Most home business opportunities are overdone and oversaturated. With most home-based business opportunities that are promoted in magazines and on websites the options are all the same; start a day care center, become a personal shopper, sit at home and stuff envelopes and so on. While a dedicated person can make income, and sometimes great incomes from such ideas, the market can only handle so many work at home personal shoppers.
Ebooks however, are in a market that is only just starting to see entrepreneurial interest. Ebook authors are starting to be called “info entrepreneurs” – infopreneurs? They compile high quality information or write their own fiction ebooks and sell them online. Some people are able to secure very comfortable full time careers from this, and yes, they do it 100% from their own home.
Being an ebook entrepreneur is no easy feat. It will require long hours of research and writing, web design and gaining a little knowledge about ecommerce. However, the payoff could be huge. And unlike many other home-based businesses you won’t be limited to your region.
The beauty about ebooks is that you can publish them and then distribute them throughout the world. You could get orders from Indonesia, Canada, USA, France and so on. This global opportunity doesn’t apply to many other work at home opportunities.
Ebook Stores Don’t Open & Close
Another defining feature of Ebook Entrepreneurs is that they don’t have the regular 9-5 hours of operation. You will sell ebooks while you’re awake and while you sleep. Not bad huh? Most of the work that goes along with setting up an Ebook business is done in the beginning stages. This industry is front heavy, but after you set up your infrastructure you can continue to sell with very little daily maintenance.
Not Just For Authors
Likewise, ebook authorship is not just for authors. Anyone who has an interest in anything could write about their interest and convert in into an ebook. Some of the best ebooks are actually from unknown authors and some of the highest selling ebooks have been written by unknown authors who have a knack for online promotion.
If nothing else, Ebook publishing is something worth consideration. Ebooks may not replace traditional paperback books this year or next, but they certainly are gaining popularity at a rate that should make all authors stop to think about how they could use ebooks to their advantage.