Have you recently created an e-book or something similar you want to promote online?  If so, do you have a plan on how you’re going to sell that e-book or downloadable product?

If you are interested in profiting from your latest creation, you can do so, but you may need a little bit of assistance.  To make money, you need to rely on internet sales.  The only problem is that to have internet sales, your product needs to be seen and known about by many more people that you probably have on your current list.

While it may be difficult at times, there are a number of easy ways that you can go about having your e-book or downloadable product successfully promoted.

And lets’ face it if you do not advertise or promote your product, consumers will not even know that it exists. Something can’t be purchased if no one knows that it is available for sale.  Promotion is also important because, if properly implemented, it gets people talking; it creates a buzz about what you do. And there’s no better way of getting promoted than getting other people to help you with the promotion.

So here’s a few easy ways to get people onboard:

  • One of the quickest ways that you can go about finding people to help with your promotion is by using the internet. After all, that is where your e-book or downloadable product will be sold. Do a quick search and find people who are already involved in these types of promotions.
  • You can find people by visiting online message boards or forums. If you do this, you will find there are a large number of internet users who are also looking for help, when it comes to selling a product or a service.  You could then offer to do a link exchange.  A link exchange is when two individuals agree to help each other promote their products.  For obvious reasons though, you will want to make sure that you do not help to promote a product that could be considered your competition.
  • Speaking of online message boards and forums, you can do your own promoting when searching for someone to help you. A large number of message boards and forums allow members to create a signature.  Many posters use a signature to display their favorite quotes or song lyrics, but most use it to promote their business or products; you can also do the same.  For instance, if you are selling something on pet care, you can have a catchy signature line and a link to your sales pages.  This concept works great, especially if you are on a forum that is related to the topic of your offer, like a pet lovers forum. You may also be able to find other posters who are willing to promote your e-book in their signature lines too.
  • In conjunction with using online message boards or forums to find people who are willing to promote your product, you can also use standard internet searches.  You will want to search for websites that are, in one way or another, related to the content of your offer.  A large number of web-masters may do a link exchange, but others may want you to pay a small amount of money for an advertising slot.

Even if you must pay for advertising, it will likely be worth it, especially if you find a popular, high traffic website.

As an act of kindness, you may want to provide other internet users with incentives for helping you promote your offer, especially if you are looking to have this help without paying for it.  A popular incentive, as mentioned above, is a link exchange. In addition to a link exchange, you may even want to give your promotional assistants a free copy of your e-book or downloadable product.  In fact, you may even be asked for a free copy. This is actually quite common, as many individuals want to know exactly what they are helping to promote.

Remember that promoting your e-book or downloadable offers is the best way to profit from it.  With a little bit of research and hard work, you should be able to find a large number of individuals who would be willing to help you, and many will do so free of charge.

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