If you like the idea of an escape where you could really relax with family and friends...kick back and enjoy yourself...eat out at great restaurants...take up painting or sailing...finally learn how to use that camera just savor life...
If you’ve always dreamed of having a place all your own "someday" a place you feel at home, where you could get to know your neighbors...be part of the community... and come back to any time you got the urge...
Then why wait?
With the right approach, the right know-how...you could take your "someday...in the future" overseas dream and make it your reality—a lot sooner than you probably imagine...
Because done right, your escape could actually make you money —cash in your pocket, month in and month out.
You gain all the benefits of your own private retreat...fixed up the way you like it... in a place you love...only you essentially use "other people’s money" to pay for it.
Let me show you what I mean...
Take Nancy Henning and her husband Patrick, from Ohio. They aren’t wealthy. And they aren’t ready to retire, either—their kids are just 3 and 6.
But they love to travel. And they’d always dreamed of having an escape overseas "someday."
You Can Even Turn Your Own House
You can turn your house in the States or Canada into a virtual ATM, too—more easily than you might imagine—and use the funds it generates to bankroll a life full of travel abroad.
Cash in with your home in North America and head to Paris for a month (paid for by other people).
Or spend six weeks on the beach in Panama (paid for by other people). Or settle in for three months in the colonial highlands of Mexico (paid for by other people).
The "magic formula" I'll show you here today works no matter where in the world your rental is. So you can apply the same techniques that work overseas to the very home you live in today—and turn an asset you already have into a cash machine…to fund the international life you dream about.
"Now we’re making more than $500 a night renting it out. Thus the house, including full-time maintenance, a housekeeper, taxes, management fees etc. is entirely paid for by the rental income it costs us nothing to own."
Recently, they found a way to "fast forward" that timeline...so they could start enjoying a more international life sooner rather than later...no huge nest egg required.
It all started with a family vacation. They fell in love with a little stretch of Pacific coast they didn’t want to leave—the waves and wildlife out the back door, the nearly empty beach, the sunsets from the balcony, the waterfront restaurants in the nearby village
It was exactly what they were after...the "retirement dream" they’d always had in the back of their minds.
But while lots of folks might simply look on wistfully and hope they could make it happen in a decade or two, Nancy and Patrick took action.
They didn’t want to wait to stake their claim. And they didn’t have to.
"We wanted to get in on the real estate market before it takes off completely and the prices are unapproachable for us," Nancy said.
So they found a way to offset the costs and start enjoying their retirement home right now—well before they’re retired.
Today they’re able to escape to their beach home four weeks a year. They’ve made friends with their neighbors. Their kids are learning Spanish. And when they’re not there enjoying the sun and the sand... they’re cashing in, using their home to generate more than enough income to cover their holding costs.
You could do it, too... no matter what age you are or where in the world your dream takes you. It’s something that can work anywhere on the planet... from Ecuador to Fiji to Italy...
In Costa Rica, for instance, Alan Morton put his dream on fast forward. He wasn’t ready to retire, but he’d been itching for an escape and didn’t want to wait to get it.
So he bought a lot and built a lovely three-bedroom, three-bath house on it. It has its own pool and landscaped gardens. Up high, it catches sea breezes and he has a view out to the ocean in the distance.
But because he wasn’t ready to live there full-time, he turned his retreat into a virtual ATM, earning income when he’s not there. In one year alone, he banked more than $80,000. He spent $255,000 on the property, all told. But at this rate of return, in just over three years his investment will be paid off in full...and then some.
Subtract the modest ongoing costs for things like upkeep, gardener, maid, taxes (all much, much less than you’d pay in the States) and the rest of the income is pure gravy.
He can cash in—and not just with funds...
Now he can head down to his own picture-perfect retreat in Costa Rica whenever the urge strikes...meet up with friends, surf, enjoy the beach, relax (and no hotel costs!)...
When he’s not there, the place functions as a cash machine, essentially, earning him income that more than covers his holding costs...
Maybe eventually he’ll retire there full-time...or simply opt to keep visiting a few weeks or months a year...whatever suits him.
No matter what, he’s got a place all his own overseas...an escape he loves in a destination where he genuinely enjoys spending time...
It earns him an ongoing income (no "job" required)...
