Ebook Writing: The #1 Secret Great Authors Know… That YOU Don't!

Ebook Writing

Every author wants to write a best-seller and that”s a fact! Here is the #1 ebook writing secret that will guide ANY author who really wants to write an ebook best seller!

The secret strategy here is that Amazon will tell you what people want in a book before you even write it. The secret is that you use comments from the reviews of best-selling books in your category to have people tell you what is missing and what they loved about other books. You can then use this information to create an outline for your book so you don”t leave anything out AND can instantly differentiate yourself from other books because you include information they don”t.

I”m not sure why everybody else doesn”t do this. It could be because the strategy is so simple, and people love complicated schemes. It could also be because it”s so effective and FAST that it almost feels like cheating. Either way, I”m just happy I use the technique and would encourage you to do the casino same while planning your next book.

This works very simply.

  1. Go do a search on Amazon for your main keyword phrase.
  2. See which books come up.
  3. Go look at the ones with lots of reviews.
  4. Specifically look at the 1-2 Star reviews to see what people are complaining about.
    1. What”s missing?
    2. What”s not given enough detail?
    3. Where did the author go into TOO MUCH detail?
  5. Also, look at the 4-5 Star reviews to see what people loved.
  6. Then take all your notes from this research and use it to help flesh out your own book outline.

So there you have it! The #1 secret strategy to help any and every ebook author use Amazon comments about other people”s books to help you write your own best-seller.

By the way, if you”re an author and still have questions, this ebook I published answers a whole LOT more ebook writing issues that are extremely important to all authors… especially if you want to write a best seller! You can get all the details for FREE here: http://www.7DayEbook.com

The Fear That Stops Most Would-be Authors Dead!

How do I get myself to believe it”s worth the time and pressure to make myself write a book when there are so many books that go nowhere?

The short answer: do what most authors DON”T do. That means focusing on your audience, what they want, and operate proactively to get your book sold!

Know Your Audience

“Know your audience” means you understand who they are, what they want, and why they would buy your book in the first place. Now, when it comes to fiction, why they buy really comes down to the topic, the genre, and how they expect to be entertained by any book they”re going to read. When it comes to non-fiction, and specifically how-to books, the best way you can ensure success is to target the topics people will typically pay for, and that usually means problems, questions, or roadblocks.


Problems are just that, problems! People have always paid money for information in the form of books, DVDs, and live training to solve their problems. If you solve a problem – and solve it well – then you have a fighting chance to be very successful with your book.


Questions follow right along with problems. When someone gets stuck on a question in their mind about how to do something, especially if it”s stopping them from getting a very important result, they tend to pay for the answers. The more pressing the issue around the question, or the more they see the answer to the question as just within their grasp to get them what they want, the more likely they will pay for the answer. Questions make for excellent book topics and you can often combine 7 to 10 questions (or more) to create the content for a very successful book, especially on Amazon Kindle.


Roadblocks are really the twin brother of problems! Roadblocks are where people just come to a dead end and don”t know where to go next. They”re stuck and they know it! They feel trapped. And when someone gets stuck, they”ll pay to get un stuck! And, depending on how severe the roadblock is, or how big the goal they see at the finish line just the other side of the roadblock, will all dictate how much they will pay for a book (your book) on the topic.

Define Success Ahead Of Time

Most authors never define success. For most authors it”s some amorphous goal of “sell a lot of books” which could mean just about anything (but almost always means disappointment)! Chances are I will never attain New York Times bestseller status, but that”s okay. If your objective is to make a really good living as a writer, or even just to make your car payment each month as a result of your e-books and writing, that”s a very successful goal when you achieve it. And if you string together several books, each of which pays a different bill each month, I count that as online casino major-league success because you can build from that strong foundation.

One Book Lottery Mentality

One of the biggest misconceptions people believe, and still believe despite evidence to the contrary, is that it”s possible to write one book, sell it, and get rich by collecting royalty checks every month for the rest of your life. This is at best a myth, and at worst a lie because people get sucked into it, get disappointed, and give up. A book can serve many purposes in your business, but it should always serve as a stepping stone to the next book, speaking engagement, webinar, or something else that makes you money. A single book in and of itself will not make you rich!

