Most people ask if selling books online is profitable; my answer is yes! In fact, everything you sell online is profitable if you know the tricks and ways to market and sell them.

In this post, I will discuss on how to make money selling books online. Although people are now switching to the reading of books on their smartphones and other devices, you can still make money selling books, and here is how?

    1. Know your audience and what type of books they like. Before you start selling books online (either used or recent) you should know your target audience and know what type of books they like. If your target audience is women in their early 20’s, you must make sure that the books that you are selling are in line with what your audience wants. You should also make sure that you are selling books that people want to read.

(Additional reading: A Few Good Reason Why Selling Used Books Online is a Great Idea)

  1. Use Amazon to your advantage. Amazon is a well known online marketplace to buy and sell products and also digital items such as apps, movies, music, eBooks, etc. there are so many people using Amazon. This gives you a higher tendency of gaining more profit selling your books on Amazon. There are so many tutorials and training on how to sell more books on Amazon; I would advise you to take one or two of the training or tutorials.
  2. Use social media to your advantage. Social media is a powerful marketing tool. If you are able to use social networks to your benefit, you would be touching the heart of your audience directly. Here are some social media that you can make use of:
  • Facebook is a very popular social media that can help you get more sales and reach more people through its ads. If you use Facebook well, you can get more customers and make more sales.
  • Twitter is also a popular social media. With twitter, you can grow and build your brand for you to get more sales.
  • You can create short descriptive videos about your books, your inspirations, etc. just something people can watch. YouTube can also increase your sales and customers.
  1. Use your website. You should have a website that you can sell your books on. If you don’t have one, you should get one. It doesn’t take long to open a website nowadays. A website is very crucial to the sales of your books. With your website, you can reach thousands and millions of people on the internet. And if it is done right, you would make lots of sales.