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I liked this book a lot!
on 24 December 2013
Having been sitting on the fence for....well, forever really, this book has inspired me to get of my ass and make a living from teaching what I know via online video courses. I am a dabbler, I suppose, and I have tried out many different ideas - not really to make money, but mainly just to keep myself stimulated. For example, I managed to write a book on how to stop smoking and I gave it away for free on the net as a way of amusing myself and of giving something back. I kinda wish I had tried to make a few quid from it as it has now exceeded over 100,000 downloads. (Yet here I am still mostly living from hand to mouth!) I dabbled in a few other projects and these too met with a fair bit of success, but again I have never really tried to make any money from them. I guess the main reason was that deep down, I guess I didn't really believe it was possible to make a living online. I felt that the net was now 'full' and there were only crumbs left on that particular banqueting table.
John's book has utterly transformed my attitude. It has been the catalyst that has motivated me to go for it - and I mean go for it full on! I identify at a very high level with John and his life and I am excited about the possibilities he has opened up for me. My girlfriend and I have been conducting research on selling knowledge based products online and were deep in learning strategic marketing, seo techniques, hosting and delivery etc, when (as part of this research) I bought and read this book. It spoke to me. It spoke to me so strongly I am pretty much going to do exactly what it says. I am also going to create a blog, starting tomorrow, (Christmas eve 2013) documenting every goddamn step of the journey and I will come back here in a year and let you know if I am rich, just getting by, or in the gutter! Either way, I'm looking forward to the experience - the rat race was never for me and never will be so as I would rather be exploring life from the gutter than chained to a desk I have very little to lose!
Thanks John for your inspirational book and I wish you every success for the future.