Plus it means a slice of his nest egg is invested outside stocks and bonds...outside the dollar and that adds a true measure of diversity to his portfolio, too...
My name is Jackie Flynn, Publisher of International Living. And what I’m talking about here is a way you can get vacationers to pay you "hotel prices" to stay in your home abroad for a few days to a few weeks at a time.
It’s a way you can make your overseas home not just pay for itself...but actually earn you an income—often a very nice one—when you’re not there enjoying it.
I don’t mean long-term rental. And, in fact, I’m not talking about a standard-issue vacation rental either.
The House Costs Us
"I bought the lot in Nicaragua first—paying less for this piece of property than I did for my car. Then we built a 3,000-square-foot gem on it with a separate guest house and pool. We use it a few times a year. The kids use it. Sometimes friends go down and stay.
"The value of the house has more than doubled it went up even during the crash.
"Now we’re making more than $500 a night renting it out. Thus the house, including full-time maintenance, a housekeeper, taxes, management fees etc. is entirely paid for by the rental income it costs us nothing to own."
What I’m referring to (and I’ll tell you more about how it works in a minute) is a special "formula" that allows you to easily and directly maximize the income your home can generate...to the tune of $20,000...$30,000...even $60,000 or more a year.
It’s a formula you can begin to apply before you buy a place overseas—so you’re confident your property is well-suited to earn maximum income.
(Though it can also be used very effectively, with great results, even if you already own a place abroad.)
It can work with a beach house... a little mountain retreat... even a high-ceilinged apartment in a city like Montevideo or Rome. Whatever suits you...
When you keep your own retreat overseas with this special formula in mind—not only does it give you an escape you can enjoy with family and friends whenever you want to head abroad, but you can go well beyond covering the costs of ownership... and actually pocket a profit.
Ultimately, it means you could embrace a more international life... years, even decades before you’re retired... and have a home abroad that earns for you well into your golden years.
At a time when most folks are fretting about how they’ll retire comfortably, you could have an income stream that pays you to spend time in a destination overseas that you love.
It’s never been easier—or more lucrative—to own a home abroad this way. That is... when you do it right. And that’s really what I want to talk to you about today.
You see, thirty years ago, if you had a vacation home, it was relatively hard to connect with potential renters. The market just didn’t exist the way it does today. You relied on word of mouth or you worked with a local realtor who handled short-term rentals and you had to simply trust that he or she would do a good job filling your place.
Not only that, but relatively few travelers even knew about vacation rentals—it wasn’t something most folks did. These rentals were available only in a limited number of markets, anyway. You could go to the shore in Delaware or New Jersey and find places to rent. You could go skiing in Colorado or Utah and rent a house or a condo
But in destinations like Belize or Panama or Spain... it wasn’t nearly so straightforward.
Now, though, things have changed.
In fact, a recent Trip Advisor survey showed that over half of respondents—a full 67%—were planning to rent a vacation home instead of a hotel room this year. And that’s up from 52% just two years ago.
A huge income opportunity exists today for homeowners who know how to best take advantage of it.
I’d like to help you tap into this opportunity... and show you a way you can fund that overseas retreat you see in your mind’s eye... a lot sooner than you thought possible. (If you thought it was possible at all!)
As I said, it’s an income you can generate just about anywhere on the planet you’d like to be.
It’s not difficult—once you know the steps to take. You don’t need special skills. It doesn’t take a lot of time.
Yet it could provide you the freedom and flexibility to live, travel, and even retire overseas... starting just months... or even weeks from now.
Why should you wait to enjoy a more international life—when this time next year your dream retreat could be yours? And it could be paying for itself...
I’m Always Surprised at How Much People Will Pay
"I’m very pleased I own my place in Fiji. It's been a profitable, fun experience. I get to communicate with happy people from all over the planet—and they pay me! I'm always surprised at how much they are willing to spend, because I am such a bargain hunter. Fortunately, not everyone is like me."
These days, it’s easier than ever to make money with a vacation rental.
Competition can be scarce in other countries. In Orlando, Florida, one vacation-rental portal lists more than 300 properties. But at Coronado Beach in Panama, for instance, only 41 come up. Yet plenty of visitors to Panama are looking for a vacation-rental experience. Low inventory, high demand. If you’re one of those owners, you’re in a good position.
