For example, can she pay your way to Ecuador?
Great article, Gary. Hello Merri! Haven’t communicated in a while. I have experienced some of the same things in my travels.
I participated in a Home Party last week and sold $253 worth of Ecuador goods that I brought back on my trip there last November. That makes a total of approx. $450 in random sales so far which comes real close to paying for my airline ticket. I still have a nice inventory, so will work on selling the rest. I have referred several from that party to your website to find out more about Ecuador. Thanks – and keep on writing—I enjoy reading!
This is the idea for a micro multinational business. This is how the tiny individual business can battle giants… and win.
A recent New York Times article “Etsy’s Industrial Revolution” by Eliszabeth Wayland Baber shows why selling hand made goods from abroad has a huge and growing market. Here are excerpts from this article. The bolds are mine.
PASADENA, Calif. — HAND-KNIT sweaters? Hand-thrown pots? How about quilts stitched on a sewing machine? In an age when artisanal items can be sold at a premium, what products should qualify as “handmade”?
This is the problem confronting executives at Etsy, the online marketplace for all things vintage and handmade, which has not allowed factory-made products to be sold on its site since it was founded in 2005.
But last month, Etsy announced new policies that would allow sellers to apply to peddle items they produced with manufacturing partners, as well as to hire staff and use outside companies to ship their goods — all provided that the sellers demonstrated the “authorship, responsibility and transparency” intrinsic to handmade items.
By easing the definition of “handmade,” Etsy is trying to accommodate individual vendors who are having more and more trouble keeping up with their growing volume of customers.
But many Etsy users are outraged by what they see as Etsy’s abandonment of its commitment to human handicraft, with some jumping ship for purer artisan sites like Zibbet.
What a great idea! Have a multinational micro business that allows you to travel wherever you desire and earn by selling handmade goods from this area.
Enjoy Individuals in the Multi Cultural Adventure
The great beauty of a multinational micro business is that we as unique individuals can get to know and work with other unique individuals from other cultures. We can blend the deepest roots of our existence with other cultures to bring wonderful, unknown products to markets. What a wonderful way to enjoy travel! What a great way to help social economic evolution!
The Added Beauty
The extra ordinary benefit is that handmade is an area where David really can beat Goliath. The New York Times article points out the beauty of handmade crafts and why big business can never compete in this multi national micro business arena.
Just because an object includes manufactured parts doesn’t mean it can’t reflect the touch of an individual creator’s hand: the subtly uneven knit, the finger-marked clay, and all the other happy unmechanical surprises of human quirkiness.
Learn how to love human quirkiness!
This freedom to live or work in places we love is so wonderful. The sun always shines somewhere, in opportunity, in weather and in sweetness of people. If you love to shop and to help cultures gain from each other, consider then an Ecuadorian export business which can create a perfect pinnacle career for you.
One place where we can help is in Ecuador. Here is what delegates have written about Ecuador export tours: We very much enjoyed our recent trip to Ecuador and you were a big part of making our visit so informative as well as fun. We are toying with the idea of exporting women’s leather handbags. We also loved the silver jewelry. We bought several pieces which we will sell on eBay, just to see how well we can do with jewelry. We are planning another trip within the year to buy products to sell.
Another wrote: The coffee I brought home, Rio Intag, is really good. I took the suggestion to use a French press and it is SO good. I inquired at some local coffee shops and they are interested in getting some samples; however, they roast their own beans, so I would need to bring back ‘green beans’. I noted that the Café Tostado En Grano that I brought home is ‘100% Arabica and is shade grown under native trees’. If it is Organic to boot and perhaps ‘fair trade’, I think I could do a pretty good business with it. Thanks!
Another wrote: Just wanted to say thanks for a wonderful 12 days. We had a great time. Lisa’s mother got her flowers today and she says they are spectacular. I have asked the flower supplier about importing them here to Atlanta for central distribution. We are also investigating importing the wooden mini blinds we saw in one of the houses for sale in Cotacachi. Thanks again for a great experience. Cheers.
One reason these courses help delegates earn income is that they learn Ecuador direct from Ecuadorians. See details here.
