May 2011 was the 43rd anniversary of my recommending international investments and looking at ways to have the freedom of a global lifestyle.
Here I am working with my Kindle and a feathered friend on the Oregon coast for this holiday. Technology… right up to my Kindle reader has given me the freedom to live, travel and work when and where I choose. I could as easily been earning from our Ecuador beach penthouse… our Cotacachi hotel… our Florida home, our North Carolina farm… or visiting our children in England… though the 4th of July wouldn’t be a holiday there.
Our four decades of recommendations… have been to invest out of the USA. Because of freedom in America we can invest and live and work wherever we choose… if we know how.
Beginning Writers Can Earn Huge Income by Self Publishing
Let’s talk about real democracy and… cut to the chase and look at the key to real freedom… the ability to earn good income wherever and whenever.
Self publishing is one of the modern, revolutionary ways to freedom that closes the gap between the small and large business… and the rich and poor.
An excerpt from the June 21, 2011 BBC News article “The rise of the indie author” by Liam Allen explains when it says: As American John Locke becomes the first self-published writer to sell a million Kindle electronic books, the first “indie authors” to top the UK e-books chart explain their success.
Self-publishing – paying a printer to run off a few hundred copies – has long been available as a last resort to frustrated amateur authors.
But it does not come cheap, and the chances of having a hit are virtually non-existent – it’s with good reason that the practice is known as “vanity publishing”.
Help appears to be at hand in the form of websites on which writers can publish their novels and sell them as e-books for electronic readers such as the Kindle. On the face of it, the rise of such technology has the potential to democratise the publishing process.
British authors Louise Voss and Mark Edwards gave up on their dream of writing a bestseller years ago when their two finished thrillers failed to attract the attention of publishers.
Voss and Edwards take 35% of the sale price of their e-books.
But when Edwards, who is the marketing director of a student finance website, bought an e-book reader last autumn and heard about Amazon’s free direct publication system, he sensed a second chance. Their second co-written novel, Catch Your Death – the tale of “a killer virus” and “a race to save the world” – is currently number one in the company’s e-books bestsellers chart ahead of works by Stieg Larsson, John Grisham and Michael McIntyre.
It follows the success in the chart of their first novel, Killing Cupid, also still in the top 10.
Self publishing can be of enormous value during the tough economic times ahead.
However let me share on more secret. I purchased and read John Locke’s book which so great I made it required reading in our self publishing course and gifting it it to all the subscribers of our self publishing course. We are devoting a new lesson using this book as a case study because Locke sold over 1.1 million ebooks in five months.
The secret is I worked though the numbers and despite the fact that Locke is number one… uno numero… I think our tiny publishing business earned more. This is taking nothing away from Locke. He has earned a lot in just a short time (our business has been building four decades). Locke is earning more than enough to satisfy anyone and if you have not subscribed to our self publishing course, I highly recommend that you read this ebook..
The rest of this message explains how to gain even more earning potential because self publishing and an events business go hand in hand with exponential potential. You can earn from both!
Self publishing is a great business. Conducting seminars, courses and events is also great business. The two business combined are even better. A self publishing – events business does not just double the potential. The opportunity is multiplied by the power of four… or much, much, more!
This is why I have a special three day 4th of July offer so you can save $499 and assure your economic freedom.
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Learn more about the benefits of self publishing from a reader who sent this very inspirational note with self publishing ideas.
This note is inspirational because accelerating change often starts us thinking that we are in impossible situations.
Yet I know that self publishing gives us great flexibility. As you saw above this weekend I am enjoying Oregon’s beach.
Self publishing allows me to work at our penthouse on Ecuador’s beach or…
at our Florida home or…
at our North Carolina mountain summer house and…
self publishing even allows me to work in my deep woods office on our North Carolina farm.
This note was from a Soviet reader and is inspirational because it shows ho even in an unfree state, self publishing could generate freedom. This reader shows… since she started her self publishing as an “underground business in the 1980s in Moldova” a republic of the USSR at that time… before “perestroika” when any entrepreneurial activity was prohibited.
Here is what she has shared.
To Gary Scott: Thank you and thank you again! Thank you for an inspiration! Everything is happening for a reason. That is why I want to ask you for something, but I want to tell you my story first….
