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Good books are one of our most important tools for improving health, increasing wealth and upgrading our qualities of life.   Books broaden our horizon even when we do not travel. They in-form us and make us even better.

Good books open avenues of new ideas so we can adapt in a changing world.  Good books can expand our outlook so our thinking broadens. They can pull us up when we are feeling down.  They can help us escape when there is nowhere to go and help us go when we have no map.  Books can help us realize the courage and strength within us.  Books speak our inspiration and remind us of the importance of hard work integrated with hope and courage.  Books battle ignorance, fine tune our intellect and reforge our experience..

Bad books can do the opposite of everything they can do that’s good.  The power of the word has progressively been obscured by “alternate facts” so we have to avoid  books that deviate from truth, make us miserable and develop bad habits.

Books can guide and lead us or mislead and misguide us. So I’m starting a book shelf to highlight books I have written, contributed to and/or read.  These are books on my bookshelf that have made my life better and I think they will yours, too.

Here are seven books that can help have better health, increased income and safer wealth.

“Mastery”

Mastery –  A Mission Plan for Reclaiming a Life of Purpose, Fitness and Achievement.

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The Kindle edition of Bob Gandt and Gary A. Scott’s groundbreaking new book MASTERY is at Amazon.com.  (Print List price $13.99, Kindle regular price $4.99).  Download it directly to your Kindle reader or app from the Amazon page.

LIVE THE MISSION-DRIVEN LIFE

MASTERY debunks the myths of age and ability and shows how–at any age–you can:

* Dramatically improve your health and fitness
* Learn a new language
* Learn to fly, meditate, juggle, cook, play a musical instrument
* Write a book and see it published
* Read 1000+words per minute and retain what you learn
* Travel the world with a new zest for adventure
* Run, race bikes, build new muscle
* Overcome arthritis, sarcopenia, memory loss
* Launch a micro business

Learn more about “Mastery” here

“The Ageless Boomer”

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“The Ageless Boomer” has been released by our friends, Jim Vigue and Dr. Joy Macci.

Dr. Jim is a former USA Baseball/Major League Players Association Coach of the Year. He is also a multi year winner of HealthTap’s Natural Health Influencer of the Year award. HealthTap is a $40,000,000 venture capital backed site where over 100,000 doctors answer questions and provide telemedicine services. Jim is also a multi award winning writer and publisher.

Dr. Joy Macci is an international author and leadership coach for Olympic and elite athletes. She has coached and trained many of the top athletes in the world including tennis’ Williams sisters. She specializes in ageless sports, fitness and wellness.

I contributed one chapter in the book.  This is an important book to read, especially for Boomers and reveals numerous benefits such as:

  • How to avoid 50% of all orthopedic surgeries.
  • How to avoid invasive heart procedures.
  • How to reverse diabetes.
  • How to reduce stress.
  • How to boost memory.
  • How to reduce risk of Alzheimer’s Disease.
  • How to maximize fitness and increase longevity.

Learn more about “The Ageless Boomer”

 

“Secret of the Ring Muscle”

A new discovery has made it possible for me to share one of my most valuable books. Though the information this book contains is used in other national health care programs, the valuable health tips therein have been hidden in the US and Canada. See how this book came to me, why the health care industry does not want you to know about it and why I am sharing this with you now.

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One reason that Merri and I have loved our international business for 50 years is that it has brought us broader health horizons. Here is a true and absolutely vital story about natural health.

Learn more about “Secret of the Ring Muscle” here

“How to Get Rich”

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This book is a must for anyone who wants to write, publish or have a small or micro business to create extra income. Felix Dennis is an expert at showing how to do succeed in a small business.  Starting as a college dropout with no family money, he created a publishing empire, founded Maxim magazine, made himself one of the richest people in the UK, and had a blast in the process.

How to Get Rich is different from any other book on the subject because Dennis isn’t selling snake oil, investment tips, or motivational claptrap.  He merely wants to help people embrace entrepreneurship, and to share lessons he learned the hard way. He reveals, for example, why a regular paycheck is like crack cocaine; why great ideas are vastly overrated; and why “ownership isn’t the important thing, it’s the only thing.”

Learn more about How to Get Rich Here

“The Intelligent Investor”

“The Intelligent Investor” written by Benjamin Graham and Jason Zweig with Warren Buffet as a collaborator is THE classic book on value investing. This investment book outlines no-fail value strategies without gimmicks. The book is filled with wisdom about investing.

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You Learn more about “The Intelligent Investor” here

 

“Three Season Diet”

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“The 3-Season Diet is very informative. It helps me on game days, when I need energy most. This book is a winner.”
— Kendall Gill, team captain, the New Jersey Nets
From the Inside Flap

* Do you drink coffee in the morning to get your day started?
* Do you work through lunch?
* Do you crave sweets or a nap in the afternoon?
* Have you tried losing weight in the past three years and given up?
* Do you tend to have bouts of worry, anxiety, and depression?
* Do you have difficulty remembering things?

If you do, this book will help you restore balance to your daily life. By following its simple instructions for eating foods appropriate to each season, adjusting your diet to your body type, eating at the optimal time of the day, and exercising without triggering a survival response, you will not only lose excess pounds and maintain your ideal weight, you will generate energy and power in your life.

Derived from a 5,000-year-old traditional medical system, the 3-season diet does what no other diet will: work along with the body’s natural response to the changing seasons, feeding it what it craves and can best utilize at all times. In spring, for instance, we want salads, berries, and leafy greens, a naturally low-fat diet. And in winter, we yearn for hearty soups, nuts, warm grains, and high-fat and protein-rich foods such as fish and meat. Following the foods that nature provides seasonally creates the best diet for balancing weight, mood, and energy for anyone living anywhere on earth.

Learn more about “The Three Season Diet”

 

“How to Know God”

This is one of my favorites… “How to Know God” translations of Patanjali by Isherwood, because it delves at the core of how we think and can make mental errors.  More importantly it shows ways to correct our mistakes of thought.

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The Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali is a major work on the practice of yoga and meditation.  These ancient aphorisms provide insights on how to control your mind and achieve inner peace and freedom.  These ideas and methods were taught over 2,000 years ago, but are as alive and effective today as before.

Learn more about “How to Know God”

 

 

Relieve Stress with Aromatherapy


Relieve Stress with Aromatherapy.   WebMD.com shows ten stress related health problems that can be overcome including heart disease, asthma, obesity, diabetes, headaches, gastrointestinal problems, alzheimer’s and even accelerated aging.

A Webmd.com article “10 fixable stress related health problems” says:  There’s actually evidence that stress can affect how you age. One study compared the DNA of mothers who were under high stress — they were caring for a chronically ill child — with women who were not. Researchers found that a particular region of the chromosomes showed the effects of accelerated aging. Stress seemed to accelerate aging about 9 to 17 additional years.

Premature death.  A study looked at the health effects of stress by studying elderly caregivers looking after their spouses — people who are naturally under a great deal of stress. It found that caregivers had a 63% higher rate of death than people their age who were not caregivers.

There are many ways to dissolve stress include meditation, listening to certain types of Baroque music and exercise.  Anther great stress reducing tool is aromatherapy.

This is why I am pleased that our friend (and writer’s course delegate) Candace Newman has published a report “Aromatherapy for Stress” at Amazon.com.

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Candace is selling this report for $2.99 but you can get the Kindle version of “Aromatherapy for Stress” FREE May 15 to 20, 2014. 

Click here to get the report “Aromatherapy for Stress” FREE

Gary

You too can write to sell from your own website.

Seven P Secrets of Self Publishing

When you write, you can work anywhere.   Here I am working poolside in the winter, at our Florida farm.

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Here I am with our hound Ma, working during the summer at our North Carolina farm.

Learn how to earn everywhere, while living anywhere you choose.  I have been able to earn by writing in Hong Kong, England, the Isle of Man, Dominican republic and Ecuador to name a few of the place I have lived.  Everywhere I have been… too numerous to share here, I have been able to work.  All I need is my laptop.

A pencil and pad even did the job before.  Freedom is just one benefit that you can gain from writing.

Another is income.   Writing has brought me both farms, free and clear… plus a lot more.

Another good example is my friend Hugh Howey.  He was working for $10 an hour in a book store when he self published his novel Wool, typing in a storage room during his lunch breaks.  Soon he was earning over $100,000 a month on Amazon.com.  This helped secure a six-figure book deal from Simon & Schuster, and an option for film by Ridley Scott, director of Blade Runner and Alien.

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Sometimes Hugh and I get together at my  farm and play chess (he beats me badly).

Writers like High are great inspirations.

A couple of years ago Hugh  left Florida, and moved to South Africa.  He had a sailing catamaran built for him and now can sail the world while he continues to write.

Hugh explained it like this: And that’s the miracle of working as a writer: I can do it from anywhere and everywhere. The past few years, I’ve done a lot of writing from airplanes and airports while on business trips abroad.  SAND was entirely written overseas while traveling through seven different countries; I think it’s a better story because of those inspirations. In upcoming years, I may be writing near your home port.

Hugh’s a super star writer and his success could not happen to a more deserving and talented person.  He pours enormous energy into being worthy of his readership.  But you do not have to be a million dollar a year earner or a traveler to benefit from writing.

The good news is… you do not need a huge success to have a rich and fulfilled lifestyle.  Self Publishing can bring you a life that most people only dream of, as a journeyman writer, instead of a super star.

May I hastily add that the path to stardom begins as a journeyman… so the journeyman’s path brings success without stardom… but can also lead to stardom.

What most success stories like Hugh’s rarely explain is the many hours of writing that was devoted before their self published book sales soared.   Hugh, like me and most writers were journeymen first.  Stardom came later.

Here are sevens secrets that can help you become a journeyman writer. 

The secrets are a writer’s armory of tools that allows almost anyone to create successful publications for income, freedom and fulfillment.

Take Merri’s and my publishing business as an example.  

Merri and I are not writing stars.  We are journeymen who have for more than 40 years, year in and year out, earned solid income writing and self publishing dozens of publications about multiple subjects.

Some years that income has been more than solid… over a million dollars.  Yet in terms of stardom, we are hardly known.

In a moment you’ll see why that’s fine for us and probably will be for you too.

First some history.

Merri became involved in self publishing over 40 years ago… first helping a veterinarian publish a book on a very specific market… animal acupuncture. Then she showed a needle point artist how to sell more books to an even more specific audience… “needle point enthusiasts”  about her needle point work to an audience larger than the population of the city she lived in.  This led Merri to eventually become Executive Editor of an award winning magazine in Florida.

My story allowed Merri and me to work and live from Hong Kong to London to Europe to Eastern Europe, then the Caribbean and then Ecuador… making millions in the process of following our adventures… having fun… while helping a large readership adapt to a rapidly changing world.

That’s what self publishing can bring, profit, adventure and fulfillment, a great feeling of worth and wonder.

Self Publishing has created exactly the lifestyle we desire allowing us to span the world and work with meaning and purpose.

Self Publishing has become a new business art form. 

The seven secrets can help you start your own self publishing business now.

Everything in publishing is new and exciting and changing.  Publishing is being recreated by the wonderful power of destructive technology.

Everything is new… except the seven secrets. 

Change in the publishing industry is disturbing many.   We love this evolution due to these seven secrets we call the 7Ps.  The 7 Ps are so fundamental to writing and publishing that new technology enhances rather than reduces their power.

The First P is Passion.

Whatever your passion, you can immerse yourself in it AND create income with self publishing.  This can be your direct ticket to the kind of fulfillment you’ve always wanted.

Whether you want to travel the world or live as a recluse, work 12 hours a day or not work much at all,  you can set your schedule to succeed, if you’re willing to learn these seven secrets.

You can start part-time with any dream, passion, and budget.  Once you’ve created a product, you’ll enjoy the “multiple effect” of producing profits over and over again.

So the question is… What do you love to do?

What’s Your Passion:  An example is that thirty years ago, a client of Merri’s had a passion to help people who were in pain?  He published a series of pamphlets explaining various chiropractic disorders in very simple terms.  For example: “What Is Whiplash?”

The pamphlets contained solid information, but were simple 5″ x 7″ brochures with drawings and explanations. He sold them with a rack to chiropractors, who put them in their offices for patients to read.  These little self-published items sold year in and year out for decades.

There are thousands of ideas of this sort that can lead to big business.  It’s just a matter of defining and then acting on your passion.

Although I can work when I please and go where I wish, for me the most important reason for being a publisher is the satisfaction it brings. 

I love the projects I take on, so work doesn’t feel like, well… work.

