Gary A. Scott’s International Publishing Course

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Dear International Friend,

Some time ago, after years of search, I found the perfect business opportunity. It was so good that when I invested $3,600, within a month $13,706 had been returned to me. My return on that original investment was 380% in just one month. Yet I expected (and did) make even more!

After having enjoyed this kind of profit again and again, I created a course that shared nine secrets that could help my readers make the same type of money themselves, with their own self sufficient business at home. The results were so amazing I decided to repeat this course for International Living readers. This letter gives seven examples of the kind of returns I made in just a few months. One investment returned 660% in a month (page two), another 835% (page three). It also tells how to easily gain the most important things in life-freedom, friendship, financial security, prestige, tax savings, legal protection, fun, adventure, self sufficiency, fulfillment and more satisfaction…with very small amounts of money and time.

First, let me tell how I searched for this elusive opportunity for twenty years…how I looked for a way to gain incredible, outlandish, unbelievable profit potential. Then I'll explain how I finally found it and why after seven years of proof, can now share it with you. The opportunity I sought had to be so enormously profitable that 150%, 200%, even 1,000% return in a year was possible. But this Crown Jewel of Opportunities also had to be as safe as any investment could be. It had to work in good times and bad and be flexible.

These were not the only standards I set for my quest. I not only wanted to find unbelievable profit and high safety but also wanted this incredible investment to offer the ultimate tax shelter, something so perfect it would not even be a little bit questionable with the tax man. It had to be so foolproof that Congress would never change it. I wanted a tax shelter so good that it would be encouraged by the government!

I feared deep down inside that what I wanted was impossible, but nevertheless, I scoured the world for over twenty years looking for it. I looked in Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines. But I didn't find it in Asia. I went to the Middle East and roamed all over Europe. I hardly missed a country. After twenty years and millions of miles, I guess I gave up. Only then (as these things so often happen) was it that I found the best opportunity in the world. This opportunity was not only perfect but was sitting right here in my own back yard. I had been using it all the time, it required very little money, could grow as fast as I wanted, offered freedom, enjoyment and allow me to live wherever I choose! In this letter, I explain a special system (never before offered to the general public) that makes it possible for you to create huge amounts of extra income, full or part time and enjoy excellent profits yet have fun and enjoyment.

In this quest I never found any investment good enough to be fool proof under every sort of circumstance. None contained the ultimate instrument of survival-flexibility. In frustration, I changed my search. Instead of looking just at investments, I looked at the rich, how they made and kept wealth. Most millionaires it turns out made their money in business. I changed my quest and started looking at rich businesses. Here are five of nine secrets I learned:

Secret #1
The business must enjoy the multiple effect. A product once created must produce profits again and again, almost on a never-ending basis. Each investment made needs to make huge returns.

Secret #2
The business needs to be more than its owner. It must produce income even when the owner doesn't put in day-to-day effort. You may already be wealthy or earning a high income. You may not even need another business or extra income, but some day you might. One surgeon explained it this way. “I am making a fortune because peoples' lives are in my hands. Once my hands are no longer steady, my income stops. My entire financial well being will then be in someone else's hands!”

Secret #3
The money making system must be enjoyable and fun! Sad but true, most of us make money for the sake of making money. Many spend their lives working, just to have a few precious hours having fun. The most important fact I learned about making and keeping wealth was that those who were richest absolutely loved what they were doing! Money was of secondary importance to their effort. And as things are, this means they actually ended up making more money!

Secret #4
The money making system must be flexible. No matter what the economy brings, your ability to make money should work regardless of inflation, recession or even depression.

Secret #5
The business must be able to start small, but grow large. I learned that good money systems work for large or for small amounts and can be operated on either a full or part time basis. Most businesses start with a learning curve. During that time it is essential they are small. Once the lessons have been learned and the system is operating properly, then it needs to grow for larger and larger returns.

Understanding these secrets, I realized a fantastic way to make money was the last… my own business, international publishing! Almost anyone can make a fortune in publishing. Publishing is ideal for making money. It fits all five secrets above. You can make a fortune in publishing even if you never write.

Publishing is not writing! Publishing is the business that makes money from writing. You may have read or heard about the great wealth good writers can make. Guess what? Writers make that money from a royalty paid to them by a publisher. The royalty is normally 15% of the book's sales. Guess who makes the other 85%? Guess whose decisions make or break the fortunes of the writer? The publisher!

It is true that some writers, like myself also publish. That's only because they have figured out that 85% of the income from writing goes to the publisher. You too can publish, or write, or both! International publishing can be outrageously profitable. It is possible to double your money month after month. Below is proof from confidential results of books and tapes I have sold.

