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Thanks so much! I’m going to sit down and do some research this week, and I expect I will have some questions :)

I'd recommend if using youtube for research, Rachel Harrison sund and Stackin Profits.

I learnt most things at the beginning from Rachel's YouTube channel, and I recently bought Stackin Profits course and he's great too.
 
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I've been following your journey and it's very inspiring. I thought about giving this a go but I have seen a few posts on the kdp community which suggests amazon are trying to reduce the amount of low content books and things on their site so that is putting me off a bit. Have you heard much about this? Maybe it is just what a couple of people are saying but I kind of don't want to invest a lot of time if amazon are going to start refusing low content things.
 

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I'd recommend if using youtube for research, Rachel Harrison sund and Stackin Profits.

I learnt most things at the beginning from Rachel's YouTube channel, and I recently bought Stackin Profits course and he's great too.
Ah great thanks! Will take a look....
 

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I've been following your journey and it's very inspiring. I thought about giving this a go but I have seen a few posts on the kdp community which suggests amazon are trying to reduce the amount of low content books and things on their site so that is putting me off a bit. Have you heard much about this? Maybe it is just what a couple of people are saying but I kind of don't want to invest a lot of time if amazon are going to start refusing low content things.
Only just saw your post now.

They key would be to make quality books. I've not heard any truth about this, it's all speculation. But lots of people make bad quality spam books. E.g. a lined notebook with the same quote changing out the job title and the colour of the background and produce a few hundred of these. And then wonder why they don't sell.

Amazon's mission is to make money, so why would they stop people selling books that they make money on.
 

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Only just saw your post now.

They key would be to make quality books. I've not heard any truth about this, it's all speculation. But lots of people make bad quality spam books. E.g. a lined notebook with the same quote changing out the job title and the colour of the background and produce a few hundred of these. And then wonder why they don't sell.

Amazon's mission is to make money, so why would they stop people selling books that they make money on.
Yeah, I kinda thought the same as in if some are selling, like yours, why would they stop you from selling. It is still an area i would like to explore as I enjoy design as a hobby so think I would enjoy it. You are doing amazing and it is great that you hit £1k today!
 

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Just earnt £100 in one day today! ( Also this doesn't include any black Friday sales as the Amazon sales dashboard updates when items get shipped rather than sold, so I'll find out my black Friday sales between Saturday and Tuesday depending on how fast things ship)

This is what I love about passive income, I've done less than 2 hours work today and probably only about 6 hours in total this week as I was feeling really lazy yet I've earnt £500 in 1 week.
All my previous work is paying off now.
 

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Just earnt £100 in one day today! ( Also this doesn't include any black Friday sales as the Amazon sales dashboard updates when items get shipped rather than sold, so I'll find out my black Friday sales between Saturday and Tuesday depending on how fast things ship)

This is what I love about passive income, I've done less than 2 hours work today and probably only about 6 hours in total this week as I was feeling really lazy yet I've earnt £500 in 1 week.
All my previous work is paying off now.
so pleased for you!

Fantastic work!
 
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Just earnt £100 in one day today! ( Also this doesn't include any black Friday sales as the Amazon sales dashboard updates when items get shipped rather than sold, so I'll find out my black Friday sales between Saturday and Tuesday depending on how fast things ship)

This is what I love about passive income, I've done less than 2 hours work today and probably only about 6 hours in total this week as I was feeling really lazy yet I've earnt £500 in 1 week.
All my previous work is paying off now.
That's amazing! Well done!
 

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November's finished and I surpassed what I thought I'd do!

I've branched out to making books in other languages and using fiver for translation and that is going really well.

Yesterday I've found a couple of great niches in a foreign market which have the potential to be amazing! I just need to get the books made as they will take minimum 3 hours per book.

The peak at the beginning of the month was where i got some free advertising for a book (orange bar on the graph) and then proceeded to sell 50 copies in one day. As a result, I started getting a lot more organic traffic from the book and sold 230 in the whole month compared to previously only selling around 15 a month. I'm hoping this continues as once I have 10 positive reviews, I'm going to put the price up as I only make £1 per book at the moment.
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I'm having a great start to the month, I've made it to £320 so far in 3 days.

I've sold 43 books today and made £77 and it's only 3.30! I'm hoping to make at least another £40 today.

I'm hopeful that I can reach £2000 this month, but I'm not sure when sales will stop before Christmas.
 

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I'm having a great start to the month, I've made it to £320 so far in 3 days.

I've sold 43 books today and made £77 and it's only 3.30! I'm hoping to make at least another £40 today.

I'm hopeful that I can reach £2000 this month, but I'm not sure when sales will stop before Christmas.
Unless your books are Christmas specific or really geared towards gifts for other people, you might find it keeps going through Christmas as some people do a lot of online shopping even on Christmas day. And if more people are likely to be at home and doing things online they might also keep buying your books through the festive period fingers crossed.
 

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Unless your books are Christmas specific or really geared towards gifts for other people, you might find it keeps going through Christmas as some people do a lot of online shopping even on Christmas day. And if more people are likely to be at home and doing things online they might also keep buying your books through the festive period fingers crossed.

Some of my books are Christmas specific (the one that's sold the most so far this month is) but I know I have regular sellers that sell well every month.

I have 1 book that I've made £1250 from since it was published in July that sells well every month.
 

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I've made a decision today that I'd love to become self employed in a year to a year and a halfs a time. This all depends on how much I make next tax year. As I'm wanting to buy a house just outside London after April 2022 and will need 2 years of good tax returns for that.

If I don't make enough next tax year, I will wait till I have the mortgage to become self employed.

I've also decided to start on Etsy digital download printables. I've decided to start with some excel files that I've created and will broaden out and put on some printables that I've made for kdp.
 

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I've made a decision today that I'd love to become self employed in a year to a year and a halfs a time. This all depends on how much I make next tax year. As I'm wanting to buy a house just outside London after April 2022 and will need 2 years of good tax returns for that.

If I don't make enough next tax year, I will wait till I have the mortgage to become self employed.

I've also decided to start on Etsy digital download printables. I've decided to start with some excel files that I've created and will broaden out and put on some printables that I've made for kdp.
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