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Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway: The Powerful Business Tool You’ve Missed

Are you looking for a cheap yet effective way of driving traffic to your business? Wouldn’t it be nice to invest a little cash for a ton of exposure? Then, I think you will be blown away by what online mega-retailer Amazon has in the Amazon Giveaway.

 

What’s the Deal with Amazon Giveaway?

It’s a fairly intuitive process, and rather than regurgitating info you can find on their site, I left the relevant links below. Essentially, anyone with an Amazon account can run an Amazon Giveaway. Familiarize yourself with the various avenues you can use and decide what is a suitable outcome for you. After all, it’s not enough that you spend money on advertising, so you don’t want to be throwing cash blindly into a project without knowing what you’d like to get out of it.

 

My Experience with Amazon Giveaway

In early-2016, I was looking for a way to get my books into more hands but didn’t have much capital to use. I was already stretched too thin, and I couldn’t afford to take a gamble on anything big. I’d heard a little buzz about the Amazon Giveaway from other authors and thought I’d give it a look. I figured it was a winning situation however I shaked it, maked it or baked it.

Why was Amazon Giveaway so good for me as a self-published author?

  1. When I ran a contest, I bought my own book. Therefore, it helped the book rank on Amazon, exposing it to more people. And, I got back a portion of the money I spent on the book through royalties.
  2. Once the contest launched, everyone and their mother would know about it. After all, who doesn’t like a good ol’ fashioned contest? So, even if someone didn’t win, they still had a chance to see my book and my name.
  3. It grew my Twitter presence; my followers shot up from a measly few hundred to 1800 with one giveaway.
  4. I only spent $12 on a paperback version, got my royalty of $3 and change later. Someone got a copy of my book!

 

What Does the Amazon Giveaway Do for You?

I imagine not everyone is a self-published author like me, so a valid concern is how the Amazon Giveaway benefits you. Well, what is your business? Who is your audience? What products best align with your business? Or, what product on Amazon complements your business model? Because if you are in the business of running a business, then you damn well have customers. And, those customers have problems.

 

Need More Help in How to Use the Amazon Giveaway?

Hey, we get it! You are a bit tentative about investing your money in something you’ve never tried or seen done before now. So, Kevin and I are going to take one for the team this week. Live on Wednesday, November 30 at 8pm EST at Show.BootstrapBusinessmen.com. The best part is if you tune in you will be the first to know what we’re giving away and how to enter. No catch! We’re just going to do a live case study.

Unlike previous episodes, we are going to be 100% focused on this neat little feature so you can explode your business TODAY! So, put that date on your calendar:

Wednesday, November 30 at 8pm EST at Show.BootstrapBusinessmen.com

If you’ve missed the live airing, then you can still head over and find out more by browsing our previous episodes. We’ll make it super simple; the video will be titled the same as this blog. Till later, hustle your ass off, build a legacy you can be proud of and live at 110% every day!

-Dale L. Roberts, #1 Best-Selling Author & 1/2 Bootstrap Businessmen

 

Relevant Links

Amazon Giveaway – https://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&node=14066976011

FAQ – https://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&node=11715260011

Check this sweet-ass site! It’s an updated list of Amazon Giveaways! https://giveawaylisting.com/

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Business, Reviews, Books and Tons of Laughs

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Take a ride with Dale and I as we speak, Openly about business, Reviews and TROLLS!!!

 

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Gluten Free for you and Me

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Become a Label Reading Master in 24 Hours! Not Years, Months, or Even Weeks. 1 Day’s Worth of Reading. Take Absolute Control Over Your Allergy and Health.

What if you never had to wonder if something was gluten free again? Aren’t you tired of taking risks because “It SHOULD be gluten free?” or you “…can’t imagine that this would have gluten in it.” Imagine being 100% confident that the new food you saw at the store was gluten free or at that family picnic, wedding, company bbq, or wherever!

Amazon best selling author, YouTube vlogger, motivator, and Gluten Free Fitness Master Scott Jay Marshall II presents the remarkably simple approach to becoming a gluten free label reading master. Scott has been living a gluten free lifestyle for more than 8 years and knows what he is talking about. He used the information in this work to aide him on his way to losing 60lbs while on a gluten free diet with 0 incidents of gluten consumption. It took more than one painful mistake to figure out these tricks of the trade that you are going to get in 1 day’s worth of reading. You don’t need to be a nutritionist or dietitian, spend a month reading on how to do it or go through the same pains yourself to figure it out.

 

Grab yours HERE

In this book, you’ll learn:

 

  • How to identify the the gluten they are purposefully trying to hide from you to save a quick buck.
  • Learn why gluten free eaters everywhere are calling B.S. on the FDA.
  • Learn the unfortunate truth plaguing every gluten free eater on the planet.
  • **BONUS**: Free report of the top 5 foods you KNOW are gluten free… (but they aren’t…I promise.)
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How to Not Drown in the Sea of Opportunity

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Hey, bootstrap entrepreneurs!

