Insider Briefing of 10 September 2020
Helping you thrive in the world’s ONLY vital, scarce and recession-proof market
Yes, we scored our first big splash sale… crystal pure water throughout a high-end hotel. And… a future Water As A Career™ entrepreneurial opportunity! Celebrity guest Jon Dwoskin joined us to tell us what he thinks of Water As A Career™.
COVERED IN THIS BRIEFING - QUICK LINKS
- CEO OriginClear delivers an enlightening graphic review of the major investor markets. See what's hot and what's not!
- A water investment that combines corporate-bond-steady, double-digit returns with the upside potential of a stock.
- What is the OriginClear "Water As A Career" opportunity right now in today's marketplace?
- Water As A Career Series — Pool Preserver™ field report!
- What are OriginClear Investors saying?
- Our Regulation A offering that's for just about everyone.
- What is celebrated business coach Jon Dwoskin's take on Water As A Career?
- How Water As A Career may offer a life preserver to freelancers being smothered by mushrooming state and national regulations.
- The whole-hotel water purification system that delivers crystal-pure water throughout an entire hotel.
- Innovative products that step up an entrepreneur's game and open the door to new Water Careers.
- How you can participate in OriginClear's mission to create a new water industry paradigm where everyone involved can do well financially while doing good works.
- What about the Regulation A offering?
- What do you mean, "Get paid to wait?"
Transcript from recording:
All right, everyone, and welcome to Water Is The New Gold and I'm going to immediately share my screen because we have a quick show and then you will get to meet our celebrity guest, which I'm very proud about, because we're now starting to have celebrity guests. Isn't that cool?
Water Is The New Gold
Anyway, water is the new gold, you know that. You wouldn't be listening if you didn't know it and here's what's cool, it is recession proof unlike things like oil and gas because the world will keep needing water. All right. And this is briefing number 78. Wow. And that only tells us how old we're getting, isn't it? But none the less, it's been fun.
Why don't I move straight into the Safe Harbor Statement, which tells us that we are not gods, that we try and predict the future but we're not always right. We do our very, very best.
And now here's a clip that I'm going to play, which is me being a market prophet. We'll see how good I am and, Jon, our mystery guest, is going to comment on that. Here we go.
Transcript from recording:
Hi, this is Riggs Eckelberry. I'm with the innovative water company OriginClear. 2020 has been shocking. I don't think it's over yet, I think we have a lot more surprises in store, but my question is what about investing? How can I hold onto my money? How can I hopefully make more? And maybe how can I do good things while doing well financially? These are important questions and let's take a look at some answers right now.
Labor Day Market Review
Hi, Riggs Eckelberry here and I'm going to do a quick look at the markets. It's Labor Day weekend, first weekend in September. I'm not giving you investment advice and I will be updating it in my CEO briefing, which is every Thursday evening, 5 PM Pacific, 8 PM Eastern. Just go to CEO link at originclear.com, love to see you there. Okay, here we go.
The Tech Market
This is the NASDAC, been doing well for quite a while now and then this last week it had a big crash and it has recovered partially but we got a long catch up here. That's what happens with the market right now, it's very flighty and you can lose a lot of gains. Okay, that's the tech market.
Let's take a look here at just putting your money in a certificate of deposit, try that, huh? Well, it was pretty decent at one point, 3% back in 2010. It's sagged ever since and it made its way up to a point just before coronavirus and then it has crashed. Sadly, it's now at 0.2%. Not a great way to keep up with inflation, is it?
Crude oil. Crude oil, crude oi, crude oil. Big peak in 2008, bad times, slow recovery, more bad times, and, really, what we see now is a continued loss as we go into the rest of the coronavirus times. Here's the real issue, it is a long and steady drop, right? Oil and gas, I don't think is a great investment long term.
Gold, we love gold, right? Gold is great. It had a nice peak over here in 2012-2013, hit a bottom 2016 and it has had a gradual rise, which all of a sudden took off with coronavirus. The problem is that there is a box right here where things have flattened out. Now, I'm not saying gold's not good. I bought some right here myself but how much is it going to go up? Good conservative hold but how much money is it going to make? We just don't know.