What do you love?  If you love golf, then you can write and sell publications about golf.  Love travel, fishing, dogs, dolls, or art?  Write and sell publications in these fields.

Are you concerned about crime, war, poverty or environmental issues?  You can publish information products that help reduce these concerns.

Would you like to help the world be a more spiritual place?  Publish a newsletter, write a book (or hire someone to write it for you), record a tape… publish something that enlightens people.

Whatever your passion, you can immerse yourself in it and earn income by publishing for ereaders, print on demand, CDs, lists, bound books, or any format you choose.

Be immersed in your passion and get paid well for it. 

This is why stardom is not the main goal for most writers and self publishers.  Extra income, more freedom and fulfillment are usually more than enough enough.

The seven Ps are:

#1: Passion

#2: Problem

#3: Person

#4: Profitably Priced Product

#5: Prospecting Pathway

#6: Promise

#7: Presentation

The first time I exposed others to the secrets in Self Publishing was in a weekend “Writer’s Camp” seminar.  We offered the camp for $1,500. 80 delegates enrolled.  People from all walks of life attended—chiropractors, businessmen, investors, doctors, realtors, inventors, airline pilots, engineers, and housewives.

Merri and I were so overwhelmed by the response, we decided to make it available to a larger audience.  We created a written course based on our current self publishing activity called “Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher.”  Then we recorded the weekend “Writer’s Camp” seminar.

Thousands have used the course as it has evolved over the decades.

You can receive both the written course and the recorded weekend seminar, in an MP3 file, in a special “Live Well and Free Anywhere” program I am making available to you.  The normal fee is $299 for the written course and $299 for the recorded workshop.   I’ll send you both the course and the recorded workshop and my course “International Business Made EZ (also $299) all for $299.  You save $598.

We are so confident that you’ll gain from this offer that if you are not fully satisfied, simply email us within 60 days for a full refund .

These courses are not theoretical.  They describe, step-by-step, how Merri and I built a million-dollar international business and how we are running this self publishing business right now.   We use the 7Ps today just as we did four decades ago to create a strong annual income.

This correspondence course is for those who would like their own international self publishing micro business for fun and profit. If you want fun, freedom, extra income and fulfillment with your own full or part time writing or want to build your existing business, by writing to sell you can profit from this course.  The course can help who want their own business or who want to have a business together or a family business.  This is the perfect course for those who can no longer find employment, who are looking for ways to earn abroad and who wish to retire and supplement their income.

Whether you are retired, an investor, chiropractor, doctor, dentist, professional or already own your own business, this offers another way to make money, to turn your passion into profit. We guarantee that we have shared all we know to help you start and run your own international business.  Enjoy and live a life of following your Passion to Profit… through writing.

Here is a special offer. 

We provide two emailed courses  “Self Fulfilled – How to Write to Sell and be a Self Publisher” and “International Business Made EZ”.

We include the “Self Fulfilled Writing and Self Publishing Course” because there are two reasons to write, when you have something to say or when you have something to sell.  In this day and age many of us want to do both, make a statement that makes the world a better place and earn something extra in the process. 

Whatever your passion, however you do business, chances are you’ll be writing either to create a product or to sell a product. 

You save more than $598 because you also receive a recorded webinar conducted by our webmaster David Cross (at no extra cost).

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David Cross

David has been our webmaster since our website began in the 1990s.  He is Merri’s and my business partner. We could not run our business as we do without him.

Learn the tactics we use in our web business that condenses 27 years of practical experience about search engine optimization, and writing for search engines.

For the last 27 years David has worked with companies large and small – IBM, Agora Publishing, AstraZeneca and many small business owners.  He has worked in 22 countries, and lived in six of them.

David’s clients span the globe and represent companies and charities both large and small.  From corporate giants to small, one-woman businesses and everything from finance, healthcare, publishing, technology, real estate, veterinarians, alternative health centers and everything in between.

David is an essential part of our web based business.

Myles Norin, CEO of Agora, Inc.  wrote:  “I have found David’s knowledge and experience unmatched in the industry.  Without David’s expertise and guidance for the past 7 years, we would not be nearly as successful as we are.”

As Senior Internet Consultant to Agora Inc. in Baltimore, MD, he worked closely with Agora’s publishers and marketers and – over a 7-year period – helped to propel Agora’s online revenues from around $20 million to well over $300 million.

David’s webinar will help you gain benefits in your micro business that large internet marketing companies use.  In this practical recorded workshop you will learn valuable skills to help your micro business.

There has never been a time when the opportunity for small businesses abroad has been so outstanding.  Expand your borders now!  Increase your economic security freedom, independence and success.

If you are not fully satisfied that this offers you enormous value simply email us for a full refund within 60 days.  You can keep all three courses as our thanks for giving our courses a try.

You also receive a report  “How to use Relaxed Concentration to Brainstorm Business Ideas” and a recorded workshop “How to Become and Remain Rich With Relaxed Concentration” at no additional cost.

Plus you get more in the program.

You receive the Report, “How to Finance a Small Business Overseas” (no extra fee).

Merri and I have always preferred to start our micro businesses  through cash flow.  However in the early the days of our business I found myself raising extra capital several times.  I have also helped numerous businesses raise money to get started.  This report shares several experiences to give a thumbnail sketch of how to raise money abroad.

In addition you receive regular writing and self publishing updates for a year.  Businesses usually need to evolve.  Merri and I continue to publish and have our independent businesses.  Some basics have remained for decades, but new strategies occur all the time throughout the year.  We’ll be sending along updates that share our most recent experiences as we learn and continue to grow our international micro business from Smalltown USA.

My special offer to you in this “Live Well and Free Anywhere Program”, is that you receive:

  • “International Business Made EZ” course
  • “Self Fulfilled – How to Write to Sell” course
  • 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”
  • Any updates to any of the courses, workshops, reports or recordings for a year.

We are so confident that you’ll gain from this offer that if you are not fully satisfied, simply email us within 60 days for a full refund . 

To order International Business Made EZ and the entire “Live Well and Free Anywhere” program for $299.  Click Here.

See success stories from Self Publishers and a few who have attended the “Writer’s Camp” you can hear on MP3.

 

Webmd.com on stress

 

28 Acre Ecuador Farm $59,000 and Going Viral Part I


See a 28 acre Ecuador Farm for sale at $59,000 below.

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First, let’s look at a surprising secret we just discovered that can help living on a farm (as Merri and I do) and earn extra with writing and self publishing.

Everyone wants the power of a positive viral expansion in their business.   How does one get this viral effect?

Getting the help of Amazon.com’s algorithms is one step for creating a viral jump.

First, let us be clear.  There is no magic.  The ultimate foundation of viral marketing is a worthy, tuned to the times, product, service or publication.  This is the absolute key. Never forget this.

Yet there are many really great products that never get viral support… so what else is required?

One way to create viral success in book sales is to get the Amazon.com algorithms working for you.    We just stumbled onto a way to do this.

Since we launched our Self Publishing 303 course we have been conducting experiments using publications at Amazon.com as prospecting tools.  As is often the case,  experiments unveil totally unexpected new ideas.

The surprise we found can help turn on a viral spiral.

We have a series of beginning writers who after studying our self publishing course have self published at Amazon.com.  Three recent publications all have to do with ways to have better health and support a better environment.

Nicki Goff for example published two books of quinoa recipes. 

The next Writer’s Camp delegate, Jamie Alexander, a globally known chef from New Orleans published her recipe for a healthy Chocolate espresso infused cake.at Amazon.com.  The key ingredients for this delicious low calorie low carb treat are quinoa, avocado and stevia.

Nicki Goff and Jamie Alexander are writing about what they love and earning extra income in the process.   They are helping each other as well in an unusual way.

Then I recently released our Sandalwood Investing Report.  Sandalwood essential oil promotes good natural health.  Sandalwood plantations help ease social strife (created by sandalwood smuggling) and help protect this endangered species.  This report helps our readers learn about a good investment for health and wealth that also helps the environment.

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Our Sandalwood Investing Report was published at the end of January 2014.   Within a week sales of this self published report reached #5 on the Kindle ebook sales list list in the “Investing: Stocks” category.  Plus #12,359th paid in the Kindle Store.

Sandalwood Investing Report

Amazon.com’s Algoritims help these three publications help one another.

As I was studying the Sandalwood Report at Amazon, I noticed that Amazon informed me that buyers of the Sandalwood Report also bought Jamie Alexander’s Chocolate Espresso Cake recipe.

Then I clicked on Jamie’s recipe for Espresso cake and the Amazon algorithms referred me to the Sandalwood Report and to Nicki Goff’s quinoa books as well.

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Here is the clue!  Every time someone buys or even searches for one of these books,  it helps sell the others!

This is how viral expansion begins and is a benefit of becoming a member of our growing family of self publishers.  Because so many readers at our website are interested in natural health, in the environment and in global investing… they tend to buy all the books I write about that touch on these subjects.  This captures the attention of the Amazon algorithms and gives each publication a boost.

If you want to get viral expansion in your business, create and self publish a worthy publication.  Build a list of readers. Connect your publication with best sellers in the same genre.   This can help put Amazon.com to work for you.

Gary

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28 Acre Ecuador Farm $59,000

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This 11.5 Hectares (28 Acres) Ecuador farm 25 minutes outside of Malacatos Ecuador has a very low asking price of $59,000.00 cash or equivalent in Bitcoins, one ounce Gold Eagles or one ounce Maple Leafs.

This Ecuador farm has beautiful views and a bunch of mature fruit trees, including Bananas, Plantains, Avocados, Lemons, Oranges, Tangerines, Papaya, Aloe Vera, Cilantro, Parsley, Young Coconut Trees, Sugar Cane, Mango, Coffee, Babaco, Chitimoya, Guanabana, Passion Fruit, and more.

Ecuador farm

This property has electricity, new high speed internet available to it, private road, private drive ways to each building pad and building pads. There is also a small 2 bedroom Ecuadorian adobe house already rented for income or to use as a temp house while building more. The house has a shower, with hot water, septic tank, modern toilet, and motion sensor lights around the house. It also has a fence around the house for dogs if you want.

Ecuador farm

The main source of water is located 1.5 miles from the farm and it is taken there by pipes, which is common in Ecuador. There is a one inch pipe of water, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year round that comes from a spring in the mountains. On average this will be about 53,280 gallons per day at medium pressure, which comes out to be about 1.5 million gallons per month. There is also one small spring on the property.

Price – $59,000.00 cash or the equivalent in Bitcoins, one ounce Gold Eagles or one ounce Maple Leafs for the entire property of11.5 hectares  (28 acres).

For details see ecuadorrealestatecentral.com
Or contact Michael at the email address:  cuencasale@outlook.com

We DO NOT investigate properties when they are advertised so be sure to complete your due diligence.  Always use an independent Ecuador attorney who represents you (not the seller) when you buy real estate in Ecuador. We also recommend that you rent, become familiar with Ecuador before you buy.

Learn how to write to sell even if you live on a farm (as Merri and I do).

Smart self publishers can begin earning quickly with no obstacles between their publication and the reading public.   New technology provides self publishers with the following benefits:

* Printing, shipping and disposal (of unsold books) costs eliminated.

* Shelf space unlimited and almost free with no capital costs.

* Increased sales volume. Kindle owners buy more books than print readers and will spend weekly to get new chapters rather than entire books.

Get a great head start on earning income through the the evolving online self publishing process that we reveal in our course.

Technology favors self publishers today. Portable computers, the internet, wireless access, on demand printing smart phones and electronic readers all create enormous new, quick earning potential for self publishers.

If you take advantage of this offer there is a new added benefit.   You receive the basic “Self Publishing 101”,  “Self Publishing 202… How to Publish on Kindle” and our newest course “Self Publishing 303 – Tapping into the Amazon Evolution”.

We have added “Self Fulfilled – How to Self Publish 303”

The goal of “Self Fulfilled – How to Self Publish 303” is to help writers take advantage of new trends at Amazon.com.   During the initial stages these new features offer the greatest potential.

Amazon.com publishing is evolving.  Over 2014 I’ll be studying, testing and publishing at Amazon.com and applying new technology offered by Amazon.com and new tech.  303 shares what I learn.

Subscribe to Self Fulfilled how to be a Self Publisher 101 – 202 and 303  for only $299.

Nickolette Goff loves, organic gardening,  healthy cooking and visiting Ecuador.   She used our self publishing course to write non fiction in two niches and to help promote her first book… a Quinoa recipe cookbook with 13 recipes she garnered from her Ecuador trips.   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.

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You can order Nicki’s first book at Amazon.com.

