Saturday, October 30, 2010

Making some extra money in Korea

Because I'm a foreigner, that is not a Korean citizen, it can be hard for me to earn some extra money in Korea. There are of course some options for foreigners. The number one and most popular option is to teach English or Chinese (Mandarin/Cantonese) in Korea. This is very attractive to many people from around the world. Some international students here also teach Koreans a foreign language. Koreans are very competetive and want their children to have the best upbringing and education. And that is why some parents sent their children to a language school or hire a private teacher. The price for this may be very high, but some parents don't care. All they want is the best for their children to succeed in the Korean society. The most popular languages are English and Chinese. The reason why teaching those languages to children and adults is popular among people from around the world is because of the benefits and the payment. Although the payment is from average to very high, the benefits are very good too. Benefits such as paid plane tickets and paid rent for your appartment. Korea is also attactive because it's a different environment and a totally different cultural experience. Korean culture is becoming more and more recognizable and known in the world.

Click on this link for information about teaching in Korea:

As a foreigner some things can be easier to get than a Korean citizen. Two of those things are being booked by a modelling agency and testing products for large companies. I've experienced both. I've modelled for a company and had to act as a busy businessman. I didn't like it at all, because modelling doesn't suit me. It did paid well, about 150.000 won (95 euro).

I've also tested out a new Samsung phone that is to come out in a couple of months. It was a questionaire and I had to compare the Samsung phone with the Iphone 4. Testing out the phone and saying what I thought of it and what could be improved etc. It was a nice experience and it only took about an hour and a half. I've received 45.000 won (28 euro) for it.

But of course it's all about the experience.....right? ;=)

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