Turn $299 Into

We can help you turn $299 into $142,020 through writing and publishing… without risk.

In just one year.

This is a promise about more… much more… than just the money.   Earn this excellent income… yes, but with less stress, as you are fulfilled and your community is helped in a really positive way.

This might seem like a bold promise.  Read on to see proof that it is not.

Merri’s and my business have kept us on the leading edge where we spot many contrasts, distortions and new trends .  This has led us to make and keep many bold promises.  Readers have made millions.  Many have changed their lives in incredible, positive ways.

Yet we have never seen a promise we could make that is this exciting…this positive… and with so much potential to help by serving our local communities well.

So I ask, who would you like to help you?

“Sam Buffet”… or is it “Warren Walton”?

Here is how to earn $11,835 a month from three cherished beliefs that Sam Walton and Warren Buffet shared.

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Forbes Magazine listed the 10 wealthiest Americans in an article entitled “The Faces Of Wealth in America”.

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In the top ten, Warren Buffett’s  $46 Billion and the four Sam Walton heir’s combined $107 Billion dollars were more than almost all the others combined… a huge fortune created by just these two men.

Buffet and Walton shared several cherished business beliefs that you can gain from in a special writing and publishing business that is at its very beginning stage.

Cherished Belief #1: Smalltown USA.  Both Sam Walton (Bentonville, Arkansas) and Warren Buffet (Omaha, Nebraska) chose America’s heartland away from the big cities as their homes.  What’s more Walton chose to do business there as well… building the largest retail operation in the world almost entirely in small towns.

Warren Buffet believes that potential in Smalltown USA offers special value right now. He believes this so strongly that he is buying newspapers in small towns.

In 2012 Berkshire Hathaway purchased 63 small and mid-sized daily and weekly newspapers throughout the United States.

He plans to buy more and says: “I like buying individual papers at the right prices.” 

Buffet stated that Berkshire is not buying big newspapers or more newspaper shares because he believes in the value of local communities.

Cherished Belief #2:  Community Orientation.

Buffet is not buying big publications but is grabbing up small community focused publications.

His bet is that publications focused on local communities can withstand the shift of readers and advertisers to the Internet.

The individual papers can be as small as 10,000 circulation with a tiny staff of 33 people.

He said no one has stopped reading “half-way through a story that was about them or their neighbors.”

He also noted, “Berkshire buys for keeps. I’d rather buy newspapers myself directly,” and is seeking papers that publish in cities and towns with a “sense of community.”

From this vision Wal Mart remains committed not just to expanding the business but to improving the communities.

You can do this as well through Positive Publishing.

Cherished Belief #3:  Seek Good Value.

Sam Walton built one of the largest fortunes in the world… with the simple goals of providing great value and great customer service.  Warren Buffett’s belief is that the essence of value investing is buying stocks at less than their intrinsic value.   The discount is called the “margin of safety”.

Both Buffet and Walton shared a vision that small American towns… ignored by the mainstream offered good value.

This is why I would like to introduce you to the “Sam Buffet” of magazine publishing and and the “Warren Walton” of internet publishing to show you a phenomenal way to earn… as a publisher who helps a small community.

Knowing BOTH a magazine publisher and internet marketing genius is important for a reason Buffet outlined to his publishers when he purchased their papers.  Buffet believes that small newspapers will change and that they serve an important purpose.  He said, “papers must rethink the industry’s initial response to the Internet as focus on continuing to maintain a strong sense of community“.

His bet is that publications focused on local communities can withstand the shift of readers and advertisers to the Internet.  Buffet has said that giving news away free online is “unsustainable” and has sought papers that publish in cities and towns with a “sense of community.

To begin this introduction let me add one more point and outline the value of what I am about to offer.  You’ll start with $299.  You may eventually spend $5,000 but can make up to $11,835 a month… or more.  That’s value… plain and simple.

I already knew the person I call the Warren Buffet of the internet… my webmaster, David Cross.

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David has an unparalleled, hands-on marketing experience spanning 25 years in 22 countries for companies and charities large and small. He’s guided many companies and individuals to success in business and helped them achieve their marketing goals, both online and offline.   He started working with the internet from the getgo and I have been lucky that he helped me start my website in the 1990s.

He was also 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 until he came to work with Merri and me full time.

So half of Buffet’s value equation was there.

Recently the second half presented themselves to Merri and me…. in the form of Dave and Sherry Johnson who attended one of our Super Thinking courses.  I discovered that Dave and Sherry published a couple of magazines in North Carolina when they enrolled for the course… but what I did not know was the value of what they had developed in publishing small town community magazines.


David & Sherry Johnson

Dave started as a media marketer and has sold most media including radio, cable television, direct mail, magazine, yellow pages, newspaper and Internet.

He enjoyed great success until times turn sour during the 2007 recession as they did for so many.  Being under the gun, Dave and Sherry lost everything so they moved to Asheboro, North Carolina and started their own magazine which has risen from success to success.

