Archive for January, 2013

eBook Review: How to Make, Market and Sell eBooks All For Free

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

I was confused when I starting reading this ebook because I thought it included ebook writing. which it does not. It’s a primer on how to create the actual ebook i.e. how to make a cover, format it etc. market it and sell it. So, if that is what you are looking for, then you’ve come to the right place.

Author, Jason Matthews, like many successful ebook authors, learned the hard way (by trial and error and spending thousand of dollars on things that didn’t work) that it’s easier to make ebook sales WITHOUT spending money and doing it yourself, than by hiring others and depending on them to do it for you.

In this ebook, Jason covers the nuts and bolts from making your ebook, to picking the best domain name, creating a website and a blog, to the basics of  search engine optimization,  collecting your money, how to use the major social-media sites , affiliate marketing-including Clickbank,  and some ways you can cheat to make it easier if you have a little money to spend. And it’s information every ebook author should have.

But, I found it a bit overwhelming at times.  There is so much technical information and it’s so tightly formatted that it’s hard to take it all in.  It would have been better if he had used better spacing, more bullet points, and made it easier to read.

In addition, it only covers the basics-not a lot of strategy.  But, if you’re just getting started, this is a great resource.

Personally, I believe that an author/entrepreneur’s time is better spent doing what he or she is best at and leaving the technical aspects of making an ebook and creating websites to professionals (especially since you can go to www.fiverr.com and have it done starting at just $5 or at www.ebookthis.com if you want something more high-end!)

Still,  my recommendation is to buy the ebook.  Use whatever you can that is easy for you, and don’t beat yourself if you find there are technical things that you can’t seem to do properly. And if you find your eyes glazing over from the wall of text, take a deep breath, and only read  it one section at a time. Remember, it’s a resource, so it’s nice to have when you need some guidance.

And as a creative person, with no technical background when I first got started online, I have found that by learning a little bit of tech and marketing skills at a time, it’s achievable over time.

To order your copy go to: http://tinyurl.com/makemarketsell

 

 

 

 

Do The Opposite of Your Competition For Big eBook & Business Profit

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

Too many people, look at what their competitors are doing and try to follow them.  Or, they buy made-for-you businesses/websites that are just clones of what the creators did; this is a recipe for failure.

Think about it; if you’re just doing what other people are already doing, and they are established and seen as the experts, people will go to them over you.  So, you have to figure out how you can create a message that establishes YOU as the only one who can deliver your particular message and then get it out through your ebooks, products, coaching, speaking etc.

So how do you find it?

First, you have to figure out what you have to offer that is unique.  And don’t even think that you aren’t!  Everyone is!  It’s a combination of your life experience, you education, your personality, your style, your voice- everything about you. Remember, there is only one you!

Next, you want to look at your competition and see what they are doing.  See what you like and what you don’t like.  See if there is a way to incorporate some of the things you like about what they are doing or how they are doing it into your own system, but, come from a different perspective, or point of view, than what is out there.  Or, share a  new delivery system (which is part of what makes my 3 Days to eBook Cash Program so powerful), or a new strategy, that addresses a problem your target market is having.

And finally,  you’ll want to take what you’ve discovered and turn it into a message, YOUR  message, that you will communicate in your ebooks, and other marketing materials, to the world, that will make it clear that you are the answer to your target market’s problem and they would be foolish to go to anyone but you!

Once you know what your unique message and business is going to be, it’s very easy to write ebooks that convey that message.
And when you do, it will give you instant credibility and expert status, and people will be climbing all over themselves to work with you!

Note: If you need help figuring out your message and how to share it with the world, consider registering for the 3 Days to eBook Cash Workshop, where I’ll walk you through the entire process of creating your message, as well as how to write a profitable ebook in 3 days or less, how to finish it, and how to market it the quickest and easiest ways possible.  To learn more,  go to: www.3dayebookworkshop.com, grab your free eBook Cash Starter Pack and get all the details!

WANT TO USE THIS ARTICLE IN YOUR EZINE OR WEB SITE? You can, as long as you include this complete blurb with it:

“eBook/Self-Publishing/Internet coach, Ellen Violette, teaches people how to create a unique message and an irresistible brand through easy-t0-create 72-hour ebooks, and Internet-marketing strategies. Get her FREE  Special Report “9 Deadly Mistakes to Avoid for Outrageous eBook Profits” at  www.theebookcoach.com

eBook Writing: 3 Days To eBook Cash Grads Become Amazon Best Sellers!

