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Are You Having Trouble Finishing A Great Ebook? Here Are 3 Ways Methods To Help You

May 1, 2008
So, you want to write an Ebook...

Yeah? Me too.

Internet audio expert, Michael Senoff advises on many of his Business Audio Interviews that, although it is possible to make a living as an affiliate marketer, to REALLY make money on the internet you MUST have your own product. And, he says, there is no product IN THE WORLD with all the advantages that Information Products, like ebooks, have.

However, it has been estimated that 95% of the people who start books and ebooks never come close to finishing them. I would bet it is even higher than that. If you add in the number that have a great idea for an ebook but never even start, I would bet it is close to 99.99%.

So Why Do People Abandon Their Ebooks?

That's simple. Writing is difficult. Don't let anyone tell you any different. Writing IS hard.

But it is not impossible.

The truth is, it's the size of the task that stops most of us. Facing a 70 to 150+ pages of Ebook is enough to discourage all but the most dedicated.

So What Do I Do If I Have a Great Idea?

Here are 3 Good Alternatives to Writing a Full Ebook for You to Try.

1. Start a blog. Let's face it, if you design it right, a blog is nothing more than a frequently-updated ebook. Start with your first idea and work through to the end. By the time several weeks have past you will have your book. You can then choose to package it as an ebook and offer it to your audience and others if you like.

Other advantages to this method include -- Feedback as you are working (fix problems before you publish), the ability to make extra money (by putting ads and Adsense on your blog if you like), and, perhaps best of all, the ability to see if your idea is viable before you spend several months of you life writing.

2. Write the ebook as a series of small reports first. As I said, 70 - 150 blank pages to fill can discourage anyone. But nearly anyone of us could sit down and write a 7 to 15 page report before we gave out. Think of each report as a chapter and build upon the last one and soon you will have your ebook.

The advantages to this method are much the same as blogging (instant feedback, the ability to stop before committing to the whole book) but also include -- the ability to sell the material now (as a small report) and again later (as an ebook) and the ability to build upon the material with other forms or teaching and products (such as teleseminars, webinars and coaching) while the subject is ongoing and fresh in the reader's mind.

3. Hire a ghost writer. Go online to Elance or one of the other like sites and hire someone to do the book for you. You would need to work closely with your writer to get your ideas onto the paper correctly, but a good writer can be worth his or her weight in gold.

The advantages to this method are obvious (you don't need to write) as are the disadvantages (you do need to pay someone to write.) I think this should method be used only as a last resort.

It's much better to start small and work toward an Ebook. You have the idea. Now just add the action.
About the Author
Mark Hester's Internet Marketing Blog recently featured Jimmy D. Brown's brilliant course "Small Report Fortunes." With it you can write a small report (7-15 pages) to sell online. Then repeat and grow those small reports into a huge information empire consisting of reports, full-length products, membership sites, high-ticket premium products, e-coaching and more. Get your free 43-page report on Small Reports Fortune today.
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