I'm an attorney and my idea would be to help people draft
some basic legal
paperwork. Use skype for phone
conferences and PDF things to them through e-mail. The problem is there are some really well established paralegal companies that do the same thing I would be competing with. For $50k you could get a paralegal education and with 1-2 years of experience could do basic paperwork for people.
Basic divorce paperwork takes me about 30 minutes to do with no kids
, 45-60 minutes with kids
if I have received the right documentation
, plus maybe 45 minutes answering questions on the phone
with potential clients for each client I get. Most companies seem to offer $135 divorce with no kids, $165 divorce with kids. Offering a 10% price
match guarantee would put you at 120 with no kids, 150 with kids. I could survive on a boat with 10 clients/month making 1,200-1,500 which would probably entail 15-20 hours of work. Would be much more comfortable doing 20, but not sure how much volume is possible....and then there's the added cost of advertising/web development/SEO the more clients you want.
Anyways...maybe a pipe dream but seems more solid to me than some other ideas I've seen and extremely portable.