On November 15th, I invested $1,900 in postage to mail 10,000 letters.$16,823 came back in the mail (before I even had to pay the printer. Myprofit after deducting all costs was $12,136 on the $1,900. That is a return in one month of 638%.

On December 2nd, I invested $475. It returned $3,106 in one month. On December 5th, I invested another $475. $2,688 came back. On December 8th, another $475 brought back $2,673 and on December 11th the same amount grossed $3,970! In each the return was 563% or better in one month! (The best return was 835% in a month.) In total those mailings returned $12,437. These are not just luck either. April 23rd's $1,900 returned $4,152. March 15th's $5,500 brought back $12,774.

With figures like this, you have got to ask can they be true? I guarantee they are, but obtaining such results is not without pitfalls. In fact there are seventeen pitfalls I have learned to avoid and it took me more than a decade of struggle to learn how to avoid these problems. Back in 1974, I had what I thought was a good business but to be honest I could never get ahead. I was almost penniless, in debt and living from hand to mouth. Then I discovered a Secret on how to avoid the pitfalls. Since then our international publishing business has brought in millions. We gained all the physical possessions we desired, more cars (including a Bentley and Rolls Royce) than we can drive, more houses than we could use, (two tropical beachfront homes and a cabin in the mountains on acreage overlooking a roaring creek, a 250 acre farm and over 1000 acre plantation in Ecuador), plus lots of money in the bank. I do not have one penny of debt and have plenty of leisure. More important, I have fun every day! I'm doing what I love and have learned that through publishing I can accomplish far more important goals, to gain self fulfillment and be of service to my community. In short I can help make myself and the world a better place.

What do you love? Rare cars? You can make a fortune publishing information on them. Do you prefer fine art? Or do you love beautiful jewelry, coins, gems, real estate, furs, model railways, dolls, scientific equipment, war memorabilia, old and rare books, or whatever? Do you prefer social subjects rather than objects? Are you concerned with the environment problems, with crimes, war, poverty? Would you like to help wipe them out? Each of these offers opportunity in publishing. Are you a golfer? Do you love to travel? Why not make the kinds of money I've just mentioned publishing reports about golf courses all over the world? Would you like to help the world be a more spiritual place, help people get along better together? You can do something good for the world, increase your income in the process and live wherever you please! Whatever your passion learn how you can make a fortune by publishing information whether books, tapes or through the Internet.

Publishing can also be international if you love to travel. For example, one shrewd publisher realized the difference between postage rates in Russia and the USA. He travelled and mailed from there! Other publishers reap rich rewards selling information on their own country in others and vice versa. While everyone is talking about helping our country by buying U.S., publishers are in a position to do something about it…by selling U.S. knowledge abroad!

A perfect example can be seen in the way I sell information to Canadians. A mailing to Canada took a $175 investment and returned $1,155 (a 660% return) in one month! We have Japanese, Chinese, British, Australian, European, Russian buyers and attract money to the U.S., rather than vice versa.

Imagine what an international publishing business means to your world travel. Every trip you take can be tax deductible! You can honestly write off every trip that is related to your publishing business. Every journey becomes a research oriented adventure and a TAX DEDUCTIBLE EVENT.

As a real international publisher, you'll have one of the most respected and tax protected businesses in the country. America needs to do business abroad, and our government has created many, many programs to encourage Americans to do business overseas. Many of those benefits come in the form of reduced tax! Other benefits come in the form of legal protection. Publishers are protected by the U.S. constitution. You do not need a license to publish. There is no government watchdog nor do you have bureaucratic red tape involved in publishing.

I created an entire system to help my readers have their own international publishing business. This system is unique because my wife, Merri, and I are unique. We started our publishing business together. Since we're almost recluses, we decided to do the whole business by ourselves. We began working at home. Today, though we have tens of thousands of buyers and have made millions, we still work at home and do not employ a single person. Now because of a unique program arranged with International Living, you can do the same.

The system is contained in a one year course we will begin conducting on November, 2, 3, 4, 2001 in Orlando, Florida called, SELF-FULFILLED How to Be a Publisher.

The course teaches all you need to know on how to start and run your own publishing business all by yourself. The first weekend of the course answers your questions and gets your publication started!

