Have you ever considered writing for Kindle Books as another stream of income? Many bloggers are starting to go this route as it’s extra money they can count on each month. Others have done it with success, such as ProBlogger Steve Scott, who made up to $30k on Kindle books monthly!
Others are making hundreds of thousands in a year over their Kindle Books and these are self-made authors. You may be looking for a modest amount of money to supplement your income and with your knowledge and expertise to share, it’s a great time to put it in an ebook, guidebook, or other type of Kindle format. Here is a look at why many bloggers are adding money to their pockets due to Kindle Books.
How do you make money from Kindle Books?
Typically, you’ll make something in royalties from having a Kindle book. Books are more of a residual income, outside of your monetized blog, where you write it and format it once, upload it to Kindle, and make money for each sale. In addition, you’ll have to spend some time promoting the book, but with very little work outside of the original creation of the book, it makes sense to take the time to write one and create an additional income stream from it.
Where to begin
You don’t have to write an actual book from scratch to make money from your writing. In fact, bloggers look at their blogs as some of their best work, so why not turn that into the material used for a future book? If you could collect what you’ve already written and start categorizing and bundling it, you might find you essentially have a guidebook or book out of what you’ve already prepared.
Just make sure you’ve narrowed down a topic, search for it through the titles of your old blog posts, and start bundling it together. Add some new ones to make the book unique and prepare it for Kindle. You can make a larger book by broadening the topic, such as a guidebook on how to bake desserts compared to recipes for your favorite desserts. Then, promote the book and send traffic to Amazon so that your traffic can buy it from their site and Amazon traffic can find a link to your blog if they happen to find it on their own.
Perhaps your book is something that has been covered a hundred times and you were hoping to offer something more unique. If you can find a unique niche to cover that hasn’t been written before, it may be a great way to gain a new audience to your book and blog. You can browse to see what books have already been written on a topic to see where you can add to it.
Do you blog readers ask questions that you want to answer for the world since no one really has before? You’ll need to research case studies of others in the industry to find out what’s been done. Sometimes, it’s simply the thing that drew you to the topic where a story needs to be told.
When you go the route of an ebook, make sure you format it simply with a basic serif font, not using graphics, and choosing a simple title that will translate well on an ebook. You’ll want to go with double spaced or single spaced with two spaces between your paragraphs to ensure it’s easy to read. Making it mostly text unless you are being charged on how big the book is, which would mean your images are going to make the file larger.
If you’re looking to add more money to your pockets and have a great idea, it may be time to use your blog as the beginning of a great Kindle book. You’d be surprised how much your content could help others that want to know more about your story and expertise.