You’ll find the step-by-step blueprint on how to create, market, and sell ebooks online in the rest of this blog post…
Before you even think about creating a web site to sell ebooks, you need to start from the very beginning. In other words, you need to know who are the people that you want to serve and why.
What Do People Want Online?
Before you go off and build that ebook-selling website, find out first what people want. Some people want more of something (i.e., how to save more time, how to have more money, how to get a loan, how to have more hair, how to get more sleep), or less of another thing (i.e., how to get rid of pain, how to remove a stain, how to lose weight).
Get a sheet of paper and write down the things that you think people want. Just quickly list them all down. After you’ve come up with a list of 50 items, that’s the time you evaluate each one.
As you go down the list, check those topics that you are interested in. Among those, check again those which you can write 30 articles about.
Eventually, you’ll have items with two check marks. Those are the topics that you will focus on. It will help if you rank those remaining items in the order of your interest and passion. Remember, you will need to write 30 articles (around 400 words each) about that topic, so it helps if your interest level is high.
I don’t quite subscribe to the notion that financial issues will force you to be interested enough to write 30 articles about any topic. Believe me, if you just force yourself to write, it will show. And your readers will quickly pick up those vibes.
Remember, we’re talking about selling ebooks online. If you are unable to connect with your readers, the chances of successfully selling the ebook and making money online will be pretty slim.
Wait… it’s not as much “connecting” with your readers as it is with helping your ready-to-buy readers go ahead with their decision to purchase the ebook online.
Believe it or not, but there are lots of people who are already on the verge of buying an ebook, but are searching the web for that tipping point or final push. They’re looking for your opinion and assurance that things will be all right, and that they should go ahead and get that ebook they’ve been itching to get these past few days.
So please target those double-checked topics that you are interested in and even passionate about. If you’re interested about something, there are others who are just like you. Reach out to them.
Ebooks: Create Your Own or Resell One
If you are a fast writer, you can use free software to produce ebooks in PDF format. If you want to be even faster, you can also resell pre-written ebooks.
In $50 Daily Challenge: 50 Dollars a Day in 14 Days, you’ll read about Jani Ghaffor’s $50 Daily Challenge. In that video series, Jani shares a number of sites where you can order pre-written ebooks.
With your list of hot topics, you simply need to visit those sites offering master resale or even ebook resell rights, and choose the ebooks that will appeal to the people you want to serve online.
You can also visit places such as Bigplanners.com and Picmoney.com to see what ebooks are being sold, and sign up as an affiliate for those products. Once again, choose products that you think your target market will buy. Go ahead and visit the ebook salespage and ask yourself if it is compelling enough to convince and motivate others to buy.
Okay… if you know whom you want to serve, and have the ebooks that they are willing and able to buy online, the next step is to create your web site.
Create Your Ebook-Selling Website
Think of a domain name (i.e., Google.com) that makes sense from the point of view of the people you want to serve online. For example, if you are targeting people who want to have more money, then a domain name which contains phrases such as “make money” or “money online” will make sense.
For example, when your target market visits a search engine and types in “how to make money online” and then they see your web site in the search engine results, do you think they will click and visit it if it looks like? Of course they would! So choose your dot com domain name.
Next, sign up for web hosting. I recommend you go for the annual webhosting package that gives you SEO WordPress webhosting
It is highly affordable, and you do not need to go for dedicated server webhosting or even virtual private servers immediately. Starting off with shared hosting is perfectly fine.
When you use that link and go for the annual package a friendly group of techies will set-up one SEO’d WordPress blog for you and make sure it is search engine friendly, so that you can attract and maximize the number of visitors coming in from the search engines.
TIP: Search engine traffic is one of the most profitable sources of traffic your site will attract.
No need to spend too much time learning about search engine optimization right now because it will be done for you by those techies. Later on, when you have more time, you can learn about SEO. In the meantime, get the SEO WordPress annual webhosting package and get started right away.
Your site will be a hybrid or combination site. A folder in your site will contain your blog, where you will post those 30 articles mentioned earlier in this blog post. This will help attract more traffic to your web site, which you can then funnel to the other folders in your site.
The other folders in your site can contain the sales letters of the pre-written ebooks whose master resell rights you acquired. You can also publish your review of ebooks, include your Clickbank or Picmoney.com affiliate link, and earn affiliate commissions.
The wonderful thing about affiliate marketing is that you do not need to set-up your online payment system immediately. It’s the merchant who does that, and all you need to do as far as payments are concerned is to either have a Paypal account or a mailing address (where the checks will be sent).