KDP Business Journey

Day 31 – How Are They Doing It

  • Date: January 31, 2024
  • Time to read: 2 min.

Day 31 of the 2024 yearbook!

How are others doing it?

Do you ever stop for a minute and think to yourself, how are all these other people making $5k-$10k a month with their online business and you haven’t even hit $100 a month? Over the last few months, I have been doing this a lot.

With my KDP business, I have only reached over $100 twice in a year – I mostly make around $15-$20 a month with KDP, I just can’t seem to get the right book out here. This month (January 2024) I published two new books which both had good search volume and good competition scores BUT I haven’t even sold a single copy of any of them, yet you see people on social media, saying they published a book 2 weeks ago and it’s already making $100 a day or it’s made $2k in it’s first month!

You have to think to yourself, how are they doing this –
Are they spending BIG on Ads?
Do they have a big email list?
Do they have a street team or a huge following?
What is the secret?

Now most people will tell you, that all you need is a great cover, great keywords, and hit the right niche and that’s it, the book will sell BUT I am totally sure, there is way more to it than that! As I said early on, the books I published, have great keywords, the right niche, and good covers – I am running ads too both of them, yet no sales. So, could there be other factors at play here, things like the time of year (it is January, a normally slow month), and the cost of living, many people all over the world have less money than they used to have and I did see a recent survey which said many people would like to buy more books but just can afford to pay the higher prices – don’t forget KDP did out the printing costs up, which has added around $1 to the price of most of my books, in some cases, it’s $2!

One of the books I sell which is in the children’s niche now costs $14.99 – when it used to be $8.99, due to the printing cost increase – it’s an increase which many people may be unwilling to pay.

So, if you do find yourself thinking about how others are doing, just remember you are not alone, and if you ever do find the answer, make sure you let me in on the secret!

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