So what can Boomers do to make sure their wealth is protected and their standards of living high?
Tell your story!
Merri and I keep busy in many ways. One activity is to continually look for house rehab projects.
Rehab project we are doing with daughter Cheri.
Believe it or note, we enjoy cleaning, scrapping, painting and landscaping.
We grow food.
Our winter greenhouse in Florida
We stay active, hiking, swimming, and bike riding as well.
On the Atlantic with daughter Cinda.
Hiking in England with children and grandchildren.
Mostly though we write!
What a Godsend writing has been during the pandemic!
When we could not travel to Oregon or England to be with the children… or travel much at all, we have been able to fill the gap with writing.
I was thinking about the importance of writing for Boomers when a reader sent me this note.
Gary I enjoy your emails reading your & Merri’s global excursion & your freedom with great life learning knowledge,
However: I am almost 90, a cancer survivor, and due to letting doctors talk me into having operations, I have ended up in a walker. living in a senior residence. I have been being quarantined since March 2020. Due to the fact that I have severe hearing loss, I am left out of activities or thought to be stupid.
I lack the passion shown in your pictures. Is there still a way to light a candle?
As we age, many of the activities we used to enjoy can drop away, but we can keep our mind clear, find great satisfaction and fulfillment and do good in the world by writing.
I replied… Yes! I think you should light the candle by writing a book, a short story at least. It can be fiction or not. You can do that from your residence and walking is not required. Hearing is not a need either!
Our publishing course can help you and I’ll be happy to answer any questions and would find it delightful if I could help you find passion in sharing something special I know you have learned in your 88 years.
At that moment, I decided to make it possible for any Boomer, who subscribes to this website, to have our Writing and Self-Publishing course. To do this I have set up a Boomer special this week where Boomers can pay whatever price for the course they feel they can afford. (See below).
Unlike almost any other activity, age improves our ability to write.
Age does not limit your ability to wrote. Here’s a few examples.
Laura Ingalls Wilder’s best-selling series of books began with “Little House in the Big Woods,” which chronicled her pioneering childhood in the late 1800s didn’t publish her first book until she was 64. She started documenting her own story, at her daughter’s encouragement. She finally published “Little House in the Big Woods” in 1932 and continued the series about herself and her family, ending with “These Happy Golden Years” in 1943, at age 76.
I am encouraging you to start documenting your story in pictures, sounds or printed words!
A New York Times article by Deborah Sontaga entitled “At 94, She’s the Hot New Thing in Painting.” shows one great example.
Here is an excerpt. After six decades of very private painting, Ms. Herrera sold her first artwork five years ago, at 89. Now, at a small ceremony in her honor, she was basking in the realization that her career had finally, undeniably, taken off. As cameras flashed, she extended long, Giacomettiesque fingers to accept an art foundation’s lifetime achievement award from the director of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.
Her good friend, the painter, Tony Bechara, raised a glass. “We have a saying in Puerto Rico,” he said. “The bus — la guagua — always comes for those who wait.”
Photo of Carmen Herrera by Todd Heisler/The New York Times
And the Cuban-born Ms. Herrera, laughing gustily, responded, “Well, Tony, I’ve been at the bus stop for 94 years!”
The clue? Live beyond logic and work at something you love. We live in a chaotic… ever changing world where there is so much we cannot know.
Another article said: 86-year old author introduces book to FHS students. Never say never… With shining eyes and a smile full of pride, Denis E. “Don” Bergeron presented his first book, a memoir titled In Front of Patton, to the Friendswood High School library. At the age of 86, this writer’s career has just begun.
Another title was “86-Year-Old Veteran Chronicles His Life in Heartwarming Rage Comic” and said: “Rage comics” are a memetic phenomenon. Because rage comics typically express primal responses to utterly mundane but often “scene”-specific experiences, it would seem unlikely that an 86-year-old man would be the author of what many Reddit users are calling the greatest rage comic ever made. Published earlier this week on the man’s birthday, the comic details in deeply personal terms the events of his life, beginning with his earlier memories from childhood and including his service in World War II, estrangement from his children and discovery of true love.
A Newsletter of the Society of Southwestern Authors article “What You Know Best & Love Most is Key” says: Martin Garaway was recently featured in the Arizona Daily Star. The article talked about his many years of writing short stories as he drove a taxi in New York. It took him over five years to write his novel, The Theft of the Anasazi Pots, finally getting it published at 86 years old.
