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Ecuador Video


The Ecuador video “All You Need is Ecuador”  is part of a new international campaign the Ecuadorian government is promoting around the world.    This promo  shows some great things about Ecuador.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCwLjXH0f-Y

Potatoes to Videos – How to Retire at Any Age


The way to retire from the rat race… at any age is to enjoy being paid for fulfilling a worthwhile purpose!

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There is more than one way to bake a potato as there are many ways to retire from the rat race.

The easiest way to do this (retire from the rat race) is by having your own business. This option is growing as society and the global economy evolve.

Rapid technological change and shifting social norms mean that cradle to grave careers with large corporations are on the wane.

A USA Today article entitled “New grad, no job? Become an entrepreneur” by Mary Beth Marklein helps us understand why.

Here is an excerpt.   Graduating from college soon and no job in sight? Maybe you can create your own. Opportunities are springing up nationwide for budding entrepreneurs.

The flurry of opportunities reflects the mixed job picture for young adults. Corporations plan to hire 10% more new graduates this year compared with 2011, says a survey last month by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, which tracks job hiring trends for recent graduates.

Even so, employers scaled back on hiring in March, according to the latest Labor Department data, and younger workers were hardest hit. By the end of 2011, just 54% of 18- to-24-year-olds were employed, the lowest rate since the Labor Department began collecting the data in 1948, says a Pew Research Center report released in February.

On average, entrepreneurs are about 43 when they launch their companies, says the Kauffman Foundation, a research group that studies entrepreneurship.

Students are looking at the economic environment and saying, ‘How do I make my own way? How do I follow my passion?'” says Doug Neal, executive director of the University of Michigan’s Center for Entrepreneurship. “Many of the students are very passionate about having an impact on the world.”

Merri, David and I have been entrepreneurs our entire lives and we believe that  turning your passion into profit is a great way to retire from the rat race.  This is why we are updating our online courses on how to earn globally.

Because the world of business is changing at an increased pace our online course Tangled Web – How to Have an Online Business is ongoing.  As new technology comes online this courses evolves.

Here is a sample from that course … part of a   new lesson from the Tangled Web course written by our webmaster, David Cross.

When and How to Use Video Within Your Online Business

By David Cross

Although I was only 4 years old at the time, I remember it as clearly as if it were yesterday. There we sat – my dad, mum, my sister, Ruth, and me – together as a family on the floor, squeezed as close to the television screen as possible. This was no flat-screen LCD wonder but our very first, 8-inch (20-cm) screen, black and white television set that my dad had rented the week before the event.

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We shared a giant leap for mankind from the floor of our front room in England as Neil Armstrong descended the ladder of The Eagle to step foot on the surface of The Moon. July 20, 1969. What seemed fascinating, impossible and inexplicable has now become commonplace! Although I still watch very little television, I recall this moment with great fondness. Here is a family picture taken around that time.

Of course, television doesn’t seem that remarkable today and even space flight has now become something we take for granted, but even 5 years ago it is unlikely that you’d have watched a video online. And only 3 years back you probably hadn’t streamed a movie or watched a television program online.

Every day now it seems that we are bombarded online with video clips of cute cats, video presentations, online live television or streaming movies. If you run an online business it is difficult to know exactly how – and whether – to use video within your business, and if you are just starting-out in business, the thought of having to create online content and get into video production can seem overwhelming.

But there’s a simple rule to help you determine whether and how to use video within your online business.  Essentially, is it even relevant?

I came across a website last weekend that uses video in a really excellent way and that illustrates how to use video in an effective, unobtrusive way that I, as a customer, really gained something.  I bought some vegetable and herb seeds for the first time from Grow Organic. Not only did I find their website easy to use (in my work I see and use many turgid websites that make online shopping a pain) but they use videos in a way that adds to – rather than detracts from – my experience of using their website.

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Take the following example from Grow Organic’s web pages on potatoes and growing potatoes. Many people want to know how to grow their own vegetables but – as with any new topic – getting started and doing it right can seem off-putting. In the case of Grow Organic they’ve included helpful videos on many of their web pages, and in this case the video on growing potatoes guides you step-by-step through the preparation, planting, care and harvesting of potatoes.

I first grew potatoes at 3 years old on my father’s allotment in Northern England. He rented the 150ft x 30ft (50m x 10m) plot of land for sixpence (5 cents) a month from Peggy, a sprightly 88-year old woman with 8 allotments and a ragged old donkey that we often fed carrots and apples to. I started growing my own vegetables again about 5 years back and remembered enough about growing potatoes from my childhood so that we have enjoyed fresh potatoes from our garden ever since.  They taste divine and are nothing like the near-flavorless store-bought potatoes.

Potatoes are not difficult to grow and will grow pretty much anywhere, as my father proved one year by taking an old bucket filled with soil and producing some of the sweetest new potatoes I’ve ever tasted.

Using this as an example of course…if you are just starting-out, anything can seem daunting and as a primer for growing potatoes this video is an excellent introduction.What is more, the video itself could have been produced on any modern phone or camera and edited for free with programs like iMovie. You could add royalty-free music from websites like www.themusicbed.com and you don’t really need the image at the start.

