This is a guest post on “How to write an ebook” by Nichole Weathers. In case you wish to guest post, read the guidelines.
Many people are choosing to write an ebook and sell them. Not only are e-books popular amongst customers, but, you, as the author, can avoid the hassles of paper publishing. After you write an book, all you have to do is provide customers with a download link after purchase. Sometimes even that will be handled for you by a third party. Like many other passive income businesses, you do the work once and keep reaping the rewards for life.
If you are considering venturing into this arena of business and to write an ebook, read on. I’ll walk you through how to write an ebook and then preparing it for publication.
7 Things to keep in mind before you write an ebook -
There are a lot of things that you should keep in mind before you start off to write an ebook. Careful consideration of these would ensure that your ebook is a success and that you are able to earn good money out of selling your ebook.
Before deciding to write an ebook, decide on the topic of your eBook.
Pick a topic that you know a lot about, or something that interests you enough to learn more about. Some of the most popular e-books are ”How to” guides, such as a guide on how to flip web sites.
Research your chosen topic, even if you are a pro.
You may come across new and innovative ideas that had not occurred to you. The more nuggets of wisdom you can give the reader, the better your book is going to be received. This may also impact sales of future books you may write.
Draft a general outline for your eBook, making note of the topics you want to cover.
Think about what you would need to complete the idea or, task from start to finish. Think about what common questions the consumer may ask regarding this particular topic. This all should be covered in your eBook.
Proof your eBook to ensure it has all of the best information possible.
Ask a trusted friend or colleague to read over it and offer constructive criticism. You want this book to be worth your asking price. If one person loves your eBook, they are bound to talk about it or even recommend it to others.
Consider interviewing other experts in that field.
Ask them questions and include it as an added bonus in your eBook. Make references to experts and reputable resources. Such references enhance the credibility of your own work.
Fix any errors in your book and prepare the book for sale.
Add any personal images or royalty free images pertaining to the subject. Make an index and a bibliography.
Determine where you are going to market this eBook.
If no one knows it exists, it is not going to sell. Amazon and other book dealers sell eBooks for writers. Consider starting an affiliate program (i.e. ClickBank) and have other skilled internet marketers market the book for you. Market it on your own web site, or consider investing in a web site on the subject with considerable page rank and traffic to market this book. Add a link to your email signatures to your book. Post on forums with a link to your site or book. Think outside of the box when it comes to advertising your book. You can also consider marketing the book in your local community or in newspapers, or hand out flyers to local businesses.
To write an eBook is not as easy as it sounds. Many people lose motivation fast, since financial gains are not immediate. Other people may suffer the dreaded writer’s block. Use positive affirmations and don’t give up. Take a break if you get frustrated and peruse other books or articles for inspiration. And keep reminding yourself that once you have written the book and finalized it, all of your hard work will pay off.
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What does it take to be on top of the Search Engine Rankings?
Stupid question, isn’t it? A few of the newbies starting out on the internet can bash me up for a stupid question like this because they are the ones who struggle the most to get their websites on the first page of search engines. The GURUS do it so easily that most of their websites where they are promoting their affiliate products rank on the first pages of search engines. Consequently they sweep the money and the newbies go empty-handed.
If you have spent a bagful of money in buying at least a couple of courses or, ebooks that claim to teach you how to optimize your websites and blogs for the search engines, you might have by now learnt that it is not an easy task at all (at least not as easy as they claim).
One of the very important aspects of managing a blog is to optimize it for the search engines. There are numerous plugins that can help you do this, if your blog is on WordPress. All-in-one SEO is one of the most popular ones. People who are already using this plugin, will know the limitations of it. This plugin no doubt is extremely useful, but only helps you to work on the title tags, description tags, and keyword tags. But the fact of the matter is that SEO is not limited to these 3 things. It is a lot beyond the tags.
So how is it that you will optimize your wordpress blogs for your selected keywords? How will you, being a complete layman, know what all should you do to optimize your posts?
Thank god that you are on WordPress. WordPress gives us the options of using plugins and there are plugins for anything and everything.
