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Get my step-by-step roadmap on exactly how to invest with confidence, set up your family, and retire with dignity…
- Even if you’ve never invested, or you’re overwhelmed by the sharemarket
- Even if you’ve been burnt by bad “investment advice” before
- Even if you feel like you’re running out of time
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Introducing the Barefoot Blueprint — the only wealth-building program that takes you from buying your very first share… to financial independence, knowing how to invest with confidence, and leaving a legacy for your family.
Including everything you need to make sure you’ll never worry about money again — such as:
- An ‘over-my-shoulder’ look at exactly what shares to buy, when (and how) to buy them, how much to buy, and when to sell
- Detailed, plain-talk explanations of every decision behind my investments — so you learn for yourself
- Built-in encouragement that keeps you accountable and motivated to follow through
- Full access to my entire collection of financial guides on health insurance, the pension, the best loans and bank accounts, and more
Trusted by 10,000+ Australian couples, investors, families and retirees.
“I’m glad I found Scott and his approach with Shares. When I came back from Afghanistan, I made my first investment in shares and then diversified into other Blueprint companies. In four years, I doubled my money and turned $120k into $220k.”
— Anthony, 28, Defense officer, Blueprint member
“At the time of joining the Blueprint I was on maternity leave with a 6 month old baby and always managed to spend everything I made each week. Since then I have built a share portfolio of $51,000 without having to sacrifice my lifestyle. I have never felt so secure financially my entire life (even when I was earning twice as much and didn’t have a child to take care of)”
— April M, Blueprint member
G’day, I’m Scott Pape — the Barefoot Investor and #1 bestselling author of “The Barefoot Investor: The Only Money Guide You’ll Ever Need”.
And if you’re here, it means you’re interested in learning about my family business: the Barefoot Blueprint — my no-BS investment program for everyday Aussies.
Now that could be because you’ve just read my book… and you’re thinking about taking the next step.
Or maybe you’ve been reading my weekly emails, or my newspaper column, and you thought you’d see what all the fuss was about.
Or perhaps you’ve heard good things from a trusted friend or relative, and you’re keen to check it out for yourself.
Well, I guarantee that in ten minutes you’ll know everything you need to know — and whether it’s the right time for you to join (for some people it’s not!).
But first, let me ask you a question:
“What’s your financial end goal?”
When faced with this question, most people have a knee-jerk reaction something like this:
“Hmmm, let’s see… I want to work a four hour work week… splitting my time between Fiji, Greece and Hawaii… lounging on the beach all day while I generate passive income of a million bucks a year.”
But the thing is, that’s rarely what is really going to make them happy.
So, what does the hard research say will make you happy?
Well, the nation’s longest running and most comprehensive survey on happiness is called the Australian Unity Wellbeing Index.
And it found that low-income earners who rated themselves at least an 8 out of 10 for one particular aspect of their lives… were far happier than those people who didn’t.
What was that one aspect?
Two words: financial control.
True happiness comes when you have CONTROL of your money
Yes, even people who made significantly more money, but rated themselves as having less ‘control’, were found to be unhappier on average.
Now exactly what this control means for you is different for everyone.
Maybe you want a financially secure future for you and your family.
Maybe you want the independence of being able to enjoy life a bit — to travel, live comfortably, and help out the kids and grandkids.
Maybe you want to own your own home outright some day.
Maybe you want the confidence of knowing enough to call the shots with your own money… not just blindly trusting a financial advisor.
Maybe you want to make sure your kids — and maybe your grandkids too — grow up with the right habits about money.
Maybe you’re nearing retirement… and want to make sure you end up with enough with the limited time you have left, so you can retire in dignity and comfort.
Or maybe you’re retired… and trying to make sure you don’t run out of what you have.
In short, control is when you don’t have to worry about money anymore… it simply works for you, so you can live the life that matters to you.
Because when you get past all the hype…
As long as you’re confidently in control of your finances, you have enough to be comfortable, your family is secure… that’s really what it means to be rich.
But how can your everyday Aussie get there?
Well, I’ll let you in on a little secret:
Buying good-quality shares and holding them for the long term is the simplest, most reliable way for ANYONE to get rich
Now if you’ve read my book, you’ll know that I devoted an entire chapter to investing in shares in Step 5 of the Barefoot Steps: Supercharge Your Wealth.
But since you’re here, I’m guessing you’re (at least partly) already convinced of that.