I got your Self Publishing course and it made me feel so excited that I have missed my work day to write this letter. A weekend before I twisted my back and could not move, lying on the sofa. No household chores, no dishes to clean, no weeds to pull out, just relax and read. It was your course that I finally took time to go through. The more I read, the more I understood that it was the one that appealing to me. It made me to look at my previous small publishing experience from the different angle that I never thought seriously about. It’s similar to yours, but with a twist…
My first publishing idea came from the demand. I used to work at the tourist agency and dealt with the weekend trips of tourists who came to my city for sightseeing and shopping. Sightseeing part was taken care of by the agency, as far as the shopping part concern these people were on their own for 3 days not knowing much about the city which they were visiting but willing to shop till they drop. The idea was to give them a direction or being very specific – a shopping map. My husband created a map (he is a designer), we made copies that easy to handle and understand, and my part was to offer the map to the tourists who repeatedly asked me the same questions any way: where to go and what to buy. The cost of the map production was $0.30; the price to offer to tourists was $ 1. The overall profit per map was $0.70. So my profit was 233%. I managed to sell around 1000 maps and used money for a nice family vacation. But the background of the story makes it clearer: my activity was qualified as an “underground” business only because I am talking about 80s in Moldova (former republic of USSR) and it was before “perestroika” when any entrepreneurial activity was considered if not exactly criminal but prohibitive. I had to move on….
I literally moved to the other country (Israel to be exact) as I did not see any future living in the same place forever. And 18 year history behind that move shows me that I was right….
My next publishing experience was quite different to the other extend: it helped me to move again. I was teaching English people who lived in Israel and who had plans to immigrate to Canada. In the middle of 90s on the other part of the planet there was a mass itch to move to North American continent. USA opportunities were quite limited but Canada kept its doors wide open for the proper type of immigrants who met the financial, educational and professional criteria but… with “the cherry on top of Canadian ice-cream” – you have to speak reasonable English to go through the qualifying interview with the Canadian immigration officer at the Embassy. It was the most intimidating part of the process as I was repeatedly told by Immigration Lawyers who charged thousands of dollars to allow you to go through the loop. My new publishing experience started as a part of my curiosity: why people exchange Mediterranean resort-like life style to live in snowy Canada, what an immigration officer may ask you during an interview and what are the keys to the successful process. I made a research; bought books that I could find (not many were available, just couple), interviewed some people who went through the process already and decided to put all information I got together.
I wrote a book of 160 pagers, full of practical information, useful contacts and addresses, and created the “know-how” part: questions and answers that might help to pass the interview with the immigration officer successfully. I tested it on my husband and he went through the process so smooth that even I was surprised. I had published 1000 copies as a tester. And the name of the book was “Do-It-Yourself Guide to Immigration to Canada”. The cost was $6 per copy including the professional graphic design. I offered it to sell to my students at $49 and books had gone within 3 months. I was lucky to keep 3 copies for myself as samples. I have learned through your publishing course how to specify the profit: I made 717% profit. Some years ago a person who was familiar with my book told me that he had seen my book at the bookstore in Israel again. Interesting: the same cover page design, the same text, but under the different name. Needless to say that someone who reprinted my book did not share the profit with me.
We moved from Israel to Canada then, and I put that experience on hold as I started new career as a Financial Planner. It was 2001 when the market was down and stayed down for unpredictable number of long months. I managed to find my clients through those people who read my intriguing articles about money and investment as well as through the seminars. I saw people who proudly brought the collections of my articles to my seminars… I was doing well in the business for my status as a newcomer to Canada, as a woman in a male dominated environment and as a rookie. Soon I got a position of the manager; got some professional certifications in the financial areas and I keep running my profitable business. But there is an itch that is coming back to me from time to time… Publishing and traveling makes me feel excited.
Gary, in your course you have shared tones of experiences of yours which you got hard way, your knowledge, your research work and intuition. I could not do it better then you did. My offer is: I would be interested in teaching your course here in Canada, introducing your experience and your Publishing ideas to local business people. I love teaching especially if it’s interesting, feeds thoughts and creativity. Based on what I understood about you, you are very creative person, full of ideas and have an ability to see beyond the crowd. Maybe my offer will generate a stream of new thoughts and ideas for you.
I immediately thanked this reader but then added “Self Publishing and an Events Business create exponential profit“. This is why knowing how to create a seminar, tour or events business to go alongside self publishing work makes extra sense for you now. We would like to help you start a profitable seminar-tour-events business that compliments a self publishing career.
We have conducted seminars or events or spoken at them in… (alphabetical order) Australia, Bahamas, Belgium, Belize, Canada, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, England, Ecuador, Finland, Germany, Haiti, Hong Kong, Hungary (before the Iron Curtain came down), Indonesia, Isle of Man, Jamaica, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Panama, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand and at one time or another most of the United States and more.
