Hey all… I’m pretty dog-gone excited about my new eBay publishing business. Yep – I now have 4 different products (on CD’s) up for sale on eBay and I’ve sold 2. Of course – 2 sales is not going to make me rich, but it’s a start. It validates that “I” can sell public domain products on eBay – even in a crowded market.
The CD that has sold two copies is ONE public domain book! Not a compilation of freebie stuff I downloaded. I also included a bonus of a few public domain articles I scanned from a related magazine. This CD has sold now twice for $19! I use Kunaki to print and deliver my products… and after all the eBay, Paypal and Kunaki fees I come out with $9 profit! (I’m using exclamation points a lot today, because I’m so excited).
I actually took a book apart and scanned it myself (I talk about it here). I figured out the best system for myself and have scanned 6 books so far… it’s very easy and takes about 20-30 minutes even for a 300 page book.
I’ve shared my goals for this month and this year in the Public Domain Treasure Hunter Forum – One of my goals is to have 100 products (CD public domain products) for sale on eBay by Nov. 30th 2012. Does that seem like a huge project? Not to me… I’ve got a system, and branding all in place. I can actually do 3 or 4 products start to finish in one day.
I do have one product that is a compilation of the “free to download” stuff… and plan to have several more of those for each niche topic I cover in my product “mix”.
So far I have 4 products live on Ebay – (1 compilation and 3 scanned books). I have 2 more products ready to go up next week (they are all done except for a photograph of the actual product for my ebay listing).
Something new I’m adding to my list of “goals” is to convert these scanned books into Kindle books. I will be annotating these books just as I suggested in this article. Actually – I will probably add in images of my own as well. These books are in a niche I know something about and it will be easy to add in what’s needed to “pass” the Amazon test.
The Kindle cover design will be very similar to the cover I created for the CD version… so not a ton of extra effort for cover design is needed on my part.
The branding “extras” will be needed in the Kindle books. I plan to “link” to bonus material that is only available if the customer purchased the Kindle version.
I will be going through the entire Kindling process (course) bit by bit as I start to publish these new books. The way Geoff teaches marketing your Kindle Books seems fairly simple and I just need to follow the steps.
I’m hoping that some of this marketing will do double duty for my eBay products. Actually I do have several marketing ideas for the eBay products planned – I just need to implement. Blog posts and some social media are the first steps.
Really – I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished – I just need to keep taking the steps to move forward and Implement! I don’t see how any of us can generate income without “Implementing”… *giggle*.