Are You Going to Write an eBook?

Email marketing is one among the best methods through which you can make money (Email marketing; as in affiliate marketing). The principle is simple: You recommend a product to your email subscribers, and if they buy it, you get a commission. But, for this to work, you need to have subscribers. And to have subscribe, you need to take necessary steps. One of the methods that many bloggers use to build their list is eBook giveaway (you get the eBook for subscription). And for the eBook giveaway to “work”, you need to first prove your ability to blog in your niche through the posts that you write; high quality informative posts. I am going too deep on that, since that is not the subject of talk for today. Anyways, this post will take a look at the pros and cons of writing an eBook for your list.

Are You Going to Write an eBook for Your Newsletter?

The Pros Are Simple:

  • Grow your subscribers list – eBook giveaway is an excellent way to grow your list; people tend to subscribe when you offer them something in return.
  • Improve your writing skill – An excellent eBook requires a lot of work (writing, researching etc). Writing the eBook will certainly put you in a better position, as a blogger (you will learn a lot of new things while preparing an eBook for your list).
  • Get New Ideas for blog posts – When you write an eBook on your niche, you may get new ideas for future blog posts.
  • You are an author of a Book – Yes, eBooks make it so much easier to become an established writer. If you want, you could sell the hard copies of your eBook.
  • Builds Your Passion, Patience and Determination – Writing an eBook will help you to strengthen your passion for the niche. It also builds patience and determination, because writing an eBook does take a lot of time and effort.

The Cons:

  • It requires a lot of work – Yes, writing an eBook is not a simple thing (Nowadays, there are a lot of eBooks that reiterates the same techniques/principles; so, if you want to succeed in eBook list building, you need to write an awesome eBook that helps your readers).
  • Design/Layout of the eBook (the look of the eBook is very important) – Well, if you are an expert using Photoshop, then you could design your own eBook covers. Or else, you could spent $5 on Fiverr for a great Design.
  • You need to have a list- Yes, of course. You need to have a list and all list building tools (like subscription forms to have the maximum success with eBook list building).
  • Credibility/Trust – For the eBook list building technique to work effectively, you need to have trust among your readers (you should have build trust and credibility earlier through your blog posts; You should have written awesome blog posts).

My Experience

What I wrote above was based on my own experience from writing eBook(s). I have written more than 1 eBook. But, have never published them online since I didn’t feel like it. I will be publishing the eBook (that I wrote for this blog) soon. But, before that I need to get consistent with this blog, build traffic and start building a list!

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Do You Blog / Teach Through Action?

When I decided to switch to a new blog and start everything from scratch, I also made another decision along with it. You see, most bloggers today argue about the frequency of post publishing. Now, there is no answer to this question. It depends upon the blog, the blog writer and his/her blogging style. The decision I made was that I would just write my posts as I like (but, I will still write at least 4-5 articles per month; so far I have not been able to do so since I was busy with all sorts of stuff; I am just getting back to the usual blogging routine).So, with this blog, I won’t be writing articles just for the sake of articles. I will only publish articles that I think, will be helpful to my readers (And that teaches my readers through action). I realized that, blogging and teaching through action is the best way to help your readers while helping yourself. In this blog post, we will take a look at how we can teach through action (whether in real life or in blogging).

Blogging and Teaching Through Action?

Basically, what you have to do is instead of just giving “awesome” techniques to your readers (to get their blog popular), give evidence/proof along with it. I mean proof that the techniques works now [techniques get old as time passes; their effectiveness decreases]. Let me give you an example. In my last blog post about twitter networking and networking strategies, I included the screen shots of me using those techniques in my twitter account. Well, I can’t really claim that the post clicked since I didn’t have much visitors and comments yet (because this blog is brand new, and I haven’t done much marketing).

Well, I know that it will work, if used appropriately because it has worked (for me) in real life. Now, I will just give you a simpler illustration to think about:

Let’s imagine a class room. Wouldn’t it be easier for the students to understand the material if they were taught through “action”. Imagine yourself as a student in that class room. Would it be easy for you? Would it be easy for you to understand plant anatomy if the teacher allows you to bring plant along and cut it open in class while studying?

The answer is Yes, it would. You know, this is a simple principle, used by a lot of folks everyday. All we need to do is take this technique, tweak it a bit and apply it to our own blog.

Tweaking differs based on your blogging style and blogging niche. If you blog about making money online, you could show them step by step – what you did – and the results – what you achieved. But, beware. Making Money Online is a big field where many scams occur (and many of these scams do provide us with “proof” that they make money). So, when you do explain to your readers, try to be different and provide an evidence that is simple and understandable.

Well, that’s it. That’s all I have to say. This was a much shorter post. But, I really enjoyed writing it (because it was in a rather unusual format for my blog posts; I usually write my posts in a format, but this post doesn’t fit to any of my earlier formats).

Thanks for reading, by the way. If you enjoyed the post, please do leave a comment and encourage me to write more [and better] posts. If you don’t like it, just tell me why you don’t. Don’t forget to share the post with your friends (share only if you find this post useful and informational). 😀