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.  Best wishes to you and Merri.   Love, Nicki

Nicki learned at the camp that getting these downloads is step three in a seven step process we teach in our Self Publishing course. Next she completed another book in a totally different genre, organic gardening. This book is “Under Cover Gardening”.

She used the three day free Kindle marketing program again. Read about Nicki’s new book here.

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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

Nicki’s husband recently wrote:  Nicki, her sister and two nieces are visiting Ecuador for 3 weeks in January –  Her Kindle books have paid for her trip so she loves that!

The next Writer’s Camp delegate Jamie Alexander is a globally known chef from New Orleans who makes sinful food healthy.

I love chocolate.  Jamie’s recipes provide an excellent reason why chocolate should be part of our health fare.

Jamie is a professional baker who attended our Writer’s Camp and brought the most delicious health cakes we have ever tasted!  The main essential ingredient is avocados instead of shortening and fat and cream.   I promise you… you could not guess that there was avocado in this delicious cake.  The flavor and moistness of that cake was simply outstanding.  Delegates (as well as Merri and I) devoured this delicious but really healthy cake.

We encouraged Jamie to publish her recipes at Amazon.com.

You have my word for it, this cake is delicious and there is not an ounce of sugar or white flour in it!

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You can order this Quinoa Chocolate recipe by clicking on Amazon.com here

“Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher”  teaches our proprietary step-by-step plan for getting your publishing business going… full or part-time… right away.

You learn:

* How you can start earning quickly  with a very small amount of money even if you do not write 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).

My wife, Merri, and I became multi-millionaires in the self-publishing business over 40+ years.  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. More importantly even though we are well past retirement age, we can remain active,  love what we do… and make meaningful contributions.

Gain 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.

You learn:

* 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.

* 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.

* 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

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 to write to sell for a solid income.

Why we’ll add the Self Published Kindle addition free.

Our self publishing course is updated regularly.  The course is based on the trial and error experiences Merri and I have had for the past 43 years… the very experiences that have made us self-fulfilled multimillionaires.  We are continually adapting our business as the industry evolves.  Our course helps readers evolve with us.

To help you start, 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,

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 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”.

Save $597 total.

Self Fulfilled Special $299

GUARANTEED. We’ll Accept All the Risk!

We completely guarantee the program.

Order Self Publishing: Your Complete Business Plan for becoming a self publisher and take a full 30 days to put it through its paces. That way you can follow my simple process and start seeing the results for yourself.

If you’re not completely convinced that this information is so powerful that it can help you quickly develop income through writing to sell—all you have to do is let us know and  you’ll receive a complete refund of every penny of your investment.

Fair enough?

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.

Don’t miss this special opportunity. Order Self Fulfilled How to be a Self Publisher today if you want to cash in on the satisfying, profitable and exciting lifestyle that publishing can bring despite and in fact because of trouble in the world.

Sincerely,

Gary Scott

You get all five bonuses worth $597 FREE when you enroll. Self Fulfilled Special $299

A Most Valuable Investment


There is an investment so valuable that it has been killed for… in one case 22 policemen.  Whenever a commodity becomes so valuable that lives are threatened, it is a tragedy of great imbalance.  Fortunately, in this case, an investment can help restore the balance.    

The commodity behind the investment is Indian sandalwood.

We are continually updating our research on sandalwood investing. We have added a business that is scheduled to earn $3.57 billion Australian dollars over the next 15 years (its share price is projected to rise 1000% in the next decade) into our Sandalwood Investing Report.

You can research this business on your own (the company is called TFS Corp. and it is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange) or to save you endless hours and numerous calls to Australia you can order the report at Amazon.com.

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Sandalwood Investing Report details at Amazon.com

This wood’s value rose so high that one smuggler was the subject of the biggest and costliest manhunt in India’s history.  Dozens were killed in the hunt for him before he was gunned down.

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Sandalwood smuggler, Veerappan, killed anyone who got in his way and accumulated a fortune worth over $30 million.

Indian sandalwood is so valuable that the tree has become endangered.  In India the tree is government controlled and a sandalwood tree cannot be harvested until it is thirty years old.

Sandalwood is used in folk medicine and for religious ceremonies. The wood is also carved and the sandalwood industry employs thousands of people.

Trade in sandalwood dates back to the beginning of trading in India.  The trees are so valuable that no individual may own a sandalwood tree.   Sandalwood prices have skyrocketed.  There is growing demand as the use of aromatherapy and non chemical trends in the cosmetic industry move toward natural products.  Plus there is ongoing research for new ways to use the bio active agents in sandalwood for modern medicine.

Sandalwood is among the perfumes approved by Islamic tradition, which also includes musk, amber, jasmine and myrrh.  In the Middle East, a small vial of sandalwood sells for hundreds of dollars. Orders are in the range of millions of dollars.  The wood costs up to $13,700 per kilogram.  A vial of the oil extract costs between $400 and $1,000.

Many people, including our friends in the essential oil business, keep their sandalwood in safes just like jewelry and precious metals, after all it IS precious.

Although trade in East Indian Sandalwood is official restricted, smuggling remains a serious threat to the tree.  The biggest and costliest manhunt in Indian history was launched due to sandalwood smuggling.

600 Border Security Force troops were used just as back up for a special police task force with the sole purpose of catching a sandalwood smuggler named Veerappan. He is alleged to have massed a small fortune in smuggled sandalwood worth 1 billion rupees ($33,000,000).   A bounty of four million rupees ($132,000) was placed on his head after he  embarked on several killing sprees.  The worst spree was when 22 members of a police posse were blown up with land mines in an ambush.

Those who tried to stop Veerappan, were killed.  He was eventually tracked and gunned down. His associates were sentenced to death. See why at the link below.

Thus it is no surprise that the only public sandalwood company (listed on the Australian Stock Exchange), has enormous profit potential.

In 2014, the shares of this little known Australian company rose from $1.19 to over $2.00.  More importantly because Indian sandalwood takes so many years to grow… 2013 was the first year the company gained income from a harvest.

When I learned these facts, I  began extensive research on the value of these shares.  With the help of my friend, Candace Newman, who has an Essential Oil business (and yes, she stores her sandalwood in her safe), we have created a Sandalwood Investing Report.

This report includes everything I have learned to date about investing in Sandalwood.

Spotting economic contrasts and trends that create value is a sure way that investments and savings can grow faster than the loss of purchasing power.  When looking at investing in a share, always examine the potential value.

The Primer on Value Investing

If you want to know more about Value Investing,   “The Intelligent Investor” written by Benjamin Graham and Jason Zweig with Warren Buffet as a collaborator is the classic book.  This investment book outlines no-fail value strategies without gimmicks.  The book is filled with wisdom about investing.

Intelligent Investor

You can order the Intelligent Investor at Amazon.com here.

I have personally invested in TFS. Corp because (as the Sandalwood Investing Report shows) the shares have built-in value with potential for a $10 price over the next 10 years.  You can research this business on your own (the company is called TFS Corp. and it is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange) or to save you endless hours and numerous calls to Australia you can order the report at Amazon.com.   The report retails for $9.99.

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Sandalwood Investing Report details at Amazon.com

In the past 45 years I have been involved in numerous other atypical investments:  diamonds, fine wine, rare coins and aged premium scotch whiskey.   They can all be valuable investments but this sandalwood investment offers one special benefit that the report shows.

Gary

Beware the Straw

Which straw will start the stampede that breaks brings the US stock market back down.

What final bad event will ruin everything.

Often the spark that ignites the collapse is small.

We have had enough big stuff.   Earthquakes in Mexico.  Floods in Houston?  Hurricanes in Florida and Puerto Rico?  Fire in California?

Yet the market has risen.

Which one thread, when pulled, will unravel the entire social and financial structure?

Could the after effects from Hurricanes Maria, Irma, Harvey, and Nate along with the Mexico earthquake and California’s fires bring some insurers down?   Could their fall ruin a bank or two and cause an ensuing panic?  Noaa has calculated that costs will be in the hundreds of billions.  The full financial impact of Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate are not clear yet, but experts fear that Harvey alone could prove more expensive than the catastrophic Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Katrina was the single most expensive weather event from 1980-2016, costing $161.3bn, adjusted for inflation.

Or maybe something simple, like higher interest rates could create a stock market fall.

So whats next?

There is a super volcano beneath Yellowstone National Park. This could expel 2,500 times more ash than Mt St Helens, cover the US in a blanket of ash and even create a volcanic winter.  The last time this erupted with over 600,000 years ago. Scientists believe that a super volcano erupts somewhere every 100,000 years or so.

There is another ancient super volcano beneath California’s Long Valley caldera.

The Cascadia Subduction Zone (CSZ) is another looming disaster, a 620 mile long fault that stretches from Northern Vancouver Island to Cape Mendocino in northern California.  Tectonic action in this zone has previously created huge earthquakes, and monumental volcanoes.  CSZ movement caused Mount Mazama to blow 7,500 years ago and left Crater Lake.  That eruption was 42 times greater than the one of Mount St. Helens in 1980.  Winds caused ash to cover over 500,000 square miles including nearly all of Oregon, Washington, northern California, Idaho, western Montana, and parts of Utah, Nevada, Wyoming, Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan.

Mount Meager exploded about 2,350 years ago.  This was the largest volcanic eruption in Canada in the last 10,000 years. Mount Meager has also been the source of several large landslides including a massive debris flow in 2010.   Mount St. Helens erupted in 1980.

Major cities at risk to movement in the CSZ zone include Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia; Seattle, Washington; and Portland, Oregon.

In 2009, geologists predicted a 10% to 14% probability that the Cascadia Subduction Zone will produce an event of magnitude 9.0 or higher in the next 50 years.   In 2010, studies suggested that the risk could be as high as 37% for earthquakes of magnitude 8.0 or higher.

Could this be the straw?

Geologists and civil engineers have broadly determined that the Pacific Northwest region is not well prepared for such a colossal earthquake.  The resulting tsunami might reach heights of 100 feet.   FEMA estimates 13,000 fatalities  plus 27,000 injured and a million people displaced, plus 2.5 million requiring food and water. An estimated 1/3 of public safety workers will not respond to the disaster due to a collapse in infrastructure and a desire to ensure the safety of themselves and their loved ones.

One study suggests that even a magnitude 6.7 earthquake in Seattle could kill nearly 8,000 people, cause $33 billion in damages as 39,000 buildings would be largely or totally destroyed.

Even before the California fires, Hurricane Maria, Irma and Harvey, along with the Mexico earthquakes have led dozens of global insurers and reinsurers to issue profit warnings.

Yet the US stock market continues to rise.

Warren Buffet once warned against the Cinderella effect.

He said “Don’t be fooled by that Cinderella feeling you get from great returns.  Nothing sedates rationality like large doses of effortless money.  After a heady experience of that kind, normally sensible people drift into behavior akin to that of Cinderella at the ball.  They know the party must end but nevertheless hate to miss a single minute of what is one helluva party.  Therefore, the giddy participants all plan to leave just seconds before midnight. There’s a problem, though: They are dancing in a room in which the clocks have no hands.”

Cinderella may have lost a shoe when she fled the party.  We can lose much more when we rush from a crashing stock market.

There is inherent disaster building in rising markets… especially now.

Almost everyone feels good.

The clock of economic reckoning is ticking.

No wants to see it.  Nothing rises forever and especially… not everything at the same time.

Choose investments based on markets instead of shares, diversify in value, rely on financial rather than economic news and keep investing simple, easy and at a low cost.

Diversify in value markets, not shares.  One strategy is to invest in country ETFs that easily provide diversified, risk-controlled investments in countries with stock markets of good value.  These ETFs provide an easy, simple and effective approach to zeroing in on value.  Little management and less guesswork is required.  The expense ratios for most ETFs are lower than those of the average mutual funds.  Plus a single country ETF provides diversification equal to investing in dozens, even hundreds of shares.

A minimum of knowledge, time, management or guesswork are required.

The importance of…

easy…

transparent…

and inexpensive. 

Keeping investing simple is one of the most valuable, but least looked at, ways to avoid disaster.  Simple and easy investing saves time.  How much is your time worth?  Simple investing costs less and avoids fast decisions during stressful times in complex situations where we are most likely to get it wrong.

Fear, regret and greed are an investor’s chief problem.  Human nature causes  investors to sell winners too soon, and hold losers too long.

Easy to use, low cost, mathematically based habits and routines help protect against negative emotions and impulse investing.

Take control of your investing.  Make decisions based on data and discipline, not gut feelings.  The Purposeful investing Course (Pi) teaches math based, low cost ways to diversify in good value markets and in ETFs  that cover these markets.  This course is based on my 50 years of investing experience combined with wisdom gained from some of the world’s best investment managers and economic mathematical scientists.

