Look for something and it comes to you, usually in buckets. The problem is most people are not looking for anything.
We have been watching for more income opportunities to share with our readers, and one just fell into our lap that is custom made for the Full Time RV fraternity. I have actually watched this in action and can swear that it works.
While we had our sailboat in La Paz Mexico we ran into a fellow named David who invented something called the Glide Cycle. The way this came about is the fact that David was an avid runner and sports enthusiast who started to have a lot of trouble with his knees like a lot of baby boomers do. Well as it turned out his doctor told him that he would never run again, and that he would probably have to have knee replacement surgery.
Well not being the complacent type, he decided that these options just did not work for him. He set out to discover a way to continue running and also avoid knee surgery. What he invented was called the Glide Cycle. The Glide Cycle is an arch type frame with a couple of wheels set up a little bit similar to a Bicycle but with no bars between the legs, and no pedals. The unit supports any percentage or your weight that you set it for and allows you to run.
What David quickly discovered was the fact that almost anyone could use it. Amputees could run again, as well as obese people and people with a number of major medical conditions. In fact a number of orthopedic and medical professionals are now recommending the Glide Cycle and its cousin the Glide Track to their patients.
But the key to all this was the fact that even healthy people loved the Glide Cycle and he started to sell a large number of them to healthy people who wanted to do something new and different in the way of sports. He personally sold about a quarter million dollars worth of them just riding around Ashland Oregon where his factory is. This lead to the idea of having distributors buy a Glide Cycle and then just riding them around to advertise and sell them. As I said I saw this in action here in La Paz. We were walking along side him as he was just strolling in the Glide Cycle. We could not go more than a few hundred feet and someone would stop him and ask questions. In the first week he had it with him here in La’s Paz he sold 5 of them, and that was just by going out running with it in the mornings. So we know the business model works.
My wife and I have now gone on board with David’s company and are setting up an
affiliate marketing system. It is going to be set up in a couple of tiers. First of all is the typical affiliate system you find on the internet. It will not cost anything to join, and anything that you sell on your website will give you a commission. But the real money maker is having a bike and riding it around and letting people stop you to take orders. In the case as above, 5 bikes will give you about $1500. in commissions.
The idea is that the affiliate will do the sales and training, and Glide Cycle does the shipping. You will not have to handle inventory. The business would be set up similar to a standard drop shipping company.
Now for an RV’er this is great. Their entire business expense would involve buying oneself a Glide Cycle, or one each for themselves and their Partner, they would also need a computer and some way to connect to the internet. That is about it. We would take care of training you at no cost to you, and even this part is easy as it involves mostly watching some videos and learning how to adjust the unit for different riders. I have also had some professional sales training and can help with giving some training in that area. David said that even larger numbers of people stopped them when he was riding together with his partner Cindy. So having two Glide Cycles and riding together is advantageous.
You can see the Glide Cycle in Action at www.glidecycle.com. We will have the Glide Cycle affiliate website running very soon also. But for now if you are interested in joining us, just email my wife Marilyn at firstname.lastname@example.org
A Glide Cycle snaps apart and fits into a bag a little larger than a suitcase. So it is even easier to carry along on or in the RV than a bicycle is. It can be taken apart or reassembled in a couple of minutes. It is also easily carried along on an airplane as baggage.
David has the Glide Cycle fully patented so there is no worry of cheap Asian knockoffs flooding the market. He is also trying to keep a large percentage of the manufacturing in North America.
The Glide Cycle is looking to be the next Skate Board Phenomenon. Everyone that sees it wants one. And if you watch some of the testimonials from people in the videos on the website and the Glide Cycle Youtube channel you will see that this is not a passing fad. Peoples lives have been changed. I personally watched a stroke victim get on and run, although his normal walk was quite labored. David just received an email from a very obese woman who was telling him that she could not even walk before and was now doing 3 miles a day on the Glide Cycle. She was also going along with her grand children for walks.
So I know there is a business opportunity for RV’ers here. Imagine paying for your entire lifestyle just by getting out your Glide Cycle in the various places that you stop at and then taking orders. When you see the Glide Cycle in action on the web site you will understand the curiosity.