Matt Forney
Spread the Word!

My First Book, Confessions of an Online Hustler, Drops on Friday: Here’s How You Can Get it for Half-Off or Free

fridayI’m pleased to announce the release of my first book, Confessions of an Online Hustler: How to Make Money and Become an Internet Superstar. It’s a lean, mean guide telling you everything you need to know about making money online: how to improve your writing skills, how to create a stylish and functional blog, how to attract readers with little effort, and how to create a quality product that people will buy. All of the articles about blogging I’ve published in the past month are excerpts from the book; you’ll have to buy it if you want the juiciest info.

Before I explain why I decided to write this book, I’m going to tell you how you can get it for half-off or free.

Both the paperback and electronic editions of Confessions go on sale this Friday at 9am EST (6am PST). If you buy it anytime this weekend (until 9pm PST Sunday), you’ll pay only $3.99 (for the e-book edition) or $5.99 (for the paperback edition), a 50 percent discount. After this weekend, both editions will revert to their regular prices of $7.99 and $11.99, respectively. All prices USD.

You can buy Confessions from Amazon (paperback and Kindle), Barnes & Noble (Nook), Kobo and Smashwords (all other e-book formats, including PDF). I’m also releasing an iBooks version, but due to Apple’s lengthy approval process, it won’t be up in time for the sale; iPad users can get compatible versions of the book from Smashwords.

Additionally, if you donated any amount of money to me during the year of 2012, you’ll get Confessions (and any other books I publish via this blog) for free.

I’ve already sent out an email with the Kindle and PDF editions of the book attached, but this is for people who missed it. If you want a paperback copy of Confessions, reply to the email with the address you’d like me to send it to. If you didn’t get the email, then contact me here with an updated email address so you don’t miss out. Please get back to me ASAP, as the sooner I can get everyone’s addresses, the sooner I can have the books printed and mailed out.

Why am I doing this? I’ve variously promised paperback/e-book copies of what I publish over the past year to people who’ve donated certain amounts, but I came to a realization a month ago: I can’t in good conscience double-charge anyone. You didn’t have to support me, but you did anyway, and this is the best I can do to make it worth your while. As my earliest backers, you deserve to be rewarded.

Finally, if you’re a blogger/writer interested in reviewing Confessions for your website, I’ll merrily send you a free copy. Email me using subject line “Confessions of an Online Hustler Review” and give me a link to your blog (if I don’t already know about it) and I’ll hook you up. When you publish your review, let me know and I’ll link to it.

Now to answer the question of why I chose to write this book. I have several reasons:

1. To share my knowledge of blogging and building online businesses.

I’ve been hustling online longer than I’ve been getting laid. It’s in my blood now. The reason it’s taken me so long to start seeing some returns is in part because I had no idea where to start, and because I was relying on people like Tim Ferriss and Steve Pavlina for info. Had I known then what I know now, I’d probably have a six-figure income right now and spending my free time lounging on the beach in Brazil.

Now that I’ve stumbled on a winning formula, I want to spare guys (and gals) from having to spend years painfully going through what I experienced.

Just as importantly, I want to explode the myths perpetuated by Ferriss and his acolytes. They aren’t scammers or wrong all the time (not all of them, anyway), but it’s too easy for newbies to get dragged into their orbit and pick up some really dumb ideas.

2. The book was already written.

I actually began Confessions of an Online Hustler around two years ago, under a different title. For various personal reasons, I abandoned it midway through. Last summer, I was cleaning out my Macbook’s hard drive when I found my draft. It was halfway done and the info in it was still relevant. There really was no reason for me not to finish and release it.

3. To make money.

As the Joker put it, “if you’re good at something, never do it for free.” I’m publishing books because I know my writing and ideas are good enough to charge money for. When you give away something for free, without expecting anything in return, you are effectively saying that thing is worthless. If you spend years learning and mastering a skill, you’re a fool if you don’t attach a price tag to it.

If you think this sounds arrogant and selfish, it’s because you have the mentality of a poor person. There are two types of people who think it’s “immoral,” “scammy” or otherwise wrong to sell information: poor people and trust fund brats (who would be poor were it not for their families supporting them). Every man or woman who has amassed a fortune by their own merits did so because they weren’t afraid to charge for their work.

As I wrote already, if you want the best and the brightest in the manosphere to stick around, you can’t expect us to give you everything for free.

Mind you, I don’t think I deserve something for nothing. My goal is to earn your money, which is why I write books, and why I’m giving people who’ve donated to me in the past free copies of those books. I’m confident that what I write is worth your time and money; I wouldn’t be doing this if it wasn’t.

Thanks for reading and supporting me, and stay tuned, because there’s more to come.