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Jul 3, 2013

I love the idea of having something for sale in an established marketplace, and I think there's no better example of that than Amazon. If you don't have a book for sale on Amazon you're missing out on a huge audience of buyers. You might not make a fortune, but self publishing is a viable side hustle and one I'm particularly excited about. And even though I have a couple titles myself and am earning a little bit of "passive" income from them, there are a ton of authors with far more success than me. One of those is Steve Scott, the author of 15 (and counting) Kindle books. He's created this impressive portfolio in a little over a year, and it's turned into a business that generates thousands of dollars in royalties every month. Plus, it allows for the freedom and flexibility to work from wherever he wants. A couple days after recording this session, Steve was jetting off to Greece for a month with his girlfriend. Ready to learn how it's done? Subscribe to The Side Hustle Show on iTunes! Subscribe to The Side Hustle Show on Stitcher! In this episode you'll learn: How to write your book in just an hour a day. How long your book has to be. Whether it's better to write fiction or non-fiction. Why a book might earn you more money than a blog with the same content. The proven path to $300 a month in royalties. Why giving your book away for free can actually help sell more copies. One innovative way to use Amazon to build your email list. The importance of building your own brand, independent of Amazon. Mentioned in this episode: Pat Flynn's Facebook group for authors Steve's blog Steve's author page on Amazon My 30 Day Writing Challenge Elance Problogger job board Steve's new habits website What do you think? Do you have a book in you? What's stopping you from writing it? Have you already published on Amazon? What's your experience been like? Let me know in the comments below!