This first weekend can put you well on your way to publishing and freedom to live wherever you choose! It covers the five secrets I mentioned above and the secrets below:

Secret #6:
How to gain 1,000% returns. See why some of the wealthiest families in the world today come from publishing. Learn how margins can be so incredible that few would believe them. This course that you can attend contains many case studies. Case Study #3 for example shows one publisher who sold an idea delivered on one photocopied page. His cost was only three cents, his selling price $12.50!

Secret #7:
How to create and market your product. Learn 11 steps in creating the perfect product. Understand how to review ideas, test focus, aim at markets. See why you don't have to write anything if you don't want to! Learn where and how to get your data and get others to write for you almost FREE. For example, I show how one friend, who never wanted to write decided instead to publish on cassette tape. He started part time and built a career that brought in millions and brought him to know some of the most interesting people in the nation.

Learn how marketing is the key to successful publishing and how to turn pennies into dollars with good marketing focus. Gain samples of winning marketing pieces. Learn 21 frequently committed marketing mistakes and what to do about each.

You'll learn how to turn advertising dollars into a fortune. How to create your own ads. When to use classifieds, space ads, direct mail or word of mouth. See how to build a PR list and get thousands of dollars in free publicity. I even share my most Secret results on recent mailings so you will know why sometimes you sell more units of a publication at $49 instead of $29. I show how one couple used ads about retirement to supplement their retirement income and get free trips all over the world.

Secret #8:
How to print and fulfill. Learn how to cut your printing bill in half by asking for quotes differently. Learn tricks of the trade, how to get the best quality at the lowest price, why to avoid the biggest printer in town and why to avoid the franchise printers.

Secret #9:
How to compute and use the Internet. With an inexpensive computer can easily run a business from home and still have tons of time left over- even if they are computer illiterates. Merri and I have proven this! The secrets in the course include a step-by-step approach on what to do. And we've invited our Internet expert from England & Sweden to speak in the course & give his secrets.

The course contains information on how to use computers and the Internet for your publish business. For example you will learn how I have eliminated hundreds of thousands of dollars of printing and postage by switching much of my business onto the net. We'll unlock all the secrets of publishing so you can have increased lasting income and reduced taxation. This course is perfect for those with great computer skills and can help you learn how to focus these skills into a profitable publishing business. However the course also helps computer illiterates like myself and shows how to get your computer work done with no upfront cost.

I have created this course in an easy to understand style. Everything is explained what to do in vivid detail. We share all, how we have done it ourselves. The course is full of publishing ideas and case studies. You'll learn about a pilot who published a book on the best airport cafes (suddenly all his flying became tax deductible!) You'll see how one couple who loved an island wrote a guide on the place and made enough to buy a home on the beach there. Another made millions with one simple legal idea. I give names, resources and addresses of contacts in marketing, printing, plus attorneys, accountants, Internet whiz kids who can give help. This course is not theoretical. It describes on a step-by-step basis, how Merri and I built a million dollar international business in just 7 years and how you can do the same.

The course is designed so you can get your own publishing business going, full or part time right away. I'll explain how and why by sharing one other amazing experience that makes this special offer available for you now. I wrote earlier that I have previously exposed this idea only to my readers and never to the general public. I invited them to attend my first publishing weekend course. The fee was $2,000. Merri and I conducted this course in Orlando, Florida and were delighted that 87 delegates signed up, paid and attended. They came from all over-young couples working for an income, publishers, chiropractors, doctors, dentists, businessmen, investors, real estate brokers, inventors, airline pilots, engineers, millionaires and housewives. People from all walks of life.

Bring Someone FREE

There were many couples as well because Merri and I run our business together and encourage couples to attend, two for the price of one. You can bring your spouse or business partner FREE! This first course was an outstanding success and the raves from delegates you will read below show how satisfied the delegates were. For example, one delegate, a publisher from California said, “Your publishing course is outstanding! Just two hours of study on Sunday alone were worth more than the $2,000 price.”

An engineer from Ohio wrote, “Basically, I learned how to be a publisher, especially the selling and marketing implications. The course is absolutely worth $2,000!”

A retired railway worker from Michigan said, “Your course opened my eyes to the merits, profits, and prestige of becoming a publisher, particularly the idea of publishing in Canada for distribution in the U.S. (for total tax protection).” An employed couple from New York wrote, “We found the course interesting and informative. We were inspired to start work on a booklet. When we came down, we had no idea on what to publish.” And an attorney from Germany stated, “What I like most is that it is a nuts and bolts course-not pie in the sky.” While a business woman from Atlanta exclaimed, “It was great going through your steps, being 100% honest without fear of giving trade secrets since you have paid the price (to gain this knowledge).”

