Making a job for my Polish girlfriend while travellinng

flaghunter

Sparrow
I make money from online gambling and passive income from the stock market.
I don't need any help with the above.
Continuing to travel keeps me out of the tax net so looking to find remote work for her.
She won't accept any handouts or let me pay her expenses, which is admirable but is limiting our travel opportunities.

- She doesn't want to do any type of teaching job
- She graduated in translation but does not feel equipped to pass the state translation exams before looking for remote work in this field
- I looked into launching a product and selling using FBA (amazon) but this idea now seems outdated

Is there anything I can invest some savings in, that requires constant online maintenence to generate returns, that I can get her to manage?
 

ginsu

Robin
You could look at the online businesses listed on empire flippers.com for inspiration or even to buy.
Also how did you manage to set up continual travel and avoid tax ?. Could you please elaborate on that.
 
Could you elaborate more on the travelling part? Whether you guys are travelling everyday and duration of the travel as such.

Some level of actual human contact could be what she really needs.
 

bucky

Pelican
I make money from online gambling and passive income from the stock market.
I don't need any help with the above.
Continuing to travel keeps me out of the tax net so looking to find remote work for her.
She won't accept any handouts or let me pay her expenses, which is admirable but is limiting our travel opportunities.

- She doesn't want to do any type of teaching job
- She graduated in translation but does not feel equipped to pass the state translation exams before looking for remote work in this field
- I looked into launching a product and selling using FBA (amazon) but this idea now seems outdated

Is there anything I can invest some savings in, that requires constant online maintenence to generate returns, that I can get her to manage?
I can't think of anything off the top of my head that doesn't involve teaching, except maybe being an au pair, if by travelling you mean going to a foreign country and staying there longterm.

That is great that she won't accept handouts from you, though. I lived in Ukraine for a few years, and the first girlfriend I had was like that. Wouldn't even let me pay the $8 or so train ticket to come visit me, even though she made less than $100 a month. I didn't really appreciate it at the time, but looking back now it's one thing that makes me realize that she was probably a keeper, unlike most Ukrainian and Russian women.
 

ivanverr

Pigeon
That is great that she won't accept handouts from you, though. I lived in Ukraine for a few years, and the first girlfriend I had was like that. Wouldn't even let me pay the $8 or so train ticket to come visit me, even though she made less than $100 a month. I didn't really appreciate it at the time, but looking back now it's one thing that makes me realize that she was probably a keeper, unlike most Ukrainian and Russian women.
I went to Ukraine to meet a girl a while ago and the same happened to me: She paid for taxis, public transport to show me around the city, some groceries, concert tickets... She basically paid for everything for the both of us, except for the hotel room and a couple of meals out of course. She even bought me gifts and some clothes from the local shops, and she didn't make more than $150/mo.

When I went to Russia to meet a Russian/Belarusian girl it was a completely different story... I was naturally expected to paid for everything and to tip left right and center. I don't remember her taking her wallet out once for the whole duration of the trip. And she has a decent job and even owns an apartment.
 
I guess you are playing poker when you say online gambling? If so, games are very soft now, maybe possible for her to beat the micros with some coaching. She could look at Upwork for translation work, I'm afraid the pay is not very high, at least in the beginning.
 

bucky

Pelican
I went to Ukraine to meet a girl a while ago and the same happened to me: She paid for taxis, public transport to show me around the city, some groceries, concert tickets... She basically paid for everything for the both of us, except for the hotel room and a couple of meals out of course. She even bought me gifts and some clothes from the local shops, and she didn't make more than $150/mo.

When I went to Russia to meet a Russian/Belarusian girl it was a completely different story... I was naturally expected to paid for everything and to tip left right and center. I don't remember her taking her wallet out once for the whole duration of the trip. And she has a decent job and even owns an apartment.
Yes, and I don't think the rare exceptions like you and I met once are something particular to Ukraine or impossible to find in Russia or Belarus, although they aren't easy to find in any Russian-speaking country. Every other Ukrainian girl I met definitely expected me to pay for everything, and as in your case, they often had decent jobs and earned more than the first girl. I got the impression that it was very important to the first girl to prove to herself and everyone else that she wasn't with me because I was a "wealthy" (for Ukraine at the time) foreigner. She also seemed to lean toward my staying in Ukraine with her if we ever married.

While I think Russian and Ukrainian women generally make terrible wives, I imagine you could say a girl who doesn't expect you to pay for everything and buy her expensive gifts and also wants to stay in her country is more likely to be good marriage material, and I imagine you'd have a good chance at a great marriage and family life with a girl like that.
 

Jaszczurka

Sparrow
I went to Ukraine to meet a girl a while ago and the same happened to me: She paid for taxis, public transport to show me around the city, some groceries, concert tickets... She basically paid for everything for the both of us, except for the hotel room and a couple of meals out of course. She even bought me gifts and some clothes from the local shops, and she didn't make more than $150/mo.

When I went to Russia to meet a Russian/Belarusian girl it was a completely different story... I was naturally expected to paid for everything and to tip left right and center. I don't remember her taking her wallet out once for the whole duration of the trip. And she has a decent job and even owns an apartment.
This is unsual, but upon closer examination, not incredible. Even in the states, it's rare for an American woman to offer to pay her own way without there being some kind of "catch."

Paying for taxis, public transport and such isn't a big deal (cheap by Ukrainian standards), groceries will be considered as "treating you as a houseguest". They will be managing those activities and taking care of the expenses for them. The concert tickets is generous but again, if it was her idea and she wanted to show you this, this is considered a "gift" (see below).

However, the "couple of meals out" and certainly the hotel room will be counted as a man having to "take care of a woman" and foot the bill for those things.

