Market Research – Will Your Ebook Be Profitable?

Keyword research is only one part of the necessary work needed to create a successful ebook. You also need to look into the current market to see if your idea will be profitable.

Why wouldn’t your ebook idea be profitable if there are a high number of searches for it?

Many people use the Net for researching information but may not be willing to pay for it. Some of these people may include educators, researches or individuals pursuing their own interests.

You need to visit the locations where people congregate based on your ebook topic. Read their blogs, forums, newsletters and subscribe to current news feeds and trends.

You don’t want to spend 100s of hours creating your ebook, only to find no one is interested in your content. You will have wasted a lot of time and money and possibly come to the conclusion that marketing your information online
does not work for you.

Market Research Web Sites

Listed below are web sites that offer a wealth of information that will help you make a well-informed decision on selecting the best topic for your ebook.

Search It! – provides all the research tools you need in one place
read the review at

Here are other research tools you can use: – find books written on your subject. – browse the main topics then research the sub topics – use the search tool to see if there are products being offered in your niche. – find keywords related to your niche topic and see advertiser competition. – displays how much advertisers are willing to pay for your keywords. ie if thee are paying $10/click you know it’s worth developing this subject. – if many articles have been written on your subject, it’s a good indication you have hungry readers.

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