So, you want to work in Nicaragua
We always have a trickle of people with little Nicaragua experience that want to "drop out", move to Nicaragua and support themselves. It can be done but let me offer a quick reality check.
- If you have first world debts, don't even think about it. Pay them off and then come back here for the next step.
- Labor in Nicaragua is close to free. If the only "skill" you have is a strong back, forget it.
- Still reading? Ok, do a skills inventory. What can you do that the average Nicaraguan can't.
- Look at your skills inventory and figure out who could afford to pay you to use those skills. Being a computer programmer that can work on-line with customers in Germany is good. Being the best person on the planet to teach English to Spanish-speaking rural farmers is not.
- Do you have the business sense to actually use your skills to make money?
Now you are getting close. You still need good Spanish skills, the ability to adapt to a system (government and business) that will likely be very different from what you are used to and, generally, you will need to be ok being an outsider. If all that fits, you are heading in the right direction.