How to Create and Make Money Selling E-Book in Nigeria

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How to create and make money selling e-book in Nigeria

In a previous post about how to make money online in Nigeria, creating and selling an e-book was one of the online businesses I mentioned.

After publishing that post, many of you have sent us emails asking how to create and make money selling e-book in Nigeria.

So, this is a comprehensive post where I get to answer all your questions about e-book business in Nigeria.

If you have been thinking that you might just write an e-book, this comprehensive guide to creating and selling e-books in Nigeria is all you need to finally get started.

After reading this blog post to the end, you will no longer be speculative or ask how do you start writing an e-book?  You’ll just start!

How to create and make money selling e-book in Nigeria

  1. Should you write your own e-book in Nigeria? Advantages and disadvantages?

If you ask me, one of the most reliable, sustainable, and profitable online businesses you can do right now is creating and selling e-books.ladies learns How to create and sell e-book

There are a ton of online businesses you can do but the thing is, many of them have their own pitfalls and constraints.

Creating and selling your own e-book though requires a lot of work, has almost no downside, more so, if you do it the right way Just keep reading to learn how.

Here are some advantages of creating and selling your e-book:

  • Little to nothing capital to start

Even if you have no money, you can still create a very compelling e-book.

You don’t have to spend anything from creating to selling your e-book if you have all the skills required.

For example, if you have basic knowledge of graphics to create your e-book cover, you’ll save the cost of contracting it out and paying.man learning how to create an e-book in Nigeria

If you can make hundreds of thousands from a business that costs you almost nothing or one that costs you lots of money, which one will you choose?

And that explains why you should also join this fast-moving train.

Here are some other profitable businesses you can start with 100k in Nigeria.

  • Make passive income

Imagine yourself on a Tuesday morning relaxing on a couch at a luxury beach somewhere in Nigeria. With your glass cup of chilled wine, you scroll through your phones and all you see is a credit alert.

Now, we are back to reality. But what did you see in your imagination? You see yourself living the good life, right? Yes, that’s what earning passive income is like.

You don’t have to sit in front of your laptop in an office 24/7.

All you need is to take your time to create a very compelling e-book that people would love to pay for and put out there in the right way.

  • Multiple sources of income

Making money from your e-book can serve as a very good source of income for you alongside your other job or businesses.student creates an e-book and sells in Nigeria

Once you click on publish on any platform that you may want to sell your e-book, the bulk of the work is done. You can invest your time in other things that matter to you.

  • Highly scalable

This is another interesting part of creating an e-book. You can easily scale up your income by writing not just one but two or three hot-selling books.

From our research, people who make the most money from e-book sales are those who take it as a serious income source and publish more e-books.

They do not stop at creating just one best-seller but as many e-books as possible- all written with the same level of intent.

  • Pride of becoming a published author

Does having “best-selling” on your profile sound great to you? Of course, who doesn’t want to do that to their CVs?

Your e-book could also confer on you an authority in your industry and as a result open more possibilities up for you.

  1. How much money can you make selling an e-Book?

This question is one of the most frequently asked questions about how to make money from e-books in Nigeria.

At least you need to have an idea of what you can make from creating and selling an e-book before you jump into the rigors of writing one, it’s only wise.Girl creates and make money selling e-book in Nigeria

Am happy to tell you that the amount you can make on your e-book really depends on you.

You cannot write an e-book on a topic that people can easily find on Google and expect to make something tangible out of it. No, people are not that generous.

An average e-book on Amazon sells for anything from between $2.99 and $9.99 but the most commonly purchased e-books sell for from $2.99 to $3.99.

So, I’ll advise you to price your first e-book around $2.99 for a start.

When readers get value for their money and keep telling other people about it, then your subsequent e-book might attract a lot more.

Imagine selling 5 copies of your book daily. Multiply that by 30 days, that’s about $500.lady gets paid for selling an e-book she created

With two or three e-books that are even more successful, you’ve got a successful online business in your hands.

Again, writing and selling e-books is very lucrative and profitable but you have to be willing to put in the amount of work needed.

How to create and make money selling e-book in Nigeria

  1. What type of e-book sells most in Nigeria?

The answer to this question is simple. Write what your audience wants to read and is willing to pay for.

If you are writing for a Nigerian audience, then some topics may not fly, naturally.

Talk of topics like university loans, parenting and relationships issues, crafts and hobbies, etc. They may not sell that much in Nigeria.

But if an e-book on such topics were written for an audience elsewhere, it may become a best-seller.laptop and money made from selling e-books

So, what your audience is hungry for is what matters. The question is, what type of e-books would Nigerians want to buy.

Nigeria is a developing country and one with many challenges at that. For this reason, most Nigerians are looking for ways to earn more money and live meaningful lives.

