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Emigrate - Emigration Tips
Want to Emigrate?
One of the great things about earning online is that if you have a desire to emigrate then you are not held down to a particular job nor do you have to struggle to find a decent paying job when you are arrive at your destination.
Emigrating is popular among online marketers and this why I decided to write about the topic, I know of at least two online friends who have taken the steps and either emigrated or are earning whilst traveling. One such friend is a fellow writer here at Hubpages called FreeCampingAussie, you can visit her at the linked embedded and hear about all of the great places she has visited in Oz whilst on the road in her 4x4.
I, myself do not wish to emigrate to Australia but instead a country which isn't to far from there and that is Thailand! However, this is just a dream at the moment since I earn most of my money working on a British businesses website. One thing you need to take into account is the quality of internet in that country, I remember there are many internet shops in Pattaya but getting the web set up in your own accommodation can be frustrating.
I know of one internet marketer who owns a few popular websites such as Shetoldme and Best-Reviewer and he has emigrated to Pattaya, Thailand on a tourist Visa.
Tips for Emigrating
From my knowledge of traveling and investigating about moving away from your country of birth I have decided to list some wise tips for preparing to avoid a 'Culture-Shock'.
1. Firstly, you should take a few short holidays to that country and make observations about what is the social norm, how do people conduct themselves in conversation and in dress-code. For example, in Thailand it is frowned upon for couples to be constantly kissing on the lips in public which I think is fair because you can over do it.
2. What are your food preferences? Its no good arriving in your new country of residence and then realizing all the food is spicy if you have problems with Acid Reflux. Be sure to learn about and stock up at supermarkets which sell food that suits your diet.
3. Respect local Religious beliefs. Try to learn about the predominant religion of the country you are moving to, an example could be where an uneducated person walked into a mosque with shoes on and this is strictly prohibited in some places since the place of worship is meant to be free from impurities.
4. As I mentioned in the opening paragraph, it is vital that you have at least some money secured before you arrive, you may believe it will be easy to find a job but you have to ensure that you will be able to pay for accommodation and food whilst you are searching. (You don't want you dream to end prematurely). Keep aside an amount that you feel comfortable with.
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5. Arrange and pay for the necessary Visa you will need to stay in the country. For example, you might plan on purchasing a 1 year visitors Visa and extending it until you are ready to apply for a permanent one.
6. Try to take any necessities with you that can aid you with your work laptops, memory cards, exam certificates and references. Don't rely on that you will buy expensive items later or have them mail to you.
7. Here's an obvious one, keep your passport and identification documents safe at all times. I constantly kept my passport in my pocket while on the airplane and while in Thailand. Make photocopies and keep them in a separate bag just in-case. It can be difficult to obtain a new passport quickly from your countries foreign embassy.
8. What is the weather like where you plan to live? You might enjoy the heat if you went for a 2 week holiday but you might find it unbearable after 6 months or come out in heat rashes. Remember to stock up on things like skin lotion to enable your body to adapt.
9. There are many expatriate communities in some popular destinations, for example, many own bars in Thailand, sell condominiums or have online communities. Get involved in these and home sickness will not be as much of a problem if you still miss certain elements.
10. Lastly, you should choose to leave for the right reasons. Don't emigrate because you are angry with your family or have committed a crime you don't want to get caught for. You should leave because you love the country you are moving to.