Satellite image Salinas
Gary, We have a good project that just came on the market in Salinas, the Costa de Oro section, where Gerardo and I were partners in Spondylus 2 a few years ago. We still live in that complex and since we built the project, several other 6 to 8 story buildings have gone up, several luxury (by Ecuadorian standards) single family homes have gone up and a townhouse complex just off beach is well under construction. It is looking like the fastest developing area in Salinas.
Some of the key reasons for this growth are that the area is residential, so it does not have the noise level that the Malecón does. The project is located about 1/2 a mile from the mall, about 1 mile from the Supermaxi plaza, about 1 mile from La Libertad and a few miles from the Salinas Malecón, so it is still convenient to everything, even if one does not have a car.
Satellite image of project start
My brother-in-law just broke ground on a 50,000 square foot (5000m2) plot, which has the front tip of the property fronting the beach. The vast majority of the land in the plot is not beachfront, but the lot does have frontage and a direct access point to the beach. A few of the units will have ocean views. The project is just a few lots down the beach from where I live. We are not partners this time around; we are handling the sales and marketing. The project is called Spondylus Costa de Oro and will have 8 buildings, with 6 units per building. Each building will have ground level parking under roof, and then on floors 1, 2 and 3, two condos per floor.
Start of project.
Several units have been reserved. Right now the pricing is $105,000 per unit, buyer takes their pick of any available unit at that price.
The price applies to Ecuadorian and foreign buyers alike. There is a standard payment plan for cash buyers. For Ecuadorian buyers the developer will accept financing with several different banks, but mortgages are pretty much available only to Ecuadorians.
From what we are seeing, the greater Salinas area is getting virtually impossible to find anything with direct beach access or within a block or two of the beach for around $100,000 so this is a well priced project.
To get plans, pricing, renderings and locations email me at email@example.com
We DO NOT investigate properties when they are advertised so be sure to complete your due diligence. Always use an independent Ecuador attorney who represents you (not the seller) when you buy real estate in Ecuador. We also recommend that you rent, become familiar with Ecuador before you buy.
Ecuador Export Business IdeaHere is a note from Roberto Ribadeneira.
My Ecuador Export Tour can help you earn with an international business.
Lake Quicocha near Cotacachi.
Visiting another country is great, but it is even better if you could do some business while traveling!
On this July 28 to 31, 2015 you can do just that. Come to Ecuador and learn all about exports to the USA and Canada, while visiting amazing places and earning money.
* You may be able to deduct part or all of this trip from your taxes.
* You can buy products to sell back home.
* You can learn about exporting from Ecuador to the USA.
* You can even bring ideas to manufacture in Ecuador with great quality and competitive prices.
Coming to Ecuador not only won’t cost you money but also will make money for you. With all the knowledge, contacts and products to be made be sure that this trip could be the beginning of a great business opportunity.
Otavalo Market. Learn about Tagua…a vegetable, sustainable, renewable ivory.
Let’s see some numbers.
Tagua bracelet. Cost in Ecuador is $2.50 it is sold in the USA for at least $12.
Tagua necklace. Cost in Ecuador is $3, it is sold in the USA for at least $15.
Metal Bracelet. Cost in Ecuador is $1, it is sold in the USA for at least $10.
Shawl. Cost in Ecuador is $2.50, it is sold in the USA for at least $11.
Scarf. Cost in Ecuador is $3.00 it is sold in the USA for at least $12.00.
These are just few examples of products that are inexpensive and have huge margins. But there is also another plus; you can request specific changes on those products.
But let’s go over some numbers and specific ideas.
1- You want to sell a tagua bracelet to a University in Colorado, but everyone can do that, what they can’t do is sell a tagua bracelet with the University’s color. We can dye the tagua bracelet to match the University’s color, same goes for any other tagua designs and even for shawls and other textiles. If you make just $9 on each tagua bracelet and you sell 100 units, you are making $900 on 1 order. And this is just 1 product, and this is just 1 University. You can apply this idea to any education center in the USA.