84 Euro Cents
Then here we have currency, currency exchange. People say you should get foreign currencies, US dollar's going nowhere and I think they're right. The US dollar was doing well, well, well, well and then it crashed back in March against the euro and now it's at 85 euro cents so it would seem that holding euros would be good, right? Go for it. But trading foreign exchange, not my cup of tea. It's very unstable.
Cities Are Falling Apart
Average sales for new houses by region. You know the drill, it's been going up, up, up, they're all going up, all these regions, but here's the thing, cities are falling apart, at least people think so. A lot of people are leaving. What does that mean? It means that this market is going to diverge. Cities, I think, are going to have a tough time with real estate. Nice places far away from cities are going to do well, in my opinion.
From $17 to $7...?
Commercial real estate, this is the Apollo graph, ARI. Commercial real estate has been very steady for a long time and then coronavirus hit and we have seen a dramatic crash. This is a very bad situation, went from about 17 and a half to about $7 and it hasn't really recovered so it's just sitting there. I think there's worse to come. Commercial real estate, we just know it's a tough situation and are the people that I really feel for.
Okay, water. That's my industry. Okay, how's water doing? Well, water has done well over the years up to the peak, really here, in 2020. In February 2020, it was in good shape, crashed like everyone else, recovered and has not had the same crash as the tech sector, which is good. And remember, a lot of these stocks pay dividends. That's your earnings, right? Well worth looking at. So, water's good.
Let's take a look at the story stock of 2020, Tesla. We love Tesla and apparently the market does too. It went for a long, long time in a pretty flat zone and then this year it just took off roughly 10 times its price. Okay, so here's the thing about Tesla, or any stock really, if you invest in the stock, it could go up or it could go down, right? There's always that risk. Tesla turned out to do incredibly well for those who believed in it but they could've lost everything too. The people who loaned money to Tesla all along made a steady return.
Double Digit Returns Plus Upside Opportunity
The question is how do we combine the two? This is what we at OriginClear have been looking at is how do we get people good annual yield, double digit returns on their money, with an upside opportunity eventually and maybe have the best of both worlds. How do we do it? What is our opportunity right now in this marketplace?
80,000 Businesses Closed
You see, 80,000 businesses have closed permanently in the United States this year along. 60,000 of them, small businesses. This is a terrible situation. These are wonderful entrepreneurs who, through no fault of their own, are stuck and they're scrambling. It's a terrible situation but the water industry needs millions of people and my company, OriginClear, is on a mission to help great entrepreneurs come into the water industry and help transform it. How? Well, it's called Water As A Career™.
Water As A Career
It's done by getting this entrepreneur in and they select a program, we finance their equipment and we give them a marketing package
Show them how to run the business, show them how to run the equipment, and they go and they build a business.
Water As A Career Series
Now, they can select from any number of these but for now, we've started with one pilot program that's been very successful and I'd like you to see a little video that describes it. Take a look.
Always been an entrepreneur by spirit. After over two decades in a corporate world, I wanted to do something else but during the COVID shutdowns was not an ideal time to try and make a switch.
Very Little Experience
I had very little experience with pools other than swimming in them so the thought of shifting careers during this time, during this point of my life, after 20 years in the corporate world, it was very scary but the folks at OriginClear made it very simple to walk right into an opportunity that allows me to make money right away and be profitable within the first month.
Typical drain, and they're going to drain your pool and it's going to potentially risk cracking, so that crack can lead to thousands if not tens of thousands of dollars in fees. Potentially, I've heard anywhere from like $6,000 to $20,000 for maintenance and repair of structural type cracks. The advantages of this process are; there's zero risk because all the water stays in the pool and it just flows right through the trailer and it goes right back in with not affecting the water level. So I don't ever risk any kind of structural issues to the pool whatsoever.
