During the past couple of weeks, I’ve been checking out various outlets for my works. Some of you already know about my woes with hubpages. While that post says “finale”, I’m still sparring with at least one member of the hp “team”. At this point it’s just the principle of the thing. They keep wanting to justify their awkward “interpretation” of their very plain guidelines. Strangely enough they keep harping on my “self-promotion” (having a single link to my book at the end blurb.) as to why my articles were not approved. The fact is my articles were approved by their own editorial team. They were even featured. I chose to remove them.
In any case I’ve been looking to financial sites to publish my articles but I haven’t submitted to any of them. Why? Mostly because even the better financial sites such as Investopedia litter their articles with ads. Yes, I know they need to make money. I really do, but even if the ads are from the best possible companies, those carriers I would highly recommend IF I were to recommend any still “sell” life insurance the same old way. I have a problem with that. My problem is this sales cycle typically results in consumers buying the wrong insurance – whether it is simply not configured correctly, for the wrong face benefit, or the wrong product altogether. I don’t want to be a part of that. Seriously.
Most people would be far better off spending a few bucks on the book first so they have a solid foundation enabling them to seek out the best insurance for their needs. I’m sorry to say most agents I’ve run across are not taught to serve their clientele that way. They’re just not.
If this sounds like a blatant plug for my book, well, so be it. You might well ask why I just don’t give the book away or post it all on this blog. Well, here’s a thought. To start this book off, I gave away 100 copies. I cannot tell you what, if any, value any of those who got a free copy received with the book. Has any of them even read it? Only three people, out of the 100+ copies out there have even bothered to rate it. Nobody has reviewed it to date. So how can I tell? My point being is how many simply downloaded their copy with plans to “get to it someday”? I cannot say. At least if someone pays good money for the book, even if it is just a few bucks, at least they were motivated enough to take action and taking action is the bigger step here. This information will do no one any good if they just read it and nod (or shake) their head.
So, yeah, if you’ve read this far, buy the book. Please. Don’t worry, I’m not going to get rich off you. Not at all. If 10,000 of you buy this book, I won’t get rich. As a matter of fact if 1,000,000 of you buy this book… well, okay, I’d be pretty well off, even rich maybe, but I’m not holding my breath. The flip side is, if 1,000,000 of you bought this book and took action, well, that isn’t likely to make any of you rich. Not in and of itself. However, the action you take could provide a buffer should you or a family member die and if you all live, the action you take could pay off greatly in your later years.
There are two other places where I’m spreading my own wings. You may have guessed this already if you found this post elsewhere as I added the feed for this blog to both goodreads and on my Amazon author’s page. As I add the feed elsewhere I have no idea who will see these where but at least there’s a chance someone can find me who might not do so otherwise. Nothing would make me happier than to hear from somebody who saw a post, bought the book and secured some solid protection for their family. While I would not welcome the news of someone’s tragedy, such might be buffered by the fact that the financial burden was lessoned due to my efforts.
In addition, I just added the social icons to this site so by all means share any content you find helpful. While, eventually, you may be able to browse these pages to gain enough knowledge to take the necessary action to protect your family, “Life Insurance ‘Dirty Little Secrets’ for Consumers Revealed!” has it all in one convenient place. (okay, yet another shameless plug!) Then again you’ll find information on this blog NOT included in the book. Why? Mostly because while it is good stuff to know, it is not necessary to find a good policy. I tried very hard to keep the book within reasonable limits so most people could read it and act in a day or so. For me there is nothing more exhausting than wading through an encyclopedia-sized volume to extract those tidbits I need. I don’t think I’m alone there. So please, do share any posts you find helpful.