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Earn Everywhere With Exports


Ecuador Export Business Idea

Live anywhere – Earn in Ecuador with an export business in Ecuador.

Create an Ecuador exports business with Roberto Ribadeneira’s Ecuador Export Tour.   Merri and I have worked with Roberto for nearly twenty years exporting many products.

You can arrange an individual tour designed especially for you.

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Lake Quicocha near Cotacachi.

Visiting another country is great, but it is even better if you can do business while traveling!

Come to Ecuador and learn all about exports to the USA, Canada and Europe while visiting amazing places and earning money.

* You may be able to deduct part or all of this trip from your taxes.

* You can buy products to sell back home.

* You can learn about exporting from Ecuador to anywhere.

* You can even bring ideas to manufacture in Ecuador with great quality and competitive prices.

Coming to Ecuador not only won’t cost money but will make money for you.

Here is a note from Roberto Ribadeneira:

Let me share all the knowledge, contacts and products I have accumulated over decades of exporting.  Make your trip to Ecuador the beginning of a great business opportunity.

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Otavalo Market.  Learn about Tagua…a vegetable, sustainable, renewable ivory.

Let’s see some numbers.

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Tagua bracelet. Cost in Ecuador is $2.50 it is sold in the USA for at least $12.

Tagua necklace. Cost in Ecuador is $3, it is sold in the USA for at least $15.

Metal Bracelet. Cost in Ecuador is $1, it is sold in the USA for at least $10.

Shawl. Cost in Ecuador is $2.50, it is sold in the USA for at least $11.

Scarf.  Cost in Ecuador is $3.00 it is sold in the USA for at least $12.00.

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Alpaca Scarves.

These are just few examples of products that are inexpensive and have huge margins.  But there is also another plus; you can request specific improvements on those products.

But let’s go over some numbers and specific ideas.

1-    You want to sell a tagua bracelet to a University in Colorado, but everyone can do that, what they can’t do is sell a tagua bracelet with the University’s color. We can dye the tagua bracelet to match the University’s color, same goes for any other tagua designs and even for shawls and other textiles. If you make just $9 on each tagua bracelet and you sell 100 units, you are making $900 on 1 order.  And this is just 1 product, and this is just 1 University.  You can apply this idea to any education center in the USA.

2-    You see designs of leather products that you think could be made better, or different.  There is a niche market where you can sell them.  The manufacturers in Ecuador can make any design, on any color with major improvements over the original idea.  You can even request to put a logo and special details on the products.  We have a major company in the USA that wants our leather iPhone 6 cases, but they want them with their branding and specifications that other cases don’t have.  So we are making the leather cases exactly as they want them.  Margins on leather products are around 60% retail and 20% wholesale. Orders for medium size companies come in the hundreds, so you can make good money selling leather. Customers and myself have made thousands of dollars selling these products.

3-    Selling Roses to final customers is another amazing way of making money.  What I am doing right now is reaching to people that want to raise funds for specific projects and teaching them how to use roses for that.  On one specific program we are donating $20 to $40 on each box sold to a Water Project in Ecuador.  The response has been unbelievable, people enjoy the beauty of Roses from Ecuador but also contribute to a good cause at the same time.  Since there is no limit on quantity of flowers that you can sell, there is no limit on the number of people that you can involve in this idea.

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Rose Farm Processing Facility.

4-    Selling wholesale. This is the main goal for the July course that I want you to take here in Ecuador.  If you find a store, a chain, a website or any other vendor that sells unique and cool products, you are in for a great business opportunity. Their orders are in the hundreds and even thousands of units.  Margins are lower, but since you are selling more, that compensates.  The nice thing about this part of the business is that these big companies are looking for different products, so if they buy 1 from you, there is a big chance that they will buy many, many others.  Remember that our manufacturers can make the products with the customer’s specifications, so there is no restriction on design that your buyer may want.

As you can see there are many ways in which you can make money while visiting Ecuador.  That is why I have designed an Ecuador Export Course that can be especially customized for you.

We work 3 full days together learning and searching for products that you could buy.  You and I will go over ideas, product designs, web design, shopping carts, SEO and other details on how to get as many customers as you can.

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Leather Duffel Bags.

The course includes taking you to the manufacturers, sellers and export companies so you will have all the contact information that you need to move forward on your business.  There are dozens of manufacturers that make every type of product that you can imagine.  Most of them already work with big importers all over the world and have proved that the quality of their products is amazing.

If you would like to sell retail, I will also show you how to design a website, create products, a shopping cart, how to set up the system to charge your customers online and the basics of promoting it.

There are plenty of places to visit and ideas to explore. Among the places that you will visit while on the Export Tour are:
–    Quito
–    Otavalo
–    Peguche
–    Ibarra
–    Cotacachi
–    San Antonio de Pichincha

This is not just another course, this is THE COURSE. I don’t just teach you how to Import Products to the USA, I also work on the import-export business myself, which means that I have the experience and knowledge to give you ideas and solutions.

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Jewelry is one of many Ecuador exports.

Ecuador has evolved as an export center and I have expanded my export service to create custom export tours that fit your schedule and particular desires.

I arrange for you to meet the artists, designers, creators, craftsmen, wholesalers of products that suit your business ideals and arrange visits of workshops, homes and markets.

You can learn about exports as diverse as jewelry or wood products.

Ecuador has great art exports.

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There are wonderful handmade crafts like the chess set below.

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This tour goes to the high Andes.

You’ll see products from Zuleta where they create handmade “green” cotton-one-of-a-kind tableware, shirts, specialty items.

Here you see them in hand sewn embroidery from the village of Zuleta. In this Andean community near us hand embroidery has been an important form of artistic expression and adornment for centuries. Andean cultures have long boasted superior textiles, far surpassing those of Europe. The weavers of the Andes could produce material with as many as five hundred two-ply woolen wefts per inch compared to one hundred in Europe.

The women of Zuleta are renowned for unique hand embroidered designs and colors. Their styles are so unique they have become a form of cultural identification.

Flowers are popular in Otavalan sweaters as well.  Plus the ladies of Intag make flowers from plant fiber.

My main exports are flowers, but we send many products and have the Ecuadorshop Logistics Service to help you become an exporter.

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Roberto speaking at a seminar about how he can shop, ship and charge for Ecuador export businesses.

Here is a Ecuador export business I arranged for a tour delegate who sold to the Texas Rangers.

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Texas Ranger badge.

Almost everyone has heard of the Texas Rangers.  They are the oldest law enforcement body on the North American Continent and have helped bring in many famous criminals like John Wesley Hardin and Bonnie and Clyde.

We were really tickled to hear from a delegate of the Ecuador Export tours that he had sold hundreds of embossed Ecuador leather backpacks to the Texas Rangers and that was just the first order.

Here are some of the services we offer to help you export from Ecuador to the USA.

#1:    A US company.

#2:   A continuous bond, which has to be purchased each year to be eligible to register to import with the US Customs.

#3:   A broker who has a power of attorney authorizing them to handle your imports.

#4:   A US bank account to pay US customs department when taxes and duties are due.

Plus if you are selling direct to customers and accepting credit cards, you need:

#1:   A verifiable credit history and Social Security number.

#2:  A gateway company to process the charges.

#3:   A credit card merchant account.

#4: A certified, secure  shopping cart.

#5:  An annual PCI compliance review and certification

#6:  An EIN number provided by the IRS

#7:  A sales number issued by the state of Florida.

#8: A Physical US address (PO box not allowed).

#9:  Monthly accounting system.

#10: IRS annual sales report.

We can help you organize all these steps.

Our Ecuadorshop Logistics Service provides all these services for exporters.

There are two more very special benefits.

First, our logistics service can pay manufactures in Ecuador.

Second, our service can monitor production and quality and assure timely delivery.

Many people try to export and find really great products that they sell really well.   However once they return to the US they can’t restock unless they return to Ecuador.  If they do reorder but are not present for delivery, they are at the mercy of the manufacturer… which creates a huge quality control problem.  These importers get whatever suppliers here send them.

Many don’t even try to reorder.  They don’t know how.  They don’t want to wire  money without seeing the product and being are of delivery.

Many others just have no idea or find that the income is not worth the time, effort and cost of all the red tape.

The good news is that I do not get in-between the importer and buyer either.  I set a price for my service and the importer knows his product cost.

Our service is provided for a set fee so the importer knows all costs and can price his product accordingly.

This is a great service that provides every detail for importing products into the USA.   We have used this logistics service ourselves for years.  One big benefit is that the service can send each product direct to the buyer in the USA.  We sell Ecuador roses… charge the customer and deliver the order to our logistics service.   Everything else is handled by the service.   The  tracking notice and the roses are delivered direct to the buyer.  The logistics service then charges our credit card and pays the supplier… so no money has to be wired to Ecuador.

The Ecuadorshop Logistics service makes large and medium scale Ecuador exporting possible.   Exporting can be fun and fulfilling as well as profitable.  Improved technology continually makes having your own global micro business easier if you have support.

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Wood Carver in San Antonio de Ibarra.

Come to Ecuador and make extra income while learning about global trade and expanding your possibilities.

Ecuador has amazing products that are unique and very affordable.  This makes them more attractive and more lucrative.  Additional to this you don’t need to make thousands of items to get a good deal. In Ecuador most products are hand made, which means that specifications and quantities match what the customer needs.

Have a great experience in Ecuador while doing business. You will learn about Ecuador, the products and the people.

In addition to help the success of your export business Gary & Merri Scott are giving each course attendee their online course “Tangled Web How to Have an Internet Business”.   This is a $299 online course that I asked the Scotts to provide to you free.

This course focuses on how to use modern technology to start and run or improve a global micro businesses… that can create valuable extra income with minimal investments of time and capital.

You learn how to start small and build with stepping stones and a harmonious focus… how to build a successful at home business via the internet using several profit generating phrases at Google.

You gain the secrets of how you can use words to create your own global income… whether you travel or stay at home.

The course shares how to create a website and utilizes the first four of “Seven Ps”  (Person, Problem and Promise, Product) to zero in on key word phrases.  Then you learn how to use the Fifth P Promise to develop new customers. The Sixth P is the Prospecting Path and Seventh P is the Presentation to create income.

You can gain all the facts on how to use the seven Ps to create internet sales.  The internet can support your Ecuador Export business.

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New Super Highway Quito Airport to Cotacachi.

Food, accommodations and travel to and from Quito Ecuador are not included.  Travel on the tour is included.

This is a three day customized tour.  We fine tune the schedule depending on what you would like to see more as you may have more interest in certain products.  We make adjustments based on your business needs so the tour will be most beneficial to you.

Here is a typical three day tour

Day One:  Leave from Quito to Cotacachi at 09:00.  Start at 12:00 in Cotacachi, visit to leather town to see what products you can make in leather. We visit suppliers and manufacturers for ideas on what you can buy or have made.

Lunch break 14:00 – 15:00.

16:00 – Go to San Antonio de Ibarra to see wood products, meet manufacturers and review designs that can be exported from Ecuador.  Visit ends at 18:00.

Day Two:  Start at 10:00 after breakfast at the hotel.  Visit Otavalo for Tagua and textiles.  Visit see manufacturers, review products on what can be purchased or made. See how to develop personal labels. Find volume discounts etc.   Meet with supplier for new products to make, high-end tagua items, new products of bamboo, baby blankets, baby products, Christmas products. Products made of Alpaca, specific designs.

