The 15 Best Ways to Make $5k a Month (Real Life Examples)

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What are some of the best, most realistic ways to make $5k a month?

While still slightly below the nationwide median income, earning $5000 a month (or $60,000 a year) is a great financial milestone to shoot for.

In this post, I’ll share the best ways to get it done as either an employee or an entrepreneur.

I’ve been following Rob’s blog for some time myself, and have been really impressed with his journey. In fact, it’s pretty inspiring and eye-opening to see some his quarterly income reports, with much of the money coming from Udemy.

How a Self-Published Book Turned into a Full-Time Business

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This week’s episode is about self-publishing, which we’ve covered before. But this week’s guests have turned the success of their book into a full-time business that’s still growing in momentum.

In late 2020, Justin and Alexis Black self-published their first book Redefining Normal: How Two Foster Kids Beat The Odds and Discovered Healing, Happiness and Love.

Redefining Normal currently has over 200 reviews on Amazon and has sold more than 9,000 copies in the two years since it was published.

19 Marketing Tips for Books (and Other Products) From Bestselling Authors

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.

$1K 100 Ways: The Book Project 6 Years in the Making

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In early 2015, I registered the domain name 1k100ways.com.

I thought it would be awesome to showcase 100 different ways to earn an extra $1000, and highlight some of the great work of the Side Hustle Nation community.

And then I sat on it.

Children’s Publishing: How to Make Money with Kids Books on Amazon

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Royalties from book sales is one of the most passive of all my income streams.

After you create a book, with print or digital distribution handled by Amazon,  you can collect royalties for years.

And while I enjoy the writing process and have published several titles myself, I have yet to venture into the world of children’s books. 

364: Public Domain Publishing: $100,000 Selling Classic Books on Amazon

Looking for a part-time side hustle where you get can your inventory for free and there are almost no startup costs?

This week, I’m excited to introduce the side hustle of public domain publishing.

This is the art and science of republishing classic literature – where the copyrights have expired – and earning passive royalties when your version sells.

339: Low Content Publishing: Can You Make Money Selling Blank Books on Amazon?

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This week I’m excited to introduce one of the hottest side hustles of the moment, and that is low-content self-publishing.

What is low-content publishing?

Let me explain — self-publishing has been around for a decade, and we’ve covered that quite a bit in both fiction and non-fiction — it’s one of my favorite and perhaps most passive side hustles. Write the book, hit publish, collect royalties for years.

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