“Gary, I’ve been following you for over a decade now, actually after reading one of your investment publications after the EC currency collapse, buying property’s in Ecuador for couple thousand over 15 years ago and following through has made me very successful THANK YOU! “
“ Gary , you referred me to Jyske Bank ten years ago. I invested $100,000. It is now worth over a million and I wanted to thank you.”
“Merri, your wonderful cooking deserves very special thanks. Everything was delicious. I’m now using close to your ingredients but I miss a lot in the result and long for a recipe or two.” NH Ireland
“I want to say thank you for the inspiration and encouragement that I received through your publishing program. I recently published a 28 page booklet” Naples is Priceless “. This FREE booklet is being distributed through the Chamber of Commerce, banks, hotels etc. With over 25 years as a Naples Realtor I can now let potential real estate buyers gain knowledge and inside tidbits about this beautiful area. Again, thank you for helping me develop my potential. Micky, Real Estate Broker”
“We’ve decided to change our eating patterns since we came home because we so enjoyed our meals at the farm and how we felt physically. Thanks so much. With love” JJ, New Chicago
“Thanks, Gary and Merri name recognition is beginning. Here is my new photoletter that your program helped me develop. I’m getting more clear about my own marketing now, so I may be able to better advantage of it. I am planning now to send out an email once a week showcasing new photos and creating awareness for my products and services. By mid July, I will place my first greeting card order (with a printing company Merri recommended in Cotacachi). So, I will soon have an inexpensive product to offer along with the more expensive prints that I sell. So far, I’ve got 60 opt-on subscribers to my email list, and I am telling everyone I know about it, so it’s starting to grow nicely. My first goal is to have 1000 readers. I’ll see how quickly I can accomplish it. Take care, Todd, Wedding Photographer”
Dear Gary, I just wanted to email you and say thanks for all the information and help you have given me over the years including Jyske
Bank, tips on health, Lauras shoes, Blaine Watsons workshop at your farm in NC, my introduction to Virginia Creeper etc etc.
The workshop at Cotochaci was great including the stay at Meson. Your newsletter is wonderful and all your suscribers belidve you every word. Regards Larry
“The international flavor and attitude of the group was very stimulating, particularly when we split up into discussion groups. Those groups, taking walks together, eating such delicious healthy food outside in the fresh air, rooming together, allowed us to get to know each other on a personal level.” BR California
“After eating all that delicious food I gained 3 lbs but it must be in muscle weight as my pants fit loosely!” RV New Mexico
“A special warm “thank you” to Merri for the wonderful cooking and the “feel at home” atmosphere!” EV Florida
Merri, My stay at Meson and attending the three courses has been a most wonderful and enriching experience. Cotacachi surely is an exceptional environment. I felt totally aligned, balanced and happy. Never had any problems with my spine or right shoulder (I had a car accident on age 13 and another one some 4 years ago, the latter with an unidentified whiplash). I was great to get to know you and Gary (and Ma of course) and the Meson staff members and to meet new people, make new friends. I felt so privileged to be with such wonderful people and it was hearth warming to see you all waving us goodbye at the corner, when our bus left for Quito.
Dear Gary and Merri: We so enjoyed attending the IBEZ Seminar this past weekend in Jefferson, NC. We loved the high country area, the nice people we met and particularly enjoyed the visit and tour of the New River Winery. We were lucky to sit at a table with four utterly charming southern women, one of whom was Haskell’s wife. We had a long drive home on Sunday and were sad that we had to leave and not be able to join you and our group for lunch at your farm and sad that we missed Merri’s cooking. We hope someday in the future we may have the opportunity to visit your property as we heard it is quite beautiful. We had hoped to have a chance to say thank you and goodbye at the end of the conference but others were having some discussion with you (Gary) that we did not want to interrupt.
As a retiree who saw her retirement sustain considerable loss due to the economy, I found the information you presented during the three days to be extremely helpful and showed a plausible way for me to have some recovery. Besides all of the relevant information, your emphasis on honesty and the importance of not be deceptive was reassuring. The bottom line is, that what gave real value to the information we were receiving and what made us feel comfortable was, that we felt you, Thomas and David were all people of good character. Something that is very important to us. We intend to do business with JGAM and Jyske Bank very soon.
