The reasons you might not see Experts from a specific country or region on our platform yet
Lighthouse opened up to its very first beta test Experts on Monday, 27 September 2021. We're currently working hard to bring more Experts on board from all around the world, but there are a few other reasons we may not have any Experts from certain areas.
Lighthouse uses Stripe as our payment processor plus an additional tool to automatically calculate and apply the correct taxes for each transaction that occurs on our marketplace.
While Stripe Connect Express accounts allow our Experts to be paid instantly for every course purchase or virtual consulting session, unfortunately these accounts aren't yet available in all countries, and frustratingly not in any countries in Africa. The additional tax tool we use is also not yet supported in South America or Oceania.
Currently, Lighthouse can bring aboard Experts whose businesses are registered in 35 countries:
- United States
- United Kingdom
- All EU countries (except Croatia)
- Hong Kong
We can accept Experts who live in another country as long as their business is registered in one of the countries listed above.
When will Lighthouse be able to bring Experts aboard from more countries?
We're currently looking into other payment providers and tax tools that will allow us to expand into new territories. We'll let you know as soon as we make headway on this matter!