There are tons of ways to make money online.
One of the more profitable ways to make money online is by selling e-books. It’s easy – there’s no startup cost, all you have to do is write an e-book and promote it, and then you start making cash.
But it’s not as easy as it sounds. Writing an e-book requires you to do research, put in hours of writing, and then you have to produce a product that people actually want to purchase. Once you’ve done all of that THEN you can start marketing.
That’s a whole lot of work to do before you can even start making money. So why not skip right to the marketing step and sell someone else’s e-book? Just sell stolen e-books you pirate from someone else.
Let’s talk about pirating and selling e-books online.
Should You Sell Pirated E-books?
I’m going to start by saying that I don’t condone stealing e-books.
The use of someone else’s intellectual property is immoral and absolutely deplorable. As someone who makes a living by writing, I’d be crushed if I found out someone was making money by stealing my content.
If you’re caught stealing someone else’s content they can press charges, and you can go to jail or pay fines. Don’t do it. Seriously.
How To Sell Pirated E-Books
Get The Book
If you’re going to sell pirated e-books you first have to acquire a pirated e-book.
I’d recommend you don’t try selling any high-profile e-books. That means textbooks, novels, or popular e-books by popular authors. If someone catches you trying to steal these e-books you are very likely to be prosecuted.
What you should be going after are incredibly low-profile, unknown, no-name e-books. You want a decent e-book written by someone who had absolutely no success marketing it. I’d recommend looking at the deep web or some forums like blackhatworld.com. Many people sell their own e-books on these communities, and you could easily buy one of theirs to sell as your own. Again, I’m not recommending this.
If you want to do it the right way just write a damn book. It’s not that hard. You can write 1,000 words in an hour pretty easily, and you really only need 20,000 words or so for an e-book to sell. It doesn’t even have to be that good – they don’t get to read the whole thing before they buy it.
Sell The Book
The next step is to sell the book. There are a few ways to do this.
There are multiple websites that allow you to sell e-books, like Lulu. These are good options if you’ve chosen to write your own e-book, but if you’ve stolen your e-book you’re likely to be caught on one of these sites. I’d recommend getting into these sites, but write your own book first.
Another option is to sell the e-book on your own website. If you don’t mind paying a little money to host your website it’s one of the best ways to market your ebook. All you have to do is copy and paste the link to your website wherever you can, and people will be linked back to your ebook. From there you sell copies.
Lastly, you could sell your e-book on the deep web or a forum. We said this is the easiest way to acquire an e-book, but it’s also the easiest way to sell them. It may not be the most profitable, but it is the easiest. Just market it on whatever forum you already frequent and the rest will do itself.
If you want to learn how to really market your e-book you should learn about internet marketing. It’s easy to do and costs nothing to get started and make some money. Check it out.