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Helping people move to Costa Rica - Profitable Business?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by BHLurker, May 21, 2011.

  1. BHLurker

    BHLurker Junior Member

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    I was thinking about some sort of assistant service for foreigners that want to move down here...

    Im talking about assistance when buying a house,renting,getting a car,laws,work,managing their online business like if they still living in the states,not getting scammed,tour,security and etc

    Opinions,feedback?

    Note:Its just an idea I haven't develop anything yet.
     
  2. BHLurker

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    Bump! :p
     
  3. broker

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    Why would anyone here know more than you? Do your own research on the demand, competitors, profitability then make your own decision.
     
  4. Xanthos

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    After living there for a couple of months last year I definitely think there's a niche there for those looking to do the 4 hour work week style life down there. It would just be a matter of targeting them effectively and doing some serious KW research. The travel niche is great IMO if you know what you're doing.

    To start maybe you just want to focus on long term tourists (those visiting for 4+ weeks) provide quality info on your site going after their search terms in the form of blog posts and go from there. Start getting relevant traffic and the rest sort of sorts itself out IMO.
     
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    Could very well be. There are agencies in some countries that pretty much only assist people into make a transition from life in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, etc into the local laws, customs, practices, and teach local skills like haggling, and how to deal with medical situations and pharmaceutical drugs, and help to obtain property and such.

    Theres money in it, I've paid for such services in Mexico before when I wanted to buy a tourist home to rent out in Ensenada, Mexico, and I was looking at opening up a couple simple stores there as well for tourists.
     
  6. BHLurker

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    Cool guys, I guess ill do some research in general and see how it goes! :)

    Thanks
     
  7. Chronos

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    You may as well just start a housing development project, by the sounds of it.


    Name it the "Bluthe Company"
     
  8. thetvnun

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    you might wish to take special consideration of medical tourism, while real estate they may or may not prefer a native; medical tourism they seldom undertake without a patron. cosmetic procedures and treatments not approved in the u.s.
     
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  9. BHLurker

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    great suggestion, I have a few american friends that could help me with the customers so they feel more comfortable, and yeah medical tourism here is big I could also affiliate with some big private clinics here and get % of that they charge.
     
  10. thetvnun

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    yes, i have done this. you will need to control certain search phrases which will be easy to dominate - "abdominoplastyinxyz". you can find a list of the most commmon treatments practiced abroad, the contact will have to go through you, the client will pay anything if they feel comfortable, and the doctors will overcharge to cover your fee. i have traveled throughout latin america, and met many tourists who i later found were really there for medical work, and quite commonly for dental work; but it is not easy to get them to talk about it.
     
  11. MikeHustle

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    I think you will be successful.

    Plenty of people are trying to stretch their retirement money, and moving to a foreign country is one of the things that they consider to meet this goal (stretching their dollars).

    I would target longterm tourist, house rentals, and retirees.
     
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    I play on living in a foreign country. I'd like to stay in Costa Rica for a few months and see how it goes. Whats the first thing a person like myself should do?
     
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    Yea, if I ever wanted to move to a 3rd world country, I would definitely want some guidance on how to make the transition.
     
  14. BHLurker

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    Thanks for the opinions and etc guys, ill probably work on everything in the upcoming weeks and when everything is ready. Ill probably give a review copy (lol) for here that wants to visit/move/etc here! ;)
     
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    costa ricas margins arent very forgiving, there are other countries where you can afford fuck-ups and still make a profit or break even, or at least buy time.
     
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    you're smuggling humans?
     
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    youre bumping a 5 year old post?
     
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    You're shitposting?

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