My book marketing experiment by spending $10 on

In January I mentioned I was checking out for some book marketing and asked if anyone else had done anything on there.

No one responded except to say they’ve used them for graphic designs. I’ve done that also, but I wanted to know if five dollars could be spent to get sales.

Other authors offlined me and asked if I would send them the results so this is just my experience with the whole thing…

Now if you don’t know what is here is my definition is a website where people can get someone to do almost anything LEGAL for five dollars. Services, tutorials, actions and so forth… click on this to find out more.

In January I decided to go on and find some marketing exposure. With it being the beginning of the year and lots to do and plan, I said hey, let’s see if someone else can talk about me for a couple of days.

Plus ten dollars wasn’t a lot to lose and I’d make it back from the Amazon links even if I only sold ten books.

I choose people who at least bragged about their 5K followers and looked one up and saw if you added up the Facebook, twitter and blog things, they really did have about that much. I also read recommendations from others and the two I choose seemed relatively customer pleasing from others.

So I paid the ten dollars for two different campaigns and let it go… (I have that Frozen song in my head so I had to throw it in there, sorry.)

I saw the sales coming in, but actually I had forgotten about the campaigns I had set up. I mean if I saw someone mention me, I was hip hipping hooraying and retweeting, but other than that, I was cool as a cucumber busy with the new year’s writing and marketing my books on my own when I could.

So when January’s Amazon royalties came in, I was like, lemme see what I did… right?

The campaign was the only thing I changed. Now I could equate that people were getting those new Kindle readers from Christmas as well, but actually I took in an extra $1000 from last years Kindle store.

It was a nice new year and I think I’d recommend to others looking for economical campaign strategies in order to get more sales on their books.

It’s just five dollars and you never know.

Set up was easy for each campaign and it made me learn how to put together a quick packet for other marketing promos for the future.

If you’re interested the two I used were:

And trust me if I had wasted money, I definitely would have said something. Matter of fact, I’m using them again this month and expanding what I want from them to see if that brings in more.

I’ll let you know how that goes.

Please let me know if you’ve used and how was your experience as an author.

14 thoughts on “My book marketing experiment by spending $10 on

  1. I was thinking about looking into fiverr for promotion — it’s awesome to hear that it’s actually worth it! There are so many advertising scams out there. But I guess it’s hard to go wrong with $10, isn’t it? Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. Wow, Sylvia, thank you so much for this info! I’d never heard of them before, and because of this I’m going to look into it.
    Sandy 🙂

  3. Thanks for sharing your experience, Sylvia. That’s really interesting, and sounds like a perfect idea for me since I have a release date that falls in the middle of a holiday. (With no inernet access!)

  4. What a great post! Thank you for sharing your results. I think I might give it a try too. As you said, it can’t hurt.

  5. I have used Fiverr many, many times and have nothing but wonderful experiences with the people there. I always see a jump in my traffic after using them, depending upon the gig I choose. I’ve also used them for graphic design, too, but for marketing purposes, this is definitely the best bang for your buck!

  6. I’m glad I cld help u guys by sharing my experience. I know it’s so much out there and everyone is always interested in the ROI when it comes to marketing. I hope more authors share their experience

  7. Wow! How about that?! Thanks for sharing, Sylvia! I’m a recently published author and I’m slowly coming to terms with the tough nature of book marketing. I’m sharing my experiences too at to help upcoming authors catch a glimpse of what it’s like and what they need to do before their books hit the shelves. I’m glad I found your post and I’d like to try fiverr. I’d never thought of using a freelancing site to market my book.
    I happen to know of, also a freelancing site. It’s run in 7 different languages! That that was awesome!
    Thanks again for sharing.

    1. i’d also like to see other marketing things you’ve done and actually use your book as a reference when i start to teach again for my students.

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