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An Ebook Publishing Failure Story: My Quest to Publish 50 Ebooks on Amazon This Year, Part III

It’s Sunday evening and I’ve been working to finish my latest ebook, which I talked about in the last entry in this ebook writing series.

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Well, I did it! I finished the sucker and got it uploaded to this site. Now, I just have to upload it to Amazon, which is probably going to have to wait until tomorrow because I’m running off to the track before dark descends.

A complete Table of Contents is below. Remember, this ebook is free; all you have to do is subscribe if you haven’t already. If you have, a link has already been sent to you. You have a week to download it before the link expires.

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I am an Inkwell Editorial subscriber so I received one of your latest e-books for free and it was truly inspirational. You are my favorite e-book writer and all-around freelance writing blogger because I feel like you bare your soul to us fellow writers and I for one appreciate it. I definitely enjoyed that e-book.cover

I couldn’t resist purchasing two more of your e-books for my Kindle on my iPhone-the FT self publisher and e-book writing and marketing e-books and I was not disappointed.

I have an almost finished e-book about to publish to boost my . . . writer platform and that is thanks to you, as is the fact that I am very confident in my goal to write on e-book a week for the rest of the year. I hope to be successful and to do the same thing in the coming year as well. Woohoo is this exciting-I am glad that I came on board for this.

I just wanted to let you know that your kindness and your advice has been very helpful to me and you’re helping me get to a point where I can support my family like I want to . . .

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It’s feedback like this that gives me the fortitude to push on. 🙂

The Importance of Adhering to a Schedule to Achieve Your Ebook Writing Goals

As I said in my last post, my goal from now until the end of the year is to finish one ebook per week. I finished 90% of this one this past week, but this weekend, I still had to finish writing it, then edit it, proof it, create a cover and upload it. Well, that took me four hours yesterday and so far almost 7 today – way longer than I’d planned.

What it Takes to Stick to Ebook Writing Goals

My yard has gone unmowed, laundry has gone undone, some house cleaning needs to get done, I need a mani/pedi like nobody’s business and I haven’t worked out liked I wanted to.

BUT . . . if I’m going to make my 50 ebook goal by year’s end, this is what it’s going to take. I know this because I’ve had several setbacks already this year.

Tomorrow I’ll upload this one to Amazon, which will be a total of 9 that I’ll have published there so far, then start on a new title.

Nex week is going to be a bear because I am literally swamped with clients projects, as well as some writing I have to do because of a swap/trade I did for services with another freelancer.

His firm is helping me with some social media stuff, and my firm is writing some articles for him.

But again, if you’re extremely focused and keep your most important goals front and center, you can do almost anything.

I’ll be getting up two hours earlier than I usually do all next week in order to stay on track.

As I said when I first started this series, this “diary of ebook writing” if you will, writing these posts is more for me than anything. But, I hope I’m inspiring you to hold fast to your dreams. And with that, I’m off to the track!

Enjoy the rest of this Father’s Day.

Table of Contents of New Ebook

INTRODUCTION, Page 7

Living Abroad: A Dream Come True, Page 7

My Freelance Life: The Beginning, Page 7

PART I: HOW I MAKE MONEY ONLINE, Page 9

My Three Revenue Streams, Page 9

Percentage I Earn from Each Revenue Stream, Page 9

PART II: FREELANCE WRITING, Page 10

How 9/11 Changed My Business . . . and the Direction of My Life, Page 11

How I Became “Just” a Freelance Writer, Page 12

My Last Full-Time Job: Why I Vowed I’d Never Work for Someone Else Again, Page 13

How I Became a Full-time Freelance Writer, Page 14

Freelancing / Internet Marketing: A Recession-Proof Career, Page 15

Travel (and Other) Dreams Coming True, Page 15

Major Mistake I Made as a Freelance Writer, Page 15

Takeaway Lessons from This Section, Page 16 

PART III:  HOW I STARTED WRITING AND SELLING EBOOKS ONLINE, Page 18

One Thing to Always Remember about Freelancing, Page 18

Why Sales of My First Ebooks Sucked, Page 19

6 Things I Did to Make My Ebook Sales More Consistent, Page 20

The Role Technology Plays in Ebook Sales, Page 23

Why Ebook Sales Will Explode in the Coming Years, Page 24

How Recognizing – and Capitalizing on Trends – Has Made Me a Lot of Money as an Ebook Writer, Page 23

Why Being a Self-Published Author Is Easier (and More Lucrative) Than Ever, Page 24

Self-Published Ebook Author Earning 5 Figures – Per Month, Page 27

The Secret to Selling Tons of Ebooks Online, Page 27

Want to Become a Successful Self-Publisher? A Surefire Formula for Making a Living as an Ebook Writer, Page 29

Why Ebook Writing and Self-Publishing Is an Ideal “Freelance / Internet Entrepreneur” Lifestyle, Page 30

Why I Don’t Worry about Individual Title (Ebook) Sales, Page 30

The Only Regret I Have about My Career as an Ebook Writer/Seller, Page 30

Takeaway Lessons from This Section, Page 31

PART IV: HOW I BECAME AN INTERNET / AFFILIATE MARKETER, Page 32

$900 in 1 Day in Affiliate Sales!, Page 32

Almost $85,000 in Affiliate Earnings! Page 32

How I Select Which Affiliate Products to Promote, Page 33

How to Make More Affiliate Sales, Page 33

Affiliate Services / Programs I Actively Use and Promote, Page 33

4 Reasons I Still Consider Myself a Newbie When It Comes to Affiliate Marketing, Page 34

Another Online Income Stream I Plan to Develop More, Page 36

Takeaway Lessons from This Section, Page 36

PART V:  HOW TO START MAKING MONEY ONLINE — A QUICK-START PLAN FOR SUCCESS, Page 39

How to Earn at Least $500 Your First Month as an Internet Entrepreneur, Page 39

Don’t Make This Mistake When You Start Your Internet Marketing Career, Page 41

How to Decide Which Product(s) to Promote, Page 43

Internet / Affiliate Marketing: Why It’s Important to Develop Your Writing Skill, Page 47

Final Thoughts for This Section, Page 50

PART VI: HOW TO GET OUT OF A JOB YOU HATE AND INTO A CAREER YOU LOVE, Page 51

What It Really Takes to Get on Easy Street as a Freelancer / Internet Entrepreneur, Page 51

Concrete Steps to Take to Get Out of Job You Hate and Into a Career You Love, Page 52

Living a Life Most Can Only Dream Of, Page 53

ENDMATTER, Page 55

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Tell me what you liked about it, disliked about it, wish I would have discussed more of/less of, etc. In short, anything. I may even revise based on your feedback and will definitely carry the lessons forward into the next ebooks. Thanks a bunch! 🙂

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