One Letter From Retirement Review – Streetwise Publications

One Letter From Retirement is a new product which is being marketed by the notorious Streetwise Publications team. It is being advertised as an alternative to other ways of making money at the moment, including betting.

Introduction to One Letter From Retirement

Look, I know that most of what I look at here is betting. It will always be my “bread and butter”, but with everything that is going on at the moment, there are a host of other options that are being made available. And there is a new service which is being aggressively marketed right now. In fact, I have seen a number of emails about it over the last few weeks. And as such, I felt it would be prudent to investigate this a little further.

Which brings me to One Letter From Retirement. A product that is being marketed by John Harrison of Streetwise Publications. Claiming it to be a perfect opportunity to make money during these tough times. Furthermore, we are told it can be a “an escape route” from “the gloom which is all around us”. These are some pretty poetic words, and whilst it is an unusual turn for me, I am quite keen to see what exactly is being offered here. Especially since if I’m seeing a lot about it, you probably are too.

Of course, I am all too aware of the history that there is when it comes to Streetwise Publications. And I will keep that in mind, but I will also try to keep an open mind. With so many questionable tipster services and betting systems on the market, I think that it’s not unreasonable to explore other options. So, let’s dive straight into One Letter From Retirement, and see if it can deliver.

What Does One Letter From Retirement Offer?

As is almost always the case when it comes to anything from Streetwise Publications, the information that is provided about what One Letter From Retirement entails is… Well, it’s pretty bloody far from clear. However, there is a fundamentally quite short answer to this.

One Letter From Retirement is a downloadable guide in which John Harrison shares the methods that he has employed to build a business empire through letter building. It’s really that straight forward, except, this would be a pretty crappy review if I ended it there. But what I was aiming to highlight there, is the need to keep your thoughts grounded when looking at this.

Because I’ll be honest, if you look through the sales material for One Letter From Retirement, you would think that you’re signing up for something completely new and revolutionary. Which, I suppose in a bit of a “hipster and ironic” way you are. What I mean by this is that the ideas behind all of this are in some ways so old, that they may well seem new to those who don’t know the business well.

Now to talk about One Letter From Retirement as a product. As I’ve mentioned, this is a digital download. When you sign up you receive your copy instantly, which isn’t a bad thing. Whilst reading on a tablet, phone or PC can be more taxing than a book, you have the advantage of searching the document, highlighting without destroying anything, and easily taking key notes for yourself.

And, as you would expect given the experience that John Harrison has in this industry, One Letter From Retirement is very well written. Make no mistake. The guy knows how to put together something that reads well. In fact, if he didn’t I don’t think that there’d be any point in considering this at all.

With that said, I don’t think that this is necessarily as concise as it could be either. There is a fair amount of filler involved as well, something that you would also be aware of if you’re at all familiar with what Streetwise Publications do in their marketing. But do you know what, if the method works it is worth dealing with all of this.

Which allows me to slide nicely into looking at what exactly One Letter From Retirement covers. Firstly, and most importantly, I would take with a pinch of salt a number of the claims that John Harrison makes. There is a lot of marketing involved, albeit somewhat subtle marketing, even within the manual itself.

Now there are a lot of topics that are covered. Breaking them all down into individual sections would be a monumental task. As such, whilst I will be touching on most of these, I will also be skipping over them a little too.

It should go without saying that a lot of the content pertains to how to write a letter, but the methods that John Harrison employs are probably very different to what you would typically expect. A lot of the focus here is on how to write your letters in a fashion that are marketable. This means that you will be predominantly looking at “tricks of the trade”.

These can fundamentally be broken down into 3 different categories, each of which provides you with an understanding about different areas of the business model. Firstly, there are the psychological marketing elements. This looks at understanding how marketing works and what things are more likely to engage customers.

The second element of One Letter From Retirement is really about putting those psychological elements into play. There is a strong focus from John Harrison here on things like headlines, how to pace your letter, and fundamentally what to write about. These practical elements are of course hugely important and it is good to be able to see the theory on paper.  

Finally, the third element is a bit of a miscellaneous one, but I believe that it is probably best described as being “about the business”. What I mean by this is rather than focusing on the letter writing process, this looks at how to run a business leveraging this. For most people, this will potentially be the most important element.

How Does One Letter From Retirement Work?

As I’ve said many times before now, I don’t believe that it is fair to simply give away details of a system that somebody has put behind a paywall for free. None the less, with something like One Letter From Retirement, I think that there is a fair amount of information that I can provide without giving too much away.

