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Hi All - Getting started on IM, moving to Thailand :)

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by SantaInThailand, Aug 6, 2015.

  1. SantaInThailand

    SantaInThailand Junior Member

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    Hi all,

    I've been reading this forum for a little while and after realising how much great information you can find here, I decided to join. There seems to be a strong community spirit and a "sharing is caring"-attitude, which is great.

    A little about myself: I'm a Scandinavian guy in my early 20's, been living around different countries in Europe and just recently moved out from the UK after finishing a business uni degree there. Now it's time to leave this cold continent, as I'm moving to Thailand in only 2 weeks!

    Since I was a little kid I've always had a drive for selling stuff and making profits on my own. Therefore I decided to study business in uni with lots of entrepreneurship and marketing related modules to get a hang of the basics. My interest in IM first started as I did a summer internship in Thailand for a company that specialises in various forms of digital marketing. These guys were all making money online and living interesting lifes in Thailand.. I wanted to do the same.

    The guys at work taught me how to use Wordpress, so I created my own website for practice during the internship. After it was finished, I started playing around with the site to learn about how websites make money in general and tried various different things. I ended up making my first $1000 with the site, which was targeted for a very small niche, related to a one-day festival organised in Scandinavia yearly. Anyways, as I had some success with this I thought there must be better ways to make money and I'm now on my way to building a new Amazon Affiliate gadgets site, which I'm hoping to be a little more profitable than the first one.

    I'm now starting a distance masters degree program in marketing which requires me to study only a couple of hours per day for the next 2 years, leaving me with plenty of time to learn/do internet marketing and other business whilst living in Thailand. I've managed to get a monthly student grant to cover all my living costs for the entire time of my studies, so I think the next years will be my prime time to start building some real businesses!

    In case everything fails during the next 2 years, I have my plan B covered as I'll be still graduating with a masters degree, leaving me ready to hit the job market for those boring 9-5 jobs. Hopefully not! ;)

    There will be a lot for me to learn from this site and hopefully I'll be able to contribute interesting tricks I've learned as well. I'm also happy to answer any questions about Thailand - I'd imagine there are plenty of blackhatters living there as it's pretty much a digital nomad's paradise.
     
  2. HoneyHelper

    HoneyHelper Supreme Member

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    Good luck mate!
    Welcome to the forum !
     
  3. mazzly

    mazzly Junior Member

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    Good luck to you! =)
     
  4. extreme90

    extreme90 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Welcome to BHW, enjoy your stay.
     
  5. dheer

    dheer Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    You have chosen a great location to live. There you can find lot of IMers and hangout with them going to greatly help in your IM carrier. Good luck.
     
  6. Red Giant

    Red Giant Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Welcome to Blackhatworld community.
    Good luck.!!
     
  7. SantaInThailand

    SantaInThailand Junior Member

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    Thanks all :)

    I can't reply to your PM before 15 posts, but if you PM me your Skype I'll add you!
     
  8. DarkShade

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    Wish you luck mate :) Enjoy your time in Thailand