How To Make Money With Your Own Book Without Selling A Single Copy!

Everybody thinks the only way to make money with your own book is to sell it on Amazon.

Well, I’m here to show you how to make money with your own book without selling a single copy! In fact, I’m going share nine ways to do just that.

But first, why do you want to know this? Honestly, the world is getting so competitive, you need to find every advantage you can to stand head and shoulders above your competition. Your own book is an EXCELLENT way to instantly differentiate yourself from everyone else in your marketplace.

There are actually 24 ways to make money with your own book, but right now I’m going to share nine ways to do it without selling a single copy.

Book Money Maker # 1 – $29 Business Card
Using this technique is where I realized that you can make money with a book without selling a single copy. I used my first book as a business card / calling card as a way to get business when I was in real estate.

My book was about how to sell your house yourself. I would send my book ahead of time when I had an appointment. When I showed up to look at their house, one of three things would happen:

  1. They’d say, “Wow, great book, I think I’ll be able to use it.” And then I kept in touch and built a relationship.
  2. Or they said, “Wow, I don’t want to do all this stuff. Can you help us sell our house?”
  3. Or they would actually use the book, sell the house, and then I would help them buy their next house.

Either way, I was a big winner… without selling a single copy of my book.

Book Money Maker # 2 – Gifts To Existing Customers
Whether you realize it or not, it’s far easier to get an existing customer to buy from you again than it is to get them to buy from you in the first place. So you need to build and maintain relationship over time. If you come out with a new book, give a copy of your book to your existing customers. They will love you and they’ll buy more stuff from you as a result.

Book Money Maker # 3 – Countertop Display In Office / Zoom Background
If you have a physical business location, use your book as a countertop display on your front desk. Let everyone who comes in see the book.

How many people have you seen doing zoom meetings where they have a copy of their book positioned behind them either on a bookshelf, or positioned somewhere right next to them? I have a little easel thing I picked up on a cruise ship so I can position my Copywriting Secrets book right next to for a massive credibility builder. Your book positioned right next to you on a Zoom call is worth its weight in gold.

Book Money Maker # 4 – Networking Tool – Locally And At Events
This works really well if you go to meetups, networking parties, or other events. When you meet somebody who’s super cool, hand them a copy of your book and saying, “Hey, I’d love to keep in touch with you and get to know you better.” That’s using a book as the start of a great relationship.

Book Money Maker # 5 – Publicity Tool – Local Reporters / News Outlets
How many people do you see on TV promoting their book to tons and tons of people? In fact, being an author of a book is often how they get introduced. On the news or talk shows they get introduced as “So and so is the author of XYZ book and that’s why we have them on as a guest.”

Being an author instantly gives you credibility and also gives the TV, newspaper, or other media folks a reason to talk to you. If you wrote a book, you must obviously be an expert.

Book Money Maker # 6 – Book Signing At Local Book Store Or Trade Show
A book signing is a great way to get local press. And let me tell you, local bookstores are looking for anything they can do to get somebody to actually show up to the bookstore. So if you do a book signing, they’re happy to have you. It’s often as simple as calling the store, talking to the manager, and setting up a date.

Book Money Maker # 7 – BONUS With Purchase Of Anything Else
I have to tell you, this works so great. Not too long ago, I was the number one affiliate for a major online product launch. My strategy was simple: I offered anyone who made a purchase through my affiliate link a signed copy of my Copywriting Secrets book before it was available anywhere else.

Literally, the only way you can get a first edition copy of that book signed by me (with the special unicorn stamp) was to buy that offer through me. It was so successful I sold more of that particular offer than the company’s own internal sales team sold.

Book Money Maker # 8 – Giveaway / Door Prize For Other People’s Events
Everybody in their brother is doing zoom calls, Facebook Lives, and podcasts. What if you went out to these people and said, “Hey, how would you like to have a copy of my book to use as a giveaway? I’ll give you a signed copy of my book to use as a giveaway on your show, your podcast, or as a door prize at your event.”

Think about it. What do they have to do to their audience in order to give away the book as a prize? They have to explain what the book is about and why it’s cool. In the process they are promoting your book to their perfect audience.

Book Money Maker # 9 – Break Up Into Chunks And Use For Content Marketing
This is a great thing to do with ebooks by sharing a chapter here and there. Each time you do it say, “Hey, if you enjoyed this, you can get the rest of the book here.” I did that so effectively with my book “Book Writing Mistakes: How To Avoid The Top 12 Mistakes New Business Book Authors Make”.

It worked so well that Amazon contacted me to make sure the book hadn’t been stolen!

So here’s the bottom line with all of this: If you don’t have a book yet, you need one – no matter what you sell, or who you sell it to!

And here’s some good news for a change. Unlike my first book, which took me four years to write, my most recent book took me only 72 minutes to create the content.

The good news for you is that we have officially launched 7 Day Ebook VER 3.0.

20 years in the making, we have fully updated my breakthrough course on how to write and publish your own outrageously profitable ebook in as little as seven days.

I will teach you not one, not two, not three, not four, not five, but nine different ways to have your own book done by next Friday.

If you’ve ever said to yourself, “I should write a book.” Or if anyone’s ever looked at you and said, “Hey, you know, you’re really smart. You ought to write a book.” This is exactly what you’re looking for.

I’m going to show you the blueprints for getting it done – FAST!

So head on over to check it out. By this time next week, you could be bragging to your friends about the fact that you’re a published author.

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  • Adventago

    Reply Reply May 20, 2021

    If you want to have a higher CTR on this video I would suggest putting the number at the front of the title for example:

    “9 virtually unknown ways on how you can make more money with your own book without selling a single copy!!!”

    I remember Neil Patel says that buzz words and numbers do very well

    Great video Jim have an amazing day


    • Jim

      Reply Reply May 21, 2021

      Hi Adventago, thank you for the suggestion. Yes we did receive a copy of the book. Thank you 🙂

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