So, I want to start by saying that the methods that One Letter From Retirement are built on are not new. This kind of business opportunity is quite an old one that, to be fair to John Harrison and Streetwise Publications, was hugely popular and successful. For a select few people that is. Including, not surprisingly, the author and the vendor.

If you really want to know what is involved, then you only have to look at Streetwise Publications’s own operations. Whilst it works on a much grander scale, the core principles are very similar. As such, this really is something that you can simply start out doing from home. How much success you will enjoy is potentially a very different question though.

The ultimate goal of something like One Letter From Retirement is to teach you something. In this case, it is how to set up a letter writing business. John Harrison does an OK job of this, but as is the case with a lot of Streetwise Publications products, it somewhat lacks… Well, focus, is probably a good word. What I will say is that it isn’t really anything new. In fact, you can find approximate variations of this method in plenty of places online.

What is the Initial Investment?

There is only one option that is available if you want to sign up to One Letter From Retirement. This is a one time cost of £77 which we are told represents a substantial saving of £220 on the claimed actual value of £297. Honestly, I don’t really believe that this higher price was ever intended to be charged and I just see the whole thing as being a marketing effort.

One of the things that is worth noting about One Letter From Retirement is that it does come with a full 90 day money back guarantee. Streetwise Publications say that you can claim a full refund within 90 days “no hassles, no questions asked”.

What is the Rate of Return?

When it comes to how much money you can make through the methods that One Letter From Retirement teaches you, not surprisingly, John Harrison is very keen to talk about his own success with Streetwise Publications. We’re talking about his letter that has “so far generated over £5 Million in sales” or how his very first letter that supposedly pulled in over half a million.

The reality is that you are very unlikely to see these kinds of returns. In fact, if you start to delve deep enough into the methods that One Letter From Retirement uses, you will see that there are a lot of people who have tried their hand at this kind of business an failed.

Conclusion for One Letter From Retirement

One of the things that I have come to learn about products from Streetwise Publications is that they really can work. And never has this been more apparent than with One Letter From Retirement as their business is based around the same principles.

And with this, they are very clear that you can make millions of pounds with this. So, it’s a no brainer, right? Well, unfortunately, what I have also come to appreciate is just how much you need to make the distinction between can and will. And not at all surprisingly the same thing applies to One Letter From Retirement.

It’s like saying that if you want to build a trillion dollar business, all you need to do is start making DIY home computer kits because that’s what Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak did when they created Apple. Sure, in theory this could happen. But it is highly unlikely that it actually will.

Now here’s the thing, by and large, I know betting. But that doesn’t mean that I haven’t tried other ways of generating a second income from home in the past. I just ultimately settled on betting because for me, it was simply the easiest way to make money, and it was money that is easy to access. Make £50, and there is £50 that you can withdraw. It’s very liquid.

With something like One Letter From Retirement, there is a much more involved and long term process. And it isn’t necessarily that I would shy away from this. As I’ve said, I have tried these kinds of things in the past, but there’s a reason I’m not doing them.

The fact is that whilst John Harrison does a great job of making this all sound really easy, it requires a lot of work. Simply saying that you have to write one letter and you’re away is easy. Doing that is a very different kettle of fish.

But all of that pales next to the single biggest complaint that I actually have when it comes to One Letter From Retirement which is that I just don’t believe that the majority of people will make the method work for them.

And that isn’t just that question of can and will again, it’s just a very outdated approach. You may enjoy some success, but let’s be honest with ourselves. How much mail do you open, glance at, and then dispose of? I can’t speak for everyone I’m sure, but I do it with pretty much anything that isn’t on letter headed paper, from somebody that I’m expecting mail from.

Putting everything together, this simply isn’t something that I think I would recommend. Yes, the methods that you learn in One Letter From Retirement can make you money. But it will take a lot of time, huge amounts of effort, and ultimately, a little bit of luck if you want to start to turning this into a genuine opportunity.

Meanwhile, a good betting system will cost you less, is much more liquid in terms of your investment, and comes with much more consistency. Honestly, I think it is quite important to be able to look at what you do and sometimes cast a wider net. I have found some very interesting products doing just that.

But in the case of One Letter From Retirement specifically, I see nothing here to turn me away from betting. I’d much rather just wait for something that I know works, rather than invest all that effort and money into something that frankly, was probably a bit old fashioned a decade ago.  


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