If you’ve read the sales page for Creating E-books that are Impulse Buyer Magnets, then you know that my whole point of going shoulder-deep in the e-book world was to prepare for a move to Hawaii — a move I’d been contemplating for several years.
I gave up my apartment, put everything in storage and moved in to a temporary unit just so I could give myself NO alternative but to succeed. It’s an admittedly insane motivational tactic and I still can’t believe I had the ball-zinos to do it!
During those stressful months I figured out exactly what I needed to do to attract impulse buyers, and I made it work. Perhaps with a few more thousand gray hairs on my head, but what the heck… no pain, no surfing at 6am.
Guess what… I made it to Hawaii on e-book sales!
A year ago if you’d have told me this is the path I’d be taking to get here, I would’ve given you a heartily sarcastic, “Yeah, right!” I had a jewelry supply business for many years and then I garnered some success as an Amazon affiliate.
Each time, I made pretty decent money. Enough NOT to have to get a job, enough to live in Bangkok, if that’s what I wanted — but not enough to take off to Hawaii.
It wasn’t until I made a commitment to reach financial success selling e-books that I started progressing.
Now before you start thinking it was all smoothies and unicorns, you should know that part of “progressing” meant failing.
I have several stories of e-book failures on this blog. The road I was taking six months ago looked like it was paved with a bed of nails, rather than gold.
But if nothing else, I was focused. I didn’t veer off the path just because I skinned my knee a few times. I didn’t hop into AdSense sites just because the e-book thing wasn’t working out. I stayed on the path despite the failures.
The secret to success is so obvious, it would blind the shit out of you on a dark road.
Okay Bob, the envelope please…
Sales in July ended up totaling $5,320.
That’s from sales of e-books (not shown on this blog) as well as the e-books on this blog. Culminated from 5 e-books total.
My goal within the next two, maybe three months, is to push that number up to $400 a day. It definitely helps to have a higher-priced e-book in the mix, but it’s also a volume thing. The more e-books you have to sell, the more you tend to sell. (I discuss this all-important strategy in detail in Creating E-books that are Impulse Buyer Magnets.)
I also think that once the kids are all back in school things may pick up even more on their own. Only time will tell.
But for now, I’m writing like crazy. No rest for these excited little fingers.
Now tell me, how was your July? Was it all you expected it to be?