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The 50 Year Pandemic Opportunity


52 years ago life was uncertain.

I was just starting in business, selling US mutual funds in Hong Kong.  The conditions were not the best.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average had fallen from an all time high and would take 19 years to recover.  The Hong Kong stock market had just started a skyrocketing bull.  The Hang Send Index would roar from 100 to over 18,000 in the decades ahead.

There was also the 1968 Pandemic of the (H3N2 virus) (1) called the Hong Kong Flu.

The Hong Kong flu (also known as 1968 flu pandemic) was a flu pandemic whose outbreak in 1968 and 1969 killed an estimated one to four million people globally.

That pandemic was caused by an influenza virus.  It started in Hong Kong and was first noted in the United States in September 1968. The estimated number of deaths in the US was over 100,000.   Most deaths were in people 65 years and older.  Those H3N2 viruses, are still with us. They cause severe illness in older people and come every year.  They can’t be stopped because they undergo regular antigenic drift.

That influenza virus did not stop the world of commerce.  But the “flu season” is still with us and there are offerings of new and regular flu shots each year. Back then this did not make a lot of difference to business.

Back then we just didn’t really respond to this risk the way we are doing now.   The flu did not fill the news.

In 1968, we read about the first successful heart transplant, plus the assassinations of Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. The first Big Mac was introduced (49 cents). The Boeing 747 made its maiden flight.  Emergency 911 Telephone service started.

The Hong Kong Flu pandemic did not take up anywhere near as a big a segment of the news.

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Image from May 26, 20202 USA Today article “100 Years Ago: Philadelphia chose a parade over social distancing”

This seems to be the case of the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic as well as the image above shows.  Life went on despite the pandemic.

Global economic life however has come to a grinding halt  due to this new COVID-19 pandemic which as well as being as being deadly is also an infodemic.  Technology allows the establishment to take advantage (or to help-depending on your point of view) the public in so many different ways.

How will this shutdown affect the stock market this year and in the years ahead?

If we use the last 100 years as a guide we could speculate that we have a pandemic about every 50 years that accelerates a stock market collapse and hinders its recovery.

In 1918 the Spanish Flu pandemic came after the Dow had started a slide from its all time high in January 1916 of 2299.

By April 1921 the Dow had crashed down to 972 and did not recover to the all time high for 11 years, until February 1927.

50 years later the Dow started to slump from a new all time high of 7815 in December 1965.

The 1968 Pandemic helped that slump to slide further so by July 1982 the Dow was only 2260.

The Dow did not recover its all time high for almost 30 years, until October 1995.

Now we see the Dow having slid from a December 2019 all time high of 28,480.

“History doesn’t repeat itself but it often rhymes,” as Mark Twain is often reputed to have said.

This brief review would suggest that every 50 years there is a cleansing in in nature.

The Bible verse Leviticus 25:9-12 tends to reinforce this thought as it says:

“You shall have the trumpet sounded throughout all your land. And you shall hallow the fiftieth year and you shall proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you: you shall return, every one of you, to your property and every one of you to your family. That fiftieth year shall be a jubilee for you: you shall not sow, or reap the aftergrowth, or harvest the unpruned vines. For it is a jubilee; it shall be holy to you: you shall eat only what the field itself produces.”

If this is a fresh start, the seventh of seven year sabbaticals, what will be different along the new path.

A www.technologyreview.com article, “Prepare to be tracked and tested as you return to work” gives us one clue.

The article says: A new routine: A day in the life of a Salesforce worker will look very different when they return to the office. They’ll start their day by logging a wellness check online which checks if they have symptoms of covid-19 or have been in contact with anyone infected. If cleared, the app will assign them a 30-minute window arrival time, designed to avoid employee bottlenecks. Employees will have to wear masks as they enter the building, take their temperature and swipe an ID badge. It will also note where they set foot in case they do later turn out to have covid-19. Finally, they’ll arrive at a freshly disinfected desk, where adjacent rows have been removed. There, they can finally take off their mask and get to work. Welcome to the coronavirus-era workplace.

Bigger picture: On top of these measures, some employers are offering or even requiring coronavirus testing for workers returning to the office, and employing sensors, dongles, and other tools to ensure they remain a safe distance apart or inform them when they’ve crossed paths with a colleague who later learns he or she was infected.

Not a panacea: The radically redesigned workplaces will raise concerns about employee privacy and may pose legal liabilities when workers do become seriously ill despite the precautions.

There may have been a pandemic in Hong Kong in 1968.  There were also communists setting off bombs in the street, but I moved there and started a new business.

So as things change now should you start some new way to earn?

A New York Times article, “Is a Pandemic the Right Time to Start a Business? It Just Might Be” (3) shows how the timing can be good!

The article says: Previous financial crises gave rise to high-profile American companies. The spread of the coronavirus challenges entrepreneurs to meet new needs.

In March, as small businesses across the country were shutting down amid the spreading coronavirus pandemic, Shanel Fields was about to open one up.

For Ms. Fields, the timing couldn’t have been better. Her company, MD Ally, allows 911 dispatchers and other responders to route nonemergency calls and patients to virtual doctors, to help local governments improve their emergency response systems.

For Ms. Fields, opening now meant greater access to top talent. She hired her fourth employee and said more than 200 qualified applicants had submitted résumés. And being in the health care sector during a pandemic has raised her profile with funders and governments: MD Ally, which is based in Philadelphia, recently signed its first customer and closed its first round of investment worth $1 million.

“Yeah but she chose the right field to get started in” in you might be thinking. That’s true, but adapting is the key!

In 1968, I arrived in Hong Kong exactly at the right time, but doing the wrong thing.  Instead of selling US shares to Hong Kong residents, I needed to sell Hong Kong shares to Americans.  It took a little time for me to figure that out, but once I made the shift, I have never looked back.  For some time I became a unique personality called “the Global Guru”.  Then of course the mainstream investment community caught on and the idea of global investing was not such a special deal.

I had moved on.  That’s the clue.  Let go of the old and adapt.  Whatever you are doing, be ready to move on. That’s the challenge… and the fun, adventure, excitement.  Fortunately technology makes this much easier today than it was decades ago.

Another New York Times article, “The New Model Media Star is Only for You”(4) explains why when it says: With short videos and paid newsletters, everyone from superstars to half-forgotten former athletes and even journalists can, as one tech figure put it, “monetize individuality.”

Make the rest of your life the best time of your life.  Turn your passion into profit with a mission.

No matter where you are in life, the way to look is ahead, not back.  Use experience to create and fulfill missions, instead of letting regrets slow life down.

“If you work on what you really love doing, it’s not really work, you have twice as much time to enjoy life.”

Everyday we live life to our best and do the best we can.  We can view each step as a valued lesson or as a regret.  When we accept the values of our experience and use them to create missions that we love, we create greater opportunities for profit, fulfillment and peace of mind.

Wherever you are, whatever you do, you can reinvent your lifestyle by turning your passion into profit.  Make your living,by doing what yo love and enjoy.

Knowing how to write to sell can accelerates this fulfilling process.

Gary

Live Anywhere – Earn Everywhere

How to Gain Extra Freedom – While Almost Everyone Loses Theirs.  Profit from post COVID-19 trends.

I invite you to join Merri and me in expecting the world to get better… to live and earn based on that expectation but…  to also prepare for bad times as well as good.

Just in case… the world goes sideways… we will still survive and prosper.

We do not give up anything much.  We can enjoy the good parts of the new economy, as we protect ourselves from what can be bad.

For example in my report “Live Anywhere-Earn Everywhere”,  you’ll see how to make your dining room table bring you more control, more time, more income and more freedom.  After all, what can be more accessible than a dining room table?

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Dining room tables we worked from (and we also sold the tables for a profit).

You’ll even learn how to turn dining room tables into income and tax deductions as we have with these dining room tables we build out of local wood.

Let me be clear.  I expect that the world will get better, at least for the few who adapt and avoid the dangers that the changes from the COVID pandemic will bring. 

The wealth of the world, albeit with inequality, will continue to grow.  This collapse of the global economy will bring an incredible new opportunity for those who know what to do.  Thes profit making avenues offer enormous income potential and even work well in disaster scenarios.

Let me provide one simple, concrete example.  Ginseng.

This is a great health root.  The demand is growing especially in China.  At times good dried Ginseng sells for $1,000 a pound!  This is an incredible and easy crop to grow.   The less care you give it, the more valuable it can become.  Yet if everything goes south, the health qualities will be good to have and make it an excellent barter item.  Once you know what to do with ginseng, it’s easy to grow in your back yard.