Enjoy Repeated Wealth With Pi

Pi’s mission is to make it easy for anyone to have a strategy and tactics that continually maintain safety and turn market turmoil into extra profit.

One secret is to invest with a purpose beyond the immediate returns.  This helps create faith in a strategy that adds stickiness to the plan.

Another tactic is to invest with enough staying power so you’re never caught short.

Never have to sell depressed assets during periods of loss.

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

The success of Pifolios is based on ignoring economic news (often created by someone with vested interests) and using financial math that reveals deeper economic truths.

One Pifolio covers all the good value developed markets.  Another covers the emerging good value markets.

The Pifolio analysis begins with a continual research of 46 major stock markets that compares their value based on:

#1:  Current book to price

#2:  Cash flow to price

#3:  Earnings to price

#4:  Average dividend yield

#5:  Return on equity

#6:  Cash flow return.

#7:  Market history

This is a complete and continual study of almost all the developed major and emerging stock markets.

This mathematical 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 course examines and regularly reports on the hows and whys of seven professionally managed portfolios so we can learn how managers find and invest in good value.  The Pifolios are:

  • Keppler Good Value Developed and Emerging Market Pifolios
  • State Street Global Advantage Emerging & Developed Market Pifolios
  • Gold & Silver Dip Pifolio
  • ENR Advisory Extra Pifolio
  • Tradestops.com Trailing Stops Pifiolio

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As you can see in this image (click to enlarge) the top performing Pifolio we are tracking is the State Street Global Advantage Pifolio is up 43.15%.  Here is the breakdown of that current Pifolio.

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Learn how to invest like a pro from the inside out.

State Street is one of the largest fund managers in the world and their Global Advantage funds invest in good value shares in good value markets.

In the updates we review each portfolio, what has been purchased and sold, why, the ramifications for high risk, medium risk and low risk investors.

As of autumn 2017 my personal Pifolio is based on select ETFs in the Keppler Developed and Emerging markets.  My Pifolio is invested in Country ETFs that cover seven developed and three emerging markets:

Norway
Australia
Hong Kong
Germany
Japan
Singapore
United Kingdom
Taiwan
South Korea
China

Don’t give up profit to gain ease and safety!

This portfolio has outperformed the US market this year as the chart below shows.

My portfolio blue.  S&P… green.

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Regardless of economic news, these markets represent good value and have been chosen based on four pillars of valuation.

  • Absolute Valuation
  • Relative Valuation
  • Current versus Historic Valuation
  • Current Relative versus Relative Historic Valuation

When you subscribe to Pi, you immediately receive a 120 page basic training course that teaches the Pi Strategy.   You learn all the Pi strategies, what they are, how to use them and what each can do for you, your lifestyle and investing.

You also begin receiving regular emailed Pifiolio updates and online access to all the Pifolio updates of the last two years.  Each update examines the current activity in a Pifolio, how it is changing, why and how the changes might help your investing or not.

Included in the basic training is an additional 120 page PDF value analysis of 46 stock markets (23 developed markets and 23 emerging stock markets).  This analysis looks at the price to book, price to earnings, average yield and much more.

You also receive two special reports.

In the 1980s, a remarkable set of two economic circumstances helped anyone who spotted them become remarkably rich.  Some of my readers made enough to retire.  Others picked up 50% currency gains.  Then the cycle ended.  Warren Buffett explained the importance of this ending in a 1999 Fortune magazine interview.  He said:  Let me summarize what I’ve been saying about the stock market: I think it’s very hard to come up with a persuasive case that equities will over the next 17 years perform anything like—anything like—they’ve performed in the past 17!

I did well then, but always thought, “I should have invested more!”  Now those circumstances have come together and I am investing in them again.

The circumstances that created fortunes 30 years ago were an overvalued US market (compared to global markets) and an overvalued US dollar.  The two conditions are in place again!

30 years ago, the US dollar rose along with Wall Street.  Profits came quickly over three years.  Then the dollar dropped like a stone, by 51%  in just two years.  A repeat of this pattern is growing and could create up to 50% extra profit if we start using strong dollars to accumulate good value stock market ETFs in other currencies.

This is the most exciting opportunity I have seen since we started sending our reports on international investing ideas more than three decades ago.  The trends are so clear that I have created a short, but powerful report “Three Currency Patterns for 50% Profits or More.”   This report shows how to earn an extra 50% from currency shifts with even small investments.  I kept the report short and simple, but included links to 153 pages of  Good Value Stock Market research and Asset Allocation Analysis.

The report shows 20 good value investments and a really powerful tactic that shows the most effective and least expensive way to accumulate these bargains in large or even very small amounts (less than $5,000).  There is extra profit potential of at least 50% so the report is worth a lot.

This report sells for $29.95 but in this special offer, you receive the report, “Three Currency Patterns for 50% Profits or More” FREE when you subscribe to Pi.

Plus get the $39.95 report “The Silver Dip 2017” free.

With investors watching global stock markets bounce up and down, many missed two really important profit generating events over the last two years.  The price of silver dipped below $14 an ounce as did shares of the iShares Silver ETF (SLV).   The second event is that the silver gold ratio hit 80, compared to a ratio of 230 only two years before.

In September 2015, I prepared a special report “Silver Dip 2015” about a silver speculation, leveraged with a British pound loan, that could increase the returns in a safe portfolio by as much as eight times.  The tactics described in that report generated 62.48% profit in just nine months.

I have updated this report and added how to use the Silver Dip Strategy with platinum.   The “Silver Dip 2017” report shares the latest in a series of long term lessons gained through 40 years of speculating and investing in precious metals.  I released the 2015 report, when the gold silver ratio slipped to 80.  The ratio has corrected and that profit has been taken and now a new precious metals dip has emerged.

I have prepared a new special report “Silver Dip 2017” about a leveraged speculation that can increase the returns in a safe portfolio by as much as eight times.

You also learn from the Value Investing Seminar, our premier course, that we have been conducting for over 30 years.  Tens of thousands of delegates have paid up to $999 to attend.  Now you can join the seminar online FREE in this special offer.

This three day course is available in sessions that are 10 to 20 minutes long for easy, convenient learning.   You can listen to each session any time and as often as you desire.

The sooner you hear what I have to say about current markets, the better you’ll be able to cash in on perhaps the best investing opportunity since 1982.

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Tens of thousands have paid up to $999 to attend.

Next year I celebrate my 52nd anniversary in the investing business and 50th year of writing about global investing.  Our reports and seminars have helped readers have better lives, with less stress yet make fortunes during up and down markets for decades.  This information is invaluable to investors large and small because even small amounts can easily be invested in the good value shares we cover in our seminar.

Stock and currency markets are cyclical.  These cycles create extra profit for value investors who invest when everyone else has the markets wrong.  One special seminar session looks at how to spot value from cycles.  Stocks rise from the cycle of war, productivity and demographics.  Cycles create recurring profits.  Economies and stock markets cycle up and down around every 15 to 20 years as shown in this graph.

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The effect of war cycles on the US Stock Market since 1906.

Bull and bear cycles are based on cycles of human interaction, war, technology and productivity.  Economic downturns can create war.

The chart above shows the war – stock market cycle.  Military struggles (like the Civil War, WWI, WWII and the Cold War: WW III) super charge inventiveness that creates new forms of productivity…the steam engine, the internal combustion engine,  production line processes, jet engines, TV, farming techniques, plastics, telephone, computer and lastly during the Cold War, the internet.  The military technology shifts to domestic use.  A boom is created that leads to excess.  Excess leads to correction. Correction creates an economic downturn and again to war.

Details in the online seminar include:

* How to easily buy global currencies, shares and bonds.

* Trading down and the benefits of investing in real estate in Small Town USA.  We will share why this breakout value is special and why we have been recommending good value real estate in this area since 2009.

* What’s up with gold and silver?  One session looks at my current position on gold and silver and asset protection.  We review the state of the precious metal markets and potential problems ahead for US dollars.  Learn how low interest rates eliminate  opportunity costs of diversification in precious metals and foreign currencies.

* How to improve safety and increase profit with leverage and staying power.  The seminar reveals Warren Buffett’s value investing strategy from research published at Yale University’s website.  This research shows that the stocks Buffet chooses are safe (with low beta and low volatility), cheap (value stocks with low price-to-book ratios), and high quality (stocks of companies that are profitable, stable, growing, and with high payout ratios). His big, extra profits come from leverage and staying power.  At times Buffet’s portfolio, as all value portfolios, has fallen, but he has been willing and able to wait long periods for the value to reveal itself and prices to recover.

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This chart based on a 45 year portfolio study shows that holding a diversified good value portfolio (based on a  good value strategy) for 13 month’s time, increases the probability of out performance to 70%.  However those who can hold the portfolio for five years gain a 88% probability of beating the bellwether in the market and after ten years the probability increases to 97.5%.

Time is your friend when you use a good value strategy.  The longer you can hold onto a well balanced good value portfolio, the better the odds of outstanding success.

Learn how much leverage to use.  Leverage is like medicine, the key is dose.  The best ratio is normally 1.6 to 1.  We’ll sum up the strategy; how to leverage cheap, safe, quality stocks and for what period of time based on the times and each individual’s circumstances.

Learn to plan in a way so you never run out of money.  The seminar also has a session on the importance of having and sticking to a plan.  See how success is dependent on conviction, wherewithal, and skill to operate with leverage and significant risk.  Learn a three point strategy based on my 50 years of investing experience combined with wisdom gained from some of the world’s best investment managers and economic mathematical scientists.

The online seminar also reveals  the results of a $80,000 share purchase cost test that found the least expensive way to invest in good value.  The keys to this portfolio are good value, low cost, minimal fuss and bother.  Plus a great savings of time.  Trading is minimal, usually not more than one or two shares are bought or sold in a year.  I wanted to find the very least expensive way to create and hold this portfolio so I performed this test.

I have good news about the cost of the seminar as well.   For almost three decades the seminar fee has been $799 for one or $999 for a couple. Tens of thousands paid this price, but online the seminar is $297.

In this special offer, you can get this online seminar FREE when you subscribe to our Personal investing Course.

Save $468.90 If You Act Now

Subscribe to the first year of The Personal investing Course (Pi).  The annual fee is $299, but to introduce you to this online, course that is based on real time investing, I am knocking $102 off the subscription.  Plus you receive FREE the $29.95 report “Three Currency Patterns for 50% Profits or More”, the $39.95 report “Silver Dip 2017” and our latest $297 online seminar for a total savings of $468.90.

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Triple Guarantee

Enroll in Pi.  Get the basic training, the 46 market value report, access to all the updates of the past two years, the two reports and the Value Investing Seminar right away. 

#1:  I guarantee you’ll learn ideas about investing that are unique and can reduce stress as they help you enhance your profits through slow, worry free, easy diversified investing.

If you are not totally happy, simply let me know.

#2:  I guarantee you can cancel your subscription within 60 days and I’ll refund your subscription fee in full, no questions asked.

#3:  You can keep the two reports and Value Investing Seminar as my thanks for trying.

You have nothing to lose except the fear.   You gain the ultimate form of financial security as you reduce risk and increase profit potential.

Subscribe to Pi now, get the 130 page basic training, the 120 page 46 market value analysis, access to over 100 previous Pifolio updates, the “Silver Dip 2017” and “Three Currency Patterns For 50% Profits or More” reports, and value investment seminar, plus begin receiving regular Pifolio updates throughout the year.

Subscribe to a Pi annual subscription for $197 and receive all the above.

Gary

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amazon in the Amazon


What could be more fitting than marketing products from the Amazon at Amazon.com.

Yesterday’s message about developing unlikely habits  that grab the beginning of the bell curve showed ways to become a one man Amazon.com.

An example of how a micro self publishing and event business could be started is to look at the Amazon and how it could be marketed via Amazon.com.

For several years we have recommended visiting La Selva Lodge in the Amazon.

We do so because we receive emails from readers like this.   Gary and Merri, you were right, we loved La Selva!    I want to thank you for your recommendation.  My husband and I just returned from our trip there and we had such a  wonderful time.    We were very impressed with La Selva:  the guides were fantastic, the food delicious, the accommodations were very nice, the staff was so friendly and helpful, the location of the lodge on the lake was fantastic, the wildlife and the rain forest were amazing.  Wow!  I could go on and on.  We also felt that the trip was an incredible value for all that we received.   I am recommending La Selva to my friends. Muchas Gracias.

If you go there to start a business the trip may be tax deductible. That’s an advantage to start.  More important is zeroing in on a niche and monetizing the effort.

