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How to Develop and Publish your eBook for Free or Paid? Part 4



Did you finish writing the ebook?

Do you want to develop it and publish it?

Now that we have written our eBook, it’s time to start developing the e-book to get more customers. Also, you will learn how to publish your ebook correctly, and if you will give it for free or for money.

Developing your eBook:

Here are the steps for developing the eBook and making it ready for publishing:

1-Create a 3D cover for the eBook:

SS ebook cover

The aim of this process is to get more customers, and a 3D cover will really do it. It will make your eBook as a brand all over the Internet. Search on the Internet about any famous eBook or a famous author; you will see that all the eBooks have a cover for it. This cover may be simple, but there is a cover.

There are many 3D cover generators; some are free and some have a premium service. You could also hire a designer; it’s a simple step and will not cost a lot.

2-Export the eBook in PDF format:

You’re probably asking: why PDF?

It’s simply because PDF is recognized by both PCs and Macs. Plus, exporting an eBook in a PDF format gives a better result in the layout. (There are also many other benefits of the PDF format, but for simplicity’s sake, I won’t really go into them here.)

Also, it is not easy to edit an eBook in PDF format. However, if an eBook is originally in .DOC format, then it can be easily edited.

To save an eBook as a PDF in Word:
Go to File >> Export As PDF or File >>Print >>Save as PDF, it differs from windows 7 to Xp.

After that you will have the settings window. Choose the zoom level; there are no default settings for it, but I use 100-120%, and it is different from one eBook to another. Alternatively, you could also convert the .DOC format to .PDF format using the following site: Doc2Pdf

Now we have finished developing our e-book. It’s time to publish.

Publish the eBook for free:

A lot of people publish their eBooks for free because of the following reasons:

  • It will bring more subscribers, which means money forever.
  • It may go viral all over the Internet, which means new people enter your blog, which means more traffic forever.

Maybe there are other reasons, but these are the most important and common reasons. So, now I think you’re interested in publishing your next eBook for free, so continue reading to know how to publish it for free and gain the most from it.

To publish the eBook for free, we need an email delivery system so that we have the emails of the people who download the eBook, and they can be loyal readers for your blog forever. How to set up this email delivery?

The best service on the whole Internet and the one that is used by most of the popular bloggers, is Aweber.

The best thing about it is that it offers a trial for only one dollar, then $19 for 500 subscribers, and you pay more when the subscribers increase. But remember: you will make more than what you pay. Many great bloggers make over $1,000 for every email sent.

After you get an account on Aweber, go to your dashboard and set up your list (see an example in the following image):

After you have finished setting up your Aweber account, you now should go to the following steps to make a download page for the eBook.

Make a download page for the eBook, this page will be the one where the user will be redirected after he confirms his registration, and this page will have a download link for the eBook.

Bingo! You have now finished setting up the email delivery system, and you can add it to your blog.

To get more subscribers; make a landing page that will focus on making the user subscribe to get the eBook. I won’t go into it too much, but Premise is found as the best plugin to design a good landing page easily. Or, you can hire a web designer to make it for you.

Now that we have finished the part about publishing the eBook for free, let’s now go to the part of publishing the eBook for more money.

Publishing the eBook for money, not for free (selling it):

Many people will sell their eBook and the only reason for that is to get more money, possibly forever.

Before we do anything, we must determine the price.

How to determine the price of your eBook?

The price will totally depend on the amount of effort that you spend on it and the quality of this eBook.

To increase sales, you can offer the eBook at a lower price for a week or for the first 10 buyers, so that you will get vouches that will increase your sales dramatically.

How to let people download it directly after purchasing your eBook?

People don’t want to pay the money and THEN have to contact you so that you give them the eBook. This will decrease your sales a lot.

So, upload it to an auto-pay site. There is only one site that I will recommend for you and its e-junkie.

Why e-junkie?

You pay $5 every month for unlimited sales, and you can offer an affiliate program with it. That’s why I like it. There are also promo codes. Google it, and this will give you a great discount. Some codes will even give you a free trial, so search for the codes first on Google.

Now we have finished setting up the eBook to be sold. You can also make a download page as discussed above.

You will need a landing page for this eBook. This page should contain the following, in order:

  1. Introduction to your eBook and what is it about.
  2. Why people should buy your eBook. (Benefits)
  3. Provide some proof that shows that your method works.
  4. Provide some testimonials. This will encourage people to buy your eBook.
  5. Provide the e-junkie code here after you have shown the benefits of your product.

And as I said above, you will need Premise to design your landing page easily. Or, simply hire a designer.

Last words:

Now we have learned how to develop an eBook and publishing it for free or for money. With this lesson, we have finished this great series.

