: First >>> "What is an Affiliate Program?" <<< Affiliate Programs, also known as Associate Programs are just a way companies get massive traffic, sales or members without the need to personally recruit new people for their business. If you are familar with Network Marketing in the real world you will have no problem understanding Affiliate Programs. These companies recruit a sales force that only gets paid when they make sales or give direct referrals or leads. As an affiliate you promote their products and services. In return they will pay you a commission for each sale or membership you sell on their behalf. How and when do you get paid? What is the pay out or commission structure? How many levels or tiers will you get paid on? 1. Do you get paid even if you are a free affiliate, or do you have to be a paid member to earn commissions? Note: If you are working with an affiliate program that allows you to join for free and you sign up others that are joining for free you will have a hard time earning any money. 2. How often are checks sent out and is there a minimum amount you must earn before you get paid? If you have to earn a $100 before you get paid you could be waiting a while. Pay attention to the pay out structure of any program. 3. Do you get paid for direct sales and sign ups only or can you earn money on multiple levels or tiers? Do you get paid for the sales your affiliates make? Here are two examples of pay out plans. >>> First scenario: Single level or tier sales: >>> You only get paid for the direct sales you make. You join a program that costs you $19.95 a month to be a paid member and pays you $10.00 a month for each affiliate you sign up that will pay the $19.95 each month for the products and services the company provides. You sign up 10 people that pay $19.95 a month and you earn $10 from each person. You are sent a $100 check each month as long as all ten remain as paying affiliates. With this program you only make sales on people you directly sign up and only for the sales you make yourself. For you to make more money you must sign up more people willing to pay $19.95 each and every month. This is a single tier program. You only get paid for your direct sales or sign ups. >>> Second Scenario: Multiple levels or tiers: >>> You also get paid for your affiliates sales. You join a program that pays you $10.00 a month for each of the affiliates you have directly signed up, but you also get $3.00 when your affiliate signs up a paying member or makes a sale. Those same 10 people will still earn you $100 each month just like the single tier, but now it gets more interesting. Each paying person your affiliates signs up or for each sale they make will earn you another $3.00. If each of your 10 affiliates sign up 5 new affiliates that will pay the $19.95 each month you will earn $3.00 times 50 people. So you will earn an extra $150 each month. Now you are earning $250 instead of $100. Now think about it for a minute. Okay, times up. Which plan do you think is the better one? Most ebusiness owners are either too intimidated by affiliate programs to do anything, or they jump right in over their head. Both suffer because of it. The first person never gets to know the positive impact on ones finances affiliate programs have, while the other never learns the ropes and gives up which leaves them in the same position as the first person. There are a lot of great affiliate programs available, actually so many it can be difficult to choose one, and that is when the cycle starts all over. What is the solution to this problem?? Believe it or not the answer is quite simple. DO RESEARCH!! Ask and you will receive. If you really want to be a good affiliate and create other good affiliates don't assume things. You need to know what your are doing. --------------- Remember >>> Knowledge Is Power, but... ... The Power Only Comes When You Act On The Knowledge. --------------- What's the plan, Mann? If you are completely new to affiliate programs you should be seeking help from people that you have learned to trust. These people can give you the heads up on the affiliate programs they are familiar with. Never be afraid to ask for help. A recommendation goes a long way. Credibility is on the line every time someone recommends something. For this reason your trusted friend should be giving you accurate information. If you are already in an affiliate program and totally lost as to your next move you should be contacting those that are in the same program but have already figured it out. Again, if you don't ask questions you will most likely not get any answers. But I have just started and I don't know anyone yet. Okay that's fair. If this is you I would say you go to Google and do a search for "affiliate programs forum" or "affiliate programs" forum This will give you a list of forums that you can participate in. Once you are on the forums you can read the messages that other people have left. Look through the posts to see how business is conducted so that you won't say or do something against there policies. Where better to ask for help than a place where like minded people hang out and share their experiences online. Don't overlook forums, they are a source of valuable resources. Here are some of the questions you should be asking people: 1. Do their products or services meet a need? If you are not meeting a need you are going to have a hard time promoting and sell the products and services. 2. Is this a single tier or 2 tier program. Remember the above example. 2 Tier is going to allow you to earn more doing less. Keep in mind that even single tier programs can earn you large quantities of money. So pay attention to the selling price and the pay out you will receive. 3. How often and how to you get paid? How much do you have to have on account before you get paid? If there is a minimum amount you may have to wait a while before you see a check. 4. What kind of support system do they have in place? Are you able to ask questions and get answers right away. Can you see what your commissions are in real time? 5. How much does it cost to get started. Most affiliate programs will let you start for free and that can be enticing. Then you find out that is costs $100 to actually start making money. 6. Are you required to have your own web site? This is an added expense and may be a surprise that you don't need. To summarize, you need to research the programs you are curious about and be sure to go to forums where like minded people hang out and ask lots of questions. Look for affiliate programs that have a great support system and are easy to learn. Consider the levels you can get paid on. You may find that a two tier program will create more income with less work. Not without work, but with less work. James Mann - eBooks-With-Reseller-Rights ebooks-with-reseller-rights/