What is a “Best-Selling Author” Really?

It”s been said that if you want to be a best-selling author, you need to be an author who is best at selling! That means you write really good content people want to read, and when you finish writing, you put on your salesperson hat and start selling. Selling separates the “wannabe” authors from those who are serious about writing as a business. And, it doesn”t make any difference whether you publish your book on Kindle, as a print book you publish yourself on CreateSpace, or you go the traditional publisher route. If you want your book sold, you will sell it… and if anyone tries to convince you otherwise, they are lying to you!

So, how can you have confidence your book will sell when so many do not? It”s simple. Write a good book. Sell the hell out of it using proven methods. Wash-rinse-repeat!

And, one last thought on “belief.” In general, if you think you can, you will and if you think you can”t, you won”t! That”s true with just about anything, but absolutely true when it comes to self-publishing your own books.

  • Jim Edwards is the author of way too many books to try listing here! You can learn his secrets for writing and publishing your own outrageously successful ebook here at http://www.7dayebook.com

Your Online Course: 5 Mistakes To Avoid

by Dr. Jeanette Cates

Now that you”ve decided to create an online course, naturally you want to do the best job possible. So here are some things to avoid as you create and deliver your course.

Mistake #1: Failure To Plan

We all understand the value of planning, but sometimes there is the temptation to skip it, particularly when you are in a hurry. If you fall into that trap with an online course, you are almost certainly headed for disappointment.

There are a lot of moving pieces to an online course. You need to understand your target market and what they both need to learn and want to buy. You need to understand the nuances of the delivery system you will be using. And you need to be very clear in the outcomes you will ensure upon course completion.

If you skip any of these steps in the planning process, you may not be able to recover from this mistake.

Mistake #2: No Feedback From Students

It”s difficult to teach effectively in a vacuum. Yes, you can present the information. But unless you are getting feedback from your students, you don”t know whether or not they understand or even if the course is meeting their expectations.

There are multiple ways to get feedback. For example:

  • Ask for questions during live presentations.
  • Provide a question form on the course site.
  • Offer live “office hours” in which students can call and talk to you, either on the phone or via skype.
  • Provide a discussion forum, either as part of your site or a private group on Facebook or Google.
  • Ask questions on surveys and reward them for responding.
  • Call or email some of your students and ask questions.
  • Provide a scorecard so that you can track their progress.

Each of these methods can be used independently or in conjunctions with one another. But the important thing is to make it known that you are open to feedback from your students and encourage them to provide it.

Mistake #3: No Updates Or Enhancements

Nothing is more disappointing than signing up for a course, getting the materials and realizing they are totally outdated! In fact, most people ask for a refund.

To avoid this you want to have a plan to both respond to student feedback and to provide ongoing updates to the course content. This may be in the form of

  • Short video or audio updates
  • Answers to frequently asked questions
  • Industry updates
  • A regularly scheduled Q&A
  • Ongoing content casino online dripped out over time
  • Email guidance through the course materials
  • Re-recording of outdated material

The list is endless! But you can control it easily by planning to update your course, adding value and relevance as it grows.

Mistake #4: Difficult To Use Delivery System

When choosing how to deliver your online course it”s important to balance your needs as the instructor with the needs of your students. Nothing will be a course unusable faster than not having an easy-to-use delivery system.

So when deciding what to deliver, how to deliver it, and how often to deliver content, look for a system that is easy to get to, easy to update, and easy for you to use. After all, if you dread setting up delivery of new content, you are more likely to avoid doing it. So you want something that is easy for you to update.

Likewise, if your students find it tedious or awkward to use a delivery system, they won”t. They may not even recognize that that”s the reason they are avoiding the course.