Perfectly Balanced Water
Saving and recycling, all that water, it's a huge impact for the environment, especially here in the desert, where there's always a constant drought. And then also the results are actually better than doing a drain and fill because our process removes the chlorine that come in with a bunch of other things. This takes all of that out of there, and you have a perfectly balanced body of water.
Honestly, it sells itself. As of right now, I have a rolling billboard behind me here with the trailer, the phone number, the website.
A lot of pool professionals, whether it's a weekly pool maintenance guys or the pool stores around the Valley, when folks go in and they need to change their water, in the past, required to drain their pool.
Talked About More and More
So this is starting to become more and more talked about with pool professionals and they'll offer this out to their customers. And I get a lot of calls that way. It was the cheapest, easiest, most streamlined business I've ever started. With the least amount of overhead and the maximum amount of profits, honestly.
End of video
Riggs: So this gentlemen, who's on the video actually plans to get a second unit. He's doing extremely well, so we wish him the best and we're there to support him. There's more people coming into this program. You can help us fund it by becoming an investor. Well, what's it like to be an investor in OriginClear, perhaps you'd like to know. Well, here's a couple of my good friends who become investors and what their experience has been.
Making It Easy
Eric: And they're doing a lot of right things and they're making it easy for the regular investor to take a stab at getting involved at a time that water all over this world is getting to be looked at as a very necessary commodity.
Keith: My lovely wife, Linda here, is so tight she's not going to jump into anything. She looks it over very carefully and it's just been a great match for us so far. It's been consistent. It's been very lucrative and it's been very fulfilling because we have, actually felt like we're doing something for the economies.
Ongoing revenue stream allows you the flexibility to start redirecting things and adjusting. If there is a new lifestyle or something that needs to be addressed.
End of Video
What's The Next Step?
Riggs: Wow. These are indeed some happy investors. We love our investors. They love us. Many of them have been around for years. Just some of the best people in the world, and they really are helping us with our mission. So what's the next step? Well, my good friend and collaborator, Ken Berenger, who has helped me build this program over the last few months as the world was changed by coronavirus and he is available to speak.
He's very articulate. He will listen. He will help you understand better what we're doing and how it works. Simply go to oc.gold/ken. So in your browser type oc.gold/ken. Five minutes, 30 minutes, whatever you feel like he can tell you what's going on, give him all your questions. He reports back to me. So I'll know what's going on. Please do give him a call. Simply schedule it using oc.gold/ken.
Offering For Just About Everyone
So what if I'm not one of those high net worth investors and got to have a million dollars to make a million kind of thing. What do I do then? Well, actually OriginClear has an offering, which I've invested in myself, which only has a $500 minimum. And it's open to just about everyone. You've got to be in the United States and you need to be either a US citizen or a permanent resident. In which case we welcome you. You get 10% stated dividend, which is spelled out in what's called the offering circular, which, there's a link that follows. You definitely need to check that out. And then eventually when we decide to pay you back, we have to pay you back 150%.
We All Win
So look at it this way you invest, let's say a thousand dollars. Every year, you get a hundred dollars, paid monthly, right? In one-twelfths. And then at the end, when we decide to repay you, you get $1,500. Pretty cool, huh? Now that money is very useful. Why? Because we put together businesses that are very profitable for us and for the entrepreneurs. So good use is made. This is a winning proposition for the entrepreneurs and for OriginClear, but also for you. And I invite you to come in, check it out, just click on the link that follows. Do invest. Thank you.
Our Celebrity Guest
Well, obviously I put two endings together just so you could see how we do this. What I'm going to do now is just turn on the presentation again, introduce our next guest, Jon Dwoskin. And here he is, these are a few of the panels from his show and I was privileged to be on his show recently. So I'm going to stop the share and let Jon , hi.
Jon: Hey Riggs, how are you?
Riggs: This is great. I'm celebrity struck because we have not actually had guests who have their own, more than 15 minutes of fame. So welcome.
Jon: Thank you.
