Help Income Gap that’s a Growing Chasm


Does the world today seem less happy than it used to be?

According to a lot of surveys it is… at least in the USA.

If this is true, see how we can turn this sad collective fact into individual opportunities.

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When Merri and I are in Copenhagen one of our happier places is along this harbor.

Year after year, Danes are claimed to be among the happiest people in the world.  Last year’s World Happiness Report from the United Nations ranked Denmark the happiest nation on Earth.

Denmark was followed by four other northern European countries-Norway, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Sweden.

A good question is “Why?”

I always thought the happiness came because there is a relatively small gap between the rich and the poor in Denmark.

More research on the matter shows that scientists think the happiness is at least partly genetic.  They found a correlation between Danish genes and happiness.

People with Danish ancestry are also happier, even when they live outside of Denmark .

It turns out that Danes have specific versions of a gene that influences brain levels of the mood chemical-serotonin.

Here’s a better question.  Have Danish genetics evolved into happy because there is less income inequality or… has income inequality fallen because the Danes are happy?

Whatever the answer, there does appear to be a happiness and income inequality in several articles:

  • Happiness and Income Inequality (1)
  • Economist.com- Inequality and Happiness (2)
  • NPR.org: The economics of happiness and a country’s income inequality (3)

The NPR article said:  We that Americans were in general happier when income inequality wasn’t that great, namely 1970s and 1980s. And despite the fact that GDP per capita grew over time, Americans seem to be less happy.

In countries like Denmark and France and so forth, where economic growth did not entail increase in income inequality, the people – citizens – on average got happier over time. On the other hand, in a place like Portugal, where the national wealth did not – was not really shared, they didn’t become happier over time.

We can see the impact on happiness in the USA in the article “Living in cars, working for Amazon: meet America’s new nomads.” (4).

Millions of Americans are wrestling with the impossibility of a traditional middle-class existence.  In homes across the country, kitchen tables are strewn with unpaid bills.  Lights burn late into the night.  The same calculations get performed again and again, through exhaustion and sometimes tears.

Wages minus grocery receipts.  Minus medical bills.  Minus credit card debt.  Minus utility fees.  Minus student loans and car payments.  Minus the biggest expense of all: rent.

In the widening gap between credits and debits hangs a question: which bits of this life are you willing to give up, so you can keep on living?

The cause of the unmanageable household math that drives some people to become nomads is no secret.

There are now only a dozen counties and one metro area where a full-time minimum-wage worker can afford a one-bedroom apartment at fair market rent.

At the same time, the top 1% now makes 81 times more than those in the bottom half do, when you compare average earnings.  For American adults on the lower half of the income ladder – some 117 million of them – earnings haven’t changed since the 1970s.

There is not a wage gap – it’s a chasm.

The article tells about the most widely accepted measure for calculating income inequality, a formula called the “Gini Coefficient”.

The article also shows that the United States has the most unequal society of all developed nations.  America’s level of inequality is comparable to that of Russia, China, Argentina and the war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo.

R/P 10%:  The ratio of the average income of the richest 10% to the poorest 10%
R/P 20%: The ratio of the average income of the richest 20% to the poorest 20%
Gini Index: a quantified representation of a nation’s income Lorenz curve

Country            R/P 10%      R/P 20%      Gini

Cameroon            15.7                 9.1           46.5
China                    21.6               12.2          42.2
Denmark               8.1                  4.3          28.5
Japan                     4.5                  3.4          32.1
Norway                  6.1                   3.9         26.8
Russia                  12.7                   7.6          37.7
USA                      18.5                   9.4         41.0
Vietnam                6.9                   4.9         34.8

And as bad as that economic situation is now, it’s likely to get worse.  If the new tax bill is passed as now drafted, the rich could get richer and the poor poorer.

The article shows how there is a growing rank of people living on the road, in RVs.  Amazon.com creates parks where these road livers can stay and work part time (for minimum wage) during the holiday season.

Where’s the opportunity?

The obvious way to gain from this is to he;p overcome the problem, to create products and services for this portion of our population.  One friend, a property developer returned from Ecuador and invests in RV parks.  He is creating ways to help this sector have better places to live.