Under ideal circumstances you would like to watch as someone who is not familiar with your delivery system goes through the typical process: sign up, log in, use materials, provide feedback, get updates. But barring that ability to look over their shoulder, choose an established, recognized system used by your peers. That way you”ll be able to get support from others doing the same thing you are!

Mistake #5: No Follow Up

When you teaching an online course the assumption is there is a beginning and an end to the course. Even with a membership site that provides ongoing content, there should be points where it makes sense to recommend the “next step.”

That”s where having a well thought-out follow-up system is important. Generally you”ll use an autoresponder sequence to follow up with students who have completed the course or who are most likely to be ready for the next step.

In this follow-up you want to praise them for their achievements and lay the groundwork for the next step in the process. Remind them of their goal when they started the current course and show them how the next step helps bring them closer to that goal.

Without follow-up, you just have a one-time sale. And those are the most expensive for you as the course provider because acquiring a customer is where the cost lies. But once you have a student, you can average those costs over multiple courses – often by just suggesting them.

While there may be other mistakes you could make in offering your online course, these five are the top offenders. When you”re confident you are avoiding these, then you are getting closer to your profit and learning goals.


Dr. Jeanette Cates is an Internet Strategist who works with experts and small business owners who are ready to leverage their expertise into Online Success. As an Instructional Designer, Jeanette was a pioneer in the Online Learning field. Her ability to apply her experience and education to individual situations shows in the variety of case studies included in her premiere course on Online Course Design.

Let Jeanette help you Design Your Online Course!

Amazon Kindle: How are some people able to publish so many ebooks to Amazon Kindle so fast?

How are some people able to publish so many ebooks so fast? I think the person who asked this question was actually referring to the phenomenon we see of people publishing hundreds, if not thousands, of ebooks on Amazon Kindle and playing the “numbers” game. The fact is, the people publishing hundreds of ebooks to Amazon Kindle Marketplace that way are NOT writing the ebooks themselves. They are getting that content from one of several sources.

Private Label Rights Content

This is the perennial favorite of the bulk publishers on Amazon right now. The problem is, even with only a few people using the same ebook content, consumers are starting to complain. When consumers start to complain, big companies get angry. When big companies get angry, they start kicking authors off Kindle.

Don’t forget, Amazon is the same company that fired tens-of-thousands of affiliates with the click of a mouse in any state where they didn’t like the sales tax laws. This is the same company that has sophisticated software that merchandises products like no other company in history. Don’t you think they can sniff out duplicate content in about one nanosecond? Don’t you think they have the cajones to kick anyone they want off their platform without a second look (and do it automatically)? Of course they can and they will – just wait and see!

Public Domain Content

The other major way people are publishing bulk content on Amazon is with public domain content. Public domain content is content that the copyright has either expired or was never in place (as is the case with U.S. Federal Government content). Amazon pays only a 30% royalty on this content to help discourage its distribution, but even that doesn’t completely cut down on the amount of duplicate submissions.

Now, the reality is, Amazon will only let this go on for so long. Just like Google allowed less-than-perfect advertisers on their AdWords system to build momentum in the beginning, only to later “slap” and ban those same advertisers, Amazon will do the same. By selling tens-of-millions of Kindles, Amazon needed millions of CHEAP ebooks to satisfy the consumption demands of those new Kindle owners. But, over time and like any good publisher, Amazon will cull out and get rid of the crappy ebooks. Maybe they won’t ban the authors like Google did advertisers, but they’ll just restrict how those duplicate ebooks show up in the search results (which accomplishes the exact same thing).

So, bottom line: if you want to make it in the Amazon ebook world and you want to have a lot of titles up for sale, you need to do one or two things. First, become a prolific ebook author in your own right. Turn out a 40-50 page ebook every other week for the next year and do some basic but solid marketing of your titles. At the end of the year you’ll have 25 casino online ebooks for sale. If you can sell 5 per day of each title (that’s a measly 150 copies per month per ebook) and average $2.80 profit per ebook (that’s a cover price of $3.99), that comes out to $350 per day, or $127,750.00 per year. In the popular vernacular, “That don’t suck!”

