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Info product ebook- is it bad to recommend additional products within the book?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by freddie19, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. freddie19

    freddie19 Newbie

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    Hi guys, I'm in the process of writing my first two ebooks for both of my niches. On my first niche, I'm in the process of establishing a website (a blog) that details the ins and outs of starting a small business. Without going into too much detail, I personally run a successful home business which I'll use to set me as an authority and teach others how to do it. So for example, say I run a gardening service or a pool maintenance service. My site will teach others how to set up their own gardening service or pool maintenance service (both just examples) and I'll do so by selling an ebook on the subject. I've noticed lately there has been an increase in interest in this particular business model and on amazon, there are several books on the subject which shows the niche is doing well. I'm doing fine so far (i think) in setting up this first niche and how I'm going to play it out. It's my second niche that I need a little help on :)

    My second niche I'm thinking of trying out is to write a short guide that I'll probably end up selling on amazon via the kindle. It's a health guide that will show the readers how to get rid of a specific problem (like say for example, acne or balding. Again, just examples) The only problem is that the way to get rid of this particular problem is to try out a supplement. I am not sure what the regulations are on this and I know I'll need a disclaimer but is it also wrong to sell a book that promises to solve a solution only to then tell the reader he or she has to buy another product? I truly believe in this supplement, which is natural btw, and I'll be including pictures in the book that have before and after shots of myself (since I've personally tried the product and it does indeed work). My first thought was to build a health site around it and promote the product through an affiliate program but unfortunately, they don't have one. So anyway, that's what I was thinking of doing. What do you guys think? Good or bad idea?

    Any comments would be greatly appreciated. I started playing around with wordpress a month ago and so far I'm really enjoying the learning process. The next step is to finish writing my mini guide to use as an incentive to capture leads for my first niche. What do you guys recommend, aweber or getresponse? Again, thanks guys!
    First time I post here but I've been kinda lurking around for a while :)
     
  2. Nino2011

    Nino2011 Junior Member

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    You can sell the ebook but if it is so simple-just use that supplement why not recommend the supplement directly, earn a commission and give the guide for free, or very very cheap? (Maybe put it on kindle)

    I use aweber but i'd probably recommend getresponse, i heard only good things about them and i really don't like the 2 times verification aweber uses. I've lost over 100 clients with that sh*t.