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Chris Stelzer

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Give my eBook away or Sell it?
« on: September 14, 2012, 04:55:52 PM »
Background:
My website is about sustainable agriculture with a focus on grazing and livestock - http://agriculturalinsights.com
I only have 30-50 visitors a day right now. When I get 50, its AWESOME.
I have 32 facebook fans, 90 Twitter followers and 20 YouTube subscribers. Not great.
My eBook is "21st century grazing management" it's 35 pages, and it's badass.

Option 1: I was thinking of giving away my eBook to get more people to come to my site. They would need to sign up for my email list in order to get the book.

Option 2: Sell my eBook to the measly 30-50 people that come to my site. If I sold it for $14.95 and 10% of the people that came to my site bought it, that's not very good money.

I'm thinking I'll be better of giving it away to drive traffic and capture subscriptions.

What do you all think?
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Re: Give my eBook away or Sell it?
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2012, 01:07:14 AM »
If you are giving it away, make sure to use some affiliate links in it so you can earn some money.
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Re: Give my eBook away or Sell it?
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2012, 08:32:31 AM »
If you are giving it away, make sure to use some affiliate links in it so you can earn some money.

I'm sorry could you be more specific how that works? I know what affiliate links are, but who would I run my affiliate link through to earn money? Thanks, I know that was a newbie question.
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Re: Give my eBook away or Sell it?
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2012, 09:52:36 AM »
I don't know the content of your book, but you should have links in it so the readers comes to your blog. And all services and products that you recommend you should be an affiliate with. If you recommend a book, use the Amazon affiliate link for it, if you recommend PayPal, Hostgator or even Dropbox you should use the affiliate or referer links for it.

If you don't like those links, make clean links with the Wordpress plugin Pretty link so they look something like /go/twilight-saga.
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Re: Give my eBook away or Sell it?
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2012, 07:06:30 PM »
Is 10% the typical number who buy books?  Does anyone have some numbers from their own site?  I was thinking if I sold books I would be lucky to get 1% of people to buy my books.