In fact, you might already be pretty comfortable with investing in shares — and you’re only here to see if the Blueprint can offer you any more insight to what you’re already doing. (If that’s you, the answer is yes — and you’ll learn more about that in a couple of minutes.)
But more likely, you’ve never invested in shares before… or you did, and you got burned.
You’re nervous, tentative… maybe even a little terrified about the idea of the share market.
So you just sit there, and watch, and you miss out.
But having been the Barefoot Investor for well over a decade, I’ve talked to a lot of people like you. And I think I have a pretty good handle on the exact fears that stop you from investing.
Take a look and see if you can relate to any of them.
The Five Most Common Barriers To Investing
— Which Ones Are Holding You Back?
#1: “I’m overwhelmed and I don’t know where to start.”
After all, even trying to read the PDS for your super fund is overwhelming. And then there are those buckets you were meant to set up. And how do you open a brokerage account again? Let alone the idea of choosing a stock to invest in, or how much you should buy, or at what price… it’s just all too hard. So you never get started.
#2: “I’m afraid of the share market.”
The share market all seems like a bit of a gamble to you. You’re nervous, maybe even terrified. You know you ‘should’ be investing in shares, but the thought scares you… and even though you trust me to tell it to you straight, you’re still a bit worried.
#3: “I’m struggling to convince my husband/wife/partner.”
It can be hard enough to overcome your own fears. But what about when your spouse or partner doesn’t share your views? It can be almost impossible to convince them to give investing a go.
#4: “I feel like I’ve left it too late.”
Maybe investing works over the long term. But you don’t have a long time to go. You’re worried about your super balance, and you wonder how you’re ever going to retire with enough. You definitely don’t feel like taking risks by ‘investing’ at this point.
#5: “I’ve been burned before.”
Maybe you’ve tried to invest before — and you got burned. You made a mistake… or even worse, you trusted someone who gave you bad advice. Either way, you lost money. And understandably, you’re wary now.
If any of these sounds like you, let me tell you something: I’ve seen all these and more.
And I’ve also seen hundreds of people gather up the courage to take on these exact fears… and with a bit of Barefoot help, take the plunge into becoming investors.
Let me tell you how they did it.
How To Become A Truly Successful Investor
Now, as I see it, there are three big things that really help most people go from investing amateur… to successful investor.
The first is having expert help. Someone you can trust to always have your back… who knows their stuff, who has the courage to tell it to you straight even if it doesn’t suit them, and who can make sure you’re headed the right way.
The second is education. As good as it is to have someone help you, the end goal is to do it yourself. After all, that’s what financial independence is about, isn’t it? And to do that… you need someone to teach you how to do it yourself.
And the last is accountability. All the knowledge in the world won’t help you if you start strong… and then give up a few weeks or even months later, the minute you see a newspaper headline warning of a share market crash. Investing is a long game, and you have to be in it for the long haul. Which means that you need people who can keep you on track, and keep you accountable when things get rough.
If you have these three, it doesn’t matter what barrier you’re facing: you’re always going to be able to take another step and keep moving forward.
But when I started out, I didn’t have any of these things.
And until a few years ago, there still wasn’t a place where you could go for honest, independent, expert help… solid education… and a group who could keep you on track.
So I created it.
And while today it’s grown into the largest independent wealth-building community in Australia — with over 10,000 members — it’s still my family business, and my labour of love.
And today, I want to invite you to join us.
Introducing… the Barefoot Blueprint
The Barefoot Blueprint is the comprehensive wealth-building program that takes you from buying your very first share… to financial independence, knowing how to invest with confidence, and leaving a legacy for your family.
You’ll get everything you need to know about growing your wealth through investing, such as:
- Regular briefings on exactly what shares to buy, when (and how) to buy them, how much to buy, and when to sell
- Full access to my “$100k Live Money Portfolio”, where you get to watch every single move I make with $100,000 of my family’s own money
- Exclusive private calls where you get to listen in as I grill the CEOs of businesses we own — so you get first-hand insights into what’s going on with your money
- Detailed, plain-talk explanations of every decision behind my investments — so you learn for yourself
But it’s more than just a stock-picking newsletter.
In fact, there are three building blocks of the Barefoot Blueprint:
- Earn more money.
- Compound your money safely and securely.
- Build the confidence to live life on your terms.
