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Hello fellow marketers

I recently lost my job so decided to pursue IM full time. I don't have money to put in to advertising but I do have a lot of free time and the willingness to learn.

I have gained 10k followers on Twitter and Instagram organically in the past few months and thinking of create an Ebook outlining how I did it and offering it to my followers for free to start building an email list. Problem is I never wrote an Ebook and don't know where to start I downloaded software to create the Ebook and even asked some of my followers if they would be interested in an Ebook outlining how it did it the said yes because who dose t want more followers.

I know that I have to set up an email campaign and a landing page and put a banner on my blog but the issue for me is the creation of the Ebook I am uncertain of the format and I have been search for tutorials and tips for a couple days now and have found something that helps so please if anyone can't guide me to a tutorial or give me advise it would appreciated

Also after I subscribe to my email list what do I offer them I don't want to offer people a product or service that I have not used

Thank you in advance for your guidance
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  • Profile picture of the author jumesh
    Acmeech, your ebook can be a PDF file. That's the most common format.

    To make a PDF, prepare your book in Word, click print, and choose PDF.

    Hope that helps.

    Otherwise, you'll find plenty of tutorials in YouTube.

    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author RyanJohnson1
    Why wouldn't you sell the information?

    I'm assuming you need to replace the income you just lost correct.
    Originally Posted by acmeech View Post

    Hello fellow marketers

    I recently lost my job so decided to pursue IM full time. I don't have money to put in to advertising but I do have a lot of free time and the willingness to learn.

    I have gained 10k followers on Twitter and Instagram organically in the past few months and thinking of create an Ebook outlining how I did it and offering it to my followers for free to start building an email list. Problem is I never wrote an Ebook and don't know where to start I downloaded software to create the Ebook and even asked some of my followers if they would be interested in an Ebook outlining how it did it the said yes because who dose t want more followers.

    I know that I have to set up an email campaign and a landing page and put a banner on my blog but the issue for me is the creation of the Ebook I am uncertain of the format and I have been search for tutorials and tips for a couple days now and have found something that helps so please if anyone can't guide me to a tutorial or give me advise it would appreciated

    Also after I subscribe to my email list what do I offer them I don't want to offer people a product or service that I have not used

    Thank you in advance for your guidance
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  • Profile picture of the author Trey Morgan
    Originally Posted by acmeech View Post

    Hello fellow marketers

    I recently lost my job so decided to pursue IM full time. I don't have money to put in to advertising but I do have a lot of free time and the willingness to learn.

    I have gained 10k followers on Twitter and Instagram organically in the past few months and thinking of create an Ebook outlining how I did it and offering it to my followers for free to start building an email list. Problem is I never wrote an Ebook and don't know where to start I downloaded software to create the Ebook and even asked some of my followers if they would be interested in an Ebook outlining how it did it the said yes because who dose t want more followers.

    I know that I have to set up an email campaign and a landing page and put a banner on my blog but the issue for me is the creation of the Ebook I am uncertain of the format and I have been search for tutorials and tips for a couple days now and have found something that helps so please if anyone can't guide me to a tutorial or give me advise it would appreciated

    Also after I subscribe to my email list what do I offer them I don't want to offer people a product or service that I have not used

    Thank you in advance for your guidance
    Just write the ebook to the best of your ability, then get a trusted marketer to review it for you. That is what I would do if I were in your position and I was doubting my ebook creation ability. Don't try to be a perfectionist because it is going to hold you back from taking action.
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    • Profile picture of the author Boris Qs
      Open a word doc .start writing the steps you took to build your follower let it flow naturally you can adjust and tweak it later export it using PDF and save for download.

      You already have tools I guess for the ebook cover(if not $5bugs on Fiverr will do the trick)

      You will need to spend a little for the responder to offer your free book.

      For what to offer those who sign up I will suggest you just look for product that compliments your free offer. Even if you haven't used it you can still find out if the product is really worth what it's offering on the sales page not just hype by checking some starts like the refund rates. How many sales it has made and so on
      Hope I could help with that
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  • Profile picture of the author shakeer619
    Build a email list giving something free at first and then make your own product and sell it to them, it'll definitely work as they are following you for a reason.
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  • Profile picture of the author leilani
    That's great that you are writing an ebook! And offering it for free. That's starting in the right direction.