Even better one of the best kept secrets is that ginseng and 125 other medicinal crops that are currently unsustainable but can be grown on land  that is extraordinarily cheap.

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Ginseng we grew in our back yard.  I know about growing ginseng through experience and explain why and how in the report “Live Anywhere – Earn Everywhere”.

Loquats are another example of an easy to grow crop that help promote natural health.

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Here I am by one of the many loquat trees at our Florida farm.

Loquats are a great fruit for making jam and such, but the loquat leaf has amazing medicinal qualities.  Its is a registered medicine in China and due to its anti viral and respiratory system enhancing qualities has an especially  growing demand right now.   The images below from Amazon.com show that the leaves sell for about a dollar per leaf!

I have many trees on the farm but started growing loquat seedlings last year.

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Loquat leaf tea has become really important during the pandemic due to its respiratory strengthening qualities.

I have been drinking a lot of home made loquat leaf tea during the pandemic.

The report “Live Anywere-Earn Everywhere” shows specific places that reduce your living expenses, easily increases your income, makes you smarter, healthier and provides tax benefits as well. 

There are specific places where property is especially inexpensive, now because previous owners do not know about the special qualities created by the pandemic.

Learn about these specific places.  More important learn what makes these places special and seven freedom producing steps that you can use to find other similar spots of opportunity.

Here are some of the experiences this report shares:

The report includes a tax and career plan broken into four age groups, before you finish school, from age 25 to 50 – age 50-to 65 and what to do when you reach the age where tradition wants you to re-tire.  (Another clue-you do not need to retire and probably should not).

The report is very specific because it is about what Merri and I, our children and even my sister and thousands of our readers have done and are doing.

Live Anywhere – Earn Everywhere focuses on a system that takes advantage of living in Smalltown USA, but earning globally.

  • Learn about the magic of the north facing slope.   This is where Merri and I live almost half of our time.  North facing mountain land is some of the least expensive in the world but has hidden values that the report reveals.  There is a lot of this land and a lot of hidden value that you can tap.   When we bought our Blue Ridge farm (252 acres) I mentioned this to my Swiss banking friend.  “That’s bigger than the entire village where I live!” was his response.  Smalltown USA offers a last chance at having a lot of space.  By living in two Smalltown places there are enormous tax advantages as well.  One step in the system saves Merri and me over $28,345 in taxes a year.

The report shows how to buy cheap north facing slopes and create an income producing tiny home for $29,000 or less.

If you lack the $29,000 to invest, a start up using tents is even less.  These are tipis we put up at our farm before we built our first tiny home.  Learn how they can create tens of thousands of dollars in income for you.

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  • See ways that small businesses like Tipi rentals can be enhanced by the pandemic but also create BIG tax savings as well as extra income.  For more than 30 years Merri and I have enjoyed a strong six figure income, some years more, in the millions.  Yet there have been very few years when we had to pay federal income tax.  The report lays out a three structure program and how it is used when you are in school (up to age 30), then from 25 to 50, 50 to 70  and beyond 70.   Learn why Chapter C corporations and pensions can be better than the normally recommended Chapter S.  See how new mileage log rules gives you a possible opportunity to increase your tax deductions using IRS Form 4562.  Using a two-vehicle strategy you can gain $12,976 in new deductions even if you do not have to drive one mile further or spend one additional penny on your car.
  • See how a greenhouse can help you eat better and be healthier, plus provide income and a tax deduction and be funded by a government grant.

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Our North Carolina greenhouse.

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Our Florida greenhouse.

  • There are similar benefits from having a second home office defined in IRS publication 463 and IRS publication 587, even if your desk is a dining room table.  The report also shows how your dining room table can become an actual income producer as its creates a huge tax deduction at the same time, not to mention a great place to eat, work and lay out plans for a brighter, safer more lucrative and enjoyable future.
  • Living in this environment is also healthier, economically as well as physically.  You’ll see in the report how researchers at Harvard found an amazing correlation between living in conditions found on north facing slopes, longevity and mental health.  The researchers were quite surprised by this strong correlation that also extended into mental health.  In addition to feeling better, reducing stress and having more Joie de Vivre the places outlined in “Live Anywhere-Earn Everywhere” can help you avoid hospitals, high cost disease management (aka health care) and BIG pharma while providing an investment opportunity in three plants that have some of the fastest growing demand in natural health care.  These three plants are just one of seven business opportunities that can create multiple streams of income.
  • How changes in cell phone and internet technology eliminated the need to be in one place.   An old law that creates new opportunity for small business in small towns is available to everyone.
  • Use the specific search and purchase guide.  Construction plans are included that show how to generate first tier income that leads to five, second tier avenues of earnings.
  • How to pay off old debt and avoid new debt by avoiding spurts and embracing value. 
  • Learn seven skills that will always have value.  See how to turn First Aid, medicinal plants, hospitality, food, trees, alternate energy and writing to sell into everlasting, low stress wealth.

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This pond we created at our farm brought us pleasure but also helped create a safe, healthy food supply, extra income and a tax deduction as well.

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(1) www.cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-resources/1968-pandemic.html

(2) www.technologyreview.com: Prepare to be tracked and tested as you return to work

(3) www.nytimes.com/2020/05/20/business/coronavirus-small-business-startup

(4) www.nytimes.com/2020/05/24/business/media/new-model-celebrity

Overcome the Income Gap


You don’t have to be short of funds regardless of what you do, wherever and whoever you are.


If you’re thinking of moving to a better place, having a better lifestyle, maybe taking that long-awaited retirement, making a career change or living in a sleepy, low crime, no stress town, more power to you.  Perhaps you plan to move into small-town USA or head overseas to live abroad.  Or maybe you simply want to earn a little extra income as you learn to make a lot of extra income.

But what if there are no good jobs, or you find prices higher than expected or see inflation stop your income from going as far as expected?

The establishment says:  “Get some education to quickly gain a higher income as well as the better life”.  Right?

But, wait a minute…

The establishment is basically composed of big corporations and your better life might not be their goal.

Liars.  Increased profits is their agenda.

The same companies that tell you to get a better education have created a growing income gap that might throw a monkey wrench in your plans.  The gap gives these companies better employees and increases in their very large profits but as you discover will not help you.  Companies are using technology to reduce their payrolls and improve their employees by creating a wave of under employment that traditional education has not been able to stop.

In fact the educational system is one of the big businesses and part of the underemployment problem.

When you diligently search the internet, you discover there’s no easy, inexpensive way to gain the education you need for a better income…even though you can pay tens of thousands of dollars for even the most minimal online university.

The educational industry has ripped off millions of students with promises that cannot be kept.  They have fallen further and further behind in providing usable education for decades.

Now it could take you longer and cost you more… and even the best universities won’t promise you a job.

Over the past few decades the cost of university has skyrocketed.  The time required to obtain a degree has lengthened.   The better a school’s reputation, the worse this fact.

For example, a recent survey on inflation shows that a Harvard education is one of the most inflated services of all.  Since WWII, the prices of eggs, bread and some foods have risen 4 or 5 times.  Gold, silver, income, the price of rent, a house or car have risen 15 to 20 times.  A Harvard education has risen 44 times.

In 2016 the basic cost for Harvard reached about $65,000… a year.

They claim is “This is the best you can get”.  Give me a break.  The fact is almost no one, except a few elite are going to get into Harvard.  If you are making a life change, you probably can’t go back to university at all.

Who wants to?  Even the average non profit university costs $25,000… a year… just for tuition.

Plus who, when moving up in life, has four or five years to spend just learning, especially when the benefits of college may be pure nonsense now.

The entire idea of university is becoming defunct due to two trends in underemployment.

You have probably read or seen on TV that American unemployment has fallen and job availability is picking up.

Baloney.

The establishment is trying to fool you with statistics by ignoring two trends in underemployment.

This chart shows the first trend of underemployment in the Western world… the simple fact that it is rising.

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U.S. underemployment rate from April 2016 to April 2017 (by month) at Statistica.com (1)

This statistic shows the U.S. underemployment rate on a monthly basis for the ongoing year.  In April 2017, the U.S. underemployment rate had skyrocketed to 14 percent.

The second trend is a bigger problem.  Underemployment is growing fastest among college graduates.  There aren’t enough jobs to employ everyone at their full earning potential.

