Join Merri and me for our Import Export Expedition in Ecuador…to the Crafts Trails. We'll go to the markets, famous and obscure; visit the known and unknown…those who hand make, hand craft one of a kind goods. We'll meet the artists, designers, creators, craftsmen and visit them in their workshops, homes and markets.
After 12 years of traveling, digging, exploring and enjoying ourselves all over Ecuador; we are ready to invite the few of you who want to really get out there and experience the Export Trail. You'll gain exciting ways to increase your security, independence, freedom, wealth and well-being while helping this very deserving country and its indigenous people.
Broaden your horizons as you expand your bank account. Help the poor and gain more fulfillment and fun.
Improve the quality of your life, expand your horizons and reduce the tax you pay as you increase asset protection by having an overseas company and overseas income!
A silver lining comes from Merri's and my extensive travels throughout Ecuador. We have searched, scoured and scrounged our way across this nation to find special products and goods that you can export in a suitcase and make outstanding profits.
We'll go to the high Andes and see the Zuletas in their homes as they create handmade “green” cotton-one-of-a-kind tableware, shirts, specialty items. We'll travel with a Taita Yatchak and have him choose for us the right handmade sweaters for our destiny. We'll travel throughout the country on the search for that special something that will make your eyes gleam with delight…both for its uniqueness and its salability.
In addition, over the years we've combined this knowledge and experience with contacts in the form of American and European readers who now live in Ecuador. Working with them we have set up office and business facilities to create an export support service that we can now offer to you.
We have even purchased a 180 year old hacienda that is a charming hotel to turn into your business center!
Here’s the hotel. This is where we will conduct the course when we are not visiting markets. Rooms are only $49 a night and tax.
Plus we have hired an experienced English-Spanish speaking businessman who lives here and can act as your local backup for the business. Steve has lived and worked throughout Europe the US and South America and now is committed to his Ecuadorian family so you can feel assured that he is here to help you.
Steve, our man in Ecuador.
This combination makes it possible for you to have your own Ecuadorian import/export business, which can be run from your home or in your own Ecuadorian hideaway you'll be able to buy with your extra profits.
Timing for such a business has never been better!
Exporting has already created fortunes for a few sophisticated individuals. Now because of our knowledge, experience and contacts, a special business is available for you. Until recently, operating an overseas business took a great deal of time and effort to start. This is no longer true.
Technology makes it possible to take your business where opportunity is best and allows you to run this business from anywhere in the world.
You can run your export business from an office or at home! The internet makes this more possible than eve r before and at the course well share ideas on how to develop and use your website to enhance sales. One session we’ll share in the course look at ways that really small businesses can compete on a global basis with the big guys via the internet. We look at how to have a huge impact with search engines. Delegates learn how to literally own words on the web without paying a cent in advertising.
For example the two areas of great focus in Merri’s and my publishing business are “Ecuador Investments” with a special interest in Cotacachi and Galapagos plus “International Currency Investments”.
We use these examples to show how the key is to start small and use long phrase! Then as we learn we take these longer phrases and use them as stepping stones to rank well with shorter, more searched for phrases. We also saw how to blend areas of harmonious focus for better ranking results.
Imagine this. Merri and I have a tiny publishing business. Just two of us run this operation from a remote farm in the Blue Ridge and a small village in Ecuador. Yet look at our October 2006 ranking review. Though we have never spent a penny in ads.. by starting small and building with stepping stones and harmonious foci we now own several words at the MSN search engine.
The plan of our business is to sell reports about Ecuador and our international currency educational service, plus our seminars about these subjects.
If anyone searches for the phrases below here is how our sites rank:
|Phrase||Our Rankings at MSN on Sunday October 8, 2006|
|Cotacachi Real Estate||#7 & #13|
|International Investments in Cotacachi||#1 #2 #3 #8|
|Investments in Cotacachi||#3 #4 #7|
|International Investments in Galapagos||#1 #2|
|International Investments in Ecuador||#1 #2 #5 #6|
|Investments in Ecuador||#3 #4|
Chances are if someone anywhere in the world is interested in investments in Ecuador, if they search much on the web, they’ll see one of our sites!
