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My KIndle Story - How I made $900 with amazon in the first month

Discussion in 'Other Affiliate Programs' started by bileana, May 7, 2012.

  1. bileana

    bileana Junior Member

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    I just wanted to share my experience, since so many people here helped me, over the years.
    Normally I am greedy and don't share things that work but, yeah here it goes.

    I hope Karma is paying attention!!! :)

    I pretty much outsource everything, or 90% at least.

    1. Select 50 good niches - don't waste your time just go with your gut feeling.
    2. Find 5-10 free plr books in each niche - there are plenty of stuff like that online.
    3. Create 2-3 books in each niche, based on the books you have gathered - I have one VA does about 1 book per day, and puts it live on amazon
    4. Enroll all the books on KDP select
    5. Create an Author Central For Each book, and write a stellar description - reviews - and all that
    6. Select top 5 performing books and have them made into proper books - reports - only native speakers, the job its easy since the raw work its already done for you
    7. Delete the rest, rinse and repeat
    8. Amazon wont accept plr, but if you combine a few books and change some text you will be good at least until you know that the book its worth investing money and time.

    A few more things -

    I have bought all the training out there and made my VA watch it 3 times in the first month.
    I am already working on sites for the top performing books
    I had 500 subscribers to one of my books - in an awesome niche, evergreen and all that
    Use only evergreen topics

    So far I have reinvested all the money back into amazon, but now my cost is $0...

    BUT I have 5 bestselling books rank 5.000-10.000

    I have skipped the basic stuff, you can find information free online. I will try to attach print screen from one of my accounts.

    Random Thoughts:

    The books that are performing well, redo them ASAP - after 400 downloads
    Delete the junk books and try again
    Create amazing covers
    When you prepare each book, prepared like you would expect 10.000 downloads,
    don'tjust say "ah I will give it a try, maybe It will work"

    My Costs:

    1. VA - $300
    2. 1 book - $125x5
    3. Websites + domain - $30x5
    4. Aweber - $20/month
    5. Server - $10/month
    6. Buy some reviews from fiverr ~

    My Earnings

    amazon.jpg proof2.jpg

    Not sure I won't log in into all the accounts now (to lazy with the VPN and stuff) but its about
    $900-$1000 for the first month using this method. (April 2012) -so this is fresh info

    I am working on a whole new system for doing this, will post that in 1 month if it works.
    Maybe I left a few things out, just because I am on my way out for dinner, I want to
    add that I have a lot of experience with kindle so maybe some of the stuff that I left out were just obvious to me.

    This month I expect to make about $2.000, but will see, I will invest everything back, the end goal for 2012 is to have 30-40 incredible books,
    rank under 5000.

    If someone has something to add, please do, everything i said here I did last month, took me about 10 hours in total to organize all of it.

    I am attaching the print screens I hope it works. They are all from one account I have a few.

    Last but not least

    From here on do all the regular stuff people do to promote their books. But if you start our like this you'll have an amazing advantage.
    Image people actually writing 20 books over the course of 3-4 months and only maybe 2 of them will actually make some money.

    Using this method I skip the other 18 books and focus only on those 2 that I know will make me money. I think I managed to speed up
    the process 10-15 times.

    If I was unclear at any point I apologize, I explained it as good as I could, if you aren't happy with the info rather than whining about it just press the backspace button see what happens.
     
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  2. webtalk

    webtalk Newbie

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    great case study. that's what makes the BWH community amazing... keep sharing the good stuff =)
    I wonder if you could add the source of your outsourcing, is that some sort of microjobs websites?
     
  3. dbyrn

    dbyrn Power Member

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    Hi,
    Thanks for the tips! Could you explain the #6 of your plan? I don't get it.

    D.
     
  4. VinBed

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    Not a bad method, it's certainly a different spin on mico niches. Question is, why bother deleting junk books?
     
  5. bileana

    bileana Junior Member

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    Since they are not 100% unique content amazon will catch on and will actually email you about them.

    Takes about 1 month for amazon's boot to send you an email about your plr books or about 300-400 downloads - this is not an exact science, its what I have gathered so far.

    You can imagine that producing 1 book a day you wont have a quality product. The goal here is to know what book you need to develop into a great book. I feel there is no point writing a book and spend time and money and once its up nobody will be interested in.
     
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  6. bileana

    bileana Junior Member

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    By the time you have 30-40-50 books up you will see which are the books that people want, keep those, delete the rest and make them better and unique.

    You have to enroll all of them in kdp select only after you are done with your 5 days of promotion you can see what books are not performing well
     
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  7. thejake

    thejake Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    How'd you manage to earn 190 pounds and 124 dollars, and how does that add up to $900?
     
  8. bileana

    bileana Junior Member

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    please read my thread. it explains that part. I said that I have a more than 1 account, I log into each one using a different user, vpn etc
     
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    You claim the exclusive content right or just use the public domain option while submitting your books?
     
  10. bileana

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    always exclusive content right
     
  11. thejake

    thejake Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Your post said you were attaching two screenshots from the same account, the same account wouldn't show dollars and pounds. You have bank accounts in two countries?
     
  12. bileana

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    so, if you don't have a legit question please dont waste my time... if you have ever seen a kdp account you would know what is that
     
  13. mimix

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    Excellent job Bileana... thanks for sharing your expertise
    I am also interested in learning how did you find a good VA and more of your outsourcing techniques.

    Thanks!
     
  14. bileana

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    Its more complicated with my VA's, I've met them all, I hired them over a real interview, they are not just skype people :)

    I have done that in the past, not working for me, I have set up a proper office for them, nobody works from home.

    I use them mostly for SEO projects for me and my clients, but since I had all this info on kindle I wanted to give it a go with one of them.
     
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    you use a fake author name for each book?
     
  16. bileana

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    Its not fake actually, its called pseudonym, everybody is doing it and its ok,
    you can use your own name or the same name, but no one will believe that you are an expert on more than one topic.

    you can write a book on dog training

    then a book on public speaking
     
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    Wow, bileana. Good job.
    I don't have multiple accounts or a VPN to switch between them, so I'm too afraid to use much PLR without a significant amount of editing first. I've found the most affordable outsourcers to be on odesk but the best quality, I believe, are on guru. So, if I were following this method, I would start with sending the information I have collected on the niche to a contractor on odesk for the first draft of the book. If it sold well, I would have a guru contractor improve it.

    I'm starting to worry about buying reviews on fiverr - it still works - I'm just afraid the big A will catch onto that pretty soon. What do you think?

    And, just for those who don't already know this, one Kindle Direct Publishing account will show all the royalties you've earned from all the amazon websites; including their UK site which lists the amounts in pounds.
     
  18. bileana

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    Yeah, I bought a few because I needed to, but that is not the best option, I am looking for ways to do that better. I want to use only verified reviews anyway.

    So what I am working at is, I am contacting people on forums, old contacts and all stuff of people even people I've worked in the past and gathering a list of 100 contacts with amazon accounts, and ask them to review my products and buy them of course.

    I am will pay up to $20 for a good review - but most important from a real account - I consider it just like purchasing a link for SEO :)
     
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  19. codexehow

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    People filling Amazon with junk products makes it a lot harder for those of us that write our own (good) content. I hope they remove all your PLR junk.
     
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  20. MasterOK

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    Thanks!
    If you want your business to work for you instead of you working for your business, you must outsource.