If you want to work from home writing books, then it’s important that you know how to do it. And you need to do it quickly. Writing is a numbers game which means the more books you write, the more you can earn.
And more importantly than that, you have to market your books to the right people and at the right time. There’s a saying that it’s easier to sell a mediocre product with great marketing than to sell a great product with mediocre marketing. So get your marketing right, and you can increase your sales with no extra work needed.
But how do you do it? How do you know what to write and who to sell it to?
Well, let’s start with the three most important things.
Keep writing. You can’t work as a self-published author if you don’t write. You need to write books and lots of them. And not only that, the way to sell more books is to write a series. It doesn’t matter if you’re writing fiction or non-fiction if it’s a series of books, and you’ve advertised your other books in the back of each book, then chances are that readers looking for another book will buy one from you.
Pre-market your books. As you’re writing your books, start marketing as you go. Tell your email list or blog readers what you’re working on, when it will be published and how they can pre-order a copy or grab a discounted copy. This helps to not only presell your book so that you have customers waiting to buy it before you’ve even finished it, but it holds you to a deadline so that you have to keep on writing to stay on schedule and not disappoint your readers.
Publish fast. They say that money likes speed. So if you’ve never published before, or you want to do it quickly, use Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing. It’s free to use, has book cover template software (also at no cost) and you can set your book up as a print POD book as well as an eBook if you want to. And because Amazon is good at marketing, when someone views one version of your book, they will also show them the other.
At first, self-publishing can seem a bit daunting before you’ve tried it. But as you do it, you’ll realise just how easy it is. And once you’ve written and published one or two books, and you have your systems in place, you’ll find it faster and easier to write and publish more books.
That’s the beauty of doing something over and over again. It becomes a habit and so it just gets easier to do and gets faster at the same time because you’re no longer having to think about every little step of the process so it becomes more automatic.
And the best thing about it an automated and easy system is that it gives you more time to write your next book.