Studies show that travelers who stay in vacation rentals travel more often and are more likely to travel internationally. They also spend more money than the average traveler.
Online today you can tap into a community of eager travelers from all over the world. With the right tools in hand—and the know-how to use them effectively—you can reach an incredibly wide audience of potential renters. (And not just "any" renters, but the best kind: the kind who will pay you more!)
When you talk to them in just the right way... and you create for them a travel experience that’s just right... these vacationers will effectively fund your overseas retreat.
This is one of the best ways I know to put your retirement abroad on fast forward. Consider that in the right markets, you’ll likely pay less for your overseas escape today than you will in the years to come.
So in addition to rental income—and the fact that you can enjoy relaxing at your retreat anytime you want to go—you can also benefit from appreciation gains.
Eventually, you might settle into your hideaway full-time or it could keep earning you an income into your golden years.
As Gloria Porter, who owns a beautiful home in Mexico’s colonial highlands, put it, "I bought this house because I love Guanajuato. Like many folks who are part-time, I’d like to spend MORE time there eventually but can’t right now.
"So in the meantime I rent it out to cover the expenses and earn me some income. I’m pleased that I own it. A place you own simply ‘feels’ different to you than a place you rent. Property taxes are low in Mexico, so the house more than pays for itself."
You could do exactly what Gloria is doing in any place you’d like to go. Ecuador...Ireland...Costa Rica...Spain...New Zealand...Panama Belize...France...Uruguay...Italy...anywhere your heart desires...
While other people scrimp and save and "hope for the best" in retirement... you could feel confident that you’ll have your own bolt hole in a paradise you love... a place that pays for itself. A place that’s safe and beautiful where you can live affordably, relax, enjoy life, make friends, and become part of the community.
Plus that’s not all...
Rent in High Season Covers the Year’s Costs
"My home in La Barra, Uruguay, near Punta del Este, is my refuge. It's in a beautiful beachfront community, so I lease it during the local South American summer high season from Christmas through February. This generates enough income to pay for the carrying costs of the property for the rest of the year, and even provides for a modest return on my investment. I regularly lease the house to a family from Buenos Aires every January, and to a Brazilian family in February. Then, I visit the house in March and invite friends to come down. The Argentinian renters have offered to buy the house, but my friends who have visited love the place so much that they have ‘forbidden’ me to ever sell!"
How would you like to stay free in Paris... or the Bahamas... or the Tuscan countryside in Italy... or anywhere you’ve got an itch to visit?
When you own a vacation rental overseas, you can use it—leverage it, really—to help subsidize some amazing trips pretty much anywhere on the planet you’d like to go.
You see, as an owner, you’re in a special group... almost like a club. And there’s a way you can connect with other vacation-rental owners like yourself and work out special deals.
You pay zero for your accommodation... and you can enjoy a lavish vacation on the cheap. And it’s super-flexible, so you can go when it suits you.
It’s another great way to embrace a more exciting, adventure-filled, travel-rich life without spending a fortune... and without waiting until you’re retired, either...
I know a family who has done this to great success. In fact, they recently spent a couple weeks at a gorgeous manor home in Scotland, no charge!
And you could do the same thing... use your place in Ecuador to stay in the south of France... or capitalize on your beach house in Costa Rica to spend a week away in Bali...
This brings me to another point I want to make. Maybe it’s a little off-topic since we’re talking about international vacation rentals here—but I think it’s worth noting.
Really, it’s just another, related way you can use a home to fund your international life.
This idea of renting to vacationers... short-term for income it’s something you could easily do with your house "back home," too. Not just with a place overseas.
They Already Live Overseas... and Their Vacation Rental Nearby Earns them Income
Ann and her husband already live full-time on the Pacific coast in Salinas, Ecuador. They saw a real need for vacation rentals in their adopted hometown. And so they bought a new-construction apartment near where they live.
Ann says, “The rental seemed like a good way to get income now and with the added benefit of increasing in value over the years, meaning probably nice earnings if we decide to sell it down the road.
"We purchased it with the idea of renting it often enough to cover carrying costs and then offering it to relatives free of charge the rest of the time. It turns out it is rented much more frequently than we had anticipated, but we still block off a few weeks a year so that our relatives can enjoy it for vacations with us."