Lunch break 13:00

14:00 – Talk to cargo agency, see packing, costs, how to ship, taxes, etc.  15:00 – Visit manufacturer for sweaters, shawls, and other textiles, he can make specific designs for you.  17:00: Create a website, a shopping cart, manage logistic, storage and shipping cost with FedEx or Mail Service.

Day Three.  Starts at 10:00 after breakfast at the hotel.

Visit Otavalo Market, fair day. See all the products available, purchase items for business, talk to all the vendors, see different products, low cost textiles, low cost jewelry, ponchos, sweaters, shawls, products for under $2 a piece.

12:00 – Tagua, jewelry, what designs you can make, cost of personalized items. Jewelry store for Tagua products, they create designs for inexpensive tagua jewelry.

13:00 – 14:00 lunch.  15:00, see rugs, alpaca products, honey products, flowers, etc.  End at 18:00

Individual Export tour for one $799

Individual Export Tour couple $999

“Tangled Web How to Have an Internet Business” will be emailed to you when you enroll.

Retirement Economics: Rewards & Adventure


Here is an idea that can help your retirement economics.  This shows a way to earn extra if you are retired or a way to develop an enjoyable income that allows you to retire early and easier.

Some of the great advancements of mankind have come from exporters.  Exporting can create income… but does ever so much more…. bringing adventure and sometimes weaving an entirely new fabric in society.

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Photo from biography.com (see link below)

Marco Polo for example was a Venetian merchant and adventurer and traveled from Europe to Asia from 1271 to 1295.

His quest to find new goods for Europe certainly led him on some adventures and the goods, products and his books changed the world.

His exports were so influential that two centuries after Marco’s passing, another traveler looking for ways to create import export potential, Christopher Columbus, set off across the Atlantic in hopes of finding a new route to the Orient. With him was a copy of Marco Polo’s book!

Below is a note about retirement economics and exports sent by Roberto Ribadeniera head of the Ateam Ecuador in Quito.

Extra Income From Ecuador

Now that you are retired or are planning on doing so, it would be great to have extra income, right?

That is exactly the point. Once you have some steady income in a less expensive place like Ecuador, you can afford to take a little risk to bring in some extra income.

Ecuador offers that advantage since you can live with less money than in the USA and it also has some other benefits to improve your health, lowering the need for medical treatments.

That brings us to the topic on getting extra income.

The thing is that you don’t have to worry that the money that you are receiving each month won’t last. With a little over $1000 a month in rural areas you can manage a nice living, eating well, renting a nice place, having internet, cellphone, clothing, etc.

But you probably want some extra money to do other things. And that is where investing needs more analysis.

There are a number of ways to have extra income. Teaching English to Ecuadorians is one way. There is a need for locals to learn English and expand their horizons. We are putting a program just like the Spanish courses, but for an English course.

You can also apply what you did in your previous job to the Ecuadorian reality. There are a lot of companies that will pay for consultant services.

There must be a lot of things that you miss from the USA and if you do, so will many others. So there is the chance that you can offer food, clothes, appliances, etc… to your friends.

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Selling Ecuadorian products from Ecuador is another good way of getting some extra cash. We have been pretty successful at helping people export various items from Ecuador. Like ponchos, sweaters, leather bags, tagua, honey, etc. The rose business has also been good. You may have lots of contacts back home that will be happy to distribute your products, all you have to do is sell since we can ship them for you.

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There are many other ideas: a friend of mine from Ohio opened a bike shop in Quito, he built choppers in the USA and when he came to Ecuador he thought that was one thing missing here. So he decided to go for custom made choppers, made for Americans mostly.

There are restaurants and cafes which focus on Americans, with what you want and there could be many more businesses that could work for you also.

Agricultural is also big, mainly with so many products that you can produce and export. Ecuador is known for growing lots of products with extraordinary quality. Our local market is also growing more conscious when it comes to organic food, which is another way where you can expand. There is an agricultural tour where you can learn more about this.

What is more important is that many ideas that I am not mentioning right now are coming to your head as you are reading this. That is the most important thing, ideas that other people are not doing!

Having extra income is always good, not only do you get some extra money for a rainy day, but you also get to do something that you like and you also get to meet new people. Retiring these days is a challenge, not only from a financial issue, but because you will have lots of extra time, that if put to good use will bring lots of really interesting things to your life.

No better place than Ecuador to try new things, since lots of those things were probably already tried in your own country, but not yet here! Roberto

Export businesses have been one of the great evolutionary businesses since man began crossing borders.

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Importing and exporting can create adventure… a mobile lifestyle and an income for retirement… plus they can do a lot of good by bringing producers and consumers together from around the world.

Learn how Roberto can help you create an Ecuador export business.

Gary

Learn to sell exports by writing to sell.

Writer’s Camps – Recorded on MP3

Learn how to learn how to wrote and self publish from our recorded Writer’s Camp…

Seven P Secrets of Self Publishing

When you write, you can work anywhere. 

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Here I am working poolside in the winter, at our Florida farm.

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Here I am with our hound Ma, working during the summer at our North Carolina farm.

Learn how to earn everywhere, while living anywhere you choose.  I have been able to earn by writing in Hong Kong, England, the Isle of Man, Dominican Republic and Ecuador to name a few of the place I have lived.  Everywhere I have been… too numerous to share here, I have been able to work.

All I need is my laptop.

That’s all you need too… a laptop to be free!

Before computers, a pencil and pad did the job.

Freedom is just one benefit you can gain from writing.

Another benefit is income.   Writing has brought me both our farms, free and clear… plus a lot more.

Another good example of earning potential is my friend Hugh Howey.   He was working for $10 an hour in a book store when he self published his novel Wool, typing in a storage room during his lunch breaks.

Soon he was earning over $100,000 a month on Amazon.com.  This helped secure a six-figure book deal from Simon & Schuster, and an option for film by Ridley Scott, director of Blade Runner and Alien.

That’s what he’s doing now.

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Sometimes Hugh and I get together at my  farm and play chess (he beats me badly).

Writers like High are great inspirations.

A couple of years ago Hugh  left Florida, and moved to South Africa.  He had a sailing catamaran built for him and now can sail the world while he continues to write.

Hugh explained it like this: And that’s the miracle of working as a writer: I can do it from anywhere and everywhere. The past few years, I’ve done a lot of writing from airplanes and airports while on business trips abroad.  SAND was entirely written overseas while traveling through seven different countries; I think it’s a better story because of those inspirations.  In upcoming years, I may be writing near your home port.

Hugh’s a super star writer and his success could not happen to a more deserving and talented person.  He pours enormous energy into being worthy of his readership.  But you do not have to be a million dollar a year earner or a traveler to benefit from writing.

The good news is… you do not need a huge success to have a rich and fulfilled lifestyle.  Self Publishing can bring you a life that most people only dream of, as a journeyman writer, instead of a super star.

May I hastily add that the path to stardom begins as a journeyman… so the journeyman’s path brings success without stardom… but can also lead to stardom.

What most success stories like Hugh’s rarely explain is the many hours of writing that was devoted before their self published book sales soared.   Hugh, like most writers were journeymen first.  Stardom came later.

Here are sevens secrets that can help you become a journeyman writer. 

The secrets are a writer’s armory of tools that allows almost anyone to create successful publications for income, freedom and fulfillment.

Take Merri’s and my publishing business as an example.  

Merri and I are not writing stars.  We are journeymen who have for more than 40 years, year in and year out, earned solid income writing and self publishing dozens of publications about multiple subjects.

Some years that income has been more than solid… over a million dollars.  Yet in terms of stardom, we are hardly known.

In a moment you’ll see why that’s fine for us and probably will be for you too.

First some history.

Merri became involved in self publishing over 40 years ago… first helping a veterinarian publish a book on a very specific market… animal acupuncture. Then she showed a needle point artist how to sell more books to an even more specific audience… “needle point enthusiasts”  about her needle point work to an audience larger than the population of the city she lived in.  This led Merri to eventually become Executive Editor of an award winning magazine in Florida.

My story allowed Merri and me to work and live from Hong Kong to London to Europe to Eastern Europe, then the Caribbean and then Ecuador… making millions in the process of following our adventures… having fun… while helping a large readership adapt to a rapidly changing world.

That’s what self publishing can bring, profit, adventure and fulfillment, a great feeling of worth and wonder.

Self Publishing has created exactly the lifestyle we desire allowing us to span the world and work with meaning and purpose.

Self Publishing has become a new business art form. 

The seven secrets can help you start your own self publishing business now.

Everything in publishing is new and exciting and changing.  Publishing is being recreated by the wonderful power of destructive technology.

Everything is new… except the seven secrets. 

Change in the publishing industry is disturbing many.   We love this evolution due to these seven secrets we call the 7Ps.  The 7 Ps are so fundamental to writing and publishing that new technology enhances rather than reduces their power.

The First P is Passion.

Whatever your passion, you can immerse yourself in it AND create income with self publishing.  This can be your direct ticket to the kind of fulfillment you’ve always wanted.

Whether you want to travel the world or live as a recluse, work 12 hours a day or not work much at all,  you can set your schedule to succeed, if you’re willing to learn these seven secrets.

You can start part-time with any dream, passion, and budget.  Once you’ve created a product, you’ll enjoy the “multiple effect” of producing profits over and over again.

So the question is… What do you love to do?

What’s Your Passion:  An example is that thirty years ago, a client of Merri’s had a passion to help people who were in pain?  He published a series of pamphlets explaining various chiropractic disorders in very simple terms.  For example: “What Is Whiplash?”

The pamphlets contained solid information, but were simple 5″ x 7″ brochures with drawings and explanations. He sold them with a rack to chiropractors, who put them in their offices for patients to read.  These little self-published items sold year in and year out for decades.

There are thousands of ideas of this sort that can lead to big business.  It’s just a matter of defining and then acting on your passion.

Although I can work when I please and go where I wish, for me the most important reason for being a publisher is the satisfaction it brings. 

I love the projects I take on, so work doesn’t feel like, well… work.

What do you love?  If you love golf, then you can write and sell publications about golf.  Love travel, fishing, dogs, dolls, or art?  Write and sell publications in these fields.

Are you concerned about crime, war, poverty or environmental issues?  You can publish information products that help reduce these concerns.

Would you like to help the world be a more spiritual place?  Publish a newsletter, write a book (or hire someone to write it for you), record a tape… publish something that enlightens people.

Whatever your passion, you can immerse yourself in it and earn income by publishing for ereaders, print on demand, CDs, lists, bound books, or any format you choose.

Be immersed in your passion and get paid well for it. 

This is why stardom is not the main goal for most writers and self publishers.  Extra income, more freedom and fulfillment are usually more than enough enough.

The seven Ps are:

#1: Passion

#2: Problem

#3: Person

#4: Profitably Priced Product

#5: Prospecting Pathway

#6: Promise

#7: Presentation

The first time I exposed others to the secrets in Self Publishing was in a weekend “Writer’s Camp” seminar.  We offered the camp for $1,500. 80 delegates enrolled.  People from all walks of life attended—chiropractors, businessmen, investors, doctors, realtors, inventors, airline pilots, engineers, and housewives.

Merri and I were so overwhelmed by the response, we decided to make it available to a larger audience.  We created a written course based on our current self publishing activity called “Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher.”  Then we recorded the weekend “Writer’s Camp” seminar.

Thousands have used the course as it has evolved over the decades.

You can receive both the written course and the recorded weekend seminar, in an MP3 file, in a special “Live Well and Free Anywhere” program I am making available to you.  The normal fee is $299 for the written course and $299 for the recorded workshop.   I’ll send you both the course and the recorded workshop and my course “International Business Made EZ (also $299) all for $299.  You save $598.

