It’s been noted that 63% of Americans would not have enough money to cover a $500 emergency. But what if you could find a side-hustle that brought in $500 a month income or more? Making money with eBooks might be exactly what you are looking for.
Yes, you can write a book and sell it for money. This is a thing and I am going to tell you all about it as I interview my friend, Michelle Jackson, who’s cracked the passive income code by writing and selling eBooks.
After writing and launching a best seller of my own (Manage Your Money to Become Debt Free) I knew I had to interview a fellow freelance writer and author who is making $500 a month (and many time more) writing eBooks. Michelle Jackson of Michelle is Money Hungry started writing short romance stories and publishing them for on Amazon’s Kindle platform.
Amazon Kindle publishing is so easy because the barrier to entry is too low. You can literally write something in Google docs, get a cover done and find someone to format it for Kindle at Fiverr.com and upload it to your Kindle author account. If you have a decent $60 podcasting mic, you can even record the audio version of your book — which tend to sell really well.
Michelle has been so successful creating passive income with her books, that she launched a course to help other authors do the same, Make Money with eBooks. In the course, she helps authors with things like:
- Getting a good editor
- How to get a cover and formatting
- How to come up with an idea
- Why you should focus on Amazon (70% of holiday sales are on Amazon! As an affiliate, you can get a percentage of ALL Amazon sales!)
- How to promote, market and tease for your next book
Resources to get started writing and publishing books:
- Make Money with eBooks Course
- The Epic Guide to Moving to Colorado, by Michelle
- Create a tripwire and use Facebook ads to grow your list- for free!
- Participate in NanoWriMo every November.
Looking for more side-hustles?
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- 19 Streams of Income You Can Start Now
- 11 Ways to Make $1,000 a Month
- Online Jobs for Moms Who Want to Work from Home