Merri and I have been investing in rental real estate and work on ways to provide high quality, but low cost rentals.

There is considerable opportunity in publishing as well.  Publications that help RV owners and full time dwellers in RVs will see a growing circulation.

I am continually watching for SNAP magazines to see “How Low Can You Go?” (in circulation) by reaching ever refined, tightly niche markets.

This free monthly SNAP publication I picked up in a marina, for Rebel Riders… “because all of us have a little renegade in us”  is a perfect example.

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This is about closely focused as a publication can get… not just for riders, but for rebel riders in Central Florida.  Advertisers include three full pages from attorneys… “Been in an accident-Call us”.  There are many biking events and bike fests… meets and swaps advertised.  Dozens of bars and restaurants that cater to bikers have ads.  Several motorcycle dealers, sales, repairs and custom cycle shops.  American Legion Post 35 (“For God and Country”) has an ad.  There is a full page for Twisted Tea (“True Iced Tea taste”), a couple of insurance agencies, one financial planner and Theater X (“adult novelties and DVDs”).

I do not know the ad rates but I am pretty sure this is a profitable SNAP magazine.

A similar “Central Florida RV Life” magazine would make equal sense.

Income inequality is a growing problem in the USA.  Problems create opportunity and the disparity of wealth in America is a sad fact that will create fortunes for those who create ways to help this burdened portion of the population.

Gary

Earn $11,835 a Month and Do Some Good

Here’s how, and why you can earn $11,835 a month with Small Niche Area Publishing. (SNAP)

My wife Merri and I have been looking for and finding contrasts, distortions and trends around the world for almost 50 years.

We have enjoyed considerable success in the process.  Since 1968 while living, traveling, investing and doing business abroad, we have enjoyed capturing numerous golden trends that created wonderful profits and an outstanding lifestyle, full of travel, adventure, fun and fulfillment for ourselves and our readers.

When we spotted an old idea that offers profits in a new and different way we knew we had to get on board.   The idea is really good for the community and those involved… yet it generates $11,835 a month of profit.

This report shares this new “old idea” showing you how to choose where to live anywhere and earn from this idea.

You’ll learn how to earn high income  in your own back yard and choose where you want that back yard to be.

Read on to see how Merri and I saw a business plan based around Small Niche Area Publishing (SNAP) magazines that was special… I mean really special… that it created a lifestyle that previously you could only dream.

When I spotted this plan, I sat down and asked myself “Why is SNAP Publishing such a great deal?”

Here are my original notes as I thought all of this through and found 11 powerful benefits for Merri, me and any readers who choose to become involved.  (In just a moment, we will look at these benefits in more detail.)

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My original notes about SNAP.

This report explains the business plan currently being used by numerous positive niche magazine publishers.  This is a plan with income of $11,835 a month in really small – highly defined niche markets.

This report outlines:

* The benefits of having a writing and publishing business.

* How Merri and I developed a publishing business.

* Why small is better in today’s social and economic world.

* How Merri and I discovered the SNAP  business plan.

* Who is using this business plan now.

* How readers are using this business plan to earn $11,835 per month.

Let’s begin by looking at the eleven benefits above that I scribbled out on my note pad when I first began looking at SNAP.

This report shares how you can turn yourself into a well paid publishing professional with “Small Niche Area Publishing Magazines (SNAP) or publications, a cutting-edge system that turns the publishing industry upside down.

The SNAP system teaches how to publish magazines that are:

* Hyper Local (Small Distribution Area)

* Focused on Quality Vs. Quantity

* 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 a SNAP Publisher Gain:

* A Proven Business Model

* A course on what to do delivered through the internet.

The Money:  Here is the proforma income for a 64-page SNAP magazine

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

* Editorial Revenues   $ 4,635

* Gross Revenue    $17,635

* Printing  Expense $4,300

* Estimated Operational Expenses  $1,500

* Profit $11,835

Other Advantages of SNAP 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”

The SNAP formula works for more than magazines and 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.

What Are the Benefits?

Here are 11 huge and very positive benefits.