From very hungry caterpillars and penguins for every day of the year to the Kingdom of Frogavia, animals rule in children's literature. Whether used to teach numbers, colors, or more subtle lessons of morality, animals are the perfect vehicles for conveying tangible and intangible concepts in an entertaining way. The unique not-quite-human yet not-quite-animal characters in the classic Dr. Seuss tales, paired with allegories about honor and even disarmament, set the stage for the next generation of children's books and entertainment. Endearing creatures from Sesame Street (what is a Snuffleupagus, anyway?) and puppets from Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood created a world of make believe that children could call their own. In children's literature, the story is often secondary to the lavish illustrations. "The Very Hungry Caterpillar," for example, wouldn't be nearly as compelling without Eric Carle's illustrations. Likewise, "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" is clever, but Felicia Bond's illustrations make the book a children's classic. Kristin Zambucka's "Frog Knights" and "Frogavia! Frogavia!" are perfect examples of books that consist of both lavish illustrations and compelling tales. In the first book, frog characters live in their own frog world - the big pond known as The Kingdom Of Frogavia. The true frog king is unseated from his ancient throne and banished to a far, distant pond by an evil ruler. As his bullying and tyrannical rule stretch on, the Frogavian people grow increasingly restless and unhappy. Finally, a group of brave young rebels rise up and go in search of their true king. They eventually find him and he dubs them chivalry frog knights in gratitude for their loyalty. The king, along with a frog queen and frog princesses, return to Frogavia and right the wrongs of the evil ruler. In the second book, the story progresses, with one of the chivalry frog knights asking for the frog princess' hand in marriage, but she marries another. The frog knight joins his friends from the first book to continue on their mission to make good triumph over evil. Zambucka's books are more whimsical than, say, Mary Pope Osborne's Magic Tree House series or Tony Abbott's Secrets of Droon series, but capture the magic of childhood while imparting nuggets of wisdom. The whimsy and appeal of the characters is that they come from the animal kingdom. There's no doubt that creatures are central to today's children's literature. Whether completely imaginary, such as those in "Where the Wild Things Are," or real, as are those in "365 Penguins," or a little of both, as in "Frogavia! Frogavia!", kids are captivated by animals that cause the imagination to soar.
Internet Marketing as we all know it is pretty crowded with funny people making lots of huge bombastic claims over their nonsense crappy books and stuff. You might have come across ebooks making claims like "how to make $XXX in 2 weeks" or "anyone can earn money at home". Being guilty of myself, I have literally spent gazillion amount of money into these internet marketing ebooks when I started out but only to find it later at those free-for-all ebooks directories, free membership sites or even those giveaway sites. Though it's a sad experience to see youself spending money into something which could be downloaded somewhere over the Internet for free, there are still some good ebooks and materials which you should buy. Here are some of the guidelines which you should know of before you start your spending spree. Don't Spend Money On Junk Don't spend your money on something that tells you that with no experience you can make a lot of money. Typically this stuff is nothing more than trying to sell you pie in the sky. You can always learn and equipped yourself with knowledge from other free ebooks, newsletters or forums before spending your money on these ebooks. Only Buy From The Experts Who Are Successful Themselves The most advertised ebooks are not always the best. Good stuff will naturally come to you either by way of constant good reviews from other Internet Marketers, word of mouth, buzz from forums or discussion boards and even testimonials from the actual people who use them. Thus, you should always buy from the recognized experts who have had tons of experience under their belt and also reputable results to back up their claims. Buy Only On What You Actually Need. It's no point to spend your hard earned money on whatever ebooks or internet marketing materials which you come across, however good the claims are on the sales copy. Remember, good sales copy is supposed to play around the prospects' psychology behaviors into believing their actual claims. That's why professional copywriters charge tens of thousands for great sales copy because they do bring in lots of sales just by selling hype. You should only spend money on ebooks which could help you move on in your business. For example, if you feel that you are lack in copywriting skills, then you ought to buy copywriting materials from the professionals. Taking Action Is The Best Action You Can Make. Let's face it, how many of us who could spend a bomb in our internet marketing materials but only to find it lying around in our computer hard disk for ages? The fact is, no matter how good or how expensive or even how reputable the ebooks that you've bought, it doesn't matter until you make the first step into implementing the materials which you learn from the ebooks. If you are new to Internet Marketing, then you should only buy ebooks that will teach you step by step in setting up your Internet Marketing business. Otherwise, stay away from them. Hardcopy VS Intangible Books There had been discussions going on which debate just how good are those Internet Marketing books found on the bookstores compared to those on the Internet. While I couldn't agree more on some of the great Internet Marketing books you can find on the bookshelves, but in reality, most of the books I found cover only general concepts of the Internet Marketing. For example, in the business or internet marketing section of the bookstore, you might find stuff like "how to make money online" if you are looking for a book on internet marketing, but you can find a more specific ebook on the internet on "How to Get Successful Reciprocal Linking" or something like that. Both of these are related to Internet Marketing, but the latter tends to be more specific in their scope. Like what I've mentioned in the previous point, you should know what you are lack of and buy ebooks that will help you move forward in your business. If you are just starting out, internet marketing books in the bookstore will serve just as good as the newbie ebooks online. As a conclusion, make sure you know who you can trust online before buying from them. There are lots of these self-proclaim internet Marketing Gurus who are just like the average Joe struggling to make money online. Remember, there are bunch of those great forums and discussion boards which not only you could find great pieces of information, but also the chance to pose questions as well.
