finding somewhere you're happy that's cheap. I know nothing of costs in Belize as such but there's plenty of choice for cheap living in Latin America. Of course, you'll be getting paid (I assume) in USD so your money wont get eroded by higher inflation in some of these countries which is better still.

    Keep us posted what you decide to do.
     
  10. Judge Smails

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    I am in Thailand. There are lots of people on this board living as expats around the world.
     
  11. courier

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    Well right now I'm going to college but if I start writing more frequently and start doing some IM then I'd move without hesitation.

    What part of the Caribbean are you in and how much are your expenses? (If you don't mind me asking).
     
  12. Roparadise

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    If someone is able to travel all over the world,are they exempt from paying any taxes if they don't stay in one place too long?
     
  13. courier

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    I don't think they'd have to pay taxes, but there are all sorts of fees that other countries charge foreigners. if not then they'd have to give up the citizenship of their homeland, though.

    I heard that if you move from somewhere, let's say the United States, to Canada, then you have to pay taxes for both countries if you want to maintain citizenship in both.
     
  14. Velarion

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    That really depends a lot on our business model, if you want to become just an affiliate marketer, it's perfectly ok, if you'd like to become a marketing consultant for local businesses, you'll have less trouble by staying in the US.
     
  15. GoldenGlovez

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    I've been traveling the world quite extensively over the last few years. I've been all throughout China, Russia, and parts of Colombia. One of the easiest methods of traveling and living is by teaching English. Most English teaching jobs allow you too work 15-20 hours a week while earning decent income. This also allows you to focus your extra energy on your IM.

    I'm now living back in China (been here 2 years) and working IM full time. It certainly takes time to grow you earnings into a sustainable living, but with the low cost of living in Asia you can reach that goal much sooner. However, make sure to do a lot of research before choosing somewhere to move.
     
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    To teach English do you not need to be fluent in the native language of whatever country you're in???
     
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    While most schools prefer a native English speaker, it's not always a requirement. Some countries prefer native speakers from England, USA or Canada since they prefer that particular dialect. However, I have met many Russians, Germans and Italians teaching English abroad just fine.

    If you can acquire a TEFL/TESOL certification (which can be done online), you should have no issue finding a teaching job, there is literally tens of thousands of positions world wide.
     
  18. courier

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    Sorry, I worded my question wrong. If you're from the USA and you teach in Costa Rica, would you need to know Spanish?

    Also I looked up TEFL/TESOL. That's definitely something that I'm going to be looking into, thanks for that!
     
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    Not at all, it CERTAINLY helps your quality of life and living in the country by understanding the language. But when it comes to teaching, they generally only want you to speak in your native language.
     
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    Hey dude...I am currently in South America. I was traveling the globe doing IM and settled in Argentina. I financed my travels from IM and doing exchange at hostels; you do a little work for them and they give you a place to stay. I spent 2 years traveling the globe and have been in Argentina 1 year.

    The good thing about South America is that the internet is quite good in many places...not all, but quite a few. Plus immigration is hella relaxed you can easily stay as long as you want. If you overstay your 3month tourist visa in a country, then you can easily pay the 'penalty' at the border.

    Basically, yes it can be done. Though you do need a good marketing idea. I focused on offering offline things to USA based clients. THat allowed me to not have to be watching the internet all the time and outsource various aspects.

    PM me if you want more info.