Thursday, June 25, 2009

5 Keys to Creating Profitable Ebooks

by Del Lewis

Have you ever considered creating ebooks as a means of marketing your small business? This is a new trend in the marketing world that is growing in popularity. Ebook readers are looking for a combination of things, including information that is presented in a concise and entertaining fashion that piques their interest. Creating ebooks and making money with ebooks is easy if you follow a structured plan throughout the process. Creating Ebooks

The first action necessary to start using ebooks as a marketing tool is of course developing a product that your small business can take pride in. Use the following steps as a guide to break the process of creating ebooks into manageable chunks:

1. Define your goals. People write ebooks for many different reasons. Before you even start to write your ebook define your professional and/or personal goals. This will help you focus on your desired outcomes for the project. Examples of goals might include one or more of the following: Generating extra income Learning a new skill Promoting a business Advancing your career

2. Choose a subject and target audience. After you have defined your professional and/or personal goals, choose a subject for your ebook. Ebook readers are looking for practical information that can be applied in everyday life. If you want to start making money with ebooks, then choose a specific subject as opposed to something general and learn about your target audience.

3. Choose a title. Creating ebooks requires a great deal of imagination and tact. You need to position your ebook for success by choosing a title that is catchy, and one that gives the reader a general hint about what they might find inside.

4. Draft an outline. With your subject, audience and title in place, create a detailed outline to make the writing process easy.

5. Write your ebook. Finally, just fill in the outline with all the important details. The outline is your road map for success as you write your ebook.

Making Money with Ebooks

Using ebooks, you can market your website, your company's products or services, or even an affiliate program that your business participates in. There are two basic ways to start making money with ebooks:

1. Sell ebooks to readers on your website. If you have specific expertise and experience that will benefit your ebook readers, you can compile it and sell it for big profits. The ebook can be sold on your website, and you can also list it on other sites to generate revenue.

2. Offer free ebooks to readers on your website. This helps build interest in your product or service and more traffic to your website. Ebook readers will likely explore the free offerings and then move on to purchase your products, services, or perhaps other ebooks from your site. You can also list your ebook in online directories outside of your website where it will gain exposure and attention from thousands of ebook readers.

No matter which method you choose, you can start making money with ebooks. They are a popular and practical tool that can generate interest and revenue for your small business.

About the Author

Del Lewis is an online entrepreneur. His website MQ3profits is focused on internet marketing beginners. If you want to learn all the tools used by the top online income earners check out his free video at http://www.mq3profits.com .