Ways of Getting Content For Your Information Products

There are a number of ways to create your own information products.  Some of the ideas include:-

  • Update existing products. With ever improving access to information, a lot of the products on the market could be updated with innovation and research.  Some products could be converted, for example e-books to audio.
  •  Co-Authoring – If you are an expert in one field you could ask another person in a related area to write with you, for example a marketing person could co-write with a sales expert, or a person in tailoring could team up with a clothes designer, etc.
  •  Re-packaging – Some products could be re-packaged to produce a bigger product of related information.  For instance information products on self- improvement could be repackaged psychological aspects, counselling, tips from personal development coaches and self-improvement insights, etc.
  •  Private label rights products – some private label products allow you to repackage edit and put your name.  This is particularly beneficial if you know the subject well or if you are willing to do some research, or to package it with a related product.
  •  Finding a ghost writer – this is a popular, fast and easy way of producing own information books.  There are a number of companies that offer ghost writer service for a variety of information products at competitive rates.

To Be A Good Reader Be a Good Writer

It may not be immediately obvious, but if you want to be a good writer, it helps to be a reader.  Here are the reasons:-

  • Reading other people’s work will not only increase your knowledge but you gain insights directly and indirectly on style.
  • You get to appreciate the vast approaches to writing.
  • You also get to know the niche that you derive more understanding and joy in reading.
  • It helps to have a broad understanding of the niche you want to write on, for example ebook or business start-ups or a children’s book.
  • <a href="http://www.firstwriter.com/Agents/?tandiwe"><img border="0" src=http://"agents120x90.gif"?w=570 alt="Click here to search hundreds of literary agents in seconds!"></a>If your topic requires researching, it certainly helps to be well read.  Where necessary referencing your work gives more credibility.
  • Being well read helps in writing reviews on other people’s writings. Book reviews is a great way to write and if you want to make a career of writing, know that at some point as an author you will want your book(s) to be reviewed.

Try reading a cross section of material including – fiction and non-fiction, newspapers, magazines, textbooks.  You will be amazed at how much you continue to learn and the more you read, the better your writing will be.

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Various Ways of Making Money With eBooks

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Instead of profits stopping at the point of sale like a paperback or a hardcover book would your profits with an ebook would be just beginning!

You could also just as handily include links to your own products ie. a second or third book also filled with affiliate links.

Imagine every time you quoted a famous author in your own ebook you could turn that quote into a link for your affiliate sales at Amazon!

Using the inter connectivity of eBooks in this way could quite possibly earn you more of an income that actually the sale of the original book!

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Pictures that you use to make your ebook ornate could also have links. Imagine a romance novel with pictures of lonely women eating ice cream on a couch could be turned into a lucrative link to Ben and Jerri’s flavour of the month home delivery link!

At the end of your book you can make a bibliography with clickable affiliate links to Amazon links for the books you did research with and on and on.

All you really need to do make residual profits with your ebook is to use your imagination!

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Research the Topic of your eBook

Once you have decided on the topic of your ebook, if you want it to stand head and shoulders above the rest, by creating not only an income from its initial purchase but also build your reputation as and expert worthy of bookmarking and seeking out for further purchases from, you should follow these bits of advice.

A subject on which you feel capable of providing enough information on to write an ebook should also be researched again fully. By searching for news and or dissenting opinions about the viewpoint you are taking and incorporating them into your content you will make a much more interesting piece of literature.

If by researching you can come up with a wild and unique viewpoint building an ebook around such controversy will attract attention and more sales just be sure that you have enough information to back up your wild claims.

All literature is told in the authors voice but to keep your voice clear and to keep the words flowing and personable try to imagine while you are writing that you are explaining the subject to one specific person that you know from your day to day life.

You can imagine how much better your writing will be when you consider and actual person before you listening to your advice.

Consider the questions they may ask and use examples to help them visualize the concepts. Try to put yourself in the shoes of someone who want to learn the information you are about to provide. What are the results of their emotional state for not knowing the information you are providing. Do they feel ashamed for not knowing the information already? If so, then putting that in perspective before you sit down to the keyboard can make a huge difference in how the reader feels toward you after finishing you ebook.

