More Internet & Exports


Internet exports gain from currency distortions and can help even those with the smallest savings start a micro export  business.

See pictures of Ecuador export products like this below.

Ecuador exports Course

Exports from Ecuador have gained from a huge currency disruption with Ecuador’s currency the sucre continually falling against the US dollar.  So Ecuador changed to use the US dollar as its currency…thinking the dollar would be strong.

This created a huge currency distortion as the dollar fell against other latin currencies such as the Brazilian real and the Colombian peso.

This has made Ecuador export products like this jewelry very inexpensive!

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This is why we have been helping readers develop Ecuador export businesses using the Internet.

Michelle Toole, for example, just sent us this note.  She started after attending our import/export course and what is remarkable is that she was not a person with previous extensive experience or a computer whiz and had very little capital.

“Last month turned out to be a great month for my website.  Things are really starting to take off….I am now seeing anywhere from 700 – 900+ visits per day, I am being contacted on a regular basis by advertisers wanting to purchase ad space, other sites are contacting me to consider possible joint ventures, a very successful disability advocacy site is going to be promoting my e-book and I will be doing my first web interview for a site next month!  It is all truly amazing!

“All of my efforts are paying off literally… my little trickles of income are fast becoming streams…..the funny thing is it almost feels like free money!  I know that sounds odd I have certainly put a lot of time and energy into my projects but when you follow your passion and invest in yourself the return is different than if you were ‘working’ for a pay check.

“As always I thank both you and Merri for your endless support and knowledge and I look forward to sharing my experiences and successes with both of you for years to come!  love to you both,  Michelle”

This is why we focus on how to market Ecuador exports at our Ecuador exports course.  Toward this end we also help readers learn how to use the internet in their marketing.

To help readers improve their internet marketing ability we are featuring a FREE course provided by Michelle Toole.

Michelle was a student at our Ecuador Exports course last year and has done well in building good rankings at her website so we asked her to share how she has attained this success.

Here is Michelle’s fourteenth lesson.

Images are Content, Too…

You may be wondering how important images are to a website….

Well, depending on the theme of your website, they could be very vital especially if you have a photography web site or if you sell a lot of products that you imported from Ecuador.  If this is the case, it is then imperative that you communicate your product and message with good quality, well placed images.  But if your site is about health, for instance, then images do not play as an important role, but they still have their place.

There are two basic reasons sites use images.  The first reason is obvious, it tends to please your visitors (if done tastefully) and it highlights your product.  The second reason is for the search engines.  Yup, that’s right!  If you use Google or Yahoo search engines they both have image search options.  Images have now become another way to drive traffic to your web site, so use it if it applies.  They can end up bringing quite a bit of traffic to your site as long as you optimize your images correctly.

Here’s what helps you get found during an image search…

1) File Name:   Keyword should be in the image’s file name (exact keyword is best, dashes between each word in a multi-word keyword, but underscoring and using dots are OK, too). Google will also count stemmed versions of word(s) in your keyword. But, even this is not absolute — the Keyword does not absolutely have to appear in the image file name to get onto Page 1 of Google!

2) Alt Tag:    Place your Keyword in the alt tag (if you use SBI, it is self-explanatory during the process). This is not the end all of getting the search engines to find your image, but it certainly has it’s place.  So be sure to use your keyword in your Alt Tag but don’t abuse it.

3) Nearby Text:  Keywords should appear in text near the image, either in a headline (if appropriate) or as a (bold) text label directly adjacent to the image, or in the body text as close as possible. Again, keep it real and don’t go overboard — one use of the keyword somewhere near the image is fine.

4) Page Context:  Google’s usual on-page and off-page algorithms and PR (page rank)  do count also, although it doesn’t seem to be as heavily weighted for images. That’s likely because an image is more cut and dry — it’s either on the page, or it’s not.

5) Site Context:  “Entire site relevance analysis” is of less importance than on-page criteria and the image itself.

Bottom line…

Yes, images are Content, too. But a few caveats…

1) Your site may not lend itself to people searching for photos or images. If not, don’t worry about it.  For many information-based sites, image-searching is a near-zero contributor to traffic. So, while it’s not a bad idea to format any images you do include on your Web site in the manner outlined above, don’t spend too much time on it.

2) Ask yourself if folks would search for images of your web site theme for the right reasons. If it’s because they have a genuine interest in the theme, good! If it’s because they want to steal images, it may not be the best idea. But generally, I can’t think of many such “bad” scenarios.

3) Finally, being found by a Google image search is less valuable than by a text search since…

…..Google displays you in a frameset after a visitor clicks on your image actually found on the results page. That means they must click ONE MORE TIME to actually visit your site itself.  And we all know that most of us don’t want to bother with the second click.

Remember, Images are Content, too… on certain kinds of sites.  Don’t leave easy traffic on the table.  If your site fits that bill, optimize all images to be found by following the above guidelines.

Final advice?

If your site is right for image search, make sure that your Top 5 keywords are well optimized for image search (i.e., one keyword per image on each page that focuses on the respective keyword). It’s much simpler than doing text optimization — just follow the above guidelines.

But, unless you see some powerful potential for your site, don’t turn this into a big project. There is no need to spend hours going through your entire site in order to image-optimize every page.

After all…

Words still rule!

Look for my future articles where we discuss additional monetization options, search engine optimization, incoming links, e-zines, link exchange programs and much more…..

You can check out Michelle’s web site at http://healthy-holistic-living.com. To see how and what tools she used to create a successful on-line business go to http://sitesell-sbi.com

Gary

How We Can Serve You

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.

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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.

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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.

Gary

On export tours we visit many markets and see export products like these Inca chess sets.

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Ecuador exports include all things like LLamas!

Ecuador exports