4 Ways to Live and Work in Thailand

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4 ways to move to Thailand or anywhere else in Southeast Asia to live and work.

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  1. Its pronounce M – AW – CHEET (or Cheat). lol For some reason I am proud that foreigners chose my beloving country (a country that I manage to escape) to be their final resting place.

  2. I could be the boat captain but, got to be a diesel motor in it.
    Personal driver; point and shoot.
    Ill live in the slums or channel way house.
    Pay; food and beer….
    Also cameraman….?

  3. Im here on Thailand Elite Visa (500k baht – 5 years) and i have my own business in brazil and portugal, before i was here using ED (student visa) but as i work remote in brazilian time its quite hardcore to mix brazilian and thai time to study 😀 Elite gave me little benefits as easy extensions, fast track on airport, easy 90 days reports and few more stuff. Mine is the worst, they have a better one of 20 years visa.

    You have Iglu – they give you work permit and visa, if you do some kind of remote freelancing service it is possible to use them as a umbrella company, they receive your income and pay you a sallary and your thai tax. (not ideal for me and neither for CB media, but for some programmer or webdesigner would be great).

  4. Hey man
    I just wanted to let you know this is a fucking great channel, I watch a ton of YouTube, similarly ADD, and you are relatable, funny, and informative. I am not trying to suck you off too hard, but thanks and keep it up!

  5. I can’t watch movies or read a book……I just can’t. YouTube videos has helped me so much to learn lot technical, travel ….and lot of stuff.

  6. Hi Chad, I was interested in private tutoring in English in Thailand. I have a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of California. I’m 100% fluent in English and 75% fluent in Thai. I have no experience tutoring Engish but I’m sure I could learn quickly. How much do you think I can charge per hour with my background?

  7. New sub here!! I know, I know…another dude! Lol! Actually my wife and I recently started watching your videos and love them. She’s half-Thai, and we have considered living there, or at least staying for several months at a time.
    We were wondering what you do for health insurance there?
    Thanks for the cool videos

  8. Its so cool that you chose to tool around Mo Chit for this VDO.

    I both love and hate the place.

    Its the station I get off at (555) when I get there, and the first place I see when its time to leave.

    How to get there (Thailand), to live, is a great subject to talk about…

    Considering my job is about 80% email and online.. I’ve been trying to get corporate to let me work remotely for a few years now…

    Now with the Beer Virus, I’ve been doing so for about a month, I wonder if they’d let me work THAT remotely…

    …. But my (Thai) wife wants to live in the U.S…..

  9. From Hampton, Georgia, home of the Atlanta Motor Speedway…..What do you do for health insurance if you get sick or get injured? I’m looking to relocate to Thailand.

  10. First off, I absolutely love your channel, and great energy!! In your honest opinion, do you think foreign travel to Thailand will be open by this November? I’m from the U.S. and already have a ticket booked.

  11. Awesome video. Maybe you could do a follow up on the visa situation. I understand it’s not too easy to just move and live there. You have to do regular border runs and those can be limited. I’ve lived in the Philippines for 7 years and that was pretty easy, but Thailand can be more difficult to live there. A video on the logistics of living there and getting the right visas would be great if you can.

  12. I like your positive take on Thailand. There are so many videos on YouTube that go on & on how bad it is to live here and why you should not get involved with Thais especially the women who apparently only want your money. On the other hand, please do not make Thailand look so attractive it encourages any more farangs as there are really only a few opportunities here and the more people competing for them the fewer there will be for those already here! 👍

  13. Lovre the channel. I live near you in the Ekkamai area. I can help you with your mask. You need to squeeze it not only on the bridge of you nose, but also by you cheek bones in a bit of a converse way. It will stay in place much better. Great video! Thanks for all you do!

