Alright, alright! I know a ton of people out there claiming they actually made money off of their side hustles, when they don’t. I’m here to share what worked for me and what didn’t.
About 3 months ago, I was reading a Medium article on how to use ChatGPT as a method for coming up with content for Amazon KDP books.
The article can be found here.
It completely lit a fire deep inside and I quickly ran to ChatGPT and started firing off prompts for Dad Jokes. I made 6 different Dad Joke books within the span of a few weeks while leveraging ChatGPT and Canva. (Tutorial coming soon!) The books aren’t “amazing” or something I’m super proud of, but they definitely wet my appetite and I am hoping to dedicate some time to writing more in the future.
If you’d like to help me out and purchase a book for a friend or family member of yours, you can find those books here: https://50dadjokes.com
Oh! Almost forgot to share the goods on sales!!
Within the first 3 months of having these books available, I made roughly $250. Not bad for someone who just published their first set of books. I know there could have been a lot more made here with proper marketing, but I’m still learning and $250 worth of published books was a great start to this adventure!
Amazon pays your royalties out monthly, but they are behind 3 months. Pulling reports is like pulling teeth. You’d thing a tech GIANT would build better reporting tools for this…
Did this dude just say eBay?! Is that still a thing??
Oh yes I did, and yes it is!
When I’m bored, I love to watch Instagram reels of people flipping things they buy at garage sales and selling them on eBay. I got so excited for this idea as I love garage sales and going to places like Goodwill and St. Vincent De Paul stores. (I call them Vinnie’s for some weird reason…am I the only one?!)
Anyway, I opened up my shop here https://www.ebay.com/usr/pops-shop and gave it the name Pop’s Shop. (My son calls me “Pops”).