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The New Big in Small VII


Problems created by big business create opportunity for those who write.

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Recently a friend sent me the NYT article “Save Barnes & Noble!”

The article says: Barnes & Noble is in trouble. You hear that, in worried tones, when you talk to people in the book business. You feel it when you walk into one of the chain’s stores, a cluttered mix of gifts, games, DVDs (DVDs?) and books. And you really see the problems if you dig into the company’s financial statements.

Revenue from Nook, the company’s e-book device, has fallen more than 85 percent since 2012.

At first glance, this seems like a classic story of business disruption. Barnes & Noble and Borders were once so imposing that they served as the model for the evil corporation trying to crush independent bookstores in the 1998 movie “You’ve Got Mail.” Then the world changed. The old leaders couldn’t keep up. Such is capitalism.

I’ve noticed Barnes & Nobles’ problems when visiting our family in Oregon. We meet up at B&N in Clackamas and that store is looking a bit down trodden.

I hated seeing Borders go.  Books-a-Million has struggled for years and has been shifting away from book sales into real estate.

The mega books were the big bad guys not that long ago when they were destroying small book stores.

Now we see even bigger businesses like Amazon.com, Apple and Google grinding the mega book stores into the ground.

I’m mostly watching and asking “where’s the opportunity for those who write”.

The end of B&N will really help small book stores come back.  That’s good.   What’s good for bookstores is good for those who wrote, especially those who are beginning.

It’s much easier to get a writing career going through small independent book stores rather than following the mega store route.

Getting exposure in bigger than big companies is hard work.  Using local successes as leverage to capture the attention of the big stores (or to get big internet algorithms) is a very reliable tactic.

Big, computer generated businesses create an opposite demand for small, people driven businesses.

This is why it is said “All politics are local”.

We can cash in on the rise of big internet businesses because the sun never sets on opportunity.  For example, writers can gain from rising giants by focusing their content and marketing on small niches in small communities.

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Espresso Book Machine

The shift of consumers from big to small is reflected in a Wall Street Journal article “New model for independent bookstores”.

The article explains that independent book stores have risen in numbers from 1,410 stores in 1,660 locations to 1,712 stores in 2,227 locations over the past five years. This growth has come as big bookstores are in decline. Barnes & Noble, Inc. has shrunk from 726 to 640 stores in the last five years.  Borders, once the second largest bookselling chain, closed its doors in 2011.  Books-A-Million Inc., the third largest, suffered such strong online competition that it had its shares delisted.

Why are small independent stores doing better?   One reason is because they are small.  Technology in the form of a desk-sized device called the Espresso Book Machine, prints new paperbacks in five minutes or less.  This is the game changer because it enables a bookstore to be much smaller.  Space dedicated to books can be cut 40% to 50% so books on the shelves turn more rapidly. Inventory costs are reduced.  Efficiency is improved.

One small book owner said”  “Amazon isn’t my problem. People want to hang out, they want to talk, they want intimacy.  My customers are here because they care about more than price.

“They want to be greeted, they want a sense of community, and they have a craving for culture.”

Independent bookstores also profit from become hyper local.  One store outlined in the WSJ article for example uses the Espresso Book Machine for a second community orient purpose to print local family histories, novels or poetry.  The store offers these author-customers to self publish in packages priced from $149 to $549.

An excellent story “New Strategy for Independent Book Stores” (3) published by a community newspaper gives what I believe is a realistic glimpse at how Goliaths in business will always create Davids.

The article shows how Harvard has been studying the importance of localism and shows how a community based value adding strategy of a couple of successful independent book stores.

Brick and mortar is struggling, yet independent bookstores selling new and used books have managed to weather the hostile environment.

Ryan Raffaelli, an assistant professor in the Organizational Behavior Unit at Harvard Business School, found bookstores resurgent against online behemoths like Amazon and larger book stores like Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million, because they champion localism, curate a particular collection of books, and offer community gathering spaces that serve as intellectual centers for communities.

Here is an excerpt

“It really is a gathering place for a whole city,” Sandy Wicks, Kelly’s mother and founder of the bookstore, said. “But we still sell a lot of books. I probably process easily 1,000 books a week.”

Having that intellectual center role was always part of the plan for Mrs. Phillips, even if she is not charging event fees for book clubs and birthday parties that use her space.

“It’s all about adding value. The goal is you add value to the community, people recognize that, and they support you,” she said. “I don’t make money as a party host. I make money because each kid takes a book home with them.”

Few of us are interested in starting a book store, but the lesson here works for writers as well.

One of the easiest, fastest ways to make an impact in writing is to focus on adding value to a local community. 

Problems create opportunity and spotting trends of trouble such as the US loss of confidence in national affairs is a huge and growing trend.  There is not a lot we can do to change international and national economics and politics, but we can prosper by thinking small and finding small niche area community based writing opportunities.

Gary

One part of our writing course looks at how to tap into the power of local communities.  See how below.

Be Better Than Free

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

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

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

When we spotted an old idea that offers profits in a new and different way we knew we had to help our readers get on board.   This is an idea, good for the community and those involved… that generates $11,835 a month of profit… and even more.

This report shares this new “old idea” showing you how to gain freedom, live where you chose, be an important part of your community and  have an outstanding income.

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

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

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

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

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My original notes about SNAP.

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

This report outlines:

* The benefits of having a writing and publishing business.

* How Merri and I developed a publishing business.

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

* How Merri and I discovered the Small Niche business plan.

* Who is using this business plan now.

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

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

This report shares how you can turn yourself into a well paid publishing professional with “Small Niche Publishing Publications”, using a cutting-edge system that turns the publishing industry upside down.

The system teaches how to publish:

* Hyper Local (Small Distribution Area)

* Focused on Quality Vs. Quantity

* Reaching Readers With Low Distribution Costs

* Published With No or Low Printing & Operational Costs

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

* Giving Service to the Community

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

You as a hyper local publisher gain:

* A proven business model

* A course on how to deliver in print, through the Internet or both.

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

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

* Editorial Revenues   $ 4,635

* Gross Revenue    $17,635

* Printing  Expense $4,300

* Estimated Operational Expenses  $1,500

* Profit $11,835

Other Advantages of this type publishing

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

* PRESS Credentials

* Prestige (Celebrity Status)

* Service You Provide to the Community

* Philanthropy

* Well Respected Profession

* “In The Know”

Let’s look at these benefits?

Here are 11 huge and very positive benefits.

#1:  Freedom of Choice. When you  own your own business and all the benefits that go along  with it, you can set your own hours.  You work when you want to, not  when you are told.   Working at home eliminates a commute unless you count the 8 seconds it takes to walk from the bedroom to your office.   You can even work in your pajamas.  One magazine publisher who helped develop this program says that this is one of his favorite benefits.  You don’t have to ask permission to take time off to attend your children’s sporting events, concerts, plays or any other event.

#2:  Greater control over your earnings and your destiny.  If you want to earn more, give yourself a raise by increasing your revenue.  When you work hard, you are working hard for your benefit and wealth not someone else’s.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sam Buffet… or is it Warren Walton?  Hyper local publishing is based on three cherished beliefs that Sam Walton and Warren Buffet shared.

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Forbes Magazine listed the 10 wealthiest Americans in an article entitled “The Faces Of Wealth in America”.  Both Buffet and the Walton family were there.

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Imagine combining the wealth Walton created with that of Warren Buffet.  You get 150.1 billions dollars… far more than the wealth created by Bill Gates and any other three of the top ten combined… by just these two men.

Sam Buffet and Warren Walton!  What a combination.

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

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

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

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

Over the last few years Buffet’s company, Berkshire Hathaway purchased 63 small and mid-sized daily and weekly newspapers throughout the United States.

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

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

Cherished Belief #2:  Community Orientation.

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

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

The individual papers can be really small as 10,000 circulation with tiny staffs.

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

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

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

You can enjoy all these benefits through hyper local publishing because small communities can be places, ideas or ideas within places.

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

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

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

Cherished Belief #3:  Seek Good Value.

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

Both Buffet and Walton shared a vision that small towns… ignored by the mainstream offered good value.  You tap into extra profit potential as a SNAP publisher who helps a small community.

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

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

The need for a sense of community is greater than ever before.   Community creates trust.  As the world has expanded on big is better,  the public has lost trust.  We no longer trust big business, big government, big hospitals, big banks, big publications etc.  Yet publications are of little value if they do not have the reader’s trust.   Internet publishing on the big scale has reduced trust.  Anyone can say anything on the internet and thus internet information is highly suspect.   Publishers who use a small niche to create trust have an advantage.

To begin this introduction let me add one more point and outline the value of what I am about to offer.  One model of publishing in the course shows how to make up to $11,835 a month… or more for an investment of just $299.  That’s value… plain and simple.

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

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

He was also Senior Internet Consultant to Agora Inc. in Baltimore, MD.  David worked closely with Agora’s publishers and marketers and over an 8-year period helped to propel Agora’s online revenues to over $300 Million.

So half of Buffet’s value equation was there.

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

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

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

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

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

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Merri with the artist the late Robert Rauschenberg

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

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

Of course, there is capital gain potential as well.

