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Working Overseas Opportunities

Working overseas opportunites can be limited for many foreigners choosing to live abroad. The reality of earning money when you live abroad can be daunting but with a little effort many foreigners are able to find work. In Greece requently work is only available during the summer months when the country attracts a lot of tourists. Generally, finding work all year round in Greece can be tough. Many expats find themselves having to deal with these same employment problems in Greece as back home. Quest Greek Islands looks at working overseas opportunities forĀ  those who need to earn extra cash

There are two major disadvantages for hiring a foreign employee, these are that they may not know the native language, in this case Greek, too well and they may not hold the correct documentation to work in Greece and pay taxes. Both issues mean that it's a lot of work for a Greek employer to hire a foreigner to work for them, which is why they are not always so keen to do so. There are many ways of earning money abroad and you don't always have to rely on local companies or fear that you may be taking work from the locals.

The internet is fast becoming an easy way to earn a good living and many foreigners living abroad decide to use Ebay to make a living. Whether you are selling goods from Greece or buying in bulk and re-selling, you are guaranteed to make money just from sitting at your own PC. Setting up an Ebay account is fast and easy and you don't need much money to start up. Unlike setting up your own shop which would cost you a lot of money initially, you need very little money to start an Ebay business and you can even start selling some of your own things from home that you no longer use. Some people try using Ebay and fail because they don't market their products well or sell the same stuff and thousands of other sellers. However, it is very common for some people to rely solely on Ebay to bring in their whole income; it all depends on what you sell and how well you advertise it. Ebay can be used all over the world to buy and sell products, so as long as you have internet access and a computer, you are all set.

Summer Work
Through the summer months many bars, restaurants and hotels look for English speaking staff to hire for the summer season, as there are always a high number of tourists who come to Greece during this period. This is a great opportunity for anyone who speaks English as their native language to find some work through the summer in Greece. Although the decision on whether to employ you may also depend on your age, this is not always the case, as Greece employ staff of all ages to work for them on holiday resorts and anywhere popular with the tourists. This kind of work is a great way to enjoy the summer, meet new people and earn money at the same time. Work is generally available everywhere throughout the summer and it is worth asking around to see if anyone needs any English speaking staff throughout the summer. The reason why employers look to native English speakers to give jobs to is because they to guarantee that their staff will be able to communicate well with holiday makers, who usually speak English.

Drop shipping
Drop shipping is another internet business like Ebay, but instead of buying in your own stock, you leave it to someone else and you just deal with getting the sale. To get involved with drop shipping, you must first find a reputable distributor who deals with products that you wish to sell. When you have decided on what you want to sell you can advertise your products online and when a client wants to purchase something from you, all you need to do is to contact your distributor and get the product sent to the client and not you. Make sure that the stock you are dealing with from your distributor is cheaper than the price you are selling it for, so that you make a profit, as it is easy to lose out if you're not careful. Drop shipping is an excellent way to sell online when you live abroad, because you don't need to worry about buying your own stock, as you are simply just 'the middle man.'

Trying something new
If you plan to set up your own business in Greece, try to look for a sector of work that is new and where you avoid so much competition. A trick that many foreigners fall for when they set up business abroad is that they find a business that is popular and successful and then decide that they will set up the same business as well. The main problem with this is that thousands of foreigners think exactly the same and in the end all of the businesses fail due to a lack of demand for such a service or product. When considering working overseas opportunities opt for something new and original and you are sure to succeed.

Internet work is exremely popular with foreigners when living overseas, but does require a certain amount of skills read more in Running Your Own Business Online

Read more about working overseas opportunities in Earning a Living on the Greek Islands and Tips on Running Your Own Business