Have you ever thought about how you could sell eBooks online as a lucrative business strategy? An eBook is simply a book in electronic format. You may be more familiar with books on Kindle being electronic, but that is actually a different method for delivering information written as a book to your computer, smart phone, or tablet. eBooks are written using any word processing program, such as Microsoft’s Word, and then converted to PDF (Portable Document Format) using Word, Adobe Acrobat, or any of a host of similar programs.
Your eBook can be attached to an email message, uploaded to a website, or delivered in any number of ways to the intended recipients. The goal is convenience, and this is actually the oldest method for sharing large amounts of data digitally.
When I first came online in 2006 people were teaching this model of writing an eBook on a niche topic and then selling it via their own one page website. Now you do not see that being discussed much any longer. But the fact is that eBook sales are alive and well, and you will earn significantly more income if you sell your content yourself rather than going through Amazon.
The prices of Kindle books have plummeted in recent years due to an oversupply and a stagnant demand. My own books on Kindle sell for only $2.99, and I give away thousands of copies just to be able to sell a hundred or so more of every title I have each month. That same book prepared and delivered as an eBook would sell for anywhere between ten and twenty-five dollars, and there are no fees involved.
So why don’t more people sell their non-fiction books on their own blogs and websites rather than turning them over to Amazon to sell them for the Kindle? I believe it is because of the convenience Amazon offers in the way of marketing, delivery, and customer service. You must decide if it is worth the money you are spending for their services to take such a huge reduction in profits for your business. It works for me because I also have eleven books available for sale in paperback that Amazon handles and fulfills for me.
I recommend selling most of your information on sites you own and control in order to earn much more money. Learn how to get more traffic and visibility to your sites, build a list, and hire someone to help with the customer service part of this business.
You can get started with this business model today, no matter what your level of expertise or your topic. This is exactly what I am recommending:
- Choose a niche topic where you can solve a single problem
- Research your topic and make an outline before you begin to write
- Write the eBook yourself, or hire a ghostwriter to help you do it
- Set up a simple website to start making sales and build a list
Of course, I am simplifying the process here. But the truth is that you can still do very well by selling eBooks on niche topics that are of interest to large numbers of readers. The most lucrative topics include educational, how-to, DIY (do it yourself), hobbies, relationships, games, and embarrassing health problems such as hair loss or acne.
If you want to take this business model to the next level, teach a course based upon the subject matter of your eBook. Take people through a step by step process where they can solve, or at least improve the problem they are dealing with in their life. This is the strategy of how to sell eBooks online.
The very best training on how to write, publish, and sell your eBooks online in as little as seven days is from my friend and colleague Jim Edwards. Best of all, the complete program is only $29! My direct link is http://eBookWritingProfits.com and be sure to let us know how you are doing by returning here to leave a comment. I will then answer you personally and give your eBook a shout out