Short-term vacation rentals are different from long-term rentals in one important way: They earn you a lot more. Rent your home Stateside out with a year’s lease, and you might get the equivalent of $20 or $30 or $50 a night for it.
But rent it as a vacation rental—applying the special "formula" I mentioned earlier—and all of a sudden you’re looking at "hotel prices"... more like $100, $150, $300 or even more a night.
Generate that sort of income from your primary residence, and you could easily use it to bankroll a few weeks or months a year overseas...
The income opportunity with vacation rentals is there, no question. And it’s money you can make in markets literally all over the world.
One International Living reader I know, Shauna Brennan, has a home in Panama near the beach, a place in Medellin, Colombia, a property in Florida, and a few in her native Canada, too. They each throw off income as short-term vacation rentals.
And she’s able to fund a truly international, travel-filled life this way. She vacations when she feels like it, traveling from one property to another. The management, she says, she can do remotely, online. So it doesn’t matter where she is... the income still rolls in.
Another vacation-rental owner with multiple properties said much the same thing.
Sandra Teal and her husband are able to bankroll a flexible, laid-back life, funded by a collection of short-term vacation rentals. She has time to spend with her kids. She earns twice as much as she did working as a family therapist 50 hours a week. And there’s far less stress!
"The income is residual so it will be our retirement in years to come with very little effort and risk of a market crash. We travel all over the world as a family staying as long as we like in any given place. We have the luxury of time as we do not have to go to a 9-to-5 job on a daily basis."
If you’re at all intrigued by this opportunity... by the idea of using a vacation rental to put your overseas dream on fast-forward... then I’m confident you’ll appreciate a new resource I’d like to share with you today.
This week only, we’re offering it at a special discount. I’ll tell you the details of the deal in a minute. But first, let me explain why we created this resource... and what you gain with it...
Here’s How It Can Work
Say you bought a condo at a beach overseas for $100,000. Your monthly expenses might break down this way (these are the basics):
If you rented your place out for $120 a night, you’d break even with just 11 nights’ rent per month. Anything beyond that would be pure gravy.
With the special “formula” I’m talking about here, though, you’ll have the secrets you need to keep your place rented well beyond those 11 nights. (The expert you’ll meet in a minute has kept an 85% occupancy rate at her beach place for the last six years. And she’ll show you how she does it.)
For the sake of argument, say you rented this condo out at that same rate—85% occupancy. Back out the monthly expenses, and you’d net $21,600 a year.
Or more. Using the special "formula," you’ll have the secrets you need to charge an even higher rate. And that could mean extra income in your pocket.
As I said before, your timing is excellent right now. We’re seeing a trend in travelers choosing vacation rentals instead of hotels... and it’s easier than ever to tap into this market.
However, it’s important to "get it right" when you do.
Because—I have to say it: Most vacation-home owners leave A LOT of money on the table. In fact, statistics show that vacation homes are rented out, on average, just 17 weeks a year.
(By contrast, the vacation-rental expert I’m going to introduce you to here her place in Fiji is rented out—and earning income—44 weeks a year! She’s had an 85% occupancy rate for the last six years in a row.)
Typical owners make silly mistakes. They miss opportunities because they don’t know to look for them.
They spend time and money where they don’t need to and neglect quick, easy things they can do for free or next-to-nothing that make a big difference in how much their homes rent for and how often they’re rented.
My point is: There’s a right way... a smart way... to go about finding, managing, and earning with your overseas vacation rental.
And I’d like to make sure you know what it is.
Because if you go about it all wrong... your property won’t earn what it could or, worse, it could turn into a real money pit...
When you do it right, though —and that doesn’t require a huge investment in time or money—a vacation rental can easily pay for itself (and then some) and deliver your overseas dream to you, starting right now...
For several years, I’ve had my eye out for an expert in this field who we here at International Living could partner with. Somebody who knows the vacation-rental business inside and out—not just domestically, but internationally.
It couldn’t just be any old expert. I was looking for someone who also "gets" what we do here at International Living someone familiar with the markets we write about and how we look at the world.
Well, I found her. This expert is named Beth Carson.
