Support Andy in Peru during the Corona Crisis

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Dear past guests of Peru Odyssey, Outer Travels inner Journeys and other friends.

I'm writing to ask you for a little help which is something I'm always reluctant to do.

Like a lot of people in the travel sector, I've been hit pretty hard by the global corona crisis. Almost all my income was made from the various tours and retreats I've been running since 2011.

Unfortunately, I had to suspend all our Peruvian operations in March due to the global corona crisis. On March 16th the Peruvian government put the whole country into quarantine and imposed martial law that lasted almost 4 months. Some part of the country, including Cusco where I live are still under quarantine.

International flights in or out of Peru are still not permitted and I have no idea when they will resume. Latest reports say it will not be until the end of the year or possibly early 2021.

Needless to say, I won't be making any income from tours and retreats for quite awhile.

Peru has been one of the hardest hit countries in South America if not the world, with over 400,000 covid-19 cases and currently around 20,000 deaths.

I'm hoping that I can at least resume Peru Odyssey sometime in 2021 but that's a long way off and in the meantime I have to create other sources of income.

I spent much of the quarantine training to be a coach which is something I'm really excited to get started; however, I still have some training to complete before I'm fully ready.

Right now I need to raise some money just to keep me afloat for the next 2 months while I finish my coaching training and seek my first clients.

I'm not asking for donations (although you can donate if you wish to).

I have a number of products and coaching services that I can offer, and I hope something will be of interest to you.

Coaching Offers

I am offering several types of coaching through this funding at prices way lower than I would normally charge. I may or may not offer the web coaching in the future, so this could be the only chance to work with me in this respect.

Website / Digital Marketing Coaching

Before I went full-time with my retreats/tours company I used to be a freelance web designer. However, I specialised more in digital marketing than graphic design/layout.

Many web designers are great with visuals but they lack fundamental marketing skills so they often create websites that don't do what they are supposed to do which is get you new customers/clients.

You could have the best looking website in the world, but it's completely useless unless people can find it and it successfully converts them into customers/clients.

If you're a small business owner and have a website that you think isn't performing as well at it should be (or plan to develop a new website in the future) then I can almost certainly help you.

1) New Website Coaching

If you're planning to create a new website for a new (or existing) business venture I will help you figure out exactly what you need to make sure it has the best chance of getting you new customers and clients. The last thing you want to do is spend a lot of money (or time if you do it yourself) on a website that doesn't achieve it's main objective.

Things that I can coach you on:

- How to create a website that will bring you leads and clients
- What platform is best for your purposes (ie Wordpress, Wix etc)
- How to find a great web designer that doesn't cost the earth and how to brief them.
- How to promote and market your website.
- How to do Search engine optimization so you rank better in Google
- Answer any other questions you have

I will cover this in 3 coaching sessions that will last 30 to 60 minutes each.

Suggested donation : $200

2) Improve your current website

Maybe you already have a website that you think could be performing much better. I will do a comprehensive review/audit of your website and then coach you on how best to improve it. This may include:

- How to improve the design
- Ways to improve your Conversion Rate Optimization (so that you convert more visitors to leads/clients)
- Improve your search engine optimization.
- More promotion tactics.
- Answer any other questions you have

I will cover this in 3 coaching sessions that will last 30 to 60 minutes each.

Suggested donation : $200

3) Create an online course or coaching program

Do you have any specialist knowledge or skills that other people would pay to learn?

Many people have created a substantial passive (or even full-time) income from creating and selling online courses, information products or coaching programs.

There is an overwhelming amount of information on the internet on how to do this but it can all get a bit confusing. I can help you cut through the fluff and turn your idea into a reality.

I can help you get clear about:

- The best way to deliver your course or coaching program online
- How to make sure your idea/topic will sell
- How to structure your course and make it engaging
- What price you should be charging
- How to promote and market your course/program.
- Answer any other questions you have

I will cover this in 2 to 3 coaching sessions (30-60 minutes each approx)

Suggested donation : $150

Transformational Coaching

I've been involved in the business of personal transformation since I first started organizing ayahuasca retreats back in 2011 and since then I've hosted well over 1000 people on my tours and retreats in Peru. I hope I can continue organising transformational tours and retreats in the future, but right now that's very uncertain. However, one thing I will never stop is helping people transform their lives in some way which is why I'm training to be a transformational coach.

As a coach I will help to support people through any kind of transition or transformation in their lives.

A good coach is someone who is able to see a bigger vision for his client than they see themselves. A coach is a transformation catalyst and a transformation is simply getting to the next level in your life. Do you know what your next level is, and if so do you know how to get there?

Not everyone is ready to be coached, or easily coachable, but for those that are, I believe I have some powerful tools and processes to help you get the most out of your life and reach your next level.

For a low cost I'm offering 3 coaching sessions to help you clarify your goals and know how to achieve them.

