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.
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.
As a blogger or business owner, are you using Amazon to generate new leads and reach more potential customers?
If not, I think you’re missing out.
Amazon is the 4th most popular site in the country (according to Alexa), which means there are probably a metric ton of potential customers searching there for what you know about.
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.
Note: Click here to download Paul’s top tips for setting up and selling a group coaching program from this episode. Paul Brodie is a former special needs teacher turned 11-time Amazon bestselling author. What started as a side hustle writing about his own weight loss journey turned into a string of bestselling titles on Amazon, $3000 … Read more
A year ago I launched my book Buy Buttons out into the world.
It was my most ambitious book project to-date, and I put a lot of effort into the creation and marketing of it.
The launch did well. The book became an Amazon bestseller on its first day and earned around $2600 in profit in its first month.
But several people have asked how it’s done since then, and while I had a vague idea that it was still selling daily, I figured the 1-year anniversary would be a good excuse to dive into the numbers to see in concrete terms how profitable it’s been in its first year.
Derek Murphy is a world traveler, book cover design extraordinaire, and the author of a dozen different books, mainly in the young adult fantasy genre.
A lot of the content and interviews on the Side Hustle Show has been related to non-fiction books, usually solving a specific problem or containing useful and practical ideas. Fiction is a bit of a different animal, and something Derek covers in detail over on his site at CreativIndie.com.
Last month I launched my latest book project, Buy Buttons, out into the world. On Day 1, it became an Amazon bestseller and has gone on to collect 75+ 5-star reviews and sell more than 2600 copies.
My process was much more involved this time around than it was two years ago for the launch of Work Smarter. A lot has changed during that time so I was excited to put some new ideas to the test.
In this post, I’ll break down the entire writing and launch process, step-by-step, start to finish.