This creates a process called “filtering-down”.  This is the bad news for traditional education.

Workers with college degrees get whatever few jobs are available.  They spend four or five years and $100,000 or $125,000 bucks and maybe more, often acquiring enormous student debt.  The best they get is to beat out a non college student for a dull, non repetitive, underpaying manual job.

If you think an online or for-profit university is going to be any better, think again.

There is a shake-up in for-profit higher education.  Too many of these schools are cheaters.  This has caught up with them.  A broad swath of the sector is shutting down as federal regulation, lawsuits and a growing stigma about for-profit education takes a toll.

Thousands of dollars in paid tuition can be lost with a for-profit.  The recent closure of ITT Educational Services shows the risk.  Their abrupt shut down impacted 35,000 students who were taking classes on campuses and online across America.  Many had paid for the school with loans. The school went away. The debt did not.

This is just the latest in a series of for-profit educational scandals. University of Phoenix lost 50,000 students in 2015.  DeVry University was sued by the Federal Trade Commission for misleading students about their chances of getting a job and increasing their income after graduation.

In 2015 Corinthian Colleges closed most of its schools after being slapped with a $30 million fine by the DOE for overstating job placement rates for graduates.

Just wait, it gets worse.

The worse news is that even if someone graduates from college, they are more likely to get a lower-paying job than in the past.  This pushes those without college degrees into even lower paying work.  This is a process called “filtering down”.

On top of the problem of filtering down, the inflation-adjusted value of the wages of college-educated workers has barely increased in the 21st century.  Graduates are taking jobs below their full earning potential and their educational status is not pulling up the wages received for these jobs.

What a mess. You want to move up but the entire system is trying to beat you down.  Education costs more and brings less.   Jobs are harder to get and pay lower wages.

You really don’t want to get caught in this system at all.

Fortunately there is a way to break free.  There are courses that can be obtained for pennies compared to university, and they can be completed in weeks rather than years so you can start earning sooner.

This just gets better.

These courses provide a formula for everlasting wealth using three ways to get rich.

Let’s first define rich.

“Being rich is doing something bigger than you, that you love in a way so there is always money enough and at least a little left over”.

This form of richness lifts you well beyond dollars and cents.

In a general sense, the formula can be described in three steps.

#1: Have multi-dimensional sources of income that are separate and stand on their own.

#2: Have each business also compliment and feed the others.

#3: Add in long tail products that enhance the businesses and create additional income with little or no bother.

But generalities are for the universities.  Here are the specific scenarios that these courses teach, exact ways to create extra income quickly.  I know these steps work because this is what Merri and I have done for almost 50 years.

This process has allowed us to live and work in dozens of countries, enjoy wonderful profits, create enormous friendships and  gain deep satisfaction getting paid to do what we love.

Here are the specific steps:

#1: Start with a core business.  Ours is real estate.  We love acquiring property.  We understand it. We have great experience in it, and we find the process of looking, buying and improving property highly creative and fulfilling as well as profitable.  You’ll see in a moment how we use real estate to accomplish something bigger than ourselves that provides a special service to a greater part of humanity.

#2: Next become a self publisher.  This business helps our property routine because when we search for real estate we write reports about the good places we find.  Sometimes the publishing is more profitable than the real estate and allows us to provide a far greater service.

#3: Add in a hospitality business.  Seminars, courses, exhibitions, workshops, tours, hotels, AIRBNB rentals.  We have done them all and this business provides depth to publishing. It is spectacularly profitable when linked to a successful publishing business.

The even better news is that these courses teach you how to start with your own core business.  Ours is real estate, but yours can be anything that interest you.  You’ll see how it can be gardening, farming, fishing, golf, finance, travel, photography, art, construction,  machinery, inventions. whatever.

The courses help you choose your core business and then teach you how to build that business and wrap the publishing and hospitality around it.

Here another thought they teach that’s extremely valuable… How to eliminate the middle man who would otherwise be your employer and who would take most of the reward for your work.   You’ll learn how to avoid job applications, how to end the need for dusting off your CV and eliminate hat in hand job interviews where someone else gets to decide your fate.

These courses teach you how to go direct to clients so you become self-sufficient and self-empowered.

You learn how to circumnavigate the big corporations who are creating underemployment and you earn by serving your customers direct.

Finally there is one more… quite frankly huge, advantage to these courses.  They are guaranteed… really.   You get to take the courses, try what you learn and if you are not satisfied, you’ll see below how they are totally free.

Let me tell you about these three courses.

The first course is Self Publishing to Sell.

You can help everyone become richer and enhance your own life by writing to sell.  The same technology that has eliminated so many old employment opportunities creates new freedoms to live where we choose and yet share our services with others almost everywhere around the world.

First, earn with online self publishing.   The three stories below show how Amazon.com and self publishing have enriched the lives of three others.

Online self publishing is creating a wealthy writer’s middle class.   Read the three stories of self publishing success below to learn a secret that new self publishers can use to make life rich.

In the past, a few writers made fortunes. The rest starved.  No more!  The old way of writing and publishing was great… if you like the lottery.  Not so good, if you wanted an income for sure.

There are growing numbers of great stories about beginning writers using Kindle to sell their publications.  Here are three stories of how new self publishers have used Amazon.com to make their lives better as they earned more.

Let’s start with Nickolette Goff who is retired and loves organic gardening,  healthy cooking and visiting Ecuador.   She had never published a book and after our self publishing course she wrote and promoted her first book… a Quinoa recipe cookbook with 13 recipes she garnered from her Ecuadorian 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.

Two more in the works – both on gardening topics.  Best wishes to you and Merri.   Love, Nicki

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

Nicki’s first book sells for .99 cents and is ranked #266,764 of paid sales in the Kindle Store.    Even being ranked in the 200,000 class, Nicki has earned enough to travel.

Take Bob Gandt, as another example.

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Bob Gandt has had great writing success and has been published by numerous major publishers.  Bob’s niche is flying, war and writing.  He published his first story at age sixteen – the same year he first soloed an airplane.  Since then he has logged something over 25,000 hours, written fourteen books and published countless articles. Hearing the stories of others like Bob help me (as well as you) better understand how many different ways there are to Write to Sell.

At age 20 he was at the time the youngest aviator in the U.S. Navy. In 1965 he began his 26 year career as a pilot for Pan American World Airways.  His 1995 book, Skygods, (Wm. Morrow & Co.), recounts the meteoric descent and crash of the once-great Pan Am. His 1997 book “Bogeys and Bandits” (Viking Penguin) told of a training squadron at the same base where he had trained years before.

This book led to a CBS series Pensacola: Wings Of Gold.   Bob was the writer and technical consultant for these twenty-two-episodes, which starred James Brolin as the commander of a Marine F/A-18 training squadron. Bob’s books were previously published by the big publishing houses, but now Bob’s focus is on self publishing.  As an author whose numerous books have been published for and sold through book stores, he sees the bookstore path filled with dinosaurs.

Bob started with print but took a special step that every writer should know.  This step has helped him add Ebooks to his stable of income producing systems.  Print and Ebooks are all part of the publishing process… but Ebooks make self publishing easier than ever before. Bob’s passion is flying and the military.  His books reflect this.

Learning and sharing your passion with like minded souls is just fun.  There is no other way to say it.  This is how life should be lived and self publishing lets you live it this way.

Yet despite an offer from a major publisher, Bob self published  his latest book at Amazon.com.  We helped introduce this book, and it has reached #1o on the Military Thrillers best sellers list several times since! See Bob’s website here.

Another great story is about Hugh Howey, a writer that every self publisher should meet and hear.   Hugh had just a little success with publishers, a book with modest success.

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Hugh whipping me badly in a game of chess.

Hugh self published his book, Wool.  Hugh was a bookstore clerk.  In his spare time he wrote science fiction and began self-publishing his work on Amazon.com in 2011.  Soon he was earning over $100,000 a month on Amazon.  His books made the New York Times best seller list.  See Hugh Howey’s Amazon.com page here.

The formula that each of these writers has used is based around building a following for their books.  They wrote more than one book.  They sell their first book at a low price (free to .99 cents).  This compares to the typical $9.99 to $12.99 for books written by top branded authors on Kindle.

The low price starts building a readership.  In Hugh Howey’s case, he offered his first book free.  After the book became a best seller at Amazon.com, his other book sales, foreign rights, six figure print deal and film rights flowed naturally.

