If you are tired of dealing with scam websites which keep robbing you off your money in the name of affiliate marketing, there are several other ways of earning money online. The sad truth is that not all of them work. Most of them turn out to be real scams. The others do deliver results, but not too impressive.

What are e-books?

So how does an individual, looking for interesting ways to earn money online conjure up some quick bucks? Well the latest in the ever changing world of the online world is the concept of creating and selling e-books. Getting down to the basics, e-books can be best described as online books which can be distributed over the net.

A large number of people are waking up to the popularity of blogging and earning handsome remunerations. Most of the individuals can only think of a humble ‘.pdf’ document when it comes to e-books. However apart from that, it is also important to take note of certain crucial factors before an individual actually sits down to make an e-book and tries to sell it.

An individual needs to ascertain why they need to create an e-book in the first place? Secondly, which is the medium that they would like to use? Also will it be beneficial to take its copyrights and other related information.

E-books versus printed books

Though e-books are still immensely popular, truth be told, they are a weak substitute in comparison of real books. This is the reason why one should only invest in creating an e-book if it contains some information which will not be easily available in books printed so far. Moreover, since e-books are easier to share and distribute, one can have the ease to create consumers for them from all over the world.

Apart from this, it is extremely easy to add up illustrations and even sound and video clips within the e-book, a feature which is definitely not available in regular printed books.

In case an author discovers that they have way too many sounds and videos, they can also choose to release a CD-ROM along with their e-book. Apart from added remunerations from the CD, this will also help to popularize the book in a better manner.

Being able to sell the book successfully is as important as marketing it in the right manner. E-books are easier to publicize on the net and easy on the pocket, as compared to advertising a regular book in the newspaper. Most of the individuals tend to take only those authors seriously who have their books published on dead tree material. This is the reason why it always helps to try and get a publisher or self publish the online book for better sales.