How is it possible to give away your eBook and still make money?

By: Neerj Mehta

An eBook can be used for much more than just a standalone product that you are selling. Over the course of this article I'm going to show you ways to give away your eBooks that will end up making you more money in the long run then if you just sold it.

How is it possible to give away your eBook and still make money?

Use it as a viral marketing tool. You can increase the number of visitors coming to your website by giving away something to other people who may not have visited before.

By providing an eBook to other people and giving it away for free, for more details visit to it creates a viral marketing mechanism that brings you business. It can be used as a great viral marketing tool.

Next, you can use an E-book to gain leads and build your database by giving it away for free on your website as an incentive for people to sign up to your particular E-mail list or to your particular database.

You won't be able to get people's names and emails easily anymore. In today's age people are swamped with junk mail and have therefore become very protective with who and where they give away their information to.

In order to get that information out of people you have to win them over by giving them something they want or need. An eBook can work as an incentive for them to give you their email address, name, or whatever piece of information you are looking for because they are getting something out of it.

To go along with that strategy, here is another tip. When people are collecting email addresses and names, for more details visit to often they will have a section on their main website where people can submit that information. Once they have submitted the information many people give the download for their free eBook on the next page.

Even though you are getting an email address and name, often timeís people will give you bogus information, with an email that won't lead anywhere. They get your eBook however, but you don't receive what you were looking for.

Personally, I would never do that. I'm all about being transparent, straight up and a honest business man. You gain respect from people by giving it.

So how I do that am I have a thank you page where it says, "Thank you. The information for where you can download the free eBook has been sent directly to the email address you provided."

The reason for that is now those people who gave me an honest email, an honest name, will get the reward. It will be sent to them instantly through an auto responder, which will provide a link for where they can go and download it.

So I want you to think about that because although you might be building a database with lots and lots of names, it's useless if half of those names are just people putting in some bogus name and some bogus email address. It does you no good to build a database full of crap. So you want to make sure - and you want to protect your database as a business owner. That's one way you can do it to kind of weed out those types of people.

Letís go back to how to give away your eBook. Research can be a powerful mechanism you can use to learn key information that would help your business. By using your eBook as a reward, you could put it at the end of a survey, so people will actually fill it out.

Asking your market is the best way to find out what new products or service they want, or how they feel about a new product you may have launched. One of my mentors, Alex Man Ossian, has taught me so much in regards to marketing and he is known to use Ask Campaigns. Basically, this is when you learn what your market wants just by asking them.

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