Because that’s what I think you have to do if you want to reach the masses.
I don’t know though. I’m not an expert at selling ebooks at this point in time. I plan to be, but only time will tell if I sell a million copies of one or more of my ebooks.
But I think that selling a million copies of one of your ebooks is a worthwhile goal. It would free you from your job, and you could better support your family, and your charities.
But when your writing for 90 days straight, trying to put 1,000 to 2,000 words down a day, your writing harder then most of the world. The only people that must be writing harder than you are college professors or students in fine universities.
But really I want something entertaining. School bores me. I want to read what I want to read. Part of me makes me think that makes me a little stupid, seeing as I could have a better paying job with an education, but I’m unconventional, and I think I can do it with my high school education and the little bit I learned at community college.
Not to mention all the books I read in my free time. And Thank You Jesus I do have spare time when I’m not at my hourly job or helping to raise my family.
The Easter holiday is over and I’m back to 30 hours a week. I think on Monday, tomorrow, I only have to work 4 hours. I’m going to come home and read.
My family won’t be home for several hours so I have the house to myself to study and self educate. That’s really what I’m in the process of doing again, right now.
I put myself through a great deal of study when I was trying to sell network marketing, and it’s really paid off in the job I have now. I put the product I bought for 5,000 dollars to use in the real world. And I’m getting raises and bonuses.
Not that I didn’t get raises and bonuses before I bought the product. I did. But I think the network marketing product helped me in sales and that’s my new job. And I’ve been selling so it’s working out.
So really I don’t have any regrets. I’m happy I bought the product and went through the journey of trying to sell it. What happened is that as a newbie I jumped into the deep end of the pool not knowing how to swim. Really I needed to get out of the pool and do more that would cost me less, and at the time I had to realize how to work hourly again.
Well, I’ve figured out how to work hourly again, and I’ve better learned how to swim, so I’m back in the pool with a net, ready to scoop money out and bring it back home.
Not to mention make some new friends in the process. I think the people will love my work and that it will work for them. So I’m actually looking forward to selling a lot of ebooks. I think the feedback will be overwhelmingly good.
But I can’t without mentioning the reality of the haters. I know if I’m ever successful like I want to be I will have plenty of them. And everyday I will have to deal with knowing people hate me and probably want to kill me.
Like the president.
If I ever sell a million ebooks I’ll probably get a security system for my house that would keep my family safe.
But really I’m not worried, because I know that most of my worrys won’t come true. I think Mark Twain said something to that effect.
“I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened”.
So why worry.
I could be down right now because I didn’t win the Powerball last night.
But I’m not. There’s always another drawing and besides I have this blog. And it takes real work to write it. Something that could pay me in the future, and it gives me something to do. And I love helping people. Even if it’s only entertainment.
But I’m writing this to you in the morning, shortly after I got up.
I have an outing planned to visit my Grandmother for her birthday. My uncle is in from Florida. So I’ve got a few hours with the family planned today. I wanted to make sure I got my blog post in for the day.
So here I am, writing hard, hopefully rivaling the hardest writers in the world, and I’m attempting to provide world class value to you in every post, every day I write.
And I hear clicking sounds on the computer screen. I’m a schizophrenic and that’s part of the problem. Cracking sounds in the house like the house is moving. I think other people hear it too, and that they would hear the computer screen cracking as if it’s adjusting, and that’s different from the voices.
Really the whole thing is very interesting.
What’s the value here me telling you I hear all kinds of crazy things happening around me?
It’s that with hard work you can overcome your distractions and focus. And you can take action that’s going to improve your life. For me, as a schizophrenic, I just have to work harder than the normal person to get the same results.
It’s taken me 5 years to go from getting fired to finding another good job. I was really in a hard place there for a while. And I was thinking I was going to win the jackpot jobless!
All I can say is Thank God for my job.
And Thank God for writing.
And Thank God for the lottery.
All of which I think can and are working out in my favor.
You could argue that I’m delusional, but I think that I’m just highly optimistic.
