Highly educated and skilled writer/researcher wants to move to Spain - now what?
Posted: 03 January 2010 09:14 PM  
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I am currently living Granada for 1 year under a non work visa and working remotely for a college in the United States. I am a US citizen. I’ve been in the workforce for 15 years and have experience in banking, insurance, consulting and most recently as a writer/researcher. I am also a professional bike mechanic which I work on as a side job. Any ideas for places to find work in Granada or Andalucia? I don’t see much on the want ads. I am unable to continue my work for my US college after one year as they want me to return to the States.

Any and all help much appreciated!

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Posted: 03 January 2010 11:59 PM  
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Start a business? Something online would probably suit you well. smile Perhaps a web site offering bike repair advice or know-how. What other interests do you have? Do you have a blog yet? Are you on Twitter/Facebook, etc?

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Posted: 04 January 2010 01:39 AM  
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The Expatriator - 03 January 2010 11:59 PM

Start a business? Something online would probably suit you well. smile Perhaps a web site offering bike repair advice or know-how. What other interests do you have? Do you have a blog yet? Are you on Twitter/Facebook, etc?


I have run a successful Ebay business for 6 years but am not sure that would get me the visa needed to stay here. I have a website for my shop and am on Facebook - why do you ask?

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Posted: 04 January 2010 08:27 PM  
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Oh, you need a visa. Are you going to get your freelancers visa for your first year?

If your business is of a decent size you may well be able start a company to sponsor yourself…

There’s also a blue card coming around the EU, though info is scarce on it. If you’re well educated it may be helpful.

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