Thailand Starter Kit is creating free guides to help you live, work, or retire in Thailand
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patrons

$483
per month
Thailand Starter Kit creates and publishes free guides to help you live, work, retire, or start a business in Thailand.

After living in Thailand for over a decade, we know the challenges you face when coming to Thailand.

The info you need is too scarce, so you spend hours upon hours researching even the simplest of topics, like “how do I open a bank account in Thailand”?

Other times, you might lose money just because you weren’t aware of cheaper alternatives.

In 2015 we created Thailand Starter Kit with the sole purpose of helping everyone who wants to come to Thailand, no matter what their reasons are.

That’s why we set up our website so that you can search for the challenge you’re facing and find out how to overcome it.

We know that Thailand Starter Kit is going to help millions of people!

So far we’ve published over a hundred articles on Thailand Starter Kit, with new articles going up every week.

And these articles aren’t the run-of-the-mill articles you find elsewhere. Each of our articles take us months to research, organize, write, revise, and publish.

We also ask experts to check our articles before we publish them so you get the most accurate info possible.

Why We Need Your Support

It makes us feel good knowing that our free content helps people who want to live in Thailand. But we also know we can do much more for current and future expats in Thailand like you.

We just need a little support to make that happen.

Currently, the number of supporters we have are less than 0.1% of our readers. If everyone only gives us $1 a month, imagine how much more content we can create.

Your support helps us create and update Thailand articles and covers other costs related to keeping Thailand Starter Kit up and running.

As a supporter, you get access to our private community, exclusive content, and even personal help from our Thailand Starter Kit team.

Think about how much Thailand Starter Kit has helped you, how many articles you’ve found helpful so far, and how much more you can get from Thailand Starter Kit.

We believe in what we do. And we also want you to believe in what we do. Check our rewards list and choose a tier that helps you the most.

Then, we can grow Thailand Starter Kit together for current and future expats in Thailand.

Our Goals

$500 / Month
On average, $500 is what we pay a writer to research and write one guide on Thailand Starter Kit. For some guides the cost is more, for others it’s less. The cost depends on how much research is needed to cover each topic.

$850 / Month
We often create guides that are 10,000 words or more. To ensure the quality of each guide, it’s reviewed and fact checked by our team of editors and experts. This approach makes the guides on Thailand Starter Kit more in depth than what you’ll find on other sites. At this level we can cover the costs of hiring a writer and employing our team of editors.

$1,450 / Month
We create new guides and update old guides every six months to a year. Since most of our guides are in depth, updating them is like writing a new guide from scratch. At this level, in addition to covering the costs of hiring a writer and employing our team of editors, we can update old guides with reader feedback and new information.

$2,150 / Month
We would like to hold monthly events for our supporters. At these events, supporters can ask experts questions about living, working, retiring, or starting a business in Thailand, and get the chance to connect with other expats. At this level we’re still far from covering all the costs of running Thailand Starter Kit, but if we reach this milestone it’ll show how much you care. In return, we’d like to bring our community together and thank them with special events to show how much we care too.

$3,750 / Month
At this level we cover the costs of creating new guides, updating old guides, paying for an audio engineer for the Brewed in Bangkok podcast, and hiring a graphic designer. This would be a major milestone for Thailand Starter Kit.

$4,750 / Month
At this point, Thailand Starter Kit is no longer running at a loss. We can create new guides and update old guides and pay our team of writers, editors, IT specialist, and admin. Our IT guy makes sure the website stays up and running. Our admin helps us pay the bills by delivering our checks. After all, this is Thailand—checks are still a thing.

While Karsten and Siddhant volunteer their time to Thailand Starter Kit, the goal is to pay everyone else a fair wage so they could support themselves and their families.

Reaching this milestone means Karsten, the founder of Thailand Starter Kit, doesn’t have to pay these costs out of pocket anymore.

Patron Supporter Testimonials

"I decided to support Thailand Starter Kit on Patreon because I was there during the earliest stages of the site and watched it grow, while seemingly maintaining excellent and relevant content that helped to solve the various problems that expatriates always encounter here in Thailand, and I felt the articles/topics added great value to their lives. Furthermore, I wanted to live somewhat vicariously through the information that was being conveyed. I also appreciated all the attention to detail in the topics covered. Thailand Started Kit is a very noble and valiant effort."

-Mark J. Grygiel, American expat who runs The Slider Shack at Nichada Thani and has been living in Thailand since 1996

"I came across Thailand Starter Kit and found it interesting and authentic. So I subscribed to the newsletter and kept reading the new content. I realized the content was helpful for me as I intend to move to Thailand to work there. Thailand Starter Kit grew over time and they added so much new practical advice (moving to Thailand, finding work, finding an apartment, health insurance, best hospitals) that I decided last year to support the work with a Patreon membership. A few months ago Thailand Starter Kit asked to meet me to learn what I wanted to be covered in the future. We talked for an hour--that's customer care at it's best! I believe in the open, idealistic, honest, and fair attitudes of Thailand Starter Kit’s team to help people. It would be a pity if the content was overrun with advertisements in the future. That's why I believe being a Patron keeps the team independent and customer focused. Wish all the best to the Thailand Starter Kit Team."