We winter in the Tampa Bay area of Florida and summer finds us in Washington, DC and the surrounding Maryland countryside. You would be welcome to visit us if business or pleasure finds you in either of our areas during those times. It would be fun to see you both. Thank you, Gary and Merri, for providing a wonderful Seminar. Sincere regards, Joan
Gary and Merri… Julia and I truly enjoyed your seminar !!! Thanks so much for allowing us to come at such a deal. My brain is still spinning from all of the information and I hope that someday, we will be in the red enough to invest our wealth at Jyske Bank as well. Words cannot express how impressed we both were with the entire presentation. And thank you for sharing your farm with us and the wonderful lunch !!! Ursala
Hi Gary, Great newsletter this morning, Candace Pert is one of my favorite authors! Attached is my article for this month. I have some great news, my web site http://healthy-holistic-living.com is now getting on average 2,000 visitors a day! Yup my little one man show web site now gets close to 60,000 visitors each month! The power of the internet is amazing as well as the opportunities. We have said it before but it deserves saying again the internet is truly the great equalizer.
My web site is at a point now that it is growing without much effort and produces a nice passive income allowing me to continue working on my second site http://home-remedies-and-natural-cures.com and to get my third site up and running. I am also working on various joint ventures with other web sites focusing on helping others start their own web business. I am doing monthly webinars helping disabled individuals start their own business on the Internet and will be starting a coaching club in the new year. The opportunities are only limited by one’s imagination.
Again I can not thank you and Merri enough, I look forward to many great adventures and new experiences in the coming years!
“Gary, You steered me in Jyske’s direction in 2001. I did well, so please send me the course for the next year. Thanks!”
Thank you for responding to such a long letter…am already copying the ez course and the introduction to the web course —this is exactly what I need to help guide me thru the maze…………..THANK YOU so very much……I really appreciate your generosity of spirit …..and I just love it how you include Merri in your writing-and the way that you do it—that is so lovely to see the teamwork, the devotion,the respect you show for each other , the inclusiveness , closeness, lack of ego —all that is also WHAT you are teaching——as well………..margi***
“The food was so delicious and I thought I ate a lot, but during the week I lost six pounds!” WB Australia.
“Gary, I just wanted to drop a note and let you know that I didn’t follow your advice.
“You see, I got back from the Phillipines in December and was struggling in making a decision about relocating…..you know, the “sitting on the fence” deal.
“Well I’m not on the fence anymore with that decision and can thank you for knocking me off.
“You see, I signed up for your Ecuador Living service and promptly emailed Kjetil to reserve me a 79k lower level condo sight unseen. I know you advise against doing real estate deals that way, but I went with my gut and just received an email from Kjetil saying that he has sold 15 condos as of today.
“So I’m glad that I got to know you and Merri through workshops and feel comfortable with your services. Otherwise I may have hesitated.
“Knowing you and and Merri, I am comfortable saying, I did not need to be on site to sign this deal. I’ll be in NY when you have the upcoming coastal tour, and I felt strongly that all the lower units would get snapped up. So let me be early in saying, “howdy neighbor”. It’s nice to know that US dollars still have a little value somewhere on earth.
“You mentioned a feng shui expert buying in along with yourself and possibly some of your family. Let’s hope an astrologer or two will move in also. I too think that from Bahia to Manta is reminiscent of some 1960’s US shoreline. I can close my eyes and hear California Dreamin’ by the Mama’s and Papa’s.
“You know Gary, this gets me excited about my future. I’m looking forward to calling that stretch of coastline home and being in a relaxed atmosphere to unleash the creative mind I have within me. The second half of my life is supposed to be better than the first. I think this is the start. Please send a hello to Merri and Ma. “Sincerely, Eric PS: Thanks for saving me the $5,000.00 club membership fee!!”
