Southern Mom Loves: 6 Ways to Make Money Blogging: #3 Write an eBook

6 Ways to Make Money Blogging: #3 Write an eBook

Thursday, September 18, 2014

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If you're a blogger, you know how much time and effort goes into blogging. It's not just writing, but also photographing, editing, designing, promoting, networking, pitching, organizing events, etc., etc., etc.. It's a full-time job getting your blog high in your reader's lists, and you're likely also losing money with hosting and domain costs.

If you've been wondering how to monetize your blog, I can help. You won't get rich quick, but you'll start by making enough to cover your blogging costs and your time. :) There are many bloggers out there who make a full-time income, and then some, but it takes a lot of time and a lot of hard work. Using these methods, I hope to start earning a full-time income from blogging while also being able to stay at home to care for my family.

I get asked constantly how to make money online, so I thought I would share everything I've learned in one place. It became a monster of a post, and was hard to get through, so I broke it up into 6 easy-to-digest pieces continuing with #3: Write an eBook.

#3 Write an eBook 

If you're an expert on a subject, or have a fairly narrow blog niche, you can write an eBook about it. Maybe you're a food blogger and you love to come up with tasty recipes, or a DIY blogger with a bag of tips and tricks, or even a financial expert with knowledge of making a comeback after bankruptcy. Whatever you write about, there are people who want to cook your recipes, make your projects, or take your advice.

I have seen blogger eBooks in an array of subjects from mini-farming, using essential oils, and making your own beauty products, to investing, understanding calculus, and blogging. Whatever you know in depth could be your subject and could help turn you into a serious author. I have seen bloggers that I've followed for years get book deals from big Publishers and most of them started by simply sharing their knowledge, so if you write well, this could be the avenue for you.

Getting a book published is so much easier today than it was several years ago. With the mass popularity of eBooks, you no longer have to find a print publisher, because self-publishing is more than just possible, it is the quickest and easiest way to go.

There are e-publishers galore, some free, some not, and even Amazon can help you there. I think Kindle Direct Publishing is a great way to go because your book becomes available to everyone that shops in the Kindle store (They sell 50%-70% of all ebooks.) Here are some free Kindle books that can guide you through: Build Your Book for Kindle and Publish on Amazon Kindle with Kindle Direct Publishing.

Some other eBook publishers advertise free self-publishing, but before you choose, do your homework. Read the fine print about your royalty rates, what you get in return for their cut of your book, and just how much is free and what paid services they offer. Also look for who owns the copyright. You don't want to sign away your rights to your own book in exchange for using a free service. Think also about your book cover; If you're not confident you can do it yourself, and don't want to shop for a Graphic Designer, you may want to look for a publisher that offers that service.

I hope this post has been helpful, and I'd love to hear about your successes! Please leave me a comment below or you can email me at! Good Luck!

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