Who can benefit from coaching?

- Anyone facing a specific challenge or change

- Anyone who needs a new sense of direction aligned with their true purpose

- Anyone wanting to achieve a goal that they have been struggling with on their own

- Anyone who is starting or running a business and needs a confidential guide to help focus on priorities

- Anyone wishing to work/perform more effectively and successfully

- Anyone who knows they want to more from life but not sure how to get it

- Anyone who is committed to change but needs someone to show them how!

Suggested donation : $150

Ayahuasca Artwork (Gallery Wrapped Canvas Prints).

Bring the visionary world of Ayahuasca into your home with these stunning canvas prints.

Earlier this year I launched an online store selling canvas prints (and other products) of stunning Ayahuasca paintings by a Peruvian artist. You can choose from 6 paintings (I will ask you for your choice by email):

These gallery wrapped canvas prints are simply prints on a polycotton material that have been stretched over the sides of a wooden frame (1.25 inches thick) to give a continuation effect. The image on each canvas is not only printed on the front, but it also continues around to the side as well.

Our products are hand-assembled printed and on-demand using the latest printing technologies.

Our genuine museum-quality canvas is specially tailored from a heavyweight polycotton.

State of the art printing technology results in sharp photographic reproduction and color fidelity using archival inks that will remain true for decades.

In our green printing processes, we use water-based inks that do not pose hazards to the environment. By using solvent-free products, our prints improve indoor air quality by reducing possible exposure to airborne chemicals.

Each canvas comes with pre-installed hanging hardware, ready for immediate display on your wall.

We ship to anywhere in the world.

Donate $130 and get small 11x14 inch Canvas Print of Stunning Ayahuasca Artwork

or Donate $200 and get large 24x30 inch Canvas Print of Stunning Ayahuasca Artwork.

Choose from 6 Stunning Ayahuasca Paintings

Painting 1 - The Mystical Healer Painting 2 - Inner Wisdom & Higher Guidance
Painting 3 - In The Shadows You See The Light Painting 4 - Jungle Melodies
Painting 5 - Indigo Twilight Painting 6 - Moon Guidance

Peruvian Landmarks

If ayahuasca artwork is not your thing, I also have some amazing photos (printed on canvas like the artwork) of some of the incredible ancient sites you visited with me (if you were on Peru Odyssey with me).

You can choose from two sizes:

Large 24x36 inches = $200

Small 14x21 inches = $130

Machu Picchu

Other Places

Cusco Plaza de Armas

Island of Uros

Sacsayhuaman 1

Sacsayhuaman 2

Landscape Images

Choose from two landscape image. These have a slightly different dimension and price

Large 20x40inches = $230

Small 12x24 inches = $130

The Sacred Valley, near Pisac

Amaru Meru

Finally, if you have a favorite photo that you took on your tour with me, just email it to me and I can turn that into an amazing canvas print for you!

Additional Notes

Shipping Costs for Canvas Prints

For the Canvas Prints, shipping is free for USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK & Europe (except Switzerland).
For Scandinavia please add $15 per item. For rest of world please add $35 per item.

If you would like to order multiple things just add together the costs (plus shipping if applicable) and donate that amount. You can only select one bonus through this page, but we'll work everything out by email.

If you don't want any of the prints or coaching services but would still like to donate something then any amount is most welcome.

You can pay by Paypal or credit/debit card.

If you think that coaching would really benefit you right now but don't have enough money to pay, please contact me and we'll work something out.

If you have any questions or need clarification about anything please email me at [email protected]


Small Canvas Print (Ayahuasca Art or Peru Photo)

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Coaching on how to create an online course

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Transformational Life Coaching

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Website Coaching

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Get 2 Small Canvas Prints

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Large Canvas Print (Ayahuasca Art or Peru Photo)

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Large Landscape Canvas Print 20x40 inches

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Get 2 Large Canvas Prints

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Sep 29, 2020
  • Anonymous
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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Sep 24, 2020
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  • Cassandra
  • Donated on Sep 23, 2020
  • I’m sorry to hear about this but I’m glad to hear that you’re working on another path forward. I’m sure you’ll pull out of this quickly. Xoxo

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  • Jacqueline Siouzou
  • Donated on Sep 23, 2020
  • Thank you for the great experience I had in Peru Andy, may you and your family be safe and well during this time

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  • elaine cheung
  • Donated on Sep 23, 2020
  • Kudos Andy to reach out. We will see better times ahead. Hugs from Taiwan, Elaine

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  • Patricia Sparkhall
  • Donated on Sep 23, 2020
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  • Thomas Hackett
  • Donated on Sep 18, 2020
  • Thanks to you Andy I met and married Emma from Lima, Peru.

  • SpongeBob
  • Donated on Aug 24, 2020
  • Thank you brother for the life changing journey that you provided 💙🙏

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