I don’t know where I am going to place this, may be it will go to as a sales page for the book or possibly as a prologue but I definetly think it is important I let people know the reasons for writing it.
What do you think of this piece and where should it go?
COMMENTS BELOW PLEASE.
You might think the reason behind writing this book is Money or the fact I have moved to Spain, could not get a job so like quite a few others decided to knock up a quick e-book and make a fast buck on a subject where you can find all the information you need, easily on the internet.
If thats you and you are sceptic on spending less than the cost of a single trip to McDonalds for a meal on something that will almost certainly give you more information on how to successfully move to Spain than any other e-book written before, then I’ll tell you a little about me and the book before you head off to McDonalds!
Yes, money is one reason I’ve written this book. Of course it is otherwise I’d give it away for free.
Now we have got that out of the way, I’ll swiftly move on!
I moved to Spain at the time of writing this, 8 years ago. I didn’t speak Spanish and unbeknown to me Andalucia has a really strong dialect that is very hard to get to grips with at first. To add to that, Andaluces tend to leave off all the endings off a lot of words and sometimes sound like they are speaking with a lisp! ‘You’ve been warned!’
With my wife being Spanish I obviously had an advantage and my life was made easier having someone who spoke the language. That said; my wife had been living in London for 10 years and found moving back to a different part of her homeland a big culture shock.
Things don’t normally work out as you think they will and thats what happend to us. We thought she would get a job fairly easily but after a few months of trawling around the City passing out our CV’s to all sorts of companies the feedback we got was that she was over qualified. That’s still a phrase I don’t really understand. If I was an employer I’d much rather employ someone I knew could easily fill the position and had the qualities to benifit the company rather than someone who would need their hand held and need to be trained.
Still that’s probably why I am not an employer.
To cut a long story short, after about 5 months I got a job and that’s when I knew my Spanish had to improve.
I had already taken a 1 month intensive beginers course before finding employment, which had given me a base.
I have worked for several Spanish companies since and have learnt a lot along the way. For the last 4 years I have been running my own Relocation & property management company, in Jerez, Cadiz.
So, you see I am not out of work and not just after a fast buck!
Now, all I have to do, is convince you that having all the information & resources in your hand and in one place, will save you from wasting 100’s of hours trawling the internet for each peice of the puzzle of information you need to arm yourself with.
Well, even better than that because I have read lots of forums, e-books, articles and websites and the one thing they all have in common is that they all tell you what you have to do when relocating to Spain but they don’t tell you how to do it.
That’s why I have written this e-book and that’s why it is called ‘The A-Z of Moving to Spain: Not just what to do but HOW to do it!