Here is the trick for using this process with a self publishing and perhaps events micro business that uses the 7Ps.  This is an excerpt from Lesson One of “Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher” 303.

Self Publishing 303 – Lesson 1  – 7Ps in the Bell Shaped Curve

Writers cannot… and should not fight Nature.  Nature is a writer’s best friend because words invoke Nature.  The words in a horror story cause the reader’s mind to produce a flow of adrenaline.

The words in a romance novel cause the reader’s mind to flood the body with oxytocin.

Words are a writer’s way of generating forces of Nature.  The more a writer understands Nature, the better the writing will be.

Writers also want Nature at work so book sales boom as they unfold like a bloom.

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Photo from www.environmentalgraffiti.com/featured/fibonacci-sequence-illustrated-nature/10867

There are some great photos of nature and the Fibonacci Sequence at this site.

Nature’s order of expansion is defined in English as Viral.  Viral expansion is natural and mathematical.  Good, natural, viral book sales expand  at a ratio of 1.618… the Golden Mean.

Fibonacci numbers are a mathematical representation of Nature’s unfolding from leaf arrangement in plants, to the growth of population.

Fibonacci numbers are applicable to every living thing, from a single cell, to a grain of wheat, to a solar system, the sale of a book  and even the use of a technology.

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There is a good explanation of the Fibonacci Sequence at www.world-mysteries.com/sci_17.htm

Writers also want their book sales to expand by this sequence.

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This is called Viral Expansion… usually expanded by word of mouth when a publication taps into the national psyche.

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Book sales and book selling technology are also ruled by Nature and can be seen in the Fibonacci Scale.

All evolution follows the Bell shaped curve and this curve shows an expansion based along the Fibonacci Sequence of 1.618.

In the bell chart above that I picked at random, we can see how sales go viral.

The first wave of book sales (#1) represent 4% of the total orders.

If we multiple that 4% by 1.618,  we see that the second wave of book sales are 6.472% of the orders (shown as 7%).  Multiply 6.472% by 1.618 and the third wave of sales represents 10.471% (shown as 12% in the bell chart).

The fourth wave amounts to 16.943% (shown as 17%) and the fifth wave 27.14% of total sales.  However this fifth wave sends the trend over the top and the petal now begins to draw within.

The fifth wave – The downwards shift in the sales.

As Nature expands, the Fibonacci Sequence reverses as the Law of Diminishing returns sets in.  In the case of book sales, they drop… also along the Fibonacci Scale.

Natural order  also rules over sales technology and this fact led to the creation of “Self Fulfilled – How to Self Publish 303”.

“What will the bell shape curve do to Amazon.com?”

303 began when this thought hit me like a ton of bolts.

I was talking with author Scott Nicholson and he brought up the bell shaped curve and the current number of new writers who are publishing their books at Amazon.com.

Scott lives near me in North Carolina and is a great writer and has written 15 thrillers, 60 short stories, four comics series, and six screenplays.

He has won numerous writing awards including the grand prize in the International Writers of the Future contest in 1999.

His latest book, McFall, was released as a series by one of Amazon.com’s publishing subsidiaries under a two book deal Scott has.

Scott says that 20,000 new books a day are published at Amazon.com!

Scott wrote about this at his website Authorscottnicholson.com I’ve gotten out of the “writer babble” business for two reasons: (1) I don’t know as much as I thought I did, and (2) it’s all changing so fast that even the boldest predictions of digital evolution quickly become laughable.

He explains how after the 99-cent ebook had a year’s run, and the pool was finally beginning to find stratification (crappy books sinking, good books nailing stable plateaus) Amazon unleashed the free ebook.

He adds at his site: I’m on record as predicting the flat-text e-book era has an outside range of five years, at least for fiction—specialized non-fiction and manuals will continue to be valuable for their content alone. I believe e-book sales will continue, but certainly not with expanding profits for all involved. Now that there are 20,000 free Kindle books available every single day, how long before readers come to expect and even demand free books exclusively? And what happens when the system is set up so that those who are the best or luckiest at giving away books become the people who dominate the bestseller lists?

Freebie roulette. Great for readers. Good for Amazon (maybe in the short term, but it is hard to figure the long term). Terrible for authors.

The market is diverse enough to support many different price tiers, but writers who want to survive in 2015 will need to make money off of free books, or they will soon quit writing.

Freebie Roulette?  Wow, I thought, how will writers survive?

Then I realized that I know the exact answer because I have been living it for 45 years. I have been “writing to sell” using monetization and the 7Ps.

Not only have I been writing but I have been earning… a lot.  The 7Ps have created a lifestyle beyond my greatest expectations.

“Self Fulfilled – How to Self Publish 303” shines this 45 years of experience with on the world of ecommerce of ebooks as it evolves.

End of Excerpt

Here is an Amazonian example of how to use Amazon.com, the 7Ps and monetization in the Amazon to earn income and add joy and fulfillment in your lifestyle.

This is just one example.  The process can work on almost any passion you have.

The first P is passion and we use this to direct the Golden Rule of Simplicity to define readers.

Here is the Gold Rule of Simplicity. 

• Your Desires Are in Others
• Your Desires ID Markets
• Your Habits Reveals Pathways
• Your Emotions Create Stories
• Your Demands Create Products

Imagine that your passion is the Amazon.   In the past we had to pay to find like minded souls  who had a similar (our readers) either through Search Engines or Pay Per Click or  whatever prospecting tool we desired.

Now Amazon.com provides an array of tools that allows you to be paid to build your list of loyal readers.   You can publish a book about the Amazon that earns some income.

Income is not the #1 goal of your Amazon.com publication.

This is where the monetization process and the 7Ps begins.  Reach… engage… focus… refine trust.  Royalties you earn from Amazon.com are a bonus.  The main goal of your publication at Amazon.com is to attract like minded souls who in this example are also interested in the Amazon.

“Self Fulfilled – How to Self Publish 303” shares how to turn the readers of your Amazon.com publication into paying customers so the process of going to the Amazon… and bringing others will earn income and add adventure as you use new ecommerce technology to become a one man Amazon.com in the Amazon!

Gary

How to Get Ahead Through Travel

The way to get ahead is by getting ahead.  Really. 

The bell shaped curve affects all trends.  The 15.75% of businesses and investors that really get ahead are the early adopters.  They gain the largest rewards.

bell shaped curve

Bell shape curve… 15.75% get in ahead of the trend.

You can get ahead because a new trend is on its way.   This is an era of rapid disruptive change that hits even the giants.  In fact the bigger they are… the more vulnerable they become.  Amazon.com for example has turned huge industries upside down… and knocked booksellers, publishers and many retail businesses to their knees, but is Amazon.com the giant that will stumble next?

Self publishing at Amazon.com is evolving.   The idea of simply publishing and just waiting for royalties to roll in, is well along the bell shaped curve.  Amazon will be with us for some time…  but new technologies that can disrupt Amazon.com are already on their way.

What’s Next? – Huge Profits For the Early Adapter

Amazon.com will change.  The firm has incredible income but small profit.   Amazon.com is the 1,000 pound  gorilla when it comes to selling books.  For how long?  Just when everyone thinks they have the system figured out… a new disruption comes along.   Ask the guys at Borders or Barnes & Noble!   Wait… that’s right. I forgot.  Borders is gone.  Barnes & Noble’s revenues decreased 8 percent in 2013 so it’s also on its way out?

An article at MIT Technology Review titled “Why the Father of the Consumer Internet Invests in E-Commerce” shows one way that internet publishing and e-commerce are evolving.   The article says:  Steve Case brought the Internet to Main Street.  Now he wants everyone to open an online store.   Case is no buzzword-dropping futurist. He’s practical, with a sharp eye for Main Street’s needs and, he says, “big ideas that are still small companies.”  Its largest investment, $40 million, went to BigCommerce, a company that brings “Amazon-like capabilities” to any merchant. The pool of potential customers is huge: 95 percent of retail establishments in the U.S. consist of a single store.

Be a Micro Amazon.com

This is the new trend rising… small companies with Amazon.com like capabilities.   Early adopters have a chance to get ahead of this trend by mastering the 7Ps.

Our two online courses, “Self Fulfilled – How to Self Publish” and “Event Full Business” how to profit from an events business, both teach how to use the 7Ps.  The two courses work together in a synergistic way so you can create a micro publishing seminar business as Merri and I have.

The 7 Ps are “For Certain” principles in this uncertain world.

The 7Ps are  Passion – Problem – Person – Product – Prospecting Path – Promise – Presentation and go beyond change.

Whatever disruption new technology brings, the 7Ps create opportunity because they identify, reach, engage, focus and solidify customers at a profit.

The Ps are really important to any writer, publisher or micro business because they transcend all forms of technology.  They are a constant in an ever changing world.

The 7Ps reflect an immutable logic that worked in paper based publishing before computers.  They worked with computerized Cheshire labels.  The 7Ps worked  with jet printing on envelopes and personalized emails.  They work for websites and blogs.  Our Writer’s Camp and Online Self Fulfilled delegates and Event Full subscribers are using the 7Ps successfully right now at Amazon.com and in numerous micro businesses.

Learn how to earn extra income by combining the 7Ps in an events business that is supported by self publishing and writing to sell.

gary scott events

Merri and I speaking to over 400 delegates in Quito, Ecuador

gary scott events

Merri and I speaking to a dozen delegates at our farm office in North Carolina.

Merri and I have been using the 7Ps for over 45 years.   Since May 1968 we have been paid to travel and live exactly where we have wanted to be… because we have known how to write to sell and monetize the publishing success with events, seminars, courses and tours.

The combination of self publishing working hand in hand with an events business has allowed us to visit and to live anywhere in the world we have desired.   Many of our courses delegates are using the 7Ps to enjoy great profits and lifestyle as well.

One reader sent me this note:

“Gary,  I participated in a Home Party last week and sold $253 worth of Ecuador goods that I brought back on my trip there last November.  That makes a total of approx. $450 in random sales so far which comes real close to paying for my airline ticket.  I still have a nice inventory, so will work on selling the rest.” 

This reader is using an events based business to generate income that pays for Ecuador travel.

Our online course “Event – Full Business” shows how to start small and gradually build a larger events business (if that is your desire) as we have done.

There are many 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 event 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.  More often we bring in $10,000 for a weekend’s work.

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.

Gain income generating synergy.

We have created a special program so readers can enjoy both our guaranteed online courses “Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher” and “Event Full Business – How to Have a Seminar and Tour Business” and save $149.

“Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher” is regularly available for $299.

“Event Full Business – How to Have a Seminar and Tour Business” is $349.

This special offer provides both guaranteed courses for $499… a $149 savings

Event Full Business- How to Have a Seminar and Tour Business.

We have conducted seminars or events or spoken at them in… (alphabetical order)  Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Belize, Canada, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, England, Ecuador, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary (before the Iron Curtain came down), Indonesia, Isle of Man, Jamaica, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Nevis, Panama, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand and at one time or another most of the United States and even more.

There is a possibility that  Merri and I know more about conducting events than 99.9% of the people in the world.

We share what we know about events in our emailed correspondence course:  “Event – Full Business”.

Self publishing and events go hand in hand.  Writing to sell can build an events business and events can sell self published books, reports and courses.

Here are the initial lessons you receive.

#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 which 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: How to build a List.

#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.

Event – Full Business – How to have a seminar and tour business sells for $349, but in this special offer you receive both fully guaranteed online courses “Event – Full Business” and “Self Fulfilled” for $499 and save $149.

Self Fulfilled-How to be A Self Publisher.

There are growing numbers of great stories about beginning writers using Kindle to sell their publications.

One great story is about Hugh Howey, a writer that every self publisher should meet and hear.  Read Hugh’s story here.

Hugh Howey is a self-described “bum,” who bounced from computer repair, to yacht captain, to bookstore clerk. In his spare time he wrote science fiction, and  in 2011 self published his post-apocalyptic novel Wool.   Soon he was earning him over $100,000 a month on Amazon, had secured him a six-figure book deal from a major publisher and his book had been optioned for film by Ridley Scott, director of Blade Runner and Alien.

Hugh is an inspiration and you can see numerous interview’s with Hugh at our website.

Part of Hugh’s formula was to lower his sales price as low as 99 cents.   This compares to the typically $9.99 to $12.99 for other books on Kindle. The low prices started enough people reading his book Wool. Suddenly sales of Wool took off through word of mouth.  After the book became a best seller at Amazon.com the foreign rights, six figure print deal and film rights flowed naturally.

Starting with online books allows you to lower price…  increase volume and cut out a publisher, distributor and book store who normally absorb up to 88% of the income created by a book.