Women writers will find there are many opportunities for magazine writers. There are magazines on most any topic you can think of: sports, hobbies, business, collectibles, cars, boats, decorating, cooking, child rearing, and children's interests. This creates an open market for women writers. Perhaps you would like to become one of the women who write for magazines. Here are some magazine submission tips that will help you get started. Find the Right Magazine The first step is to find a publication that covers the topics you want to write about. You can find a list of publications in a directory for writers at a bookstore. Libraries usually offer a reference list in a "List of Periodicals." Also, look for a sizable selection of magazines at a large bookstore. The next thing to do is read the publications you are interested in writing for and identify their editorial perspective. This will give you an idea of how to adapt your article to their interests. You normally wouldn't send an article on cooking to a sailing magazine. But possibly you could change the focus of your article to cooking on a sailboat. This would give you a much better chance of seeing your article published. Generally, you will have more results writing for a magazine that covers the same types of subjects as your article. Send a Cover Letter When you are ready to submit articles to a publication, send a cover letter to the editor outlining your idea. Make it clear and simple with an outline of your subjects. Give the approximate length of your article and promise to deliver on their deadline. Enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope and wait to hear from them. Make a pitch to several magazines and customize it for each one you contact. You might receive many rejections before you are accepted. This is where you need to persevere and not give up on being a woman author! Once your article has been published in a magazine, it will be worth the wait. Some magazines don't pay for articles, but at least you will be published and able to add to your credentials. Writing Professionally as a Woman Author Always submit your best writing. Women writers who want to be published must be smart and professional. Don't waste an editor's time on hastily written copy or missed deadlines. It is suggested that when submitting an article to magazines, you should meet your word count within only 15 words above or below the number requested. Send a handwritten thank-you note to the editor after you've been published. Wait a few weeks and send another pitch to sell your next idea. Try to build a professional relationship where your name and quality work will be recognized. Be a dependable, professional woman writer that the editor will look forward to hearing from. Get started with your research, and write letters to editors on a regular basis. You will see results once you are committed to writing. There is a huge market waiting for magazine writers, especially women magazine writers. Get started today in this fulfilling profession as a woman magazine author!
The internet has brought us many great things including streaming music, online shopping, electronic bill pay and many more beneficial applications. One thing that I feel is often overlooked but very valuable is ebooks. Especially ebooks in the non fiction/self improvement subject areas. Just as there are many great musicians that will never get signed - there are thousands of great authors who will never get the big book deal. Thanks to the internet and ebooks – we can tap into the minds of these great authors. One common misconception is that if the book was any good it would get signed by a major publisher. This is simply not true. The publisher may feel that the information is not marketable when indeed it really is. There can be numerous other reasons the e-book author does not get a big book deal but don’t let that stop you from missing out on some great information at a great price. An e-book author is free to write what they truly want and will not be influenced by a publisher, publicist, or any one else. Ebooks usually contain much more than a printed book. They sometimes have printable worksheets, menus, lists, affirmations or any number of other beneficial items that relate to the particular topic of the ebook. Unlike mainstream authors, ebook authors are often times reachable and happy to answer questions you may have about their ebook. An e-book is purchased directly from a website and then downloaded immediately to your computer. You can read it right there on your computer screen or print it out and take it with you. You can enlarge the font if you are having trouble seeing the print, you can transfer it to a memory stick or other media so that it is portable, or you can simply read it as you have time. Most ebooks come with a money back guarantee and special bonus items. I urge you to give e-books a try. Find a subject you are interested in and then shop around. You will discover new authors, new skills, new behaviors and perhaps a whole new you.
