Charged $1,315.12?? | Kindle Publishing–Weekly Update Ep. 3

Welcome to the Kindle Publishing–Weekly Update Ep. 3!

Hope you guys have been having an awesome week!

I love doing these because there can be a lot of waiting time in the early stages of launching your publishing business–whether it be having to wait for your books to be written or raising more capital–so these weekly updates are great for keeping me focused on my vision of gaining financial freedom.

To check out last weeks Kindle publishing update, CLICK HERE!

Some of the things that keep me motivated is thinking about the financial resources I’ll have when I scale this Kindle publishing company up to 100k a year to continue investing in myself, as well as the business/brand education I will have to transfer over to developing Millennial Rebel and other ventures I pursue in the future.

What keeps you motivated in growing your online business? In always improving yourself?

With that being said, let’s dive into this weeks…

Kindle Publishing–Weekly Update

I had a couple things that I said I would be focusing on this week.

  1. Book covers: I actually ran into a big boo-boo this week that did not allow this to happen. For some reason, Dropbox, who is hosting the storage for a video series I use as a lead in a couple of my books, charged me $1,313.20!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    My refund is pending, but my bank has charged me around $100 for not having enough funds in my bank account…not helpful when you’re trying to grow a business over here. Hopefully, my bank will understand and waive the fees, but as far as this goal, it will most likely be carried over into next week.This is one of those moments I’ll look back to and recognize it as an obstacle I overcame. For anyone trying to accomplish something, understand that there will be struggles along the way, which will make the accomplishment that much sweeter!The only way you fail is if you quit…always remember that.

  2. Budgeting and accounting: This is something I am very happy I ended up doing. On a Google Sheets,  I budgeted out the money I will need on a monthly basis, as well as what I will need to continue product development when the time comes. I will definitely be sharing my budget sheet in the future, but I’d like work with it a bit more with the expenses I’ll be adding as I grow my business so that it’s as valuable to you as it can be.

That’s about all that happened for this week in terms of my Kindle publishing company, but now…

What’s next?

  1. First things first, I have to figure out this finance situation. Super glad I don’t have many other responsibilities being 18, so I’m not freaking out about it–I always believe things work out in the end.

  2. Once I have the finance situation figured out, I will move onto creating book covers for my next books. I should be getting my books back Friday or Saturday, so if everything works out in the budget, I’ll also move onto outsourcing a professional description service.

  3. I’m also looking into CreateSpace for one of my books since their ebook sales are dying out, so hopefully, I may be able to squeeze out some cash from the paperback edition. The process of that is getting the cover and interior formatted for CreateSpace, and I’m unsure what actually goes on the back of the book, so I’ll look into that as well.


So to wrap things up, the real big takeaway here is:

  • Obstacles will come your way in any venture you pursue. The key is to persevere through and have faith that everything will work out in the end.

Thanks for visiting! Hope you kill it in your business this week!

Keep on fighting!

-Michael Reyes


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