Business and Self-help

Making Money in Thailand: Small Business Startups in Thailand : A Guide to Success (Thailand Retirement Book 2) by [Godfree Roberts]

“Superb Guide to Retirement financial planning in Thailand” – Ian D. Griffin
“His wide-ranging knowledge of the expat community is evident from the real-world examples that give the book an authentic flavor.The book is written with the charming immediacy of someone who is passionate about the lifestyle he has chosen and wants to make the advantages of living as an active retiree in the land of smiles available to others”.

Brilliant retirement in Thailand and making money to boot!!! – By Nick Ash
“This is a great book to show you how easy it is to make money in Thailand through many well thought out and well described ideas. it is a second great book to read after reading his “how to retire in Thailand”

What to Do Before Coming to Thailand?
What it costs to live in Thailand? 
How to get a work visa in Thailand?
Thailand’s business pitfalls and opportunities? 
What kinds of money-making opportunities are available?
How Thailand’s business culture works. (Hint: not like ours). 
How to export from Thailand?
What to export? 
Fifteen Ways to Start a Thai Business?
What jobs are available in Thailand?
What to pack and what to leave behind? 
Who you’ll meet when you get here? 
How to meet other entrepreneurs in Thailand? 
Real Success Stories from Real People
How to interact with the bureaucracy?

Then download “Making Money in Thailand: a Retiree’s Guide”. It’s the best business investment you’ll make.

Plus…useful charts, step-by-step checklists, links, budgets, helpful guides and reviews you can use.

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What People Say

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

Walt Disney

The Spirit Ambulance is a journey into decision-making at the end of life in Thailand, where families attempt to craft good deaths for their elders in the face of clashing ethical frameworks, from a rapidly developing universal medical system, to national and global human-rights politics, to contemporary movements in Buddhist metaphysics. Scott Stonington’s gripping ethnography documents how Thai families attempt to pay back a “debt of life” to their elders through intensive medical care, followed by a medically assisted rush from the hospital to home to ensure a spiritually advantageous last breath. The result is a powerful exploration of the nature of death and the complexities arising from the globalization of biomedical expertise and ethics around the world.


Settling in Thailand: An Expat Guide by [Stephen Saad, Richard McCully]

Planning your new life in Thailand isn’t easy. There are many hurdles to jump and potential frustrations galore. From practicalities through to cultural issues, from finances to fitting in and making friends, there is so much to learn. Luckily, you will find all the basics explained in this book. 

Settling in Thailand takes a broad, insightful and balanced approach – neither too cynical nor evangelical, this book sets a precedent in terms of presenting a positive but realistic and non-judgemental description of Thailand life for foreign residents. 

Written by two British expats in Thailand, and with interviews with another 13 expats from around the world, you will get first-hand experience, advice and explanations of expat life in Thailand. With a combined 150 years of Thai experience this book is the ultimate guide to making sure your move and settling in Thailand goes smoothly.


Thai Magic Tattoos - The art and influence of Sak Yant: How a belief may change your life by [Isabel Da Silva Azevedo Drouyer, Rene Drouyer]


During the last twenty years, tattooing has experienced a real renaissance in modern societies. For hundreds of years before this, however, Buddhist monks, using magical incantations and spells, have been covering people’s bodies with indelible ink in the belief that the markings will bring luck, wealth, and blessings. People remain convinced that tattoos provide protection against evil spirits and can render the bearer invulnerable, even to stab wounds and bullets. Known in Thailand as Sak Yant, these ancient tattoos are today experiencing a revival in popularity, both in their countries of origin and beyond. Fashion or social phenomenon, the demand for magical tattoos keeps rising. Hollywood stars, Singaporean businessmen, people from all walks of life flock to Thai Sak Yant Masters to have these powerful designs inked onto their bodies. At the same time, these tattooists are regularly invited to practice their art abroad, thus increasing the popularity of Sak Yant worldwide. Why do these sacred tattoos provoke such passion? Who are these men who perform Sak Yant, and who are those who get tattooed? Do these tattoos really have magical powers? These questions raise the issue of the influence not only of tattoos but also of amulets, cultural and religious beliefs and rituals, on the mind and health of the individual. Although, formerly regarded as irrational, today’s scientific studies show how these beliefs influence a person’s life and how tattoos and other symbols can work as placebos. Drawing on a wide range of contributions and from research fields as diverse as anthropology, religion, history, medicine and psychology, Thai Magic Tattoos – The Art and 
Influence of Sak Yant attempts to provide some understanding of the mechanisms by which a tattoo may actually change the life of the bearer. 
The book is based on extensive fieldwork over a period of three years in Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos. Using their own photographs, field notes and in-depth interviews of Masters and Sak Yant believers, the authors provide a unique insight into the world of sacred tattoos and in doing so illustrate one of the last living examples of authentic traditional tattooing.