Riggs: I was on your podcast recently.
Riggs: And you got something about water that perhaps was different than you thought.
Riggs: What was your take?
85% of the Jobs in 2030 Don't Exist Today
Jon: Well it was, you were talking about the business of water and one of the things that always fascinated me was pre-COVID studies of the idea, that 85% of the jobs that exist in the year 2030, studies show, don't exist today. And we're going to see so many changes in so many different industries and industries change and job opportunities over this next decade. And until I talked to you, I never really had thought of water as an industry.
And so I thought it was pretty fascinating. And I think that it's something that occupies a large percentage of the world and something that everybody needs. Maybe it seems obvious. It wasn't obvious to me. So it was interesting to learn about it and to see where that industry goes over the next decade.
Riggs: Well, certainly they're having their own Silver Tsunami as it's called in many Industries but literally it's tsunami in water. In the big water industry, 3 million jobs alone are going to come up in the next decade. And what we really think is tremendous number of entrepreneurial opportunities like that Pool Preserver product, pond cleanup. We have this amazing piece of news I'm about to share concerning whole-hotel purification, which has career opportunities.
We love selling these products, but we're only one company. Our concern has always been how do we scale? And it's always done by having multiple points, just like...you replicate yourself. I think we have the idea here, that's working well of having all these small water companies, which are entrepreneurs.
People Want More Freedom
Jon: Yeah. Well, and I think that we're going to start to see more and more entrepreneurs in many industries over the next decade, as people realize they want more freedom in their world, they want to be able to make their own hours, be with their families. So to me, I think over the next few years, and over the next decade, we're going to see a huge rise in entrepreneurship.
Regulations Affect Freelancers
Riggs: Unfortunately we are fighting in California and soon, America, the attempts to really do a number on freelancing, but I'm not going to get into the politics of it because it's a tough situation for, I don't know if you heard about it, Assembly Bill 5 and all that, but it's a tough time for freelancers, but it is the future.
We're going to make very sure that part of the training that we give our entrepreneurs is to be compliant with all of these new regulations, because there's a good side to it, which has been a lot of misclassification of contractors, which has led to the state not getting enough taxes, but also the contractors not having a good safety net and so forth.
Finding a Middle Road
So, there's an important side to this too. It's tough on freelancers, but there's a way to find a middle road and we are dedicated to making sure that our entrepreneurs are compliant, that they have the right packages for themselves and take care of their obligations. Because I think that's going to be very important. Post-COVID, we're going to see a lot of demands on state taxes and a lot of attempts to make... I've heard it's like a billion dollars a day, is what this thing's been costing. Horrendous.
Riggs: So getting my head around that has been interesting. But what we do know is that there's some really good people out there.
Whole-Hotel Water Purification System
Now I was talking about a product that we're very excited about, and I've been talking about this many times. This is a purchase order we received late in August, which is a 260 gallon per minute unit. Now this is a great concept. We've been working on this for more than a year with a very high-end hotel chain.
They reached out to us. They heard about our Water System In A Box™ and they said, "Yeah, we want that." And we have many things we're talking to them about, like gray water treatment and so forth. But this is the first one that came through. Here's what it is. You're accustomed to going into a hotel and there's little bottles of water on the bureau. Sometimes you have to pay for it, sometimes it's complimentary.
Crystal-Pure Water Throughout the Hotel
This concept puts that water throughout the hotel, showers, kitchen, water coolers, everything, the faucet, it all has crystal, pure water. And they plan to make a big deal out of it. For women, stepping into a shower that has chlorine in it, it hurts their hair and so forth. This is going to be wonderfully and not...it won't be hard water either.
So it's a whole-hotel filtration system. Now what that means is, you can see from the price, a whole house runs about $4,000 to $6,000. A whole hotel is almost 10 times as much. But when you think about it, that's actually very reasonable. And we think that we're going to have entrepreneurs able to go sell that, not just to hotels, but to apartment buildings, commercial buildings of all kinds. And it's a huge breakthrough. We can't talk about what the client is because, of course, they are confidential until we've got this thing really running, but we will be promoting it once it is. So that's the kind of stuff that that makes my day. Really does.
