How to Make an eBook Step by Step

Learn how to make an ebook step by step, and see the benefits of turning your blog post into a lead magnet. Many website owners underutilize the power of their content. In this article, we'll discuss the different benefits to creating an eBook, how you can use your WordPress blog post to capture leads, and the software I use to transition my blogs and re-purpose my content seamlessly.

 

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How to Make an eBook Step by Step

 

Many website owners underestimate the power of their content. This mistake probably addresses the newbie bloggers; nonetheless, it is a verifiable topic to cover. Perhaps, some writers are overwhelmed with the thought of posting to their website regularly, while at the same time, publishing an eBook at consistent intervals. But in this scenario, the benefits of publishing to both outlets far outweigh the paralysis of sticking to one over the other.

Regardless of your experience as a blogger, the rewarding factors are the same. Creating an eBook allows you the opportunity to re-purpose and monetize your content.



Benefits of Creating an eBook or PDF

1. Repurpose Your Content

The first benefit of creating an eBook or PDF is to repurpose your content. What does this mean? It means you have an opportunity to re-engage with your audience and improve your Google ranks.

Repurpose Your Content

If you are creating rich and valuable content for your readers, then creating an eBook or PDF from your current and past blogs allows you to share your content for other purposes. This data can be used to build credibility as an author, add backlinks to experience higher Google ranking.

Turning your archived blog post into a PDF or eBook keeps your content fresh and adding internal links between your posts and PDF’s is a great way to get indexed on Google. Everyone knows that Google indexes everything from images to videos and other files on your site, this includes PDF’s.

As a matter of fact, because PDF’s are easy for Google to read and understand, backlinking to PDF’s are great for rankings. Shaping your information into a downloadable form also makes the content more user-friendly for your readers.

2. Monetize Your Content

Another benefit of creating an eBook or PDF is monetizing your content. Whether you are an affiliate marketer or selling your own hobby or crafts, monetizing your website is always rewarding.

Ebooks are here and are more popular than ever. The mobility and convenience mean that anyone can grab-and-go with an easy read at their fingertips. They are being sold on almost every platform and the accessibility makes it an easy sell, especially once you upload it to Amazon’s Kindle Publishing.



Use Your WordPress Blog to Capture Leads

Many publishers use SEO to drive organic traffic to their websites. Building a highly responsive email list is the best way to grow your business and is the core of any successful strategy.

But how do you build your email list?

This is called ‘Content Upgrade’ and the genius behind this is using a downloadable eBook (lead magnet) that is directly related to the content.

What is the purpose of a lead capture? Well, ultimately, the purpose is to increase your conversion and optin rate. A lead capture lets you retarget your audience and keep your information relevant for your viewers.

How to Transition Your Blogs into eBooks

So you’ve heard the hype about creating eBooks and PDF’s but nobody ever talks about how difficult it is. You have format the pages so everything lines up right, and even if you use a template, you will have to delete some of the information from the blog, right?

Wrong!

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You don’t have to worry about rewriting your content or getting into the designing elements.

I use software that erases all the harsh elements of creating an amazing eBook. Seriously, this program will allow you to design and publish a professional eBook in 90 seconds. Let me tell you how this is possible with Designerr, technology.

 

 

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How to make an eBook step-by-step

How to Transition from a Blog to an eBook from Scratch

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The obstacles have already been crossed in the design program I use. It is as easy as copying your url. The content is then, imported to a theme of your choice. The plugins, widgets, sidebars, and advertisements are removed from behind the scenes.


Now, you don't have to write an article from scratch, or rewrite an older post. Just import the content from the url or multiple urls.

Choose from Predesigned Templates

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Since Designerr can take your content from your website, Microsoft Word, Apple Pages, Google Doc's and any other editor, it will convert it into a beautiful design with a stylish layout which is ready for publishing.



Adjust Your Style and Publish

3.

And, since the content is converted for you, all you have to do is pick your color themes to fit your style. Images are already imported for you as well but you have an option to upload from your gallery or from their free stock images.

18 Comments

  • Hello Melissa, very engaging post you have up here.

    Reading through this post, I found myself nodding my head to ascertain to the truth of this post and how I never thought of this kind of opportunity before.  This is great and sensitising. Turning blog contents to ebooks and selling them could be an additional way of generating a worthy income especially if the content is of real value and unique. I am very glad I came in contact with this post, I will try this out and hopefully it would turn out well since I own publishing rights with some ebooks publication sites. It should be way easier.

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    • Thank you for taking the time to read through this post. Sounds like you may have some expertise in this area. There are so many ways to monetize from e-books and if you publish to KDP you know how time-consuming it is. The good thing about this software is that it is also formatted to publish to Kindle direct publishing. 

      ~All the best

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  • Melissa, this is a fantastic post I never knew there was such a tool for creating ebooks – what an absolute gem and I noticed they have a special on – I really need this in my toolkit – so glad I found your post.

