Last week I wrote a post lamenting the silly emails I receive. Then, lo and behold, I received a very polite email from Matt at Blogging Fingers. He even knew my name! Granted, I probably wasn’t the only person he emailed, but his friendly email prompted me to click the link to the free eBook he was announcing (although the ’100% legal’ promise admittedly did put me off a little).
The book has some nice blogging and monetization tips, including a reminder that PPC ads like AdSense are better for un-web-savvy visitors, not so good for your regulars, and then at the end there was a handy link to more free reading called Stop Procrastinating Now. Maybe later.
Why write an eBook?
- You probably have 80% of the content already from your blog posts
- It’s a nice service for your regular readers/new readers
- It helps promote your blog
- You can add affiliate links to it
- Street cred
Would you write an eBook?
If you already have, I’d be interested in hearing how it went.
I admit that I did once write an eBook. About seven years ago, at the grand old age of 23, I wrote a guide for men about how to attract women (priceless tips such as ‘wash’). It sold okay, not well enough for me to dedicate my life to writing eBooks though. If I did write another one now, the topic would probably be one of the following scorchers:
- How to make 4c a week from your blog
- A painstaking, point by point recap of the ’07 iPhone hype
- Tom Cruise: you can help for just $1 a day (plus meds)
- How to write good: present perfect simple vs present perfect continuous on your blog!