Writing an Ebook is all the rage nowadays and is a great way to generate leads for your website. However a lot of people put off creating an Ebook because they tell themselves that they don’t know what to write about.

However, most people have actually got the content; it’s getting it into some kind of format that they find a struggle.

So if you want to create a professional looking Ebook that you can use to share your knowledge and expertise and attract leads for your business, then here are 3 tools to help you write an Ebook.

Mindmaps:  Using mindmaps are a great way to brainstorm ideas for your Ebooks.  So if you don’t know what to write about, then use a mindmap to dump down all your ideas.  Then pick a topic and create another mindmap to map out the structure of the Ebook, such as chapter headings, main topics you are going to cover etc.  Because mindmaps are visual and creative, they will help you to get into the creative process when you’re putting together ideas and content.  You can either draw mindmaps by hand or use software such as MindMeister.

Evernote:  This is a great tool for capturing ideas for your Ebook.  So once you’ve found a topic you want to write about, you can create a swipe file on Evernote of relevant blogs and articles that you come across, and you can add your own notes and audio recordings as well.

Voice Recorder.  Very often what puts people off starting to write an Ebook is the blank screen on their computer.  You can overcome this by dictating the content rather than writing it.  You can do this with software such as Dragon Naturally Speaking or you can record your voice using a Dictaphone or Smartphone.  In fact, having something that you can dictate notes into is a great way of capturing ideas as they come into your head.

So these are just 3 tools to help you write an Ebook.  You can use them to overcome writer’s block, get into the creative process, and capture ideas and content.  As I mentioned before, using an Ebook to share your knowledge and expertise is a great way to show yourself as an expert in your field and promote your business to a wider audience.
 
And if you want more help with your Ebook, then check out our guide “How to Design an Ebook“.  This guide gives you the key resources that you will need to design and create an Ebook, and to promote or sell it online or publish it as a physical product.  Click on the link to download the guide now >> How to Design an Ebook
 

Valerie Eaton provides virtual PA and online marketing services to self-employed professionals who are feeling overwhelmed by their workload and want more time to focus on growing their business.