Curious how much money I make from my Amazon books?

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Curious how much money I make from my Amazon books?

I’ve been making roughly between $1000 – $1500 / month for years off of my Amazon books and it’s undoubtedly the most passive part of my entire business (I don’t do ANYTHING once a book is released).

Even though I have several books in several languages (I had my books translated thinking it would multiply my business, but it didn’t), the bulk of my earnings come from these two:

How to Make Money Online

How to Start a Blog

*** If you have read and liked either of these books, please leave a 4 or 5 star review on Amazon! They help tremendously. 🙂

How long did it take me to write these books? Roughly two weeks each. Obviously it took me years to learn the stuff that I wrote in these two books, but the actual sitting down, writing, and uploading of the books took me two weeks each from start to finish.

One month of work for an average of $1000+ in passive income for years to come?? Yes please!

While writing a book may seem like a daunting task, it really isn’t when it’s an informational book like these ones are. All I did was break down the book into an outline with the different chapters and subchapters I wanted to include, and filled them out one piece at a time. Then I revised and revised again (and then I revised again because I’m like that haha), and then I published!

Aside from the money these books make me, here are some of the other benefits I get from having my books listed on Amazon:

Instant credibility – Even though these are self-published books (meaning absolutely anyone can put one up for sale for Amazon), they give my business A LOT of credibility. The ultimate irony is that my friends and family (who don’t understand my business at all) are easily the most impressed by the fact that I have books for sale on Amazon (even though I consider the rest of my online businesses much more complex / impressive / interesting).

Lead generation – A lot of people find out about the LIONS CLUB through my books on Amazon, and the LIONS CLUB makes me money through affiliate sales. In other words, these books make me more money than what Amazon pays me.

If you are interested in doing something similar for your business, here are some tips:

– Write a book that compliments your existing online business / blog / website the way I have.

– When your book (a Microsoft Word document) is ready to be uploaded, simply follow one of the many free tutorials available online on how to do this (Amazon makes this process really easy).

– Also upload your book on CreateSpace so you can sell physical copies of your book on Amazon as well (it’s just more money in your pocket for work you’ve already done). They do print-on-demand, so it’s just as passive as the digital books and you don’t have to put any money down or anything like that. Just like uploading your digital book to Amazon, setting up your CreateSpace book on Amazon takes less than a day. I have yet to run into someone reading one of my books on the subway, but it’ll happen! 🙂

– If you don’t have any Photoshop skills (like yours truly), you can outsource the cover design for less than $100 (I’ve even seen this service sold on Fiverr).

– Cross promote: promote your website / business through your book and vice-versa (like I do).

– Depending on your goals for your book (exposure for your business or straight profit from the book sales), experiment with different price points and consider joining the KDP program (where you can offer your book free for five days total out of a 90 day period).

– Ask for reviews! The book with the most positive reviews in its category will get the most sales; it’s as simple as that.

Writing these books has helped out my business tremendously so I thought I’d share my experience with my readers. Let me know if you guys have any questions! 🙂

Mike Omar 

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My personal website portfolio is made up of both of these types of businesses (generic passive income websites and cared-for blogs), and I suggest you build both kinds of websites for your business as well.

About the LIONS CLUB:

The Make Money from Home LIONS CLUB was founded by me (Mike Omar) to help people learn how to make money from home and escape their dependence on an outside job. Remember that the goal here is not only to make money from home, but to gain FREEDOM and TOTAL AUTONOMY.  The more money you can make on your own, the closer you are to never having a boss or a work schedule or limited vacation time again.

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About – The about page is my FAQ page answering who I am, why I created the LIONS CLUB, how my free online school works, how to get the most out of it, and other common questions.

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