Thursday, May 18, 2006

A Thief Or Not?

I received an email a couple of weeks ago from a woman who said all ebooks are worthless and marketers should stop promoting these things as useful resources.

Her story sort of went like this: I sent this guy $69 bucks for his easy-to-make-money book and I didn't make one red cent. He's a thief.

Her initial thought to herself sort of went like this: Hmmm. I sent him money so I KNOW at least ONE GUY is making money on the Internet - All I have to do is the same as he and I'll make money too!

Now herein lies the problem with that duplication thought process, because this what the author did to make money:

* After spending months on the Net reading how others made money he decided to put his experiences to work for him by writing it all down. This took a couple of months.

* He got an eBook compiler that took him a week to figure out how the darn thing worked.

* Next he wrote a compelling sales letter, following the steps from Killer Mini Sites ebook that he bought. This took 4 weeks of editing and revisions.

* A year before all this even started, he had to learn how to upload pages to his domain using the FTP software he bought.

* The author knew people would want resell rights. To make self replicating sales letters, he needed to learn a programming language. This took more time and effort.

* Finally, he hooked everything together from the sales letter to the payment acceptor to the download page to sending the instructions.

Final Analysis - The author was surprised when the woman wrote to him and said, "Your're A Thief".

So, if you want to write an ebook here is where to get Free Software that will do the job for you.

Create Your Own eBooks Here

Note: The free version allows you to try out the system and even create e-Books you can give away as a promotional tool.

Today's Favorite Quote:"Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty." - Einstein

Inspirational Thought:
I know that there is nothing better for men than to be happy and do good while they live. That everyone may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all his toil--this is the gift from God .
Ecclesiastes 3:12,13 (English-NIV)