Ebooks are one of the few working and legitimate ways of earning some money online, or maybe a lot of money. Most people in search of online earning methods often end up in scam sites and lose their motivation. Selling ebooks, on the other hand is a strategy that needs some hard work and dedication, But it is totally worth the efforts. According to DMCA or Digital Millennium Copyright Act, everything you publish on the internet is automatically copyrighted to you, so that you don’t have to worry about getting a copyright for your ebook. And ebook being a soft copy, product can be shipped with a click of mouse to the buyer. When the whole internet scene is in favor of ebooks, let’s see how to make money from ebooks.
Stick to your niche
The best and wisest decision is to stick to a specific niche that you are good at. It has many advantages that follow afterwards. Everyone is good at some topic or the other. The benefits of writing on topics that you know well are countless. You will sound more legitimate when you write on things you are good at.
Another benefit can be in the form of a pullout. For example, if you write a book on say ‘search engine optimization’ which covers all aspects of SEO, then later on you can make pullouts from the same book. A pull out is a small section of a big book published separately. This way, you can create more books and earn more. To do this, you should stick to a specific niche so that you know what can be pulled out. Besides, being on a particular niche builds trust among your readers and it eventually leads to more sales.
Promote your ebook
Having a good blog is very helpful when it comes to marketing an ebook. You will already have a good number of loyal readers on your blog and they are very likely to buy the ebook that you just published. Social media is one great place to market merely anything and ebooks are no exception. Promote your ebook on related niche pages on facebook and twitter. The best marketing strategy is ‘word of mouth’ and if your content is good enough, you won’t need to promote it manually after the initial push.
How to sell it
You can easily sell your ebooks on ebay or Amazon without any hassle. Ebook being a softcopy product, the buyer receives it instantly as he makes the payment. This is a big advantage of selling ebooks and buyers don’t have to wait for their book to reach them. This makes ebooks an easy way to make money if you have the right skills to write one. You can use more outlets other than Amazon and ebay – like Barnes and noble, lulu, clickbank etc. – to double or triple your sales.
When it comes to sales, you should have an attractive cover photo and tagline for your ebook to impress potential buyers.
Making money from ebooks does not happen overnight, it requires hard work and dedication. Once you have worked really well on your ebook and it turns out good, it is the easiest thing to sell online and make some money.