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

The other night, I gave a free training call on 3 easy ebook strategies anyone can do-a preview call for my 3 Days to eBook Cash Workshop (coming up Feb. 26-March 5), because many aspiring authors are afraid to write an ebook for fear they won’t know how to market it. So, I wanted to show them some easy ways to get started. (You can hear it at:
http://tinyurl.com/ebookxtrastrategies – no opt in.)

On that call, two women shared that they had reached Amazon best-seller status-one with an ebook, one with a traditional book- both used my 3 Day to eBook Cash program for successful and profitable manuscript writing.

A D.R.E.A.M. Comes True: 5 Steps to Planning and Creating Your Personal Success Story NOW! A Self-Development Book,  http://tinyurl.com/kishasdream, an ebook by Kishalynn Elliot,  went to #1 on Kindle,  and Gymnastic Psychology, http://tinyurl.com/gymnasticpsych, a traditional book, by Dr. Sue Massimo, also hit the best-seller list!

Congratulations, Ladies!

I’ll be interviewing them both on Tuesday, January 29, 2013. 4 p.m. PST/ 7 p.m. EST. Mark your calendar!  I’ll be giving the call-in details in a later post. Or, you can go to www.theebookcoach.com and get on my mailing list to have it delivered to your in-box.

To learn more about the 3 Days to eBook Cash Workshop go to www.3dayebookworkshop.com and grab a 6 Article Mega Pack on how to get started and get instant access to all the workshop details.

Ellen Violette

 

Book Review: The Wealthy Spirit, Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

The Wealthy Spirit, Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction

By Chellie Campbell

April 1, 2002

$13.59

The Wealthy Spirit is a one-day-at-a-time approach to financial freedom from a spiritual perspective.

Too many people become wealthy at the expense of a rich life, while other’s focus on spirituality, ignoring their financial health; this book addresses both.  And it does it with a daily affirmation and lesson-one for each day of the year.

Chellie’s philosophy is to avoid being a pushover (a tuna), and stay away from people who are dangerous to your financial and spiritual well-being (sharks), instead become a dolphin and live stress-free in health, wealth, and balance. She also teaches people:

-to believe in themselves and their deservability

-to never stop marketing (sending out ships)

-to keep track of their money

-to be persistence-even when things look bleak

-and to strive for balance and enlightenment.

Each  day of the year, Chellie gives a lesson, and her way of looking at the world, as well as her story-telling, are unique and entertaining.

And since no story is longer than a couple of pages, it’s easy to get a daily dose without feeling overwhelmed.

I’ve known Chellie for many years. We first met at what was then called Women’s Referral Service, based in Los Angeles. And as soon as I leafed through Chellie’s book, which was for sale at the back of the room, I was hooked.

This book is so powerful that I am never without it! When I travel, I take it with me. And I never get tired of the quotes and the stories;  each year, I see them in a new light, based on where I am in my life at that particular time.

If you are struggling financially, or feeling stressed-out by money issues, or if you just want to take your finances to the next level, get this book!

I promise, you’ll love it!

http://tinyurl.com/wealthyspiritnow

(I’ll include this awesome bonus with your order-my way of saying thank you for ordering through me: 3 Powerful Exercises For Finding Your True Purpose In Life That Will Expand Your Vision
And Your Ability to Dream (The first step to creating true wealth!) with some very cool money and purpose exercises.

Just send your receipt to admin@theebookcoach.com with the subject line: “Wealthy Spirit Bonus-3 Exercises” to receive it!  You MUST use that subject line, or I won’t know what you are asking for.)

Ellen Violette
The eBook Coach
www.theebookcoach.com

The Ultimate Easy-to-Use Video-Marketing Solution Preview Series Is Now Available!

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

Video marketing had to evolve; it was inevitable.

It was becoming much too complicated and too time consuming.

You had to worry about the following:

Redoing videos over and over again to make sure you got everything right in one take,  or face the daunting task of loading your raw video into Camtasia,  or another editor to make everything perfect.

Making sure your videos were optimized for the web (so, they looked good and didn’t take too long to start playing).

Having a different mobile version of your videos to show users of iPhone, iPad, Android and other mobile devices. (More and more people are doing most of the web viewing from their smart phones and other mobile devices).

Basically using “duct-tape” to try and put all the pieces together with Camtasia, Screenflow, Jing, or Handbrake,  while continually looking for the “perfect” solution to make it all easier, or less time consuming.

Uploading large files to your own server, Youtube, Amazon S3, or other video-hosting services.

Getting the proper code in place to display your videos with the hope that mobile devices would be able to see the mobile version.

Well, someone has finally done something about it.

Josh Bartlett, the creator of the industries leading video player, called Easy Video Player, has truly done something innovative in video marketing.

