I am disappointed in my POD business progress so far. I had high hopes for June earnings but, they were actually below May. I just have not found the recipe for big sales yet.
I wont give up on it - I just have to keep trying to find the key that unlocks profit.
Redbubble, Merch by Amazon and TeePublic
I had a few sales on Redbubble but only $11 income. Too many low profit sticker sales and very few better paying items.
The only good news is that the U,S. Merch listings were reopened on July 1st so I can try replacing some listings with, hopefully, better selling ones.
Kindle Direct Publishing
KDP sales for June were down from May which was another disappointment. Just over half of May sales is not good.
I have been uploading books and working on improving keywords.I now have over 1,000 books online.
The tools I use most are:
1. CreativeFabrica for fonts, graphics and KDP interiors. The interiors are a new addition and worth the subscription price alone.
2. PublisherRocket - This is a good tool for keyword research and for seeing what the competion is doing.
3 Vexels - My long time source of graphics for covers. New images added all the time. POD ready.
Goals for July
My only goal for July is research and try to figure out the sercret to big sales. I will be watching YouTube and reading blogs.
I will keep adding books but at a slower pace now that I have a good selection already. I am going to stress quality over quantity and go for low competition - high search volumn niches.