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Old 12-22-2010, 10:19 PM
 
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I don't mean a textbook from school.

So lets say you learned a trade from a book, you have applied it in real life, it worked great, and now you want to consult as an expert in teaching those techniques to others.

Is this illegal in any way?
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Old 12-23-2010, 01:53 AM
 
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I don't see that it would be illegal to consult with your training and hands on field experience in a trade. As long as you do not misrepresent what you have to offer, anybody can be a "consultant" when there's no license or credential needed to do the work of the trade.

Whether or not you'd have clients willing to pay for what you've got to sell remains to be seen ....
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Old 12-24-2010, 08:12 AM
 
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You might need permission from the publisher if you are going to advertise the fact that the book is the base of the class. But if you are only using what you learn without directly referring to the text than you might be alright. For example, Dave Ramsey has classes all over the country where people have read his book and become certified to teach his stuff and then refer to his book during the class. It would not be legal to start a Financial University without his permission.
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Old 12-24-2010, 01:17 PM
 
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In most cases, you need to be part of an established profession, and have connections to succeed. But yeah, it is possible.
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