English: Joel Osteen at Lakewood Church, Houston, Texas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Have you ever had the chance to wake up on a sunday morning when it’s bright and early, and turn on your t.v. to see what’s on.
When you flip through the channels and you hit the local stations, chances are you will see someone preaching the words of the bible right on your t.v. screen.
If you have seen them then what you have seen is your sunday morning televangelist.
But here;s what I find very interesting about them.
They teach you about the bible which is a book that they themselves aren’t the author of.
The reason I find that interesting is because the concept of what they are doing can be used by you.
No, I don’t mean that you become a televangelist..
Instead use the concept of teaching to create your own business.
So how can you use this concept to create your own business?
It’s a rather simple idea to grasp.
All you have to do to make this work is to pick out a book that solves a problem for a particular group of people. It has to have a definite system that your followers can solve. Years ago I used the book “As a MAn Thinketh”
The book basically taught you how to take control of your thoughts and make changes in your life.
I taught one lesson a week. The lesson included areas that I thought was important and I showed them how they could incorporate the teachings in their life that very same day.
From there you yourself have to read it and have a working understanding about what’s inside.
Next you want to tell people that you will be teaching a class based on the book that you have read and that you will walk them through it.
What do they get when they sign up for your program?
They will get a copy of the book and you can set it up where you will teach a class once a week. To make that part work you can simply contact the author of the book and work out a deal where you can purchase the book in volume. Make a sweetheart offer to them whereby you will be giving them even greater exposure for their book.
Another option would be to have them use their own copy. If you do choose to go that route then you will have to make sure it’s the same version as yours as some books have different versions.
The last theing you want to do is to have a room full of people who have different books.
Churches and schools always give everyone the same books to learn from so everyone will be on the same page.
Create a sign up list.
Have them pay ahead of time and you’re done.
Does this concept sound familiar?
Of course it does. The very same concept is used in the school system as well.
The teachers in the classroom teach the students from books that they themselves have not written. they develop curriculum based on the book and teach that to the students.
Students are enrolled ahead of time so that the teacher will know how many students will be in the class.
you can do the same thing