Making money with ebooks

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Anyone knows a system to creating an ebook online to making residual income??
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  • Profile picture of the author murrad
    Evans...Please go through this URL - How to Write Ebooks that Sell | Copyblogger I think this will be really helpful for all e-book creators to sell their ebooks.
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    What do you mean by a system?
    Are you writing your own book or using PLR ebooks?
    You can sell PLR ebooks or your own and there are many different options.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Most of us create ebooks on our computer and then sell them online. Not sure what you mean by create an ebook online.
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  • Profile picture of the author dtaylor
    MarketingPro11 and Steve Peters Benn both have some great WSOs on putting together great content quickly and selling it.
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  • Profile picture of the author blackout17
    This is a useful post, looking into writing my own Ebooks in the future ill have to check them out!
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  • Profile picture of the author JimBell33
    Obviously the toughest part is coming up with the content. Once you create the ebook theres a lot of forums you can sell it on. Also you can try some affiliate networks like clickbank, digiresults, rapbank
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  • Profile picture of the author mrmcd
    There are countless ways you can make money by creating/writing your own ebooks. It's a fantastic way to get started online as a newbie. If you're just getting started, it may be a good idea to write about something that interests you, or something that you know about.

    Here are a couple of pointers to consider:
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    * It must have great value to the reader. This may seem obvious, but content that solves problems or answers real questions usually goes down well.
    * eBook readers are going to be reading the book on a screen, so it is more important
    * than ever to ensure you layout the content in a user-friendly and particle manner.
    * The more specialized your ebook is, the less competition and more response you'll get.
    * PDF format always works great. It's a good choice to ensure both Windows and Mac users don't have any trouble opening the ebook file.

    There are several ways you can take some legit shortcuts to preparing the content:
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    a. Hire someone else to write the content (higher budget $$)
    b. Purchase the rights to existing articles or other content (lower budget $)
    c. Get multiple authorities to contribute and offer them free publicity by allowing them to place a link (back to their website) inside the ebook. (great option and free!)

    It is always better to write a shorter book that servers a purpose, than trying compile as many pages as possible.

    I hope this little bit helps. Happy ebook creation!
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  • Profile picture of the author louise0evans
    sorry i didnt put it right at all, im not really bothered on how to create an ebook, just want to know how can i make it to be a really good SELLING ebook....

    what is the marketing system in order to make it sell really well
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    • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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      Originally Posted by louise0evans View Post

      sorry i didnt put it right at all, im not really bothered on how to create an ebook, just want to know how can i make it to be a really good SELLING ebook....

      what is the marketing system in order to make it sell really well
      The marketing system is second to the ebook itself. If you write about fruit flies mating, you probably won't get much interest. Choosing a topic and knowing what you are talking about and giving the buyers something that they can't get anywhere else is key.

      Once you have an ebook together that you are certain there is a market for, you can run it as a WSO, bearing in mind that it must be unique (not PLR rewritten for a WSO).
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  • Profile picture of the author Tmill
    Selling an eBook can be very hard. If you have a following then it would be very easy to sell an ebook at launch. but with no eyes seeing your ebook, you won't get any sales
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    • Profile picture of the author scrofford
      Originally Posted by Tmill View Post

      Selling an eBook can be very hard. If you have a following then it would be very easy to sell an ebook at launch. but with no eyes seeing your ebook, you won't get any sales
      That's why you want to promote it through something like Clickbank or digiresults and get affiliates promoting it.

      Any product you sell online needs to have "eyes" seeing the product. That's what traffic generation is all about.
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  • Profile picture of the author louise0evans
    ok, so what makes you think its hard?? and why wont I make any sales LOL, I dont know you, but you sound like you have your own issues, putting other people down like that, some people just might get put off with a post like that of what you just said, lucky I dont listen to any mugs.....

    this forum is here for support, not to make people feel its too hard before even doing it, when its a not even all you need its the right thing to do.....
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    • Profile picture of the author wacalaca
      Only good content will provide good reviews. Good reviews result more ebook sales. On top of that book name, covers and marketing surely helps. If you refer book writing systems online, I have used Fastpencil. Writing and Editing has been easy, so is publishing to various stores. Only the revenue share and book printing is a bit dodgy.
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  • Profile picture of the author Benjamin Ehinger
    Originally Posted by louise0evans View Post

    Anyone knows a system to creating an ebook online to making residual income??
    The best way to do this is to hire a ghostwriter to write one for you and offer a membership on the backend.

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  • Profile picture of the author ShawnSells
    All the above is good advice, but you'll find it will come down to getting traffic. That's where most fail, since its pretty easy to write an ebook or have one written. But targeted traffic is a whole different story.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rick Britton
    depends

    do you want to just make money directly by selling the book?

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    do you want readers of the book to take some further action, like subscribing to your newsletter or something?

    you can do both of course
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  • Profile picture of the author aduttonater
    Type about what you know. Create some information in Microsoft open office. Render this a a PDF and sell online. You will need to set up a paypal, a sales page, and sign up for promotional sites. Promote your site, and start making money. Who ever pays you gets an ebook emailed to their purchasing email.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rick Britton
    have a look at a thing called

    Viralpdfgenerator.com (I think that is it)
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  • Profile picture of the author Rose Anderson
    You can sell it on Amazon as a Kindle book. But you'll still need to promote it yourself.

    It helps if you already have a blog on the same topic.

    You can also contribute to forums that deal with the ebook's subject and promote it in your sig. (if that's allowed).

    Rose
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  • Profile picture of the author davhart
    how could we know who is i good writer when it comes to hire someone to write an ebook?
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    • Profile picture of the author Azarna
      Definitely the best way to sell an eBook is to have really good content.

      After having been stung a couple of times I will now not buy any eBook unless I can see a sample of it first.

      Once you have a really good solid book, then half the marketing will be done by word of mouth and great reviews anyway :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author robvegas626
    Don't bother with fiction - it is virtually impossible to make money with it. Focus on a topic that is going to be of interest to buyers. I've written over 10 books on the dating/seduction niche that rake in money every day...I pick "evergreen" niches that never go out of style...
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  • Profile picture of the author ebusinesstutor
    The main thing is to make sure it is an ebook that helps your target audience. Full of great and useful information in an easy to follow writing style.

    Then you want to make it available in as many formats as possible such as epub, pdf, html. Smashwords can help you with that.

    Then you start your marketing campaign to bring traffic to your sales page. This can be done through advertising, social media, etc. It is critical that you know your target audience well and track your conversions NOT traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author oclseo
    Originally Posted by louise0evans View Post

    Anyone knows a system to creating an ebook online to making residual income??
    You can use MicroSoft office then put your content there, then convert it to PDF, I also suggest to sell your Ebook on amazon kindle .
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  • Profile picture of the author robyna
    One thing I've had luck with to make sure my ebook has great content is to find a handful of people who are my target audience and have them review the book for me. Did it resonate with them? Did I hit the target for what I wanted to communicate? What could I do better in terms of content? Did I miss anything vital?

    Another great thing is you can ask these same people to do a review on Amazon (if you publish it there - which I highly recommend) for you as a bit of added promotion, too. Sort of killing 2 birds with one stone.

    I find when you ask people in your target audience (get to know them in forums if you don't know any in real life) to help you with a project they feel honored to be a part of a project. Plus they love to get a product for free just to give a review.
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