Guys: Kindle is the Ticket!

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Hoping there's still enough people around doing this, as I could do with a little help. I've been all through this thread, and one thing people keep close to their chests is how they found ghostwriters (other than where), understandable I guess. Admittedly I've only been advertising for around 4 days, but I'm itching to get this ball rolling, and haven't received any good legit applicants. Below is the template I'm using for all my genres (obviously I change it where needed) to try and find writers on Odesk, it could turn out I just need to wait a bit longer, or make my budget larger, but any help would be greatly appreciated.

SUBJECT LINE- Short Sci-Fi Story

This job will be an 8,000-10,000 word sci-fi short story, that will be the first in an ongoing series. So future work, and potentially a long term partnership, is possible in exchange for quality work.

What we're looking for-

1. Native English speakers only.

2. Preferably someone who is passionate and knowledgeable about sci-fi.

3. Previous sci-fi writing experience (some samples will be needed).

4. Writers who can truly immerse the reader.

5. Well written and proof read- No spelling/grammatical mistakes.

6. Punctual with agreed upon deadlines (fast turnaround is preferred).

7. Work must be 100% unique material. Has to pass copyscape (payment will not be issued for plagiarized work).

8. Good communication.

9. Ability to make any changes, if needed, to the work.

The plot, open/close, setting, protagonists and antagonists are all worked out. You just need to bring it to life with your creative writing skills.

Please reply with the words "Galaxy" in the subject line so we can confirm you are not a bot.

Please provide samples of your writing, including sci-fi work, to be considered. We look forward to working with you, and developing an ongoing relationship.

THIS IS A WORK FOR HIRE SITUATION- By applying/accepting this job you agree to this and agree that you will own no rights to the work or any part of it. You also understand/agree that your name will not appear anywhere on/in the the work.

You should probably be better off posting your project on odesk or some place like that.
 

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I need to put some of my PLR content to work. Great share!

If you wrote those PLR atricles/eBooks, there should be no problem, but if you just want to convert PLR articles that you've bought, Amazon won't approve such books.
 

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You should probably be better off posting your project on odesk or some place like that.


I've posted this on both Odesk and Elance, I just put it here so people could see the basic template I use. Was hoping for a couple of tips from people who are successful in this field on how to improve it.
 

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Hoping there's still enough people around doing this, as I could do with a little help. I've been all through this thread, and one thing people keep close to their chests is how they found ghostwriters (other than where), understandable I guess. Admittedly I've only been advertising for around 4 days, but I'm itching to get this ball rolling, and haven't received any good legit applicants. Below is the template I'm using for all my genres (obviously I change it where needed) to try and find writers on Odesk, it could turn out I just need to wait a bit longer, or make my budget larger, but any help would be greatly appreciated.

SUBJECT LINE- Short Sci-Fi Story

This job will be an 8,000-10,000 word sci-fi short story, that will be the first in an ongoing series. So future work, and potentially a long term partnership, is possible in exchange for quality work.

What we're looking for-

1. Native English speakers only.

2. Preferably someone who is passionate and knowledgeable about sci-fi.

3. Previous sci-fi writing experience (some samples will be needed).

4. Writers who can truly immerse the reader.

5. Well written and proof read- No spelling/grammatical mistakes.

6. Punctual with agreed upon deadlines (fast turnaround is preferred).

7. Work must be 100% unique material. Has to pass copyscape (payment will not be issued for plagiarized work).

8. Good communication.

9. Ability to make any changes, if needed, to the work.

The plot, open/close, setting, protagonists and antagonists are all worked out. You just need to bring it to life with your creative writing skills.

Please reply with the words "Galaxy" in the subject line so we can confirm you are not a bot.

Please provide samples of your writing, including sci-fi work, to be considered. We look forward to working with you, and developing an ongoing relationship.

THIS IS A WORK FOR HIRE SITUATION- By applying/accepting this job you agree to this and agree that you will own no rights to the work or any part of it. You also understand/agree that your name will not appear anywhere on/in the the work.

Hi,

Unfortunately I have found there are 2 core problems you need to overcome when dealing with outsourcing writing.

1. There seems to be an inverted curve of creativity and organizational skills. The more creative they are the less organized the writer. You want both and that is hard to find. So I would suggest rewriting your spec more as an interesting proposal than a job ad and adjusting your business model to manage creative people.

2. The reason people cannot / wont tell you their freelance writers is because they are so hard to find and typically someone who is good in one genre will not be in another, so I am afraid finding them is purely trial and error and you will have to build that into your business model as well.
 

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One question,is it possible to translate some unknown book,which isn't published on english and sell that?
 

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I know I'm late to this but I thought I'd give it a shot anyway.

As a student, I realized a lot of reports I've written can be tweaked slightly and put into book format. To test I took a detailed how-to guide I wrote for one of my classes and threw it up with a self-made cover (photoshop). I set the free promotion to 3 days because I felt 5 was too long for my small niche, and I'm at around 75 downloads for today and sitting at #2 Free in my category. I'll see how this sells, and then I'll start working on all the other essays/reports I have saved on my computer and make them book ready. Thanks for the thread!
 

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Thanks for your help man. Wasn't after people's writers exactly, although I doubt I would have turned them away, just wanted to know if I was going about this the right way as I'm new to all this. I'll bare what you said in mind, and adjust my ads. Thanks again.
 

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I read the -Kindle Money Mastery Tutorial- last month and published my first book on may 1st. Now after 20 days I have 4 books and a daily income of ~30-40$. Thats the averade. Yesterday I made 55$.