    Cheers,
    Chrissie

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    • I’m glad you found something of value to add to your toolkit. I try to provide content that will help new and aspiring entrepreneurs. I’ve been using this for a few months now. The tutorial videos are very useful and I am always finding new ways to utilize this software.

      Reply
  • Hi Melissa,

    Great post! Love it. I have written a couple of books online and the first back in 2009 was very difficult due to the young age of the internet and everything was so clunky and expensive. I have since written one in 7 days so things definitely better and easier now.

    love the way you cover the topic here, it all gels together and makes it very easy to read and implement. Thanks so much,

    Kev

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    • Hi Kevin,
      Congratulations with your books. Isn’t it amazing how much simpler it is to create an eBook today versus yesteryear? Hope you find some useful content here. Thanks for sharing your experience.
      ~ All the best

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  • I needed to read this start to finish. I’ve been wanting to create an Ebook for my site and decided that once I reach 100k words I would go through my content and pick the best for my Ebook. That is right around the corner because I just hit 80k and I need to really start thinking about this and creating an email list. Just the thought of it makes me cringe, I just feel like it’s going to be so hard. Lucklily, with Designrr, I don’t have to worry about the Ebook part of it. But can I ask, what do you recommend for starting an email list? Thanks for sharing.

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    • Congratulations on your word goal. That is quite an accomplishment and a good SMART goal! (Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Relevant, Time-Bound). Right now is a great time to start with Designrr, their special is $27 for lifetime access if you use the button above. I am testing different optin forms right now and I recommend Mail Chimp. The free plan is great for any start-up or less than 2000 leads. You may want to start offering your content as a pdf series.
      ~ Good luck and best wishes

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  • After reading your article i have benefited greatly. You discuss in your article about How to Make an eBook Step by Step. You also said Benefits of Creating an eBook or PDF and do many works for making an eBook. That’s really awesome. After reading your article i have learned in this topics clearly.I think your article is helpful to all. So , Thank you very much for sharing your article.

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    • Hello, I’m happy this article could benefit you. 

      ~All the best

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  • Thank you for introducing me to this new tool!

    I didn’t realize that PDFs can help my ranking in such ways.  I always thought they were more of a static offering like “sign up for my mailing list and receive my 10 tips to whatever eBook”, etc.  I never even considered the links within being useful outside of the eBook itself.

    I was going to ask if you could provide an eBook example made with this tool, as I’d love to see a page/post to PDF comparison (i.e. the URL of the source used for the PDF and then the PDF itself) but it’s pretty much covered in the video when you follow the link provided.

    Thank you so much for this…it’s time for me to look into this a bit more,

    Scott

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    • Hi Scott,

      I joined this program a few months back for different reasons (freelance for customers) then realized I should be doing this for myself. That is actually another way you can monetize from this but if you go to my home page, I use my toolkit is an example. 

      ~All the best.
      https://prentrepreneur.com/

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  • I’ve been thinking about getting into e-books for a long time. I wrote one a long time ago but it was a huge pain. It took almost as much time to format it and go through checks and format approvals as it did to write it. I want to take my posts which are written in more of an adult tone and turn them into books for kids. I love the idea of it but will this program give me flexibility on images and style? Thanks!

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    • Hi Tricia,

      I have been using this program myself and I love it for many reasons. Everyone has different reasons for using it and this article is actually very general on the different purposes because it is not niched down to something specific as in your question of the flexibility. I’m happy that you are questioning the different uses of this software. To answer your question, yes. You can add your own images or upload from their hundreds of available free stock images. 

      What I’ve learned is to that it is easier to edit as much as I can in draft mode, then once I move on to the next step, I can customize the layout, images, and spacing to optimize my content. Hope this helps. 

      *Side note: this price wasn’t available when I signed up. I spent much more!

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      • Thank you so much…and for the tip. For decent software it is a good price. I think I now know what I’m doing with my mad money this month. 😉

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        • I hope all works out for you. I will be working on another article about how to turn your ebook creation into a business, which is great for bloggers in their early phases. Just more money to bring to the table. 🙂
          ~All the best

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  • Hi there,

    Awesome article, I really liked the reading!

    It’s been a while now that I wanted to create an ebook but I was afraid that I had to rewrite my oldest posts. Now that I read your article, I am quite relieved:) I have bookmarked the software Designrr so I can check this further. Just a question, please. I have so many contents on my website that it’s overwhelming me. Should I make an ebook of my most popular content or it doesn’t matter?

    Thank you in advance!

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    • Hello Daniella,

      I’m happy you found this article informative. To answer your question, you can use content from any date. You can update the content if need be when you create a draft. So you can combine different post to make your eBook longer if that is your goal. Also, this is formatted properly so you can upload it to Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing and sell your content there as well. 

      Good Luck,

      ~wishing you all the best

      Reply

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