Marketers and businesses talk of “viral” marketing and want to have their ideas passed along. With the advent of YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, the desire to have strong ideas that are shared and talked about has increased. But you can’t fool people into passing things around or “liking” them. The content still has to be something of extreme value that they’d want to pass along. Looking at the number of positive reviews and comments on Grow Organic’s YouTube channel I can tell that they’ve hit the right mark of using video to offer something valuable, useful and relevant.

How to Apply to Your Business

Whatever business you are in, you are an expert in that field and your customers will buy what you offer, either information or products. Following Grow Organic’s example, how could you use video in your business? Here are some ideas:

  • A do-it-yourself store could show how to tile a shower, fix a door lock or unblock a drain
  • A skateboard store could show how to do skateboarding tricks
  • An equipment rental place could demonstrate how to use equipment and how to transform a raggedy grass patch into a pristine lawn
  • An auto accessories store could demonstrate how to change oil, restore paint color and showroom shine or change-out spark plugs
  • An accountant could walk a business through some tax-saving tips and show how these can be applied to a local business
  • A piano teacher could show some simple exercises to improve piano playing

The correct use of video demonstrates your expertise and provides a way for your customers to benefit from that expertise. You don’t need to spend a fortune producing them and as we’ve seen from today’s example, videos done well can make a big positive difference in the effectiveness of a sales page at a website.

David

“Tangled Web” – A Micro Business Course

“Go Try Things”

Learn how to turn your passions into profit… wherever you live… wherever you travel with “Quantum Innovation” a Micro Business Course created from three of our online courses “International Business Made EZ” and “Tangled Web – How to Have an Internet Business” and “Quantum Thinking”.

Here’s a phrase that can reduce stress and make your life better with everlasting wealth … “Go Try Things”!

This phrase can help you grow richer, feel better and be healthier… beginning right now.

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Here I am working at home trying to explain the importance of this phrase “Go try things”… which sums up why you not only can but should gain the benefits of an international business.

Perhaps the importance of “Go Try Things” that began in Hong Kong about 44 years ago should be shared .

A warm South China Sea fog swept up the mid levels like a spider’s  web in fast air. …then hung like a moist blanket over the thin ribbon of asphalt that snaked the ridgeline through the jungle ahead. Low city rumbles blunted the green tropical freshness and fought nature’s cacophony of dawn.

Bowen Road runs flat as a pancake through the mid-levels of Hong Kong.  I lived there for several years decades ago and took early morning runs most days.  Arriving shortly after my 21st birthday, my task was to build a sales team that sold American mutual funds to the Hong Kong Chinese. That turned out to be a bad idea. The Hong Kong market was booming and the US stock market dead.   The company that sent me there went bust and left me stranded… broke…. divorced… unable to ay my rent.   Yet I had an idea and trying it led me into the business of writing about how Americans could invest in Hong Kong.  Many of my readers made fortunes and for me, a career was born.

A decade later after a move to London… distortions were spotted in the cost of Manx corporations.  This led me shortly to the Isle of Man… overlooking Douglas Bay… a brisk ocean air off the harbor carried mournful seagull songs into our room at the Palace Hotel.  I was looking for cheap corporations but found a real estate treasure instead.  Years of real estate tours helped readers start businesses there and they picked up unimaginable profits… because we tried some new things.

However Britain’s gray winters soon drove me to the sun. I found myself watching sun rays sparkle on the emerald prisms of cool, spring fed pools. They reflected and danced, rainbows that glimmered on towering mahogany, banana, stately palm. Green vistas shimmered, easy paced in the afternoon sun and sweet, tropical perfumes floated in the breeze.

Merri, and I were sitting on a huge veranda, overlooking a vast expanse of lush, green, countryside watching our kids joyfully ride their horses up the mountains in the Dominican Republic. A tropical breeze flowed over the porch cooling the sunny afternoon.  My portable laptop computer sat before me. Working, I had dozed off, lulled by katydid songs, the soft breeze and my lost thoughts.   That was work and the sudden realization of how wonderful that work was shocked me into understanding that having an international business is the best way to security, wealth, freedom and fulfillment in life. That realization was the foundation of our seminars on how to have a micro business and that trip came because we were searching for new places and trying new things.

We conducted Dominican real estate tours but also created out course International Business Made EZ.

Since then thousands have attended or taken the correspondence version of this course all over the world.

Then in the process of trying new places and new things, 15 years ago we stumbled onto Ecuador.

We continue to “go try things”.

Our business has evolved over 44 years from Hong Kong to London to Europe to the Isle of Man to the Dominican Republic to Florida to North Carolina to Ecuador.  Each time because we were trying things of interest and fascination to us.  Not once did business turn out as we expected… but always there was some success… happy customers…. good deeds…. great service… profit… fulfillment and adventure all originating from just trying some things.

Delegates to our seminars have improved their lives, gained greater independence, increased financial safety and dramatically gained more freedom to lead the type of life they desire…all because these delegates after our courses “go try things”.

So I sat straight up and started writing after working by my pool and reading a USA Today article entitled “THEY WON’T QUIT” by Janice Lloyd which summed up the vast importance of trying and the benefits you can gain when you “go try things”.