    You will solve the problem about the book. There are great suggestions here.

    The concern is not wanting to promote a product that you have no knowledge or experience with, right? I felt the same way too.

    What I did was go to Clickbank and search for products in my niche. I took a look at all of the information offered on the product. Then if I could afford it, I bought it. If it was not something I could offer, then (I hate to say this on this forum, but I need to be transparent here) I got a refund and went to look for another product.

    I know that was a long explanation. Bottom line, it's called Research and Due Diligence. You have to care about your customers or you won't have a business.

    Leilani
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  • Profile picture of the author Tomas Lodén
    Originally Posted by acmeech View Post

    I have gained 10k followers on Twitter and Instagram organically in the past few months and thinking of create an Ebook outlining how I did it and offering it to my followers for free to start building an email list.
    So what?

    You can get 100k followers in a few days... easy!

    What your looking for is customers, buyers!

    How much do you make from your 10k FOLLOWERS?
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  • Profile picture of the author Soloseller2014
    Hi,
    First you have to get a topic then start writing also you have to get much knowledge about your topic then start writing if you are confuse or don't know how to write an ebook then download an ebook from anywhere and read it i hope you will definitely got an idea but don't copy that ebook its a SCAM just only get idea how to write an ebook. Hope this helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author LittleSparrow
    I think you can write Ebook in a PDF format, or can convert to it. Write it there the way you want, add the stuff you think might work and at the end do check it as a reader of that Ebook and then correct the mistakes or modify the things.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
    Originally Posted by acmeech View Post

    Hello fellow marketers

    I recently lost my job so decided to pursue IM full time. I don't have money to put in to advertising but I do have a lot of free time and the willingness to learn.

    I have gained 10k followers on Twitter and Instagram organically in the past few months and thinking of create an Ebook outlining how I did it and offering it to my followers for free to start building an email list. Problem is I never wrote an Ebook and don't know where to start I downloaded software to create the Ebook and even asked some of my followers if they would be interested in an Ebook outlining how it did it the said yes because who dose t want more followers.

    I know that I have to set up an email campaign and a landing page and put a banner on my blog but the issue for me is the creation of the Ebook I am uncertain of the format and I have been search for tutorials and tips for a couple days now and have found something that helps so please if anyone can't guide me to a tutorial or give me advise it would appreciated

    Also after I subscribe to my email list what do I offer them I don't want to offer people a product or service that I have not used

    Thank you in advance for your guidance
    I have a few concerns, acmeech.

    We seem to be overlooking some key issues in your thread. Issues that, unaddressed, will likely spell failure.

    Before I address them, let's look on the positive side:

    1. As is evidenced by your OP, you have strong writing chops.
    2. You have start-up capital.
    3. You have time on your hands.
    4. Being out of work, you have the motivation to succeed.
    5. You know your way around Twitter and Instagram.
    6. You have a domain, hosting, blog, email marketing software.
    7. You have a plan.

    Seriously, compared to many IM entrants, you're looking good. Very good.

    Now for the concerns:

    1. Is your blog/ squeeze page optimized to convert?
    2. Is your free eBook going to be adequately monetized?
    3. Have you sufficiently developed your copywriting skills?
    4. Have you structured your sales funnel correctly?
    5. Do you have an optimized follow-up series?
    (The money is in the list; the fortune is in the follow-up.)
    6. Have you considered cross-sells and up-sells for your eBook?
    7. Do you have plans for business, development, & marketing?
    8. Do you have a separate traffic plan?

    There is a great deal of potential here, providing you do it right.

    Review my list of concerns and let your traffic plan be the last element to sort out. Do that, and you're looking good.

    Best of luck with the venture.

    - Tom
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  • Profile picture of the author techforce
    ٍSimply you can outsource it or you can use PLR eBook and edit it or use its guide as your guide in writing your own
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Kanigan
    Having a product is not sufficient. You also need buyers. And I don't see how you are attracting buyers beyond hoping some of your Twitter followers will buy from you.

    It's a long road from freebie social media follower to paying customer.

    My advice is to get a job for immediate cash and do IM part time while you learn the ropes.
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