Review of Geoff Shaw’s Kindling Membership – Day 2

Ok, I am in my membership area page.  I got my login for Kindling really quickly and I am so excited to work on this.

The members area is a little confusing at first, if you ask me.  There is a lot of information presented, and I am not sure what order to start in.  But here’s what I decided, there is a big center section with some audio files, so I will start there.  Then I am going to move to the sides, first the left side then the right.  I will listen to all the parts of each section whether it’s fiction or something that I think I need to know because it just might have a tidbit that I need.

The first audio is a bit about mindset if you ask me.  And he’s got a good point.  He has a section that you can read in the middle about making sure your content is quality from the beginning.  It’s a very good point, if I make a great book someone will tell another person.  If I make a crappy book they won’t buy another book from me.  It’s kind of like someone saying “If you don’t have time to do it right the first time, how will you have time to fix it?”  Do it right the first time, this is your reputation. [A bit of a rant, but it’s my own rant, not his]

It’s that way for me with marketers as well.  I have seen some marketers just send WSO offers daily and I wonder what they are thinking.  Some have even said – stop with buying all the WSO’s and implement one – yet they continue to email a new WSO every day.  I have responded at times and pointed out their conflict, and promptly unsubscribed myself from their list.

I am listening to the 6 audios in the center section, and they are a good reminder of some basic stuff and very inspirational.  It helps me realize I can do it.  It’s not fluff, it’s a valuable asset that  can produce.  He talks about losers who think that “no one” (which means them) is making money on Amazon, talks about how much you can make from a book, talks about your length of a book, talks about how to sell with a cover and how to make the best that you can make in a book.  Listen to those first – you will be rearing to go!  The only thing that I don’t like is the audios don’t say how long they are.  Trust me, they are short.  But it would be nice to know how long they are.  It seems that none of the audios have the time with them.

Once I finished the audios in the middle, I moved to the left side and started down the links in the home section.  I the first link, he makes a great point about human nature.  One that I never thought of, and I am going to go back and edit my kindle book to add this information because I agree with him that it’s a missing link if you don’t do it!  So simple, yet easy to forget.

The next section has an advanced technique that you will be able to use later, but I think he mentions it here so that you can think ahead while you are creating your market and deciding on what books and sections to write in.  My mind is going crazy – almost overwhelmed but I am trudging on.  Saving that little bit for a bit later.  Several wonderful things to think about.  WOW!

The next section on sales and how to generate more sales is an eye opener.  I already realize I will need to do a series of books and that one book is not going to be enough.  It’s almost like your books feed each other, and I can see that – I borrow a book from the library and I end up borrowing more from the same author because I like the style.  Oh, it’s going to be work but I am looking forward to the payoff – longer term income.

He has an interesting take on how to get more reviews, I will have to try that.  It does seem that people buy more when the book has reviews, so it’s valuable to get them.  But you really can’t pay for them – that’s a little unethical.  He is lining out a business that you will have to do.  I am nervous about this, but I know it means that I can make a good passive income when I devote the time I need to write the other books that are related to my other books and allow me to show the expertise.  I am becoming clearer on what I will be doing to build the Amazon empire that is mine.

And now he’s talking about how to figure out a good market – excellent tips!  I may have chosen a market that is too narrow a niche, and I am going to have to branch out some.  I have a very small market, and it will be hard to expand out to other books so I will work to expand my niche.  Then, as if he’s reading my mind, he’s telling me how to do research.  He’s telling me how to evaluate the competition and how to define the target market.

This is just a huge website and membership.  Well worth whatever you pay for it, because I have just cracked the surface.  I already have my head spinning with thoughts of how I will determine the other related books that I will write.

I am going to plot out 7 books to use to complete the sales strategy that he lays out.  I will do research tomorrow on my target market and evaluate what types of books I should be writing using the information he has provided in Kindling.  It’s a lot to absorb, but I am going to take action.  After tomorrow, I will have a concrete idea of what types of books I will be writing to go with the book I have already written, and determine if I am going to open up my niche a little wider so that I can have a bigger piece of the Amazon pie.

Remember, if you want to work right along with me —> go get your copy of Kindling and let me know how you are doing and what your goals are.

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Review of Kindling by Geoff Shaw – Day 1

Today I am going to start my review process of the product – Kindling, Better Than the Best Kindle Training.

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I wrote one kindle book and that was done with lots of work. Then I posted it and promoted it (so I thought) and then, very few sales.

I wrote a press release, I encouraged my friends to buy it, and I put lots of twitter and facebook posts out about it. So, I was disappointed as I felt like it was a very good book that I spent a lot of time on, and that it would sell easily.

Therefore, my decision to try Kindling was because I needed more information on selling a book on kindle. My coach just encouraged me to write the book and get reviews. But I worked hard on it and it’s a lead generation tool, so I need people to buy it. So I started looking around for a course on kindle. And one of my favorite marketers – Tiffany Dow – suggested that her people work on kindle books, and that she had just bought this course and loved it.

So, I decided that even though it’s a high price, I would buy it and review it and let you know if it’s worth it – at this time I paid $77 for it.

I started with the sales page. It talks about getting off your butt and making the changes happen. It says it’s 100% effective and requires no resources. Well, we shall see…

He says it’s one small thing that you do that will change everything for you.  I already know I can write a kindle book, but how to make it successful.  He claims he is already successful at kindle, but doesn’t show much proof.  I am just supposed to believe him?  Now I do know that Amazon sells a bunch of kindle books and I just bought a kindle fire for my hubby for father’s day, so they are popular.  We are even Amazon Prime members.

Now, Geoff claims that Amazon is a huge pie and I can have a piece.  Well, tell me more.  People are making lots of money from kindle?  I find that hard to believe but if you say so…  He is telling me that Amazon wants me to succeed too!  He claims he has been on the forum for a while and that he’s provided a great deal of insight to people on this forum.  Well, he says no upsells and no more payments – that’s good because for the price I can’t afford much more till I become a kindle millionaire.

He claims to have the secrets to all the big niches that everyone wants to be in but people are failing at over and over.  I want more, I want to know how I can succeed and sell lots of books and make money on Amazon – don’t you?  He says he wouldn’t waste time on kindle if it didn’t work.  By now, I am believing him.  He says he is updating the site all the time and I get the new information for free.  Oh, and he says if I am not committed to this training he will kick me out.  Ouch.

He claims that inside the membership area are videos, audios and content.  I am more of a reader than video person, but I do like to watch videos while I am walking on the treadmill everyday.  So I should be able to get those watched.  And I will learn how to easily create content, promote my content, market research, where to focus my time, and how to get reviews.  Ok, I am all in.  I click the buy button, and make my payment…

And I am sent to the link page for the information that is a receipt and has the link to the membership.  So, I click there to go to the page, and I see a splash page that welcomes me and tells me congratulations for investing in this training.  It makes me more excited because it says I am investing in becoming financially free!  It also tells me that Geoff personally will add me to the membership and I will get the login information in less than 12 hours.  Ok, and he gives me his email so I can contact him if I have a problem.  Sounds pretty genuine.

Needless to say, it was less than twelve hours and I was able to get my login information.

How will I measure this product?  Based on his sales letter, I will achieve some level of financial freedom.  Right now, I am working a full time job and doing this and another website at night.  So, what is financial freedom?  Passive income would be nice in the form of 4 figures per month.  Not sure how long that will take but I will work on it.

Here I go, onwards and upwards!  Come along with me and learn how I do with the Kindling product.  I encourage you to buy the product and work through it with me and let me know how you are doing!

 

 

 

 

 

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