Hi everyone! Well my Mom’s been here for the last 2 days and I’m loving it! She always feels exhausted just watching me if I get work done, burdening herself with guilt that she’s not as fast, etc.
I nag her. You think I kick YOUR butt? You oughta see me with the ones I love and am not afraid to offend! Poor Mom!
So here’s the deal, folks. My Mom always says she never has time to work on HER stuff. But HER stuff is what’s going to eventually get her out of the process of working for each dollar. You know – the residual stuff. She doesn’t think of herself as a go getter. But it’s all in her head.
And here’s the funny thing. I just saw this image on her Facebook page:
I’m going to try to help train her into thinking she’s a shark. She’s fearless. She’s courageous. She has this in her! ROAR! (Since a shark can’t roar maybe we should call her a lioness).
I just stepped away from my keyboard and went in there before she fell asleep to tell her my demands. Every morning, and this goes for YOU too – she will write ONE page of a book to go on Kindle. BEFORE she does stuff for other people. She will always make sure their work gets done. She will NOT give herself the same courtesy.
Tomorrow morning before she leaves here, she will map out her book. She has a topic in mind so I’m asking for an outline before she leaves. Then starting Monday it’s ON, baby! One page a day before anything else.
I want her to do a non fiction report about the same size as my vegetarian one. Something short so she can get it on there and begin seeing something residual.
She now knows she’s being railroaded into this and held accountable by all of you. Sometimes, that’s simply what it takes. She’s laughing about it (even though I know it terrifies her). But if we’re all in this together, it won’t seem so scary, will it?
Now you can certainly do MORE than 1 page if you want – but don’t do 5 pages and a day for 3 days and then quit because you’re not getting your other work done. Because that’s not what I’m asking you to do, is it?
I’m only asking for 1 page for 30 days and if you double up a couple of days, fine since many of you need a day off. But in 30 days from Monday I want to see new publications going up on Kindle.
If you’re in Kindling, then maybe do one of Geoff’s suggested summary books if you want to start there.
I want you to think about this. If you get one book up and it earns you even $100 a month – you could do that and have $1,200 a month in a year from this alone. If you have a $2.99 book, you’d only have to sell what, about 48 copies a month to do that? Because Amazon takes 30%, you get 70% so that’s $2.093 times 48 = $100.464. So yeah, let’s shoot for that.
The 48 copies a month are what we’ll work on in month 2, okay? So month 1 is get it up! Month 2 is get it promoted. You’ll only have to sell 1.6 copies per day to make your goal. Again, horrible at math so let me know if I’m wrong.
I just want us to get the things GOING and guess what? If you want some real critiques on what you can do to make yours better? Maybe we’ll all help on that. Critique covers, content, like, tag and review (no phony stuff) when warranted. IF you ask for it. If you don’t want the $0.02, just launch and do it alone. But you can run a free promo day and list it on here and we can all download and help each other make better products.
THAT’S what it’s all about – not back scratching or blowing smoke up someone’s rear to be nice. That isn’t a friend.
So are you ready? We start tomorrow – Sunday July 21st, 2012. We begin by choosing a topic and mapping out an outline. Be ready to create your page a day come Monday morning.
Late? No problem – jump in at any time and don’t feel you have to ask my permission.
I already know what mine’s going to be – part 2 of my Online Career Plans course. I have the ecover ready and it’s just waiting for content. So I just have to write it.
If you need an ecover, I will say this – it’s what determines whether or not I buy an eBook online. Not everyone’s like this – I am. If it’s a DIY amateur job, I don’t buy. I just don’t. And I’m seeing lots of book bloggers advising the same thing re: what sets Kindle authors apart.
I use Rich at QuickSiteStudio.com. No kickback for me there, no affiliate income. He’s just good and FAST. And affordable. His ecovers are $47 so save up the $1.57 for that every day too if you can. Couch change, eBay something you never use – whatever.
If you want this, you’re going to do it. If you half ass want it, you won’t.
See you Sunday for a check in on whether or not you’ll be onboard!