Lynne Huysamen

Mommy to a pigeon pair, blogger and online marketer. Lover of chocolate, good books and buckets of coffee.

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  1. I am going to write my first ebook for my website to give for free. I was thinking to write 10 – 15 pages but I don’t know how to start. Obviously, I’m new to online marketing and I build my first website. In your opinion, is possible for a beginner to make money selling ebooks?

    • Oh I wrote an eBook last year to give away on this website to subscribers and it has worked beautifully.

      And 10 – 15 pages of quality content is perfect as long as it is not huge text with hardly any substance to it. If you are new to online marketing there is nothing stopping you from writing an eBook sharing what you know and have learned so far with others.

      And you know what I was a beginner at online marketing a little while back. My opinion is that everything is hard before it is easy. You need to jump in and get started 🙂

      Best of luck with it!

  2. Offering an E-book as an add on to programs is something I have seen for quite a while and I have thought about giving it a try on some of the things that I am familiar with but the process seemed way to overwhelming. Thank you for sharing all of this great information, it is very helpful. Do you suggest a bunch of smaller 15 page Ebook or combining all of the information and making one big book of different chapters within it?

    • Hi Guy

      Personally I would choose writing one more comprehensive eBook that covers everything to do with that topic. There are way too many 10 or 15 page ebooks doing the rounds and I really think that people would appreciate a much more detailed ebook. The preview that I am giving away is 15 pages!

  3. HI Lynne,
    What you created in this article is without question THE most insightful step-by-step illustration on how to write an ebook. And one that will not turn out to be garbage which as you stated can easily be found all over the place.

    Looking through all that is involved it does appear to be daunting. But as you said the hardest thing that involves the entire process would be writing the actual content and doing it so that it is beneficial to everyone who would eventually read it.

    I was impressed by the dedication and commitment that you put into the actual content writing for your first ebook.

    You have provided me with the inspiration to at least give it further thought, Lynne. After all besides being of benefit to your readers if you also market the ebook out well it could mean $$.

    I have bookmarked your article for future reference Lynne.

    I have seen other “how-to’s” regarding the steps in writing ebooks. But in all honesty what you wrote in this article blows everyone else away!

    Jeff

    • Thanks Jeff, I am so glad you have enjoyed this article about creating and selling eBooks. I am not currently working on expanding my reach across other platforms and as soon as I figure that out I will most certainly be sharing about that too.

      I think I have found another great way to market my eBook but I am still learning the process so until I know what I am doing I can’t really tell you much about it.

  4. I’ve actually been thinking about writing my own e-book for quite some time now. My main problem though (aside from writers block) is that I’m not quite sure what to base it on. I always wanted to write a fictional e book but my site is about video game accessories so I can’t do that because that has nothing to do with my site, I’m just sort of confused because I don’t really know what to write about, but it seems like one of the best ways to not only challenge myself as a writer, but to also make money. Of course I need traffic first.

    • Hi Jaylin

      Seriously why limit yourself according to the one niche you are busy working in? Of course you can write a fictional book!

      This is might be a great time to start a new niche website right? The beauty of working online is that you literally have no limitations to what you can do and the more websites and niches you are in the more opportunity you have to make money online.

  5. Hi Lynne,

    Just finished reading this amazing page, which BTW, I just bookmarked. It’s only a matter of time before I create my own eBook or two and this is just such a rich resource, I’d be crazy not to bookmark it for easy access when I need some sage advice from someone I trust.

    You have mentioned and linked to a few resources here that I am previously unfamiliar with, so thanks for suggesting a few more rabbit holes to explore… LOL

    It seems as if the more I learn, the less I know. But, as they say: it’s the journey – NOT the destination.

    And it’s nice bumping into people like you along the way!

    Thank you,
    Hal

    • Hi Hal

      Oh I feel that way too, all the time. There is always something new to work on and to learn when you work online. There are so many websites that provide useful tools and services.

      And as soon as you have done through this, I will have finished some more research and marketing for my ebook that I will be able to share with you! I am working on trying something new to increase the reach of my ebook.

  6. Wow! That is a lot of work in a short time! Lynne I have seen you join WA and started working really hard, but I had no idea you were working this hard. This is very impressive. Thanks for sharing this all so generously without holding back. How long exactly did it take from writing to getting your 4 sales? Inspired as a fellow mum!

    • Thanks Regina. It took me about 2 weeks of incredibly hard work to write my ebook but that is not really 100% correct because a lot of these stories were already partly written! I have been wanting to share these experiences for a very long time. Some of them I just edited and added the ebook.

      I do really recommend that you try this out, seriously what an incredible way to make money online.

  7. WOW! Thank you very much for this guide. I am so happy that I saw this article when I was browsing around!
    This is really an amazing guide into how to create a quality e-book! I have created several ones to give away on my blogs, but have never dared to actually attempt to sell mine for money!
    I am definitely going to use your tips and finally make my own Ayurveda e-book based on the tips in your guide 🙂

    • Oh you really must! If you have already created ebooks to give away there is absolutely nothing to stop you from creating ebooks to sell.

      I am glad you have found this helpful 🙂

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