So optimizing your wordpress blog is not going to be a difficult task now with this new plugin that is making waves in the Internet marketing arena. Even newbies who have absolutely “ZERO” knowledge of SEO can optimize their blogs for search engines with the help of this new plugin called SEOPressor.
What does SEOPressor do?
SEOPressor helps you with the on-page SEO of your blogs. To explain it in simple words, there are two aspects to Search engine optimization – the on page SEO and the off page SEO. On page SEO involves the tweaks and touches that we do to our pages in order to optimize them. The off page aspect is something that does not involve tinkering with your page.
SEOPressor helps you do this on page aspect of the SEO. What all is involved in this and what is it that SEOPressor does?
- Analyses Title, H1, H2 and H3 Tags.
- Analyses Keyword Density and Content Length.
- Analyses The Exact Placement of Your Keyword.
- Analyses Images and Links.
- Intelligently Bold, Italize and Underline Your Keywords
- Intelligently Add ALT Tag to Your Images
- Capable of Testing and Rating Each Post and Page
- Calculates SEO Score To Reveal Your On-Page Optimization
- Comes With Secret Algorithm That Correlates With Google
There are many other such aspects that are taken care off without even you having to know what they are, by SEOPressor, just by the click of a button.
And most important of all this is the fact that a better optimized page means better rankings and better rankings means more traffic and more money.
Hence, SEOPressor is one plugin that any wordpress user should have if they are serious about optimizing their blogs and making money from their blogs.
I could have written an SEOPressor review but I decided otherwise because this plugin comes with a 60 day money back guarantee and there is no reason why you will be at risk if you order it. What better review that using it yourself. By the way the blog that you are reading right now is using this plugin.
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This is a guest post by Shirley Kelly. You can check out the guidelines to guest posting here.
Internet marketing can be a scary venture for individuals who are new to how Internet marketing actually works. People often overlook the importance of marketing their website due to their lack of knowledge. However, the best way to overcome the fear of venturing into unfamiliar territory is to get educated about the things you have very little knowledge about.
Let us assume you have just finished creating a spectacular website that has all the bells and whistles. You are confident that visitors to your website will find it very useful and the overall objective of the website design has been reached. Nevertheless, in spite of all that, you are still left with the dilemma of how to draw visitors to your site. When sound marketing techniques are not applied to a website it sits out in a part of hyperspace commonly known as the World Wide Web and gets lost amongst the thousands of new websites being launched every day. It does not matter what type of website one might have. Whether it was designed to sell products or whether it is the most basic personal blog, if a website falls short in the marketing department, it will not receive enough visitors to make it worth the time and effort spent on maintaining an online presence.
With that being said, how can someone with little to no website marketing experience successfully promote a website? The basic and simply answer to that question is to educate oneself about what one should and should not be doing to market his or her website.
Learning sound Internet marketing techniques is akin to starting elementary school for the first time. Remember back to when you first laid eyes on that big red brick school building and how intimidating and scary it made you feel. Everything was new and unfamiliar. You wondered if you would be able to meet new friends or if the teacher was going to be mean to you. However, before long you learned your way around the grounds; discovered that your teacher was there to help you learn; you met new friends; learned how to avoid the things that will get you in trouble; eventually you became familiar with every aspect of your elementary school; And before long, you were graduating and promoted to middle school. Educating oneself about proper internet marketing techniques is very much like attending school for the first time. It is unfamiliar territory and everything seems daunting. There is a lot to learn but you will have others who are willing to teach you the ropes. Along the way you will learn to tell the difference between practicing marketing techniques that will get you in trouble and techniques that are conducive towards you graduation to the next level of learning. In order to propel your website from the black hole known as the hyperspace of the World Wide Web to having a solid online presence, you must learn and implement sound Internet marketing techniques.
There are many online schools which offer Internet marketing courses designed to help beginners as well as further advance the knowledge of novice website marketers. If this option does not appeal to you, try joining online forums and blogs whose primary objective is to help others learn more about how to properly apply online marketing techniques.
Whether you decide to enroll in an online school, become a member of forums whose main focus is website promotion or participate in online blogs that write about Google friendly, time tested, Internet marketing techniques, is up to you. Just remember, knowledge is power and power is knowing what one should and should not be doing. Get educated about internet marketing techniques. You will be glad you did.