For self published authors, Substack, Patreon, and Medium can seem like a lucrative way to make additional non-book money. I discuss the hype and myth behind these content monetization sites.
YouTube video: https://youtu.be/7PelgayKnzo
Timestamp show notes:
0:42 How to Substack, Patreon and Medium fit in self publishing ecosystem
1:42 Paid subscription email newsletters explained
4:06 The content monetization platform myth
5:49 Can you make money on content monetization platforms?
9:02 What to think about before you sign on
9:59 How to connect with Heidi
Though it may seem to be an easy way to make some extra cash, when I receive collaboration or affiliate marketing deal offers, I ignore most of them. Some of them just aren't legit. Others just want too much. And some are just not a good fit. But how can you determine which are good for you or not? I share questions you need to ask yourself when considering these offers.
Blog: How to Evaluate Collaboration and Affiliate Marketing Offers http://hub.me/ao2Qo
YouTube video: https://youtu.be/gRpMaUzYuEI
Timestamp video (click on timestamp to view segment on YouTube):
1:03 What is a collaboration or affiliate marketing deal?
2:57 Is this offer aligned with your brand?
4:12 Could you be authentic promoting this product or sponsor?
5:31 What do you get? What do they want? Is it enough?
9:29 FTC and disclosure requirements
11:08 How to connect with Heidi
I review some exciting recent changes to Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), Author Central, and the Amazon Marketing Services (AMS) platforms as we head into 2021.
YouTube video: https://youtu.be/zDRK7KHKiDA
Timestamp show notes (click on timestamp to view segment on YouTube):
0:34 Updates to new KDP Reports Beta interface
2:46 New Amazon Author Central interface
3:35 New Customer Reviews reporting on Author Central
4:34 New Sponsored Brands ads on AMS
6:26 New Kindle Unlimited KENP Reads & Estimated Royalties tracking in AMS
7:51 Why you shouldn't be discouraged with your 2020 book income
8:41 How to connect with Heidi
Check out my Udemy courses to level up your self publishing game in 2021: