From the Folks at Simpleology

I’m evaluating a multi-media course on blogging from the folks at Simpleology. For a while, they’re letting you snag it for free if you post about it on your blog.

It covers:

  • The best blogging techniques.
  • How to get traffic to your blog.
  • How to turn your blog into money.

I’ll let you know what I think once I’ve had a chance to check it out. Meanwhile, go grab yours while it’s still free.

Create and Publish Your Book NOW

Yesterday’s IGPC blog promised you more information about the Create and Publish Your Book NOW program that Mark Hendricks and I developed.

We designed it as a way that anyone who wants to write a book, and it dedicated and disciplined to stick with the process, can take a book from a loosely defined concept to a printed edition in a remarkably short period of time.

Does this mean you? Well one of the things Mark and I ask people who interested in Create and Publish Your Book NOW is to answer the following questions:

1. Have you ever started to write a book and it just didn’t want to come out of you?
2. If you have written a book, is it still sitting there waiting for someone to publish it?
3. If you’ve had it published, or if you published it yourself, would you like to know
how to promote and market your book so it could bring you more fame and

Create and Publish Your Book NOWIf you can answer “yes” to even one of these questions, then I believe our program can help you tremendously.

But don’t just take my word for it. Here’s what one of the original participants in the program has to say:

Dear Mark and Elsom,

When I heard you two were teaming up to produce this course, I was ecstatic.

With Elsom’s thorough understanding of what it takes to become THE expert on any subject and Mark’s complete mastery of internet marketing techniques, I knew this course would quickly become the definitive course on creating a book.
So, it would be very difficult for you to over-deliver this time, I thought, because I was expecting A LOT!

What I did not expect though was a parade of well-known experts with various specialties in publishing and marketing a book. You showed up each session with a surprise guest who covers the subject like Grandma’s quilt on a cold night!

From Roger C. Parker to Raleigh Pinskey, I was blown away by the depth of their knowledge and experience.

But it didn’t stop there. It turns out that creating a book is just the first step in becoming a successful publisher…and you made it very clear that being an author was only part of the equation. Self-publishing involves production, marketing, sales, distribution and product creation, and we tackled every aspect of that.

Even though it sounds overwhelming at first, you both led us by the hand through each step of the process until we had a complete psychic change – no longer were we authors interested in writing a few words for our friends and families to read, but information publishers with the tools, resources, knowledge, understanding and the CHALLENGE from you to create a business that would pay us forever.

Thank you, thank you, thank you…

David Perdew
Eva, Alabama

Okay, I promise to provide you even more info about the program over the upcoming weeks, but for now, I can only say, if you have ever wanted to write a book but did not know where to start, this program will absolutely take you from wistful dreamer to published author as quickly and as easily as possible!


The Obvious Expert

When my son, Mark Eldridge, and I wrote The Obvious Expert, I hoped it would help people build the careers they deserved–that’s why the subtitle is “Turbocharge Your Consulting or Coaching Business NOW!”

But I have to admit that I had no idea how many people would come to me telling me that the book had not only helped them, but had truly changed their lives. I feel deeply privileged that my lessons learned in the trenches have helped other people shortcut the process to quite literally, positioning themselves as the obvious expert in their field. Over and over again, I have people tell me that they were inspired to take that important step, and write a book about their expertise, because almost nothing you will ever do defines who you are quite like authorship.

But writing The Obvious Expert, and hearing the stories of all the people who have been inspired to write their own book because of it, has lead me to another project. Mark Hendricks and I, with the help of some other talented people, have created a program to help you write your book, quickly and easily.

I am going to designate tomorrow’s blog to writing about the new program, which is appropriately called, Create and Publish Your Book NOW.

A Very Special Offer for Kevin Hogan’s new book

Today I need a huge favor.

My friend Kevin Hogan’s book, Selling: Powerful New Strategies for Sales Success is out and available, and today is the big promotion for it. I would be so massively appreciative if you would grab a copy right now using this link…. (Even if you don’t live in the USA, we’d deeply appreciate it if you used

OH! And even if you don’t actually sell anything to anyone….please pick up a copy of this book and use it as a gift for someone at Christmas. You’ll still win big, because there is a wonderful Thank You Package that has been developed just for you.

