Do you have enough content on your blog to create an eBook?
I bet you do.
If you have 30-50 blog posts then I am certain you can create an eBook from your existing work. Here are 3 ways to use these posts:
- Content upgrades to build your email list.
- Create an eBook to sell.
- Curate information in a PDF for your readers to download. Then you can add relevant affiliate links to monetize it.
These are wonderful ideas for you to repurpose your content without thinking of coming up with something new.
I know there are many bloggers seeking ways to make money from the content they are already writing. The solution is already within posts. Why not take advantage of the opportunity to create an eBook to build authority for your blog and make a little cash.
To make this work, I will show you how to research your blog posts to find topics for your eBook. I will give you an idea for wide eBook distribution to create opportunities for more sales. Also, I will show you two tools to create eBooks to upload on your own digital platform.
Researching Your Blog Posts for eBook Content
To start let’s look at your blogging niche. Remember your first post on your blog? Now, do you remember your first posts that were over 800 words? How about 1,000 words?
You can use this content for an eBook. Although there are existing posts available for everyone to read, you can leverage your work as previews to your book.
I believe this is the easy part of turning your blog posts into a book. Most bloggers have written mini-books online already. And with the push for longer content, words within blog posts have increased in number.
I just read a post that contained 6,000 words.
Here is how you would take a blog post and turn it into content for an eBook. Let’s take a look at one of my really long blog posts Effective Email Marketing for Bloggers and Ways to Build an Email List.
I have 12 different subheadings. One of the subheadings is “Lead Magnet”. It list some of examples bloggers can make to build an email list.
I could create a detailed tutorial on how to quickly create a lead magnet.
Best of all, I have other blog posts related to the same subject. All I have to do is expand on the topics. I can add charts or more background information. And I will have myself an eBook to help monetize my blog.
One Platform to Help You Distribute Your eBook to Other Platforms
The success of your eBook will all be dependent on your marketing effort. Although the competition with selling eBooks is fierce, you should still give it your all even if it means distributing your content on different platforms. You can do so with Smashwords.
Using a digital platform like Smashwords to distribute your eBook to other sites is the same as getting a physical book into multiple book stores.
As an eBook creator, you might want to have a way for people to buy directly from a digital store you create. Here are some tools to help you make a PDF so you can turn your document into an eBook and sell it in your online store.
Tools to Create Your PDF
The first tool I want to mention is Canva.
While Canva has templates available for you to design an eBook it is best to use the Letterhead (A4) template in case your reader wishes to print out the book. This template will fit best with the standard paper size.
Although most people like to have a designer look when creating an eBook it best to create something standard with a few pictures.
Printer ink can be very costly and I don’t like for people to have incur another expense just for printing out my eBook.
To get started all you need to do is choose the Letterhead (A4) template option in Canva.
Once you click on the Letterhead (A4) template the editor will open. Now you should click on the “Elements” button then “Grid” to create the eBook cover. Choose the first grid.
Once you click on the grid it will open up on the page so you can insert a picture. You can crop and edit the photo the way you desire it to be.
Now it is time to add the text to the cover. To do this you will need to select the “Text” button on the left and choose the “Heading” to start with your eBook title. Next you can choose the “Subheading” text for the sub title and the author name. Use whatever fonts you like to complete the cover. Also, you can change the font size to your liking.
Once you have completed the step of adding text to your cover you should click on “Add a new page” in order to continue with the body of the book. After clicking on “Add a new page” you can cut and paste from a word document or your blog posts until the eBook is completed.
There is one thing you should note when creating an eBook using Canva. If your document is over 30 pages you will have to start another Letterhead (A4) template to complete the book. You will be able to download both files then merge them together using PDFMerge.
Designrr is an eBook creation tool that works by pulling the content on to their platform. The tool will format and design beautiful PDF’s you can use as a lead magnet or an eBook to sell.
I found this tool from Facebook. I haven’t actually used it yet, but I have been keeping my eye on the site.
I love the idea of saving time with eBook creation. The company has a tutorial right on their page. Take a look at yourself and see how easy it is to create an eBook using your existing blog content.
If you were ever looking for a way to expand your reach and income by writing an eBook turning your blog posts into an eBook is the quickest way to do this.