“Hi Gary & Merri, You two are the BEST!!! Your Seminar was fantastic! I am so excited. I had procrastinated fulfilling my continuing education for my Broker’s License and then just before my surgeries, I realized my expiration date isn’t Nov. 12th – it is Sept 12th. Well, as you can see prior to taking your course I had only completed 3 units of the required 45 units. I thought I would take your course and then complete my remaining 42 units over the next 2 weeks. However, I took one class exam on Saturday night, August 27th. I didn’t even take the cellophane off the required Course manuals until after I saw the two of you today less than 5 hours ago! I used your techniques and completed 39 units of continuing education today. I have now completed all 45 units. All of my test scores were in the 90.6-96% range. My course exam information is listed below. I just wanted to let you know how valuable your course was to me. Thanks again!” Suzy Kurinsky
“The whole thing was nothing short of extraordinary but I did want to specifically let you know that I thoroughly enjoyed my two nights at El Meson de las Flores (at the end of October). The staff there are so warm and responsive I was able to wind down from a tough conference in Quito and change gears for a tour of the Galapagos the next week and forwards fro the next three weeks.”
“My wife I just returned from a trip to Ecuador which included an eight day stay at El Meson. We would like to relate just how wonderful the experience was and how well we were treated by the entire staff at the hotel. We have never stayed anywhere and received that kind of treatment. You are to be congratulated for having such a group as this. We were amazed and look forward to another trip in the future.”
“Our daughter called me from the airport told me all about the wonderful time at your workshop. She could not stop talking about you guys, about the seminar and about the whole positive experience. My husband and I want to thank you both so much for your support and care and for the wonderful attention you gave her. I don’t think she could have made it without your help. Her health is so unpredictable…. She can be fine for a few weeks and then she has a relapse….and, of course, traveling is very stressful for her. But she has a wonderful attitude and is so looking forward to get her business off the ground…this is the first time in over 6 years that she has been able to ‘get back to work’ and she is full of optimism. Thanks again for being so understanding and helpful. I just don’t know how to express our thanks other than to send you both a big warm hug!”
“Dear Gary and Merri, yes I did it! Without you and your wonderful writing class I would not have been able to see my potential!! I THANK YOU BOTH! You told me to write about what I know and I did. Thank you for all the encouragement. Starting today, we are taking orders and I wanted you to be the first to know! So here goes…..I have some exciting news to share! I have just written my first book and very much appreciate your help. This book would make a great gift for any bride-to-be or even the parents of the bride (especially if they’re paying the bill)! Please check it out. I genuinely appreciate you helping me spread the word! Thank you!! Sandra”
“Gary ! I really do enjoy getting your emails each morning before I start my day, and when they stop coming, I miss them immediately.
“Over the last few days I’ve been thinking about why I read your emails so frequently, compared to the literally dozens of other email communications I receive from a variety of business and marketing “gurus,” which I mostly skip. If you don’t mind, I’ll take a moment to tell you what I feel sets you apart from the rest of the herd:
“First, your insights into the “small, slow and steady” way of doing business act as a much needed check on my tendency to take on too much work in the course of my business day and wear myself out. Reading your emails the first thing in the mornings always seems to help keep me focused and well-grounded.
“The other “gurus” are always talking about going “big, big, big” and shooting for the moon. And I must admit, there is a part of me that wants to run a business empire. But every time I fall into that trap I pay a hefty price for it, physically, emotionally and financially. I am a walking testament to the business truths you have taught over and over again; I always do best in my business by staying as lean as possible, and staying focused and relaxed by working on what I love the most.
“Secondly, the always friendly and personal nature of your emails are a very welcome respite from the often manipulative and insincere nature of the email communications I am bombarded with from other “gurus.” I love getting emails that feel like they are coming from a good friend who always has an eye out for opportunities I might be interested in. I can’t stand getting emails from people who come on like sideshow con artists and carney barkers.
“Third, your emails always tend to reflect your positive and uplifting spirit, and serve as reminders for me to keep a cheerful and positive outlook at all times, even during the most challenging of business days. I don’t always succeed at this. But it always gives me something to shoot for. To paraphrase Jack Nicholson in “As Good as it Gets,” your daily emails make me want to be a better person, both in my business and personal life.
“Finally, my wife and I usually sit down at the end of each business day and briefly review the events of the day with each other. We mostly discuss anything new we’ve learned, and better ways of getting important tasks accomplished. And as she will tell you, many have been the times that the conversation has started off with the phrase, “Today, Gary Scott said…” I don’t tell you that to flatter you. It’s just the way it is. I don’t always agree with everything you say. But I do learn from everything you say.