It's indeed incredible that not many people pay a great deal of attention to what gets into their minds. If your mind is positive and creative, you can become all you ever dream of becoming. Most of the highly successful people you see in the news today took a great deal of time to work on improving their minds. On the other hand, if your mind is negative and inactive, it's very likely you won't amount to anything in life. Analyzing the lives of some of the most notorious people in the world would reveal that they always fed their minds with negative thoughts. The question that obviously comes to play here is - are we born with positive or negative minds? I will quickly and firmly say NO to both! We develop our minds by what we put into it. If we are continually putting negative information into our minds, this results to negative thoughts and ultimately negative actions. So, if you want the opposite creative thoughts, it is pertinent to always get the right kind of information into your mind. The most common way to do this is by reading the right kinds of books. Sadly, because of the great demand on our time, only few people still read lots of books, especially after college. We mostly only have time to read the newspapers and magazines. And guess what? Most newspapers only end up giving us bad news that further increase our negative state of mind. If you want to really get positive and helpful information, you need to read books that contain such information. Thankfully with the advent and popularity of audio books, anyone can get the right information into his or her mind without having to "read". You can enjoy the benefits of audio books while exercising, commuting to and from your work, etc. For those who don't know exactly the audio books to go for, below are some of the 10 best audio books to improve your mind. 1. How to Win Friends & Influence People Author: Dale Carnegie Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio 2. Awaken the Giant Within Author: Anthony Robbins Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio 3. Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway Author: Susan Jeffers Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio 4. Build Your Self Esteem Author: Glenn Harrold Publisher: Diviniti Publishing 5. Awaken the Giant Within Author: Anthony Robbins Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio 6. Develop a Powerful Memory Author: Glenn Harrold Publisher: Diviniti Publishing 7. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Author: Stephen R. Covey Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio 8. The Power is within You Author: Louise L. Hay Publisher: Hodder Headline Audio books 9. Creating Inner Peace and Calm Author: Glenn Harrold Publisher: Diviniti Publishing 10. Get Up and Do It! Publisher: BBC Books
Author R. E. "Gus" Payne dives into the depths of truth about the JFK assassination conspiracy in his book "Falsely Accused." From the author of "The Death of Brandon Lee: The Untold Story" and "Caught in the Crossfire" comes a book that answers many pertinent questions about JFK's murder that have plagued Americans for years. Why did the New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison and the U. S. Justice Department refuse to investigate the known Mafia leader Carlos Marcello in connection with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy? Why did Garrison, along with other U. S. Justice Department officials, deny the existence of the Mafia's part in the assassination when it was clearly a matter to be investigated? These questions and more are finally answered in Payne's eye-opening book. Names such as Lee Harvey Oswald, Clay Shaw and David Ferrie always arouse curiosity in the minds of those who want to know what really happened on that dreaded day in history. These three men were said to have been seen together on the day of JFK's assassination, but were they really? Witnesses changed their stories. Why? The author goes a step further and looks closely at the New Orleans FBI and those that were in charge of investigating the JFK assassination as well as the possible involvement of Carlos Marcello. He also explains in vivid detail key facts in the investigation such as the missing "BRILAB" tape recordings, the "FOGG" arrest report, and more. EXCERPTS FROM THE BOOK "FALSELY ACCUSED" From Chapter 1: In Marcello's case the intent of the Kennedy administration was made known even before Inauguration Day, January 20, 1961. On December 28, 1960, the New Orleans States-Item reported that Attorney General-designate Kennedy was planning specific actions against Marcello. An FBI report from that period noted: "On January 12, 1961, a [source] advised that Carlos Marcello is extremely apprehensive and upset and has been since the New Orleans States-Item newspaper on December 28, 1960 published a news story reporting that... Robert F. Kennedy stated he would expedite the deportation proceedings pending against Marcello after Kennedy takes office in January 1961." While the House Select Committee on Assassinations carefully examined numerous areas of information pertaining to the proficiency of the FBI in investigating organized crime during the 1950's and early 1960's, and found various areas in which Bureau performance was significantly deficient, questionable and even suspiciously so, the city of New Orleans was a special case. The FBI's outright denial of the existence of organized crime in New Orleans was unique to that city. The facts reveal that the Bureau's conclusions on Marcello in New Orleans were attributable to a disturbing attitude on the part of the senior agent who supervised the organized crime investigations in that city, Regis Kennedy. He had been in charge of the Bureau's work on Marcello and the New Orleans Mafia for years; unfortunately, he had also directed much of the FBI investigation in that city of President Kennedy's assassination.
