Internet Exports Ideas

Internet exports offer many types of business opportunity.

Recently after one of the courses we conduct on how to create your own export internet business in Ecuador , one delegate photographer, Todd Smith, set up a business selling his photography on post cards, calendars and as desktops around the world.

Todd was an Ecuador Living subscriber and a delegate at our Import Export Course in Ecuador , so we began helping him with his business.

First, we introduced him to our printer in Ecuador . Then our Ecuador Living support team gave him backup to get his business done.

You can see the results in the note that Todd just sent us:

“Hi, Gary and Merri, Thank you for referring Francisco, your printer in Cotacachi, to me. Yesterday, I received my first order of cards from him. The quality of the printing was outstanding. I feel very happy working with him, as I can see that he is very attentive to the details of the printing process.

“It took a number of months to work out the details of shipping and payment. We went with regular Ecuadorian mail, but registered. It arrived in 8 days and was 1/3 of the price of FedEx (the only other carrier I am aware of from Ecuador ).

“I can’t tell you how pleased I am with the product he delivered. Thanks again for suggesting it. Take care, Todd”

We help our tour delegates learn how to exort via the internet.

We enjoy helping our readers create their own businesses so much that we would like everyone to share our self publishing course…by email or in person…but we know this is not possible and that’s why we have arranged to share a FREE series by Michelle Toole on how to develop your website. Here is edition four in this series.

Choosing Your Site Concept and Developing your Content Blueprint

Michelle Toole

Now we are down to brass tacks. You have picked 3 potential site concepts, researched each one thoroughly and now it’s time for the FINAL DECISION! Which Site Concept are you going to use to build your future web enterprise?

Keep in Mind the two biggest mistakes made by most entrepreneurs are actually opposites of each other…

1) The person who leaps before he looks. If this fits you, Ben Franklin said it best…

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” In other words… ignore the preparation work at your peril.

2) The person who researches, then researches some more, then some more. For this person, follow Nike’s advice… Just Do It!

Again, I can’t say it enough. If you don’t have the numbers (research) to back up your site concept, do not build a web site! It is that simple, you have to do the research first before you will be able to set up a viable web business.

Of course if you are on the end of the stick and have done all your research plus and know you have a viable site concept but just can’t commit well like I said above – Just Do It!

OK then, decision time…But first, some advise: Pick the site concept with the most keywords and best overall keyword value, the concept you have the most knowledge and passion about, that has theme “sexiness”, and the site concept with the overall best monetization potential.

Once you have made your decision, now it is time to mold your “Site Concept” into “Content Blueprint.” How?

Well… if you didn’t know this answer by now….yes, by doing more research!

At this point, you have likely committed to purchasing Site Build It or have invested in a keyword search tool. This is where you are going to get your fingers dirty digging deep into your site concept and finding as many high value keywords or key phrases as you possibly can to help you develop your Site Content Blueprint.

If you are using an independent keyword search tool, you can supplement your research by using the public tool Search It by Site Build It (

Search It! has many useful purposes. For example..

• Supplemental brainstorming

• Competitive research

• Domain naming and legalities

• Develop PREselling content ideas

• Add new monetization avenues

Doing additional research, will more fully expose and define your Site Concept. At this point you need to…

• Finish building a superb list of quality keywords related to your concept.

• Know how in-demand they are, and how much competition you face.

• Organize it all into a blueprint for your site’s Content.

In order to build a superb list of quality keywords related to your site concept, each keyword you keep must have at least one of the following assets: Relevance, Knowledge, Excitement/Passion or Profitability. Let’s look at each now…

Relevance: The best way to score with the Search Engines and your human visitors is to focus your site on a single theme and to have each page focus on a topic (a Specific Keyword) related to that theme. Humans prefer to see a tightly focused theme across all pages. So, therefore, do the engines.

A diluted site will rank poorly with your visitors who do not see the quality and depth of information that they are seeking about a particular subject. As a result, your visitors do not consider you as a focused, credible source.