The article is as follows  (Bolds and underlines are mine):  Experts say Baby Boomers are starting to work past conventional retirement age, a trend fueled by an uncertain economy, improved health in older life and an understanding that staying engaged leads to a better sense of well-being.

Hitting 65 and “getting the gold watch” is not on the must-do list anymore for many people, says Jacquelyn James, research director at the Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College.

“Their emphasis isn’t just to keep working but to do things that add life to years and not years to life,” James says. “People who are very work-oriented and love their jobs don’t want to give them up, especially if they’re healthy.”

An April Gallup survey had similar findings: 534 working people were asked whether, when they reached retirement age, “you think you will continue working and work full-time; continue working and work part-time; or stop working altogether?” Those who answered that they would continue to work were then asked, “Would you do it because you want to, or because you will have to?”

•18% said they would work full-time, and a third of those said it was because they wanted to, not because they would have to.

•63% said they would work part-time; almost two-thirds of those said they would do it because they wanted to.

•18% said they would retire and stop working altogether.

The average age of retirement is 64 for men and 62 for women, according to an analysis of Census data by the Center for Retirement Research. Census data also show the number of Americans living to age 90 and beyond has tripled in the past three decades to almost 2 million and is likely to quadruple by 2050.

“People are beginning to realize that if you retire at age 60, you could easily spend 35 years in retirement,” says Richard Johnson, senior fellow and director of the program on retirement policy at the Urban Institute. “And that could get tedious.”

There are other reasons to stick it out.  Job satisfaction grows with age, Johnson says: 90% of workers age 60 to 64 agree or strongly agree that they enjoy going to work, compared with 95% of workers 65 to 69 and 97% of workers age 70 and older, according to the Retirement Project of the Urban Institute.

Stress levels also drop on the job. About one of three workers age 70 and older agree or strongly agree their jobs involve a lot of stress, compared with more than half of workers age 60 to 64.

“There isn’t a script for 65 anymore. We recommend the same thing we tell people in their 20s: ‘Go try things.'”

This is why we would like to help you make your life better with a funky micro business and why we are offering a two courses for the price of one special.

The USA Today article goes on to point out: “People are being given rotten advice to slow down, take it easy, stop worrying and retire,” Friedman says. “The Longevity Project discovered that those who worked the hardest lived the longest — the responsible and successful achievers thrived in every way, especially if they were dedicated to things and people beyond themselves.

Learn how to create and enjoy your own global micro business with our online courses.

You can learn how to gain “earning flexibility” so you can earn… mobile or not… full or part time… young or old.    We have many boomers take our courses… some older.

Other participants are in their 20s and 30s and want to get started while avoiding the rat race.  Others in their 40s and 50s are looking for ways out of the rat race.

Technology and economically speaking, you have a a perfect time now to have your own micro business. Communications and computers do most of the work that previously required labor and staff.   Outsourcing and virtual offices, plus internet marketing mean a one man (or woman or couple) show can accomplish incredible things.

This is why we have combined our two courses “International Business Made EZ” and “Tangled Web How to Have an Internet Business” and our Quantum Thinking Workshop  (for the price of one) plus added knowledge about how to be smarter and more intuitive in business.  We call this union of three courses our “Quantum Innovation Program”.

These courses focus on how to use modern technology to start a 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 use 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.

Then you gain all the facts on how to use the seven Ps to create internet sales.  The internet can support a business or can be a business.

This knowledge has really helped previous course delegates. Here is what one previous delegate just shared:

“Gary , I have been working on my website, healthy-holistic-living.com site and I figure it is time for another update. It is really hard to believe it, but my site just keeps growing and growing and I am now averaging 2000 visitors per day!

“What I find to be most amazing is that in just a few short months my site is #1 out of over a million sites and sometimes even millions of sites! As you always say the internet is the ‘Great Equalizer’ anybody given the right tools can compete on the internet.“Below are some of my search results. I only listed GOOGLE and YAHOO but you can find similar results on both MSN and ASK.com.

GOOGLE:

#1 out of 1,190,000 …………………………“definition healthy spirit “

#1 and #2 out of 1,210,000.………………….“benefits to living a holistic life “

#1 out of 1,260,000 …………………………“gaining a healthy mind “

#1 and #2 out of 1,260,000 …………………“benefits to living a holistic life “

#2 out of 935,000 …………………………..“holistic lifestyle tips “

You will learn how to use the same system to expand (or start) your business globally!

This is a perfect era to increase your wealth and improve your lifestyle as you reduce stress with as you  earn with your own a micro internet business.

Merri and I enjoy having an international internet business.  This has brought us everlasting wealth since 1998.

We are very thankful to be one of the most read sites in Ecuador and we do very well in the US and Canada, too.  Also we have clients in dozens of countries.

Yet we are trying new things still Last year we began adding teachers to our Super thinking + Spanish program so you’ll learn  how to expand your micro business through others.   Recently Panama has also become a hot spot for our business and we are now working on an expansion via the internet into Panama, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Mexico, Canada, Cuba, Hong Kong, China and Singapore.

May we share our experiences to help you learn how to enjoy this satisfaction and success through your own micro business?

