One of my children likes to watch "Shark Tank," the television show in which entrepreneurs make pitches to possible investors in the hopes of growing their companies. I enjoy watching it, as well.
The other night, one of the sharks offered to purchase the entrepreneur's company outright for as much as four million dollars. The business owner, however, hesitated. I said, "Oh, come on, just take it!"
My son: "No, Mom, it's like his baby. You wouldn't sell Under Cover Waitress for four million dollars, would you?"
Are you kidding me?
So, the business owner would have sold for five million and a perpetual sales commission.
I, on the other hand, will gladly sell all rights to this blog, the forums, and the online store for a flat fee of four million dollars. You can keep all profits from sales; I will not require any commissions.
Over time, you will recoup your costs of four million dollars and then start making a profit. If you live long enough. Hey, if Methuselah could do it, so can you!
Do we have a deal?