I hope you liked this post! Please let me know what you think about this series and what have we missed and your queries. We will be happy to help you!

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How to Leave Your Blogging Struggles Behind



Exit your comfort zone on a daily basis.

Leave blogging struggles behind.

I love blogging. Blogging feels fun, freeing and quite easy to me. But sometimes, on this journey, my feelings change a bit. Sometimes, blogging feels uncomfortable and I nudge into resistance. Fear rears its head. Mental blocks arise. Sometimes I fear running out of time or perhaps I fear wasting my time. In these moments, I have 2 choices: remain in my fear-filled comfort zone or leave my comfort zone.

I left most of my blogging struggles behind because I choose to leave my comfort zone on a regular basis. Traffic, profits, and all manner of sweet blogging success greet bloggers who feel their fears, leave their comfort zones and do the blogging task, anyway.

What Is Blogging Struggle?

Blogging struggle is doing things or not doing things based on fear. Fear drives you. You blog from a fear-based, scared energy. You avoid traffic and profit and success boosting activities because you fear the opportunities. Example; you struggle horribly to make money and drive blog traffic. I advise to begin generous, relaxed, enjoyable guest posting, to help you increase traffic and profits and success. The split second you THINK about guest posting, you feel a range of emotions, from excitement, to happiness, then, from terror, to anxiety, to a general fear of wasting your time.

If 2 people visit your blog daily and you see zero blogging profits now, and you say “no” to guest posting because of some fears, you will likely struggle horribly, because you avoided guest posting to stay in your comfort zone of fear.

Traffic and profits sit on the other side of fear, outside of your comfort zone. No way around that one. We all pay a fear tuition doing freeing, success-promoting, uncomfortable things. I remember when Zac invited me to guest post on Blogging Tips. Fear invaded my mind. Would he reject my posts? How about if he hated my posts? What if I wasted my time? Would I be able to follow all the rules? Would he criticize me? Of course Zac is the nicest, kindest, friendliest iconic blogger on earth. He REALLY is, guys. He is an exceptional human being. But fear is irrational, distorting the truths of love, harmony and abundance.

I had to feel all those scary, intense fears, and keep blogging anyway, to write and publish my first few guest posts here. 800 plus guest posts later, I am still going strong. Why? I left my comfort zone those first few times and instantly began leaving blogging struggles behind.

Exit your comfort zone every single day. Do something that scares you. Do something that tests your limits. Publish a 4 paragraph long comment on a top blog, even if you fear:

  • nobody is listening
  • nobody is reading comments
  • nobody will click through to your blog
  • you are wasting your time
  • the comment won’t get published

This happened to me recently. I spent 15 minutes writing a 9 paragraph comment on Pro Blogger. But Disqus suffered some connection problems and prevented me from publishing the comment. I feared I wasted 15 minutes. But after feeling and releasing the emotion, I let it go, moved on, and devoted 10 minutes to writing and publishing the comment later in the day, when Disqus was working.

Struggles happen if you choose to blog mainly from fear.

Success happens when you nudge into these fears, toward your blogging fun, taking inspired but uncomfortable action on a daily basis.

Go for it!

Exit your comfort zone.

Leave your blogging struggles behind…for good.

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Focus on Things More to Leverage Your Blog Quickly




What is the relationships guy talking about?

Blogging is a people business, right?

Blogging is one part people and one part things. Seriously. I learned this recently because if you depend 100% on people to build your blogging success you cannot possibly scale to massive levels. But if you do focus on things more, like email lists, and blogging platforms, you become less dependent on people, and also, your leveraging potential goes through the roof.

Email List Example

Let’s look at the famous email list. It is a thing. After you publish a blog post, you write a few words, include a link to your latest post, and after clicking a button, email the post to 10, 100, or 10,000 people….or more people. In a split second, you reach 10,000 human beings. Using a thing helps you leverage your presence like mad. Awesome.

But imagine if you only reached 10,000 people by mentioning people in your recent post, and tagging them on social media. Humanly impossible, of course. Let’s say you depend on even, 50 people, to promote your blog post, by mentioning them and tagging them. Linking to and tagging 50 bloggers takes a lotta time. Minimum, even for a 700 word post, it takes 90 minutes to 2 hours – or longer – to go the tagging and mentioning route. Do you see the problem of depending 100% on people and friendships to build blog? You run out of time. Meanwhile, sending your post to 50 email subscribers takes 3 minutes to send the email and literally, a split second to actually publish the email, at the click of a button.