We help readers learn how to create a value oriented micro businesses. This is important because this type of activity does well in good times and bad.

Our sales doubled during the last recession.  Our list of readers increased over 100%.

This is how good, value oriented business grow by the way.   They should increase steadily in good times.  They do not get caught overextending in euphoria. Then during bad times they are in a position to do really well!   Our sales doubled during the recession.  Our list of readers increased over 100%.  Since the economy picked up our business growth has slowed but business is still growing. This is how good, value oriented business grow by the way.

Knowing the micro business philosophies we follow 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… 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.

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.

The recent, global economic transformation means that the way we work, live and earn will next be the same.  This will destroy the financial security of many, yet bring great opportunity to a few… who adapt and learn how to earn in the new era.

We are enjoying a quantum shift and the way we work, live, invest and do business will never be as before.

Governments globally are trying to slow this needed economic transition and their stimulation efforts will most likely cause the loss of purchasing power in most currencies… global inflation.

The greatest asset we can have in the new era is an ability to serve… to produce a product or service that adapts to the changing ways.

A recent special report in Time magazine entitled “The Way We’ll Work” explained this financial dilemma in this way:

Ten years ago, Facebook didn’t exist. Ten years before that, we didn’t have the Web.  So who knows what jobs will be born a decade from now? Though unemployment is at a 25‑year high, work will eventually return. But it won’t look the same. No one is going to pay you just to show up. We will see a more flexible, more freelance, more collaborative and far less secure work world. It will be run by a generation with new values — and women will increasingly be at the controls.

These words could not be more true.  They mean disaster for many who plan t live in the old ways. These words spell great opportunity for those who adapt and enjoy the new ways to earn and live.

Take Merri’s and my business as an example. We are both past retirement age yet continue see our business and income grow and evolve… in truly fun and satisfying ways.   We have a business that works in Cotacachi, a small Andean village, in Florida, our home and in the Blue Ridge of North Carolina or summer place. Our business can help us earn anywhere we choose in the world.

Our website began in the 1990s ago as an adjunct to our print business. Today we don’t sell a single scrap of paper.

This is all possible because we have a web based business and we would like to share how you can have freedom, fulfillment and extra income with your own internet business too.

You receive a huge package of benefits in the “Tangled Web” Program.

First  learn how to have your own web business from our eMailed Web Business Course… The Tangled Webs We Weave.

This problem of being able to earn and enjoy the process in the new era is so acute and the importance of having more people do what they love so vital that we created this course…on how to develop your own international internet business.

Years ago, Merri and I  had 23,000 print readers… micro sized in publishing terms… but very, very profitable for us.  We made millions from this business.

Yet Merri and I saw this rapidly changing economy coming… and had learned that small is beautiful.

We decided to innovate, become even smaller… but wealthier and happier!

Money had stopped mattering as much, our children were grown, finished with university, we sold our print business and took a year off… lived with a shaman high in the Andes.

Then we morphed into an internet only business.  Our readership began small, with  about 1,600 email readers in 1998.  We expected to slow down and smell the roses more.

We even bought an isolated hacienda high in the Andes called Rosaspamba (Place of roses).

Here we are playing around building a hut at the Hacienda.

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As crazy as it seems, we could actually run a business with this small readership and make a profit because our readers are so wonderfully responsive.

Why?  How?

This is what the new course I am creating will teach you….how to have a small, safe, profitable global internet business by creating wonderfully response, fun to be with, like-minded customers.

How small?

Today, our business remains micro sized but we have grown from 1,600 readers to four main subscription lists consisting of more than 25,000 subscribers.

How safe?

The global economic downturn did not slow us a bit.   In fact we grew faster, in number of subscribers and income.

This was all at  a time when many say the world was economically depressed.

How profitable?

Our list and sales are still tiny compared to many of our competitors and associates who make millions a month.   We make tens of thousands of dollars…sometimes hundreds each month… way more than our cost of living and we earn it in fun ways… traveling, writing… meeting interesting people and sharing interesting thoughts.

Here I am at a seminar speaking in Florida, with a panel of economic excerpts from around the world, to 115 people mostly who came from our internet business.

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Here are the delegates.

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We enjoyed walking the Florida beach, talking to these wonderful people and basking in the sun.. yet were paid in two days more than most people make in a month.

Yet we have been able to add this extra income with a surprisingly small amount of added overheads.  This works perfectly for Merri and me…a fun sized readership. In our opinion, this should be the key in business… satisfaction… fulfillment and fun…through service along with the profit.

Yet, profits do matter and These internet sales alone have given us the freedom to live in an isolated Blue Ridge farm during summers and in Florida and Ecuador the rest of the year…yet still earn many tens of thousands of extra dollars a month.

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Merri and I walk to our Blue Ridge office to speak with a group about how to have an internet business.

Now you can learn everything I do to create this extra income and have fun and fulfillment in a micro business.

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In the summer I can even worked in the woods with our hound dog Ma.

Our growing income is one reason I want to share this course with you.

Shifts in the global economy mean that more of our readers need a new way to earn in the years ahead so my webmaster who helped me start this site and has become fully involved in our business agreed to co-write the course with me.

