Secrets of Success

Secrets of Success - part 1
DO YOUR RESEARCH FIRST
- an article by Simon Payn.

The best thing you can do to ensure you are happy and successful abroad, is to do thorough research before you go.

Under-estimate this advice at your peril !

When you know the answers to these questions, you will be ahead of 99% of the other people who just get on a plane and cross their fingers.

  • How much will I be able to earn?
  • How much will it cost to live there?
  • What kind of housing will I have?
  • Will it be easy or hard to find suitable accommodation?
  • Should I rent or buy accommodation?
  • Are there any special rules relating to foreigners and accommodation?
  • How much will it cost to buy or rent a house?
  • What will the weather be like?
  • Is it a culture that welcomes foreigners?
  • Will there be plenty of things to keep me entertained?
  • Are there good schools for the kids?
  • Where are the best neighbourhoods?

  • Sidebar
    "If you are serious about making a success of moving overseas, don't just read these questions, print them out NOW, do your research & make sure you find the answer to each question that matters to you & read the Secrets of Success part 2 article coming soon - Simon knows what he's talking about!" -- Pete
  • How much tax will I pay?
  • Are there any financial perks for expats there?
  • Is there a good social security system?
  • How much will it cost me to have my health insured?
  • Is it expensive to fly back to Britain?
  • Are there jobs available for people with my skills?
  • Is it easy for foreigners to find work?
  • Do I need a visa or permit to live and work there?
  • Do I need to learn a language or can I get by in English?
  • Is it easy to make friends with people from that country?
  • How do I meet them?
  • Is it easy to meet other Brits?
  • Do I want to?
  • Will it affect my career if I move there?
  • How much will it cost me to pack up and move there?


  • This Secrets of Success Tip is bought to you courtesy of Simon Payn, Author & Publisher of the Living Abroad Report

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