Writing an e-book can be life changing. It can generate a continuous stream of income for you. Taking the first step can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be. Whether your goal is to create career-focused e-books or create a secondary income stream, it’s not as difficult as you might think.
What’s Your Goal When Writing an E-Book?
Many writers are quick to realize that there is an income potential present, but just as many have not yet started on their e-book project. There can be a number of reasons for stalling, but one of the biggest is thinking you won’t have enough time. Don’t worry, you really can make the time to make this happen if you truly want to earn money from your e-book. The second most common complaint is coming up with a topic for your e-book. The most common mistake is for a writer to pick a topic they believe will be popular rather than doing some research to see what the market wants.
Here are three tips to get you started in the right direction.
Tip #1 Consider the Blogs and Books You Read
If you are trying to decide what type of topic you could write or what topic you have enough knowledge in, have a look at what type of blogs and books you read. What types of magazines do you read? This will give you a good idea about what topics interest you, and it’s a good place to start.
Tip #2 Do Not Follow the Path Where It Appears You Can Make the Most Money
Certain topics seem like a great choice because they are doing well. There is a demand for them and that means there is money to be made. Don’t write a book because you believe it’s going to make money. There are so many things that can go wrong with this philosophy. There might already be too many books with this topic in the marketplace. There are many reasons why you might not want to embark on the most generic market niches.
It is much better if you choose a topic that you have good knowledge in and that you would like to write about. This will save you a great deal of time researching and it will guarantee the likelihood that you will finish writing the book and have the opportunity to enjoy its success.
Tip #3 Take Advantage of Your Current Audience
Do you have a newsletter? Maybe a blog? If you do, you are ahead of many others. Why? Because you can tailor your e-book to this existing audience that you already have. This can be a great place to find ideas that will work.
These three tips are a great start for your e-book. So what are you waiting for? Start writing.