I don’t understand why self proclaimed millionaires that sell eBooks don’t have blogs or web communities online. Particularly the ones that go on about marketing tactics. Where’s your proof? Lets see at least two sites you manage right now which makes you your millions! And if not, then why would we ever want to take your advice? Wouldn’t a blog or web community be a great stepping stone to sell their product as well? Where is your authority in the community?
People that already have established businesses like Shoemoney didn’t take the time to compile his knowledge specifically in an eBook because he already is a millionaire and doesn’t need a few eBook sales to contribute to that. Several times he and others have mentioned subscription based sites are a key component in becoming rich online. An eBook is not a subscription and is thus far the only proof that most of these “entrepreneurs” are making any money online.
Its not good enough if someone charging for their eBook at one time had a great business online. If they don’t still have it they might as well had never had it. If you’re really looking to sell something like this online, then stand up and show your credentials – not phony looking testimonies. A lot of eBooks fail to prove why you should buy their product and do what they have outlined in it other then the incentive of “hey it made me money”. Most making profits on the internet offer their guide for free. In case you don’t know who the free ones are, here’s a list where you can download them:
Creating an eBook and selling it might as well be monopoly money. And if its just “play” money, why not offer the book for free unless you haven’t quiet gotten your million yet – Especially when a lot of these eBooks are shorter then the books you’ll find in a store and usually twice as much! There aren’t any fees that I know of to distribute eBooks. For example when writing a book you don’t have to hire a publisher. So why are you ripping us off?
Free eBook or not, you’re learning what someone else’s experience to success on the web was. Your time commitment, niche, and opportunities are going to be different thus changing your results. The key is finding an eBook that worked for the majority of people that tried it which doesn’t exist or we’d all be internet millionaires. Taking ideas from many different sources and cookie cutting your own plan makes more sense then following any single source of knowledge. This is how an entrepreneur does it.
At some point you should check out one of these paid eBooks *cough* torrents *cough*. Their content isn’t horrible but it all just looks like they did their research online and put it into one place. Don’t go to lengths to part ways with Mr. Washington in your wallet. You’re not missing out on anything you couldn’t learn from ProBlogger or a Google search. One day down the road I will likely be releasing an eBook (shhhh I didn’t tell you that). And you can bet your ass its going to be free.
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