Just saying "thank you" - First eBook up and selling!

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Just wanted to say "thank you" to everyone around here. There is such a wealth of knowledge on this board, and it gave me the motivation to get my first eBook done. I ended up writing a 32 page ebook on technical matter that I deal with everyday. I put it on eBay at $19.99, and I'm selling one a day right now. I have a huge list of people that could benefit from my new little eBook, so I'll be ramping up the marketing over the next couple weeks while I start working on my 2nd eBook.
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  • Profile picture of the author Romeo90
    Congratulations!

    Now get your own website up and running selling this eBook, and start collecting email addresses of your customers so you can sell that 2nd eBook to them as well.
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    • Profile picture of the author jtr8178
      Originally Posted by Romeo90 View Post

      Congratulations!

      Now get your own website up and running selling this eBook, and start collecting email addresses of your customers so you can sell that 2nd eBook to them as well.
      Working on this slowly but surely... Almost all products I sell are in the same niche, so I have a couple years worth of email addresses. I'm still working my regular job so I'm trying to step into this slowly.
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  • Profile picture of the author ohman1988
    That's great, and definitely love the motivation your posts gives us newcomers. I have my own guides, but all I need to do is fix the little kinks, make it look fancier and I'm all set! Really excited and glad to see that hard work does pay off, thank you for your victory story! We're truly winning, we just have to keep strong and keep moving forward!
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  • Profile picture of the author AidenTingley
    Well done!

    Its great to see people moving foward in the world of IM.
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  • Profile picture of the author JensSteyaert
    That's great congrats!

    This is proof that you need to take action on what you learn. That's usually the hardest part when getting started online, so great to see you have overcome the first obstacle
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeffery Moss
    Congratulations on your recent success. I have a technical question for you about how you are selling a digital ebook on eBay. Do they allow for digital downloads of your ebook (such as where the customer gets a link to the ebook after sale) or do you put the ebook on a disk to mail to the customer? Thank you for your feedback on this issue.
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    • Profile picture of the author jtr8178
      Originally Posted by Jeffery Moss View Post

      Congratulations on your recent success. I have a technical question for you about how you are selling a digital ebook on eBay. Do they allow for digital downloads of your ebook (such as where the customer gets a link to the ebook after sale) or do you put the ebook on a disk to mail to the customer? Thank you for your feedback on this issue.
      I'm a platinum power seller and top rated status so my situation is a bit unique. The way you are supposed to sell digital stuff on eBay is as a classified ad. Anything else appears to be against the rules. Since classified ads have horrible results, I'm selling mine as a both a pdf emailed to them and I mail a printout to them as well. My target audience isn't computer savvy, and they tend to like papers. I also have to do this so that each transaction has a tracking number on it or else eBay will ding me and hurt my status with them. I just manually send an email to the buyer with the pdf attached.
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  • Profile picture of the author Millefiore
    Congrats on your first book!

    May you have more success come your way with your upcoming books and products
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  • Profile picture of the author Davidconstable
    Its great. Congratulation for your success, carry on. We will follow you.
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  • Profile picture of the author magiclouie
    Way to go! I wish you all the best. I really hope you can start earning very shortly.
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  • Profile picture of the author Boonqueesha
    Congratulations! Best of luck to you as you keep moving forward!
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  • Profile picture of the author John Pagulayan
    Well done! Congratulations!

    It's stories like these that we need more of here in the forum and not another 'how I made insane amount of dollars in x number of days'.
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  • Profile picture of the author stews
    Congratulations! Why don't you post the address where we can take a look at your book.
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    • Profile picture of the author jtr8178
      Originally Posted by stews View Post

      Congratulations! Why don't you post the address where we can take a look at your book.
      Sure, no problem at all with that:

      Nexiq USB Link Companion Guide Troubleshooting Fix Connectivity Issues 125032 | eBay

      I'm guessing 99% of the people here won't even understand what it is for, but there it is. I'm actually going to do a couple more things with it:

      1) Throw it in for free when someone buys one of my more expensive items
      2) Print some copies at a print shop and sell them to some local truck dealers so they can re-sell it (my target market)
      3) Ask for some reviews from previous customers so I can add it to the listing

      I can honestly say that I would have never thought of this idea without this forum, so it has spurred a lot more ideas I have. We will see where it goes, as this is actually a really small part of what I do.
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  • Profile picture of the author LegendaryGuy1
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    Congratulations on your success, I wish you the best. Just try and ramp up the marketing efforts and reach more people. You could potentially make a WSO with it or even create it into a Clickbank product to sell. This can help a lot since you'll reach hundreds and thousands of affiliates promoting your product.
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  • Profile picture of the author ATAC
    Congratulations !

    I hope that you are grabbing their email address of everyone that has purchases from you because that is worth 50 times the amount of the sale and is the true thing that you should be after ...( Buyers List}
    If they buy once they will buy over and over from you as long as you keep giving them valuable content..
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    • Profile picture of the author jtr8178
      Originally Posted by ATAC View Post

      Congratulations !

      I hope that you are grabbing their email address of everyone that has purchases from you because that is worth 50 times the amount of the sale and is the true thing that you should be after ...( Buyers List}
      If they buy once they will buy over and over from you as long as you keep giving them valuable content..
      I've saved a spreadsheet of every paypal transaction I've done over the last 3 years, which includes email addresses... so since 95% of what I sell on eBay is in my niche, I literally have thousands this way.

      I also just paid someone from odesk to manually scape some sites that aggregate truck dealerships, repair shops, etc... so I got large pool of potential customers there as well.

      I wish I would have been more on it when I started, performed weekly/month emails, started my own website sooner, etc... Ah well, learn and live on!
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  • Profile picture of the author charlesseo
    good job man
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  • Congratulations! The first book is always the hardest. The ones after that will be easier =)
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    • Profile picture of the author solomonm
      Congratulation on your success.

      I have four Ebooks on kindle and none of them are making money..very few dollars. The Ebooks are more than 40 pages each with four interesting niches:
      1) Free prescription discount Card ( I am the first to write a marketing guide Ebook for this business)- I have few websites for this niche

      2) a minimalism niche book. In fact I have a website for this specific niche

      3) a survivalism preparation guide book - I have a website for this niche

      And last but not least,

      4) use of cannabis for medicine: have a website for this niche too.

      So you must be lucky to sell your Ebook on eBay, but mine sits idle on kindle.

      Note: if you type my name solomon Sahle on kindle you will find Ebooks!

      Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author gcfiji99
    Great job! Congrats!
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