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Will Work for Fun: Three Simple Steps for Turning Any Hobby or Interest Into Cashby Alan R Bechtold
Synopses & Reviews
Most of us think of work as a doleful daily chore we have no choice but to suffer through until we retire. Or, if we're really lucky, maybe we'll win the lottery. But it doesn't have to be that way! You don't have to wait until retirement to start enjoying life. Work can be rewarding, fulfilling, and even fun. The secret is creating a job that pays you to do what you love to do anyway.
In Will Work for Fun, veteran online marketer Alan Bechtold shows you how to generate real, long-lasting income from your hobbies and interests. No matter what you're into—even if it's just flying kites—Bechtold's proven system presents simple steps you can follow to turn your favorite hobby into a fun and exciting career.
Think about the life of your favorite rock star. Sure, musicians make plenty of money. But, more important than the money is the fact that they make a living doing the thing they love doing most. How great must it feel to get paid doing what you love? You can find out too. You won't necessarily make rock star money doing it, but with the right plan, you can turn your interest or hobby into a moneymaking career that makes work fun.
Even better, you don't need any special skills or expensive resources in order to make it happen. All you need is access to a computer, basic understanding of the Internet, and simple word processing skills. With those three ingredients, Will Work for Fun will help you turn whatever it is you love doing into a profit-generating small business that will earn you money and eventually let you quit your regular job.
Bechtold has made an entire career out of pursuing his interests and following his heart. Follow the proven system in Will Work for Fun and you'll be able to turn fun into income too. Why wait any longer to enjoy life? When you work for fun, it's hardly work at all!
Will Work for Fun presents a simple three-step process for turning your favorite hobby or interest into a reliable source of income. Why stay trapped in a job you hate, when you could turn your fun into your job? No matter what your interests are, Alan Bechtold will show you how to what you love into a real moneymaking career. Packed with stories, examples, exercises, and links to online resources, Will Work for Fun is the cure for another dull day at the office.
Praise for Will Work for Fun:
"Bechtold is the Pied Piper for the New Millennium. Follow him and you will learn to enjoy your life and your work; and you will quickly come to agree that fun really is the best thing to have!"
—TIM KNOX, bestselling author of Everything I Know About Business I Learned from My Mama, www.timknox.com
"Finally . . . the truth is revealed. Work is not a four-letter word when you love what you do. Alan delivers a rollicking good read that gives you a step-by-step blueprint for making money while having fun."
—SHAWN CASEY, founder and CEO of eSpider Squad Franchises,www.shawncasey.com
"This book should be required reading for anyone who hates their job and wants to live a life of their biggest dreams . . . and still make huge sums of money! This is a rare gem your boss does not want you to read."
—T.J. ROHLEDER, President and CEO of M.O.R.E. Inc.
"I've worked with hundreds of CEOs and I always tell them, if it isn't fun—if it's not rewarding and satisfying—don't do it. Now I'm going to make Bechtold's Will Work for Fun required reading, so they have the exact same road map to turn their passions into profits and, as Bechtold says, 'make their play pay.' Give this book to your children. It will help them get a head start on the only sane way to earn a living: doing what you love for money."
—PAUL LEMBERG, CEO of Axcelus Advisors, and bestselling author of Be Unreasonable, www.paullemberg.com
About the Author
Alan R. Bechtold is a veteran of more than twenty-three years of on-line publishing and mar-keting. A leading online marketer—known as "The Wise Old Man of the Internet"—he delivers live seminars on online marketing and publishes multiple newsletters read by more than 45,000 subscribers. Alan is also extremely accessible. He can be reached by simply visiting: www.AlanBechtold.com.
Table of Contents
Prologue. “Why Don't They Stop?”
A Million To One.
What Would YouDo?
We Can ALLBe Rock Stars!
Introduction. “The TrueNature of Work”.
The Round-The-Clock NON-Workaholic.
Work: A Different View.
A Best-Selling Author’s Life – Without Writing A Word.
FreeVideo Games – And More.
The Radio Shack Clerk Who Changed My Life Forever.
Free Music, Too.
Publishers Make the REAL Money.
Chapter 1. The Sitcom As Life.
Why Your Life Never Matches What You See On The Screen – And How Easy It Is To Create A Life That Does.
Life Isn't ReallyLike This . . . Is It?
It's Never Been Like A Sitcom For Me.
Personal Time—On The Clock.
You're Really Not In Kansas Any More.
What You NeverSee On TV.
Inventorying Your Life Experience.
