The ONE thing that led to my online success (and to a happy and fulfilled life too).

Roy Carter
3 min readMay 3, 2021
Picnic Bay Jetty — Magnetic Island (photo taken by author).

It’s a beautiful day here on Magnetic Island today.

The humidity is gone and the island folk are relaxing into warm and sunny days for the next few months.

Got me to thinking about how all this journey first started for me and how I’ve ended up where I am now. Living on a beautiful tropical island in the South Pacific with the woman I love and doing stuff I love to do.

It’s a world away from the stressful days of corporate life and working to make someone else wealthy.

And it’s a joy to know that I am responsible now for my own lifestyle and way of life.

But it is also so strange to think that all this started with just one simple online project.

Just one.

Want to know what that project was?

It was having an ebook written for me and a website built with all the graphics and sales copy written too.

That single project kicked off every single bit of online success and happiness that has followed.

Because, you see, what people don’t realize is that having your own ebook and a website to sell it from can be the stepping stone that leads you to SO much more.

Next I created a course and that led to me being asked to speak on stage and that led to speaking for the World Internet Summit more than a dozen times around the world.

But it all started with me having just that first ebook selling for me online.

Of course, you don’t have to do any of that other stuff either if you don’t want to.

You can just start with getting your first income generating ebook project started and then do another and another. Each one building on the profits of the one before.

You don’t even have to have a subject or topic in mind right now. (In my own business for example, I discuss that personally and I help my customers decide on a good evergreen subject and a great title for their book).

You can end up with a stable of ebook projects that pay for all your personal monthly expenses and quite a nice lifestyle all on their own. (Ask me…



Roy Carter

Founder of monthly newsletter sent from my home on Magnetic Island — ‘A Quaint Little Drinking Island With A Fishing Problem! ‘