Writing and selling ebooks has given me a very normal existence, in fact.
Most times I sit at home from 8:30-2:30 writing and counting the PayPal payments I receive.
In between counting those PayPal payments I check my Kindle Direct Publishing link to see how many ebooks I’ve sold on Amazon. Then I log in to my other online bookstore account to see what the numbers are looking like over there.
On Monday and Wednesday mornings I jump on the subway so I can catch a yoga class. Sometimes I go buy myself a pair of shoes and eat lunch with my guy.
On the weekends my guy and I take our kids to the park, bowling, swimming, to the children’s museum, kayaking, or whatever we feel like doing. (He cooks on Saturday and Sunday nights and I’m not allowed to see his secret recipes… Pfft, men!)
In October I’ll be going to Miami for four days. In November we’re headed to Barbados for a little more beachy goodness.
As you can see, writing ebooks hasn’t made me filthy, stinkin’ rich…
I can’t run out and buy a Lamborghini. Instead of uncorking $500 bottles of wine we toast to a $10 six pack of Peroni.
Where’s my fur coat? Oh, I have a lovely faux fur I got from Home Shopping Network last year, thank you very much. Other than that, I shop at TJ Maxx, Marshall’s and H&M.
We live in a modest apartment within walking distance of Central Park in New York City.
Writing ebooks may never make me rich. But after two years of selling them I know I have a life that a lot of people envy.
There are a ton of things you can do to make money online.
Writing and selling ebooks is one of the few things you can do once and continue getting paid for over and over and over again.
I have ebooks on Amazon and Barnes & Noble that continue to sell day in and day out even if I don’t lift a pinky finger to promote them.
One ebook consistently delivers $150 a month in profits. Another one yields about $400 a month on average. Yet another gives me only $35 a month. And that’s just a portion of my steadily growing empire.
I have lots of little ebooks out there. And that’s the secret to my success.
In today’s ebook marketing world, fortunes aren’t made with 1 or 2 ebooks.
Unless your name happens to be Stephen King or you’re a name brand expert in your field, don’t look to whiz bang the world with a single ebook.
For regular people, like me, fortunes are made by putting out lots of smaller titles.
You can take that idea, put it to use and make enough money to live very well. Trust… it’s worth its weight in gold.
If you were to write an ebook every week for a year, you’d be making enough money to quit your day job – provided you’re not the CEO of a major corporation.
Along the way a handful of those ebooks would become natural bestsellers. The rest would bring in a few dollars here and there. At the end of the day, they’d all add up to a pretty decent income.
Enough for you to take a yoga class, or a cooking class, or to go back to school.
Enough that you’d be able to take nice trips throughout the year.
Enough for you to pay the bills, squirrel a few dollars away in your retirement account and not be stressed about the state of the economy.
I suggest you start off with a minimum of four ebook ideas in your head space.
This has been my mantra for the past year and half, and by golly I chant it a lot.
I believe in the power of multiples. That’s because I know you probably won’t hit a bestseller the first, second or third time you write an ebook. You may not ding the bell until your tenth ebook.
Be okay with that.
Although you may only make $100 a month from one ebook, the collective effort of multiples acts like a tiny snowball rolling down a gigantic mountain.
One ebook makes the situation look pitiful. However 20 ebooks making a pittance every month… now you’re talking about paying the mortgage and a note on a Nissan.
That’s not an impossible goal. It’s barely even a hard goal.
If you’re blogging or writing coherent words on Facebook every day, you’ve already got the writing chops.
This is a goal that requires sheer persistence. And that’s what most people lack.
Most people want to feed in to the fantasy of making $10K in two weeks with a meager 60 minutes of work a day. (I know I want to!)
Reality often dictates something a wee bit, ummmmm – different. Reality only gives us those $10K in two weeks with 60 minutes of work a day surprises once in a while when we’re totally not expecting it.
Every other time you simply have to sit your ass down and write.