2- You see designs of leather products that you think could be made better, or different. There is a niche market where you can sell them. The manufacturers in Ecuador can make any design, on any color with major improvements over the original idea. You can even request to put a logo and special details on the products. We have a major company in the USA that wants our leather iPhone 6 cases, but they want them with their branding and specifications that other cases don’t have. So we are making the leather cases exactly as they want them. Margins on leather products are around 60% retail and 20% wholesale. Orders for medium size companies come in the hundreds, so you can make good money selling leather. Customers and myself have made thousands of dollars selling these products.
3- Selling Roses to final customers is another amazing way of making money. What I am doing right now is reaching to people that want to raise funds for specific projects and teaching them how to use roses for that. On one specific program we are donating $20 to $40 on each box sold to a Water Project in Ecuador. The response has been unbelievable, people enjoy the beauty of Roses from Ecuador but also contribute to a good cause at the same time. Since there is no limit on quantity of flowers that you can sell, there is no limit on the number of people that you can involve in this idea.
Rose Farm Processing Facility.
4- Selling wholesale. This is the main goal for the July course that I want you to take here in Ecuador. If you find a store, a chain, a website or any other vendor that sells unique and cool products, you are in for a great business opportunity. Their orders are in the hundreds and even thousands of units. Margins are lower, but since you are selling more, that compensates. The nice thing about this part of the business is that these big companies are looking for different products, so if they buy 1 from you, there is a big chance that they will buy many, many others. Remember that our manufacturers can make the products with the customer’s specifications, so there is no restriction on design that your buyer may want.
As you can see there are many ways in which you can make money while visiting Ecuador. That is why I’d like to invite you to come to this Export Course this July.
The Course starts on July 28th till July 31st. We work 3 full days learning and searching for products that you could buy. You and I will go over ideas, product designs, web design, shopping carts, SEO and other details on how to get as many customers as you can.
Leather Duffel Bags.
The course includes taking you to the manufacturers, sellers and export companies so you will have all the contact information that you need to move forward on your business. There are dozens of manufacturers that make every type of product that you can imagine. Most of them already work with big importers all over the world and have proved that the quality of their products is amazing.
If you would like to sell retail, I will also show you how to design a website, create products, a shopping cart, how to set up the system to charge your customers online and the basics of promoting it.
There are plenty of places to visit and ideas to explore. Among the places that you will visit while on the Export Tour are:
– San Antonio de Pichincha
This is not just another course, this is THE COURSE. I don’t just teach you how to Import Products to the USA, I also work on the import-export business myself, which means that I have the experience and knowledge to give you ideas and solutions. Learn more about my export logistics service here.
Wood Carver in San Antonio de Ibarra.
Come to Ecuador and make extra income while learning about global trade and expanding your possibilities.
Ecuador has amazing products that are unique and very affordable. This makes them more attractive and more lucrative. Additional to this you don’t need to make thousands of items to get a good deal. In Ecuador most products are hand made, which means that specifications and quantities match what the customer needs.
Come this July and have a great experience while doing business. You will learn about Ecuador, the products and the people.
In addition to help the success of your export business Gary & Merri Scott are giving each tour delegate their online course “Tangled Web How to Have an Internet Business”. This is a $299 online course that I asked them to give to delegates free.
This course focuses on how to use modern technology to start and run or improve a global micro businesses… that can create valuable extra income with minimal investments of time and capital.
You learn how to start small and build with stepping stones and a harmonious focus… how to build a successful at home business via the internet using several profit generating phrases at Google.
You gain the secrets of how you can use words to create your own global income… whether you travel or stay at home.
The course shares how to create a website and utilizes the first four of “Seven Ps” (Person, Problem and Promise, Product) to zero in on key word phrases. Then you learn how to use the Fifth P Promise to develop new customers. The Sixth P is the Prospecting Path and Seventh P is the Presentation to create income.
You can gain all the facts on how to use the seven Ps to create internet sales. The internet can support your Ecuador Export business.
New Super Highway Quito Airport to Cotacachi.
“Tangled Web How to Have an Internet Business” will be emailed to you when you enroll.
Please contact me if you need more information. You can write to firstname.lastname@example.org