A theseniorvoice.com article tells of Om Prakash in India who published his first book at 86. The article says: When he was a student at the University of Delhi, the capitol city of India, he became involved in Gandhi’s “Quit India” freedom movement and served as a community organizer for the next four years until India gained its freedom from the British. Towards the end of this period he was imprisoned by the British for his activities as a freedom worker.
Dr. Om Prakash
While in prison, he had the time and opportunity to think about his future. One spring morning, while in a deep meditative state of inner awareness, the outline of a life of service to others began to emerge. By the time he was released from prison it had turned into his passion.
Dr. Prakash has been in the private practice of Clinical Psychology for more than 30 years. About 10 years ago he added coaching services to his practice and this year published his first book, From Change to Transformation & Beyond.
I encourage you to tell your story! We Boomers have the privilege of living in very special times of peace, hope, safety and golden expectations. As the world seems more hostile, we Boomers are in a position to help the world understand how to return to a more balanced world.
No matter how old… how young… how rich… how poor…. or where you are, writing is a way you can improve your lifestyle in a positive way.
Make a Difference & EarnLive anywhere. Earn everywhere. Make a difference. Tell Your Story.
Here is a Boomer special offer. Get my Writing and Self Publishing course. Pay any amount you feel you can afford.
Learn how to earn high income in your own back yard. Choose where you want that back yard to be.
You can create a lifestyle that you previously could only dream regardless of your age.
Gain 3 powerful benefits when you choose to become a writer:
Benefit #1: Freedom. You set your own hours. You work when you want to, not when you are told. Working at home eliminates a commute unless you count the 8 seconds it takes to walk from the bedroom to your office. You can even work in your pajamas. One writer who used our course says that this is one of his favorite benefits.
You don’t have to ask permission to take time off to attend your children or grandchildren’s sporting events, concerts, plays or any other event. You have greater control over your earnings and your destiny. If you want to earn more, give yourself a raise by increasing your revenue. When you work hard, you are working hard for your benefit and wealth not someone else’s. Being able to fit your business to circumstances can sometimes be the most important benefit of all. A writer who had just started her self publishing business when their daughter was diagnosed with bone cancer. During her daughter’s hospitalization she was able to be there 24/7… yet continue to write. She told me… “This is one of the BEST reasons for writing, the freedom to work from the hospital room on your laptop and be there when your child needs you the most”.
Benefit #2: You become part of the solution, not part of the problem. There is so much bad news that we are powerless to change or stop. You have a story to tell and in so doing can help others learn from your experience.
Benefit #3: You gain respect. Writers are the people who bring the information to the rest of the world in an information era. They are the ones who affect change and because of this, have a tremendous amount of power.
You can earn and enjoy these benefits writing about almost any subject you choose.
Here are few stories of how writers have used what they learned to take small steps that led to greater control, increased success and incredible fulfillment in their lives.
Barry Weinhold sent this note: We were successful authors before attending the Writer’s Camp, with our first book published in 1989 selling over 200,000 print copies. With the tips from your course last fall, we have published six new ebooks in Kindle format that are now available at Amazon.com.
Thanks for helping us get the word out about Barry’s 2-part Breaking Family Patterns series. Janae has also released her 3-part Con Job series.
We’ve co-authored “How To Break Free of the Drama Triangle and Victim Consciousness.”
Our monthly royalty checks are now coming in and we are very pleased with the response to our new books (656 books sold and 1295 free downloads in seven months). We have six more new ebooks in the pipeline for publication. Our goal is to publish twelve new ebooks by our one-year course anniversary. We couldn’t have published this quickly without the great support we received from your Writer’s Camp. We highly recommend it to anybody seeking the fast track to becoming independent self-publisher.
Self Publishers can also write in more than one niches.
Nickolette Goff writes non fiction in two niches. After attending a Writer’s Camp Nicki used what she had learned to help promote her first book… a Quinoa recipe cookbook with 13 recipes. She had 10,000 downloads of the book in five days and obtained dozens of good reviews!
You can get 13 more great quinoa recipes in Nicki Goff’s book at the links below.
She wrote: Hi, Gary, Book sales are actually going well, and I’m having a lot of fun with this. I’m so grateful to you and Merri for pushing me to get some action going!
The free promos really get things going, and seem to reignite sales.
Two more in the works – both on gardening topics. Best wishes for 2013 to you and Merri. Love, Nicki
What a joy seeing how helping and connecting people helps self publishers create their own special success. How beautiful to see friends turn their passions into profit!
Nicki learned at the camp that getting these downloads is step three in a seven step process. We (and others) have been helping Nicki and our delegates walk through these steps so they can earn income through writing and publishing again and again.
