How to write your own e-book.

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One of the easiest ways to gain status, leads, credibility and trust from your customers is to write your own ebook.

Many people are intimidated by the thought of creating their own ebooks but the truth is, the process is very straightforward and it can be enormously profitable. If you are already involved in activities such as blogging, article marketing and creating relationships with newsletters, an ebook is just one step beyond in the whole process but can really give your credibility rating an extra boost.

Steps in how to write your own e-book.

1. Choose a topic for your target audience. Don’t make this into a huge product. Pick something relatively narrow within a major topic generic clomid online canada. So, for example, if the main topic is “internet marketing”, choose something that fits within that category like “social media marketing”, or you could go even further and narrow it down to “keyword research for social media marketing”.

Keep in mind that for an ebook to work the way you want it to, it must truly address the problems, concerns, or desires of your target market. The content must be top-of-the-line.

2. Brainstorm. Write down every idea you have, walk away and come back and write more. Put down anything and everything for now.

3. Organize your ideas into an outline. Divide your ideas into headers, subheaders, chapters and write descriptions of each point you include. Make sure to keep track of your references and write those down too.

4. Do your homework –Research!  Hopefully, you’ve picked a topic that you are familiar with already but whether you have or haven’t you’ll need to do research to make your content as valuable as possible. Take notes, mark references and use quotes as you write your own ebook.

5. Put all of your organized ideas and research into one long article of at least 30 pages – this is your ebook!

6. Get a second opinion. Chances are you’ll spend quite a bit of time on this endeavor. Make sure that you step back every once in a while to give yourself a break. And when you’re near the end, ask someone else to read it for a more objective opinion. Whether it’s your friend, spouse or a fellow marketer, make sure you get a good, honest critique and, if possible find someone to edit your work.

Once you’re finished, you can either sell your ebook from your blog or website or you can offer it free of charge for people who sign up – the goal of this is to build your list.

If you decide on the first option, you’ll have to set up a shopping cart system. You don’t have to charge a lot for your ebook to make money and because it doesn’t cost you anything to create the book (if you don’t count the time you spend on it) so anything you sell will be a profit.

So now are you ready to write your own ebook?

If you have any questions or experiences to share, I would love to hear your feedback below.

4 Comments on How to write your own e-book.

  1. Hi Gaylene, nicely written article. i have thought about writing an ebook and now have more of an idea of the process.
    approx how many words would you say will be in the 30 pages? along with relevant pictures.
    could you visit forums to get ideas for the chapters, questions people are asking?
    and would you consider selling the book on amazon to get more marketing exposure, and a high quality link?
    many thanks in advance for your response

    • Hi Phil,

      Thanks for your comments. I estimate around 10,000 words for a 30 page ebook, depending on the font size and the size and number of images used. And there are a number of avenues you could use to get ideas, including forums, social media, using keyword search tools like Jaaxy, using Amazon to find out who the top sellers are and what topics they write about and just observing what’s going on around you. And yes, I would use Amazon to market my ebooks, but also Clickbank, Social media and my own website. Thanks again for taking the time to comment 🙂

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