Putting my eBook online for free

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Years back I wrote an eBook about online dating. It sold a few copies but I could never get enough traffic to sustain sales. So now I'm thinking of putting the entire thing online for free and hopefully get some traffic via SEO. I would monetize the site/content through light affiliate offers embedded within.

1. Is this a good idea or waste of time?
2. I am familiar with HTML/CSS but am terrible with site design. Can someone point me to a person and/or company that could take the contents of my eBook (PDF) and convert it to a fully responsive SEO optimized site?

Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author savidge4
    Originally Posted by Mike Bradson View Post

    Years back I wrote an eBook about online dating. It sold a few copies but I could never get enough traffic to sustain sales. So now I'm thinking of putting the entire thing online for free and hopefully get some traffic via SEO. I would monetize the site/content through light affiliate offers embedded within.

    1. Is this a good idea or waste of time?
    2. I am familiar with HTML/CSS but am terrible with site design. Can someone point me to a person and/or company that could take the contents of my eBook (PDF) and convert it to a fully responsive SEO optimized site?

    Thanks!
    Freelancer? Fiver?
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  • Profile picture of the author spartan14
    The way to go its the email list so give it to people instead of their email .Then if you have experience in dating send them helpful emails and from time to time send promotiom with clickbank products with dating niche
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  • Profile picture of the author quadagon
    Are you willing to be branded as the 'online dating guy'?

    If you are there is a load of opportunity for promoting your book through traditional media.

    It takes some planning and a few extra bits of content but would work.

    Here's what I would do. Look on Google for various 'national days' that could be related to the book.

    A quick search shows 22nd June is national kissing day.

    Search for articles on this in various newspapers and magazines and see the type of thing they create.

    Then you create content around kissing

    The Perfect First Kiss
    How she really wants to be kissed
    You've been kissing all wrong

    Contact the journalists who wrote the previous article and let them know who you are and how this might help the journalist.

    Include a bio a note that you are an author and the book title and a link to your website.

    I would then offer the ebook free (for getting on your list) but upsell a physical copy of the book.

    Rinse and repeat all year.
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  • Profile picture of the author robertpalmer001
    That's very easy there are several agencies who are offering such services just Google the US Ghostwriting or Logocorps both are good in their working. They can do their work in a very reasonable amount.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    What would be the difference between the content in your dating book and creating articles on your own to promote the site? I think you might run into the same problem in lack of traffic if your dating book content doesn't draw in traffic through SEO.

    If you're able to get traffic from your dating site book content, then you could probably get traffic through original content, and monetize that traffic from the dating site book.
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  • Profile picture of the author timonet360
    One of the ways to get quality content for a site is to turn some of your ebooks to posts. So, yes, it's a good idea.
    You can engage SEO experts to turn it to a SEO optimized content. You can find these experts in places like seoclerks, fiverr, freelancer, and so on.
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