Make a Stunning Free eBook Cover in Five Minutes or Less - Without Photoshop!
One of the most important parts of creating your own information product is the eBook
cover that you choose. First impressions are everything. Let's face it, no matter how good
your book is, a boring eCover will turn buyers away.
Many first time product creators make the mistake of paying someone else to design their
covers for them. This is really nothing more than a way for other people to take your hard
earned money away. Some designers will tell you that using expensive programs like Photoshop
is the only way to create a cover that really stands out. But that is just not true. You can
make great covers for your eBook, and you can do it for free - without relying on overpriced
web designers or expensive software programs. Really!
There are many free websites on the internet that will let you create great eBook covers
for nothing. These sites even give simple instructions so that you can design everything in
as little as five minutes to ten minutes.
Don't let the word "simple" fool you though. You are still the designer and you can still
make these covers as specific to your needs as you want. However, please keep in mind, that
if designing is really NOT your thing, you are also, at this point totally free to make a really
ugly cover with poor use of color that wouldn't sell a heater to an Eskimo. (This might be
a reason to outsource. But I digress...)
Do you want to know a BIG SECRET that all the top internet marketers know? Customers
don't care about your eBook cover quite as much as you do. Yes, they are attracted to covers
that are interesting and easy on the eyes, but that is where it ends. The average online customer
does not care about all of the eBook styles, designs, and graphics that are out there. All
that they are really looking for is something that will catch their eye, nothing more and nothing
less. All you need to do is create a cover with a catchy title, a free clip art image, and
some colors are proven to sell. That's it. That is all you need to start selling your product.
(Maybe you don't need to outsource after all. Hmmmmm...?)
However, when you start selling multiple products, THAT is when you should start to think
about paying for an eCover service. Usually these services are pretty cheap - and they are
always much cheaper than buying and learning Photoshop. They also offer a lot of options for
you. This is especially important if you are offering different products to the same customer
base, because you will want each of your products to have their own unique look. (Don't you
just love it when I argue BOTH sides of the fence?)
Take MyEcoverMaker for example. This service is perfect for the marketer who is just
starting to create multiple eBooks, because it is designed to grow with you. There is a 'per
download' option that will only charge you when you create an eCover, and there are also 'per
month' and 'per year' options so that you can get unlimited downloads for a set price. In the
beginning when you only have a few products, you can simply pay per cover, then when your business
starts to grow you can easily upgrade to a low monthly fee.
Of course, some people don't need to grow their eBook business. Some people already know
that they will need a lot of eCovers over time. This is where sites like eBookCoversPro come
in handy. For a set price you can use this easy tool for life. Yes, the price is a little higher
than monthly subscriptions, but this tool is easy to use and you have unlimited use. If you
are only creating a few products this year, then this might not be the best option for you.
But, if you are creating many products every year, then this tool will pay for itself many
Many product creators fall into the trap of believing that they need to hire someone
else to design their eBook covers for them. Don't let this happen to you. You don't need Photoshop,
you don't need to pay someone else hundreds of dollars to do this easy job for you. Instead,
take five minutes to try the free services that are out there, and when your business starts
to grow you can start to look into the paid sites. You'll be glad you did.
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donation⁄advertising supported website that lets you instantly create 3d-box images
online, free! Just upload pictures for cover and sides and then get 3d-box in you favorite
image format (JPG, GIF, PNG supported). Post them in your blog or anywhere else. I recommend
that you View their gallery first
to see what a good eBook cover should look like, and just what this application is capable of.