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

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

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

That was a really healthy capital gain.

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

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

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

What are the odds of getting this rich?

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

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

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

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

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

A more typical example of small niche magazine publishing are Dave and Sherry Johnson who attended one of our Self Publishing courses.  I discovered that Dave and Sherry published a couple of magazines in North Carolina when they enrolled for the course… but what I did not know was the value of what they had developed in publishing small town community magazines.

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

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

Time and Place

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

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

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

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

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

The Johnson’s hyper local business created enormous freedom as well.

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

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

Part of this course shows how to create income with a Small Niche publication.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Merri and I see hyper local magazines as one of the most important services we have been able to bring to our readers… ever.  This service helps our readers write to sell… to enjoy working with like minded souls and to bring a positive influence to communities.

We tested the market and found that the principles of this type publishing are so powerful that it is possible to achieve success even in the most adverse circumstances.  Take for example the success story that Perla Crosby has achieved in Sanford Florida.

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

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

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Benny & Perla Crosby from an issue of Mysandfordmagazine.

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

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

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Read MYSANFORDMAGAZINE below.

You can earn this type of income by building a hyper local publication focused on what you love.

Hyper local does not have to focus on a place.  It can zero in on a hobby, sport, profession or common interest.  What do you love?  Rare cars?  You can make a fortune publishing to sell in the genre you love.  Do you prefer fine art?   Or do you love beautiful jewelry, coins, gems, real estate, furs, model railways, dolls, scientific equipment, war memorabilia, old and rare books, or whatever?

Do you prefer social subjects rather than objects?  Are you concerned with the environmental problems, with crimes, war, poverty?  Would you like to help wipe them out?  Each of these offers opportunity in publishing.

Are you a golfer?  Do you love to travel?  Why not make the kinds of money I’ve just mentioned publishing reports about golf courses all over the world?

Would you like to help the world be a more spiritual place, help people get along better together?  You can do something good for the world, increase your income in the process and live wherever you please!   You can make a fortune by publishing information that sells products and services that are interesting to you.

You can publish about almost anything that interests you.

Take the small area magazine Rebel Riders… “because all of us have a little renegade in us”, a perfect example of how focused on a passion one can be.

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

Small area publishing can also help you travel, even have an international lifestyle so you can live anywhere and still earn everywhere.  This is especially valuable if you love to travel.  For example, one shrewd publisher realized that Panama was a great place to live and published information on Panama that sold Panama real estate seminars.

Other publishers reaped rich rewards selling information on their own country.  Merri and I, for example, lived in Europe for years, then fell in love with Ecuador for 15 years.  We earned by publishing our experiences there.

Now in our 70s, we live in Smalltown USA.  We love the peace and quiet, are closer to my mom, our children and grandchildren.  We still write (and publish) about what we love and are doing!   In each phase of our lives, the idea of tight focus has allowed us to move and live where we desired.

Imagine what this type of business means if you love to travel.  Part of every trip you take can be tax deductible!  You can honestly write off every trip that is related to your publishing business.  Every journey can become a research oriented adventure and a tax deductible event

Many benefits come in the form of reduced tax.  As a publisher, you’ll have one of the most respected and tax protected businesses in the country.  Other benefits come in the form of legal protection.  Publishers are protected by the U.S. constitution.  You do not need a license to publish.  There is no government watchdog nor do you have bureaucratic red tape involved in publishing.  The biggest benefits are the freedom, the independence to work wherever you choose in any field you desire.

The 2018 tax law means that you can create a publishing-to-sell business where you only pay tax on 80% of your income.

We created an entire system to help our readers have their own publish to sell business.  This system is unique because my wife, Merri, and I are unique.  We started our publishing business together.  Since we’re almost recluses, we decided to do the whole business by ourselves.  We began working at home.  Today, though we have tens of thousands of readers and have made millions, we still work at home and do not employ a single person.  When we switched to online publishing to sell, we added one business partner, our webmaster, who created and runs our website.  You’ll can learn how to do this in the course I am about to introduce.

May I introduce you to our course, “SELF-FULFILLED – How to Be a Publisher to Sell”.

The course teaches all you need to know on how to start and run your own publishing-to-sell business by yourself.   The first lessons in the course answers your questions and get you started!

This course can put you well on your way to publishing to sell and give you the freedom to live wherever you choose!  It covers numerous income producing secrets:

Secret #1:  How to gain 1,000% returns.  See why some of the wealthiest families in the world today come from publishing.  Learn how margins can be so incredible that few would believe them.  This online course contains many case studies.  Case Study #3 for example shows one publisher who sold an idea delivered on one photocopied page.  His cost was only three cents, his selling price $12.50!

Secret #2:  How to create and market your product or find products to sell.  Learn 11 steps in creating the perfect product.  Understand how to review ideas, test focus, aim at markets.  See why you don’t have to write anything if you don’t want to!  Learn where and how to get your data and get others to write for you almost FREE.

For example, the course shows how one friend, before the Internet, never wanted to write and decided instead to publish on cassette tape.  He later switched to webinars.  He started part time and built a career that brought in millions and brought him to know some of the most interesting people.  Now of course publishers who do not want to write can use the internet.

Learn how marketing is the key to successful publishing and how to turn pennies into dollars with good marketing focus.  Gain samples of winning marketing pieces.  Learn 21 frequently committed marketing blunders and what to do about each.

You’ll learn how to turn advertising dollars into a fortune.  How to create your own ads.  When to use classifieds, space ads, direct mail or word of mouth.  See how to build a PR list and get thousands of dollars in free publicity.  I share my most secret results on recent mailings so you will know why sometimes you sell more units of a publication at $49 instead of $29.  I show how one couple used ads about retirement to supplement their retirement income and get free trips all over the world.

Secret #3: When to print, how to print and when to go online only.  How to print and fulfill.  Learn how to cut your printing bill in half by asking for quotes differently.  Learn tricks of the trade, how to get the best quality at the lowest price, why to avoid the biggest printer in town and why to avoid the franchise printers.

Secret #4: How to compute and use the Internet.  With an inexpensive computer, you can easily run a business from home and still have tons of time left over-even if you are computer illiterate.  Merri and I have proven this!  The secrets in the course include a step-by-step approach on what to do.   Our partner, the internet expert includes what you need to know for online publishing.

The course contains information on how to use computers and the Internet for your publishing business.  For example you will learn how I have eliminated hundreds of thousands of dollars of printing and postage by switching all of my business onto the net.

We unlock all the secrets of publishing so you can have increased lasting income and reduced taxation.  This course is perfect for those with great computer skills and can help you learn how to focus these skills into a profitable publishing business.

See how when we reached retirement age, we slowed down our self publishing business but still earned $2,404725.98, tax free, over the next ten years.

However, the course also helps computer illiterates like myself and shows how to get your computer work done with no upfront cost.

I have created this course in an easy to understand style.  Everything is explained what to do in vivid detail.  We share all, how we have done it ourselves.  The course is full of publishing ideas and case studies.  You’ll learn about a pilot who published a book on the best airport cafes.  All his flying became tax deductible!

You’ll see how one couple who loved an island wrote a guide on the place and made enough to buy a home on the beach there.

Another made millions with one simple legal idea.

I give names, resources and addresses of contacts in marketing, printing, plus attorneys, accountants, Internet whiz kids who can give help.

This course is not theoretical.  It describes on a step-by-step basis, how Merri and I built a million dollar international business in just 7 years and how you can do the same.

The course is designed so you can get your own publishing-to-sell business going, full or part time right away.  I’ll explain how and why by sharing one other amazing experience that makes this special offer available for you now so you can have the course for pennies on the dollar.

I have previously exposed this idea only to my readers and never to the general public.  We conducted a course charging $2,000.  Here are raves from delegates who have used our course.

For example, one delegate, a publisher from California said:  “Your publishing course is outstanding! Just two hours of study on Sunday alone were worth more than the price.”

An engineer from Ohio wrote, “Basically, I learned how to be a publisher, especially the selling and marketing implications. The course is absolutely worth the cost!”

A retired railway worker from Michigan said, “Your course opened my eyes to the merits, profits, and prestige of becoming a publisher, particularly the idea of publishing in Canada for distribution in the U.S. (for total tax protection).” An employed couple from New York wrote, “We found the course interesting and informative. We were inspired to start work on a booklet. When we came down, we had no idea on what to publish.” And an attorney from Germany stated, “What I like most is that it is a nuts and bolts course-not pie in the sky.” While a business woman from Atlanta exclaimed, “It was great going through your steps, being 100% honest without fear of giving trade secrets since you have paid the price (to gain this knowledge).”

Merri and I have been overwhelmed by how much the course helped so we conducted another course and recorded it.  We then reproduced it in written form so it can be delivered entirely online at a huge reduction.  Though many readers have paid up to $2,000 for this course, you can start for only $299.

Here are some of the lessons you will learn in the online course:

Lesson #1:  A Day in the Life of a Publisher.  See how you can start with only a very small amount of money, work as little as four hours a day (if you are operating full time) even less if you start part time. Learn how two of my publishing friends, one an M.D.-the other a pilot ran their own money letters.  This gave them incredible tax protection, took them on many free, exotic trips, widened their perspective and field of friendships, helped them keep the money they were making in their fields and gave them a backup business that they loved for retirement.

