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Financing our travels.
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Dash Offline
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RE: Financing our travels.
If you work in an academy (not public schools) your lessons are pretty much already laid out for you. You generally just have to teach pages in a book.

To give you an idea, I come into work and browse facebook, youtube, reddit, forums, etc until my first class. I do zero prep work. The only thing I actually do is mark essays that the students write in class.
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06-01-2013, 03:32 PM
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RE: Financing our travels.
(06-01-2013, 12:35 PM)Don Wrote: My savings account took a hit, but I didn't want to be tied down because I wanted to travel this summer.

Why not continue working and saving money until you were due to leave travelling or are you travelling already?

(06-01-2013, 02:06 PM)Dash Wrote: Go get a cush job teaching English in Korea (i teach 3 one hour classes a day mon-fri)

Save your money, travel on holidays. Then after your contract you will be able to go travel for 6-8 months.

The problem I have with teaching is you're escaping a 'proper' job back home to work another one in Korea or wherever you go plus teaching kids sounds like my idea of personal hell.
06-01-2013, 10:16 PM
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RE: Financing our travels.
For these kinds of traveling trips I always do saving because money really matters in these situations. I don't need any finance from a job or anyone else I have done savings for 6 months which are enough for a long trip now in aged home the community supports our trips or if they want money so I have saved lots for my retirement.
06-01-2013, 11:50 PM
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Troll?
06-02-2013, 09:59 AM
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(06-02-2013, 09:59 AM)RockingForever Wrote: Troll?

LOL
06-02-2013, 10:00 AM
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RE: Financing our travels.
(06-01-2013, 10:16 PM)RockingForever Wrote:
(06-01-2013, 12:35 PM)Don Wrote: My savings account took a hit, but I didn't want to be tied down because I wanted to travel this summer.

Why not continue working and saving money until you were due to leave travelling or are you travelling already?

(06-01-2013, 02:06 PM)Dash Wrote: Go get a cush job teaching English in Korea (i teach 3 one hour classes a day mon-fri)

Save your money, travel on holidays. Then after your contract you will be able to go travel for 6-8 months.

The problem I have with teaching is you're escaping a 'proper' job back home to work another one in Korea or wherever you go plus teaching kids sounds like my idea of personal hell.

Callin what I do a proper job is a stretch....
06-02-2013, 11:31 AM
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RE: Financing our travels.
(06-02-2013, 11:31 AM)Dash Wrote:
(06-01-2013, 10:16 PM)RockingForever Wrote:
(06-01-2013, 12:35 PM)Don Wrote: My savings account took a hit, but I didn't want to be tied down because I wanted to travel this summer.

Why not continue working and saving money until you were due to leave travelling or are you travelling already?

(06-01-2013, 02:06 PM)Dash Wrote: Go get a cush job teaching English in Korea (i teach 3 one hour classes a day mon-fri)

Save your money, travel on holidays. Then after your contract you will be able to go travel for 6-8 months.

The problem I have with teaching is you're escaping a 'proper' job back home to work another one in Korea or wherever you go plus teaching kids sounds like my idea of personal hell.

Callin what I do a proper job is a stretch....

its the only negative think he could come up with at the moment.
06-06-2013, 03:57 PM
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RE: Financing our travels.
I taught English for three months around 17 years ago and I hated it. I had morning classes at 9AM - 12. Then I had afternoon classes from 3-6. The money wasn't great ($1000-$1200 mo.) either. Once in a great while I had fun but it was a grind.

I've sold goods online and made excellent money, and I've worked as a photographer, writer, photojournalist, boxing trainer, matchmaker and trainer...I made the most money selling goods online and in boxing but liked all of the jobs. Any job where I like is less of a job. Teaching English was a job where I woke up and said, "Aww, shit, I need to teach today." Glad it didn't last.
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06-16-2013, 07:19 AM
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RE: Financing our travels.
(06-16-2013, 07:19 AM)anamericaninbangkok Wrote: I've sold goods online and made excellent money

What type of goods did you sell? Did you dropship?

I like your blog by the way
06-16-2013, 12:28 PM
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RE: Financing our travels.
(06-16-2013, 12:28 PM)Zoom Wrote:
(06-16-2013, 07:19 AM)anamericaninbangkok Wrote: I've sold goods online and made excellent money

What type of goods did you sell? Did you dropship?

I like your blog by the way

In the beginning I sold goods from Thailand, then from Asia. Anything from pillows to semi-precious stones to nick-nacks. Then I sold football shirts, Benjarong ceramicware, boxing equipment, and an assortment of other stuff.

I never really drop shipped much. If I did, it was because I knew a particular product would sell to the US or because the shipping cost per unit was too high. If this were the case I'd ship a 25KG box to my mother, give her a list of what was what, and then if something sold she'd send it off for me.

Now I don't really sell any of that stuff any more as the market is flood with people wanting to do the same and the profit margin is much lower than in the beginning.

I've started making shirts up from some of my photos and ideas I have but have yet to put them online for sale. Even ifI only make $100 a month from them it's passive income so every little bit helps.

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I can see the "I Don't Pay For Sex" tshirts being big sellers because dumb tourists lap up that shit, the 'same same', 'limited edition' and 'good boys go to heaven, bad boys go to Pattaya" nonsense.
06-17-2013, 11:13 PM
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RE: Financing our travels.
Those shirts look pretty good. You will probably get consistent sales through your blog.
06-18-2013, 07:49 AM
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(06-18-2013, 07:49 AM)Zoom Wrote: Those shirts look pretty good. You will probably get consistent sales through your blog.

Hopefully, these shirts and several others are going online in the next day or two so I'll see.
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