How to Write an eBook and Sell it on Your Website

How to Write an eBook and Sell it on Your Website

If you would like to learn how to write an eBook and sell it on your website, this post is specially meant for you as it contains important information to get you started in no time. Hi there, I am Peter and I would like to welcome you to my site.

I recently published a post which covers the ins and outs of writing an eBook for free and selling it on Amazon, you might want to read it to get a clear picture of how to go about having your own eBook ready for publication. For the purpose of this post, I will only focus on showing you how to sell your eBook on your website. The real advantage here is having the ability and freedom to add any type of links you want within your eBook. You are more than welcome to add affiliate links relating to your eBook contents. Companies like Amazon do not allow affiliate links embedded within eBooks. Also, selling an eBook from your website can drive a lot of traffic to your website, if what your eBook entails is something that can actually help a lot of people in general.

If you are interested in formatting your eBook for Amazon kindle publishing, go ahead and check out my comprehensive post on how to format an eBook for Kindle. Let us get back to the real reason why you are here. I will guide you through the whole process, with visual aids.

How to Write an eBook and Sell it on Your Website

Things you will need:

  • A Free PayPal Business Account
  • An Auto-responder such as Aweber
  • Your eBook in PDF format

Assuming that you already have your PDF eBook ready, all you have to do is head over to PayPal, create a free account and follow the steps below.

Once you are inside your PayPal account, simply click on “Profile” at the top right corner and select “My Selling Tools” as shown in the image below.

How to write an eBook and sell it on your website

The next thing you have to do is look through the business set up menu and select “update” on the for right hand side next to “manage my payment buttons.” The following screen will open. This is where you will start creating your “call to action or buy button”.

Create a Paypal Buy Button

Simply click on “create new button” and enter your button details as I have done below. This is not a difficult task to do, simply play around with it until you have your own button under “my saved buttons” just like I have mine above.

Edit your PayPal payment button

Choose your button type and give it an appropriate name such as your eBook title as I have done with mine above. This is the same eBook I am currently selling on this website. I have manually entered its name under “Item name”. The next thing to do is simply enter the price of your eBook. As you can see from the image above, I am selling my eBook for $10.00. All of the above information is located under step 1. When you are done, simply click on save changes at the bottom of your screen and proceed to step 3. There isn’t much to fill in under step 2.

Once your payment button is saved, all you have to do is get the code to be added to your website. This will be displayed as a “buy button” on your website.

Follow this link to see how mine appears on this website: Affiliate Marketing Made Easy

Go to step 3 and fill in details about your redirect page after customers make their purchase. This is where you will request their details (name and email address) to send them the eBook, after they have made the purchase. This is more like a “Thank You page”. You will have to create this page on your website where you will capture their details. See image below for details on how to set this up.

Thank you Page - Capture page

The link to be entered above can be your web-form from an autoresponder service such as Aweber. All you have to do is make sure you grab your customer’s details and simply have your eBook attached within your autoresponder message and send it to them. I hope you know how to set up autoresponder messages. Otherwise, this is all you need to know on how to write an eBook and sell it on your website. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to leave it in the comment box below and I will promptly reply.


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