Have you experienced the famine cycle of business lately? A client complained, “I get so frustrated with being overwhelmed with business one week and famished the next. The truth is many business professionals experience the ebb and flow of business when they first start out. Some never break out of this daunting cycle. Their businesses eventually fail for they never learn to balance the ebb and flow with consistent marketing. A mentor friend advised me, “To create daily sales, you must market daily.” Here are five of those top ten things to include in your marketing plan. Include these, break the feast and famine cycle for good and start a perpetual boost in sales: 1. Put valuable free content on your website. Seek to educate your audience. Help them make more money, cut costs or solve their problems. Examples include: online assessments, how to tips, short reports, resource lists, how-to tutorials, dictionary of terms in your field, etc. 2. Create systematic ways to attract traffic to your website. Setup a marketing system that will attract visitors to your website. Write articles that create a link back to your site. Develop a newsletter to stay in regular contact with your prospects and customers. Offer free information to educate, entice and motivate your audience. Include your website url with a special offer to attract visitors systematically. 3. Automate keeping in touch with prospects and clients. Put a subscription form on your website. Make a special offer or free gift to entice your prospects to sign-up. After building a list of prospects, you must follow-up with them on a regular basis to build credibility and relationship. You could create a message and put it on an auto responder. Send a message for every week with an offer for something valuable that will cost your audience little or nothing. 4. Expand your marketing collateral. If you create a short report that your target audience will value (e. g. “How to Hunt the Hidden Treasure in Your Customer Files”), don’t stop there. Expand it to a different media and/or market. You could create a tele-seminar, short articles. Or use the information to re-purpose it for a different market: coaches, consultants, doctors. 5. Make marketing a habit. Marketing must become a habit not an interruption. Make a calendar that specifies what marketing activities you will do, in what frequency and the deadline. This way, your marketing becomes a part of your regular routine and not an interruption of real work. Schedule all your marketing activities including: writing articles, advertising deadlines, traffic building, referral systems, speeches, tele-seminars, etc. So how did your plan rate on a scale of 1-10? Seasoned business owners most likely already have their plan in place. Even so, no matter where your experience level is, you can balance your business profit cycles by including: valuable content on your site, a systematic way to drive traffic, automatically keeping in touch with prospects and clients, expanding marketing collateral, habitual marketing, a good referral system, automated billing system, templates of best practice business and marketing materials, soliciting previous customers and outsourcing your marketing services. Sound overwhelming? Don’t worry. Even starting with 2 or 3 of these tasks will help stabilize your sales flow. Start now. Put these tips into practice one by one and break the feast and famine cycle for good. Give your sales a perpetual sales boost with consistent marketing. Go ahead. Market daily and prosper daily. ================================
: When you put your all into learning something that you need to know, you can bet that other people can benefit from what you have learned. Internet marketing is one of those topics that lots of people need help with. So once you've gained knowledge and experience writing and selling an internet marketing ebook might be a good opportunity for you. In order to make money in ebook publishing, you have to have a product that people want. How-to books that fill a need are undoubtedly best-selling ebooks. An internet marketing ebook falls into that category. There is nothing worse than an internet marketing ebook or how-to ebook that is filled with junk. Thus, in order for your internet marketing ebook to be a best seller, it has to offer useful information. If it doesn't, you'll get return requests and charge-backs left and right. Besides, if you don't have quality content in your internet marketing ebook, you can't comfortably offer a money back guarantee which is actually a vital aspect of marketing ebooks for profit. Every ebook, especially an internet marketing ebook, needs to have a clear purpose before you begin to write it. Decide who your target audience will be - who will buy your book? Selecting a niche market to sell your internet marketing ebook to is half the battle. When you narrow your market rather than trying to satisfy the masses, you will have a much higher quality product and less competition. The trick to producing a best seller is to provide a solution to an existing problem that isn't effectively solved by numerous competitors. Add value to your internet marketing ebook by offering freebies as bonuses for buying the ebook right away. A customer's perceived value is very important. Examples of bonuses might include things like a report on how to set up an affiliate program for an ebook, how to manage a pay-per-click campaign, or how to write results-oriented sales copy for an internet marketing website. Realize that if your internet marketing ebook is going to make money, you've got to apply the internet marketing principles that will get your ebook noticed, walk the prospect through the sales process and close the sale. The first principle is driving traffic to your website. Whatever internet marketing techniques you use to accomplish that, targeted traffic is vital. Once you have visitors at your website the sales process kicks in. Long-copy sales letters are undoubtedly best for selling an internet marketing ebook or any other ebook for that matter. Short copy just doesn't cut it. You see, when you are selling information products online, like an internet marketing ebook, you don't have the advantage of a face-to-face sales opportunity. Your web copy has to accomplish the sales for you. To close the sale, the copy must convey a unique selling proposition - one or more things that stand out apart from your competition. It has to be attractive and compelling to your well-defined target market with headlines and subheads that grab attention by stating the product's benefit or solution, or invoking curiosity. Your pricing strategy and relative bonuses must give readers a high perceived value so they feel they are getting an internet marketing ebook and additional information or products that are worth what they are paying. The sales copy also has to build credibility either by stating the author's credentials, using testimonials, or both. The reader's objections also have to be countered by the sales copy. This can be accomplished by addressing them directly and by offering a money back guarantee. A long-copy sales letter for selling an internet marketing ebook or another "how to" ebook that creates a sense of urgency can result in immediate sales. People have a tendency to be impulse shoppers so creating urgency by offering a "limited time" price or bonuses or making the product available only for a limited time will prompt the close of the sale. Another factor to consider when writing sales copy for your internet marketing ebook is, buyers want to know they can contact you. When you provide valid, easy-to-find contact information your credibility increases tremendously and as a result so will your sales for your internet marketing ebook or any ebook you choose to publish. Submitted by rcplinks Article Distribution Service.
