ebook cover design is fun
I have to pay for gas, food, gadgets, and fun… I’m often asked “How do you make money when you’re on the road?” I’m a male stripper of course. Actually… that would probably be way cooler. No, I’ve been called “The most highly skilled hobo in history” because I do marketing (ad-writing, graphic design, analytics, ppc, seo, website design, printing, videography, video editing, motion graphic design, branding strategies, social media strategies, local-search submissions), Photography, consulting, and the occasional workshop, and public speaking. What?? I get bored easily
One of the websites I just designed is BeWellWithSue.com, a blog about healthy living, practical raw lifestyle, and healthy cooking. It belongs to Suzanne Thomas, who I”m couchsuring with right now in Austin, TX. A little “Internet Marketing 101″ – Sue wants to build up her mailing list, so she is offering an “Ethical Bribe” to get people to give her their contact information, so she can continue to market to them on similar topics. This is called Lead Generation, though it’s often called an “Opt-in”.
A picture is worth 1,000 words, and a good picture that represents a concept well is worth dollars too. One of the things I do is design. Since I created her theme (the way the site looks), and header, and logo, it only seemed logical to have me create the Ebook cover. The ebook is called “28 tips for a healthier, skinny you!” I believe the title, because Suzanne is the one who helped me lose 28 pounds in 30 days.
A lot of people hire designers to create e-book covers, regular book covers, flyers, and much more… Design is actually simple, and with Photoshop (free 30 day trial of Photoshop available), you can do it yourself fairly quickly.
I recorded the entire process of how I created this ebook cover, and you can do it yourself, and save hundreds of dollars of hiring designers. If nothing else, you can show your designer EXACTLY how you’d like your cover to look.
Since I explained what an opt-in is, an ethical bribe, and lead generation…. let me give another awesome example!
Get my free video on how to create a ebook cover of your own! Just fill out the (opt-in) form below with your primary e-mail and your name, and I’ll send you the video! I hate Spam, and so I solemnly swear not to give your information away, or even sell it. I’ll just send you notices when I have additional awesome new training videos (they don’t ALL make it to my blog). Trust me, I know a lot of really cool stuff!
Then you’ll get a quick e-mail you have to click on, to prove that you’re you, and then you’re good to go! I’d love to know what you think of the video, and what other topics you’d like to see me explain.