That's how I felt upon receiving notification from Amazon.com that I sold ebooks.
So excited over the sale; so excited over the speed; so excited over the ease, I had to write this post sharing my methods so you can replicate them and celebrate your passive income as well.
That's what this is: passive income
You make the book and go about your day while your book sells itself.
By the time you're done reading this post, you'll know how to make and sell ebooks without spending a penny and watch the passive income roll in.
How to Make Money Online by Making and Selling an Ebook
There are many ways to make money online. One of the easiest is by selling an ebook.
First, your web content is already written. Compiling your content into an ebook is a form of repurposing. Don't you want to monetize your knowledge? You're already sharing your information for free on your website. It's time to make some money.
Next, if you have a website, selling your ebook on your website is easy. Just advertise the book in your sidebar. You don't even need an advertising or marketing budget. Selling your ebook on your website is definitely a way to increase website sales.
This article explains how to make an ebook and then sell the book on Amazon.com. Amazon takes a chunk of your profits-- 1/3 but the ease and convenience make giving up a third of your profits worth it.
Step 1: You need to make an account with Amazon's Kindle Program called KDP at kdp.amazon.com. You have a choice of what type of book you want to create here-- a kindle version or a paperback. The best part of the paperback is Amazon will only print the book when the paperback is ordered and then deduct the money from your payment. You're not stuck with a lot of unsold paperbacks lying around.
Step 2: Choose the content you want to put in your ebook and upload the content to a Microsoft Word Document. Fill in the information for the book such as the title and then click Upload.
Step 3: Choose a cover. Amazon's stock photos are perfect for your cover. Once you choose an image, all the various cover styles are presented to you. Make your selection. If you don't like Amazon's stock photographs, you can design your own cover with free, simple graphic design tools. For one of my books, I was only presented with two photo choices so keep your options open. For example, you can outsource your cover needs to Fiverr or a Fiverr alternative like Upwork.
Step 4: When you're done, Amazon will do a spell check, so you can make any needed corrections.
Step 5: If you want to choose the option of making a paperback, you can, but you may need to resize the cover photo even if it's Amazon's photo.
Step 6: Choose how much you're giving Amazon. Your choices are 30% or 70%. I'm not sure what the 70% entitles you to since I always choose $30.
Once you're done, you'll have a link to start marketing your new ebook within hours!
I went to sleep and by the next morning, I'd heard from Amazon.
Step 7: Market your book. You can use your live link to sell on social media sites, your web page, anywhere. I used an Instagram Story to market my book and it worked! I heard from Amazon I sold books. Passive income, easy and free for you.
In closing, making and selling an ebook on Amazon is definitely a way to make money fast on the internet.
This article offers more ways to make money with website content and even presents a 6-month timeline for you to follow in your monetization action plan:
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Published by Janice Wald