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An eBook is a fantastic method for gaining recognition. It is an attention grabber. Writing something for others to read states you care enough to state the facts. For the fact of the matter, what you are writing about can be very important to many. Not everyone has what it takes to express a good idea articulately. Here is your opportunity to offer a useful new way of thinking. Writing an eBook is not just a great way to gain recognition, it is also an inexpensive method of generating extra income.
So what does it take to write an eBook? All you real need is an idea and a word process that you trust. Pencil, pen, and paper are never a bad place to start. There are other factors involved in crafting a complete eBook, but for now allow the focus on writing you very first digital book. The first one will always be your favorite. You may or may not believe me at this moment, but once you notice the amount of courage it will take to actually finish your book you will. So for now let's sit in front of the computer, start your preference of word processor, and start jotting down ideas for a rough draft. I, myself, enjoy starting with a rough draft. With a rough draft I can freestyle all the thoughts in my head. Editing for grammar will come later. Top priority is to actually complete as many chapters as i possibly can.
To begin your rough draft you will need an idea of which subjects will compel the tone of your book. A good example is in a eBook I title, "How to retire well". This book is a simple book design to explain how to prepare for retirement. It this book I he readers will learn how to see how easy it can be create your own retirement, even when your employer does not provide a plan for you. I got the idea while sitting at work thinking about retirement options. This would be a perfect digital content to give away for free. Here I have a simple subject as well as direction for narrative. At this point I will I will type out a rough draft of five to ten chapters.
Editing the text of your electronic book is pivotal to your reputation as an author. This is also true when it comes to book design and marketing. No one likes purchasing an unfinished product.
You, as the author, are the only one who should have final say on the tone of the book you just written. Hiring an editor is always an option. I personally would save this step after completely fixing all possible grammatical errors. This normally take reading over your books two or three times. If at this point you are not totally satisfied with the created content, then requesting the services of an editor is never a bad idea. A good place to start is reedsy.com to find editors.
The final step before publishing your finished eBook is the design of your book. What I mean by design is the look and feel that the reader will be experiencing. I refer to this as the book's tone. Are all of the images in the book relevant to the subject matter of each chapter? Is the text easy to read? Where will page number be placed? What will I use as a book cover? This list will go on if you are asking the right questions.
You possess your final product for sell once you are finished with editing, tone, design, and cover art. Now publish your book and get to marketing. I personal do not believe that it matters where you publish your e-books. I would assume it is always best to go the free route. This is the route I personal travel when I have an e-book inside of me. Amazon's kindle publishing direct is a good place to start. I give this tip due to that fact that Amazon typical helps with the marketing process.
It is really this simple. The majority of the time books are not top sellers, but are doing well in their respective niche. Stay on subject with your niche and you should do fine. You may have to design marketing campaign that work best for you ideas. This is because the sell is the easy part. I hard work involves introducing your product and proving how it provides purpose. Get that first eBook out as soon as possible.
Watching the growth or popularity of your social content can be considered similar to watching children grow up. You nourish the ideas behind the content. It is a constant battle on how to create better content. The future of the content is also often better in vision then the actual path of direction the content chooses to take. This can all be all be remedied through the help of some tools available to us all. Many of these sources may have a price to them, but I have dedicated the majority of this list to free resources.
For the benefit of all that have the opportunity to read this list, I offer the following sites as a great way to increase you experience in creating quality social content:
This site is the meca for anyone looking to make a beginning in design concepts. Try this site if you are all about creating social media content. The platform is super user friendly and stocked with just about social media template you can think of. An example of the types of templates available are YouTube headers and thumbnails, social media picture templates, ebook covers, magazine covers, facebook post, posters, etc.
Pic Monkey is another great place for designers not looking to take a full fledged graphic design career. The site is a hub for graphical design. It takes out all of the worries of having to purchase and learn a new program. While site is only for pay there is a 7 day free trial. This will allow you make as many designs as you can within a week before you cancel you subscription.
Stuck on an idea? Looking for awesome graphics? Then look no more. Freepik is a site just for the purpose of re-using graphics. Graphic design is a huge part of the social media, web design, and blogging scheme of things. I often visit this site a couple times a week just to see if I can come up with any ideas for digital content. There are two different levels of membership, free and premium. While both memberships allow complete access to content, non premium (free) members must give attribute to either the artist or freepik.com. The site also teaches members how to use the graphics, how to attribute, best programs to use (paid and free), and how to make use of such programs. I recommend this site with three thumbs up.
This site is by far the largest place of free .psd files and vectors. I do not have too much experience with the site, but I am able to recommend the site's content based of off volume. Never running out of material is just as important as catching the attention of others when using graphical design. Just like freepik.com the site has a huge database of content created by designers looking to have their artwork put to use.
The best way to use this site would be to browse through the material. The material will provide you with what will speak to others. You now have enough material to reach the followers of the content you use as an amateur designer.
Taking courses and purchasing new equipment and programs is always an option to find the right solution. This is the route normally taken by those in the graphical design career field. Another option would be to pay a professional to design all of you digital content needs. I myself prefer the third option. What is the third option? the third option is to cut out all of the middlemen and go DIY (do it yourself). I cannot guarantee a career in creating social media content. I will, however, state that these sites are a great place to start. It will take some practice to get the hang of things, but what doesn't. Give it a shot and see how far you get.
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