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Thread poster: Angel Biojo

Angel Biojo
United States
Local time: 07:44
English to Spanish
Jun 2, 2004

Apart from being a translator I am an English teacher. As such I happened to invent a method to teach how to read and write in record time. In my many years of experience I have never seen at work a more effective, faster or easier way.
It works with children, young people and adults, all alike.
Inventing it and doing the field-testing was easy in comparison with the difficulties I am dealing with in trying to market it worldwide. All the contacts I have made so far trying in that direction request money from me up front instead of giving me some. They ask for money, that by the way, I do not have.
I know that one-day lots of English teaching books will be edited with my invention but I’d like to see that happening in my lifetime. After all, we are in cyber age.
Would any of you have any idea how could I skip the coming up with money up front and whom should I contact to put it in the cyber market?

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Aleksandr Okunev
Local time: 17:44
English to Russian
DIY :) Jun 3, 2004

Would any of you have any idea how could I skip the coming up with money up front and whom should I contact to put it in the cyber market?

First of all it's a sore point. People like you are and will always be exploited by you know whom. I guess the best way is to patent the method but then again you don't have the money. Please, investigate if a publication in a specialised journal can secure you the rights on the method, or try to think of a similar way to prove you're the author (which your lawyers will use when you stink rich).

However, since nobody bothers to pay attention to you, start a web page, possibly on free web space, describe you method there, and start making small lessons based on your method. You will have to let them out for free for some time to generate addiction, then you can sell them for USD 0.5 or something. If you method is good and if these small lessons are nice you will have from 5000 to 10000 purchases per lesson within a couple of years. Got a calculator? Reuters is selling kinda such lessons ( or something). One more thing. You will have to use jokes posted on the net or similar things as the basis, the rest of the stuff is copyrighted.

I teach people too

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