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Amazon Kindle Cash: How To Earn Extra Money With Kindle

Updated on July 26, 2017

Cashing on the Kindle Craze

Want to capitalize on the popularity of e-books and the Amazon Kindle? If so, you have a couple of options. And that's what we will explore here. You'll get familiar with Kindle and learn how to earn extra money even if you've never made a dime online before.

So get ready to make some KINDLE Cash!!!

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The Kindle Is . . . - Cool, Classy and In-Demand

Kindle is a lightweight wireless reader that can holds a ton of books at any given time. In fact, some had predicted that the Kindle changes how we receive and read our books, magazines and newspapers. To be sure, there is a hungry market for digital text e-books.

4 More Cool Facts About Kindle . . .

How the Kindle Will Promote More eBook Sales

  • Eco-friendly: Folks who are sensitive to conservation issues will certainly be attracted to switching to reading books, magazines and newspapers electronically. Just imagine how many trees will be saved ;-)
  • Portable: While most users hold the device with two hands, it's really small enough to be held in only one hand. One of the reasons why e-books have had a limited market is because you either read from your computer screen or you'd have to print out the entire book. For those readers who still want to curl up on the sofa with a blanket and a good book, or read while traveling, the Amazon Kindle now allows them to do so. In that aspect, the Kindle expands the market for e-books and your earnings potential.
  • Lightweight: The Kindle electronic book reading device weighs about 10 ounces (that's less than most paperback novels)! Also, the Amazon Kindle stores hundreds of books and an additional storage card is available. Owners are likely to buy more e-books because they have nothing to lose by doing so. It isn't like going to the library or bookstore and walking out with 20 books, no extra weight is added to the Amazon Kindle since it is an electronic device.
  • Runs on its own data network (included in the cost of purchasing the device . . . and there are no additional monthly charges). Users do not need to connect the Kindle to their computer with USB cables. In fact, they can browse the Amazon Kindle store and make a purchase from just about anywhere. Buyers are more apt to make a purchase on a whim.

5 Tips To Help You Maximize Your Profits With Amazon Kindle

Several Things You Can Do To Position Yourself To Earn "Extra"

If you really want to make some money with Amazon Kindle books, you need to do more than just write an e-book, convert it to the compatible digital text, and list it for sale . . . you want to do more.

There are hundreds of thousands of digital text books available for sale on Amazon.com. In order to make the most money, commit to making your ebooks stand apart from the rest. Here are several tips to help you maximize your earnings . . .

>>> Tip #1: Write A Good eBook

Maximize Amazon Kindle Profits With Good Content

Duh . . . no one wants to purchase a bad book. So whether you compose a how-to guide or a novel, make sure your content is good. In case you didn't know, the Amazon Kindle Store enables reviews. If you have a good book, this works to your advantage. On the other hand, a poorly written ebook may get negative reviews. These negative reviews can turnoff other buyers.

In addition to writing good content, make sure to proofread your e-book before uploading to Amazon's digital text platform. Not only do you need to have a good ebook, but an edited one. When proofreading, take the stance of a reader, not the author. Look at the book from the standpoint of your buyers. Does the storyline make sense? Are your how-to instructions easy to follow? Remember, your goal is to get good reviews on Amazon.com. These positive reviews can increase your earnings.

>>> Tip # 2: Write A Great Product Description

Maximize Amazon Kindle Profits With A Great Product Description

Once you've written and edited your ebook, go to Amazon.com. You will be directed to the appropriate place to enter the digital text platform. Your first step is to write your product description. since this is your one chance to make a good impression, write a detailed description. for example, for a how-to guide, summarize the topics covered . . . for a creative novel, take an excerpt from each chapter or summarize the storyline without giving away too much detail.