  14. Also, besides a bachelor’s degree from a university, you will also need a TESOL certificate…teaching english to speakers of other languages…several universities offer them online as long as you have a degree…and it can be an Associates Degree to enroll…but you will not get hired without a four year degree…typically it is 120 hours online…and then 20 or 40 hours of classroom training…you can finish in six months time…then you can be hired in Vietnam, Korea, Malaysia, etc….hope this helps

  15. Hi I have been contemplating the jump over there, While I don’t have a full 4 year college degree I do have a Cert 2, 3 and 4 in Information Technology and have worked in that field for around 20 years. I have worked for myself as a sole trader and also as an employee for companies like my last employer which had over 250 staff. So maybe an IT teaching position of sorts could be on the cards.

  16. Chad – two things…think I’ve seen you years ago at Road Atlanta and seen you on the Riverside of town hahaha. Glad to see a fellow expat enjoying Thailand.

  17. Covid19 is a game changer, I start to have meeting with customer online, hey, it is convenient and I can join meeting more often, no need to worry about traveling time. This also can help environment, less air pollution.

  18. Dude…word on the street is that any 6’4” American must have a gangster ass JeepRod asap or risk being deported. Please hurry, waiting for 250K subs might be too late. Thanks for the videos bro! Cheers🍺🍺🍺

  19. Thailand is cracking down on the low income retirees. There are higher income requirements in place now as well as high health insurance demands and covid demands (to live here). They are trying to attract a more desirable type of retiree as opposed to scumbag sex tourists with no money. This may carry over to the non retiree crowd as well.

  20. gr8 advise ! i have a back up plan to my life in chicago…ihave a building in the philippine 6 stores gives me about 1800 us dollars per month with my apartment o above the stores..yes 100k us investment . but you know you dont get that return on your money in the us..lst my wife of 20 years actualy owns it.. as a us citesen i can oy own it… but i do through her.. hard to find the trust i did we are blessed with each other.. i am watching you i love cars thats why..

  21. I love watching your videos and like to support you by watching the adverts.
    Can you get in touch with YouTube to use adverts in the language of the presenter and not the language of the country you are watching from.
    I am currently working in South Korea but I do not understand the language.
    Have fun!

  22. You covered 4 ways but you left out a BIG issue, the VISAs. If you get a job at a company here in Thailand you get a WORK VISA but if you work remotely for self or other foreign company you will NOT get a Thai WORK VISA. How do you navigate the VISA issue for those with NO Thai WORK VISA? That has to be a MAJOR consideration.

  23. I think you should have gone into the various visa requirements. That’s the main hurdle for people that still have to create an income and need a work permit to (legally) live and work here. You forgot the fifth option, being on a non O or OA visa for retirement and in the words of the great poet Kendrick Lamar ” Filling The Void Of Being Employed “. Good content though.

  24. Chatuchuck is not that expensive it’s massive and a must c market in Bangkok you could not c it all in a day I been going over for 25 years ps t shirts are not $36 dollars you could buy a box full for that

  25. Fun Fact about Mo Chit, other than the bus station which can take you anywhere in Northern Thailand, Channel 7 Tv Station is walking distance from the BTS and every sunday afternoon you can be part of the live audience for Muay Thai boxing with special Farang area for free

  26. Ive been noticing those dogs you see on the streets seem to be part dingo or shibu inu or some sort of mix there in. They all have that same look.
    Love your neighborhood walks

  27. Gday Chad. Another way you can live in Thailand is working in the mining, oil and construction industry as a Fly in Fly out worker (FIFO). I did that for 7 years flying back and forward to Australia on my R&R; now retired in Thailand.

  28. 5th way. Marry a Thai girl. Open a business.
    6th way. Retirement Expat. Some new rules in the last 2 years or so. They have made this one more difficult. But u r way 2 young for that..
    BTW. My wife keeps busting my balls about why your not married to a Thai wife yet.. 555
    Stay safe cuzzy bro.

