How to Launch a Bestseller: 25 Authors Share Their Top Book Launch Tips

What’s the best way to write a bestselling book? Ask a hundred people and you’ll get 100 different answers.

This post serves a couple purposes. The first is to collect and share some awesome book marketing tips from the authors you’ll find below. After all, the “round-up” post format is a proven winner.

The second purpose is admittedly a little more self-serving. I’ve got a new book launch coming up and wanted to hear from some of the best in the business what I should to give it the best chances for success.

How a Former Hairdresser Turned Her Side Hustle Into a 6-Figure Business

Rachel Pedersen was using social media to bring customers to her hairdressing chair, but never really imagined it would turn into a full-time business of its own.

One of her hairdressing clients owned a popular restaurant chain, but was struggling with online marketing and social media. Rachel offered to help and the rest is history.

Today her little social media management side hustle is a 6-figure business and she has even built a training program to help other people follow in her footsteps.

How to Start an Online Store – Without Touching Any Inventory (Drop Shipping 101)

Dropshipping is also a topic we haven’t really covered in depth in the past, but many listeners have been requesting to learn more about it.

I reached out to Anton Kraly, who’s one of the most successful people I know in this space. He’s been selling online for almost 10 years and he and his team have built out an impressive portfolio or drop ship stores.

Dropshipping is where you sell a product and the manufacturer or supplier ships it directly to your customer.

Amazon FBA Update: I’m Up $656

A few people have been asking for an update on my Amazon FBA efforts, so here goes!

The bottom line is that this side hustle has been profitable, but not by a lifestyle-changing amount.

So far, I’ve only focused on local clearance arbitrage, with my best finds being from Walmart, Home Depot, Office Depot, and Babies ‘R Us.

Matt’s Passive Income Empire Started With Just $36 … and a Bag of Gumballs

Matt is a former Air Force pilot who was looking into various side hustles to support his family after some salary cuts at work. After hustling and selling used books (among other things), he realized it really wasn’t sustainable and took up too much of his time.

That’s when he found a gumball vending machine for sale on eBay for $36. The seller was local in Houston so he drove over with two of his kids and picked it up.

Filling it with candy from Sam’s Club, he knocked on doors of businesses until he found a home for it at a local karate studio. A couple weeks later, he went back and it was filled with quarters!