Connect with us

Blogging

6 Ways to Promote Your Amazon Kindle eBook Effectively

Published

on

how-to-promote-your-amazon-kindle-effectively

 

After writing and self-publishing 100 plus eBooks for Amazon I want to share my eBook promoting tips with you.

As you may know by now, bloggers can establish a steady passive income stream through self-publishing eBooks to Amazon Kindle.

Super branding opportunity too.

If you have an eBook – or 100 – in your library folks tend to do a double take.

Authority builder.

Amazon bends over backwards to promote authors.

But you need to do a little legwork to spread the word too.

In a high energy, abundant fashion of course.

Because desperately pitching your eBook without a sound strategy will scare off sales.

 

Hey You! Come to SPA!

 

When my wife Kelli and I lived in Hoi An, Vietnam, we spotted a young, sweet but kinda desperate woman screaming at us as we rode by on motorbike.

Every day she would yell:

“Hey you! Come to spa!”,

to pitch her massage business.

She did land a client in Kelli but mainly because the place was close to the house we rented.

5 more blocks into the center of town and we’d have smiled but ignored her.

Only because:  desperation repels and confidence attracts.

Keep this story in mind as you write, self-publish and promote eBooks.

It’s an energy game, my blogging and author buddies.

Be a confident, relatively detached, prospering Amazon Kindle author by following these 6 tips.

 

1: Free Giveaway

 

Every Friday I give away one of my Blogging From Paradise eBooks for free.

Sure this increases downloads, which boosts my Amazon rank, but I figure it’s an abundant act.

I’m an energy guy.

Meaning, if you give off abundant energy, thou shall tune into abundance.

If you are generous, people will be generous with you (increased shares, downloads, sales, etc).

This may be the easiest way to promote your Amazon Kindle eBook.

 

2: Create a Branded Cover

 

I brand every cover with a Blogging From Paradise logo and picture from some tropical paradise I’ve visited.

This authentic approach directs readers/buyers back to my blog, strengthening my brand and directing readers to my sales funnel.

Brand every eBook cover.

These are some of my branded book covers in Bali.

 

13055636_10209395961436458_4321817312390104416_o-1

 

Be clear.

Only the brain dead wouldn’t know that a Blogging From Paradise eBook was written by the Blogging From Paradise Guy (aka Ryan Biddulph, in most circles).

Feel free to go another route (create an unbranded cover, etc).

I am just ruthless about branding.

Sure as heck hasn’t hurt me.

 

3: Build Your Own AStore

 

Brilliant!

I found the concept of astore’s on Amazon a few days ago.

I immediately built my own store.

Note; this one works well if you have 5 or 10 eBooks to promote.

Here I chat about the easiest way to promote your eBooks (tip #1) and mention creating an astore on Amazon.

I broke down how to build a Blogging From Paradise astore here.

Here’s what you do differently: instead of typing in “Blogging From Paradise” on the search step type in “Your Name” (using your name) to add eBooks under your name.

 

4: Promote Early and Often

 

I promote my eBooks early.

And often.

Meaning I promote some of my 126 eBooks daily.

I promote the Kindles (and 2 on Selz) through:

  • My blog
  • My blog posts
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • G Plus

I may not devote an entire post to promoting my eBooks daily but I link to 1 or more of my eBooks through all posts on Blogging From Paradise.

Just let people know what you have to offer so they become aware of what you have to offer.

 

5: Ask People to Buy it

 

Don’t dance around.

Don’t beat around the bush.

Ask people to buy your eBook.

Some folks never market their eBooks effectively because they never ask people to buy their eBooks.

I’m not bashful.

I ask people to buy my eBooks through virtually all of my blog posts.

My eBooks are valuable resources for my readers.

They gladly offer money to buy valued resources.

Note; ask confident, and clearly.

Check your energy as you ask.

Don’t desperately scream, cyber-style, like the spa girl.

 

6: Follow the Lead of Amazon Kindle Legends

 

Guys like Steve Scott know their Kindle stuff.

Follow them to pick golden nuggets from their brain boxes.

Successes simply share how to promote your Amazon Kindle eBook effectively.

I learned about the free eBook giveaway deal from Steve.

 

Your Turn

 

How do you promote your Amazon Kindle eBooks?

If you want to poke around my exclusive store on Amazon click this link: Blogging From Paradise Library.

  • 29
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Ryan Biddulph is the owner of Blogging From Paradise. He's a blogger, author and world traveler who's been featured on Richard Branson's Virgin Blog, Forbes, Fox News, Entrepreneur Dot Com and Neil Patel Dot Com. Ryan can help you become a full time blogger with his course.

Continue Reading

Blogging

Who Do You Surround Yourself with in Your Blogger Network?

