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3 Steps to Create an Ebook

Now that you have your online store up and running, you need to stock it with great products! As you know, selling from your blog is a great way to make money online. Why not create your own digital product for customers to download?

This tutorial will step you through one of the digital goods we’ve discussed, ebooks. For the tutorial, I will create a simple ebook titled Recipes for Fun: Homemade Arts & Crafts. You can use this model to create an ebook that fits your own blog niche.

  1. Create a document with the material you want to share with your readers using Pages (Mac) or Word (PC). Include some images or other graphics as needed.
    Create an Ebook
  2. Add links to your website and add more to any affiliate programs or other products that will be helpful and relevant to the readers. Make sure you create these links in the word processor, as this make future document editing simple (When you charge for a document, readers will expect it to be heavy on content and light on advertising.)
    Create Ebook Links
  3. Save the document as a PDF file.
    Save as PDF

I used Pages to create this ebook, but your platform and software might vary slightly. If you need more help, check your word processing software manual.

As a bonus for reading the entire tutorial, if you order Recipes for Fun: Homemade Arts & Crafts and use coupon code PC0512 at checkout you will receive a 20% discount on the ebook!

{ 6 comments… add one }
  • Mambo May 2, 2012, 3:47 am

    Thank you for this tutorial! I know I’m lazy, but I hate reading manuals and yours was much easier to understand. The pictures are very helpful.

    My first ebook is ready to go! As soon as I get the rest done, I’ll be ready to advertise. 🙂

  • Charlie May 3, 2012, 7:16 am

    Hahaha. I saw the first comment and had to laugh. Sorry, but if you are so lazy you won’t read manuals and do some work on your own, you shouldn’t be trying to make money with a blog. Best put in your application at Mickey Dees!

  • ProSapien May 21, 2012, 8:29 pm

    Mambo, way to go. Hope yours is a success.

    Charlie, not to be discouraging, but you do have a point. There is a saying in the programming world RTFM (read the “fabulous” manual). It exists because so, so, so many people, historically, want to use a complex piece of software by magic. So they call tech support for every little thing, even though most issues are explained in detail in the documentation.

    Bottom line, if you want to be successful at just about anything, you need to be willing to do some research!
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  • Shiva May 26, 2012, 11:22 am

    Those were some pretty easy steps for creating an ebook. I am pretty much sure people who are new to money making online will find this useful. I think ebook creation and selling is a pretty good way of getting a good amount of earnings online.
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