Several Success Stories of People Who Left Their Collapsing Countries (And Why You Should Leave Too)

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Today I’m going to profile several people in my audience who had the balls to leave their collapsing Western countries to live a happier, cheaper, lower-taxed, more exciting, and safer-from-Western-collapse lifestyle. Since I only have permission from one of them to publish their stories publicly (you’ll hear from her in her own words below) all the names of these people have been changed and I had to purposely avoid giving certain details.

First is a guy I’ll call James. He’s an American who used our Get Residency In Paraguay service a while back. He came to Paraguay for the first time “cold,” having never been there before he used our service. I’m not saying you should do that (get residency in a country you’ve never been to) but I don’t think he was planning on actually moving to Paraguay; he just wanted residency there.

This all changed when he went to Paraguay and fell in love with it, much like I did the first time I went there (I had no idea I would like Paraguay when I first went there; I just went there to check it off the list). He also used some of the dating apps down there and hooked up with several attractive women very quickly (he’s a younger guy).

He looked around at some apartments, and now, he spends most of the year there (as far as I know; I haven’t spoken with him in a while). Using FEIE USA tax rules, he’s dropped his taxes down to a fraction of what they were since Paraguay is a territorial tax country, meaning you only pay taxes on the income you make inside Paraguay. Any online income coming from the outside is not taxed at all. In addition, if you were wondering, the local income and corporate tax rates Paraguay does have are among the lowest in the world.

Next is a guy I’ll call Jake, another American. He’s been in my audience for a long time and a few years ago he started a company in the educational space. He didn’t quite follow the Alpha 2.0 business model 100% in that he hired traditional employees. Regardless, in a few years, he built his company to six figures and then seven. He came to one of my Dubai events a few years ago and really liked the place.

Last year, he realized, in a sort of positive panic, that he had six figures in cash in one of his business bank accounts that he would have to pay taxes on to the lovely quasi-authoritarian, quasi-socialist US government.

Using some of the advisors I recommended for him and the corporate structures I recommend, he offshored his corporate structures, converted his business to location-independent, and moved to Dubai a few months ago. In 2024 he’s going to be a teeny tiny faction of the taxes he was paying before, and now he’s having a fantastic time here in Dubai. I just saw him two weeks ago here and he was ear-to-ear smiles.

Lastly, we have someone I’ll call Emilia, a woman living in Germany who has been following my content for quite a while and was a member of one of my coaching programs a few years ago. She has recently moved to Poland, which isn’t exactly moving far away from the Collapsing West, but that’s only stage one in her plan, and she’s already benefiting.

I’ll let her explain in her own words:

Hey Caleb,

Do you like success reports instead of anger-masturbation emails you sometimes speak about  (“hurr, harr, did you hear about problem x?”)?

Success report:

Country to move to:

I am moving from Germany to Poland in January. It will drop my income tax from 35% to 12% (rate varies by profession), +60% in savings. My monthly German income tax was higher than all my living costs (!) (thanks for this article, I used to focus on the spending after tax). I will do it for 5 years and then reassess where to go. I got a well paying American client and will make ~200k/year, now taxed at 12%.

I had evaluated Romania in the last 2 years, going to different cities, but tax laws were not stable and a few lifestyle criteria ruled it out.

Goals were:

– be close enough to visit friends and family 2x/month (ENTJ:)

– drop tax costs

– reasonable quality of life based on my own criteria (hiking, parks, …)

Time taken from start to finish:

– 3 months. Includes all consultations with tax advisors, closing my company, opening a new company, going there 3x, rent a flat there, register myself using google translate etc. I did it all by myself while working full time on my business.

Why I get more stuff done:

– your 3-months-goals and week task list. It’s insane.

– developing from a smart perfectionist to having an action bias (“80% means done”)

Loving all your practical advice on what to do and especially what not to do. What not to do is just as important. This is also where you differ from others, you address problems not just the ideal behaviour.

You rock,


I want to point out something significant in all of these cases, which I find typical of people who make this change: The transition wasn’t that hard and didn’t take very long.

I find that a lot of people’s brains shut down when you say “You should move to a different country” because even if they agree that would be a good idea (and more and more people today do) they think that such a thing would take sooooo much time and sooooo much work that “there’s just no way.”

Wrongo! I’ve never seen anyone encounter a mountain of hassle or financial expense making this transition. As a matter of fact, the most complicated international move I’ve ever seen someone make in the last five years was mine. But that’s only because I live a much more complicated life, financially, logistically, and personally than the vast majority of normal humans.

The next thing people assume is that they “can’t” because they have a family. I have seen several people get residency and move out of the Collapsing Trifecta (USA, Canada, and Europe, the three areas collapsing the most quickly) with their spouses and children (usually two kids). (We even give them spouse and children discounts when they use our services.)

