There are a lot of money in eBooks. There is no secret there. When I talk about the eBook cash cow in this article I don't mean the actual sale of the eBook. An eBook is expected to be packed with resources needed to accomplish the ideas presented in it. Resources you can make labour free dollars from years after the eBook where actually sold.
Your eBooks will naturally consist of several resources. If your reader should build a website you would have to give links to a well priced and good service provider and a place to register the domain. If you are teaching how to find keywords for search engines there are several tools your reader would benefit from when you recommended it to them. The good ting for you is: many of the resources you recommend are willing to give you cash when your reader uses them.
Affiliate programs are the most commonly known name of these types of services. You will find thousands of them. You make money when a customer uses your link to enter the website of the company offering the affiliate program and then completes a sale or a specified activity. Some of these programs are also recurring, paying you month after month, as long as your eBook readers continue to use the service.
My opinion is that every eBook author, at least for non-Fiction ones, should have an after sale – cash cow – plan with their eBook. They should all invest some time finding some resources that both help their readers and at the same time bring in some money. Commission Junction is a nice place to start but there are hundreds other possibilities only a search away. The first thing an eBook author could do working with her cash cow plan is to check whether or not the services she already planned to recommend comes with an affiliate program. She should not be too shocked if they do.
One thing to keep in mind when working out your eBook cash cow plan is to never let the income opportunity conflict with the quality of your book. Your customers buy your book to learn something. You don't want them to feel that they are paying for commercial. Stick to the content of your eBook as you planned it and only promote products that you are familiar with and have knowledge of.
So the price of your eBook is not the only way you are able to make money on it. By recommending quality products that are useful to accomplish the ideas in the eBook you can earn much more for years to come. Just remember to keep the recommendations useful to the reader and not to overload her with marketing for other products and services.
Victor Lorento is an expert in internet marketing and eBooks. You can visit his site at http://www.ebook-123.com for more eBook articles.