And, as it happens, in addition being the publisher of Vacation Rental Travels, an online magazine, and owning 15 rental properties—including one staggeringly successful vacation rental home on the beach in Fiji, and two more in Hendersonville, North Carolina—she’s a longtime International Living reader. She’s like you. She gets what you want to do. Because she wants to do it, too.
In fact, she IS doing it.
And she’s going to show you how you can replicate her success how you can turn a "sometime" retirement dream into a "real time" vacation rental you own—and earn with—now.
Our Condo in Brazil Put Us Ahead of the Curve for Retirement
"My husband and I wanted to be ready for an affordable and truly enjoyable retirement. And we wanted it sooner rather than later, too. But being at the tail end of the baby boomers, we knew we had to get ahead of the curve and seek out a retirement spot before the real estate prices got out of reach We bought our Brazilian condo strictly as a way to build our retirement fund. Having visited there, though, we’ve decided that living in Brazil is a wonderful proposition. Our condo is presently rented out, but who knows? We may make this our future address."
She’s put every secret every step-by-step instruction everything you need to know into a resource called Profitable Vacation Rentals Abroad.
There’s nothing else like it out there. It’s not a book. It’s more like you’re sitting down with her and she’s walking you through what you need to know and do and avoid
She shows you her place in Fiji and what works there and why and how you could take the lessons she’s learned and apply them to your own property.
It’s like a virtual "consultation" really a way for you to essentially "sit down" with Beth and have her answer questions you may not even know you should ask.
In fact, Beth does work as a consultant in this area. She counts among her clients the "Ben Bernanke of Fiji" as she calls him. He heard how well her vacation rental was doing and—fed up and ready to unload his own second home—asked her to help him keep it rented instead. He was skeptical at first he’d tried what he thought should work.
But Beth followed the steps she outlines in Profitable Vacation Rentals Abroadand now his vacation rental—like hers—is earning him a profit, month in and month out
Profitable Vacation Rentals Abroad is designed to hand you a "virtual roadmap" that’ll show you the best way to get from where you are now to having a place of your own that’ll earn you a good income overseas...
I’ll get into the specifics of what it includes in just a second, but first... let me tell you a little more about Beth, because I think you’ll see immediately why her expertise can be so valuable to you...
Beth Carson didn’t start out as a vacation-rental owner. In fact, her long-term rentals in the States are all profitable. So she's no stranger to the property-management and rental scene. She's been a real estate investor for 15 years. But the thing is…she makes more from her single vacation rental on the beach in Fiji than she does from all those other rentals combined.
But the thing is she makes more from her single vacation rental on the beach in Fiji than she does from all those other rentals combined.
Renting short-term just pays better. With the system Beth has developed, it pays very, very well…
But it wasn’t always like that. It took thousands of hours of research, trial-and-error, on-the-ground missteps, and a measure of dumb luck (to be honest), to discover the formula that works best, the formula Beth details in Profitable Vacation Rentals Abroad...
"I fell into vacation rental ownership the hard way," Beth says, "after buying land and building a house with arrangements for the resort next door to manage and rent it. But then the resort was sold during the construction of my home and the new owners didn’t want to bother with renting my place out.
Don’t Forget the Tax Deduction
Travel to your vacation rental can be a legitimate tax expense if you are doing work while you are there. Mortgage expenses, utilities, supplies, furniture, and advertising are all deductible.
"I panicked and then I got busy trying to figure out how I could do it on my own. It took a few years for me to get everything working smoothly and to figure out what was worth my energy and money (and what wasn’t).
"But the end result has been better than I ever hoped for at the outset.
"While the resort had promised me just 25% occupancy and would then take over half of the income generated, I’ve been able to maintain an 85% occupancy rate on my own—and I keep all the profits!
"I’m able to travel to my property once or twice a year to visit friends there, enjoy a little vacation. And I can make any necessary tweaks to my ‘formula’ there on the ground.
"Whenever I’m looking out at the sunset over the ocean, I think to myself it’s sort of crazy that I get paid to be there. But that’s the beauty of a well-oiled vacation rental. It delivers what my friends call my ‘jet-set’ life. But I’m not rich or famous I just know how to make my vacation home pay me!"
Beth has figured out the "magic" formula. Only it isn’t really magic. It’s a sound, logical, tested-in-the-real world way to take a second home overseas and have it earn you an income that more than covers its costs.
One key element Beth believes in—and we here at International Living do, too—is good value. Or, as she puts it: "Buy low, rent high."
When you buy a property with good value in mind, you’re ahead of the game from the start. Not only will your potential appreciation gains be greater
But your break-even point on the vacation-rental side is often a lot lower than it would be if you paid more for your place. In fact, Beth shows one example in Profitable Vacation Rentals Abroad that compares two identical beachfront condos. One owner buys for $150,000 and the other buys for $100,000. She details expenses and so on but the upshot is this: The better-value buy up front breaks even each year 48 rental nights before the other place does. That’s nearly 7 weeks.
If you bought that better-value place, each year you’d have 7 more weeks of profit than the other guy would.
The single most important decision you will make in your vacation-rental business is the purchase of the property.
This is No Fly-by-Night Industry
Do you know the vacation rental industry is as large as the cruise industry? One in 10 North Americans has taken a cruise, and the same number have enjoyed the numerous benefits of staying at a vacation rental. Worldwide, the numbers are likely higher. Vacation rentals have the highest customer satisfaction rate in the travel industry. They become more and more popular every year.
Where you buy, how much you spend, what you can charge for rent per-night—all that comes into play. And in Profitable Vacation Rentals Abroad Beth shows you how to calculate where the best values are.
She lays it out clearly with examples so it’s very easy to follow. And when you do follow it the benefits can be great—not just on the financial side. As Beth puts it...
"Since I bought low—and found the right mix of service and amenities—I can rent high. So my vacation rental provides me not just income, but airfare, and a free, exotic vacation every year often a couple of times a year.
"I get free tours, free massages, free meals, and free transportation when I go, too. I treat the locals well and they are happy to give me something in return when I come."
That special mix of service and amenities that Beth mentioned she’s got it down to a science these days. And she shares her formula—in detail—in Profitable Vacation Rentals Abroad.
If you like the idea of cashing in on a vacation rental and then enjoying the opportunity to visit it yourself spend a few weeks there, free become part of a community you love and begin to enjoy an international life well before you’re retired then I feel confident you’ll find this an extremely useful resource.
As Beth said...she learned the ins and outs the hard way—through trial and error. But you don’t have to.
She’s figured out the "secret sauce" you need to create a high-income-earning vacation rental overseas. And she’s packaged it in Profitable Vacation Rentals Abroad so that you can recreate her success.
We call her approach, her "formula," the "Carson Method"—because it’s not just a series of how-to steps —though you’ll get plenty of those, too.
There’s really a whole philosophy behind the way she operates this business...and you benefit from her perspective and frame of reference in Profitable Vacation Rentals Abroad.
When it comes down to it, Beth believes that your goal shouldn’t be only to make money, it should be to make money while—at the same time—you do right by the community where your home sits.
This $24.3 Billion Industry Is Growing and You Could Ride the Wave to Profits
A recent study estimates the vacation-rental industry to be a $24.3 billion market and growing. By renting your vacation home out to travelers, using the power of the Internet, you’ll have low advertising costs with the potential for a high return on investment. When you do it right, that is. And that’s just one thing Profitable Vacation Rentals Abroad will show you.
After all, the idea is that your home is in a place you love, where you want to spend time...get to know the locals...make friends.
According to the "Carson Method," it’s important—critical really—that you "be a good neighbor" and treat your employees well, too. You can’t, Beth argues, truly maximize your rental income if you don’t do those things.
But when you come at your vacation-rental home with that point of view in mind and armed with the practical steps and tools you need you’ll be amazed at how much income your home can generate.
Beth told me, "I'm always surprised at how much vacation renters are willing to spend, because I am such a bargain hunter. Fortunately, not everyone is like me."
You really CAN fund an escape all your own—well before retirement—using "other people’s money." And Beth will show you how
In Profitable Vacation Rentals Abroad, you’ll discover exactly how it’s done—so you save yourself time, frustration, and money, too. You’ll find out vacation-rental secrets from a savvy expert that you really couldn’t get any other way short of hiring her yourself (and that’d cost you thousands of dollars)! But in this soup-to-nuts resource, you’ll find out—
Scale It up, and Vacation Rentals Can Be a Lucrative Full-Time Business
Adrian owns several vacation rentals in France and manages more than 40 for fellow owners. She’s turned a sideline idea into a full-time business.