#1:  Freedom of Choice. When you  own your own business and all the benefits that go along  with it, you can 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 magazine publisher who helped develop this program says that this is one of his favorite benefits.  You don’t have to ask permission to take time off to attend your children’s sporting events, concerts, plays or any other event.

#2:  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.

#3: Tremendous tax benefits.  Many after tax expenditures become tax deductible business expenses.

#4:  You become part of the solution, not part of the problem.  There is so much bad news now all about events we are powerless to change or stop. Helping build a better positive community is something we can actually do.   Small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy and having a successful small business helps develop strong community economics.

#5:  You have PRESS Credentials.  Some big venues (like NASCAR) require official credentials which you can get by calling the press office.  Other smaller venues you can create your own “PRESS” badge and it usually gets you “behind the scenes” access.  Not to mention, everyone wants to talk to the press so they can end up in the magazine.

One SNAP publisher wrote: Being part of the press also (usually) gets you free admission into most events.  Worst case scenario, you trade/barter an ad to gain admission.  We are going to an event today called the “Big Sip”.  Not only did we get free tickets, we got free VIP tickets which gets us into the show early and gives us access to things non-VIP ticket holders will not have access to.

#6: Prestige (Near Celebrity Status).   He also said: We get invited to everything because people want our magazine to review their events.  Additionally, we are very well known around town.

#7:  Service  to the Community.   He told us that he gets raves about how his magazine and the content they publish really shines a positive light on the community.  He wrote: We give a voice organizations that normally wouldn’t have one.  We raise awareness to programs being hosted by the myriad of organizations here in town that most people would normally never hear of.  

Save lives.  In one issue of a community magazine we studied, there was a story about a little boy who was struggling with a rare disease that caused life-threatening seizures.  One day, while his mom was out shopping, the little boy had a seizure so she rushed him to the hospital.  She called ahead and the nurse met her at the emergency room. 

As it happened, the nurse had read the article in the magazine (which someone had brought to the nurse’s lounge) and she recognized the little boy from the article. 

Since she knew immediately what was wrong with him, no time was wasted and he was treated quickly.  The magazine publishers were told that this particular seizure was especially bad and that the article probably saved his life. 

Obviously, this type of special benefit doesn’t happen everyday but once in a lifetime is good enough.

#8:  You can be philanthropic.  One of the magazines we studied chose two non-profit organizations to support.  One of the things non-profits need is press coverage and advertising.  They give about $10,000 worth of advertising a year to their non-profits and various other groups to help them get the exposure they need.

#9: You gain respect.  Publishers are the people who bring the information to the rest of the world in an information era.  They are the ones that affect change and because of this, have a tremendous amount of power.  For this reason, people like to say they “know the publisher” and will extend all sorts of courtesies to get to know the publisher.

#10:  You are in the know.  One publisher said: Because we are part of the press, we get a tremendous amount of Press Releases e-mailed to us on a daily basis.  We are usually the first to know about something new going on in town.  If we aren’t the first, we are always included.  And, as part of the research we do for articles, we tend to uncover information people don’t know or have forgotten about.

#11:  You can have big-picture perspective without going broke. Being able to fit your business to circumstances can sometimes be the most important benefit of all.  A small niche publisher had just started their magazine when their daughter was diagnosed with bone cancer.   During their daughter’s hospitalization they were able to be there 24/7… yet continue to build the business.

That publisher told me… “This is one of the BEST reasons for owning this type of business, the freedom to work from the hospital room on your laptop and be there when your child needs you the most”.

In another case a snap publisher had started a snap magazine and was then diagnosed with cancer.  In her darkest hours she was able to continue publishing. See why below.

First, now that we see many benefits, let’s now look at why small niche area publishing offers such great potential.

Sam Buffet… or is it Warren Walton?  SNAP publishing is based on 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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Imagine combining the wealth Walton created with that of Warren Buffet.  You get 150.1 billions dollars… far more than the wealth created by Bill Gates and any other three of the top ten combined… by just these two men.

Sam Buffet and Warren Walton!  What a combination.

So I ask, “Whose footsteps would you like to follow?”