Merri and I were overwhelmed at how much the course helped those delegates. We felt so good that we decided to make it available to a larger audience, but because business has been so good we've had no time to conduct this course again even though we wanted to continue sharing this wealth and fun.

So thanks to the miracle of the worldwide web and with the help from International Living Magazine we conducted this course for IL readers and my website readers who wanted to start a full or part time business last February. This was such a success that we are repeating the course again, plus have now added a special correspondence program for those who cannot attend in person.

So we'll repeat in November this course that covers every part of the self publishing business. Here are some of the lessons you will learn:

Lesson #1
A Day in the Life of a Publisher. See how you can start with only a very small amount of money, work as little as four hours a day (if you are operating full time) even less if you start part time. Learn how two of my publishing friends, one an M.D. the other a pilot ran their own money letters. This gave them incredible tax protection, took them on many free, exotic trips, widened their perspective and field of friendships, helped them keep the money they were making in their fields and gave them a backup business that they loved for retirement.

Lesson #2
How to Create Your Product. Learn 11 steps in creating the perfect product. Understand how to review ideas, test focus, aim at markets. See why you don't have to write anything if you don't want to! Learn where and how to get your data and get others to write for you almost FREE. For example, I show how one friend, who never wanted to write decided instead to publish on cassette tape. His business started part time to begin with and not only became a career that brought in millions, but brought him to know some of the most interesting people in the nation.

Lesson #3
How to Choose Your Format. Some ideas are timeless and can be sold in a book for years on end. Others are better in a magazine, newsletter or other periodic publication. Some products can just be lists, simple one page photocopied ideas or names and addresses. Understand when to print, record (on audio or video) and when to transfer through the Internet. Learn how to choose the format that suits you, full or part time.

Lesson #4
How to Market Your Product. Learn how marketing is the key to successful publishing and how to turn pennies into dollars with good marketing focus. Gain samples of winning marketing pieces. Learn 21 frequently committed marketing mistakes and what to do about each. Know where and when to advertise (such as never near Easter-Christmas is OK).

You'll learn how to turn a few advertising dollars into a fortune. How to write or have ads written. When to use classifieds, space ads, direct mail or word of mouth. See how to build a PR list and get thousands of Dollars in free publicity. I even share my most Secret results on recent mailings so you will know why sometimes you sell more units of a publication at $49 instead of $29. We'll learn the tricks of the Internet to easily capture the market there.

Lesson #5
How to print. Did you know that you can reduce your printing bill by half just asking for a job in the right way? Learn all the tricks of the trade, how to get the best quality at the lowest price, why to avoid the biggest printer in town and why to avoid the franchise printers. Learn how to choose the right graphics, correct paper, envelope, style, letter fonts. Every Secret is included.

Lesson #6
How to Fulfill. This session is a practical guide on how to administer your business. How to set up a computerized fulfillment system, get local families to do all your work for you and run your business (if you wish) from your home. Learn how and why to use low and variable overheads, yet give one day turn-around delivery. Learn when to choose delivery services, to fulfill yourself or build your own system…or when to simply fulfill via the Internet.

Lesson #7
How to Finance. Learn all you'll need about the financial end, How to control inventory, keep overheads down, check ad results, get 30 day free credit and stay on top of your business. Learn 11 hazards to avoid and tricks to stay profitable without a daily accountant. The course and manual contain all these secrets and more. The computer/internet workshop personalizes the knowledge so you can get started.

Who is This Course For?

This course is for those who would like their own publishing business for fun and profit but also helps business people, brokers and professionals, insurance agents and marketers who want to enhance their existing business or build a second source of income. Publishing can be used to shift the cost of marketing into a profit center. If you want your own full or part time publishing business, or want to build your existing business through publishing you should sign up for this course in Orlando, November 2-4 2001 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). Here is what to do. If you're not sure whether you really want to have a publishing business, consider the ways that such a way of living can improve your life.

This course is for individuals and couples. We include those who want their own business or who want to have a business together or a family business. Business people or professionals who want to add an extra profit center to their business or who want to change their business entirely will benefit. Those who want more control over their career should attend. Plus those who love global travel and want to turn their trips into profitable tax deductions!

Only those who really want to publish for profit or to expand their business should sign up for this course as it is not cheap and is not for idle curiosity. We are giving away every business Secret we possess and expect those who use it to reap fortunes in extra income, tax savings or expanded business. We expect they will change their whole life for the better, gaining more fun, adventure, friends and prestige too.

