How to Make Money Online Selling Other People's Stuff

Written by Anthony Pepi

There are many ways to make money onrepparttar internet, butrepparttar 108398 method that I use is selling other peoples stuff online! The way in which I go about doing this is I DO NOT promote my affiliation link (eg. ). This is simply because no one will purchaserepparttar 108399 product. Why you say? Becauserepparttar 108400 person selling is only trying to make money andrepparttar 108401 consumer knows this. Now, youre probably wondering Ifrepparttar 108402 consumer knows Im trying to sell my product and wont buy from me, how am I ever going to make a sale? You can do this by either promoting a link which redirects to your affiliate link withoutrepparttar 108403 knowledge ofrepparttar 108404 person OR you can design a website torepparttar 108405 specific product. To my understanding and belief, designing a website is much easier as you have tremendous advertising limits. In simple terms, a website gives great number of ways to advertise your website (eg. Search engines, ppc, etc.) And also lets you track where your visitors are coming from. There are many forms of advertising but most of them cost money and hardly produce any sort of sales. Can you guess which form of advertising is very effective and best of all FREE? Your looking at it, writing up newsletters like this and sending them off too webmasters and other sorts of classifieds. You may be thinking Why would anyone want my article? First of all, webmasters love these articles. I have even had webmasters come back to me and ask if I could write up anymore articles for them. Why do they do want more articles? Because it increases their search engine rankings by providing visitors to their site. After they place your article on their website, a portion of their visitors will visit your site. Once you have placed your article out on allrepparttar 108406 websites you can find, your traffic will dramatically increase and so will your search engine rankings. And thus Sales!!

Print-On-Demand Publishing - A Definition and a Comparison

Written by Michael LaRocca

Print On Demand A Definition and a Comparison Copyright 2004, Michael LaRocca

The purpose of this article is to consider Print-On-Demand publishing as an alternative forrepparttar aspiring author. It has its strengths and its weaknesses. You may wonder as you begin reading this, but inrepparttar 108397 end I'm going to say some good things about it.

To a large extent,repparttar 108398 title explainsrepparttar 108399 technology. The way that literature has traditionally been printed involves running many copies simultaneously in order to bringrepparttar 108400 price per copy down. Smaller print runs, such as advertising brochures or concert programs, cost more per copy because they are small print runs. Until recently, printing a single book was all but unthinkable.

Inrepparttar 108401 case of novels,repparttar 108402 traditional print publisher begins by publishing several thousand copies. His goal is to run offrepparttar 108403 smallest number of copies he can while gettingrepparttar 108404 best possible price per copy.

These books are then sent to bookstores, which tend to prefer something alongrepparttar 108405 lines of what has succeeded before. The remainder sits in a warehouse somewhere. Perhaps to be shipped asrepparttar 108406 orders come in, perhaps to be joined by any "remaindered" copiesrepparttar 108407 bookstores couldn't move.

This represents an investment onrepparttar 108408 part of that publisher, hence his paranoia about experimenting with new formats or (more importantly) new authors.

Print-On-Demand (POD), asrepparttar 108409 name implies, uses a completely different process. The end result is,repparttar 108410 price per copy on a small run is much lower. How small of a run? Try one book. Zero inventory. The book is economically produced whenrepparttar 108411 reader orders it, not before.

This technology was probably invented for sales literature. Then someone realized it might be a pretty cool way to get ARCs (Advance Review Copies) out torepparttar 108412 book reviewers beforerepparttar 108413 book was actually available. Finally, someone decided to get it intorepparttar 108414 publishing mainstream.

Why is it so much cheaper to publish a single book via POD? The reasons really aren't relevant to this article, besides which they'd probably bore you. But if you care,repparttar 108415 first link below spells it all out.

I recommend reading (or at least skimming) all five of those, byrepparttar 108416 way. It's quite a comprehensive analysis of how. Then come back to this article to determine why. Or if.

Have you ever heard ofrepparttar 108417 author who self-published and wound up with a best-seller? They do exist!

Now look at allrepparttar 108418 self-published authors who couldn't do that. They'rerepparttar 108419 vast majority. The author who uses POD could be facing similar long shot odds.

(Keep reading. I'll say good things about POD eventually.)

POD has a definite advantage over self-publishing, in that you don't wind up with a few hundred (or more?) copies of a book in your basement because you can't sell them. Thus, it's cheaper, with no difference in quality unless you hook up with losers.

But neither option will bring yourepparttar 108420 readership that you'll get from a successful book with a traditional print publisher.

I have self published. I went to a local print shop back inrepparttar 108421 pre-POD days, ran off 80 copies at $3 a copy, and sold them to local bookstores for $6 a copy. Lots of fun, and lots of learning, but I didn't get rich. My wage per hour stunk, but that was fine with me because I honestly didn't care. I broke even and gave awayrepparttar 108422 rest. A pleasant way to spend lunch hours duringrepparttar 108423 work week.

Most of us, though, just don't have that kind of time. And even if we do, why bother? Takerepparttar 108424 money you'd have invested and buy some Microsoft stock, then takerepparttar 108425 time you'd have invested and write more books. You'll be happier and you'll make more money.

Having said all that, why am I recommending POD at all? In my case, it's because I've written some books that no print publisher will ever pick up. That's my honest appraisal.

If I were a mercenary type, I'd follow that up with something like "Why'd you even write those books then?" But if you are a REAL writer, you knowrepparttar 108426 answer.

It's always about writing first, marketing second. Two different hats. I'm assuming you already didrepparttar 108427 writing and now are wondering whatrepparttar 108428 heck to do with it.

As an example, my EPPIE 2002 finalist is too short. I wrote it back when print publishers wanted 40,000 words. Now they want 50,000. But it doesn't take 50,000 words to tell that particular story, and I'm not padding it. Even if I were willing, it'd stink and nobody would buy it. Giverepparttar 108429 publishers some credit. They know padding when they see it. The same goes forrepparttar 108430 readers.

As another example, consider my short story collection. Critically acclaimed and selling moderately well, but no traditional publisher wants short story collections from unknown authors. It's just that simple.

So, I simultaneously published these books in e-book form and POD form. E-books are cheaper and more environmentally friendly, butrepparttar 108431 paperback option is still there for those who can't or won't ever read an e-book.

(Daddy is in that group, byrepparttar 108432 way. How about your family?)

Places who publish only POD began by accepting anything sent their way. Pay your money, and do your own editing and marketing. This gave POD a credibility problem. There are POD outfits who don't operate this way, butrepparttar 108433 credibility problem will take time to heal.

As an author, your goal is to write what's in your heart, find people who like to read what you like to write, and get it out to them. (That's my goal, anyway.) If your name happens to be Tom Clancy, that equals many readers. But that's simply luck ofrepparttar 108434 draw.

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