-Johannes Seelig, German national who plans to move to and work in Thailand

"Andy and I will be retiring soon to travel the world on what we believe will be a permanent basis. We have traveled to Thailand in the past and love the country, so Thailand will be our first move. Our plan is to live temporarily in Thailand and we subscribed to Thailand Starter Kit as it regularly provides insights into items that we are concerned about: health insurance, housing, transportation. It's a scary thought moving away from all you know and Thailand Starter Kit is helping us feel more confident."

-Donna and Andy Templeton, Americans working toward becoming global nomads
Tiers
Private Facebook Community
$1 or more per month

Get access to our private Facebook group.


You can get answers to your questions from our knowledgeable and experienced members, connect with our community of expats, and participate in AMAs (Ask-Me-Anythings) hosted by experts in our professional network.

Exclusive Content
$10 or more per month

Get access to our exclusive content of over 30 practical guides that help you set up and live your life in Thailand. 


New exclusive content is added every month. 


You also get rewards from the previous tier.  

Personalized Answer
$30 or more per month

Get personal answers from the Thailand Starter Kit team for any questions you have. 


We can give you advice about things like finding a place to live, getting a visa, or traveling to the best hidden vacation spots in Thailand. 


You also get rewards for the previous tier. 

Get Your Business Going
$50 or more per month

You get personal advice from our team on how to manage and run your business in Thailand. 


You also get a list of personal and professional services that Thailand Starter Kit Founder uses for his personal and professional life


You also get the rewards from the previous tiers.

Personal Call with Us
$200 or more per month only 2 left

You get a 30-minute personal call with Karsten Aichholz or a coffee with him in Bangkok once a month. He’s founded Thailand Starter Kit. 


In addition, you also get our personal support on your visa issues, apartment searches, document reviews, and everything related to living in Thailand.


You also get the rewards from the previous tiers.

Goals
$483 of $1,200 per month
Your support would enable me to do things like:

  • Cover a wider range of topics and improve the quality of our guides. 
  • Publish more ebooks which contain the most practical advice and direct links to information that'll make your transition to life in Thailand easier. 
  • Expand Thailand Starter Kit to cover more countries
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Thailand Starter Kit creates and publishes free guides to help you live, work, retire, or start a business in Thailand.

After living in Thailand for over a decade, we know the challenges you face when coming to Thailand.

The info you need is too scarce, so you spend hours upon hours researching even the simplest of topics, like “how do I open a bank account in Thailand”?

Other times, you might lose money just because you weren’t aware of cheaper alternatives.

In 2015 we created Thailand Starter Kit with the sole purpose of helping everyone who wants to come to Thailand, no matter what their reasons are.

That’s why we set up our website so that you can search for the challenge you’re facing and find out how to overcome it.

We know that Thailand Starter Kit is going to help millions of people!

So far we’ve published over a hundred articles on Thailand Starter Kit, with new articles going up every week.

And these articles aren’t the run-of-the-mill articles you find elsewhere. Each of our articles take us months to research, organize, write, revise, and publish.

We also ask experts to check our articles before we publish them so you get the most accurate info possible.

Why We Need Your Support

It makes us feel good knowing that our free content helps people who want to live in Thailand. But we also know we can do much more for current and future expats in Thailand like you.

We just need a little support to make that happen.

Currently, the number of supporters we have are less than 0.1% of our readers. If everyone only gives us $1 a month, imagine how much more content we can create.

Your support helps us create and update Thailand articles and covers other costs related to keeping Thailand Starter Kit up and running.

As a supporter, you get access to our private community, exclusive content, and even personal help from our Thailand Starter Kit team.

Think about how much Thailand Starter Kit has helped you, how many articles you’ve found helpful so far, and how much more you can get from Thailand Starter Kit.

We believe in what we do. And we also want you to believe in what we do. Check our rewards list and choose a tier that helps you the most.

Then, we can grow Thailand Starter Kit together for current and future expats in Thailand.

Our Goals

$500 / Month
On average, $500 is what we pay a writer to research and write one guide on Thailand Starter Kit. For some guides the cost is more, for others it’s less. The cost depends on how much research is needed to cover each topic.

$850 / Month
We often create guides that are 10,000 words or more. To ensure the quality of each guide, it’s reviewed and fact checked by our team of editors and experts. This approach makes the guides on Thailand Starter Kit more in depth than what you’ll find on other sites. At this level we can cover the costs of hiring a writer and employing our team of editors.