Briefly: This book is terrific. It covers all kinds of new territory and shows people how to sell in groups, how to help people instantly get past, “I need to think about it,” and just a ton of other truly unique and neat stuff.

The goal: To reach #1 at TODAY. No way Kevin can get there without your help and everything has to happen in a tight time period…

One by one, by hand, we say thank you and send you the secret website where you can download (many) or link to, to receive your Thank You Package. (Some of the stuff you can’t download…like a night on the beach in a condo in Florida…(cool huh?). And I’d tell you the most valuable experience in the package but you’d think it’s hype, so I won’t go there. If you need to see the Thank You Page with all the very nice gifts, go to

You’ll see… ūüôā

The Thank You Package includes 40 sponsors, including me, who are encouraging you to pick up the book and giving you a significant incentive to do so. It’s an extraordinary package and even though there are several thousands of dollars of gifts and incentives, you probably won’t even get to them all, so literally the Thank You Package will really be worth closer to at least $1000 or so for you specifically.

What do you do?

*Please* pick up a copy of the book right now. The book is less than $25. At amazon, it will say, “Ships in 4-6 weeks when you go pick up your copy.” Fear not, you’ll have it much quicker than that. They will simply go out of stock for today.

Use this link and buy this book now. Buy Kevin’s Book!

**THEN forward your amazon receipt to

**You will personally be sent you a Thank You with your secret website location included.

I think you will find some neat stuff that will make you smile and then later in the day, maybe you can check in on the book at amazon and see how your contribution has made a difference on the best seller list.

Many, many thank yous.

Elsom Eldridge, Jr.

IGPC Blog is in the News

Here’s a copy of the press release distributed today about¬†the new IGPC blog:

WINTER SPRINGS, FLORIDA   October 01, 2007   Business News

(PRLEAP.COM) This week, the International Guild of Professional Consultants and Coaches, launched its new blog. The IGPC has provided educational support to consultants, coaches, small business people, and entrepreneurs in all types of practices and a diversity of fields for many years.

The IGPC works to further professionalism among consultants by offering programs and support services to enhance both the quality of services consultants provide to their clients and the profitability of their consulting practices. Elsom Eldridge, Jr., founder of IGPC, says, ‚ÄúThis day of downsizing, rightsizing and restructuring has created a tremendous need for certified specialists to meet the demands of companies who are now outsourcing what was once done in-house. At the same time, the instability of the corporate world has left many people feeling that true job security lies in self-employment.‚ÄĚ

Eldridge goes on to explain that consulting and coaches have become one of today’s fastest growing professions. IGPC is a membership and professional certification organization that uses numerous avenues to reach its global membership. The new IGPC blog is yet another way for the organization to communicate its message of business growth and opportunity to its members and future members.

Consultants Will Want to Learn the Truth About PrePaid Legal

On Saturday, Sept 29, Court TV will feature a serious insiders look at PrePaid Legal. Harland Stonecipher, CEO and Founder of Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc. says, “A cause as critical as ours requires us to take immediate and decisive action to educate the public.”

This is an excellent opportunity for interested consultants¬†to learn more. With identity theft as¬†the fastest growing crime in the world today, consultants and coaches now have the added responsibility¬†of protecting themselves while at the same time advising their¬†client’s¬†on the new¬†dangers inherent in everyday business.

Be sure you schedule to watch this important show on Court TV and that you check the IGPC blog next week for more information on this topic. After the program, you may wish to consult with an associate for Pre-Paid Legal.

Consultants Will Want to View this Amazing Technology.

No matter what field of consulting, coaching or business you are in today, what you do and how you deliver services is impacted by techology.  

IGPC wanted to share this amazing You-Tube video with you. While this is tomorrow’s technology, assume that the clock is ticking fast and Microsoft (and no doubt others) will have this available sooner than you think.

The video is a little long (six-plus minutes) but watch it all the way through. Your imagination will begin to see the applications this concept will have in all our lives, and perhaps in your specific business niche.

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The International Guild of Professional Consultants and Coaches.

This blog is for members of the International Guild of Professional Consultants and Coaches (IGPC) and anyone interested in the world of consulting or learning how to grow an existing consulting practice. 

September 2021