Lesson #2:  How to Create Your Product.  Learn 11 steps in creating the perfect product.  Understand how to review ideas, test focus, aim at markets. See why you don’t have to write anything if you don’t want to!  Learn where and how to get your data and get others to write for you almost FREE.

Lesson #3:  How to Choose Your Format.  Some ideas are timeless and can be sold in a book for years on end.  Others are better in a magazine, newsletter or other periodic publication. Some products can just be lists, simple one page photocopied ideas or names and addresses. Understand when to print, record (on audio or video) and when to transfer through the Internet. Learn how to choose the format that suits you, full or part time.

Lesson #4:  How to Publish to Sell.  Learn how marketing is the key to successful publishing and how to turn pennies into dollars with good marketing focus.  Gain samples of winning marketing pieces.  Learn 21 frequently committed marketing mistakes and what to do about each. Know where and when to advertise (such as never near Easter-Christmas is OK).

You’ll learn how to turn a few advertising dollars into a fortune.  How to write or have ads written.  When to use classifieds, space ads, direct mail or word of mouth.  See how to build a PR list and get thousands of Dollars in free publicity.  Learn the tricks of the Internet to easily focus and capture a market there.

Lesson #5:  If You Print-How to Print?  Did you know that you can reduce your printing bill by half just asking for a job in the right way?  Learn all the tricks of the trade, how to get the best quality at the lowest price, why to avoid the biggest printer in town and why to avoid the franchise printers.  Learn how to choose the right graphics, correct paper, envelope, style, letter fonts.  When on demand printing is best.  Every Secret is included.

Lesson #6:  How to Fulfill.  This session is a practical guide on how to administer your business.  How to set up a computerized fulfilment system, get local families to do all your work for you and run your business (if you wish) from your home.  Learn how and why to use low and variable overheads, yet give one day turn-around delivery.  Learn when to choose delivery services, to fulfill yourself or build your own system…or when to simply fulfill via the Internet.

Lesson #7:  How to Finance.  Learn all you’ll need about the financial end, of the business, how to control physical or online inventory, keep overheads down, check ad results, get 30 day free credit and stay on top of your business.  Learn 11 hazards to avoid and tricks to stay profitable without a daily accountant.  The course and manual contain all these secrets and more.  The computer/internet workshop personalizes the knowledge so you can get started.

Who is This Course For?

This course is for those who would like their own publishing business for fun and profit but also helps business people, brokers and professionals, insurance agents and marketers who want to enhance their existing business or build a second source of income.

Publishing can be used to shift the cost of marketing into a profit center.  If you want your own full or part time publishing business, or want to build your existing business through publishing you should sign up for this course right now with a special pennies on the dollar offer.

This course is for individuals and couples.  You can order the course but your entire immediate family has permission to use it.  We include those who want their own business or who want to have a business together or a family business.  Business people or professionals who want to add an extra profit center to their business or who want to change their business entirely will benefit.  Those who want more control over their career should take this course.  Plus those who love travel and want to turn their trips into profitable tax deductions!

Only those who really want to publish for profit or to expand their business should sign up for this course.  We have created a proposition where you cannot lose, but the course is not for idle curiosity.  We are giving away every business secret we possess and expect those who use it to reap fortunes in extra income, tax savings or expanded business. We expect this knowledge will change your life for the better.  You’ll gain extra income, more fun, adventure, friends, freedom, independence and prestige too.

You receive a complete manual provided by me, Merri and our webmaster, David Cross (who teaches the internet aspects of publishing).

Due to the enormous savings of an online course, you save over $1,700 with a full money back if not satisfied guarantee.

Though many readers have paid up to $2,000 for this course, you can have the entire program including an entire course on creating small niche publications, for only $299.

You could not duplicate the computer and Internet knowledge for $2,000.  It covers what you need to get on the Net, how to use the Web to publish, how to define your Internet market, how to develop your site, target your market and start getting visits, the top ten Internet tips to use, the top ten traps to avoid, and many other lessons our Webmaster has used in his 20+ years on the net.  In many cases your tax savings will be five to ten times the cost of the system alone, plus you will learn how to gain thousands of FREEBEES and earn hundreds of thousands a year.

Our publishing business has brought us more wealth, satisfaction, fun and friendship than I imagined possible.  It has brought so much to my life, I would like to help everyone be in publishing and I hope you are one with whom I will have the pleasure sharing this exciting and profitable way of life!

Whether you are retired, an investor, chiropractor, doctor, dentist, professional or already own your own business, this offers another way to make money, to turn your passion into profit. We guarantee to share all we know to help you start and run your own publishing business.

Don’t miss this opportunity.  Sign up with this special $299 offer.   We’ll send the full original of the course “Self Fulfilled – How to Publish to Sell” and for just $299.

Here is what to do.  If you’re not sure whether you really want to have a publishing business, consider the ways that such a way of living can improve your life.

Then look at this no risk guaranteed offer.

Our Guarantee

If you are not fully satisfied, you can cancel the course any time in the first 60 days for a full refund  and there will be no additional fee.

We are so confident that you’ll gain from this offer that if you are not fully satisfied, simply email us any time during the first two months for a full refund. 

Order “Self Fulfilled – How to Publish to Sell” $299.  Click Here.      

Gary

Learn more about small area magazines.

(1) Asheboro Magazine

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(2) Cuenca Expats Magazine

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(3)  The Sentinella Magazine

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(4) Perla Crosby publishes MySanford magazine

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(1) www.nytimes.com: Save Barnes & Noble

(2) www.wsj.com: New model for independent bookstores

(3) www.toledoblade.com: Independent bookstores buck retail trends

Gain From Viral Passion


What is your passion?  How can you turn it into profit?

For decades, the mantra at our business has been “Turn Your Passion into Profit”.

But how?  It’s easy to use the words, but requires some thinking, focus and effort to get the profit.

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An article “The Shift: Inside the Home of Instant Pot, the Kitchen Gadget That Spawned a Religion” (1) can help us understand how to use the Internet to turn our passion into profit.

The Instant Pot success and the path to your passion can both be summed up in six words… Amazon.com… Internet marketing with Self-Publishing.

The article is about Instant Pot, a line of electric multicookers.   These cookers have created a crowd of almost a million devotees, called “Potheads” who use Instant Pots for all types of cooking from sautéing to pressure-cooking to steaming and more.

This is not a fancy and some models sell for under $100.  There is plenty of competition, but during this year’s Black Friday sales, the Instant Pot was in the top items sold by Amazon, Target and Kohl’s.

The company, is privately held, started by a 53 year old computer engineer who after a series of telecom and tech jobs, was laid off from his dot-com position in 2008.  He tried starting his own tech company, but failed.

Then he a kitchen appliance because home cooking was a passion but he rarely had time to make healthy meals for his wife and two children.  He decided to create a way that home cooks could pressure-cook, slow-cook, sauté and enjoy other common cooking functions in a single appliance that saved time.

He started in 2010 and sales were sluggish until he listed the Instant Pot on Amazon.

A community of food writers took notice.  Vegetarians and paleo dieters, were especially drawn to the  pressure-cooking function, which shaved hours off the time needed to cook pots of beans or large cuts of meat.

Food writers created the energy to send Instant Pot into an upwards spiral.  The company’s marketing plan became based on getting others to write about the cooker.

Sensing viral potential, Instant Pot sent test units to about 200 influential chefs, cooking instructors and food bloggers.

This caused the story of Instant Pot to go viral.  Online reviews and recipes began to grow.   Sales began to climb.

Instant Pot’s sales, which have been more than doubling every year since 2011.

There are now over 1,500 Instant Pot Cookbooks.    The community around their appliance are very dedicated and use social media to sing the gadget’s praises to the unconverted.

“Oh my goodness!” reads a fairly typical Amazon rave, one of more than 25,000 reviews on the site for the Instant Pot. “This is the best kitchen gadget to ever exist in the history of ever.”

An enthusiast in the Instant Pot Facebook group, which has more than 850,000 members, wrote “Using my Instant Pot has totally changed my life.”

Why?  The company used  writing based, word-of-mouth advertising.   The founder of the company says that more than 1,500 Instant Pot cookbooks have been written, including several of Amazon’s current best-sellers.

The article says: Amazon has played a particularly large role in Instant Pot’s rise. Early on, Instant Pot joined the “Fulfillment by Amazon” program, in which Amazon handles the packing and shipping of a seller’s products in exchange for a cut of each item sold. Eventually, Instant Pot sent Amazon wholesale shipments directly from factories in China, and Amazon began promoting the machines in its major annual sales. At one point, more than 90 percent of Instant Pot’s sales came through Amazon. “Without Amazon, we wouldn’t be here,” Mr. Wang said.

The inventor of the Instant Pot used an excellent sales method, letting others write (cookbooks) to sell his pots!

Amazon.com is just one of many avenues that self publishers can use when writing to sell.

Why Write to Sell?

In other words you do not have to wrote to be a publisher.

You may want to though because writing to sell goes beyond the money!

