If you want to get started and make some money online, there are a number of ways to do it. One profitable idea is eBooks. They're easy to produce, require very little cost upfront and can provide lots of revenue for your business.
What are EBooks?
EBooks are digital reading media that are easy to pass along to others. Many people are opting for electronic books over printed books these days for several reasons.
First, eBooks are shorter versions of more traditional books that can be created and published by you.
Secondly, eBooks are easy to use and store. They fill files on your computer instead of taking up space on bookshelves in your home or office. EBooks can be read in PDF format online or printed out to read offline.
Unlike traditional books, as soon as you order an eBook, you can have access to it in just a few minutes.
What does that mean to you?
If you enjoy writing, have a way with words and a talent for entertaining readers, you can use eBooks to bring a profit to your blog or website. Use your niche as subject matter for your eBooks. Since you already have knowledge about, say, Internet marketing, put your experience to work by offering it to others in the form of an eBook.
The cost to you is negligible. With a blog or website, you already have access to the Internet and a computer that probably has all the software needed to work with eBooks: Microsoft Publisher, Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Word. If you get stuck, there are plenty of books and online articles that give tips for writing eBooks people will want to read.
EBooks vary in size. You may be able to charge more for longer books but you can also command a good price for shorter ebooks if they provide very concise and valuable information.
An eBook can be composed in a Word document on your computer. Use Microsoft Publisher to format your work and add extras to attract readers, although this step is optional. Then turn your Word document into a PDF file for easier downloading and printing by customers.
Once you have created this eBook, you’ll need to find a way to get it into people’s hands. Marketing your eBook follows the same process as marketing your website or blog.
Use article marketing to draw attention to your eBooks. Create an article series based on your eBook. Submit these articles to article sites and on your blog or website. Give just enough information in the articles to have the reader wanting to know more. In the resource box, mention the eBook and link to your website. Submit articles to social bookmarking sites with links to your website page showcasing the eBooks.
Make things easy for your customers and link your eBooks with your checkout process. Once the customer pays (PayPal, credit card, debit card) they will receive a link via email or automatically where they can download your product.
EBooks cost you next to nothing to produce so the money you make is all profit. Turn your writing skills and expertise in a certain area into money for your business.