If you’re looking for a good side hustle, there are many avenues you can consider. But if you’re looking for something you could turn into a profitable business, publishing Kindle ebooks is a great option.
When it comes to generating passive income, creating Kindle ebooks is probably one of the easier low cost businesses to start. And the best part is that Kindle ebooks do not have to be lengthy novels. Since many ebook readers are not looking for books filled with a lot of unnecessary fluff, the ebooks can be short, concise, and straight to the point.
But before you read any further, I just want to state this is not a get rich quick scheme. It’s a business. And just like with any other business, you’ll get out of it what you put into it. People have been able to generate anywhere from hundreds to thousands of dollars per month just from their ebooks. This is all passive income!
So, if this sounds like something you would be interested in, here are my tips to help get you started.
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Maximize Your Time
If you are going to start publishing Kindle ebooks, I would highly recommend taking a course from someone who has broken down the system of creating ebooks into an easy to follow format. That way you don’t have to try and navigate the murky waters and figure it out for yourself.
It basically boils down to a value of time. If you don’t have much else going on during your day, you may have enough free time to surf YouTube and sift through the good and bad advice. Then maybe after some trial and error, you will figure out what methods work and which ones don’t. But how long would that take you?
If you’re anything like me, between work and family life, I don’t have a lot of spare time to waste. That’s why I think courses like K Money Mastery are so beneficial. Yes, you spend a little bit of money, but the time you save is worth it. I would rather have someone instruct me on a proven method for success, than attempt to figure everything out through trial and error and waste my valuable time.
Only Sign-up For The Services You Need
Before we get started, I just wanted to throw this piece of advice out there. One thing I would suggest is that if you do decided to sign up for a course like K Money Mastery, only get the basic services you need to get started. For example, with K Money Mastery, there are a few other related products that will be offered to you if you decide to enroll. But most of those services are ones you won’t really need if you are just starting out and are short on money.
For example, they also offer a course about how to find and train virtual assistants (VAs). Now while it would be great to learn how to do this and free up more of your time from doing tedious tasks, if you are short on money you don’t need to worry about hiring VAs right away. This is something you would want to look at doing later as your business grows. At that point you can use profits from your business to pay any employees you may have.
And I think this advice goes well with starting any business because businesses take time to grow. They are not going to become overnight successes.
So with that being said, lets get started.
What’s Involved With Publishing Kindle eBooks?
While the following section is by no means a complete step-by-step guide to creating your ebook, it is a good general overview of the basic steps involved with getting started. A course like K Money Mastery goes into much more detail about the process and does provide step-by-step guidance to creating high quality Kindle ebooks.
Find Out What’s Popular
Before you sit down and start writing, you need to know what you are going to write about. This involves research. It does not make sense to spend a lot of time writing an ebook with content no one is searching for.
K Money Mastery teaches you how to do research for a profitable niche and find keywords that have high search volumes. This information will be very valuable when you start to create the cover for your ebook and the additional content.
Creating Your Kindle eBook Cover
Once you’ve narrowed down your search and figured out a topic to write about, you’ll need to create a clever title to attract the attention of potential readers. K Money Mastery goes into detail about how to create an attractive title and optimize it for keywords that will help your ebook stand out and be discovered.
You’ll also want to have an attractive eye-catching cover graphic. Even if you feel like you don’t have any artistic talent or are not skilled in graphic design you can get a cover created at a very low cost. Fiverr.com is a great resource to hire freelance designers that will create an ebook cover for you.
All you need to do is find a designer that you like and provide them with some basic information about your ebook and they will usually have your cover ready in a few days.
Creating Your Kindle Ebook Content
A great cover is nothing without great content, which brings us to our next point, writing your ebook. When it comes to writing content for your ebook, you basically have two options: write it yourself or hire a ghostwriter.
A ghostwriter is someone who will write your Kindle ebook for you for a small fee. K Money Mastery explains how you can find inexpensive ghostwriters to write your ebook, so you can better utilize your time and work on creating more quality Kindle ebooks, which will lead to more money.
If you do decide to hire a ghostwriter, make sure your contract states that you will only pay them a one-time fee for their services and you retain all the ownership rights of the ebook.
Preparing your Kindle eBooks for Publishing
Once you finish creating your Kindle ebook content and cover graphic, you’re almost ready to publish your ebook. But before you officially publish your ebook, you’ll want to make sure to proofread it and correct any errors. This is especially true if you hired a ghostwriter to create the content for you.
Even if the person or company you hired states they proofread and check for plagiarism, it is still your responsibility to ensure the quality of the content is up to your standards, free from errors, and has no copyright issues.
Next, you want to make sure your ebook is properly formatted to display correctly. The steps provided in K Money Mastery show you the proper way to format your text so that it matches the preferred font style, font size, and page margins that work best for Kindle ebooks.
Publishing Your Kindle eBooks
This is where it starts to get exciting. You’ve done your research, created your content, and finished your cover; you’re now ready to officially publish your ebook.
To publish your ebook, you need to create a KDP account. KDP stands for Kindle Direct Publishing. This is where you will publish your ebooks, review your sales reports and be able to control any special promotions that you would like to run.
When you upload your Kindle ebook to the KDP website, you will enter the title, description, and price for your ebook. K Money Mastery goes into great detail about how to use the keywords you researched to make an attractive title that people will be able to find and create a book description that will catch your reader’s attention. The course also talks about a pricing and marketing strategy to give your new ebook momentum and help it rank more quickly.
Marketing Your Kindle eBooks
Once you have uploaded your Kindle ebook, it will go through a short review process to make sure everything is compatible and in the proper format. This usually takes anywhere from 24 to 48 hours.
After your ebook has passed the review process, your ebook is officially live and ready for sale. This is where marketing becomes very important. Your ebook is now in a sea of other ebooks and you have to do a little work to help it stand out and get noticed.
There are numerous ways to market your ebook such as free ebook promotions, Facebook groups, and promotions through the KDP platform, to name a few. K Money Mastery explains several proven marketing processes that will help your ebook get noticed and rank faster.
So that is the basic process in a nutshell. If publishing Kindle ebooks sounds like something you would be interested in, I highly recommend using a course like K Money Mastery. There is so much valuable information in this course and the time it will save you from having to do your own research is definitely worth it!