Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Unrest in Bogota

For the last week we have had protest against the Government here in Colombia. Bogota where I live has had the most problems. The problem is the criminal element mixing in with the legitimate protesters and taking advantage of the situation. There was some looting carried out by Venezuelan refugees that had nothing to do with the protest.

Students blocking one lane of the Highway on the left.

Monday, November 25, 2019

The Future of Small Business

The Future of Small Business
If you truly want to be your own boss you will need to turn to the internet. Unless you want to run a repair business, the internet is what is going to offer you the most opportunity!

Your overhead will be a lot less.
Your potential customer base will be much larger.
The internet offers you the freedom of working from home.

There is nothing better than being your own boss and working how you want to work. The internet offers this. A lot of people just don’t understand how the money is being made.

First it was online sales through sites like ebay and etsy. You can still have success here but the competition is fierce! Unless you have a unique product that no one else has you will probably get buried in the 

Then you have the dropshippers. This has potential, but you are only as good as your supplier. If the product is subpar or your shipper fails to ship product on time it can kill your business.

Next you have affiliate marketing. This is where you recommend or promote a product and get a commission. This is the strategy I currently favor. Why your start up cost are very low or even free. If it doesn’t work for you have very little to lose. The potential to make money is unlimited.

There are probably more people making millions in affiliate marketing than any other industry. Why? It’s a numbers game the more people who see your offer, the more sales you will get. How many people can you access on the internet? Millions! 

So what exactly is affiliate marketing?
Many companies offer affiliate programs.You sign up as an affiliate and for each product of theirs you sell you get a commission. However, most the time you aren’t actually selling the product you are directing people to their website and their website does the actual selling.

I have three that I like. The first is Builderall. Builderall offers everything you need to build your own website. Every business needs a website and Builderall offers the best deal. If a customer signs up with them they get a complete internet business handed to them. They get a simple to use website builder that literally walks you through the process. They get marketing tools like email marketing, a funnel builder, Digital Magazine builder, a cell phone app, Facebook Chatbot and much, much more. So, anyone interested in having their own website is a potential customer.

How do you make your money? You sign on their affiliate program and start letting people know about this incredible opportunity through emails and ads. You make a commission on anyone that signs on and not just a one time commission, but a recurring commission meaning as long as they keep their website up you’re making commission and this is huge.
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The second one I like is ClickFunnel. Click Funnel has some of the best training videos and they literally walk you through the system to help get you started. They basically sell software that increases sales. Something that every company can use. This program is free and offers you all kinds of ways to make money.

The third one is Clickbank. Clickbank offers tons of products for sale. You join their affiliate program then you have access to their inventory and you can promote anything you want and earn a commission. 

Now you could choose anyone of these programs or all three. Builderall and Clickfunnels are very similar so it is easy to cross promote them and double your income.

You should check out these links and study them. The potential to make a lot of money is there all you have to do is study their videos and apply yourself. With a little effort you can make a lot of money! 

Thursday, November 21, 2019

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Friday, October 25, 2019

Bicycle as your prime mode of transportation

After making the move to Bogota Colombia I am living every cyclist dream of having my bicycle as my main mode of transportation. Bogota is a large city with equal amounts of cars, motorcycles, bicycles and buses sharing the road. The city has well-planned bike routes throughout the city making every part of the city accessible by bike. You also have the choice of riding in traffic if you so choose.
When first observing the traffic it appears to be total chaos, cars, bikes, and motorcycles weaving in and out of lanes. The traffic is always heavy so it keeps the speeds low. Rarely can you get over 30 mph so the bicycles can keep up with the cars. The bicycles and motorcycles have the advantage of being able to weave in and out of traffic, so often times it's quicker to go by bike or motorcycle than by car.
The bicycle has the advantage of being able to change direction that the motorcycles and cars can not do.

The traffic is so intense that you cannot take your eyes off the road for one second. Nobody is texting everyone is focused on the road because you have motorcycles passing on your left and on your right, bicycles weaving in and out that everyone is driving defensively trying not to hit anyone and for this and the low speeds you just don't see many accidents.

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Saturday, August 10, 2019

My New Ride

Well, as promised the new bike. My first new bike in fifteen years I tend to hold on to things or buy used. The frame is steel in a flat black aero look, deep well rims, and bull horns. Nothing special just a good transportation bike. Cost in U.S approximately $175. For now, it has a freewheel, The riding here is incredible you can basically get around anywhere in the city on bike. Closed bicycle routes access most of the city and riding in traffic in most areas isn't bad. Tomorrow Sunday they close the highway down for bicycles only. I'm going to try it out and ride across town to a big flea market to check it out.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Here in Bogota

Well, I made the move permanently to Bogota Colombia. I shipped my bike ahead by cargo. It got there safely but was stolen from the house before I arrived. I was pissed about that especially after spending $130 dollars in shipping. Since I wasn't there I'm not sure how it went down, but apparently, a door was left unlocked.
Once I arrived I had to go looking for another bike. There are plenty of bike shops and a good selection of single speeds. I found a really good deal for $175 bucks which would have cost me at least $350 stateside. I will take a picture and post it shortly.
This is a cycling paradise! Closed bicycle routes throughout the city. Whether you want Road Riding, Mountain Riding, Fixie Riding or just plain commuting it's all here. That's maybe why three major tour races were won by Colombians recently including the Tour de France!

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Bogota here I Come

Well, it's official I'm moving to Bogota. My tickets bought and my bike shipped out today. It cost me $130 to ship it down there. I could have bought something there, but I've grown attached to the bike over the years. Just did not feel right leaving it behind. So hopefully it will be there when I get there.