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How To Create eBooks Without Writing Them Yourself

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By Robert P. Williams Copyright 2007

There are ways to create eBooks and reports without writing them yourself. Here's how to do it.

Selling products online has become very lucrative for many netpreneurs. Ebooks and special reports are amongst the most popular type of downloadable products. These files in written form, can be very useful when they convey desirable information.

Indeed, information is what fuels the internet. People log online to search for information. If you have the information they need, they will come to you. If this information holds a lot of value, you could sell the same and make a good profit. Since words are still the primary tools of communication on the web, information is often conveyed in written form.

Preparing written works is not easy. For starters, not everyone can write well. Those who can may not take the time to embark on such an undertaking.

Fortunately, there are some alternative routes you can take which will allow you to prepare your own eBook or special report without having to write down a single word. Let's take a look at 5 of these options.

1. Articles
Gather some articles and compile them in a single volume. This would be the easiest way to prepare your own digital product. These articles can be PLR works which grant you the right to alter them and use the content anyway you please. They may be articles written by other people, which you have compiled from renowned websites like http://ezinearticles.com or http://goarticles.com. If you choose the latter, just make sure that you respect the terms and conditions of their usage, primary of which is the inclusion of the original author's resource box. Make sure that each article organically and logically flows to the next. You can ensure this by studying the articles you want to include.

2. Interviews
Conduct an interview with an expert and record the same. Thereafter, hire someone from http://rentacoder.com, http://elance.com or http://guru.com to transcribe the conversation you had with the said expert. You'd be surprised how quickly you can compile 50 to 200 pages worth of essential reading material using this method.

3. Private Label Rights
Buy an existing eBook or special report that comes with private label rights. This would enable you to alter the contents of the same, and even name yourself as the author of the work. You could add some materials as you feel are necessary, or better yet, you could combine two, three, or even ten of these PLR eBooks or special reports to come up with an encyclopedic tome of information worthy of some notice.

4. Ghostwriters
Hire a ghostwriter to prepare an eBook or a special report for you. There are many freelance writers looking for work at the websites we mentioned above. It's just a matter of selecting the best writer for the job at a price that will not be too daunting to your budget. Expect to pay $200 to $1,000 for a 50 page eBook.

5. Forums
Join an internet marketing forum, and ask a question. A good example would be "How Could You Profit From The Internet With A $0 Budget." For certain, you'll get some amazingly enlightening replies. Compile these replies until you'll have enough materials to come up with an eBook or a special report. Ask the posters' permission to avoid any copyright issues. Chances are, they'll agree, provided that a link to their respective websites are included in your work.

Lack of writing prowess, or the time to write, is never a bar for the production of your own digital products. All you need is a little imagination, and hopefully, the suggestions above have stirred up some concepts in your mind.

About the Author:

Robert Paul Williams is the Editor of Work At Home Business Website. Come Browse Our Free Article Library and Stay Informed with the Latest Home Based Business Opportunity News, Success Tips & Strategies. http://work-at-home-business-website.com/Articles.php

Footnote by Ian Traynor

I've certainly used methods #1 and #3 with great success. My "Webmasters Cookbook" was compiled from 100 articles on all aspects of website building. I've made it available to my Affiliate Partners, so that they can rebrand it and promote my Newbies Starter Kit. You can sign up for my affiliate scheme here.

And my report, "Profitable PLR Strategies", was compiled from part of a Private Label Label Rights eBook. It took me about an hour from start to finish! This report is available in my free Download Library, to which subscribers to my "Marketing Update" newsletter have access. You can sign up to the newsletter on this page - see left-hand column above.

If you use method #4, make sure that the writer you hire actually has some real knowledge of the subject. Some ghost writers claim to be able to write about anything, and simply research the subject on Google. The results are not always very good!

Method #2 will only work well if you personally know a "guru". Don't expect an expert who has never heard of you to give up their time to give you an interview from which you alone would profit.

Method #5 certainly sounds interesting! I must try that myself sometime.


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