Learn how to write to sell and how to conduct events that sell handmade products from abroad so you can earn more than your air fares to anywhere with a global marketing micro business.
Turn Words into Cash
Why words are better than cash.
You can turn words into cash. Mix in a little wisdom and deliver benefits. The value of honest word’s never deflate. A dollar, decades ago, was worth 15 greenbacks today… or more. Useful, wise words, even hundreds of years aged… are often worth more now.
Take these 153 year old words: “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”
Has time diminished the value of these words?
Learn how to earn extra income from an events business created by travel or staying at home. Create events where you can earn from speaking something good… or if you don’t like to talk… letting others talk (and earn) for you.
Do you crave freedom… and perhaps adventure?
Do you at least desire to get out of the rat race?
Do you want to travel…spend time…live…laugh or love in more than just one place? Do you the places you go to be ones you choose?
Or would you rather settle down in a low stress, safe, nurturing town, abroad or in Smalltown USA?
You can write and talk your way into the lifestyle or let others talk for you.
There are few people more capable of promising this type of life than Merri and me.
For 50 years (from May 1968) we have been paid to travel and live exactly where we have wanted to be… because we write and have had an events business conducting seminars, workshops, courses and tours.
All we have had to do is write, gather groups and talk about what we do. Sometimes we let others do all the talking!
Our writing and events business has allowed us to visit and to live almost anywhere we have chosen.
Sometimes we have incredible adventures.
Here I am with Merri and an Ecuadorian Yatchak deep in the Llanganatis Jungle creating a shamanic tour.
However, when we want to stay at home we can also do so. One does not have to travel to have an events business.
Here I am (in brown shirt) speaking to a subscriber at an event that we conducted at our Florida home.
We even built a…
seminar hall on Little Horse Creek so we can stay in the mountains when we desire… and still get together with subscribers.
Here is one of the small groups at a retreat we conducted in the seminar hall.
However, you do not have to do this much as an owner of an events business! Lesson Two of a course we have created called “Event – Full Business” shows how to start small and gradually build a larger events business (if that is your desire) as we have done.
We have conducted events as small as two delegates and some with over 400.
We know the events business inside and out… large and small. Here Merri and I are speaking to over 400 + people in Quito, Ecuador.
There are innumerable fringe benefits to writing and events. For example, almost all of our global travel has been tax deductible for all these years.
The pay has certainly not been bad either. As you’ll see below, one time we earned $142,260 in three days. In another instance, we earned over $135,000 in two days. Once our earnings exceeded $200,000 in just three days.
Yet the income has been a small part of this adventure. The expanded horizons… the people we have met… the adventures we have shared… the tens of thousands of delegates we have enjoyed and hopefully helped… the poor we have served… the freedom we have felt… to be able to go where we desire and come home, when we desire, with more than when we left.
These facts have dramatically enriched our lives….and we hope others.
Now we would like to help improve your lifestyle as well… if… earning with a seminar, tour events business appeals to you.
We have written about and conducted seminars or events or spoken at them in… (alphabetical order) Australia, Bahamas, Belgium, Belize, Canada, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, England, Ecuador, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary (before the Iron Curtain came down), Indonesia, Isle of Man, Jamaica, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Panama, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand and at one time or another most of the United States and more.
Then when we wanted to spend more time with my mom, children and grandkids we arrangeed events at our home.
There is a possibility that Merri and I know more about writing and conducting events from home than 99.9% of the people in the world. Because so many have asked… we created an online correspondence course on how to create your own writing and events business.
A writing and events business not only creates unusual profit opportunity now… but when a seminar business is properly run, it can create income for a lifetime!
This course shows how Merri I and have created riches and a lifestyle beyond our wildest imagination and shares steps you can take to create a profitable and fun business conducting seminars, workshops, conferences and tours wherever and whenever you like. (Or perhaps you want to conduct seminars online or live or with a video sent through the internet.)
This course shares how we have done this… what we did right… what we did wrong… how you can get started and what you can do much better than we have.