You can start self publishing with no printing costs, no shelf space, no inventory, no postal delivery.  Most of the publishing expenses are eliminated.

Our self publishing course includes how to use the 7Ps to self publish for profit plus includes “Self Publishing 202… How to Publish on Kindle”.

Learn how to develop your publishing skills to turn your passion into profit!  If you can’t write… publish the writing of others instead!

Self Fulfilled: How to be a Self Publisher teaches our proprietary step-by-step plan for getting your publishing business going… full or part-time… right away.

The course includes 11 steps to creating the perfect product, including how to review ideas, test focus, and aim at markets.

* 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).

* 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).

* 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.

* 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!

* 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

The course includes:  A 50 minute Video Workshop worth $99 “How to Start Your Own Internet Business” presented by our webmaster David Cross,

* The $299 online course “The Tangled Webs We Weave – How to Have an Internet Business”.

* 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 is a $199 value.

* A special report only available to those who enroll in “Self Fulfilled” entitled  “Three Secrets for Creating Publishing Ideas”.

Self Fulfilled is normally $299.  Event Full Business is normally $349.   This special offer gives you both for $499.   Save $149 when you order both “Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher” and “Event – Full Business”.

GUARANTEED. We’ll Accept All the Risk!

We completely guarantee the program.

Order Self Publishing: Your Complete Business Plan for becoming a self publisher and take a full 30 days to put it through its paces. That way you can follow my simple process and start seeing the results for yourself.

If you’re not completely convinced that this information is helpful to you—all you have to do is let us know and  you’ll receive a complete refund of every penny of your subscription.

We welcome you to “Event – Full Business” and Self Fulfilled.

We’ll be doing all we can to help you create a rich and fulfilled lifestyle that stretches well beyond your dreams with a self publishing business that supports events.

Self Fullfilled and Event Full Business $499

See more about these two courses here.

Why the Father of the Consumer Internet Invests in E-Commerce

The Unlikely Habit


There are big benefits to be gained from developing the unlikely habit of looking into the unlikely.

Yesterday’s message Free Airfares looked at the battle between Amazon.com, Google and Apple.  Who will the winner be?

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Fresh Ecuador roses in our kitchen. This is the last day to order Thanksgiving roses.  See details here.

So between Amazon.com, Google and Apple, who will the winner be? Probably none of the three… because small is big.

Imagine this.  You may be able to beat Google, Apple and Amazon.com at retailing in a pinnacle career that rises with new retailing technology.

Does this seem unlikely?

I hope this is still unlikely… because this is where I am betting now.  The big profits flow to the early adapter… the place where Merri and I like to be.

When I recommended investing in Hong Kong in the 1970s I was an early adapter (purely by chance). Hong Kong seemed unlikely then.  I learned the power of early adoption from that luck in Hong Kong. After that,  I began looking for value in the unlikely.  When we recommended investing in London real estate in the 1980s (with borrowed British pounds) that seemed unlikely.  Then we recommended Isle of Man real estate and then to borrow Japanese yen to invest in Mexican pesos.  Next we suggested Ecuador real estate as an incredible value in the 1990s.  In 2009 our messages were “buy Florida real estate” as it was crashing.

All these ideas seemed unlikely at the time because they were early in the bell shaped curve.

The only event that is unlikely is that Amazon, Google and Apple won’t go through the bell shaped curve.

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Image from fao.org

There is a trick that we as micro businesses can use with the bell shaped curve that reaps huge profits… as in a moment you’ll see.

Jeff Bezos knows this and has the best chance of winning the battle of the big three.  A recent MIT Technology Review article entitled “No Stores? No Salesmen? No Profit? No Problem for Amazon by George Anders tells why when it says:  Amazon’s massive investments in technology shape the future for retailers everywhere.

Why do some stores succeed while others fail? Retailers constantly struggle with this question, battling one another in ways that change with each generation.  In the late 1800s, architects ruled.  Successful merchants like Marshall Field created palaces of commerce that were so gorgeous shoppers rushed to come inside.  In the early 1900s, mail order became the “killer app,” with Sears Roebuck leading the way. Toward the end of the 20th century, ultra-efficient suburban discounters like Target and Walmart conquered all.

Now the tussles are fiercest in online retailing, where it’s hard to tell if anyone is winning. Retailers as big as Walmart and as small as Tweezerman.com all maintain their own websites, catering to an explosion of customer demand.

Even the most successful online retailer, Amazon.com, has a business model that leaves many people scratching their heads. Amazon is on track to ring up $75 billion in worldwide sales this year. Yet it often operates in the red; last quarter, Amazon posted a $41 million loss.

Look more closely at Bezos’s company, though, and its strategy becomes clear. Amazon is constantly plowing cash back into its business. Its secretive advanced-research division, Lab 126, works on next-generation Kindles and other mobile devices. More broadly, Amazon spends heavily to create the most advanced warehouses, the smoothest customer-service channels, and other features that help it grab an ever-larger share of the market.

This makes it more likely that Amazon.com will be around for many years to come…. just as Marshall Field lasted until less than a decade ago and Sears Roebuck remains (though barely).  Target and Walmart are still busy.

With Amazon.com we have experienced four retailing revolutions.  Knowing this and that another is coming gives us a chance to cash in by getting in at the beginning.

We can use Amazon.com right now to build a micro business based on self publishing and events… and prepare at the same time for the “something better – or at least newer”  coming.

The Bell Curve Trick

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Image from fao.org

The way to maximize profits and establish everlasting wealth is to get into new technology at the beginning of its bell curve so you capture the period of maximum growth (shown above) when the curve shifts from innovation to early adaption.

The next big thing may be some form of  micro Amazon.coms.  Micro businesses that are established and ready to be early adapters in this shift will enjoy benefits similar to what we have enjoyed by starting a website in the 1990s.  Adapting a new technology early can help you maximize profits and maintain dominance as the early and late majority jump in.

This is why I am starting Self Publishing 303.

Last weekend at our Writer’s Camp we launched the new concept we will be unveiling in “Self Publishing 303”.  This is aimed at helping delegates see how Amazon.com might evolve so they can prepare now as self publishers ahead of the curve.

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Eustis near Mount Dora, Florida lights up for the holiday.

The main thrust in this 303 concept is a different list acquisition and monetization system so micro business can create niches of profit faster and more profitably.  The goal is to create an income flow now and prepare self publishing businesses to take advantage of the Steve Case type technology explained below.

Does it seem unlikely that you could compete effectively with Amazon.com?  This may seem unlikely but the safety net is that the steps we take now can be profitable under the existing Amazon.com technology but is geared to evolve with the new as it appears.

Join me in an adventure to find out by starting a habit of looking into the unlikely.

Gary

How to Get Ahead Through Travel

The way to get ahead is by getting ahead.  Really. 

The bell shaped curve affects all trends.  The 15.75% of businesses and investors that really get ahead are the early adopters.  They gain the largest rewards.

bell shaped curve

Bell shape curve… 15.75% get in ahead of the trend.

You can get ahead because a new trend is on its way.   This is an era of rapid disruptive change that hits even the giants.  In fact the bigger they are… the more vulnerable they become.  Amazon.com for example has turned huge industries upside down… and knocked booksellers, publishers and many retail businesses to their knees, but is Amazon.com the giant that will stumble next?

Self publishing at Amazon.com is evolving.   The idea of simply publishing and just waiting for royalties to roll in, is well along the bell shaped curve.  Amazon will be with us for some time…  but new technologies that can disrupt Amazon.com are already on their way.

What’s Next? – Huge Profits For the Early Adapter

Amazon.com will change.  The firm has incredible income but small profit.   Amazon.com is the 1,000 pound  gorilla when it comes to selling books.  For how long?  Just when everyone thinks they have the system figured out… a new disruption comes along.   Ask the guys at Borders or Barnes & Noble!   Wait… that’s right. I forgot.  Borders is gone.  Barnes & Noble’s revenues decreased 8 percent in 2013 so it’s also on its way out?

An article at MIT Technology Review titled “Why the Father of the Consumer Internet Invests in E-Commerce” shows one way that internet publishing and e-commerce are evolving.   The article says:  Steve Case brought the Internet to Main Street.  Now he wants everyone to open an online store.   Case is no buzzword-dropping futurist. He’s practical, with a sharp eye for Main Street’s needs and, he says, “big ideas that are still small companies.”  Its largest investment, $40 million, went to BigCommerce, a company that brings “Amazon-like capabilities” to any merchant. The pool of potential customers is huge: 95 percent of retail establishments in the U.S. consist of a single store.

Be a Micro Amazon.com

This is the new trend rising… small companies with Amazon.com like capabilities.   Early adopters have a chance to get ahead of this trend by mastering the 7Ps.

Our two online courses, “Self Fulfilled – How to Self Publish” and “Event Full Business” how to profit from an events business, both teach how to use the 7Ps.  The two courses work together in a synergistic way so you can create a micro publishing seminar business as Merri and I have.

The 7 Ps are “For Certain” principles in this uncertain world.

The 7Ps are  Passion – Problem – Person – Product – Prospecting Path – Promise – Presentation and go beyond change.

Whatever disruption new technology brings, the 7Ps create opportunity because they identify, reach, engage, focus and solidify customers at a profit.

The Ps are really important to any writer, publisher or micro business because they transcend all forms of technology.  They are a constant in an ever changing world.

The 7Ps reflect an immutable logic that worked in paper based publishing before computers.  They worked with computerized Cheshire labels.  The 7Ps worked  with jet printing on envelopes and personalized emails.  They work for websites and blogs.  Our Writer’s Camp and Online Self Fulfilled delegates and Event Full subscribers are using the 7Ps successfully right now at Amazon.com and in numerous micro businesses.

Learn how to earn extra income by combining the 7Ps in an events business that is supported by self publishing and writing to sell.

gary scott events

Merri and I speaking to over 400 delegates in Quito, Ecuador

gary scott events

Merri and I speaking to a dozen delegates at our farm office in North Carolina.

Merri and I have been using the 7Ps for over 45 years.   Since May 1968 we have been paid to travel and live exactly where we have wanted to be… because we have known how to write to sell and monetize the publishing success with events, seminars, courses and tours.

The combination of self publishing working hand in hand with an events business has allowed us to visit and to live anywhere in the world we have desired.   Many of our courses delegates are using the 7Ps to enjoy great profits and lifestyle as well.

One reader sent me this note:

“Gary,  I participated in a Home Party last week and sold $253 worth of Ecuador goods that I brought back on my trip there last November.  That makes a total of approx. $450 in random sales so far which comes real close to paying for my airline ticket.  I still have a nice inventory, so will work on selling the rest.” 

This reader is using an events based business to generate income that pays for Ecuador travel.

Our online course “Event – Full Business” shows how to start small and gradually build a larger events business (if that is your desire) as we have done.

There are many 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 event 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.  More often we bring in $10,000 for a weekend’s work.

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.

Gain income generating synergy.

We have created a special program so readers can enjoy both our guaranteed online courses “Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher” and “Event Full Business – How to Have a Seminar and Tour Business” and save $149.

“Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher” is regularly available for $299.

“Event Full Business – How to Have a Seminar and Tour Business” is $349.

This special offer provides both guaranteed courses for $499… a $149 savings

Event Full Business- How to Have a Seminar and Tour Business.

We have conducted seminars or events or spoken at them in… (alphabetical order)  Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Belize, Canada, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, England, Ecuador, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary (before the Iron Curtain came down), Indonesia, Isle of Man, Jamaica, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Nevis, Panama, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand and at one time or another most of the United States and even more.

There is a possibility that  Merri and I know more about conducting events than 99.9% of the people in the world.

We share what we know about events in our emailed correspondence course:  “Event – Full Business”.

Self publishing and events go hand in hand.  Writing to sell can build an events business and events can sell self published books, reports and courses.

Here are the initial lessons you receive.

#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 which 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: How to build a List.

#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.

Event – Full Business – How to have a seminar and tour business sells for $349, but in this special offer you receive both fully guaranteed online courses “Event – Full Business” and “Self Fulfilled” for $499 and save $149.

Self Fulfilled-How to be A Self Publisher.

There are growing numbers of great stories about beginning writers using Kindle to sell their publications.

One great story is about Hugh Howey, a writer that every self publisher should meet and hear.  Read Hugh’s story here.

Hugh Howey is a self-described “bum,” who bounced from computer repair, to yacht captain, to bookstore clerk. In his spare time he wrote science fiction, and  in 2011 self published his post-apocalyptic novel Wool.   Soon he was earning him over $100,000 a month on Amazon, had secured him a six-figure book deal from a major publisher and his book had been optioned for film by Ridley Scott, director of Blade Runner and Alien.

