It has been a bumpy road with many ups, downs and a constant learning process along the way. It has been over 4 months since I started K Money Mastery course and just over 3 months since I published my first book, and I have had many doubts about whether this can really work, but I have kept working away as I wanted something which could set me financially free.
Here is the first post about my journey with Kindle publishing:
Can I Do This?
Four months have passed since I started my Kindle business. My income has improved from December to January and I was feeling excited however something happened to make me feel bad. I received a negative review on one of my books and even though I have made over $20 in the first four days of this month from that book it still doesn’t change the fact someone doesn’t like my book, I want every person who buys my books to gain value from the books. I want this book to last long term not just make me money for a few months and then stop, quality is very important to grow this business long term.
With this single comment it makes me think, should I continue doing this business or change to another one, I see all these other people having success with Kindle publishing, when will mine come?
I think deep down inside and look at things in a realistic sense. Last month I made $200, $50 was on advertising and promotion making it a total of $150 profit for the month, that’s up more than double on my previous month, so there must be something I am doing right! If this business was truly one which will fail I wouldn’t have made a single dollar, but I have!
Whenever I have these days I just have to plough through them, sometimes it lasts longer than a day but I just look deep inside and tell myself that I will get there eventually, I am not stopping now after I have invested my time and energy into this business, I have invested money but I can always make money back, however I can never gain back my time.
Getting Over These Doubts
Having doubts about a business will always come in the start when you are not having the success you think you should be having, or you hear other people are having success with the same business. There are people in the same business making $6’000, $10’000, even $50’000 a month. Right now those numbers are mind blowing to me as I am still in the $200 range.
Even in the back of my head I am wondering how do they do this? They will reveal what they do with paid coaching and rightly so! There is only so much you can give away for free. They had to spend their own time, money and energy working out what works for them and for them to give it away for free is not really fair.
Instead of thinking the negative things, I focus on the positives that have happened so far, not saying to myself WHY am I not earning more, but HOW can I earn more, what can I do to make XXX book more profitable, then it changes the way I think from negative thoughts into positive ones and opens my mind to new ideas.
Entrepreneurs are always looking for new opportunities. It is the excitement of seeing a new venture and wanting to try it. I have been guilty of this on many occasions and because of this I have started multiple courses which could have all made me money, but as one man I am unable to do all of these at once. I have realised that I need to focus on one thing no matter how things go and stick it out until I have reached my goal or when I feel it is really not for me any more, I should stop.
To keep myself more focused I am starting to set myself goals for each month. This month is to have
1) 4 books written this month and published next month. If my finances allow me I will produce 2 books every week.
2) Hire a virtual assistant to do the promotion and advertising I currently do.
I know I will always have doubts about my business: whether it can work, if I can make it work long term? But I know that if I keep working at it I will reach my ultimate goal of being financially free. I have already had success with this business and this makes me wonder how much more success I can achieve.
Right now I am not financially free but I know that one day I will get there and financial freedom isn’t too difficult to obtain, just hard work and dedication.
I believe I can get there and no one will stop me, the only person who can stop me is myself!
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