Preparing to speak about the benefits of writing an ebook at Type-A-Parent Conference I wanted to share some of that information with you. Especially in light of the coming launch of my ebook, 30 Days to Make and Sell a Fabulous Ebook.
Why Write an Ebook? Four Benefits of Writing an Ebook:
There are several reasons why I feel it’s beneficial to write an ebook – whether you are a blogger, social media consultant or just an average-Joe. The benefits of putting together an ebook are huge compared to the time investment, in my experience, and I’ve often seen a higher return on investment from my ebooks then the average blog posts I write. Although it’s obviously easier to track what an ebook is doing than what a single blog post is doing for you.
1. You are able to reuse the content you have already written.
Not to say you should straight cut and paste your blog posts into an ebook format and let that be that, but not having to research a topic from scratch is a huge time saver. You can even link to blog posts from the ebook, or use the ebook as a way to expand on the post you’ve written.
2. You create an additional revenue stream for yourself.
While ebook sales do tend to taper off after awhile (I find the “shelf-life” of most ebooks to be about two years depending on the topic) you can gain an additional source of revenue from an ebook if you choose to charge for the product.
3. Reach a broader audience with your message.
Not everyone reads blogs on a regular basis. I’ve had people purchase my ebooks who would never spend time reading that same information from my blog. When it’s a topic I feel passionate about, such as pregnancy or helping women make money from home, I want that information to reach as many people as possible. So it makes sense to provide the information in an ebook format.
4. Increases personal branding and authority building.
Creating an ebook on the topics you are most passionate and out-spoken about can help solidify you as a go-to-source for others. When someone has a question about something happening in their pregnancy, or with their baby, they are likely to email me or message me on Facebook and ask me because they know I’ve written a couple ebooks about Pregnancy. Same with other topics I’ve covered via ebook; Keyword research, Web content production and Ebooks. What is YOUR topic?
These are the four main reasons for you to consider creating an ebook of your own. I know it’s tough though with everything else bloggers and online marketers have going on to make time to create an ebook or know where to start. That’s why I’m expanding the Ebook Creation section of my Making Money ebook and creating a 30 day guide to building, selling and marketing your ebook.
30 Days to Make, Market, a Sell a Fabulous Ebook is available for sale through the social ebook library at TypeAParent.com and I will be walking purchasers through the book on the private 30 Days to Make an Ebook group there! If you have not yet signed up as an affiliate, I recommend doing so to earn yourself 20% on the price of the book when you purchase through your affiliate link.
I can’t wait to help you reach your goals!