Writing unlocks the dreams of destiny held in your heart.  Writing to sell can improve your lifestyle in unbounded, exciting ways… and writing can open your heart so it leads to your destiny… and it also satisfies the financial necessities we all require.

You unlock amazing benefits: joy, service and extra income when you write to sell.  You gain these benefits because writing unlocks creativity.

But how do we turn on Creativity through Writing?

JULIA CAMERON

Julia B. Cameron, an American teacher, award winning author, artist, poet, playwright, novelist, filmmaker, composer, and journalist.

Over the past 30 years Julia Cameron has written fifteen books and countless TV, film, and theater scripts, including an episode of Miami Vice, movies including Taxi Driver, New York, New York, and The Last Waltz.  She is an award-winning playwright and has had films premier at the Chicago International Film Festival, and selected by the London Film Festival, the Munich International Film Festival, and Women in Film Festival.

The title of her book “The Right to Write” hits an important chord that can help us understand how writing to sell enhances our lives and those around us.

Cameron is quoted with two important statements.

The first is  “Each of us has an inner dream that we can unfold if we will just have the courage to admit what it is. And the faith to trust our own admission. The admitting is often very difficult.

This quote reveals a pain, so many suffer, from the pressure of burying the fact that they have a dream.

Her second quote shares a way to sum up courage that releases that suffering so we can admit our dreams. She wrote: “Creativity – like human life itself – begins in darkness.”

Once we realize that not knowing and not seeing are natural… we are released from the tyranny of reason!

Cameron’s writing certainly led her to fulfill great dreams.

She started her journalism career at the Washington Post, then moved to Rolling Stone.  She met Martin Scorsese when interviewing him for Rolling Stone.  They wed.

This is a clue… ordinary people can do extraordinary things… go to extraordinary places… meeting extraordinary people when they write.  There is more on this prestige you gain when writing later.

Yet Cameron’s charmed life shows even more about the power of writing.   Success led her into alcoholism and drug abuse and psychotic episodes.

Writing saved her.

She quit drugs and booze and began using writing to unblock her destiny. She used creativity as the spiritual path to lead her back to happiness and success.

Writing can lead us to and through our destiny and when we follow a destiny, creativity just follows.

Are you developing your creativity to prepare for the modern world of work?

Most destinies lead to a material lifestyle and no destiny leaves our material needs unfilled.   We write to sell because we live in a material world that is rapidly changing.  Every aspect of life is being changed by technology… the very root of our thought process is becoming more virtual, but of all the changes… the one that has the biggest impact on a daily basis is how change affects our finances.  This is why the selling part of writing is important.

There are numerous ways to build a business… Amazon.com… eBay… Social networking… advertising with Google or Facebook… direct mail, and direct presentation one-on-one or one-on-many, in events are a few.

Our course Self Fulfilled-How to be a Self Publisher looks at each of these marketing system and also shows how to use publishing to products beyond books.

Gary

Learn how to market with publishing and one-on-many events.

Turn Talking and Words into Cash

Why words are better than cash.

You can turn talking into cash.  Mix in a little wisdom and deliver benefits.  The value of honest word’s never deflate.  A dollar, decades ago, was worth 15 greenbacks today… or more.   Useful, wise words, even hundreds of years aged… are often worth more now.

Take these 153 year old words: “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”

Has time diminished the value of these words?

Learn how to earn extra income from an events business created by travel or staying at home.  Create events where you can earn from speaking something good… or if you don’t like to talk… letting others talk (and earn) for you.

Do you crave freedom… and perhaps adventure?

Do you at least desire to get out of the rat race?

Do you want to travel…spend time…live…laugh or love in more than just one place?  Do you the places you go to be ones you choose?

Or would you rather settle down in a low stress, safe, nurturing town, abroad or in Smalltown USA?

You can talk your way into the lifestyle or let others talk for you.

There are few people more capable of promising this type of life than Merri and me.

For 50 years (from May 1968) we have been paid to travel and live exactly where we have wanted to be… because we have had an events business conducting seminars, workshops, courses and tours.

All we have had to do is gather groups and talk about what we do.  Sometimes we let others do all the talking!

Our seminar/conference/events/business has allowed us to visit and to live almost anywhere we have chosen… or not.

Sometimes we have incredible adventures.

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Here I am with Merri and an Ecuadorian Yatchak deep in the Llanganatis Jungle creating a shamanic tour.

However, when we want to stay at home we can also do so.  One does not have to travel to have an events business.

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Here I am (in brown shirt) speaking to a delegate at an event that we conducted at our Florida home.

We even built a…

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seminar hall on Little Horse Creek so we can stay in the mountains when we desire… and still conduct events.

Here is one of the small groups at a retreat we conducted in the seminar hall.

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However, you do not have to do this much as an owner of an events business!  Lesson Two of a course we have created called “Event – Full Business” shows how to start small and gradually build a larger events business (if that is your desire) as we have done.

We have conducted events as small as two delegates and some with over 400.

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We know the events business inside and out… large and small.  Here Merri and I are speaking to over 400 + people in Quito, Ecuador.

There are innumerable fringe benefits to an events business.  For example, almost all of our global travel has been tax deductible for all these years.

The pay has certainly not been bad either.  As you’ll see below, one time we earned  $142,260 in three days.  In another instance, we earned over $135,000 in two days.  Once our earnings exceeded $200,000 in just three days.

Yet the income has been a small part of this adventure.  The expanded horizons… the people we have met… the adventures we have shared… the tens of thousands of delegates we have enjoyed and hopefully helped… the poor we have served… the freedom we have felt… to be able to go where we desire and come home, when we desire, with more than when we left.

These facts have dramatically enriched our lives….and we hope others.

Now we would like to help improve your lifestyle as well… if… earning with a seminar, tour events business appeals to you.

We have conducted seminars or events or spoken at them in… (alphabetical order)  Australia, 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,  Panama, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand and at one time or another most of the United States and more.

Now we want to spend more time with my mom, children and grandkids so we arrange events at our home.

There is a possibility that Merri and I know more about conducting events than 99.9% of the people in the world.  Because so many have asked… we created an online correspondence course on how to create your own events business.

We call this correspondence course:  “Event – Full Business”.

See how to benefit from this course development after you have studied this introduction.

“Event- Full Business” – How to Turn Your Experiences into an Events Business

Sometime about 30 years ago…. around 1987:

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Photo from www.thetoptensite.com/Niagara_Falls.html

A white water symphony… harmonized in crushed octaves.  A melody amplified by nature’s power and white water sound conducted in the fresh air amphitheater that is Niagara Falls.

Merri and I walked arm and arm along the Canadian side of the falls…overwhelmed by its strength and its spectacular beauty.  We had driven from our home in North Carolina to conduct an International Investing and Business Conference… one of the largest of our own seminars that we had ever conducted…380 people.

We arrived a day early… took a suite with a large red garden tub… soaked after the long journey and then enjoyed the wonder of this natural phenomenon…Niagara Falls.

This was the day to enjoy because the next three we would be busy, very busy.  Marketing had shot past our expectations and this was a large crowd.  We would work hard yet we would also earn approximately $142,260 for three days work.  Actually more. You’ll see why below.

We have earned in many ways since then… until now… 30 + years later.

Again and again we get notes from readers of our website that go something like this…

He wrote: “Hi Merri. I am looking forward to meeting you both again. Had met in Niagara in the 1980s. Thanks.”

Obviously, something we did for this client 30 years ago brought this extra business to us now.

This fact stimulated me to get on with this course which I have been outlining for some time.  A seminar, conference, tour business not only creates unusual profit opportunity now… but when a seminar business is properly run, it can create income for a lifetime!

This course shows how Merri I and have created riches and a lifestyle beyond our wildest imagination and shares steps you can take to create a profitable and fun business conducting seminars, workshops, conferences and tours wherever and whenever you like.  (Or perhaps you want to conduct seminars online or live or with a video sent through the internet.)

When it comes to conducting events, there are few people with more experience than Merri and me.  Over 49 years we have organized, marketed and conducted thousands of tours for tens of thousands of people in dozens and dozens of countries (even behind the Iron Curtain).

This course shares how we have done this… what we did right… what we did wrong… how you can get started and what you can do much better than we have.

Lessons include:

#1: How to earn millions from seminars, courses and tours. See how we have earned as much as $200,000 for three days’ work. (Once $135,000 in two days.)

#2: How to build a seminar business. See the one day Washington-Atlanta-San Francisco system that helped our courses evolve and how to use this approach to help your teaching grow.

#3: When and when not to use other speakers. Seminars for speakers… a way to get it all out as your bank accounts gets it all in.

#4: How to use other speakers. Gain the key to the room and the people within. Why the golden pen is mightier than a glib tongue, the sword and the overloaded brain.

#5: Dealing with hotels/locations. Why the marketing does not talk to catering who will not communicate with accounting and the mess this could mean for you. How to choose…arrange and survive the hotel. Forget the $11,314 coffee bill… for swill.

#6: Scheduling seminars. Magic dates and times for marketing… how far in advance to market and seminar death dates to avoid.

#7: Creating a back end business. How Merri made $12,936 dollars at a seminar in 37 minutes by just standing still.