Published

on

Some bloggers cannot see the forest for the trees, like the beautiful, lush, thriving national park I visited in New Jersey recently.

The masses tend to be caught up in fear, pain and struggle because they cannot see the big picture.

Birds of a feather flock together.

You have heard that one, right?

I circle the globe and change time zones like most folks breathe. Would I be wise to surround myself with people who tremble at leaving their home town or home neighborhood? Nope. Such people would teach me the world makes for a scary, dangerous place. I would get advice like play it safe, be comfortable, get a job, buy a home and take it easy, from such folks. Such folks also live a bland life because if you rarely or never leave your comfort zone, you cannot:

  • grow
  • thrive
  • face your fears
  • serve humanity
  • be a bright light for people to follow
  • live your deepest, wildest dreams

Obviously, I chose to surround myself with bloggers who happily circled the globe as successful bloggers. I also surrounded myself with happy, successful, home body bloggers too; to learn the basics of building a rocking blog effectively. I learned how to succeed from my blogger friend network, sponging up their knowledge, inspiration and insight.

Meanwhile, if you surround yourself with new, struggling or failing bloggers you will get advice on how to struggle, fail, or flounder through your blogging day.

Do bloggers around you complain about losing $50 on blogging? Lose these zero’s immediately and surround yourself with bloggers who invest thousands of dollars on their blogs. High rollers teach you to succeed. Broke jokes teach you how to fail.

Do bloggers around you see making $25 as being a huge amount of money? You better lose the low-aiming crowd to surround yourself with bloggers who see $1000 and $10,000 and more as making coin.

Do bloggers around you circle the globe as swash buckling travelers? Check out this photo from my trip to Vietnam. Kong: Skull Island was filmed here.

Time to ditch the comfort zone crowd to hang with adventurous types.

Don’t get me wrong; I celebrate every cent I make online. But if you think I’m placing a sponsored post for less than $1000, you are insane. Like a famous super model who said she didn’t get out of bed for anything less than $10,000 a day, you need to develop a prosperity consciousness that demands big money and ignores appearance of poverty, lack, limitation and fear.

Who Do You Hang With?

Who do you count as blogging buddies? Happy, highly successful, prospering bloggers? You better, to increase your success.

For example, observe my blogging paperback on profiting. The aftermarket price is $45 USD. If most or all bloggers in your network would feel uncomfortable receiving $45 in royalties for a paperback, you better lose that network and surround yourself with bloggers who believe in abundance. I know John Chow feels comfortable receiving $45 for anything he offers online. Who cares? It is just money. It is only money.

Surround yourself only with bloggers who:

  • have posture
  • have authority
  • charge top dollar
  • profit freely
  • prosper freely
  • exude confidence
  • have a highly developed prosperity consciousness

You learn from the best, gain inspiration from the best and become the best by surrounding yourself with the best bloggers on earth.

But you need to be honest in who you choose to hang with in your blogging circles. Be clear. Be truthful with yourself. Maybe you feel comfortable trading comments with struggling bloggers you befriended 10 years ago but nothing spectacular happens for you if you surround yourself with struggling bloggers, being firmly fixed in your comfort zone.

Release all bloggers who are not happy and prospering.

Fill your blogger friend network with empowered, inspired, happy, successful, prospering bloggers.

Nothing personal.

Just your blogging success at stake.

 

 

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Continue Reading

Blogging

Are You Chasing the Flavor of the Month?

Published

on

My first fundamental of successful blogging focuses you on being present.

All of our power resides in the moment.

None of our power resides in the future or past because neither exists.

Time is illusion.

Only Now is real.

Look at that brilliant featured image. I snapped it from the front porch during our trip to Fiji. Sweet things happen when you are in the moment, focusing all power on the present.

This marks my 796th blog post on Blogging Tips. I feel grateful to Zac for the opportunity to serve you. Plus I feel grateful for all success that flowed to me through these guest posts.

How in the heck did I write and publish nearly 800 guest posts on one blog?

I am in the moment, mostly. I am present. Plus I never, never, ever chase the flavor of the month.

Bruce Lee and Blogging

Alonzo Pichardo and I often chatted about being patient, persistent and present during the Online Success Chats Podcast.

Being patient, persistent and present helps you tap into immense powers, including the power of being creative *and* prolific. See my 800 blog posts on Blogging Tips as evidence of such power. Toss in my 2,008 articles (between posts and pages) on Blogging From Paradise and you understand: focusing on one core task, or core purpose, in the present, leads to amazing things.

Bruce Lee spoke of fearing not the man who practiced 10,000 kicks once, but he did fear the man who practiced one kick 10,000 times. He embodied this mindset in his genius, Renaissance Man type ways.

