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Make Extra Money Selling Ebooks Online

February 25th, 2012 38 comments

Can you get rich selling ebooks? Yes ofcourse, you can earn a very nice income selling them online.

Ebooks are electronic versions of printed material that can contain text, sound and images. The profit potential from selling them is high because the start up and operating expenses are very low.

You can even make more money if you write some of your own ebooks. Your writing skills do not have to be stellar. There are online sources that will take your research and craft an ebook for you. Some of these companies even take care of marketing, payments and shipping.

Buying Ebooks for Sale

You can purchase them from authors online. eBay is another source for buying ebooks with resell rights. Your customers can also sell these books, thus providing an incentive for them to do business with you.

Make sure the ebooks you buy or write yourself are full of useful information and resources. Some of them are nothing more than ads and sales pitches for the writers products. These ads will turn off customers and decrease repeat business.

Do your research to determine what types of information people are seeking. Getting rich selling informative products onlne will depend on the topics covered, customer base and marketing campaign.

Make sure to do an online search for the title before buying them for resale. If lots of web sites are selling the book, its probably a popular title and will be a good seller. It also helps to sell ebooks that cater to a specific market niche. Search online forums and other group sites to locate potential target markets for niche titles. Contact these groups with a short email inviting them to visit your site. Offer an incentive such as 20% off first purchase to increase site traffic.

Ebooks about current trends or hot topics will generate more income. Your income will really get a boost if you can spot the next big topic and write or purchase to sell before the competition saturates the market.

Marketing Extras

You can use a common template for your ebooks web site or sell them on an existing site you already have. However, to stand out from the competition, create your own web site to sell these products. Always add new titles to your stock to keep old customers coming back and to attract new ones. Use email to notify customers of new titles and special sales. Offer discounts on slow moving titles.

Affiliate programs are another way to get rich selling ebooks. The affiliate pays you a commission for the quantities you sell. To make money from ebooks you write, start your own affiliate program.

There are plenty of online and print books that will help you learn how to get in on the sales bandwagon. Do yourself a favour and search online. You will definitely find a good one.

Obinna Heche