Not all keywords have to be high Demand/low Supply, but they do all have to add something to your visitor’s experience. Developing a high number of relevant keywords provides you with lots of opportunity for Content creation.

Each keyword should “fit” into a 3-TIERed site blueprint of your Content. More on the Site Content Blueprint when we complete the research.

Knowledge: It is important to be able to OVERdeliver solid content. This comes easiest when you have first-hand knowledge about the subject matter. Yes, of course, you can supplement with research… But, even though you can and should research, nothing beats the authentic voice of true experience. The stories you tell, the details you provide — it all adds up to “R-E-A-L.” Keep keywords that you KNOW.

Excitement/Passion: We’ve talked about this enough. If you’re not turned on, it is work instead of fun play. Passion shines on Web sites… without trying!

Profitability: Obviously, keep the high-Profitability keywords. And hold onto high Demand keywords even if they have high Supply (i.e., lower Profitability), too. Why?

You may not win the Search Engine “wars” for these keywords right away, but when you do, they are valuable pages. And visitors will still find them by navigating to your site from pages they do find at the engines.

Low-profitability keywords are also valuable if they fit well with the Site Concept and within the 3- TIER site structure. Why? They usually deliver your first visitors because it is easier to rank highly for them. They have an important “start-the-traffic-snowball” role. And there are many of them, so the traffic adds up.

It does take a lot of research to find a profitable site concept but the keyword in that sentence is “PROFITABLE!” Do the work now and it will pay off in the end.

Now we need to layout our “Content Blueprint.” How are we going to do that? Good Question! Look for next weeks article where I show you how your “Content Blueprint” will emerge from your master list of keywords…plus a lot more in the coming weeks about the last 2 steps on how to plan for success. Michelle

You can check out Michelle’s web site at To see how and what tools she used to create a successful on-line business go to

Until next message, good global business to you.


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How to Have Real Safety in 2020

The most important investment you can make in 2020, is in yourself. 

Invest in more time.  Invest in less stress. Invest in greater security.That’s why four years ago we created the Purposeful Investing Course (PI) because when it comes to finances, there are only three reasons why we should invest.  We invest for income.  We invest to resell our investments for more than we had invested.  We invest to make our world a better place.

We should not invest for fun, excitement or to get rich quick, or in a panic due to market corrections.

The core model portfolio we teach in the PI Course rarely changes, but is highly diversified in thousands of shares around the world… so there is higher long term profits, less stress and greater safety.

The portfolio consists of 19 country ETFs.  During the four years since we created the Purposeful Investing Course and set up a $40,000 real time portfolio at Motif Brokers, we have held the same 19 shares and have only traded three times.

The portfolio started with $40,000 and has risen to $53,591 ($49,015 in shares and the balance in accumulated cash).

The portfolio did really well from 2015 to 2018, better than the DJI Index.  Then as the US dollar grew in strength it fell behind.

The chart below shows the actual results of thos portfolio compared with the S&P 500.



This good value portfolio above is based entirely on good value financial information and mathematically based safety programs developed around investing models that date back 91 and 24 years.

The Pifolio is a theoretical portfolio of MSCI Country Benchmark Index ETFs that cover all the good value markets developed combining my 50 years of investing experience with study of the mathematical market value analysis of Keppler Asset Management.

In my opinion, Keppler is one of the best market statisticians in the world.  Numerous very large fund managers, such as State Street Global Advisers, use his analysis to manage over $2.5 billion of funds.

The Pifolio analysis begins with Keppler who continually researches international major stock markets and compares their value based on current book to price, cash flow to price, earnings to price, average dividend yield, return on equity and cash flow return.  He compares each major stock market’s history.

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Michael Kepler CEO Keppler Asset Management.