You must write today, tomorrow, the next day and the day after. And just when you think you can’t take it anymore, you must sit down and write again.
You have to become accustomed to writing short ebooks. You must become an expert at putting your thoughts together efficiently and quickly so you don’t get bored or downtrodden by the ebook writing process.
This IS a goal that requires sheer persistence.
If you have that sheer persistence, that undying lust for a life where job security is “the other man’s problem,” then I have a solution for you.
It’s called Creating eBooks that are Impulse Buyer Magnets.
Admittedly and ironically it’s not a short ebook. It’s pretty damn big, in fact, at 190 pages.
I don’t skimp or flake on the important details. This is where I get wordy and ebook nerdy. Where I give you secrets and details about what works, why it works and what you need to make it work.
It’s unlike anything you’ll put your hands on nowadays and I’m proud of that.
PLUS… Its been updated in late 2012 to reflect the changes I’ve made over the past year.
Come on and have a peek at what you’ll find inside:
- The 50 year old phrase that will make you change the way you think about ebook marketing;
- If you’ve ever had a flopper for an ebook I can almost guarantee you’ve been brainwashed to come up with ebook topics the WRONG way. I’ll tell you exactly what that method is and why it frequently spells disaster.
- Who is this coveted impulse ebook buyer? There are certain features you can embed in your ebook to make them want your material.
- You’ll have ebook ideas exploding from your ears when you see this research technique;
- Will your ebook be profitable? There’s a simple test you can conduct to decide if you should write that ebook or not. (Most writers completely overlook this step.)
- A “this-goes-here” template for outlining your ebook;
- Should you create a PDF? Should you sell on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes? I’ll show you how to decide what goes where.
- 8 Standards your ebook must adhere to if you want it sold through online bookstores;
- What’s the easiest way to get your ebook in a bunch of online bookstores with a single submission? I’ll tell you on page 79.
- A freebie resource that’ll teach you how to format your ebook for Amazon. (I ordered a bunch of ebooks before I finally realized the free information is the best.)
- How to make your blog the center of your ebook marketing universe – and why you’ll definitely want to;
- The one type of article that can generate a ton of sales all by itself;
- On page 125 I reveal a website that gives me targeted traffic everyday for FREE. You can start using it within minutes, and it works for any niche – (except for adult topics).
- Scared to stick your toe in the social media river? These Twitter tools will have you floating with ease.
- A promotional site with an audience of 7+ million that most self-published authors completely overlook;
- Sites where you can get book reviews from people who genuinely want to read your information;
- An incredibly easy way to get niche bloggers to talk about your ebook. (I use this one all the time, and it’s a goldmine.)
- Certain types of websites are great for selling ebooks while other types scare buyers away. I reveal both and tell you why one is better than the other.
- Do you know what to do before you launch your ebook? I’ll give you a breakdown of all the necessary promotional moves so you can start getting sales immediately.
The resources alone will have you doing the happy dance.
The internet is littered with all kinds of tools and doo-dads that supposedly make your business easier. Searching through all of them to decide which ones you actually need, can easily become a full-time job.
(And we wonder why we get analysis paralysis!)
In Creating eBooks that are Impulse Buyer Magnets I tell you which tools I use… but I also disclose how and why I use them.
I don’t make any random recommendations. The resources I suggest are resources I currently use.
I want you to fully understand how to make your ebook publishing business successful, by showing you what I use to be successful.
99% of you are going to love Creating eBooks that are Impulse Buyer Magnets. But if you’re part of the 1%, no worries!
If you don’t feel like you got a PhD in ebook-ology by the time you’re finished reading the 190th page, just send me an email and I’ll refund your purchase price. Yes, it really is that easy.
Yes Dahlia, I’d love to write ebooks so I can make passive income AND have a life.
Creating eBooks that are Impulse Buyer Magnets costs just $19.95.
The download will begin as soon as your order is processed. But just in case you miss it, you’ll also receive an email with the download link.