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Expert Consultation from a Long-Time Bali Expat

If you’re here right now it’s because you've read my book and are really serious about moving to Bali.
I tried my best to cover as many topics as possible in the book but there is just no way that I could cover every single question a person might have and still keep it under 10,000 pages.

That is why I have decided to go a step further if you still have many questions about your upcoming move to Bali.

Before You Move, Make Sure You Are Prepared

Many people don’t even realize until after it is too late that there are so many things that they still have no idea about. You will be doing yourself a huge disservice by not arming yourself with the best information available before moving to Bali.

Fortunately for you, I can help walk you through all of those problems. I have helped dozens of people make the move already and they are now all living happily on the island.

Hello, my name is Mike

I’m a friend of Steve Carrole (owner of this website), living in Bali.

Originally from Pennsylvania, US, I now live in Kerobokan, Bali. I have been spending time on the “Island of the Gods” for quite a few years now.

About me

I’m a photographer for a living (and I give private english lessons as well).

I also own a website called BalitoLombok.org, which gives information on how to get from Bali to the neighboring island of Lombok.

And in my free time, I frequently go off roading with all my Balinese friends, so that has shown me some remarkable places that most tourists will never get to see.

I’m offering consulting sessions

This can take the form of either a Skype consultation, or a live consultation after you’ve arrived in Bali.
Let’s have a look at what specifically I can help you with:

I can help with these topics:

Choosing an area to live in

There are many areas in Bali, and each one has its own pros and cons.

Buying land

Land deals and legal issues surrounding the buying process.

Finding a house

I can let you in on some of the best house hunting secrets available on the island.


Learning to speak Indonesian. Interpreting documents written in Indonesian.


What type of visa to be on, and how to make and extend your visa.

Avoid  being scammed

How to avoid overpaying, being scammed and getting ripped off.


Transportation and how to get around the island.

Starting a business

Is your business idea viable? And what do you need to know to start one?


Relationship and marriage issues and advice. Things are different here.

Bridging cultures

How to react in situations that are culturally confusing.
... and more. Ask me anything Bali related.

Even if...

Even if you just have an abstract problem that is making you feel uneasy, more often than not, I will know exactly what is going on.

Things in Bali tend to work in cycles and repetition and I have a knack for figuring out what is really going on just by hearing your story.

For example:

Are you worried that your upcoming land deal is a scam?
I can feel it out and let you know. I may even have connections to the people you are in contact with.
Are you suspicious that your Bali partner is not who they say they are or has a hidden agenda?
I know all the telltale signs and have an unmatched intuition on the subject.
Have you been given some information that sounds shady?
Let me verify for you whether it is legit or not.
Anything else that you are worried about but don’t know who to ask?
I’m here to help. If you never ask, then you’ll never know.
Contact me for a consultation here

Will this be a waste of my money?

Afraid that it will be a waste of your time, or worse, your money?
If for any reason you feel that you didn’t get your money’s worth after talking to me, I will refund your money, no questions asked.

So far, I haven’t had a single unsatisfied customer but I will certainly honor my 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, no matter what the circumstances are.

To take advantage of my risk-free 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed consulting service, click here to contact me:
Contact me for a consultation here

How much does this advice cost?

A better question would be: how much is it worth to you?

Of course, I can’t just give this service away for free. I can however, guarantee that I’ll offer you the type of advice that will result in you saving more money than you will spend on my service.

> If you are looking for a place to live in Bali and want my help, I can put the word out to my connections on the island which will instantly knock Millions of Rupiah off of the price tag of your rental!
> If I realize you are heading straight into a disastrous land or business deal, I can advise you against it, effectively saving you Billions of Rupiah in bad investments!
> Or I can simply offer you advice that will save you money in your day to day life or help to make your business in Bali more profitable!

A session with me can take one of two forms:

> an online Skype consultation
> or a live consultation when you’ve arrived in Bali
(Note about the live consultations: they would have to take place within a 10km radius from Kerobokan , where I live. That covers most of Kuta, Seminyak, Canggu, Denpasar.)

For the online consults, there are two different pricing options depending on how much time you think you might need to spend picking my brain:

> Most people choose to consult with me for half an hour for $39.99 USD
> Others with much more detailed questions choose to consult with me for a full hour for $69.99 USD

For the live meeting, it is required that you choose at least one hour to talk to me.

If you are already anticipating that you will need much more advice than I can give you in one hour, just contact me and we can work out a discount.

Still unsure?

Of course, no one wants to spend money on something without first knowing it is worth it. 

That’s why I have compiled a list of a handful of people who have used this consulting service and were kind enough to provide a testimonial.

 (Note: these were for Steve’s consulting sessions. My sessions are very similar.)
I was nervous about many things before moving to Bali but after calling Steve with all of my questions, I made the move in complete confidence. Steve knew all of the answers to my questions and even took notes while we talked and sent them to me afterwards. I was so much more prepared after talking with him, it was incredible.
I was being relocated to Bali for work but my company did not arrange housing for me. Steve found me an amazing house that I love in a great neighborhood and got me a price much lower than my neighbors are paying. I told him what I needed and on the day I landed in Bali he had a whole list of amazing places for me to look at. 100% Worth the money!
I was planning on buying a beautiful house in Bali and contacted Steve about the process. I knew I was going to be using my girlfriend’s name and that we would be getting married a few months later. Steve recommended a better strategy for the purchase of the home which not only made it much more legally sound, but it saved us thousands of dollars in fees for the purchase. This consulting service is definitely money well spent.
When I called Steve I had a long list of strange and random questions but he had detailed answers for every one of them. I have put his advice to use while here in Bali and so far his advice has been spot on about everything. Talking to him has made my new life here in Bali much, much easier.

Still have questions?

If you still have any questions, contact me. My knowledge about Bali is something that I’m just aching to share with aspiring expats and I love to help people out.

There’s no problem too big or too small when talking about moving to a new country so don’t be afraid to ask. I’m here to answer all of your questions.

To get in contact with me directly about all of your Bali needs, please click on the button below.

Thank you and maybe talk to you soon,

Kerobokan, Bali
Contact me for a consultation here
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