That’s what happened (again!) today. I had no clue why Amazon Digital Publishing had sent me money, so I started digging to find out where that passive income came from.
Here’s what I discovered. A couple months ago I added this blog and a couple of others to the Kindle Blog store. I’d heard about it from the chatter across the web and decided hey, why not? And then I promptly forgot about it. Until now.
If you publish a blog, you should publish your blog to the Kindle Store. Amazon charges .99 cents a month for most blog subscriptions and does a 70/30 split on the revenue — you get .30 cents a month per subscription.
Here’s what you’ll need to get started.
For self hosted WordPress blogs, the feed address is normally http://www.yourblogname.com/feed.
People like to see what they are subscribing to, so adding a small picture to your page will go a long way in helping “sell” your subscription to visitors. You might also want to add a masthead (your header) to the description so have that ready too.
You’ll enter your blog feed, blog title, blog description and keywords to get started along with uploading your screen shot and masthead image files.
Once you’re all set, press the publish button. Your blog will need to be approved by Amazon which will take a few days.
That’s it! Do it now and maybe you’ll be surprised with a “you’ve got cash” email real soon.
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