And I’m going to get busy reading books because I think that’s the best place I could put my married nose, to stay out of trouble, and to become a better person.
And the more I learn the more the voices have to talk about. It makes their conversation interesting when I’m reading, and they feed into my optimism when they tell me I’m going to be successful, or than I’m going to make $100,000.00 dollars dollars. Or when they tell me they want to have sex with me, that’s a whole different thing.
Really that’s one thing I could live without. Other people wanting to have sex with you. I’m married and I don’t want to cheat, and really I have two kids so the sex at this point comes second to everything else.
Which is fine, you really don’t need it to get along.
But we do all have it. Or can have it. Sex appeal.
You could even say that sex appeal is good for you.
Just as long as your not actually cheating on your spouse, have all the sex appeal you want. For me though, the voices tell me dirty things, they talk dirty to me, they talk sexy talk. Part of me likes it, another part is just annoyed that I have to hear it when I can’t do anything about it.
But sex outside of my marriage is just a sacrifice I make. It’s definitely a loss, but you take the good with the bad with everything.
Besides, I really love my wife. I’ve known her since we were in high school. We have a special bond. Like I’m sure it is with all couples. But we go back.
I used to have a job that pays me twice as much as I make right now. That’s when I was writing the checks and paying all the bills. Since then she’s taken over paying the bills and I give her as much money as I can. Which is hardly enough.
But as with the lottery and not winning last night, I’m not going to get down because I make half of what I used to make. I’m going to use this energy to fuel action and I’m going to make my life better. For myself and for my wife.
And for my children, and for the people I don’t know that I give money to.
And what I can do is write with passion and love and commitment. I can tell you all about what’s going on in my life, and the small successes I’m having so that you can have your own successes in your own life.
Yes, I got fired and am now making half of what I used to make, but that doesn’t mean I can’t do more. That doesn’t mean I can’t use what I’ve learned since I lost my job and create an additional income stream.
But I am not going to be a wanna be. I’m going to write the most valuable stuff on the planet. Things people thirst for. I’m going to be a story of success, and I’m going to shine my light on the world. I am going to expand and create and EARN more income. I’m going to be a sensation. And if I can do it, I know ANYONE can do it. So go do it online.
Get your blog.
One of my commentors noted that I should get an affiliate link for my web hosting. I could make money if someone read one of my posts and decided right then and there they were going to start a blog. I would be doing a service to the world, and I would be getting paid for it. I think this is some of the most exciting stuff in the world!
And this is to living the life of our dreams. We can do it. We can sell a million copies. I think there is a way. And when I make it I’ll make sure I let everyone know about it, so they can duplicate my success.
People have already done it. One story of Amanda Hocking, sold over 1.5 million books. Sure that’s not the norm, but it’s possible.
And the best part is you have to be a hero to do it.
So you’ve really got to increase you skills and become a better person so you can lead.
And I could really start by improving my blog. Maybe getting a picture of me up there.
I have made some videos but I got out of the habit of doing that. It’s hard to do. But I’m sure I’ll make more videos. Especially once I have the book up for sale.
I know people are reading this, and I know they are benefiting from it, unless they’re just pulling my chain, but I take the good with the bad. And I love the good.
Maybe I’m just a fool. But I think I really have a great idea. And people all over the place are making money off of blogging. I guess I had better start doing more web research on how I can do it myself. Model some other blogs that are getting good results.
I hope that’s of value to you. Maybe there’s something in this post that you can DO that will help you improve your life. Maybe it’s writing that blog post, or commenting on another blog, or reading another blog, or signing up for an email list. Maybe you should be writing your ebook.
Because I know we can do this, we just have to write.
Sure some of us will fail and we won’t sell a million copies. And the reality is that the vast majority of people will never sell a million copies. But you risk very little, and even if you make no money at all, there is a lot of growing.
So really there’s no downside to blogging.
And you may as well dream big and go for a million copies sold.
Thanks for reading, Take Care,