As a new stay-at-home Mom I needed a new hobby. I am now harnessing the energy into teaching other while being at home. My first book was on pregnancy since I did not get all the information that I needed while I was pregnant. I choose the topic of pregnancy since I just went though it without knowing enough. To do this I created a journal of stuff I wish I knew that then became a blog post, that then became a book, then added the book to my blog, and added some revenue creating devises (Adsense and Amazon Associates). I added the names of the software that I have used (Kindle Direct, Blogspot, Amazon Associates) but feel free to try others or add what has worked for you to the list.
Since I would probably spend most of the time I am doing this on facebook I am happy with the outcome. I almost feel like I am playing lemon aid stand on the computer, but I actually get paid to do this now. At the 5 month mark I made about $200 a month. At 8 months, around the Christmas holiday, I am closer to $700. I am not doing this for the money. But, I have no overhead. Everything I have done here was free to try. Here are some tips and tricks that I have learned along the way. Hopefully you can use some of them too.
10. Create Blog
Here is my blog! The post that got 50 Things to Know Before Having a Baby on the internet was this post 50 Things to Know Before Having a Baby. I choose blogger as the software. It is free and easy to use. You can always import your information to another platform if you decide to change later.
Here is a link to Amazon to purchase my book. So link your books to your blog, and your blog to your books. Then you can earn ad revenue, revenue from amazon for selling the book, and revenue for referring the sale.
12. Add Adsense to Blog
See the adds on the right? I get paid for people to click on these links. You will need to have a bank account to set this up. The amount they pay you will be dependent on the number of views or your blog, the amount they pay for that day for that ad size, and the number of people that actually click on the links.
13. Create an Author Page (Amazon Author)
Here is Lisa Ruczyk’s Amazon Author Page. On Amazon Associates you can create another page to link your books, add pictures, and ultimately get more people to buy your book.
14. Amazon Associates It Up!
See the other resource section at the bottom? These links are linked to my account. If you buy the book or ANYTHING on amazon after clicking the link, I get around 6% of your purchase. The more people buy the higher the percentage goes. This is where I earn most of the revenue for the month.
15. Cross Advertise
I am not 100% sure how I did this but I did. You need to add the author information to your writing (look below at the blue box), link it to your Google+ account, and changes some html code to do this. But when you are finished people can search Google and see your image next to a post. This may take some time in the beginning to work, but it did for me!
18. Facebook Page and Twitter
Contact your local TV station to do an interview.
This book is from an author who has already self-published five books with Amazon and sold over 1,000 copies of one of her books 50 Things to Know Before Having a Baby.
This is a collection of 50 simple tips that any person who would like to know while self-publishing and promoting their own book.
The book offers practical tips basic tips, self-promotion, a special area on pinterest for promotion, and general tips to keep motivation high. A great quick read. This book was written and published in 2013.
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Lisa is the creator of the blog Charlie-The-Cavalier and His Friends, Family, and Home. She is also the author of 50 Things to Know Before Having a Baby.. Send Lisa Rusczyk and email at email@example.com.