Nicki is now well on her way to wonderful self publishing success. She just completed her fourth book in a totally different genre gardening. This book is “Under Cover Gardening”.
She used the three day writers program to apply to marketing her Kindle books. Read about Nicki’s new book here.
Nicki wrote: Gary: My book was downloaded exactly 6000 times during the 3 days, and is selling around 5 per day right now. I’m very pleased with the results – three 5* reviews so far. Nicki
Chances are that most books you write will not be a best seller. However Nicki’s books show the process that you use to create a steady income as you build inventory. She is publishing numerous books in each of the genres she loves. This creates extra income and added inventory.
To sum this up… you can use our course to learn the importance of writing for your niche, even though it may be unusual.
You can also self publish at any age. A number of our friends who have used our writers course to self publish are in their 70s and 80s.
Here is how we can serve you.
Merri and I have had a long career in writing and self publishing.
You can write in numerous ways on a hobby, sport, profession or any interest you have. What do you love? Rare cars? You can earn writing in the genre you love. Do you prefer fine art? Or do you love beautiful jewelry, coins, gems, real estate, furs, model railways, dolls, scientific equipment, war memorabilia, old and rare books, or whatever?
Do you prefer social subjects rather than objects? Are you concerned with the environmental problems, with crimes, war, poverty? Would you like to help wipe them out? Each of these offers opportunity in publishing.
Are you a golfer? Do you love to travel? Why not make the kinds of money I’ve just mentioned publishing reports about golf courses all over the world?
Would you like to help the world be a more spiritual place, help people get along better together?
You can do something good for the world, increase your income in the process and live wherever you please!
Writing can also help you travel, even have an international lifestyle so you can live anywhere and still earn everywhere. This is especially valuable if you love to travel. For example, one shrewd writer realized that Panama was a great place to live and published information on Panama.
Other writers reaped rich rewards selling information on their own country. Merri and I, for example, lived in Europe for years, then fell in love with Ecuador for 15 years. We earned by writing about our experiences there.
Now in our 70s, we live in Smalltown USA. We love the peace and quiet, are closer to our children and grandchildren. We still write (and publish) about what we love and are doing! In each phase of our lives, the idea of tight focus has allowed us to move and live where we desired.
Imagine what writing means if you love to travel. Part of every trip you take can be tax deductible! You can honestly write off every trip that is related to your publishing business. Every journey can become a research oriented adventure and a tax deductible event.
Many benefits come in the form of reduced tax. As a writer, you’ll have one of the most respected and tax protected businesses in the country. Other benefits come in the form of legal protection. Publishers are protected by the U.S. constitution. You do not need a license to publish. There is no government watchdog nor do you have bureaucratic red tape involved in publishing. The biggest benefits are the freedom, the independence to work wherever you choose in any field you desire.
May I introduce you to our course, “SELF-FULFILLED – How to Be a Publisher to Sell”.
Pay any amount you can afford.
Merri and I created an entire system to help our readers have their own writing business. This system is unique because my wife, Merri, and I are unique. We started our self publishing business together. Since we’re almost recluses, we decided to do the whole business by ourselves. We began working at home. Today, though we have tens of thousands of readers and have made millions, we still work at home and do not employ a single person. When we switched to online publishing we added one business partner, our webmaster, who created and runs our website. You’ll can learn how to do this in the course I am about to introduce.
The course teaches all you need to know on how to start and run your own writing and self publishing business by yourself. The first lessons in the course answers your questions and get you started!
This course can put you well on your way to publishing to sell and give you the freedom to live wherever you choose! It covers numerous income producing secrets:
Secret #1: How to gain 1,000% returns. See why some of the wealthiest families in the world today come from publishing. Learn how margins can be so incredible that few would believe them. This online course contains many case studies. Case Study #3 for example shows one publisher who sold an idea delivered on one photocopied page. His cost was only three cents, his selling price $12.50!
Secret #2: How to create and market your product or find products to sell. Learn 11 steps in creating the perfect product. Understand how to review ideas, test focus, aim at markets. See why you don’t have to write anything if you don’t want to! Learn where and how to get your data and get others to write for you almost FREE.
For example, the course shows how one friend, before the Internet, never wanted to write and decided instead to publish on cassette tape. He later switched to webinars. He started part time and built a career that brought in millions and brought him to know some of the most interesting people. Now of course publishers who do not want to write can use the internet.
Learn how marketing is the key to successful publishing and how to turn pennies into dollars with good marketing focus. Gain samples of winning marketing pieces. Learn 21 frequently committed marketing blunders and what to do about each.
