Having no sales? You may be targeting the wrong niche. Here are the 3 self-publishing niches that will pay you daily within 1 month.
Today's topic has three points and you're going to want to stick around because the third point is a secret as to my number one pick for niches or sub-genres on Amazon KDP going into 2023. So, that's the reason why in today's article, we're going to discuss 3 self-publishing niches that will pay you daily within 1 month (easy work at home jobs).
By the end of this article, you're going to know why the niche or sub-genre on Amazon KDP is so important. It's one of the most important choices you can make. You're going to have these 3 niches that I'm telling you about.
You are going to be profitable and you're going to feel great not wasting time publishing books into non-existent markets. Which is something I see happening all the time among my clients and different people I'm in touch with.
The thing is that after having published over 200 books on Amazon, IngramSpark, Lulu, and several other platforms, I've started to see a lot of patterns there. That's one of the reasons I put them together into my Self-Publishing Secrets Checklist.
Check that out if you're interested in figuring out exactly the fastest way to leverage your self-publishing business. Getting started and getting your books sold. So, the thing is that Sarah was one of my clients about two years ago. She was going through my Book Formatting Course.
She was asking certain questions as she was going through the formatting process. I took a closer look at the specific book that she was targeting, and the market that she was targeting. I gave her a warning, sometimes it's painful but you look and you see somebody's targeting a particular market.
I use KDSpy which is my favorite tool for assessing markets. And I took a close look and I saw that there were no other books on Amazon of the type of book that she was looking to sell. So that in its own right creates a huge problem and I informed her of this.
I said, just so you know, you need to set your expectations. You're attempting to put a book or a product into a market that doesn't exist and that is going to cost you a lot. Choosing that wrong niche is going to be a pricey choice.
It would be pricey when it comes to spending all this time and energy to put this book on the market and there is no market. So, what do we do? The thing is that I pointed out that it is incredibly important to choose a proper niche.
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Now, don't get me wrong. Sometimes, I do put books onto the market like family writings and things like that. I do that regular effect, I'm in the process of one right now. And the reality with that particular project is that it's not going to sell a lot of copies but I'm okay with that.
The same would be true if you've written a book in fiction and a topic that nobody cares about one way or the other. There are no books on Amazon selling, it's okay for that as long as you're clear about the fact it's probably not going to sell when it gets to Amazon.
That's one of the reasons why it's so important for the niches that you're going to choose. So, I'm going to tell you some things about these niches here. Number one, what do we do by using KDSpy? When they click on KDSpy, it takes me right into the best-seller list on Amazon.
I can see the absolute best sellers on Amazon as of today they are almost all fiction. So, in the long run, this is a longer strategy if you're doing fiction book after fiction book. You're going to put yourself in a position where you can sell a lot more books.
The downside is that people are not searching for keywords in those fiction books for the most part. They might search for the particular type of fiction book that you're doing. But in reality, they're not going to find it.
So, you're going to have to do a lot more marketing. But just based on the total amount of sales on Amazon, this is a profitable area to go into. And within fiction, if you look at those books, you're going to notice the vast majority are romance and not steamy romance but rather lighthearted, clean romance.
You'll see that there are very pastel colors. It's not like these two people close, whatever the standard romance cover that you would see. Very few of those have made it into the top hundred.
You'll notice, that I'm telling you about a cozy romance with pastel colors on the front. Looking at those best sellers, this is a fantastic niche. It's always been a great niche and it's continuing to be a great niche going into 2023.
Knowing What Could Be A Fantastic Niche
The second niche I want to hit is the non-fiction area. So, we take a deep dive and look deeper into non-fiction. Non-fiction has the advantage of helping and ensuring that you're going to be able to get sales quicker.
The reason being is that non-fiction usually either solves a problem or it's something a keyword people are searching for. When it comes to non-fiction, if you go to the best sellers, again, you're going to find the best-sellers in biographies.
The only rule I'm going to tell you though I'm going to give you a warning is don't say anything nasty about famous people. But doing biographies on famous people is not a problem as long as you're just telling what happened.
You can't use Wikipedia articles or something. People have tried that and it would get your account banned, so don't do that either. You could do a biography of famous people and people can love that.
So, this is also a fantastic niche, especially for people who are already really popular right now. When you're able to take a particular angle on where they're at. So, biographies are a fantastic niche.