Time and Place

The old adage is to be in the right time and at the right place.  Imagine this timing… 2009 with the US facing a sluggish economy and risking a double dip recession.

The place?   Forbes magazine highlighted Asheboro, North Carolina in 2008 but not in a way you would think.

Forbes’s article was entitled “In Depth: America’s Fastest-Dying Towns” and said:  Asheboro is one of the few places in North Carolina where domestic migration rates fell between 2000 and 2007, from 10.5% to 1.9%. Poverty surged from 15.7% to 26.7% as incomes declined by 9.5%. The city, built on manufacturing and heavy industry for everything from batteries to tires, has yet to find a new niche.

There they were… Dave and Sherry… starting a magazine on a shoestring… (or  perhaps a little less)… in the fourth fastest dying town in the US..  Sherry put it this way…  “Failure was not an option.  We had to make a profit before we published our first edition”.  They did and have risen from success to success.

When I heard this story and read their magazine I let no moss gather beneath my feet and asked them to join us to form a team… who can help you  publish your own community magazine… profitably… immediately… in just a month.

Here is the team who can serve you.

Merri and I have had a long career in publishing.  Before we met, Merri was executive editor of Gulfshore Life in Naples, Florida (which was sold to the publishers of Robb Report in 2004 for $21 million dollars) and several other award winning magazines.   She then joined me in publishing our newsletters and later in our producing our daily ezine.  Later we helped a regional magazine on the verge of bankruptcy turn itself around and become a national publication.

We have combined our experience with David Cross, our webmaster, and Dave and Sherry Johnson.

Here is how this team can help you publish your own magazine in a small community.

The idea is to become an Independent Community Magazine Publisher supported by Positive Community Magazines.

Magazine Business in a Box

Dave has named this service “Magazine Business in a Box”.

Your own community magazine allows you to put your desire to profit through writing to work.

As an Independent Community Publisher for Positive Community Magazines, you will publish positive, upbeat community publications dedicated to representing, encouraging and celebrating the community you serve by focusing on the lifestyles, talents, gifts and contributions of the people who live and work there.

This Cutting-Edge System turns the Magazine Industry Upside Down.

The PCM system teaches how to publish magazines that are:

* Hyper Local (Small Distribution Area)

* Focused on Quality Vs. Quantity

* Provided Free, Low-cost and with Paid-for Editorial

* Reaching Readers With Low Distribution Costs

* Published With Low Printing & Operational Costs

* Providing Affordable Advertising Rates – All Businesses (Large & Small) Can Afford & Profit

* Giving Service to the Community

* Engaging Readers Because the Magazine is About Them and Their Community

You As An Independent Publisher Gain:

* A Proven Business Model

* Training & Full Support Materials Delivered through the Internet and at Optional Seminars.

* Archive of Articles Design Templates Sales Training & Support

* Protected Territory

* Access to Low-cost Printing

* Magazine Website

* Marketing Materials

* Low Initial Cost

The Money – Here is the Proforma Income for a 64-page Magazine

* Ad Revenue    $13,000   (40% ads/$500 per ad page)

* Editorial Revenues   $ 4,635

* Printing & Fees (through PCM) $4,300

* Estimated Operational Expenses  $1,500

* Profit $11,835

Other Advantages of Magazine Publishing

* Freedom of owning your own business and all the benefits that go along with it

* PRESS Credentials

* Prestige (Celebrity Status)

* Service You Provide to the Community

* Philanthropy

* Well Respected Profession

* “In The Know”

If you like this idea.  If you want to write, if you want to be a publisher, want to be a bigger part of your community and want to earn an income like this… read on.

This note is being sent to you as an early release because of your interest in writing and publishing.

We are launching a special beta program to start and you can enjoy great savings and be among the first to start earning as much as $11,835 a month.

You can gain two savings… plus lock in a territory you desire by acting in this beta program.

Merri and I see Positive Community Magazines as one of the most important services we have been able to bring to our readers ever. This service helps our readers write to sell… to help readers enjoy Smalltown USA and to bring a positive influence to communities across the nation.

However, let me make two extremely important points clear.

First… the key to success will depend on your effort… your dedication to your local community and especially your ability (or an associate) to sell advertising.  The magazine business in a box provides ad sales training and support… but in the end ad sales require that someone meet with local businesses and ask for their advertising support.

We want to make sure that your own magazine business is right for you.

PCM has three safety steps to eliminate risk.  First, it provides you with the course Self Fulfilled – How to be a Publisher which is currently available for $299.

Save $200 immediately.  When we launch this program to our entire list of readers this course will be offered for $499 so you save $200 immediately.

Safety Step #1.   To be sure that a publishing career is for you, after you study this course, you can opt out for a full refund in the first 30 days with no financial loss and zero risk except your time of study.

Fair enough?  There is more.

Safety Step #2.  Positive Introductory meeting.  After studying  Self Fulfilled – How to be a Publisher, you can choose to reserve a territory for your magazine.  The reservation fee is $500.

