About thai-nomad

Thank you for taking the time to visit and browse through my blog – http://thai-nomad.com/

My name is Raymond Carroll. I like to describe myself as being a blogger/travel-writer, aspiring author, website owner, and internet entrepreneur.

I am a Scotsman – married to a Thai national, and I have two Scottish/Thai children. I previously worked in Thailand for two years but currently live in Scotland.

My two greatest passions in life are travel and writing, but I am also an advocate of online business. I believe that anyone with a basic understanding of computers and the internet has the potential to make money online.

Why do I believe that?

Because when I started making money on the internet I only had a basic understanding of computers and the internet.

My blog thai-nomad.com is a new project. The blog went live on the 27th of July 2016.

As a writer, I intend to develop thai-nomad.com into a content-rich website about Thailand (and ‘other destinations’ that I have visited or worked in).

As an advocate of online business, I intend to promote and encourage online business, whilst generating money through thai-nomad.com by recommending quality products and services that I use and endorse.

A little more about me…

As I said, my name is Raymond. I am married to Sunan – a Thai citizen, and I have two Scottish/Thai children – a girl (16), and a boy (12). I currently reside in Scotland but I lived and worked in Thailand for two years between 2002 and 2004.

In my younger days, I also lived and worked in Canada, California, Egypt, London, the Channel Islands, and Taiwan. Since having children, my priorities have changed over the years, and I don’t travel as much as I would like to, but when I do travel it is important to me that I can work remotely on the internet.

It was a different ‘ball game’ back in 2002. My first job in Thailand was as a traveling ‘Nam Ya’ salesman. ‘Nam Ya’ in English translates to cleaner or detergent, and – despite the job title – ‘Cleaner Salesman’, let me tell you – this job was an education. I also had a short stint at teaching English as a second language, and I worked in Phuket selling timeshare for a while. Towards the end of the two years, I had some online business interests – affiliate websites and some basic freelance web design projects that kept me financially afloat too.

Today – with the advancements of the internet, and having acquired some adequate computer and web design skills over the years – I’m glad to say that my days of selling ‘Nam Ya’ are over.

Making money online these days has become much easier with programs such as WordPress, although I am not saying that making money on the internet is easy – it’s hard work, but with programs such as WordPress, many aspects have become ‘easier’.

WordPress is a free open-source content management system which allows you to construct easy and effective websites quickly without the need for specialised web design skills.
‘for more on WordPress see my blog post here

Have a look on youtube for WordPress website design tutorials – there are loads of them. The web hosting solution that I use for thai-nomad.com are called SiteGround.

SiteGround are a quality company. They are an ideal choice for beginners, and are one of the few WordPress.org recommended web hosts out there .
‘for more on SiteGround see my blog post here

If you have any aspirations for living and working  in Thailand – or for living and working anywhere else in the world for that matter, then I suggest that you dip your toe into the digital ocean that is the internet today. Check out WordPress & SiteGround on my blog post here. Seriously – building a website with WordPress is easy.

If you’re unsure of where to start off,  then there are some pointers on my blog post too. Try brainstorming with your family or friends for ideas you can develop online, and then sign up for web hosting at SiteGround. A year from now – ‘…if you knew how simple building a website with WordPress could be…’ – you’d wish you had signed up today.

‘for more on WordPress & SiteGround see my blog post here

Chok Dee (good luck)… Ray

‘In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take.’

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