Michael is a brilliant mathematician.  We have tracked his analysis for over 20 years.   He continually researches international major stock markets and compares their value based on current book to price, cash flow to price, earnings to price, average dividend yield, return on equity and cash flow return.  He compares each stock market’s history.  From this, he develops his Good Value Stock Market Strategy and rates each market as a Buy, Neutral or Sell market.  His analysis is rational, mathematical and does not cause worry about short term ups and downs.  Keppler’s strategy is to diversify into an equally weighted portfolio of the MSCI Indices of each BUY market.

This is an easy, simple and effective approach to zeroing in on value because little time, management and guesswork is required.  You are investing in a diversified portfolio of good value indices.

A BUY rating for an index does NOT imply that any stock in that country is an attractive investment, so you do not have to spend hours of research aimed at picking specific shares.  It is not appropriate or enough to instruct a stockbroker to simply select stocks in the BUY rated countries.  Investing in the index is like investing in all the shares in the index.  You save time because all you have to do is invest in the ETF to gain the profit potential of the entire market.

To achieve this goal of diversification the Pifolio consists of Country Index ETFs.

Country Index ETFs are similar to an index mutual fund but are shares normally traded on a major stock exchange that tracks an index of shares in a specific country.  ETFs do not try to beat the index they represent.  The management is passive and tries to emulate the performance of the index.

A country ETF provides diversification into a basket of equities in the country covered.  The expense ratios for most ETFs are lower than those of the average mutual fund as well so such ETFs provide diversification and cost efficiency.

Here is the Pifolio I personally use.

70% is diversified into Keppler’s good value (BUY rated) developed markets: Australia, Austria, France, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Norway, Spain, Singapore and the United Kingdom.

30% of the Pifolio is invested in Keppler’s good value (BUY rated) emerging markets: Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, the Czech Republic, South Korea, Malaysia and Taiwan.

The Pifolio consists of iShares ETFs that invested in each of the MSCI indicies of theseall good value BUY markets.

For example, the iShares MSCI Australia (symbol EWA) is a Country Index ETF that tracks the investment results the Morgan Stanley Capital Index MSCI Australia Index which is composed mainly of large cap and small cap stocks traded primarily on the Australian Stock Exchange mainly of companies in consumer staples, financials and materials. This ETF is non-diversified outside of Australia.

iShares is owned by Black Rock, Inc. the world’s largest asset manager with over $4 trillion in assets under management.

The fact that the Pifilios are invested in all the shares of the MSCI Index in each good value market reduces long term risk.

When the US stock market bull ends, know one knows for sure how long or how severe the correction will be.

When the bear arrives, what will happen to global and especially good value markets?

No  one knows the answer to this question.

What we do know is that the equally weighted, good value market Pifolios have the greatest potential long term and that math based trailing stops can be used to protect against a secular global stock market correction when it comes.

My fifty years of global investing experience helps take advantage of numerous long term cycles that are part of the universal math that affects all investments.

What you get when you subscribe to Pi.

You immediately receive a 120 page basic training course that teaches the Pi Strategy.   You learn all the Pi strategies, what they are, how to use them and what each can do for you, your lifestyle and investing.

You also begin receiving regular emailed Pifiolio updates and online access to all the Pifolio updates of the last four years.  Each update examines the current activity in a Pifolio, how it is changing, why and how the changes might help your investing or not.

Included in the basic training is an additional 120 page PDF value analysis of 46 stock markets (23 developed markets and 23 emerging stock markets).  This analysis looks at the price to book, price to earnings, average yield and much more.

You also receive two special reports.

In the 1980s, a remarkable set of two economic circumstances helped anyone who spotted them become remarkably rich.  Some of my readers made enough to retire.  Others picked up 50% currency gains.  Then the cycle ended.  Warren Buffett explained the importance of this ending in a 1999 Fortune magazine interview.  He said:  Let me summarize what I’ve been saying about the stock market: I think it’s very hard to come up with a persuasive case that equities will over the next 17 years perform anything like—anything like—they’ve performed in the past 17!

I did well then, but always thought, “I should have invested more!”  Now those circumstances have come together and I am investing in them again.

The circumstances that created fortunes 30 years ago were an overvalued US market (compared to global markets) and an overvalued US dollar.  The two conditions are in place again!

