How Difficult Is It For Making $$$ With Creating Info Products For Amazon Kindle And ...

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How Difficult Is It For Making $$$ With Creating Info Products For Amazon Kindle And ...

How much effort will it take to make money from creating info products for kindle market, how many ebooks or special reports will one have to write to see a return for ones time invested and energy ?

What is the smallest amount of pages in a special report that is required to sell on amazon for kindle owners ?

Are there any interesting other ways, that one can make money from writing info products for amazon for kindle readers even if it is given away for free ?

Is amazon kindle area for info products a great way to drive traffic to what ever one wants to drive traffic too or is it SUCKS as an Idea for traffic generation ?

Can one embed links in the special reports or ebooks for kindle ?
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  • Profile picture of the author BamaGuy
    How much effort will it take to make money from creating info products for kindle market, how many ebooks or special reports will one have to write to see a return for ones time invested and energy ?

    This depends. You don't have to waist any effort at all, if you outsource the work. You can find some good sources that will complete this for you for a fee. If you want to do this yourself, do it right the first time. Do not rush through creating the ebook or it will show a bad reflection on you for future eBooks.

    What is the smallest amount of pages in a special report that is required to sell on amazon for kindle owners ?

    A book can be published with only one page. But, you will see 100% refunds towards your book. Focus on good quality content and the pages will come naturally. Try to find some of the top selling items in the category that you plan on listing, and see how many pages they have. Want to be the best, try and follow the best!

    Are there any interesting other ways, that one can make money from writing info products for amazon for kindle readers even if it is given away for free ?

    Yes, you can enter your referral links in the report of book. You can link all your books together in each book that you right. You can list your website with a related product in your eBook.

    Is amazon kindle area for info products a great way to drive traffic to what ever one wants to drive traffic too or is it SUCKS as an Idea for traffic generation ?

    It is a good source if you have a good product. I recommend signing up for the free program where kindle allows you to give away your book for free for up to 5 days. You choose to run one day at a time or 5 days in a row. This is a good way to get your product in a persons hand in hopes they will follow your link. This also gets your booked noticed more quickly if more free downloads are seen.

    Can one embed links in the special reports or ebooks for kindle ?

    I would not say you can embed links. You should have a link that goes to your product page and you should see the same result.
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  • Profile picture of the author troy23
    I would not be taken in by the hype. There are a lot of things written about how a fortune can be made on Kindle - it can't. Expect a sale here and there, but nothing more unless of course you have written something groundbreaking that the world has never heard of.
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    • Profile picture of the author TycoonRob
      Originally Posted by troy23 View Post

      I would not be taken in by the hype. There are a lot of things written about how a fortune can be made on Kindle - it can't. Expect a sale here and there, but nothing more unless of course you have written something groundbreaking that the world has never heard of.
      Have to disagree entirely. Sure, the people selling thousands of books a day on Kindle are the very, very small percentage, but some of them started just like you and I! If you have this kind of attitude then don't bother. But if you write quality books that have an audience, you will sell books! And maybe a LOT of them. My best selling book has been averaging about 50 sales a day. Just from December sales of that one book I'll pocket an extra $1500.
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    • Profile picture of the author Elvis Michael
      Originally Posted by troy23 View Post

      I would not be taken in by the hype. There are a lot of things written about how a fortune can be made on Kindle - it can't. Expect a sale here and there, but nothing more unless of course you have written something groundbreaking that the world has never heard of.
      I have to agree with BoomBlogger. Saying that you can't make much money on XYZ is usually wrong when it comes to any market. For example, I may suck at ClickBank, but I can't just go and say that ClickBank is nothing but hype-- because it's actually working for countless people. Much like BoomBlogger, I also have a book that surpassed 1,600 sales this month and it's currently in the Top 100 for Erotica. It takes work, but Kindle publishing can be as good as everything else.
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  • Profile picture of the author GoodFE
    You can make money on Kindle but I think you are approaching it with the wrong attitude. When one of your first questions is how little can you write, you probably won't find much success.

    There are credible authors on Kindle offers 200+ page books for very reasonable prices, an unknown author with no promotion can't compete with a 10 page book at a similar price.

    My advice is to try and change this mindset. Look at your competition and find honest ways to improve on what they do.

    Money can be made on Kindle, but fiction is probably the best way to go in all honesty.
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    • Profile picture of the author footbag_man
      Kindle is something that I hear about so much lately but I haven't made the jump just yet..

