Sunday, September 03, 2006

Writing an eBook for Instant Profit

Starving artists. Yep, that's you and me, and now you can turn that "starving artist" moniker into "successful author" just by writing an eBook and selling it yourself.

So, what's the first step?

If you want to earn money online that is basically 100% profit, your first hurdle is figuring out what you want to write about. There are many, many topics that you could go with. Here are a few ideas to get you motivated:

  • A self-help eBook to help others.
  • How about that collection of stories you've had hidden away in files that have gone nowhere?
  • Write poetry? Put them together and turn them into an eBook.
  • Do you write articles centering around a theme? Turn them into an eBook.
  • Do you like to write erotic, sensual stories? These eBooks sell like hotcakes!
  • Is there a particular craft you enjoy doing? Write up a how-to eBook to show others how to do it.
  • Have you already written a book and want to expand on your theme? Put it in an eBook and you can be selling it while you wait for your royalties for your print book!
  • How about a tips booklet?
  • Do you have a collection of recipes hanging around? Put them in an eBook!
  • Are you an expert in anything? Write about it!

There are millions of things you can write about. In my case, I write about relationships centering on the soul mate experience. I compiled a 50-page eBook titled "How to Find and Keep Your Soul Mate," priced it reasonably at $7.99, and set up an ecommerce system on my website, and voila, I'm in business. No overhead except for website expenses which the funds from my eBook pays for. Instant profits!

When you're writing your eBook, keep word length in mind. An eBook isn't like a print book. I find that people who have been on the net all day want an eBook that's the point. They are looking for what kind of information they will receive from the eBook, not a book full of fluff. You can easily sell an eBook with under 100 pages.

What I like about eBooks is that you can include clickable links; in fact, people love them and that's one reason why they like to buy an eBook that have them. They want information that these links can provide them.

So, when thinking about your theme, or topic, keep that in mind.

Creating eBooks is one of the easiest things you can do, but it still has to be done professional. One bad review could kill a ton of sales for you, so make sure that when you have completed your eBook, you get several opinions. If you have the funds, get it professionally edited.

So, start writing your eBook and I'll give you ideas in future posts on how to promote. Get writing!

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