In the course Merri and I explain what we do in the business.  The writing…the marketing…the product planning and such.

Our webmaster outlines the technical part. How to chose a server…set up a shopping cart…create pay per click systems…send thousands of emails a day.

“The Tangled Webs We Weave” looks at all the technical aspects of developing a web based business including:

* How to set up the website.

* How to use shopping carts.

* How to create pages.

* How to develop reader lists.

* How to create electronic products and income.

* How to get good search engine rankings. (See an excerpt below from one lesson on how to get good search engine rankings).

* How to gain tax advantages from an International web based business.

* How to stay small and yet create big profits.

Though we like to remain small, this does not mean all of our students will.  Our webmaster started with us first but since has grown to be the chief internet consultant for several much larger internet marketing companies that send over a billion emails a year!

“Tangled Webs We Weave – How to Have Your Own Internet Business” is $299.

This is a bargain. Merri and I have been traveling and doing international business for 43 years. We have had a web based business for over ten years. You can share everything we have learned.

Plus we provide our standard full guarantee. Enroll in the entire program.  Try the courses for 30 days. If not satisfied we’ll give you an immediate, full… no fuss refund.

Learn how to have a steady web based business.  Our site uses no tricks.   Our site is  not fancy. Our site does not have amazing graphics. Our site does not use any special SEO techniques.   We just keep hammering away, every day, with steady, content closely focused to our readers needs.   This has worked well  and seems to be working even better as we continue to grow, our email list size increases, our site visits rise, our sales and our profits jump even during this gloomy economy.

As the web matures… internet businesses are still incredibly new… authenticity and usefulness of content will grow.  This makes it a great time for individuals to have small internet businesses (like ours)  that are fun, fulfilling, sustainable and very profitable.

The Tangled Web course is co authored by our webmaster David Cross.

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David has been our webmaster since our site began over a decade ago.  He has unparalleled, hands-on marketing experience that spans 25 years in 22 countries for companies and charities large and small.

He’s guided many businesses and individuals to success in their business and helped them achieve their marketing goals, both online and offline.

As Senior Internet Consultant to Agora Inc. in Baltimore, MD, David worked closely with Agora’s publishers and marketers and over an 8-year period helped to propel Agora’s online revenues to over $300 Million in 2009.

David wrote to me when he completed this video: “Although I do say it myself in those 50 minutes is everything anyone would ever need to know to start their own Internet business.”

This video is brand new as of two weeks ago and the first reader to read it wrote:  Muchas Gracias Gary, Just watched David’s video. It Was SUPER!  Thanks Again. Bill

Our Guarantee is of course that you can try the entire program for 30 days. If not satisfied we’ll give you an immediate, full… no fuss refund.

“Tangled Web – How to Have an Internet Business”.  Enroll here $299

 

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Vilcabamba Real Estate


Vilcabamba, Ecuador is one of the most popular destinations my readers wrote about.

Read about Vilcabamba real estate for sale and then see a link on Ecuador’s ticket tax.

I am always happy to accept advertisements for Vilcabamba real estate like the one below.  This is from one of the big attractions there as the community based around CLUB HACIENDA EL ATILLO, RESORT & SPA.

Vilcabamba has great beauty. This is a view from the Club Hacienda El Atillo gated community in Vilcabamba.   See dozens more pictures from CLUB HACIENDA EL ATILLO, RESORT & SPA here.

This photo was taken from the LA MOLIENDA DE EL ATILLO lodge which has three apartments that can be rented (two to four people) on a daily or monthly basis.

Here is a house in the community.

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and plaza.

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Merri and I visited Vilcabamba a number of times over a decade ago because during our initial research the Ecuadorian consul told of Vilcabamba’s great beauty and he explained that the residents had longevity.

After our first two journeys to Ecuador, I became increasingly fascinated with the fact that some of the valleys including Vilcabamba have special qualities, which enhance longevity. Residents in these valleys had a history of reaching extreme ages.

Imagine sitting in your back yard as you view the mountains of Vilcabamba Ecuador.

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So I was delighted a few months ago when Manuel Riofrio, the developer of Club Hacienda El Atillo Resort & Spa decided to place an advertisement for his project with us.

I have heard back from readers who really liked what they saw. Now Manuel has placed another ad… plus sent the many pictures of his project and the people living there… below.

There are plenty of ways to enjoy healthy exercise at the Club Hacienda El Atillo gated community in Vilcabamba.

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Tennis courts at LA MOLIENDA DE EL ATILLO lodge.

Plus places to meet.

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Get together…

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Get good, fresh food.

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and stay healthy.

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Here is what Manuel originally wrote about Vilcabamba.

I am the developer of a project in Vilcabamba Loja Ecuador Which we feel is an excellent place for those who wish to enjoy the magic of this valley but also wish convenience. Our project is only two blocks from the center of the village.

We have great experience in this area as our family has owned the farm “EL ATILLO” for 200 years. We now wish to share this experience with those who wish to live in our longevity valley. We offer land parcels, houses and suites. we have developed 36 lots and 25 have been sold, ten to Americans, four Europeans and eleven to Ecuadorians.

Club Hacienda El Atillo is in an advanced state of construction, our condominiums are almost finished, our club area is 65% complete and we feel that the project is very special.

