Just a quick hit here to get your brain going on an idea. All of us know quite a bit about a subject and given the chance could easily write 30 pages or so on a subject. Now if your can write a 100 page guide on something then great you can write an ebook that you can possibly sell on Clickbank but if you just have 10 to 30 pages then you can write and ebook and add your own affiliate links to Clickbank products and give it away online as a viral product that can make you money for years to come.
Some E-books combine very well with an affiliate program. When the affiliate receives some extra benefit from promoting the viral message, like being able to brand your E-book with his affiliate links, the affiliate makes a sale when a reader buys through a branded link. You benefit from increased traffic on your website because the affiliate is willing to promote the E-books for you.
Remember the K.I.S.S. principle Keep It Simple Stupid! The incentive should be clear to those you want to take an action. Readers will look at your offering for about seven seconds before they move on. If it takes longer than that for them to figure out what it is you want them to do, they will move on. Don’t make your message vague or difficult to comprehend. If you do, chances are you will lose them. You must respect your readers enough to express your message clearly.
Once you are sure you have an E-book that will be of value to an affiliate program, approach them with your idea and be able to show that it will be mutually beneficial.
Viral Marketing using E-books is one of many techniques that all together have a cumulative effect in attracting customers and subscribers to your business and in attracting targeted visitors to your website. You will very soon find out that this is an excellent way of increasing sales, subscribers and referrals.
Once you have the ebook completed in Microsoft Word than you can use a simple product like CutePDF or some other free program to turn your ebook into a PDF and then just start dropping links to it in affiliate forum signatures, blog posts, blog comments and even on Digg or Reddit or Delicious