Money Making Ideas – How To Sell An eBook From Your Blog
Many people get as far as having their book written, but then they are blocked. If you have an eBook, you want to sell, but don’t know how to do it, then read on, and you’ll learn several ways to sell your book from your blog.
First of all, a blog is a great place to start selling your eBook. You should write frequently, and thus make people familiar with your style.
Your blog should be related to the topic of your eBook. Show people that you know something about that topic to create trust in them.
As for actually selling the book, it gets more or less technical.
1: Get cover graphics.
I highly recommend that you buy or create some kind of cover graphics. People want to see, feel and touch goods, before they purchase. This is not really possible with electronic stuff, so you have to provide the second best: a picture of the product as it could have looked, if the book were physical.
2: Find a way to collect payment and deliver your eBook.
You have several options, here. Some will cost you money beforehand, while others will demand some kind of technical knowledge of you.
– PayPal – It’s easy to create a “Buy Now” button on PayPal, and if you upload your PDF-file to your server, you can even add the link to the purchase process and direct your buyers to that place right after PayPal has accepted the payment. It’s free to start selling with PayPal, but you pay a small fee for each sale.
– DigiResults – This place might be even easier to use than PayPal. It’s free to join and start selling, and you can simply upload your file to DigiResults by clicking a button, and then they will take care of delivery for you. You gain a huge advantage by using them, because after your initial sale, your product will be visible in the market place, and others might start selling it. You’ll pay them a percentage of your own choice to do so, and it’s well worth it.
– E-Junkie – While it is not free to sell your eBook from E-Junkie, the fee is very low. And people have reported a huge increase in sales, after they’ve set up their products on E-Junkie. It’s one of the places I still haven’t tried myself, although I will maybe do so already today. E-Junkie also offers an affiliate system, so you can have an army of people out selling your book for you.
The above three methods are, in my opinion, the easiest ways to get started with selling an eBook from a blog.
3: Use a full-blown WordPress theme to do it all for you.
Give your blog visitors an impression of professionalism by using a theme for your blog with the same look and feel for the sales page.
You can use it to collect the payment and deliver your eBook as well.