“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” ~ Albert Schweitzer
Before I was officially successful in the online professional writing world, I had to develop a bio that sounded professional even though I didn’t have a lot of online writing or publishing experience.
With a bit of research, I found that SEO rules required me to sort of identify myself with certain keywords if I wanted to be found by potential clients.
After a lot of tweaking, I came up with my new online title: Angela Atkinson, Writer, Editor and Researcher.
Later the title evolved, but during the time that I used it, it served me well with business.
The “researcher” part of the title landed there because since I’ve been capable of rational thought, I’ve always been studying the world around me and how the people in it perceive and engage with their environment and one another.
Research is what drives me to do what I do every day – because I am curious. I need to know how things work and why things happen the way they do.
No matter what issue has happened in my life, if I can find the “why,” I can figure it out. I use a process that looks sort of like scientific method.
The basic steps of the actual scientific method are to:
- Ask a Question
- Do Background Research
- Construct a Hypothesis
- Test Your Hypothesis by Doing an Experiment
- Analyze Your Data and Draw a Conclusion
- Communicate Your Results
Daily Grind at the Great Kindle Publishing Experiment
So far, the experiment is a raving success – in the 90 days or so since I launched it, I’ve published a total of 15 books and have gone from achieving a $50 commission payment from Amazon every few months to making more than $1000 per month (and counting).
I believe I could be doing better if I were more focused and dedicated to this project, so that’s coming too. It’s all a work in progress, folks. I am a work in progress too. All of that leads to this: when it comes to the Great Kindle eBook Publishing Experiment, there are several factors involved each day – and I’m going to tell you all about them in my next post.
I’ve got so much to tell you – stay tuned!