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Best Remote Jobs?? 2-3k USD Month To Live Abroad?
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Best Remote Jobs?? 2-3k USD Month To Live Abroad?
Hey! So if one wanted to travel to a cheap city in Latin America like Medellin, Mexico City, Playa Del Carmen, Lima, Santo Domingo what would a job be that can be done remotely? I see insurance sales as a decent option with ability to make a decent amount. English Teaching not really for me and I am not good at freelance writing either.
10-03-2019 07:54 AM
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The times of "hey let me just shoot out some job applications and I'll get a job" are pretty much over, especially when it comes to remote work.

You normally need a combination of serious hustle and serious skills even if you "only" want to make 2-3k a month, which is a lot of money in most of the developing world.

Half of educated India, Pakistan and the Philippines are looking for those sweet and easy white guy bucks instead of suffering under abusive local bosses that nickel and dime them while they work 6 days a week sucking up to them and they are willing to work for much less (think $500 a month) than you ever would.

Sales is good as even high trust boomers are weary of pakis, indians and filipinos with thick accents who usually can't build a real connection with westerners, but getting this as a simple remote job at a western level salary without experience is unlikely and you will most likely have to build your own business doing this even with experience.
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10-03-2019 09:02 AM
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(10-03-2019 07:54 AM)Fitman2018 Wrote:  I am not good at freelance writing either.

I recommend getting good at freelance writing. It's probably the easiest way to quickly make money online without any skill.

You could also build/buy an affiliate site, but that takes a decent amount of time, money, and skill to get to the $2k-3k range.
10-03-2019 01:00 PM
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Couldn't someone do software development abroad? There are tons of digital nomads in SEA doing that (I thought).

Sales would be tough, you'd have to make sales calls into the states from a foreign country. I guess this would be possible in some of Latin America or western Europe.
10-03-2019 01:17 PM
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(10-03-2019 01:17 PM)Jacob Rast Wrote:  Couldn't someone do software development abroad? There are tons of digital nomads in SEA doing that (I thought).

Everything under the moon has already been developed and even startups are still skeptical about remote teams.

They want senior skilled people - meaning a 4 year degree, 4-5 years experience.

Are you willing to dedicate up to 10 years of your life so you can maybe get a remote job?

For every self taught guy that learned Android dev or w/e making decent money there are hundreds that can't get a job at all - remote or not.

Quote: Sales would be tough, you'd have to make sales calls into the states from a foreign country. I guess this would be possible in some of Latin America or western Europe.

Life is tough for most people. You either suck it up or let it be. Filipinos are happy to work graveyard forever in US focused call center jobs.

As for myself I haven't had a single holiday day in years and I just have weekends off. The money is good enough and I don't have to deal with man hating feminists all day that try to emasculate me.

Wanting an easy remote job that pays a lot with lots of holidays flexible hours etc. is like women holding out for Mr. multi millionaire. Chances of that happening are slim to none.
10-03-2019 03:18 PM
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If you are not a creative techie type then buy-and-sell is your go-to business model.
10-03-2019 06:56 PM
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What skills do you have that can be exercised remotely?

What value can you provide a company using only your laptop and your skills?

How are you marketing yourself to these companies?

Break down this goal into its individual components and then work it from there.
10-04-2019 10:24 AM
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(10-04-2019 10:24 AM)JiggyLordJr Wrote:  What skills do you have that can be exercised remotely?

What value can you provide a company using only your laptop and your skills?

There is one real winner here as a Westerner (for truly remote.)

That is Coding and IT.

Yes, the Tech companies are desperately trying to flood IT with turd world workers, the problem here is that (sorry guys) Indians just can't code as well as White dudes from what I've seen. The best coders I've met have all been somewhat neurotic white dudes and east-asian guys. No matter how much diversity you push, programming and development is skill and logic based, like Mathematics. Competency matters in this field. Can you write good code, or is your code trash?

Here is my main advice on how to easily compete with the lower quality workers, is learn advanced, low-level programming.

