I’ve been a long-time writer, and digital publishing (eBooks) has made a lot of my income for me. I publish website content, blog posts, and eBooks. All three can be done easily and free of charge once you know how to do it.
Writing and publishing eBooks is a great way to make money writing because you can write them on your computer and then publish them digitally. So you can write more eBooks.
You can also make money online by selling other people’s eBooks.
There are several ways to make money online whether you want to sell your own books or not.
But without your own eBooks, you won’t have complete control over what you do.
I’ve been an affiliate marketer for years and find it an easy and fun way to make money.
But because I sell eBooks that aren’t mine, I have no control over them.
I once promoted a partner product which was an eBook course that was all about being convincing.
I enjoyed marketing it to authors who lacked trust and explaining to them how this product could help them write more compelling sales pages so they could sell more books.
All went well with this course for a couple of years and I made regular sales.
One day when I was checking the links on my website, I found that the links for this product were broken.
I’ve tried it and you know what? The product was withdrawn from the market and was no longer available.
I didn’t know how long ago it was and I couldn’t understand why because it was a consistent seller. But now it was gone and there was nothing I could do other than remove all of the material about it from my website.
That’s why it’s better to sell your own eBooks.
Write your own eBooks.
eBooks are great because they only have to be written once and can be sold over and over AND the entire sales process can be automated so customers can buy and download your eBooks without you having to do anything – and you make money with every sale, too, automatically .
And even if you’ve never written an eBook before, it’s still possible to write your own.
Where to get ideas
You can write a book on any subject that interests readers. You can even write a book about what you do online.
If you want more ideas, you can check your local library, magazines, blog, or similar books (on Amazon) to see how you want to write them for more ideas on what to include in your books. Readers’ reviews are a great source of information on what readers liked and (most importantly) what they didn’t like about the book. It’s surprising how many ideas you can get when you start browsing books online.
Some authors use their own websites as inspiration and rewrite all of their online content and expand their articles into eBook chapters.
Other eBook authors do it the other way around. They write their eBook and reduce each chapter to an article that is published on their website to promote it.
Sell your eBook
Once your eBook is written and published, you need to spend some time marketing it.
It’s best to have a marketing plan before you write your book as it will save time later and also allow you to pre-market it so people will want to buy it as soon as it becomes available.
And your eBooks don’t have to be huge. Some writers make money by writing as little as 20 to 30 pages and selling them as 99-cent Kindle e-books. And what they find is that readers love their eBooks as long as the book is filled with inspiring and useful information or they have written some fascinating fiction so that they will keep buying more.
And if you can’t write a book yourself, you can always sketch out your chapters and hire a freelance writer to write it for you.
Whichever way you choose to do it, selling your own eBooks is a win-win situation.
You win because you make money automatically, and your customers win because they buy a great eBook and have instant access to it.
So don’t wait any longer.
Start writing and publishing great eBooks