7 Kick Ass Creative Ways To Make More Money From Your Ebooks.

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Just got out the accounts book today and I realised I have sold over $100k+ of my ebooks.

I guess it is a pretty good achievement. However over the years I have created a massive smart marketing plan to ensure they sell well, and I am not limited to just one or two ways. If there is a 'so called secret' to selling ebooks, this would be mine (see below).

You just have to be a little creative, thats all.....

Here are my top 7 creative ways I have used to sell massive amounts of ebooks throughout the world. I am sure if you are struggling at the moment, this will give you some fresh ideas. They have really work like gangbusters for me, and I am sure they will do the same for you.

7 simple highly effective & creative ways of making more money with your ebooks than just selling them....




1) I divide my ebooks, some meaty parts and give it for free. Then have links at the end of the report to download the rest of teh book. I also add affiliate links inside them, and other links to my site as they go viral. That is like having money in teh bank. Can you say KA-CHING$!!

2) Some publishers and other ezine sites have asked to reprint some of my ebook content with a link back to my salespages, and optin pages. This works well.

3) I have asked for my freebie ebooks to be put on doing a JV on other big marketers thankyou or download pages. When A user buys something, or downloads something they are offered my freebie. I cannot tell you how good this works and takes about 40 mins or so to set it all up with the other party, then it just glides on autopilot. GENIUS!!!

4) I do sell updates and redrafts of my ebooks. Like when you see people sell VERSION 2.0 or 3.0. Just like movie sequels. It is the same tactic. To some its sounds stupid, but if you have a list, people are chomping at the bit to learn more. It does work very well. You can also offer backends / membership sites you forgot add in your version 1.0 cool ey? So powerful too.

5) Instead of selling complete ebook for $47 I will sell chapters first, and then later give an option to download the complete ebook, if they do like it. WIN WIN situation.

6) When i am done with an e-book I will normally chop it up and outsource someone to make it a video course, membership site with funnels and backends. I will drip feed this content to them, and show them how to do each step. It is priceless. This is where the big dough is. I have literally created a $47 ebook into and empire that brings in hundreds of dollars each day doing this, and was how i quit my job!!. it is all about perceived value here. Some People think meh!, $47 ebook whatever!. And others out there think....hmmmmm $197 membership site....hmmmmm now that sounds good! But it does come down to your copy and how you set it all up and your OFFER also.

7) This is my favourite and hardly anyone uses this. I charge $1 to download my book, and it if is a $37 dollar ebook, they can download it, and they only pay $1 upfront, and then I charge the remaining $36 say 7 days later. I warn the user first and this works a treat. Gets more people to say yes. They can cancel to at anytime, if they want a refund. Genius.



There are more ways obviously, but these have been the most effective for me. Hope it gives you some nice ideas to test out.

To your online profits.

Regards.

Celente.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bennette
    Originally Posted by celente View Post

    Just got out the accounts book today and I realised I have sold over $100k+ of my ebooks.

    7) This is my favourite and hardly anyone uses this. I charge $1 to download my book, and it if is a $37 dollar ebook, they can download it, and they only pay $1 upfront, and then I charge the remaining $36 say 7 days later. I warn the user first and this works a treat. Gets more people to say yes. They can cancel to at anytime, if they want a refund. Genius.

    To your online profits.

    Regards.

    Celente.
    Nice strategy. I was going to hit the thanks button but I needed to tell you how glad I am that I found your post. I have a couple ebooks and was just brainstorming this morning on how else to promote them.

    To your continued online profits Celente.
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    • Profile picture of the author celente
      Originally Posted by Bennette View Post

      Nice strategy. I was going to hit the thanks button but I needed to tell you how glad I am that I found your post. I have a couple ebooks and was just brainstorming this morning on how else to promote them.

      To your continued online profits Celente.
      Hi, I have many student who are amazed at how good this works.

      It takes almost no time to set up, and it will increase your conversion.

      I have sold lots of ebooks this way after i say J Flad doing this. Such a great little strategy. I see hardly anyone doing this.

      The thing is its all in the offer. Most people refuse to do this, and sit up high and almight telling others, that they must pay $47 for their ebook, its just what it is worth? really?

      I say its all in teh offer. Make it hard for your prospect to say NO to your offer.

      When you master this, you can earn as much money as you want.

      GOOD LUCK!
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  • Profile picture of the author Giani
    These definitely are good strategies.

    In addition, I give eBook free to my list on different niche. Those who are interested in that subject, download the book and are added to my list for that niche.

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  • Profile picture of the author ratracegrad
    I am adding this ideas to my notebook of strategies. I just started writing my first ebook so will have to try out some of these. Thanks for sharing.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Originally Posted by celente View Post


    7) This is my favourite and hardly anyone uses this. I charge $1 to download my book, and it if is a $37 dollar ebook, they can download it, and they only pay $1 upfront, and then I charge the remaining $36 say 7 days later. I warn the user first and this works a treat. Gets more people to say yes. They can cancel to at anytime, if they want a refund. Genius.
    If they already pay $1 to download the ebook, why would they pay you an extra $36, 7 days later? :confused:

    What's left to download If they already have the ebook?

    Are you selling an .exe or a .pdf?
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    • Profile picture of the author Kirk Ward
      Originally Posted by garytsang View Post

      Originally Posted by celente View Post

      7) This is my favourite and hardly anyone uses this. I charge $1 to download my book, and it if is a $37 dollar ebook, they can download it, and they only pay $1 upfront, and then I charge the remaining $36 say 7 days later. I warn the user first and this works a treat. Gets more people to say yes. They can cancel to at anytime, if they want a refund. Genius.

      Is this still allowed under new FTC regulations?

      Cheers,

      ~Gary
      Originally Posted by garytsang View Post

      I warn the user first
      If he advises them that this is the deal, then yes. It is the same as a trial period with only one subscription period.
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      "We are not here to sell a parcel of boilers and vats, but the potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice."

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      • Profile picture of the author celente
        Originally Posted by Kirk Ward View Post

        If he advises them that this is the deal, then yes. It is the same as a trial period with only one subscription period.
        There is nothing dodgy or illegal about this.

        I do exactly what Kirk says.

        They know and are well aware and can cancel at anytime, I even mention this is bold and not fineprint.

        YOu do not have to be smart to make money. Heck I am the dumbest post around LOL.

        You just have to use simple little strategies that work. The best part about these ones is that they take hardly anytime to set up, and get a good response rate.

        You have to ask yourself do you want just a money spinner? Or do you want to quit your job and have a real business?

        When I asked myself these questions, and took action everything changed for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fun to Write
    Okay Celente

    You are giving away pure gold here. I'm saving this information for later use. This is why this forum is so great!

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe Benjamin
    I would have paid good money for this had you
    offered it for sell.

    Damn. It's that good, Celente.

    For me, #3 and #6 stick out. And, I thought *I*
    was kicking azz already...

    goes to show there's ALWAYS room for improve-
    ment, to grow, and be better.

    I subscribe to few threads, and this is one of the
    50 so far of the last 4 years.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jasim
    Thanks Celente,
    for sharing your knowledge it is of great value when you are just getting your feet wet to hear it from a master like yourself, congratulations on all your success!!
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  • Profile picture of the author mookinman
    Point number 7 is absolutely pure gold, and very easy to set up via paypal. I will definitely give this a try!
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  • Profile picture of the author jbsmith
    We have used a similar technique with a slight (but important) variation. When it hits the day before "full price day" we send them a special offer of an additional bonus if they pay the remainder that day - we have 20% less cancels that way.

    For one of our product, we give them 30-day access to a private membership site we operate if they pay the remaing $48 (in our case) before the amount is due.

    Anything you can do to last-minute bump up the value will result in more people paying the final amount.

    Jeff

    [QUOTE=celente;3989302]Just got out the accounts book today and I realised I have sold over $100k+ of my ebooks.

    7) This is my favourite and hardly anyone uses this. I charge $1 to download my book, and it if is a $37 dollar ebook, they can download it, and they only pay $1 upfront, and then I charge the remaining $36 say 7 days later. I warn the user first and this works a treat. Gets more people to say yes. They can cancel to at anytime, if they want a refund. Genius.

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  • Profile picture of the author inspiredguy
    Thanks for sharing! The number of ways one can monetize an ebook, service, product, whatever, just amazes me.
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    • Profile picture of the author celente
      Originally Posted by inspiredguy View Post

      Thanks for sharing! The number of ways one can monetize an ebook, service, product, whatever, just amazes me.
      Yes, remember its always about the offer.

      You just have to be creative, as a marketer that is where the money is.

      Also creating a list and creating your magic with them.

      I have a list of about 1000 people in a crappy niche, but I help them and give them free stuff all the time, and yet when I plug something the other day I made over $3k in profits.

      A list is very valuable to your business, and done right can make you ALOT of money.
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  • Profile picture of the author koppster
    Hey Celente,

    Thanks for the great info.

    Number 7 is my favorite.

    Looking forward to more great information from you.

    Thanks,
    Jim
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    • Profile picture of the author bigbabol
      You look expert. Glad to hear information from you. Strategies that you offer very strong in my opinion. I will try to learn it further. Thank you.
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    Great post thank you just stepping into this area of IM.
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  • Profile picture of the author blueboy9
    Solid tips and congrats on the milestone. Thanks for sharing!
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  • Profile picture of the author Emma Francina
    Thanks for sharing .very nice tips for us.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    Does Clickbank allow the dollar now, rest later payment method???
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    • Profile picture of the author celente
      Originally Posted by ramone_johnny View Post

      Does Clickbank allow the dollar now, rest later payment method???

      I pretty sure it doesnt. I do love clickbank, and its does have its pros and cons....like with any merchant. I have been hounding them to do this, but not sure if they do it yet.

      I think they still do the $4.95 free trial then after your normal monthly payment.

      It is something I will look into.
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  • Profile picture of the author lacraiger
    great tips thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author SocialBooster
    Some great tips in there
    Thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author jr1228
    Thanks for the great tips! I am currently writing an ebook (taking a required break on the WarriorForum, of course ) so these will come in handy.
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    • Profile picture of the author paddyhack
      Awesome, some great ideas here, and i have a few ebooks that don't sell much anymore. Will definatly be giving some of these a go.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joey89
    Thank you for the tips celente!

    I enjoyed numbers 4,5 and 6.
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