This is a one year program that begins with the three day course. You receive a complete manual and then have access to an exclusive publishing forum at my website monitored by me, Merri and our webmaster David Cross (who teaches the internet aspects of publishing).

This forum is the most important part of the course because aside from learning from Merri David and me there, you can share ideas and contacts with all of the other publishers who have attended this course. There is nowhere else where you can gain such a unique network of information and help. This enhances what you learn from the course. The contacts you make continue. We already have more than 40 publishers signed up for the forum, so by simply signing up you'll be connected to like-minded people world-wide who want to succeed (and help you do the same) through publishing. After your group course your learning does not stop. We'll ask questions, give answers, share successes and failures, examine and sort out problems, trade tips, sources, marketing ideas, referrals and more. On that basis, the price of the whole system (the course, the manual and the forum) for a year is an absolute bargain at $2,000 for a couple…if you apply what you learn and get started.

If you cannot attend in person you can start the course on the forum for $499 and we will send you the publishing manual (a $199 value) free. Or you can order only the manual for $199.

Merri and I will both teach this weekend introduction to the course (Merri's publishing experience even outstrips mine) and we expect to spend a great deal of personal time with each person who signs up for the whole system. We have a successful investment publishing business with over 20,000 readers, so our time is limited. This means the numbers we can accept at the course in Orlando must be strictly limited.

Are you interested in a publishing business? It can be small and part time mainly to gain prestige, fun and tax benefits. It can be full fledged and rake in thousands a day. If so, this course is an absolute bargain. You should sign up now! Our goal and guarantee is that you will be able to run your own publishing business. We have set aside time for this one course but do not plan to repeat it this year. Only those who sign up before we reach our limit can attend the course.

Though the system is $2,000, you will save thousands on printing and advertising alone. You could not duplicate the computer and Internet knowledge for $20,000. It covers what you need to get on the Net, how to use the Web to publish, how to define your Internet market, how to develop your site, target your market and start getting visits, the top ten Internet tips to use, the top ten traps to avoid, and many other lessons our Webmaster has used in his 12 years on the net. He'll be there from Europe for the entire course to work with each delegate personally. This system is so simple anyone can use it. In many cases your tax savings will be five to ten times the cost of the system alone, plus you will learn how to gain thousands of FREEBEES and earn hundreds of thousands a year.

My business has brought me more wealth, satisfaction, fun and friendship than I imagined possible. It has brought so much to my life, I would like to help everyone be in publishing. That is not possible, but I hope you are one with whom I will have the pleasure sharing this exciting and profitable way of life!

Whether you are retired, an investor, chiropractor, doctor, dentist, professional or already own your own business, this offers another way to make money, to turn your passion into profit. We guarantee to share all we know to help you start and run your own publishing business.

Don't miss this opportunity. Sign up as soon as possible if you want to be one of the few that shares publishing and the satisfying, profitable and exciting lifestyle it brings with Merri and me in Orlando.

Your Friend,

Gary Scott

P.S. One section in the course shows how I turn a $950 direct mailing into $118,500 in three weeks. I added $9,875 a month to my income! This information is worth the cost of the course alone.

More comments from delegates who attended our publishing course:

“The course was excellent covering all the facets of publishing. The philosophy of keeping small with no employees alone made the course invaluable. Gary and Merri you were excellent!” S K – Businessman – Georgia

“Your course helped me to crystallize and clarify ideas I've been considering that relate to my interests in writing, travel and ecology. They showed ways to personally combine them in a personally engaging and potentially profitable way. I especially appreciated the practical advice on organizing and marketing-turning ideas into products that sell and make a profit.” G K – MD – California

“The course gave me insight on what to do with widening my client base.” M E – Real Estate Broker – Florida

“The idea of starting at the lowest cost level was terrific.” R B – Housewife, Washington

“The course helped me in three ways. #1: To realize that it is not only OK but preferable to start small. #2: A small point but with big implications was Merri's description of how she is going to make Gary an expert in the sport's field. #3: I feel I have a workable program to have a newsletter-my own passion!” T B – Professional, Washington

“Thank you for taking the mystery out of publishing and bringing it down to the ham and eggs level.” J L – Chiropractor – Oklahoma

“The course fulfilled all my expectations providing all the details necessary to start a publishing business from creating the idea, through marketing including the systems necessary to implement our ideas.” B C – Chiropractor – California

“Jam packed with vital information. My head is spinning. Thank goodness this is all backed up by your manual. This is a true and cherished gift. Your tips on low cost publishing are a blessing! Thank you once again for an outstanding course. The value far exceeds the price.” B K – Investor – Pennsylvania

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