Location: Jian’ou, Fujian Province, China
Many expats from Western countries come to China to teach. Once you’re there though, there’s quite a bit of pressure for people to do a side job. Many people like to hustle, to try to get work when it’s technically illegal under their visa requirements.
In our travels, we met average American kids that ended up as voice actors in cartoon movies, the center of a promotional campaign for clothing, or even posing as a businessperson to make a company seem more internationally connected. V and I did some work like that, but we didn’t get paid, so it was okay.