9 min 1 sec

Immigrate to Canada and Make $500/Month

An American couple takes their biggest struggle of recent years and writes an eBook to help other expatriates forge a new life abroad.
Blog Book International Product Writing

Subscribe Now For A Free Five Step Tutorial

What It's About

A lack of useful, one-stop immigration resources leads a couple in Canada to create a handy ebook on the subject for others.

Business Model
Skills Required
Research & Writing
Profit Potential

Words of Wisdom

There’s the old cliche among authors that comes from Carol Shields. It says, “Write the book you want to read; the one you cannot find.”

This is great advice, and there was no other couple in the world that knew a good book on immigration didn’t exist more than Cori and Casey. So, they decided to expand upon their blog post and self-published all of their research as a book.

Fun Fact

Now that they’ve successfully launched a book helping people navigate the Canadian immigration process, they’re working on a follow-up book with information to make it easier for newcomers to settle in Canada covering everything from how to set up retirement accounts and get a mortgage to demystifying Canadian taxes. Even with expert advice, it can be challenging to make sense of all of the little differences even coming from a very culturally similar country!

Notes from Chris

Episode 151

In 2015, Cori Carl and her ex-wife, Casey, were trying to navigate the murky waters of immigration from America to Canada. Thankfully, with a keen eye for detail and a lot of patience, Cori and Casey were able to immigrate relatively unscathed by the process.

After they’d moved and settled in they realized that they had hundreds of hours worth of documented research just sitting there not being used to help anyone. You only move to Canada once, they thought and decided to write up their research and share it on their travel blog, 15 Miles (UPDATE: now Welcome Home Ontario). That post became the most popular one they’d ever published, so they decided to turn it into a book.

Since then their little ebook has gone on to consistently make $500 a month in passive income, and in the near future, they’re looking to create a second book that simplifies the process even more and prepares people for the small cultural differences between life in the USA and a new life in Canada.



Inspiration is good; inspiration combined with action is better. Now get back to work!

Yours in the revolution,




Earn 50,000 travel rewards points (enough for 2 round-trip plane tickets or $625 in travel credit). You'll also earn 2x points on all travel and dining spend, with zero foreign transaction fees.

I use this card every day all over the world! ✈️

Learn More


Create your online store with Shopify using an exclusive discount for Side Hustle School listeners. For a limited time, get a free 21-day trial and a 10% discount for a whole year.

Many Side Hustle School listeners are building sites using Shopify's easy-to-learn platform. Try it free today!

Learn More

Quote of the Day
"At first I felt bad charging people for a book, but then people kept telling me how I'd saved them tons of money and headaches. It's a nice win-win situation."
—Cori Carl #SideHustleSchool

Sponsors & Gratitude

Try ShipStation for 60 Days FREE!

Today’s episode of Side Hustle School is brought to you by ShipStation, the #1 choice of online sellers. 📦

To get a 30-day trial AND an additional month free, click the microphone at the top of their page and enter the word HUSTLE.

Get it Here

Like the Show? Leave a Rating!

Side Hustle School is for you! If you’re enjoying it, please take a quick moment to leave a rating or write a quick review. It's really easy and it makes a difference! ✅

It also makes a huge difference when you tell your friends about the show. Remember, it's 100% free and listener-supported.

Here's How

Keep in Touch

There’s a new story every single day on Side Hustle School. Episodes are produced to be short and to the point—I know you’re busy. Be sure you subscribe to get instant notification of the day’s broadcast!

To infinity and beyond,

Chris Guillebeau