Here she is, the knowledgeable Charlene Brown.
Most home business niches are overdone and filled with uncertainty or fraud. Most online business opportunities promoted in magazines and websites the options are all extremely similar; establish a daycare center, be a personal shopper, stuff envelopes or do medical coding and billing from home, etc. While money can be made from these niches, and loads of money depending on your hustle, the market has become oversaturated & quality job offers can be difficult to find. However, e-books are in an industry that has exploded; witness to a growth in entrepreneurial interest.
E-book authors are now known as “info entrepreneurs”. Most amass high quality information or write their own fiction e-books to sell online through venues including Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo. Some people are able to secure very comfortable full time careers from this, and yes, they do it 100% from their own home or anywhere they care to be at any given moment.
The beauty about e-books is that you can publish them and distribute them worldwide. You could receive orders from Indonesia, Canada, USA, and France and so forth. This global opportunity doesn’t apply to a majority of other online opportunities as they may be connected to the owners being available to clients immediately close to them.
Promotion & Building a Team
I experienced many sleepless nights because I was self-promoting and submitting my book to various websites and Facebook groups so my e-book would be “in front” of a large audience. I was not sure where my book audience was so I had to test the various seas and lakes of promotion channels to find my way. Then I realized that I was doing it the hard way. I needed to add book promoters to my Power Crew so that they could help me cut through the drama and save myself some time.
All Night Book Fests: E-book Stores Are 24 Hours
One thing I learned to love about being an E-book Entrepreneur is that I don’t have to worry about operating within strict timelines when it comes to promoting sales online. The regular 9-5 (or odd 12-4 in some cases) hours of operation that some brick & mortar stores offer don’t apply here. I can sell e-books regardless if I’m awake or not. Not bad huh? Most of the work that goes along with setting up an E-book business is done in the beginning. Almost like “Set it & Forget it!” This industry is front heavy, but after you set up your infrastructure you can continue to sell with very little daily maintenance. I sailed into the Best Sellers ranks once my frontend work was laid down and I was able to maintain the #1 spot.
Not Just For Authors
Likewise, e-book authorship is not just for Established authors. Anyone who has an interest in anything could write about their interest and convert that Word document into an e-book. Some of the best e-books are actually from unknown (or indie) authors as well as some of the highest selling e-books because they have a knack for online promotion.
I did just that and have not regretted this major boss move for me and my brand!
Now it’s your turn. Become a successful self-published author and use your best seller to save your business and sanity.
Charlene Brown is the Founder and CEO of Bklyn Custom Designs, LLC. and loves helping small businesses turn their brands from barely there to thriving and profitable businesses. She constantly seeks the best avenues to help her audience achieve their dreams with as little frustrations as possible. Code lover, avid reader, traveler, and chills out with her family and friends, all while enjoying all that life has to offer.
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Thanks Charlene. It's great to have your insights as a best seller. You've given us lots of food for thought. It sounds like the Power Crew is the way to go for promotions. I really appreciate your time and thoughts. Thanks for guest posting on the Hunters of Reloria series. Folks: please connect with Charlene in the links above.