My Ukrainian wife wouldn't have dared to want me to buy myself gifts and clothing she selected for me. "Here's a present, comrade. Pay for it."
 

ivanverr

Pigeon
Is there anything I can invest some savings in, that requires constant online maintenence to generate returns, that I can get her to manage?
FBA is probably not a great idea right now, unless you find a good product/niche with medium/low competition and for which you don't simply end up in a price war. Finding that kind of product can be hard however, and profit margins are getting tighter, given the fact that most people simply get stuff in bulk from Alibaba/AliExpress but adding little to no value.

Nonetheless, if you were prepared to invest in some branding, that could work. You would have to test the product in a specific market and see how it goes...

I run a few Amazon Associate blogs, which used to be a good side hustle until Amazon slashed the commission rates recently. I would have suggested one of these if she likes writing and she is passionate about something.

I had an ex-girlfriend running an essential oils Amazon Associate blog, which used to bring some $. She was writing all the content and happy to do so - but as I said earlier this is no longer an option I would recommend given the new commission rates.

I guess it comes down to what she is passionate about and how you could monetize that. Translation is unfortunately not very lucrative, and projected to be even less so with translation bots and apps becoming smarter.
 

Jaszczurka

Sparrow
While I think Russian and Ukrainian women generally make terrible wives, I imagine you could say a girl who doesn't expect you to pay for everything and buy her expensive gifts and also wants to stay in her country is more likely to be good marriage material, and I imagine you'd have a good chance at a great marriage and family life with a girl like that.
My Ukrainian wife has "pushy wife" syndrome that I'm constantly pushing back on. It's common with Eastern European women but also probably likely with country girls in the states as well. It's not driven by feminism in the states (and attitude of man-hating or entitlement) but rather an overenthusiastic work ethic.

I've read a bit on this forum that suburan/urban guys who would like more "traditional" women are considering trying to find "exoburb" women and farmgirls in the states who will be more "traditional" and religious. They may be surprised to learn that these women aren't like a submissive Japanese geisha girls either.
 

Max Roscoe

Woodpecker
Are you trying to keep her busy or are you trying to help her earn income? If the former, lead her towards some feminine-nurturing hobby like baby sitting, art, teaching, knitting, etc (I'm aware men can be better at all these (Rosie Grier was a fantastic knitter), but they do help foster a woman's natural nurturing instincts).

If the latter, tons of people are looking for work and it may be hard to find a job. Think about her other skills; you only mentioned translation but also that she doesn't want to teach, so language courses are out and she doesn't want to use her degree. That basically leaves retail sales or private home help (cleaning, nanny, etc.) I've found girls part time work at restaurants pretty easily. It's a high turnover business. I'd question why she chose to study that field. There are sites like fiver.com and a few others that specialize in short term gigs.

How are you traveling right now? I would go to probably any country that would accept me right now... not even Canada or Mexico is accepting Americans and I'm getting stir crazy.
 

bucky

Pelican
How are you traveling right now? I would go to probably any country that would accept me right now... not even Canada or Mexico is accepting Americans and I'm getting stir crazy.
Probably not for long, I'm guessing. Everyone but the most converged seems to be losing interest in being constantly terrified of a virus they've never seen actually affect anyone. I'd imagine Mexico will be letting Americans and their dollars in pretty soon. Canada might take a bit longer.
 

flaghunter

Sparrow
We are both from EU and quite a few countries here are opened.
Gambling is on sportsbook.

What's the best online source to find a job - ideally remote?
She has been applying for the past month but no joy.
 
@flaghunter, I know a polish couple who are now living the nomad lifestyle, and they get by by doing transcriptions. From what I've gathered, the projects at first were a little slow and payed by "hour of audio", but nowadays they're doing ~10€ per "hour of work". If you think this might help you, I can try to find exactly which companies they're using now for this.
 

Stats

Robin
video editing.

Also you might want to double check with a offshore accountant. continued travel to avoid taxes might be a lot more fantasy then you realize depending where you used to have your residency.
 

Orson

Kingfisher
Maybe she'd allow you to give her a loan for an online degree in something useful? Should keep her busy for a couple years.
or better, THIS:
Google supports FREE certificate bearing online study to become a network administrator, via coursera (online education web site).

Also a Certificate in CyberSecurity, which usually qualifies for net admin as an entry job; and a newer, low low cost, certificate for U/X Design. I looked closely at CyberSecurity, and it takes 120 (100? 5 courses?) hours. Only one-fourth (or was it one-fifth?) of those starting complete it. So, it takes persistence. Net Admin takes less, 4 courses.

Before starting, checkout Wikipedia on the specialty, plus checkout traditional testing routes to advance (see links towards bottom), check online education at YouTube (use search tooLe), and Dummies or Idiots guides.

If she has enough English skills, she can learn this. Then getting experience is the key.

As you know, every job has its routine functions. And then there are exceptions. The latter comes with experience. But the worthy opportunity is that this is a responsible job, in good demand, and good pay. Aim low for her. Let her baby sit a network. If she gets good and enjoys it...maybe there’s more.

But lowball the requirements and duties for her because desk top support - fielding questions, learning something basic and a series of helpful steps towards answering - is something she can do!

Its the answering service for the internet age!

There are too many videos for me to sort through: 5 minutes on DT Support


And I think this one will connect
 

balybary

Pelican
Here is a little tip about discovering what job your girlfriend can do online.

Connect to upwork as someone who is looking for a freelance.

Then you can look at the profiles of people working there.

For most of the freelance, it's displayed on their profiles how much money they are making with this website.

So you will know how much you can make with a specific freelance job.
 
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