READERS GIVE ANITA SANDS HERNANDEZ, (THE GUERILLA CAPITALIST GURU LADY)
A REAL POKE IN THE NOSE!
I just received an email from a GUERILLA CAPITALISM PAGE reader.ANITA: I'm about to criticize your import-export biz page, giving you a picture of how the the broke & down-hearted would read it. OK. in my opinion, the Guerilla Capitalism, Cottage Mercantilism and Bazaar Folklorico pages need updating. The HOT SELLERS INDEX is OK. though.YEAH, well, Joe honey, what you don't like so much was exactly my thought! But hey, you just instructed my readers on how to be a guerilla. Thank you very much. (Elvis intonation)
Any Cottage industry is a bulls-eye target for the IRS and has been for the last decade so I wouldn't expect to make a fortune there. They can track you, lady or anyone whom you advise to go into a cottage industry.
Since the invention of the UPC code,III666III nobody can sell a unit of anything without owing city and state taxes that they collected for it.
Then, income tax also should be paid by vendor. And the State Franchise Board that tracks your numbered saleslips wants a %. Two kinds of taxes. NO WAY TO ESCAPE it! (aside from the FELONY of not writing up the sale with a SALES SLIP. And not informing Franchise Board and not writing up your Gross or Net income every year and sending that data to the IRS."
signed, JOE SIX PACK IN ALABAMA.
Really folks, 50 million people are on food stamps these days, scrutinized as having no income. The average worker will put together some money this way which he can use to create a real business (one he'll pay taxes on later, one which will employ a dozen people LATER and feeds his family without welfare/EBT.) When I ran my biz, I spent a lot of what I just earned to keep my 4 fatherless kids in shoes. So I gave to the poor. Also, I don't contribute to the genocide in Iraq and Afghanistan, America's biggest expense: drones to kill entire families with bombs.
So with good conscience, I either NEVER TELL ANY OFFICIAL I RUN a cottage industry or I write up half the sales, I write up half the income. I fudge with my profits. I re-invest in the business and become THAT GUERILLA slithering through THE GRASS invisibly, staying with Fidel and Che all the way to the day and hour when I can open a real brick and mortar store and then I can pay Uncle Sam what he thinks he's entitled to so he can go on killing all those pure hearted garbanzo-eating Muslim families that OBAMA BELIEVES NEED KILLING. So be bold, be Christian, be Humane:
1.) EARN ALL your profits from merchandise, services or sales off the books, which you can't do in your 40 hour a week regular job. Then, take your savings and start a real store and go legal. You don't do a small cottage industry off the books forever. When it gets big, you have actual sales slips, go legal.
2.) If you can, do your regular 40 hour a week job off the books too. Be a handyman/ contractor. Carpenter. Cut down big trees and load them in a truck, carry them to the dump. These are lucrative professions. CONFIDE the fact that you work off the books to the occasional client. Confide that you don't pay taxes on the income in your 5 day a week job to only one person: the boss. First time you meet the guy you say "it's off the books or I don't work. He's not going to report you. Earn some money. You're going to need money to start your own biz! SO it's not time for FICA deductions and paying taxes on your income AFTER these deductions.
3.) Never tell a friend something that you believe they CAN know as they are a total friend -- that you wouldn't want them to know if they were your worst enemy! Me? I don't follow that rule. I consider my readers my friends, I tell them how I have SEEN folks do it AND HOW I RECOMMEND YOU DO IT if you are working hard, starving and your nose is under water. BRAINSTORM a list of your talents, interests, contacts and figure out what you can do.
4.)There is a cut-off point where most bosses have to give you a W2, 7k a yr. Above that there's no PAPER FREE ZONE, so here's a unique solution: have ten bosses and earn 7 k each. Probably means you can only stay with one boss for 3 months. Then he hit the limit. He can no longer make any records of your presence. Some don't see it that way. Them you gotta leave.
4.) SEE YOUR BANKER MORE, your TAXMAN LESS! Cash pay checks at bank, don't deposit them, then pay cash for utilities, rent, clothes, food, shoes.
5.) SHUN THE CASINO; AVOID FALLING for stocks and bonds, the lazy man's way to be rich except it didn't work for anybody except Warren Buffet as he was SELLING stocks to other people. He had a hedge fund. Not the same. CASH IS KING. The rest is a casino.Except for buying a 4 unit apartment building, living in one unit.
6.) Have a brilliant BUSINESS CONCEPT. Something like this, doesn't have to be this.You pay two teen football player to give 15$ an hour massages after school, MEN ONLY and you bill the clients l00$ an hour, you sell rolfing or shiatsu sessions to muscley types who need much stronger massage therapists than the ladies do..
