Publishing an E-book Is Good for Your Freelance Writing

by ryan

Why Publishing an E-book Is Good for Your Freelance Writing Business


Freelance writers are no different than other home-based business owners. They want to earn a decent wage for their skill which will enable their business to show a profit. One thing you may want to consider, as a writer, is why publishing an e-book is good for your business.

You’ve seen them all over the internet. E-books are one of the most popular types of content available on the internet. They are digital products which can be purchased and delivered immediately rather than having to wait a week or longer for a physical product to arrive.

The following reasons are a few reasons why it’s a good idea for any freelance writer to put together and sell e-books.

Writing and selling an e-book can increase your credibility, particularly if you write a book specific to your business or niche. For example, if you’re an SEO writer, you could write a book on how to create a content strategy to increase website traffic and search engine optimization, or if you’re a copywriter you could write a book on how to write website sales copy. Writing and publishing a book helps give you credibility as a writer.

E-books are in demand. You can write an e-book about nearly any subject and there are likely to be people who are looking for that information. Because they are so popular, you can expect them to be met with a degree of demand.

E-books are inexpensive. As a writer, you know the importance of the written word. And while it might be your goal one day to have a book in print, it simply isn’t as easy as one would hope. E-books, on the other hand, can be created with little more than a computer at your disposal. When it comes time to actually publish your e-book, you will have spent very little out of pocket to produce.

E-books have the potential to produce profits!

E-books have the potential to produce far more profit than an article or many articles. It may take you more time to write an e-book, but an e-book can literally sell for years to come whereas when you write an article you’re generally only paid for it once.

E-books are available to purchase round the clock, as long as a website is online and there are no issues with the shopping cart. It doesn’t matter what time it is when someone decides to make a purchase of an e-book unlike physical books which require a store to be open. As long as people are interested in the topic you’ve written on, the potential for sales continues to exist.

E-books don’t require a separate publisher as print books do. In fact, you act as the author as well as the publisher and marketer. You don’t have to share any revenue received with anyone else. It also takes much less time to publish an e-book than it does a print book which can take up to two years before anyone can purchase and read your book.

E-books don’t go out of print.

As long as a website exists where customers can purchase your e-book, they can make a sale. Print books, however, have limited runs and can eventually be taken off the market to make way for newer books.

If you want to make your mark in writing, e-books may be the way to go. Looking at the above reasons, you can see why publishing an e-book is good for your business. So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to get writing!

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