#8: Three types of courses…delegate driven…speaker driven…third party driven.

#9: The importance of strategic partnerships for added wealth.

#10: How to market seminars, courses & tours.

#11: List building.

#12: Alternative seminar and course location options.

#13: The benefits of both big seminars and small courses.

#14: How to survive the dreaded problems: What to do when enrollments are low. Handling the heckler, the takeover and the cell phone. When the hotel fails. Surviving speaker no shows and all of those types of things!

#15: How to enhance your other businesses with seminars.

We would like to welcome you to “Event – Full Business”.

We’ll be doing all we can to help you create your riches and a lifestyle beyond your wildest dreams with an events business so your life and income can be filled by events and event full!

The first lesson will look at seminars, workshops conferences, exhibitions,tours, various events, how they differ and their strengths and weaknesses so you can begin to zero in on what would be best for you.

We invite you to become a subscriber to this new online correspondence course, “Event – Full Business”.

The initial fee for the “Event-Full Business” online course is $349, but this investment on your part is without risk.

In this offer, you can get the course “Event-Full Business” free when you join the International Club.

Join The International Club.  Save $418.78.

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

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

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

#1: Nutrition

#2: Purification

#3: Exercise

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Club members also receive Pi and the $29.95 report “Three Currency Patterns for 50% Profits or More” and the $39.99 report, “The Silver Dip 2018” FREE.

Save $418.78… when you become a club member.

Join the International Club and receive:

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

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

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

#4: The $39.99 report “Silver Dip 2017”.  Free

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

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

#7: Plus all updates and other reports I release over the next year.

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

The International Club membership is $349. 

Join the International Club for $349 and receive all the above online now, plus all reports, course updates and Pi lessons for a year at no additional fee.

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Gary

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Book Shelf


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.

Intelligent Investor

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”

10 Days Effort – 30 Years Pay

Over 30 years ago Merri and I locked ourselves in our basement every day, for ten days.  We wrote a report, “Three Confidential Reports On How to Make Money Abroad”.

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The report sold well and generated an income.  Now its long out of date and I have just the one copy left standing in my archives.

However those ten days of effort, three decades ago, started a chain of events that creates residual income for Merri and me to this very day.  Even better the ten days efforts on that report should continue to create income for us for many years more.

Let me share an idea on brief efforts you can take that create extra income now and for years to come.  I’ll even show how to generate cash flow  that lasts so long, your heirs will enjoy the income too.

See how one publishing venture that required $3,600 turned into $13,706… in 30 days and has continued to generate residual income for over 20 years.   That small push in the 1990s is still earning for Merri and me now.

Learn how to enjoy this kind of extra money  again and again from a  course that shares nine secrets on how to generate long tail income (money that comes in again and again) from small, self sufficient business at home.  This message explains this course and shares seven examples of income that required just days of work but generated income that has continued for years.

Learn how to easily gain the most important things in life;  freedom, friendship, financial security, prestige, tax savings, legal protection, fun, adventure, self sufficiency, fulfillment and more satisfaction… with very small amounts of money and time.

First, let me tell how I searched for this elusive opportunity for twenty years… how I looked for a way to gain incredible, outlandish, unbelievable income.  Then I’ll explain how I finally found it and why after years of proving its validity, I can now share it with you.  The opportunity I sought had to be so enormously profitable that I would always have the earnings I needed, income that kept coming in even if I did not work.  But this Crown Jewel of Businesses also had to be as safe so it would keep generating income in good times and/or bad AND be flexible.

These were not the only standards I set for my quest. I not only wanted to find unbelievable profit and high safety but also wanted this incredible business to offer the ultimate tax shelter, something so perfect it would not even be a little bit questionable with the tax man.  It had to be so foolproof that Congress would never change it.

I feared deep down inside that what I wanted was impossible, but nevertheless, I scoured the world for over twenty years looking for it.  I looked in Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines. But I didn’t find it in Asia. I went to the Middle East and roamed all over Europe. I hardly missed a country.  After twenty years and millions of miles, I guess I gave up.  Only then (as these things so often happen) was it that I found the best opportunity in the world.  This income generating business was not only perfect but was sitting right here in my own backyard in smalltown USA.  It required very little money, could grow as fast as I wanted, offered freedom, enjoyment and allowed me to live wherever I chose!

Read below how you, too, can earn income again and again from a special system (never offered to the general public) that makes it possible for you to create huge amounts of extra income, full or part time and enjoy excellent profits-yet have fun and enjoyment.

In this quest. I was looking for an at-home business opportunity good enough to be foolproof under every sort of circumstance.  I sought a business that contained the ultimate instrument of survival which is resilience and flexibility.

I only discovered this powerful way of creating everlasting income because I changed my search.  Instead of looking just at businesses, I looked at the rich, how they made and kept wealth.  Most millionaires. it turns out, made their money in business that started small and evolved. I changed my quest and started looking at small businesses that brought independence, freedom and fulfillment and could grow rather than big, get-rich-quick business schemes.  I studied the rich to find the secrets they used.  Here are five of nine important secrets, for combining freedom with wealth, I learned:

Secret #1: The business must enjoy the multiple effect.  A product once created must produce profits again and again, almost on a never-ending basis.  Each venture in the business needs to make a huge return to start and then continue generating earnings year in and year out.

Secret #2: The business needs to be more than its owner.  It must produce income even when the owner doesn’t put in day-to-day effort.  You may already be wealthy or earning a high income.  You may not even need another business or extra income, but some day you might.  One surgeon explained it this way. “I am making a fortune because peoples’ lives are in my hands.  Once my hands are no longer steady, my income stops.  My entire financial well-being will then be in someone else’s hands!”

Secret #3: The money making system must have a purpose beyond money and be enjoyable and fun!  Sad but true, most of us make money for the sake of making money.  Many spend their lives working, just to have a few precious hours having fun.  The most important fact I learned about making and keeping wealth was that those who were richest absolutely loved what they were doing and felt they were doing something that was good!  Money was of secondary importance to their effort.  And as things are, this means they actually ended up making more!

Secret #4: The money making system must be flexible.  No matter what the economy brings, your ability to make money should work regardless of inflation, recession or even depression.  The business must have resilience-so if times turn tough, they can evolve and turn change into even more income.

Secret #5: The business must be able to start small, but grow large.  I learned that business ideas work best with small starts to begin and can be operated on either a full or part time basis.  Most businesses start with a learning curve.  During that time, it is essential they are small.  Once the lessons have been learned and the system is operating properly, then it can grow larger with higher income.

Understanding these secrets, I realized a fantastic way to make money was actually just my own business;  Publishing to Sell!   Almost anyone can make a fortune in publishing.  Publishing to Sell is the perfect business for making money as you gain complete independence and freedom.   Publishing to sell fits all five secrets above.  You can make a fortune by publishing to sell even if you never write.

Publishing is not writing!  Publishing is the business that makes money from writing.  You may have read or heard about the great wealth good writers can make.  Guess what?  Writers make that money from a royalty paid to them by a publisher.  The royalty is normally 15% of the book’s wholesale sales, after returns.  Guess who makes the other 85%?  Guess whose decisions make or break the fortunes of the writer?  The publisher!

Online publishing had made publishing to sell even easier in a way, but the intense competition in online publishing has made it harder to profit from pure online publishing.   Publishing to Sell overcomes this new publishing obstacle.

What is publishing to sell? 

Publishing is the business of producing, selling and delivering books.  Self publishing is the business where the writer is also the publisher.

“Publishing to Sell” is the business of producing, selling and delivering books that provide important information, but also leads or sells some other publication, service or product.

For example, Merri and I used publishing to sell in Ecuador.  We published a report about living in Ecuador.  This was an informative report that helped thousands of readers move there.  The report also outlined the benefits of our Ecuador real estate tours and Super Thinking Spanish courses.  That particular effort starting in 1995 created a million dollar business that still generates earnings to this day.

Here are other examples.  One publisher who used the course, Joe Culbertson, D.C.  is a chiropractor.  Eating junk food creates numerous problems including difficulties in the spine so Dr. Joe created a simple use at home device to help the spine.  He published a series of articles about the spine.  Those articles helped sell a three part book he published  Secrets of the Spine: The True Mind/Body Connection.  The book helped him sell his spinal device.

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From Dr. Joe’s website.

Another smart self publisher, Jamie Alexander, who used our self publishing course, has a cooking school.

Jamie started her professional baking career at age 20 when she apprenticed under the best-selling cookbook author, Nathalie Dupree.  When she was living in Paris, she studied at LaVarenne, the Cordon Bleu Cooking School and with the pastry chef of Maxim’s.  Her health problems created by high blood sugar levels caused her to change how she baked.  She began perfecting chocolate cake recipes that added nutritious ingredients and eliminated unhealthy ones such as sugar.

She published recipes on how to bake extra delicious deserts-sugar free deserts, with extra healthy ingredients.  She created opportunity with the publication.  Her publishing efforts also made her an expert and enhanced her cooking school.  The main ingredients she chose to work with were quinoa, the Andean super grain, and stevia.

