Do you want to learn how to make money with Kindle publishing?

Episode 163

Today it’s just me 🙂 I want to show you some success I’ve had with my first Kindle book…and I want to know how interested you are in learning too.

Watch the show below: Duration: 7:45
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Stuff mentioned in the show

My book currently ranking #1 for “Paleolithic diet” in Amazon Kindle

Please let me know if you’re interested in making money with Kindle in the comments below…and if so, what questions do you have?


  1. Ohh, now it makes sense about the wedding 🙂
    Congratulations! Another good man off the market for the ladies.

    Your kindle progress is interesting. So yes, I am interested in making money with Kindle. I sent this post over to Paul also, I am sure he will like it.

    How about you do a Kindle accountability step by step series kinda like Pat’s NSD 2.0?

    1. Thanks, Joseph.

      I already had the civil wedding ceremony a while back, but Saturday will be the traditional wedding reception.

      I’m planning on releasing a product about putting a successful Kindle book together from start to finish, but I want to make sure you all are interested.

      I’ve already recorded a case study. It will be really helpful for anyone interested in cashing in on Kindle.

  2. yes am very interested. My questions, what are minimum font sizes for cover and for inside pictures in children’s picture books and how to add them to pictures?

    Thanks Gary Moore

    1. Gary,

      I don’t quite know the answers to those questions as I’m more interested in targeting keywords for book titles that will rank well in the Kindle store.

      Are you currently publishing children’s books on Kindle?

  3. Oh, don’t show your earnings anymore, Kindle forbids it, will close your account!


    1. Gary,

      Thanks for letting me know. I tried to find more info about people getting banned for this, but I couldn’t find much.

      Have you actually heard of people getting banned for showing stats? What CAN we show?

  4. Nice job, Mike! By the way, I don’t have Facebook open and was very confused about the chat sounds for a minute there!

  5. Thanks Mike and Best Wishes on your wedding. I’m in the middle or writing a short story or book for Kindle and would definitely appreciate more info. on what I need to do and also how to do what you did to outsource your book and how much it costs.

    1. Larry,

      Thanks for the kind wishes.

      Have you published a book on Kindle before? Perhaps I should focus on simply showing people how to get their books on Kindle AS WELL AS getting books written specifically to make money.

      The outsourcing process was actually quite simple. I paid $25 to have it written on oDesk. I think in the future I will pay a bit more and get a better quality book written. These are things that we learn by doing.

  6. Hi Mike

    Congrats on your progress so far with kindle.

    I am definitely interested in pursuing an income using Amazon kindle.

    How exactly did you go about doing your research?
    How did you identify the areas that you wanted to include in your book…after your research?
    Do you have a template/guide for your ODESK job posting?
    How have you been marketing your book now that it is published?


    1. Carl,

      Thanks…I’m excited as well.

      Great questions. I’ll be sure to address them in my course.


  7. Yes I am interested in earning money, please email me the particulars. Also I am interested in knowing if you are a book publisher and what is your fee?

    1. Almarine,

      I’ve never really considered publishing other people’s books, but it could be a service that I would be able to provide.

  8. Very much interested. Always wanted to get into kindle publishing, I guess don’t have enough confidence to do it. Kindle can be a great platform for diversifying our income.

    1. Chetan,

      Thanks for your interest. I think that enough of you have expressed interest so far for me to go ahead with the course.

  9. Hi Mike,

    Indeed, this is a short video tutorial and quite different from what you are used to do. However, the content of this video is quite interesting to me because I am kind of learning how to make Kindle publishing a money earner. The video simplifies the process and I guess its really time to take action.

    Thanks for sharing this video and insights!

    I have also shared this comment in the IM social site – where this post was equally shared and “kingged”.

  10. Yes. I am interested if it is not too expensive. I recently got an email promoting a seemingly complete course for around $240.00, payable in 6 months. If it’s a good course, that’s manageable. Hope yours is as good or better and can show me EVERYTHING necessary, maybe including some kind of software to format the book correctly.

    1. Manuel,

      Don’t worry, it won’t be too expensive. I’m planning on initially releasing it at an inexpensive price and then raising it after the launch.

  11. I’m interested too! How do you even perform seo for kindle’s search engine to rank so well in kindle’s search results?