You can start off something that they are doing like web-development and front end programming. This can get you a job in a Western (or eastern) company in the mean time, and you'll make at-least 3k per month if you aren't at a bad place, provided you put in the time and your resume is put together.

Start off with: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, NodeJS, in that order.

Get a GitHub (google it) and throw up a few projects to show you can code decently.


The next step (going remote) will take even more work, but you are gonna either want to go into lower level programming like Assembly x86, or maybe server side administration. You can also do things like Cybersecurity, Bash, Linux Skills and even datebase related like PHP.

At this point you'll have the needed skills and experience to get a 100% remote job. You can work from your laptop and make 6 figures easily. I would take it a step further and start consulting, start your business, etc.

The tech industry is gonna hit the peak within 10-15 years. After that this opportunity will start to fade (probably sooner.) Bonus points if you can speak an Asian language, especially Mandarin.

There is a million paths you could take, most importantly become so good that you simply can't be replaced with a third world immigrant. Also regarding things like Security, companies despite diversity slogans and advertising are actually hesitant to trust immigrants with million dollar servers and software systems. Alot of the times these guys get caught outsourcing work to India. I've heard of it happening multiple times already.
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10-04-2019 02:33 PM
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(10-04-2019 02:33 PM)Nulled Wrote:  Here is my main advice on how to easily compete with the lower quality workers, is learn advanced, low-level programming.


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The next step (going remote) will take even more work, but you are gonna either want to go into lower level programming like Assembly x86, or maybe server side administration. You can also do things like Cybersecurity, Bash, Linux Skills and even datebase related like PHP.

I have to call BS on this. Learning low level programming is a ticket to neither high paying jobs nor to remote work opportunities. The only thing you're correct about is that it's hard for low quality workers to compete with you for jobs in low level programming.

However, the job opportunities in this area are rare. The meteoric growth in the software industry in the past 10-15 has NOT included this niche. You might end up at some aerospace or medical devices company with an old school culture where the people stay until they retire. This isn't a ticket to remote work. Low-level programming, as valuable as it is for times when it is needed, is very much a dinosaur niche in the software industry.

Nulled, do you or people you know work remotely in software or IT from abroad? If so, I'm genuinely curious to know what kind of work it is. From what I've seen:
- Most companies would still prefer someone to be physically in the office.
- Even the ones with remote workers, typically have remote workers only elsewhere in the USA.
- The people working remotely outside the USA are not doing any work that requires the high level of technical expertise that protects you against competition from the legions of low-skilled coders.

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10-04-2019 06:28 PM
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(10-04-2019 06:28 PM)BlueMark Wrote:  Nulled, do you or people you know work remotely in software or IT from abroad? If so, I'm genuinely curious to know what kind of work it is. From what I've seen:
- Most companies would still prefer someone to be physically in the office.
- Even the ones with remote workers, typically have remote workers only elsewhere in the USA.
- The people working remotely outside the USA are not doing any work that requires the high level of technical expertise that protects you against competition from the legions of low-skilled coders.

Okay, so I made a mistake in terminology. Learn valuable skills. Great job picking out one of the many things I mentioned...

Or better yet, start a business, start a blog, do anything other than slave away. Anything better than waste time on this forum.

Yeah, I know plenty of people in my industry.

Good luck to the OP. This is my last post here.
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10-05-2019 12:39 AM
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Learn a niche IT skill and write well. For example, most auto service centers in the US use specific systems to write up service tickets and process them. I'm sure there's a company that makes this software, and the software has lots of configuration options. Become the go-to person for how to configure and manage that software, and you're in.

Just an example -- pick an industry and I'm sure they have some specialized software they use, and I also bet they don't teach such skills in classes in India/etc.

My company hired an American consultant for a very specific niche software problem, and he charged $450/hour, and it was worth it -- such an obscure area that only a few people were truly experts at it.
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Get good at writing or editing. See, e.g., https://www.journalismjobs.com/1653801-w...ackground-
10-05-2019 08:48 PM
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