fullsizerender-smaller-for-websiteI’m guessing that you’ve been buying ebooks, WSO’s, Products, Programs, Coaching, Shiny Objects or whatever.  Yeah, me too. Some of them are pretty good, but most are a waste.

I know you all are into making money online and this site is about making money on Kindle.  Better yet, publish on Kindle and quit the job! I’m going to be totally open as to what I’m doing to increase my income through case studies that you can follow.

I’ve got a plan and I’m going to let you know what it is and how I’m going to go about doing it. I’ve got a shiny object I’ll be following (it’s a good shiny object; they aren’t all bad) and I’m hoping you’ll be right there with me. Ideally I’d like to see all of you following the same program because your feedback will help me and everyone else involved in this little adventure. First, a bit about me and my Kindle experience.

A Little About My Kindle Life

I started my Kindle career 3 years ago with a short story that I wrote just so I could go through the whole process of writing, publishing, promoting, etc. That story is called “Mexican Wind” and it is downright bad. I’d go as far to say it’s horrible. However, I did have fun writing it and it got me motivated. Publishing on Amazon is easy and thanks to that short story, I had the confidence to keep going.

I’m really into paranormal stuff like UFO’s, Bigfoot, ghosts, unexplained mysteries and anything else strange. So I wrote and am still writing short children’s books about those subjects. I write under my real name, J.W. Patterson, for those stories, so you can do a search on Kindle and you’ll find all 10 or so. They make me money every day even though I’m not getting rich from them.

I then got into having short romances outsourced. I made good money for a while until Amazon changed their payment structure. I never liked dealing with my writers anyhow, so I doubt that I’ll do any more outsourcing of books.

I still write a children’s book now and then, but I’m going to do something totally different for this case study. I like Western movies and I’ve read some Western books so I’m going to give Westerns a serious shot. They also sell fairly well and I’m hoping to get by with writing short stories. The books I’ll be writing will all be between 6,000 to 10,000 words.

The ebook (good shiny object) I’m following is, “Book-A-Day Kindle Short Reads”. The guy behind the ebook is Mike Nielsen and I’ve got all 3 of his ebooks because they’re well written and they inspire me. I’ve gotta add I’m not easily inspired.

Normally I’m motivated to buy a shiny object and then half way through it, I become disappointed and close the PDF never to be opened again. I have about a thousand (slight exaggeration) of these on my hard drive. Many of them are about how to self publish on Kindle.  Some day I need to do some serious deleting.

So as I read the Book-A-Day ebook  I knew that this guy had really done it.  Mike has actually been publishing ebooks.  He’s been where I am. That’s a good thing.  I can do this and so can you. I’m not a blessed writer and have never taken a creative writing course. I know that I can entertain others though, and that’s good enough. That’s the essence of writing as far as I’m concerned.

The Plan

The plan is really pretty simple. I’m going to follow Mike Nielsen’s simple plotting technique from the Book-A-Day ebook and write at least 1 book every 10 days. I’m working part time now or I’d try to knock out and publish a book every 3 days. The only thing that will slow me down will be getting the covers. I’m not sure who I will use as I’m not thrilled with fiverr covers, but for now the fiverr price is right and I can’t afford to spring for a lot of really pretty covers just yet. I haven’t done one of these stories following Mike’s program so the first one might take a little longer, but I don’t think so.

I’m going to post 3 times a week to keep you up on my progress and let you know about my frustrations (if any), my successes (oh yeah) and just the day to day things that happen to people writing and self publishing.

I’m going to be absolutely open about all of this. I’ll give you the names of my books as they’re published and you can see how they are doing. Honesty is a good thing in my world. The only thing I’m not going to do is give you the details of my writing process. This is in respect to Mike Nielsen and his Book-A-Day Kindle Short Reads program. I hope you’ll purchase it ($17 and well worth it) so you can see exactly what I’m doing. However, I’ll let you in on some parts of the process (where I get my ideas, for instance).

After I write 4 of these books, I’ll put them together and sell them as a box set. The books will be a series with no cliffhangers. They’ll be $.99 and also available on Kindle Unlimited. The box set will be $2.99.

I’ve also written an ebook that’s free when you sign up for my newsletter. The ebook will help you get published on Kindle fast.  Really fast! It’s about writing a non-fiction children’s book and I show you how EASY it is. When you sign up, my newsletter will let you know when I make a new post on this site.

I’m looking forward to getting started with this and I hope you’ll enjoy following me and seeing my results, good or bad. Again, what would really be cool is if you get the ebook, follow me, have fun and make some money too. The more the merrier as we can keep each other motivated. Let’s do this!  Click Here to See My Next Post.

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