Nicki Goff and Bob Gandt are using this formula as well…  a  low priced first book attracts readers and builds a following for more…. higher priced, followup books.

This is one secret contained in our Self Publishing Course “Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher”.  

Online self publishing allows you to a 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.

The writer keeps 70%.

Amazon keeps 30%.

A typical writer earning 12% of the wholesale book sales makes about $.60 per $9.99 book sale.  A Kindle writer makes $2.10 on a $3 sale.

Costs are reduced as well.  Nicki Goff, Bob Gandt and Hugh Howey (as I do) all write at home with no office or staff overheads.  This is how most self publishers start so all the income generated is profit.

This is a new exciting era for writers.

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.

“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 our own self-publishing business over 40+ years.  Today, we have more cars than we can drive, five homes and numerous cabins in North Carolina, Florida and Ecuador.  We have a beautiful lake front home on 16 acres (with an orange grove to boot).  We have a 253 acres in the beautiful mountains, where we live in the summers.  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 contributions to society that feel are meaningful.

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.

* Our 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.

“In Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher” Merri and I gave away every publishing secret we know to write to sell for a solid income.

The second online course in this powerful trio is “Event – Full Business, How to Profit from an Events Business”. This course teaches the art of using hospitality to earn extra by offering seminars, tours, exhibitions, special events, etc.

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

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

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 and other hospitality events.

The combination of self publishing and working hand in hand with an events business has brought us excellent income and allowed us to visit and to live anywhere in the world we have desired.  Many of our subscribers have gained enormously from these courses.

One 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 international 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.

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.

The tuition for “Event – Full Business – How to have a Seminar and Tour Business” is $349.  That’s nothing compared to a university tuition but it gives you lessons on how to start earning now.  This is also true for “Self Fulfilled- How to be a Self Publisher”. The tuition is only $299.

To help you start earning extra income, I have created a special offer so you also get our third course “The Tangled Webs We Weave – How to Have an Internet Business” (also normally $299 tuition) on how to use the internet and a website in your business. Plus there are two bonuses for you.

Bonus #1: Get the 50 minute Video Workshop “How to Start Your Own Internet Business” presented by our webmaster, David Cross,

Bonus #2: Our Super Thinking Workshop that helps you absorb, retain and recall what you learn. You receive this workshop in an MP3 file so you can listen on your computer, burn a disk or listen on you Ipod or in your car.

When you enroll in this special tuition offer of price of $499 you receive the three courses and the bonuses worth a total of $947 for almost half price.  You save $448 total.

Three Course Special $499

THESE COURSES ARE GUARANTEED. We’ll Accept All the Risk!

We completely guarantee the program.

Order the three courses and take a full two months (62 days) to put them 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 can help you develop extra income all you have to do is let us know.  You’ll receive a complete refund of every penny of your investment.  No questions will be asked.

Fair enough?

Our publishing and hospitality business has brought us more wealth, satisfaction, fun and friendship than we ever imagined possible.  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 create 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.

Self Fulfilled Special $499

We are not finished yet.

I wish I could say that you can take these courses once and be done.

I can’t.  Our business has ups and downs, changes continually and always evolves.  Continuing education is required so for the next year you’ll receive updates.  As we learn new ideas, tactics, strategies and ways to enhance our business, we’ll share what we learned with you as we update these courses.  You’ll receive all the updates for a year at no further cost.

In addition we’ll set you up for continuing education for another year at the guaranteed $499 price.  You’ll be able to decide to cancel continuing education any time you choose or when we send a tuition note next year.

You don’t have to be short of funds regardless of what you do, wherever and whoever you are.


If you’re thinking of moving to a better place, having a better lifestyle, maybe taking that long-awaited retirement, making a career change or living in a sleepy, low crime, no stress town, more power to you.  Perhaps you plan to move into small-town USA or head overseas to live abroad.  Or maybe you simply want to earn a little extra income as you learn to make a lot of extra income.  Our three courses and the bonuses can help you take these ideas out of your dreams into your life.   Simply enroll and start improving your life now.

Enroll here Self Fulfilled Special $499

Gary

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Ecuador Rose Business Opportunity


Here is how to profit with an Ecuador rose business.

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Merri and I love flowers so it was not unusual that we were attracted to an Ecuador rose business.  Nor does it seems strange that on Merri’s recent birthday that 50 Ecuador roses arrived with cards wishing her a Happy Birthday.

These roses tell a tale beyond good wishes.

We regularly get raves about Ecuador roses like this:  Oh Roberto! My mother LOVED the roses!! She said they were the most beautiful as well as fragrant she has ever received. She so loved them that she has planted a rose of each color in her yard to grow them for the future. Thank you so much for making my mom so happy on her 89th birthday!! I will never order roses from anyone else ever again :~)

These Ecuador flowers  also show how to have a business opportunity and highlight the extra value of fresh Ecuador roses.

At $91, for 50 roses, the price can seem high… until one looks at the entire picture.  Half the cost of these roses is the Fedex delivery right to the doorstep. That’s worth quite a bit… a big value enhancement but the real value is shown when you consider the real value of Ecuador roses in the number of beauty days they offer per dollar.

Typically a dozen supermarket roses cost $15 to $19… excluding the cost of getting to the store and back. You have to go there any way.  Right?  So 50 store roses cost $60 to $79.   If lucky they last a week… more often only three days. They rarely have enough energy to fully open.

Fresh Ecuador roses arrive looking like this.

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But soon open so they…

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look like this.

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Fresh cut Ecuador roses also have staying power.  One can always expect nine days… but with good care often much longer.  Many of Merri’s birthday roses which arrived July 27 were still looking good on August 17… an amazing 21 days!

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Merri’s birthday roses after 21 days.

Ecuador rose tip: Pink bi color roses seem to have some of the greatest longevity.  Learn more about  fresh Ecuador roses here.

Because we love flowers it is also not unusual that Merri received dried flowers and feathers on her birthday which turned into…

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floral arrangements like these… dried sunflowers, yarrow and ostrich feathers.

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Cotscomb, hydrangea, sumac and poppy with peacock and pheasant feathers at our staircase.

With our love of flowers, it is also not unusual that we decided that one of the first turnkey businesses opportunities we chose to organize was involved with Ecuador flowers.

For those who want a turnkey start up micro business, we have started a program to help our readers create their own micro business working with these businesses we have used and like ourselves. You can become an introducer, referrer, dealer or distributor to a number of businesses we recommend.

This creates really unique global business potential tied together with our communication system… training… communicating and networking.

We are starting with these five businesses first.

#1: Ecuador Roses

#2: Bio Wash

#3: Candace Newman Essential Oils

#4: Jyske Global Asset Management  (JGAM)

#5: Ecuador Imbabura Export Products

One way to develop an Ecuador rose business is via fund raisers.

Because of our love for flowers it is not unusual that we use them to help raise money for good causes.  We have raised tens of thousands of dollars to help improve Ecuador schools. Currently we are using Ecuador roses to help raise money for a Free Medical Clinic in North Carolina.

The fundraiser is a Gala of Tables… a dinner with beautiful donated table settings set to themes.

Our theme is “In the Pink” featuring pink Ecuador roses and lilies and we did a test run last week.

The flowers are delivered from Fedex…

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like this… well wrapped.

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We immediately put them in a bucket of water.

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Next day we went to work with our friends and created our test table setting.

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What fun!  I love to arrange and rearrange flowers!

If an Ecuador business or flower business is of interest you, see below.

Gary

Here is how our Ecuador rose business plan works.  Those who want to be involved in an Ecuador roses business through our program attend an International Investment & Business seminar plus complete one online international business course.

Our online business courses about can help anyone who has a business idea.

We provide three e-courses that can help you develop your own micro business that we designed to help you earn anywhere you live in the world.

International Business Made EZ ($299)

Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher ($499)

Event – Full How to Earn With  Your Own Seminars ($349)

Once any one of these courses (and the seminar) are complete we put those who want a turnkey start up business with Ecuador flowers,directly in touch with our Ecuador flower supplier Roberto Ribadeneira and he provides them the same wholesale price we receive for Ecuador flowers. We do not make a penny more. Each Ecuador flower wholesaler receives the same price we do.

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Roberto Ribadeneira speaking at an Ecuador export tour.

The flower business is too competitive to have multiple layers of markups so our program makes it possible for you to buy direct from the source at the lowest price possible.