PCM will conduct an invitation only introductory meeting in Mt. Dora, Florida January 19 & 20, 2013  (from 1 pm Saturday to 12 noon Sunday) so you can meet and review the possibilities, the people and the services provided.

Only those who have reserved a territory can attend.

If not fully satisfied at that time, you can opt out for a full refund with no cost other than your own time and travel costs to the meeting.

If after the introductory meeting, you agree to become an Independent Community Publisher an additional reduced initial training and setup fee of $4,500 will be due.

Safety Step #3. There is still a third safety step, a 30 day reflection period.  Once you have reserved your area and started your magazine if at any time you change your mind in the first 30 days before the first magazine is published, you can opt out for a full refund.   You have no risk other than your efforts expended and any associated travel expenses in the introductory process.

The enormous value these magazines provide advertisers is the ultimate reasons why this model succeeds… but it will be the publisher or ad salesmen that generate the income that makes a publication profitable.

Some publishers will use advertising sales people.  If you do… expect to reduce your profit by 30%.

All businesses have risk so after the first month of business your initial $5,000 expense and all costs of business will have normal business risks.

Save $2,500 or More.

We have also targeted the set up fee to rise to $7,500 once we help the first magazines succeed and have to add support to more magazines.  So you save at least $2,500 more by acting in the beginning stage.

This offer is for our a beta program at a reduced fee.  Merri and I know how to succeed in our publishing efforts. Dave and Sherry know how to succeed in their publishing business.  David is a proven winner with internet marketing.

This new venture however is subject, as are all new businesses to a learning curve.  We’ll all learn together… but have no guarantees or history of success other than our own at this time.

Still Interested?  Here is what to do now.

The belief is that an Community Publisher in a town of approximately 30,000 population can earn approximately $11,835 a month after paying all service fees (if all support is selected).  However, magazines in smaller areas can often have similar earnings….and prove that small is good also.

Positive Community Magazines  and each Independent Community Publisher will agree to an area that is exclusive to that Publisher.

The area will be based around one of the  942 Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs) which is one or more adjacent counties that have at least one urban core area of at least 10,000 population, plus adjacent territory that has a high degree of social and economic integration with the core as measured by commuting ties.

Each Community Publisher is an independent business person.  Each chooses his or her magazine’s name. Each chooses which services (beyond the basic support) they desire from PCM.  The Independent Community Publishers have complete editorial control of their magazines.

Positive Community Magazine will agree not to provide services to any other publishers within the agreed CBSA publishing area so long as the  continues to use the services of Positive Community Magazines.

Merri, David Cross and I will be involved in this effort with David and Sherry Johnson.

Merri and I will assist in initial training and provide overall consultation to PCM.

David Cross will help provide the internet services to PCP and Community Publishers.

The Magazine Business in a Box service is an online training program that allows the Community Publisher to start and operate a magazine.  PCM provides support service such as printing, editorial and graphic design and administration for all the Community Publishers.

The beta program is for 20 Associate Publishers only.   Six have been snapped up before I had a chance to write so 14 reservations are left.

Merri and I have enjoyed participating in many prosperous publishing businesses over the last 40 years.  Positive Community Magazines offer easier, faster profits from a positive business than any we have seen to date.  We look forward to working with the few who will join this first Beta publishing effort.


Options to Start Earning $142,020 a year… without risk.

Option #1:  Enroll in our online course “Self Fulfilled how to be a Publisher”.  The enrollment fee is $299.   You have no risk.  Enroll in the course.  Study it for 30 days and if you are not totally committed to progressing… let us know and we’ll send a full refund… no questions asked.   Do not delay.  Enrolling in the course does not automatically reserve your territory.

I understand that satisfaction is guaranteed and I can ask for a full – no questions asked – refund any time within 30 days.  I also understand that I have not reserved a territory to publish a magazine with PCP help.

Enroll me in Self Fulfilled – How to be a Publisher. See what you receive for $299.

Option #2: I have already enrolled in Self Fulfilled. Reserve a Smalltown area now. Charge $500

I understand that I can cancel this reservation any time up to and at the January 11, 2013 Positive Publishing Introductory meeting in Mt. Dora Florida on January 19 and 20, 2013.  If I fail to attend the meeting without a week’s notice the $500 is forfeited.

Choose the territory you wish to reserve.  Show the town you wish to reserve in the “Comments/Special Delivery Instructions” below the payment instructions.

When Positive Community Magazines receives your reservation we will review the territory with you by email and phone.

Option #3: Enroll me in the Self Publishing course and reserve your territory for $799. Charge $799.

I understand that I can cancel this course anytime within 30 day and the reservation will be cancelled also for a full $799 refund also.  I can also cancel the reservation any time up to and at the January 11, 2013 Positive Publishing Introductory meeting in Mt. Dora Florida for a full refund.  If I fail to cancel the course or attend the meeting without a week’s notice the $799 is forfeited.

Choose the territory you wish to reserve.  Show the town you wish to reserve in the “Comments/Special Delivery Instructions” below the payment instructions.

When Positive Community Magazines receives your reservation we will review the territory with you by email and phone.