The economic doldrums and economic bailouts create uncertain times…yet these market corrections make two things certain…inflation and less job dependability.
More of us will need to earn income and Cotacachi Exports can be a fun and fulfilling way to do this.
There are so any crafts markets around Cotacachi…some famous, others obscure…those who hand make, hand craft one of a kind goods. There are artists, designers, creators, craftsmen and wholesalers who can help you supplement your income.
Join us in Cotacachi this year 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.
You will enjoy the visit. We receive notes like this one that arrived Thursday, again and again:
My Dearest Merri and Gary,
I cannot thank you both enough for your wonderful hospitality as a member of your November Ecuador Tour. As a loyal reader of your newsletter and a Member of your International Club I just want you to know that everything I read about Ecuador from your newsletters and emails was exactly the way you described it and better…………..
The day we were all returning to Quito to go our different ways at the end of the tour, I was overwhelmed with tears because you both had been so wonderful and I didn’t want it to end. I was already missing you and the wonderful experience I had during your Ecuador Tour Adventure……..You both are very special and I am honored to be a part of your Group.
I also want you to know that………
I fell in Love while I was there……………..I fell in Love.
I fell in love with the Country, the People, the Mountains, the Sky, the Thousands of Stars at night, the Flowers, the Rivers, the Ocean, the Villages, the Towns, the Taxi drivers who were so helpful and wanted to speak English and practiced on me……….The Ecuadorian people who seemed to have this overall feeling of Happiness and well being that was contagious wherever we went. From the Bus driver who stood at the door of our bus and helped each and every member of our group, everyday, get in and out of the bus. He was always smiling and happy to help. To the Indian women, who were washing the Family’s clothes on flat stones in the River. They looked up from their work, as our bus passed by, waving to some of us staring in disbelief………….I waved back, with tears in my eyes. They smiled at me as if to say… all is well and you are welcome……
Everywhere we went I felt as though I was surrounded by smiling faces. Just walking out of the Hotel in Cotacachi, the Native Indians of the area were dressed in their Native costume, except it wasn’t a costume, it was their way of life……….Immaculate, clean clothes, beautifully embroidered blouses with wonderful long wool skirts, colorful sashes around their waists, carrying small children wrapped in beautiful fabric on their backs. I was in awe………. I was feeling as though I was in a time machine that was set for the mid 1850’s. I had indeed traveled back in time and landed in Ecuador…………….The air was clean, the water was fresh, the food was healthy and delicious…………..I kept thinking, Where am I? Is it possible? Am I dreaming? Is it real?
After being there for a couple of days, and easing into the relaxed, tranquil, lifestyle. I began to notice the little nuisances of the Indigenous people I was surrounded by.
Every morning, wherever I went, I was always greeted with Buenos Dias ( good morning). It was so pleasant and so comfortable so nice. I forgot about where I had come from, and my only concern was finding out everything I could about this beautiful Gentle Country of Beautiful gentle people.
Everyday was a unique Visual Experience for me.
I remember waking up to the Church bell ringing at 6am and looking out the window and seeing the mothers walking their children to the school. All cleaned up with fresh clothes, their native costumes, and smiles. Walking along the hand made stone sidewalks, skirts swaying as they walked, lightly brushing the sidewalk as they made their way to the school. Just watching them gave me a feeling of well being, and a knowing sense that all is well. No plastic, no tinsel, no cartoon characters acting like humans. It was real, real people, real feelings, real emotions experiencing their version of life on Planet Earth…
There were many times I was overwhelmed with emotions of humility and feelings of being honored and grateful to have had the opportunity to experience this unique Gift in those present moments. A Gift that you, Gary and Merri, have made available to a select few. You and Ecuador have changed my life and my thinking. Thank you, I am so grateful to be a member of your International Club.
I am looking forward to joining you again in January 2009 on your next Ecuadorian Adventure…………….Thank you again for everything, Happy Thanksgiving,
Yet you’ll do more than have a great visit. 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!
Small at home export businesses can set us free.
When in Ecuador Merri and I will greet each dawn with walk through gentle Cotacachi, a village filled with peace.that seems to just get better and better. Here is one of the many lamp lined avenues shining in the morn.
We are all so fortunate that we can enjoy this and make money as well.
There is such satisfaction in having a business that allows us to travel and live in places we choose. Such freedom..such fun not to mention the profit arising each day and finding yet more money rolling in.
Join other like minded souls this year in Ecuador to learn how to gain freedom and self fulfillment through international investing and business.
See opportunity everywhere in Ecuador.
In wood products.
In Ecuador’s art.
And all types of exports.
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.
You’ll go to the high Andes . You’ll see products from Zuleta where they create handmade “green” cotton-one-of-a-kind tableware, shirts, specialty items. You’ll travel everyday to see different markets, crafts people and masters who create special products that will make your eyes gleam with delight…both for their uniqueness and 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 $59 a night + tax.
Plus we have an experienced English-Spanish speaking business people who live here and can act as your local backup for the business.
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 ever before and at the course we’ll share ideas on how to develop and use your website to enhance sales.
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 export expedition combines theory, practice and contacts.
Ecuador is an incredible bargain basement business opportunity now.
Many of our readers enjoy Ecuador, have developed export products and some have even 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 five day course.
Yet the course is only $999 – $1,499 for a couple. You will learn directly from the contacts we introduce to you.
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.
Here are flowers I imported that were grown in Imbabura.