We are so confident that you’ll gain from this offer that if you are not fully satisfied, simply email us within 60 days for a full refund .

These courses are not theoretical.  They describe, step-by-step, how Merri and I built a million-dollar international business and how we are running this self publishing business right now.   We use the 7Ps today just as we did four decades ago to create a strong annual income.

This correspondence course is for those who would like their own international self publishing micro business for fun and profit. If you want fun, freedom, extra income and fulfillment with your own full or part time writing or want to build your existing business, by writing to sell you can profit from this course.  The course can help who want their own business or who want to have a business together or a family business.  This is the perfect course for those who can no longer find employment, who are looking for ways to earn abroad and who wish to retire and supplement their income.

Whether you are retired, an investor, chiropractor, doctor, dentist, professional or already own your own business, this offers another way to make money, to turn your passion into profit. We guarantee that we have shared all we know to help you start and run your own international business.  Enjoy and live a life of following your Passion to Profit… through writing.

Here is a special offer. 

We provide two emailed courses  “Self Fulfilled – How to Write to Sell and be a Self Publisher” and “International Business Made EZ”.

We include the “Self Fulfilled Writing and Self Publishing Course” because there are two reasons to write, when you have something to say or when you have something to sell.  In this day and age many of us want to do both, make a statement that makes the world a better place and earn something extra in the process. 

Whatever your passion, however you do business, chances are you’ll be writing either to create a product or to sell a product. 

You save more than $598 because you also receive a recorded webinar conducted by our webmaster David Cross (at no extra cost).

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David Cross

David has been our webmaster since our website began in the 1990s.  He is Merri’s and my business partner. We could not run our business as we do without him.

Learn the tactics we use in our web business that condenses 27 years of practical experience about search engine optimization, and writing for search engines.

For the last 27 years David has worked with companies large and small – IBM, Agora Publishing, AstraZeneca and many small business owners.  He has worked in 22 countries, and lived in six of them.

David’s clients span the globe and represent companies and charities both large and small.  From corporate giants to small, one-woman businesses and everything from finance, healthcare, publishing, technology, real estate, veterinarians, alternative health centers and everything in between.

David is an essential part of our web based business.

Myles Norin, CEO of Agora, Inc.  wrote:  “I have found David’s knowledge and experience unmatched in the industry.  Without David’s expertise and guidance for the past 7 years, we would not be nearly as successful as we are.”

As Senior Internet Consultant to Agora Inc. in Baltimore, MD, he worked closely with Agora’s publishers and marketers and – over a 7-year period – helped to propel Agora’s online revenues from around $20 million to well over $300 million.

David’s webinar will help you gain benefits in your micro business that large internet marketing companies use.  In this practical recorded workshop you will learn valuable skills to help your micro business.

There has never been a time when the opportunity for small businesses abroad has been so outstanding.  Expand your borders now!  Increase your economic security freedom, independence and success.

If you are not fully satisfied that this offers you enormous value simply email us for a full refund within 60 days.  You can keep all three courses as our thanks for giving our courses a try.

You also receive a report  “How to use Relaxed Concentration to Brainstorm Business Ideas” and a recorded workshop “How to Become and Remain Rich With Relaxed Concentration” at no additional cost.

Plus you get more in the program.

You receive regular writing and self publishing updates for a year.  Businesses usually need to evolve.  Merri and I continue to publish and have our independent businesses.  Some basics have remained for decades, but new strategies occur all the time throughout the year.  We’ll be sending along updates that share our most recent experiences as we learn and continue to grow our international micro business from Smalltown USA.

My special offer to you in this “Live Well and Free Anywhere Program”, is that you receive:

  • “International Business Made EZ” course
  • “Self Fulfilled – How to Write to Sell” course
  • Video Workshop by our webmaster David Cross,
  • The entire weekend “Writer’s Camp” in MP3,
  • MP3 Workshop “How to Gain Added Success With Relaxed Concentration”
  • Any updates to any of the courses, workshops, reports or recordings for a year.

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Earning With Exports


There is earning potential with Ecuador exports.

Though the Ecuador export tours we have sponsored take place  in the north of Ecuador… there is also great export potential in the south.  Ecuador Ateam member Stephen Midden reports.

Ecuador’s Artisans
by Stephen Milden

One of the many things we love about Ecuador is the fact that people make things here. We know the names of the craftsmen who made our furniture, kitchen cabinets, doors, windows, etc. which is very different than going to Home Depot or Levitz Furniture. We were able to design each piece and got something hand made of great quality.

In each area of Ecuador there seems to be one thing in particular the people are known for. In Cotacachi, for example, it’s leather goods. In Cuenca it’s carpentry, Gualaceo is famous for shoes and in Chordeleg it’s jewelry.

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Chodeleg’s Main Square

Chordeleg is a small town located about 45 minutes outside of Cuenca and while you can buy Panama Hats, pottery and other items, what it’s mainly known for is jewelry. Occasionally my wife, who swears she doesn’t like jewelry, suggests we take a ride in the country and go visit Chordeleg. Given that 98+% of what one would see is jewelry, I have come to suspect that there must be something in the air that she has to experience a couple of times a year. The fact that the photo below is what she’s bought in Chordeleg the last few visits perhaps it’s not something in the air.

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My wife’s growing jewelry collection

What you can’t see in the photo is the quality of the workmanship. This last trip Leanna purchased a couple of rings that to me were easily worth hundreds of dollars yet she only paid $35-40 each for them.

While silver is the predominant metal seen, gold and stainless steel can also be found. The detail and variety of what is available is surprising. From antique looking pieces….

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To what I think is called cloisonné..

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to fine filigree that is so intricate I have no idea how they do it…

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However one look at these hands that have been doing this for many years and it is clearer.

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If you’d like to come and take a look for yourself, please let me know and I’ll be happy to set you up with one of our drivers to explore the area. Stephen

stephen@move2ecuador.com 

Improve the quality of your life, expand your horizons and reduce the tax you pay as you increase asset protection by having an overseas company and overseas income!

Join other like minded souls in Ecuador.  Learn how to gain freedom and self fulfillment through an Ecuador export business.

In wood products.

In Ecuador’s art.

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In jewelry and all types of exports.

The ultimate form of financial security is to serve in a way you love through your own business.

Improved technology continually makes this easier but increased ability to serve is often hindered by red tape.

Almost everyone has heard of the Texas Rangers.  They are the oldest law enforcement body on the North American Continent and have helped bring in many famous criminals like John Wesley Hardin and Bonnie and Clyde.

We were really tickled to hear from a delegate of the Ecuador Export tours that he had sold hundreds of embossed Ecuador leather backpacks to the Texas Rangers and that was just the first order.  However it turned out that there was one thing that even these famous lawmen could not overcome…. red tape.

Almost no one has heard of the 106 rules the current administration has passed in the last three years that collectively will cost taxpayers more than $46 billion annually in compliance and lost productivity.

As you’ll see below the process of shifting from a small to medium or large Ecuador exporter requires a lot and growing amount of red tape… so much so that it overwhelms even the large Ecuador rose farms.

However there are two rays of sunshine that can help with this problem.  The first is the The Red Tape Reduction and Small Business Act (H.R. 4078).

The website of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee wrote a report that says:   July 26, 21012 the House Passed  the “Red Tape Reduction and Small Business Job Creation Act”.   Measure freezes new job-killing regulations and streamlines rulemaking process.

(WASHINGTON)—The House of Representatives today passed a comprehensive regulatory reform bill to cut red tape and make the federal rulemaking process more friendly to job creators.  The measure included several provisions previously passed by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

“The Obama Administration has issued some 106 rules in its first three years that collectively will cost taxpayers more than $46 billion annually in compliance and lost productivity.  This is four times the number of major regulations and five times the cost of rules issued in the prior administration’s first three years,” Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Issa said.

“In more than 30 hearings, examinations and public forums, our Committee has heard loud and clear from job creators across the country who tell us that red tape imposed by the federal government chokes economic expansion and hurts job creation.  Nonpartisan research surveys report that the American public feels the same way—with an overwhelming majority saying federal regulations are a major reason why the economy is struggling.  This bill helps unwind much of this unnecessary red tape and frees entrepreneurs and business owners to do what they do best: create jobs and opportunity,” Issa added.

See a link below to The Red Tape Reduction and Small Business Act (H.R. 4078).

This is why we are pleased to introduce the second bit of good small business news, a new benefit for our Export Service delegates.

First, let’s look at the red tape to export from Ecuador to the USA.

#1:    A US company.

#2:   A continuous bond, which has to be purchased each year to be eligible to register to import with the US Customs.

#3:   A broker who has a power of attorney authorizing them to handle your imports.

#4:   A US bank account to pay US customs department when taxes and duties are due.

Plus if you are selling direct to customers and accepting credit cards, you need:

#1:   A verifiable credit history and Social Security number.

#2:  A gateway company to process the charges.

#3:   A credit card merchant account.

#4: A certified, secure  shopping cart.

#5:  An annual PCI compliance review and certification

#6:  An EIN number provided by the IRS

#7:  A sales number issued by the state of Florida.

#8: A Physical US address (PO box not allowed).

#9:  Monthly accounting system.

#10: IRS annual sales report.

This along with the 106 new regulations adds so much expense and bother that even the large rose plantations in Ecuador cannot keep up.

Fortunately there is a solution and a special benefit for you if you have an Ecuador export business.

Our import logistic provider sent me this note:  Gary, A great new system has developed in Ecuador so that Flower Shops can now order direct from the rose plantations.

The way things have worked is that flower shops received their flowers from a local vendor, who got them from a distributor who got them from an importer, who dealt with a farm.

Or the flower shop purchased them from someone like me who buys them from a farm and ships them by FedEx.

This has expanded our business because in order to sell and import direct into the USA  there is an endless list of things to do. (They are described above).

The Ecuadorshop Logistics service provides all these services for exporters in importers into the USA.

The farms can sell to the flower shops but have no way of charging them nor of getting the flowers through customs.  Our company does everything for them as their logistics provider.

We charge the buyers credit cards, do the FedEx labels, send the tracking number, deal with customs, pay duties when rehired, use our bond and broker coordinate and pay the rose plantation.

The plantations find that complying with all these requirements is too expensive we do the entire logistic service.

The farm only has to grow, harvest and sell the roses.  Our logistics service takes care of everything else.

Every farm I have talked to has signed with me.

I am happy to now provide an even more special exclusive service to your Ecuador Living Club members and export tour delegates.

I can provide our logistics service for Ecuador exports beyond roses.

There are two more very special benefits.

First, our logistics service can pay manufacturers in Ecuador.

Second, our service can monitor production and quality and assure timely delivery.

I have met many of your export tour delegates who have found really greet products that they sell really well.   However once they return to the US they can’t restock unless they return to Ecuador.

If they do reorder but are not present for delivery, they are at the mercy of the manufacturer… which creates a huge quality control problem.  These importers get whatever suppliers here send them.

Many don’t even try to reorder.  They don’t know how. They don’t want to wire  money without seeing the product and being are of delivery.  

Many others just have no idea or find that the income is not worth the time, effort and cost of all the red tape.

The good news is that I do not get in-between the importer and buyer either.  I set a price for my service and the importer knows his product cost.

Our service is provided for a set fee so the importer knows all costs and can price his product accordingly.