Using Things Effectively Leverages Your Presence

Using email lists, blogging platforms for guest posting and certain tools leverages your presence fast because eventually, you run out of time trying to leverage your presence solely based on grabbing the attention of fellow bloggers. Plus you are at the mercy of humans, and building a fear-based attachment to fellow humans leads to misery because humans change, humans get too busy to promote you, and humans unfriend other humans.

I am for making blogging a people and things business. I have learned this lesson the hard way over the prior 2 months. Befriend people and enjoy the process, but if you want to leverage massively and sprint up the exposure ladder, tap into the convenience of technology by using things to reach more people fast.

At the end of the day, it is about helping more people freely. Use things – aka technology aka inanimate objects – to help people more freely and to help more people, too.

Exit Human-Obsessed and Things-Resistant Blogging Circles

I used to be part of blogging circles 100% reliant – virtually – on human beings, and heavily resistant to things. But none of these bloggers leveraged to big time, super successful levels. These bloggers railed against bots and joked of not using or being a blogging cyborg. All seemed funny. But on agreeing and following their advice I soon learned how incredibly difficult it becomes to grow a successful blog being 100% attached to and dependent on human beings to build the blog. Humans change. Things do not. Plus you cannot leverage humans like you leverage things.

While all these folks complained about emails and automating, they played so small that reaching next level success proved to be 100% impossible. But, I observed how using things like systems and tools will help you reach huge, targeted groups of people in minutes or even seconds. See the email example above.

Instead of complaining about or resisting tech, why not use things to make life easier, to leverage your presence quickly and to reach a huge, targeted group of human beings so you succeed and so people get what they want?

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Long Term Blogging Success: Co-Creation Not Manipulation



Every blogger who succeeds over the long haul did so through co-creation.

Two blogger met. Two people make friends. Both friends help each other out, for a co-creation, and see greater success due to the co-creation.

I have seen this happen so much in my blogging life over the past 10 years. I befriended Zac many years ago. He invited me to guest post on Blogging Tips. Years later, all the co-creating I did through 800 plus guest posts helped:

  • increase my blog traffic
  • increase my blogging profits
  • increase my DA
  • increase my brand exposure

Think about it guys; all top bloggers make friends with other bloggers, both parties help each other, and we all win. You win, I win, and our fellow bloggers win.

No Manipulation

You will never create long-term blogging success by trying to manipulate people through fear, smoke, mirrors and other silly tactics, because doing so is like building your blogging business on a house of cards. Even the smallest breeze of resistance knocks down the cards, and your blogging business with it. Bad idea.

What do I mean by manipulation? Imagine you write a blog post filled with bold promises of how to make 6 figures a year, telling bloggers you know the way. You share no specific strategies for making 6 figures. Nope. But you do make big, hyped up claims, filling the 1000 word post with some hefty, silly promises. What are you trying to do? Manipulate humans into following your blog, buying your stuff and giving you money. Your intent is to use fear, greed and desperation to GET money from people. Using fear manipulates people into doing what they do not want to do, for a temporary income boost, for you. But again, imagine a house of cards. A barely detectable breeze knocks down the house, and a seemingly tiny detail knocks down and destroys your blogging business.

When I was a new blogger a LONG time ago, one blogger who claimed to be a 6 figure earner admitted he was lying. He disappeared instantly. His blogging business died because he lied about making 6 figures, because he wanted to manipulate people into giving him money.

Co-Creating Benefits All over the Long Haul

If you guest post on other blogs, you and fellow bloggers create helpful content that promotes lasting success. Imagine building a house on a rock solid foundation, on a granite mountain. Wow! That is a serious foundation. Nothing moves that home. Even a decent earthquake barely makes the house shake. This is what it’s like to co-create content with fellow bloggers.

You both create something together – through a shared post and shared domain name – that is good, and leads to something good and beneficial. Fear and manipulation? No involvement in this process. Love and abundance and service, this is it, and this is why you become successful in building a rock solid foundation, and, in becoming a pro blogger.

How Can You Co-Create?

A few ideas:

  • guest post on your blog
  • guest post on other blogs
  • create joint videos
  • create joint podcasts
  • create joint business ventures

Ultimately, you can co-create with fellow bloggers in countless ways. Being creative is your only requirement.

Think of how the co-creating benefits all of humanity. Think of all the people you can help through your co-creation. Put people ahead of your immediate needs and also, bring other bloggers on board to see the greatest impact over the long haul.

Be generous, help people, make friends and gain exposure. Build a viable, long term, meaningful blogging business. Observe manipulative, flash in the pan bloggers come and go. I have seen thousands of these types die a quick death, like moths flying too close to the flame-temptation of quick, easy riches.

Co-create to out last virtually everybody else in your blogging niche.

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