Many people go online to ask personal questions in anonymity that they would not even imagine asking their closest friends. In this case a gentle touch of reassurance backed up with statistics proving that they are not alone in their fears may make for a much better and possibly recommended ebook on “touchy” subjects.

Finally before you publish have your work proofread by as many people as possible few of us have the ability to proof our own work. A mistake made in writing can easily be slipped over in editing if the same person does both. The most important thing is to have the book understandable by your customer (it doesn’t do any good if you are the only one who can understand it) so test out your ebook on a few friends ask for their input and take any advice they give you to heart.

By adjusting your writing so that people can understand your ebook you will have a much more universally accepted piece of literature.

Domain Name and Website

If you are starting from scratch, and assuming you are writing the e-book for selling you will need an appropriate name for your website and purchase a domain name.

The following tips will help you when choosing a URL.

- Find a name that best describes your niche

- It is advisable to have a name that easy to remember

- Get an easy to spell name, one that is easy to remember, you want to make it easy for your prospective customers to recall and spell your name when they look for you.

There are many reputable web hosting sites, find one that is well established and reliable, with efficient customer service.

Aim to do something definite everyday towards your writing project, continue to research and make notes.

 

How to Write Your Own e-Book

It is a wonderful feeling to know that you can research, write and publish and sell your own e-book.  The thought of producing and selling your own product though intriguing can also be overwhelming at the same time? Here is a checklist to get you started-

1.   Research your target market & come up with an idea for your product.

Online researching is helpful.  Use major search engine and keywords to find out what people are interested in.  I could go into great detail on this step, but I’ll make it short and sweet. The following three criteria must be met. Choose a topic where…

  •  People are looking for information.
  • They are willing to spend money on that information.
  • You, personally, are at least moderately interested and knowledgeable about this topic.

Although the third point is optional, I recommend it if you are going to stay interested and motivated to promote your ebooks for months and years to come. You have the option of choosing something you love or something that is popular. Make work fun by choosing a market that you enjoy.

Here are some ideas for you…

  • Weight Loss and Dieting
  • Health (or fixing health problems)
  • Fitness and Exercise (lifting things that are drooping and tightening things that are sagging)
  • Looking good (reversing aging, removing hair, keeping hair, etc.)
  • Relationships (finding then, keeping them, getting over them)
  • Making Money (online or offline, small business, finding jobs, etc)
  • Saving Money
  • Parenting problems/concerns

You may wish to create a scrapbook  or notebook to put down some points as they come to mind.   Do more researching and read around the topic.  Thinking yourself as a writer or an accomplished author helps the make the idea more real.

The Importance of Information

First of all, people come to the web for one thing and one thing only – information. Whether they’re shopping for products to buy or looking for a natural remedy for their acne, they’re hitting the web for information, advice, and help.

If your readers find quality information from you they’re very likely to  stick around, make frequent visits or recommend friends.

Second, search engines go after content. The more pages you have on your website or blog filled with quality content, the better. Whether you offer product reviews, funny stories, or meaty training, quality content is rewarded by Google, MSN, and Yahoo, as well as the many other smaller search engines online.

Third, adding value to the Internet begins to establish you as an expert on your topic. By writing great information, your readers will begin to look at you as person to go for information. You’ll begin attracting interview and requests as well.

As you can see content really is important if you want to build a successful blog or website on the internet. Without it, your site is just another in the World Wide Web. How can people find you if they don’t know you exist? By establishing yourself and providing your readers with quality posts and other valuable information they need and want, you will see that you can easily become one of the big fish in the pond.

But, what if you don’t have time to write constantly? Or, what if you don’t like writing?  There are many ways to add quality information to your blog without having to write it all yourself.  While you can create a blog purely made up of content that you don’t write yourself, I wouldn’t advise it. If you want to really resonate with your readers, you have to let them get to know you as well. Don’t shy away from writing some posts yourself.  Use  other content creation methods along with your own writing to create even more quality information for your visitors.

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