Who Needs Handouts?

Following on from my last post, it might interest those of you who read it and were a little skeptical that I have had some success in my small but significant revelation.

Since publishing that almost shockingly honest eye-opener and making readers aware of the practice of asking for donations that a lot of bloggers engage in, I have actually SOLD four more copies of my eBook directly from this blog!

Now, that might not sound like a whole lot of sales to anyone who sells their stuff in the hundreds or so every day. But for someone like me whose blog is still a relatively new thing with a still small but growing readership, that’s solid proof enough for me. By being honest and taking money for pure sales rather than asking for money to buy a (probably fictitious) coffee, this works!

Maybe this is a fluke and I don’t make any more sales of my eBook this way. But I don’t think so, because human nature being what it is, people would rather spend their money on something they can get some use out of than give it to some beggar in the street. Or somewhere.

I await the backlash…

2 thoughts on “Who Needs Handouts?

  1. YC

    Hey congrats on the sales, Terry! 🙂 It does motivate me in a way that maybe I might get sales too, no matter how many, if I decide to write a massive ebook.

  2. tel Post author

    Thanks YC, it just goes to show that perseverance pays off! And you probably don’t need to write a massive ebook to convert into sales, just an info-packed one that people can use and get value for their money.

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