Here are some more photos taken at Club Hacienda El Atillo in Vilcabamba Ecuador.

Wonderful flowers.

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Great landscaping.

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Scenic views.

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CLUB HACIENDA EL ATILLO, RESORT & SPA has 24/7 Security, Swimming Pool, Tennis Court, Library, Restaurant, Bar, Chapel, Spa., Gym, Equestrian Club, Gallery, Gardens, Cascades, Walking paths, sidewalks and Roadways,club house, Plaza, 360 degree panoramic and breath taking view of the Valley and more.

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Plus now there is more you an learn about Club Hacienda El Atillo Resort & Spa in Vilcabamba, Ecuador.

Manuel recently wrote:

Club Hacienda “El Atillo” Resort & Spa. Vilcabamba, Ecuador can now be seen on a YOUTUBE.com  video.

See www.youtube.com/watch?v=lu3ewPgU_Nc

See it in high quality by clicking on lower right hand corner at YouTube.

There is also a  New York Times link that says more about Vilcabamba in a series on Vilcabamba: 1 of the 4 Long Live & Prosper Villages of the world:

See: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122367266613424083.html?mod=yhoofront

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We currently have 16 lots available from 3,000 to 12,000 square feet and 1 large lot of 50,000 square feet.

Our gated community, El Atillo, Club Hacienda, Resort and Spa, in Loja Province of Ecuador is a great place to live.

We offer one of the best options in Vilcabamba with:

* Very competitive prices.
* Proximity to Vicabamba’s Central Park.
* Beautiful views and wonderful landscaping.
* New Hacienda architecture.
* All the amenities and features of a 5 star club.

We can build houses or cabins for you in our New  Hacienda style.

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Construction runs from $55 to $65  a square foot.

Lots sell for approximately $4.80 a square foot.

Our lodge also offers rental accommodations for your short or long staying…  $25 per day or $450 a month for suites and $650 a month for  apartments.

Club’s shares are $5000.

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LOTS FOR SALE at El Atillo, Club Hacienda, Resort and Spa

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Approximate prices and square footage

Lot # Area (sq. ft +-)     Cost Land       No. Club Shares          Total

9/2       13,200             $57,900           4     $20,000          $77,900
9/3       13,000             $53,950           4     $20,000          $73,950
9/4       12,000             $52,300          4     $20,000          $72,300
9/5       14,000             $61.400          4     $20,000           $81,400
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8/1       5,000              $23,600         2       $10.000            $33,605
8/2       6,200             $28,700         2        $10,000            $38,700
8/3       6,000            $27,900          2        $10.000            $37,900

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9/12     706,52        33.912,96         2        10.000                        43.912,96
9/14      816,43       39.188,64         2        10.000                        49.188,64
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8/15     3,700             $17,300         2        $10,000              $27,300
8/16     2,800            $13.000         2        $10,000               $23,000
8/17     4,400            $20,300         2        $10,000               $30.300
8/18     2,800            $13,000         2        $10,000               $23,000
8/19     5,000            $23.750        2          $10,000               $33,723

Method of Payment

1st. option: 25% down payment 75% =12 monthly installments

2nd. option: 25% down payment, and 3 payments within 1 year

3rd. option: cash (12% discount)

You can get more information, prices, a full brochure and site plan of Club Hacienda El Atillo Resort & Spa in Vilcabamba Ecuador from Manuel Coriofrio by email  at elatilloclubhacienda@hotmail.com or manuelvivancoriofrio@hotmail.com

Or call his mobile phones at: 092.772546 or 099.444495

Until next message, may every nook and valley of yours have such beauty as well.

Gary

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Multi Currency Shifts


Multi currency shifts are bring great opportunity.

We live in such exciting times.  New waves of productivity are quickly eroding the establishment and creating opportunity for the small guy everywhere. Individuals can now be multi currency investors.  Multi currency businesses can now be started by a single person.

A recent message entitled Multi Currency Realities looked at  some of the fundamental ways the world is changing due to the internet.   We saw how Google, Napster,  Carig’s List, You Tube and many internet evolutions have rocked the establishment and their old ways.  This all helps us small guys be multi currency and multi nationally involved.

This destructive technology will bring more people to higher standards of life, but those who do not adapt will suffer as they try to hold onto old outmoded methodology.  A large chuck of society will be hurt.

Politicians will blame others for the pain. A favorite political trick to thwart anger is to use nationalism to blame other nations for negatives created by change. Yet the change is from technology and is global…no one’s (and everyone’s) fault and it is good!

Wise investors and businesses know this and look beyond these managed perceptions of the old guard.  They ignore the noise in the daily media and do not trust manipulation of information by governments.

We live in a global multi currency economy. We are global, multi currency spenders and those who prosper in the era ahead will have global views and business.

We can see this future in the present.

A great example of this new era was seen last week when broadband swept away old era of broadcast in the Olympics.

I am not much of a spectator but am keen on the Olympics this year because our daughter’s significant other, Ben Marsden is competing, a member of Great Britain’s field hockey team.  Go GB Go!

Here is our daughter Eleanor and Ben at our farm last summer enjoying more relaxing pursuits.

