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E-books are tools that can help send
your business, whether based in affiliate products or products of your own,
soaring to potentials that you may not have previously considered.
In a nutshell, e-books are electronic
books, and they're software programs that operate the way that most hard cover
or soft cover books operate. Only instead of turning pages of a book by hand,
e-book readers turn pages by clicking on forward or back buttons. They can be
bookmarked, highlighted, commented, searched, and/or ported to almost any
e-book reading device and
some game systems for Pete's sake!
These abilities are some of the things
that make e-books so appealing to their readers. But they're even more
appealing to their authors because they're rather easy to create. Within
minutes, the general populace can author material that mainstream publishers
wouldn't even consider, and as a result, e-books are everywhere!
Once you've created a good number of articles, you can compile them into an e-book of your own. What you
choose to do with that e-book is up to you. The important thing to remember is
that content gives you enough material to electronically publish a book for
profit or for free -- complete with an extensive table of contents, chapters,
and an index if you like. You could sell the e-book, give the e-book away as a
bonus of some sort, or use the e-book as bait for newsletter subscriptions.
Make no mistake about it -- people love
to download and read e-books. Yahoo!'s Business Wire reported in April 2007
that the SeeWhy Software eBook, In Search of Insight, surpassed 6,000 downloads in
only six months. The benefits of creating and distributing an e-book are many,
and they individually depend on specific goals. At the very least, your own
e-book gives you yet-another-platform to describe your products or services at
length and link to their sales pages.
E-Courses are groups of lessons distributed
as a series of instructional email messages -- each containing a lecture,
assigned reading, or homework assignment of some sort.
The length of an e-course varies
anywhere from as little as seven lessons to as many as twenty or more. But the
trick to making them effective is saving the most important part of each lesson
for web content. Each lesson then links to that part of a website, which of
course, displays affiliate links and/or contextual ads (like Google Adsense).
E-Courses can be used anywhere for any reason to educate, to inform, to
advertise and to influence. The only tools needed are good content (reformatted
as individual lessons) and email capabilities.
Maintaining a mailing list can be hard
-- but building a mailing list can be harder. Without resorting to spamming,
just how does one build a quality list of newsletter subscribers?!
The trick to building a quality list of
newsletter subscribers (without spamming) is attracting them. Use content on a
web page that entices subscriptions with intriguing articles. Format this page
as an informative report right along with a newsletter subscription form, or
link to one on a different page.
In addition to intriguing content, you
can further entice subscriptions by offering a free e-book or e-course
(described earlier) that was again, created from good content. Both of which
point to your own products for sale, or to the sales of your affiliate
Simply put, content marketing is
advertising a web site through the use of articles, and it's most effective
when articles are sprinkled throughout the Internet via social networks.
Similar to software libraries, social networks store author-submitted content
for free, and they offer them to who ever is interested in reading it. It's an
effective marketing tool for entrepreneurs because the content (articles) link
to the authors' websites or affiliate product pages.
You can submit your content to social
networks and start generating traffic to your website or affiliate product
pages as well. Just be sure that you modify your content so that it's unique to
your specific products and/or services. Include an author bio and submit them
using the tools described below.
Membership websites are probably the
highest income earning tools on the Internet because they offer exclusive access
to original material. In order to access the content on a membership site,
people pay a monthly fee. One example of this is the Association of Shareware
Professionals website. ASP members pay a fee to access its highly exclusive
and informative newsletters, articles, software programs, business services,
You can create something similar with
your own membership site. Built upon a specific theme, your membership site
could offer new material (created from content) on a monthly basis, and charge
a subscription fee for its access. The more you offer of course, the better its
value. So you don't want to stop at articles. You could offer graphics, sound
files, interviews, chat sessions, discussion boards, workshops, and more.
Try to remember that every page of your
membership site gives you the opportunity to make a sale. And that means that
in addition to the monthly membership charge, you could earn even more by
monetizing the pages that host your content, graphics, sound files, interviews,
chat sessions, discussion boards, and workshops.
Sharing ideas has been the groundwork
for of all our inventions throughout time. In today's time, social networking
gives us a platform to share ideas on a global scale faster then ever thought
of before. As a result, we have a new medium to advertise products and services
in an environment that literally solicits new ideas on a daily basis.
If you're new to social networks, social networking offers an interactive, user-submitted
international network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos,
music and videos. They're similar to
discussion forums, however they allow more input from their members. Where
discussion forums are basically textual-based, social networks are media-based,
and they provide an environment for all kinds of material that's not limited to
In such an environment, you can share
your photos, soundbytes, blogs, article snippets, and videos with other
interested parties. By inviting friends, you help spread the word about your
products or affiliate links. Quality content gives you the materials you need
to create things like sound-bytes, blogs, article snippets, and videos --, and
it gives you the means to do so in a professional way.
Social networking sites are a hot ticket
these days, and their popularity will help you achieve lots of traffic. Simply
having a link to your website or affiliate products from places like Craigslist, Amazon, or Ebay, you'll increase the popularity of your own URL as
& Podcasting Syndication
RSS is a family of web feed formats used
to publish frequently updated digital content, such as blogs, news feeds or
podcasts. 'Podcasting' on the other hand, is a way of publishing files to a
website that allows users to subscribe to the site, and receive new files as
they are posted. A podcast is a digital media file, or a series of such files,
that is distributed over the Internet using syndication feeds for playback on
portable media players and personal computers.
Both tools give online merchants
fantastic opportunities to increase awareness of product information and/or
affiliate links -- and they're not as difficult to use as you might think. With
the proper tools, you can easily create a steady stream of original content
(containing links to affiliate products or monetized web pages), and directly
distribute them to the people who ask for it.
'Viral marketing' and 'viral
advertising' refers to marketing techniques that exploit pre-existing social
networks to produce exponential increases in brand awareness.
In other words, you can use content to
create a product that's so intriguing, it's talked about (and promoted by
others) on a phenomenal scale. Viral marketing is extreme word-of-mouth
advertising, and because its success depends on voluntary distribution, it only
works for free items. You certainly wouldn't want to try viral marketing on
items that should generate an income.
The difference between viral marketing
and the other products we've mentioned (e-books, e-courses, articles, etc.), is
that in order for a product to be successful in viral marketing, the product
has to be hot. It needs to be extremely creative, fun to use, maybe a little
humorous and perhaps funky enough to warrant sharing among friends. Remember
that it's the sharing that makes viral products talked about and distributed on
a wide scale. So you definitely want to get a little crazy with this thing.
But don't get so caught up in the fun
that you lose perspective of what you're doing. Never forget to advertise your
products or affiliate links in your viral products, and be sure to monetize the
web page from which your viral product can be downloaded.
Encourage free distribution among
others, and give them away everywhere that you can -- not only from your own
website -- but also from your social bookmarking sites, download libraries, ftp
sites, and more.