Sitcom Role Models?
It All Starts With A List Or Two.
Fun Jobs, Too.
Identifying Your Real Passion.
A Second List Helps Clarify Planning.
Live Like You're Retired – Right Now.
Is This Really Important?
Where You Are Now – And Why.
It's More Important Than You Might Think.
You're Building The Perfect Dream Business.
The Impossible Is Now Possible.
The Three-Step Formula For Success.
First, Find the PERFECT Niche.
Getting Where You Want To Be – Fast!
Getting Started: Some Easy Researc
You AreAn Expert.
Find The Money.
Niches Within Niches Within Niches.
About Those Keywords and Phrases.
This Is A Science That Can Be Duplicated.
FUN Money Profile:
Chapter One: Wrap-Up.
Chapter 2. Which “Friend”Are You?
Jenny Gets Started.
A Different Definition Of “Work”.
Seek The “Natural” Selection.
No Competion = No Business.
Turnabout's Fair Play.
Rachel, Monica, Chandler Or Ross?
The Caricature Within.
What About Phoebe—Or Joey?
Discovering The Character You Really Play In Your Life.
Develop A Profitable Persona.
Re-Inventing The Character You ReallyPlay In Your Life.
Easily Become More Memorable.
A Big Assed Idea.
FUN Money Profile.
Chapter Two: Wrap-Up.
Chapter 3. It All Starts With A Book.
Free Fun Is Great Fun.
Mail Boxed In.
Plotting Your New Life.
Think Two Years Ahead.
The Value of Thinking Big.
Change Will Become A Constant.
Story Boarding Yout New Life: It's Like Planning A Screenplay—But A LotEasier!
A Fluid Marketing System Makes Additional Sales Happen.
Adjusting The Profit Picture.
Casting Call: Plugging In Your Character.
The Story Of Strawbarbie Fields:
A Super Profitable Super Hero.
Taking It Too Far.
Be Your Own Neilson – Finding Out What Your Prospects Want To Buy Before You Spend One Minute Developing Anything.
Quietly Listen – And Take Notes.
Easily Taking Your Research To A Higher Level.
Planning The Happy Ending.
One Final Preliminary Step.
FUN Money Profile: Lori Steffen and Jeff Wark.
Chapter Three: Wrap-Up.
Chapter 4. Scripting The Pilot.
A Small Social Experiment.
If You CanWrite – Great!
Publishers – Start Your Engines.
If You Can't Write, Or Simply Don’t Want To Write – Great!
The KeyTo Fun Money: Think Like A Publisher.
Creative Selectivity Makes Publishing Easy.
A Huge, Growing, Insatiable Market Awaits You.
Finding The Right Resources.
Valuable Points Of Contact.
Just The Facts, Ma'am.
A Bit Tougher After 1978.
Our Own Free Copyrighted Material—Ready For Picking.
Pre-Selling The “Fall” Season Selecting The Right Product/Promotional Mix.
Information Products Have Affiliate Programs, Too.
Building A Ready-To-Roll Product Cafeteria.
Worldwide Reach = Infinite Niches.
Get More Personal For More Money.
The Power Of Ten.
Seminars, Workshops and Bootcamps.
One Step Above.
Taking Your Sales To Higher Levels.
One At A Time, Please.
FUN Money Profile: Don Strinz.
Chapter Four: Wrap-Up.
Chapter 5. The “Pitch”.
Selling Isn't Hard When You're Selling YOU.
Setting Your Marketing System Goals.
You Have To Sell Free, Too.
How To Create A Marketing Campaign That Will Attract Prospects To You Like Sunbathers Flock To Florida.
Mr. Whipple Really Knew His Marketing.
It Starts With A Headline.
A Punch To The Body. . .
Be Like Drew.
Don't Close the Door Before It's Closed.
A Driving Rain – Of Prospects, Customers and Cash.
An Easy Marketing System For $200 Or Less.
Virtually Lock Out Any Potential Competitors.
FUN Money Profile: Randy Charach.
Chapter Five: Wrap-Up.
Chapter 6. The Payday That Never Ends.
Recycling: It's NOT Just for Aluminum Cans!
Isaac Asimov – Master ReCycler.
How to “Re-Purpose” Everything You Do.
Your Newsletter – The Constant Marketer.
Continue Developing And Finding New, Profitable Products And Services To Sell To Your Growing List Of Fans.
FUN Money Profile: C.J. Bronstrup.
Chapter Six. Wrap-Up.
FUN Money Profile: Lee & Robin Collins.
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