Yes, you really should write an ebook as soon as you can. 🙂
In this audio I give my three top reasons for writing ebooks:
Here’s a summary of those reasons:
1. It’s a wonderful feeling when you wake up in the morning and find not only have you sold an ebook in your sleep, but there’s money in your Paypal account too! Of course, you need a plan to make sure you sell more than just the one! But the first few times it happens it’s incredibly exciting.
2. It’s a way to start selling your time one-to-one and start selling products one-to-many instead. Yes, I know it’s almost a cliche now, but it really is true. You only have 24 hours a day, but if you package up what you know as an e-book or e-course (information product) then you can sell an almost unlimited number of them. E-books are your first step.
3. E-courses and online communities (membership sites) are usually far more lucrative than e-books, but it really is best to start with an e-book. An e-book is a simple to produce as converting a Word file to a PDF and there are simple, inexpensive shopping carts you can use to take payments.
Having said that, actually writing your first e-book can be tricky because you need to find the time to do it and you have to deal with all the self-doubt that gets in your way. Then you have to add the extra blurb, get a good-looking cover and weigh up whether you should sell from your own sit or sell on other sites (e.g. Amazon’s Kindle). Best to get that first e-book out of the way now because the others will be far easier!
You can read how I turned an e-book into an e-course here: My first e-course – Earn What you Deserve as a Mumpreneur.
If you’d like me to help you write your first e-book and get it up for sale, join me on Thursday for my ‘Write Your First e-Book’ webinar. Click here for more.
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2 Replies to “Three good reasons why you should write an e-book now”
Totally agree with the above! I recently got my first book on Kindle in between running my own business, taking on new staff, moving offices and adapting to parenthood (firstborn was back in Sept 2011)… The tricky thing is managing your time, but what the mind can conceive the mind can achieve! Good luck and please check out my book (dedicated to my firstborn) http://www.amazon.co.uk/Magical-Mind-Montgomery-Moon-ebook/dp/B00AET1HAY/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1354890687&sr=8-2 if you get 2mins 😀
Congratulations on becoming a parent and writing a book! I’ve just bought your book and I’m looking forward to reading it. 🙂