My 300th Post - Untapped Market, Can It Be True ?

by TheRichJerksNet 11 replies
Hello Everyone,
I would like for everyone that is wanting a money making idea to pay close attention, especially those newbies.

I had a client ask me about creating a service to submit eBooks to eBook Directories, ebook submission service basically.

So I decided to go do some research and find these ebook directories. When I googled this I found many websites. I visited a great many of them just to find out that 90% of them actually charge a fee to post your ebook in their directory.

I came to the conclusion that a ebook submission service would actually be of no use because since most of the market requires payment to post the ebook you can not make automated submissions.

So is the free ebook directories really a untapped market ? I mean you can easily build a directory to allow ebook submissions for free and add google ads / affiliate ads in the directory to generate the income. Several ideas come to mind here.

But instead of running the site yourself you could do the following.

Build a free ebook directory and give that directory away for free but in order to get the directory they must opt-in to your list. Now the proper way would be to have your link "powered by" at the bottom and have the site encrypted.

Give the directory away for free and once people start creating their own ebook directory service then you could actually come up with a ebook submission service. So you are building a list, giving away a product that is not really out there, and then creating a service for that product all at the same time.

Now my plan would be more detailed then this but I think you get the general idea and for those that have the determination I am sure you could make a go of this idea.

So this is my helpful 300th post and just an idea and I hope some of you have enjoyed.

James
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  • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
    Just figured I would give this a little boost..

    James
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  • Profile picture of the author jestershaw
    Congrats on your 300th...

    Good idea, not sure I would give that much value away just to get someone to opt in though...but still a good idea.
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    • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
      Originally Posted by jestershaw View Post

      Congrats on your 300th...

      Good idea, not sure I would give that much value away just to get someone to opt in though...but still a good idea.
      That is one purpose of building the list, you give away the basic version. A more advanced version can be sold later on to that list.

      James
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      • Profile picture of the author Ricter
        Isn't wikipedia kind of a free ebook provider?
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  • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
    What I am talking about is a ebook directory

    Free-ebooks.net | Download free Fiction, Marketing,electronic publishing ebooks

    Problem is most charge to submit your ebook to them, therefore there is a total untapped market for "Free" ebook submissions...

    James
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  • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
    Great Idea... anyone interested ?

    James
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  • Profile picture of the author write-stuff
    Hi, James. I may be missing something here. Aren't there already a glut of ebook directory sites?

    - Russ
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    • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
      Originally Posted by write-stuff View Post

      Hi, James. I may be missing something here. Aren't there already a glut of ebook directory sites?

      - Russ
      I have found only a few that are really free and allow submissions .. 98% of them (what very little do exist) cost you a monthly fee to have your eBook listed. Because of this there is a huge potential open here..

      Having a FREE ebook directory that would allow auto submissions could build you a very good business...

      James
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      • Profile picture of the author rosetrees
        So you're saying that we should set up free ebook directories so you can create an auto submission service for your client?
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        • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
          Originally Posted by rosetrees View Post

          So you're saying that we should set up free ebook directories so you can create an auto submission service for your client?
          Not for my client.. no. I could easily do the idea in my original post but thought I would share this idea with others looking for a way to generate a list and make money...

          Re-read my original post..

          James
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    Hey James,

    Congrats on your 300th post.

    Tal
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