Location Independent Entrepreneur in Taiwan
Taiwan has been my home for the past 6 years. I originally came here to teach English and quickly realized that while Taiwan is awesome, teaching English isn’t. So I spent some time scheming ways to stay in Taiwan without teaching. I ended up getting my IMBA(for free), working for a local company here and eventually starting my own business. Kaohsiung was a great place for me to bootstrap my business because you can live on about $800/month and earn about $20/hour teaching. That comes out to teaching less than 10 hours a week and still breaking even. This gave me a ton of extra time to focus on my business and build it without any external financial pressures like rent and bills.
I’ve been running an e-commerce business for the last 2 years and have now gotten it to the point where I can be “location independent”. That being said, my base is still Taiwan. Kaohsiung, Taiwan to be exact. While I love traveling to other countries I still feel like Kaohsiung, Taiwan is the best base for a Location Independent Entrepreneur. It’s cheap, the weather is good, it has a beach, mountains, good food and you can learn Chinese.
View from my balcony, my rent is $8,000TWD ($250.00)
My Main Mode of Transportation (Entrepreneurmobile), $10,000TWD ($312.50)
Typical Lunch – $70TWD ($2.20)
Beach in Taiwan – FREE =)
The location independent entrepreneur scene in Taiwan is small, but growing. If you’re traveling through Taiwan, send me a message!