No matter what your occupation is you must be talented in something. Why not share these special talents of yours with other people? Why not write an e-book which you can promote and sell and make money for your family and yourself? You will be promoting your years of experience in a certain field whether you are an accountant or a farmer. There will always be people interested in what you have to say or write. Some things maybe easy for you but for others, it might be a pain. So help them!
Still thinking? I bet you made your decision and you are ready to write your first or new e-book. But how will you start? I wrote this article to help you in the starting process. How to market your e-book is out of the scope of this article.
First in order to write an e-book you must decide what you want to write. Choose the subject very carefully. It should be something that really interests you. Remember, you want to be passionate about your topic. It should be an expression of your very own talents. Also, (this is important) when choosing the subject you must be able to find out if there is an audience for that particular subject. How on earth would you ever know that? Well, if you have a customer base things can be easy. You can conduct an online survey and learn the interests of your customers. Otherwise you can search in online communities and social media to see what people are interested in. Make sure you select a topic that matches the criteria of other people.
The next step in writing an e-book is to do an in-depth research on your topic. Ok you said you are very talented and experienced in your subject but, these days, you should never expect to know it all. Besides it would be great to know what others are saying about your topic. So research, research, research. Read other books, magazines, search online, discuss your views in forums, examine the views of others. In a few words gather as much information as possible. You will filter it later and produce a great e-book.
After the research it’s time for the actual writing. Filter the information you gathered and keep a list of things that should be included in the e-book. Then write an outline of the sample chapters, a rough draft. It would be a good idea to show it to your friends, business partners or experts on the field. Hear what they have to say. A second opinion is valuable at this stage. Just don’t let it affect you in an extreme level so that it would stop you from moving on.
On to the next stage of writing an e-book where you keep filtering the information and editing your e-book as much as needed. Be careful for spelling or grammar mistakes and how right is the “flow” of text. At this stage you can add information, delete entire paragraphs or chapters (!), revise the text, you name it. After you proof-read your work it’s time to add a finishing touch!
Finally you can add the table of contents, copyright notices, credits etc as a finishing touch. Your e-book is now ready to be promoted! You can hire a designer to design the cover or do it yourself using photoshop or related software. Remember that it is the title and the cover that first grabs people’s attention.
The tips above can help you start writing your very own e-book. I hope this article was fun reading and helpful. I also wish that it motivates you to write your first or next masterpiece. If you write it then you will need to promote it well in order sell well and make money. There are various strategies to promote your e-book but they are out of the scope of this article.
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