In addition the impact of doing well with those words helps our currency publications and vice versa. Look at these phrases and their rankings.
|Phrase||Our Rankings at MSN on Sunday October 8, 2006|
|International Currency Trends||#1 & #2|
We also write a lot about green and socially responsible investments and rank well there.
|Phrase||Our Rankings at MSN on Sunday October 8, 2006|
|International Investments in Environmental Concerns||#1 & #2|
This all helps us rank well with general more looked at phrases.
|Phrase||Our Rankings at MSN on Sunday October 8, 2006|
|International Investment Trends||#1 #2 #15|
|International Investments Trends||#1 & #2|
Which leads us to do well with the key phrase we seek at all the main search engines
|Our Key Phrase||Search Engine||Our Rankings on Sunday October 8, 2006|
|International Currency Investments||MSN||#1 & #2|
|International Currency Investments||Yahoo||#1 & #2|
|International Currency Investments||Ask Jeeves||#2 & #3|
|International Currency Investments||#2 & #3|
Some days our tiny business even ranks #1 at MSN with the search phrase “International Investments.” This is how well the big phrases that support one another can lead toward higher rankings.
The internet is the Colt 45 of business, the great equalizer. If you choose to have your own import export business you too can let the internet help your business grow for wealth and freedom.
The course, Suitcase Exporting, combining theory, practice and contacts is conducted by Merri and me. We both have over thirty years experience living, working and conducting businesses overseas and over a decade of doing business in Ecuador.
I'll tell you more about the contacts we have developed to help your business in Ecuador and then explain the course in a moment.
First, let me answer the question why Ecuador?
Ecuador is a tiny South American country but enormously rich in resources and biodiversity as the closest source to North America (just a 3 hour and 45 minute flight). The country is so rich because it has 12 hours of direct equatorial sunlight a day, 365 days a year. This mountain nation has a rich Pacific coast on the west and one of the most incredible diversities in the world. Because this country sits on the equator but is coastal and mountainous, it has the same bio-diversity as the territory ranging from Ecuador all the way to the Arctic Circle.
The country is a tourist delight offering sights, sounds and goods at prices so low it is hard to believe and is one of the least expensive places in the world to enjoy a luxury lifestyle. You can own a grand home, have a maid, cook and driver even with a modest income.
What a great place to start and conduct a business!
As an emerging economy, Ecuador is ripe with business potential, especially now that it has been through its worst depression in history. Yet the nation has incredibly skilled labor that works for as little as a dollar an hour. The US dollar is Ecuador's currency by the way (another reason that business is easier to conduct there…no need to worry about exchange rates, etc.)
Everyone in Ecuador wants things from America and Europe. Plus Ecuador offers products and services at rock bottom prices that everyone abroad desires.
In short Ecuador is an incredible bargain basement business opportunity now.
Many of our readers have moved to Ecuador and started businesses and we have used this fact to create a system that can help you develop your own export business.
You can gain independence, have more income, security and enjoy overseas travel.
This course is not pie in the sky theory. The knowledge you gain comes from years of experience and from our extensive research plus out reader's current global export activity.
The course is designed so your international business will be easy to start and keep going (with the help of the contacts if you choose).
The Export Trail is an extensive week long hands on course.
Yet the course is only $999 – $1,499 for a couple. You will work and study directly with Merri, me and the contacts we introduce to you. Then you'll be able to continue your studies (and your business if you choose) through our exclusive email business forum.
You'll learn why a business in Ecuador is the ultimate lawsuit and tax protection and why global businesses are immune to recessions. You need not suffer during recession, inflation or during market crashes. Fatal economic flaws which ruin others create your profits for you.
From the beginning, the course gives ways to expand your knowledge about having a business in Ecuador plus provides a network (active business people and investors in 82 countries) that can help you find partners, sell products and services and raise money abroad! The goal of the course is to give you more than just knowledge. You are shown specific businesses you can start now and are backed up with follow up support in Ecuador.
The course brings you real, usable knowledge and the after course support so you can put the knowledge you gain into action right away.
The course takes nothing for granted and walks you step-by-step through every aspect of having a business in Ecuador. One lesson for example shows why this is an idea whose time has arrived. Learn the theory of setting up your business, whether to turn your passion into profit (by starting a new business in a field you love) and how to use existing businesses that we have spotted for you to expand).
You will learn how to become involved in an area where your expertise or interest gives you an advantage. Next you will learn about suitcase exporting that avoids shipping and storage. Merri and I have been importing this way for years. We have researched the facts and figures and are using them now.
