How to make 50 thousand a year selling e-books on Amazon (the real secret is simple)
Who else would love to make amazing money writing books for Amazon? Do you secretly long for fame, fortune, and the desire to TALK to the world? Perhaps you have an inspiring message that you think is essential to share? Or maybe you just want an easy way to extend your influence, expand your audience, and reach MORE people on the largest publishing platform on the planet?
The truth is, regardless of whether your motivation is MONEY – that is, marketing, or anything else – you CAN and should publish books, documents, and content for Kindle.
The funny thing is that there are SO MANY secret strategies, gurus, tricks and gadgets that promise you fame and fortune if you can ONLY follow their system, while the real secret is much simpler than you imagine.
Here are the 2 great lessons I learned writing my own books … and to help clients do the same quickly and easily.
1 – MUST write in multiples or series. The truth is, cross-selling books is THE SECRET to long-term success on Amazon, or desktop publishing in general. Yes, you can get lucky and have a great shot and do it really well. But SMALL, consistent sales across multiple titles are the REAL key to long-term publishing profits … and every time you sell ONE book, chances are you’ll be selling others in your catalog, especially if your readers enjoy what they finish! to read! (which is obviously your first priority when posting 🙂
2 – Focus on SPEED and a system. I outline everything using what I call a “content cornerstone.” I break my entire topic down into easy-to-understand chapters … and then dig deep to make sure I have my content covered, in a way that is easy to read and understand.
3 – DO NOT try to “dump” everything you know about a niche, hobby, or industry into one book. Break it up into multiple products or multiple volumes and make each book comprehensive on ONE specific solution, strategy, or area.
4 – DO the math before writing your books! For example, if you want to make $ 50,000 a year on Amazon, it sounds daunting and “too good to be true” when you look at it at face value. Instead, think about MATH and not marketing. Selling 5 books for 2.99 a day is very, very easy to do in most niches under the sun. 5 books a day will “earn” you about $ 12. When you scale that volume to more than 365 days a year, you can reasonably expect a book to generate around 5k, EVEN if it is a stranger, it is NOT a bestseller and it does “well” overall.
But, when you realize that you can actually write a 15,000-word book every 10 days with EASE … and you start to focus on MATH, writing 10 books a year will give you your goal, even if nothing you write EVER! be news, or become famous.
The truth is, I have written over 5000 articles like THIS over the years, probably enough to fill 200 books, while running a real business. It is NOT difficult, and it can be done in a few hours a day, and believe me when I tell you, if you like to write and have something to say, it will be the EASIEST money you have ever made and a ton of money. fun to boot!