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Hello fellow Warriors!

So I am pretty experienced in marketing and I make my fair share of income with a company I work for.

However, I've come in quite a problematic situation regarding my economy and need to make some easy money quickly, so I don't really have the time to work several months on a website or such to profit from Clickbank.

However, I do have an E-book I recently finished and haven't published. My experience as a publisher is quite weak as you probably understand.

My questions is however, how can I sell an e-book without investing money? If I had the money to spend I'd use Clickbank obviously.

The e-book is cheap (Thinkinking 4.99-7.99 or something) and is a step-by-step guide on several easy marketing methods that work for everyone. Great for beginners or IM'ers that need some new inspiration.

I tried Lulu and Smashwords for another ebook but that failed miserable, didn't make a single sale, never found out why either.

So, any tips or solutions? Since it's in the IM niche it's gonna be hard to make a free blog to sell it on with SEO since it would take too long.

I was thinking of DigitalPoint however they have requirements to allow you to sell anything, besides the site gets so little traffic now that I'd probably not get a single sale.
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  • Profile picture of the author Will Edwards
    Originally Posted by jamescastle View Post

    The e-book is cheap (Thinkinking 4.99-7.99 or something) and is a step-by-step guide on several easy marketing methods that work for everyone. Great for beginners or IM'ers that need some new inspiration.
    Why don't you use the methods in the book to earn the cash you need in order to run a WSO and get it listed on Clickbank?
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    • Profile picture of the author jamescastle
      Originally Posted by Will Edwards View Post

      Why don't you use the methods in the book to earn the cash you need in order to run a WSO and get it listed on Clickbank?
      Simply because while the methods are easy (I would know, I use them) I have a few issues with the waiting time. Really I think I am gonna scrap it, it would still take about sixty days minimum to get the first payout if my book sells.

      Should probably find another solution to make some easy money, way to limited timelimit to make anything IM related I think.
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      • Profile picture of the author Will Edwards
        Originally Posted by jamescastle View Post

        Simply because while the methods are easy (I would know, I use them) I have a few issues with the waiting time.
        Hi James

        You know, you shouldn't worry too much about waiting time. Implement a process and whilst it is cooking begin another, and then another, and another. Keep going and soon your 6 months will be up and, if your methods are good, your money will start to roll in and if you keep at it i.e. no waiting around, your results will compound.

        Will
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  • Profile picture of the author ParkerFar
    I have had success with Amazon and would encourage you to look there as well. Although the idea of "quick money" is probably not realistic, you can expect sales with no investment via Amazon.

    Of course you need to have a quality ebook, good copy and a killer cover.

    If you promote it correctly and use the KDP promo options you will have success. I also think your price point fits perfectly with Amazon.

    Good luck with your new title!!
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  • Profile picture of the author veekay31
    Why don't you try Amazon? If the quality of your book is good and if you promote your book with the options that Amazon provides, you may start making a few sales soon.
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  • Profile picture of the author automationhero
    anything that you think will be able to get you easy money will get you nothing. you'll need to invest some time and money to make it fly even if it is an inexpensive product. try making youtube videos targeting different kw's in your niche and optimize those for search. but then again that is a decent amount of work to know how to do that well too
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  • Profile picture of the author James Clark
    To the OP. I came into the business with the same background. After college I was hired in marketing and never did anything but marketing after that, period.

    This may sound alarming to you but its the truth. There is nothing that you can transfer from working in a corporation to selling an e-book online. (sorry to bust your bubble)

    The reason people buy an e-book is because they can't afford one-on-one coaching. The revenue is on top of the funnel. If you plan to enter the IM niche then you need to start with a coaching program. Check out the big names in IM niche they all have coaching programs.

    Honestly, do you think they could make money without coaching? If they stop coaching the sale of the e-books would stop.(LOL)

    I will give you another reason why people buy e-books. They want to see if the training in the e-book is good. So, the smart marketers give then a taste of the coaching. They want to see in their mind by reading the e-book if they want to invest money in coaching with you.

    There is no secret to making money online, the implementation is the big secret. Finally, you have to work with someone who has done it, period.

    Example: Imagine this, if an Engineer laid out a blueprint in your garage of a car engine and directed you to put it back together again, conversely, you can read all the manuals, listen to recordings, and watch videos all day long.

    I will bet you that you can't put it back together. Wouldn't it be easier to have the Engineer work with you one-on-one?

    One in 10,000 can put that engine back together again by themselves. Just my two cent!
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    Originally Posted by jamescastle View Post

    how can I sell an e-book without investing money

    James,

    The tone of your thread is pretty negative and you seem to be focusing on all the reasons why you can't succeed.

    If you don't change your mindset, you will never make significant money online. Forget all the excuses and use your brain power to figure out ways to get things accomplished.

    You have an ebook already.

    You should have a free PayPal account.

    There are free web sites for the taking all over the Internet.

    There are free WordPress templates that will work for you.

    You can put a free shopping cart on your site in 5 minutes using something like Ecwid. (Free account for up to 10 products - no storage fee, no transaction fee, no bandwidth fee, etc) There are other alternatives as well.

    Put your site in your signature and begin posting on relevant forums.

    Write some articles in your niche and distribute them.

    Use social media to get your links spread online.

    There are detailed answers freely given here on the Warrior forum if you need help doing any of these things. Use the "search" box and you will find everything you need to know to get started.

    No more excuses . . . start doing what it takes and you'll make the money you need. It's all here for the taking!

    The best to you,

    Steve
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    • Profile picture of the author Naeema Anum
      Kindle is a really good option for your situation. In Jvzoo you can do it for free. But you have to drive in the traffic
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  • If you are going the Amazon kindle route, I read a tip somewhere that if you title the book similar to a best seller in the same niche, there is a good chance you will show up in the kindle search results for the best seller and get some sales out it. Be careful not to infringe on the copyright, but if you use the same route words as the best seller you'd probably be okay.

    Good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author HannaThom
    You should try amazon. Especially since you are good in marketing. You can sell quite a lot of copies there with little promoting.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Originally Posted by jamescastle View Post

    The e-book is cheap (Thinkinking 4.99-7.99 or something) and is a step-by-step guide on several easy marketing methods that work for everyone.
    You should plan on upping the price and selling it on your own site. Can't do much for advertising with an $8 sale.
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    • Profile picture of the author ElijahM
      Kindle is a great way to go. Amazon is a selling machine!
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  • Profile picture of the author spearce000
    Another vote for Kindle. Barnes and Noble Nook is another platform to consider.
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  • Profile picture of the author jbsmith
    First up...get some proof that your system works. If not you, find a few people to implement it and give you feedback/testimonials.

    Once you have that, setup your own sales page using Wordpress, get yourself onto CB (not a great deal of cash) and begin to sell it

    Find a few affiliates that are willing to drive traffic for you and viola - in a few days you are making a profit.

    Jeff
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  • Profile picture of the author loukiller
    I wouldn't rely solely on amazon. those one off sales don't do much good for your long term business. There are ways to utilize amazon to direct traffic to your site so the customer that you gain from the sale can be added to your list and become a long term customer.
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  • Profile picture of the author Koljak8
    Originally Posted by jamescastle View Post


    My questions is however, how can I sell an e-book without investing money? If I had the money to spend I'd use Clickbank obviously.

    The e-book is cheap (Thinkinking 4.99-7.99 or something) and is a step-by-step guide on several easy marketing methods that work for everyone. Great for beginners or IM'ers that need some new inspiration.
    Amazon's Kindle has a self-publishing platform that enables an author to instantly start selling their books. They do take a fee of the top, but they also have a large audience.
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