Going forward, I even saw somebody who would do something like a presidential campaign. They would put biographies of all of the candidates. So, no matter who wins or loses, people go into Amazon and type in the names of these people.
Up comes your biography on those different candidates. Regardless of what happens, they're able to purchase one of your books. What are they going to search for? Well, there is a keyword.
Unlike romance books, you might type in clean romance or whatever it might be. Something like light-hearted or whatever type of thing you would have and that might help them find your book with biographies.
They're going to type in, Elon Musk, or they're going to type in Jeff Bezos. Or one of these major people like Mark Zuckerberg. They're going to type that name in and then up will come to the top-selling books and then maybe your book.
Also, you can run ads that will ensure your book is right next to theirs. If your book looks very similar to theirs, then you have a really good chance that somebody's going to click and buy and we see a lot of sales going through these biographies. So, do not underestimate the power of biographies.
One key point is that people are not reading biographies of a lot of dead people. They're reading biographies of people who are still alive. It is also important to not say anything negative about them.
Because even if you don't like this political candidate or that one over there, if you're going to do a biography on them, you will set yourself up to get sued if you say something negative. So, I would only just stick with the facts and just give it.
Leaving the audience, your target readers decide for themselves. Whether they like or don't like that person, you're just talking about the facts regarding what that person has done, accomplished, or issues that they've. You’re just telling what challenges they've faced, kind of like starting with the Wikipedia article in reality.
Then simply fleshing it out into a full-blown book. Where it just sort of goes through the different aspects. They were born here and they grew up there. So, the biography is a fantastic strategy if you don't believe me, use KDSpy and go inside and take a look at the best sellers in the non-fictionary and you'll find that.
Targeting The Correct Niche
But my secret category of the day is the one that's going to give you a lot more sales without having to wait very long at all. This is my favorite; it would also be in the non-fiction because I told you fiction requires building up an audience over years with an email list.
Then continually put out fiction and pull more people into that area. Right into your ecosphere, right? But non-fiction, I love small business and entrepreneurship as the starting point. Then what you're going to do is you're going to go into this category on Amazon.
You will go into that category and you will notice a trend on the other books in there. They sell a lot of copies. Small business entrepreneurship, work from home, these sorts of niches are crazy popular.
So, I put almost any book. I have books within this particular niche and they do quite well. The audio versions, the paperback, the Kindle, and the hardback versions of these books sell well.
Going into 2023, this is not going to change. People are continually trying to figure out how to win the entrepreneurship game. As a writer, you are entering into that very game yourself. So, it's really important to understand that these books contribute an awful lot to the overall sales on Amazon in this small business.
Setting up a small business, entrepreneurship or solopreneur is a fantastic area to specifically target. When you go into that sub-niche, you're going to find even sub-sub-niches and what we want to do is we want to find one where there are less than a thousand books but a lot of them are selling in the top hundred thousand.
That's where KDSpy is useful. That's something you're going to want to check out. I can tell you, the best one I was getting is a thousand dollars a month off of a book using this exact game. And again, from an unknown pen name.
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Nobody knows that pen name, yet it's hitting a topic where it's an underserved market. As opposed to what I was giving the example with Sarah earlier, she was hitting it where she was the only book in that market.
So, if I were going to do a book on types of toothpicks for example, who would be going through my book? Who exactly is going to buy it? You'd say, well, anybody who's enthusiastic about toothpicks.
Or I could do types of salt and maybe somebody who's really into salt might buy the book. But how many sales do you think you're going to make? You're going to make a sale every couple of years. So, you're trying to create a market and if you happen to hit it, lucky.
The toothpick market is huge and you get a lot of sales. Actual marketers who are good at this are going to come into that market and simply take it from you. Because what they're going to do is they're going to out-compete you on the covers and the keywords.
A lot of the other strategies that I teach on this blog are when it comes to your toothpick book. So do yourself a favor and before you start writing a book or if you've already written a book, we can angle it in different directions.
That's one of the things to do with my clients in the 1-On-1 Program. As we're working together to make sure that we're pushing our books into markets that already exist. If you're going into a market that doesn't exist, you should not expect to see sales daily.
But my question for you today is, what subgenre or niche have you found on Amazon that you believe is profitable? If you're trying to get daily sales, what niche is the most profitable that you found? Let me know and check out my other blogs and videos to answer your other self-publishing questions.