Turning your passion into profit with your own business makes sense in these technological times… if you can outrun growth in red tape.  The Ecuadorshop logistic service can help stop red tape from putting your business in the red.

The ultimate form of financial security is to serve in a way you love through your own business.  Exporting can be fun and fulfilling as well as profitable.  Improved technology continually makes having your own global micro business easier if you can eliminate most of the red tape.

New Way to Earn Globally


The ability to earn extra income may be one of the most important assets you can have when living in Ecuador.  Having an Ecuador export business is one good way to earn.

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Roberto Ribadeneira will speak at our seminar about how he can shop, ship and charge for Ecuador export businesses.

This is why we have the Ecuador export expert from our Ateam Ecuador, Roberto Ribadeneira join Merri, me, Thomas Fischer of JGAM, two overseas tax experts during our October 5-6-7, 2012 seminar.

The seminar is divided into three sessions.   One session is “How to Have an International Micro Business.”  Learn how to use modern technology to start global micro businesses with minimal investments of time and capital.

By starting small and building with stepping stones and a harmonious focus, Merri and I have learned how to almost own several profit generating phrases at Google.  We, along with our webmaster David Cross share the secrets of how you can use words to create your own global income as well.

The seminar shares how we 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.

We use this system successfully on the internet and share what we do with you as we look at ways you too can have a high income generating business… even if you never leave your home.   We are very thankful to be one of the most read sites in Ecuador and do very well in the US and Canada too.

Our seminar helps you learn how to use the same tactics we use… in your micro business.

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.

Value oriented micro businesses 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! 

Knowing the micro business philosophies we follow can help you use the internet in business 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.

We look at these economic and structural changes, and what to do about them in the business portion of our seminar.

We’ll see how markets are shifting from materialistic needs to emotional needs.

We’ll see great opportunity for writers in the following markets:

Love-friendship-control-freedom-tradition-change-big answers-recognition and care. These are emotional needs that create expanding demand and business opportunity. The next generation is having more involvement in every step of the buying process.  Uniting the body and mind is an emerging market.  Natural physical health, fitness will expand but botox and insulin sales will also grow.

Mental health, retreats and spas prosper.  The health of the planet is becoming a more important business.There is a shift of emphasis from GDP to GWB  (General Wellness Barometer Happiness Factor).  Business will operate with more passion.

Learn about other business possibilities…

In the global micro business sessions we’ll see ideas on how to:

* Create Export Businesses

Roberto will look at honey as one business opportunity for someone who wants to earn abroad.

We are always watching for special dots that no one else might see but we can connect and share an opportunity with our readers.

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In this case the opportunity is Ecuador honey.

The opportunity comes because there is nothing like this Ecuador honey in the world.

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Roberto sent me a note with these honey photos.

Gary, These are varietal honeys. Exclusive unique. I’ll bring this to the October conference.  No one in the world has this.  100% organic… really authentic.

It is little known that the indigenous community is a quiet nation of bee keepers.   They are really good bee keepers… unbelievable ones… offering special aged honey… royal jelly… and more.  The shamans use honey and bees in their healing ceremonies.

Roberto also wrote:   Yes, this is an exclusive organic product. I just met with the owner and the potential is huge. I am working with the logistics right now to see how we get to the USA. But this is a premium unique product. They know so much about this is crazy. I’ll send you the details, how it works, etc. I’d love to discuss it with everyone at the October seminar. No one else has anything like this.  The producers are a small and elite company.

What does it take to export from Ecuador? Here is a business lesson from the Texas Rangers.

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Texas Ranger badge.

Almost everyone has heard of the Texas Rangers.  They are the oldest law enforcement body on the North American Continent and have helped bring in many famous criminals like John Wesley Hardin and Bonnie and Clyde.

We were really tickled to hear from a delegate of the Ecuador Export tours that he had sold hundreds of embossed Ecuador leather backpacks to the Texas Rangers and that was just the first order.  However it turned out that there was one thing that even these famous lawmen could not overcome…. red tape.

Almost no one has heard of the 106 rules the current administration has passed in the last three years that collectively will cost taxpayers more than $46 billion annually in compliance and lost productivity. 

Roberto Ribadeneira  resolved this dilemma for our Ecuador Living Club members by creating a export logistic service that takes care of all the red tape and provides all the services that are needed to export!  This is another reason that I am so excited about the honey!

Roberto now is offering this service to Ecuador Living Club members for a set fee so exporters can price their products accordingly.

This is a great service that is being used by numerous large farms in Ecuador now.   Roberto provides every detail for importing products into the USA and this can be used for honey as well as roses.   Merri and I have used Roberto’s logistics service for almost half a decade.

One big benefit is that the service can send each product direct to the buyer in the USA.

You can sell your import direct to the customer.  Roberto charges the customer and delivers the order.   Everything is handled by the service.   The  tracking notice and product are delivered direct to the buyer.  The logistics service then charges our credit card and pays the supplier… so no money has to be wired to Ecuador.

 The Ecuadorshop Logistics service makes large and medium scale Ecuador exporting possible.   Our Ecuador Living Club and the Ecuador export tours make this service possible from smaller businesses.   As you can imagine a service of this nature requires substantial set up and personal attention. Normally this would be available only to larger businesses such as rose plantations.   Due to the size of our readership… the size limitation for acceptance has been removed.  This is an exclusive service available to our Ecuador Living Club members and to the delegates who attend Ecuador tours conducted by Jean Marie Butterlin.

Turning your passion into profit with your own business makes sense in these technological times… if you can outrun growth in red tape.  The Ecuadorshop logistic service can help stop red tape from putting your business in the red.

* Earn from Self Publishing and Writing

The key to success in an international micro business is focus… in reach, engagement and monetization.

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Delegates at Writer’s Camp discussing how to build a list.

The key to a successful global business is a good list.

Whether you use Amazon.com and Kindle… Google or other search engines… print advertising… word of mouth or direct sales, the ultimate goal is to have a list of like minded souls ho like your products whether they be products or services… tangible or electronic.

This is why we we quite giddy to read that one of our Writer’s Camp delegates connected very well at Amazon.com with her first ebook Cook Book for Kindle.

Nickki Goff wrote how she used the tactics from our course and one other self publishing system to create over 10,000 downloads of her ebook in 5 days. This brought her 20 great reviews!

Now her eCookbook, “Easy Quinoa Recipes” is consistently making 10+ sales per day!  See how to get this book free here.

This has given Nicki a change to use Amazon.com’s  algorithms to build a list that launches her into a successful micro business with global earnings on ebook sales.

We have written a report plus a recorded interview about how Nickki did manged to get 10,000 downloads in less than a week… our competitor and three other valuable sources of self publishing help and  details on the next step she can take.

We will review this report and look at how to use ebooks to gain extra income.

* Develop Internet Sales

Our webmaster David Cross provides details on how he has helped build our internet business over the past 15 years.

* Cash in on Ecuador Organic Agricultural Business Ideas

* Profit With Health Business Ideas

* Turn Ideas for Tours and Seminar Businesses into Profitable Lifestyles

Super Thinking looks far beyond investing and business in Ecuador.   They begin with a global economic update that helps integrate thinking of the past with the here and now of global economics.

Each session builds on the next to help you learn how to gain freedom, remove stress and earn more by combining powerful tools of thoughts and business action.

Session One:  Our global World present past and future… seen from outside the box.

Session Two: How to use Super thinking to have more intelligence with whole brain thinking.

Session Three:  International Micro Business – “How to Have a Global Income “.

This seminar provides a learning funnel that integrates your personal desires, skills and circumstances to current and historical global economic realities.

Here is what you learn:

* Global economic history  – how this combines with each business’s past… future… interest, skills and knowledge. 

The historical review sees  current markets for writers based around economic cycles as outlined first by Russian economist, Nikolai Kondratiev, who proposed a theory that Western capitalist economies have long term (50 to 60 years) cycles of boom followed by depression. These business cycles are to this day called “Kondratiev Waves”.

Kondratiev’s thoughts were refined  by Austrian economist, Joseph Shumpeter, which we have extensively researched and follow the global economy (and US stock market) and how it has moved through a series of bull…. and then a bear (a period of no growth) cycles that each run around 15 year bull as shown in this graph below.

Dow Charts

These stock market bull and bear cycles are based on cycles of human interaction, war, technology and productivity.

These cycles are a driving force in the creation of  opportunity.

These cycles are intricately connected with the new waves of productivity that grow from the great human platform of combat. The cycle goes like this.

An economic downturn enhances a war or threat of war. Struggles for survival in the war (like the Civil War, WWI, WWII and the Cold War (WWIII), super charge inventiveness that creates new forms of productivity…the steam engine, the internal combustion engine,  production line processes, jet engines, TV, farming techniques, plastics, telephone, computer and lastly during the Cold War, the internet.

Each new invention helped win a war.  Shifting the technology to domestic use… after the war… created a boom.

Each boom leads to excess.

Each excess led to a correction.  The correction creates an economic downturn.

The economic downturn enhances a war or threat of war.

The global economy is currently in a major correction cycle… at the correct time and we should expect that a war (or some major struggle of the epoch or threat of war such as the Cold War) should begin to build!   This latest downturn started almost exactly (1998), 16 years after the last boom began (1982)…which began after the last great human struggle called the Cold War that lasted about a decade when the Soviet Union collapsed.

If the cycle repeats, the struggle should build now due to the poor economy.  If the cycles repeat then the bottom is around 2012-2013.  Everything will seem bleakest… darkest… blackest.

This will be the best time of all in decades to invest!

The epoch of the Cold War fought Maggie Thatcher and Ronnie Reagan fought the evil empire (1981 to 1989).  The war was won when the Berlin Wall came down in 1989 and the Soviet Empire dissolved in 1991. That war created an arms race that created new technology including internet.

The economic war that follows the boom comes from the domestication of technology developed during the struggle.

The technological burst off WWIII accelerated when access to the ARPANET was expanded in 1981 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) which developed the Computer Science Network (CSNET) providing access to supercomputer sites in the United States from research and education organizations.

In 1982 the Internet Protocol Suite (TCP/IP) was standardized and the concept of a world-wide network of fully interconnected TCP/IP networks called the Internet was introduced. Commercial internet service providers (ISPs) began to emerge in the late 1980s and 1990s.

The dot-com bubble (also referred to as the Internet bubble and the Information Technology Bubble) was the post war boom, a speculative bubble covering roughly 1995–2000.

The next step is to decide where this cycle is and how this creates business opportunity through distortions, contrasts and trends.

Contrasts and distortions in currencies, markets and social and demographic shifts to spots trends.

For example we look at how each new wave of technology creates new problems.  Shifts from WWII included increased fertilization in farming and more women at work.  This caused dietary differences in the American family that led to an explosion of health food stores.

* Problems & Trends Create Income Possibilities

Surprisingly the inventors of Graham Crackers and Kellogg Corn Flakes were among some of the first to spur an interest in health food so in the 1920s and 1930s health food stores did start to open in the USA selling products such as blackstrap molasses and brewer’s yeast.  However health food stores as we know them did not start to boom until the 1960s in connection to the newly emerging ecology movement and counterculture to modern living, intense fertilization, pesticides, women at work, etc.

Image the wealth you would have gained  writing about that trend coming!

We  explore potential counter cultures created by the internet… a WWIII technology… that could erupt and ways to write and do business based on this.

We pay special attention to economic distortions.  Distortions create writing opportunities because your micro business is the best investment you can make backed by your own time, effort and energy.

