paul wheaton wrote:Some people write a book and get royalties for years to come.
Try 100 things. 2 will work out. You will never know in advance which 2.
Ernie and Erica are selling rocket mass heater plans with a 20% affiliate program. So if you set up an affiliate thing, and a web page talking about this stuff - as the years pass, money dribbles into your accounts.
Kathy Burns-Millyard wrote:I earned the bulk of my income from affiliate and advertising revenue for about 10 years. Too often established revenue streams disappeared when a company closed, was bought out, or restructured. It took awhile but I evolved into royalty revenue instead.
Since 2006 I've sold stock photography through about 5 agencies, and since 2008 I've been publishing Amazon Kindle materials. Starting to explore Barnes and Noble Nook and google play in recent months as well.
paul wheaton wrote:Excellent info Kathy. Thanks!
I might take a stab at kindle!
Devon, I talked to the scubbly people about alternatives like dwolla. They are looking into it. As for stuff like money orders: is there a lot of call for something like that?
Bill Bianchi wrote:Paul, or any other members who have extensive knowledge about different aspects of permaculture and/or self sufficiency:
I'm writing a dual series of novellas set in a post apocalyptic world, told in first person from the POV of a young boy in one, and a young girl in the other. The novellas will be intensely character driven. In these characters' wanderings across a devastated America, they'll be coming across communities and individuals who are surviving using a number of different off-grid energy sources, food growing techniques, and building methods. These characters are going to be showing YA readers these methods we talk about on these forums.
Greetings from the Amazon Associates Program.
We are writing from the Amazon Associates Program to notify you that your Associates account will be closed and your Amazon Services LLC Associates Program Operating Agreement will be terminated effective August 27, 2013. This is a direct result of the unconstitutional Missouri state tax collection legislation passed by the state legislature and signed by Governor Nixon on July 5, 2013, with an effective date of August 28, 2013. As a result, we will no longer pay any advertising fees for customers referred to an Amazon Site after August 27 nor will we accept new applications for the Associates Program from Missouri residents.
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Ryan Barrett wrote:
This kinda sucks. It was a nice income stream for me. Oh well.