His “Easy Video Player” software had game-changing features two years ago that other video marketing solutions have just recently tried to introduce.

And on top of that, Josh could boast:

-Tens of thousands of satisfied customers.

-The lowest refund rate in the industry for Clickbank (Only 2%).

-More top marketers and 6- to 7- figure launches use Easy Video Player than anything else. (Mike Filsaime, Chris Farrel, Ryan Deiss, Jason Moffatt, Maria Andros, and Justin Brooke to name a few).

Rather than throw in a few, new, and “cool”, features and re-launching his product simply for the money, he listened to his customers and did something else. He took over two years and hundreds of thousands of his own dollars to create something that will change the way you market your business with videos.

You’ll now be able to record, edit, publish, market, and track, all your videos with one, easy-to-use solution.

Josh is going to be releasing this all-in-one video-marketing solution very soon….

Watch the first video here: tinyurl.com/easyvideo2013

He’s going to reveal the story about his journey and passion that led him to create the ultimate video-marketing solution and how you can now do the following:

-Drag and drop your video into a desktop application (Mac and Pc Compatible) that will optimize and convert your video for the web, let you edit if needed, upload it and give you the code to copy and paste to your website.

-Record your screen, or face camera, from within this application and even draw on the screen.

-Never worry about whether users on mobile devices can see your videos (It creates and displays a mobile version of your videos for you).

-And, split test your videos to see which ones are shared the most, have the most engagement and which versions make the most money.

That’s just scratching the surface.

What all this ultimately means for you is that marketing your business with videos is going to be much, much easier. And you’ll make a ton more money, while having more time to do what you love.

Josh is also going to demonstrate the amazing power of his creation in this video preview series.

So, go see how video marketing has evolved here: tinyurl.com/easyvideo2013

eBook Writing: Get Into Your Comfort Zone For More Sales & Bigger Profits!

Friday, January 11th, 2013

The saying goes that you have to get out of your comfort zone to succeed.  That means taking risks and doing new things.

But, you also need to get INTO  your comfort zone too. That means doing what you do best.  Because when you focus on doing what you do best, everything will run more smoothly, you’ll gain confidence, and you’ll make more money.

Instead, what I see so many author/entrepreneurs and independent professionals do is focus on what they are not good at; trying to make ebook covers, doing their own formatting, and even attempting their own website design.  If you don’t have a  good eye for design, you shouldn’t waste your time trying to create ebook covers, or websites.  And even if you do, it’s not a good use of your time. The same is true of formatting; formatting can take hours, it’s tedious, and best left to professionals.

A better approach is to figure out how you can make money doing what you are good at and then farming out these tasks to people who do them for a living and do them well.

Now, if you’re looking for a way to save money, so you can spend more time doing what you love to do, you can find low-cost designers and formatters at www.fiverr.com, or find a college student who is looking for college credit, or references for a resume, or maybe you’ve got a kid  or a neighbor who’s good at at these tasks and can help you out.  You can also put a job offer on elance.com, guru.com, or odesk.com; if you’ve got a little money to spend, we’re very reasonable at www.ebookthis.com

But, the main thing is to think outside the box and do what you have to do to get the cash to outsource, so that you end up spending most of your time doing what you are good at and what you love to do.  Because when you do what you love, you will be more motivated, have more energy, and enjoy life more plus you’ll make more money.  If not, you’ll drain your energy which can lead to depression and ill-health.

So, it’s imperative that you really look at how you are spending your time, and make the shift NOW!

WANT TO USE THIS ARTICLE (From The eBook Profit Secrets Newsletter) IN YOUR EZINE OR WEB SITE? You can, as long as you include this complete blurb with it:

“eBook/Self-Publishing/Internet coach, Ellen Violette, teaches people how to create a unique message and an irresistible brand through easy-t0-create 72-hour ebooks, and Internet-marketing strategies. Get her FREE  Special Report “9 Deadly Mistakes to Avoid for Outrageous eBook Profits”,  “9 Free Secret eBook Tips to Making Money Online, and a complimentary subscription to “The eBook Profit Secrets Newsletter”, at  www.theebookcoach.com

 

This eBook Mistake Could Cost You Hundreds of Thousands or even Millions of Dollars in Lost Revenue!

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Most people think about writing a single ebook;  if they have any smarts, they do the research, find a profitable topic and write an ebook. This is a huge mistake.

The BIG money is in coming up with a concept that you can turn into a brand like the Chicken-Soup series, Rich Dad, Poor Dad, Skinny Bitch, Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus and  Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff (and for this discussion books and ebooks are interchangeable).