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

Cherished Belief #1: Small is Beautiful.  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 in these small places as well… building the largest retail operation in the world almost entirely in small towns.

Warren Buffet believes that potential in small towns offers special value.  He believes this so strongly that he has been buying newspapers in small towns.

Over the last few years 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. He is sticking with small publications 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 really small as 10,000 circulation with tiny staffs.

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 enjoy all these benefits through SNAP Publishing because small communities can be places, ideas or ideas within places.

For example Burnie Miller, one publisher who attended a Writer’s Camp that Merri and I conducted, founded Healthtrucker.com

There are many magazines about trucking and for truckers, but Healthtrucker.com is just about trucker health and wellness.  Burnie’s business shares his  adventures losing weight, driving truck, and staying healthy on the road.

The factor that makes publications like this successful are common interests.  Common interest can be focused on a geographical area or a niche idea that targets a niche of a larger market. For example the market for truckers is quite large, but trackers that look after their health is a much smaller niche.   One benefit of SNAP publishing is it surrounds you with people who have a common interest, so your readers are like minded souls.

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 towns… ignored by the mainstream offered good value.  You tap into extra profit potential as a SNAP publisher who helps a small community.

Knowing BOTH successful niche magazine publishers and internet marketing geniuses is important for a reason that 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.

We have never seen this need for a sense of community as we do know because community creates trust.  As the world has expanded on big is better,  the public has lost trust.  We no longer trust big business, big government, big hospitals, big banks etc.  Yet publications offer nothing if they do not have the reader’s trust.   Internet publishing on the big scale has reduced trust.  Anyone can say anything on the internet and thus internet information is highly suspect.   Publishers who use a small niche to create trust have an advantage.

To begin this introduction let me add one more point and outline the value of what I am about to offer.  A SNAP publication may eventually require $5,000, $10,000 or even $15,000 in start up costs 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 Merri and I have been lucky that he helped 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.

Merri’s and my lives have been involved in the second half of this equation.

Merri’s first publishing career was as executive editor of Gulfshore Life.  Gulfshore Life magazine began in 1970 and not long after Merri became executive editor.  The niche was Southwest Florida’s Gulf Coast, from Fort Myers and Cape Coral down to Naples and Marco Island.  The magazine covered local personalities and pursuits, from arts and entertainment to fashion, real estate and earned many awards for writing, design and publishing excellence, including recognition as Best Overall Magazine two years in a row from the Florida Magazine Association.

While Merri was editor she was well paid for the exciting privilege of addressing the leading edge of important issues.

Merri attacked pollution in Naples Bay with an “Our Water Dilemma.” story in 1977, and was writing about computers before they became  mainstream. One of her stories was  “Don’t let the word ‘computer’ frighten you”.

She enjoyed putting together travel stories and was invited to many places including Haiti, St.Kitts and many other exotic Caribbean ventures and to the record-breaking opening tour of the “Treasures of  Tutankhamun”.  Her ventures through the years in Haiti working with the Mellon family with leprosy changed her life forever.  She had many experiences there and wrote articles and encouraged the lepers to utilize their artistic talents through weaving and painting.  Even today, when I ask her about that period of her life (onstage or off), she always breaks into tears remembering the suffering of those people.

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Merri with the artist the late Robert Rauschenberg

She was able to meet many famous people like author John D. MacDonald, Robert Rauschenberg, and Lilly Pulitzer and many others.  She became acquainted with the best selling English authoress, P.D. James, who shared many of her writing secrets which became a major influence in Merri’s writing life.

These personal examples show that a SNAP business can help you immerse your lifestyle with like minded souls and people who have common interest from all walks of life.

Of course, there is capital gain potential as well.

The major focus of this report looks at how to earn a good income, in some instances, niche magazines can create huge capital gains.  In the case of Gulfshore Life, when the cost of Naples real estate exploded into the stratosphere, this magazine sold to Curtco, publisher  of Robb Report and several other luxury niche magazines, for a strong eight figure price.  I have been told $23 million though I have not been able to confirm this price.   That owner of Gulfshore Life published a number of small niche magazines in San Antonio and Austin, Oklahoma City and Marin County California.