Part Three of the Camp: Frequency Modulation – Tapping our inner resources for outer expansion. As change comes faster we must become smarter… more flexible and enhance our ability to embrace and profits from the never ending shifts we face.

The educational program Merri and I have developed uses a different form of frequency modulation that opens enormous opportunity for expansion, understanding, peacefulness as well as greater wealth.

FM teaching uses frequency (in music and with each sense… sight…. smell, tactile and even smell) to integrate brain waves so the process of absorbing, processing and recalling information is vastly accelerated.  This brings forth the three C’s:  Calm, Clarity and Coherence.

FM creates relaxed concentration… a key to happiness, health and success.

You learn whole brain thinking that can help improve your freedom, satisfaction and income through business.

This part of the seminar helps us integrate their brain waves so they are more intelligent, intuitive and relaxed.

This workshop shows how to get into and stay in a state of relaxed concentration… a mental state shown to enhance almost every human capability… especially writing.

Merri and I are explorers so we have used this techniques for decades. We  are always looking for what’s next… trying to stay on or ahead of the leading edge and need ways to think outside he box.

The Super Thinking Workshop shares how to live better…. using frequency modulation to be smarter… stronger…. more energetic… and healthier.

Most of us have never so many problems that create opportunity as those that face us now.  A growing global population… depletion of natural resources and technology are bring social and financial shifts at a pace never seen before.

These shifts will rob many of their financial well being, but fortunately the same technology that is creating the change can also help you gain prosperity like you have never imagined.  We look forward to sharing these riches with you.

We are in our 44th year of business and we share what we have learned and where this is leading our activities in our upcoming seminar. Join us.

Each seminar updates how we doing business globally, and even how we are investing… and why… right now. Join Merri, me

Spotting new trends and applying them to our micro business has brought us a strong and continual flow of income. More importantly the process has been fulfilling…. beneficial to society and healthy.    Now you can benefit from the latest… and perhaps strongest… of all the trends we have stumbled upon.

Applying the concepts of super thinking to spotting trends over the past 44 years has helped thousands of our readers make and save millions.   The success of our readers has been a driving force in our lives yet we have always wanted to do more so continued looking deeper at ways we can share how to have income, stability, good health and contentment.

Join us to learn our most recent experiences and most advanced concepts and ideas.

Quantum Thinking For Everlasting Wealth Seminar – October 5-6-7, 2012 West Jefferson, North Carolina.

Join Merri and me. Enroll here $799.   Couple $999

New River State Park Facility

Our Super Thinking courses each have a focus… in this upcoming course we feature Super Thinking + International Investing and Business.

The key that makes these courses unique… like nothing else available are the Super Thinking sessions that have been created from Merri’s and my experience with ancient wisdom from Europe, Asia and the Andes.  Part of this wisdom is aimed at getting our minds into a state of relaxed concentration so we can think clearly despite the bombarding of noise in the news, over the net and on TV.

Super Thinking returns us to our natural though patterns and there is no better place to do this like in nature… in deep woods surrounded by forests… away from the maddening crowds.

The park is only seven miles from West Jefferson. The drive is sublime especially in October during the leaf change when the forest looks like this.

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The park’s website describes the park:  Rugged hillsides, pastoral meadows and farmlands surround what is believed to be one of the oldest rivers in North America the New River. Its waters are slow and placid. Its banks are fertile and covered with wildflowers. Dedicated as a National Scenic River in 1976, this gentle river is the centerpiece of New River State Park.

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The New River area still maintains an old-fashioned charm. Mountain roads are narrow and winding, dotted with small farms, churches and country stores. The river itself is tranquil, offering good bass fishing, trout streams, excellent birding and inspiring mountain scenery. But perhaps the best way to absorb and appreciate the river’s peacefulness is from the seat of a canoe as it glides across the slow-moving waters. Four areas with access to this waterway make up more than 2,200 acres of New River State Park and provide spots for camping, canoeing, picnicking and fishing.

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You’ll enjoy a nice seven mile drive through glorious autumn woods to the park entrance.

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The park has a wonderful meeting facility… a community room… huge fireplace… large windows in nature surrounded by peace and tranquility of the woods… a great place to learn!

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Aerial view of facilities at New River State Park.

Quantum Thinking For Everlasting Wealth Seminar – October 5-6-7, 2012 West Jefferson, North Carolina.

Join Merri and me. Enroll here $799.   Couple $999

 

Honey of a Deal


Here is a honey of a business opportunity for someone who wants to earn abroad.

We are always watching for special dots that no one else might see but we can connect and share an opportunity with our readers.

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In this case the opportunity is Ecuador honey.  We’ll be sharing this honey at our October 5-6-7 Super Thinking + International Investing & Business seminar.

The opportunity comes because there is nothing like this Ecuador honey in the world.

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Roberto Ribadeneira, Ecuador Ateam’s export logistics supplier sent me a note with these honey photos.

Gary, These are varietal honeys. Exclusive unique. I’ll bring this to the October conference.  No one in the world has this.  100% organic… really authentic.

It is little known that the indigenous community is a quiet nation of bee keepers.   They are really good bee keepers… unbelievable ones… offering special aged honey… royal jelly… and more.  The shamans use honey and bees in their healing ceremonies.

Roberto also wrote:   Yes, this is an exclusive organic product. I just met with the owner and the potential is huge. I am working with the logistics right now to see how we get to the USA. But this is a premium unique product. They know so much about this is crazy. I’ll send you the details, how it works, etc. I’d love to discuss it with everyone at the October seminar. No one else has anything like this.  The producers are a small and elite company.

What does it take to export from Ecuador? Here is a business lesson from the Texas Rangers.

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Texas Ranger badge.

Almost everyone has heard of the Texas Rangers.  They are the oldest law enforcement body on the North American Continent and have helped bring in many famous criminals like John Wesley Hardin and Bonnie and Clyde.

We were really tickled to hear from a delegate of the Ecuador Export tours that he had sold hundreds of embossed Ecuador leather backpacks to the Texas Rangers and that was just the first order.  However it turned out that there was one thing that even these famous lawmen could not overcome…. red tape.

Almost no one has heard of the 106 rules the current administration has passed in the last three years that collectively will cost taxpayers more than $46 billion annually in compliance and lost productivity. 

Roberto Ribadeneira  resolved this dilemma for our Ecuador Living Club members by creating a export logistic service that takes care of all the red tape and provides all the services that are needed to export!  This is another reason that I am so excited about the honey!

Roberto now is offering this service to Ecuador Living Club members for a set fee so exporters can price their products accordingly.

This is a great service that is being used by numerous large farms in Ecuador now.   Roberto provides every detail for importing products into the USA and this can be used for honey as well as roses.   Merri and I have used Roberto’s logistics service for almost half a decade.

One big benefit is that the service can send each product direct to the buyer in the USA.

You can sell your import direct to the customer.  Roberto charges the customer and delivers the order.   Everything is handled by the service.   The  tracking notice and product are delivered direct to the buyer.  The logistics service then charges our credit card and pays the supplier… so no money has to be wired to Ecuador.

 The Ecuadorshop Logistics service makes large and medium scale Ecuador exporting possible.   Our Ecuador Living Club and the Ecuador export tours make this service possible from smaller businesses.   As you can imagine a service of this nature requires substantial set up and personal attention. Normally this would be available only to larger businesses such as rose plantations.   Due to the size of our readership… the size limitation for acceptance has been removed.  This is an exclusive service available to our Ecuador Living Club members and to the delegates who attend Ecuador tours conducted by Jean Marie Butterlin.

Turning your passion into profit with your own business makes sense in these technological times… if you can outrun growth in red tape.  The Ecuadorshop logistic service can help stop red tape from putting your business in the red.

Learn how to belong to the Ecuador Living Club

Meet Roberto and see the honey at our October 5-6-7 North Carolina seminar.

At the seminar, we’ll see how honey and other value added agricultural products create special opportunity on multi dimensional Ecuador farms.

Delegates viewing farm at  San Vicente.

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Farm at Briceno

One delegate bought a farm at an unusually low price because it also had excess amounts of water over the whole year.

The farm gets its water from this well that has a 12 meters (36 feet) thick water reservoir that never goes dry.

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Delegates visiting farm on beach front with multi dimensional opportunity.

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This beach farm for example offers rental income or can be subdivided into a farming community with several smaller farms.

Multi dimensional  farms can earn from farming and other opportunities. For example many  farms are primary – never touched forests. These farms can earn from ecological selective logging that in a couple of years alone would pay for the farm itself.

These farms offer a great place to…

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live, work, earn and enjoy a natural life.

Learn more about agricultural real estate tours here.

Gary

 

 

The Pen is Mightier


The pen is mightier than the keyboard and can be used as an amazing instrument of power.

(Plus see how to turn pens from dough into dough).

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In this day of modern technology pens still have a place… a nice one..or memorable ones especially.  See how to use pens to make your life better and how to become more intelligent in a most unexpected way.

Before the Pen

Before we examine the importance of the pen, let me review a system that unlocks our higher forms of intelligence that we cannot access in lingual form.

We use techniques to create business and investing ideas in the Quantum Thinking Workshop conducted during our International Investing and Business Seminars.

We also teach this tactic to create writing ideas during our Writer’s Camp.

There are the three steps in this technique:

Step #1: Write by hand for five or ten minutes everything you can about a business idea.  This connects the the mind/body functions.

Step #2: Take a ten minute meditation or sit quietly for 10 minutes listening to Baroque largo music.  Relax and let your mind wander… use innocence… no expectation.

Step #3: At the end of ten minutes write down whatever is on your mind at that time. Write as much about it as you can…just let it flow.
In the thoughts…in the visions that you have at the end of the ten minute meditation or in the quiet listening, there will be an out of the box idea to dwell on… often in graphic form…could be a picture rather than words.  Dwell easily on this in context of your business.  You will be very pleased and delighted with the results of your own creative, simple writings.

We integrated a tactic taught to us by a Buddhist Monk with the Super Thinking knowledge to come up with this special way of  tapping into the infinite knowledge to which we are all connected.

We use this system because the intelligence that is in us can in times of stress overwhelm our ability to think logically.   Our universe of information is yoda, terra bytes of data compared to our logic… as a processor… not even 64K.  At the least we cannot expect to use just our logical thinking to tap into the universe.

This process works even better if you make it a ritual with a special pen.

Rituals are special routines that connect us to the moment.   Rituals are actions that can connect us to ourselves, our place, and our greater intellect.

Rituals bring pleasure without the labor of decision making. They allow us to enter a state of relaxed action where we’re actually not thinking, not aware of any single thing other than the act of what we are doing.

Rituals connect us with the moment that makes life better.

Rituals are routines we give importance to. The secret is to choose an important routine and to systematize it so that you do it the same way every single time – so it doesn’t require thought.  Good rituals are enjoyable habits that accomplish something… large or small with easy success.

Rituals work best when the mind and body compose together.  We put on night clothes for the ritual of going to bed.   We may have a special coffee cup that enhances the ritual of enjoying the first cup of morning coffee.

A special pen can enhance the ritual of writing in at least three ways.

The first two enhancements  come when the pen looks and feels good to you.   This activates pleasure responses in your neuromuscular system as the mind takes cues from both its visual and tactile centers.  For example I use a wonderful wooden pen… much like the one above.    A way to describe the process is “This gets the juices flowing!”

The third gain you get in the system takes place if you associate the pen with something positive in your life.  For example my pen was a gift from my one and only high school buddy who has remained a friend for 50 years.   The pen was not for a birthday, a holiday or any special occasion.  My pal simply showed up one day with one for both Merri and me saying… “I was in the market… saw these great hand made pens and thought of you two”.