>>> Tip #3: Set An Appropriate Selling Price

Maximize Amazon Kindle Profits With A Fair Selling Price

One mistake many new authors make when selling their digitalized Amazon Kindle ebook is setting a high price. Remember this: Amazon Kindle owners have paid over $300 for the device. Although that's considered a good price for the level of technology received, it's still a lot of money. So ask yourself, why would a Kindle owner pay over $300 and then $20 or more for each book?

While you shouldn't undersell yourself, know that the best selling Amazon Kindle books are in the price range of $5.99 to $12.99.

>>> Tip #4: Preview Your eBook In Digital Format

Maximize Amazon Kindle Profits By Testing Your eBook

As you already know, to sell on the Amazon Kindle Store, ebooks are converted into digital text. This is an easy process, as Amazon handles the conversion. Hoever, this conversion isn't always perfect. Before releasing your ebook to the public, you would do well to preview your document for formatting errors. An ebook should be easy to read on the Amazon Kindle. You subject yourself to bad sales and poor ratings when formatting issues arise, such as run-on paragraphs.

>>> Tip #5: Get Involved In Driving Traffic To Your eBook

Maximize Amazon Kindle Profits By Driving Traffic To Your Sales Page

You will automatically be subject to get traffic simply because Amazon.com is a popular website and the only place for Kindle owners to purchase compatible ebooks. But that doesn't mean you can't lead others to your sales page as well. Consider joining communities for the Amazon Kindle:

  • ... Interact with owners
  • ... Ask questions
  • ... Respond to discussion questions
  • ... Start your own discussions
  • ... List your book for sale in any "buy, sell, or trade" sections
  • ... Create a link to your Amazon sales pages in your signature line (if allowed

By doing something like this you are increasing the chances that targeted, interested people are visiting your sales page and clicking the "BUY" button.

Start Creating an Instant Money-Making Empire

Even If you don't have a product and have never made a dime online, you can become a Kindle publisher today and start creating an instant money-making empire!

The DOs and DON'Ts of Writing An Amazon Kindle Book

  • DO know what an e-book is. If you are unfamiliar with e-books and web content writing, here's a quick explanation: E-Books (Electronic books) are those that are published online, instead of in-print. Traditionally, Internet users would use their computer to read them. The Amazon Kindle is nice in that it is a small, wireless device. There is no cables or big computer needed.
  • DON'T assume e-books are only for creative writing. It's important to know that e-books are just like print books. In fact, many on the New York Time's Best Seller List are available in e-book format for the Amazon Kindle and other similar devices. You don't need to be an established author to compose an e-book and it can be on any topic. Popular books include how-to guides, memoirs, horror, romance, and more. Your options are virtually unlimited.
  • DON'T limit yourself. You are not guaranteed a sale just by writing an Amazon Kindle book, but there is good potential to make money. For that reason, don't limit yourself. Want to create an e-book on a popular subject, such as working from home or saving money? Or, do you also want to write a romance novel? Do both! In fact, the more books you write, the easier it will be to make money.
  • DO create an outline. E-books can be sort of overwhelming for new writers. As previously stated, many automatically think of the "bestseller list." Don't let this intimidate you. You don't have to have a "best-seller" to make money. It also doesn't have to be 300 pages long. Some popular e-books are less than 50 pages long. As long as you get your point or story across, it doesn't matter how long or short an electronic book is.
  • DON'T add "fluff" to increase your word count or page numbers. It bears repeating: An e-book comes in a number of different formats and sizes. So don't assume you need to have an e-book that is 300 pages long. If you are writing a how-to book on how to save money at the grocery store, just start writing. If you get your point across in only 75-100 pages, that's O.K. Slightly lower the selling price of your book to compensate for the small content. Think about it . . . would you want to be bombarded with fluff or fillers?
  • DO write your e-book in Microsoft Word. Microsoft Word comes standard on most computers and is available for sale separately. This program is nice in that it has a spell and grammar checker. Experienced and inexperienced writers alike, make mistakes. Luckily, Microsoft Word will catch most for you. Another reason to use Microsoft Word . . . Amazon automatically coverts your e-book into the appropriate digital format. Word documents are acceptable for conversion. By typing your e-book in Microsoft Word, you not only get editing help, but your document is automatically ready for upload.
  • DON'T forget to add a "Table of Contents". Whether you write a fiction or non-fiction book, you need to have a table of contents. Mention the name of each chapter or section and the page it starts on. The table of contents comes after the cover.
  • DO proofread your e-book before uploading and converting to text. As previously stated, Microsoft Word catches most grammar and spelling errors for you. But, it isn't 100% fool-proof. For that reason, proofread at least twice.