This creates really unique global business potential tied together with our communication system… training… communicating and networking.

After attending our International Business and investing seminar on October 7-8-9, you will be qualified to enroll for referrer, distributor and dealer programs above and any others we develop. 

Enrolling in any of our online business development courses and attending one seminar provides full qualification to apply for all programs we provide for a year.

We have started the beta program, and the good news is that we are not charging a penny more more.  Our International Business Made EZ online course and our International Business Made EZ seminars remain the same price though we’ll now offer subscribers an entrance to doing business with many turnkey businesses.

The overall service can bring you the following benefits:

#1: Connect you via our our online course “International Business Made EZ” to here and now specific business opportunities.

#2: Keep you in touch with other readers in the program, share business tips, ideas contacts and even website support in some instances.

Learn more about having your own Ecuador flower business at our October 7-9 North Carolina Course click here for details.

See the updated Ecuador tour & four day Spanish course schedule for the rest of 2011 and winter of 2012.

* Special Notes.   See two new Ecuador Export Tours November 2011 and February 2012.

 

Earn With Seminar or Tour Business


Learn how to earn extra income from a seminar, tour, exhibition or events business.

Enroll in the online Event – Full Business course, by clicking here.

Many readers of this site crave freedom… and perhaps adventure.  At least they desire the ability to get out of the rat race.   They want  to travel… spend time… live… laugh or love in more than just one place… and they want the places to be ones they choose.

How can one live such a lifestyle… where a suitcase is a necessary and vital friend?

There are few people more capable of answering this question than… Merri and me.

For 43 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, courses and tours.

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 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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Most owners of an events business do not do this much, however!  Lesson Two of a new 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 so…

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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.

There is a possibility that  Merri and I know more about conducting events than 99.9% of the people in the world and because so many have asked… we have finally decided to provide an online correspondence course on how to create your own seminar, tour or events business.

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

We have completed three lessons and to give you a better idea about “Event – Full Business”. The Introduction Lesson is below.  I am ready to send you the Intro and Lesson #1 of “Event – Full Business” and am ready to accept your enrollment of students in our beta program.

See how to benefit from this first stage in our course development after you have studied this introduction.

“Event- Full Business” – How to Profit Conducting Seminars, Workshops & Tours

Sometime about 24 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… with stress-of course. 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… 24 + years later.

This morning a reader enrolled in our 2011 International Club allowing him to attend all the seminars we’ll conduct for the next year.

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 25 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 seminars, courses and tours, there are few people with more experience than Merri and me. Over 43 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.

Here are the initial lessons in an outlined that I am writing.

#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 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.

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

The initial fee for the “Event- Full Business” online course is $499, but as with all of our courses, we provide a substantial discount to our first subscribers as part of a beta development program so they can help us refine the course.

Save Now

In this initial offer, you can enroll for a special initial savings plus we’ll enroll you in our our annual Event – Full Course Update for even more savings you’ll gain next year.

We’ll send you the first lessons immediately and each lesson as it is completed.  Plus we’ll ask for your input.

Never Ending Story – Save Next Year

The world is changing at an ever faster pace, so no course on business remains current for long.  Our events business evolves every year.  Consequently our courses never end… they evolve with our business.

Throughout the year we update, rewrite and expand our courses… adding new tips and share real time what we have learned and what we are still learning.  We show the changes we are making… how and why… in our business through the year.

This continual update is like an Alumni Club. Imagine attending Harvard. After graduation you stay in touch with your fellow students. You share. You help one another. You network and stay up to date. Our online business courses work in the same way so we… all our subscribers… and you,  help the courses evolve and keep pace with new ideas, new technology, innovation and changes in the market place.

Beta subscribers are guaranteed “Events 202” at a special discount when they choose to continue with the course in June 2012.

So you gain more than just savings as a beta subscriber.  The extra added benefit is that you help direct the creation of the course and make it more useful from the very beginning.

Then year after year… as long as you like… you stay in touch with us, our webmaster and with the other subscribers from around the world though a special password protected site.

The first 15 lessons above are set and will be sent regularly. Your questions, comments, actions, successes and failures will help expand and direct this course over the next year.

Learn how to enroll in the online Event – Full Business course by clicking here.

Gary

Profit From an Event – Full Business


Here’s how to earn extra income from an Event – Full Business.

Many readers of this site crave freedom… and perhaps adventure.  At least they desire the ability to get out of the rat race.   They want  to travel… spend time… live… laugh or love in more than just one place… and they want the places to be ones they choose.

How can one live such a lifestyle… where a suitcase is a necessary and vital friend?

There are few people more capable of answering this question than… Merri and me.

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, courses and tours.

Part of our business is writing and this business allows us to work anywhere.

This writing is backed up by our events business which gives us an even greater ability to travel and earn anywhere.  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.

gary-merri-scott-llanganatis

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.

gary-scott-semainsr

Here I am (in brown shirt) speaking to a delegate 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 where…

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we feed delegates on the deck looking over Little Horse Creek.

Delegates stay with us in the…

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cabins and farmhouses we created for guests.

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

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Most owners of an events business do not do this much, however!  Lesson Two of a new 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 so…

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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 extra income with an 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.

There is a possibility that  Merri and I know more about conducting events than 99.9% of the people in the world and because so many have asked… we have finally decided to provide an online correspondence course on how to create your own seminar, tour or events business.

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

We have completed three lessons and to give you a better idea about “Event – Full Business”. The Introduction Lesson is below.  I am ready to send you the Intro and Lesson #1 of “Event – Full Business” and am ready to accept your enrollment of students in our beta program.

See how to benefit from this first stage in our course development after you have studied this introduction.

“Event- Full Business” – How to Profit Conducting Seminars, Workshops & Tours

Sometime about 24 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… with stress-of course. 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… 24 + years later.

This morning a reader enrolled in our 2011 International Club allowing him to attend all the seminars we’ll conduct for the next year.

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 25 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 seminars, courses and tours, there are few people with more experience than Merri and me. Over 43 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.

Here are the initial lessons in an outlined that I am writing.

#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 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 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.

If this interests you… find out how to gain these savings, benefits and how to enroll in the Event – Full Business course, by clicking here.

 

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Profits Kindled


Profits can be kindled with this question… which would you rather have… 12% of $10 or 70% of $3?

The math to this question brings an obvious answer and creates a business opportunity.

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Merri and I have loved our Kindles since they day they became available. Now you’ll see why we love them even more and how that passion can create profit and opportunity for you!

Plus you don’t even have to own a Kindle to take advantage of these profits and opportunities!

Growing numbers of “indies” (short for independent) writers are using Kindle to sell their publications.

There is a great story about a 26 year old who is cutting out BIG publishers by publishing direct to the  Kindle.

She is writing vampire stories and is one of the top selling “indie” writers on the Kindle store.

This means she does not have a publishing deal. This allows her to keep 70% of her book sales.  According to one article I read she is selling up to 100,000 electronic books a month.

That is impressive when you consider that  it only takes a few tens of thousands of book sales at launch to get on the New York Times bestselling list.

The heck with lists! How about just writing and publishing?  Her formula is to lower her sales price to between $.99 to $3.00.  This compares to the typically $9.99 to $12.99 for other books on Kindle.

The lower price increases volume…. plus this cuts out a publisher, distributor and book store who normally absorb up to 88% of the income created by a book.

There are no printing costs, no shelf space, no inventory, no postal delivery.  Most of the publishing expenses are eliminated.

The writer keeps 70%.

Amazon keeps 30%.

A typical writer earning 12% of the book sales makes about $1.20 per $9.99 book sale.  A Kindle writer makes $2.10 on a $3 sale.

Previously one of the best selling Kindle writers was J.A. Konrath, but it was assumed he was popular because he previously had a publishing deal and so already had notoriety. That’s not the case with this girl (her name is Angela Hocking), who published stories on her blog before turning to Kindle. In fact, out of the top 25 best-selling indie Kindle writers, only 6 were previously affiliated with a publishing house.

If the story of 26 year Angela Hocking is true… a 100,000 sales at $2 average brings in $200,000 a month and her earnings are $140,000 a month.

That is a great income.

Not every writer will do that well.  Most of us don’t need to!

This is a new exciting era for writers.  Not so good for publishers who do not adapt.

However like small bookstores, small publishers have great opportunity as well.

Smart… publishers who use this technology gain the following benefits.