Jamie learned how to take out the unwanted ingredients such as white flour and white sugar and replace them with healthy ones.  She uses veggies and quinoa along with stevia and natural honey…all organic ingredients. The cakes are gluten-free as well by replacing flour with flaxseed meal nut flours.

You have my word for it, these cakes are delicious and there is not an ounce of sugar or white flour! What a treat!

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Jamie Alexander’s recipes are for sale at Amazon.com and include “Carrot Cake Quinoa Brownies”, “Reid’s Gluten-Free Chocolate Quinoa Brownies”, “Pumpkin Cranberry Quinoa Cake” and “New Orleans Espresso-Infused Chocolate Quinoa Cake”.  See all five Jamie Alexander quinoa stevia recipes here. 

You can write what you publish to sell or publish what others write to sell.   Some writers, like myself write and also publish.  That’s because 85% of the income from printed publications normally goes to the publisher.

You can earn as a writer.  You can earn as a publisher.  You can publish, or write, or both!  You can also generate long term income from what your publication sells.

Publishing to sell can create outrageously high long term income for little work and you can do it from your home, in an RV or even while cruising or living on a boat or traveling.  It is possible to generate large amounts of extra income month after month that continues year after year.

Below is proof from confidential results of  sales I have made though publishing.

One November, I ventured $1,900 in postage to mail 10,000 letters. $16,823 came back in the mail (before I even had to pay the printer).  My profit after deducting all costs was $12,136 on the $1,900.

Then in December, I ventured $475.  It returned $3,106 in one month.  That led me to venture another $475 the same month.  $2,688 came back.  I ventured even more, another $475 that December and earned another $2,673.  I kept that ball rolling and ventured this amount one more time that month to gain an extra $3,970!  My business never ventured more than $475 at any one time, but my earnings were $12,437.  These are not just luck either.  I tried the same publication the next March and a $5,500 venture brought back $12,774.  In April a $1,900 venture returned $4,152.

 

Internet profits simply reinforce and add to the residual income on a low cost basis.

With figures like this, you have got to ask can they be true?   I guarantee they are, but obtaining such results is not without pitfalls.  In fact, there are seventeen pitfalls I have learned to avoid and it took me more than a decade of struggle to learn how to avoid these problems.

Then the Publishing to Sell business got better, much… much better.

Publishing is even better with Internet savings!

The profits mentioned above show the earning power of self publishing.

Now those profits are even better because postage is no longer required.  Promotions can be sent over the internet.  Printing and postage are nil!

The mailed efforts took place over previous years, many still generate residual income today.

You see the earnings we just shared were all earned when our publishing to sell business was in print.  When the internet became popular and we created a website (in the 1990s), the cost of risk went into a steep dive due to a new advertising medium called Pay Per Click (PPC).  Prior to PPC the biggest part of every publishing venture was paper, printing and post. If a publication was mailed, and not read, the paper, the printing and the postage still had to be paid for.  The cost of sending publications which were never opened created a huge risk.

PPC means that a publisher only pays from the delivery of a publication when it is opened.  This dramatically reduces upfront cost and risk.

Freedom is even more of an important benefit that publishing to sell can bring you.

Back in 1974, I had what I thought was a good business but to be honest I could never get ahead.  I always seemed to be in debt and the harder I worked, the deeper the hole my finances seemed to be in.  Then I discovered a secret on how to avoid the 17 pitfalls of publishing to sell.  Since then our publishing to sell business has brought in millions.  We gained all the physical possessions we desire (more in fact than we wanted), more houses than we could use (we rent them), two tropical beachfront homes and a Tuscan inspired villa in the mountains on overlooking a roaring creek, a 250 acre farm and a 900 acre plantation in Ecuador, plus more than enough money in the bank.

We do not have one penny of debt and we have as much leisure as we choose.  We are free to work when we want and can decide when we want to slow down and relax.  We live where we like and most important, we arise from bed without an alarm, work without undue stress and have fun every day!  My wife, Merri, and I are our own bosses and do what we love and have learned that through publishing to sell, we can accomplish far more important goals, to gain self fulfillment and be of service to our community.  In short, we can help make ourselves and the world a better place.

What do you love?  Rare cars?  You can make a fortune publishing to sell in the genre you love.  Do you prefer fine art?   Or do you love beautiful jewelry, coins, gems, real estate, furs, model railways, dolls, scientific equipment, war memorabilia, old and rare books, or whatever?  Do you prefer social subjects rather than objects?  Are you concerned with the environment problems, with crimes, war, poverty?  Would you like to help wipe them out?  Each of these offers opportunity in publishing.  Are you a golfer?  Do you love to travel?  Why not make the kinds of money I’ve just mentioned publishing reports about golf courses all over the world?  Would you like to help the world be a more spiritual place, help people get along better together? You can do something good for the world, increase your income in the process and live wherever you please!  Whatever your passion learn how you can make a fortune by publishing information that sells-whether books, tapes or online.

Publishing to Sell can also be international so you can live anywhere and still earn everywhere.  This is especially valuable if you love to travel.  For example, one shrewd publisher realized that Panama was a great place to live so published information on Panama that sold real estate and seminars.  Other publishers reaped rich rewards selling information on their own country in others and vice versa.  For example, there is currently a huge growth in domestic tourism and self publishers are in a position to do something about it…by selling U.S. knowledge everywhere!

Merri and I, for example, lived in Europe for years, then fell in love with Ecuador for 15 years, but now in our 70s, we live in the US where we are closer to my mom, our children and grandchildren.  In each phase of our lives, the publish to sell business allowed us to move and live where we desired at that time.

Imagine what this type of business means if you love to travel.  Part of every trip you take can be tax deductible!  You can honestly write off every trip that is related to your publishing business.  Every journey becomes a research oriented adventure and a tax deductible event.

As a publisher, you’ll have one of the most respected and tax protected businesses in the country.   Many benefits come in the form of reduced tax.  Other benefits come in the form of legal protection. Publishers are protected by the U.S. constitution. You do not need a license to publish. There is no government watchdog nor do you have bureaucratic red tape involved in publishing. The biggest benefits are the freedom, the independence to work wherever you choose in any field you desire.

We created an entire system to help our readers have their own publish to sell business.  This system is unique because my wife, Merri, and I are unique.  We started our publishing business together.  Since we’re almost recluses, we decided to do the whole business by ourselves.  We began working at home. Today, though we have tens of thousands of readers and have made millions, we still work at home and do not employ a single person.  We added one business partner, our webmaster, who created and runs our website.  You’ll can learn how to do this in the course.

May I introduce you to our course, SELF-FULFILLED – How to Be a Publisher to Sell.

The course teaches all you need to know on how to start and run your own publishing to sell business by yourself.  The first lessons in the course answers your questions and get you started!

This course can put you well on your way to publishing to sell and give you the freedom to live wherever you choose!  It covers the five secrets I mentioned above and the secrets below:

Secret #6:  How to gain 1,000% returns.  See why some of the wealthiest families in the world today come from publishing.  Learn how margins can be so incredible that few would believe them. This course that you can study online contains many case studies.  Case Study #3 for example shows one publisher who sold an idea delivered on one photocopied page.  His cost was only three cents, his selling price $12.50!

Secret #7:  How to create and market your product or find products to sell.   Learn 11 steps in creating the perfect product.  Understand how to review ideas, test focus, aim at markets.  See why you don’t have to write anything if you don’t want to!  Learn where and how to get your data and get others to write for you almost FREE.

For example, I showed how one friend, who never wanted to write and yet decided instead to publish on cassette tape.  He later switched to webinars.  He started part time and built a career that brought in millions and brought him to know some of the most interesting people.

Learn how marketing is the key to successful publishing and how to turn pennies into dollars with good marketing focus.  Gain samples of winning marketing pieces.  Learn 21 frequently committed marketing mistakes and what to do about each.

You’ll learn how to turn advertising dollars into a fortune.  How to create your own ads.  When to use classifieds, space ads, direct mail or word of mouth.  See how to build a PR list and get thousands of dollars in free publicity.  I share my most secret results on recent mailings so you will know why sometimes you sell more units of a publication at $49 instead of $29.  I show how one couple used ads about retirement to supplement their retirement income and get free trips all over the world.

Secret #8: When to print, how to print and when to go online only.  How to print and fulfill.  Learn how to cut your printing bill in half by asking for quotes differently.  Learn tricks of the trade, how to get the best quality at the lowest price, why to avoid the biggest printer in town and why to avoid the franchise printers.

Secret #9: How to compute and use the Internet.  With an inexpensive computer, you can easily run a business from home and still have tons of time left over-even if they are computer illiterates.  Merri and I have proven this!  The secrets in the course include a step-by-step approach on what to do.   Our partner, the internet expert includes what you need to know for online publishing.

The course contains information on how to use computers and the Internet for your publishing business.  For example you will learn how I have eliminated hundreds of thousands of dollars of printing and postage by switching all of my business onto the net.  We’ll unlock all the secrets of publishing so you can have increased lasting income and reduced taxation. This course is perfect for those with great computer skills and can help you learn how to focus these skills into a profitable publishing business.

However, the course also helps computer illiterates like myself and shows how to get your computer work done with no upfront cost.