There is a possibility that Merri and I know more about conducting events than 99.9% of the people in the world and because so many have asked… we have created a plan to help others in this fascinating, lucrative business. We want to provide an online correspondence course on how to create your own seminar, tour or events business.
We call this brand new emailed correspondence course: ”Event – Full Business”. We have completed three lessons and to give you a better idea about “Event – Full Business”. The Introduction Lesson is below. I am ready to send you the Intro and Lesson #1 of “Event – Full Business” and am ready to accept your enrollment of students in our beta program.
Here are a few of the subjects covered in this course.
#1: How to earn millions from seminars, courses and tours. See how we have earned as much as $200,000 for three days’ work. (Once $135,000 in two days.)
#2: How to build a seminar business. See the one day Washington-Atlanta-San Francisco system that helped our courses evolve and how to use this approach to help your teaching grow.
#3: When and when not to use other speakers. Seminars for speakers… a way to get it all out as your bank accounts gets it all in.
#4: How to use other speakers. Gain the key to the room and the people within. Why the golden pen is mightier than a glib tongue, the sword and the overloaded brain.
#5: Dealing with hotels/locations. Why the marketing does not talk to catering who will not communicate with accounting and the mess this could mean for you. How to choose… arrange and survive the hotel. Forget the $11,314 coffee bill… for swill.
#6: Scheduling seminars. Magic dates and times for marketing… how far in advance to market and seminar death dates to avoid.
#7: Creating a back end business. How Merri made $12,936 dollars at a seminar in 37 minutes by just standing still.
#8: Three types of courses… delegate driven… speaker driven… third party driven.
#9: The importance of strategic partnerships for added wealth.
#10: How to market seminars, courses & tours.
#11: List building.
#12: Alternative seminar and course location options.
#13: The benefits of both big seminars and small courses.
#14: How to survive the dreaded problems: What to do when enrollments are low. Handling the heckler, the takeover and the cell phone. When the hotel fails. Surviving speaker no shows and all of those types of things!
#15: How to enhance your other businesses with seminars.
4th of July Week Special
The initial fee for the “Event- Full Business” online course is $349, but for this holiday weekend we are offering our two courses “Self Fulfilled How to be a Self Publisher” (normally offered at $499) and “Event – Full Business – How to Have to Profit with a seminar, Course and Events Business” for only $349. This creates a special $499 savings July 2nd through 9th, 2011 .
4th of July Special – Subscribe to Event Full Business for $499. We’ll send you the $499 online course “Self – Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher” & four bonuses worth $697 FREE. You Save $1,046.
Never Ending Story – Save All Year Long
The world is changing at an ever faster pace, so no course on business remains current for long. Our events business evolves every year. Consequently our courses never end… they evolve with our business.
Throughout the year we update, rewrite and expand our courses… adding new tips and share real time what we have learned and what we are still learning. We show the changes we are making… how and why… in our business through the year.
This continual update is like an Alumni Club. Imagine attending Harvard. After graduation you stay in touch with your fellow students. You share. You help one another. You network and stay up to date. Our online business courses work in the same way so we… all our subscribers… and you, help the courses evolve and keep pace with new ideas, new technology, innovation and changes in the market place so we not only send you the original courses but stay oi touch with updates all year.
The first 15 lessons above are set and will be sent regularly.
Merri’s and my self publishing business has created a perfect life for us, but our events business has added an extra magnitude of fun fulfillment and profit.
Publishing and Events Go Hand in Glove!
Many readers of this site crave freedom… so the 4th of July is the perfect time to do something about making sure you have it.
For 43 years (from May 1968) we have had the freedom of earning by traveling and living exactly where we have wanted to be… because we have had an events business conducting seminars, courses and tours.
Our self publishing combined with our seminar/conference/ events business has allowed us to visit and to live almost anywhere we have chosen… or not.
Sometimes we have incredible adventures.
Here I am with Merri and an Ecuadorian Yatchak deep in the Llanganatis jungle creating a shamanic tour.
However when we want to stay at home we can also do so. One does not have to travel to have an events business.
Here I am (in brown shirt) speaking to a delegate that we conducted at our Florida home.
We even built a…
seminar hall on Little Horse Creek so we can stay in the mountains when we desire… and still conduct events.
There are innumerable fringe benefits to an events business. For example almost all of our global travel has been tax deductible for all these years.
The pay has certainly not been bad either. One time we earned $142,260 in three days. In another instance we earned over $135,000 in two days. Once our earnings exceeded $200,000 in just three days. Combined we have earned (and been able to keep) millions.
