The truth about selling e-books on the internet

Written by Albert Z

If you've surfedrepparttar internet for a while lately, you might have noticedrepparttar 137623 incredible amount of hype generated around e-books, information products, resale rights and similar stuff. Indeed, it is a popular subject since it promises a way to generate passive income, like real estate or wall-street shares, with a minimal amount of effort.

Truth is, many internet marketers are now using all this hype to their own interest, by selling poor-quality informational products at very high prices, or promising blatantly ridiculous incomes: don't get caught inrepparttar 137624 marketing trap!!

I'm Albert Z. and I've been selling e-books for a while onrepparttar 137625 internet: I ownrepparttar 137626 site Culture-Books and can tell you a couple of REAL things about selling e-books online!!

What you might have been taught up to now is that:

  • selling e-books requires no effort
  • you can make very high incomes every month (> 2000$/month)
  • selling e-books requires no skills
  • there is no investment to be made
  • it works on autopilot

Now, check those statings withrepparttar 137627 truth:

  • selling e-books requires some months for setting up your activity
  • you will make low incomes (100s), unless you write yourself a very good piece of text, which is time-consuming
  • selling e-books requires designing skills, copywriting skills (for most of your sales), a sense of marketing and lots of organization
  • indeed it does work on autopilot! but if you want to increase your activity over time you will HAVE to devote some time to it!
  • you will need a website, hosting, and provided you don't spend any money on designing, seo tools etc, initial goods for selling, you will end up spending about 50-100$, provided you're a savvy money-saver!

As you can see, selling e-books is not very different from any other real-life activity: it requires work and skills, lots of time (at least initially) and a little bit of overhead to set up everything!! But it does indeed have some advantages:

  • overhead costs are very low if compared with other activities
  • once set up, it requires very little maintenance time
  • it's fun (which is very important ;) ), watchrepparttar 137628 style of an e-book store here , doesn't it look fun?

10 Quick Tips on How to Create, Distribute, and Profit

Written by Angela Wu

Free eBooks are a powerful viral marketing tool that can literally provide you with an entire network of people who promote your business, absolutely free. Here are a few quick tips on how to benefit from your free eBook ...

1. Provide Real Content.

This isrepparttar most basic tip, but it's vitally important. A simple "click" ofrepparttar 108547 mouse is all it takes for someone to delete your eBook. Don't offer a simple sales pitch; provide your reader with valuable information. This will both capture his interest and build your credibility. He'll be more inclined to view your other products if he likes what he sees -- and even better, he may refer other business to you.

2. Use What's Already Available.

Creating an eBook doesn't have to be a long, painful process. For example, you could put together a related group of articles and simply add a few comments or an introduction. Or if you get a lot of questions about a particular topic, pick some of them and put together an eBook that offersrepparttar 108548 answers to these questions.

3. Make Your eBook Attractive and Easy to Read.

eBooks are usually either in 'EXE' format or 'PDF' format. There are advantages and disadvantages to both formats, but regardless of what you choose, create a layout that's clean, attractive, and easy to navigate. Offer links torepparttar 108549 major sections of your book and to places onrepparttar 108550 web whererepparttar 108551 reader can find more information. Use graphics sparingly, though;repparttar 108552 more graphics you use,repparttar 108553 largerrepparttar 108554 file size (and thusrepparttar 108555 longer it will take to download).

4. Provide Links Back to Your Site and Products.

For example, you can:

= Put your website URL and logo onrepparttar 108556 cover page.

= Embed affiliate links withinrepparttar 108557 context of your articles, where appropriate.

= Write up a dedicated sales page atrepparttar 108558 end of your eBook to promote a related product.

= Refer to your own products and how it can helprepparttar 108559 reader. Keep it brief and use it only where appropriate; you don't want your eBook to sound like a sales pitch.

5. Encourage Your Reader to Pass It On.

Make it clear that your reader is welcome to distributerepparttar 108560 eBook, so long as nothing is changed. He can put it on his own website as a nice gift to his visitors, or offer it as a bonus when people subscribe to his newsletter. The more places your eBook appears,repparttar 108561 more free exposure you get.

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