how to make money online writing ebooks
I’ve been a writer for a long time and digital publishing (eBooks) is one way I’ve earned a lot of my income. I publish content for web pages, blog posts, and e-books. All three can be done easily and for free, if you know how to do it.
Writing and publishing eBooks is a great way to make money from your writing because you can write them on your computer and then publish them digitally. This leaves you free to continue writing more eBooks.
You can also make money online by selling other people’s e-books.
There are many ways to make money online, whether or not you have your own books to sell.
But without your own e-books, you don’t have complete control over what you do.
I have been an affiliate for years and find it an easy and enjoyable way to earn money.
But because I sell e-books that aren’t mine, I have no control over them.
I used to promote an affiliate product that was an e-book course on how to be persuasive.
I would happily market it to writers who lacked confidence and tell them how this product could help them write more persuasive sales pages so they could sell more books.
Everything was going well with this course for a few years and I was making steady sales.
Then one day while checking the links on my website, I found that the links to this product were broken.
I checked and guess what? The product had been withdrawn from the market and was no longer available.
How long he had been gone I didn’t know, and I couldn’t figure out why, because he was a constant seller. But now it was gone and I couldn’t do anything but remove all material about it from my website.
That’s why it’s better to have your own e-books to sell.
Write your own eBooks.
eBooks are great because they only need to be written once and they can be resold over and over again, AND the entire sales process can be automated so customers buy and download your eBooks without you having to do anything – and you earn money from every sale automatically too.
And even if you’ve never written an eBook before, it’s still possible to write your own.
Where to find 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 browse your local library, magazines, blogs or you can browse (on Amazon) books similar to the one you want to write to get more ideas on what to include in yours. Reader reviews are a great source of information about what readers liked and (especially) disliked about the book. It’s surprising how many ideas you can get once 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 e-book chapters.
Other eBook authors do it the other way around. They write their eBook and reduce each chapter to an article to put on their website to help promote it.
Sell your eBook
Once your eBook is written and published, you need to spend time marketing it.
It’s best to have a marketing plan before you write your book, as it will save you time later and you can also pre-market it so people can’t wait to buy it when it’s available. .
And your eBooks don’t have to be huge. Some authors make money by writing just 20-30 pages and selling them as 99 cent Kindle eBooks. And what they find is that as long as the book is filled with inspirational and usable information, or they’ve written compelling fiction, readers love their eBooks, so they keep buying more.
And if you can’t write a book yourself, you can always outline your chapters and hire a freelance writer to write it for you.
But whichever way you choose to do it, having your own eBooks to sell is a win-win.
You win because you earn 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