Dear ETR reader,
Did you know you can make $100 an hour or more – simply by becoming a specialist in an area you’re already knowledgeable about in general? For example, if you’re a plumber or a cook or a computer programmer, you can generate a significantly higher income by teaching others your “insider techniques” than you make from your “regular” day-to-day job.
Not every skill lends itself to this kind of opportunity – but you’d be surprised to discover how many lines of work do. For example, I know one guy who makes $150,000 a year teaching martial-arts instructors how to do a better job with their studios. Another friend of mine makes a six-figure income helping direct marketers find inexpensive premiums.
A neighbor of mine teaches car salesmen how to sell more cars. And there are hundreds of former restaurateurs out there teaching fledgling restaurateurs what they know about that business. You can work for a salary for the rest of your life and grow wealthy slowly … or you can become a consultant in your field, make much more money than you do now, and work fewer hours – and they can be only the ones that you choose.
The best way to get started is by joining the American Consultants League (ACL): http://www.agora-inc.com/reports/ACL/WACLE104/. Developed by my friends at the American Writers & Artists Institute (AWAI), the program includes a special report that explains exactly why you need to specialize, and gives you an easy-to-follow blueprint for doing so.
Becoming a freelance expert is something you can do now or later. But if you think it’s something that would interest you — if you like the idea of working part-time from your home for good money — you should start the process now. Why now? Because to become a well-paid consultant you have to develop the skills needed to specialize. Nobody’s going to pay a generalist $100 an hour. Think about your line of work. Who gets paid the most? What kinds of problems cause the most trouble? What kind of opportunities result in the greatest profits?
Answering questions like these will help you choose a specialty that will get you the $100 an hour (or more — I charge $5,000) that you want. Then, sign up for the ACL. They’ll send you a free course book “How to Guarantee Your Consulting Success and a $250,000 Annual Income” via email, so you can get started today. It’s your first benefit (of many) as a member. And the sooner you start, the sooner your life and career can start changing for the better.
Making money as a consultant, once you have expertise in a particular area, is simple. You’ll see just how simple once you look through ACL’s course book. I’ve studied it closely. And I believe, by itself, this book is worth thousands of dollars. But that’s not the only reason you should consider joining ACL.
Because once you’ve mastered all the material, you’ll get to take ACL’s accreditation exam. Pass the exam and the ACL will award you a Certified Professional Consultant (CPC) certificate that will give you immediate, recognizable credibility. You can proudly display it in your office and include it as a credential on your business cards and stationery, giving you a powerful marketing edge over other, uncertified consultants.
Other members’ benefits include:
* All six volumes of the league’s “Consulting Success Library.” Inside the six-volume library, you’ll discover topics essential to your consulting success in today’s market… things like “Adding Seminars as a Profit Center”… “Launching a Paid Subscription Newsletter”… “How to Write a Book and Get It Published”… “Creating a Website”… “The Consultant’s Million-Dollar Rolodex”… and “Recession-Proof Business Strategies.”
* A one-to-one career coaching session with one of the professionals on the ACL Board. Valued conservatively, the session is worth $500. But it’s yours free, as a benefit of your ACL membership.
* Free critiques of any two of your marketing materials… courtesy of an expert member of the ACL Board. Ordinarily, a marketing critique like this would cost $1,000 or more. But you get it free, as a professional courtesy between consultants, when you become an ACL member.
* Free access to the ACL’s client referral service — for a full year — to help you build your client list.
* A free listing for your services on the official ACL website. So getting started on this whole opportunity will be much easier than you might have imagined. That’s a value of several thousand dollars. Yet the actual cost of membership in the American Consultants League is much less than that.
Your dues for American Consultants League membership are just $349 for a full year of membership. Considering all the benefits, you can see why ACL membership is an excellent investment. Sound interesting? Click here for details on how to get started today: http://www.agora-inc.com/reports/ACL/WACLE104/ Best regards, Michael Masterson
P.S.: I’ve arranged a special guaranteed trial period and your American Consultants League membership is risk-free. Should you decide the ACL services are not right for you, you get 100% of your money back. You risk absolutely nothing…so sign up today.
[Ed. Note: Mark Morgan Ford was the creator of Early To Rise. In 2011, Mark retired from ETR and now writes the Palm Beach Letter. His advice, in our opinion, continues to get better and better with every essay, particularly in the controversial ones we have shared today. We encourage you to read everything you can that has been written by Mark.]