In another example, Felix Dennis made $250 million on selling a few small niche area magazines.

Felix Dennis, a niche magazine publisher of small niche magazines such as Kung Fu World,  ComputerShopper, PCWorld, Maxim and The Wee sold his US small niche magazines Blender, Maxim and Stuff for a reported $250 million dollars.

That was a really healthy capital gain.

He continued to publish small niche magazines and was publishing more than 50 magazines at his passing in 2013.  Profits in that year were more than $100 million. His estate was estimated at near $1 billion dollars.

Felix did not inherit this either.  His beginnings were modest.  His grandparents raised him in a house with no electricity or indoor bathroom.  He left school at 15 to work as a gravedigger, store-window dresser, sign painter and blues drummer before getting a job as at the small magazine Oz.

He built these humble origins into a fortune that provided him with a garage full of Rolls-Royces and Bentleys, a 16th-century thatched manor on his estate near Stratford-upon-Avon, a house in London, an apartment in Manhattan and houses in Connecticut and on the Caribbean island of Mustique.

What are the odds of getting this rich?

Dennis himself shares the fact that most niche publishers will not make a hundred million dollar capital gains.  He notes that the odds are only 25 chances in a million.  Not as bad as the lottery, but not that encouraging either.

Though it is unlikely that you’ll earn this type of capital gains with a small niche publishing business, I mention this fact because the possibility does exist.

Purpose, income and lifestyle opportunities are the main reason to be a small niche publisher.  

Dennis for example felt that his passions were more important than the money.  He had a passion for forestry conservation and used his niches to plant a large native broadleaf forest, and found a registered charity The Heart of England Forest Ltd.   Not long before his passing, Dennis planted the millionth tree, an oak sapling, at a special ceremony.

He bequeathed a reported 80% of his fortune to ensure that the project will continue. Over a thousand acres have been planted and will will continue indefinitely with the aim of eventually providing between 10,000 and 20,000 acres, the largest private forest in England opened to the public with educational facilities for schools as well as provide green burial services to the local area.

A more typical example of small niche magazine publishing are 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.

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 the magazine rose from success to success.

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This is the issue they published on their 5th year anniversary of Asheboro Magazine (1).

The Johnson’s SNAP business created enormous freedom as well.

When they fell in love with Ecuador, their move there was supported by a new SNAP magazine when they created Cuenca Expat Life (2).

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When I heard this story and read their magazine I let no moss gather beneath my feet and began testing ways to help you  publish your own SNAP magazine… profitably… immediately… in just a month or two.

Part of this course is the “SNAP Earnings” program.  SNAP earnings shows how to create income with a Small Niche Area publication.

Here is how we can serve you.  Merri and I have had a long career in publishing.   As mentioned after Merri’s stint as executive editor of Gulfshore Life she then joined me in publishing our newsletters and later producing our daily ezine.  Later we helped a small niche regional magazine, Natural Awakenings, which was on the verge of bankruptcy, turn itself around and become a national publication.

Today Natural Awakenings claims to be growing as they have reached 90 markets in a thriving niche community of over 3.8 million responsive readers.   Each magazine is operated by an independent small niche magazine publisher.

We also worked with a SNAP magazine in Spain that had Latin American potential.

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This is an English language magazine in Spain that has South American expansion possibilities.

The owner stated that this magazine is earning around $250,000 a year.

The Sentinella (3) is an English magazine on the Costa del Sol, known as the ‘little mag that fits in your bag’.  It is aimed at expats who have moved abroad for a better life. The Sentinella has been established in Spain for more than seven and a half years. There are now five magazines operating along the Costa del Sol, Costa Tropical and the coast of Almeria.

We have combined all these experiences into a 31 step checklist that can help help you publish your own small niche magazine.

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

As an small niche publisher you can publish niche publications dedicated to representing, encouraging and celebrating the community (whether it is a place or an idea) you serve by focusing on the lifestyles, talents, gifts and contributions of the people who are like minded souls.

Our course is designed to show you how to earn as much as $11,835 a month.