© 2008 Dee Gallemore

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      Tom Gamble 3 years ago

      Good, solid advice. Thanks! Would-be self-publishers need to dig further into what "good content" is, though (there are some general rules that apply including mapping out a solid plot, full-circle engagement, empathy - if fiction - and "hero's journey"!).

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      tonyleather 3 years ago

      Have bookmarked this excellent lens! Thank you!

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      blestman lm 4 years ago

      So much quicker and easier than waiting for publishers to decide on things. Plus, as an author, you can make the same amount of money from a $2.99 Kindle book as you can from a $25.00 hard cover book. Let me at that Kindle platform!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I'm sure it will be helpful for those going in the ebook direction, I haven't entered the land of Kindle but there sure is a growing market there for sure! :)

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      Kimberly Schimmel, MLS 4 years ago from Greensboro, NC

      I bookmarked this (StumbleUpon) for when I have time this summer to write my book:)

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      rattie lm 4 years ago

      So much easier than getting the 'Dear John' from publishers.

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      Aunt-Mollie 4 years ago

      I really think you are right about the opportunity to make money by writing e-books for Kindle download. It's never been easier to market an e-book.

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      Allison Whitehead 4 years ago

      Good lens, helpful info here. I'm just getting into writing for the Kindle platform - should be an interesting ride!

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      Jo-Jackson 4 years ago

      This has been helpful information.

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      rattie lm 4 years ago

      Absolutely!

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      WordChipper 4 years ago

      Very helpful - thank you

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      miaponzo 4 years ago

      Great ideas here!!!! Thank you!

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      listprofits 4 years ago

      planning to publish a number of my talks from down the years on Kindle, thanks for some good info on approaching that aim..

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      More food for thought. Very nice.

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      aprildawncreati 4 years ago

      This is very helpful information. One thing that might be useful is going into how to actually set up your book through amazon. Once it is written, then what?

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      Jo-Jackson 4 years ago

      Very helpful. I have bookmarked it for later.

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      poppy mercer 4 years ago from London

      I'd not seriously contemplated writing an e-book till now as I had imagined that the technical side of things would be horribly complicated. Having read your lens I feel a step closer to starting one. Thank you for the advice and information here.

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      VspaBotanicals 4 years ago

      I've been toying around with ideas for my ebook, and thanks so much for describing this topic in detail.

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      Carolan Ross 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Useful guide about how to earn money with amazon Kindle, thanks.

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      MiaMusement 4 years ago

      I plan to create a series of ebooks in 2013. Your tips are excellent (as is your presentation here... so clean and uncluttered... LOVE it!).

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      Motionmaker 4 years ago

      Very helpful! Opens up previously unconsidered possibilities. Thank you.

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      EarningMoneySecrets 4 years ago

      This lens is helpful. I picked up some useful tips...

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      victoriahaneveer 4 years ago

      This was interesting, thank you

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      moonlitta 4 years ago

      Got me a few ideas...!

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      Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Very helpful. I just love my Kindle and even more so the Kindle app in iPad. Makes really reading easy for me and because we travel a lot, the number of books are unlimited and I can download the latest as well.

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      Perrin 4 years ago from South Carolina

      Yes, this has been helpful! You have further inspired me, and reminded me that I need to get cracking on writing more e-books! I also see a few new things to consider here . . . thank you for an informative and helpful lens.