I have created this course in an easy to understand style.  Everything is explained what to do in vivid detail.  We share all, how we have done it ourselves.  The course is full of publishing ideas and case studies.  You’ll learn about a pilot who published a book on the best airport cafes (suddenly all his flying became tax deductible!)  You’ll see how one couple who loved an island wrote a guide on the place and made enough to buy a home on the beach there.  Another made millions with one simple legal idea.  I give names, resources and addresses of contacts in marketing, printing, plus attorneys, accountants, Internet whiz kids who can give help.  This course is not theoretical.  It describes on a step-by-step basis, how Merri and I built a million dollar international business in just 7 years and how you can do the same.

The course is designed so you can get your own publishing to sell business going, full or part time right away.  I’ll explain how and why by sharing one other amazing experience that makes this special offer available for you now so you can have the course for pennies on the dollar.

I wrote earlier that I have previously exposed this idea only to my readers and never to the general public. I invited my readers to attend my first publishing weekend course. The fee was $2,000.  In a minute, you will see how to have this course for pennies on the dollar. (as little as $79.)  Merri and I conducted this course in Orlando, Florida and were delighted that 87 delegates signed up, paid and attended.  They came from all over-young couples working for an income, publishers, chiropractors, doctors, dentists, businessmen, investors, real estate brokers, inventors, airline pilots, engineers, millionaires and housewives. People from all walks of life.

This first course was an outstanding success and the raves from delegates you will read below show how satisfied the delegates were.  For example, one delegate, a publisher from California said:

“Your publishing course is outstanding! Just two hours of study on Sunday alone were worth more than the $2,000 price.”  (In a moment,  I will explain why you can have this course others paid $2000 for only $79).

An engineer from Ohio wrote, “Basically, I learned how to be a publisher, especially the selling and marketing implications. The course is absolutely worth $2,000!”

A retired railway worker from Michigan said, “Your course opened my eyes to the merits, profits, and prestige of becoming a publisher, particularly the idea of publishing in Canada for distribution in the U.S. (for total tax protection).” An employed couple from New York wrote, “We found the course interesting and informative. We were inspired to start work on a booklet. When we came down, we had no idea on what to publish.”

And an attorney from Germany stated, “What I like most is that it is a nuts and bolts course-not pie in the sky.”

While a business woman from Atlanta exclaimed, “It was great going through your steps, being 100% honest without fear of giving trade secrets since you have paid the price (to gain this knowledge).”

Merri and I were overwhelmed at how much the course helped those delegates.  We felt so good that we decided to make it available to a larger audience.

So we did a recording when we conducted this course and also placed the course in written form online.

Here are some of the lessons you will learn in the online course:

Lesson #1:  A Day in the Life of a Publisher.  See how you can start with only a very small amount of money, work as little as four hours a day (if you are operating full time) even less if you start part time. Learn how two of my publishing friends, one an M.D.-the other a pilot ran their own money letters.  This gave them incredible tax protection, took them on many free, exotic trips, widened their perspective and field of friendships, helped them keep the money they were making in their fields and gave them a backup business that they loved for retirement.

Lesson #2:  How to Create Your Product.  Learn 11 steps in creating the perfect product.  Understand how to review ideas, test focus, aim at markets. See why you don’t have to write anything if you don’t want to!  Learn where and how to get your data and get others to write for you almost FREE.

Lesson #3:  How to Choose Your Format.  Some ideas are timeless and can be sold in a book for years on end.  Others are better in a magazine, newsletter or other periodic publication. Some products can just be lists, simple one page photocopied ideas or names and addresses. Understand when to print, record (on audio or video) and when to transfer through the Internet. Learn how to choose the format that suits you, full or part time.

Lesson #4:  How to Publish to Sell.  Learn how marketing is the key to successful publishing and how to turn pennies into dollars with good marketing focus.  Gain samples of winning marketing pieces.  Learn 21 frequently committed marketing mistakes and what to do about each. Know where and when to advertise (such as never near Easter-Christmas is OK).

You’ll learn how to turn a few advertising dollars into a fortune.  How to write or have ads written.  When to use classifieds, space ads, direct mail or word of mouth.  See how to build a PR list and get thousands of Dollars in free publicity.  Learn the tricks of the Internet to easily focus and capture a market there.

Lesson #5:  If You Print-How to Print?  Did you know that you can reduce your printing bill by half just asking for a job in the right way?  Learn all the tricks of the trade, how to get the best quality at the lowest price, why to avoid the biggest printer in town and why to avoid the franchise printers.  Learn how to choose the right graphics, correct paper, envelope, style, letter fonts.  When on demand printing is best.  Every Secret is included.

Lesson #6:  How to Fulfill.  This session is a practical guide on how to administer your business.  How to set up a computerized fulfilment system, get local families to do all your work for you and run your business (if you wish) from your home.  Learn how and why to use low and variable overheads, yet give one day turn-around delivery.  Learn when to choose delivery services, to fulfill yourself or build your own system…or when to simply fulfill via the Internet.

Lesson #7:  How to Finance.  Learn all you’ll need about the financial end, of the business, how to control physical or online inventory, keep overheads down, check ad results, get 30 day free credit and stay on top of your business.  Learn 11 hazards to avoid and tricks to stay profitable without a daily accountant.  The course and manual contain all these secrets and more.  The computer/internet workshop personalizes the knowledge so you can get started.

Who is This Course For?

This course is for those who would like their own publishing business for fun and profit but also helps business people, brokers and professionals, insurance agents and marketers who want to enhance their existing business or build a second source of income.

Publishing can be used to shift the cost of marketing into a profit center. If you want your own full or part time publishing business, or want to build your existing business through publishing you should sign up for this course right now with a special pennies on the dollar offer.

Here is what to do.  If you’re not sure whether you really want to have a publish to sell business, consider the ways that such a way of living can improve your life.

This course is for individuals and couples.  You can order the course but your entire immediate family has permission to take it.  We include those who want their own business or who want to have a business together or a family business.  Business people or professionals who want to add an extra profit center to their business or who want to change their business entirely will benefit.  Those who want more control over their career should take this course.  Plus those who love travel and want to turn their trips into profitable tax deductions!

Only those who really want to publish for profit or to expand their business should sign up for this course.  We have created a proposition where you cannot lose, but the course is not for idle curiosity.  We are giving away every business secret we possess and expect those who use it to reap fortunes in extra income, tax savings or expanded business. We expect this knowledge will change your life for the better.  You’ll gain extra income, more fun, adventure, friends, freedom, independence and prestige too.

This is a one year program. You receive a complete manual and then have access to an exclusive publishing updates provided by me, Merri and our webmaster, David Cross (who teaches the internet aspects of publishing).

These updates are an important part of the course because we continually get input from those who use the course and share ideas and contacts with all of the other publishers who have used it.  There is nowhere else where you can gain such a unique network of information and help.  This enhances what you learn from the course.

Due to the enormous savings of an online course, you can start for only $299 with a full money back if not satisfied guarantee.

Merri and I have had a publish to sell business together for over 30 years and both of us were in publishing before we got together.  Merri’s publishing experience even outstrips mine and we spend a great deal of personal time continually updating the course as the publishing business evolves.  We have a successful publishing business with over 20,000 readers, so our updates are based on real time experience.

Are you interested in a publishing business?  It can be small and part time mainly to gain prestige, fun and tax benefits.  It can be full fledged and rake in thousands a day.  If so, this course is an absolute bargain.  You should sign up now!  Our goal and guarantee is that you will be able to run your own publishing business that publishes to sell.

Though many readers have paid up to $2,000 for this course, you can start for only $79.  You could not duplicate the computer and Internet knowledge for $2,000.  It covers what you need to get on the Net, how to use the Web to publish, how to define your Internet market, how to develop your site, target your market and start getting visits, the top ten Internet tips to use, the top ten traps to avoid, and many other lessons our Webmaster has used in his 20+ years on the net.  In many cases your tax savings will be five to ten times the cost of the system alone, plus you will learn how to gain thousands of FREEBEES and earn hundreds of thousands a year.

Our publish to sell business has brought us more wealth, satisfaction, fun and friendship than I imagined possible.  It has brought so much to my life, I would like to help everyone be in publishing and I hope you are one with whom I will have the pleasure sharing this exciting and profitable way of life!

Whether you are retired, an investor, chiropractor, doctor, dentist, professional or already own your own business, this offers another way to make money, to turn your passion into profit. We guarantee to share all we know to help you start and run your own publishing business.

Don’t miss this opportunity.  Enroll in the entire course for a full year for $299.

Our Guarantee

If you are not fully satisfied, you can cancel the course any time in the first quarter for a full refund of all unfilled lessons, and there will be no additional fee.  No quarterly renewal fee will be charged if you cancel.

Why the Update Lessons?

What all professional publishers know is that the world of publishing changes continually and that the key to continual success is to test, test, test and keep the business evolving with the market place.   The course you receive is up to date, but it will fall out of date soon.  To keep you in touch with the latest trends, techniques and ideas, we add regular update lessons to your course.

