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Ebooks and Torrents - Proof of Concept

Discussion in 'Torrents' started by darksorrow, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. darksorrow

    darksorrow Registered Member

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    Okay, Again this is not my original idea. I recently saw this method on a post here and tried to find it again but found a lot discussing this concept.

    Again, not my idea, just giving my results for trying it out.

    Attached is the first ebook I pushed out on torrents. Its about dating or cheating using online dating sites (specifically AFF) and how not to get caught. In hindsight it was to specific and I probably should of made it more broad.

    Goals of the ebook creation:
    -At least 5 pages
    -Over 500K in size
    -Good front cover
    -Present it in a way that looks like it cost money
    -Monetize with affiliate links

    Method of Delivery
    Delivery over torrent. I used mininova with a piratebay tracker. I also submitted the torrent to several torrent sites.

    Stats
    Time Creating the ebook: 2 hours
    Time Submitting and promotion: 45 minutes
    Return after 1 day: $0.00
    Return after 1 week: $135.00 (1 signup)

    So basically $49/hour. Not bad.

    Goals to improve this method:
    -Switch ebook to larger market
    -Find different affiliate to monetize other than dating (gambling??)
    -Find ways to outsource and reduce time to implementation
    -Expand exposure to other file-sharing sites

    Summery
    The method actually made money and has the possibility to keep making money with little effort. With scale this could actually grow into something I would continue putting time into although could be time consuming.

    I have attached the ebook that I initially based this upon so you can see what I based this test on. Feel to use it anyway your would like.

    Good luck!
     

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  2. pink princess

    pink princess BANNED BANNED

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    I like this idea. I do content writing so the ebook wouldn't be to hard for me.

    Other ideas that could be profitable:

    Weightloss
    Sexual Enhancements (Have better sex, go longer, please your woman/man)
    Gambling (If international)
    Parenting (Anything really related to parenting) (Baby Gear sells really well)
    Pets (Especially dogs & cats) (products)
     
  3. beefsupreme

    beefsupreme Junior Member

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    I'm gonna try a similar method next month. I'll report back with my results! :)
     
  4. marioland

    marioland Registered Member

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    I was planning to give this a go with a dating ebook as well. Might have to try a different niche.
    And btw, here are some gambling ebooks if you want to try that:
    Code:
    http://rapidshare.com/files/16807236/gambling_ebooks.zip
     
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  5. btheory

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    I'm taking it this could be done with a nicely re-branded PLR ebook. For example, I'll include niche related ebooks with an embedded sales page into my site flips and it highly increases the value - when really it's just a high quality PLR with a new cover (designed by myself) using CoverAction Pro.

    I could just do the same thing, and rebrand the ebook with a new title and cover, saving me the time of writing it.

    hmmm..
     
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    italiandude Newbie

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    How many people downloaded your ebook from the torrent site?
     
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    xgnux Regular Member

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    you can also uplod it to rapidshare sites
     
  8. darksorrow

    darksorrow Registered Member

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    Unfortunetly I don't have a way to track downloads via torrents.
     
  9. topsytips

    topsytips Regular Member

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    Am sure this has been posted here before as I've tried this method out myself with an adult theme enticing downloads....not that I read the book myself of course!! :D
     
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    richjerkoff Junior Member

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    I have done this for dating,penis enlargement,weight loss and muscle building and it hasn't made me a lot of money but once the torrents are uploaded the jobs done. I track all clicks from the ebooks by using AdTrackz.
     
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  11. topsytips

    topsytips Regular Member

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    Found the original thread...this was posted June 2008...

    Code:
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/making-money/16791-guaranteed-money-making-guide-100-workable-you-can-slap-if-you-doesnt.html