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Making Money With Kuflink

Last week I updated you on peer-to-peer lender Kuflink, and made a short video about the opportunity to earn around 7% on your money. You can see the video here. What I barely touched on was the opportunity to make money by investing with the company. Over the past week, the company have enhanced their referral and cash-back bonus’s and they’re the best I’ve seen.

The company are paying between £50 and £250 to both referrers, and referee’s depending on the amount invested. What that means is that if you decided to invest following my introduction, we would each receive an identical bonus between £50 and £250. You would be then eligible to introduce your friends and contacts and share the same bonus opportunity with them.

Now look, I don’t think you should base your investment decisions on who’s paying the biggest introductory bonus’s and that’s why I’ve barely talked about that aspect of Kuflink up to this point. But for me, this is just the icing on the cake. I’d be telling you about Kuflink without the referral bonus opportunity.  These bonus’s weren’t available when I found the company and I simply invested because of what was, and still is, on offer.

If you’ve got anything from a few hundred pounds upwards languishing in bank accounts paying pathetic interest rates, I’d urge you to take a look at this now, and if you need any further information, just drop me an email.

To sign up for an account (you can invest money into it later) go to -

https://invest.kuflink.co.uk/invite/JH-13BF

The Great Beach Test

How will you react to The Great Beach Test?

The answer will have a huge impact on how successful you’re likely to be in turning your business, venture or idea into serious cash.

I’ve recorded a short video, explaining what it’s all about – and what you can do to instantly turn things around if you fail the test – which you can view below.

Take a look now, by Clicking Here.

November 2018 Update – Get Into The Movies

Soul Reaper was featured in our Streetwise Bulletin back in August. I’ve recorded a short video here and there’s a further update at the end of the piece.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAgaBbG-BIY&t=1

This week I’m telling you about some of the things I invest in personally, and how you can get involved.

Regular readers will know that I invest regularly in films. I’ve just been watching Fistful Of Lead, created for us by Director Marc Price and Producer Michelle Parkyn. What they’ve come up with on a shoestring budget of only £40,000 is amazing. It’s got ‘cult classic’ written all over it; one that could really fly.

Although it’s a Western movie made in the UK, no-one from Alabama to Wyoming will assume it wasn’t all filmed in the Wild West (as opposed to Shropshire, Wales and Kent). The movie will be on shelves in stores throughout the UK, the US and the world by Christmas.

Marc & Michelle have achieved such wonders, and we’re really pleased  they’ve come on board with our next low-budget proposition, which is pre-commissioned by Sony. It’s called Soul Reaper.  I read the script a couple of days ago and it’s superb. We think it will  do even better with this one than with A Fistful Of Lead.

Soul Reaper – Now Open For Investment
(but it won’t last long)

As you may know, we’re funding a rolling series of four  low-budget movies a year for Sony Entertainment, which are pre-guaranteed global distribution.  We then produced the stand-alone A Fistful Of Lead, also for Sony, and at their request, which was quickly financed by a group of canny investors.

Soul Reaper, is next in line, and I’m tempted to fully-fund that one as well. But before I do, I want to give our customers the chance to benefit. In any event, I’ll be taking some stake, so you’ll be investing along with me.

These IMP’s do very well – up to 1,000% tax-free profits. The budgets are very low (a whole full-length feature film for between £35k-£50k), the tax breaks mitigate the risk to near zero and the pre-guaranteed Sony distribution generates healthy profits. The most recent product in the four-per-year series, Jurassic Predator, reached No 1 in the UK DTV charts and No 22 in the UK DVD charts, only four places below the $120m block buster Jurassic World. And it sold 10,000 copies in the US straight out-of-the-box.

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Soul Reaper will go into production from next week. It will be the usual quick turnaround and be finished by year’s end, or thereabouts. As mentioned, it is being directed and produced by the same accomplished writer/director/producer team as crafted A Fistful Of Lead, Marc Price and Michelle Parkyn, and here’s a taster as of what it’s all about:

When Charlie invites nine of his friends to join him for a weekend of fun to celebrate his birthday, none of them are prepared for what awaits. As they arrive at a creepycabin in the woods, it isn’t long before strange and horrific events start occurring – events that open dark and demonic worlds that should never be unleashed.

