You have researched a topic and believe there is enough material to provide readers with a compelling reason to desire the information. The topic is universal in scope or is a niche idea with plenty of potential customers. In either case you discover you only have one problem; you don’t know how to write.
I’ve touched on this idea in other articles, but I wanted to dedicate an article to the use of freelance writers to aid in the completion of your visionary idea.
The end result should meet or exceed your expectations for quality. While there can be a sizeable ‘write for hire’ fee attached to the completion of the ebook it should be noted that once you pay for the work (with the knowledge that you will require all rights to the work) you can begin to recoup your expenses through online ebook sales as a new home business or as an extension of an existing enterprise.
When working with potential freelancers you should feel free to ask for credentials, references or both. They should be able to supply you with a sample of their work and then work with you on every phase of product development.
We’re all familiar with the old adage, “It takes money to make money.” While this may be true, the overall cost of developing an ebook may be less than you may think. The long-term benefits come with a residual income that can be administered through an online ebook reseller.
Many home-based businesses will direct link to their ebook reseller as a means of pointing to the work without the need to manage downloads and fee collection.
As the Internet has grown so, too, has the expectation for knowledge-based sites that can assist visitors on various aspects of a product or service. The sites that provide this information are finding a double benefit of improved site rankings and a significantly more satisfied customer base.
The addition of an ebook becomes a marriage between marketing and good will. The customer sees this offering as a means of learning from an expert in the field and you have the satisfaction of knowing your knowledge has provided a win/win scenario for you and customer.
A freelance work-for-hire writer can help you make sense of the book you’d like to see made and then build on the framework you provide. In the end, the work becomes yours and the freelance writer moves along to assist others in reaching similar goals.