There are a few reasons why doing this is so much more lucrative.  First of all, once people like a book or ebook with your title, you don’t have to spend as much time, money, and energy getting them to notice and fall in love with your next one. They are already familiar with it.

A perfect example of this is with Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus.  When John Grey, author of the series, wrote his second book, he didn’t use the title of his blockbuster and guess what happened? Not much!  People would ask for “that book by the Men are from Mars guy”, if they asked for it at all.  But, John wised up and wrote his next book using his original concept and the rest, as they say, is history.

Second, when you come up with a great concept, it allows you to expand beyond your original ebook idea into many ebooks, and possibly many more products as well.  Once you do that, you can make money from licensing or franchising, live appearances, information products and more. And that’s where the BIG money is.

So, don’t write an ebook; come up with a concept that will give you the opportunity to write many ebooks and expand beyond them into a HUGE brand!  You could even become a millionaire if you do it right!

If you’d like to learn more ebook mistakes, join me for “The 7 Biggest eBook Mistakes People Make Authoring An eBook And How To Avoid Them!” Tonight, Tuesday, January 8, 5:30 p.m. PST/ 8:30 EST

There is no opt in for this call. Just hop on at tinyurl.com/bigebookmistakes  (There will be a special gift for those attending live so plan to be on this eye-openng webinar. But, if you absolutely can’t make it, you can listen to the replay at tinyurl.com/bigebookmistakes after the live webinar.

3 Keys to Writing More eBooks and Making More Money in 2013!

Friday, January 4th, 2013

The 3 keys to writing  ebooks or more ebooks are: 1.making them a priority  2. knowing where to find the right information for your ebooks 3. learning how to produce profitable ones quickly.

While new cool tactics and strategies are always on the horizon, many of them are gimmicky and don’t really work, or don’t work for very long.

eBooks, on the other hand, are NOT new, although they have been rediscovered-thanks to the advent of the Kindle and other ereaders; they are proven, powerful, and steady.

They give you IMMEDIATE credibility and expert status, they increase  your value and ability to charge more money for your products and services, they can help you make both short- and long- term profits, and they can be used to build your list!  No other product can do all this!

So, rather than running around like a chicken without a head, why not decide to get cracking writing ebooks, or writing MORE ebooks this year (if you’ve already written one, or more, in the past).

Once you DECIDE that it makes sense for you to write ebooks, or more ebooks, you’re half way home on making them a priority.  The second part is to SCHEDULE time on a regular basis to actually write your ebooks, because it’s just a dream until you turn it into a goal with a real timetable.

Next, you’ll want to look at the information you already have and decide if there is someway you can turn it into an ebook, or ebooks.

In my  upcoming ebook, Don’t Sweat Writing An eBook: 8 Ways to Write, or Repurpose, Content And Turn It Into A Successful eBook (Go to www.donsweatwriting.com for more information and/or purchase an advanced copy.), we talk about several different ways to write your ebook from material you already have.

But, the key is to find a group of information that all works together-cohesively-that you can turn into an ebook.  You may have several.  So, don’t overlook how you can repurpose your content into ebooks.

This brings us to #3: how to produce ebooks quickly.  Using the methods, I share in Don’t Sweat Writing an eBook, like repurposing from articles, blogs, newsletters, and more, you’ll be able to crank out several if you already have the information.  And, if not, or if you want to write them from scatch…. the trick is to use a system that is PROVEN to work that gets fast results and this program does!

The key is to  figure out what your target market wants and give it to them; that means doing the research to find the best target market for you information, writing a killer title that will appeal to them, organizing your ebook so it’s easy to write, and sticking to your outline, so you don’t go off on tangents that you can’t figure out how resolve.

And then, how to finish it so it looks professional and is easy to read. And if you want to take the next step with me, we go over all this in my highly-acclaimed Days to eBook Cash program (You can get a free PDF to get you started and learn more, including upcoming dates, at:  www.3dayebookworkshop.com.)

By making ebook writing a priority, knowing where to find the right information for your ebooks, and deciding on how you want to write them that will be the fastest for you, you’ll actually write more ebooks, gain more credibility and expert status, and make more money with your ebooks in 2013 than you ever dreamed possible!

WANT TO USE THIS ARTICLE IN YOUR EZINE OR WEB SITE? You can, as long as you include this complete blurb with it:

“eBook/Self-Publishing/Internet coach, Ellen Violette, teaches people how to create a unique message and an irresistible brand through easy-t0-create 72-hour ebooks, and Internet-marketing strategies. Get her FREE  Special Report “9 Deadly Mistakes to Avoid for Outrageous eBook Profits” at  www.theebookcoach.com