“By the way, I really must tell you one more thing that has me really excited. I want you to know about it, because you played a prominent role in helping me get over a huge hurdle that has, as a direct result, increased our company business by well over $100,000 a year.
“As you know, I’m an old direct mail hand from way back. So I focus the vast majority of my attention on marketing my company’s products through direct mail marketing, much as you used to. And over the years Kathy and I have done really well at it. We’ve made a very good living. Our house and property are paid for. We have nice cars. Some decent investments. Plenty of money in the bank. Etc. But as I’ve read more and more of your emails on internet marketing, it has inspired me to dedicate a little bit more time to our main web site, rather than focusing so exclusively on direct mail.
“Our main web site (the one that features our colloidal silver generators and nutritional supplements) was a real mess and only did about $1,200 worth of sales a month. All my focus was on all of the money we were making through our direct mail sales campaigns. But as I read your emails about how you and Merri made the shift from direct mail marketing to internet marketing, the idea of making the web site work better kept nagging at me.
“So earlier this year I attended a few local (and very expensive) seminars on internet marketing, and made some dramatic changes to the web site based upon what I’d learned. After much work (i.e., new photos, new design, new sales copy, new shopping cart, and some experimentation with Yahoo pay-per-click) that took many months worth of hard work and many thousands of dollars more to complete, I managed to triple the income the web site was generating. Big deal. The end result was that we went from $1,200/month to $3,600/month in sales, which was pretty weenie compared to what I had expected.
“I was disappointed. But I kept coming back to your emails which discussed the importance of telling a story, and developing a relationship with your customers. Something in what you were saying rang true. But you know me: I’m a hardcore salesman from the old days, who believes in going straight for the sale. None of this “storytelling” and “relationship” stuff for me. In short, I was very reluctant to change what has always worked so well for me for the past 27 years of my direct mail marketing career.
“To make a long story short, my disappointment in the results from my web site changes forced me to analyze what went wrong. Your words about this being the “era of the story” kept reverberating in my mind. I finally broke down and wrote what I called a “folksy” story about how Kathy and I first found out about colloidal silver, and how we got into the colloidal silver generator business. I took the advice you so often give in your emails on internet marketing, and tried to write our story specifically from the point of view of helping potential customers learn and benefit from our experiences, rather than trying to sell them anything. In fact, I eliminated from the story all efforts at selling any products whatsoever, and just wrote to educate and inform the reader.
“I have to admit, when the story was finished I just couldn’t bring myself to post it to the web site. It was just too far off course from what has always worked for me in the past, in terms of sales and marketing. I’ve always been a hard-core “wham-bam-thank-you-ma’am” sales writer, as you well know.
“But I kept coming back to your emails on using storytelling to develop an ongoing relationship with your customers. And finally it dawned on me that one of the most delightful things that always keeps me eager to read your emails each day, and visit your web site from time to time, and try your products when they strike my fancy or suit my needs, is the endearing stories you tell about your work, your business history, your personal experiences, and the experiences of the people you have either worked with in the past or have surrounded yourself with in the present.
“So I decided to give it a try. I took our home page – which was a hard-sell, straight-for-the-jugular sales pitch — and made it page number two of the web site, instead. And in its place I put up our “folksy” story as the new home page. Then I held my breath. I really thought web site sales would plummet. After all, making this change meant our entire home page would sell…absolutely nothing. It just told our story. For the life of me, I couldn’t imagine that anyone searching on the internet to buy a colloidal silver generator would want to stop and read our story first.
“Well…it’s now been three months since replacing our “hard-sell” home page with our “folksy story” home page, and here’s the good news: That one simple change has nearly tripled our internet sales. I’m not kidding you, Gary. We are now doing on average $8,000 a month in internet sales alone! In November, we did a whopping $12,163.55 in gross sales through the web site. That’s $145,962.60 in gross product sales, on an annualized basis. Now those are some numbers that really get me excited!
“What’s more, the web site stats show that replacing the former “hard sell” home page with our new “folksy story” home page increased our web site stickiness (i.e., the amount of time people spend on our site) by a factor of ten. People spend far more time on the web site now that our “folksy story” is our home page. And the stats demonstrate that they are actually visiting more of the other pages on our web site than ever before.
“Thanks to you, we have dramatically increased our online sales, with no extra effort other than simply telling our story.