I regularly import roses from Ecuador at a fraction of the price you normally pay. Here I am with 250 roses 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 your business 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).
Learn how to enjoy the finest things in life because of international friendships plus how to develop them.
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.
One delegate who attended our Ecuador export expedition wrote:
“Our business of selling Ecuador products is still going well. We are now appointing Agents across Australia and should have the whole country covered by mid-August. Our initial shops continue to re-order on a regular basis. The best shops seem to re-order every two weeks.
We have also received inquiry to provide buying services for people in a few other countries. So we will be seriously thinking about starting our own brand name to market globally. If successful, it should help many Ecuadorians.”
Another couple who attended this expedition sell the goods they export at flea markets.
They wrote: “Good Evening Gary/Merri. Speaking of a small business, we have opened All American Enterprises, LLC (AAE) which includes selling products from Ecuador at a trade days operation about 200 miles East of Dallas. I don’t know if we are off to a “bang” but we are sure having fun. See attached pictures to include our model Consuella trying to look indigenous.
Please tell Merri we have made profit on our inventory and the big sellers are alpaca silver jewelry and Octovalo alpaca ponchos. We will visit at the end of September and would like to restock to include blankets/ponchos/throws from Hilana. “
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.
Here is one of the silver workers we visit.
Another jewelry workshop does interesting work in silver and ostrich eggs!
Another craftsman does incredible wood carvings covered in gold leaf like this horse.
and incredible gold and bejeweled wooden Faberge egg.
Todd Smith, another attendee, wrote this:
“Recently Gary recommended a printer in Cotacachi, Ecuador, for me to use to print my photographic greeting cards. I was quite skeptical about doing business in Ecuador, both for the hassle of sending money, shipping the product, and most importantly the quality of the printing. As a photographer, I am quite picky about printing. But, after three years of good experience with Gary, I decided to take another risk and try the printer. The results were outstanding–better than many press jobs I’ve seen in the US, and the price was terrific.
I’ve learned that Gary likes to push his students to try things they thought were too risky. Gary lives on the cutting edge. But, interestingly enough, I don’t think he is really a risk-taker, because his feet are always firmly planted on the ground. I’ve learned over time that I can trust Gary’s thinking, and that he really does come up with some unusual, and very effective, solutions to problems that I’ve tried to solve on my own.
My suggestion is simply to try out Gary. You may have to risk some money, but my experience has been so positive that feel safe in saying that the risk will be well worth it. Of the $1000 or so that I invested , I have earned many thousands in return, and have created a lifestyle for myself that is far more fulfilling than anything I had previously.
I did the import/export course last year in Cotacachi, though I was in Ecuador mainly for photography. While I was there, I met one of Gary’s contacts in the rose business. We went to his plantation and he was very willing to work with any of Gary’s students to export flowers to the US or Canada. He showed us prices that appeared to me as if they would form the basis of a very profitable floral business. He also explained how the flowers are shipped FedEx directly to you, and they are cut fresh before the shipment. This means that the flowers you resell will last much longer than those that have been sitting in a florist’s shop forever. This could be a significant advantage over the competition, and could generate some very satisfied customers. Sincerely, Todd Smith“
Here I am with Todd Smith trying new tailor made Ecuador suits that cost $135 to $200…an excellent Ecuador export.
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.
Here is Bonnie Keogh who attended the export expedition enjoying an open air breakfast at El Meson de las Flores, the center of our expeditions. Bonnie wrote:
“My name is Bonnie Keough. In March 2006, I went to Ecuador to attend Gary and Merri’s import/export course.
I was hoping to find items to bring back to the States and sell. I love to travel and was looking for business ideas that would enable me to do that.
I had never been to South America (never even considered it) before so it was an adventure. I didn’t know what to expect, but I had been reading Gary’s newsletter for a while and I was impressed with the Scott’s honesty and integrity. They don’t promise overnight success or try to sell you a business opportunity. They share their wealth of experiences, open doors for you and educate you on the possibilities and opportunities available. It’s up to you to implement what you learn.
I found so much more than high quality products in Ecuador, the people I deal with are kind, hard-working folks who truly appreciate my business and I appreciate their honesty and skills. I have returned to Ecuador 6 more times since my first trip and each time I leave I’m anxious to return.
I always personally select all of the items I sell. By doing this, I’ve learned a lot about quality, prices and sources and I enjoy interacting with the people. But it is hard work and not everyone enjoys that aspect of the business. You will have to decide how much you want to participate.
Don’t expect to find mass produced items in Ecuador. If you have an idea for a product, it is a great place to have items custom made. It’s possible to find high quality labor intensive pieces, such as hand knit sweaters or hand woven rugs, at very reasonable prices.
If you have a genuine interest in pursuing an import business, whether in Ecuador or elsewhere, I’m sure you will benefit from the import course. It’s a great introduction to the country and opportunities available there and provides a background on the nuts and bolts of the business. It opened a doorway to a new life for me.
We stress that this is a course combining theory and practicality…but this is a true expedition! You’ll be having fun as you 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. Everyone will be out in the field looking and examining and finding. Bonnie”
Join our Import/Export Expedition and learn how your Ecuador business can be made easy today.
Ecuador Exports Tour – Join Steve for Gary & Merri Scott’s Import/Export Expedition in Ecuador .
Course Dates: October 14-19. (Tuesday through Sunday)
Arrival: in Quito by October 13, Monday. Depart: Sunday the 19th for evening flights and Monday, the 20th for early a.m. flights.
Ecuador Exports Expedition