I’ve Not Made A Single Sale From My First eBook — Here’s Why

Patience is a huge sales game and I’m willing to wait.

Shamar M
3 min readApr 8, 2024
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I’ve just read a story by Jocelyn Soriano. She’s talking about how her products have sold on Gumroad making it a nice, simple side hustle for her. Congratulations, Jocelyn!

Let me tell you my side of the story about my time on Gumroad, and unfortunately, it’s not as pleasant as Jocelyn’s.

In March 2024, I published my first-ever ebook. I was given six weeks off work to recover from my breast reduction and during the last two weeks, boredom really started to kick in. All I was doing was sleeping, no exercise was allowed. I’ve read so many stories about people having success on Gumroad and how it’s been a smooth sailing journey, so I figured it was time to start mine.

Why don’t I make a book about making money on Medium?

Not one of those Here’s How I Made Thousands on Medium rubbish because those are unrealistic and only happen to a tiny percentage of those on Medium. It’s time for someone to be real about what it’s like to earn money on Medium, and what you should really expect per month.

Introducing “An Honest Guide To Making Money On Medium.”



Shamar M

27. Based in the UK. PG DIP HR Management. Chief of publication The First Time. Editor in About Me Stories.