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      RinchenChodron 4 years ago

      Yes, I haven't written an ebook yet, but will come back to refer to this lens if I decide to.

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      ohcaroline 4 years ago

      I haven't given any thought to doing this...but now I may look into it.

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      Sonia DB 4 years ago

      Yes, very helpful. Thanks for sharing great info.

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      KandH 4 years ago

      Very - thanks for sharing!

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      Chris-H LM 4 years ago

      Thanks for the helpful tips!

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      Nice article. Thanks for sharing

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      very helpful article. Can one use openoffice on a mac?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Very helpful. Thankyou!

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      Linda Pogue 5 years ago from Missouri

      Nicely done. Blessings!

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      desa999 lm 5 years ago

      Great lens with some excellent insights into Kindle.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Yes. This was put across very well and I thank you. I would like more on marketing the e-book, if possible. I am interested in writing an e-book and I do have a Kindle as well. Thank you!

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      Great lens... I've been thinking more and more lately about getting into ebook publishing. Think I'll finally give it a go.

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      klaird 5 years ago

      Writing an ebook to sell on Kindle is on my To Do List. I just haven't gotten started yet.

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      MBradley McCauley 5 years ago

      I also have a novel in print and Kindle on Amazon plus several ebooks. Love publishing on Amazon.

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      Yes, very helpful - I have been toying with the idea of writing an ebook for a while now - I just need to knuckle down and get going.

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      Cool article! I recently listed my e-book on the Amazon Kindle store, feel free to check it out ;-p ... (off the topic: how do I add amazon links to kindle books? I've tried, but the info doesn't show or I get an error message. Can you help?)

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 5 years ago from Ljubljana

      Wow, I thought Kindle is made only to spend money... Nice list of tips!

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      MBradley McCauley 5 years ago

      Great info. I have a couple books on Kindle, plus a novel. It's a great place to sell your writing.

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      Fiona 5 years ago from South Africa

      Good info, I have considered writing an ebook quite often but never gotten around to it because I was never sure how to publish them.

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      Angelina 5 years ago from California

      good information, I hope to write one soon

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      Thamisgith 6 years ago

      Thanks for the tips. I'm a big fan of the Kindle but had never thought of using it as a way to earn cash.

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      HelpMeMoney 6 years ago

      I never knew kindle had so much potential!

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      nuestraherencia 6 years ago

      Great information! thanks for sharing...Everyone always tells me to write about my kid's autism and how we have helped him...I might just get started on that... :-)

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      MBradley McCauley 6 years ago

      Good lens, excellent info. My novel, 'Annon's Secret Something Within', is on Kindle and I also have a short story romance and a how to ebook. This weekend I'll be publishing my How to Take Free Cruises and Tours ebook on Kindle and lulu.

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      Pam Irie 6 years ago from Land of Aloha

      I love my Kindle and co-published a Christmas gift ebook with a friend on Lulu, but hadn't thought about doing it on Amazon. Good info here.

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 6 years ago from Ljubljana

      Kindle (and similar devices) is a revolution in reading. You made some good points here. Thanks for the hints.

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      julietarot lm 6 years ago

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      WorldVisionary 6 years ago

      Very helpful info. I've been contemplating publishing a Kindle book and will use your tips!

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      swoodcollins 6 years ago

      Yes. Smashwords.com offers ebooks in several formats.

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      1dollar 6 years ago

      Interesting concept

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      emmaklarkins 6 years ago

      Great tips! Makes me wonder if I should get into eBooks...

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      Renaissance Woman 6 years ago from Colorado

      Great! I'm looking forward to publishing an ebook in the near future. Excellent advice!

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      cinstress 6 years ago

      thanks for the tips

      I recently published an early Reader for kids on Kindle

      "Jaylin's RV Adventure"

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      Holley Web 8 years ago

      Thank you for the great information! Fived and Faved!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Nice summary! I'm getting ready to publish my first Way of Cats book on Kindle. This is a cat care manual aimed at problem-solving. Wish me luck!