It`s about time I made a post about this particular topic because I feel that it`s really starting to get out of hand and far too many people are getting roped into this new craze and not realizing how damaging it actually is.
Before we get started let me just say if you have been a reader on my blog for any length of time you will notice that I don`t have time for any fluff or hype.
Today`s post will be no different, and although what I`m now going to share with you may not go down very well, and in fact you may not like what I`m going to tell you but I can assure you if you take on board what I tell you seriously and think logically about it, you will thank me further down the road.
So what are we talking about?
I`m talking about Kindle.
Over the last 12 months Kindle has become more and more popular and now Amazon allow people to publish there own digital books on Amazon so that they can be downloaded.
Your basically making money by creating digital books for kindle devices for amazon.
Let me tell you why doing this is a complete waste of your time and effort.
When it comes to creating a business online you need to be spending your time wisely and by that I mean spending your time on things which are actually helping to (build your business).
- Creating more leads into your business
- Improving conversion rates
- Improving opt in rates
- Writing new follow up emails for your leads and customers.
- Creating new products
- Creating new content for your blog
- Creating new content for your subscribers
- Finding new affiliates
Spending your time on these types of tasks will be helping you to grow your business which will result in (progress) and these are the things which you should be focusing on all the time.
Even if your not at that stage yet, you should be learning how to create products and start learning how to use things such as Auto-Responders, how to create sales pages, OTO pages, sales funnels, and how to write good emails etc
Those are the type of skills which will actually help YOU to progress
Now…. let`s take a look at what you are doing when using kindle
- You are spending time trying to create an income on a platform which you have absolutely no control over what so ever.
- It does not matter which way you spin it, look at it, or say it, when you upload books to kindle you are running a massive risk and using a very risky and un-stable business model.
- Just think for a moment if you had lots of books on kindle which were ranking high and bringing you in some money each day and then suddenly…Boom, Amazon decide to disable your account.
How would you feel?
You would feel sick right after putting in all that hard work?
And it does happen believe me.
It doesn`t matter if you only have 1 book on kindle or 50, the fact is, you are wasting your time trying to build an income stream with a platform which you have no control over and also you can NEVER look at kindle as a business because you own NOTHING.
You also may be thinking:
“well I`m just using kindle to make a bit of extra cash”
That maybe true but you are still wasting your time because you still don`t own anything.
You are relying on Amazons own site to generate traffic to your books and get you sales so without Amazons platform you are up shit creak without a paddle.
When it comes to Kindle I see so many people just jump on the hype wagon because they think it`s the right thing to do just because everyone else is doing it. All you are doing is following the herd and the herd is always wrong.
The reason why so many people fail online at creating any income and achieving any good results is because they follow the herd and not spend there time actually building real assets such as a list of customers and products.
If you want results and want to see progress You need to do this one thing
Stop worrying about what everyone else is doing and focus on building your own business with a solid foundation
When you are just starting out the main priority is to start generating some cash online to not only prove to yourself that all this stuff works but you also want to build a bit of income so that you can then perhaps invest those profits into other areas.
This is all well and good but there are tonnes more better ways to generate an income online than using Kindle.
If you were to start building some affiliate sites or niche sites and either sell products or put adsense on it you would be in a far better position than you would be if you spent lots of time uploading ebooks to the Kindle publishing network.
At least with building affiliate sites you have the ability to brand your site, build a list, build long term traffic and create loyal readers. Not to mention the fact that YOU actually own the website. It`s in YOUR name and no one can take it away from YOU , and even if it gets de indexed (worse case scenario) it doesn`t matter because if you build traffic in lots of areas and build a following and loyal readers it won`t even effect you.
And you don`t even need to rely on any SEO either, making your chances of success almost a certainty. If you focus all your efforts on creating link bait, doing guest posts, leaving blog comments, building a social following on twitter, google +1, and facebook and generate traffic from those social platforms back to your blog using www.Rapportive.com you will never had to worry about SEO ever again.
You can even flip your affiliate site for a nice healthy profit once it starts making some income.
If your trying to generate some extra cash just to get you going then creating an affiliate site like this is a far better use of your time than wasting it on uploading ebooks to kindle.
If you read my last blog post I talked about getting out of your comfort zone and getting yourself out there and start creating a product and a sales funnel. I also mentioned to you that the main reason why most people don`t do this is because of Fear. Fear of failure and the unknown.
When people start to Fear the unknown they end up just going back to what they were doing before or doing something simple. Going back to doing what they were before “where things make sense”
It`s far easier to just do the same as lots of other people because if lots of other people are doing it then surely it means it works right and it`s the best way to do things?. Errr… No!
It`s the blind leading the blind.
Most people fail online so why on earth would you want to follow what most other people do?
That just does not make sense.
If you really want to see lasting results then start focusing on “real business building tasks”
Other popular methods include Pinterest and Facebook and these are similar to Kindle where you don`t actually end up owning anything. They do have there place for building some brand awareness and some extra traffic and in fact are actually a lot more useful that Kindle is but you should still not ever rely on them for the bulk of your traffic or income.
I hope you can take something away from this information that I have shared with you and that you now realize what you must be doing in order to see real progress in building your own online business.
I would love to hear your feedback and comments on this.
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