“By the way, in order to keep in touch with our new online customers, we will soon launch a daily email service alerting them to the latest research and information on staying healthy and well with colloidal silver and the various nutritional supplements we carry. We hope we can engender through our emails the same kind of supportive, educational and enlightening atmosphere you’ve been able to engender for your readers, through your daily emails.
“Regards always, Steve Barwick, TheSilverEdge.com”
“Hello Gary and Merri. I am the first in the class to publish! I published a calendar on www.lulu.com!
“I posted the lulu site on the forum because it looks like a good place to start for people. It is a lot of fun and very easy to do. Jerusha, Anthropologist”
“After retiring from a 30 year career in the oil industry joined our program, my passion was to learn more about health and looking at the deep, more spiritual aspects of life since I had ended a financially successful career. From you curse I have gone on to publish a leading healthy living magazine.
Not only does I publish 20,000 copies of a 48-64 page magazine on healthy living every month, but I have been able to meet and work with leading health and spiritual leaders like Deepak Chopra, Dr. Wayne Dwyer and even the Dali Llama. What a thrill. Ed Sabo”
“MY HEAD IS STILL SPINNING from all of the valuable input I received. Out in the boonies, three hours from the airport in Charlotte , North Carolina it was not your typical setting for a business seminar.
“It was presented by a fascinating guy with an interesting career history. Gary Scott and his wife Merri split their time between their idyllic farm in North Carolina and their property in the mountains of Ecuador . I first heard about Gary through my interest in Ecuador .
“By his own admission, Gary is often ‘a bit ahead of the curve’ which is part of what makes his material interesting. You sense the authenticity of what he is saying but it has not caught on in the mainstream media or pop-culture.
“The input is that is already affecting my life was not just from the instructor, but from other participants. The small group, less than twenty, seemed to be intimately bonded as soon as the seminar started. People from all walks of life and all parts of the country gained insights from the information that was geared to create a ‘life’ of your choosing more so than just a successful business. A very simple but powerful concept. Why do we want the money in the first place?
“The lifestyle aspect of the course was taught by example. We, as a group, were temporarily inserted directly into the lifestyle led by Gary and Merri. No better way to learn than by doing.
“The course content suited my needs very nicely. It addressed issues pertinent to FilmTrips and my marketing company, MJ Media.YourACM.com New life has been injected into several FilmTrips projects that had been languishing on a back burner for quite some time. Gary talks about being open to ‘connect the dots’ and take advantage of distortions or discrepancies between economies and countries. I am in a very good position to do that. Telephone and Internet technology has certainly arrived to help make it happen. I will keep you posted!”
Mark then gave us a nice link at his website. Merri and I could not be prouder of what Mark has accomplished. He is a popular speaker…and is speaking at in International Living seminar in Panama as I finish this note to you. He is currently launching his self published book, “Driving to the End of the World” and even this early in his writing career, he is being compared to celebrated writers such as Paul Theroux and Jimmy Buffet. “Praise for the book, even before publication, has been astounding” said Mark Victor Hanson, co-author of the “Chicken Soup for the Soul Series”.
“ Gary , I am a long time subscriber in various media, and while cleaning out my files today I found some old ‘Gary A. Scotts World Reports’. In particular, the April 1988 issue provided the info that made me over a million dollars. Just wanted to say a belated ‘thank you’ and please continue the excellent work. Warm regards,”
From an Unknown Reader
“Dear Gary, I would like to give thanks to you for introducing me to Jyske Bank two years ago.
“I have been a long-time client of Merrill Lynch, but am in the process of re-evaluating my relationship with the largest brokerage company in the world. My problem is that when I compare Merrill to Jyske, Jyske outshines Merrill (or other major U.S. brokerage firms) in most categories as follows:
“1) Even though Jyske is much smaller, it has a much more global perspective which is critical in an evermore global investment environment.
“2) In order to maximize their own individual revenue, the brokers at Merrill prefer to outsource the day-to-day management of their accounts to various fund managers and hence, ‘manage the managers’. In contrast, I can call my Account Manager at Jyske and he can discuss every aspect of my account in detail with me.
“3) I attribute this difference in #2 to the fact that Jyske’s employees are not compensation driven, but instead are focused on satisfying their customers. That is why Jyske’s clients stay with the Bank on average for 12 years, which is phenomenal by Wall Street standards.