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

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

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

There are three keys to success in this type of writing and publishing.  We have repeatedly stressed them at our websites and in our business courses.  Focus…. focus…. focus.

Buyers of books fall into niches.

Those who succeed are those who focus on a niche and create trust with those readers.

Take Merri’s and my publishing business as an example.   Our readers know that the site content is about leading edge ideas related to fighting inflation, global investing, having micro businesses and being free to live anywhere.

These websites create a community of like minded souls around this niche.

Once a writer has become branded and has a list of readers,  it is easy to expand by adding authors and related topics, and editing the books of other authors, knowing that they can help them sell their books.

Some amazing websites and businesses will be built and Kindle will be the search engine… the jumping off point is finding the original readers who will become the core of your list!

I plan to also take advantage of Kindle publishing and have a great head start (our list) want to share what I learn in the process with you.

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

Let me share an example created by the recent nuclear events in Japan.  Merri and I had unfortunately been near Chernobyl when it melted down. We suffered from radiation exposure and have been in the past two decades learning how to cure ourselves.  We know numerous ways to help readers protect against excessive radiation.

The day of the nuclear event I spent the entire day writing and by the second day of Japan’s disaster had already published the report  “7 Steps to Protect Against Radiation Poisoning“.   My publication was the first to help in the this way and was available on Kindle just one day after the nuclear disaster. No big publisher could close to even thinking up a publication… much less publishing a valid report that fast.

This is why I am making one last special offer for our self publishing course.  Several months ago I announced that a large publisher wants to put this course online. That deal is now concluded and shortly they will publish our self publishing course.  They felt the existing price was too low so are raising the course fee from $299 to $499.

Part of my agreement is that I raise my price as well so this week… until Sunday April 24, is the last time the course will be available at $299.

In fact the price of this course has already been raised to $499 at our website catalog.

You can save $597 and $200 extra… only with this special offer which expires at the end of this week.

Self Fulfilled Special $299

If you take advantage of this offer there is one more benefit… you’ll also receive Self Publishing 202… How to Publish on Kindle.

As shown above I have already started learning the ropes on how to publish via Amazon.com and Kindle.   I’ll be adding a addition to our self publishing course… Self “Publishing 202… Tidbits on Kindle.”

Those who take advantage of the special offer below will receive this new addition at no extra charge.

See below a special offer that save $597 normally… $200 extra now through the end of this week and get the Kindle course all for $299.

Gary

Embrace the Predictions of Disaster Zone.

Do less… Gain more as global trouble unfolds.

Online Writers and Publishers Course  “Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher”

Self Fulfilled Special $299

The last few years have seen the evaporation of many dreams. The global recession… rising gas prices…  massive home foreclosures… a weakened, falling US dollar and rising unemployment wiped out many hopes, ambitions and plans.  Then came turmoil in the Middle East and a Tsunami in Japan.

Who knows what could come next.   A double dip recessions, stagflation… massive job layoffs… more federal, state, county and city debt and government burdens on our lives. Demolished Medicare and health benefits. Rampant inflation.

Despite these disasters and the risk of more, one exclusive group of small businesses have prospered. They will continue to do so, regardless of the unexpected, abroad or at home.

In fact these businesses will do even better… gain higher respect and earn more profit as they help ease disasters… because these business are small publishers who can help their readers deal with global and local problems as they unfold.

Small self publishers are in a win – win situation for many reasons.

The massive expansion of information is overwhelming the world. There is so much new data coming in that the public cannot keep pace.   This forces us all  to be more discriminating… which is the worst thing that can happen to big publishers who rely on broadband where its best to send one message to huge groups.

The huge inflow of new knowledge favors broadband which works best sending many different messages to much smaller groups.

Self publishers have also gained an advantage as most of the big booksellers are going broke or in a slump. Barnes & Noble has had enormous challenges. 2010 Books-A-Million comparable store sales dropped nearly 5 percent and net income fell 35 percent. Borders has filed for bankruptcy.  All 798 B. Dalton mall outlet bookstores have closed and over 180 of the Waldenbook units are gone.  This vacuum creates a special opportunity for small self publishers.

This is why you should see three case studies below to help you be free, secure and fulfilled as a Self Publisher.

After these stories see how to get a second course worth $299 plus three bonuses when you enroll in our course “Self -Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher” on how to develop your own specific publishing business that can bring you  everlasting wealth.

Save $597 total. Self Fulfilled Special $299

Here are the three stories that show how the rise of the small self publisher began.   This knowledge can bring you secure income for the rest of your life. More importantly these stories can help you be happy and fulfilled and safe in this ever changing world.   With these case studies you help make the world a better place… in a small way perhaps… but better as you gain everlasting wealth.

Lets share how to create a fortune  in a rewarding career.

The first of these three stories contains the seeds of prosperity, richness, freedom and satisfaction for you.

The story begins with an excerpt from the December 16, 2010 Economist Article entitled “Rise of the image men” begins: (bolds are mine) that says:  As they prepared to face their second big strike in four years, America’s coal-mining bosses knew they had to do something about the newspapers. It was 1906—a time of rising resentment against robber-baron capitalism and the heyday of muckraking “yellow journalism”. During the previous strike the trade unions had fostered good relations with newspapermen and won themselves a sympathetic press. To help put their side of the story, the mining bosses turned to a former journalist, Ivy Lee.   Lee was to pioneer new methods—and, in the process, create a new industry.

Lee observed that the rise of national newspaper chains and syndicated journalism in America since the 1880s, combined with the extension of the franchise, had profoundly changed society. Now, for the first time, there was something that could accurately be called “public opinion”, a shared consciousness and conversation across the country—and it was to be feared. Lee noted how the emerging mass media were acting as the conduit for the anti-capitalist message of Progressivism, the liberalising reform movement that peaked in America in the early 20th century. He realised not only that it was essential for businesses to counter this message, but that the same conduit could be used to spread pro-business sentiment.

His idea, blindingly obvious now but a novelty then, was to send newsdesks a stream of statements putting the mining bosses’ case and rebutting allegations against them.

The seeds in this story, are rich with potential for your prosperity and are so simple. Lee observed that the rise of national newspaper chains and syndicated journalism in America since the 1880s, combined with the extension of the franchise, had profoundly changed society. Now, for the first time, there was something that could accurately be called “public opinion”, a shared consciousness and conversation across the country—and it was to be feared.  This is obvious now but was a novelty then.

The real seed is that a coincidence of many technologies changed the world (in the form of the newspaper)… at the turn of the 20th century. One technology was the ability to make newsprint… the paper of newspapers.  Paper was two thousand years old, but cheap newsprint, paper from wood pulp, did not come along until 1838 when Charles Fenerty of Halifax made the first newsprint while helping a local paper mill maintain an adequate supply of rags to make paper.  He succeeded in making paper from the wood pulp itself.

Plus technologies in transportation and communication then allowed… everyone, reporters to paperboys, to create public opinion through the power of the word.

This leads us to the second story that tells of another global transformation from broadcast to broad band… from large publishing to Self Publishing and how you can have so many good things you desire… freedom… material wealth…adventure… security… fulfillment… friendships…. status and fun as a Self Publisher.

Perhaps what Merri and I are most proud of this second story because it tells the tale of a student who used our publishing course “Self Fulfilled How to be a Self Publisher” to build a career.

David Cross was a meditation teacher in Edinburgh Scotland who taught our son Jake the art of meditating when Jake was at university there.   We meet David there and after talking he ordered our “Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher” course then in print… (now its online) and published a report.   One reader of the report had a new internet server business and was so impressed that he hired David to work for him in Sweden.   In the process of rising to become the managing director of that firm… David started our website (and is still our webmaster as well as business partner now).  During one business meeting in London, David met our daughter Cinda. ‘Love at First Sight.”

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David Cross and Cinda Scott-Cross DVM.

David also met executives of International Living and went on to become Chief internet consultant for Agora Inc. one of the largest online marketing companies in the world.

David has since built an unparalleled, hands-on marketing experience that spans 25 years in 22 countries for companies and charities large and small. He’s guided many businesses and individuals to success in their business and helped them achieve their marketing goals, both online and offline.

As Senior Internet Consultant to Agora Inc. in Baltimore, MD, David worked closely with Agora’s publishers and marketers and over an 8-year period helped to propel Agora’s online revenues to over $300 Million in 2009.

Myles Norin, the CEO of Agoras 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.”

