As an Internet marketer you should have your own product and an ebook is the easiest product you can create quickly. There are many benefits of having your own product. You have total control over the pricing of your product. You can do whatever you want with your own product.
You can sell it or give it away for free to build your email list. Creating your own product also gives you a confidence boost. You will gain valuable knowledge of product creation that you can leverage to create more products. Also, you will be considered an expert in your topic when you have a product with your name on it.
So, how can you create an e-book in five steps?
1. Find a Problem. Start off with finding a niche of people who are buying. These people have a problem and they’re willing to spend some money to find a solution. You’re going to give them something to buy – an ebook with the solution.
Niche forums are good places to find what problems people are having. Scan through the forum threads and postings to find recurring questions people are asking. To your surprise, you will also find most of the answers to those questions in the forums.
2. Research your topic. Do some research on your chosen topic so you sound like you know what you’re talking about. Your research can include articles, such as EzineArticles, short reports, and other ebooks on the subject. Take brief notes but make sure you’re not copying anything from the material you’re looking at.
You do not want to plagiarize. Plus you want your ebook to be original; filled with everything you know on the subject and from your unique angle.
3. Organize your materials. Once you have the topic picked and you’ve done your research, it’s time to organize your ebook. An outline of some sort is a must. The structure of your ebook is typically: Introduction, chapter 1, chapter 2, chapter 3, etc., and the conclusion with further resources. Decide what each of your chapters will be about, putting them in a logical sequence.
Now take each chapter heading and write. If you are intimidated or overwhelmed, treat each chapter as if you were writing a 400 word article. That’s not so bad, is it? Thinking of it that way makes it much easier to tackle.
In each chapter you can add tip boxes, little story examples, screenshots, and/or graphics.
4. Write the introduction. After your chapters are written, take some time to write the introduction and conclusion pages. The introduction may have some brief personal information about you – why you’re qualified to write on this subject or how knowing this info has changed your life.
5. Write the conclusion. The conclusion is a good place to refer people on to bigger and better information, preferable through your website, product links, or affiliate links.
Pick a font that’s easy to read, such as Verdana 11 px and set your paragraph spacing to 1.15. If you go bigger, people will accuse you of trying to inflate the number of pages of your ebook.
Proofread your work! You don’t look much like an expert if you can’t keep the typos and bad grammar in check. If English is not your first language, hire a proofreader to set it all straight. Run the ebook by someone you trust before you go live with it and ask them to catch any mistakes they run across.
Writing an ebook seems like a difficult task until you put it into ordered steps and tackle them one after the other. Spend time finding the right niche and topic first, and you will be rewarded with sales later.