Yet the income has been a small part of this adventure. The expanded horizons… the people we have met… the adventures we have shared… the tens of thousands of delegates we have enjoyed and hopefully helped…. the poor we have served… the freedom we have felt… to be able to go where we desire and come home, when we desire, with more than when we left.
These facts have dramatically enriched our lives….and so many of our delegates. We would like to help improve your lifestyle… if… earning with self publishing and a seminar, tour events business appeals to you take advantage of this three day July 2-3-4 offer.
4th of July Special – Subscribe to Event Full Business for $499. We’ll send you the $499 online course “Self – Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher” & four bonuses worth $697 FREE. You Save $1,046.
Let me explain about the online Writers and Publishers Course “Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher”
Profits can be kindled with this question… which would you rather have… 12% of $10 or 70% of $3?
The math to this question brings an obvious answer and creates a business opportunity.
Merri and I have loved our Kindles since they day they became available. Now you’ll see why we love them even more and how that passion can create profit and opportunity for you!
Plus you don’t even have to own a Kindle to take advantage of these profits and opportunities!
Growing numbers of “indies” (short for independent) writers are using Kindle to sell their publications.
There is a great story about a 26 year old who is cutting out BIG publishers by publishing direct to the Kindle. She is writing vampire stories and along with John Locke is one of the top selling “indie” writers on the Kindle store.
This means she does not have a publishing deal. This allows her to keep 70% of her book sales. According to one article I read she is selling up to 100,000 electronic books a month. That is impressive when you consider that it only takes a few tens of thousands of book sales at launch to get on the New York Times bestselling list.
The heck with lists! How about just writing and publishing? Her formula is to lower her sales price to between $.99 to $3.00. This compares to the typically $9.99 to $12.99 for other books on Kindle.
The lower price increases volume…. plus this cuts out a publisher, distributor and book store who normally absorb up to 88% of the income created by a book. There are no printing costs, no shelf space, no inventory, no postal delivery. Most of the publishing expenses are eliminated.
The writer keeps 70%.
Amazon keeps 30%.
A typical writer earning 12% of the book sales makes about $1.20 per $9.99 book sale. A Kindle writer makes $2.10 on a $3 sale. Previously one of the best selling Kindle writers was J.A. Konrath, but it was assumed he was popular because he previously had a publishing deal and so already had notoriety. That’s not the case with this girl (her name is Angela Hocking), who published stories on her blog before turning to Kindle. In fact, out of the top 25 best-selling indie Kindle writers, only 6 were previously affiliated with a publishing house.
If the story of 26 year Angela Hocking is true… a 100,000 sales at $2 average brings in $200,000 a month and her earnings are $140,000 a month.
That is a great income. Not every writer will do that well. Most of us don’t need to!
This is a new exciting era for writers. Not so good for publishers who do not adapt. However like small bookstores, small publishers have great opportunity as well. Smart publishers who use this technology gain the following benefits.
* Printing, shipping and disposal (of unsold books) costs eliminated.
* Shelf space unlimited and almost free with no capital costs.
* There is increased sales volume. Kindle owners buy more books than print readers and will spend weekly to get new chapters rather than entire books.
There are three keys to success in this type of writing and publishing. We have repeatedly stressed them at our websites and in our business courses. Focus…. focus…. focus.
Buyers of books fall into niches.
Those who succeed are those who focus on a niche and create trust with those readers.
Take Merri’s and my publishing business as an example. Our readers know that the site content is about leading edge ideas related to fighting inflation, global investing, having micro businesses and being free to live anywhere.
These websites create a community of like minded souls around this niche.
Once a writer has become branded and has a list of readers, it is easy to expand by adding authors and related topics, and editing the books of other authors, knowing that they can help them sell their books.
Some amazing websites and businesses will be built and Kindle will be the search engine… the jumping off point is finding the original readers who will become the core of your list!
I plan to also take advantage of Kindle publishing and have a great head start (our list) want to share what I learn in the process with you.
Technology especially favors small publishers today. Portable computers, the internet, wireless access, on demand printing smart phones and electronic readers all create enormous new potential for small publishers.
Let me share an example created by the recent nuclear events in Japan. Merri and I had unfortunately been near Chernobyl when it melted down. We suffered from radiation exposure and have been in the past two decades learning how to cure ourselves. We know numerous ways to help readers protect against excessive radiation.
The day of the nuclear event I spent the entire day writing and by the second day of Japan’s disaster had already published the report “7 Steps to Protect Against Radiation Poisoning“. My publication was the first to help in the this way and was available on Kindle just one day after the nuclear disaster. No big publisher could close to even thinking up a publication… much less publishing a valid report that fast.