YOU BETTER THE KIDS LIVES' as you teach the secrets of the great masseurs to these kids.....My massage lady was a 6 foot tall school basketball star, all of 17 yrs old. She lived on my street, studied with Yogi Bhajan, was a near master doing the meridian rolfing she'd learned after yoga classes. 5$ I paid for a half hour. (I was poor.) But If I'd thought of it, I could have booked her in Beverly Hills with my rich astrology clients for l00$ an hour. Luckily, she thought of it. Went to India semester break. Lives in Topanga Canyon now, hippie ritzy.
When you build a biz around young people often you are a free trainer. The young people learn from you that what you're paying THEM is 1/10th of what they could make on the outside and that still, you are eager to help them reach the wealthy clients they need. Or when a young person works at your store or business, before they leave, that low salary you gave to that worker has made you twice back in cash. Businesses run with students, workers whom you train and expose to your area of endeavor, whether importing from Mexico or laying Dripless watering pipes, is your best investment in good karma. Oh you thought we were talking about cash profits? No. You taught a youngster a service, manufacturing of merchandise fist hand. Help them start their own business. Be there for them. If you do AIR REPAIR Or garden drip-irrigation, they will one day do it. Banish thoughts of 'do I need competitors?' Don't think of it that way. You got two jobless kids out of poverty.
They will all run off and do the biz on their own unless they adore you. Unless you are a saint. And if you are an adored saint, you will demand that they start their own business or share profits with you. So this whole tack is about being a saint. And when you are, you are a law unto yourself. You are only above the law of the country if you are more moral than the customs of the country!
Another letter: Anita! How avant-garde is it to have a website recommending ways for people to make money by breaking the law? How ingenious of you to tell folks to
stop paying income tax for example. Oh, you'll get a share of fans, sure!
People want to hear that, so they'll latch onto ideas that suit them. But have you TAUGHT anything safe or noble?
I regard myself as a noble guerilla. I put my own butt in jeopardy, living that way and then not only GUILTY AS CHARGED, I run thousands of seminars teaching people how to do it. I.E. feed and roof and educate their families. I am a guerilla trainer. And I consider myself a minor saint as I do this for free. Absolutely no charge. There are a 30 thousand articles of mine online. Who ever wrote that much and didn't get a nickle back? And
I'm not rich. I was raising four fatherless children when I wrote most. Food was always tight here.
But surely you know what that word 'guerilla' truly means? It refers to one who is an ILLEGAL anti system UPSTART out in the boonies with an unfiched biz, a Che or Fidel ignoring an evil plundering. government. It's a noble tradition. THE WHOLE POINT is to break the rules. The oligarchs won't educate my kids. They let the
universities raise prices l00 times. I guess cuz they have us over a barrel and they can tax the Rectors. They take everyone's tax money and kill a million Iraquis, 100thousand Afghanis. They run cocaine and heroin and crack to our kids. They aim to get ghetto hoods addicted only, but they get the future college kids addicted, too. I am an overt radical. Anger is at the heart of it Not forgiveness. OUR S.E.C. let Wall Street ruin the planet, leaving joblessness, homelessness and famine in their wake. So why hug our GOV? I recommend you IGNORE this
Government, outright. Leave them to the HELL they made here. They had the best people, best constitution, best manufacturing sector, best raw resources, best country and they fucked it up. They aren't going to keep me and my kids from making a living in the little, arid rows we choose to hoe.
ANOTHER LETTER: The page telling poor people to get a mountain cabin to grow a garden? Unrealistic. Cruel!! I live in IDAHO and we couldn't grow an apple here, it is bitter and cold and I'm only here as my college courses HERE are 1/10th of what they'd cost in the big city where I really live. Instead, help your readers plan how to live in a kibbutz & share chores, plant-growing, watering, etc.
I never said live in IDAHO! Nor did I ever say live alone! Read http://home.earthlink.net/~astrology/ssacrash.html
Then go to the HOW TO BE A GENTLEMAN FARMER INDEX
I feel it's even more cruel of you to tell single moms about your hilarious adventures stiffing welfare?
(What stiff? My dear, I was really always near starvation. I had four fatherless children! Left a Spaniard behind in Mexico where they can't spell alimony ...after he put a gun to my head, beat me up, broke my ribs when I was pregnant. I had to return to California, my home town.) and yeah I was doing astrology and not telling welfare about that income....(whatta fortune! I was 15$ an hour, three clients a week tops. Same as I am today. Besides, county would have taken away the 200$ AFDC check that I found moderately useful for rent and utilities and they'd have taken away the 126$ for food stamps if I told them about astrology. I needed that food!
Here you tell the brokest of the broke ones to do import export. To go travel
the world & spend their food money on treasures people will supposedly want.
Since the Recession, I've amended that to SELLING ARTISANRY made by people who
are a mile from your house, shipping to EUROPE where it's worth more. See file:
http://www.masterjules.net/typamer.htm one of a dozen articles on that subject.
