Want to make money with an ebook? One way is to sell it. But you can also do well by giving away your ebook, if you do it right. Here are seven of the best ways to profit by giving your ebook away for free.
1. Upsell to another product or service. Use your ebook as a preview of something you have for sale: a longer ebook, a printed book, consulting services, a workshop or event, an audio product, etc. Give customers a sample of what they get in the paid product.
2. Drive traffic to your web site. Then convert that traffic into cash through product sales, affiliate links, advertising revenue, etc.
3. Include affiliate links in the ebook text, so readers click and you earn commissions. If your ebook tells them how to do something, link to relevant resources they can use. [Read more…]