We will explain how a digital marketing company can get clients on the Amazon River in South America. I have a book of clients from one of the most unlikely places in the world, the Amazon River (the River). If you want to know how to generate new business as a digital marketing specialist from obscure and relatively untapped markets that you can rank well in continue reading.
Keep in mind this is how we evaluated and developed the following opportunity:
-We visited the area on vacation
-We noticed the people who did business in this area could benefit from adding technology to their businesses.
-We entered into joint ventures with business owners.
-This led to additional opportunities from building websites, digital marketing, advisory services and consulting opportunities, to an eBook with Amazon.com
The first thing you want to do is pick a geographic location somewhere in the world that is not very dependent on technology or the internet. These areas are areas that have traditional small business models, they have internet access, and they still rely on word of mouth as their number one source of generating new business. I don’t know if you will be able to find everything you need to start a new business remotely by using YouTube or Google Search but its possible. If you feel like you might have to take a trip to the geographic region you have selected you are on the right track.
Digital Marketing on the Amazon River can yield significant results. The Amazon River is a place that is very entrepreneurial. Many businesses on the Amazon provide various products and services to consumers or other businesses. Their primary source of product distribution is by boat. There are many differ types of product that are produced on the River such as lumber, cattle, fish, fruits and vegetables. They also have boats that pick up wood, metal, and plastic products from various factories in the small cities along the River and physically transfer those products from one city to another. You also, as a digital marketing specialist, can target businesses that want to move large items like cars and industrial trucks to other areas using the boats along the river. And finally you can target tourists that want to take an authentic river boat cruise along the amazon for the experience.
One of the more recent examples that you can see here or on our YouTube channel is a group of indigenous people who make various wood products primarily hand crafted potter. This Indian tribe brings existing products to major cities and sells their authentic products in the street daily. They can make between $500 -$1,000 handcrafting and selling these products in a buzzy street fair. (The video quality didn’t come out very good here but if you take a look at a different video we have on YouTube it came out much better)
We are currently working on producing a website for people who literally live in the jungle and don’t wear clothes. It is worth the effort. You would be surprised at how much this little group makes. Take a look at some of their products in the picture below:
You can find numerous companies who need help selling all kinds of wood products from furniture to kitchen items to regular lumber if you search Google or YouTube.
Here is another business that supplies 12,000 tons of fish to various cities weekly. They have a good business and as you can see. The Amazon River is fruitful and still provides an excessive amount of natural resources to small entrepreneurs willing to take the risk of being in business themselves. Adding digital marketing to their strategy helps a business like this explode.
This area of the River is so full of fish you can actually walk across it! Take a look at the video on Youtube.
So as you can see many small business owners want to get better results and these are business owners that never imagined they could make money online with digital marketing. There are businesses like this all over the world. Some of these businesses, when we first came into the picture, only did business in person, settling accounts in cash. But now they have accounts and can transfer money through traditional avenues. A digital marketing company can generate and extra five to ten thousand dollars a month with small businesses like these along the River. It might take you six to twelve months (maybe eighteen months) but if you are already established in your field you can certainly do it in a six to eight month period. The good part about establishing digital marketing campaigns in niche markets is once you have a client there is little to no competition so your retention rate is much higher than having digital marketing clients in more developed parts of the world.
Here is another product that is produced on the River. We are using digital marketing to help business owners interested in buying lumber from suppliers. Individuals can also locate suppliers and get a better price on the lumber they are interested in buying for specific projects. Additionally, the following business used drift wood taken from the Amazon River and turns it into furniture selling it at high-end boutique furniture stores in major cities. They are actually cleaning up the environment instead of destroying it while producing high quality products.
Digital marketing on the Amazon River allows us to help businesses gain client that produce plastic products like these:
This company offers shampoo, conditioner, soaps, and other various products that come in plastic bottles and have to be replaced. This is a boutique operation with three different locations but the products are organic and the business is in a good position to grow.
One thing we didn’t expect to see on the Amazon River were cattle farms. Some people, it looked like, were able to clear away sections of the jungle and get land from the government. Their they could raise cattle and sell the meat and leather in other cities.
The meat has to be shipped by boat from one port to the other.
The leather could be purchased directly from the farmer or it could also be delivered to tanneries after the hides have been salted for a twenty-four hour period. Many of these farmers use other parts of the animal to produce other products which we havent seen in other parts of the world.
These are all very simple plastic products that everyone buys and eventually will have to replace so it is a sustainable business. You can buy these by the container and sell them to stores that are located in large cities for a fast turnover. YouTube or Google Search will be able to assist you on your quest to find plastic manufacturing companies who want to distribute to more retail stores for digital marketers who are interested in gaining new clients.
Digital Marketing on the Amazon River or Other Niche Markets 2017 (How to Guide) UPDATED!
