If you have some writing skills, creating an ebook can be a great way to supplement your income. You can set your own deadlines and go at the pace you’re comfortable with. You could get a book done in a couple of weeks of intense work, or spread it out over a few months and work on it little by little. The potential for income on ebooks depends on the desirability of what you write and your ability to market it.
Don’t think that just because you aren’t a novelist, you can’t write an ebook. Nonfiction ebooks are very popular. Just start by making note of everything that you’re good at. Pick one and see if you can teach it to others through writing. This is the basis of popular how-to books. You can break down a skill into manageable pieces and create chapters on how to learn the skill. If you don’t think there’s anything you’d want to teach others, there are still options for you. You can even write summary books about other popular books. The versatility of this side hustle is why they made on it’s on to our Side Hustle Master List.
Writing summary books
Writing summary books is a simple process. You just need to make sure that you don’t quote or any of the material in the original books, otherwise, there could be copyright issues. So how do you decide what people are interested in learning about? This is when keyword research comes into play. There are programs out there that can give you keyword rankings for the Kindle store and lead you to areas which would be profitable to write about. Once you have your ebook, you should take some time and learn how to Market it. It doesn’t have to be the best books in the world, but if you have good marketing, you can make it sell. Here are some links to check out for more information:
- How to Make Money With Ebooks Online
- How to Write an Ebook
- Making a Living Writing Ebooks
- How I Wrote a $30,000 Ebook (and How You Can Too)
- How I Made $2,000 By Self Publishing An Ebook On Amazon