Your second option is to find writers willing to pump out new, original titles for you at slave-wage prices. This method is used by a much smaller number of bulk publishers who hire cheap ghost writers off Fiverr.com and similar sites springing up all over the web. For around $15-100 you can hire someone to write a 20-50 page ebook. These writers typically either re-write existing content or come up with something from scratch. To make this model work, bulk publishers need to invest reasonably heavily (compared to other methods) on the front end, and then hope to recoup their expenses over the long haul. It’s doable, but the quality of the writing, turnover of the writers, and headaches for managing the process might not make this an option for everyone.

So, the choice is yours. With Amazon (and Barnes & Noble and the iBook Store), the opportunities to build a solid ebook business have never been better. But, despite what the get-rich-quick idiots would have you believe, there is a real price to be paid one way or the other. If you build your business on quality content, I believe you can stick around for the long haul. If you build on gimmicks and “holes in the system” then you’ll just be another flash-in-the-pan ebook author. Which do you want to be?

Once I get my ebook ready, how can I get a lot of sales fast?

Selling ebooks isn”t rocket science. In fact, some of the people I know who make a ton of money selling ebooks are not necessarily the smartest people I know. (Then again, some of the smartest people I know don”t make a lot of money.) Selling lots of ebooks comes down to knowing your audience, having GREAT content, and an action plan for making sales F.A.S.T.! Making F.A.S.T. sales comes down to 4 phases of your ebook marketing plan.

Phase #1: (F) Familiar

When you first finish your ebook, you need to exhaust all the people and places you”re already familiar with and who are familiar with you. Anyone you know with a list, hit them up to announce your ebook. Push your ebook on Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, forums, and any other places where you either have a following, or are familiar with how people can promote on the sites. Email everyone you know about your ebook”s release, even if it”s just your contacts in your email program. Again, anything or anyone you”re familiar with, get your ebook out in front them as fast and wide as possible.

Phase #2: (A) Active

Next, you want to approach people and sites who are active in the market you”ve targeted with your ebook. One of the best types of people to go after is blog owners who review books, whether as an affiliate or just for the sake of reviewing them. Do a search for your keywords in Google plus the words “review” or “book review” to find potential sites. You can also find a popular book, search for reviews of that book, and then ask those same people to review your ebook too. Also, look for active Facebook Fan Pages and people with lots of Twitter followers who can review and promote your ebook.

Phase #3: (S) Systematic

To sell a LOT of ebooks quickly, you must be very systematic in your approach to your ebook marketing. Doing something one time and then never doing it again is NOT the way to make a lot of sales. You must do what is proven to work over and over casino online again to get results. That means finding sites to run ads, testing ads, and then keep running on the ones that get results. It means systematically approaching people to do reviews. It means posting to your blog, Facebook, and Twitter on a regular basis. If anything, this is the phase where most people fall down and fail, because this is where it stops being sexy and turns into a business. But, this is also the phase where the big money starts to kick in!

Phase #4: (T) Timely

Keeping your ebook fresh and current is also part of the game for long-term sales. Ebooks that are “older” need something to keep them new and “timely” (current) in the minds of potential customers. One of the easiest ways to make your ebook timely is to look at current events and continually look for ways to tie your ebook to what”s going on in the world. If something happens in the news, comment on it on your blog or Facebook or Twitter and then tie it back into your ebook. This can greatly expand the life of your ebook AND keep the sales of your ebook from just petering out over time.

If you want to make a lot of ebook sales F.A.S.T. then make sure you take advantage of every opportunity already at your fingertips, go after those active in your market, be systematic in your approach, and keep your ebook timely in order to stay relevant.

Seven Ways to Streamline Your Amazon Author Central Page to Sell More Books

By D”vorah Lansky

One of the most powerful “secret weapons” for an author is Amazon”s Author Central page. Each author, with a published book, can set up their own page, which includes a myriad of marketing tools.