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So I wanted to see the opening ceremonies as they opened!

NBC however decided (I am assuming for advertising purposes) to delay the show.

We, the market objected.  A New York Times article by Brian Stelter  entitled “Tape Delay by NBC Faces End Run by Online Fans” explains what happened:

“NBC, which owns the exclusive rights to broadcast the Olympics in the United States, spent most of Friday trying to keep it that way.

“NBC’s decision to delay broadcasting the opening ceremonies by 12 hours sent people across the country to their computers to poke holes in NBC’s technological wall — by finding newsfeeds on foreign broadcasters’ Web sites and by watching clips of the ceremonies on YouTube and other sites.

“In response, NBC sent frantic requests to Web sites, asking them to take down the illicit clips and restrict authorized video to host countries. As the four-hour ceremony progressed, a game of digital whack-a-mole took place. Network executives tried to regulate leaks on the Web and shut down unauthorized video, while viewers deftly traded new links on blogs and on the Twitter site, redirecting one another to coverage from, say, Germany, or a site with a grainy Spanish-language video stream.

“As the first Summer Games of the broadband age commenced in China, old network habits have never seemed so archaic — or so irrelevant.

“The Olympics to me is a benchmark for how fast we’ve gone with technology,” Brad Adgate, the senior vice president for research at Horizon Media, a media buying firm in New York, said. “Thirty months ago, no one was talking about YouTube. Now, it’s a verb.

This is probably the last time the Olympics can be controlled in this way.

TV (broadcast) still dominates the media. In another four years, by the Summer Games in 2012, “Olympic ad sales could be turned upside down.

All advertising and business will be different.  Broadband will become more important than broadcast.

This will become an era when small is big. Chris Anderson describes this in his book “The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More”.

The last marketing era was dominated by the big guys and broadcast. This was a distribution system where it was most efficient to send one message to millions of people.

The internet has introduced the era of broadband where it is most efficient to send millions of messages to one person each.  This favors us little guys.

Learn more about why at the Secret is Small

Count on this and adapt your multi currency business, investing and way of life now. Look for this incredible opportunity in businesses that are shifting from big to small, from local to global and from broadcast to broadband.

Until next message your  future encompass the world.

Gary

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Multi Currency Realities


Let’s look at underlying multi currency realities of economics.

These basic multi currency ideals are what move the financial world!

Recent messages have looked at the importance of looking beyond perceptions created by the establishment. Look instead at the fiscal and demographic reality. Ignore the noise in the daily media.
Do not trust the manipulation of information, spin and perception management from governments.

We live in a global economy. The ultimate form of financial security is a multi currency existence. We are all one unit multi nationals!

The ultimate multi currency position is a six point command posture where you

Live in one country
Bank in a second country
Invest in many countries
Earn in two or more countries
Use a company incorporated in a fifth country
Take a second residence

Recently this idea has been disturbing a number of readers. They write and tell me that this type of thinking is unpatriotic. They think this is ahead of its time I guess.

These multi currency ideas are not new. In fact if anything, they are outdated. I originally introduced those very words in my first book, “Passport to International Profit “published in 1978…30 years ago!

Back then a lot of readers were disturbed at what they deemed was unpatriotic thinking. By the late 1980s, I thought everyone had caught on!

Now suddenly a batch of readers have been sending me some pretty rabid stuff.

This idea of being a multi national should be pretty common now.

What’s with this wave of disturbed readers? I have not seen this type of mail for 20 years.

I have been thinking about this and realize that these new disgruntled missives show just how much this idea really is becoming the norm. These readers who are disturbed now are the Johnny-Come-Latelies that have ignored realty for three decades. They are finally having to accept that Uncle Sam really is not really a guy in a top hat who is there to protect them. This fact is not always easy for them to accept.

They are so far behind the curve perhaps it disturbs them to see how much they really lag.

The advice to be a one man multi national has paid off for my thousands of readers over the last three decades as the global economy has emerged.

As the stages of the economic unification of the world unwind, technology is obliterating the concept of nationality and making it necessary to add a seventh command posture which is:

Be flexible at all times with an open mind and willingness to adapt.

Nationalism’s Death Throes

The industrialized world as we know it has evolved through a number of eras of improved productivity powered first by water, then steam, then the internal combustion engine, the jet, computer chip and finally internet.

Each wave of productivity has dramatically altered economics and these alterations eventually changed the political world.

The last three waves of productivity have especially diminished the power of governments that rule via force and control of information.

A reader sent me this note that shows how much of nationalism has been obliterated.

He wrote:

“Gary, I get goose bumps as I read this issue. To me this is another confirmation of the rapidity of this positive change going on with human consciousness.

“Below is some summary information and a link that shows me how the old paradigm is imploding making way for this new, shall we say, Golden Age.

“David Wilcock, has done some impeccable research about the onrushing new paradigm.Here is a small summary from David Wilcock’s article:

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“The Internet has provided a robust new “medium” for these emergent properties to occur. Here are a few of many examples of how single agents within the system are utterly transforming the ‘old world’ as it collapses all around us:

“Napster: Initially traced to a single agent — Napster, then Kazaa — the youth culture is now completely hooked on stealing their music. (I have never done this, as you definitely take a karmic ‘hit’ for it.) As a result, the entire music industry — which was heavily compromised by the elite to manipulate the public — is now in terminal decay. The film industry is also in trouble, which is why every DVD you rent now tries to guilt you into not stealing movies.