Merri and I see SNAP 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 working with like minded souls and to bring a positive influence to that community.

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 small nice magazine business will succeed or fail based on sales training and support.  No matter how good the editorial, chances are success will 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.  We know that the principles of SNAP are so powerful that it is possible to achieve success even in the most adverse circumstances.  Take for example the success story that Perla Crosby has achieved in Sanford Florida.

Benny and Perla Crosby used SNAP to start a magazine dedicated to Sanford Florida, a small charming town on Lake Monroe, the headwaters of the St. John River.    Perla’s magazine MySanford Magazine (4) magazine began with a great success but as it started to develop, disaster struck.

Here is what Benny Crosby wrote about how SNAP helped  during her hardest of times:

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Benny & Perla Crosby from the February issue of Mysandfordmagazine.

I might add that my wife Perla, even during some dark moments during two cancer surgeries was able to continue her focus on getting the latest issue of her magazine out on time.  Her advertisers have continued to increase and I am pleased to announce that the Chamber of Commerce, The Orlando Sanford Airport Authority and National Airlines are having an event on March 29th, 2016 in Sanford (wish you both could be here) to recognize Perla and the magazine and to announce that “My Sanford Magazine” has been adopted as the official seat back magazine for the airline.

It will be available on all National airlines flights out of Sanford to Puerto Rico and British Columbia.  I thought you might be proud to know that you both have contributed to Perla’s success and we wanted to share this exciting news with you.

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Read MYSANFORDMAGAZINE below.

You can earn this type of income by building a SNAP publication combined with an affiliated events business.

Join the International Club. Get the SNAP program and much more FREE.

Gain a better, freer life is to combine better health, higher income and greater savings for a happier, more resilient lifestyle. 

in May 2018, Merri and I will celebrate our 50th year of global living, working, investing and researching.  We have continually found and shared ideas on how to have simpler, low stress, healthier, more affluent lifestyles.  Our courses, reports and email messages look at ways to gain:

  • Global micro business income.
  • Low cost, natural health.
  • Safer, more profitable, investments that take little time or cost to buy and hold… so you can focus on earning more instead

Many readers use our services for just one of these three benefits.  They focus only on health or on earning more or on better, easier investing.

27 years ago Merri and I created the International Club as a way for readers to join us and be immersed in all three of these benefits.   The International Club is a year long learning program aimed at helping members earn worry free income, have better affordable good health and gain extra safety and profits with value investments.

Join us for all of 2018 NOW.

The three disciplines, earning, health and investing, work best when coordinated together.  Regretfully the attacks on our freedom are realities of life.  There is little we can do to change this big picture.  However we can change how we care for our health, how we earn and how we save so that we are among the few who live better despite the dollar’s fall.

When you start you’ll receive the online Self Publishing course, “Self Fulfilled-How to be a Self Publisher” and the “SNAP Up Earnings” course.   You’ll also receive a 31 step checklist on how to implement your SNAP business plan.  This program is the Holy Grail of small business publishing.  There is no other system that even compares.

The enormous value of our experience and your willingness to earn a better life are the combination that makes  this model succeed.

Merri and I have enjoyed participating in many prosperous publishing businesses over the last 40 years.  Our SNAP program offers easier, faster profits from a positive business than any we have seen to date.   We look forward to working with those who join the club.

The Self Publishing course “Self Fulfilled How to Write to Sell” includes how to use the SNAP system.  The “Event-Full” course teaches how to have an events business.

Ordering both these courses normally would cost $649.  Many thousands have paid this price.

Both of these courses are included FREE in your International Club membership.

Join The International Club for all of 2018 NOW.  Save $418.78.

Club members start by receiving seven workshops and courses on how earn everywhere with at home micro businesses.  We call this our “Live Well and Free Anywhere Program”.   The program contains a series of courses and reports that show ways to earn and be free. These courses and reports are:

  • The course “Self Fulfilled – How to Write to Self Publish & SNAP”
  • The course “Event-Full – How to Earn Conducting Seminars and Tours”
  • The course “International Business Made EZ”
  • Video Workshop by our webmaster David Cross,
  • The entire weekend “Writer’s Camp” in MP3
  • The report “How to Raise Money Abroad”
  • Report and MP3 Workshop “How to Gain Added Success With Relaxed Concentration”

Club members also learn ways to be be healthier and have more energy.   I have created three natural health reports about:

#1: Nutrition

#2: Purification

#3: Exercise

Each report is available for $19.95.  However you’ll receive all three FREE as club member and save $59.85.