$1,450 / Month
We create new guides and update old guides every six months to a year. Since most of our guides are in depth, updating them is like writing a new guide from scratch. At this level, in addition to covering the costs of hiring a writer and employing our team of editors, we can update old guides with reader feedback and new information.

$2,150 / Month
We would like to hold monthly events for our supporters. At these events, supporters can ask experts questions about living, working, retiring, or starting a business in Thailand, and get the chance to connect with other expats. At this level we’re still far from covering all the costs of running Thailand Starter Kit, but if we reach this milestone it’ll show how much you care. In return, we’d like to bring our community together and thank them with special events to show how much we care too.

$3,750 / Month
At this level we cover the costs of creating new guides, updating old guides, paying for an audio engineer for the Brewed in Bangkok podcast, and hiring a graphic designer. This would be a major milestone for Thailand Starter Kit.

$4,750 / Month
At this point, Thailand Starter Kit is no longer running at a loss. We can create new guides and update old guides and pay our team of writers, editors, IT specialist, and admin. Our IT guy makes sure the website stays up and running. Our admin helps us pay the bills by delivering our checks. After all, this is Thailand—checks are still a thing.

While Karsten and Siddhant volunteer their time to Thailand Starter Kit, the goal is to pay everyone else a fair wage so they could support themselves and their families.

Reaching this milestone means Karsten, the founder of Thailand Starter Kit, doesn’t have to pay these costs out of pocket anymore.

Patron Supporter Testimonials

"I decided to support Thailand Starter Kit on Patreon because I was there during the earliest stages of the site and watched it grow, while seemingly maintaining excellent and relevant content that helped to solve the various problems that expatriates always encounter here in Thailand, and I felt the articles/topics added great value to their lives. Furthermore, I wanted to live somewhat vicariously through the information that was being conveyed. I also appreciated all the attention to detail in the topics covered. Thailand Started Kit is a very noble and valiant effort."

-Mark J. Grygiel, American expat who runs The Slider Shack at Nichada Thani and has been living in Thailand since 1996

"I came across Thailand Starter Kit and found it interesting and authentic. So I subscribed to the newsletter and kept reading the new content. I realized the content was helpful for me as I intend to move to Thailand to work there. Thailand Starter Kit grew over time and they added so much new practical advice (moving to Thailand, finding work, finding an apartment, health insurance, best hospitals) that I decided last year to support the work with a Patreon membership. A few months ago Thailand Starter Kit asked to meet me to learn what I wanted to be covered in the future. We talked for an hour--that's customer care at it's best! I believe in the open, idealistic, honest, and fair attitudes of Thailand Starter Kit’s team to help people. It would be a pity if the content was overrun with advertisements in the future. That's why I believe being a Patron keeps the team independent and customer focused. Wish all the best to the Thailand Starter Kit Team."

-Johannes Seelig, German national who plans to move to and work in Thailand

"Andy and I will be retiring soon to travel the world on what we believe will be a permanent basis. We have traveled to Thailand in the past and love the country, so Thailand will be our first move. Our plan is to live temporarily in Thailand and we subscribed to Thailand Starter Kit as it regularly provides insights into items that we are concerned about: health insurance, housing, transportation. It's a scary thought moving away from all you know and Thailand Starter Kit is helping us feel more confident."

-Donna and Andy Templeton, Americans working toward becoming global nomads

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Tiers
Private Facebook Community
$1 or more per month

Get access to our private Facebook group.


You can get answers to your questions from our knowledgeable and experienced members, connect with our community of expats, and participate in AMAs (Ask-Me-Anythings) hosted by experts in our professional network.

Exclusive Content
$10 or more per month

Get access to our exclusive content of over 30 practical guides that help you set up and live your life in Thailand. 


New exclusive content is added every month. 


You also get rewards from the previous tier.  

Personalized Answer
$30 or more per month

Get personal answers from the Thailand Starter Kit team for any questions you have. 


We can give you advice about things like finding a place to live, getting a visa, or traveling to the best hidden vacation spots in Thailand. 


You also get rewards for the previous tier. 

Get Your Business Going
$50 or more per month

You get personal advice from our team on how to manage and run your business in Thailand. 


You also get a list of personal and professional services that Thailand Starter Kit Founder uses for his personal and professional life


You also get the rewards from the previous tiers.

Personal Call with Us
$200 or more per month only 2 left

You get a 30-minute personal call with Karsten Aichholz or a coffee with him in Bangkok once a month. He’s founded Thailand Starter Kit. 


In addition, you also get our personal support on your visa issues, apartment searches, document reviews, and everything related to living in Thailand.


You also get the rewards from the previous tiers.