In this article I”m going to share seven ways that you can streamline your Amazon Author Central page. (http://authorcentral.amazon.com)

Upload Your Author Photo

The first step, once you”ve set up your Author Central page, is to add a professional, head shot photo to your profile. Make sure that you are smiling and you look approachable. This is the first thing visitors will see when they come to your page.

You can also upload other photographs, such as photos of your book. Take note though, as you add images, they will move to the #1 spot in your image gallery. The image in the #1 spot is the one that will show up on your profile. That”s not a problem though as you can easily click to edit your photos and move them around to change the order.

Include a Brief, Yet Informative, Biography

The next thing you”ll want to do is add a brief, yet informative biography. Share your credentials and accomplishments as well as a bit about “what you do,” as it relates to you as an author. Write your biography in the third person as it sounds more professional and gives you more credibility. Here”s a photograph of Jim”s author photo and biography as an example.

Make Sure All Books You”ve Written Are Showing Up in Your Bibliography

If you have published more than one book, you”ll want to make sure that they show up on the bibliography section of your Author Central page. Not to worry if you find that books are missing as you can simply login to the dashboard of your profile and click on the “books” tab. As you can see in the illustration below, there is a handy yellow button you can click to add more books.

Claim Your Vanity URL

A relatively new feature on the Author best online casino Central page is the ability to add a vanity URL. This will make it really easy for you to direct people to your profile. To set up your vanity URL, login to your profile dashboard and head to the top right of the page. You”ll see text inviting you to set up your custom URL. Be sure to choose carefully as you may not be able to change it once you”ve created it.

Add Your Twitter Feed

You can integrate your social networking presence onto your Author Central page thus growing your reach and increasing your credibility. Make it easy for people to find you and find out about you, across the many social networking platforms. By integrating your Twitter feed onto your Author Central page, you are in essence creating a social networking platform right on Amazon! From your profile dashboard you”ll be able to easily locate the area to add your Twitter feed to.

Add Your Blog Feed

Adding your blog feed is another way to create a connection with your profile visitors while demonstrating your expertise on a topic. This will help you to build relationships with your readers as well as sell more books. It”s easy to pull in titles and excerpts of blog posts from your site by adding your feed URL to the appropriate place on your profile dashboard.

Typically your blog feed would be formatted like this: http://YourWebAddress.com/feed

Here is an example of what it looks like when your feed is pulled onto your Author Central page.

Upload a Video or Book Trailer

Last but not least, you can easily upload videos to your Author Central profile. You can share a video book trailer, video tips or excerpts from your book, or whatever you”d like to share in video format.

One of the easiest way to create videos is by creating PowerPoint slides and recording your slideshow along with audio narration. You can either do this right inside of PowerPoint, or for more flexibility you can use a screencast video capture program such as JingProject (JingProject.com) or Camtasia (CamtasiaStudio.com.)

Jing Project is the “little sister” of Camtasia and allows you to record videos up to five minutes in length. They have a free version or for a nominal fee you can upgrade for additional features. Camtasia studio requires more of an investment, but allows you to record videos of any length.

Another fun way to create a video is with a program called Animoto (Animoto.com.) In a matter of a few short minutes, you can create a very cool looking video, that looks like you paid someone thousands of dollars to create. Animoto offers a free version for super short videos, or you can upgrade for a very nominal fee, to record longer videos.

Time to Take Action

Now that you have a roadmap for enhancing your Amazon Author Central page, why not head over to view (or set up) your page and make updates to increase your presence on Amazon.

If you have questions or inspiring experiences you”d like to share about Author Central pages, scroll down and join in the conversation. Here”s to your success!


D”vorah Lansky, M.Ed., is the bestselling author of Book Marketing Made Easy: Simple Strategies for Selling Your Nonfiction Book Online.

She is the founder of the Book Marketing Made Easy Academy and the Producer of the Annual Book Marketing Conference Online. D”vorah”s flagship course, Virtual Book Tours Made Easy, has been taught to hundreds of authors and virtual assistants across the globe.