Thailand: Expatriate Crisis: The End of the Retirement Dream? (Thai Life Book Book 12) by [The Blether]

In 2014 a book called “Why You Shouldn’t Retire to Thailand.” was published. Over the years people changed their plans and perception of Thailand as a retirement location. The fundamental message behind that book hasn’t changed over the years, however, its now time to update to the new reality of retiring to Thailand.

Not only has retirement become more difficult, the Thai government has enacted policies that has made it more difficult for expatriates of all ages to live in Thailand. 

There have been significant changes to the expatriate and retirement landscape in Thailand, with at least one deserving the title “draconian.” Setting aside changes already enacted, the Thai government has floated a proposal that could devastate the current retiree community and ruin the plans of many who intend to retire to Thailand in the future. 

Thailand: Expatriate Crisis – The End of the Retirement Dream? explains the changes that have caused a mass exodus of expatriates and retirees, and what the future holds. If you value your future, download this book today, it could be the best $4.99 you will ever spend.


It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.

J. K. Rowling
Finding Venerable Mother: A Daughter’s Spiritual Quest to Thailand by [Cindy Rasicot]

When Cindy moves to Thailand with her husband and teenage son, she finds herself strangely adrift in a foreign culture, unprepared for the challenges she encounters there. On an impulse she signs up for a conference where she unexpectedly meets a Thai Buddhist nun, Venerable Dhammananda Bhikkhuni, who leads her on a spiritual journey from which there is no turning back. Along the way she discovers the beauty of the Thai people and culture.

This soulful and engaging memoir is the story of one woman’s journey of physical, emotional, and spiritual healing through her connection to a loving Buddhist teacher who fully accepts and nurtures her in a way her own mother never did.  Finding Venerable Mother is a testimony to the power of faith, forgiveness, and love.


How to Retire, Build a House, Family & Own 6 Businesses in Patong Thailand by [Kulab Pongmeekham, Mary Rose Rodriguez]

Do you want to Retire in Thailand? 
How to become what you envision.


How to Start a Business: Everything You Need to Know to Start a Successful Business Today (Online Business, Small Business, Work from Home, Retail Business, Entrepreneurship) by [Rachael L. Thompson]

Everything You Need to Know to Start YOUR Successful Business! 

3 Books in 1: Including Seeds of an Entrepreneur, Startup Essentials and Just Right (Discover the Best Business for You) . Here’s what you will learn:

  • Mindset and habits needed to become a successful entrepreneur
  • Step-by-step guide to start a successful business
  • Everything you need to know to find your perfect business idea 

Seeds of An Entrepreneur: Simple Guide to Change your Habits, Start your Business and Live a Life of Success

The primary focus of this book is to help you make the necessary mindset and lifestyle changes needed to take the leap into entrepreneurship. It is not a Business 101 book, but will help you build your confidence and develop habits to increase your chance of success and happiness as you prepare to start a business.  

Is This Book Right for Me?

If you want more out of life but are unsure of the next steps, you are tired of working a 9-5 job with little room for advancement, want more freedom, want more money, want to discover what you are passionate about or if you want to learn how to turn your passions into a successful business this book will help you.

Startup Essentials

About the Book

It can be stressful to think about starting a business. There is so much that goes into it and finding a place to start can be very overwhelming. This simple guide goes through all the components you will need to know to start any business (online, retail, small business, home-based). It was written by someone who was in your exact same position, only a couple of years ago. It breaks down difficult concepts into simple, actionable steps that you can apply today. It also provides credible links to free resources for additional information, webinars, and templates needed to start a business (not affiliated with author or book).

Just Right: Discover the Best Business Idea for YOU!

Have you ever dreamed of getting out of the day-to-day grind and starting your own business? A recent survey found that 40 percent of people who wanted to become entrepreneurs did not pursue their dreams because they didn’t have any ideas. And almost 50 percent stated they were reluctant because of finances. If you fall into one of these categories or if you are simply curious about what type of business will be right for you, this book provides those answers. 
You will find 10 business categories, specific examples listed in each category, followed by a list of pros and cons for each type of business. Far too many entrepreneurs start businesses blindly and struggle or fail as a result. Even more people never start a business because of fear. You will discover that it is possible for you to turn your skills, passions and talents into a business as well as the type of business that will be your ideal fit.

Worried about money?
Find businesses you can start for free!

No idea where to start?
Get information to guide your next steps.

Afraid of failure?
Learn which businesses have the highest chance of success. 
And how to prevent failure in any type of business.

The average person is simply unaware of all the opportunities in the business world. It is a well-kept secret that keeps many feeling stuck in unfulfilling jobs without seeing a way out. Use this book to open your eyes and take your first step to a better life today! 

Here’s a sneak peak at a few of the options we will cover:

  • Online Business
  • Retail Business
  • Franchises
  • Creative Business
  • Service Business
  • Passive Income
  • Home-Based Business
  • Nonprofits
  • And many more! 

Download your copy today and good luck!


Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.

