Make Money Without Any Clients
Can you really make money without clients?
In fact, I’m going to introduce you to two “laid-back” people I know who make millions – with no clients at all …
Please meet Gary and Merri Scott …
Every year, they make well over six figures … some years, they break the million-dollar mark. And, they’ve been doing this consistently for the past 20 years!
But here’s the thing …
Gary and Merri’s success comes from one major client – they hire themselves by creating and selling their own products. In other words … they’re Self-Publishers.
Gary told me recently: “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.”
They’ve done just that in Self-Publishing: Your Complete Business Plan for Creating a Life Without Borders.
This comprehensive and fun-to-read program is a blueprint for living the writer’s life and having the financial freedom Gary and Merri.
First, let’s get on the same page about self-publishing …
We’re not talking about self-publishing your novel here. It’s much more than book publishing, although that can be part of it. We’re talking about selling information in any format.
You can publish tapes, lists, newsletters, annuals, pamphlets, CDs, compilations, cookbooks, calendars, reports … whatever suits you.
As a publisher, you can write, compile, or record the information yourself … you can hire writers … or you can reprint information. It’s totally up to you.
How much can you make as a self-publisher?
Sky’s the limit. In their worst years, Gary and Merri made $300,000 to $400,000. In their best years, they make millions of dollars.
It really depends on how much you want to work, and how quickly you can come up with ideas of what to publish, and then turn them into products.
Something to note about Gary and Merri – they’ve never had a large audience to go to. Their biggest reader list at any one time has been only about 22,000.
And, if you can write copy to sell your own products, it can be incredibly profitable. When you do that, you get to keep most of the revenue that comes in.
Are there any start-up costs?
Yes, but it’s small. And it’s completely up to you how much you invest.
You’ll need a small investment to build websites, drive traffic, and promote your products. And, if you decide to go beyond digital, another investment will be necessary to produce the printed product.
The good news is that you can make it up quickly if you work fast.
When Gary started his publishing business, he made a 380% return on his initial investment within a month. And it just got better from there.
What kind of qualifications do you need to be a self-publisher?
There are no life experiences and no type of education that you have to have to be a writer.
The only thing required is desire.
Of course, if you’re planning to do the writing yourself, then you’ll probably want to enjoy writing too!
How are self-publishers doing in this economy?
No matter what the economy does, this is one of the biggest growth industries in the world.
We live in an information era, and every day there are vast amounts of new information out there – so much information that it’s hard for people to keep up. Especially in today’s economy!
The result is an ever-increasing need for writers to take in all that data and refine it into material that’s simple, easy-to-comprehend, interesting, and useful.
That’s where you – the self-publisher – come in.
Gary’s self-publishing sales in 2008 were up 39.88% over 2007 sales.
His January through April 2009 sales are up 82.7% over January through April 2008.
Those are numbers I like to see.
Can you become a self-publisher simply by taking a course?
I asked Gary this question and thought he put it perfectly.
“No more than going to Harvard can make someone a successful attorney.
“The course … the education … gives you the how-to, your first ideas, and the contacts to get started.
“But then, the business evolutionary cycle takes over.
“An idea leads to enthusiasm. Enthusiasm leads to education. Education leads to action. Action leads to profit or loss … which leads to … more ideas.”
Ultimately, your success will come from dedication and effort.
Of course, no business is without its pitfalls. In fact, Gary has identified 17 of them in publishing. It took him more than a decade of struggle to learn how to avoid them all, but he did it.
And if self-publishing sounds like something you’d be interested in doing, you can take advantage of his 37 years of experience with Self Publishing: Your Complete Business Plan for Creating a Life Without Borders.
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 Gary and Merri built a million-dollar, international, self-publishing business in just seven years.
Another interesting thing is that Gary and Merri decided to do the whole business by themselves. Though they have tens of thousands of buyers and have made millions, they still work at home and do not employ a single person.
You’ll be able to do the same – if you wish – because they’ve included everything they did … explained in vivid detail … in the program.
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