After 14 years and a million dollars in ebook sales online, I'd like to share with you some secrets on self publishing ebooks.

Here are four steps to creating a best selling ebook online:

.Target your ebook – Did you know you could find out how many people are searching for your topic every month on Google? That way you can know if you havea popular topic before you start writing your ebook. Does your book have 50,000 people searching for your topic on the Internet each month? If so it is a hit book idea. I am consulting with a client today that has a book “Loan Modification Secrets.” The term “loan modification” has 550,000 searches a month online on Google alone! Jiminy Cricket! A topic with this many internet searches is “self publishing gold”. How do you find out how many searches your topic is getting? Google “Google Keyword Tool.” This tool will show you how many Google Searches your topic is getting.

.Title your ebook – If you are selling something online, 80% of your traffic will come from some kind of Internet search. I have a book “Write a Best Selling eBook” for a reason. That is because people are typing phrases into Google (and Facebook Search) like “Write an eBook” or “Selling your eBook.” These people can find my book easily online, whereas if I titled my book “Kick Butt Online with eBooks,” there aren’t that many people typing that into the Internet. Or are there? ;)

.Type your ebook – This is the productivity stage, but not to worry, there are massive productivity stories about people writing a book in just a few days. Remember, online, an ebook can be as short as 13 pages and still have valuable information. If you are doing a print book, there is no “minimum amount” or pages to your book online. I recently completed a book in 7 days! I videotaped myself, put it online, and then transcribed what I was saying. The result was an eBook “How to Give Yourself Psychic Readings in 3 Days.” This book is available for $27 right now, email me, it is hot off the press. Taping yourself and transcribing is massively productive.

.Take it to Market – You might sell an ebook yourself online like I did, creating a sales page and then buying advertising to insure traffic. This is still one of the best ways to go, although there are also Amazon’s programs like CreateSpace, Amazon Kindle, Google Books, Barnes and Noble’s and Sony Readers sites, Itunes and other sites that sell your ebook for you. I’d like to see you list your book on some of these sites. But even more I'd like to see you get plenty of traffic. If I could say how to do this in one sentence, it would be “make your book title and sales pitch irresistible in the first 9 seconds.” The average web visit is 9 seconds. With a hot title, and a hot proposition right at the top of your webpage, you’ve got a hit book. Books with catchy titles like "Get your Ex Back" or "Improve Your Credit Score in 24 Hours" do the best online.

Let me know when you start selling your hot ebook, so I can say "I knew you when." As a Consultant I hear plenty of success stories. Maybe the next one will be yours.

Author's Bio: 

Noelani Rodriguez is a Speaker, Author, Publisher and Consultant on the subject of eBooks and Print On Demand Publishing, with over a $1M of lifetime sales under her belt. Learn more from her 90 page ebook, Write a Best Selling eBook, which tells all about her marketing philosophy, and comes with free Kindle information.