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Make Money Selling Ebooks: How to Create Your Own Ebook Publishing Empire By Writing Just One Ebook Per Month

I don’t know if you’ve checked into the site lately, but since October 12th, we’ve had a fun ebook writing and publishing tournament going on. The goal was to write an ebook in 3 days, market it, and start getting sales within a week. And guess what, three participants have done just that. In fact, two have gotten more than one sale, and one even created more than one product.

So, it’s been very productive.

As I was on my beach run this morning, a eureka idea came to me about making money selling ebooks. It’s something I’ve been kinda doing tangentially, but as it wasn’t a “formal formula” I was using, the profitability of it had escaped me.

Make Money Selling Ebooks by Doing Less Work, but Making More Money

What is it? Quite simply, making the work I do on one ebook turn into two to four ebooks.  This not only cuts down on the amount of writing I have to do to, it significantly ups my income.

Spending less time writing ebooks and having more money rolling in at the same time? Now that’s what I’m talking about! Following is the formula I will use forever more as I write and publish more ebooks.

Make Money Selling Ebooks: Turn 12 Ebooks into an Ebook Publishing Empire

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What if I told you that you could write a dozen ebooks, and turn them into 30 to 50 e-products, all making you money day in and day out? The beautiful thing about ebook publishing and writing is that once the publication is finished, it can earn you money for years to come.

And, if you can literally double, triple or quadruple your output, without doubling, tripling or quadrupling your efforts – well, now THAT’S a winning formula.

As the author of  somewhere around 18 ebooks to date, following is the formula I now “formally” follow. It’s at the forefront of my mind for every ebook I write.

Pullouts: The Secret to Making Money Selling Ebooks

how-to-write-an-ebook-medA pullout is simply a chapter or portion of your ebook that you can sell as an individual product. For example, my most recent ebook, How to Write an Ebook in 3 Days, Market It & Start Getting Sales within a Week – Really! has four pullouts. These pullouts will sell anywhere from 99 cents to $9.95. The full ebook will sell for $19.95; the introductory price is $14.95 (for a very limited time).

In a few of my other ebooks, I’ve done pullouts and based on the numbers from those, I see that about a third come back and purchase the original, whole product and/or another product.

How Pullouts Can Increase Your Overall Ebook Sales

So in essence, pullouts not only act as another income stream for you as an ebook publisher, they introduce people to your style of writing, acting as a sales tool.  

To Make Money Selling Ebooks, Write With Pullouts in Mind

Note: Any pullouts you do must cover a specific portion of your ebook subject matter thoroughly. This all starts with writing an effective outline and covering the subject matter in detail.

So going back to creating an ebook publishing and writing empire. Let’s say you wrote one ebook a month (which is crazy easy to do, as particpants in the ebook writing and publishing tournament proved). Then, let’s say you had three to four pullouts from each of those ebooks. That’s 36 to 48 products you could be selling over and over and over again, day in and day out.

Make Money Selling Ebooks & Secure Your Financial Future

If you got really ambitious and wrote two or three ebooks per month, you can easily have over a hundred products in your ebook catalogue within a year. Most people never publish one ebook in their entire lifetime — and the thought of you having over a hundred in a year. Imagine the (income) possibilities!

I have 75-80 titles on my list to write over the next 2-3 years. That could easily be over 300 products!

Once I started crunching some numbers, with minimal sales, I realized that my financial future is quite rosy. Yours can be too!

See how easy it is to make money selling ebooks? Your own, no less.

Yuwanda (FYI, don’t forget to get the book that inspired the ebook writing and publishing tournament — and possibly start your own ebook publishing and writing empire).

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P.P.S.:  What’s It Like to Live & Work Abroad as a Freelance Writer? Find out in the living abroad as a freelance writer in Jamaica series at http://bit.ly/aPgutY.

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    Comments

    1. Dreya:

      These tactics are ones I’ve been using for years, so they work — if you put in the work.

      I’m glad you found them helpful. The great thing I like about the strategies I discuss is that they’re free, so you can utilize them even if you’re starting out with $0.

      Thanks for your purchase by the way, and good luck with your ebook.

      Best,
      -Y

    2. Another mind blowing insight! And for anyone reading this, I did the tourney. The marketing section Yuwanda shared with us from her ebook- on writing and making money from ebooks within 10 days- was so good and practical that I immediately thought to buy the entire guide as a reference, so yes, this pullout idea is a total winner that absolutely works and I am going to make sure all my writing now works this way. What a great gift to read this at the onset of my forays into ebooks, sure to save time and make me money so thanks again.

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