There are many different ways to make money when you move overseas or even before you make the move. Like I discussed in Fund Your Freedom Overseas, it is better to create a portable income… one that goes where you go and is not location dependent.
An ideal solution is self-publishing. Instead of writing articles for international publications that will put restrictions on what they will or will not accept, you will have a lot more freedom to express yourself with self-publishing either your articles or books.
With self-publishing you don’t need a publisher and you don’t need to print hundreds of books. It is much better to start with a book you sell in digital format on Amazon.com Plus you can tap in to the power of the largest bookstore on the planet, Amazon.com, to sell your books. Did you know Amazon has over 2.5 million credit cards on file for buyers who prefer to buy your books with 1-Click!.
A book does not need to be a novel. But it could be. Instead you can write about things you are passionate about. Do you love to make cookies? You could write a cookie cookbook complete with photos of yummy cookies. Are you great at finding bargains at flea markets and garage sales? You could share your tips and tricks for what to look for and how to negotiate a great price. Do you love fishing? Write a book about your secrets to catching lots of fish. Or, when you are traveling overseas, you can write about your adventures overseas.
Even Fund Your Freedom Overseas is on Amazon.com. I also sell two real estate books about real estate investing on Amazon.com and I have the exclusive rights to sell about 80 other books too.
THIS IS HOW IT WORKS:
Once your book is finished, the next step is to get a book cover designed and get the book converted to Kindle’s mobi format. You can do both at www.Fiverr.com for about $5 each.
You can even hire an editor at Fiverr.com. They will check the book for spelling and grammar errors. It’s always a good idea to get a second set of eyes to look over your book before you go live.
I like to get an ISBN number for all my books. International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is a unique numeric commercial book identifier. You will have a different ISBN number for each book. You can buy an ISBN number at http://www.isbn.org/
After the cover page of your book, you should always have a copyright notice. That is where I put my ISBN number and my contact information.
Speaking of copyrights… when you write the book you can claim a copyright to all the materials by adding a copyright page at the front of the book. For $35 you can register you’re book with the US Copyright office at www.Copyright.gov. You can always do this after you start making money with your book.
Next, set up a free account at https://kdp.amazon.com to upload your book and the book cover. It only takes about 5 minutes to get your book details on Amazon.com but it will take about 24 hours for your book to go live.
At KDP.Amazon.com you will need to write a description about your book. This is really a sales letter to entice people to buy your book. Then select these things:
> This is not a public domain work and I hold the necessary publishing rights
> Select 70% commission (there will be price restrictions to get the commission)
> Select that the book can be sold worldwide (I get a lot of orders from Europe)
Make sure you sign up for KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) because it allow you to do special promotions to increase sales. You can give your book away 5 days in each month. By giving your book away, it helps you get more reviews faster. Reviews help sell books. So a good way to jump start your sales is to give the book away for a few days.
You can get a big boost in sales if you team up with www.BookBub.com to promote your book at a reduced price for a short period of time.
Amazon automatically delivers the book and collects payments from your buyer.
WHEW… it sounds like a lot but it is really not hard to do at all.
Keep in mind that you only need to do this work 1 time but you will continue to get paid for many many years. That’s the beauty of self-publishing.
Another way to get that book out of you is to write down the headline for 5 to 10 chapters. Then grab a recorder to talk about each one of the chapters. You can get the recordings transcribed. After that, you could hire an editor to clean up each chapter. Voila.. you have a book and you didn’t have to write anything!
THE REWARD IS PAYDAY!
Amazon will deposit money directly in to your bank account every two weeks. You can log in to kdp.amazon.com any time to see how many books you have sold and what your commission is.
When you get 2 or 3 or 10 books published, the paydays get exciting! With self-publishing you really can make enough money to Fund Your Life Overseas.
If self-publishing sounds like something you’d be interested in, I’d encourage you to take one of Gary Scott’s Writing Camps. I have heard excellent reviews about his course. I know a lady who is making $10,000 a month selling little 50-70 page books on Amazon.
The next class is in Florida November 14-16th. I’ll be there too!
When you sign up, you get a FREE $299 Online Seminar Self Fullfilled – How To Be a Self Publisher which teaches Gary and Merri Scott’s proprietary step-by-step plan for getting your publishing business going… full or part-time… right away.
Instead of waiting until you move overseas you could get your self-publishing business going now!
Self-Publishing a book is not the only way to make money with writing….
Copywriting is one of the most lucrative skills on earth. A good sales letter or web site content can make the difference between a so-so selling product and a blockbuster. It can make the difference between a struggling company and one that takes cash to the bank by the truckload.
If you sell any product or service, you will need to learn to write effective content, sales letters and descriptions. You will need to learn how to convey the how, what, where, when and why your product is great to your customers so they will be inclined to buy. You need to learn to write to sell if you have any kind of product or service.
You don’t have to write a book. There are other ways to turn your writing in to a profit.
A blog, like this one, is also a good way to get your message across. If you write about things you are passionate about, there’s a good change others have an interest in that topic too. Thanks to the Internet, it won’t take long to attract a following of like-minded readers. Once you have that following, you have an opportunity to sell them products, services or seminars about the topic. These products could be an ebook you wrote or a seminar you orgainze about the topic.
If you don’t yet have a book, product or service, you could promote someone else’s products then get paid an affiliate commission.
If you don’t have a product or servie to sell and writing is just not your thing… no worries because I discuss many other ways you can make money in Fund Your Freedom Overseas. This is a FREE book! Enter your name and email to the right to get Fund Your Freedom Overseas delivered to your email instantly.