Some people have dreams of becoming a best-selling author and in this day and age, the publishing world makes it more and more difficult for an aspiring writer to realize their dreams. Offline publishing is nearly impossible unless you go the self-publishing route and pay for everything yourself. However, online publishing (information marketing) is a different story altogether.
The Internet is the place to be if you want to write and get paid for doing it. One of the best ways to make money by writing online is to create ebooks and sell them.
An eBook is just like a regular book, except it’s an entirely digital product. This means that you, as the author, are the writer, the publisher and the seller of the entire thing. From start to finish-you’re in charge. E-Books have an advantage over their offline-counterparts in that there are no publishing charges, no storage fees for books that are printed and no printing fees because you don’t have to print the books out.
You can promote your own ebook, and many authors do just that, or you can choose to create an affiliate marketing program where you have people sign up to promote and sell your digital product. When they make a sale, you give them a commission. You can do this on your own and create your own affiliate program, or you can create an account someplace like ClickBank where they match up sellers and people who want to become affiliate markers for you. They also handle all the transaction fees so you don’t have to deal with any issues that may arise. Naturally ClickBank takes a fee for each sale as well, so if you want to make the most money from your eBook you should set up your own affiliate program.
Writing an eBook is similar to writing a regular book except that most eBooks aren’t fictional in nature-they’re more along the lines of how to do something. There are a great many ebooks out there that concern themselves with Internet Marketing strategies. Here are a few ideas to get you started if you’re considering writing that eBook masterpiece:
· How to drive traffic to your website
· Researching profitable niches
· How to write compelling ad copy that sucks in clients
· Article marketing
· Social Bookmarking Sites to drive traffic
· How to create an Internet marketing buzz
· Affiliate Marketing Secrets your Mommy never told you about
· Blogging for Cash and Cars (ok, just cash)
· How Facebook Can make you rich
These are just a few ideas of topics that Internet marketers are interested in. When you’re writing your eBook, make sure that you write as though you were speaking to someone and not giving a boring lecture to a class of students who have no interest in what you’re teaching. Use creative and compelling chapter headings to catch their attention. Make sure your work is professional by proofing and re-proofing your work before you put it up for sale.
E-book writing and information marketing; a very nice way to make money online.