We have over thirty years experience and are active in the publishing world every day.  We work with several of the largest internet publishers in the world and gain a continual flow of new experiences, ideas, tactics and strategies.  Your update lessons bring you the latest innovations that are being used in the publishing world right now.  This is a key to maintaining a continual flow of ever lasting residual income from you publications.

 

Order “Self Fulfilled – How to Publish to Sell” and a full year of update lessons $299.  Click Here.      

 

 

 

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. 

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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.

That’s all you need too… a laptop to be free!

Before computers, a pencil and pad did the job.

Freedom is just one benefit you can gain from writing.

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

Another good example of earning potential 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.

That’s what he’s doing now.

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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 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 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,
  • 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 the first three months for a full refund . 

Order “Self Fulfilled – How to Publish to Sell” and a quarter of update lessons $79.   Click Here.

Order “Self Fulfilled – How to Publish to Sell” and a full year of update lessons $299.  Click Here.      

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

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Investing Beyond the Boom

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 to meet a midnight curfew.  We can lose much more when we rush from a crashing stock market.

Most investors face emotional dangers that build in rising markets.

Almost everyone feels good.

But the he clock of economic reckoning is ticking.

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

Yet no one wants to leave the party until the end.

But many edge closer to the door.

When the clock chimes there could be a stampede even though leaving in a hurry may be the worst way to go.

Here are seven steps that can help avoid this risk.

  • Choose investments based on markets instead of shares.
  • Diversify based on value.
  • Rely on financial information rather than economic news.
  • Keep investing simple.
  • Keep investing costs low.
  • Trade as little as possible.
  • Make the decision process during panics automatic.

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 was 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.

At the beginning of 2018 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 (S&P 500) in 2017 as the chart below shows.

My portfolio blue.  S&P 500… 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 2018” 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 2018” 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.

This year I celebrated my 50th anniversary 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 2018” 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 2018” 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.

Your subscription will be charged $299 a year from now, but you can cancel at any time.

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”.

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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.

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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

Multi Currency Value Investing Seminar

Old Accord Creates New Profits – Multi Currency Investments.

Earn more with multi currency stock market breakouts.

Improve Safety – Increase Profits

Learn how to improve the safety of your savings and investments by selecting good value and diversified investments in a multi-currency portfolio.

Few decisions are as important to your wealth as the value of the markets and currencies you invest in.  This has been our area of expertise since the 1970s and we have worked with and advised some of the largest currency traders in the world.

Gain Protection First – Against the Dollar’s Purchasing Power Loss.  In 1913 the The Federal Reserve Act created the Federal Reserve Bank to protect the purchasing power of the US dollar, which has since lost about 94% of its purchasing power.  Here is its price compared with gold since 1900.

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Dollar chart from pricedingold.com (1)

The Fed has let the dollar lose most of its strength plus has allowed interest rates to fall so low, that safe investments cannot keep pace with the drop in purchasing power.

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Chart from Grandfather Economic Report (2)

Many investors have forgotten about the risk of a falling dollar because the greenback has been strong for the past five years.  This temporary dollar strength came after the great recession of 2009 just as there was temporary dollar strength after the great recession of the 1980s.  Then about six years after the recession, an agreement was made by major governments to weaken the dollar.

There was a severe global economic recession affecting much of the developed world in the late 1970s and early 1980s.  The United States and Japan exited the recession relatively early, but high unemployment would continue to affect Europe and the UK through to at least 1985.  As a consequence between 1980 and 1985, the US dollar had appreciated by about 50% against the Japanese yen, Deutsche mark, French franc and British pound, the currencies of the next four biggest economies at the time. Then the governments reached an agreement and exchange rate values of the dollar versus the yen declined by 51% from 1985 to 1987.

Now the world is again in the same place.  The recession is over.  Europe is a bit behind in recovery and the dollar is higher than before the recession.

There is no reason for the greenback to be  strong.

The agreement in 1985 was called the Plaza Accord.   Over just two years the greenback dropped nearly 50% versus other major currencies.  The next accord will generate great profits for those who know what to do while it ruins the purchasing power of dollar back investments.

The strong US dollar and low interest rates have created one of the biggest stock and multi currency breakout opportunities in history.  Learn how to create a plan to profit from multi currency shifts ahead.

One reason for the potential gains is that stock markets and currency values are cyclical.  Due to low interest rates created by the 2009 economic downturn, the US and a few other equity markets have risen to some of their highest prices, ever.  These markets offer very poor value now.  The steep valuation creates incredible profit potential but also hides some enormous risks.  Learn how to develop an investing strategy based of earnings, cash flows, dividends and book values to increase potential for profit and reduce the risks.

Next Extra Profit Created by Value Breakouts

Over the history of US equity markets, the  price of overall markets have risen about 9.1 percent, respectively, compounded annually.  Yet over more than a hundred years of stock market activity,  a majority of the profits have come from just a very few dramatic breakouts.

Equity markets are ruled in the short term by emotions that create unpredictable ups and downs.  Numerous fears of defaults, worries of double dip recessions, high unemployment, concerns about fiscal cliffs, hold investors back.  Yet global population growth and advances in production and prosperity are relentless economic fundamentals that increase value.

When fear holds back a a fundamentally rising value, rising profit potential grows.  Values increase as prices stagnate.  Then markets break free and rocket upwards creating wealth, prosperity and growth.

Find out which breakouts are likely to take place next.

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 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 create war.

Here is the war stock cycle.  Military struggles (like the Civil War, WWI, WWII and the Cold War: WWIII) 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.

Learn how the Cyber War (WWIV) may change the way we live and act and how this will affect currencies and investments.

Learn:

* 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), but 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 outperformance 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.  Buffett leverages his portfolio at a ratio of approximately 1.6 to 1.  This rate of expansion by the way is called the “Golden Ratio”.  It is a mathematical formula that controls the growth of most natural things; trees, the shape of leaves, the spiral of shells, as well as the way economies and societies grow.

We’ll sum the strategy, how to leverage cheap, safe, quality stocks and for what period of time based on your 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 (almost) years of investing experience combined with wisdom gained from some of the world’s best investment managers and economic mathematical scientists.

Enjoy investing more with slow, worry free, good value investing.  Stress, worry and fear are three of an investor’s worst enemies.  These are major foundations of the Behavior Gap, a trait exhibited by most investors, that causes them to underperform any market they choose.  The behavior gap is created by natural human responses to fear.  The losses created by this gap grow when investors trade short term under stress.

Learn how to put meaning into your investing by creating profitable strategies that combine good value investments with unique, personal goals.

Learn how to span the behavior gap.  Behavior gaps are among the biggest reasons why so many investors fail.  Human evolution makes fear the second most powerful motivator.  (Greed is the third.)  Fear creates investment losses due to behavior gaps.  Fear motivates us more strongly than desire.  By nature investors are risk adverse, when they should embrace risk.  Purpose is the most powerful motivator,  stronger than fear and greed.  One powerful way to overcome the behavior gap is to invest with a purpose.

Combine your needs and capabilities with the secrets and the math of our good value model portfolio.

Share ideas about my good value portfolio.  My personal investment portfolio comes from a continual analysis of international stock markets and a comparison of their value based on current book to price, cash flow to price, earnings to price, average dividend yield, return on equity and cash flow return.

Markets included in this portfolio are:

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

These markets have been chosen based on four pillars of valuation.

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

Learn how to use Country ETFs to easily construct a diversified, risk-controlled, equally weighted representative country portfolios in all of these good value countries.

To achieve this goal my portfolio consists of Country Index ETFs that track an index of shares in a specific country.  These country ETFs provide diversification into a basket of equities in the good value countries.  The expense ratios for most ETFs are lower than those of the average mutual fund as well so such ETFs provide diversification and cost efficiency.

This is an easy, simple and effective approach to zeroing in on value because little management and guesswork is required.  You are investing in a diversified portfolio of good value indices.  A BUY rating for an index does NOT imply that any stock in that country is an attractive investment, so you do not have to pick and choose shares.  You can invest in the index which is like investing in all the shares in the index.  All you have to do is invest in an ETF that in turn invests passively in all the shares of the index.

Learn 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 a test.

The Test for Low Cost Trading

Research put every part of this portfolio in place, except knowing the best, easiest and least expensive way to buy.  A search for an optimal way to buy and hold boiled down to two methods.  One tactic to test was to use a unique online broker that appeared to offer the lowest cost deal.  The other approach was to use a community bank in Smalltown USA.  The small town bank that I use looks after my 401K trust account and their service is first class.  The benefit of small banks is that they still treat us as a human beings (instead of a number) and when we need, it’s easy to go right to the top to answer a question or get a problem resolved.  There are no call centers and the bank and the person looking after my account is just around the corner.

I created a test to see which offered the least expensive service.

Working with my banker in Smalltown USA,  I created two accounts, one at the online broker and the other at the bank. I placed $40,000 in each.

I set up the order for the country ETFs online, while my trust manager set up orders for the identical amounts of the same shares in his system.  Then we got on the phone, coordinated our timing and on a count of three each pushed the button “BUY”.

The results of this test  show how you can gain on any purchase of country ETFs.

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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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.

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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.

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Gary

(1) Dollar chart from pricedingold.com

(2) Grandfather Economic Report

 

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

 

 

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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