What if I told you that there was a business model that included selling physical products but required no capital and no inventory?
What if I told you that there was a business model where you could take thousands of orders every day and never ship a single package?
Sounds too good to be true? Yeah, it really does.
I warn you, once you know about this, you can't go back. You will be continuously distracted, beckoned by the siren's call of this shiny object.
It's called Authorpreneurship and it combines the power of self-publishing (no barriers) and print-on-demand books (zero costs) with entrepreneurship (building a business).
You're still an entrepreneur. You're still selling products. You're still serving customers. You're still building a business. You're still making money.
You're just doing it with BOOKS (and the CONTENT of your books), hence the name change to AUTHORpreneur.
But if you're already an entrepreneur, why would you want to start writing books and become an author?
Let me be very clear; entrepreneurs should NOT become authors and "write books"; they should become Authorpreneurs and use the power of books to build their businesses! Let me explain:
When you think of an author in the traditional sense, you probably think of stories like Harry Potter, or authors like Stephen King. If you want to write these kinds of books, you're in the wrong place.
The reason that I'm so excited about Authorpreneurship is because there are so many amazing ways that entrepreneurs can creatively use the POWER of Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) to serve customers, build a business, and MAKE MONEY.
Here's the "SECRET": Think about what types of VALUE you can GIVE to your readers (customers) through the printed pages of a book?
What can you SELL or give ACCESS to through the printed pages of a book?
Figure this out, and you'll be the next Authorpreneur with books on Amazon and when they sell, Amazon will do ALL THE WORK and send you a check.
Remember, Authorpreneurship is not about becoming an author and writing stories. It's about how entrepreneurs, just like you, can USE the power of KDP to deliver VALUE to their customers through the printed pages of a book. A book that is listed on Amazon.com, and then printed and shipped on-demand as orders are placed.
What kinds or types of VALUE to include in your "book" is completely up to you!
I've published multiple online courses as books that sell for hundreds of dollars on Amazon. You can create and sell your own online course on your own website or on sites like Udemy or Skillshare OR you can PROVIDE ACCESS to your online course content through the printed pages of a print-on-demand book sold on Amazon.com.
Here are a few more examples:
-Unlisted or password-protected educational video content
-Downloadable digital assets (graphic designs, website templates, filters, brushes)
-Access to a members-only communities (Facebook, Discord, Reddit)
-Tickets to an online or in-person event
Literally ANYTHING that is currently sold as a digital product can be sold on Amazon by providing ACCESS through the printed pages of a KDP book.
Being able to self-publish your own books has been around for a while now through vanity publishers who will print literally anything (as long as YOU PAY FOR IT). However, once published, you still have to do the HARD PART: getting people to know about your book, care about your book, and BUY YOUR BOOK.
KDP takes the self-publishing model to the next level by letting ANYONE publish their content as PRINT-ON-DEMAND books (meaning that there are NO COSTS). When a book sells, Amazon will print it, ship it, and send the author a royalty.
To make this even better, KDP books are directly integrated into Amazon so they are listed for sale on the world's largest (and most trusted) marketplace. They are also PRIME ELIGIBLE.
I cannot overemphasize this enough: KDP lets ANYONE (like YOU) create product pages, ON AMAZON.COM, for physical products (in this case, books) and when they sell, Amazon will print them (ON DEMAND), ship them to the customer in Amazon packaging, and handle any customer service issues. KDP then sends out royalty checks every month.
And this entire program is 100% FREE.
Let me say it again for those in the back: KDP lets you, FOR FREE, create product pages ON AMAZON where they will do ALL OF THE WORK and send you a royalty check every month.
No costs. No inventory. No shipping. No customer service. NO JOKE.
If you've read this far and you want to know more, I'm hosting a 10-day Authorpreneur Challenge that starts next week.
When you join, you get 10 days of LIVE Authorpreneur training with me, a physical copy of my new book, The Authorpreneur Blueprint, access to the Udemy course, and membership in the private Authorpreneur Facebook Group.
Full details here: https://www.authorpreneur.com/challenge/
It also includes the KEEP THE BOOK guarantee where if you aren't completely satisfied get a 100% refund and keep my $199 book as my gift to you.
The challenge starts on April 11th but once it starts, you can no longer join.