How to Make $10,000 a Month Online

Think about your life. Not too hard—or things could get philosophical pretty quickly. But are you happy with your work-life balance? Happy with the flexibility you have in your weekly schedule? Happy with how much money you’re making?

How to Make $10,000 a Month Online
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Think about your life. Not too hard—or things could get philosophical pretty quickly. But are you happy with your work-life balance? Happy with the flexibility you have in your weekly schedule? Happy with how much money you’re making?

Maybe you’re working a typical 9-to-5 job and it’s just “okay.” Nothing to really write home about. Maybe it pays the bills (barely) and keeps you busy. But is that what you want? Probably not.

There is a better way. A better path to the kind of life you always dreamed of.

And it’s not some get-rich-quick scheme. Or some work-from-home job promising big money for very few hours of work. It’s totally legitimate! In fact, people around the world are using it to build their dream life—traveling as a digital nomad and finally having financial freedom.

Okay, we’ll stop teasing you and tell you what it is.

Self-publishing on Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) platform. And using KDP to publish eBooks is way easier than you might think. You don’t even have to consider yourself an author. You just have to have the motivation to build an online business and the courage to bet on yourself.

If you’ve ever wondered, “How can I make $10,000 a month online?”, you’re in the right place.

You Can Just Be You!

First, if you think you need to be some kind of famous author to make a lot of money with online publishing, think again. You don’t need to have the writing skills of Hemingway or Shakespeare to do this.

You don’t need a Master’s degree in business and marketing.

You don’t need to be a graphic designer.

You don’t need to have a lot of upfront money to self-publish. You don’t need to go looking for investors to buy into your idea. Or knock on the doors of traditional publishing houses to get their green light. Most of the KDP publishing process can be done for free or is very inexpensive.

Even for those with the slightest entrepreneurial itch, online publishing is an amazing way to start an online business that can fuel your dreams.

Are you in?

We’ll show you the tried-and-true path to making $10,000 a month online. And that’s not a typo. We’ll even show you real stories from people just like you who are pulling this off.

What Is Amazon’s KDP

What Is Amazon’s KDP?

The Internet has brought so many opportunities for people to make money and live out their dreams. For those willing to educate themselves and put in a little sweat equity, we think an Internet business is one of the best places to start.

One of the most revolutionary aspects of the Internet is the ability to sell digital products. The genius of digital products is that you don’t need a big warehouse for physical goods. You just need a digital platform—in this case, Amazon is providing that—and an idea or a product to sell.

With digital products, you also don’t need to spend a bunch of money upfront buying the stuff you’re going to sell. In the olden days—and we mean like just a few years ago—if you wanted to sell stuff online you had to purchase the inventory first and then hope to make a profit later after you sold the stuff.

Now, with options like dropshipping or selling digital products, this is all unnecessary.

Amazon KDP allows authors to publish their books on the platform for free and kicks back 70% of each eBook sale. Amazing! (We’re not going to dig into every element of how KDP works in this article, but check out our article on how to make money with Amazon KDP without writing anything.)

Amazon gives authors the potential to reach a truly worldwide audience. Some estimate that there are over 30 million active Kindle users in just the United States and 150 million Kindles sold around the world. That’s massive earning potential for you!

One more quick thing before we show you the path to $10,000 a month.

Passive Income Is Anything But…

If you want to live your dream life, you need to educate yourself on passive income.

What is passive income? It’s the kind of money you earn while you’re sleeping, surfing or socializing. Passive income comes from assets like a book, vinyl, T-shirt company, investments or rental property. It’s one of the top secrets of successful people.

On the other hand, active income is the 9-to-5 kind you have to trade your time to earn. That’s the kind you might be making now.

What if you built a steady stream of passive income? Or multiple streams? Think how much your life would change. And you can!

Every time you sell one of your eBooks, that income will be passive, since you already put in the work to make it happen. Now you’re just sitting back and reaping the fruits of your labor. Maybe even sipping on a drink of your choice as you watch your bank account grow…

Let’s see how you can make this a reality.

The Journey of 1,000 Steps (or $10,000 Dollars)

The key to making $10,000 is to start small. We’ve created an entire course that walks you through every step to make this happen. More on that in a bit.

First, realize that you’re not going to make $10,000 a month overnight. But don’t be discouraged. Everything that’s worth doing is worth doing right, and also takes some time.

Creating Your First Short eBook

Step 1: Write One Short eBook

The path to $10k involves crawling, walking and then running. Creating your first short eBook is the crawling part. Writing your first full-length eBook could be compared to walking. And then having five full-length eBooks would be running. We’ll break down each of these steps so you can see how this is all possible.

Your first step in the process is to create just one short eBook to dip your toes into the Amazon KDP water. The point of creating your first book is not to get rich. Think of it as practice. It’s where you learn how to do it and prove to yourself that it is possible. You’ll build confidence in yourself and get some of the early mistakes out of the way. (But our course also shows you how to avoid them, too. Like staying away from trademarked or copyrighted terms.)

We’ll also show you how to make sure your book is professional looking and how to turn it into an audiobook.

Our full Amazon self-publishing publishing course starts with a 7-day profit challenge. This is because making your first $1 on the Internet is the hardest part. After that, there’s only one direction you can go—up! Over time, your books will bring in profits and these profits will add up big time.

Short and Sweet

We recommend your first eBook is only about 5,000 words. Pick a topic you know a lot about or are passionate about. Something you can talk or write about forever. You can even ask people who know you best, “What am I obsessed about?”

At this point you might be thinking, “But I’m not a writer. I can’t write a book.” This is just simply not true.

Think. You’ve already probably written 100,000+ words in emails, letters, school essays and text messages. Why couldn’t you channel that same writing into a short book? Don’t limit yourself and what you’re capable of.

Also be careful of who you listen to. Friends and family who don’t understand how self-publishing online really works are not the best support for you. They might try to convince you it’s not worth it. Or you can’t make money. Don’t take advice from people who’ve never started an online business before. Tune out negative voices as you pursue your dreams.

Now, you have your first book published. Congrats! What next?

Step 2: Write a Full-Length eBook

Writing a full-length book might seem even more daunting to you. But hopefully you have more confidence that it can be done after reading about how to write a short eBook.

Remember, you’re only limited by your imagination.

Having a full-length eBook to sell is a crucial part of reaching the milestone of making $10,000 a month.

As you create your first full-length book from scratch, you can do a couple things to make this happen.

  1. Write It Yourself
    Set daily writing goals or rent a cabin for a month and crank it out. If you enjoy the writing process, this might be the best option for you. You might even find the creative process is fun and rewarding. You can also use a pen name if you’re not comfortable using your own name for whatever reason.
  2. Hire a Ghostwriter
    Ghostwriters are available on freelancing websites like Upwork and Fiverr and there’s nothing spooky about using these professionals. They can write your entire full-length book for you. They are also relatively inexpensive and can be worth the investment as you build up your inventory of eBooks.
  3. Use Artificial Intelligence (AI) Writing Tools
    There are a growing number of cutting-edge AI writing tools that are helping people just like you create masterpieces they can sell and make real money from. Instead of worrying that AI is going to take away everyone’s jobs, lean into these tools and use them to build your publishing business.

Once you have a longer book to sell, you’ll need to edit and format it. This can also be done with very little money by hiring freelancers. Publishing on Amazon’s KDP means that your book will be available in less than three days and you’ll start making your first profits.

And when it comes to a full-length book, you’ll want to spend a little more time researching your topic. You can go to Amazon and see what’s popular right now. Try to find book topics that have high demand and low competition. What niche areas could you create something that will stand out from the crowd?

And just like your first short eBook, the earnings from your full-length book might be initially small. But they can still have a massive impact on the direction of your life.