You’ll learn how to turn advertising dollars into a fortune. How to create your own ads. When to use classifieds, space ads, direct mail or word of mouth. See how to build a PR list and get thousands of dollars in free publicity. I share my most secret results on recent mailings so you will know why sometimes you sell more units of a publication at $49 instead of $29. I show how one couple used ads about retirement to supplement their retirement income and get free trips all over the world.
Secret #3: When to print, how to print and when to go online only. How to print and fulfill. Learn how to cut your printing bill in half by asking for quotes differently. Learn tricks of the trade, how to get the best quality at the lowest price, why to avoid the biggest printer in town and why to avoid the franchise printers.
Secret #4: How to compute and use the Internet. With an inexpensive computer, you can easily run a business from home and still have tons of time left over-even if you are computer illiterate. Merri and I have proven this! The secrets in the course include a step-by-step approach on what to do. Our partner, the internet expert includes what you need to know for online publishing.
The course contains information on how to use computers and the Internet for your publishing business. For example you will learn how I have eliminated hundreds of thousands of dollars of printing and postage by switching all of my business onto the net.
We unlock all the secrets of publishing so you can have increased lasting income and reduced taxation. This course is perfect for those with great computer skills and can help you learn how to focus these skills into a profitable publishing business.
See how when we reached retirement age, we slowed down our self publishing business but still earned $2,404,725.98, tax free, over the next ten years.
However, the course also helps computer illiterates like myself and shows how to get your computer work done with no upfront cost.
I have created this course in an easy to understand style. Everything is explained what to do in vivid detail. We share all, how we have done it ourselves. The course is full of publishing ideas and case studies. You’ll learn about a pilot who published a book on the best airport cafes. All his flying became tax deductible!
You’ll see how one couple who loved an island wrote a guide on the place and made enough to buy a home on the beach there.
Another made millions with one simple legal idea.
I give names, resources and addresses of contacts in marketing, printing, plus attorneys, accountants, Internet whiz kids who can give help.
This course is not theoretical. It describes on a step-by-step basis, how Merri and I built a million dollar international business in just 7 years and how you can do the same.
The course is designed so you can get your own writing, self publishing business going, full or part time right away. I’ll explain how and why by sharing one other amazing experience that makes this special offer available for you now so you can have the course for pennies on the dollar.
I have previously exposed this idea only to my readers and never to the general public. We conducted a course charging $2,000. Here are raves from delegates who have used our course.
For example, one delegate, a publisher from California said: “Your publishing course is outstanding! Just two hours of study on Sunday alone were worth more than the price.”
An engineer from Ohio wrote, “Basically, I learned how to be a publisher, especially the selling and marketing implications. The course is absolutely worth the cost!”
A retired railway worker from Michigan said, “Your course opened my eyes to the merits, profits, and prestige of becoming a publisher, particularly the idea of publishing in Canada for distribution in the U.S. (for total tax protection).” An employed couple from New York wrote, “We found the course interesting and informative. We were inspired to start work on a booklet. When we came down, we had no idea on what to publish.” And an attorney from Germany stated, “What I like most is that it is a nuts and bolts course-not pie in the sky.” While a business woman from Atlanta exclaimed, “It was great going through your steps, being 100% honest without fear of giving trade secrets since you have paid the price (to gain this knowledge).”
Merri and I have been overwhelmed by how much the course helped so we conducted another course and recorded it. We then reproduced it in written form so it can be delivered entirely online at a huge reduction. Though many readers have paid up to $2,000 for this course in person, we developed a course online that is only $299.
During this special however Boomers can pay any price they feel they can afford.
Here are some of the lessons you will learn in the online course:
Lesson #1: A Day in the Life of a Publisher. See how you can start with only a very small amount of money, work as little as four hours a day (if you are operating full time) even less if you start part time. Learn how two of my publishing friends, one an M.D.-the other a pilot ran their own money letters. This gave them incredible tax protection, took them on many free, exotic trips, widened their perspective and field of friendships, helped them keep the money they were making in their fields and gave them a backup business that they loved for retirement.
Lesson #2: How to Create Your Product. Learn 11 steps in creating the perfect product. Understand how to review ideas, test focus, aim at markets. See why you don’t have to write anything if you don’t want to! Learn where and how to get your data and get others to write for you almost FREE.
Lesson #3: How to Choose Your Format. Some ideas are timeless and can be sold in a book for years on end. Others are better in a magazine, newsletter or other periodic publication. Some products can just be lists, simple one page photocopied ideas or names and addresses. Understand when to print, record (on audio or video) and when to transfer through the Internet. Learn how to choose the format that suits you, full or part time.
Lesson #4: How to Publish to Sell. Learn how marketing is the key to successful publishing and how to turn pennies into dollars with good marketing focus. Gain samples of winning marketing pieces. Learn 21 frequently committed marketing mistakes and what to do about each. Know where and when to advertise (such as never near Easter-Christmas is OK).
You’ll learn how to turn a few advertising dollars into a fortune. How to write or have ads written. When to use classifieds, space ads, direct mail or word of mouth. See how to build a PR list and get thousands of Dollars in free publicity. Learn the tricks of the Internet to easily focus and capture a market there.
Lesson #5: If You Print-How to Print? Did you know that you can reduce your printing bill by half just asking for a job in the right way? Learn all the tricks of the trade, how to get the best quality at the lowest price, why to avoid the biggest printer in town and why to avoid the franchise printers. Learn how to choose the right graphics, correct paper, envelope, style, letter fonts. When on demand printing is best. Every Secret is included.
Lesson #6: How to Fulfill. This session is a practical guide on how to administer your business. How to set up a computerized fulfilment system, get local families to do all your work for you and run your business (if you wish) from your home. Learn how and why to use low and variable overheads, yet give one day turn-around delivery. Learn when to choose delivery services, to fulfill yourself or build your own system…or when to simply fulfill via the Internet.
Lesson #7: How to Finance. Learn all you’ll need about the financial end, of the business, how to control physical or online inventory, keep overheads down, check ad results, get 30 day free credit and stay on top of your business. Learn 11 hazards to avoid and tricks to stay profitable without a daily accountant. The course and manual contain all these secrets and more. The computer/internet workshop personalizes the knowledge so you can get started.
Who is This Course For?
This course is for those who would like to write to make a difference, for fun and profit but also helps business people, brokers and professionals, insurance agents and marketers who want to enhance their existing business or build a second source of income.
This course is for individuals and couples. You can order the course but your entire immediate family has permission to use it. We include those who want their own business or who want to have a business together or a family business. Business people or professionals who want to add an extra profit center to their business or who want to change their business entirely will benefit. Those who want more control over their career should take this course. Plus those who love travel and want to turn their trips into profitable tax deductions!
during this limited special Boomer offer We are giving away every business secret we possess and expect those who use it to reap fortunes in extra income, tax savings or expanded business. We expect this knowledge will change your life for the better. You’ll gain extra income, more fun, adventure, friends, freedom, independence and prestige too.
You receive a complete manual provided by me, Merri and our webmaster, David Cross (who teaches the internet aspects of publishing).
Though many readers have paid up to $2,000 for the in person course, and tens of thousands paid $299 for the online course… you can pay whatever you can afford.
You could not duplicate the computer and Internet knowledge for $2,000. It covers what you need to get on the Net, how to use the Web to publish, how to define your Internet market, how to develop your site, target your market and start getting visits, the top ten Internet tips to use, the top ten traps to avoid, and many other lessons our Webmaster has used in his 20+ years on the net. In many cases your tax savings will be five to ten times the cost of the system alone, plus you will learn how to gain thousands of FREEBEES and earn hundreds of thousands a year.
Our publishing business has brought us more wealth, satisfaction, fun and friendship than I imagined possible. It has brought so much to my life, I would like to help everyone be in publishing and I hope you are one with whom I will have the pleasure sharing this exciting and profitable way of life!
Whether you are retired, an investor, chiropractor, doctor, dentist, professional or already own your own business, this offers another way to make money, to turn your passion into profit. We guarantee to share all we know to help you start and run your own publishing business.
Price is no longer a consideration.
Don’t miss this opportunity. Sign up with this special Boomer offer. If you are a Boomer, you can decide how much to pay for our special Boomer Self Publishing course.
Choose below to pay any amount. We’ll send a specially adapted course “Self Fulfilled – How Boomers Can Write and Self Publish”.
Here is what to do. If you’re not sure whether you really want to have a publishing business, consider the ways that such a way of living can improve your life.
Then look at this no risk guaranteed offer.
Our guarantee is that you can pay any amount you feel you can afford.
Tens of thousands of readers have ordered our self publishing course for $299, but if you are a Boomer (born between 1946 and 1964) you can decide how much you wish to pay for the course. Any amount will do. Order “Self Fulfilled – How Boomers Can Write and Self Publish Sell. Just fill in any price you feel you can afford.