Now, what if I told you that a few quick word documents could make you easy passive income month after month. In fact, you could easily start making thousands of dollars with this method. And the best part? It's 100% auto-pilot after a little bit of initial time investment.
Say hello to Amazon Kindle!
Now, I'm sure you've probably heard about this method, even if loosely, through the incessant horde of people advertising their online courses and programs promising to teach you how to get into it and succeed.
While most of these courses will have you channeling your inner Ernest Hemingway to write up some original works - we're all about making things as simple as possible here at HowToMoney!
So, let's turn our attention to the internet...
Step 1 - Find Popular & Highly-Rated Recipes Online
Across the world-wide-web, recipes and culinary tips are two of the most popular niches, and as such - they've got LOADS of existing content published - free for you to "borrow."
Here are a couple of websites that you can use:
What you want to do is settle on an overarching theme. For example, you could opt for "Italian Food," "Vegan," or "Kids Can Make."
Once you've noted down a few ideas, you'll need to choose a category where your book will naturally get sales. You can check out a detailed guide on how to choose the best category for your recipe book by clicking here.
Now that you've got everything planned out - it's time to go and gather relevant recipes.
A total of 20-30 recipes should do your book good justice, though the length is entirely up to you. Just keep in mind that Kindle is a little stringent with accepting and publishing books below 2,500 words.
Step 2 - Make The Content 100% Original
This is probably the most difficult step in the entire process. After you've collected a good amount of recipes for your themed recipe book, you'll need to make the content completely "original" so that Amazon can not trace it back to content that's available online for free.
If you fail to do this - your books simply won't pass Amazon's screening process, and you'll be out of luck with several hours of your time down the drain.
The very first thing you'll need to put every recipe you've collected through a spinner. This will reword and restructure most of the content to create a unique article.
Here are a couple of spinners you can take a look at:
· https://spinbot.com/ (FREE)
· https://free-article-spinner.com/ (FREE)
· http://cleverspinner.com ($9.90 / Month)
However, there is one little problem with most modern spinners!
They're just not great at making articles entirely unique. However, what they are great at is making them practically unreadable. So, after you've saved your spun article - you'll need to roll up your sleeves and do a little bit of writing yourself to smooth out the kinks.
I suggest doing a full write-over to make sure that you re-phrase everything and put it in your own words while making sure that it's nice and presentable to the average reader.
Note: if you're not a great writer, or just hate putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard), you can always hire a content agency for only a few bucks per 100 words.
Before putting the proverbial seal of approval on your work - run your recipes through Copyscape and DupliChecker to make sure that the content comes up 100% unique, and no plagiarism is detected.
Step 3 - Make An Attractive Cover
Now that you've got your 100% original recipe book all penned out and ready to sell - it's time to give it a cover.
The cover is one of the most important factors that will strongly influence your sales. After all, people are visual creatures, and the cover is more or less a window into the sort of book they'll expect to find once they open it up and get reading.
You can use Photoshop or a number of free tools like:
· https://www.canva.com/ (Recommended)
Once your cover is done, you want to insert it as a title page into your word document and export everything as a PDF document.
Step 4 - Upload You Book To Kindle
Let's jump back to step 2 for a second. If you've been following this guide to the tee, you should have a list of easy to rank categories for your book. You'll want to add these categories when you upload your book to Kindle.
Here is a simple 4-step guide to publishing your book on Kindle.
For the price, I personally found that anything between $2.99 and $5.00 provided for the best results in terms of sales volume. However, you should look over category-relevant competitors to get a ballpark of the average price within your category, which might be higher (or lower) than the range I've provided above.
Once your book is uploaded, you'll have to wait a few days for Amazon to screen your submission and publish your book, after which you can sit back and relax (or get working on the next book).
That's it - you're now on your way to sizable passive income!
This method also works with quite a few other niches outside of recipes and cookbooks. And before we wrap things up - I want to stress that the most important aspect when it comes to actually getting sales is picking the right categories for your books.
Make sure you bookmark this guide and revisit the steps when you need them. And as always, I'll see you soon with another MMM!
Frequently Asked Questions
- How much money will I have to invest for this method to work?
This MMM requires absolutely no money to start.
- Do you guarantee any results?
We do not guarantee any results using this or any other method available on our website. Making money online starts and depends entirely on YOU. Not methods. Not courses. Not Google. It's all about you.