Lee’s wisdom and physical prowess are both timeless because he understood and lived this great truth: do 1 thing so frequently, with a focused energy, being in the moment, that you do it incredibly well. He understood the truth of how I live my life: where your attention and energy goes, grows.

The Flavor of the Month

Most bloggers struggle because they practice 10,000 kicks once, chasing hot niches, running after trends, and choosing to blog today, and podcast tomorrow, because everybody runs a podcast these days. Wait a second; live video reigns supreme? Time to become a live video expert. Meanwhile, as you jump from niche to niche, and from blogging to podcasting to live videos, I just wrote and published 800 posts on Blogging Tips alone. Plus I wrote and published 1,000 more guest posts on other blogs.

While most bloggers chase hot trends, profitable niches and the latest game changing opportunity, guys like Alonzo and I thrive by doing one thing alone so we do it incredibly well.

Success is yours, but success is not an overnight or week-long endeavor.

Stop chasing hot niches. Visualize your dreams in detail. Focus on your blogging wins. Invest in coaching and courses from top bloggers. Surround yourself with positive vibes and positive people.

Write, publish and connect with top bloggers by helping top bloggers.

Success Finds Specialists

I took a nap this afternoon. A calm, peaceful breeze kisses my face right now as I write and enjoy the day.

Imagine if you could work from home every day? Visualize that fun and freedom.

Sweet, right?

Specialists are the only folks who work from home full time. People who do 1 thing persistently, practicing this skill, so they become super skilled in a single, specialized niche.

I gave all of my professional energy to being a blogger for the past 10 years. I became really skilled at blogging because I never chased the flavor of the month.

Avoid program hopping, niche hopping and all forms of flavor-chasing.

Do one thing. Do it well.

Succeed.

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Continue Reading

Blogging

What Is the Incredibly Easiest Way to Drive Blog Traffic?

Published

on

Drive traffic to other blogs.

Give what you want.

Help people get what they want and people help you get what you want.

I have found this to be the easiest way to drive traffic to my blog because friends I made through cross-promotion promote me around the clock, 24-7, 365. Easy peasy.

I checked my Twitter a few moments ago. During the past 3 hours I noticed 11 mentions, engagements and retweets collectively. 3 hours, 11 engagements, more blog traffic.

I drive a heavy amount of traffic to my blog by driving a heavy amount of traffic to fellow bloggers who drive a heavy amount of traffic to Blogging From Paradise every day, all day long.

The more you give, the more you get.

The hardest way to drive blog traffic is to try to do it solo. Imagine publishing one post and hitting social share buttons. Even if I do a fine job writing the post, gaining traction solo is tough because successful bloggers know: 1000 is better than 1. 1000 blogging buddies promoting you 24-7, 365 beats you promoting yourself or you trying to write and publish 5 to 10 or more posts daily.

I used to publish 60 posts daily between 2 blogs. Short videos and short posts created the bulk of the content. I had a difficult time succeeding because you can only do so much solo. I published 60 posts in a cyber cave. Nobody listened to me because I did not listen to anybody. But making friends by driving traffic to other blogs made blogging easier and easier for me.

My blogging buddies – who appreciate me promoting them – freely:

  • link to me on their blogs
  • retweet my posts
  • share my posts on Facebook
  • share my posts on LinkedIn
  • send my blog posts to their email list

That my friends is a lot of traffic flowing to my blog easily, freely and exponentially.

Every time a blogging buddy promotes you to their tribe you gain exposure to one more large, targeted audience. Imagine when you gain exposure in front of 10, 50, 100 and 1,000 or more audiences daily? This is serious traffic! Plus it is easy traffic because your prime duties of reading posts and tapping social share buttons, or, linking to fellow bloggers on your blog, are quite easy.

How to Drive Traffic to other Blogs

I spent a fair chunk of today driving traffic to other blogs.

I promoted some of my blog posts linking to my blogging buddies. I also retweeted and Facebook shared posts from other bloggers.

Each share lays the foundation for new blogging friendships and fortifies old blogging friendships. Every time I promote Donna Merrill or Alonzo Pichardo, we bond more deeply. Easy way to keep friendships strong and to grow your blog traffic exponentially.

You Will Run out of Time Solo But You Never Run out of Friends

Eventually, I ran out of time each day trying to do it all by myself. No human is super human. No human can be in a billion places at once, by their own steam.

But you never run out of friends if you are generous. During a reasonable lifetime, no blogger will befriend all 7 billion humans. You will however keep meeting friends every day if you drive traffic to other blogs every day.

As more folks befriend you, more folks promote you. What an easy way to increase traffic to your blog. Your ever expanding friend network does much of the legwork for you and also drives traffic to your blog:

  • when you sleep
  • when you travel
  • when you spend time offline with family and friends

Sounds sweet, right?

Give freely.

Drive traffic to your blog easily.

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Continue Reading










Trending