Mark’s course literally
changed my life.
I can’t put a price tag on that.
My name is Ernest Dempsey and as of June 2, 2015 I’m a full time author.
I wrote my first novel in 2009 and published it in 2010. I shopped it around to agents first but no one wanted it. I ended up with something like 21 rejection letters. Not a ton, by any stretch, but enough to make me think about other options. I decided to self publish and went through a vanity press. After spending nearly $2000 to get the thing in print I only sold about 50 copies that year, ending up way in the hole. I almost didn’t write the second book in the series and only did so at the begging of a friend who loved the first one.
In 2012, I wrote the sequel and published it, along with a revised version of the first one, in December of that year. I also created two novellas as giveaways to get more readers. I knew what a lead magnet was before most other authors. But I had a problem. Traffic.
I had great lead magnets, good books, but my blog was getting less than five visits a day. I tried guest posting but that brought in the wrong kinds of leads. I tried some Facebook stuff but that didn’t work. Twitter didn’t help either. I was lucky because even without traffic, I was still selling 5-10 books a day and on really good days, 20-30. I always dreamed of writing novels full time but sales like that couldn’t support my standard of living or my family. I wrote and released new books, as is common advice, and sales increased slightly but not enough to quit my job. As time went by, I hated my job more and more and each day literally hurt my chest when I had to wake up and go in. I just knew I wasn’t doing what I was meant to do. But I was lost. I had less than 100 fiction subscribers and no idea how to get more.
The day I discovered Mark was the day my life changed. I started employing the strategies he was using. Suddenly, I started getting subscribers. At first it was only three or four a day, which sent me through the roof. I couldn’t believe I was getting four subscribers every day on autopilot! That’s 120 new readers every month when I’d been getting zero! Then I ramped up what Mark teaches and took that 3-4 subscribers to 30-40 a day. I launched a new book in March and had my biggest release yet. Then I did another one in April with a result that was three times the March launch.
The sales and subscriber growth I experienced in just 90 days of using Mark’s techniques allowed me to walk into my boss’s office on May 28 and tell her I was quitting my job. Mark’s course literally changed my life. I can’t put a price tag on that. I’ve struggled as a part time author for five years. And now, this man’s information changed all of that in just three short months. I will forever be in Mark’s debt and will never be able to thank him enough.