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My journey to £1000 a month by writing eBooks

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by bulgariangypsy, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. bulgariangypsy

    bulgariangypsy Newbie

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    why not save your self allot of hard work and outsource the research and writing of the books ??
     
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    He might not have funds to outsource. It'll be worth your time OP! :D
     
  4. Freakout

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    Do you work with Clickbank?
     
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    Hah. That is entirely true. Hence the being at uni part. Plus I think it'll teach me the payoffs of hard work.
     
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    Yeah..outsource it mate. Just make sure you get a good english writer, otherwise the ebooks will end up being shit.

    You can save SO much time outsourcing, I wouldn't even think about doing it all myself..
     
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    Well not yet as I haven't actually made the eBooks yet, but that was going to be my initial option for selling them, with landing pages and all that jazz. That and maybe Amazon.
     
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    have you considered kindle?
     
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    That is Exactly right my friend. ;)
     
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    outsourcing the research and writing would allow for a quicker time to market
    allowing you to concentrate more on the sales aspect might be cheaper than you think try posting an ad for a writer on Craigslist Philippines some might do the work for a share of the sales or deferred payment.
     
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    Good to see you want to take action fast... heck thats great!

    However...

    My advice to you is to NOT try to crank out 10 ebooks all at once, you won't end up getting anywhere trust me, you'll overwhelm and overload yourself especially since you plan on doing it by yourself.

    Plus, what do you think is better, 10 crappy ebooks, or 1 great one? Not to doubt you since I don't know your experience but im assuming you may not be that good at copywriting either. So that's yet another obstacle to run into.

    Good you're hyped up, but skilled people have a laser targeted mindset and work it up from there. Just shoot for 1 ebook and really do your keyword research for that niche, because in all honesty $1k per month isn't actually that difficult with your own products if you plan correctly, especially if you build a list from targeted traffic and offer them valuable content free upfront.

    Always Keep this in mind: Undersell and Overdeliver- The perfect selling formula ;)

    Just my two cents
     
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    bulgariangypsy Newbie

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    Great advice! Cheers fella. Like you said, I'm going to stick with the first eBook for now, spend like a month on it and go from there.

    Okay so for the update...

    I've decided on my niche for the first eBook. I'm looking to sell it on places like DP, WF and possibly here, as well as ClickBank and Amazon. When the eBook is nearing completion I'll start building up followers/mailing list and give out free advice to build up the hype. As well as put out a few videos to help with this.

    I'm also going to offer extra parts with the eBook as this is something I can do quite readily. I'm toying with the idea of doing video tutorials as well, as I think this will help with bringing greater interest.

    Today I'm going to thoroughly research everything that is in my head, and hopefully by the time I've finished I should have 2 pages of initial research. From these 2 pages I'll hopefully turn it into around 10-20 pages of substantial research which I can then easily turn into the eBook.

    Also, I'm fully committed to this project and if anybody wanted to JV to guide me a long a bit and help me out (not money wise, like reading through the book and offering advice) then I'd happily offer you a percentage in return.
     
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    Good luck with your journey mate.
    To anyone who has the experience on this, approximately, how much does it cost to outsource a 100 pages ebook?
     
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    Update 18 April

    I've written the two page initial research document, totalling nearly 1000 words already (about 2 pages).

    My next plan is to turn this into another research document of around 10 - 20 pages so that from there it'll be easy enough to write the book, plus with padding of pictures etc I should hopefully come to my target of 100 pages.

    Other than that I've got to collate and write the code for the extra stuff and then begin writing once this is all set up.
     
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    I'm beginning to think that I could make more money by writing 60,000 words worth of articles for people :p.

    But nawh, hopefully it will all pay off.
     
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    60k of words seems like a heavy e book, keep it pertinent and interact with the customer

    offer great value add ons to boost the initial sale, a couple free at least, then you can upsell from there

    do you have the profile to sell in the other forums? if not get a partner to do it that has the rep or you could be really wasting the time- obviously they would get a %

    Finally get some good reviews before you get to market from people who matter on that forum

    good luck
     
  18. bulgariangypsy

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    Having made the notes I think you're probably right about the 60k of words, but I just think that the content provided will be useful and it'll be interlaced with pictures etc, so maybe 50k is more apt.

    As for the add ons I'm giving away a pretty hefty amount of extra stuff that the user will use for their own "thing" and will - I hope - provide a lot of extra value. It'll be basically everything the user needs to get everything up and running straight out of the box, as it were.

    And yeah, I'm definitely thinking of doing a joint venture with somebody who has done a similar thing in the past, and who is reputable. Plus I think the advice and knowledge they'll give me in return will be more than worth it. In return for a percentage like you said.
     
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    I wrote my first ebook a while back and the hardest part I found was writing copy that sells.

    Once you've finished writing your first ebook be prepared to spend a lot of time researching and testing your sales copy.

    Best of luck with everything tho bud I hope it works out well for you.
     
  20. Chees

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    I think the harder part will be promoting the ebooks. how do you plan to do it ?