[Journey] Make $10,000 per month by the end of 2021! - Amazon KDP self-publishing books

Zagreus

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Prior to the journey thread, I'd like to quickly slide in a introduction of myself: I'm currently still in school (18 years old), but will soon graduate. My particular interests lie in programming / developing applications (whereas my main language is Python, followed by C#, Go - I had the pleasure to try couple of other programming languages in various projects, though I'm far from proficient in those), data analysis, biology and (what seems to be the odd one out in this list) money making. In the last couple of months I've planned several concepts, which I intend to bring into reality within this year 2021.

Beside school, which obviously will take up lots of time, I'll try to bring this project into life. For the people fearing it'll be too much to handle - don't worry: My plan is to gradually found the base and then start to automatize it. Except of minor updates, customer support and smaller changes, this project shouldn't require much time once set up (i.e. outsourcing the work or being fully automated on themselves).

Each week I'm going to post one update with the following template:
[Journey 1] "Classical" Project
Time spent: ~16 hours
Money invested: $0
Money gained: $0
Total: $0

The basic plan is to publish low-content books via Amazon KDP self-publishing. I'm primarily selling paperback books, rarely ever e-books (due to the niche). As of now, I haven't published one - I'm in the process of creating the first book. This project is aimed to be a long-term income revenue, therefore I don't expect my books to blow up within a few weeks, rather I'm planning to bulk up in different niches and grasp good traffic.
My overall goal is to reach $10,000/month by the end of 2021!

If you got any questions, don't hesitate to ask them below. Keep in mind that I can't explain everything in-depth due to obvious reasons!

Well that's it for now - see you next week for a new update! :)
 

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Good luck bro , will follow your journey. I just start publishing two weeks ago , 3 notebook , i've already got my 1st sale :D
 

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I will follow this journey, wish you a good luck bro :)
 

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What type of books are you publishing? Self help?
where do you get the ideas & content for your books?
I'm publishing low content books. Due to me not being a good writer whatsoever, I'm outsourcing / automating most of the work.
As far as the niche is concerned I don't want to spoil too much in order to prevent it getting saturated - hope that's understandable.

Good luck bro , will follow your journey. I just start publishing two weeks ago , 3 notebook , i've already got my 1st sale :D
Woah! Good job! Did you invest anything into advertising? What do you think is the main factor that got you the sale? An appealing description? Professional design? etc.

I will follow this journey, wish you a good luck bro :)
Thanks a lot! :)
 

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Woah! Good job! Did you invest anything into advertising? What do you think is the main factor that got you the sale? An appealing description? Professional design? etc.


Thanks a lot! :)

Well, it was a basic design in a saturated niche in the US, but the sell was from the UK. I didn't put anything in ads, the price was low I think that's why .
 

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I'm publishing low content books. Due to me not being a good writer whatsoever, I'm outsourcing / automating most of the work.
As far as the niche is concerned I don't want to spoil too much in order to prevent it getting saturated - hope that's understandable.


Woah! Good job! Did you invest anything into advertising? What do you think is the main factor that got you the sale? An appealing description? Professional design? etc.


Thanks a lot! :)

Good luck

How do you automate it?
And which programs\pluggins you use to help you with the work?
 

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I wish you all the success.

But

Automation and Amazon KDP, i didn't hear about this before, can you explain what you automate exactly ?
 

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Good luck

How do you automate it?
And which programs\pluggins you use to help you with the work?
Currently I'm only using self-coded products for the "heavy" work.

I wish you all the success.

But

Automation and Amazon KDP, i didn't hear about this before, can you explain what you automate exactly ?
I'm "automating" certain parts of the book generation and uploading process, i.e. by outsourcing the work or actually implementing software into the duties.

Are there any BHW threads that have helped with your process? Good luck!
No, there weren't any BHW threads. At least I haven't checked out any which helped me significantly on my way.

Good luck with your journey.
interesting
good luck OP and keep updating.
Thanks a lot to all of you guys! Will keep you updated.
 
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