Do you dream of making a living as a freelance blogger in Thailand?
Let’s get this straight off the bat: Thailand is not only the Land of Smiles, but also the Land of Silk and Money. Getting the relevant visa AND a work permit (and making it as hassle-free as possible) will cost you a tidy sum.
This is a pain, particularly for writers who are just starting out.
I’m guilty of not playing safe. Holding a valid business visa but not a work permit, I took my first freelance actions in a grey area.
As time was marching on and the expiry date of my visa coming dangerously close, the prospect of ending up in the notorious Bangkok Hilton felt throat-tightening. It was about time I arranged for a new visa, and this time a work permit as well.
If you’re moving to Thailand or are blogging here already, why take the risk of the grey area becoming black-and-white?
I know an ironclad way to cut through Thailand’s red tape. Hang on, I’ll pass you the scissors in a moment.[Read more…]