Any topics around how people can be successful with their business, make more money, and be prosperous will always attract buyers.

Mind you, your content must be rich, unique, and not something easily available elsewhere.e-book on how to create an e-book in Nigeria

If you want to teach them how to go into a particularly profitable business, for example, you may want to break the topic down into the smallest details knowing such may not be easily found through Google search.

So, how can you find out about topics people are looking for in Nigeria?

  1. How to know the best e-book topic to write and sell?

A good place you can find such topics is forum platforms like Nairaland, Quora, or even Twitter. What questions are people asking and talking about?

Google trends can also give you a good idea of what people are looking for online as well, with the list of trending topics in different topics.

Since other people have already written e-books that are fast-selling on different platforms, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel.

Look for best-sellers on Amazon or other platforms like Bambooks, Okada Books, Kobo writing life, etc.

What topics are these best-sellers about? Can you adapt it to your own environment? Is there some vital aspects or perspective you could add in your own e-book?

Knowing what works already will save you a lot of brain-racking and time when searching for the best e-books topics in Nigeria.

  1. How much does it cost to publish an e-book?

As I hinted earlier, creating and sell an e-book is one of the cheapest online businesses you can start ever. Man creates and sells an e-book in Nigeria

Creating an e-book cover and a little budget for online promotion might be all the money you need to spend when writing your e-book.

If you have a blog or a website that drives traffic, a robust email list, or large followership on social media, it’s even cheaper to publish your e-book.

You can simply leverage these platforms to put the word out about your new e-book and convert some of these people to buyers.man creates sells and makes money from e-book in Nigeria

To put a figure to how much it costs to publish an e-book, I’ll say you need less than N20,000 if you don’t have any of the platforms I mentioned.

If you do, you don’t even need any money to start.

How to create and make money selling e-book in Nigeria

  1. How do I write an e-book in Nigeria?

Doing the writing is the bulk of the work in creating an e-book. You’ll need to a lot a reasonable amount of time to do the writing.girl creates sells and makes money from e-book in Nigeria

Depending on the topic you write about and how lengthy you want it to be, you may want to dedicate a month or more of daily writing to your book.

Your e-book could be anything from 2,500 words to 25,000. The choice is yours. Remember, some people associate the length of an e-book with its value.

One thing that will help you get the writing done more easily is to write an outline. An outline is the main points or topics of your subject.

The subheadings, if you have some, would be in your outline too. Once the outline is ready, you will start to develop the body of each of the topics.Ladies creates sells and makes money from e-book in Nigeria

Trust me, writing your e-book can be fun and exciting if you are one who loves to write. If not, it could be a tiring endeavor.

Not to worry, if you fall in the latter category, you can get experienced, passionate, and good e-book writers on a freelance service marketplace like Fiverr.

Yes, of course, you’ll have to pay some money, but trust me, it will be worth your spending.

  1. How do I sell my eBook in Nigeria?

You’ll agree with me that writing a good e-book is one thing, selling it is another.

Even if you write the best story or topic with good writing skills and a nice price tag but no one knows about it, you can’t sell your e-book and make anything tangible.man creates sells and makes money from e-book in Nigeria

Promoting your e-book is one of the most important steps in writing and selling an e-book.

Putting the word out there and making people aware that you recently dropped an A.M.A.Z.I.N.G stuff.

In fact, some seasoned e-book publishers or marketers would advise you to let your followers, communities, or blog readers know beforehand the date your book drops on Amazon.

Hint them about your upcoming book and why they should all get at least a copy. And once the e-book is on the shelves, let them know A.S.AP.

With little budget, you may want to do some paid advert on Facebook or Instagram so more people can get to see your e-book and possibly buy it.

If your book is not very compelling and you are not sure if people would buy them just through the paid adverts, then, please keep your money.

But then, why would you want to write an e-book that is not compelling in the first place?

  1. Final words on creating an e-book in Nigeria

The easiest way to create an e-book is to start now. Stop thinking of how to create and make money from an e-book, just start.

Research sought-after, fast-selling topics, get an outline, start writing, give lots of value and do some promotion based on how much you have to promote your e-book.

Get each and every single in this list right and you’ll realise that anyone can publish an e-book, even you, yes you!

ROUNDING UP

That’s it on how to create and make money selling e-book in Nigeria.

As always, if there is anything I didn’t touch on in this post, feel free to let me know in the comment session.

Also, let me know if there is anything you want me to talk about in the blog or my YouTube channel.

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As always, if there is anything I didn’t touch on in this post, feel free to let me know in the comment session.

Also, let me know if there is anything you want me to talk about in the blog or my YouTube channel.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Subscribe to my YouTube channel and don’t miss out on our awesome content there.

CHEERS!

Do you want to make money right from your campus and start building a successful life from school?

Get my e-book

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