Business books are today’s fastest-growing categories in the professional/trade publishing industry. Business books are a great asset to a person interested in starting his or her first small business and in recent years they have fast turned from heavy theoretical textbooks to a far more readable story format. In a recent interview with renowned business columnist Dave Borgner, Jack Yale asked him why it had taken so long for business books to catch on with most people. He answered in part by saying that in the past, between 45 percent and 62 percent of all business books were harder to read than other kinds of books because 68 percent of them used more complex words than we did. David Williamson, CEO of Mark Hallet Financial Services Inc. and the author of the top selling news letter "Brands That Sell", thinks most business books are too theoretical. The interesting business books are the ones that not only get the facts right but also tell a story in an interesting and appealing manner. But today, business books are far more approachable than in years past – they tend to be more readable, more useful and may actually help to encourage more people to read this genre. As the business book category has matured, Barnes and Noble insiders report that business books are among the company’s top five categories. Over 5000 new business books are published each year in the United States alone, and we are beginning to see some titles encroaching onto the New York Times Bestseller list. But beyond those red-hot numbers is what some publishing executives call a vast ''gray area'' in the way business books are sold, tracked and ranked. Something like 93% of all business books are never read (most readers get thru one chapter and then give up). I think that one of the problems is that a lot of business books are just too general and don't explain to a reader how to actually implement their ideas, or sometimes even the authors don't know how to implement their ideas. On the one hand, business books are necessarily about generalizations – on the other hand your company is necessarily all about specifics – so herein lies a dilemma. The business books are valuable sources of information as well as information on the strategies taken up by a particular company or updated information on the present funding trend, interviews with leading business personalities and suggestions on the ways of capitalization in a business. It can be hard to know which new business books are the most beneficial, and impossible to find the time to read all of them.
Businesses of all sizes are expanding with ebooks. An ebook is a paperless book in digital format that you can download to your computer, handheld or other reader device. It can be read by using a software program like Adobe (for. pdf formats) or Microsoft Word. Here are several ways to expand your own business operations with ebooks. Marketing – An ebook offers an inexpensive means of producing full-color marketing materials complete with graphics and audio components. Find good software or hire someone to help create your ebooks. Grab a digital camera and start snapping shots of your products, people using your products and services, your workers, etc. Then show off your shots, your products and describe your services with awesome power-packed presentations; web pages with interactive links for sound, visual presentations, communications (emails or forum posts) and more. Education – When your products or services need explained, educate your prospects and clients with ebooks. Have sample or short versions available for trial offers or free downloads. Then include full-fledged detailed editions with product / service purchases. Educate with visual, sound and interactive point-and-click methods. Invite questions and feedback from recipients for improvements on future product and service development. Communications – How many times do you get an email you with a question - the same question over and over gain it seems – that requires a book-length answer? Maybe questions like, “How do you create a basic website?” or “How can you market on a tight budget?” inspire lengthy replies. Well, now you can write one long reply, turn it into an ebook and send it out – over and over again and free up more time for other things. AND include your own marketing information inside so that readers can look you up on the Internet, pass your information along and give others the opportunity to find you, too. New Product – Use surveys and take polls for new product creation. Include a link to a web page with a questionnaire and free download for recipients upon completion. Sales Reps – Arm your sales representatives with professional, top-notch full-color media / product / service information kits presented via your ebooks to share with local newspaper, radio, television and other media reps, visitors and potential clients at trade shows and other events. Set up an introductory page in your ebook, then an index where people can click and quickly find your History, Mission Statement, product and service descriptions and images, Contact information, Testimonials, etc. Then copy the ebooks to disks and CDs to distribute at events. This gives people the opportunity to learn much more about you when they have more time afterwards. So grab your cyber-pencil or keypad and start writing! Ebooks can definitely enlarge your operations.