I write all books by myself (60-80 pages), gave just 1 review each book, made NO marketing (not twitter, websites and so on).

On the beginning It was just the test. I never thought that it's so easy. My plan ist to produce 10 more books in my niche and try to outsource the writing because it is hard work. I hope I can reach a passive income of 70$/day next month.


In the past 3 years I made a lot of money with YouTube. But its a greyzone and it is not safe. But with this kindle method you create your own products/content and have the chance to start a serous business without any investments. Thats impressive.

I wonder why the youtube-threads are booming ...and the kindle-section is dead?!? Maybe YouTube is the more faster way to make money but Kindle is better in the long term. Even if the books are not bought in futur ....its your procuct...your content ...and you will be abel to monetize it in that way you want (audiobooks, Videos, Websites and so on).

So the titel of this thread is true...kindle is the fucking ticket, guys!
 

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Pinger thanks for the advice!

I have also started my journey in Kindle but with no success until now.
I have 3 books and they are only selling about 1 or 2 copies per week.
They are fiction short stories and they have no reviews.
Maybe if i have some reviews will the sales be improved?
 

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@Universe0

I don't know if only 1 review will increase your sales. But try it and make experiences - you have nothing to lose! You can also optimize your keywords (in the book description, title and so on). Create a author page. Link to your other books on page 1 (eg. with banner ads) and so on. Everything must look clean and high quality. But read the "WSO Kindle Money Mastery" first (it's available for free in this forum).

Generally i think that fiction writing is harder than non fichtion writing. I think you can just be successfull with fiction books if you write more and more books. Your pseudonym has to become a brand. That's my opinion.

Short update of my journey:
Since yesterday I have 5 Books out there. 4 cheap books and 1 expensive book (which includes the 4 cheap books). I sold 330 books since I start (1st may). I hope I can reach the 50$/day on this weekend.

That sounds nice for 5 books (~20 days of work) but believe me that this was fucking hard work and I feel like dead for now. :) I have two competitors in my niche who also have up to 10 books in this niche. One of them noticed me a few days ago and dropped the prices of his books. That's bad because he has many reviews. I just compete with my lower prices. I'm scared a little bit and don't know what happens the next days. :(
 
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Hey Pinger030, i signed up specifically because of your post. I NEED the WSO kindle Money Mastery but i cannot find it anywhere on this site. Maybe i'm doing something wrong? I use the keywords you used but nothing. Could you please, point me in the right direction? Thanks a lot :)

Universe0

I don't know if only 1 review will increase your sales. But try it and make experiences - you have nothing to lose! You can also optimize your keywords (in the book description, title and so on). Create a author page. Link to your other books on page 1 (eg. with banner ads) and so on. Everything must look clean and high quality. But read the "WSO Kindle Money Mastery" first (it's available for free in this forum).

Generally i think that fiction writing is harder than non fichtion writing. I think you can just be successfull with fiction books if you write more and more books. Your pseudonym has to become a brand. That's my opinion.

Short update of my journey:
Since yesterday I have 5 Books out there. 4 cheap books and 1 expensive book (which includes the 4 cheap books). I sold 330 books since I start (1st may). I hope I can reach the 50$/day on this weekend.

That sounds nice for 5 books (~20 days of work) but believe me that this was fucking hard work and I feel like dead for now. :) I have two competitors in my niche who also have up to 10 books in this niche. One of them noticed me a few days ago and dropped the prices of his books. That's bad because he has many reviews. I just compete with my lower prices. I'm scared a little bit and don't know what happens the next days. :(
 
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Type into the seach-bar "kindle" and look for the threads with the tag "[GET]". You can also search on Google for this tutorial and/or buy the book in the kindle-store.
 

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I read the -Kindle Money Mastery Tutorial- last month and published my first book on may 1st. Now after 20 days I have 4 books and a daily income of ~30-40$. Thats the averade. Yesterday I made 55$.

I write all books by myself (60-80 pages), gave just 1 review each book, made NO marketing (not twitter, websites and so on).

On the beginning It was just the test. I never thought that it's so easy. My plan ist to produce 10 more books in my niche and try to outsource the writing because it is hard work. I hope I can reach a passive income of 70$/day next month.


In the past 3 years I made a lot of money with YouTube. But its a greyzone and it is not safe. But with this kindle method you create your own products/content and have the chance to start a serous business without any investments. Thats impressive.

I wonder why the youtube-threads are booming ...and the kindle-section is dead?!? Maybe YouTube is the more faster way to make money but Kindle is better in the long term. Even if the books are not bought in futur ....its your procuct...your content ...and you will be abel to monetize it in that way you want (audiobooks, Videos, Websites and so on).

So the titel of this thread is true...kindle is the fucking ticket, guys!

Hi @Pinger030, what price do you sell at?
 

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I've got a question. If I price my new ebook at 1,99$ for a couple month to increase sales and therefore increase reviews and then change the price to 4,99$ for example. Will Amazon delete my reviews? Maybe a reviews goes like 'worth buying for that price' but that person bought the ebook for 1,99$.
What do you guys think???
 

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I've got a question. If I price my new ebook at 1,99$ for a couple month to increase sales and therefore increase reviews and then change the price to 4,99$ for example. Will Amazon delete my reviews? Maybe a reviews goes like 'worth buying for that price' but that person bought the ebook for 1,99$.
What do you guys think???

I don't have much experience with ebooks but I'm sure Amazon offer a 'promotional period' were you can list your book for free for 2 weeks or something. I would recommend doing that instead of altering the price.

Hopefully someone with more experience can expand on that and clarify. Good luck with your book digga :)
 
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