So What is The Elevator Life?

The Elevator Life was the original blog and Youtube show before Enter China existed. Tim Nybo and Nick Ramil started it as a journey to show their progress in coming to China and starting a series of businesses. Over time, more and more people asked them for tips, help, and advice on their China business, so Enter China was born.

That was back in 2011! How times have changed – Enter China is “all grown up” now, and The Elevator Life blog and Youtube channel has merged together.

The team at Enter China truly appreciates the hard work that Tim and Nick put into this, and we hope you agree we are living up to the standards they would want! Please, if you have any questions, comments, or feedback, please contact us!

Original About Us Page Below

The Elevator Life is a lifestyle focused on taking advantage of opportunities in foreign markets. Domestic locations are a thing of the past, as the internet allows people to grow beyond borders and explore international markets. With language barriers breaking down, this is a time where everyone has the ability to tap into a global marketplace.

About Us
What is The Elevator Life?

The Elevator Life is a lifestyle focused on taking advantage of opportunities in foreign markets. Domestic locations are a thing of the past, as the internet allows people to grow beyond borders and explore international markets. With language barriers breaking down, this is a time where everyone has the ability to tap into a global marketplace.

Who are we?

Our names are Tim Nybo and Nick Ramil and welcome to The ELEVATOR LIFE.

After we graduated from University, everyone told us to move onto a corporate job with plenty of room to move up the ladder. This is what society tells us is the next logical step. The generations before us believed in this process, so rationally we’d do the same.

We decided this wasn’t the right path for us. So after graduation we packed our belongings and moved half-way around the world to Guangzhou, China. We didn’t know what we were going to do; we just knew China was a new frontier with a booming economy.

We’ve been living and working in Guangzhou for nearly three years now. Admittedly, moving to a new culture completely different from our own wasn’t the easy. But once we got over the mountain of culture shock our business and lifestyle evolved into something new and stimulating. Everyday became an adventure. Simple activities such as grocery shopping or going to work turned into wild adventures.

What are the benefits of emerging markets?

The largest benefit for entrepreneurs who are just starting out is the low cost of living. In China and throughout Asia you are able to maintain a high standard of living, while working a minimal number of hours.

China allows you to bootstrap your business and survive at the same time.

In the beginning of almost every business, cash flow is like a distant relative. You might not see it until the holidays.

In China we were able to work 15 hours a week teaching English which covered all of our expenses. The rest of our time was dedicated to building our businesses.

What Businesses?

Below is a quick overview of our businesses:

Wine Importation

Our company Royal American Wines represents 9 American wineries here in China.
We import wines direct from the wineries and store them in our temperature controlled warehouses here in China.
We also broker large contracts between Chinese distributors and American wineries.
We have sold over 7 figures worth of wine (cost) into the Chinese market.
Vincero Collective

This is our newest baby. Check it out.
Lexell Watches

A line of Stone and Steel Watches (website)
This brand was fully crowd-sourced via Kickstarter to the tune of $221,000.
Currently working on brand-expansion efforts (mainly through organic social presence)
Enter China

Private mastermind forum for entrepreneurs in China
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Our goal here at The Elevator Life is to help as many people as possible take control of their lives and show them that you really can achieve an Elevated Lifestyle. Hell, if young 20 year olds can break into the wine industry in China then anything is possible. You just need some initiative and a little sense of adventure and we’re here to help with that!

Networking is key for any entrepreneur, so connect with us on Twitter and Facebook!