Comments From Readers:
"I just wanted to let you know we had a small "run" on our farm.
I have sold 13 animals in a week's time!!! I give you the credit
for teaching me how to write interesting, customer oriented ads.
The only advertising I did was on craigslist. I even had one
customer tell me explicitly that I had a lovely, heart centered
ad and that's why she called. Good ad writing and attention to
creating flattering promotional photos is a winning combination.
Well just wanted to brag and thank you for providing the tools
to make our ads stand out!
"It's been a while since I shot one of your seminars, but now
I'm getting ready to teach a commercial production class. I'd
like to use your Marketing Farm Products book as the
textbook. When I told you it was probably the best, most clearly
written book on marketing I've ever read, I meant it."
(Videographer, Filmmaking Teacher)
"Just from what I read this evening gives me new hope that I can do it if I really put my mind to it. Thank you for
your inspirational writings."
"Ellie, Your books arrived fast – thanks! I knew they were going to be a tremendous help when I opened the first
book and read the words...You are the scriptwriter and storyteller of your customer’s dreams. Oh yes, that’s right!
Thanks so much for the eloquent reminder!!"
"Very interesting challenge to think differently. I appreciate your work!"
"It has opened up a whole new way of looking at marketing."
Ellie's books and her keen insight into marketing have been instrumental in the growing of my fledgling soap
business, utilizing the goat milk from my show stock, into a mid size company that is making real profits. Her
business sense and writing skills can help anyone using her easy to understand information, turn their farm into a
real second income. Thank you Ellie.
Here is an unsolicited testimonial for Ellie's book. Firstly it's a good book - when I bought it, it really helped me look more clearly at ways to promote my business. My favorite thing was getting a handle on how to write better advertising copy - the kind that stands out from
all the "Oh, please buy this animal it's our most beautifulest one ever!!! She's sooo cuuuuuuute!!!" Which my advertising needs to do!
And secondly, if you hate it, she buys it back! And it's not even that big an investment! I mean, come on - $25? So check it out, folks and have Happy Holidays.
I met you at the ADGA conference in KC MO a few years ago, and was very impressed with you. This book is so needed;
thanks for writing it!
I’ve got a copy of the book and it is excellent. I think it would probably work for any alternative agricultures.
I'm reading Ellie's new farm marketing book right now and it's TERRIFIC! I'm learning soooo much (no wonder I've never been
able to sell anything).
It's not surprising that I am enjoying it very much! It's eliciting a lot of thought and generating more
I love it and learned so much! All in all, this is an awesome
I was one of the people who proofread Marketing Farm Products and it is AWESOME! In fact, I'm ordering copies hot off the
press for several of my friends. I can truly say I learned something new on almost every page and I'll be using Ellie's principles to sell my Storey goat book as
well as several titles I plan to self-publish. If you sell anything--any sort of home-based product at
all - honestly, you NEED this book. It's much, MUCH better than any
other sales or marketing book I've ever read.
This is a much-needed book. As more people go back to the land, they need
to be able to handle the business challenges of running a farm.
I have found "Living Beyond the Sidewalk" to be extremely valuable and am looking forward to this next step book.
Just bought your book--took it with me while visiting another alpaca farm, and couldn't get it back from her; so I need another
one. From what I've read so far, it's definitely worth paying twice
for. I've read everything out there on marketing. If you saw my library, it would make your head spin. It's nice to read something pertaining to farming...........just makes it sink in so
much easier, and there were a lot of things which I read for the first time. It's obvious you've put a lot of work into this book and
didn't hold anything back.
I hold a Business Degree in Marketing on the Master's college degree level. This book gave me new views and options to look at. I
strongly recommend it!!
I love your book and newsletters.