30 years ago, the US dollar rose along with Wall Street.  Profits came quickly over three years.  Then the dollar dropped like a stone, by 51%  in just two years.  A repeat of this pattern is growing and could create up to 50% extra profit if we start using strong dollars to accumulate good value stock market ETFs in other currencies.

This is the most exciting opportunity I have seen since we started sending our reports on international investing ideas more than three decades ago.  The trends are so clear that I have created a short, but powerful report “Three Currency Patterns for 50% Profits or More.”   This report shows how to earn an extra 50% from currency shifts with even small investments.  I kept the report short and simple, but included links to 153 pages of  Good Value Stock Market research and Asset Allocation Analysis.

The report shows 20 good value investments and a really powerful tactic that shows the most effective and least expensive way to accumulate these bargains in large or even very small amounts (less than $5,000).  There is extra profit potential of at least 50% so the report is worth a lot.

This report sells for $29.95 but in this special offer, you receive the report, “Three Currency Patterns for 50% Profits or More” FREE when you subscribe to Pi.

Plus get the $39.95 report “The Silver Dip” free.

With investors watching global stock markets bounce up and down, many missed two really important profit generating events over the last two years.  The price of silver dipped below $14 an ounce as did shares of the iShares Silver ETF (SLV).   The second event is that the silver gold ratio hit 80, compared to a ratio of 230 only two years before.

In September 2015, I prepared a special report “Silver Dip 2015” about a silver speculation, leveraged with a British pound loan, that could increase the returns in a safe portfolio by as much as eight times.  The tactics described in that report generated 62.48% profit in just nine months.

I have updated this report and “Silver Dip” report shares the latest in a series of long term lessons gained through 40 years of speculating and investing in precious metals.  I released the 2015 report, when the gold silver ratio slipped to 80.  The ratio has corrected and that profit has been taken and now a new precious metals dip has emerged.

I have prepared a new special report “Silver Dip” about a leveraged speculation that can increase the returns in a safe portfolio by as much as eight times.

You also learn from the Value Investing Seminar, our premier course, that we have been conducting for over 30 years.  Tens of thousands of delegates have paid up to $999 to attend.  Now you can join the seminar online FREE in this special offer.

This three day course is available in sessions that are 10 to 20 minutes long for easy, convenient learning.   You can listen to each session any time and as often as you desire.

The sooner you hear what I have to say about current markets, the better you’ll be able to cash in on perhaps the best investing opportunity since 1982.


Tens of thousands have paid up to $999 to attend.

In 2020 I celebrate my 54th anniversary in the investing business and 52nd year of writing about global investing.  Our reports and seminars have helped readers have better lives, with less stress yet make fortunes during up and down markets for decades.  This information is invaluable to investors large and small because even small amounts can easily be invested in the good value shares we cover in our seminar.

In this special offer, you can get this online seminar FREE when you subscribe to our Personal Investing Course.

Triple Guarantee

Enroll in Pi.  Get the basic training, the 46 market value report, access to all the updates of the past two years, the two reports and the Value Investing Seminar right away. 

#1:  I guarantee you’ll learn ideas about investing that are unique and can reduce stress as they help you enhance your profits through slow, worry free, easy diversified investing.

If you are not totally happy, simply let me know.

#2:  I guarantee you can cancel your subscription within 60 days and I’ll refund your subscription fee in full, no questions asked.

#3:  You can keep the two reports and Value Investing Seminar as my thanks for trying.

You have nothing to lose except the fear.   You gain the ultimate form of financial security as you reduce risk and increase profit potential.

Subscribe to Pi now, get the 130 page basic training, the 120 page 46 market value analysis, access to over 100 previous Pifolio updates, the “Silver Dip” and “Three Currency Patterns For 50% Profits or More” reports, and value investment seminar, plus begin receiving regular Pifolio updates throughout the year.

Subscribe to a Pi annual subscription for $197 and receive all the above.


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