Correct me if I'm wrong but I think you have to be here for three months before you can apply for a work permit. And both work permit and residency applications have a list of requirements you will have to meet. Bank statements (belize or U.S. banks), you'll have to submit papers for a Belize police record for residency, etc... I have a list somewhere here at the house with the requirements for residency but you can pick the same list up at immigration. For the work permit you'll also have to get a recommendation letter issued from the mayor. These are all things you'll need to get it legit. This is Belize so people have ways of getting things under the table. But legal is always the better and safer way to go.