Which is why content creators – writers, artists, designers, movie makers, and the like – have never had as great an opportunity to get their work in front of hungry audiences as they do right now.
Even if you captured only one half of one percent of those new Kindle owners, your work would be in front of 25,000 people.
So let’s say you write a book, upload it to Amazon Kindle, and sell it for 99 cents. What would you earn based on the numbers listed here?
99 cent books sold on Amazon Kindle earn a 35% commission for each sale. That equals roughly 35 cents. While that may not seem like very much money, consider this.
If 25,000 of the 5,000,000 new Kindle owners buy your book, your gross sales would equal $8,750. After taxes, you’d have a cool extra $6,300.
Again, that figure may not seem like a lot of money, and certainly isn’t in the “making a living” category. But with that extra cash, for example, you could buy:
- A new iMac
- A Nikon D7000
- A week in Hawaii
With $6,300, you could also have enough money to buy a Starbucks latte every day for three and half years.
Keep in mind that selling 25,000 units of ANYTHING is considered pretty damn good, and can lead to all sorts of opportunities for the creator down the road.
And while the 80/20 rule suggests that most Amazon Kindle eBooks won’t reach top selling status, that shouldn’t deter anyone with a dream and content worth sharing from making your work available for purchase.
It’s a brand new world out there, and it’s practically begging you to go for it. What are you waiting for?