“4) Jyske’s security is far more stringent than that of Merrill’s. In addition to the standard account code and password, to pass through Jyske’s security one has to enter a Key Card number and also a randomly-generated 4-digit number from said Key Card.
“5) Having an account offshore allows me to sleep better given the anxious times we live in. Since I report the existence of the account and pay all taxes due, I am fully compliant with the law. However, such an account gives me and my family a ‘financial life boat’ should events in our own country ever get out of hand.
“As Dorothy Parker once said, ‘You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make them THINK’. Jyske is a thinking person’s bank. My only complaint is the time zone difference since I live in California . However, since I am an early riser and my Account Manager is very responsive to my emails, this problem is very small relative to the HUGE benefits.
“Again, many thanks for introducing me to Jyske Bank. Given the ‘dumbing down’ that occurs in the popular media today, your ezine and its recommendations are ever more important. Please continue your good work to enlighten your readership.
C.M. CALIFORNIA Businessman
“I was so overwhelmed with information I received I had to spend several days reading, sorting and filing it! I have decided to move my modest investment capital overseas.”
B.W. MONTREAL CANADA Professor
“Send me your report on safe banks lending at 7% for redeposit at 13% or more.” B.V. ADDIS ABADA ETHIOPIA Economic Commission United Nations
“A number of new and significant contacts were made. It would be extremely helpful if you could supply us with WORLD REPORTS.” I.M. TORONTO , CANADA Banker
“You are as good as your word which is rare these days. I look forward to attending one of your seminars.” C.K. GENEVA , SWITZERLAND Banker
“In spite of my marketing experience, your information really got me going!” M. C. LONDON, ENGLAND Marketing Consultant
“Thanks for the three reports. They are very interesting and should find many readers here in Japan .” M.A. Tokyo , JAPAN Computer Programmer
“I would like to say how much I enjoyed the information I received.” A.B. Providenciales TURKS & CAICOS Accountant
“First let me say how much we enjoyed the investment seminar.” W.J. SAUDI ARABIA Oil Engineer
“Once again thanks for all the great information.” G.K. PERTH , AUSTRALIA Insurance Executive
“Your letter of November 8th warned me to beware of the market just a week before the 120 point crash on November 15th!” T.G. N. CAROLINA Pilot”
Seven P Secrets of Self PublishingWhen you write, you can work anywhere.
Here I am working poolside in the winter, at our Florida farm.
Here I am with our hound Ma, working during the summer at our North Carolina farm.
Learn how to earn everywhere, while living anywhere you choose. I have been able to earn by writing in Hong Kong, England, the Isle of Man, Dominican Republic and Ecuador to name a few of the places I have lived. Anywhere I am, I am able to work.
All I need is my laptop.
That’s all you need too… a laptop to be free!
Before computers, a pencil and pad did the job.
Freedom is just one benefit you can gain from a laptop business.
Another benefit is income. Writing has brought me both our farms in Florida and North carolina, free and clear… plus a lot more.
Another good example of earning potential is my friend Hugh Howey. He was working for $10 an hour in a book store when he self published his novel Wool, typing in a storage room during his lunch breaks.
Soon he was earning over $100,000 a month on Amazon.com. This helped secure a six-figure book deal from Simon & Schuster, and an option for film by Ridley Scott, director of Blade Runner and Alien.
That’s what he’s doing now.
Hugh and I playing chess (he beats me badly).
Writers like Hugh are great inspirations.
A couple of years ago Hugh left Florida, and moved to South Africa. He had a sailing catamaran built for him and now can sail the world while he continues to write.
Hugh explained it like this: And that’s the miracle of working as a writer: I can do it from anywhere and everywhere. The past few years, I’ve done a lot of writing from airplanes and airports while on business trips abroad. SAND was entirely written overseas while traveling through seven different countries; I think it’s a better story because of those inspirations. In upcoming years, I may be writing near your home port.
Hugh’s a super star writer and his success could not happen to a more deserving and talented person. He pours enormous energy into being worthy of his readership. But you do not have to be a million dollar a year earner or a traveler to benefit from writing.