Hugh is an inspiration and you can see numerous interview’s with Hugh at our website.

Part of Hugh’s formula was to lower his sales price as low as 99 cents.   This compares to the typically $9.99 to $12.99 for other books on Kindle. The low prices started enough people reading his book Wool. Suddenly sales of Wool took off through word of mouth.  After the book became a best seller at Amazon.com the foreign rights, six figure print deal and film rights flowed naturally.

Starting with online books allows you to lower price…  increase volume and cut out a publisher, distributor and book store who normally absorb up to 88% of the income created by a book.

You can start self publishing with no printing costs, no shelf space, no inventory, no postal delivery.  Most of the publishing expenses are eliminated.

Our self publishing course includes how to use the 7Ps to self publish for profit plus includes “Self Publishing 202… How to Publish on Kindle”.

Learn how to develop your publishing skills to turn your passion into profit!  If you can’t write… publish the writing of others instead!

Self Fulfilled: How to be a Self Publisher teaches our proprietary step-by-step plan for getting your publishing business going… full or part-time… right away.

The course includes 11 steps to creating the perfect product, including how to review ideas, test focus, and aim at markets.

* 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).

* 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).

* 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.

* 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!

* 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

The course includes:  A 50 minute Video Workshop worth $99 “How to Start Your Own Internet Business” presented by our webmaster David Cross,

* The $299 online course “The Tangled Webs We Weave – How to Have an Internet Business”.

* 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 is a $199 value.

* A special report only available to those who enroll in “Self Fulfilled” entitled  “Three Secrets for Creating Publishing Ideas”.

Self Fulfilled is normally $299.  Event Full Business is normally $349.   This special offer gives you both for $499.   Save $149 when you order both “Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher” and “Event – Full Business”.

GUARANTEED. We’ll Accept All the Risk!

We completely guarantee the program.

Order Self Publishing: Your Complete Business Plan for becoming a self publisher and take a full 30 days to put it through its paces. That way you can follow my simple process and start seeing the results for yourself.

If you’re not completely convinced that this information is helpful to you—all you have to do is let us know and  you’ll receive a complete refund of every penny of your subscription.

We welcome you to “Event – Full Business” and Self Fulfilled.

We’ll be doing all we can to help you create a rich and fulfilled lifestyle that stretches well beyond your dreams with a self publishing business that supports events.

Self Fullfilled and Event Full Business $499

See more about these two courses here.

Why the Father of the Consumer Internet Invests in E-Commerce

No Stores? No Salesmen? No Profit? No Problem for Amazon

Author Scott Nicholson On Selling Foreign Digital Right


Scott Nicholson Interview by Gary Scott – Selling Foreign Rights

 

Author Scott Nicholson has written 15 thrillers, 60 short stories, four comics series, and six screenplays. He lives in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, where he writes, tends an organic garden and generally lives the dream.

Scott Nicholson specializes in horror and thrillers, often set in rural Appalachia.  His debut, “The Red Church”, was a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award.  The success of his books at Amazon led Amazon’s publishing subsidiary Thomas & Mercer to sign him to a two book deal.

Nicholson won the grand prize in the international Writers of the Future contest in 1999. That same year, he was first runner-up for the Darrell Award. He studied Creative Writing at Appalachian State University and UNC-Chapel Hill. He has been an officer of Mystery Writers of America and Horror Writers Association and is a member of International Thriller Writers and inaugural member of the Killer Thriller Band.

Scott’s newest book reveals a new trend that I believe will become one of the biggest waves in self publishing… the return of the serial.  “McFall” is a serial and was released in August 2013.

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Scott Nicholson’s new serial, “McFall”.

You can order McFall at  www.amazon.com/McFall-Kindle-Serial-ebook/dp/B00DOFW8BM

Author Scott Nicholson on Self Publishing


Scott Nicholson on Self Publishing 

You can see a 20 part interview with author Scott Nicholson below.

Author Scott Nicholson has written 15 thrillers, 60 short stories, four comics series, and six screenplays. He lives in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, where he writes, tends an organic garden and generally lives the dream.

Scott has written hundreds of songs and poems and was a musician, a newspaper reporter, dishwasher, carpenter, painter, paranormal investigator, baseball card dealer, and radio announcer.

Scott had 105 rejections before his first story sale and over 400 before he sold a novel. You can learn about Scott and his books at his website www.authorscottnicholson.com

Scott Nicholson specializes in horror and thrillers, often set in rural Appalachia.  His debut, “The Red Church”, was a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award.  The success of his books at Amazon led Amazon’s publishing subsidiary Thomas & Mercer to sign him to a two book deal.

Scott’s newest book reveals a new trend that I believe will become one of the biggest waves in self publishing… the return of the serial.  “McFall” is a serial and was released in August 2013.

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Scott Nicholson’s new serial, “McFall”.

I read a quote from an interview by Scott Nicholson and he shares why the key to writing success is… to… never… ever… quit doing what you love.

Scott’s success shows the importance of loving to write and being tenacious.  He wrote at davidgaughran.wordpress.comI should have quit writing if I had a lick of sense. I was getting form rejections from my own agent, I was earning maybe $500 a year from my writing, and my traditionally published books were deader than Vanilla Ice’s music career.

But I’d always advised writers to never stop writing, because that was the only difference between writers who failed and writers who succeeded. I knew the publishing world was getting tougher by the day, and yet I still believed. Despite side forays into screenwriting and comic books, I kept writing novels even when I wasn’t sure they would ever reach an audience.

When the Kindle revolution came along, I was still bogged down in the “only hacks self-publish” BS that they teach you in Beginning Writer Boot Camp. I spent half a year studying what was going on, following my pal J.A. Konrath’s adventures like so many other writers did.

I was still a little ambivalent when I uploaded a couple of books at the beginning of 2010. I was still seeking a traditional deal, and my blog posts at the time spoke in an apologetic tone, that I was just dabbling in self-publishing with the goal of paying the light bill. Soon the indie income began paying the mortgage, and at the latest “I can’t sell this” from an agent, I realized they couldn’t but I could.

I began uploading all the books I’d been submitting, while collecting my stories into anthologies and writing new books. Indie became my business plan, and I found I enjoyed all aspects of being a creative entrepreneur in the digital age. After a little more than a year, I was able to write full time.

You can order McFall at  www.amazon.com/McFall-Kindle-Serial-ebook/dp/B00DOFW8BM

Author Scott Nicholson’s website is  www.authorscottnicholson.com

Video #1:

Scott Nicholson Interview by Gary Scott – Self Publishing Ups Downs

 

Video #2:

Scott Nicholson Interview by Gary Scott  Shifting to Full Time Writing

 

 

Video #3:

Scott Nicholson Interview by Gary Scott  Who is a Writer

 

Video #4:

Scott Nicholson Interview by Gary Scott Overcoming Rejection

 

 

Video #5:

Scott Nicholson Interview by Gary Scott   Working With Amazon.com

 

 

Video #6:

Scott Nicholson Interview by Gary Scott   Selling Foreign Rights

 

 

Video #7

Scott Nicholson Interview by Gary Scott  Global Benefits of Self Publishing

 

Video #8:

Scott Nicholson Interview by Gary Scott  One Book Can Multiply Sales

 

Video #9:

Scott Nicholson Interview by Gary Scott Why Choose Horror

 

 

Video #10:

Scott Nicholson Interview by Gary Scott   Family Benefits of Self Publishing

 

 

Video #11:

Scott Nicholson Interview by Gary Scott  How Amazon Serials Work

 

 

Video #12:

Scott Nicholson Interview by Gary Scott  How to Use Autoresponders in Self Publishing

 

 

Video #13:

Scott Nicholson Interview by Gary Scott  Writing Routines

 

 

Video #14:

Scott Nicholson Interview by Gary Scott Writing Structure

 

 

Video #15:

Scott Nicholson Interview by Gary Scott  Working With Amazon.com

 

 

Video #16:

Scott Nicholson Interview by Gary Scott Amazon.com Benefits

 

 

Video #17:

 

Scott Nicholson Interview by Gary Scott The Amazon Bell Curve

 

 

Video #18:

Scott Nicholson Interview by Gary Scott Changing Genres

 

 

Video #19:

Scott Nicholson Interview by Gary Scott Future Books

 

 

Video #20:

Scott Nicholson Interview by Gary Scott Most Important Self Publishing Tip

 

Better Retirement with Kindle Marketing


We can gain a better retirement with kindle marketing and writing to sell.

The key to success in writing to sell or any micro business that uses the internet is to create a list of like minded souls.  One way to create this is by offering books free, for a limited time, at Amazon.com.   We shared how our friend and Writer’s Camp delegate, Nicolette Goff, used this approach to get 10,000 readers in three days.  We wanted to see if she could duplicate this so tried the three day free Kindle marketing program again. Read about Nicki’s new book here.

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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

Join us for our writers camp this upcoming labor day weekend

Attend the camp free and all our seminars and courses this year and 2014 as an International Club member.

Recipes for Health & Wealth


Here are two recipes that can change your life in Ecuador or wherever you live.  

The first recipe is a formula that can help cook up more fun, fulfillment and cash.

These are examples of readers who have used Ecuador to create publications.

The first example is Nicolette Goff’s book “Easy Quinoa Recipes” which has 13 great quinoa recipes that Nicki has gained during her part time living in Ecuador.

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You can order this book at Amazon.com at the link below.

Yet there is more so let’s look at the money!

I am writing about quinoa today because Nicolette’s (Nicki’s) first book of 13 quinoa recipes… had 10,000 downloads in five days and dozens of good reviews!

Getting these downloads is step three in a seven step process we (and others) have been helping Nicki walk through so she can earn income through writing and publishing again and again.

I am sending this note to you especially today because Nicolette’s second quinoa book with 30 recipes has just been published at Amazon.com. The price  is normally $2.99.   You can get this cook book FREE today, tomorrow or Friday.  See how to get the book below.

The seven steps to everlasting wealth with writing by the way are:

Step #1:  Define the passion.

Step #2:  Reach like minded souls.

Step #3: Engage the interested reader.

Step #4: Monetize.

Step #5: Optimize the Monetization.

Step #6:  Expand the Monetization.

Step #7: Look for Cross Fertilization and Long Tail Monetization.

Nicki is now well on her way to wonderful self publishing success.  Our new report shows how she and two others have used our seminars, Writer’s Camps, and online course “Self Fulfilled – How to be a “Writer and Self Publisher” as part of their process in building a career writing about their passions for like minded souls.

The report shows what Nicki (and others) have done to date and the remaining four steps they may want to take to make sure that their writing success is also a huge and never ending financial success.

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This is Nicki’s second quinoa book.

To order Nicolette Goff’s first Quinoa cookbook for $1.99 click on Amazon.com here.

Another example is Patricio Tamariz who lives full time in Ecuador and published a book about Ecuador.

Patricio wrote:  It is a pleasure for me to announce that my book on the Pacific Coast of Ecuador, and especially for the Bahia de Caraquez region, has finally come out in Amazon.com.

I hope you remember me I am the owner of CasaGrande in Bahia de Caraquez (www.casagrandebahia.com) and of the archaeological ecolodge at Chirije (www.chirije.com).  Casa Grande offers a discount to Ecuador Living Club members.

The book is titled: The Secret of Paradise, The Mysteries of the Pacific Coast of Ecuador.

If possible I would appreciate it if you could send out the word to all your followers, I know it will be a great book for all of those who want to hear about the history and the harmony of this area.

There should be a color and also a black/white version of the book in paperback . The Kindle edition is also available.

I do not have yet any books here in Bahia, so I can send you one. But once you come down here, I would love to invite you here and give you a personal tour of Chirije.  I hope you enjoy the book.  Patricio

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Order ($8.39)  The Secret of Paradise, The Mysteries of the Pacific Coast of Ecuador

Here is a recipe is for a healthy quinoa meal.  The leaf change has begun here in the mountains. I love to hike into the woods… sit… watch… listen.   Often I pack a perfect lunch… Thermos quinoa kitchari.

This meal is a very healthy, fast… easy… portable lunch anywhere.

This is a meal you can live on… balanced with protein, carbs and fat… filled with nutrition, delicious and easy and fast to prepare.

Here is the recipe for Thermos Quinoa Kitchari.

1/3 cup Quinoa

2/3 cup Mung Beans (or Yellow Split) or Green Split Peas.

Handful of Vegetables of your choice.

3 cups (approx.) Water

A bit of Salt

1 tsp. Coconut Oil, Ghee or Olive Oil.

