I was talking to my sister on the phone the other day and told her that I was considering writing an eBook to make some extra cash online. She was confused and asked me what an eBook was. This has made me realize that not everyone knows what an eBook is and why it can not only help you make an initial profit, but can also keep your customers coming back for more.
An eBook is exactly as it sounds; an electronic book. Anyone can write an eBook about any topic and if it is properly advertised and provides users with original and factual information, can be a great way to make some extra cash. Whether you already have a website or not, an eBook could be your next step into becoming a money making machine. If you already have a niche or a product or service you will already know what to write your eBook about. But if you don’t have an idea, you need to look into your own life and find what you know, what you’re interested in, and what you think people will want to know about.
eBooks work in two ways, they can help you promote your product or service or they can themselves be the product or service you provide. Let’s say you have a wonderful and new idea about losing weight; if you put all this down in an eBook you will be able to sell that service to your website visitors to generate income. Your website will then be a place your customers can go for help, tips, tricks and other information about your weight loss program. But let’s say you already run a successful website or blog about weight loss and are looking for another way to add more profits. Writing an eBook for your current customers and potential customers and offering it for sale will provide them with more information and also help you to look more professional and knowledgeable on the topic.
Coming up with the content for your eBook is the hardest part. If it was easy, everyone would have an eBook. The first thing you will want to do is write an outline; having this outline will make the writing of your eBook so much quicker and also make it flow smoothly. If you are a professional in your niche and know everything about your topic you should be able to whip out an eBook or two in no time at all. But if you are new to your niche or don’t have the writing skills, it might take a little more time to get everything together.
After you’ve written your outline, the content should put itself together nicely. You need to research and make sure that the content you provide is factual and reads well. If it sounds like you are unsure or unprofessional, your readers will be disappointed and won’t believe you. Your eBook should be at least 10 pages, but can be less if the topic requires. The best thing about an eBook is that you can sell it for whatever price you want. If you are worried about your content being copied, you should consider getting a copyright on it before you distribute it.