Jon: Well, congratulations.
The Entrepreneurial Game
Riggs: Thank you, sir. So, Water Is The New Gold, the things that we've lined up for the entrepreneurial game, Water As A Career, is the pool, reverse osmosis... people go, "Why are you working with pools? Isn't it a luxury item?" We're like, "By the way, people are using pools a lot right now for their staycations. So it's actually become kind of an essential service." But nonetheless, it's a career. There's two million pools in the Southwest and hundreds of thousands of people are in that industry. We sell both to the existing pool-cleaning operators. In fact, we're going to them first because we don't want to undercut them. And then as an overflow, we're going to start helping entrepreneurs move into it.
Also, we have the product called the Pondster™. You have to say it with a Tri-state accent, "Pondsta." And it's the Pond Monster. And what it is, is it cleans up ponds of all kinds. I won't go into it because I want to discuss our offering. But the third one is this pure water incoming, which we'll be talking about more as we make the conquests. All of these, we want them to become standard products and entrepreneurial.
Riggs: With that, I am going to subject everyone to my pitch about the offering because investing in OriginClear is near and dear to my heart. But before I do that, Jon, is there anything you wanted to say about your show that you'd like to share?
Jon: Well, I'm a business coach. I coach companies, I coach leaders and owners of companies and managers and salespeople. And my podcast is a business podcast that targets those people. It's a seven day a week podcast. On top of that, I do five to eight live shows every week. And I interview just business experts that provide a great deal of advice.
My podcast is called Think Business, and then there's a couple of subsets, Think Business Life, Think Mindset, Think Sales, Think Virtual, Think Like a CEO, just different kind of almost Netflix channels of just business advice that I provide the listener. I have a lot of blogs, a ton of research, ton of education on my website, jondwoskin.com.
Riggs: You have cloned yourself, apparently.
Jon: I', a big guy but I believe in providing a lot of content. So I create a lot of content and it's important to me to can continually grow that element of my business.
Riggs: We are not worthy. I know what it takes and my hat's off to you. So, thank you, sir.
Jon: Thank you.
Riggs: All right. So participating in our future. So for a long time, we were raising money to try and get our job done, but the good news is, is that our business is growing and our revenue's going up and we're starting to do better and better. So now we can think about fundraising, not so much for survival, but for the purpose of creating capital for sort of a GM financial kind of vendor financing role. We've talked a lot about a water market, but we want to start by being the market ourselves, being the water company, being the financier, and as a later evolution, exporting it so that other water companies can be involved, as well as the ability to let investors come in, which is of course a super exciting thing, because nobody has really been developing passive investments in water to this date.
A Corporate Bond
So, what do we have here? It is a corporate bond. And so you get your annual yield, 8% cash, 4% stock. And then you get a freebie of a quarter of your investment, you receive it, that conversed too common. We're not offering common stock because it is what it is. But when you decide to go to common, it will be at that later price, which means it's good if the price is lower, but you'd better watch out that it doesn't go too high. I'm sure you investors will be paying attention to that.
Double at Redemption
Now, you redeem your entire investment for double in stock at that later price. Theoretically $100,000 is the unit, but frankly, if you're accredited, we'll be very happy to take a smaller amount, whatever works. If you're non-US, you don't have to be accredited. So this is a very good offering.
What About the Reg A Offering?
Now, before I go on, the regulation A offering that I spoke about in the video is going to be going live this week and that's 10 Percent per year cash. And then there's no... It doesn't turn into stock. What it turns into at our option is 150% redemption. We have to redeem a 50% more than your investment, or we have to keep paying you 10%. So eventually we have to exit that. And of course, we also plan to list it on the stock exchange as a preferred bond, which would allow you ultimately to buy and sell it as well. Very nice product which I discussed it briefly in video. You'll be hearing much more about it.
