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Looking to sell my first eBook. Help?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Peter Shaw, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. Peter Shaw

    Peter Shaw BANNED BANNED

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    Hey guys i'm looking to sell my first ever eBook. I was wondering where I should start.

    Also, should I sell on here? Would anyone on here buy an eBook if i sold it in the Buy/Sell/Trade section.

    Its got a price of $29.95 so after one sale i would get my $30 back, but would an eBook actually sell on this forum?

    Thanks!
     
  2. coreygeer

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    The easiest place to sell an E-book on is DP hands down. Those morons will buy anything.

    The #1 rule to selling is.. people aren't smart.. that's seriously it. People are sheep and if you tell them what to do and believe, they'll eat every word.

    First - Just come up with a basic method or idea in your head.
    Second - Throw up a fancy DP listing with highlighted text, telling people the first 10 will get a discount, limit it to 20 people (at least tell them that).

    As for selling on BHW. If I'm not mistaken, mods have to manually review every single product or post made in the BTS section so I'm not sure BHW would be the way to go for your first product ever. Some people have a knack for creating pages that sell and getting people to buy every word they say.. just look at Frank Kern, Steven Wagenheim, Travis Sago.

    If you can, build an e-mail list out of your customers.. because you've now built up residual customers who will continue to buy your product.

    It's not a 100% spoon-fed guide but still, just some basics.
     
  3. Peter Shaw

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    Thanks alot :)
    I posted at DP but they all asked for a review copy as per usual. I was looking to sell on here, i think the mod would accept my post, just wondering if people would buy. I have generated alot of interest with my method with people on here, its just i need to get it sold :)

    Thanks alot of the information! Peter.
     
  4. redtide1969

    redtide1969 BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    With DP's recent anti-bumping rules in place and then review copies getting passed around for free like crack in a whorehouse, I wouldn't bother. Plus, even with a bunch of great reviews you may not even make a single sale there.

    If the content of your book is unique and worthwhile then putting it up for sale here can pay off well. I would set up a landing page/drive traffic and get an affiliate program set up for it also. If you put together a professional looking package you can do really well with it.

    Good luck
     
  5. Peter Shaw

    Peter Shaw BANNED BANNED

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    Thanks alot mate :) Yeah i just saw that the other day - You can't bump threads :eek:

    I think i'll make a website or blog, and get traffic to it :) And like you said maybe some sort of affiliate programme. Cheers!
     
  6. atom6402

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    yes clickbank and paydotcom are the best

    you can even change your ebook more into a product and find some affiliates who will do the advertisment for you !