Category - Podcast

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LIB 011: How to Get a Job in Brazil with Ilya of BrazilCareerBlueprint
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LIB 010: Why You Should Move to São Paulo with Maggie Foxhole
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LIB 009: Ben’s Success Story on Giving Birth in Brazil
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LIB 008: 3 Must Know Core Elements of the Brazilian Society
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LIB 007: How to Speak Portuguese Like a Brazilian With Idahosa Ness
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LIB 006: How to Open a Successful Cafe in Brazil with Josh Stevens of Café Cultura
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LIB 004: Getting a Investment Visa in Brazil with Sam Flowers of Gringocafe.com
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LIB 003: 5 Solid Visa Types Allowing You to Work in Brazil
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LIB 002: Teaching English in Brazil and the top 6 FAQ with Josh Plotkin
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LIB 001: Welcome to the Live in Brazil Podcast!

LIB 011: How to Get a Job in Brazil with Ilya of BrazilCareerBlueprint

Podcast-artrssWhen considering making the move to Brazil, “How to get a job” is probably on top priority on your to figure out list.

If you are alone in trying to find a job, you will most definitely need to know a-z on how to do so including:

  • Where to find a job
  • How to land the job
  • How to get a work visa
  • How to start your life
  • etc

This is where people like Ilya Brotzkey over at BrazilCareerBlueprint.com come in, he is someone who has been there and done that several times now and would like to show you how.

He has been so kind as to agree to be on today’s podcast and break down his story on how he was able to land several jobs in Brazil, get a visa sponsored and show us how we can do the same (did I mention that he’s only in his 20’s?).

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LIB 010: Why You Should Move to São Paulo with Maggie Foxhole

Living in São PauloSão Paulo is not only Brazil’s largest city but one of the biggest cities on this planet.

Usually people fall into two categories when considering São Paulo to live: they love or they hate it.

I’ve usually fit into category 2 in the past, but after talking to author and blogger Maggie Foxhole, she made me realize that São Paulo is not such a bad place after all!

So check out this podcast as Maggies tells us why you should consider moving to São Paulo.

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LIB 009: Ben’s Success Story on Giving Birth in Brazil

Giving birth in BrazilToday you are going to hear about how Ben successfully came to Brazil, gave birth and created a wonderful life from scratch.

The coolest part of having this site is meeting all sorts of new and amazing people through it, and one of these people is a man by the name of Ben.

Ben has been following this blog for a while and was one of the first people to contact me about giving birth in Brazil.  As a matter of fact, he was the main fuel for creating the “Giving Birth in Brazil” series of blog posts.

So I’ve been accompanying his story from the beginning and watched him go from 0 to happily situated in Brazil and made him promise to let me interview him after his child was born 🙂

And now that he has successfuly gone through everything, he’s so gracefully decided to tell us how we can do the same and what we can learn from his mistakes.

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LIB 008: 3 Must Know Core Elements of the Brazilian Society

Core elements of the Brazilian SocietyThere are 3 core elements within the Brazilian society that are so intertwined with it, that they are the backbone of all that happens: jeitinho, friendships and service.

And as a foreigner, one of the most important things you can do for your success is to understand these elements, how they function and how you can use them to your benefit and the benefit of others.

What you may not know, is that these three “cultural” aspects are very foreign to our way of life yet an important part of daily Brazilian life – the catalyst for many cultural misunderstandings.

So why is Brazilian “jeitinho”, friendships and services the core elements? let me show you in today’s podcast.

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LIB 007: How to Speak Portuguese Like a Brazilian With Idahosa Ness

Pronounce PortugueseWhen we gringos learn Portuguese, there is always one thing that sticks out like sore thumb above anything else: our strong gringo accent.

It’s no secret that us from the USA have an especially difficult time with the “r” or “ão”, though there is hope! (can I get an amen?)

Thanks to people like Idahosa Ness over at mimicmethod.com, we can get to the bottom of figuring out how to pronounce correctly.

So check out this episode of the Live in Brazil podcast where we get to the bottom of learning how to have the “Brazilian Flow”.

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LIB 006: How to Open a Successful Cafe in Brazil with Josh Stevens of Café Cultura

Podcast-artrssCould I as a foreigner open a successful café or restaurant in Brazil?

This is a question that gets asked a lot within the foreign community as financial stability usually claims the nr. 1 spot.

And to be honest, I’ve heard both success stories and fail stories, where a foreigner came and opened or started a café/restaurant from scratch.

The successful cases usually have one thing that stands them out from the rest: quality.

And here’s why:

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LIB 004: Getting a Investment Visa in Brazil with Sam Flowers of Gringocafe.com

Investor visaFor those with around $75,000 (R$150,000) to invest into the Brazilian economy, you can secure yourself permanent residence status while opening or building a business.

The Brazilian government allows you to get an Investor Visa just by investing into the economy.  This is a popular visa amongst career professionals but there are some important aspect of getting this visa that they won’t tell you about…

Here is where Sam Flowers comes into the picture, owner and operator of the Brazilian diner “Gringo Café”, he has gone through this process, employed several Brazilians and currently lives a picturesque Gringo life at Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro.

You will want to take heed to his words as Sam tells his amazing story of how he got to Brazil, made it through the Investment Visa process and opened his business.

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LIB 003: 5 Solid Visa Types Allowing You to Work in Brazil

5 types of visas allowing any foreigner to live and work in Brazil broken down and explained in this podcast episode. If there is one single thing that I get asked the most about, it is visas and jobs.  Do I get a visa to get a job, a job to get a visa or what allows me to make money and live in Brazil? Having gone through this myself and helped countless others, I thought it was time to tackle this question and pick 5 solid obtainable visas that you can get as a foreigner looking to live in Brazil. Read More

LIB 002: Teaching English in Brazil and the top 6 FAQ with Josh Plotkin

Teaching English in Brazil is one of the most sought after ways of earning money for foreigner coming to the country.  Fortunately the need for English teachers is only increases as the economy grows, equating to too many jobs and not enough gringos to fill them!

I had the pleasure of interviewing Josh Plotkin from Braziliangringo.com on this podcast and was able to pick his mind to get the best answers to the top questions that you as a foreigner want answers to. Read More

LIB 001: Welcome to the Live in Brazil Podcast!

This is the first episode of the Live in Brazil podcast, I talk about what made me fall in love with Brazil and what you can expect in this podcast series.

As many of you know, Brazil drew me in from the very first day that I met a Brazilian ambassador (what I call all Brazilians abroad) and the road I’ve travelled to become successful in living in Brazil has been less then pleasant and marked with many failures and successes along the way.

You get to hear a bit about my story as I share it with you in this podcast episode plus you will hear about some of the important subjects we will cover throughout this series!

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