My Ebook Progress for the Week Ending 6/15/14

Business Graph Output Growth Of Silver BarsI’ve made some progress on my eBook research this week – I’ve added some more information on work at home phone jobs to the database I created – I’m up to 29 companies now.  I also made  a few changes to my book to see if they help sales.  I changed the main color of the cover to green, and I also raised the price of the book from .99 cents to 2.99.  I was hesitant to do that because the first book was such a short book, but according to what I’ve read, paying more of a book makes people feel like they’ve got more of an “investment” – so we’ll see if either of those two things help.  Of course, I’ve also got to try and find other ways to market it.  I’ve been trying to do that mostly through article marketing  – writing articles related to my book’s subject and promoting them. I’ve also been commenting on blogs and writing reviews on books that I read that I find helpful, such as the one I read earlier this week, called 3-Step E-Book Ranking System.  That book also gave me some other ideas that I may try, but I’m not sure – I may save them for the new book and try them out on that one.

As you can tell, I’ve also been busy making changes to this site.  I created a section for articles on eBook Marketing advice – I’ve been slowly adding the articles that Herb Nordmeyer wrote for me last year, and I’ll also add the interview that Lynn Serafin did on my site. I also added a bar at the top of my site to encourage people to sign up for my mailing list and a Listly plug-in that will display the relevant lists I create on Listly.

I also found out something interesting this week.  I’ve used  Canva to create a few things – mostly graphics for my work newsletter, and a graphic that I was going to use on the cover I created for my first eBook until I decided to try creating a book cover using KDP’s cover creator. Canva now has a Kindle cover template though, so I may try using that to create the cover for my new eBook.

That’s it for my updates for this week.  This coming week I hope to get at least another 10 companies added to my database and find some more ways to market my eBook. Everyone have a great week!

My eBook Progress for the Week Ending 6/8/14

This week has been a slow week for eBook sales – I only sold one copy of my eBook, however I did make some more progress on my new eBook. I’ve now added information on 20 companies to my database. I have to do some more research on one company before I can add them to the database, I wasn’t able to find much information from my primary sources.  This week I hope to add another 10 companies to my database. I also want to work on some ideas for promoting my first eBook.  I hope everyone has a great week!

My eBook Progress for the Week Ending 6/1/14

Hope everyone had a great week last week.  This past week has been a pretty quiet one as far as eBook sales are concerned – I only sold one book this week, however I did start working on research for my next book. As I mentioned in my last post, I was able to find over 100 companies that offer work at home phone jobs.  In the research I’ve done so far this week, I’ve found out that a few of those companies no longer hire people to work from home, but at this point I’ve still got over 100 companies on my list.  I’ve created a database in Google Docs that I’m using to keep track of the information.  Right now I’m thinking that the first book will be divided up into two sections – one for phone jobs that hire employees, and the other for phone jobs that hire independent contractors, but I will be sure to keep you all updated as I progress on the eBook.

This week I hope to do more research for my new eBook, and I’m also working on a few ways to promote my first eBook so I can start getting more sales again.  I hope everyone has a great week!

My eBook Sales Progress for the Week Ending 5/25/14

Last week was a very slow week for eBook sales. I only sold 2 eBooks, but I did get another 5-star review.  This coming week, in addition to looking for ways to encourage more downloads, I also plan to start working on my next eBook.  The next three eBooks I plan to do will be more “directory” types of books that I’ll list information about different companies that hire people to work from home in the different areas I talked about in my first book – phone jobs, transcription and freelance writing. I would like to write the books along the lines of “101 companies that hire for work at home phone jobs,” “101 companies that hire work from home freelance writers,” and “101 companies that hire work from home transcriptions.” I’ve actually started doing a little research and found over 100 companies that hire people for different types of work at home phone jobs, now I just need to do some research on those companies, and also decide how I want to structure the book.

Also, as you may have noticed, the site is a little barren right now – that’s because I’ve switched providers, and I forgot to back up my information from my previous provider.  I will have this website back up and running the way it was with my new hosting company soon though!