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What's better, promoting or selling an ebook?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by april6e, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. april6e

    april6e Junior Member

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    What is your opinion on this?

    I'm so torn right now.

    Promoting a Clickbank product is simple, free, but I feel like it might be tougher to make sales if I'm article marketing, promoting another person's product. Luckily the product I'm thinking of promoting actually lets you collect opt-ins, but still, I feel like there is a negative somewhere.

    While writing my own ebook seems nice, but I'm noticing how much that's going to cost. Paypal is going to take a cut. My payment processor is going to take a cut. Plus I wonder how much my sales page would be than some proven clickbank product that already converts.

    My profit would be minimal after being cut 3 ways, especially if my ebook is cheap (20 bucks), and I'm not good enough at internet marketing yet to get competent affiliates.

    I can't decide.
     
  2. _l0ph0nis_

    _l0ph0nis_ BANNED BANNED

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    what's better...to rent a Mercedes or to own it? Of course selling is the key...even though promoting stuff is more fun...
     
  3. april6e

    april6e Junior Member

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    I know, but why is it better? I'm not seeing it.

    I'd make more money promoting a product right? I get 75% of the profit. And there is no cost. And the product I want to promote allows you to collect the opt-in emails.

    While the other one, you have to pay to become qualified to, and every sale you make is split between 2-3 companies that take a cut. And I'm article marketing, so it doesn't seem to matter if the product is mine or not.

    Why is making your own ebook better?
     
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  4. karma1

    karma1 Newbie

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    Who makes more money? The manufacturer or the dealer? Big fish eat little fish. So the best thing in my opinion is selling! Promoting is fun but has limited return. Selling, your return is much greater.