Working in Thailand… Working for Self…

In the states I’d have a job for a little while before deciding I’d be better off doing what I wanted to do and doing it on my own. I’d start a website, get it up and running, make it profitable and then get scared I wasn’t making as much as I wanted ($100,000 plus annually) as quickly as I wanted, and so I’d sell the site and go back to working for someone else for a bit.

I was an Internet Marketing consultant, and it was rather easy to find 2-6 month contracts with companies that wanted all their online efforts straightened out. I usually would go for a couple months, cut all spending and start over. I’d give them a plan for spending for the next year and they’d be happy and I’d leave and start more websites, sell them, and return to work at another company for a short contract.

It was a cycle that I repeated for a few years before finally deciding to come to Thailand to live full-time.

Now that I’ve come to Thailand I don’t feel much like working. YOU?

Author: Vern

I'm an American expat living in Thailand. I like to write informative pieces about life in, living in Thailand, including topics like: Thai People, Thai Culture, Nightlife, Technology, and I have published a lot of photographs, videos, and even books on Thailand that you can find at There are many photographs of Thailand here - feel free to share with attribution (a link back to the home page). All written content on this site by Vern Lovic. Contact me at Google+.

3 thoughts on “Working in Thailand… Working for Self…”

  1. Hi Vern,

    I’m new here also, but really enjoy your point of view. I’ve spent a few months in country on a couple of trips in the last few years. From what I’ve seen you are dead on with everything you write, much unlike many falang who pretend to know much more than they do or come at it with some wierd jaded, anti-everything point of view. I too just try to go with the Thai way despite how awkward and illogical it sometimes seems.

    I’ve spent my share of time exploring the bar-scene and reached near-burn out with it as well. But I’ve never had any real problems with any Thai person. And I feel more safe there than in any major city in the US. My last trip was in Feb and March of this year and things do feel different, but I still love it.

    I’m hoping to relocate as soon as I’m economically able. Ideally up in the far North, or maybe Isaan. But right now I’m stuck trying to figure out how I could stay current with my $550 USD a month child support obligation and still afford a reasonable lifestyle and a ‘nice’ Thai girlfriend. On a teacher’s salary of ~35,000 baht a month? Is that even possible? I’m too paranoid to invest any money in such a shaky system (and really don’t have much to invest anyway).

    Personally, I’m hungry to read anything that will help me understand how to make my next move.


  2. Hi Chani,
    Well, it’s only going to get worse… this writing addiction… I’ve only been going here for 2, almost 3 months and I’ve written 120 posts on this blog! For most people that’s too much reading, but some like yourself seem to be loving it. It’s hard to know what to write about, what to keep to myself, what to focus on with this thing. It’s pretty diverse. I’m trying to blend it between what I love to write, and what others will like to read, and what the search engines will reward me with love for. It’s quite tough! Anyway, I’ll keep writing and see what happens. Thanks for your encouragement Chani! Vern

  3. Well, granted… I am new to your site but at this point, I can’t imagine getting tired of reading what you write or finding it overwhelming. So far, I totally enjoy reading you.



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