Now during the financial crisis we have added the second report “Cash in Crash – Brazil” of what will be many Kindle publications on economics and the US dollars fall and inflation.
This is why I am making a special offer for our self publishing course. Several months ago I announced that a large publisher wants to put this course online. That deal is now concluded and shortly they will publish our self publishing course. They felt the existing price was too low so are raising the course fee from $299 to $499.
Part of my agreement is that I raise my price as well so we have raised the price to $499 at our website catalog. During this weekend they have lowered their price to $299… but we are doing something more… giving you this course free when you order Eventful at $499.
If you take advantage of this offer there are numerous new benefits, the first being that… you’ll receive the first bonus worth $299… “Self Publishing 202… How to Publish on Kindle”.
As shown above I have already started learning the ropes on how to publish via Amazon.com and Kindle. I’ll be adding a addition to our self publishing course… Self “Publishing 202… Tidbits on Kindle.”
Those who take advantage of the special offer below will receive this new addition at no extra charge.
Embrace the Predictions of Disaster Zone.
Do less… Gain more as global trouble unfolds.
The last few years have seen the evaporation of many dreams. The global recession… rising gas prices… massive home foreclosures… a weakened, falling US dollar and rising unemployment wiped out many hopes, ambitions and plans. Then came turmoil in the Middle East, a Tsunami in Japan, floods and tornadoes in the heartland of America.
Who knows what could come next. A double dip recessions, stagflation… massive job layoffs… more federal, state, county and city debt and government burdens on our lives. Demolished Medicare and health benefits. Rampant inflation.
Despite these disasters and the risk of more, one exclusive group of small businesses have prospered. They will continue to do so, regardless of the unexpected, abroad or at home.
In fact these businesses will do even better… gain higher respect and earn more profit as they help ease disasters… because these business are small publishers who can help their readers deal with global and local problems as they unfold.
Small self publishers are in a win – win situation for many reasons.
The massive expansion of information is overwhelming the world. There is so much new data coming in that the public cannot keep pace. This forces us all to be more discriminating… which is the worst thing that can happen to big publishers who rely on broadband where its best to send one message to huge groups.
The huge inflow of new knowledge favors broadband which works best sending many different messages to much smaller groups.
Self publishers have also gained an advantage as most of the big booksellers are going broke or in a slump. Barnes & Noble has had enormous challenges. 2010 Books-A-Million comparable store sales dropped nearly 5 percent and net income fell 35 percent. Borders has filed for bankruptcy. All 798 B. Dalton mall outlet bookstores have closed and over 180 of the Waldenbook units are gone. This vacuum creates a special opportunity for small self publishers.
This is why you should see three case studies below to help you be free, secure and fulfilled as a Self Publisher.
After these stories see how to get the second course worth $299 plus three additional bonuses when you enroll in our course “Self -Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher” on how to develop your own specific publishing business that can bring you everlasting wealth.
Here are the three stories that show how the rise of the small self publisher began. This knowledge can bring you secure income for the rest of your life. More importantly these stories can help you be happy and fulfilled and safe in this ever changing world. With these case studies you help make the world a better place… in a small way perhaps… but better as you gain everlasting wealth.
Lets share how to create a fortune in a rewarding career.
The first of these three stories contains the seeds of prosperity, richness, freedom and satisfaction for you.
The story begins with an excerpt from the December 16, 2010 Economist Article entitled “Rise of the image men” begins: (bolds are mine) that says: As they prepared to face their second big strike in four years, America’s coal-mining bosses knew they had to do something about the newspapers. It was 1906—a time of rising resentment against robber-baron capitalism and the heyday of muckraking “yellow journalism”. During the previous strike the trade unions had fostered good relations with newspapermen and won themselves a sympathetic press. To help put their side of the story, the mining bosses turned to a former journalist, Ivy Lee. Lee was to pioneer new methods—and, in the process, create a new industry.
Lee observed that the rise of national newspaper chains and syndicated journalism in America since the 1880s, combined with the extension of the franchise, had profoundly changed society. Now, for the first time, there was something that could accurately be called “public opinion”, a shared consciousness and conversation across the country—and it was to be feared. Lee noted how the emerging mass media were acting as the conduit for the anti-capitalist message of Progressivism, the liberalising reform movement that peaked in America in the early 20th century. He realised not only that it was essential for businesses to counter this message, but that the same conduit could be used to spread pro-business sentiment.
His idea, blindingly obvious now but a novelty then, was to send newsdesks a stream of statements putting the mining bosses’ case and rebutting allegations against them.
