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SPI 075: Six-Figure Earnings with Ebooks (Not on Amazon) and a Pricing Structure That Works with Nathan Barry

SPI 075: Six-Figure Earnings with Ebooks (Not on Amazon) and a Pricing Structure That Works with Nathan Barry

By Pat Flynn on

In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, I’m extremely excited to welcome former freelancer turned app developer turned incredibly successful self-published author, Nathan Barry from to the show! In a relatively short time period, Nathan has earned well over $200,000 by self-publishing ebooks on his website, and he shares all of his strategies and how it all happened here on today’s show.

I left the interview incredibly inspired, and I know you will too.

With an email list of under 1000 people, he successfully launched his first ebook, The App Design Handbookand made over $12,000 on the first day—which is awesome!

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Nathan in Portland a couple of weeks ago and he’s one of the most down to earth, friendliest guys I’ve met in a while. He’s very transparent and shares all of his ebook numbers during the interview, and it’s obvious that he really wants to help other people succeed too. If you aren’t following his work, you should.

In addition, in this session you’ll find out about:

  • How Nathan started as a freelancer and why freelancing is a great way to start your own business. 
  • How and where to start freelancing.
  • Nathan’s first iOS application, how he promoted it and why it was priced at $199.99.
  • The importance of actually talking to people in your target audience and reaching out.
  • The big challenge that Nathan faced that stunted the sales of his iOS application, and what he would do differently.
  • Nathan thoughts about inbound market vs. outbound marketing.
  • Why Nathan started a blog and how he eventually found his voice.
  • The inflection point in Nathan’s journey that started with writing ebooks about app design.
  • Nathan’s answer to: “What qualifies you to write The App Design Handbook?”
  • How Nathan spread the word about his book and made $12,500 on the first day—even with a small email list.
  • Why Nathan avoids publishing on and instead publishes books on his own site.
  • Specific details about Nathan’s 3-tier pricing structure and how having multiple packages can double or triple your revenue.
  • What makes good design and three quick tips that will drastically help the design of your website.

Resources and Links Mentioned in this Session Include:

Posts that Nathan Wrote Leading up to the Launch of his First Book:

Thanks again to Nathan for the amount of information he shared on the podcast! If you’d like to thank him yourself and show your love, click the link below to send him a quick tweet:

Click here to thank Nathan for being on the show!

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