To connect with D”vorah and claim your free copy of the action-packed guide: 7 Tips for Maximizing Your Own Blog Tour, head over to: http://www.bookmarketingmadeeasy.com/jim

The “Risk-Free” Ebook Writing Secret

I had a question come across my inbox from an aspiring ebook author. She asked “Shouldn”t I start small, rather than try and write a whole ebook only to find out it will flop?”

I find those types of questions interesting because they show me people do want to succeed, but with so much already happening online, they fear wasting their time. Though I understand it, I also want to encourage people to “go for it” – especially it”s something you”re passionate about. But, with that said, here”s a strategy that can help minimize your risk drastically.

Step 1: Do a Tweet or FB Post

Figure out 5 or 6 different topics you might want to write an ebook about. Instead of writing the ebook, do some social Media posts about each topic and see which ones get the most reaction (likes, comments, shares, etc.). This will give you a really quick indication of what people are interested in and want more information.

Step 2: Expand To Blog Post

Take those topics that got good reactions and expand them into simple blog posts. 200-300 words should be fine. Again, you want to gauge people”s reactions to the blog posts by their comments, sharing, etc. Try to narrow things down to a couple of the most popular topics. (By the way, don”t forget to leverage social media to drive traffic to your posts).

Step 3: Write an Article

Take your most popular couple of posts and expand them into nbso online casino reviews articles. This basically means expanding on the points, throwing in a couple of examples, and giving more of your thoughts on the issue(s). One of the fastest and easiest ways to bulk up a blog post into an article is just add a list of points, tips, secrets, tricks or resources that go along with the original thoughts.

At this point, if your article is a “hit” (meaning people like it, you get comments, and good pass-around), then move on to Step 4.

Step 4: Special Report / Kindle Book

Now you need to decide if you have enough interest to go from article-length to bigger publication size. If your article got favorable attention and it make sense, then you should expand on the topic with either a special report (3-5 articles” worth of content) or ramp up to a Kindle-sized ebook (15-20 articles” worth of content). At this point you should have a really good feel for the audience, their reaction, and the material.

NOTE: Try to use a very curiosity-inducing title for your publication that includes a number, like “7 Critical Mistakes Home Sellers Make” or “5 Tools That Guarantee Your Home Sells.” The title is the most important part in any of these steps, but it”s most critical once you move into more lengthy publications.

Step 5: Full-fledged ebook / Print Book

If your Special Report or Kindle book is a hit, or shows real signs of life in the market, then consider taking the next step and turning out a full-length ebook. Though many people stop at the Kindle stage, an ebook you sell from your own site can be anywhere from 10-20 times MORE profitable. A full ebook can also lead to additional revenue streams like coaching, more ebooks, webinars, home-study courses, and more.

Bottom line: if you”re looking to minimize your risk when creating your own ebook, these 5 steps I”ve just laid out for you will do just that!

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The Three Step System to Maximum Affiliate Domination in Your Niche

– by Guest Blogger – Connie Ragen Green

Affiliate marketing is an excellent way to start monetizing your online business. Being able to control and distribute your affiliate links effectively becomes a crucial part of this process. I use a powerful Three Step System that works very well in any niche, and I want to share it with you here.

When I think back to the days when I was just starting out with affiliate marketing, it”s a wonder I did not just give up. It was all so confusing to me and there was no one around to help me or to answer my questions. This was in 2006, way before social media was around.

Finally, I was able to figure out how to find my affiliate link for someone”s product I wanted to recommend, and this alone felt like a great accomplishment. The problem was that these links, referred to as “raw” or “naked”, were long and ugly. Another issue was that the article directories, sites like EzineArticles.com, would not allow you to use an affiliate link in the resource box at the end of your article. If I wanted to promote a product through my affiliate link in this way, I would have to find another strategy.

There were link shortening services available, such as TinyUrl.com and Bit.ly, but again, these types of links were not allowed by the article directories. I realized very quickly that I would need to purchase my own domain names to recommend products through my affiliate links. This led to my purchasing many, many domains and soon I was overwhelmed with a system that was not working for me at all. If you are just getting started as an affiliate you may be able to relate to this.