Our goal is to help you find products that:
#1: Can be sold to easily identified markets.
#2: Can be marked up many times while allowing a fair trade for the indigenous.
#3: Can be imported in a suitcase.
The course gives you practical tips on how to achieve these goals in three ways.
You share the practical experience from the shipments that we have actually incurred in our own business. You learn the problems we encountered and how to avoid them. (This alone will save you far more than the course tuition.)
One incredibly valuable lesson is on how to buy at the source… and how sometimes it is better to not buy at the source.
You will also learn how to establish your market… how to sell your inventory and to whom. How to know your product, your market, your source, and your competition.
Most important you will learn how to market your products abroad.
Which products? The Import/Export Expedition has already identified carved wood, architectural and decorative woods designs in San Antonio de Ibarra.
Textiles from Otavalo.
Here is one of the vendors in Otavalo photographed by delegates at our last Import-Export course.
Religious Santos and Icons from San Antonio de Ibarra
Jewelry from San Goqui.
Paintings from all over Ecuador.
Here is an example of one type of art that a previous course delegate is having made from recycled paper and a metallic paint. Their Reiki symbol line of art is selling as fast as they can get it produced.
Leathers in Cotacachi.
Flowers grown in Imbabura and much more.
I regularly import roses from Ecuador at a fraction the price you normally pay. Here I am with a bouquet we had delivered to our home in North Carolina for our own use.
You will visit many of these places and more so you can start directly from the course after you have learned the fundamentals, visited these places, seen the goods and learned how and meet contacts who can back you up (or even act as a joint venture partners).
You'll learn about international structures. Learn if you should operate a sole proprietorship, an IBC (International Business Company), overseas trust, offshore limited partnership or use offshore life insurance for tax and asset protection.
Learn how as a small business in one country using overseas structures in another you can reduce tax. Find out how hold assets in overseas structures so you are almost impossible to sue! Other lessons look at expanding your horizons and creating a fantastic lifestyle with benefits of having business friends abroad.
Learn how to enjoy the finest things in life because of international friendships plus how to develop them.
Everything about running your own successful international import/export business is in the course. How to get started, develop a product or service, where to find clients and customers, how to choose hot markets, the risks versus the rewards, where to advertise, asset protection and tax advantages, how to cope with language barriers, using the mails and shipping abroad, when, why and where to have offices, why and how to live abroad or not, the best places to live.
Lessons cover how to use new global technology, find free sources of marketing, set up distributors, how to build and use networks, increase profits and manage and protect profits.
Learn how and where to bank, how to get loans, private finance overseas partners and raise venture capital abroad. Learn how overseas partners can stop the tax man from taking all your profits! Learn how to choose accountants, attorneys, marketing and insurance abroad.
The course helps you choose the business you want. Many professionals look for new beginnings, turning hobbies to profits. For example you'll learn how to set up tours for golfing, fishing, horse riding and other hobbies can be successful businesses. The contacts alone are worth ten times the cost of the course.
We have developed contacts with top businessmen, bankers, accountants, attorneys, marketing experts, business consultants, agents all over the country that can help you, large or small, full or part time.
There you have it, valuable contacts and knowledge about timely and fulfilling business opportunities that you can cash in on now.
Regardless of whether you want your business to make millions, or just add excitement and adventure in your life, to reduce tax or even live abroad, the Import/Export Expedition can help you get involved with something you love and turn after tax costs into tax deductible expenses.
Whether you have a successful business, want a part time business for change or as job security, this course can be of enormous value to you.
The week long course is only $999 ($1,499 for a couple). This is nothing compared to the incredible education you gain and the importance of the knowledge for you and your family's wealth now.
Space makes it impossible to explain everything in the course, but I am convinced if you try it, you will find it improves your entire way of life!
There has never been a time when the risk of higher tax, greater unemployment and investment dangers were higher in North America, but neither has the opportunity for small businesses abroad been so outstanding.
Expand your borders now! Increase your economic security freedom, independence and success. Gain a fortune, enjoy life more and help those who are less fortunate.
We stress that this is a course combining theory and practicality…but this is a true expedition! We'll be having fun as we view products, interview, bargain, meet, search and many will even buy. Those who are just looking for a “classroom experience in a hotel” should not attend. We'll be out in the field looking and examining a lot.
Join Merri and me on the Import/Export Expedition and learn how your Ecuador business can be made easy today.