Right then, hello people of BHW! I've been following this site for a while but never properly got involved. After reading a fair deal I've decided on a course of action to start earning money online... writing informative eBooks. I got my main kick up the arse from the ramblings of the bloke on this thread: (edit: can't post links, it's the one entitled "My success story. 500k/month."). The actual IM information I gleaned from this thread was that with enough products you can make yourself a substantial income after the initial hard work. I realised quite early on that you can't really make any money in life if you don't put in lots of hard work prior, and I think that's an incentive as it's all the more better when it pays off. So, I've created this thread to keep y'all documented and updated, and to motivate myself. So here's my plan.... I want to begin with 10 eBooks. I've ever so crudely worked out that a 100 page eBook is around 60,000 words. Now this seems like a fair amount, but in a good day I can quite easily crack out 8,000-10,000 words a day, especially with proper research. And I can always write less, I just think that 100 pages seems like a good ball park to aim for and if it's less - and I've got all the information in - then that's a bonus. I'm aiming for £1000 a month by using two separate assumptions: 1) If I sell (on average) each eBook for £20, then I'll need to sell 50 eBooks a month, or 5 of each a month. 2) If I sell them for £50 then I need to sell 20 in total, or 2 of each a month. I'm using the numbers game here, but I think it's better to have these initial goals set so I can work towards them. And of course if by the end of the year I've written, say, 50 eBooks and each one sells for £20 and I sell 5 of each a month then that's a cheeky £5000 per month. Not bad. I've got six months off from uni so I think that 10 is a good target. As for the actual eBooks, to begin with I'm going to/have done research into areas that I know quite readily about and concentrate on these. Then I can diversify as I get more comfortable. I think I might also buy DNS so I can get words out even quicker. So what do you guys think? And also could anybody suggest some good eBook software that makes everything look professional. Thanks for your time and suggestions.