David hails from England and now lives on a small farm close to Mount Hood in Oregon with our daughter, a veterinarian, their five children and a menagerie of animals. When not marketing or brainstorming you’ll find David following a dream of self-sufficiency for food, power and water within 10 years, tending the land and caring for the farm and animals. Not surprisingly, David is an engaging and knowledgeable speaker with many amusing anecdotes from his work and travels over the years.

Such is the power that Self Publishing brings.

The third story is of my wife Merri and me.

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 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 my adventures and having fun… while helping a large readership adapt to a rapidly changing world.

Self Publishing has created exactly the lifestyle I desire with a farm in North Carolina, orange groves and home in Florida… hotel and condos in Ecuador working at what I love and enjoy.

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Hard at work in Florida during the winter.

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Working during the summer on our North Carolina farm.

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A shot from my work station  in Ecuador overlooking the Pacific.

Merri’s and my story also reflects how Self Publishing can enhance relationship.  Merri and I have not spent a night apart since we began publishing together over 30 years go.

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Merri and I heading up to a seminar hall at our Blue Ridge farm to speak with a group about Self Publishing.

Self Publishing has entered a new era as a new business art form and we want to share with you how to start your own  self publishing business now.

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

Whatever your passion, you can immerse yourself in it AND even create a six-figure income. This could be your direct ticket to the kind of fulfillment you’ve always wanted in life. Whether you want to travel the world or live as a recluse, work 12 hours a day or not work at all, learn more about golf or feeding the hungry… it can be yours if you’re willing to learn.

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

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).

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).

Personally, I like to write. And through publishing and writing, I have become wealthy beyond my dreams!

My wife, Merri, and I became multi-millionaires within 10 years of starting our self-publishing business. 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.

But more important than the money, I enjoy the bliss of each and every day, doing what I love and hoping I can do it forever.

And why wouldn’t I? I often start my work days at 5:00 a.m. and wrap up by 9:00 a.m. That leaves the rest of the day to do mostly as I feel. If the kids are home, we’ll play. Other days, I just putter. Some days I take out a canvas and paint or concentrate on playing my flute. Other days, I just sit in the sun and read.

But even though my day’s work is often finished by the time many people are just getting started, I will still be thousands of dollars richer by the end of the day!

Of course I don’t always work just four hours a day. Some days I stay at the keyboard seven, eight, even 12 hours. But the thing is I love every minute of it, because I’m involved in projects that excite me!

Not only am I learning, writing, and publishing about things that I love, but I’m also making myself and the world a better place in the process. This life is as perfect as any I could ask for.

It Doesn’t Take Long to Start Making Serious Money

When I started my publishing business, I made a 380% return on my initial investment within a month. And it just got better from there.

Of course, no business is without its pitfalls. In fact, I’ve identified 17 pitfalls of publishing and they are covered in the course. It took me more than a decade of struggle to learn how to avoid them all, but I did it.

You see, back in 1974, I had what I thought was a good business, but to be honest, I could never get ahead. I was almost penniless, in debt and living from hand to mouth. Then I discovered the secrets to avoiding the pitfalls. Since then, our publishing business has brought in millions.

Now, Merri and I have packed over 40 years of global publishing and business experience into our course on how to have Self Publishing business.

Before I tell you how this program can help you create your ideal lifestyle, I want to make an important point. I’m not promising that this program will make you rich overnight or that you’ll wake up tomorrow with a more satisfying life. If you’re looking for a way to get rich while you sleep, you should stop reading right now.

But if you’re willing to invest a reasonable amount of time and effort into learning and applying this simple system, it will put you squarely on the road to becoming a wealthy and fulfilled publishing entrepreneur.

Through this in-depth program, I will share, teach, and guide you on everything you need to find a fulfilling path and start making good money right away.

I’ve structured the program to make it as easy as possible for you to implement. You’ll know precisely what to do from the very first day till the day you have a thriving publishing business.

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:  Helping People Who Are in Pain?

Thirty years ago, a client of Merri’s developed a series of pamphlets explaining various chiropractic disorders in very simple terms.  For example: “What Is Whip Lash?”

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 have sold year in and year out for three decades.

There are thousands of ideas of this sort that can lead to big business. It’s just a matter of figuring out 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.

I’m passionate about investing, so I publish about that. But what matters is what do you love?

If you love golf, then you can publish things about golf.  Love travel, fishing, dogs, dolls, or art?  Publish about those things.

Are you concerned about crime, war, poverty or environmental issues? You can publish information products that help wipe them out.

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… do something that enlightens people.

Whatever your passion, you can immerse yourself in it and make a fortune by publishing CDs, lists, books, or any format you choose.

How to Build a Million-Dollar Business in Seven Years

The first time I exposed others to the secrets in Self Publishing: Your Complete Business Plan for Creating a Life Without Borders, it was in a weekend seminar. 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 to the seminar, we decided to make it available to a larger audience.

Unlike programs that are put together by “experts” who have never actually done what their program promotes, this program is not theoretical. It describes step-by-step how Merri and I built a million-dollar international business in just seven years.

Another thing that is unique about us is that Merri and I decided to do the whole business by ourselves. Though we have tens of thousands of buyers and have made millions, we still work at home and do not employ a single person. You’ll be able to do the same—if you wish—because I’ve included everything we did—explained in vivid detail—in the program.

The program is also full of 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.

Finally, he franchised the whole operation.

* 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.

* Which printers to avoid and how to cut your printing bill in half by asking for quotes differently.

* 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!

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 and expect those who use this powerful program to reap a fortune and change their whole life for the better.

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

This course is updated regularly, it 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.

If you’re wondering what a program like this can do for you, just take a look at how much my seminar on publishing helped the participants. Here’s what some of the folks had to say about what they learned:

“The course fulfilled all my expectations providing all the details necessary to start a publishing business from creating the idea, through marketing including the systems necessary to implement our ideas.” — B. C., Chiropractor  California

“Gary, your system is jam packed with vital information. My head is spinning. Thank goodness this is all backed up by your manual. This is a true and cherished gift. Your tips are a blessing! Thank you once again. The value far exceeds the price.”  — B. K., Investor Pennsylvania

“The course was excellent covering all the facets of publishing. The philosophy of keeping small with no employees alone made the course invaluable. Gary and Merri, you were excellent!” — S. K., Businessman
Georgia

“Your program gave me insight on what to do with widening my client base.”
— M.E., Real Estate Broker Florida

“We found the course interesting and informative. We were inspired to start work on a booklet. When we came down, we had no idea what to publish.”
— Employed couple from New York

“Your publishing course is outstanding! Just two hours of study on Sunday alone were worth more than the course price.”
— A publisher from California

“The course helped me in three ways. #1: To realize that it is not only OK but preferable to start small. #2: A small point but with big implications was Merri’s description of how she is going to make Gary an expert in the sport’s field. #3: I feel I have a workable program to have a newsletter — my own passion!”  – T. B., Professional Washington

These are just a few of the many comments I’ve received from people I’ve personally trained at my seminars to turn their passions into profits through publishing.

What’s Your Passion:  Expand Your Current Business?

You don’t have to reinvent the wheel with your publishing business. You can use publishing to expand your current business. That’s what I did — and it’s what the owners of a consulting firm in California did, too.

These business owners decided to write and publish books to establish credibility and attract new customers — and it worked like a charm.

Over the past 10 years, they have written two books, both aimed at establishing their company as the go-to source for customer service training. They credit the books with bringing in more than $1 million in new business!

Writing and books have turned into such a bonanza that they’ve recently added a new service to their business — coaching small business owners on the ins and outs of book publishing.

This brand-new home study version of the program is designed only for people who are serious about making a six- or seven-figure income, controlling their own destiny, or otherwise improving the quality of their life by publishing information products. It is not for idle curiosity.

Here’s How to Start Living a More Fulfilled Life As a Self-Publisher

With this hot-off-the-presses home study version of my self-publishing program, you get all the same information as people who attended that first seminar—but at a fraction of the cost.

They paid $2,000 to gain access to this information, but you can get the entire Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher for only $499!

That’s a real bargain considering that you will save thousands on printing and advertising alone. And you couldn’t duplicate the computer and internet knowledge you’ll gain for $20,000. For starters, you’ll learn:

* 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

I can tell you this: at $499, this program may very well be the best bargain and best investment you’ll ever make.

To this end, 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,

This video is brand new and the first reader to read it wrote:  Muchas Gracias Gary, Just watched David’s video. It Was SUPER!  Thanks Again. Bill

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 was conducted and recorded last February 2011 and 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”.

