Below we take a look at some of the most common ways to earn money whilst travelling through Thailand. From the well known to less common methods of adding a little more cash to your travelling kitty.
Teaching English as a foreign language, scuba diving instructor, freelance travel writer, activity promotion, and I.T. are a few ways in which those wishing to enjoy an extended visit to the land of smiles can fund their adventures.
Jobs in Thailand for Travelers and Tourists:
As long as you have a degree and a TEFL (teaching English as a foreign language) certificate finding a job teaching English in Thailand is the easiest route to take to become employed in Thailand. Depending upon your level of education and experience becoming a teacher in Thailand is a fairly easy task to achieve, and one of the most stable and profitable careers for the ‘Farang’ exploring old Siam. A quick search of the internet should provide a good starting point which numerous websites acting as portals to paid teaching opportunities.
Scuba diving instructor is another relatively easy path through which to gain paid employment in Thailand depending upon your level of proficiency at scuba diving. However many of the scuba diving centers based in areas such as Pattaya and Phuket offer live-in courses to allow you to gain PADI qualifications whilst staying in Thailand, with the potential offer of paid employment following completion for those who make the grade.
Work can often be found promoting activities such as scuba and tours for cash-in-hand commissions by asking tour operators etc. directly whilst on location. Don’t be afraid to ask as this can prove to be one of the most profitable means of earning money in Thailand if you are the sort of person who likes to get out there and mix with others. Especially in areas such as ‘Khao San Road’ the backpackers Haven where tourists and travellers alike can make easy pickings, already seeking out adventures as they are.
I.T. positions are rarer but can be found either through contacts made in the English speaking community of Thailand or by searching Thai newspapers and websites such as the ‘Bangkok Post’.
And perhaps the most profitable (long term) and most enjoyable means of getting paid to work in Thailand is to become a freelance travel writer or video blogger making money online from affiliate programs such as Google AdSense, eBay Partner program, and Amazon for sending traffic to related products for a cut of the profits. Find out how by clicking on the link below.