The seeds in this story, are rich with potential for your prosperity and are so simple. Lee observed that the rise of national newspaper chains and syndicated journalism in America since the 1880s, combined with the extension of the franchise, had profoundly changed society. Now, for the first time, there was something that could accurately be called “public opinion”, a shared consciousness and conversation across the country—and it was to be feared. This is obvious now but was a novelty then.
The real seed is that a coincidence of many technologies changed the world (in the form of the newspaper)… at the turn of the 20th century. One technology was the ability to make newsprint… the paper of newspapers. Paper was two thousand years old, but cheap newsprint, paper from wood pulp, did not come along until 1838 when Charles Fenerty of Halifax made the first newsprint while helping a local paper mill maintain an adequate supply of rags to make paper. He succeeded in making paper from the wood pulp itself.
Plus technologies in transportation and communication then allowed… everyone, reporters to paperboys, to create public opinion through the power of the word.
This leads us to the second story that tells of another global transformation from broadcast to broad band… from large publishing to Self Publishing and how you can have so many good things you desire… freedom… material wealth…adventure… security… fulfillment… friendships…. status and fun as a Self Publisher.
Perhaps what Merri and I are most proud of this second story because it tells the tale of a student who used our publishing course “Self Fulfilled How to be a Self Publisher” to build a career.
David Cross was a meditation teacher in Edinburgh Scotland who taught our son Jake the art of meditating when Jake was at university there. We meet David there and after talking he ordered our “Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher” course then in print… (now its online) and published a report. One reader of the report had a new internet server business and was so impressed that he hired David to work for him in Sweden. In the process of rising to become the managing director of that firm… David started our website (and is still our webmaster as well as business partner now). During one business meeting in London, David met our daughter Cinda. ‘Love at First Sight.”
David Cross and Cinda Scott-Cross DVM.
David also met executives of International Living and went on to become Chief internet consultant for Agora Inc. one of the largest online marketing companies in the world.
David has since built an unparalleled, hands-on marketing experience that spans 25 years in 22 countries for companies and charities large and small. He’s guided many businesses and individuals to success in their business and helped them achieve their marketing goals, both online and offline.
As Senior Internet Consultant to Agora Inc. in Baltimore, MD, David worked closely with Agora’s publishers and marketers and over an 8-year period helped to propel Agora’s online revenues to over $300 Million in 2009.
Myles Norin, the CEO of Agoras 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.”
David hails from England and now lives on a small farm close to Mount Hood in Oregon with our daughter, a veterinarian, their five children and a menagerie of animals. When not marketing or brainstorming you’ll find David following a dream of self-sufficiency for food, power and water within 10 years, tending the land and caring for the farm and animals. Not surprisingly, David is an engaging and knowledgeable speaker with many amusing anecdotes from his work and travels over the years.
Such is the power that Self Publishing brings.
The third story is of my wife Merri and me.
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 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 my adventures and having fun… while helping a large readership adapt to a rapidly changing world.
Self Publishing has created exactly the lifestyle I desire with a farm in North Carolina, orange groves and home in Florida… hotel and condos in Ecuador working at what I love and enjoy.
Merri’s and my story also reflects how Self Publishing can enhance relationship. Merri and I have not spent a night apart since we began publishing together over 30 years go.
Merri and I heading up to our seminar hall at our Blue Ridge farm to speak with a group about Self Publishing.
Self Publishing has entered a new era as a new business art form and we want to share with you how to start your own self publishing business now.
Learn how to develop your publishing skills to turn your passion into profit! If you can’t write… publish instead!
Whatever your passion, you can immerse yourself in it AND even create a six-figure income. This could be your direct ticket to the kind of fulfillment you’ve always wanted in life. Whether you want to travel the world or live as a recluse, work 12 hours a day or not work at all, learn more about golf or feeding the hungry… it can be yours if you’re willing to learn.
Self Fulfilled: How to be a Self Publisher will teach you our proprietary step-by-step plan for getting your publishing business going… full or part-time… right away.
How you can start with a very small amount of money and eventually work only four hours a day (if you are operating full-time).
11 steps to creating the perfect product, including how to review ideas, test focus, and aim at markets.
How to gain 1,000% returns on some of your publications.
How to choose a format—book, newsletter, list, audio or video—that suits you and your audience.
Frequently committed marketing mistakes and how to avoid them (plus, you’ll get samples of winning marketing pieces to study).
Personally, I like to write. And through publishing and writing, I have become wealthy beyond my dreams!
