There are only two things you need to sell an ebook.
Content and an audience willing to pay for it.
For most of us (myself included), the most difficult part of the process is searching within ourselves to discover what our unique experience and education we have to offer the world. It’s your niche. It’s what sets you apart from everyone else in this world.
We all have a passion for something. Take 5 minutes and write down 10 passions/topic of interest or expertise.
Focus on what excites you, and then use these tools below to find your next profitable ebook topic.
- Amazon.com – Narrow down the categories until you find your topic. See what is selling and what people are giving poor reviews for. Can you address the poor reviews in a category that is selling well?
- Udemy.com – Excellent website for e-courses. You can see how many people have signed up for a course and read their reviews.
- Reddit.com – Try a search in your topic for “I would buy” or “sucks” or “I need help”. These searches will identify what problems need solving. Offer to help these people 1 0n 1 or ask if they would like a free sample chapter of the next ebook you are writing.
- Craigslist.org – Go to the gigs page and search for what people already are willing to pay for. Can you help them do it themselves with a how to guide?
- Twitter.com – Use search.twitter.com to find out what people are looking for with in your topic. See #3
- Google Adwords – A powerful tool to see how many searches a topic is being typed in per month and how much people are paying for ads. High searches and moderate ad prices is what you are looking for.
- Your Bank (Statement) – Yes, your bank statement. My advice to first time ebook publishers is to sell something you already in the market of. Look through your latest book purchases to see what you’re already buying. Can you create something more niche? For example, if you’ve been reading up on the latest SEO strategies and are a digital photographer, can you put together the two in a SEO guide for photographers?
Have fun and leave a comment below if you think of a tool that I did not include in this list.