“Apple: A mere handful of years ago, Bill Gates rescued Apple from bankruptcy so he’d still have some degree of competition for Windows. Now Apple has taken over what money remains to be made from music downloads with Itunes, Ipods and now the Iphone.

“Craigslist: A rarely-if-ever-seen figure named Craig has single-handedly destroyed the most powerful financial support for the entire newspaper media system — the classified ads. Let’s not forget this entire system was heavily dominated by the power elite as a means of propaganda, going back to projects like MOCKINGBIRD.

“YouTube: A small-scale start-up business has now virtually wiped out the younger audiences for television, another area of media that is almost entirely compromised by the elite. I just saw a recent study saying the average age of a television watcher is now 50. Hence, you see many, many pharmaceutical ads on TV.

“Drudge Report: Matt Drudge’s website, Drudge Report, dominates all American media and he has never been able to be controlled by the power elite, much to their dismay. Mainstream media must follow Drudge’s whims if they want to stay relevant.

“Huffington Post: Adrianna Huffington single-handedly built a website that is now the focal-point of left-leaning media — again outside the hands of the elite to control. If she gets mad at you and writes about it, God help you.

“Perez Hilton: Shockingly un-funny, immature and hurtful attacks against public figures took a no-name website and turned it into a major force affecting all paparazzi media. If he likes you, miracles can happen. Perez is almost singularly responsible for Amy Winehouse becoming the latest paparazzi sensation. About the only positive of this emergent property is he is anti-drug and has made it very un-cool to be an addict.

“Free Porn: According to Illuminati whistleblower, Svali, pornography was another major source of financing for the power elite, and highly compromised at the top levels. Now the market is in catastrophic decline thanks to certain websites hosting free streaming video, generated and / or uploaded by the users themselves.

“Google: another private company that is at least predominantly outside of elite hands has grown to completely dominate the search-engine market. They are rapidly expanding into many other areas — including buying YouTube and releasing their own upcoming competitor to the Iphone.

“Free Internet? Most importantly, Google is trying to be as quiet as possible about buying up all the ‘dark fiber’ in America — i.e. fiber-optic cables laid down in the dot-com boom but never used. It is very likely that they plan to create free, unlimited broadband access for the entire country. Why? The revenue it will generate — even in a minimally-invasive form for the end-user — should more than pay for the cost. In the process, big media companies would be further destroyed by the loss in revenue. They also appear to be investigating using the electrical power grid as a backup Internet delivery system, based on certain reports of their activity.

“Ron Paul: Though he did not win the Republican nomination, Ron Paul’s candidacy had all the qualities of a complex adaptive system with self-organizing emergent properties. His constituency self-organized to raise him over 34 million dollars, and gave him the publicity to create an incredible sensation everyone was talking about, substantially increasing public awareness of the reality of a negative elite behind the scenes. Once the globalists fall, many will credit Ron Paul for giving a very healthy shove in the right direction.

“Oprah: Granted, her emergence was in television, but with her vast audience, built up over many years, and a slick integration of the Internet for her audience to hear more, she possesses the power to effect great personal and spiritual change for many. Her official endorsement of Obama was arguably the pivotal event that differentiated him from the wealth of contenders.†

“The Internet is the common denominator in every one of these systems, and Obama’s candidacy is the latest “emergent property” to develop from a system reaching peak criticality. Over 250 million dollars have been raised by harnessing the power of the Internet.

“All of these cases provide tangible proof that the old-world method of top-down management and disguised control over the flow of media and information is falling apart. You may spend millions of dollars building up a public figure, and now Perez can attack them and blow your investment single-handedly… and this is just one of many examples.

“Music, television, movies, newspapers, magazines, you name it… everything is changing faster than it can be controlled. This will only continue — and our lives will be better and better for it.
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You are blessed!! Larry”

Wow look at the huge groundswells of change that are taking place before our very eyes. The have become so common…so accepted that we fail to realize that we are seeing the future in the here and now. Change is coming faster then ever before and we have all become multi national buyers.

If you have not done, now so is the time to become a multi currency investor and business as well.

Until next message, your future encompasses the world.

Gary

Join us October 3-5 for the Blue Ridge leaf change and learn about multi currency investing.
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Here our other 2008 courses in Ecuador.

September 17-20 Ecuador Coastal Real Estate Tour; Quito Real Estate Tour
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View from coastal condos for sale that we will view on the tour.

Sept 23-27 Ecuador Spanish Course
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Sept 28-29 Imbabura Real Estate Tour
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Here is one house scheduled for the tour. 150 acres with two houses at $50,000

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Oct 14-18 Ecuador Import Export Course
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Nov 7-9 International Investing and Business Made EZ Ecuador
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Nov 10-11 Imbabura Real Estate tour
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November 12-15, 2008 Ecuador Coastal Real Estate Tour; Quito Real Estate Tour
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