Every time I pick up the pen I feel a warm flood of gratitude for a lifelong friendship.  Then I enjoy the beauty of the wood and craftsmanship and finally the silky fineness of the polished wood.

I am feeling better before I begin to write.

Next time you have a business problem/situation or are looking for a path to follow… get a piece of fine paper (one that you like) and pick up an enjoyable pen.

Good pens can be expensive.  According to skitzone.com this Aurora Diamante fountain pen is priced at $1,4375,000!

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Never mind. The pen you use does not have to cost a lot.   The technique will work if you use a Bic, the stub of a pencil or even a broken crayon…. but it will work in a more positive way when you tap into the infinite intellect we all possess through the expertise of any pen that is special for you.

Use the technique above. This can change your life for the better.

See details of our September 1-2-3 Writers Camp

Turns pens from Dough into Dough.

Using pens as described above is a general way to increase prosperity. Here is a specific way to earn from pens.

Here is how to turn bread into dough…  the cash kind by making pens out of dough.

In the Ecuador export tours, delegates can visit the village of Calderon and look at Ecuador exports called mazapan. Mazapan is made from bread dough that is glazed and baked rock hard. Delegates see all types of goods being made.  Mazapan offers excellent Ecuador exports opportunity because it can be shaped into almost any form ranging from beautiful flowers to toys, nativity sets and much, much more.

Mazapan products are excellent Ecuador exports because they are light and compact for low cost shipping, the product is inexpensive but with a little value added can be marked up enormously.

As Ecuador exports they have be made into pins, refrigerator magnets, necklaces, earrings and ornaments.   Exports delegates get to see how these Ecuador exports can be merchandised in many ways.

One delegate who owned a  number of Hampton Inns in the USA had mazapan flowers and llamas created to use at his hotel as a turn down treat.  So many guests asked for them that he created a small leaflet and began selling them.  Later he began  wholesaling to other hoteliers.

The last time I talked to this exporter he was having pins made in the form of his University Alma Mater  mascot to sell at college ball games and such.

Here…

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few…

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samples…

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of mazapan.

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To date I have not seen mazapan made into pens but there is no reason not to use this idea.  This is a hot Ecuador exports idea!

Now learning about mazapan exports is even easier because a large mazipan factory has started near Cotacachi and near the colonial Inn Land of the Sun, from where the Ecuador Ateam centers the Ecuador export tours they conduct.

Learn about Ecuador export tours. here.

Gary

See how we use the Super Thinking system in our Quantum Wealth Workshop to create business and income earning ideas below.

Writer’s Camps – Recorded on MP3

Learn how to learn how to wrote and self publish from our recorded Writer’s Camp…

Seven P Secrets of Self Publishing

When you write, you can work anywhere. 

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Here I am working poolside in the winter, at our Florida farm.

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Here I am with our hound Ma, working during the summer at our North Carolina farm.

Learn how to earn everywhere, while living anywhere you choose.  I have been able to earn by writing in Hong Kong, England, the Isle of Man, Dominican Republic and Ecuador to name a few of the place I have lived.  Everywhere I have been… too numerous to share here, I have been able to work.

All I need is my laptop.

That’s all you need too… a laptop to be free!

Before computers, a pencil and pad did the job.

Freedom is just one benefit you can gain from writing.

Another benefit is income.   Writing has brought me both our farms, free and clear… plus a lot more.

Another good example of earning potential is my friend Hugh Howey.   He was working for $10 an hour in a book store when he self published his novel Wool, typing in a storage room during his lunch breaks.

Soon he was earning over $100,000 a month on Amazon.com.  This helped secure a six-figure book deal from Simon & Schuster, and an option for film by Ridley Scott, director of Blade Runner and Alien.

That’s what he’s doing now.

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Sometimes Hugh and I get together at my  farm and play chess (he beats me badly).

Writers like High are great inspirations.

A couple of years ago Hugh  left Florida, and moved to South Africa.  He had a sailing catamaran built for him and now can sail the world while he continues to write.

Hugh explained it like this: And that’s the miracle of working as a writer: I can do it from anywhere and everywhere. The past few years, I’ve done a lot of writing from airplanes and airports while on business trips abroad.  SAND was entirely written overseas while traveling through seven different countries; I think it’s a better story because of those inspirations.  In upcoming years, I may be writing near your home port.

Hugh’s a super star writer and his success could not happen to a more deserving and talented person.  He pours enormous energy into being worthy of his readership.  But you do not have to be a million dollar a year earner or a traveler to benefit from writing.

The good news is… you do not need a huge success to have a rich and fulfilled lifestyle.  Self Publishing can bring you a life that most people only dream of, as a journeyman writer, instead of a super star.

May I hastily add that the path to stardom begins as a journeyman… so the journeyman’s path brings success without stardom… but can also lead to stardom.

What most success stories like Hugh’s rarely explain is the many hours of writing that was devoted before their self published book sales soared.   Hugh, like most writers were journeymen first.  Stardom came later.

Here are sevens secrets that can help you become a journeyman writer. 

The secrets are a writer’s armory of tools that allows almost anyone to create successful publications for income, freedom and fulfillment.

Take Merri’s and my publishing business as an example.  

Merri and I are not writing stars.  We are journeymen who have for more than 40 years, year in and year out, earned solid income writing and self publishing dozens of publications about multiple subjects.

Some years that income has been more than solid… over a million dollars.  Yet in terms of stardom, we are hardly known.

In a moment you’ll see why that’s fine for us and probably will be for you too.

First some history.

Merri became involved in self publishing over 40 years ago… first helping a veterinarian publish a book on a very specific market… animal acupuncture. Then she showed a needle point artist how to sell more books to an even more specific audience… “needle point enthusiasts”  about her needle point work to an audience larger than the population of the city she lived in.  This led Merri to eventually become Executive Editor of an award winning magazine in Florida.

My story allowed Merri and me to work and live from Hong Kong to London to Europe to Eastern Europe, then the Caribbean and then Ecuador… making millions in the process of following our adventures… having fun… while helping a large readership adapt to a rapidly changing world.

That’s what self publishing can bring, profit, adventure and fulfillment, a great feeling of worth and wonder.

Self Publishing has created exactly the lifestyle we desire allowing us to span the world and work with meaning and purpose.

Self Publishing has become a new business art form. 

The seven secrets can help you start your own self publishing business now.

Everything in publishing is new and exciting and changing.  Publishing is being recreated by the wonderful power of destructive technology.

Everything is new… except the seven secrets. 

Change in the publishing industry is disturbing many.   We love this evolution due to these seven secrets we call the 7Ps.  The 7 Ps are so fundamental to writing and publishing that new technology enhances rather than reduces their power.

The First P is Passion.

Whatever your passion, you can immerse yourself in it AND create income with self publishing.  This can be your direct ticket to the kind of fulfillment you’ve always wanted.

Whether you want to travel the world or live as a recluse, work 12 hours a day or not work much at all,  you can set your schedule to succeed, if you’re willing to learn these seven secrets.

You can start part-time with any dream, passion, and budget.  Once you’ve created a product, you’ll enjoy the “multiple effect” of producing profits over and over again.

So the question is… What do you love to do?

What’s Your Passion:  An example is that thirty years ago, a client of Merri’s had a passion to help people who were in pain?  He published a series of pamphlets explaining various chiropractic disorders in very simple terms.  For example: “What Is Whiplash?”

The pamphlets contained solid information, but were simple 5″ x 7″ brochures with drawings and explanations. He sold them with a rack to chiropractors, who put them in their offices for patients to read.  These little self-published items sold year in and year out for decades.

There are thousands of ideas of this sort that can lead to big business.  It’s just a matter of defining and then acting on your passion.

Although I can work when I please and go where I wish, for me the most important reason for being a publisher is the satisfaction it brings. 

I love the projects I take on, so work doesn’t feel like, well… work.

What do you love?  If you love golf, then you can write and sell publications about golf.  Love travel, fishing, dogs, dolls, or art?  Write and sell publications in these fields.

Are you concerned about crime, war, poverty or environmental issues?  You can publish information products that help reduce these concerns.

Would you like to help the world be a more spiritual place?  Publish a newsletter, write a book (or hire someone to write it for you), record a tape… publish something that enlightens people.

Whatever your passion, you can immerse yourself in it and earn income by publishing for ereaders, print on demand, CDs, lists, bound books, or any format you choose.

Be immersed in your passion and get paid well for it. 

This is why stardom is not the main goal for most writers and self publishers.  Extra income, more freedom and fulfillment are usually more than enough enough.

The seven Ps are:

#1: Passion

#2: Problem

#3: Person

#4: Profitably Priced Product

#5: Prospecting Pathway

#6: Promise

#7: Presentation

The first time I exposed others to the secrets in Self Publishing was in a weekend “Writer’s Camp” seminar.  We offered the camp for $1,500. 80 delegates enrolled.  People from all walks of life attended—chiropractors, businessmen, investors, doctors, realtors, inventors, airline pilots, engineers, and housewives.

Merri and I were so overwhelmed by the response, we decided to make it available to a larger audience.  We created a written course based on our current self publishing activity called “Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher.”  Then we recorded the weekend “Writer’s Camp” seminar.

Thousands have used the course as it has evolved over the decades.

You can receive both the written course and the recorded weekend seminar, in an MP3 file, in a special “Live Well and Free Anywhere” program I am making available to you.  The normal fee is $299 for the written course and $299 for the recorded workshop.   I’ll send you both the course and the recorded workshop and my course “International Business Made EZ (also $299) all for $299.  You save $598.

We are so confident that you’ll gain from this offer that if you are not fully satisfied, simply email us within 60 days for a full refund .

These courses are not theoretical.  They describe, step-by-step, how Merri and I built a million-dollar international business and how we are running this self publishing business right now.   We use the 7Ps today just as we did four decades ago to create a strong annual income.

This correspondence course is for those who would like their own international self publishing micro business for fun and profit. If you want fun, freedom, extra income and fulfillment with your own full or part time writing or want to build your existing business, by writing to sell you can profit from this course.  The course can help who want their own business or who want to have a business together or a family business.  This is the perfect course for those who can no longer find employment, who are looking for ways to earn abroad and who wish to retire and supplement their income.

Whether you are retired, an investor, chiropractor, doctor, dentist, professional or already own your own business, this offers another way to make money, to turn your passion into profit. We guarantee that we have shared all we know to help you start and run your own international business.  Enjoy and live a life of following your Passion to Profit… through writing.

Here is a special offer. 

We provide two emailed courses  “Self Fulfilled – How to Write to Sell and be a Self Publisher” and “International Business Made EZ”.

We include the “Self Fulfilled Writing and Self Publishing Course” because there are two reasons to write, when you have something to say or when you have something to sell.  In this day and age many of us want to do both, make a statement that makes the world a better place and earn something extra in the process. 

Whatever your passion, however you do business, chances are you’ll be writing either to create a product or to sell a product. 

You save more than $598 because you also receive a recorded webinar conducted by our webmaster David Cross (at no extra cost).

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David Cross

David has been our webmaster since our website began in the 1990s.  He is Merri’s and my business partner. We could not run our business as we do without him.

Learn the tactics we use in our web business that condenses 27 years of practical experience about search engine optimization, and writing for search engines.

For the last 27 years David has worked with companies large and small – IBM, Agora Publishing, AstraZeneca and many small business owners.  He has worked in 22 countries, and lived in six of them.