Turbocharge Your Takehome
The first step (which most stock-picking newsletters conveniently gloss over) we focus on is giving you actionable, achievable strategies to boost your income.
The Barefoot Blueprint is a commonsense strategy that follows the trails of generations of self-made millionaires. The majority of self-made millionaires made their fortunes by working in unglamorous jobs – and doing it very, very, well – often for themselves in their own businesses.
So each and every month we’ll focus on money-making opportunities like:
- Highlighting rapidly evolving industries that you can make your mark on.
- Step-by-step ways to negotiate a raise.
- Turning your passion into a profitable business.
Here’s the thing. You’ll work 1,700 hours this year.
If you decide not to take the next step – what’s going to change?
If you’re like most people you’ve probably got a list somewhere of goals and plans, but you never seem to get around to doing them.
Well, today is your chance.
Look Over My Shoulder
Second, we focus on SAFELY compounding your money, so that you build up income generating assets that eventually replace your income.
The surest, safest way to get rich is gradually, easily, day-by-day, and never by risking everything you’ve ever worked for.
Now a lot of investment newsletters will give you “hot stock tips”, and then leave you to figure out the rest.
Not us. We show you exactly what to do. And I mean ‘exactly’.
I’ve put my money where my mouth is, and created the $100,000 Portfolio.
I’ve laid down $100,000 of my own money, and every month I show my members exactly where I’m investing it. They get to see every move I make.
When I say “every move”, what I mean is:
- Every share I buy – and how many
- The precise price I pay
- How I structure my portfolio
- What I do with dividends
- When I sell … and why
Everyone’s heard the old saying “a picture is worth a thousand words.”
Well, I think a real portfolio is worth a hundred thousand compound interest graphs. It’s something you really must see for yourself.
At the Blueprint, we scour the market looking for investments that will compound your wealth over years. We’re looking for companies with low (or no) debt, proven business models and a history of solid performance.
We’re not looking for the latest ‘hot stock’. We’re looking for great businesses that you can buy at bargain prices.
Like these companies, which are already providing market-beating returns to our subscribers.
|Hansen Technologies||Two years ago, we said a little-known software company called Hansen Technologies was worth a look. We said it was too small to be on the radar of the big institutions. Now its up a staggering 388%.||Up +388%|
|Collins Foods||Fast food might not be kind to your waistline, but it can be good for your wallet. We recommended Collins Foods, owner of a string of KFC restaurants, back when the share price was $1.30. Now, it’s trading at $4.84.||Up +328%|
|BWP Trust||An investment in the tin sheds that house your local Bunnings store – BWP Trust. We said this was an opportunity to triple your money in ten years – and it’s on the way, already up 93%.||Up +93%|
|AFIC||A safe, reliable (some would say) boring investment that’s been making people wealthy since 1928.||Up +69%|
Returns as of October 26, 2016, since date of original recommendation
You’re Never Alone
Thirdly, the Barefoot Blueprint is Australia’s largest private wealth building community.
At any moment of the day, there are hundreds, even thousands, of Blueprint members online, sharing their stories, their support, and their strength with fellow members.
So who are these people?
Well, they live right around the country (and have meet ups most weeks!), and across the world.
They range in age from 15 (Craig, working at McDonalds), to 88 (that’s our oldest member, retiree, Helen).
They are lawyers, doctors, engineers, stay-at-home mothers, and retirees.
Some are professional investors with million dollar portfolios, others have just $1,000 to invest.
Yet the one thing each member of our community has is a commitment to implementing the steps needed to become financially free.
Some members have told me that being part of the community keeps them laser focussed, and accountable to their goals: whether it’s traveling overseas, building a business, or retiring with dignity…
Whatever your goal, you’ll find a bunch of supportive friends in the community who are treading the same path.
Proof That The Blueprint Works
At the Blueprint, we have literally hundreds of success stories — mums, students, retirees, parents, and other everyday Australians who’ve taken the plunge and changed their financial future by investing.
Check out some of these comments from people who’ve already joined the Blueprint:
“Before joining the Barefoot community, I was downright terrified about money, investing, and retirement. Now I have confidence in my abilities. A year ago I would not have believed that I could ever have done this much.” — Meredith, Perth WA.
“Even at 84, I feel like there is a world of opportunity out there. I don’t know how to thank you enough for all of your help, instruction, and encouragement.”– Elizabeth, Melbourne Vic.