The good news is… you do not need a huge success to have a rich and fulfilled lifestyle. Self Publishing can bring you a life that most people only dream of, as a journeyman writer, instead of a super star.
May I hastily add that the path to stardom begins as a journeyman… so the journeyman’s path brings success without stardom… but can also lead to stardom.
What most success stories like Hugh’s rarely explain is the many hours of writing that was devoted before their self published book sales soared. Hugh, like most writers were journeymen first. Stardom came later.
Here are sevens secrets that can help you become a journeyman writer.
The secrets are a writer’s armory of tools that allows almost anyone to create successful publications for income, freedom and fulfillment.
Take Merri’s and my publishing business as an example.
Merri and I are not writing stars. We are journeymen who have for more than 40 years, year in and year out, earned solid income writing and self publishing dozens of publications about multiple subjects.
Some years that income has been more than solid… over a million dollars. Yet in terms of stardom, we are hardly known.
In a moment you’ll see why that’s fine for us and probably will be for you too.
First some history.
Merri became involved in self publishing over 40 years ago… first helping a veterinarian publish a book on a very specific market… animal acupuncture. Then she showed a needle point artist how to sell more books to an even more specific audience… “needle point enthusiasts” about her needle point work to an audience larger than the population of the city she lived in. This led Merri to eventually become Executive Editor of an award winning magazine in Florida.
My story allowed Merri and me to work and live from Hong Kong to London to Europe to Eastern Europe, then the Caribbean and then Ecuador… making millions in the process of following our adventures… having fun… while helping a large readership adapt to a rapidly changing world.
That’s what self publishing can bring, profit, adventure and fulfillment, a great feeling of worth and wonder.
Self Publishing has created exactly the lifestyle we desire allowing us to span the world and work with meaning and purpose.
Self Publishing has become a new business art form.
The seven secrets can help you start your own self publishing business now.
Everything in publishing is new and exciting and changing. Publishing is being recreated by the wonderful power of destructive technology.
Everything is new… except the seven secrets.
Change in the publishing industry is disturbing many. We love this evolution due to these seven secrets we call the 7Ps. The 7 Ps are so fundamental to writing and publishing that new technology enhances rather than reduces their power.
The First P is Passion.
Whatever your passion, you can immerse yourself in it AND create income with self publishing. This can be your direct ticket to the kind of fulfillment you’ve always wanted.
Whether you want to travel the world or live as a recluse, work 12 hours a day or not work much at all, you can set your schedule to succeed, if you’re willing to learn these seven secrets.
You can start part-time with any dream, passion, and budget. Once you’ve created a product, you’ll enjoy the “multiple effect” of producing profits over and over again.
So the question is… What do you love to do?
What’s Your Passion: An example is that thirty years ago, a client of Merri’s had a passion to help people who were in pain? He published a series of pamphlets explaining various chiropractic disorders in very simple terms. For example: “What Is Whiplash?”
The pamphlets contained solid information, but were simple 5″ x 7″ brochures with drawings and explanations. He sold them with a rack to chiropractors, who put them in their offices for patients to read. These little self-published items sold year in and year out for decades.
There are thousands of ideas of this sort that can lead to big business. It’s just a matter of defining and then acting on your passion.
Although I can work when I please and go where I wish, for me the most important reason for being a publisher is the satisfaction it brings.
I love the projects I take on, so work doesn’t feel like, well… work.
What do you love? If you love golf, then you can write and sell publications about golf. Love travel, fishing, dogs, dolls, or art? Write and sell publications in these fields.
Are you concerned about crime, war, poverty or environmental issues? You can publish information products that help reduce these concerns.
Would you like to help the world be a more spiritual place? Publish a newsletter, write a book (or hire someone to write it for you), record a tape… publish something that enlightens people.
Whatever your passion, you can immerse yourself in it and earn income by publishing for ereaders, print on demand, CDs, lists, bound books, or any format you choose.
Be immersed in your passion and get paid well for it.
This is why stardom is not the main goal for most writers and self publishers. Extra income, more freedom and fulfillment are usually more than enough enough.
The seven Ps are:
#4: Profitably Priced Product
#5: Prospecting Pathway
The first time I exposed others to the secrets in Self Publishing was in a weekend “Writer’s Camp” seminar. We offered the camp for $1,500. 80 delegates enrolled. People from all walks of life attended—chiropractors, businessmen, investors, doctors, realtors, inventors, airline pilots, engineers, and housewives.