I hope you gained some valuable insight from last week’s blog.

If you didn’t get the chance to do the exercise, then I highly recommend you go back and check out the write-up (CLICK HERE).

You may find as an entrepreneur so many freakin’ opportunities to create wealth.

And, that can be a HUGE problem.

I was reading some John C. Maxwell books lately and he discusses this analogy quite a bit.

Have you ever noticed a lion tamer’s routine?

How does the lion tamer keep this wild animal at bay?

In most instances, the lion tamer uses a stool and holds the seat so the feet point at the lion.

What does the lion do?

It freezes in place, because it has become 100% distracted by the four different points on the stool legs.

Being an entrepreneur, you’ll have so many chances to develop wealth.

But, unless you focus on simply one thing and become ridiculously good at it, you’ll never get far.

Don’t be the lion, but be the lion tamer.

Make your one thing the stool you hold up to the world.

And, then build it from there.

For instance, my income stalled recently.

When I analyzed my situation, I discovered I’d started far too many projects.

And, some of my endeavors were WAY out of my wheelhouse, so it’s no wonder I wasn’t making money.

Rather than focus my time and attention on my strength of self-publishing and fitness, I spread myself to thin and started losing time AND money.

So, be selective with your time and pick that one thing.

No matter what opportunity approaches you, be real with yourself.

Ask yourself:

  1. Does this opportunity complement my strength?
  2. Will this opportunity decrease my work time or add to it?
  3. Will this opportunity benefit my goals?
  4. Am I getting swept up in sensational ad copy for a “must-have” business opportunity?

I’ll leave you with a great quote you should recite any time you find your attention split:

The man who chases two rabbits catches none. (Confucius)

 

Till later,

-Dale L. Roberts

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Defining Your One Thing for Your Greatest Breakthrough

Hey, bootstrappers!

Are you struggling to get your part-time business or hobby off the ground?

Is it tough to even manage your time and get anywhere with your business pursuits?

Well, it’s a simple fix!

Whenever I’m lacking results in my business (aka cash flow), I have to analyze a few key factors to my success:

  1. How am I spending my 24 hours in a day?
  2. What actions actually produce income?
  3. What actions might produce income?
  4. What actions produce nothing?

Here’s the thing, outside of your income, what is the difference between the wealthy and you?

Give up?

They focused on one thing at a time, mastered it, and then scaled their efforts.

Once you can answer the four questions above, you’ll have a better understanding of what you need to do.

Because the items that produce results are the things you should focus on.

My suggestion is to focus on your one best action, something within your strength zone, and create massive fucking action from it.

This means do it better than anyone else.

Study how you can become better at that one action.

Apply what you learn and adjust your course according to your results.

This simple formula for success has helped me grow an amazing brand around fitness.

So, I have a little homework for you.

  1. Get a pen and paper out
  2. And, honestly answer the questions above
  3. Then, remove the actions that serve you no good

 

Till later,

-Dale L. Roberts

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How to Create an Awesome Paperback Book for Residual Income Part 2 of 2

Hey, bootstrap entrepreneurs!

I hope you enjoyed the ride along from last week’s blog post.

As I stated last week, recently, I stumbled on some extra footage I forgot to develop and release.

It’s a walkthrough video on how I produced Kevin’s first book, Fuck It! You Can’t Rule the World from Your Couch.

It’s split into two different parts, and I have the second half for you this week.

And, if you want to grab a copy, click the links below:

Kindle

Paperback

 

Till later,

-Dale L. Roberts

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How to Create an Awesome Paperback Book for Residual Income Part 1 of 2

Hey, bootstrap entrepreneurs!

You’re gonna love this blog I have for you.

Recently, I stumbled on some extra footage I forgot to develop and release.

It’s a walkthrough video on how I produced Kevin’s first book, Fuck It! You Can’t Rule the World from Your Couch.

It’s split into two different parts, so I have the first half for you this week.

And, if you want to grab a copy, click the links below:

Kindle

Paperback

Tune in next week for the finale.

 

Till later,

-Dale L. Roberts

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My Insider Secrets Given to You for Free

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Hey, look, I don’t get on Bootstrap Businessmen to earn your business or convert you to a customer.

I merely want to bring value to your life and hopefully inspire you to become better today than you were yesterday.

If you haven’t had the opportunity, then take a gander at my YouTube channel, “Self-Publishing with Dale L. Roberts.”

I share a ton of information that could get you started working on a part-time career that could grow residual income for you.

Simply go to DaleLRoberts.com/YouTube, subscribe and follow my videos.

These videos have helped a number of my clients, friends and even my co-host, Kevin S. Allen, build a small business with a few extra minutes and very little to no money.

So, what are you waiting for? Get over to “Self-Publishing with Dale L. Roberts today!

Subscribe to the channel, like your favorite videos and leave your comments.

 

Till later,

-Dale L. Roberts

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