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Your Portable Empire. How to Make Money Anywhere While Doing What You Love. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2242616
  • Book
  • September 2007
  • 240 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Praise for Your Portable Empire

"In a sea of snake oil and get-rich-quick nonsense about fast money on the Internet from people who haven't really done it, O'Bryan's book is a ship of sanity to an island of commonsense e-commerce? This works."
- Mark Joyner, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Simple.ology

"The Internet has leveled the playing field, making it possible for anybody to start a business. O'Bryan, however, has given us the easy-to-follow instruction manual on how to first discover your niche and then build it into a big enterprise that can run itself from almost anywhere-all from his successful and proven formulas. A great book for anybody serious about a better quality of life."
- Joseph Sugarman, Chairman, BluBlocker Sunglass Corporation

"This amazing book can free all working people to make money doing what they truly love!"
- Dr. Joe Vitale, author of The Attractor Factor and Zero Limits

"I know O'Bryan as a friend and colleague. He has painstakingly put together a book, with no frills or fanfare, that straight-up shares his hard-won wisdom. May I urge you to get it and read it? Not only will you enjoy it-but once you act on what you learn, you can profit mightily as well. Why? Because what's in this book lets you stop making the victim's compromise on a daily basis-and start doing the victory dance, whenever you want!"
- David Garfinkel, author of Advertising Headlines That Make You Rich

"O'Bryan lives the portable empire, running his business from a laptop with a cigar and a glass of fine wine. There is no one better to be your guide as you create your own, because he's laid out every step for you in his inspiring and easy-to-read book. There is no need to be chained to a desk or locked in a cubicle, and your business can take you far beyond your kitchen table with the blueprint O'Bryan shares from his own successful journey. Anyone who can go from being a dead-broke musician living in a mobile home to generating six figures in a single month is worth reading."
- Bill Hibbler, coauthor of Meet and Grow Rich

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About the Author x

Foreword: The Most Dangerous Book xi

Preface: The Most Dangerous Book Ever Written xiii

Acknowledgments xix

How to Use this Book xxi


Your Playground - Choosing Your Niche 3

Building Your List 11

Automating Your Empire 18

Interview with “Maverick Marketer,” Craig Perrine 22

Easy to Be Hard 44

Mastermind Groups 48

Communicating with Your List 51

The Basics: Introduction to Copywriting 59

Interview with Dr. Joe Vitale 71

Product Creation 87

How to Create Products 96

The Basics: “O’Bryan’s Theorem of Internet Wealth” 108

Burn Rate 111

Joint Ventures 114

Your E-Book Business for Less than $100 119

The Short Course on Internet Marketing 122

Do It! 124

Gold on the Playground 129

Million Dollar Questions 133

Trances, Evil Magicians - and the Counter-Spell 134

Zen and the Art of Internet Marketing 138

On the Back Roads with a Portable Empire 140

Marna’s Story 143

PART TWO Mind-Set of Success

Your Inner Game 147

Feeding Yourself 149

Your Money Thermostat 151

Self-Sabotage Solution 153

Authenticity 155

The Gold Zone 157

How Big Is Your Box? 161

“I’d Rather Fail Big Than Live Small” 164

Failing Up 169

Where Giants Slept 171

The Magic of Un-Framing 175

Un-Framing for Fun and Profit 177

What’s Next? 181

For the Dreamers 183

The Fun Zone 186

All the Success You Can Stand 190

Thin Slicing through the Information Overload Jungle 193

Magical Marketing Tour 197

“Strawberry Fields . . . Nothing Is Real . . . Strawberry Fields Forever” 200

Portable Empire Heads West 203

Kali, the Benevolent Destroyer 206

Bibliography 209

Online Resources 210

The Portable Empire in Seven Steps 211

Your Portable Empire Online 212

Index 213

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Pat O'Bryan
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