What NOT to do When You Write an E-Book

Hi, Mindy McHorse back to address the “technical” side of selling e-books.

I’m talking about creating the actual e-book from the content you've put together, as well as putting up your website and getting payment options set up.

If you have some experience in coding or you’ve set up shopping cart systems before, you might consider doing it yourself. But otherwise, it's a no-brainer: Outsource it.

Your goal is to be a professional, expert writer. So, you should focus on the creative side, which is where you make your money, instead of getting hung up on technical details like designing a book cover or figuring out how to handle credit card transactions.

As a freelancer, you also have the responsibility to pay it forward. We want and expect others to hire and pay us for our skills. So it makes sense for you to consult a graphic designer or website builder when it comes time to launch your own writing ventures.

Here are some good ways to find other freelancers:

  • Elance.com has a pretty straightforward “Find Freelancers” tab. You can post your needs for free and Elance provides a rating for any freelancer who responds to your post.
  • Craigslist.org is a great place to find freelancers, especially if you prefer to work with others face-to-face when designing your e-book site.
  • Facebook — log on and just put your question out there. You never know who among your connections might be able to recommend a great freelancer for your needs. Or, visit the AWAI Facebook page and pose your question. It’s a great way to connect with other members who can refer you on.

Come to think of it, there’s a third reason you should outsource projects beyond your expertise:

It’s too easy to let your initial writing goals lapse when you face frustration.

Look, there are tons of reasons e-book writing is practically guaranteed to make you a healthy income. Bob Bly himself says it can earn you $200,000 in passive income just 24 months after your initial launch.

So make it easy on yourself, and remove all obstacles. Outsource what you don’t know.

Bob Bly's Ultimate Guide to E-Book Writing Success

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Published: May 2, 2013

1 Response to “What NOT to do When You Write an E-Book”

  1. Another place to look for Web and graphics is fiverr.com

    You can't beat the price. Jim

    JimFortuneMay 2, 2013 at 3:37 pm


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