Who's making $$ with Kindle?

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Throwing a curious question out to everyone - who's making money with Kindle publishing this year?

Interested in your input as we're exploring new options for 2017 - potentially repurposing some of our courses into book/audiobook form for another evergreen income stream.

Have you had success with Kindle?
#kindle #making
  • Profile picture of the author VAriyam
    I have made $5.00 so far from last November
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    • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
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      Originally Posted by VAriyam View Post

      I have made $5.00 so far from last November
      Please share your secret.

      Frank
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    I don't think that is a problem..
    Good book sells itself.
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    • Profile picture of the author manego90
      The only thing is if Kindle is a good platform to sell a book on or even just to focus on. I haven't heard too much word-of-mouth from anything about Kindle lately in the book communities
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    From everything I have read it is a numbers game. Pay someone to write a book for between $30.00 and $50.00, get a cover for $5.00 from fiverr. Market the book via free methods

    Repeat this about 100 times and keep repeating and according to the experts it will average to about $50.00 per month per book. Some selling great, some flops and some average sellers.

    I guess it is a formula that works. But I have also read that amazon is cracking down on the influx of crap.

    al
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  • Profile picture of the author Colton
    Hate to put the time and money into making a book and it not sale but I guess that's the way with everything lol. Thought about giving this route a try.
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  • Profile picture of the author LilBlackDress
    I make a full time income with books I have written and published on Kindle. The key to earning a good living is to know your market, provide a good product and build your list!
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    Pen Name + 8 eBooks + social media sites 4 SALE - PM me (evergreen beauty niche)

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  • Profile picture of the author MValmont
    Yes you can make money with kindle.

    There are a few different strategies and they all work.
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  • Profile picture of the author artbum
    From what I've read, advertising on Amazon doesn't work. you lose money. I was ready to advertise my fitness book and even set up a campaign with a ton of competitor's products but the reviews I read ended up saying it wasn't worth it; they were in the negative. So now how do I promote it??
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    • Profile picture of the author LilBlackDress
      Originally Posted by artbum View Post

      From what I've read, advertising on Amazon doesn't work. you lose money. I was ready to advertise my fitness book and even set up a campaign with a ton of competitor's products but the reviews I read ended up saying it wasn't worth it; they were in the negative. So now how do I promote it??
      Advertising on Amazon DOES work. You have to know how to target your audience, what keywords to use, have an eye catching cover and blurb and offer a quality product.

      If you opt not to go that route get involved in spreading the word via social media and other promotion sites.
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      Pen Name + 8 eBooks + social media sites 4 SALE - PM me (evergreen beauty niche)

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      • Profile picture of the author artbum
        Originally Posted by LilBlackDress View Post

        Advertising on Amazon DOES work. You have to know how to target your audience, what keywords to use, have an eye catching cover and blurb and offer a quality product.

        If you opt not to go that route get involved in spreading the word via social media and other promotion sites.
        Hmm. Encouraging. Well I made a hugh list of competitor products when setting up my campaign. Selected a bunch of the ones that are advertising on my book page as well. My book is in the fitness category. Also my cover is pretty nice:



        Do you think this might work for me?
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  • I've made a good sum of money since march 2016. It sure works if you are willing to put some time into it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lazy Plumber
    Hey James,

    I've had success with Kindle so far this year - last month I made $20K (because of Christmas), the month before I made just over 9K (video here: ) but just like anything else it takes time and many months of frustration when your first starting out.
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    Turn your books into LEAD capture pages for your mailing list

    Use your mailing list to send notices of your newest releases (and free promo period books)

    One effective way to get more leads is to offer a cheat sheet or checklist

    Make sure you publish QUALITY books though - read up on Kindle's recent quality crackdown (error-filled books, 'spamphlets' etc etc)
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  • Profile picture of the author victorwelfred
    Please introduce me about what you said ...
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