NO MORE do I say go to the third world and bring stuff back here!
(I made a dangerous decision spending my last US$80 on American Spirit
pesticide free cigarettes & I returned to my village in Mexico,
starving hungry. Tourists there paid me four times what I paid for them...I
made $320 total off the cartons & cartons of cigarettes WHICH I placed
myself in danger with....yes if you look like merchant, especially a
LYING merchant --trying not to pay the Mexican customs their due, and
escaping taxation, oh yeah & compete with every-good-citizen tax-paying, licensed
merchant you go to PRISON down there!.In retrospect it was a total risk one that a blond traveling alone doesn't need to take, but I used that profit for food money for the next 2 months. Money was scarce, but it went oh so much farther in Mexico.)
Brave girl. You almost lived a movie script. GRINGA IN JAIL with RAPIST MEX COPS
Ok back to your folklorico import-export business. The govts
every-fucking-where have taken the profit out of that. There is no
moving of huge containers unnoticed anymore, since 9/11 --with good
reason, --like filling ocean liner compartments in Bali for $600, shipping
them back to the mall, making 100% profit. Year's worth of inventory to tinker
with, oh joy, helping the poor people in Bali with our infusion of cash!
($600? Really? Was it ever REALLY a humanitarian MISSION like you make
it out to be?) Those days are long-since over, you'd pay more for
shipping, inspection, declare every item, pay on it, etc etc. The govt
even figured the landlord cant donate cheap rent 2 u unless you are a
5013c foundation, or else every other tenant can yell discrimination.
It's so the govt can even regulate a bartering, cash-free culture.
DOES the world need more chotchkezs? Junk? Bracelets? Art? My criticism
of the biz idea is that they only way to profit from the get-go is to have no
overhead besides your vacation & the cost of the goods.
Yikes! it starts with having the money for the goods! How many women with
bad taste read your article, went on vacation and STILL have closets filled with
hand-tooled belts and purses they can't sell? No business license, no customs duties, no taxes.
In collecting money for the goods, wholesaling as you say, to huge
stores that require a tax ID number for vendors they deal with. Sellers
of nick-knacks ply their wares to buyers of dept store chains the way
bands try to get signed to major labels. It is so simplistic to say "FIND
rare cheap art & BECOME the only source for it in the world, SELL it in
bulk to Macy's. The end. Well DUH. Thanks for that
pointer, Sherlock. Don't know how I coulda done it without you.
If any of this advice Jules left you about money was valid today, you'd
be the richest chick on the planet.
I took on a new career, mothering. When Jules left the Bazaar Folklorico, I lived in Mexico and the only
production line I had was babies. One every l8 months. Then twenty years to raise them. No time ever to go into any business. Sorry to disappoint you.. Maybe it's a case of those who can't, teach. But I did teach. By then
I'd watched him run my invention, the BAZAAR FOLKLORICO BIZ on Sunset Blvd in W. Hollywood, and seen him go on to HIS OWN antique shop on the hottest corner on MELROSE also in West Hollywood but his was in the DECORATORS' DISTRICT. And he made millions and then went into Real Estate. SO I wrote JULES up. I never said I DID IT. I always said that he did it. But he was a stock broker when I met him. A fired one. Forty years later, after doing the business that I trained him to do, he was a multi millionaire and I was typing his chapters, his lectures. Proud to be doing so, too!
Anita, YOU have all the tools, & you have what you need to create wealth. Your words:
" Coffee, desk, electricity, PC, phone and server." We all have that, so why
aren't 120,000 newly laid-off people going immediately on vacation to buy
needed items (beer can openers shaped like iguanas) to bring back here and sell to the rest of
us? Doesn't that seem like what 120,000 people should be doing? Getting all Folklorico?
Why aren't you?
I'm 72 years old, today I'm not looking for any activity other than growing beets, salad, oranges and
corn. Am going for the second quarter million articles online, writing daily.
Folklorico Imports still works, it just doesn't work as WELL any more. I have opened a new
WING to my thinking. Much as I'd love a silver iguana with some jade or chalcedony lapidary
insets, with the added, utilitarian feature of opening beers, I think we have to RETOOL!
Find AMERICAN ARTISANS and become their sales agents to EURO-rich cities like Zurich,
Paris, Stockholm, London. The dollar is weak. OUR STUFF seems mega cheap to the EURO
folks. Swedes will pay big for a SCHOOL BAG with BASQUIAT typically American
designs. (below) AMERICAN GRAFFITI looks could be so hot! And they don't have it in EUROPE!
Anita, maybe your advice was sound in the 80s. When we all had $$ to spend &
homes to decorate with southwestern flair. Now, espec. in Las Vegas, NV you
can get a $2k oak roll top desk antique for $25 if you'll haul it away
today. People are losing their homes giving away treasures, grand
pianos!! or losing them to auction. If we had a truck, there are "Free
Hot Tub, you haul away" ads all over on Craigs...why leave that for the
bank to take, too?