Merri and I were so overwhelmed by the response, we decided to make it available to a larger audience. We created a written course based on our current self publishing activity called “Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher.” Then we recorded the weekend “Writer’s Camp” seminar.
Thousands have used the course as it has evolved over the decades.
You can receive both the written course and the recorded weekend seminar, in an MP3 file, in a special “Live Well and Free Anywhere” program I am making available to you. The normal fee is $299 for the written course and $299 for the recorded workshop. I’ll send you both the course and the recorded workshop and my course on how to expand the profits of what you write called “Eventful Business” (also $299) all for $299. You save $598.
We are so confident that you’ll gain from this offer that if you are not fully satisfied, simply email us within 60 days for a full refund .
These courses are not theoretical. They describe, step-by-step, how Merri and I built a million-dollar international business and how we are running this self publishing business right now. We use the 7Ps today just as we did four decades ago to create a strong annual income.
This correspondence course is for those who would like their own international self publishing micro business for fun and profit. If you want fun, freedom, extra income and fulfillment with your own full or part time writing or want to build your existing business, by writing to sell you can profit from this course. The course can help who want their own business or who want to have a business together or a family business. This is the perfect course for those who can no longer find employment, who are looking for ways to earn abroad and who wish to retire and supplement their income.
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 that we have shared all we know to help you start and run your own international business. Enjoy and live a life of following your Passion to Profit… through writing.
Here is a special offer.
Whatever your passion, however you do business, chances are you’ll be writing either to create a product or to sell a product.
You save more than $598 because you also receive a recorded webinar conducted by our webmaster David Cross (at no extra cost).
David has been our webmaster since our website began in the 1990s. He is Merri’s and my business partner. We could not run our business as we do without him.
Learn the tactics we use in our web business that condenses 27 years of practical experience about search engine optimization, and writing for search engines.
For the last 27 years David has worked with companies large and small – IBM, Agora Publishing, AstraZeneca and many small business owners. He has worked in 22 countries, and lived in six of them.
David’s clients span the globe and represent companies and charities both large and small. From corporate giants to small, one-woman businesses and everything from finance, healthcare, publishing, technology, real estate, veterinarians, alternative health centers and everything in between.
David is an essential part of our web based business.
Myles Norin, CEO of Agora, Inc. wrote: “I have found David’s knowledge and experience unmatched in the industry. Without David’s expertise and guidance for the past 7 years, we would not be nearly as successful as we are.”
As Senior Internet Consultant to Agora Inc. in Baltimore, MD, he worked closely with Agora’s publishers and marketers and – over a 7-year period – helped to propel Agora’s online revenues from around $20 million to well over $300 million.
David’s webinar will help you gain benefits in your micro business that large internet marketing companies use. In this practical recorded workshop you will learn valuable skills to help your micro business.
There has never been a time when the opportunity for small businesses abroad has been so outstanding. Expand your borders now! Increase your economic security freedom, independence and success.
If you are not fully satisfied that this offers you enormous value simply email us for a full refund within 60 days. You can keep all three courses as our thanks for giving our courses a try.
You also receive a report “How to use Relaxed Concentration to Brainstorm Business Ideas” and a recorded workshop “How to Become and Remain Rich With Relaxed Concentration” at no additional cost.
Plus you get more in the program.
You receive regular writing and self publishing updates for a year. Businesses usually need to evolve. Merri and I continue to publish and have our independent businesses. Some basics have remained for decades, but new strategies occur all the time throughout the year. We’ll be sending along updates that share our most recent experiences as we learn and continue to grow our international micro business from Smalltown USA.
My special offer to you in this “Live Well and Free Anywhere Program”, is that you receive:
- “Self Fulfilled – How to Write to Sell” course
- Video Workshop by our webmaster David Cross,
- The entire weekend “Writer’s Camp” in MP3,
- MP3 Workshop “How to Gain Added Success With Relaxed Concentration”
- The business course “Eventful Business”
- Any updates to any of the courses, workshops, reports or recordings for a year
We are so confident that you’ll gain from this offer that if you are not fully satisfied, simply email us within the first three months for a full refund.