      Definately in the coming months I am going to start doing some work with kindle as I have 2 books written and ready to rock..

      It interesting to know that you think the best sellers on kindle are fiction.. My books are health based.
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      • Profile picture of the author cashcow
        Originally Posted by footbag_man View Post

        u think the best sellers on kindle are fiction.. My books are health based.
        Here is a link to the top 100 best selling books for Kindle:

        Amazon Best Sellers: best Kindle eBooks

        Count up how many are fiction vs how many are non fiction and you will see why.

        The market for fiction is huge and most readers are voracious buying one (sometimes more) books a week.
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      • Profile picture of the author Fun to Write
        Originally Posted by footbag_man View Post

        Kindle is something that I hear about so much lately but I haven't made the jump just yet..

        Definately in the coming months I am going to start doing some work with kindle as I have 2 books written and ready to rock..

        It interesting to know that you think the best sellers on kindle are fiction.. My books are health based.
        Health is a good niche, so don't think that you MUST do fiction to be successful. You could have a bestseller in any niche. Sure, fiction sells great, but the majority of fiction authors don't make big bucks.

        If you enjoy writing in the health niche, then I suggest that you pursue that. However, do your research on Amazon to see which types of health books are already selling well. You don't want to waste your time creating a book that has little buyer interest.

        Once you find a good topic, I suggest turning it into a series of at least 3 books - all focused on a different area of the same topic. This will help you establish authority in that niche and encourage people to buy more of your books.
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        • Profile picture of the author cashcow
          Originally Posted by Fun to Write View Post

          If you enjoy writing in the health niche, then I suggest that you pursue that. However, do your research on Amazon to see which types of health books are already selling well. You don't want to waste your time creating a book that has little buyer interest.
          Yes, you bring up a good point. Write what you enjoy.

          Don't try to force yourself to write fiction (or anything else) if you don't enjoy it because you probably won't make money at it then as it will come through in your writing.

          Non-fiction can be very lucrative too if you map out a plan to create a relationship with your reader so that they want to buy more of your books or visit your website to see what products you suggest. It's all about quality and relationship...just like any other business I guess.
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          • Profile picture of the author AdrianDanut
            I am going to share my own experience on writing and publishing on kindle.

            I'll try to answer as many of the questions you ask but I have to agree with the warrior that replied above (GoodFE): "...you are approaching it with the wrong attitude. When one of your first questions is how little can you write, you probably won't find much success."

            "How Difficult Is It For Making $$$ With Creating Info Products For Amazon Kindle"

            - It's not a difficult task if you know what you are doing and you don't make mistakes others made in the past. That means you have to get yourself informed on how to do it right.

            "...how many ebooks or special reports will one have to write to see a return for ones time invested and energy?"
            - Well that depends, of course . If your books are not selling well, you'll have to write thousands to make pennies. But if you have good info/content at a decent price and you are doing the right marketing and "SEO" for the book you'll have good sales and a lot less books to write in order to make the $$$.

            "What is the smallest amount of pages in a special report that is required to sell on amazon for kindle owners?"
            - From my experience quality is always over quantity. Still potential buyers can be discouraged by short books (especially if we are referring to books that are supposed to provide some important information). So, write a decent quantity of information for a decent price. A book priced at $4.99 should definitely have 50-100 pages.

            "Are there any interesting other ways, that one can make money from writing info products for amazon for kindle readers even if it is given away for free?"

            - Product placement. In this case: affiliate links. If your book is downloaded for free by, let's say 2000 readers, you can make some income if you place your affiliate links in a smart and reader-useful way.

            "Is amazon kindle area for info products a great way to drive traffic to what ever one wants to drive traffic too or is it SUCKS as an Idea for traffic generation?"
            - Amazon Kindle Books are not a huge traffic source. It would be a bad idea to use the traffic you get on any-other thing than affiliate links or useful links.

            "Can one embed links in the special reports or ebooks for kindle?"
            - Yes. But if you annoy readers with too many links they might leave a bad review. And that's a book burner.

            As a conclusion: Anyone that can provide fresh and good information, or is a talented fiction writer, can publish on kindle. Making big amounts of money from it needs some work and a bit of experience.

            You can PM me anytime and I'll help with more info if you wish.
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    • Profile picture of the author cashcow
      Originally Posted by GoodFE View Post

      You can make money on Kindle but I think you are approaching it with the wrong attitude. When one of your first questions is how little can you write, you probably won't find much success.

