Language schools are also worth contacting regarding full-time work.

Staff turnover is fairly regular, so leaving your CV for future reference is a good idea.

If you're PADI qualified, you might consider becoming a diving instructor at one of the popular diving spots like Koh Tao, Phi-Phi Island or Krabi. You can also take lessons and train to become an instructor.

If you're handy with words, there's money to made as a freelance writer on sites like, and if you're prepared to earn your reputation, it could bag you a lot more than being a teacher in Thailand.

Language schools tend to provide an environment more conducive to teaching, too.

Most teachers teaching in state-run schools will tell you that given the limited resources and ability to influence school curriculum and decision making, it isn't easy to make progress with the kids To teach you'll need a TEFL certificate.

The fact is: if you really want to work in Thailand, you can. There's always teaching opportunities available in Thailand.

You won't make a fortune, but when starting out you will make enough to get by.

In the last few years, the amount of 20-30 somethings relocating to Thailand has increased considerably, and the stereotype of Thailand being a place solely for retirees is fading amidst a new generation of young folk who'd rather live on this side of the world; where at least for now the grass looks greener.

I've met a hell of a lot of people in the last 7 years: From the birth lottery blessed (who don't need to work) to those selling suits on e Bay, teachers, lecturers, Internet marketers, restaurant owners, condo flippers, NGO workers and more.

Register an account and offer a service here People often forget that there are heaps of multinationals operating out of Thailand.