I’m sorry, this sale is now over.
There are only a few hours left of The Ultimate Homemaking eBook Bundle sale. This sale will not happen again so if you’ve been thinking about it, I suggest you take advantage of it now. It’s a library of almost 100 ebooks, a $640 value for $29.97. A sweet deal indeed. You can see all the ebooks in it here.
For many of us who have been part of this sale, it’s been a fascinating few weeks as we’ve prepared for and walked through it. This wasn’t just a few moms who threw their ebooks into a bundle to make a few bucks. This was a serious business endeavor resulting in thousands and thousands of dollars exchanging hands.
I thought I would highlight some of my takeaways.
1. You can’t skip building relationships
When someone asks me how they can grow their blog or make money blogging, I always tell them to build relationships. It’s not a popular answer because relationships take time, but it’s very difficult to gain traction online if you don’t get to know others. All 75 authors who participated in this sale had a connection to at least one other person in the group. Building genuine relationships takes time but it’s worth it.
2. Harness the hiccups
Whether you’re launching a new blog, an book or a bundle sale, there are always hiccups when you launch something new. Embrace that fact and push through. Don’t let the hiccups, or the fear of hiccups, keep you from doing it. A few hours into the sale I started a “#FAIL” list. This is my goofy way of keeping track of the things I would do differently if I have a similar opporutnity down the road.
3. The biggest gain isn’t necessarily monetary
If we only look at the sales figures or the revenue totals, we’re missing some of the most advantageous benefits of this sale. Some other direct effects have been increased traffic, widened exposure, individual ebook sales boosts and most importantly, new relationships and partnerships. Those things have the potential to reap great rewards down the road.
4. Create your own product
There are a lot of ways to make money as a blogger. Creating your own product is one of the best income streams of all because it gives you leverage and options. Clearly, without my own ebook, I couldn’t have participated in this sale. I highly recommend creating your own product. Publishing an ebook is an easy and doable place to start.
5. Get your own site
And you’ll need your own website (or blog) too. In fact, I’d recommend you get a site while you’re working on your product. In the future, I firmly believe having your own website will become as common as having your own email address.
6. Pick yourself
Maybe you already have a site and a product and you want to be part of a sale like this but you haven’t been asked. I think Seth Godin was the first one who said, “Pick yourself.” In other words, don’t wait to be asked by someone else, start something yourself and ask others to join you! The internet has made it possible to connect with others, pool your resources and research how to pull it off.