Sticking my eyes to the desktop eight hours per day has been thickening my glasses year by year. My flat-mate, who is working for an E-commerce company, is also in the same situation but his currently overjoyed laugh and cheerful voice in front of the PC usually awake me at midnight when I am still in the mist of my dreams. Surprisingly because he is not an “easy to hit it off” type among my pals and hard to believe a young guy with the motto “24 hours are not enough for a day” can be addicted to online game or chit-chat. So what has oddly been happening to him really inspired me to find out the reasons. Going beyond all my expectations, it turned out that he has been using Paltalk, a pretty popular online chat tool, to find some friends in Asia to have an overview of this emergent mecca before his adventurous trip to Japan, Korea and South East Asian region. All of that information seemed not transparent enough for a doubtful mind, I decided to install this chat tool and explore by myself. Visiting some forums of languages learning was an eye-opener for me when I noticed that many people use Paltalk, Skype, Yahoo messenger or AOL not only for fun but also for teaching and learning. An English speaking room in Paltalk impressed me much as the admin, a retired Australian teacher, volunteered to teach English for some 10 people who are mostly from Asian countries. When typing is as old as hills, talking over a microphone in this kind of voice conference can help those “students” listen and imitate the native accent. This teacher asked everybody to browse a website, read an article, pick up the microphone and raise hand to share ideas in the conference. I also joined another one as the topic was about movies – my favorite. When I was still wavering about going to see “The memoirs of a Geisha” because I had never had a profound interest in any Asian movie without Jackie Chan, one Japanese woman helped me summarize its content from the Japanese original book. From her talk, many splendid types of kimono and the ups and downs in geishas’ life really encouraged me to spend one night at the cinema and helped me know that Zhang Zi Yi, Wanatabe Ken, Gong Li, etc. are also brilliant stars. We exchanged countless thank you’s as I had a lesson about Japanese culture and she could practice to brush up her English. I am not totally into the definition of E-learning and its advantages because you can search a huge mountain of information about this aspect on the Internet. However, what I have told you is also called E-learning, isn’t it? My eyes would be a little tired but that is worthwhile because I have received many useful lessons. Oops, probably you are complaining of my verbosity and the irrelevance to the title of this writing. Anyway, making money is not like a knife through butter. I read some very interesting news yesterday that a ninth-grade Indian teaches Mathematics for a younger one in the U. S. This talented tutor can earn 10 bucks for every hour, which sounds very impressive. Here, long distance does not matter when they can send word files by email or Instant messenger and do exercises by talking in a voice chat conference. The interesting thing is this Indian has to use a voice changer software to enhance his voice quality as you know, Indian accent and dialect are not so easy for everyone in the world to understand. That is what we usually say “necessity is the mother of invention” and earning cash is not something out of reach. Definitely I will tell my flat-mate about those. A cool idea of making money would pop into his mind, legally, why not?
How to Create and Sell Your First Ebook (1) Ten Steps Guide for Newbies Step One: Choose Your Mentor You should be able to find several indispensable facts about mentor in the following paragraphs. If there's at least one fact you didn't know before, imagine the difference it might make. The first choice a newbie has to make is to choose a mentor. Why is that so important? If you want to do something you never made before, it is very logical to follow somebody’s steps in order to complete your project successfully. In this case, the first important step, I suggest to be done, is look around for a mentor. Somebody, who completed his first e-book successfully and sold it successfully. Today it is very easy to search for everything. Just google it. You can type "writing ebook" and watch for the results. Most of the websites you’ll get on your screen will give you an option to subscribe for a free e-course. Subscribe for 3-4 of them and compile the information. You’ll find a lot of free e-books on the subject, too. Read the e-mails and the e-books and make a choice, who do you want to follow. There should be at least one mentor, you are going to like and respect. That could be something in his style, strong logic or profound knowledge. Whatever that is, you just follow your inner voice and make the choice. Once you make your choice, follow your mentor. Study his/her system completely. Buy his or her product and follow it, step by step. This is not an easy path, especially in the beginning. Sometimes the most important aspects are not immediately obvious. Keep reading to get the complete picture. By choosing one mentor and stick to him/her, you are solving one of the most serious problem today – information overwhelming. Most of the newbies are completely shocked from the amount of the information available on every topic they choose and that lead to so called paralysis. So, be tough and make your decision as soon as possible, in order to overcome that sickness quickly. You may find later on, as your progress on your business, many other mentors, and they might be much better than your first one, but that doesn’t matter for the moment. Your first ebook has to be finished and you need to follow advices, coming from one respected source and that's it. Otherwise you’ll find that you are constantly looking for new info and days are going without the single real work done. Give your self enough time for the research on mentor and put a deadline for making your choice. That shouldn’t take you more than 7-10 days. Concentrate on the task. Apply diligent efforts to study available information on writing and publishing ebook and then make a decision and stick to it until the end of the project. Here is the place to reveal who my mentor is. I choose to follow the advices of Brian Campbell. He is self-made millionaire, who built his empire from scratch. He offers a complete Internet Profit Mentor Program for newbies, absolutely free. In this program he teaches stuff for which the other gurus are charging hundreds and thousand of dollars. There is a wonderful forum, where you can find professional answer on many of your questions, too. Look for the next Step Two: Why an Ebook? Teo Gee
