Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, Thailand

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A bit more about me…

As I said in my welcome page, 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 (2016) 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, Ireland, the Channel Islands, and Taiwan. Since having children, my priorities have changed over the years, and I don’t spend as much time on the road as I would like to, but I still visit Thailand regularly, as well as traveling regularly to ‘other destinations’ on my ‘bucket list’.

Back in the day – before the advent of digital technology – if you wanted to live and work abroad, then you had to find a job.

Over the years, I have worked as a construction labourer in all different types of construction, I have worked in sales, taught English as a second language, worked in factories, picked fruit, and worked in retail – 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.

Today – with the advancements of the internet, working abroad has become much easier for many. All over Thailand foreigners have set up tempoarary – sometimes permanent – homes where they work remotely from their computers to generate income online.

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 a life on the road, 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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