Step 1 – Locate a region on the globe that lacks popularity but engages in commerce.
You want to locate a region that is not popular. If everyone knows about how to make money in a certain region then it most likely has become exploited. We want to select areas that are unpopular but engage in business because that gives us the best chance to discover an area that could be rich in opportunity and low on the scale of competitiveness. Low entry barriers are also a perk when entering into uncompetitive markets. Digital marketing on the amazon river or anywhere else in the world gives you the chance to try things, test theories, and seize opportunities others overlook for very little to no outlay of your own personal capital.
Step 2 – Once you settle on a location, identify the businesses that operate in that region.
By identifying the business that operate in a specific region you are beginning to analyze the opportunities that region offers. If it is easy to see a business that you might want to operate you can create a website and begin offering the same products that that business offers. You want to select a business that has large profit margins. You should be able to buy a product from a supplier and sell it for a 200 – 300% profit. This would be on the low side. Don’t consider anything less than 200% unless you have discovered a big-ticket item and you are willing and able to place with a buyer with relative certainty.
Step 3 – Implement a digital marketing plan.
You have identified the region, located a product or service, and you know who buys the product. Now, it’s time to sell the product or service online. In order to sell a product online you must create a website and get your product or service in front of customers. If you know how to do that, then the rest is up to you. If you aren’t familiar with how to buy and sell products and services in niche markets globally you might want to contact a company that is familiar with how to market online for niche products. We offer a free quote to people interested in going down this path but there are a lot of businesses that do, in theory, the same thing.
Step – 4 – Add additional income streams.
Once you have had success with a product or service in a region look for other opportunities in that region or in other geographic regions. Once you have a model that serves you repeat with additional products and or services. You just have to get it right once and future opportunities should come to you easier. We have helped hundreds of entrepreneurs start or grow their businesses by adding additional revenue streams. It’s easy once you know how.
Step – 5 – Continuous Maintenance
You have to expect that the type of business you have inserted yourself into will experience minor changes along the way. You must be prepared to meet those changes and have solutions to the day-to-day challenges any business faces. It would be unrealistic to assume you could start a business that would just run itself. Even if you have measured automatic responses built into the business, you still have to watch it and adjust from time to time.
In summary, find a geographic region that is desirable, identify and analyze the businesses in the region, chose one that makes sense for you, add value and create additional revenue streams, and finally maintain what you have started. It’s that simple. We know. We’ve done it.
Amazon River Product Distribution, by Boat or Truck?
If you have a product that cannot be drop shipped then you will have to do one other thing which is get the product from the manufacturer to the retail outlets or to the wholesaler. The most sought out transportation is using a boat ferry for the transportation of your product down the Amazon River. Digital Marketing allows us to do this in an easy fashion but if you are already in the region a face to face conversation may be a better option.
There is a long list of companies who provide service from one part of the amazon to another part of the river. Once your product arrives at its destination you need someone their to receive the product. In many deals we have the retail company or the wholesale vendor pick up the product. In other deals we are required to deliver the product directly to the customer and in that case we have to hire a trucking company to pick up the product and transport it directly to the customer so there is an extra step involved.
Digital Marketing on the Amazon River for Tourism
Digital Marketing on the Amazon River has its place in tourism. With over 4,000 miles of river the Amazon has many opportunities for visitors from other countries to come and experience something unique. It is easy to get lost in the Amazon so we want to point out a few things you can do in order to make your trip efficient and fun.
First no Amazon Adventure would be complete without gliding through the canopy. We recommend starting off with a small adventure like this and working your way up.
Second, you can hike through various parts of the jungle.
Third, find out what it like to really live along the Amazon River. You can volunteer at a wildlife sanctuary.
Fourth, consider white water rafting.
Fifth, if you want something a little more upscale you can stay in an eco-lodge designed so that you are immersed in the Amazon and have exposure to all of the sights and sounds of the jungle. Essentially, if you don’t want to machete your way in an out this may be a viable option.
Sixth is for the more adventurous type. You can find a white water rafting excursion that is bound to make the hairs on your arm stand up.
Seventh, you can swim in the river with pink dolphins. They have fresh water pink dolphins all along that Amazon River. They are very trusting and will eat fish right out of the palm of your hand.
Eighth, Stand Up Paddle boarding. You can sail along the Amazon standing up on a large surfboard type of instrument propelling yourself along with a large oar in areas of the river that are calm. It makes for great fun.
Ninth, go fishing for Piranhas. You certainly don’t want to swim with the Piranhas even though you can safely. Certain guides know exactly where to fish if you want to catch a Piranha or two. Most of the guides know how to clean and cook the fish for you if you aren’t a catch and release type of person.
Last but not least, if white water rafting isn’t your thing you might want to try a more relaxing trip down the river as you lay in a hammock and quietly float down the Amazon on simple boat made out of wood with an experienced guide.