Have you always wanted to see your name in print? Are you an entrepreneur with a missionary bent? So full of ideas that your blog is no longer the best medium to share them? Or do you simply want to make your affiliate marketing sites more profitable? No matter what your reason for wanting to write an eBook, this article will provide all the information you need to set you on your way. It’s written with the non-fiction entrepreneur in mind; however, the basics will apply to any novice writer, whatever the market.
Writing is communication. To succeed, you need to reach your audience on both an intellectual and an emotional level. You want them to understand your premise–and feel inspired to use your ideas. So, for the moment, forget about sales and promotions and focus on creating a quality product.
If you’re seriously considering an eBook, you’ve probably got a few viable ideas. But just in case you don’t, here are some places to find inspiration. Remember, choose a topic you enjoy, not just one that seems marketable. If you’re not interested in the subject, it will show– that is, if you finish the book at all.
Yes, it sounds so obvious, but that’s because it works. Take a pencil and paper and let your mind go wild. It may go slowly at first, but you’ll soon find yourself scribbling with abandon. After an hour or so, scratch out everything involving zombies and look at what’s left. Chances are, you’ll find something inspiring and viable.
- Your Experience
What do you wish you had known when you started your business? What have you learned–and how did you learn it? What would you still like to know? You know from your blog traffic that people are eager to learn from your experience; an eBook is an ideal way to share it.
- Your Audience
Use your blog traffic for inspiration. What topics garner the most interest and comments? What questions pop up over and over again? Which posts are shared most frequently? These are the topics your potential readers care about–the ones they want to read about in an eBook.
2. The Process