If your eBook is almost done you may be thinking of ways to create additional income with your project, besides just offering it for sale. Here are a few ways others are adding extra income from eBook sales.
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Sell Products related to your niche
One option is to have a small eBook or Mini eBook that is free that relates to you main eBook. This freebie will generate traffic to your site, create interest and a buzz about your eBook and will give other people the right to give away your free e-book. If you place an ad or links to your site in the free book you have instant free advertising and possible sales. You could include a mini catalog of your products or services that you offer in the e-book or a link to your associate program?
Do this with care though as you don’t want the eBook to look like spam.
Before your ebook is offered to the public you can make arrangements to sell advertising space in your eBook. This could be done with full-page color ads, banners ads or classified ads. You could trade advertising space in your eBook for other forms of advertising. It would not take many times to get interest in someone placing an ad if the eBook was downloaded over 4000 or 5000 times.
Sell eBook Rights for your book
You can make money by selling the resell rights or master resell rights to those who buy the e-book. If your buyer has a similar niche selling your eBook could create them additional income and generate traffic to their site. This would allow other people to sell the reprint rights.
Many master resell rights have ads so this would also be one more avenue of income. This would mean every time someone reads your eBook or sells one, you’d get exposure.
These steps need to be decided upon and set up before you make your final PDF of your eBook.
EBooks with properly placed ads and hyperlinks read well and have a nice look. The main think is not to get carried away. People don’t mind a few ads but 7 pages before you get to the eBook information are way too much. And yes, I have seen this much advertising and I really didn’t care for it. It made me wonder how reliable the information would really be.
And for a soft sell or advertisements, create a free eCourse for your eBook. An eCourse is quite easy to create. Mine took less than a day to put together and have proofed. Make sure the course covers areas in your ebook and creates the need to have more information on your topic or niche.
These ideas should help you to get more traffic to your eBook and more sales.