#1: How to earn millions from seminars, courses and tours. See how we have earned as much as $200,000 for three days’ work. (Once $135,000 in two days.)
#2: How to build a seminar business. See the one day Washington-Atlanta-San Francisco system that helped our courses evolve and how to use this approach to help your teaching grow.
#3: When and when not to use other speakers. Seminars for speakers… a way to get it all out as your bank accounts gets it all in.
#4: How to use other speakers. Gain the key to the room and the people within. Why the golden pen is mightier than a glib tongue, the sword and the overloaded brain.
#5: Dealing with hotels/locations. Why the marketing does not talk to catering who will not communicate with accounting and the mess this could mean for you. How to choose…arrange and survive the hotel. Forget the $11,314 coffee bill… for swill.
#6: Scheduling seminars. Magic dates and times for marketing… how far in advance to market and seminar death dates to avoid.
#7: Creating a back end business. How Merri made $12,936 dollars at a seminar in 37 minutes by just standing still.
#8: Three types of courses…delegate driven…speaker driven…third party driven.
#9: The importance of strategic partnerships for added wealth.
#10: How to market seminars, courses & tours.
#11: List building.
#12: Alternative seminar and course location options.
#13: The benefits of both big seminars and small courses.
#14: How to survive the dreaded problems: What to do when enrollments are low. Handling the heckler, the takeover and the cell phone. When the hotel fails. Surviving speaker no shows and all of those types of things!
#15: How to enhance your other businesses with seminars.
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Club members start by receiving seven workshops and courses on how to earn everywhere with home micro businesses. We call this our “Live Well and Free Anywhere Program”. The program contains a series of courses and reports that show ways to earn and be free. These courses and reports are:
- The course “Self Fulfilled – How to Write to Self Publish & SNAP”
- The course “Event-Full – How to Earn Conducting Seminars and Tours”
- The course “International Business Made EZ”
- Video Workshop by our webmaster David Cross
- The entire weekend “Writer’s Camp” in MP3
- The report “How to Raise Money Abroad”
- Report and MP3 Workshop “How to Gain Added Success With Relaxed Concentration”
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Next, club members participate in an intensive program called the Purposeful Investing Course (Pi). The purpose of Pi is finding value investments that increase safety and profit. Learn Slow, Worry Free, Good Value Investing.
Stress, worry and fear are three of an investor’s worst enemies. These destroyers of wealth can create a Behavior Gap, that causes investors to underperform in any market good or bad. The behavior gap is created by natural human responses to fear. Pi helps create profitable strategies that avoid losses from this gap.
Lessons from Pi are based on the creation and management of numerous Model Portfolios, called Pifolio.
We combine the research of several brilliant mathematicians and money managers with my years of investing experience.
There are no secrets about this portfolio except that these mathematicians ignore the stories from economic news (often created by someone with vested interests) and is based mainly on good math that reveals the truth through financial news.
The Pifolio is a theoretical portfolio of MSCI Country Benchmark Index ETFs that cover all the good value markets using my 50 years of global experience and my study of the analysis of four mathematical investing geniuses (and friends).
This is a complete and continual study of what to do about the movement of international major and emerging stock markets. I want to share this study throughout the next year with you.
This analysis forms the basis of a Good Value Stock Market Strategy. The analysis is rational, mathematical and does not worry about short term ups and downs. This strategy is easy for anyone to follow and use. Pi reveals the best value markets and provides contacts to managers and analysts and Country Index ETFs so almost anyone can create and follow their own strategy.
The costs are low and this type of ETF is one of the hardest for institutions to cheat. Expense ratios for most ETFs are lower than those of the average mutual fund. Little knowledge, time, management or guesswork are required. The investment is simply a diversified portfolio of good value indices. Investments in an index are like investments in all the shares of a good value market.
Pi opens insights to numerous long term cycles that most investors miss because they have not been investing long enough to see them.
The Pi subscription is normally $299 per annum but as a club member you receive Pi at no charge and save an additional $299.
Club members also receive Pi and the $29.95 report “Three Currency Patterns for 50% Profits or More” and the $39.99 report, “The Silver Dip 2018” FREE.
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