My wife, Merri, and I became multi-millionaires within 10 years of starting our self-publishing business. Today, we have more cars than we can drive, five homes and numerous cabins in North Carolina and Ecuador. We have a beautiful lake front home on 16 acres (with an orange grove to boot). We have no mortgages, not a penny of debt, and plenty of money in the bank.
But more important than the money, I enjoy the bliss of each and every day, doing what I love and hoping I can do it forever.
And why wouldn’t I? I often start my work days at 5:00 a.m. and wrap up by 9:00 a.m. That leaves the rest of the day to do mostly as I feel. If the kids are home, we’ll play. Other days, I just putter. Some days I take out a canvas and paint or concentrate on playing my flute. Other days, I just sit in the sun and read.
But even though my day’s work is often finished by the time many people are just getting started, I will still be thousands of dollars richer by the end of the day!
Of course I don’t always work just four hours a day. Some days I stay at the keyboard seven, eight, even 12 hours. But the thing is I love every minute of it, because I’m involved in projects that excite me!
Not only am I learning, writing, and publishing about things that I love, but I’m also making myself and the world a better place in the process. This life is as perfect as any I could ask for.
It Doesn’t Take Long to Start Making Serious Money
When I started my publishing business, I made a 380% return on my initial investment within a month. And it just got better from there.
Of course, no business is without its pitfalls. In fact, I’ve identified 17 pitfalls of publishing and they are covered in the course. It took me more than a decade of struggle to learn how to avoid them all, but I did it.
You see, 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 the secrets to avoiding the pitfalls. Since then, our publishing business has brought in millions.
Now, Merri and I have packed over 40 years of global publishing and business experience into our course on how to have Self Publishing business.
Before I tell you how this program can help you create your ideal lifestyle, I want to make an important point. I’m not promising that this program will make you rich overnight or that you’ll wake up tomorrow with a more satisfying life. If you’re looking for a way to get rich while you sleep, you should stop reading right now.
But if you’re willing to invest a reasonable amount of time and effort into learning and applying this simple system, it will put you squarely on the road to becoming a wealthy and fulfilled publishing entrepreneur.
Through this in-depth program, I will share, teach, and guide you on everything you need to find a fulfilling path and start making good money right away.
I’ve structured the program to make it as easy as possible for you to implement. You’ll know precisely what to do from the very first day till the day you have a thriving publishing business.
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: Helping People Who Are in Pain?
Thirty years ago, a client of Merri’s developed a series of pamphlets explaining various chiropractic disorders in very simple terms. For example: “What Is Whip Lash?”
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 have sold year in and year out for three decades.
There are thousands of ideas of this sort that can lead to big business. It’s just a matter of figuring out 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.
I’m passionate about investing, so I publish about that. But what matters is what do you love?
If you love golf, then you can publish things about golf. Love travel, fishing, dogs, dolls, or art? Publish about those things.
Are you concerned about crime, war, poverty or environmental issues? You can publish information products that help wipe them out.
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… do something that enlightens people.
Whatever your passion, you can immerse yourself in it and make a fortune by publishing CDs, lists, books, or any format you choose.
How to Build a Million-Dollar Business in Seven Years
The first time I exposed others to the secrets in Self Publishing: Your Complete Business Plan for Creating a Life Without Borders, it was in a weekend seminar. 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 to the seminar, we decided to make it available to a larger audience.
Unlike programs that are put together by “experts” who have never actually done what their program promotes, this program is not theoretical. It describes step-by-step how Merri and I built a million-dollar international business in just seven years.
Another thing that is unique about us is that Merri and I decided to do the whole business by ourselves. Though we have tens of thousands of buyers and have made millions, we still work at home and do not employ a single person. You’ll be able to do the same—if you wish—because I’ve included everything we did—explained in vivid detail—in the program.
The program is also full of practical publishing ideas and case studies…
For example, you’ll learn about a pilot who published a book on the best airport cafés (suddenly all his flying became tax-deductible!)… how one couple who loved an island wrote a guide on the place and made enough money to buy a home on the beach there… and how another couple made millions with a simple legal idea.
What’s Your Passion: Travel and Tourism?
A client of ours amassed a fortune by starting travel guides for cities. He started with Sarasota, Florida, publishing a simple booklet with attractions, restaurants, etc. and plenty of advertising. Then he moved onto Naples, and on and on,until the whole state of Florida was done.
He didn’t have to put much work into the booklets as he could carry over plenty of generic information from booklet to booklet. But there were plenty of advertisers and plenty of people who wanted to obtain these booklets.
Finally, he franchised the whole operation.
* How to set up a computerized fulfillment center even if you’re computer illiterate.
