When we moved to Ecuador, we had a ton of ideas but nothing concrete. We had just sold our advertising agency and had pockets full of cash. Okay maybe not. As it turns out – people don’t want to pay what we feel something is worth. We sold our house – which still had a mortgage. I had to give a guy $3200 cash just to take over the lease of our car – plus an extra set of winter tires on rims, plus an in-car gps, plus++.
We came out of the whole deal with some money. But we were by no means rich – or wealthy – or every “well off”. We had enough that we could stay 4 or 5 years and return home (to Canada) when we ran out of money, where we planned to start over again. We were comfortable with this fact – although we also had other plans.
We planned to make some money. I was a photographer (aspiring) and Dena was a writer (also aspiring). We had an idea for an online – somewhat automated – ad agency. More on that later. We also had an idea list – of things we could do to generate revenue. More on this later too.
So in this series we plan to share our ideas, our mistakes and how we became self sufficient. There are tons of great resources online that we’ll also be sharing.
We hope you’ll contribute – share your stories and mistakes too.