David’s clients span the globe and represent companies and charities both large and small.  From corporate giants to small, one-woman businesses and everything from finance, healthcare, publishing, technology, real estate, veterinarians, alternative health centers and everything in between.

David is an essential part of our web based business.

Myles Norin, CEO of Agora, Inc.  wrote:  “I have found David’s knowledge and experience unmatched in the industry.  Without David’s expertise and guidance for the past 7 years, we would not be nearly as successful as we are.”

As Senior Internet Consultant to Agora Inc. in Baltimore, MD, he worked closely with Agora’s publishers and marketers and – over a 7-year period – helped to propel Agora’s online revenues from around $20 million to well over $300 million.

David’s webinar will help you gain benefits in your micro business that large internet marketing companies use.  In this practical recorded workshop you will learn valuable skills to help your micro business.

There has never been a time when the opportunity for small businesses abroad has been so outstanding.  Expand your borders now!  Increase your economic security freedom, independence and success.

If you are not fully satisfied that this offers you enormous value simply email us for a full refund within 60 days.  You can keep all three courses as our thanks for giving our courses a try.

You also receive a report  “How to use Relaxed Concentration to Brainstorm Business Ideas” and a recorded workshop “How to Become and Remain Rich With Relaxed Concentration” at no additional cost.

Plus you get more in the program.

You receive regular writing and self publishing updates for a year.  Businesses usually need to evolve.  Merri and I continue to publish and have our independent businesses.  Some basics have remained for decades, but new strategies occur all the time throughout the year.  We’ll be sending along updates that share our most recent experiences as we learn and continue to grow our international micro business from Smalltown USA.

My special offer to you in this “Live Well and Free Anywhere Program”, is that you receive:

  • “International Business Made EZ” course
  • “Self Fulfilled – How to Write to Sell” course
  • Video Workshop by our webmaster David Cross,
  • The entire weekend “Writer’s Camp” in MP3,
  • MP3 Workshop “How to Gain Added Success With Relaxed Concentration”
  • Any updates to any of the courses, workshops, reports or recordings for a year.

We are so confident that you’ll gain from this offer that if you are not fully satisfied, simply email us within the first three months for a full refund . 

Order “Self Fulfilled – How to Publish to Sell” and a quarter of update lessons $79.   Click Here.

Order “Self Fulfilled – How to Publish to Sell” and a full year of update lessons $299.  Click Here.      

See success stories from Self Publishers and a few who have attended the “Writer’s Camp” that you will receive on MP3.

 

See ten most expensive pens in the world

The Business of Natural Health


Business Ideas in Ecuador

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Does this look like work?  We rode down to this…

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train station and were met by these lively people.  This is a great benefit of the tour business… so much fun… so many things to see.

One can blend tours and natural health and great lifestyle as well.

This is why Jean Marie Butterlin who heads Ateam Ecuador offers agricultural and export tours.

Here is a report on natural health product business potential in Ecuador.

In Ecuador, we live in a country that has some exceptionally good soil, unique weather condition and that is rich in many medicinal plants and herbs.

If you have a passion you will eventually come across some unusual and unique products to sell. There are 2 qualities you need to look for in these potential  winner products :

A)   exclusivity or patent : you do not want competition

B)   give VALUE to your customer.  This makes them repeat customers. Value is a very interesting concept.  You have to market your product and demonstrate that it is 10 times more valuable than its price!

C)   The BIG secret of online business is…….THE E-MAIL LIST.   Create an online list of e mails that share the same passion.  I suggest that you study David Cross’ course on this website, on how to setup a business online and create that list.  He explains the power of a focused e-mail list combined with an auto-responder which becomes the most valuable asset you can create and which will make money over and over for you.

D)   If you cannot find a product, create one by writing an e-book that gives VALUE to your customer.  You need to solve a problem! Others will have the same problem:   See Gary & Merri’s Writers Camp.

As you know, one of my passions is Natural Health. I spend at least a couple of hours every day learning about my passion.  Every now and then, I come across some “jewels”!  Because of my 35 years of  experience, I can see very quickly opportunities by blending products and markets.

Here is one recent example: I travel a lot (another passion that is paid by the natural health/anti-aging passion).  During a dinner with a doctor-friend in Paris, he showed me his latest discovery : a product in a small 10cc bottle (10 bottles per box) that contains both a solid extract in the patented cap and a liquid in the bottle itself.

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This patented spirulina product is 7,000 more concentrated than spirulina (contains phycocyanin) and is more efficient than spirulina because you mix at the last minute the dried extract (in the cap) and highly concentrated liquid extract, using a patented cap, which releases the dried extract in the liquid just before drinking it. The combination of the two is what makes it so potent!

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In my field everyone knows very well what spirulina does for you….my friend has marketed the product just to naturopaths in Europe for now, just saying “7,000 times more powerful than spirulina”.  The production lab had to increase 6 fold its output within 8 months to fill out orders. (Today they are constantly still back ordered).

The first thing I did, was to try the product myself and then secure the rights to North and South America.  I have already a network in the US and I will setup via the internet a network in South America, with Quito as the main distribution center.

Ecuador also possesses a coast where we can grow the algae that produces the phycocyanin. When the market needs it, we can start producing locally for the whole SA continent.

This product has 3 unique qualities:

–       easy to market because it can be attached to an existing concept, spirulina.  You do not have to make any “claims” as the natural health people already know about what spirulina does!  They just need to translate this 7,000 times more powerful and the work is done!

–       patented and exclusive and super efficient = no competition

–       90% of customer re-orders and they keep taking it.

 I will make a few videos talking about the product (without having to be making any health claims) and create a specific list of prospects and customers in North and South America (in English, Spanish and Portuguese).

The product will only be available at the end of 2012 in the US and SA but you have to start building your list early to draw the interest. You can use a blog to keep the interest going and keep your prospect alive reminding them that they can pre-order and be put on a waiting list. All this makes your product valuable that way also.

Write about your passion and your products on your website or blog.  Tell stories….remember always : “It’s the story that sells!”

Another concept that has been taking over Europe in the last years is the plant/herbal stem cell called “gemmotheray”.  The idea is very simple:

A genius scientist, Dr. Pol Henry, in Belgium found out that the buds of a specific plant had some very interesting properties totally different from the full grown leaves or fruits or roots.

They had incredible qualities.  The part of the plant he used was the stem cells of the plant.  One of my doctor/partner/friends had the chance to work with Pol Henry and he received all his valuable research before he passed. That research has never been published.

One of the big problems in plant stem cells is harvesting, as you get only a very small window every year to harvest the buds. These buds have to be harvested early in the morning to keep the condensed water (the energy/information) and must be put into a solvant immediately.  Every harvester has a 1 gallon container where he immerses the buds just after picking, this keeps all active ingredients “alive”.

The product is therefore never dried and the extraction takes place after a 3 to 8 weeks maceration process in a 3 phase extraction: water-alcohol-glycerine. Each solvant will extract specific ingredients.

One can only imagine the type of actions some of those stem cell plant possess.

We have created a whole line of unique combination of plants for some specific purposes. These products will be available very soon in fall 2012.

These products have also 3 qualities:

–       although not patentable, they are extremely hard to manufacture as you need the knowledge (kept confidential), the land to grow organically the plants and the manufacturing to extract it. So almost no competition.

–       the plants are well known so you just need to tell what is different and better and why.

–       the product gives good value as it sold at roughly the same price as standart plant extract.

Another area where Ecuador has the edge is the production of  organically grown medicinal spices like turmeric, ginger. etc.  There is a French herbalist in Puyo that produces these spices on a small farm and he sells it in Ecuador and a little bit abroad. The production cost in Ecuador is better than in most other areas if you know how to produce it without pesticides and chemical fertilizers. The key word of course “organic”.

During our agri expeditions we only work on farms that are converted into organic.  In fact we have found out that it is cheaper to grow organic than with conventional methods in Ecuador.

For further information, I can be reached at : jean@ateamecuador.com

Jean Marie

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Micro Business + Charitable Benefits


Here is a way to create micro business charitable benefits to fund charities of your choice.

A reader recently sent this note:  Gary, I learned that you have helped many communities in Ecuador. I admire that. At the end of the day, helping people other than oneself is when one really makes a difference. People feel good helping others and seeing communities thrive.

There is a lot of poverty in Ecuador.  I am a firm believer that education can alleviate it.

As you know, there is an impoverished province in Ecuador, Esmeraldas, from which many of the soccer national teams players come. A handful of them have even made it to intl’ teams. Unfortunately not everybody can be a soccer star so to get out of poverty everybody else needs to get an education. The problem is that many kids barely finish high school and have no way to go to college. Attending college in the big cities of Quito or Guayaquil is usually an elusive dream.

Moved by the situation, an old Italian priest put together a program sponsored by some of his Italian friends to bring youngsters from Esmeraldas to Quito and help them get through college and obtain a degree and a job. A beautiful initiative that has produced a few graduates that now are helping their families. The challenge is that his old friends are passing away and the new generations are not carrying on the funding. I have personally being helping with my own money to keep the project running but there is just so much a person alone can do. I think there are many other people that would be delighted to help such an effective program grow to new levels. We are teaching these kids how to fish, not giving them the fish in a Venezuelan wellfare fashion.

What would be a good way to give some of your 30000 readers the opportunity to help this project and feel good about it?  You are a wise man that went through a lot of trials and tribulations and hence will sympathize with this cause. Please advise me on how to grow this initiative and do more good for the Ecuadorean youth.

Here is my reply: Jean, congratulations on your good work.

Because there are so many charitable causes looking for funding, we do not ask our readers for donations even for our projects.  We are asked regularly to give and how would it be possible to say no to one and yes to another?

Instead we donate all the profit… plus quite a bit more of our other Ecuador profits from our flower sales and hotel instead.  Our total donations are nearing a million dollars now… more than we have earned in Ecuador so this makes us feel really good.

I recommend that you create a micro export business… some product from Ecuador that you can sell and donate the proceeds.    Regards, Gary

Helping the poor is a global social economic concern we all need to be involved with.   There is a growing trend of people wanting to see the whole picture and do more than just earn.

For example, when people previously went for a cup of coffee they wanted the best coffee, served in the least expensive, fastest, most convenient way.  Now more and more buyers want more.  They want to know where the coffee was grown, what type of coffee… what did the growing process do to the environment…  how were the processors and growers of the coffee treated?

They ask what will the coffee do to the body and environment? Was the cup organic? Is the cup recycled and so forth?

We can see how this is affecting the market place in a Reuters news release some time back entitled, Starbucks Seeks More Socially Responsible Coffee.

This article told how Starbucks had launched an aggressive plan to ensure that its coffee came from environmentally friendly farms paying workers a fair wage.

They were setting up strict rules on everything from forestation to pesticides to labor practices.

Starbucks made this move because they have suffered bad publicity from coffee drinkers who wanted more than just a cup of coffee.

People today:

*See a bigger picture.
*Consume and invest in values not just material value.
*See connections.
*Are highly sensitive to being mislead.
*Are willing to pay a bit more for a whole product.
*Want authenticity.
*Are getting organized.

Micki and George Jacobs attended one of our export courses on how to earn in Ecuador and globally wrote:

We have finally gotten our website up and running for selling Bayardo’s paintings. Our webmaster (like you, he’s our son-in-law), made it attractive but simple to use. If you could mention it sometime in your news letter to get some interest started, George and I would really appreciate it. We really hope to sell enough of them to place regular orders, and maybe even increase the number of paintings ordered if sales take off.   Thanks for any help you can offer us. We hope to see you and Merri when we are down there in late March/early April.
Hugs to both of you, Micki.