Next, club members participate in an intensive program called the Purposeful investing Course (Pi).  The purpose of Pi is finding value investments that increase safety and profit.  Learn Slow, Worry Free, Good Value Investing.

Stress, worry and fear are three of an investor’s worst enemies.  These destroyers of wealth can create a Behavior Gap, that causes investors to underperform in any market good or bad.  The behavior gap is created by natural human responses to fear.  Pi helps create profitable strategies that avoid losses from this gap.

Lessons from Pi are based on the creation and management of numerous Model Portfolios, called Pifolio.

We combine the research of several brilliant mathematicians and money managers with my years of investing experience.

There are no secrets about this portfolio except that these mathematicians  ignore the stories from economic news (often created by someone with vested interests) and is based mainly on good math that reveals the truth through financial news.

The Pifolio is a theoretical portfolio of MSCI Country Benchmark Index ETFs that cover all the good value markets using my 50 years of global experience and my study of the analysis of four mathematical investing geniuses (and friends).

This is a complete and continual study of what to do about the movement of international major and emerging stock markets.  I want to share this study throughout the next year with you.

This analysis forms the basis of a Good Value Stock Market Strategy.  The analysis is rational, mathematical and does not worry about short term ups and downs.  This strategy is easy for anyone to follow and use.  Pi reveals the best value markets and provides contacts to managers and analysts and Country Index ETFs so almost anyone can create and follow their own strategy.

The costs are low and this type of ETF is one of the hardest for institutions to cheat.  Expense ratios for most ETFs are lower than those of the average mutual fund.  Little knowledge, time, management or guesswork are required.  The investment is simply a diversified portfolio of good value indices.  Investments in an index are like investments in all the shares of a good value market.

Pi opens insights to numerous long term cycles that most investors miss because they have not been investing long enough to see them.

The Pi subscription is normally $299 per annum but as a club member you receive Pi at no charge and save an additional $299.

Club members also receive two investing reports, a $29.95 report “Three Currency Patterns For 50% Profits or More” and the $39.99 report, “The Silver Dip 2017” FREE.

Save $418.78… when you become a club member.

Join the International Club and receive:

#1: The $299 Purposeful investing Course (Pi).   Free.

#2: The $299 “Live Well and Free Anywhere Program including SNAP”.  Free.

#3: The $29.95 report “Three Currency Patterns For 50% Profits or More”.  Free.

#4: The $39.99 report “Platinum Dip 2018”.  Free

#5: The three $19.99 reports “Shamanic Natural Health”.   All three free.

#6: The $39.99 “Live Anywhere – Earn Everywhere” report. Free.

#7: Plus updates and other report I release in 2018.

These reports, courses and programs would cost $767.78 so the 2018 membership saves $418.78.

The International Club membership is $499. 

To encourage our first 100 members for 2018 to join quickly so we are currently accepting discounted membership at $349. 

Save $418.78.  Join the International Club for $349 and receive all the above online now, plus all reports, course updates and Pi lessons through the rest of 2017 and all of 2018 at no additional fee.

Click here to become a member at the discounted rate of $349

Click here to become a member at $89 per quarter charge automatically to your credit card

Gary

Learn more about SNAP. Study these SNAP magazines.

(1) Asheboro Magazine

snap magazine

(2) Cuenca Expats Magazine

cuenca mag

(3)  The Sentinella Magazine

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(4) Perla Crosby publishes MySanford magazine

mysanford magazine

 

(1) www-personal.umich.edu: Happiness and Income Inequality

(2) www.economist.com: Inequality and Happiness

(3) www.npr.org:  The economics of happiness and a country’s income inequality

(4)  www.theguardian.com: Living in Cars


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