Money Talks

May 4, 2012 § 3 Comments

“I’m not a driven businessman,
but a driven artist.
I never think about money.
Beautiful things make money.”
Lord Acton

My diary shows two Skype sessions booked for today. I’ve just had the first, with a lovely chap called Nick Robinson. If you’re a budding author in search of a publisher, his fantastic website can help.

I met Nick last year at IATEFL, when I introduced him to the organic materials growing at the Language Garden stand. Then, a month or so ago, he connected with me on LinkedIn, although he didn’t remember me. My name came up as a suggestion and he invited me. The fact that he couldn’t place my name or face didn’t keep me awake at night.

But when I gave him the link to language garden, the memories came flooding back and he was more than pleased to talk. If he hadn’t remembered language plants, that certainly would have kept me awake. But of course, language plants are memorable. A chunk of linear text doesn’t leave a lasting impression, whereas a picture speaks a thousand words, and a picture made with words, how many does that speak? They certainly get learners talking.

And teachers. All the time, teachers tell me how they’ve told colleagues about language garden. They share their stories about their classes with strangers next to them in seminars, letting them know about the resource which so many of their learners love. It’s wonderful to hear, and if you have done this, I thank you sincerely.

But perhaps you’d like more than just thanks. Well, the Language Garden distribution system is now operational, a system that allows anyone – teachers, learners, school owners, publishers and resellers (and I’m working with all) to earn from spreading the word.

It’s simple. Once you’re set up as a distributor, you just make yourself a promotion code and let those you come across know. If they buy, you earn from the sale.

My second Skype meeting later this evening is with just one such teacher. She attends conferences, and gives talks and presentations, much like many of you, and is pleased to associate herself with Language Garden following the successes she has had with her own learners.

So if this speaks to you, please watch the 8 minute video below. Maybe then DM me on twitter @DavidWarr, and we can arrange a meeting on Skype :-)

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