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Made a HUGE error, now trying to rectify it

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by kingc, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. kingc

    kingc Junior Member

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    I recently wrote a book only to find that the genre it was in is so saturated that unless I spend a lot on marketing (money I don't have) I'm never going to earn much from it.
    I know I should of checked the niche out before writing the book but really it was the only subject I had the expertise in to be able to write a good book (Its a fitness book). Now I'm just trying to salvage something for my hard work.

    I'm considering splitting the book up so that I have about 50 good quality articles, then setting up a website and posting the articles on it. Hopefully I can then monetize the site. The only problem is that I don't have any real seo knowledge and I have hardly any spare money. I realize that's a pretty big problem to have. At the moment I'm currently unemployed (I apply for at least 10 jobs a week to no avail) so really 100 pounds is all I could spend on promotion. When you consider I have to buy a domain name and a web host my budget becomes even more stretched.

    I'm really depressed at the moment, nothing seems to be going my way. Do any of you guys have suggestions on what my next step could be?
     
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    Don't be depressed man, you've done the hard part, now you just gotta market your work and you found a little obstacle in marketing. The important thing is you got the work done and now you can monetize it.

    It really will depend on your niche, but a popular niche, with high competition, such as the one you're in, is both a challenge but it also may give you big rewards: it's better to be in a popular niche and grab 1% of the pie than to be in a dead niche that nobody wants.
     
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    kingc Junior Member

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    Thanks man for the kind words but do you have any advice on how to monetize it?
     
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    Depends on your content. Can it be considered self-help?
     
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    I wouldn't go for the website approach unless you really know what you're doing, the competition is just as harsh there. Have you looked into Kindle?
     
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    Well if you want to setup a website/blog and monetize your articles with adsense, o something like that, i can help you. I can register a .com domain of your choice (i'll pay for it) and i can provide the hosting for you. if you are interested, just pm me.
     
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    If all you want to do is to recover at least a portion of the time/money spent and you're already going to split your book up into 50 articles or so, perhaps try selling all the articles at a bulk price?

    If it's very high quality, you could at least get maybe a few hundred dollars back from it.
     
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    That's an interesting idea but where do you sell articles. Do you have any specific websites I could check out.
     
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    I'd consider it self help.

    Basically I cover a few different diets for building muscle and losing fat, supplements that are good for fitness, other fat loss methods like ice baths, exercises and workouts to get significant results quickly, the different hormones involved in building muscle and how to positively manipulate them and tips for staying focused and motivated to exercise.
     
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    You can just offer them here on this website most people here are always interested in good quality content.
    I have no expertise in this area but maybe its better to keep the book and see if you cant make something happen with it before splitting it up. Or maybe keep the book as a whole and split it in 50 articles you then rewrite a bit to make unique.
    So you can still monetize both.
    I also read something about reseller rights maybe something you should check
     
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    Transform that into a PLR package and sell it on WF. I've seen (and purchased) lots of fitness related PLR but never any specific diets.
     
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    i would say.. copy paste whole book on ur website as multiple page book
    and monetise it
    as being public u will get bettter results than parting it into small parts
     
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    The thread about kindle is the whole reason I wrote my book. I was inspired by the OP's success and knew it wouldn't cost much to try it out so long as I wrote the book. I've been discussing promotion strategies with someone really knowledgeable in marketing and they showed me all this data on amazon about the niche I've chosen. Up until that point I considered it a good niche but the statistics I saw suggested otherwise. Even someone with a fitness book ranked in the top 20,000 for paid kindle books which is really good only got 100 sales in a month. On average fitness books only made 17-26 sales per month.
     
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    That's very kind of you to offer but that sounds to good to be true. What would you want in return?
     
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    That's something I'll look into. As a PLR package do you mean make 50 articles by splitting the book up and selling them as one big package?
     
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    That's just one book...just starters. This doesn't mean you have to write one book. You can make a series of books. Book marketing and promotion is an ongoing process. Without someone even telling you about the fitness book market, you should have already guessed that it's heavily saturated. BUT...you need to find a sub-niche and carve out your own space.
     
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    Yes.. go to WF and search the special offer section for "Fitness" and you'll find examples.
     
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    So its in the fitness niche then. If you have a very limited budget you could always use a domain name in conjunction with a blogspot blog, using a custom theme. This will only cost you 6.99 for a year. You could throw up around 30 articles on the main blog out of the content from the book and use the other as guest posts so you can get some good links back to the blog. This is what I would personally do if I had a very limited budget, very low risk and you will probs get some return from adsense.
     
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    I really don't have time to make any more books right now. It took 2 and a half months to write and I need to start making some money in the next 2 weeks ideally. I know promotion is ongoing but I hardly have any money to spend on promotion and it really doesn't help that amazon doesn't pay you for your book sales until two months after they have happened.

    I don't really think I can find a sub niche without rewriting the entire book which isn't an option. Its just a detailed book that covers everything I feel you need to build a lot of muscle and also lose fat.