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If you’re not completely convinced that this information is so powerful it will make you a six- or seven-figure self-publisher—all you have to do is let us know and  you’ll receive a complete refund of every penny of your investment.

Fair enough?

Despite predictions of disaster, the Great American Dream Still Exists!

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,

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Specific-Publisher and Author

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Earn With Excellent Ecuador Exports


You can earn with fun shopping for Ecuador exports..

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Delegates having fun…

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on an Ecuador export tour conducted by Bonnie Keough.

Fun and play should be an important part of business, investing and life.

This is why the Ecuador exports tours mentioned at this site have worked so well.

During the holidays shopping can be pretty hectic, but for many, shopping is fun.  Shopping in Ecuador with ridiculous, low prices is even more fun for those who enjoy the process of finding good value.

We are especially proud that Bonnie Keough who was originally a student of our export tours… has taken over and built a great business with…

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her own exports that she sells.  Bonnie takes you into the factories and markets like this and much more…as well as into private homes where beautiful products are created by the entire family.

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She conducts the Ecuador exports tours (she has expanded them to five days from three) and can

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help you bring back Ecuador exports to your market.  There is a wide variety of…

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products.

Two letters Bonnie received from exporters, who started on her tours show how much fun an Ecuador export business can be.

Here is one: Hi Bonnie, I’m not sure if you received my last emails! We had a horrible virus invade our website. I think it is finally fixed. I wanted to let you know that We have had such a positive response with all of our stuff! Our biggest worry now is running out of inventory. We’ll be in Ecuador January 5 and 6th. Are you going to be there then? We have a lot of people who love the children’s sweaters and would like them in adult sizes. Also the bracelets were a huge hit. If you aren’t going to be there who would you suggest we contact to get help while there? He will need to buy about the same amount as our last shipment. This whole adventure has been so much fun! You did a wonderful job picking out our last shipment! Hope you are enjoying the holiday’s! I look forward to hearing from you.

Here is another: Hi Bonnie,  We are selling Ecuador stuff like crazy, soon we will be out of inventory and haven’t even met with the two store chains who want to represent our Alpaca products!!  I am spending the Christmas Holidays with my fiancee and would like to fly to Ecuador to buy more inventory!  Are you going to be there during the Holidays?  If not, can you arrange a colleague to work with me when I’m there? If this keeps going as it is now, we are going to need a lot of inventory on a regular basis. Please give me your thoughts?  HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!!

If you enjoy shopping, if you would enjoy visiting Ecuador, if you would like to help the hard working indigenous of Ecuador improve their lifestyles… consider the January 7 to 11 Ecuador Export tour.

These are the…

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people who profit along with…

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you… when you have fun shopping and exporting from…

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Ecuador.

Gary


Play Dough


Play can bring you dough. In fact play may even bring you more dough than hard work.

Fun is harder when we hear, read and see so much about all the bad… war… crime… recession… unemployment… government recklessness and waste… accelerating change.  We can overcome these obstacles, improve our health…. well being and finances with play in every aspect of our day.

And there is business opportunity in play.

Let me share an example.  When we reached the reception at our daughter’s wedding last summer we discovered pea shooters at each table.

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I was not even sure what they were until the kids started hitting me with peas.

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Then the bridal party joined in the fun.

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Even the Minister who performed the ceremony caught on.

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So what could the bride do?

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But join in?

Of course we mature adults were above this silly play.

Correct?

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Not a chance. We immediately joined in the fun and this made me recall… the importance in all things of having fun.

Play,  even in this often silly process we are all caught up in… of making dough.

After we finished our November Super Thinking + Spanish course, we tried to understand why delegates enjoyed themselves so much. Our analysis leads us to believe that it was the five step process we use in this seminar.

#1: Action
#2: Theory
#3: Knowledge
#4: Fun
#5: Practice

The fun is one of the key elements of the learning.

Often we can learn how to improve our habits created by the unnatural dogma of society by observing nature’s well… natural ways.

Have you ever noticed how young…

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animals are so…

curious and always want to…

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play?  (This photo is from www.cutecutepics.com)

Children are so playful too and this playfulness turns them into dynamic learners.

In the Western world… our culture tends to divide everything we do into segments.

A marketing study some years ago showed the mindset of the majority of consumers in the USA. This majority find the following things important:

#1: Making or having a lot of money.
#2: Climbing the ladder of success with measurable goals.
#3: Looking good or being stylish.
#4: When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping.
#5: Having lots of choices.
#6: Being on top of the latest innovations, trends and styles.
#7: Supporting economic and technological progress at a national level.

They also have the following assumptions:

#1: You have the right to be entertained by the media.
#2: Your body is pretty much like a machine.
#3: Most organizations lend themselves to machine analogies.
#4: Either big business or big government knows best.
#5: Bigger is better.
#6: Time is money.
#7: What gets measured gets done.
#8: Setting goals is very important.
#9: Analyzing things into their parts is the best way to solve problems.
#10: Science and engineering are the models for truth.
#11: Efficiency and speed are top priorities.
#12: The mainstream media’s awe for the rich is correct.
#13: It makes sense to compartmentalize your life into separate spheres, work, family, making love, education, politics, religion.

When we live by these assumptions, life just isn’t natural and certainly isn’t fun!

This compartmentalization separates work from play. This is an error.  Play is nature’s way of helping us learn.   Joy is the most powerful motivational force. Fun and games are God’s great teachers!

Society can beat the playfulness out of us.  Makes us serious.  This can create stagnation, rigidity and fear of change at a time at a time when embracing change can be our most valuable asset!

Reverse the process.  If youth encourages play…. then play encourages youthfulness.

Start to play and your business… your investing…. even your health can improve if you add play to your exercise programs.

Chapter 13 in Jay Glaser’s book “Body Renewal: The Lost Art of Self Repair” is entitled “Getting Serious About Playing” says:  Everything in nature including living organisms, is under the jurisdiction of the principle of Least Action. From ancient times, natural philosophers observing the smooth arc of a tossed ball or the the path of refracted light have declared that nature acts by the most economical of means.   The common element of every prescription in Vedic medicine is effortlessness.

How does this Vedic principle apply to sport, recreation and exercise? Just watch puppies, kittens and kids.  Wrestling, horseplay and tussles are their work.

The Value of Play. Exercise done in this context is the wisest. because it is the most enduring and the safest. It’s harder to push yourself to the point of injury when you have the attitude, “I’m just out playing”.  Like a newborn cub, the human body will intuitively seize on the requirement to tone, strengthen and condition itself.

Don’t exercise, Just Play.  A good research study shows that exercise is as effective as the anti-depressant Zoloft in relieving depression especially in the long run. More recently, it was shown in a study of Scottish adults that being physically active just once a week for twenty minutes including doing housework and gardening – is enough to lower risk of psychological distress and improve mental health.

What wonderful wisdom! Jay’s book makes a great Christmas gift.  See details below.

Play can help improve your health and wealth!  This is why our mantra for two decades has been turn your passion into profit.  Live, work and invest at your PIEC.

During these times of change, when economists and politicians and the press… the whole establishment say we are economically recessed or depressed or indebted…  look for the things that make you want to play. In the life games you create, lay your improved  health, happiness and financial success. 

Focus on play through service to others and the dough will come.

Merri and I send our happy holiday wishes and hope you have a playful weekend.   We’ll be here at the site playfully working to serve you.

Gary

Three playful holiday gift ideas.

#1: Playful gift #1: Gift yourself and enroll in our playful Florida seminars where you learn to speak Spanish in four days.

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A delegate at our last Super-Thinking + Spanish course sent this card with photos of the course to show how much fun they had. Plus note with just a four day course they were able to write the card in Spanish.

See details of our January and March 2011 courses where fun and science meet!

Playful gift #2: Fedex delivered Ecuador Christmas roses make incredible Christmas gifts.

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Have fun arranging 50 or 100 Ecuador roses in your home.  These are just 12 of the 50 Fedex delivered, fresh Ecuador roses we enjoyed in our home last year.

See Ecuador Christmas Rose Details here.

Playful Gift #3:  Dr. Jay Glaser’s book “Body Renewal: The Lost Art of Self Repair” should be under everyone’s Christmas tree.

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You can order Jay’s book at Amazon.com here.

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Merri and I overlooking the very remote LLanganatis valley with Dr. Jay Glaser.