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How to create and sell an eBook

 How to create and sell an eBook

How to create and sell an eBook

An e-book is a PDF that is sold as a solution to a specific problem. While most people associate this type of business with the Internet (digital media), it goes back even further, namely with direct response and copywriting products – of which there are many today. When considering putting together an eBook, you need to make sure that you have a product worth buying. If you are only doing it for the money, you will have to sell in one of the dumb markets like the forex or investing. In this article, I will explain the steps to take to create and sell an eBook online.

First, you need to know what you are going to sell information about. The worst thing you can do is create an idea in your head, and miraculously hope that it will be promoted online. While this works in some cases, it does not in most cases. In fact, to be specific, it works if you are willing to be patient and find the right audience. As mentioned earlier, the larger audience is generally the most stupid - "investment" and "forex" are the main culprits.

To find a market/topic that is worth writing about, the best thing you can do is write from experience. If there is a "secret trick" you have found/discovered/encountered, you will be in a better position to make it work. For example, I had a yeast infection in the penis some time ago and found that using an anti-dandruff shampoo fixed the majority of the problem. Unfortunately, more of it got buried under the skin which led me to find my (painful) way to solve it. This is the kind of material someone might buy from an e-book. $9.99 for a simple solution.

If you have a market/topic in which you have some experience, you need to put the book together. Doing so is very simple - and it's now free. You just need to upload a new Google Docs document and type whatever you want. I won't explain which structure you should use (this is better for another article). You just need to type it in and then after that, you can save it as a PDF file. This gives you your e-book. If you want to publish it online, create a simple HTML website or use one of the countless “website builders” that have popped up on the internet in recent years (Wix, etc).

For e-book selling, use ClickBank. It is the largest "digital retailer" and has by far the largest number of affiliate promotion partners. This is basically like a digital sales team - working on your behalf to sell your product. For $50, you'll get your product on the ClickBank marketplace, allowing you to sell it relatively quickly.

As a pro tip - you need to search for "Free Font" by Eban Pagan. He wrote a very successful e-book called Double Your Dating under the pseudonym "David DeAngelo" in the early 2000s. Since turning to business consulting, Eban has explained many of his principles, and giving up a lot of value in advance was one of them.

Finally, the killer point here is that there must be one killer reason for someone to buy your product. The key is to give that away on the website. For example, with penile yeast infection - just make a video explaining the whole process and give it free. Then say the book is $9.99 if they need more technical details/information on what might go wrong.

See also: How to Make Money With Paid Surveys?