Merri and I enjoy having an international internet business.
This recent ranking from Alexa.com shows how our site is in the top 16,000 web sites in America, top 8,000 in Canada and top 500 in Ecuador. There is more… as you’ll see in pictures below how the recent recession has caused our internet business to grow. So you can do the same… earn more as others seem to earn less.
Our sales have doubled since the recession began and our list of readers has increased over 100% also.
Knowing the philosophies that we follow to prosper from change can help you invest better and can help you create an internet success if you desire.
The Western economy has changed… probably forever. The old ways are gone and those who held jobs… or still have work in the private sector have lost the most.
The economy will recover… in numbers yes… but the way people earn and work… and how the money is distributed and to whom especially… has been profoundly altered. This is especially true in value added countries like Canada… the USA and most of Europe.
Excerpts from a recent New York Times article entitled “After Escaping Jobless Rolls, Trauma May Linger” by Michael Luo helps explain why:
RALEIGH, N.C. — Antje Newby went back to work in September, but she has still not escaped the burden imposed by nine months of unemployment.
Antje Newby, working again, said, “We’ve got financial impact we’re going to deal with forever.”
Tom Newby stays home in part to help his children adjust to their move from in the Detroit area.
Mrs. Newby and her husband were forced to walk away from their home in suburban Detroit and are now living here in a rented house with their three children. They are bracing for a huge tax bill in the spring because of early withdrawals they made on her 401(k) and taxes they still owe on unemployment benefits. Their credit is in tatters, and their 16-year marriage showed cracks they are still trying to repair.
The wound of unemployment, as her family has learned, is not cauterized so quickly, and lives do not simply go back to the way they were.
Interviews with more than a dozen people who were out of work at least a half-year during the recession and have now landed jobs found many adjusting to new realities. Some of the changes are self-imposed; others forced upon them. They include grappling with newfound insecurities and scaled-back budgets; reshaped priorities and broken relationships. In some ways, it is equivalent to the lingering symptoms of post-traumatic stress.
One person interviewed said, “If the rug is pulled out again, I’m not going to survive”.
Another said “We’ve got financial impact we’re going to deal with forever.”
Many of the old rules of employment have been turned upside down. For example in the past people worked for the government for job security but expected lower pay. Now, according to the Cato Institute this has completely flipped and the reversal is growing:
The Bureau of Economic Analysis has released its annual data on compensation levels by industry (Tables 6.2D, 6.3D, and 6.6D here). The data show that the pay advantage enjoyed by federal civilian workers over private-sector workers continues to expand.
The George W. Bush years were very lucrative for federal workers. In 2000, the average compensation (wages and benefits) of federal workers was 66 percent higher than the average compensation in the U.S. private sector. The new data show that average federal compensation is now more than double the average in the private sector.
See the full Cato article below.
Yet at the same time there has never been a better time… with greater opportunity, for an internet business… if… you are choose a business that flourishes with change.
We are in an era of global structural change… in economics… in society and in the way we work because technology brings us low cost administration, low cost access to data, low cost communication, and low cost travel, plus…
the opening of markets beyond logic that rely more on passion and experience than on efficiency and cost.
We looked at these economic and structural changes, and what to do about them in the international investing and business portion of our Quantum Wealth Seminar we conducted in Mt. Dora, Florida last week.
We saw how markets are shifting from materialistic needs to emotional needs.
Love-friendship-control-freedom-tradition-change-big answers-recognition and care are emotional needs that create expanding demand and business opportunity
The next generation is having more involvement in every step of the buying process.
Uniting the body and mind is an emerging market.
Natural physical health, fitness will expand but botox and insulin sales will also grow.
Mental health, retreats and spas prosper.
The health of the planet is becoming a more important business.
There is a shift of emphasis from GDP to GWB (General Wellness Barometer Happiness Factor)
Business will operate with more passion.
We saw how these shifts create new opportunities for investment and internet business in seven areas.
Water and Alternate Energy
Truth & Cohesion
Ecuador and Smalltown USA Real Estate
I call these seven areas the Magnificent Seven… these are the places where I am looking for opportunity and focusing our efforts now.
This focus has paid off.
This chart from Alexa shows our…
traffic rank. At times we are nearly ranked among the top 40,000 websites in the entire world.
There is another picture about this below.
Over the month of March, we’ll look at each of these magnificent seven opportunities to see how they can help you.
Learn more about international investing in the magnificent seven at Jyske Global Asset Managers forex seminar in Laguna Beach this April . See details here.
Or join us for our next Quantum Wealth Seminar June 24 to June 27, 2010. See more here
Or Join Merri and me or Ecuador Living’s staff in Ecuador in March 2010.
This Alexa.com chart shows our that website’s reach at times is 4/100s of a percent of all websites. That is a lot of reach for a tiny two person business. More important… the trend of our ranking and our reach over 2007, 2008 and 2009 has been up and up.
Join us so we can help you enjoy prosperity from change as well.
Here is what one delegate at our Quantum Wealth seminar last week wrote:
Thanks mucho for everything. Just so you know, we are in brain overload right now, thanks to you! Your course was awesome! So much to do! I am overwhelmed and going in a hundred directions!
March 11-14 Super Thinking + Spanish Course, Mt. Dora, Fl.
March 15 Travel to Quito
March 16 Travel Quito Cotacachi
March 17-18 North Andes, Imbabura & Cotacachi Real Estate Tour
March 19-20 Cotacachi Shamanic Tour
March 21 Travel Cotacachi to Manta
March 22-23 Manta & Mid Coast Real Estate Tour
March 24 Travel Manta to Cuenca
March 25-26 Cuenca Real Estate Tour
March 27 Travel Cuenca to Salinas
Mar. 28-29 Salinas & South Coast Real Estate Tour
The Ecuador airfare war makes it cheaper to get to Ecuador than ever before… and there is still time to enjoy great Ecuador tour savings.
You enjoy discounts by attending multiple seminars and tours. Here are our multi tour adventure discounts.
Even Better. Greater Savings. Our 2010 International Club membership allows you and a guest to attend as many of the 51 courses and tours we’ll sponsor and conduct in 2010 (fees would be $40,947 for all these courses individually) is only $3,500.
International Club Three Monthly Payments of $1,190
Our Spring 2010 schedule starts:
Apr. 12-15 Ecuador Export Tour ($499 or couple $749)
Apr. 17-18 Imbabura Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)
Apr. 20-21 Coastal Mid Coast Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)
Apr. 23-24 Quito & Mindo Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)
Apr. 26-27 Cuenca Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)
The multi tour discounts remain effective for the April tours.