Lilach recently posted 14 different ways to monetise your blog, and in a forum where we were discussing her in depth knowledge she mentioned she needed another tip. My comment was tip number 15, add your blog feed to Kindle. Kindle and Amazon are a great route to market for bloggers looking to extend their reach and at 99 cents per subscriber per month, it’s not a get rich quick scheme. It is however an excellent way to monetise niche blogs.
Why isn’t every blog suitable for Kindle?
To add a blog to Kindle you will need an RSS feed. Without this Kindle
will find it hard to pull your content through. The Kindle reader has
it’s die hard fans. Fans that love to use it to read all of their
content and find it more convenient to read their subscriptions on their
hand held device rather than via email or Google reader.
So if you blog about a niche topic and there is a small but devoted
audience for that subject you will find it easier to monetise your blog
through Kindle that if you had a blog on say Internet Marketing /
marketing for the web or blogging
for business. These niches are filled with bloggers who got their
first and that’s not to say you shouldn’t try it out, just that you
shouldn’t expect to get wealthy. A niche that is saturated will be very
hard work for you and not financially viable.
How to add your blog to Kindle
- Step one – Go to Kindle Publishing
Step two – see the Screenshots below
- Step three add your bank details to your account, sit back and wait
Amazon checks out every submission so you will have to wait a few days
to see if you are accepted. In the mean time add your bank details and
any other things you need to ensure swift payment.
Yay! My blog has been approved to Kindle, now what?
Get promoting! Share your links on your blog, on twitter and and in your
newsletters. Promote the fact you now cater for Kindle readers and ask
people to subscribe if they are interested.
Bookmark and link back to your Amazon page – help your items get found
in the search engines better
My blog hasn’t been approved for Kindle, now what?
Take a long hard, honest look at your blog.
- Do you have too much advertising?
- Is the quality of the posts somewhat lacking?
- Is there a problem with your feed?
trouble, go and take a look and see what people advise.
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Subscribe and give yourself an unfair advantage!