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Authority Traffic and Income Report 3 [Jan. Just like in the last couple of updates, there have been a number of breakthroughs and setbacks in the last quarter. The income has skyrocketed, yet I made some mistakes that helped me learn a few valuable lessons about what it takes to build a lasting brand.
In the past three updates, I broke down the lessons into two sections: This is especially true for those painful mistakes that initially seem bad, but have provided the best lessons. How did this happen? I feel it was due to a few factors. Have a book break the top overall chart on Amazon it peaked at 73 2.
Another reason for the income increase? During the same timeframe, there was a 50 percent bump in sales on all my other books. As an example, during the three week span before the launch of Habit Stacking, I averaged 98 daily U.
Then three weeks after the launch, I averaged daily U. Build an email list: Having a list full of proven buyers is unbelievably important. In fact, in a recent post I analyzed my promotional links and realized that most of those key initial sales came from the email list.
Besides writing, the best use of your time is to focus on building an email list. But, I always set out to write the best possible book on that particular topic. Get a quality book cover: People judge books by their cover, so trying to save a few bucks on the design like hiring someone from Fiverr is one of the worst business decisions you could make.
Think of your cover design as an investment. Habit Stacking was my 40th book as a Kindle publisher. In other words, I had to write 39 previous books to finally hit a home run that exploded my sales numbers. The lesson here is consistency. Some books will bomb, others will take off. Do your best to provide a great reading experience, but once a book has completed, get started on the next one.
This leads to the second lesson… 2: While Habit Stacking took off in sales, it has also been shredded in the reviews. Why was the book slammed?
Honestly, sometimes in life you have to admit these things to yourself.
Overall, I feel the habit stacking daily practice still has merit. But, the explanation of the idea could have been better. Fortunately, the best part about Kindle publishing is you can always edit and update a book. Reading those negative reviews was a painful lesson, but they also opened my eyes and made me realize the importance of providing better content.
This means doing a number of things: Spending more time in the outline phase to make sure the content is something readers will find valuable.
Polling email subscribers to identify what obstacles they commonly experience. Slowing down my production schedule to around six weeks per book. Writing longer books, around 20, to 25, words apiece Getting feedback from beta-readers and making adjustments along the way.Great Place to Work U.S.
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