Investment highlights include:

  • EIS benefits (30% cashback from HMRC, 0% CGT on profits)
  • The UK Creative Industries Tax Credit (20% of budget, straight back from HMRC) ring-fenced for shareholders
  • Administered by award-winning accountants, Graham & Associates (70x movies and counting
  • Pre-Guaranteed global distribution
  • Tried and tested production team, who deliver precisely on budget and on time
  • Quick delivery (will be finished by Christmas)
  • Fringe Benefits (being an Extra, exclusive screenings)

All those who missed out on the previous IMP’s (which remain fully-funded) can take a stake in this project.

It’s very simple to become involved: just send me an email at john@streetwisepublications.co.uk to request an application form.

There are several reasons why most films don’t make money:

1. The budget is too high.

2. The subject matter isn’t right.

3. The script is poor.

4. The film doesn’t get the required distribution and exposure.

We think we’ve got all that covered with Soul Reaper. The budget is right, the genre is a proven seller and the writer, director and producer have proved that they can deliver the goods. The icing on the cake is that Sony have actually asked for this and we have guaranteed distribution through every Walmart in America and UK outlets such as HMV, Morrisons, Asda and Tesco.

This is as close to a sure fire thing as you’ll find in the movie business and you can invest as little as £500. We have to operate on a first come first served basis, so please don’t delay if you want to get in on this.

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It’s very simple to become involved: just send me an email at john@streetwisepublications.co.uk to request an application form.

Update – November 2018

Following the piece back in August, the investment opportunity was snapped up very quickly. However, one of our investors has suffered a mild setback (from which we wish him a speedy recovery) and as a result, an opportunity to invest £3,000 has unexpectedly become available.

The film has now been shot and is in post-production with a view to being completed by year end. If you’re interested in picking up some or all of this last piece of investment, drop me an email –

John@streetwisepublications.co.uk

Don’t delay if you’re interested. It’s very much first come first served on this one.

Kuflink Update

I wrote an article about Kuflink back in August. I’ve recorded a short video here and there’s a further update below.

Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlqTZZXU6kY

Update – November 2018

Kuflink goes from strength to strength with some great deals with returns of over 7% available on the website as I type. The whole system is very simple and hassle free. As predicted back in August, I now have a substantial six figure sum invested on the platform and have been very pleased with both the returns and the service received.

To read the post back in August about Kuflink click the link below:

http://www.streetwisejohn.com/where-do-you-invest-your-money-john/

 

 

WWWWWhy?

On September 24th 2018, WeightWatchers – the company started in 1963 and now operating in over 30 countries and worth several hundred million dollars – announced that it would be rebranding and be henceforth known as WW. The rationale given was that the change is  necessary in order to keep pace with modern thinking, which is more about health and wellbeing than simply weight loss. It’s hard to think of a worse business decision, and I barely know where to begin. Let’s start with the new name.

WW hardly trips off the tongue, and it means absolutely nothing. In interviews last week, the company chief executive failed to explain what it means. The W’s don’t stand for ‘weight’ or ‘wellness’ though. She made that much clear. If the company did need rebranding (more about that in a moment) the new name needed to be either catchy or memorable or meaningful – or ideally, a combination of all three. The new name is is none of these things.

But why change the brand  at all? WeightWatchers is a household name, with a standing built up over the past 50 years. The value tied up in the brand is incalculable, and yet they just decided to throw it away.  Of course weight isn’t the only important factor, but the company should really be self-aware enough to know the primary motivation why people subscribe. It’s not to be healthier, happier or fitter. It’s because they want to shift some damned weight and look better! Whilst it might be politically correct to pretend otherwise, political correctness doesn’t equate to profits. Look at the other major competitor in the market – Slimming World. It does what it says on the tin, which WeightWatchers did – until now.

One thing I’ve found over the years is that trying to sell people what they need rather than what they want is a big mistake. People want to lose weight and look better. They’ve proved that they’ll pay money – and lots of it – for help with that. Anything that distracts from that core message diminishes the brand and dilutes the message in my view.

It will be interesting to see how the new branding goes down over the next couple of years. My prediction is that there will be a realisation that this is an almighty cock up, followed by a tactical return to the core messages and benefits that have built the company to where it is. We’ll just have to wait and see though. I could be wrong. It happens!