113: Earning $3000-$4000 per Month on Kindle in Just 6 Months as a “Professional” Author, with Lise Cartwright

Last year, Lise “came out of nowhere” as they say, and published 13 books in 6 months, and now earns between $3000 and $4000 a month in author royalties.

Of course the truth is she didn’t come out of nowhere at all; she came out of New Zealand and had already built a successful freelance writing business. However, the hustle of delivering work for clients all day had her seeking a more time-leveraged use of her skills.

Since she already knew how to write well and write quickly, she figured book publishing was a natural next step.

91: Rapid Product Creation, Book Launch Tactics, and Turning a Book into a Business

This may surprise people, but I’m a pretty slow writer.

I have a challenging time writing in “rough draft” mode. You know, where you just brain dump onto the page and clean it up later. That’s one reason I wanted to have Chandler Bolt back on the show; because he’s got a cure for that I’m anxious to try out.

In this episode, we talk about his 3-step writing process to quickly create a new book project, along with Kindle launch tactics for new and aspiring authors.

89: 15,000 Subscribers in 6 Months: How to Build Your Email List From Amazon

You want traffic? You want readers? You want customers?

You’ll want to listen to this episode.

Your free book is essentially your epic “guest post” — only a MUCH bigger site than you could ever hope to publish on regularly. Like a good guest post, it leads readers back to more of your content, where they opt-in with their email to continue their relationship with you.

This works for authors and non-authors alike. In fact, Nick pretty much convinced me I need to be doing this as well!

81: The Path to $5k a Month Passive Income Sharing What You Already Know

When I asked listeners last month who they’d like to hear on the show, Rob Cubbon is a name that came up from a couple different people.

Rob’s been crushing it lately between is online teaching efforts and his Kindle publishing business, and as luck would have it, is a Side Hustle Show listener himself.

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.

Beyond Amazon: 9 Non-Kindle Distribution Channels for Indie Authors to Sell More Books

When it comes to self-publishing, Amazon’s Kindle platform is the juggernaut — and for good reason.

They command a massive 67% market share for ebooks, more than all competitors combined. (source)

But that doesn’t mean they’re the only game in town, and self-published authors would be missing out on potential readers and customers by focusing solely on Amazon.

How to Re-Purpose and Syndicate Content Like a Boss

Since side hustlers are pressed for time, one of the smartest things you can do is make the most out of everything you create.

This post will walk through how ONE project fueled:

A bestselling book on Amazon.
4 guest blog posts.
3 podcast guest appearances.
1 podcast episode on The Side Hustle Show.
An infographic.
A “featured” SlideShare presentation.
And this post, if you want to get really meta.

56: From Miserable and $100,000 in Debt to Self-Employed Author, Speaker, and Coach

This edition of The Side Hustle Show is probably one of the most inspiring yet. I’m joined by Kimanzi Constable, who shares his story about the struggle of entrepreneurship and his dream of becoming a writer.

We talk about the specific steps he took to get out of debt, build an audience of buyers for his books. This is powerful one because Kimanzi opens up how serious he needed to make some changes in his life.

48: 5 Days to a New Income Stream, with Jeff Steinmann

Here we are in Episode 48 of The Side Hustle Show, and I’m joined by Jeff Steinmann from HowtoQuitWorking.com (and author of the book by the same name).

Jeff’s a real hustler who left his corporate gig a few years ago to pursue the entrepreneurial path. He’s got a unique perspective on side hustle businesses, including how to bring them to market quickly to minimize your risk and failure rates.

This is a good one for anyone struggling to get started and find what they can sell.

47: Building a $4260 per month Kindle Publishing Business

Nicklas Kingo joins me all the way from Copenhagen in Episode 47 of the Side Hustle Show to share how he’s building a lucrative Amazon Kindle publishing business.

He’s made the public goal of earning $4260 per month from his Kindle business before he starts university in the fall. When we recorded this at end of February, he was already up to $1500 with big plans to continue growing.

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