The next thing you might assume from the above three examples is that all of those people have higher incomes therefore it doesn’t make sense to do it unless you’re making six figures or something. For the record, only two of the three above people have incomes like this.

I’ve seen many people, usually young men, leave their countries when their incomes were average or even low. Moving to another country with two or three bags of stuff doesn’t cost much money at all. Getting residency in places like Mexico and Paraguay is only a few thousand dollars as a one-time expense, so if you have a low income you can just go to these countries using tourist visas and save up the needed money and then get it done later if necessary.

I’ve seen a lot of young men do this, including my own son.

It’s not a big deal folks. You just think it is due to your false Western Societal Programming.

The government of your current quasi-authoritarian, quasi-socialist, debt-ridden, ultra-corrupt, rapidly-collapsing Western nation doesn’t want you to leave. They want you to stay right where you are like a good little slave to keep taking their abuse. They want you to stay at your soul-killing 9-5 job, keep voting for only Democrats or Republicans (or your non-American equivalents), and keep paying the highest prices and taxes in the history of the world, all to keep feeding the elites’ corporatist machine while they laugh behind your back at how bovine you are.

The last thing they want is a bunch of people leaving their countries so they can’t keep sucking off their labor, income, and votes. And they certainly don’t want people renouncing their citizenship. That’s why they make this harder to do every year.

Therefore, your culture is filled with messaging, both overt and covert, that says things like:

“Moving out of the country is a huge hassle.”

“Moving to another country is really expensive.”

“Only really rich people benefit from leaving the country. You might as well just stay here.”

“The whole world outside of our country is dangerous! You might get arrested/killed/kidnapped/blown up!”

“They don’t respect gun rights in other countries!”

“Moving out of your country to not pay your taxes to fellow countrymen is an immoral dick move that only assholes do!”

“No one outside of your country speaks English!”

“Wait about your extended family members who don’t want to go??? You can’t abandon them you prick!!!”

All of these bullshit excuses I’ve already addressed in past videos or articles, but the point is that this is the messaging you’re receiving all the time, whether you realize it or not. Like all Societal Programming, this garbage starts to seep into your brain and you start to believe it… even if just a little.

And so you stay a galley slave, handcuffed to the ship that is slowly sinking in the ocean. (And if you’re the typical American, you also think that if you just get a new captain for the boat, all the holes in the boat will magically repair themselves and the water already inside sinking the ship will instantly evaporate.)

If you have any, and I mean ANY interest in moving to another country, either now or “someday,” you need to take action on this now.

It’s much easier than you think. But it gets harder every year.

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Question of The Week

How Long Does It Take To Make Money In A New Business With Zero Marketing Costs?

A.V. Writes:

How long would it take to earn $4000 a month from a new location-independent Alpha 2.0 business without investing any money into marketing, assuming all your niche advice is followed? I understand starting a business with no capital is possible, but I’m concerned about the timeline. You once mentioned a timeline of 18 months; please elaborate on this. Thanks.

I would need a lot more detailed information to provide an answer because there are so many factors. If you started a business under the model I teach tomorrow, the speed to get to $4,000 per month in pre-tax profit will depend on these factors, listed in no particular order:

  • Your niche
  • How well the thing you’re selling directly addresses a huge problem they already have instead of you trying to sell them something you think they need (which is what most new business owners do)
  • How motivated your niche is to solve their problem
  • If your offering is coaching, consulting, or a service (these make money much faster than things like writing ebooks, selling hard products, or making an app)
  • How much money your niche has
  • The cost of what you’re selling
  • The margin of what you’re selling (higher margin means the income comes faster)
  • How many hours per week you work on your business
  • How many hours per week you spend in marketing your business
  • How aggressive you are in outreach (for example, if you’re just going to write blog posts and do literally nothing else, which is where my 18-month figure came from, it will take longer, but if you are also cold-calling lots of people or aggressively doing joint ventures it will be much faster)

Since I don’t know any of these things on your end I can’t answer your question, but I can tell you that if you optimize everything in that above list you possibly can, I promise the money will come very fast. We’ve had people in our 90 Day Business Builder program make several thousand dollars in net profit in just the first few weeks (disclaimer: results not typical), but they did all of the above items correctly.

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  • anderskjaer
    Posted at 03:38 am, 3rd April 2024

    Any idea about what to do about exit tax on your assets upon leaving your country? I live in Denmark and here we have an exit tax on any assets you have when leaving Denmark. I’m not sure if it applies if the assets are only cash though. But stocks and bonds definitely.

  • Caleb Jones
    Posted at 07:13 am, 3rd April 2024

    That depends on Denmark. I’m not an expert on Denmark. Talk to an accountant there.

  • Emma
    Posted at 08:31 am, 3rd April 2024

    Calculate it and compare it to the savings in your new country. tax saving in new country – exit tax amounts is often positive, even in the first year of moving.

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