“Being part of the Blueprint community has had an incredible impact on my life. Seriously. Being around people who are supportive, encouraging, and winning has made a huge difference to me, and my bank balance.” – Cameron, Bendigo, Vic.
“I jumped at the chance to become a Blueprint member. Now at 50, I’ve taken a big deep breath and I’m taking charge of what money we have with your expert help. In one of your emails you posed the question ‘Am I better off this year than last year?’ YES WE ARE. Thank you.” – Susan, Adelaide SA.
“I just wanted to say that today has been one year exactly since I bought my first ever shares. It’s the first of the month so I decided to log onto Computershare and see what my shares are worth. They’re worth a lot more now than what I paid for them (they’ve gone up a whopping 33%). Thanks! I’ll be buying some more of the Barefoot recommendations when the price is right.” – Alan
“Should I join?” My honest advice on who should and shouldn’t sign up
So, should you join the Barefoot Blueprint?
I know what you’re going to say… “Well duh, of course you’re going to tell me to join — it’s your own product you’re flogging!”
But that’s not true. In fact, I’m pretty clear about who I don’t want to join the Blueprint.
There are two main requirements I have for you before you join:
#1: You’ve read (or are reading) my book.
Look, this isn’t a strict requirement, and there are many members who haven’t read my book yet. But here’s why I say this.
The Blueprint is a real investment — and I only want you in if you’re serious about building wealth over the long term.
If you’ve just stumbled here in search of “37 Stock Picks That Will Make You Rich In 2017”, we’re probably going to disagree on a bunch of things.
So before you sign up for the Blueprint, I recommend you drop $20 at Big W for a copy of my book… or get it from the library for free. Take a few days to read it (don’t worry, I’ll wait). Make sure you’re on board with everything I say — and you’re up to Step 4 of the Barefoot Steps.
#2: You don’t have any credit card debt or personal loans.
If you do, your first priority is to pay those off. You shouldn’t be investing in shares with any money you’ll need in the next five years — and if you have debts, that should be your first priority.
So domino those debts before you go to invest. I’ll still be here when you’re done.
But if that’s you — you’ve read my book, you don’t have any personal debts, and you’re keen to invest — should you join?
I believe you should. Because I’m truly convinced that the Blueprint is worth easily ten times what it costs… and if you stick with it, probably closer to a hundred times.
But I want to make that choice easy for you. Which is why I offer…
The Best Guarantee In The Industry:
Try the Blueprint for 365 days, 100% risk-free
The Blueprint is my family business. It’s my labour of love.
And I’m so convinced that it works, that I’m doing something you’ll almost never see in this industry… a full 100% money-back guarantee that covers you for a whole YEAR.
In other words, you can test-drive the Barefoot Blueprint at my expense for the next 12 months. And if you’re not entirely happy after 365 days of following our no-BS fiercely independent recommendations, simply call the office and we’ll rush you a full refund of your money – no questions asked!
So, here’s what you get…
- Our famous investment newsletter, a 10-page report delivered to your inbox each month stuffed with stock picks, financial tips and market analysis
- Full over-my-shoulder access to watch (and learn) how I invest $100k of my own money, in our “$100k Portfolio”
- An all-access pass to our entire back catalogue, so you don’t miss out on a thing
- Exclusive entry to the private Barefoot Blueprint Community, a group of fiercely independent wealth-builders who’ll support, encourage and teach you
- Regular email briefings during uncertain times, to make sure you’re always informed when you need it the most
- Access to live events and Q&A sessions, featuring some of the best money minds in Australia (and the world)
- The 10x Challenge, offering potential savings of 10x the cost of your membership (or more!)
And the best part is you can rest easy at night knowing the Barefoot Blueprint team always has your back.
So, if you’re ready to take the next step…
If you know that TODAY is the day that you will get yourself organised to build wealth…
If you want to be shown how to create a ‘set and forget’ financial program, designed to keep your investments working for you without a lot of work on your part…
Click the buy button below, and for just $397 you will get an exclusive 12-month membership to the Barefoot Blueprint.
Now you could rip me off …
With no intention of staying on after the risk-free 365-day trial, you could become a Barefoot Blueprint member, download all the bonuses, cut and paste my solid share recommendations and wealth-building strategies, and still get your money back before the risk-free trial ends.
But I’m not too worried. I truly believe that this is the best investment you’ll make this year.