Getting Rich for the Average Person
Unfortunately, the vast majority of the ideas I hear tend to be shiny objects. They look amazing at first glance but quickly lose their luster on closer inspection.
Truly great products are surprisingly often the results of research gone wrong. While looking to solve one problem, an amazing solution to another problem appears out of nowhere. Great solutions are the product of close observation, not great thinking. Genius is created by the heart, and not in the mind.
Your Idea Is Only As Good As You Make It
Helping People with Big Ideas
Some people are talented. They are born to sing, play golf, basketball, soccer, or perform some activity at a level only the very best can achieve.
Compensation comes in the form of massive fortunes. They naturally work endlessly to perfect their art as if there was nothing else to do. Their fans quote, cherish, and idolize them in droves.
Luck was still a significant part of their success. Luck created their genes, gave them endless motivation, and made them the best and not second best. As luck would have it, there can only be one.
Finally, you have made at least a dozen professional-grade and simple ads that drive at the entertaining or valuable part of the book. You will know you have arrived when the cost-per-click is below $0.33 and it is converting into a few book sales for under $20 per day. This should take about six months. A nice trickle of sales should have developed during this time. I include Kindle Unlimited pages in that total.
The cost-per-click is not about saving money, it’s about quality. When the add is good enough to cause a high percentage of people to click on it then the quality is where you need it to be.
Making the Most of Free Days
Now it’s time to make your move to #1. It’s all about timing.
Amazon allows Kindle Unlimited books to be free for 5 days every six months or so. Using services like Freebooksy, schedule your book to be made available with Freebooksy the same day as the Kindle Unlimited free days. Also, do the same for Robin Reads for one of the other 5 days.
On the Free days, post new ads clearly showing the book is available for FREE.
Another secret to getting the coveted #1 spot is to pick your category carefully and often. Amazon allows you to choose 10 categories to be picked for a book.
If you do everything right as I described above you’ll get to make an image like this: