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Ebook-Site News, Issue #019 - For
March 30, 2008
Hi,

Welcome to the first issue of eBook-site news for 2008.

----------------- Table of Contents -----------------

- Introduction

- Catch 22

- Site Update

- eBay

- Final Note 




Introduction

Welcome to the March issue of eBook-site news for 2008. I've been very busy since the last newsletter and have only just managed to complete this before the month end. It's a short newsletter this month but I hope you find something of interest in the text.


Catch 22

Recently, I was fortunate to have some time away from my day job to knock several websites back into shape. However, there's not yet a sufficient income from them to give up my day job completely.

It's a catch 22 situation because when working for someone else, I cannot devote as much time to the online business as I would like. If I did, the bills wouldn't get paid. There have been no miracle internet earnings or instant riches for me. The process has been much slower. For me, it has taken 4 years for 'online success' to lose its dreamy abstract nature and become a more tangible goal waiting to offer its hand in friendship a little further along the road.

Of course, 4 years will seem like an eternity for those that want it now. With more effort, I could have trimmed it down to 2 or 3 years. But, I'm just a normal guy who likes to watch TV, surf the net, eat out or simply relax in the evening after work. With a reasonable income and lifestyle, I probably don't have the same drive or desire that the less fortunate do.

Headlines like 'Out of work student earns thousands of dollars in only 3 weeks' or 'I was broke but I now earn thousands when I found out my brother was a werewolf' don't represent the norm.

It can be more difficult for those of us who spend much of our time working for someone else; to become an online success than it is for those with more time on their hands.

This is especially true if you have a young family to support or have other social or domestic commitments. For the few, the only way may be up. But for the many, down and sideways are other alternatives.

Sidebar – Time and money are not commutative (i.e. taken together they do not always follow the commutative law of mathematics a+b=b+a). You can always use your time to make (or try to make) money but cannot always use your money to buy you time.


Site Update

I am working on some new content for eBook-site that will be added over the coming months. For now I have rearranged some of the web pages and added a few widgets. If you are not already using them, I recommend you do. They're free from http://www.ebook-site.com/widget.html and provide another income stream for your blog or web site.

With time at a premium, no new products have been uploaded to the members' area this month. However, you will find a link (direct link and no subscription or email address required) to a blogging cash course that you can download for free. Private label rights are also included.

The content includes - How Blogging will help your business, Why Blogging is so popular, Niche Blogs and how to get the most out of them, Benefits of a Wordpress Blog, Blogging and SEO - how it can help you, Blogging and RSS, AdSense and Blogging, Ad Placement and Getting Traffic to Your Blog. The link for this product will be removed after 7 days, so grab it soon.

Since the back issues of this ezine are available to everyone, the password for the members' area http://www.ebook-site.com/members.html will be emailed separately.


eBay

Digital Downloadable Goods can be sold only in Classified Ads Format

This may be bad news for many ebayers but by changing the policy on eBay, many more legitimate businesses and affiliates (http://www.superdealshop.com/affiliates.html) will benefit.

Once eBay officially restricts the selling of digital products on their auction sites, many others will most probably follow suit. With many 'junk' products removed, the market place for eBooks should be a little less saturated.


Final Note

Your password will be winging its way to you soon.

Thank you for reading,

Bryan