    1. Ming,

      Kindle SEO will be a big part of it…actually it’s one of the keys to success.

  12. Interested in this as well. One question that is always at the back of my mind though. Why would anyone who is making so much money from a method share it with others to increase their competition. Surly they would guard it with their life. If there is just 1% risk in affecting their income why would they take it?

    I know you are legit but I mean internet marketers in general. Please don’t shoot me for this question, I honestly would like to know others thoughts on the matter.

    1. Rori,

      I LOVE this question.

      Anytime someone shares their tips about making money then there is most likely a chance that they can increase competition, so why would anyone do that?

      Let’s say that I can figure out how to make $3,000/month with Kindle (or any other method). I can continue to make that income AND sell a course on how to do it. Therefore I’ll be adding an extra source of income, build my authority as a trustworthy information marketer, and build my list. If I increase the competition then that’s OK, because my goal isn’t only to make money myself, but to also help my audience. When my audience feels like I’m truly able to help them they’ll refer me to friends, who will then buy my products and increase my income.

      So, yes, there is a small risk when sharing, but there’s a lot of reward as well.

  13. Hi Mike,

    I write CVs for people and I’m in the process of setting up a Virtual Assistant resource website (I’m also a VA!) and Kindle publishing is definitely something that I’m considering for the future.

    I’d like to know more about SEO terms, how financially viable it is, and I’d also love it if you could give a few different ways to outsource and ways to take the book to market as I have to say that I’m pretty shocked that you didn’t write your own book. I understand that I write other people’s CVs but they’re based on information given to me by the client whereas you’re writing about something you don’t seem to have a speciality in. Does this not seem a little bit dishonest?

    So you’re the author of the book and are making an income from it, yet someone else researched it, wrote it, and designed the cover… I think the value of a book is that you’re getting some deep knowledge that someone has worked hard to acquire so I’m surprised the book wasn’t about what you actually do every day as that information would be more sellable surely?

    I’d personally like to write a series of Kindle books for job seekers and some for wannabe Virtual Assistants – I want to write them myself (people are paying for and expecting MY expertise after all) but I’d like to know what I can outsource without compromising my product – so maybe an article or video outlining different levels of outsourcing would appeal to me. My apologies if that sounded a little accusatory, but it just seemed like the huge elephant in the room!

    1. Joanne,

      I will definitely be covering the SEO aspects of Kindle as it’s the MOST important part in my opinion.

      As far as outsourcing goes, I always attribute my writers on my book so that they get literary credit for the work. Also, they are paid whether or not the book is successful. I, on the other hand, am taking a financial risk as all books aren’t guaranteed to be successful.

      Thanks for the comment!

  14. Hi Mike,
    There are several courses out on how to publish on Kindle and I have a couple,but none really talks about SEO in depth. Apparently, yours does and so I will be interested. I have a book out already called “How to stop worrying and enjoy your life” and the sales are not as great as yours. I wrote the book myself, so I will also be interested in the outsourcing possibilities.
    Good luck and will be looking forward to it.

    1. Owen,

      Your book probably has some great content in it, but based on your title it is not SEO’d correctly. You’ll be wanting to target a specific keyword and rank in Amazon’s search engine. I will cover that in the course.

  15. Very interested in Kindle, I would buy your product because I trust you have enough knowledge now to do a good job.

    1. Thanks, Eddy. I’m working on getting it out right now, but I don’t want to rush it as I want it to be a quality product. I’ll keep you updated on it.

  16. This course sounds great.
    I want to do my own writing, but it might be smart for me to outsource books I can’t write, like erotica or advice, then edit those outsourced drafts. Where did you outsource the writing of your diet book? Where can I visit on the web to buy some freelance work of my own?


    1. Ryan,

      I outsourced on eLance and oDesk. I paid between $25 and $75 for the writing. The first book I only paid $25 for and I think I’ll pay a little more for quality in the future.

  17. Hi Mike

    Enjoy your podcast on iTunes. When do you think you will be releasing your above mentioned Kindle course? Looking forward to purchasing it.



    1. Greg,

      I haven’t done this one yet, but I’ll announce it to my email list when it’s up.

  18. Hello, I am so much interested in Kindle. Will you provide me information on Best Niche and Title (keyword). Please email me as quickly as possible. Thanks.
    God bless you and Happy New Year to You..

    With best regards,

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