Author Pat O'Bryan has created a number of cash-generating businesses that he can run from a laptop anywhere in the world. In Your Portable Empire, he describes exactly how he created his businesses and how you can duplicate his success. He shows you how it's done using real-world examples from his own experience and personal stories and instruction from online gurus like Joe Vitale, Mark Joyner, Bill Hibbler, Craig Perrine, and Cindy Cashman.
Every single day, people spend money buying information they need online. All you have to do is discover what information they'll pay for and then sell it to them. You'll learn to develop valuable informational products, build a list of prospects that drives customers to your site, and write effective marketing and selling copy that lets you communicate with prospects. Best of all, you don't have to be tech-savvy at all! If you can hunt and peck on a keyboard, you can build a business.
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By Mark Brandon on 18-03-08
Terrible: Poorly disguised promotional fare
Usually, Audible's recommendations for me are spot on. Because I have purchased "Four Hour Work Week", which was a decent enough book, this book was recommended. This was a mistake. Since I only listen to audiobooks while doing something else, I am glad 7 hours of my life weren't wasted. Otherwise, I'd be very angry.
To borrow another reviewer's idea that it's for beginners, is understated. It's actually for suckers, the kind of people who fall for the one-page get-rich-quick websites promising internet riches with no effort. I avoid those like the plague. This audiobook is just the audio equivalent of those sites.
To O'Bryan's credit, he is able to spin a good yarn, and it was enough to make me think that something useful was coming up to the final minute. It never came. Here is the summary:
"Platitude Platitude Platitude. Poorly disguised promo for Joe Vitale. Blather, blather, blather. More Joe Vitale promos."
Clearly, Joe Vitale is behind this audiobook, because the author clearly has some kind of obsession. There is nothing original, and the advice proffered may have worked for some many years ago. Today, there has been such an explosion in e-books and newsletters that all but the most clueless are immune. They are the same people who fall for the late-night infomercial on real estate riches, weight loss, and other pie-in-the-sky promises.
The one bit of advice I would take from the author is to check and see if ANYBODY -- and I mean ANYBODY -- actually makes money from his advice anymore. Insist on proof because I don't think it exists.
I have found authors such as Seth Godin and Tim Ferriss to be much more insightful.
18 of 18 people found this review helpful
By Marius on 23-04-08
I was very disappointed with this book. As another reviewer said. It is a Joe V. promo and Pat clearly likes Joe pretty much.
I do however admit that i did listen to the end and didn't stop halfway which i suppose shows there is something there even if it was just my hope for something.
This audiobook is basically part of the whole get rich quick scheme as proposed in the book itself.
If you are brand new to internet schemes, and that is what you want to do with your life, you will definitely be able to learn something from this book
4 of 4 people found this review helpful