Step 3: Multiple Full-Length Books

You’ve learned to crawl with your first short eBook, and then walk with a full-length one. Now it’s time to run!

This is where it gets really exciting, and that $10k goal starts to become more of a reality.

At this point, you have a lot of online self-publishing experience under your belt. Through lots of practice, putting those reps in, you have a really good idea of what works and what doesn’t. Maybe you’re starting to bring in $500 or $1,000 a month from your published eBooks.

Now you’re going to write multiple full-length eBooks to really expand your offerings. This is where you can build some real synergy toward your money goals.

If you have at least five full-length books that each have a handful of 5-star reviews, you’ll start to bring in a lot more income. And remember, this is passive income. So the days of punching a clock will be over.

Let’s take a quick look at the math to $10,000 per month before we read about some success stories of people who started out just like you.

To get to $10k a month, you just need five eBooks that each bring in $2,000/month. This might seem like mission impossible but think about it. You started small with just a couple eBooks and worked your way up from there. This is possible. It really works.

The $10k Club

The $10k Club

These are folks who took our Amazon workshop, put in the effort and are living their dream lives today.

Let’s read what Kostya C. said about her success and how it transformed her life:

“This was my usual month in 2021 [$10,902.71]. I can’t thank you enough… You are awesome, and your Audiobook Income Academy is definitely the Special One. I am a self-education geek and former coaching marketing specialist, so believe me I know what I am talking about. You changed my life. The proof is attached below. It’s not only about the money though… We closed our debts, made a perfect room for our kids, and helped our family members and friends. I had vision correction surgery on both eyes and now I could see without glasses after 28 years!!! So I could only thank you and hope this post will inspire AIA students to follow the course and find their way to success.” – Kostya C.

Another student who wanted to stay anonymous posted this:

“Been in AIA less than a year, currently 4 books published with one being a compilation. I made over $11,000 in December alone. The course works.”

And here’s another student’s testimonial:

“December royalties update = $58,404.20! Not that long ago I remember being on a Catamaran in Mexico with a lot of amazing publishers. I had a conversation with Christian Mikkelsen… about how hitting my 10k goal would be great, but just a milestone. I didn’t believe it at the time although now I can tell you your set points for what is a lot of money will change and 100k/month will soon seem achievable and even more normal to you if you stick at it.”  - Trevor S.

Finally, there’s the amazing success story of Daniel Larson. He took our course and now is making over $10,000 a month from his eBooks on podcasting. Here is an example of just one of his books, titled Podcasting Made Simple: The Step by Step Guide on How to Start a Successful Podcast from the Ground up. This book is ranked #1 in Amazon’s book category of “Podcasting and Webcasting,” #3 in the “Podcasts & Webcasts” category and #5 in “Social Media.”

Those are some pretty incredible results. Here is his author bio to give you more of a sense of what he was able to build using our resources:

Daniel Larson is an English author with a wild passion for everything podcasting related. Daniel works with a select few high-paying clients to clarify their message and purpose and create a unique growth strategy to attract many more of their ideal listeners.

“He is currently immersing himself in the emergent podcasting community to combine their experiences and knowledge with his own into informative, well-researched books that deliver the answers to podcasting problems in an engaging, digestible manner. Daniel is the owner of the popular Facebook group Podcast Marketing Made Simple.

“Contrary to popular belief, Daniel does in fact have other interests besides podcasting; he enjoys playing golf and loves his cat Percy (does having a cat count as an interest?).”

AIA is not a scam. Just look at all of the positive testimonials and success stories from students who have taken the course!

Don’t Wait!

If you’re sick of working minimum-wage jobs, maybe it’s time to try something new. If you know you can do more with your life, consider self-publishing with Amazon’s powerful tools. People around the world are finding that it’s a lot easier than they thought. And they’re having a blast doing it.

But it starts with education and connecting with the right support network. That’s why we created our Amazon publishing course—to teach everyday people like you how to build a successful online publishing business.

Sign up for our free webinar today to learn how to make your dreams a reality.

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