A beautiful Guerilla Biz. My, you people who are criticizing me are really diamond grade Guerilla capitalists of the future with the Vrai Esprit de Argent! Tough Times make for Tough People I guess. Your idea is the "ULTIMATE roll with the blows, TODAY BUSINESS." A truck, a small wad of bills, pick up treasures, then have everyone come to YOUR HOUSE to buy used fabulous furniture! You help the foreclosed guy not feel so bad about leaving his entire household to a trucking crew. And you help the Granny with an attic full of booty.
All I know is my grandparents lived through the Great Depression and World War I and World War II both. They were hunted down, escaping with suitcases, running on roads, with bombers strafing them, imprisioned in concentration camps, (We lost 14 family members to the camps) and earlier they were the victims of the German inflation. My paternal Grandpa and Grandma and Aunt hid out in South of France (Cassis) where Nazis didn't go. They had to use their brains to survive, teaching music, baking, singing. They were guerilla capitalists in France. Vienese Granny a soprano made vienese pastries for cafes, taught opera singing, Grandpa (a conductor in Leipzig and Berlin) gave music lessons. Both were survivors. On my mother's side, Great great Grandma Josefa was a mule breeder, like being a used car salesman in 1780 in Spanish California. Her granddaughter, my granny Elena Childs opened a boarding house.
It's in my pioneer GENES to know we have to ignore the nazis, let them do their stupid thing,
retool career wise. Get six back-up careers in the wings. And paying the IRS and
CITY and state TAXES just isn't on our TO DO LIST! Until we reach high ground!
I KNOW I am suggesting guerilla tactics, a kind of survival war but if you are not on your
guard, they will continue to suck you dry and give the money away to unworthy causes. And
you were shorn like a sheep. The line that you will walk is an ethical line. You will never stiff
a client or profit off a sucker. Suckers don't exist for you. We are all brothers in this war.
You give people beauty that they will enjoy and treasure. If you sell someone an iguana beer key with semi precious stones all around a silver lizard shape, that heirloom gorgeous piece the guys will pass around his friends to open beers on SuperBowl Sundays had better be no more than twenty bucks! Try getting one like it in KANSAS, Dorothy. Not gonna happen. You had them custom made in TAXCO. You paid l0$ the ARTISAN bought his tortillas and real pork for his kids. You don't cheat him but you don't give it away either. You sell the UTILITARIAN, BEAUTIFUL AND UNIQUE and sell it Cheap.!
I sent that article out and got MORE LETTERS:
Don't listen to these critics! I love your pages. People wouldn't
cheat the govt if the govt was realistic-- $126 in foodstamps for 4
kids? 30$ a week per person. 4 Bucks a day. The govt is saying, "Cheat
on me, because I can't realistically give you what you need."
But...don't expect to have crowds following you around. I have noticed
that Americans seem less and less inclined to break the law
these-a-days, or maybe I was just aware of more broken laws growing up,
or maybe people are more sly about it today? The real thing that we see
watching TV shows is that Yes, it is easier to get tracked today. Yet
also in some ways harder to get tracked. There are more people, you can
hide behind the shuffle of things. You can have an official front and be
raking in some cash on the side. Yet, it's way easier to just legalize a
lot of this stuff, which I'm surprised many people have abandoned trying
to do. I pray we have a greater spirit for the truth and for keeping our
own money and reducing the profits of the taxman.
Unfortunately, if you sell on a site like eBay or Amazon, they want your
tax info (SS#). BUT, it ain't hard to not make any profits with your
cottage industry. On paper I mean.
Deduct your costs, all costs. After all, you aren't running General Motors
just a simple cottage industry, which is not taxable for its first
five years anyway, if you don't make a profit in three of them. (IS THAT
A FACT? ANYONE KNOW?)
There are many, many costs in running a little cottage industry. You
won't turn a profit, and that is a truth, not a scam. That's why it's
called a "cottage industry" not a "mansion industry".
Keep minimal records, like how much your inventory costs, how much it
costs to sell it. How you have to travel to buy inventory, all the
nitpicking little things you need to keep it going. You are not going to
make a profit that can be taxed. All you want to do, anyway, with a
cottage industry is keep yourself afloat."
Then my pal SHIJE wrote me: I could add to this now, ranting about house parties and just how many laws one breaks to have one. A House Concert for "donation$?" Dream on. Or how nowadays the story of Jesus and the loaves and fishes would equal arrests, health dept violation, liquor license violations, running an unlicensed restaurant, running a business with no sales tax and no permit to congregate a crowd that big. They'd call it a flash mob health hazard fines galore. So stop being JESUS!"
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