Hey guys, I missed this topic 'How would you quickly make an extra $1,000?', so I thought I would give you guys a heads up on freelancing or starting up an asset in Asia. As mentioned previously, being in Chiang Mai has the advantages of being cheaper. You can prolly start an asset (like your own affiliate marketing blog) in Malaysia depending on your needs. Here's some thoughts If high speed internet is all you need, together with stuff like some nice malls and the obligatory Tesco (or their competitors, Giant), most towns on the West Coast of Malaysia are relatively affordable. I'll list down the average prices of Kuala Lumpur and say, Taiping/Alor Setar, and you can see how much you can save Rent Master Bed Room KL - USD 150 - 800 - it really depends on the area and facility. Bangsar and Hartamas are expensive, but other areas are near the LRT stations and pretty good too Taiping/Alor Setar - USD 150 - 200 House KL - USD 300 - 10000 (5000 onwards are for places like a bungalow in Bangsar. Most condos in good areas with great train stations are going for USD 400 only) Taiping/Alor Setar - USD 200 can get you a good terrace house near the mall in a very nice location High Speed Broadband Unifi - USD 45/month Second hand car 5 year old Honda - USD 10k 10 year old Hyundai - USD 2k Petrol Costs 50 cents per litre of petrol Food If you and your wife don't cook, an average meal outside is about RM 10/person. Converts to USD 2.50/meal. Of course there's really expensive ones, but you can do well with USD 7.50/day for each person. Postpaid Handphone Plans Unlimited talk time and 10GB of 4G data at only USD 20/month As such, you might wanna consider KL or the cheaper towns to ease yourself out from freelancing and perhaps build an asset of your own? @Kevin Muldoon @Joe F @Heather I'm in KL and if you plan to come down, do message me.