How to Get Paid Thousands of Dollars from Amazon KDP

by Victor Onileowo

How excited would you feel when you discover a way to make thousands of dollars just by scrambling up some words together, even if you aren’t a writer.

Yes! That’s possible.

Amazon kdp (Kindle Direct Publishing)is a self-publishing platform where you’re allowed to publish your books for free and receive your payment on each copy sold.

You do not need to pay any book publishing company; it’s free to publish your book on Amazon kdp and start making some cool money in dollars even after a few hours of publishing.

This article will extensively guide you through the steps by which you can make money on Amazon kdp.

About Amazon kdp

Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (kdp) was created in November 2007; the main aim for which it was created is to sell people’s books.

Amazon kdp allows writers and book publishers to publish their books for free and allows their books to be accessed by large audiences worldwide.

The best part is that you can publish your book as an e_book or paperback, all for free, with Amazon paying you a royalty of 35%, 60% or 70% on every copy sold, depending on the value of your book.

How to Make Money on Amazon kdp

make money on Amazon kdp

There are strategies to be considered when publishing your book to make money on Amazon kdp, from writing your book to publishing your book to locating your desired audience.

Writing Your Book 

Your book is what you want to use to make money on Amazon kdp, so you’ve got to be careful at this stage.

Here are steps that’ll guide you to write a top-notch book on Amazon kdp

  1. Choose your desired category

Amazon kdp has several different categories of books in which you can choose your desired choice.

There are fiction, non-fiction, romance, horror and even religion categories, So it’s now left to you to choose which you’d like to write about, but it’ll be better if you choose a category you have a passion for.

  1. Choose a title and subtitles for your book

This is one of the most important steps to publishing your book on Amazon. You are to choose a popular title for your desired readers and insert keywords related to your genre so your book can rank high on the search engines.

  1. Write, write and write!!!

This is the most complicated stage in your success in making money on Amazon kdp. It would be best if you made in-depth research on any topic chosen.

Remember, you have to give out optimum value for your book to be known and become the best selling; no one would recommend a quack book.

If you aren’t a writer, you can use freelancing platforms like Upwork and Fiverr to hire a freelancer who’ll ghostwrite your book.

  1. Edit, format and proofread

Your readers won’t enjoy your book if there are so many errors in it, so you are required to edit and make the required formatting for your book.

Always proofread by yourself, your friends, or hire a proofreader; the main goal is to avoid errors in your book.

There are various apps or software on which you can carry out editing, formatting and proofreading and research the best software or apps for this purpose.

  1. Make a killer book cover

I can’t over-address the significance of this stage; you have to consider that your cover is what would be seen before your book is bought, so you have to To make an attractive cover.

Never design your book cover yourself; if you’re a designer, you can hire freelance graphic designers to make a killer cover that expresses your book at an affordable price.

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Publishing Your Book

After writing your book, the next stage is publishing it for sale. Here are steps to successfully publishing your book to make money on Amazon kdp.

  1. Signing up

To make money on Amazon kdp, you must sign up to Kindle Direct Publishing and own an account; if you have an already existing Amazon account, you can use your information to log into the kdp.

  1. Create awareness

Direct messages, emails or social media platforms can be used to create awareness of your unpublished book.

Inform them about the tons of value they’ll gain from your book; you can as well share a chapter or part of it for them to have a taste before launching. Finally, give them a hint on the launching date and let them begin to look out for it.

  1. Launch your book

You’ll be required to fill in details about your book, like the price, the category and so on…

You will also be required to write a description of your book, which should compromise the total summary of your book. However, your description will be what your audience will read before buying your book, so you have to make it very detailed and comprehensive.

Locating your desired audience

After launching your book, you need audiences who’ll buy your book, here are methods on how you can get an audience for your book.

  1. Your inner circle

Tell your friends and family about your newly launched book and ask them for a review. Reviews help in ranking your book high on Amazon kdp. Remind those you informed before launching your book; they can also be of great help in giving reviews.

  1. Amazon ad

You can run an ad for your book with each related keyword on Amazon; this helps more readers to notice your book.

  1. Social media 

You can make posts on your social media handles with the link to your book. You can also use free tools like medium to create content related to your book category or the summary of your book but make sure all posts contain the link to your book. This process helps in generating a large audience for your book.

To make money on Amazon kdp is very easy and interesting; follow the guidelines above and begin to smile at your screen every day.

Learning to write and publish a book on Amazon is not complete without knowing how to market your book to readers needing it. Join us on WhatsApp to learn effective marketing tips to make great sales as an author.

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About Author

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Victor Onileowomailto:[email protected]
My name is Onileowo victor, and I am a content writer, storyteller, and fiction writer.

I use simple but attention-catching words to carve out my content, thus making it consumable by my audience.

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Avatar of Ajiroghene Mercy
Ajiroghene Mercy February 15, 2023 - 2:37 pm

Amazon KDP is a good website for authors like me. I have not created an Amazon account yet because I have not known about it before. So how will Amazon know that I am the author of the book (s) I will send to d website in order to pay me the correct royalties of an author?

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Esther August 19, 2023 - 1:36 pm

How do I start?

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Kehinde from August 20, 2023 - 9:54 pm

Hi, Esther.
It’s very simple to get started. Read our article on how to get started –

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