The Best Book on How to Make Money Online: A step by step guide
Like many people I was downsized during the financial meltdown of 2008-2009 However, my first novel “Frostie the Deadman was doing well, and the follow up was nearly completed so I wasn’t too concerned
I should have been.
But I had years of experience at my profession and a good rep in the industry so I figured I wouldn’t have too hard a time landing another job.
I assume a lot of people in my position felt the same way. But as the following weeks turned into months it became all too clear that more people were being laid off than were being hired and those being hired were asking for a lot less money in salary than I was.
Then my publisher ran into financial trouble and was unable to publish my follow up. And without a follow up, the royalties on my first book began to dry up.
I was in trouble.
I decided to form my own publishing company and together with a few other authors I created Ari Publishing. I figured that as published authors we wouldn’t have much trouble building readership, but then a writers strike hit and the market was suddenly flooded with books, many being marketed for free on Amazon’s KDP program.
These events did not bode well for our hero.
Ari Publishing’s books http://aripublishing.com did get positive reviews but the competition was simply too high and we began to flounder. However, I was determined to succeed. So I immersed myself into the publishing business and learned everything I could about it. Then wrote a book so other independent writers and publishers wouldn’t have to go through the same hell. Here’s the link: http://amzn.to/1hTVD35
But the economy was still down and the old school book marketing methods wasn’t working so I needed to find a new way to get my books in front of the public.
I discovered affiliate marketing through sheer luck. I read a blog that described the process and it was pretty simple (that’s what I thought at first, I would soon learn that wasn’t the case.) It broke down to this: You went online to a big retail store like Amazon, Wal-Mart or Target, scrolled to the bottom of their home page, clicked on the Affiliate link and joined.
You chose the products you wanted to promote online, the company gave you an affiliate link and you wrote a review of the product in an article or blog post and include the affiliate link in it. When someone clicked on it and bought the product or ANY product they featured, you would get a commission check.
As a writer, I figured this would be a piece of cake. Easy money AND a great way to market www.aripublishing.com books.
It would be a year before the affiliate route provided any real money. Why? Because affiliate marketing is a business. A business I knew nothing about. I spent months hawking books on a blog that had no readers and I didn’t know how to change that.
Plus, at the time people were new to internet purchasing and were VERY wary about putting their credit card info online.
I now had a pretty good handle on book publishing but then discovered that writing and publishing a book was a walk in the park when compared to marketing those books!
Here’s the problem. Writer have ENORMOUS egos. We think that once we write a book, the masses will hungrily devour it and beg for more.
Here’s what really happens. You write a book, publish it and wait for Hollywood to call. That doesn’t happen. What DOES happen is Life stops by, says hello then punches you in the face then says. “Listen up. A book is no different than any other product. You’ve seen those guys on street corners relentlessly hawking their wares, hoping to make enough to open a store of their own. Well, you’re one of them now. You want to make an honest buck? Then get out on the internet and learn how to sell it!”
Word to the wise: Don’t say stuff like, “But I am an Artiste, a Scribe! Not some petty door-to-door salesman!” Because if you do Life will punch you in the face again… and again, just to make sure he got his point across.
So in addition to learning the publishing business I had to learn how to market online.
Which was another uphill battle because you don’t know what you NEED to know to succeed. So you stagger from one pointless venture to the next, selling little and learning the hard way with each step.
BUT I DID LEARN. And am making good money and more each month. It is a full time job but I love what I do so the hours fly by.
But I didn’t forget how hard and how disappointing those early days were. And how much time I could have saved if I only knew then what I know now.
So take a tip from a guy who’s been there and done that. It doesn’t matter what affiliate product you have or service you provide, you need to learn how to market it over the internet. And my latest book: The BEST Book on How to Make Money Online: A step-by-step guide http://amzn.to/1h8ovoB shows you exactly how to do just that. And you actually can do it with No money, No Experience and No product of your own.
It’s will show you how to make money online WITHOUT SPINNING YOUR WHEELS, and considering how shaky the economy and how bleak the employment figures are, having several additional income streams coming in each month can keep you afloat when so many others are going under.
It costs only $4.99 and will save you months if not years of trying this and that and making no money whatsoever. My methods actually work, (I know because I use them) So download it here http://amzn.to/1h8ovoB and give it a read. It might very well change your life.