Make Profits from FREE e-Books

Written by Brian Adamson

E-books are one ofrepparttar most beneficial and easiest ways to make mone on line - if you sell them. But how can you make profits from free e-books? This closely-guarded secret ofrepparttar 142120 self-styled guru's has recently become easily achievable by just about anyone with something to say, and certainly by everyone who already has a e-book or other information product to sell.

What is a free e-book?

A free e-book is usually an abridged or shortened version of a full e-book or information product. However, neitherrepparttar 142121 fact that it is free or that it is a shortened version of something else means that it can not have value on its own. In fact, you will quickly find that if it does not have its own intrinsic value, that it will be very difficult to distribute - even for free.

For example, our own free e-book gives away our entire content on heart disease and cholesterol - something that virtually everyone needs to know about if they want to maintain their health.

The reason for this is two-fold. Firstly, even if it isn't costing them money, people always want something for their efforts. To download something then actually read it takes effort, and that effort had better be worthwhile! Secondly,repparttar 142122 whole point of creating a free e-book is to showcaserepparttar 142123 main product i.e.repparttar 142124 full book or information product, in order to generate sales. Ifrepparttar 142125 free book is not up to scratch, then you can be sure that sales ofrepparttar 142126 full product will not benefit from it.

Why a free e-book, why not just sell it?

Good question. The simple answer is that people love to get something for nothing - or at least to feel that they are getting something for nothing. As stated above, in order for this to berepparttar 142127 case, they need to perceive thatrepparttar 142128 "something" has some value to them andrepparttar 142129 process needs to be as simple as possible.

This means that far more people will be prepared to read your book if it is free than if they have to pay even a small amount for it, which both suggests it has little value and adds time and effort torepparttar 142130 process. Conversely, if people see your e-book is free it not only makes them more likely to download it, it also adds value to your main product, i.e. your paid-for book, by letting them know they can only get so much for free.

How will people find my free e-book if I have no website traffic?

This is perhapsrepparttar 142131 most crucial aspect of giving away anything from your website, and until recently, a difficult issue to resolve. Building traffic to your site takes both time and considerable effort - buildingrepparttar 142132 site, getting it hosted, promoting it etc. There are many ways to make this easier and relatively automatic, but it still takes some effort on your part, and, inevitably - time.

The secret of generating both interest in your product and traffic to your site is to get others to help you do it - in other words, multiplication of your efforts. Of courserepparttar 142133 people you will want to sell your product will already have successful websites (ideally with subject matter relevant to yours) and will want some reward for selling your product (or even giving it away), and this isrepparttar 142134 part that until recently was difficult.

Writing An eBook - The How To Guide

Written by Peter Dobler

Whenever you're listening to one ofrepparttar big names in internet marketing you hearrepparttar 142053 same speech over and over again when it comes to viral marketing. The number one advice is, write an eBook and give it away for free.

You might ask "What is viral marketing and why should I give something away for free after I spend weeks to create it?". On another note you probably don't even know how to write an eBook and what to talk about.

First things first. Viral marketing is exactly whatrepparttar 142054 name implies. You create a marketing effort that spreads like a virus. No, notrepparttar 142055 kind of virus you fear on your computer. Here's an example.

You are running a home business and you're getting pretty good in attracting new customers, but you're working more and more hours to generate this traffic to your business. Well, there are only 24 hours in a day and there's only so much you can do.

No you have 2 options. Option 1: Hire an employee to help you with your workload or motivate somebody else to promote your product. I don't know about you, butrepparttar 142056 thought alone having employees gives merepparttar 142057 creeps. If you ever had to deal with employees you know what I'm talking about.

That leaves us with option 2; motivate somebody else to dorepparttar 142058 work for us. How do you do this? Easy,repparttar 142059 number one question you have to address is "What's in it for me?". If you can give this person something in return for their work you’re off to a good start.

Now here's whenrepparttar 142060 eBook thing comes intorepparttar 142061 picture. eBooks and/or software arerepparttar 142062 perfect products to sell or give away from a automated web site. No packing and shipping involved andrepparttar 142063 system takes care ofrepparttar 142064 transaction without you doing anything. Don't you love this? I sure do!

What's in it for them? By giving away your eBook you breakrepparttar 142065 barrier for somebody else to actually look at your product. Second, you give this personrepparttar 142066 right to distribute and reprint your eBook. This means that you giverepparttar 142067 personrepparttar 142068 right to give it to another person for consumption andrepparttar 142069 right to reprint as well. This will repeat itself over and over again. That's viral marketing in a nutshell.

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