: Publishing an eBook online is without a doubt one of the most profitable ventures you can undertake when trying to make some income from the Internet. But you must consider what format your eBook will be in. Choose the wrong format and you can doom yourself to never making a profit, or at least not making a profit for very long. What are formats and what are some of the things you need to consider? A format is simply what type of file your information will be stored in. On your desktop computer are many different file types, where each file type is typically opened by a different type of program. For example, there are plain text files, usually denoted with a “.txt” extension, there are “.doc” files, which are usually opened in Microsoft Word, there are “.htm” files, which can be opened by any web browser, and so on. There are many, many different types of formats that are used by the myriad text and word processing programs our there. In the same way, the information you present in your eBook needs to be presented to your online audience in a format that they can open up and read. Formats such as. doc,.txt,.htm (or. html),.pdf (for Adobe’s ubiquitous Acrobat Reader) will have virtually universal readability. However, you need to consider more than just readability when you make this decision. You must also consider piracy and copyright infringement. If your eBook is truly stellar, with a title such as “How to make a million dollars in two weeks by watching TV”, you must realize that it will be a prime target for information pirates. Your eBook creation is your intellectual property and needs to be protected as much as possible. Otherwise, people can simply pass your eBooks around on the Internet or attach them in emails to their friends. You want to ensure that anyone who is reading your valuable content has legitimately bought and paid for the right to do so. For this reason, the best solution is to publish your eBook in one of the many proprietary formats that will convert your ebook into a protected file that can only be opened by the person who has purchased it. There are many programs out there that will convert your eBook into a secure format. I can’t even begin to list them all, but you want to look for a format that will convert your eBook into some type of executable (.exe) file that can’t be cut, copied, or pasted from. Search for “ebook creation software” or something like that in your favorite Internet search engine, and follow as many links as you desire until you find the format you like the best. It’s up to you to protect your content, because certainly no one else is going to do it for you! Till next time…Success to you! -Ted Ted is part of an Internet information marketing group that makes its home at: eBusinessMentor Check it out for up-to-the-minute info on marketing YOUR information online!
Copyright 2006 John Thornhill As you may already understand, there is a great deal of profit potential in the field of eBook sales. Many have found they can generate substantial earnings by selling eBooks on eBay, for instance. There are a variety of sources that can provide some very solid information on how to operate and manage an eBook selling business. However, many of these great instructional systems fail to provide some very critical information. They don’t provide a great deal of guidance regarding title selection. EBook sales are not just about how you sell. It is also a matter of what you sell. That is why choosing the right eBooks to place into your personal inventory is so critical. No one would think of opening a traditional brick and mortar bookstore without having some idea of the kinds of titles the store would stock. For some reason, however, many eBook resellers hop right into the eBook market without having any clear notion of what kind of eBooks they will be selling. Picking the next great eBook seller may be more of an art than a science, and there is no sure way to predict which titles will perform the best. However, there are a few factors one can consider to help guide them in making wise decisions. Newer titles offer more potential. Anyone seeking to make a healthy profit from eBook sales should realize that newer titles will generally outperform older titles. This is not so different than the traditional book market. However, the value of carrying new merchandise may be even more pronounced in the digital setting. Internet audiences tend to find new information and accumulate it faster than others. Thus, in order to really post huge returns on investments, you will need to stay in front of the curve. New titles may cost you more to obtain, but the value of owning reseller’s rights to the hottest new thing will certainly make that cost a worthwhile investment. Name recognition can be important. EBook sellers need to remember what traditional book sellers have long known. Authors sell books. Regardless of the field in which you plan to operate, working with titles authored by well-respected and recognized authors will always help to increase sales. Readers seek out the familiarity of a known author and tend to respect those who have supplied valuable work in the past. Again, there is a greater up-front cost involved in working with more notable eBook authors, but the cost is a good investment when one considers the better returns they are likely to experience. There is no perfect way to choosing titles for your eBook selling venture. One is probably best advised to being their eBook selling career by focusing on a niche with which they are familiar. This will better allow them to distinguish between the quality of titles, the distinction of the authors involved and other factors that can make a difference. Newer titles and titles by recognized authors are always more desirable than older material produced by no-names. The rights to great titles may cost a bit extra, but the expense is more than justified by the end result.