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     May 21, 2008Volume 7 Number 18 Issue 195     

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From the Editor

Picked up some great videos that show how to do a number of tasks in simple, short steps. They cover such tasks a setting up a Clickbank account, a WordPress blog, how to add a PayPal button to your site, how to add a meta description tag to your html code and much, much more. You can pick them up for a fantastically low price at

Make Money with Free Ebooks

It is a well known and widely accepted fact, that ebooks….FREE ebooks…have been one of the best weapons in a viral marketing campaign arsenal. An ebook that includes your marketing message and a link to your website is a proven technique in viral marketing. This method uses the multiplication effect to “explode” the distribution of your message by willing participants.

This is the basic principle that was used by Hotmail to get established. When the two founders set up their free email system, all the messages that were sent by subscribers had a text message at the bottom which identified Hotmail as the origin. People who sent emails to their friends advertised the free email site.

Using viral ebooks as a marketing method can be very inexpensive. It doesn't take long to set up and it’s even quicker if you use rebrandable ebooks that have been written by others. Just use your favourite search engine and do a web search. You will find many rebrandable ebooks that are available on any subject that interests you and that apply to your on-line business.

One method of distributing the ebook I use is to offer it to visitors in exchange for subscribing to my newsletter. I have many different ebooks offered freely on different pages for signing up to my newsletter. When folks signup and pass it on to their friends and family it promotes my newsletter and my business.

Quality ebooks are capable of reaching a large audience and are limited only by the enthusiasm of the readers. Junk ebooks - ebooks that contain no useful information, or are poorly written - will go nowhere, and will harm your reputation, so do be careful what you give away.

Ebooks are fairly easy to create. Check out The Great Ideazine issues #142 and #102 for help on writing your own ebook.

It’s possible to produce your own ebooks by combining articles that you have written or have obtained from public domain sources. A common approach is to use material that has Private Label Rights, including articles and reports that have been written specifically for that purpose, for that niche. Check out my super PLR package HERE. Using a portion of a larger work that you have prepared such as the first three chapters of a large ebook could also be used as a viral Ebook.

Here are five good reasons why this is true today and will continue to be true for the foreseeable future:

  1. Ebooks are cheap to produce and don't take long to set up. If, on the other hand, writing isn't your forte, you can use rebrandable ebooks that have been produced by others. Just use your favourite search engine and do a web search for “rebrandable ebooks”. You will get a lot of hits and have many to choose from.

  2. The way to distribute these ebooks to visitors to your website, as I mentioned earlier, is to give them as a free gift for subscribing to your newsletter. If your ebook contains material that people will want to share with their friends and family, they will pass it along to them… they will pass it along to others…and you will make money.

  3. Ebooks are capable of reaching a large audience. The only limiting factor is the enthusiasm or the participants. Therefore, it is absolutely vital that your ebook contain something that people will want to share like timely information or humour. Remember that people like to know something that the rest of the world wants to know. They will willingly pass along something that makes them look like they are in-the-know.

  4. Ebooks are a way to sell products other than the one you originally targeted. For example; if you are selling garden products,li your customers could also be interesting in ebooks about lawns, trees landscaping, etc.

  5. Ebooks are effective in building your reputation. It is an implied recommendation if you give a quality ebook and readers willing pass on to others.

Get your free ebooks out there making you money now.

P.S. Have you seen my new site Mr Idea's Ebookstore. As the name implies it is stocked with ebooks, scripts, websites and more.

Recommendations for this Week

Have you checked out this new site that will give your website a link without requiring a reciprocal link? The search engines love this. It's in the Beta stage right now, so it is free to join. Check it out at: Qassia

If you are interested in working from home, I have a free ebook that outlines five different work at home opportunities. To get your copy just click HERE.

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