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Which Country/City Should I Live In For IM?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by the-dream, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. the-dream

    the-dream Regular Member

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    I'm 19 and from the UK.

    I started making money online when I was 16 and have had a bit of success in a few niches, making a nice part time income.

    When I left school, I got a full time office job (which I really don't like and if I don't get out of it soon, will end up living like that for the rest of my life) and I only just about have the time after work to maintain my old site and methods and don't have the time to build an IM empire and make more money online, which is where my heart is at.

    I am planning on working for a few more months, saving up enough money to live on for a few months and knuckling down and focusing solely on IM so by the end of those few months, I'll be making enough money to live from. Even if I fail at this, I will have opened my eyes to the wider world, had a great life experience and have more income on the side if I have to go home and get another job.

    My question is where should I live?

    My perfect place would have these things:

    - Cheap rent and life (so I don't run out of money and have less pressure for fast results)
    - Fast internet (for obvious reasons - the trip is for IM)
    - Exciting or beautiful place to live (to keep me inspired and motivated)
    - Lots of tourists or expats (although I definitely want to learn some languages, my focus on this trip is making money so I want somewhere where I can get away with just speaking English)
    - Girls who'd be interested in an English kid (I'm single and 19 haha)
    - Cool looking city or scenery (videos are another one of my hobbies and I want to shoot some stunning music videos)
    - Relatively safe (gonna be on my own so don't wanna die)

    Bangkok seems to be my best bet right now but I'd love to hear your suggestions! I could definitely go to more than one place too and it defintely doesn't have to match all my criteria above :)
     
  2. gavno

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    ecuador :cool:
     
  3. seeplusplus

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    Can you get fibre at your place? Great for running a dedicated server from, wish I could.
     
  4. the-dream

    the-dream Regular Member

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    Nope, internet where I live is fairly slow. Can't even watch 360p youtube videos without buffering a lot of the time :(
     
  5. Veyron

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    Wow the internet there is terrible! I watch videos on YouTube at 1080p and don't even have to wait for them to load.

    Veyron
     
  6. the-dream

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    Sounds interesting... I know absolutely nothing about Ecuador apart from Austin Delgado! Anywhere specific in Ecuador? Do you live there? Why do you recommend it?
     
  7. the-dream

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    Yeah it's not that bad in most places, even people who live about 100m from me have fiber I think but it just doesn't go up my road :(
     
  8. Porsche

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    That is real sucky.. Thailand seem a good start.. Just make sure you settle down safe and protected while keeping low profile and not flaunt your riches ;)
     
  9. the-dream

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    Will do :)

    Only problem is I have fairly expensive camera and equipment and want to shoot videos, I was thinking of hiring a local as a bodyguard if I do though.

    Where do you live or have you visited any places you'd recommend?
     
  10. yensidtlaw

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    I hear Iraq is lovely this time for year.
     
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  11. Porsche

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    I've been flying around often but honestly, thailand is really affordable and suitable. But be prepared as Thailand's weather is pretty hot!!
     
  12. the-dream

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    Yeah, it definitely looks pretty awesome! Where in Thailand would you recommend?
     
  13. Birdz

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    I will say Korea... lol
    reason? I won't say cause im from Korea..
    Ive heard that Korea
    has emerged to become the world leader in Internet connectivity and speed
     
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  15. Wania

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    If you want to party, then either Pattaya or Patong. You'll do no IM job there tho, trust me - simply too much stuff going on.
    Your best bet will probably be some smaller resorts around Phuket area - southern thailand has bit higher costs of living tho ( but still cheap for european's standard).

    Internet in SEA asia is quite fast, but often unreliable - you'll get much more disconnects and higher pings than you're used to in Europe.

    As for safety - you have much higher chance of getting mugged in UK than in Thailand - most people in resort towns live off tourism in one way or another - they might try to scam you, use double pricing ( "farang tax" ) or pickpocket, but nothing involving violence. Driving traffic is crazy and drunk driving is socially acceptable - that's about only way you can come to harm.
     
  16. ArmoredMedia

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    How many hours do you work? What languages do you speak? What type of environment do you want to live in.

    I really think you can fit IMing into your current schedule.

    Also in my honest opinion I think it's kinda stupid to quit your job, move somewhere, and expect yourself to have IMing pumping out in a few months. In Internet Marketing, most people say they have empires just so you'll follow along, maybe even buy some of their terrible products.

    Stay where you are now, your desk job isn't gonna mean you "have" to do it for the rest of your life.

    Stop acting like it's nearly impossible for you to do any IMing in your current situation.
    You most likely wont find some beautiful place for a super cheap price to live at.
    You are just pushing old things like you said, well do something different, develop things over time.
    You do have time within a year to also keep your job.
    I have a longer list but I got to go do other things.


    Sorry if I sound like I am being a dick or being harsh but, I don't want to see something bad turn out. Just restructure your schedule. You said you are single and it seems like you don't have much to worry about as of this moment. So why not start now and start improving.
     
  17. SEO Allstars

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    If you wanna live like a king off of little $$$, look into Latvia.
     
  18. gavno

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    its the number 1 spot for retirees from america. USD is the national currency
     
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    Stay where you are. Why move?
     
  20. GangsterWilly

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    Duude ur from UK i am from Ireland i know rent prices and in internet speed in these countries my sugestion for you would be to move to LATVIA. I lived befor in LATVIA and what can i say :D Internet speed in that country is amazing. Top10 fastest internet in World. Girls are hot as F***, everything is so cheap for 1k Euro if you dont party hard :D like pay for bils,food,internet,rent you could live ALONE 3 months. Like for 100 euro a month you could rent some studio apartment (maximum 200 euro)

    And another thing is in 2014 LATVIA moved to EURo they have euro everywhere now its their concurrency now. First language is Latvia but young people would understand english and speak a bit. Minuses are older people dont speak english :D.