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Hello and welcome to The Candid Cashflow Podcast Episode 6! I’m your host, Ava Fails.
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Hello, hello, and Happy New Year!
I know I said in the previous episode that we’d be discussing working in the service realm online, but I just didn’t feel excited about that topic. We may still cover it in a future episode, but providing a service like article writing or logo designing is really the low-hanging fruit of making money online.
Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of people who make a very nice living providing online services, I’ve just never been one of them.
So in this episode, we’re going to discuss a resource that I’ve never heard anyone else talk about: how to get TONS of free eBooks for Kindle and learn almost anything. Yes, legally!
Grab the Appropriate Kindle App
If you’re thinking, “I don’t own a Kindle, so this episode is irrelevant”, don’t worry, Amazon has you covered.
They have actually developed a free Kindle reading app for pretty much every device known to man. You can grab the one you need here – http://heyyoava.com/kindleapps.
This Method Uses Your Computer, No Mobile for Now
Nabbing that Kindle app is just for the purpose of being able to read the books you download. For actually getting the books, you’ll need:
- An Amazon account
- Your computer
As a content creator, I do most of my online stuff via my computer. I am well aware; however, that the majority of content consumption takes place on mobile devices. No mobile today though.
3 Benefits of Having TONS of Kindle Books
- Free resource to learn just about anything. – You can find books about business, online business, crafts, playing instruments, idea generation, DIY, self help, and finance. There are all kinds of books available about everything!
- Free entertainment – If you enjoy reading in your spare time, you never have to buy another book if you don’t want to. There is an endless stream of free reading material available to you via the method I’m about to share.
- Research your competition as a self-publisher – In addition to the first benefit, a free education, I love to see the quality of books that other self-publishers are putting out. Is there any data that is more valuable in business than knowing the 411 on our competitors’ products? By looking at the books other authors are putting out, I know exactly what I need to do to publish top-notch books. That is HUGE.
How To Get Free Kindle eBooks
Be sure to grab the show notes linked above ^^^ if you need screen shots!
Step 1. Go to http://heyyoava.com/kindlebestsellers. This will redirect to Amazon. These are the best-selling items in the Kindle Store updated hourly.
Notice just above the #1 listing, there are two tabs:
- Top 100 Paid
- Top 100 Free
We’re only interested in the Top 100 Free today. Click it and that list will appear. All of the books in this list are free.
Step 2. Click Kindle eBooks in the left navigation. Now we can see the full list of genres available for Kindle.
Again, you’ll notice the Top 100 Free tab above the #1 spot. Make sure to click it. It will be orange in color when that tab is active. You’ll want to ensure this is the case each time you select a new genre.
Step 3. Click your desired genre in the left navigation. For this example, I clicked Business & Money. Notice all of the sub-genres that are now available.
So, here’s the deal…
Under Business & Money, there is a Top 100 Free list, but there is also a list under each sub-genre. Isn’t that exciting!?! Well, maybe just for dorks like me. 😀
Each sub-genre may not have a full list of 100, but most of them will have something, and many of them will have 100.
The cool thing here is that you can stay on the main genre level and stick to the top 100 there or you can drill it down to sub-genres if you like. You can download as many or as few books as you want.
I usually do this a couple times a year and go through the whole list adding hundreds of book to my digital library.
Step 4. To download a book, click the cover image. The sales page for the book will load and you can see any additional information about the title that you need.
Click the Buy Now with 1-click button to “purchase” the free book. If you don’t have 1-click enabled, this may just be a regular Buy button. I don’t actually remember as I’ve had 1-click set up for quite a while. Either way, you won’t be charged anything for the free book.
Once you do that, Amazon will deliver the book to the device you have selected under Deliver to:
That’s it! Rinse and repeat as many times as you want because it’s FREE!
To view and read your new books:
Just open the Kindle app on your device and make sure you are viewing your Library instead of the Store. You’ll see you books listed there, and you can just select the one you want to read.
I wanted to include a small bonus for those of you are in it to learn new skills. In addition to free Kindle eBooks, YouTube is also a super valuable, free resource to learn every kind of skill you can imagine.
Just type whatever you’re looking for into the search bar on YouTube. Did you know that YouTube as a search engine is second only to Google? They are both owned by the same parent company in case you were unaware.
These are the two places I go to first when I want to learn something new. Of course there are many other places you can learn things free online, it just depends on what you’re looking for. Remember that Google is your friend in this case.
Let’s Wrap It Up!
So what do you think? Were you aware that you could download so many free books from Amazon at once? What methods do you use when you want to learn something new?
I also listen to podcasts when I want to learn something new! I hope you’ll consider subscribing to The Candid Cashflow Podcast so you don’t miss future episodes where I’ll share more ways to enhance your online endeavors.
I release new episodes each Wednesday!
Until next time…turning your passion into cashflow!
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