  29. We all love to see MO Chit from you bro! BIG CHIHUAHUAS??……An estimated 14% approve of such content😉 And the irony and symbolism of the squirrel to this video. Cause one way or another, we are all squirrels just trying to get a nut✌

  30. Hi Chad,much appreciated in the info,those squirrels were cute. Give ya props for doing what you did in selling everything and moving too Thailand,big step. Take care.

  31. Wow. That location is around my neighborhood. 🙂

    As Thais, I’m working for a European company here in Bangkok. My salary is around 3000$. If I move to SG, it would be around 8,000$ SGD.

    Darn good to live in the rural area outside Bangkok. Living cost is much cheaper. You can low it to 400$ or even 200$ if you know how to cook with local stuffs. XD

    Sadly, I have to go to the office occasionally, 3 days a week. So I can’t move outside the city.

    Bytheway, I love your style. Hope you produce more vids in many more area of content or lifestyle. Cheers Bro !!!

  32. Not to argue with Kitty Scratches, she’s probably right,..but that car also looks a lot like a Chinese electric car that the managers of my condo in China owned. I drive a lot more in Chiang Mai than Bangkok,..but I haven’t seen one of those here in Thailand. I’m also from Atlanta but lived in Helen before I retired in Asia. Used to work for a sound company that toured with most of the southern rockers, Atlanta Rhythm Section, the Dregs, Mother’s Finest, Wet Willie, Skynyrd, Molly Hatchet, Sea Level, ABB,. Just been motorcycling and making YT videos from Chiang Mai last 5 years, Best Regardz! (BTW: Every time I do video on the river, the Chao Phraya river taxis start sounding bells and blowing whistles, I was amazed your background noise was not intrusive.)

  33. One thing no one really explains — the visa situation. Someone needs to do a video on it one of these days. The various options, border runs, in and out, A/O, Retirement, etc. Its a big topic, but for people who want to move to Thailand, thats something important to consider.

  34. CB u r a young breath of fresh air compared to the normal boring meandering mindnumbing 90% of far east bloggers..or wankers as i prefer to call them.

  35. Bro
    As a full time online teacher working in Thailand I can tell you with certainty that you CANNOT make $3000 to $4000 a month teaching online, unless you are working 7 days a week 12 hours a day which you can’t do because the students only take lessons between 5:00pm-9:00pm Thailand time during the week because they have school and weekends 8:00am -9:00pm. The typical monthly income is $1500-$2000.

  36. I have to disagree about the best time during your life time to start an online business. number 1 probably during 1997 pre .com crash. second time 2004 pre housing crash to ride the high before the housing crash. third time around 2010 jsut post housing crash(arguably seeing the longest growth period that would have probably been the best time).

    anyway, the best time is any time, if the business doesn’t use money and you have time.
    but I would advice to not dump large amounts of your remaining cash into “starting an online business” from some guide right now.

    I just came kinda randomly after a startup I worked for ran out of funding and I got offered a wintertime gig to come to code here. just never left. got work permits arranged for me and it was really easy for me in that way. the wage is more like a finnish wage though not “us level”.

    any starting level jobs in thailand you can get from a facebook ad or whatever are 100000% bullshit though. they usually don’t arrange you a work permit even

  37. I have to disagree about the best time during your life time to start an online business. number 1 probably during 1997 pre .com crash. second time 2004 pre housing crash to ride the high before the housing crash. third time around 2010 jsut post housing crash(arguably seeing the longest growth period that would have probably been the best time).

    anyway, the best time is any time, if the business doesn’t use money and you have time.
    but I would advice to not dump large amounts of your remaining cash into “starting an online business” from some guide right now.

    I just came kinda randomly after a startup I worked for ran out of funding and I got offered a wintertime gig to come to code here. just never left. got work permits arranged for me and it was really easy for me in that way. the wage is more like a finnish wage though not “us level”.

    any starting level jobs in thailand you can get from a facebook ad or whatever are 100000% bullshit though. they usually don’t arrange you a work permit even

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