The standard way to make money from Ebooks is to sell them to our website visitors and our mailing list.
But what if we don’t have many website visitors, and don’t have a huge mailing list?
How do we sell them? And is selling the eBook the only way to make money out of them?
This series of articles will be in three parts:
Part one: How to make money from Affiliate eBooks without selling them.
Part two: How to use eBooks and eBay to build your mailing list.
Part three: How to use eBooks to drive more visitors to your site.
First, let’s look at some other ways to make money from eBooks.
One way is to give them away! But how does that make money for me? You may ask!
Let’s say we have an eBook that we acquired from someone else and we have full re-sale rights.
Inside this Ebook, there are usually one or two, (maybe more) active links to the affiliate program that we got the Ebook from.
These links will be traceable links to either the affiliate that sold or gave us the Ebook or the owner of the Affiliate program.
Now if we click on one of those links and go to the affiliate program, find something we need and buy it! Who gets the commission for the sale?
The person that gave/sold us the eBook!
Now we can just sell the Ebook and make a few dollars, but if we want more money we have to sell more Ebooks, right? The answer is yes and no.
Let’s look at us selling more Ebooks first, we sell more and make a little bit more money, those Ebooks are going to go out to more people, which might click on the link in it, when they do, who gets the commission on any sales? The answer is the affiliate who gave/sold us the Ebook.
It’s plain to see who is leveraging and earning more money for less effort isn’t it?
So what we do is become an affiliate! Then go about the business of giving our Ebook away to as many people as possible, who will then try to sell it to others, who will, in turn, do the same, etc… so this way WE are the ones using leverage, and making more money!
But wait a minute! Why would anyone want to do that for us, wouldn’t they think like us and become an affiliate? The answer is YES! That’s the idea!
Now, they join as an affiliate through us, and put their affiliate URL in the Ebook and then they promoted as vigorously as we did! This is the ultimate goal for us! BECAUSE they joined the affiliate program through us, they are now a “second-tier” in our affiliate account.
So now, not only do we get a large percentage in commission from anyone that buys something through our affiliate link in the Ebooks we promote, but we also get a small percentage for any sales generated by our second tier!
This can go on and on depending on the particular affiliate program, but it’s plain to see the “viral effect” this would have on our affiliate link.
Many people will be willing to add our Ebook to their emailing list as a way of adding value to their customers, if it’s free then why not! This will send our links all over the planet, along with the steps outlined above.
This is one way that Ebooks can be used to make money, there are many, many other ways, so we should always think about other ways and means to leverage our efforts this is the secret to successful marketing.