Many people seem to come here in the hopes of a step-by-step guide on how to get rich quick. But I sense the people asking the most questions make the least amount of money.
Sure it is wise to ask your fellow marketers for tips and advice, but some people go way beyond that and want everything handed to them on a plate.
So in the hopes of helping those interested in Kindle, I want to share a story on how I found success.
I came to warrior forum in a quest for knowledge and was not disappointed. I didnt have an account at the time so I couldn't ask any questions and decided to do some research for myself.
Kindle was the method I chose and I researched it over the course of the next week. I checked what was selling well in the niche i wanted to enter and tried to figure out how I could top those people.
(Note: I didn't email them in the hopes of getting their blueprint for success)
After a week of research I found a sub-niche that I felt I could dominate and I got to work.
I thought myself how to use image-editing software and I practiced making covers. I would use popular selling book covers as a template and try to use a similar style, just to get my skills up to scratch.
I felt an immense satisfaction when I published my first book, but that feeling didn't last.
My first book sold only 2 copies in the first week making me a total of 0.70c. I wasn't deterred however, I kept going because I believed in the idea. My second was even less successful but I still believed.
My third book was a huge success and was averaging over 5 sales per day. This success dripped down, and my other books started selling well.
I released a fourth book that did pretty well and then I bundled all four together as a package.
Because the four books together were priced at $2.99, I got the 70% royalty share. This meant my readers made a saving by purchasing the bundle and I made a larger profit, a true win-win situation.
That one book has earned $500 dollars per month since and has been joined by several other successful books.
But here is the point to my story. The reason that I didn't give up in the beginning is because I truly believed in the idea. It felt like it was my own, it was something I personally researched and so had extra meaning to me.
I have no doubt in my mind that if I had read all the research I did myself on here, implemented it and only had 2 sales in 1 week, I would probably have given up. I would have been one of those people shouting from the rooftops 'Kindle doesn't work'.
The moral of the story is to do some bloody research for yourself (this isn't just in reference to Kindle either).
Stop asking for someone to baby you. Stop asking for details on EXACTLY what you should do. Just soak up the vast amounts of knowledge and advice on offer and do the rest yourself.
If you are so lazy and unmotivated that the only way you will make any effort at all is if someone hands it to you for free, then I think you are in the wrong game my friend.
Best of luck to all of you out there. I hope this helps someone and if you have any general questions on Kindle I would be delighted to help you.