Mining The Treasure Chest

Written by B.G. Holte

So you’ve sat down atrepparttar kitchen table, wrote some ideas for an ebook down on paper, found one you liked and thought “Where do I go from here?” The answer is simple, visitrepparttar 108423 forums that relate to your subject. Now don’t get all excited yet young grass hopper, there’s proper protocol you must follow! You can’t just go into a forum and copy and pasterepparttar 108424 information from other peoples post and call it your ebook. That’s a big no, no. “Well than how do I go about it you ask?” How do I getrepparttar 108425 information for my ebook that I need if I can’t just use other peoples knowledge? The answer is you can use other peoples knowledge, but only with permission. When you visitrepparttar 108426 forum get a feel for how everyone posts andrepparttar 108427 “hot topics”. Read and pay attention torepparttar 108428 hot topics and noterepparttar 108429 major complaints of posters (there’s always people complaining). Approachrepparttar 108430 moderator(s) ofrepparttar 108431 forum and ask them for permission to use their forum to gatherrepparttar 108432 information needed for your ebook. All they can do is say no, when you approach them tell themrepparttar 108433 idea for your ebook, your real name, address, and telephone number. The majority of operators will appreciate your honesty and will give you permission and may be willing to help you out even more. Once you get their blessings, you have a lot of information that you will be privy too and that you can actually use. Just talking about this technique makes me drool and you should be drooling too. Can’t you feelrepparttar 108434 excitement? Close your eyes and think aboutrepparttar 108435 huge opportunites that could open up for you. Not only will you have more than enough information to create your original info product but you should be able to create your backend product as well. If you haverepparttar 108436 information available to you why not getrepparttar 108437 consumer from both ends? Your helping them and their filling your bank account, what more could you ask? I used this approach recently with an ebook that I’m creating. Let me explain,repparttar 108438 moderator appreciated my honesty (I even told him and allrepparttar 108439 other members ofrepparttar 108440 forum that I would be charging forrepparttar 108441 ebook.) But before I did this I made one key mistake, one that I learned from. The key is to not just sign up for a forum, ask for information and explain that you would be charging forrepparttar 108442 ebook using only your screen name and

10 Must Haves for Your Best-Selling Ebook

Written by Kori Puckett

Content People Want

Now before you say "Duh", this is where many people mess it up. Before they can even get outrepparttar gate they're destined to fail because they create a product that nobody wants. Sort of defeatsrepparttar 108422 purpose.

You don't want to just make money with your product (otherwise, you won't be making money for long), you want to fulfill a want/desire of your customers or satisfy an obsession (aka hobby ;) of theirs. You want to genuinely help them, satisfy their "craving" so to speak.

Having content that people want isrepparttar 108423 number 1 must-have for having a potential best-seller on your hands. (You'll see why I say potential in a minute).

An Online Audience Willing to Buy

Even if you have content that people want, those people have to be online and easily accessible. You're going to be selling a digital book, after all.

People may wantrepparttar 108424 latest Harry Potter book offline, but that doesn't necessarily mean they'd be willing to buy an ebook aboutrepparttar 108425 subject online. Some things just don't do well online.

That's why it's important to test to see if you have an online audience and if that audience is willing to buy what you have to offer. One ofrepparttar 108426 easiest ways to do that is to find ezines and forums that reach your target market and survey their subscribers/members. You could have several product ideas inrepparttar 108427 survey and ask their opinion on each.

Go to and type in "(target market/niche topic + ezines"). For example, if I wanted to see if there were any ezines for tennis enthusiasts, I'd type in "tennis ezines".

Professional Image

Whoever said not to judge a book by its cover must have said it beforerepparttar 108428 Internet was invented. A picture really is worth a thousand words here.

Just like you wouldn't be tempted to buy from a clunky-looking website, so you wouldn't be willing to buy a product with a cheap graphic. (Or would you)?

Either have a professional looking graphic, or don't have a graphic at all. Your sales will only hurt with a poor-looking ebook cover.

Either way, don't kill yourself or waste your time trying to create a graphic if you aren'trepparttar 108429 best artist inrepparttar 108430 world or don't know a lick about web graphic design. Either use a cover template, buy some ecover software, or hire a professional online graphic designer.

Targeted, Unique Bonuses

Why, you ask?

Let's say you sell a product very similar to others inrepparttar 108431 market. With one difference. You don't have a bunch of ebooks that have been around for eons (and that have nothing to do withrepparttar 108432 main product) as bonuses. You have bonuses that you've created (or product by others you've packaged together) yourself.

And if people want your bonuses, then they're going to have to buy through you. You'rerepparttar 108433 only person they can get them from!

Unique bonuses can be others' products packaged together in a unique way...

...or, even better, something that you develop yourself.

For example, let's say you have a product a product on ezine publishing. You could take someone else's ebook on interviews with ezine publishers and someone else's ezine publishing software that you have resell/redistribution rights to and make a package that you callrepparttar 108434 Ultimate Ezine Publishing Package, or something like that.

Andrepparttar 108435 same principle applies here as it does withrepparttar 108436 creation of your main product--you don't have to createrepparttar 108437 content from scratch.

Or you could do it from scratch and create your own ebook on interviews with ezine publishers or develop your own software (or have it developed for you).

A Home Onrepparttar 108438 Web

That includes giving your ebook it's own domain name and a website with reliable web host. It makes your ebook that much more special.

You can get domain names really cheap nowadays. They used to cost you $70/$80 dollars annually, but now you can get them for under $10. Just do a search on Google for "cheap domain registration" or "cheap domain names".

Whichever domain name registration service you use, make sure you have control over your domain name. This allows you to move it to whatever web host you want to, in case you have trouble with any of them.

And with your web hosting service, make sure they provide 24/7 customer support. And that you have at least 99% uptime, web based control panel to make changes to your website in addition torepparttar 108439 ftp capabilities, access to a secure server license (even if you have to pay extra for it), and email accounts.


Another "Duh" point. No traffic=no people looking at your salespage=no customers or leads. I'll suggest some ofrepparttar 108440 usual things you might have heard (or will hear soon enough, if you haven't), becauserepparttar 108441 usual does work.

Forget ffa link pages and free classified sites and even safelists. Those things have never worked for me. You'd have to spend weeks, even months, on those before you even see any results. And by results, I mean, one or two hits to your site. You can download my free report Settingrepparttar 108442 Record Straight On Free Advertising for seven dos and don'ts of free promotion online.

Writing articles has worked for me. That's my number one traffic/lead generation method (mainly because it's free...and I like writing). The best thing about having your own ebook is that you won't have to writerepparttar 108443 article from scratch. You could choose an excerpt, or parts ofrepparttar 108444 ebook, from your ebook asrepparttar 108445 article, then link torepparttar 108446 product offer in your resource box.

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