Get Paid to Wait
Why invest? Well, again, is to help develop this Water As A Career, to create revenue and assets from financing water equipment systems, and remember assets help get us onto a National Stock Exchange eventually.
Eventually we will have this Airbnb for water, value added water system rentals. Again, that's future, not a current offering. And meanwhile, you get paid to wait. You qualify for these double digit dividends and you can convert to stock. And that is something you can decide.
Who Can You Talk To?
Who are the brilliant people that you can talk to about this. Ken Berenger helped design this product. He is an amazing, very articulate guy. Best thing to do is just type oc.gold\ken and talk to him. Devin Angus is the guy who can get to me if you want to talk to me.
So I'm going to end off with a quick disclaimer that this is a Regulation D offering, meaning that it is not registered with the Securities Exchange Commission. And that it is of course, like all stock investments, a risk. And with that, we would like you to join us next week.
I'm going to spend a moment just to see what kind of chats we've had. Okay, Sharon Skonetski asks, "What about personal water systems for individuals?" Very good question. Well, the main thing is a problem of scale. It's hard to scale down. Remember the water industry has been big, big, big, big, and now it's going small, which we're involved with, but small still means, look at that PO for that water system, that's 140 some thousand dollars. It takes a while to sell it, but it's a nice big high ticket sale. Moving down from there, you get into homes.
]A whole home system you can get from a number of providers is, as I said, $4,000 to $6,000 for a complete end to end system, including what they call black water closed circuit. And Jon, you don't want to know what black water is.
Closed-Loop, Black Water Recycling Systems
Black water it basically... it's actually one of our entrepreneurial products. We installed one for, we installed several, but the one that we did a case study of was the one in Pennsylvania with that car dealership, where they were able to locate the dealership away from the sewage system and save a lot of money on land because we put in place this little closed circuit system for the toilets. And that is something that will be another entrepreneurial system.
The Challenge of Downscaling
I've now talked about four in this conversation, but going down to personal water systems for individuals that's even smaller yet. And each time you go down an order of magnitude, you're talking about a major challenge of miniaturization. I don't think it's soon, but here's what we are doing is we are sharing our technology for ultra-pure water technology with people out there.
Ultra-Pure Water Cosmetics
We're in talks, for example, with a group that wants to put out cosmetics that are based on ultrapure water. And we've been in talks with them to enable them to make that water with our systems. So I think it's more likely to be with alliances than ourselves becoming a provider. I don't think you can be all things to all people.
What Are We?
So what are we? The Texas operation, which is from small $50,000 roughly all the way up to $2 million for things like energy companies, right? And then they make things custom. And then we have more and more of these Modular Water Systems™, which are for smaller decentralized sites. And then we have this entrepreneurial spin-offs, which has standardized products that are going to go into the verticals, the specialized industries, and also these Cool Water As A Career concepts. It is a very exciting time for us.
We feel that we've really matured into... I just gave you the full array of what we are and then down the pike, perhaps create this water marketplace, which we're so excited about, but that I always have to disclaim because there's rules about investment offerings so we just don't do that. You can invest in our company and then we will make the investments into these entrepreneurial systems.
Thank You. What's Next?
Well, we've come to the end of the show and I want to thank you all for being there. It's been amazing having Jon on board and premiering this little webinar that's going to go out now.
Next week, we'll be talking more about the whole university, the entrepreneurial university we're building. We've been packaging it up for the last few weeks. It's taking shape rapidly. And I mentioned also that we're planning a contest with people who win it will be able to have some of this university that we're talking about.
And Ken Berenger says, "Thanks for joining Jon."
Jon: Thank you.
Riggs: I second that emotion. Again, thank you very much, Jon. Thank you everyone.
Jon: Thank you.
Riggs: Have a great weekend. It's another show, do join us for show number 79. And I don't think I'll ever do a daily show, Jon, but...
Jon: Well good luck.
Riggs: Thank you all and good night.
Jon: Good night.
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