No, I didn’t write any of the ebooks myself. I found free ressources for the various topics, then combined them to make a superior product.
In 2007, I did 3 recipe books, Grandpa’s favorite BBQ recipes, Grandma’s Favorite Picnic Recipe’s, and Grandma’s Farvorite Christmas Recipes. Between those three, I sold over 10k copies at $19.95 each.
In 2008 I was cranking out material as quickly as I could put it together. Due to the crashed economy, I did a series on how to keep your house, finance, refinance, loan modifications, how to buy a house for nothing down, etc. And then another series about how to get and keep jobs, and still another series in how to thrive in a failing economy. I was not doing it for the money, I was doing it to contribute to helping people, and I sold all those for only $4.95-$9.95. I still made a fortune, and it was a lot of work, but I created jobs for people who had lost theirs, and helped keep people from losing their homes. That year I was putting out new ebooks almost every week. I had 30 people working for me at $500/week each, and by the end of the year, I still had a $250k profit.
I spent 2009 teaching my workers how to do everything on their own, and I gave the previous year’s ebooks to them to get them started, because I felt they needed to still be available.
In 2010, I did a series of 3 different expose’s on work at home scams, and many people bought all three volumes.
In 2011, I did one on how to prevent identity theft, one on what to do if you were a victim of identity theft, and one on credit repair.
About 2010 or 2011, I also started doing remote computer repairs and maintenance, so 2011 was the last year that I personally sold ebooks. The people that I taught the business to are still supporting their families selling ebooks.
I did the recipe ebooks because I was experimenting with new recipes for every meal, I kept the ones I liked the best, and tossed the rest. In 2008 I switched my focus to topics that would help people who were struggling. I think just about any topic telling people how to save money, make money, or how to improve their lives in some way should be a great seller.