Dr. Seuss
The Tsunami of My Life by [Claudia Tangarife Castillo]

«The Tsunami of My Life» is a moving story about the natural catastrophe that hit the Asian Pacific Islands in December, 2004. It is estimated that about 280 thousand people died, victims of an angry ocean. Its author, Claudia Tangarife Castillo, a survivor of this phenomenon, tells the most dramatic moments of this odyssey that changed her life with an exultant impression.
Between pain and illumination, she transformed this tragedy into inner achievements that helped her understand that it’s possible to be happy beyond the circumstances. The secret force of nature connected her with her most primitive and humble essence. It made her rediscover her purpose of service and understand what really has value in life. The “Tsunami” gave light to her existence: love her neighbor and herself.
This book inspires the reader to start a path of transformation and self-leadership that results in productivity, entrepreneurship, teamwork, enjoyment of doing, and quality of life. It invites the reader to a permanent renovation and the conquest of inner plentitude.


The Ultimate Blueprint for an Insanely Successful Business by [Keith J. Cunningham]

Small business owners have repeatedly made a faulty assumption, and this assumption is killing them: Get big to get rich. A better question would be: What did the big guys do that caused the success that allowed them to get big? The answer is not just one thing. “Business is complex and anyone who says it isn’t is trying to sell you their version of the magic pill. But there are some common denominators which drive sustainability and long term success. One of those is a willingness to think… another is an ability to measure.

Sadly, most businesses are struggling financially and they will stay that way because the owner is too busy operating and not running the business end of the business. It’s not that they don’t want to…. It’s that no one ever taught them how. Here’s the problem: You can’t run the business end of your business without business skills and tools.

As Warren Buffett said, “If you can’t read the scoreboard, you don’t know the score. If you don’t know the score, you can’t tell the winners from the losers.” Business success requires business skills and tools. Here it is on a bumper sticker: Great operators get tired. Great business owners get rich!

This book teaches you the strategies which will give you optics and enhance your ability to see the places where you’re leaving money on the table and sabotaging your business.


Destination Thailand: The perfect fun and feel-good escapist read (The Lonely Hearts Travel Club, Book 1) by [Katy Colins]

‘Brilliant, life-affirming, perfect escapism.’


What if you had a second chance… to find yourself?

Instead of slipping on her something borrowed and tripping up the aisle to wedded bliss, Georgia spends her big day wondering where it all went wrong.

Forced to make a bucket list of her new life goals by best friend Marie, it’s not long before travel-virgin Georgia’s packing her bags for a long-haul trip to Thailand.

Yet, Georgia’s big adventure doesn’t seem to be going to plan. From strange sights, smells and falling for every rookie traveller scam in the book, Georgia has never felt more alone.

But the good thing about falling apart is that you can put yourself back together any way you please. And new Georgia might just be someone she can finally be proud of…

The new favourite series for fans of Bridget Jones’s Diary, the Shopaholic series and Eat, Pray, Love.
This year it is time to find the place where you truly belong…

Katy writes with humour and heartThe Lonely Hearts Travel Club is like Bridget Jones goes backpacking.’ – Holly Martin, author of The White Cliff Bay series.


The New Freedom: Ordinary People Are Living Extraordinary Lives & So Can You! by [Rob Cubbon]

Do you want to escape the daily grind, work anywhere, and enjoy a meaningful life? You can. 

“A great and thought-provoking read!” Nick Loper from the Side Hustle Show. “The book is about opening your mind to the possibility of something different, something better, something more exciting than buying into the old script simply because that’s the way it’s always been done.”

“Picks up where Tim Ferriss left off in the 4-Hour WorkWeek” John Chang, author of Field Inspection

The new breed of entrepreneur values time over money, discovery over comfort, and experiences over status.

This book will unshackle you from needless expense, make you move your life and work online, get you to escape employment, and provide you with actionable strategies to make a living from more meaningful work.

  • Location-independent business models explained
  • In-depth interviews with the new breed nomad entrepreneurs including Justin Cooke from Empire Flippers, Dan Andrews from Tropical MBA and the Dynamite Circle, Shayna Oliveira, Avery Breyer, Nora Dunn from The Professional Hobo, Jodi Ettenberg from Legal Nomads, Jimmy Naraine, Akash Karia, and more!
  • The essential items for remote working
  • 20+ potential locations to enjoy The New Freedom are analysed
  • Mindset approach to living a happier, freer life with no complications and no compromise

The New Freedom is for everybody, no matter where they’re from. This book can help those tied to a location by family, as well as footloose young people. 

It doesn’t matter if you’re married with children or single; old or young; entrepreneurial or employed. The online economy, the cloud, mobile computing, and the Internet are already allowing more freedom into your life. The purpose of this book is to help you gain yet more of the new freedom.

The New Freedom means spending less and sharing more; working less and earning more; traveling more; and discovering that there’s so much more to yourself and this world than you ever knew.


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