1 tsp. Cumin Powder

1/2 tsp. Turmeric Powder

1/2 tsp. Coriander Powder

1/2 tsp. Fennel Powder

1 pinch Asafoetida (Hing) if this suits you.

Stir the dry quinoa, split peas (or mung beans), vegetables and spices with the water and bring to a boil.  Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Bring back to a boil and pour into a thermos.   Add the coconut oil on top.  Close the thermos. Leave at least two hours.  Enjoy your walk. Open and eat!  Delicious.

I personally like spinach or greens and celery as vegetables… ideally organic and ideally washed with Purely Green.  I cut them into smallish pieces so they’ll fit in the thermos.

I use organic quinoa and soak in water overnight if I remember.   Then pour out the water in the morning.  I also use organic spices… normally Frontier Brand purchased at the health food store.

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I love this meal.  There are some big rock formations deep in the woods in the back of our farm.  What a great way to lunch, propped against the massive rocks… surrounded by this symphony of nature.

A big part of good nutrition is when, where, how and how much we eat… plus how much we enjoy eating.

Yet even in a crowded noisy surrounding, this is a good nutritious meal!    You can just about live well…on quinoa, vegetables and beans.

Wherever you plan to live, Ecuador, Canada, Europe, the US or elsewhere… writing to sell can be a recipe for a better retirement with extra wealth.

Gary

Seven P Secrets of Self Publishing

When you write, you can work anywhere.   Here I am working poolside in the winter, at our Florida farm.

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Here I am with our hound Ma, working during the summer at our North Carolina farm.

Learn how to earn everywhere, while living anywhere you choose.  I have been able to earn by writing in Hong Kong, England, the Isle of Man, Dominican republic and Ecuador to name a few of the place I have lived.  Everywhere I have been… too numerous to share here, I have been able to work.  All I need is my laptop.

A pencil and pad even did the job before.  Freedom is just one benefit that you can gain from writing.

Another is income.   Writing has brought me both farms, free and clear… plus a lot more.

Another good example is my friend Hugh Howey.  He was working for $10 an hour in a book store when he self published his novel Wool, typing in a storage room during his lunch breaks.  Soon he was earning over $100,000 a month on Amazon.com.  This helped secure a six-figure book deal from Simon & Schuster, and an option for film by Ridley Scott, director of Blade Runner and Alien.

Hugh Howey

Sometimes Hugh and I get together at my  farm and play chess (he beats me badly).

Writers like High are great inspirations.

A couple of years ago Hugh  left Florida, and moved to South Africa.  He had a sailing catamaran built for him and now can sail the world while he continues to write.

Hugh explained it like this: And that’s the miracle of working as a writer: I can do it from anywhere and everywhere. The past few years, I’ve done a lot of writing from airplanes and airports while on business trips abroad.  SAND was entirely written overseas while traveling through seven different countries; I think it’s a better story because of those inspirations. In upcoming years, I may be writing near your home port.

Hugh’s a super star writer and his success could not happen to a more deserving and talented person.  He pours enormous energy into being worthy of his readership.  But you do not have to be a million dollar a year earner or a traveler to benefit from writing.

The good news is… you do not need a huge success to have a rich and fulfilled lifestyle.  Self Publishing can bring you a life that most people only dream of, as a journeyman writer, instead of a super star.

May I hastily add that the path to stardom begins as a journeyman… so the journeyman’s path brings success without stardom… but can also lead to stardom.

What most success stories like Hugh’s rarely explain is the many hours of writing that was devoted before their self published book sales soared.   Hugh, like me and most writers were journeymen first.  Stardom came later.

Here are sevens secrets that can help you become a journeyman writer. 

The secrets are a writer’s armory of tools that allows almost anyone to create successful publications for income, freedom and fulfillment.

Take Merri’s and my publishing business as an example.  

Merri and I are not writing stars.  We are journeymen who have for more than 40 years, year in and year out, earned solid income writing and self publishing dozens of publications about multiple subjects.

Some years that income has been more than solid… over a million dollars.  Yet in terms of stardom, we are hardly known.

In a moment you’ll see why that’s fine for us and probably will be for you too.

First some history.

Merri became involved in self publishing over 40 years ago… first helping a veterinarian publish a book on a very specific market… animal acupuncture. Then she showed a needle point artist how to sell more books to an even more specific audience… “needle point enthusiasts”  about her needle point work to an audience larger than the population of the city she lived in.  This led Merri to eventually become Executive Editor of an award winning magazine in Florida.

My story allowed Merri and me to work and live from Hong Kong to London to Europe to Eastern Europe, then the Caribbean and then Ecuador… making millions in the process of following our adventures… having fun… while helping a large readership adapt to a rapidly changing world.

That’s what self publishing can bring, profit, adventure and fulfillment, a great feeling of worth and wonder.

Self Publishing has created exactly the lifestyle we desire allowing us to span the world and work with meaning and purpose.

Self Publishing has become a new business art form. 

The seven secrets can help you start your own self publishing business now.

Everything in publishing is new and exciting and changing.  Publishing is being recreated by the wonderful power of destructive technology.

Everything is new… except the seven secrets. 

Change in the publishing industry is disturbing many.   We love this evolution due to these seven secrets we call the 7Ps.  The 7 Ps are so fundamental to writing and publishing that new technology enhances rather than reduces their power.

The First P is Passion.

Whatever your passion, you can immerse yourself in it AND create income with self publishing.  This can be your direct ticket to the kind of fulfillment you’ve always wanted.

Whether you want to travel the world or live as a recluse, work 12 hours a day or not work much at all,  you can set your schedule to succeed, if you’re willing to learn these seven secrets.

You can start part-time with any dream, passion, and budget.  Once you’ve created a product, you’ll enjoy the “multiple effect” of producing profits over and over again.

So the question is… What do you love to do?

What’s Your Passion:  An example is that thirty years ago, a client of Merri’s had a passion to help people who were in pain?  He published a series of pamphlets explaining various chiropractic disorders in very simple terms.  For example: “What Is Whiplash?”

The pamphlets contained solid information, but were simple 5″ x 7″ brochures with drawings and explanations. He sold them with a rack to chiropractors, who put them in their offices for patients to read.  These little self-published items sold year in and year out for decades.

There are thousands of ideas of this sort that can lead to big business.  It’s just a matter of defining and then acting on your passion.

Although I can work when I please and go where I wish, for me the most important reason for being a publisher is the satisfaction it brings. 

I love the projects I take on, so work doesn’t feel like, well… work.

What do you love?  If you love golf, then you can write and sell publications about golf.  Love travel, fishing, dogs, dolls, or art?  Write and sell publications in these fields.

Are you concerned about crime, war, poverty or environmental issues?  You can publish information products that help reduce these concerns.

Would you like to help the world be a more spiritual place?  Publish a newsletter, write a book (or hire someone to write it for you), record a tape… publish something that enlightens people.

Whatever your passion, you can immerse yourself in it and earn income by publishing for ereaders, print on demand, CDs, lists, bound books, or any format you choose.

Be immersed in your passion and get paid well for it. 

This is why stardom is not the main goal for most writers and self publishers.  Extra income, more freedom and fulfillment are usually more than enough enough.

The seven Ps are:

#1: Passion

#2: Problem

#3: Person

#4: Profitably Priced Product

#5: Prospecting Pathway

#6: Promise

#7: Presentation

The first time I exposed others to the secrets in Self Publishing was in a weekend “Writer’s Camp” seminar.  We offered the camp for $1,500. 80 delegates enrolled.  People from all walks of life attended—chiropractors, businessmen, investors, doctors, realtors, inventors, airline pilots, engineers, and housewives.

Merri and I were so overwhelmed by the response, we decided to make it available to a larger audience.  We created a written course based on our current self publishing activity called “Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher.”  Then we recorded the weekend “Writer’s Camp” seminar.

Thousands have used the course as it has evolved over the decades.

You can receive both the written course and the recorded weekend seminar, in an MP3 file, in a special “Live Well and Free Anywhere” program I am making available to you.  The normal fee is $299 for the written course and $299 for the recorded workshop.   I’ll send you both the course and the recorded workshop and my course “International Business Made EZ (also $299) all for $299.  You save $598.

We are so confident that you’ll gain from this offer that if you are not fully satisfied, simply email us within 60 days for a full refund .

These courses are not theoretical.  They describe, step-by-step, how Merri and I built a million-dollar international business and how we are running this self publishing business right now.   We use the 7Ps today just as we did four decades ago to create a strong annual income.

This correspondence course is for those who would like their own international self publishing micro business for fun and profit. If you want fun, freedom, extra income and fulfillment with your own full or part time writing or want to build your existing business, by writing to sell you can profit from this course.  The course can help who want their own business or who want to have a business together or a family business.  This is the perfect course for those who can no longer find employment, who are looking for ways to earn abroad and who wish to retire and supplement their income.

Whether you are retired, an investor, chiropractor, doctor, dentist, professional or already own your own business, this offers another way to make money, to turn your passion into profit. We guarantee that we have shared all we know to help you start and run your own international business.  Enjoy and live a life of following your Passion to Profit… through writing.

Here is a special offer. 

We provide two emailed courses  “Self Fulfilled – How to Write to Sell and be a Self Publisher” and “International Business Made EZ”.

We include the “Self Fulfilled Writing and Self Publishing Course” because there are two reasons to write, when you have something to say or when you have something to sell.  In this day and age many of us want to do both, make a statement that makes the world a better place and earn something extra in the process. 

Whatever your passion, however you do business, chances are you’ll be writing either to create a product or to sell a product. 

You save more than $598 because you also receive a recorded webinar conducted by our webmaster David Cross (at no extra cost).

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David Cross

David has been our webmaster since our website began in the 1990s.  He is Merri’s and my business partner. We could not run our business as we do without him.

Learn the tactics we use in our web business that condenses 27 years of practical experience about search engine optimization, and writing for search engines.

For the last 27 years David has worked with companies large and small – IBM, Agora Publishing, AstraZeneca and many small business owners.  He has worked in 22 countries, and lived in six of them.

David’s clients span the globe and represent companies and charities both large and small.  From corporate giants to small, one-woman businesses and everything from finance, healthcare, publishing, technology, real estate, veterinarians, alternative health centers and everything in between.

David is an essential part of our web based business.

Myles Norin, CEO of Agora, Inc.  wrote:  “I have found David’s knowledge and experience unmatched in the industry.  Without David’s expertise and guidance for the past 7 years, we would not be nearly as successful as we are.”

As Senior Internet Consultant to Agora Inc. in Baltimore, MD, he worked closely with Agora’s publishers and marketers and – over a 7-year period – helped to propel Agora’s online revenues from around $20 million to well over $300 million.

David’s webinar will help you gain benefits in your micro business that large internet marketing companies use.  In this practical recorded workshop you will learn valuable skills to help your micro business.

There has never been a time when the opportunity for small businesses abroad has been so outstanding.  Expand your borders now!  Increase your economic security freedom, independence and success.

If you are not fully satisfied that this offers you enormous value simply email us for a full refund within 60 days.  You can keep all three courses as our thanks for giving our courses a try.

You also receive a report  “How to use Relaxed Concentration to Brainstorm Business Ideas” and a recorded workshop “How to Become and Remain Rich With Relaxed Concentration” at no additional cost.

Plus you get more in the program.

You receive the Report, “How to Finance a Small Business Overseas” (no extra fee).

Merri and I have always preferred to start our micro businesses  through cash flow.  However in the early the days of our business I found myself raising extra capital several times.  I have also helped numerous businesses raise money to get started.  This report shares several experiences to give a thumbnail sketch of how to raise money abroad.

In addition you receive regular writing and self publishing updates for a year.  Businesses usually need to evolve.  Merri and I continue to publish and have our independent businesses.  Some basics have remained for decades, but new strategies occur all the time throughout the year.  We’ll be sending along updates that share our most recent experiences as we learn and continue to grow our international micro business from Smalltown USA.

My special offer to you in this “Live Well and Free Anywhere Program”, is that you receive:

  • “International Business Made EZ” course
  • “Self Fulfilled – How to Write to Sell” course
  • 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”
  • Any updates to any of the courses, workshops, reports or recordings for a year.

We are so confident that you’ll gain from this offer that if you are not fully satisfied, simply email us within 60 days for a full refund . 

To order International Business Made EZ and the entire “Live Well and Free Anywhere” program for $299.  Click Here.

See success stories from Self Publishers and a few who have attended the “Writer’s Camp” you can hear on MP3.

 

Join us for a Writer’s Camp and receive the Online Self Fulfilled course free.