Have you recently traveled to Maui for vacation? Are you there right now? It is hard to leave the beautiful island of Maui once you get there. The friendly people, the beautiful scenery, and the relaxed atmosphere all have a way of making you feel at home.
While some people would not be able to live permanently in an island setting, many people end up going to Maui and actually feel as though it should be their home. They enjoy the feeling of being surrounded by ocean instead of other states or provinces. The thought of leaving a place that makes them feel so good can become devastating. They would rather make Maui their permanent home.
Who says that Maui can't be your home? A guy selling fruit on the side of the Hana Highway once told me that you could literally live off the land in Maui. If you like to fish, and you don't mind living off fruit, then I suppose you really could just live off the land. However, most of us would rather live in a house in Kahului, Lahaina, or in the town of Makawao that rests on the slope of Haleakala.
If you have fallen in love with Maui and feel at home there, then you will be happy to know that it is entirely possible to move there and take up residence. Maui tourism is a year round business, the population is over 140,000, and the ability to work and live there is evident. However, if you would like to make more than the average job, then there are some options you may want to consider before you move.
3 Ways To Find a Good Paying Job
1. Buy A Franchise
The best Maui jobs may be the ones where you work for yourself. Buying a franchise allows you access to a turnkey business. You don't have to worry about what will work and where it will work because that will all be laid out for you. In addition, because franchises are replicas of successful business you have a very high chance of success.
If you have the drive, the social skills, and the ability to put some work into your store, then you can make it very successful and end up earning a huge yearly income.
Look for available franchise opportunities in Maui that suit your price range and abilities. Many of them will be centered on food or drinks, and as we know from popular smoothie franchise stores, you can make a large profit in this kind of work.
If you need financing to get started, then you will find that obtaining financing should be fairly easy, depending on your financial history. Franchises have a proven track record that lenders can look to and the risk is much lower for them.
2. Work Outside of Maui, Inside of Maui
The Internet is a place where you can reach the world, even from an island like Maui. If you can find a way to remotely work with your current job, and travel every so often to touch base, then this can be a great way to work outside of Maui while actually living there.
In addition, there are many extra ways to earn an income online. The ideas for starting your own online business are endless. In fact, there is no cap for the amount of money that you can make in an online business. The only thing that determines how much you will make is how much work you put into it and how passionate you are about the business. Therefore, look for business ideas that make you excited. You need to have that excitement in order to commit to it on a daily basis because it takes a lot of discipline.
One thing you may want to consider is using Maui itself to make money. For instance, you can create blogs or videos based around Maui and monetize your work through various means. Since many people love to see Maui, and would like to learn more about it, you can really gather some interest from a blog or vlog (video blog) like this.
If you want to reduce the risk that comes with starting your own business online, then there are also online franchises that you can be a part of. However, it is important to do your research before starting online franchise businesses because some franchise businesses online are not that great. Unless there is proof to support the claims made by the franchise, then don't sign up.
3. Beef Up Your Education First
I know the desire to move to Maui can be instantaneous, and you may want to move very quickly. However, if you want to grab one of the Maui jobs that doesn't pay just above minimum wage, then you may want to beef up your education to match a job title that you would like to get.
For instance, if you are already an accountant, but you haven't finished your education, then you are missing out on a lot of money that comes with the title 'controller' or 'financial reporting manager'. The difference between finishing your education and not finishing it can be anywhere from $50,000-$100,000. Moreover, nowadays, you cannot move up in position title easily without the education to back it up.
The point is, if you can beef up your education where top salary is expected, you could end up moving to Maui in a management level position, which will give you the comfortable life you.
In the end, if you want to live an above average live in Maui, then it is important to look into the above three options for Maui jobs before you move. In addition, if you want to ensure that you are making a six-figure income while on the island it is important to find something that you are passionate about and will work hard at. The wait will be worth it!