Scientifically valid statistics are hard to come by, but I’ve observed that a lot of aspiring eBook publishers quit the business after a few weeks. Why does this happen? It’s natural to wonder about this because if a solution can be found, then more people will remain in business and more people will have the opportunity to ultimately quite their jobs. I’ll share with you the biggest challenge that I see most aspiring eBook publishers face, and offer a solution.
When you’re just getting started with this or any business, there are a lot of possible directions you can take. It’s a lot like deciding to climb a mountain — there’s more than one way to do it. The problem is that not all routes are made the same. In other words, you might decide to climb the mountain one way, only to discover you have to backtrack and go up another way because the approach you initially selected was just too hard. Likewise in the eBook publishing business, there are a lot of different ways to go about building your business.
Can you imagine spending a few weeks working on starting an eBook business, only to discover the path you selected was not going to show results for a long time and that you’d have to start all over again? This is where a lot of aspiring publishers simply give up in frustration. Who can blame them? The solution is simple.
You need to make the decision early in the process to invest in a “road map” that was created by someone else who had climbed the mountain already. The reason this is important should be obvious, but I’ll spell it out just in case it’s not clear: you discover the shortest route to the top of the mountain. You still have to do the climbing on your own, but with the time and money saving tips and tricks provided by the road map, you’re going to find yourself reaching success a lot faster than if you did it all on your own.