      There are credible authors on Kindle offers 200+ page books for very reasonable prices, an unknown author with no promotion can't compete with a 10 page book at a similar price.

      My advice is to try and change this mindset. Look at your competition and find honest ways to improve on what they do.

      Money can be made on Kindle, but fiction is probably the best way to go in all honesty.
      This ^^^^. Kindle is not an easy way to riches.

      If you are doing non-fiction, you should expect to promote it much like you would have to promote a website. Or, possibly if you can write hundreds of books you may not need to promote them so much but either way you must have a good author platform to funnel them to your other books and website.

      Fiction truly is where the big money is and thats because of the way fiction readers buy books. They find an author they like and buy every single book they put out. For fiction you also have to have a solid author platform.

      So...that means you must make a commitment to keep publishing books. It's a marathon, not a sprint and you need to commit to being in it for the long haul.

      Oh.. and, it should go without saying, you have to write fantastic books whether they be for fiction or non fiction or you won't make any money at all.

      Much like the days of being able to make tons of money with scraper sites in the early days of google, the days of being able to publish one book and make tons of money are gone.

      You can make a lot of money self publishing if you want to commit to building a long term business based on quality but by the questions you are asking it doesn't sound like that's your intention. Maybe something else would be better suited to your mindset.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fun to Write
    Money can be made with Kindle publishing for both fiction and nonfiction. It requires that you develop a plan for publishing. You need to take the time to choose a profitable niche. You must provide content that provides something people really want.

    I suggest anyone interested in Kindle publishing should take time to learn all about it first. This is not a get rich quick scheme. It takes time, effort and good planning. Quality content is a must.

    There are people that make great money from this, but they have put in the work. It could take up to a year before you start seeing decent monthly royalties. Look at this as an excellent long-term opportunity to earn income that can change your life eventually if you have a strong desire to help others.
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    Thanks for everyone feedback...!
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  • Profile picture of the author Tanya E
    Success with Kindle publishing depends on how well you promote your products. I have seen Kindle publishers promote their previous products when they launch a new one. There is a lot of hard work involved in the beginning but once you have sales coming in you can start outsourcing product creation and focus more on promotion.
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  • Profile picture of the author LillySage
    You get out what you put in...if you try to skimp on the number of pages, that's going to hurt you in the long run.

    I like to focus on at least 50 pages per book, and aim for more like 100-200.
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Gram
    One trend I see on the Kindle is that there are far too many people pumping out "books" just to pump out books and try and make a quick buck. Trust me, it shows and it won't work.

    If you want to be truly successful on the Kindle, you need to write great books and market them (and yourself as an author) effectively and properly.

    It's not easy but it's absolutely worth it.
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  • Profile picture of the author jbsmith
    I would suggest you think of it this way...

    1. What market would I like to spend the next 2-3 years building leads, subscribers and customers to whom I will market information

    2. With the options you come up with from answering #1, you look to discover the opportunities - what topics, questions, desires, frustrations do they have that you can help package solutions to...ideally you do not ONLY have $2.99 Kindle products as you won't get rich selling these alone.

    3. Put together a product plan that includes a lead-in incentive, intro product and ideally a plan for a higher-end, back-end product over time.

    With a plan like this you...

    1. Start thinking about how you will dominate your niche
    2. Offer a range of information to your buyers - some will bite on the cheaper products, but you want to offer them more if you can
    3. You want to have a product in the $27+ range so that you can have affiliates (other list owners, blog owners, people with established relationships with your market) promote your products for you in return for $$
    4. Kindle ebooks can be good lead generators - but you can't really sell enough to make a substantial income on their own (at least 99% of us can't)
    5. The opportunities for information marketing are WILDLY larger outside of Kindle than their are if you JUST do Kindle. In fact, I would put everything else together and start making money before I would put a Kindle ebook out there.

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  • Profile picture of the author J Bold
    Everyone wants to be rich and everyone wants the easy money with minimal effort.

    In practice, it just doesn't always work out that way. There are shortcuts but you still have to work at it and there will be an element of luck involved.

    Your book should be as long as the topic needs. No longer and no shorter. I've seen Kindle books that were only 3000 words. But I'd say normally, they should be longer.

    I don't feel comfortable releasing anything less than 10,000 words in non-fiction categories but that's just me.

    It will take some work to market your Kindle books, as well. If you choose your niche right, though, sometimes you can start seeing sales right away before you start promoting.

    Best to just start writing, do some more research on the promoting and just go for it. Let experience help you refine your skills.
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