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Why Selling Ebooks?
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Why Selling Ebooks?

When people find out I essentially don’t have a job and make my money online their first question is often what is the fastest and easiest way to start make money online? I always tell them the same thing, selling Ebooks. So why selling Ebooks? First of all I will give you a bit of background into how I got involved with selling Ebooks.

Travel has always been a passion for me and I now live my ideal lifestyle of being a full time traveller and internet marketer (always in that order). I realised that if I was going to be able to travel the world and make money selling things online then my product had to be digital. I'm not exactly going to fill my rucksack up with physical books am I?

With that reasoning I first decided to get involved in selling Ebooks but have since found there are many more benefits to selling Ebooks over other products. Here are the main reasons why you should be involved with selling Ebooks:

The value of information

Information is a very valuable resource. People spend $100,000’s of dollars on education and gaining knowledge and on a whole are better off for doing so. People are prepared to pay a premium for information that is going to solve a problem they have. Everyone knows the saying “Knowledge is power”, it could quite easily be “Information is valuable”

Its hard to place a value on Information

With physical products its easy to compare the value of two products and then make your decision on price. If your consumer is always basing their purchasing decisions on price then effectively you are in a race to the bottom to offer what your selling cheaper than the next person. Putting a value on information is far harder meaning you can charge whatever you like for it and the purchaser will think thats what its worth.

Instant Solution

Information products offer an instant solution for people. If someone needs a guide to painting their house, by purchasing a quality Ebook they have that information straight away. Someone is far more likely to pull out their credit card if they can have a solution to their needs met instantly instead of having to wait for snail mail or going driving around different book stores.

Its simple economics

A digital product costs nothing to replicate. It doesn't matter if you sell 10 a week or 1000 a week, to create those extra 990 Ebooks cost nothing extra. When it comes to delivering your product to customers there are no shipping costs involved. Your customer simply downloads if off your website or has it emailed to them.

I have just laid out the main reasons why selling Ebooks is a great way to get started with making money online. One thing you should keep in mind is that you don’t have to write the Ebooks yourself. There are many authors out there that will give you a very healthy commission when you sell their ebooks for them. I usually look for around 75% of the sale price.

Another thing to keep in mind is that this market is not saturated in the slightest. When choosing what Ebooks to sell I look for a niche that I would enjoy writing about and building a website around. The amount of niches that you can cater to are almost endless, be it cake decorating, rock climbing, horse racing or foreign languages. The best way to choose a niche is to focus on what you are already interested in.

All the best with starting your journey of selling Ebooks online.

Street Talk

body language? Interesting subject !

  about 9 years ago

Interesting piece Steven, what ebooks you sell ? travel ? just to say hi im eugene

  about 9 years ago

hey Eugene, I haven't sold any travel Ebooks yet. Mostly body language ebooks and st the moment because it is a subject I am really interested in.

  about 9 years ago
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