As many of you are aware of I am the owner of an eBook titled “Mexican Genealogy Research Online: A Guide to Help You Discover Your Mexican Ancestry”. I had this eBook published on my own blog http://mexicangenealogy.info and was selling an average of four eBooks per month at $9.99. I know it is not much but it is a start. I am still learning the ropes on how to promote my own stuff. So I decided to publish it on the Kindle platform with amazon.com.
The process was fairly simple and straight forward.
What took longer was to get the eBook ready and make sure it looked nice on any kindle devise. I tried to edit it my self but figured that just reading the guidelines was going to take me about an hour or longer and to actually edit it would probably take me a few more hours.
I went on to http://fiverr.com/ which is according to them “The world’s largest marketplace for services, starting at $5″. I found someone offering to edit eBooks for $5.00 per 50 pages and due to the size of my eBook I ended up paying $10.00 and after 3 days I was provided with a word document and a .mobi file.
I first tested the .mobi file on my own tablet and was amazed at how good it looked.
I then went on to https://kdp.amazon.com clicked on the “Get Started!” link and followed the instructions. They are pretty straight forward and I must have had spent about 15 minutes. After I was done I got a notice that it would take about 12 hours for them to review my eBook. The following morning I had an email that it was approved and also provided me with more details, plus a link to the books page on amazon.com. You can check it out here http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00F8YGEEO. Right now I am in the process of updating the description and just created an author page.
Since I enrolled in the KDP Select program I also have 5 days to give my eBook away. I am still trying to figure this one out but I am planning on using them. I also had to stop selling it on my website for three months since it has to be exclusive to Amazon.
I published the eBook on the 17th of this month and so far I have only had two sales. I am also planning on giving away some free copies to people that promise to leave me an honest review on the kindle page to see if this will provide my eBook with a better ranking.
Overall if you have been thinking about publishing on Kindle it is easier than what you think. Now promoting it and getting it to sell that is another story. If anyone has any tips or experience publishing with kindle please let me know. Any advise is appreciated.
This is the second Income Report for my online business. In this report I will be listing my earnings and expenditures.
This report will be simple and straight forward. I know that last month I stated that I had yet to come up with a proper format of what or what not to include, but I think this will suffice since what I am doing online is simple and I really don’t have thousands (yet) of dollars coming in per month. Continue reading →
Do you need more twitter followers. Great I will show you exactly what I am doing to get them and will also let you know what I plan to use int he future to grow my twitter following.
Why? I have noticed that twitter is driving significant traffic on my blogs and honestly the more traffic the more money you make. I started to use twitter several years ago but never really gave it a chance and since a month ago I have gotten more serious about it. Continue reading →
This is the first Income Report for my online business, of which I hope that there are many to come. I will be listing my earnings and expenditures.
As I write this I do not think that this months Financial Report will be that detailed. The reason for this is that I am thinking that it is the first one that I do not have yet to come up with a proper format of what or what not to include. Continue reading →
After giving it much thought I do not like where this blog is heading and honestly I am considering in just deleting all blog posts before this one. Knowing my self I will probably do so but will probably export everything out. I will be taking this blog in another direction. Continue reading →
I just finished reading Rich Dad Poor Dad and it is now one of my favorite business books. I just want to share some information about the book with you, since it is a very good book and will cause paradigm shift. If you are interested in starting your own online business I am sure that you would be very interested in reading this business book.
Rich Dad Poor Dad is a business book by Robert Kiyosaki that advocates financial independence through investing, real estate, owning businesses, and increasing one’s financial intelligence. Continue reading →
Google Webmasters, Helping Your Website Get Discovered
Your success on online business will be determined if your web site gets listed on Google or not. As you may already be aware of Google has become the premier search engine and being listed in their search results will make or break you.
The purpose of this website and the sole reason that I started it, is to document the various resources that I come across or have come across that have helped me and helped others start their own businesses online.
It has been over a two years now that I have been venturing into making money online and it has been particularly hard to get all the concepts and ideas aligned. Also the greatest problem is that I had no starting place as to what was available out there to help me out. Continue reading →