Sunday, August 25, 2013

I've published a new book!

Remember the exciting news I mentioned in my last post? I'm now ready to announce the first of the "new projects" I wrote about.

Continuing with the development of my "Hit and Run" series I've published a new book. "Hit and Run Kindle Publishing" is now available on Amazon.

This book goes into some detail, showing you the ins and outs of publishing for the Amazon Kindle and explaining why it offers so much potential for those looking to generate income online.

You can get the full details on this new title here. Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Exciting news

The success of my "Hit and Run Internet Marketing" book has allowed to me to begin work on other projects that I'm sure readers will find both interesting and helpful. While these projects are not yet ready for release they will be soon.

I'm not at the point of announcing exactly what these projects will entail, but I wanted to stay in touch with those who picked up the internet marketing book to let them know that I am readying something they will definitely like.

Stay tuned for more information on these exciting developments.

Thanks for reading and as always feel free to contact me with questions, comments and success stories!

Monday, July 15, 2013

"Hit and Run Internet Marketing" is off to a great start!

My new book "Hit and Run Internet Marketing" has only been available for about three weeks but it's already off to a great start.

I published the book in Kindle format on June 25th and the paperback version came soon after. I immediately launched a two-day free give away which, as described in my book, is available to authors who utilize Amazon's KDP select program.

Several hundred copies of the book were scooped up by readers over that two-day period. I followed up a week later with a three-day free give away. I contacted ten of the "free kindle book" websites listed in the resources section of "Hit and Run Internet Marketing" in an effort to promote this give away and boost my book's popularity. Several hundred more copies moved during the second give away period.

After about a week of very slow sales, things finally started to pick up. First, I sold a small group of books in the UK over a 24-hour period. Then one or two in the US. The next day I woke to find that I had sold several dozen copies in the US. That was followed by even more sales, mainly in the US but also in Canada, India, the UK and Japan.

The solid sales numbers have continued in the days since. My book reached #2 in the web marketing category for Kindle books. It is now fluctuating between #4 and #5, but that's not bad. Besides, I'm quite confident things will pick up again soon. My author rank also soared, and that's something that should increase even further as I publish my next "Hit and Run" book in the near future.

More importantly, I've received some really great feedback both in the form of  reviews and emails. I'm really glad readers are enjoying the book and find the steps laid out in it easy to follow. Here's to hundreds more earning $500 a month -- or more -- doing next to nothing!

Since the only real promotional efforts for this book involved sending less than a dozen emails, I have to give a lot of credit to the built-in promotional tools that exist in Amazon. There's a reason I talked about the importance of things like the KDP Select program and the "Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought" feature on Amazon. Here is the proof! When the internet's biggest retailer is partnering with you to help sell your product you're in a really great position.

All-in-all, I think the relative success of the book really speaks volumes about the validity of my "hit and run" ethos. It's all about maximizing your output and giving your time the value it deserves. Thank you to those who have already picked up the book, and a warm welcome to all those yet to come.

Friday, June 28, 2013

An overview of my recent income

Compiled here is a look at my online residual income over the last few months, broken down by source. This will give you an idea of the material benefits I've received from carrying out the program described in my book.

Paper Books
January 2013
February 2013
March 2013
April 2013
May 2013

What do you think? How does your success compare?

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Five books I recommend reading if you're interested in internet and affiliate marketing

1. Hit and Run Internet Marketing by Theodore Sullivan

Why I recommend it: This is my book and the reason I created this blog. I truly feel I'm offering something of value here and I think you'll feel the same way. I welcome all comments, questions and criticism you may have after reading it. Let me know what you think and what kind of success you have by following my program.

2. Make Money with Kindle: The Beginner's Guide to Creating & Publishing Best Selling eBooks on Amazon by Liz Marino

Why I recommend it: One of the better choices out there on the subject. This book offer a good overview of the process of creating and publishing on Kindle for beginners. Readers of my book will notice that I do many things differently, but they will still find a lot of valuable information.

3. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

Why I recommend it: Suggested by a number of people from top entrepreneurs to shock jock Howard Stern. I disagree with a lot of the practices recommended here (such as firing workers to prove a point), but I can understand why it's so popular. There are many good tips about streamlining your work to cut out time wasting and procrastination, even if some weird terms are concocted to describe it all. This book is worth reading if only to see what successful, straightforward management practices look like.

4. Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die

Why I recommend it: This book offers a really great overview of the way people relate to campaigns, marketing and ideas in general. Highly recommended for anyone with an interest in the subject or popular psychology in general.

5. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

Why I recommend it: Quite simply, it's a classic piece of literature. If you haven't read it, you need to. If you have read it, you should seriously consider revisiting it. You'll be amazed at what Tolstoy was able to do with the written word. This book will leave you with a lot to think about, for years to come.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

My "Hit and Run Internet Marketing" book is now available at Amazon!

Along with the launch of this blog comes the accompanying book: "Hit and Run Internet Marketing: How I Make $500 a Month Doing Next to Nothing."

Who am I? Theodore Sullivan. Just another person like you trying to make a living, preferably as easily as possible.

Who wouldn't want a constant stream of money flowing into their bank account? Not too long ago, I  – like countless others before me – set out to create a source of residual revenue but failed to achieve my goal. Only after purchasing a number of overpriced programs that lead to nothing and putting in plenty of time researching and trying out different things was I finally able to develop something that really worked. More than a year after I began, I had discovered a strategy that netted me an average of 500 dollars a month without fail. This extra income has really helped me along.
I wrote this book for two reasons. The first was to share what I now know so that others wouldn't have to make all the same mistakes I did. The second was to try to earn a little more money from the knowledge I have gained.
This is not a get rich quick scheme. It's not a get rich slow scheme either. If I knew how to generate millions I wouldn't be spending time writing a book on internet marketing. I'd be sipping on a cold drink in some exotic location instead of hunched over a keyboard in my bedroom.
This book contains the full details of the program that I have developed over years of trial, error, success and failure, to make an average of 500 a month with as little as 4 hours of work a week. You can follow along to establish your own reliable source of income.
The plan of action laid out herein leaves you with some wiggle room. You don't have to mimic my every move to succeed. For example, you may prefer to use different software than I do. But if you would in fact like to do everything that I've done, exactly as I've done it, you will be able to that too. I even include links to all the (mostly free) tools I use in the resources section at the end of the book.
One thing I will not do is point to the specific website and products I've developed. Since the income these produce is so important to me, I simply can't risk it. But there's no need for you to try to clone my previous work. Each reader will want to develop their own project in a way that fits them. That's the real basis for success.

Check out the book and let me know what you kind of success you have!