"The truth is that the rental income from three apartments nearly covers the mortgages of five apartments! And with each property I've added to the portfolio, the appreciation has enabled me to leverage and take equity release loans to purchase more.
"The personal financial gain has been staggering, but more importantly, particularly for my property in Nice, I have enjoyed having a home-away-from-home and am using it more than I ever thought."
From the Desk of Beth Carson
The Real, Insider Story—No Sugar-Coating
Most of the time, vacation rentals are a great business. But occasionally you’ll have a difficult renter or a crazy issue, like a flying squirrel landing on a guest while they are sleeping. (It happened to one owner!)
Fortunately, these problems—flying squirrels and all—are rare. It’s a business that on most days brings joy to both owners and guests.
Still, all businesses have difficult areas, and in Profitable Vacation Rentals Abroad, I talk about the challenges and what you can do to avoid them. I think it’s important that you know—realistically—what you’re getting into so you can decide if this is right for you it isn’t for everybody.
This is my passion, though, and I’m thrilled to have discovered the freedom—both financial and lifestyle—that this business affords. I’m happy to share my success with you. I look forward to helping you find your own perfect escape overseas and to showing you how you can turn it into a "cash machine" that can fund your overseas life.
As I said before this isn’t a book...though there’s plenty for you to read and reference. But it’s more than that. It’s more like a consultation with Beth.
Through videos, she walks you through each section of this online program and talks through the most important things to know.
She introduces you to her own "house manager" at her place in Fiji and talks with him about what he does right...and reveals some secrets about how she teaches her staff to think about their jobs.
You’ll "meet" a savvy vacation-rental veteran who tells you all about how best to furnish, arrange, and stock your vacation-rental for maximum bang-for-buck. Lots of photos here and examples you can use.
Plus there’s a great, interactive workbook that goes along with the program. For each section, you’ve got questions to answer, steps to check off, things you need to think about.
It’s all organized so you don’t stumble into any roadblocks. The "Carson Method" is step-wise. If you follow along and you do what Beth suggests...you’ll be well positioned to start turning a profit on an overseas vacation rental of your own.
You are going to like what you find in Profitable Vacation Rentals Abroad.Because it’s going to open up for you a whole world of possibility overseas and show you ways you can turn a retirement dream into an income-earning endeavor...even before you’re ready to retire.
With the "Carson Method," Beth doesn’t just lay out "what to do," she teaches you how to look for opportunity and capitalize on it. She shows you how to maximize your earnings...how to take the tools any old vacation owner could pick up but wield them like a pro.
In Profitable Vacation Rentals Abroad, you won’t find the "obvious" advice you could pick up with a Google search. This is different. This goes beyond that to dig deep into what’s worth your time and energy and what’s not.
It shows you how to prioritize your efforts so you’re "working smart" to bump up your income and turn your vacation home at the beach...or up in the mountains...or in a city you love...into a real income earner for you.
I should point out, as well, that all the secrets about managing your property and maximizing the income it produces can be applied back home just as easily as overseas. So if you’re thinking in the back of your mind that you could rent out your place in the States and use the income to fund an escape overseas...you’re right. You could. And this resource will hand you secrets you won’t find anyplace else.
And what if you already have a place overseas—maybe one you’re even renting out. Would it be worth your while to give Profitable Vacation Rentals Abroad a try? Absolutely. Because just one insider secret Beth shares that you might not know could be worth weeks of extra rental income for you.
Now if Beth—and the other experts she brings in to "meet" you in Profitable Vacation Rentals Abroad—were to help you in person, you could pay almost $1,000 for just three hours of their services. And, in truth, it would be worth it. One critical piece of advice alone could mean thousands of dollars to you in increased rental income.
But you won’t pay thousands of dollars—or anything like it—for Profitable Vacation Rentals Abroad when you agree to check it out this week.
It’s yours for just $279. And you could easily earn that fee back on a single night’s rental.
This is a resource that will pay for itself many times over.
The secrets it reveals could make the difference between a 20% occupancy rate and an 80% occupancy rate at your home overseas—and that’s worth thousands (even tens of thousands) of dollars in your pocket.
Plus not only is the price special, but there’s a lot more that comes with this resource...
If you’ve ever rented a home overseas for your own vacation or simply poked around to see if it would make sense for you, then I’m willing to bet you know about VRBO or HomeAway.
These are just two of many online portals or "marketplaces" where vacation-home owners can connect with potential renters.
As a renter... you’re given lots of options to choose from and you may have a personal preference on where and how you book a place.
But as an owner—do you know how all these sites differ and how to know where you’ll get the most bang for your marketing dollar?
In Making Sense of the "Online Marketplaces" Where Potential Renters Can Find You, Beth shares her insights about not only VRBO and HomeAway, but three more online portals as well.
Her advice here—about when each makes sense and why—could save you years of trial-and- error testing and help you instantly maximize your marketing dollars so you’re spending less and renting more.
When you agree to take a risk-free look at Profitable Vacation Rentals Abroadwith our special deal this week, we’ll include Making Sense of the "Online Marketplaces" Where Potential Renters Can Find You for you, too.
But that’s not all...
One of the things Beth stresses in the "Carson Method" is the importance of keeping in touch with your renters. But this doesn’t mean you have to be on email and phone alert 24 hours a day.
In fact, one of the most effective ways to let your renters know what to expect—and minimize the time you spend answering their questions—is to create a Welcome Packet you email to them ahead of their stay.
As part of Profitable Vacation Rentals Abroad, Beth walks you through what you should include, how it should be laid out, why it needs to be a "living document" that changes depending on the season or a guest’s special situation...and more...
But I think it’s always nice to have an example to follow. So Beth has agreed to include for you the Welcome Packet she sends to her own guests at her home in Fiji, Starfish Blue.
When you agree to take a look at Profitable Vacation Rentals Abroad, you’ll also receive this excellent sample Welcome Packet you can use as a model for your own.
It took Beth years to figure out the right things to include—an accumulated wealth of questions she received, answered now for renters in advance—but she’s simply handing it over to you as part of this special package today.
It’s a great way to get a jump-start that’ll have you earning more with your own vacation rental, sooner.
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Using a vacation rental as a way to fund your international life is a strategy I’ve seen work again and again for readers over the years. It’s a great way to fast forward your overseas timeline so you can be enjoying your own escape abroad sooner rather than later.
Do it right, and your home abroad could more than pay for itself well before you’re retired. And even continue to pay you an income into your golden years.
It’s something you can make work for you nearly anywhere on the planet. You don’t need prior experience or any special expertise.
Because with the "Carson Method" you’ll know how to find a property that makes good sense...maximize your earnings and create a steady income with a minimum of effort on your part.
I’d been looking for the right partner for this project for several years now, and I have great confidence in Beth’s method and her expertise.
I think you’ll be impressed when you see Profitable Vacation Rentals Abroad. In fact, I’m so sure you’ll like what you find that you can have your money back within 30 days if you don’t. Just take a look. There’s no risk to you.
In fact, it comes with a double guarantee.
Guarantee #1: I guarantee that Profitable Vacation Rentals Abroad will show you the best, most efficient, most effective way to get from where you are now to owning an income-earning vacation rental in a place you love. You’ll have all the tools you need to put your overseas dream on fast forward so you can maximize your property’s potential and create a travel experience vacationers will love and pay you for...
Guarantee #2: I guarantee you’ll find inside the real-world solutions, step-by-step instructions, and expert guidance you need to turn a "someday" overseas dream into a money-making reality today. But if you feel the solutions and how-to guidance outlined in the "Carson Method" aren’t for you after all, simply ask for a full refund within 30 days and you’ll get your money back. No questions asked.
You know, life is short. Why put your overseas dream on hold and hope that "someday" you’ll be able to escape to your own little place in the sun overseas.
With the right guidance and advice, you can get a real jump-start on living an adventure-filled, travel-rich life abroad. You can have it now
That blue-shuttered cottage in the south of France...or that beachfront bungalow with Caribbean views...that villa in Tuscany where the pool looks out on green rolling hills...or that home up on the cliff that stands guard over the roiling Pacific.
Whatever your dream is go get it. In Profitable Vacation Rentals Abroad you can find out exactly how it’s done.
There’s no risk to you. Just take a look. You could be sitting on the porch at your dream house, cocktail in hand, a lot sooner than you ever thought possible...
Publisher, International Living