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American Expat Coaches Families Who Move Overseas

After living in multiple countries with his family, a technical writer creates a service to help guide other families looking to begin a similar experience.
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What It's About

An experienced American expat helps people move their families abroad.

Business Model
Service
Skills Required
Expat Knowledge & Communication
Complexity
Low
Profit Potential
Medium

Words of Wisdom

One challenge Jeff encountered when he was getting started was how much to charge for this service. He started at $50 an hour, then went to $75, and now he’s at $150 an hour, which he’s been at for a couple of years and feels comfortable with. You can communicate a lot of information in a focused, hour-long call, so there’s definitely real value for the customer—and at that rate it’s also worthwhile for Jeff.

Jeff's side hustle, Expat Yourself, now brings in more than $10,000 a year through that coaching, which Jeff does on the side from his regular work as a technical writer. His next step is to diversify since there’s only so much time he can devote to coaching sessions.

For that goal, he’s creating an email series that will provide a ton of specific, helpful info that doesn’t require him to be on the phone for an hour. Depending on their needs and preferences, clients can choose whether they want the written information or Jeff in real-life.

Fun Fact

Side note: family travel is totally possible!

Here are a few folks from our community who have created a life abroad:

Check out my blog for more.

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Quote of the Day
"The first time I charged money for helping a family overseas—I couldn't stop smiling. It clicked because I realized that this is something people are willing to spend money for."
—Jeff Parker #SideHustleSchool

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