How Book Marketing Really Works: Tips from a 6-Figure Self-Published Author

Last month I compiled a killer round-up post with book launch and marketing tips from 25 authors, entrepreneurs, and leaders in the self-publishing space.

When I sent my weekly newsletter out about it, one subscriber replied and said something to the effect of, “That’s cute, but let me show you how it really works.”

As you might have guessed, that subscriber was this week’s guest, Adam Houge.

A 6-Figure Amazon FBA Business in 7 Months

“Find a hot trend and piggyback on it,” Toni Anderson told me.

And that’s exactly what she did in launching her ecommerce business last year in the jewelry niche. It’s not just generic jewelry, but jewelry designed to specifically ride on the “essential oils” trend.

Toni said 90% of her business comes through Amazon vs. her own storefront, but that she and her partner did $190k in sales in their first 7 months!

Getting Paid to Show Off Your City: How to Start a Tour Guide Side Hustle

On any given weekend in San Francisco, out of earshot from the barking harbor seals at Pier 39 and the clang of the cable cars, a small group of urban hikers are exploring the city from a different vantage point. For three hours, they walk, climb, and even slide their way through historic neighborhoods and scenic outlooks.

They’re led by Alexandra Kenin, or one of her carefully selected guides, and have paid $49 apiece for this unique travel experience. Alexandra runs UrbanHikerSF.com on the side from her day job as a content writer and editor.

More than 1000 people take her urban hikes each year, and she now oversees a team of 4-5 guides that can lead the hikes in her place.