First here are some basics about me. I am a white American male with a bachelors degree in a STEM field. I do not yet have a TEFL certification.
I have been looking into teaching in Taiwan for a while, and am a few months away from departing. I should have $4000 minimum saved for living expenses when I arrive. My goal is to move to Taipei and earn rroughly 60k a month teaching in buxibans, and to save $1000 a month. I am not a heavy drinker, my hobbies are very cheap, and I am more than fine with living in a tiny apartment, and eating local cusine.
The biggest fear I have is not getting enough paid working hours. I’m a hard worker, and am willing to teach one on one after my shifts if that’s what it takes. Is saving $1000 a month a reasonable goal, or is that a pipe dream?