Micki and George fell in love with Ecuador, and wanted to buy original art.   The watercolors of Bayardo Monteros stood out above everything else… unbelievable detail in the feathers of the birds he paints was captivating.

Here is an example of his work.

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Plus these Blue Footed Boobies

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You can see them better with more examples at George and Micki’s site.

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Here is our friend Monteros.

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They decided it would be a great idea to regularly buy small batches of his paintings to sell in the U.S. Not only would the extra sales vastly improve Bayardo’s situation and expose his work to a larger audience, but it would also give others a chance to purchase an original piece of Ecuadorian art without the expense of traveling to Ecuador.

Even more important than the money is the great pleasure one can gain.  Malcolm Gladwell’s new book, “Outliers-The Story of Success”, explains what numerous studies have shown.  Those who have a fulfilling business are happier and healthier as well as better off financially.

The three keys for a business to be satisfying are:

#1: Autonomy.

#2: Complexity

#3: A direct relationship between effort and reward.

This is why earning in Ecuador or globally offers such satisfaction.  This method of earning fits all three requirements.

So if you have discovered that due to, what seems like misfortune, you have to work more… be happy. You may live longer, healthier and happier. There are more explanations about why it is good to remain active are below.

A special art form called Masapan, made from bread dough is made into almost everything and is a favorite export. Here is it is as tiny fruits…made into pins, fridge magnets and such.

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Here is it is masks.

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Primitive art painted on sheep skin is another favorite.   This art form (Tigua) evolved from drum making.

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Intricate carving on gourds are special.

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Plus many wood carvings are exported to earn in Ecuador. This is a favorite workshop.

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Another export tour delegate just sent this note:  Hello Gary, I recently returned from Cotacachi where I attended Bonnie’s import in a suitcase course. For anyone thinking of taking this course my advice would be— do not hesitate.

Bonnie is such a resourceful person who shared her extensive knowledge and personal experiences with her group. Our afternoons were spent with direct contact with vendors in the many market places surrounding Cotacachi.  Bonnie directing us to the vendors with the most authentic wares, best quality and best prices. We were privileged with visits to the homes of  weavers, leather makers,hand knitters, artisans of unique jewellry designs,art designs. Bonnie was never in a hurry since she appreciated that each person in her group needed time to browse ,feel, admire and eventually buy the unique products.

Since Bonnie was such good friends with the expats in the community of Cotacachi, there were many boisterous dinner eves. at the Inn. She always welcomed us into her circle of friends.And when we visited the artisans’ homes she was always warmly welcomed. We could see that she was making a difference in their lives.

Through this course we got to see small towns where the artisans lived and conducted their businesses.Besides all the beautiful Ecuadorian wares, we met beautiful and gracious Ecuadorian people. Certainly we experienced a part of Ecuador which no tourist was privy to.

 I am quickly discovering that the cotton children’s sweaters from Winter House are very popular. They do ship if the order is 22 to 24 sweaters. I’ll want to place an order and probably have it mailed to a Canadian address as might be an easier access through immigration.

So whether you want to earn in Ecuador through products or elsewhere….it is possible that our internet course can help. This is why Merri, our webmaster and I have created a new course on how to build a web business with a webmaster.  Here is a special offer on this new course

It is possible to have a micro business anywhere in the world and to use this business as a key for charitable benefits or to open new career doors for yourself…

Gary

Low Cost Ecuador Expat Living – Pivotal Week – Day 5


Low cost living for expats in Ecuador has boomed over the past several years.

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House for sale between Otavalo and Cotacachi.

This trend will grow.   US and Western European economies are both being forced to face up to debt, aging populations and huge unfunded future obligations in pensions, medical care and who knows what, amid a disintegrating, global social cohesion evidenced by terrorism… revolution and internal strife.  

Huge losses will occur as the dollar and euro lose purchasing power.

One way to protect against these losses is by seeking a lower cost lifestyle in countries such as Ecuador.

Here is a paid advertisement for a designer house for sale between Otavalo and Cotacachi Ecuador.

When you come on to the .3 acre (1206 sq mtr or 12,000 sq ft ) site, your breath is first taken away by the grand presentation of Imbabura Mountain that rises in front of you.

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View of Imbaburra Mountain from front of house and one acre lot next door to Otavalo – Cotacachi house for sale.  The adjacent one acre field seen in the above photo is also for sale for someone desiring to do more agriculture.

The ornamentals and fruit tree plantings and the organic vegetable garden add to this great feeling of a wonderful space.

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View of vegetable garden and front of house.

The 1750 square feet (163 square meters) house was recently completed by a professional designer who used best materials and practices throughout.

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View from side of house with patio and palapa.

The many large windows don’t need security bars since they are made with 8mm thick laminated glass.  The world class kitchen has full-access cabinetry, granite countertops, large propane refrigerator, and commercial style range and ventilation.

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Custom kitchen with European cabinetry, Fisher Pickle stove, Propane refrigerator, granite counters, wine rack

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View of dining area

The great room and both bedrooms and closet have Marfil wood parquet floors.

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Living Room

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A Rinnai on-demand water heater provides hot water to German made Grohe faucets. Bath floors and walls are covered with green slate and light limestone.otavalo-cotacachi house

Slate tile bathroom with tub and shower and custom cabinetry.  The walk-in closet has a stacked horizontal axis washer and dryer.

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Atrium center of house with fountain and wall mosaic. A central atrium that is covered with transparent roofing amd provides passive solar heating to the whole house. This atrium is a great indoor plant area and has a beautiful mosaic tile design on its four walls and a corner river rock fountain.

 

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Master Bedroom. The Master bedroom has an attractive and functional corner fireplace.

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View of second bedroom

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Hosteria property next door.  This hosteria can provide overnight accommodations for even more guests.

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House with view of 20 foot diameter detached yurt structure,  The 21 foot diameter yurt with seagrass carpet can provide additional guest sleeping space or ceremonial or conference space.

This unique property needs to be seen and experienced to be truly appreciated.

Price $169,000

More About This Otavalo House for Sale

Category:

Single Family Homes
Address:

Otavalo Ecuador
For Sale By: Owner
Construction Year: 2010

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 1

Sleeps: 5

Stories:  1

Parking Spaces: 2

Features – Amenities

* Appliances

* Laundry Room

* Studio Room

* Patio

* Beautiful Furnishings And Artwork Available And Negotiable With Owner

* Conveniently Located On Lovely Mesa Between Otavalo And Cotacachi

* Stunning 360 degree Mountain And Valley Views

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View from rear of house of Mt. Cotacachi.

* New External Yurt Structure For Studio Or Guest Use

* Custom European Kitchen With Imported Appliances Including Renai On Demand Water Heater

* Custom Wood Floors

* Full Alarm System, Shatter Proof Windows And Nightime Security

* Internet And Tv Cable Available

* Outside, a bamboo covered 20 foot shipping container provides for additional storage.

Contact  Lou Montgomery email kaliworks@earthlink.net

US Phones: 707 829 2608  or 707 477 9434

Contact for setting up a showing in Ecuador: Kerry Klages,  kerryklages@gmail.com  

Phone from the US 011 593 80 160 498

Learn how to Earn in Otavalo and Cotacachi on an Ecuador Export Tour

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Learn how to Earn with Ecuador Exports.

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See Ecuador houses for sale on an Ecuador residential real estate tour. 

Or…

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Learn how to Earn with Ecuador Agriculture.

Manabi Ecuador farm house.  Prices range from $800 to $1,500 an acre for valuable farm land.

 

Amazon Exports Case Study – Tagua


Here is a case study on an Amazon export – tagua that shares how to create income for life.

This  case study of an Amazon exports idea that Michelle Toole has used with Tagua to help you see ways to create your own micro business.

Our numerous courses on how to earn and have your own micro business can be illustrated with the following study of how Michelle is selling this natural ivory.

Here are three important foundations of micro business success.

#1: Get involved with something you really enjoy.

#2: Start small and let your business evolve.

#3: Focus.

Here are excerpts from the tagua brochure of our friend and reader Michelle Toole who has built her Amazon export business on all three of these ideas.

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Directly from the Amazon to your Home!

Tagua is a product that…

Looks and feels like animal Ivory…

Is stronger than animal Ivory….

Is as beautiful as animal ivory….

And ages like animal Ivory

However it is:

• EcologicallyResponsible

• GuiltFree

• Humane and Legal

•And is more versatile than animal Ivory in design and color.

We can save the elephants, Save the rainforest, And create sustainable economies while beautifying our lives.

The Tagua nut comes from a palm tree that grows only in the tropical rain forests of Ecuador, Panama, Columbia and Brazil.

This is one of Nature’s masterpieces…

Photo from Corozon Buttons site. See link below.

This tree produces Tagua pods as large as a man’s head weighing from ten to twenty pounds each containing from fifty to ninety Tagua nuts.  When the time comes, the big pods burst open at the lower end and pours out the contents upon the ground. The nuts within that pod are very soft and are edible.

The soft Tagua nuts soon change into little lumps of sweet pulp and then harden into the fat nuts which, when sanded and polished, will reveal their beautiful natural dark designs. Further sanding and polishing will bring the Tagua nuts down to the color and texture of dentine ivory.

Once it drops to the rainforest floor. it is then sustainably harvested by local communities….

I journeyed into the Amazon to bring this beautiful tagua nuts from nature to convert them into beautiful objects.

What else does the harvesting of the Tagua nut provide and promote?

•    Sustainable management practices in the rainforests of Ecuador.

•    An economic incentive for maintaining the rainforests in their natural state, instead of clearing them for logging and agricultural uses.

•    Is a non-toxic, all-natural, ecologically friendly product…And it saves the elephants!

All of nature participates in the process of bringing this incredible nut to a beautiful product.

To create the 3 finishes that are in my Amazon Collection the workers sand and polish thin layers of the Tagua nut to arrive at the various designs hidden beneath the outer shell. Interestingly enough, pigs, chickens, horses and even donkeys all take part in the process of cleaning the Tagua to unveil the hidden beauty under the hard shell of the nuts.

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The finishes.

The Amazon Collection, combining the beauty of nature with the contemporary designs of today’s modern world.  I chose to make these unusual knobs from the nuts.

•    Each Tagua nut has been hand polished to create unique designs.
•    The natural variations add to the beauty of the knob.
•    Each one will vary in size and shape as nature intended. No two are alike.
•    The collection can look beautiful in your kitchen, bathroom or any cabinetry.

This case study is designed to show how you can use even the simplest idea to start an entire business…it can be a micro business that allows you to travel wherever you want to go.

Having a business some people would say is NUTS! But this case study shows one unique idea how Michelle Toole has used nuts (tagua nuts) and the three foundations of a micro business to gain extra income, as she works with people she enjoys and helps the environment at the same time.

You can do this too in many ways with your own micro business!

See Michelle’s Ecuador Amazon tagua brochure here.

For more information or to order, contact Michelle Toole mtoole2@tampabay.rr.com

Gary

Join Bonnie Keough, our Ecuador export expert on the August 2011 Ecuador Exports Tour in Cotacachi Ecuador.

Meet Bonnie Keough at June 24 to 26 International Business and Investing Seminar in North Carolina. See details here.

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See a Cuneca colonial real estate listing here.

See another Tagua product at Corozo Buttons