Make 30 cents in 30 minutes with fiction (wahaha)

Sorry about that non-hypey subject line 😀

Actually, no, I’m not. But even as fiction writers, we’re used to seeing big numbers all the time.

… went from zero to ten million in three months … wrote a book and became an overnight success…

I’m certain that it can happen, but it’s hard to believe that it could happen to you, right?

So when I heard from one of my friends that he wrote a short, flash fiction book and it had made him 30 cents already, it actually made me happy.

For that means potential.

Frankly, I read his book, and the premise is great, it ends in a super cliffhanger, but the story needs editing.

The cover is horrible. Part of the title isn’t even readable.

If you can make 30 cents in that way, it makes you think, doesn’t it?

Anyway, flash fiction is not just for making money. You can also use it to get into a good habit of writing.

Or to train certain aspects of your writing skill.

Or to get good at getting a message out.

Actually, I’m inspired right now, so I’ll finish this email and write.

I’ll follow this guide

What’s stopping you?

Have you written all the nonfiction books you wanted in 2017?

If not, do you know why?

I often see that what’s stopping people:

  • It’s not the thought of work – writers aren’t afraid of working.
  • It’s not ignorance. Writers read. They have knowledge.
  • It’s not language, lack of tools, or anything like that.

What is it then?

In my opinion, writers don’t write because they make it way too complicated.

The key to writing books is to make it simple. Make it SO simple that procrastination looks like a day job in comparison.

How do you make it simple then?

You write a one problem – one solution book. I’m a huge fan of those myself. You can often write them in one or two sittings.

Money likes speed. Only the books you publish will make you fans, money, and the freedom you dream about.

In Mike Nielsen’s “Book-A-Day Problem Buster” you find out exactly how to write short, simple books that fix problems.

He provides a template with the ebook. A template he uses himself. It’s super simple! Tweak it to your liking or use it as it is.

If you’re already an experienced writer, and you have no problem coming out with book in a frequent way, you’re probably not getting much new info here.

But if you need that kick to get started, or you’re blocked… then you should take a look.

Read more about it here

If you want to take it one step further and create super-fast books that will help people overcome problems with step-by-step books you can make in a day, you should grab the upsell as well. It’s a video course – I prefer reading myself, but it does make sense to present this method in videos.

You get the “Book-A-Day Problem Buster” for $14.95 and the Nonfiction Factory video course for $27.

Any questions? Just hit reply or create a ticket. I’ll soon be off for this week, though, but I’ll be back Sunday.

Meanwhile, check it out here

Nefnef see FedEx

If my dog isn’t the craziest dog on Earth, she’s a great runner up.

Every month, I receive a printed newsletter called “Email Players”. It’s delivered by FedEx, and Nefnef always enjoyed sniffing to the envelope when I brought it home.

Before FedEx arrives, the delivery guy calls me on my phone, and then we meet in front of the bank, two minutes walk from our house.

Nefnef has learned that my phone ringing can mean only good things:

  • Either Dad’s on his way home with groceries.
  • Or Danni is on his way to visit us.
  • Or the FedEx guy is outside the bank.

Last month, I took her with me and told her “Nefnef see FedEx” and since she already knew what FedEx was, she was excited. Meeting the FedEx guy was a huge experience for her.

Don’t you just love how dogs and kids remember to value the small things? I do.

Yesterday, it was FedEx day, and I took her with me, and all the way to the bank, she made sounds like “Nefnef see FedEx” over and over again, and she was happy when he bent down to pad her on her head.

Small things can lead to great happiness 🙂

We got back home, and I read “Email Players” which was good as usual. Ben Settle, who writes it, is all about writing daily and entertaining emails.

But that got me thinking: Surely, you can’t do that as an author, can you?

So what can you do? If you want to avoid that your subscribers forget about you, what do you write about if you only come out with a new book every three months or so?

Have you thought about that question? Have you perhaps solved the problem?

Format your Kindle book with free tool

I’d actually written another email when I saw an ad on Facebook and checked it out.

A Udemy course about how to format your Kindle book with free software (for Windows or Mac) called Sigil.

It’s heavily discounted right now, but the site said the price would only be that low 5 more hours.

You get it for only $15 right now, which is 77% off.

The course has a 4.7 star rating and the content looks good.

Check it here

Tomorrow: Huge package of images

I just reviewed a product that goes live tomorrow at 10am EST.

It consists of a huge package of high quality royalty free photos, vectors, videos, cinemagraphics and more.

You get PLR with your purchase, and you can use everything you like on mugs, T-shirts, adult coloring books, covers, children’s books…

You can also use it on blog posts, squeeze pages, social media posts.

You can change them and basically do whatever you like, and the price is LOW!

But instead of me babbling here, take a look at the review I made:

What’s shared inside Kindling’s FB group?

Kindling, the program Geoff Shaw created many years ago, and which is responsible for several millionaire authors, has a very active Facebook group.

I’m not allowed to share with you what’s inside it, like quoting posts or taking screenshots. But I can give you an overview.

  • Fiction fodder. A lot of people share odd news they’ve found and which can be used as inspiration for fiction as well as stories inside nonfiction books.
  • Tips: Members are at different levels, but people share the tips they’ve found to work.
  • Questions and answers. Members ask questions. Other members replies and help them out.
  • Links to articles about special knowledge, like “how does it feel to get hit by a bullet”.
  • Success stories, even long and detailed ones. I’ve seen authors share everything they’ve learned when going from struggling indie author to successful read author who makes enough to have all the time he wants to spend on writing fiction.

It’s rich!

And then, of course, there’s all the stuff and knowledge you get inside the original Kindling membership site.

The membership site will stay.

The Facebook group will stay.

But soon it will not be possible for a new member to get access.

There’s a onetime fee to get in. No upsells.

Join now

Would you call yourself “bulletproof”?

My husband teaches ethical hacking.

That means showing students (many of them system administrators) hacking tools, how they work, and how they can prevent hackers from using the tools against them.

He told me about a guy who claimed on TV that NOBODY could hack into his system.

While he talked and boasted about his hackerproof system, somebody called the TV station and said, “I’m in”.

If he’d kept his not-so-hackerproof system a secret, nobody would have cared, and nobody would have broken into it.

But at least it didn’t have fatal consequences like the following.

Rapper called himself “bulletproof”

Poor guy. He’d been shot and survived, and on Twitter he told his fans, “God made me bulletproof”.

Unfortunately, that statement didn’t hold water. Maybe he tempted someone higher up. Maybe he just tempted a wicked soul.

He was shot again, and this time he didn’t survive.

Words hold power.

And using the right words can make miracles happen.

Like it did for one author who went from selling nothing to becoming a best-selling author.

It’s a switch of mindset. It’s an epiphany to the right person.

See what I mean here

Were you ever caught doing naughty things behind a door?

As a teenager, we used to love asking that kind of questions.

Because when the unknowing victim replied “no” in an offended voice, we would say:

“Of course not. I knew it was a good place to hide.”

The power of words, right?

You can learn how to do that when you describe your books as well.

You have it inside you already. Now learn how to use it.

Check it out here

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