Become a Money-Making E-Book Author

I’ve got a big writing goal for you this week, with a big payoff.

I want to help you create an easy-to-follow roadmap that shows you exactly what you need to do to become a money-making e-book author.

Why e-books? Simple: According to legendary copywriter and author Bob Bly, they’re the easiest, surest way to land a six-figure writing income.

The last time I talked to him about it, he shared some staggering facts:

  • For starters, you can make $200,000 a year in net passive income writing e-books. So, once you’ve done the initial writing work, it takes very little effort to maintain a regular cash-flow from e-book sales.
  • You can do it working just one hour a day.
  • Once your e-book is written and published, your profit margin is 100 percent.
  • It’s all passive income. Gravy. A money-earning engine that keeps on chugging long after you’ve filled the coal box.
  • You can write about anything you please, which means you can choose topics you enjoy or want to know more about.

E-books really are that great, though there’s definitely upfront work required. Bob, who’s built his own profitable e-book empire, estimates a solid 12 to 24 months of honest work is needed before you can claim that one-hour-a-day, six-figure status.

But let’s think about this. If it took you just 12 months … or even 24 … to get to the point where you’re making a passive, six-figure income writing about stuff you enjoy …

Well, let’s just say that would put you head-and-shoulders above many of the professions most people consider lucrative. And it’s not like you have to sit through years of schooling or elbow your way past competition.

All you have to do is sit down and write. Topics can range from your favorite hobbies, like gardening or woodworking, to sports, to job-specific tips. And you don’t have to limit yourself to a single topic. Bob Bly writes most of his e-books about internet marketing, but he’s also written e-books on cheap car tips and how to cope with a difficult child.

It’s an awesome opportunity for anyone looking to use his or her writing talents to make a comfortable, freedom-filled living.

If that sounds like you, there are a couple things I’d like you to do this week so you can take advantage of this opportunity. Here are today’s tasks:

  1. Go ahead and assume you’ll be a successful e-book author by this time next year.
  2. Make a list of all the topics, themes, issues, and events that interest you. So, if you’re a home improvement enthusiast, you could list everything from do-it-yourself remodeling to painting to dealing with codes and permits.
  3. Make another list of all the topics you’ve written about for clients over the years, assuming you enjoyed those topics. If you haven’t yet written for clients, or if you write for your own business interests, look at different topics you’ve covered on your own—or topics you’d like to cover. So, if you aspire to write for the self-help market, you might put “hypnosis” on your list as a potential topic.
  4. Rank both lists separately, where number one is the topic you’d most enjoy writing about, number two is the topic you’d prefer next, and so forth.

Your goal here is to find topics you’d enjoy writing e-books about. Tomorrow, I’ll talk about the number one thing you have to do to guarantee your e-book will generate ongoing profits.

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

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

Bob Bly shows you exactly how to build a six-figure passive income in under two years writing, publishing and selling your own e-Books. It’s the easiest, fastest, surest way to earn six figures. Learn More »

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Published: December 16, 2013

6 Responses to “Become a Money-Making E-Book Author”

  1. I'm actually starting down that road right now. I'm going through my first set of revisions this week and should hopefully have it published on Kindle within next couple of weeks.

    It's about how meditation can help overcome writers block based off of brainwave states. It's right around 15k words. Had a beta reader go through it and their first comment was that it seemed like I hacked their brain, making their college paper writing seem almost effortless.

    Guest (Chad K)December 16, 2013 at 2:33 pm

  2. Writing E-Books sounds like a great way to bring in income. Topics that interest me include type2 diabetes prevention, treatment, and control. I sold products for treating type2 diabetes so I have some knowledge and interest. Also, writing poetry, and how to construct a poem is of interest to me. Topics on spiritual growth and motivation also hold my interest, and would be enjoyable to write about.

    Guest (Melvin E)December 16, 2013 at 8:15 pm

  3. I am working through my notes to complete a book on stroke identification and my personal experiences with "experts" and therapy while helping my wife recover from her stroke.

    Guest (Douglas)December 16, 2013 at 11:29 pm

  4. I've been thinking about writing as essay or book on "It's time for Women." citing all the reasons why. Mostly at the policy making end.

    Guest (Ivan Frasier)December 22, 2013 at 12:44 pm

  5. I recently purchased the domain name "fitnewmom" because I want to start a website for new mothers to be fit. I think it would also make a good ebook.

    Lorna BarnettDecember 25, 2013 at 1:31 pm

  6. I have several topics that interest me:
    1. financial education for teens
    2. organic gardening - I've been gardening for over 30 years.
    3. Natural health / alternative health I've been thinking about topics over the past few days, since I joined AWAI.

    Mary JJanuary 7, 2014 at 4:35 pm

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