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How to Gather Testimonials For Your EBook

You need testimonials for your eBook to promote sales. After all, most people who get to your sales page do not know you. They need to feel that the product is real and has value and testimonials can help build trust. They are interested in what other customers have to say about your eBook. This holds true for digital informational products, as well

If you have written a how-to eBook, testimonials about how others have succeeded by using the information provided in the eBook will help you to look like an expert in your field. If interested buyers can hear of other people’s positive results they will feel more comfortable purchasing your product.

One of the easiest ways to get a testimonial is to give a few of you eBooks away to friends or people in your niche or selected topic of the book. You will need a few people to look at your eBook and check it for errors and how well it looks as a finished product. Ask these people for a testimonial. If you know of someone who is interested in your ebook topic, let him or her read the book.

You may also have other friend with websites or who are planning to write an eBook and they would more than likely be willing to proof or read your work.

And if you offered a mini e-course for your product you may get interest in a sale or for a testimonial.

Find a testimonial or two and leave some additional space in your sales page. This will be for your first customers. Ask them to give you a review on the eBook. Your first few days at selling your eBook may be slower than you thought but by adding testimonials and tweaking your sales page your conversion rate should improve. Just remember this is a new adventure. As long as you eBook has quality information it should sell. It’s just finding the pattern for sales and success.

Ask all your customers for feedback. Surprisingly enough, people like to be asked what they think. They really like for their opinion to be sought after and they will usually give you testimonials if you will only ask and most especially if you have a terrific product. You may find from their comments a way to improve your sales page, eBook or even get another ideas for a new eBook project.

Testimonials from high-powered, well-known people are great. Get them if you can, especially if they are in your niche. Just don’t expend too much time and energy seeking them out.

In time testimonials will come and positive comments from happy customers are the best.

EBook Creation: Create an Ebook Now

Day One: EBook Creation

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Confession time.

I have been working on eBook ideas for months and putting information in files for my articles and keywords. So its really not day one. But it is the start of my project getting underway and being documented.

I am also typo prone so enjoy the laughs it creates. Even spell check can’t keep up with me.

Creating an eBook.

This may be one of the hardest steps. What do you write about? Your topic should either be one you know a lot about or can easily research.  My eBook uses both techniques. I also find it helpful to write about a topic that really interests you. It stops writers block and gets the project going quickly.

I also based my eBook on my website Backyard Oasis. My site has traffic, which will help with eBook sales. I looked up my top keyword search results for my site (areas what people are looking up information for) and more popular articles.

I used this information to select my top areas of interest for my eBook project. Then I checked with Google to find out who searches what and how popular a topic is.  This also helped me narrow down areas that people search for. This information changed one area of my projects.

It’s also best to check with Amazon and clickbank to see what books or eBooks are selling in your niche you have selected. It will let you know what information people are looking for and what information may be lacking. It will also help you with pricing if your selling the books.

Once I had an area to write about that I thought people would be interested in, I started collecting information and articles I have written over the last two years. I also checked Google and used PLR (private label rights) articles for more information and a new spin on my thinking. I want fresh information for my eBooks that will appeal to people.

Now if your doing an eBook cookbook or family history these steps aren’t as necessary, but I’m assembling an eBook on creating a backyard oasis so I need to know the current interests and trends.

And last but not least on my first day of eBook Creation, is selecting a title. I came up with Backyard Oasis Projects. This cover’s several eBooks that are in my project and works with my Backyard Oasis garden site.

Tools I used so far for my project were:

Google keyword tool
Blogging Beginners for PLR’s, useful links and support.

Later today its goal setting and revamping my articles for the last time so they will be ready for their first proofing.

Create your eBook now, Denise