This week we’ve explored the multitude of strategies that are available to create a passive and on-going income from simple e-books. Today we look at some of the actual results that e-book authors have had.
The story of Margie Garrison is a great place to start. A 74-year-old, Florida grandmother, Margie suffered with arthritis for 43 years. After being told she would soon need a wheelchair, she found a natural cure for living free of arthritis pain. She turned her experience and findings into an e-book she sells around the world from a simple website. To date, she’s sold more than 241,987 copies—netting her a nice seven-figures.
Mike Geary hated his corporate job and was desperately looking for an alternative source of income so he could indulge his desire to ski and travel. When he decided to create an e-book he was holding down three jobs…including 15-20 hours a week as a personal trainer at a local gym.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that his passion for personal fitness led him to create a fitness information e-book called The Truth About Six-Pack Abs.
It’s been the best-selling, fitness e-book in the world over the last six years, having sold more than 500,000 copies (at $40 each!). More importantly, the e-book has enabled him to build a following that helps him generate a seven-figure income—every month!
It also helped him realize his dream. He travels at least 10-15 days every month, doing such fun things as heli-skiing in Chile…zip lining in Costa Rica…dry-suit scuba diving in the Silfra Ravine in Iceland…and tropical scuba diving throughout the Caribbean.
And just to show that age is no barrier when it comes to e-books, meet Tony Waters. Tony was a teenager who wanted to be a pro skateboarder. He was disappointed in the skateboarding videos and books he found so he decided to create his own skateboarding tips and sell them as an e-book.
His fellow skateboarders went bonkers for it and the sales earned him more than most Americans make in a year!
But even those with more modest results still achieve successful outcomes.
Charlene Christie reports that her e-books exceeded her expectations. “My first royalty deposit was $56, the second, $107. I made over $200 in November…and this month I have sold over 500 books and am looking at a royalty of between $600 and $700.
“I can’t quit my job yet, but this is more money than I have ever made in an online venture. I can see my way clearly now.”
The commonality of these experiences is that the authors kept it simple and they wrote on topics they were passionate about.
But there’s an even more important commonality—they took action!
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