Eventually I created a system to promote the exact people and products I was using, benefitting from, and wanted to recommend to others. This system also benefited me by building my credibility, increasing my visibility online, and growing my list in a strategic way that would serve me for years to come.

In Step One of my system, I first purchase three domain names related to the name and type of product. For example, if I was promoting Jim”s training on using video sales letters, I would include something about that – using video sales letters -in each of the domains I purchase. One of the domains I purchased would then be forwarded directly to the product through my affiliate link. This is done by first obtaining your affiliate link from the person”s program for which you will be an affiliate, and then by forwarding it to the domain you have purchased for this purpose. I use GoDaddy as my domain registrar, but this works in a very similar way with other companies who register domains.

Now it”s time to promote the product through your domain in as many ways as possible. This will include:

  • Posting product reviews on your blog and including your domain within the post
  • Writing articles to submit to EzineArticles.com and other directories where your domain will be included in the Resource Box at the end of the article
  • Putting together short reports on the topic and including your domain within the report and again at the end in a Resources section
  • Setting up Squidoo lenses and featuring the product through your domain name
  • Hosting teleseminars where you talk about the product and give out your domain name to the listeners
  • Making videos on the topic and sharing your domain there
  • Interacting on social media and starting discussions on the topic to give you a reason to share your domain name
  • Marketing to your list through your autoresponders and regular broadcast emails

These activities can be repeated over and over again to ensure maximum exposure to prospects in your target market. Be sure to let the product owner know that you have purchased their product, used it, benefitted from it, and are now recommending it to people who are coming to you as a trusted advisor. This will build and strengthen your relationship with this product owner over time as they get to know you better.

Step Two of my system involves setting up an optin page for the topic on which you are recommending. This page would be set up at the second domain you have purchased. In this example, if I were recommending training on video sales letters, that is exactly what my new page would address. I am now building my own list on this topic, and this will give me access to best online casino even more people who will be interested in knowing more about products that will be of benefit to them – video sales letters in this example. Be sure to write a short report to use as your free giveaway on this topic. This report will address at least one specific problem encountered by people who are searching for this information. In Step Three I will explain how you can repurpose this short report in an even more powerful way.

Market this optin page in a similar way as I described above. The idea is to let people know that you have information on a topic that is of interest to them and that solves a problem they need help with in this specific area. When you email your list about this it will serve as a way to segment them from the rest of your list in terms of their current interests.

Step Three, the final step in this system, is to create your own simple product that is directly related to the original product you have been promoting as an affiliate. The idea here is that you will have much more credibility when promoting the affiliate product if you also have your own product – one that is created by you and based upon your knowledge of the topic. Your product will complement and enhance the affiliate product, even though your primary goal may be to continue as an affiliate marketer. Keep this process as simple as possible.

I find that the quickest and most effective method for creating a product for this purpose is to create a sixty to ninety minute video training and include a resource guide as a PDF download. This resource guide will be based on the short report you have already written during Step Two, with additional information added, including details of the affiliate product you have been promoting all along. You can also compare and contrast the two products to your advantage. Remember that people who purchase one product on a specific product are more likely to purchase an additional one very quickly. This entire process of product creation can be completed during an afternoon, and put on the market for sale within a day or two. Write a very short sales letter to explain the benefits to your prospects, and price it at $27 or $37 for best results.

This Three Step System will serve you for years to come as you grow your online business and increase your marketing skills and knowledge. In a very short time you will have formed a relationship with the creator of the original product, set up your own sales funnel by setting up your optin page, and added a product to your inventory that will bring you direct sales and help you to sell even more of the affiliate product you have been recommending. It”s a win-win situation for everyone involved.

Connie Ragen Green is a former classroom teacher and real estate appraiser who left it all behind to come online at the end of 2005. She quickly discovered affiliate marketing and now teaches this online marketing strategy to people around the world. If you want to learn more about Connie”s Affiliate Marketing techniques, check out “Affiliate Marketing Secrets Explained” right now!