I am on a work visa (H1-B) in the US. From what I understand,
the only way for me to make money is through my employer. I've some
skills that I think I can use to create a product (or website etc).
My question is:
1. Is there any legal way for me to start a company?
2. If a family member of mine has EAD or green card, can he/she start a company, do all the accounting/legal/taxes etc in their name, while I take care of the technical stuff. Of course, I remain as a non-paid part of the company, I don't make a single penny out of it (which is fine by me. I know it takes a few years to make any serious amount of revenue anyway).
3. If the above is not possible, can I incorporate a company in my country, but work from here on my freetime? And pay taxes in my country.
I know there are other options like the E visa (I think thats the name) which is given to those individuals who invest $500k or more. I am not looking into those, as I don't have that much money or expertise or risk taking ability.