* How to turn advertising dollars into a fortune by creating winning ads, direct mail pieces, and getting thousands of dollars in free publicity.
* Which printers to avoid and how to cut your printing bill in half by asking for quotes differently.
* How to use your computer and the internet to save hundreds of thousands of dollars in printing and postage.
* How to control inventory, check ad results, and keep overhead down.
* 11 financial hazards to avoid and tricks to stay profitable without a daily accountant.
* My secret pricing strategies that will help you sell more units of your product.
* Plus much, much more that I don’t have space for here!
Why This Unique System Is Guaranteed to Put You on the Road to Publishing Success
In Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher Merri and I give away every publishing secret we know and expect those who use this powerful program to reap a fortune and change their whole life for the better.
Why we’ll add the Self Published Kindle addition free.
If you’re wondering what a program like this can do for you, just take a look at how much my seminar on publishing helped the participants. Here’s what some of the folks had to say about what they learned:
“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
“Gary, your system is 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 are a blessing! Thank you once again. The value far exceeds the price.” — B. K., Investor Pennsylvania
“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
“Your program gave me insight on what to do with widening my client base.”
— M.E., Real Estate Broker Florida
“We found the course interesting and informative. We were inspired to start work on a booklet. When we came down, we had no idea what to publish.”
— Employed couple from New York
“Your publishing course is outstanding! Just two hours of study on Sunday alone were worth more than the course price.”
— A publisher from California
“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
These are just a few of the many comments I’ve received from people I’ve personally trained at my seminars to turn their passions into profits through publishing.
What’s Your Passion: Expand Your Current Business?
You don’t have to reinvent the wheel with your publishing business. You can use publishing to expand your current business. That’s what I did — and it’s what the owners of a consulting firm in California did, too.
These business owners decided to write and publish books to establish credibility and attract new customers — and it worked like a charm.
Over the past 10 years, they have written two books, both aimed at establishing their company as the go-to source for customer service training. They credit the books with bringing in more than $1 million in new business!
Writing and books have turned into such a bonanza that they’ve recently added a new service to their business — coaching small business owners on the ins and outs of book publishing.
This brand-new home study version of the program is designed only for people who are serious about making a six- or seven-figure income, controlling their own destiny, or otherwise improving the quality of their life by publishing information products. It is not for idle curiosity.
Here’s How to Start Living a More Fulfilled Life As a Self-Publisher
With this hot-off-the-presses home study version of my self-publishing program, you get all the same information as people who attended that first seminar—but at a fraction of the cost.
They paid $2,000 to gain access to this information, but you can get the entire Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher for only $499!
That’s a real bargain considering that you will save thousands on printing and advertising alone. And you couldn’t duplicate the computer and internet knowledge you’ll gain for $20,000. For starters, you’ll learn:
* How to use the internet to publish
* How to define and target your internet market, and start getting visits
* How to develop your website
* The top 10 internet tips to use and the top 10 traps to avoid
I can tell you this: at $499, this program may very well be the best bargain and best investment you’ll ever make.
To this end, I have created a special offer… our course on how to be a self publisher, our course on how to use the internet and a website in your business and three bonuses for you.
Bonus #1: Get the 50 minute Video Workshop worth $99 “How to Start Your Own Internet Business” presented by our webmaster David Cross,
This video is brand new and the first reader to read it wrote: Muchas Gracias Gary, Just watched David’s video. It Was SUPER! Thanks Again. Bill
Bonus #1: Self Fulfilled 202 – How to Publish for Kindle… a $299 value.
Bonus #2: Get FREE, the $299 online course “The Tangled Webs We Weave – How to Have an Internet Business”. To read more about this course click here.
Bonus #3: Our Super Thinking Workshop in an MP3 file so you can listen on your computer, burn a disk or listen on you Ipod or in your car. This workshop was conducted and recorded in 2011 and is a $199 value.
Bonus #4: A special report only available to those who enroll in “Self Fulfilled” entitled “Three Secrets for Creating Publishing Ideas”.
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If you’re not completely convinced that this information is so powerful it will make you a six- or seven-figure conducting seminars and as a self-publisher—all you have to do is let us know and you’ll receive a complete refund of every penny of your investment.
Despite predictions of disaster, the Great American Dream Still Exists! Happy 4th of July week!
Our publishing business has brought us more wealth, satisfaction, fun and friendship than we ever imagined possible. And now we want to share our knowledge and secrets with anyone who has a desire to experience this way of life.
Whether you are an engineer, doctor, housewife, business owner, or retiree… self-publishing offers a way to make a six- or seven-figure income by turning your passion into profit.
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