Own Information Product Creation
100 Lessons About How to Earn Extra Money Online
Part VII. Own Products Creation
Own Information Product Creation
1. Start Creating Your Own Information Product
In this lesson, we will be going over the next part of the No Cost Product Launch.
So, after you select your niche, it is the time to start creating your own information product. For this you need to decide what format you want to deliver your content in. Here are some types of digital information products that you can create.
The eBooks typically come in a form of a PDF and can be on a variety of topics including, for example, how to cure acne, better at relationships, how to cook, how to improve golf game, etc. Typically, an eBook is about 40 to 50 pages. Later, we will discuss it in more detail as this is the basic format of today.
You can create PowerPoints and step by step capture training. You can do screen by screen capture training. You can set up a camera, a phone, etc… you can use what you have so that you don’t have to go out and buy something new. For example, you can film yourself doing an exercise routine, sharing information, and even cooking. You can also add transcriptions to youe video. Adding transcriptions involves taking what you are saying and turning it into a written form. This can add tremendous value to what your product offers.
You can create short reports that aren’t as long as an e-book. Generally about 7 to 10 pages long. A series of short reports, 4 or 5, that cover various step by step projects. Maybe you are doing a social media course. You can do one on Pinterest, one on Twitter, and other solutions as well.
Live Webinar Training
You can also do live webinar training. This can be a great product to create. You can create an entire live webinar training. You can teach people how to improve acne, how to improve their golf game, etc. You don’t need to have your product done to start this part of the training. It is a phenomenal way to get started.
Coaching services is another way that you can make money without an entire product. You can do interviews with experts and use that information to share with others. It is a win/win because they get exposure and get their name out there. You can even allow them to plug their own website and content.
You can also provide services for other people. These are all options that you can use to create your product or services that you can sale. Services can include PhotoShop, writing, improving golf game, cooking, etc.
So, this step is where you are going to learn how to create your product. Taking into account that the creation of eBooks is the most common form, creating an eBook is what we are going to cover in this lesson. We are going to share more details about each one of these so that you fully understand what it takes to create each type of product. It will allow you to make an informed decision and move forward.
An eBook can be up to 100 pages, and you want to consider including images to spice it up. You can use a larger font too so that it is spread out. You can use Google images and do an advanced search. This allows you to use commercial images in your eBook. You can also use your own images that you take with your phone or camera. This keeps it at no cost for you so try to use free images.
You can choose those online that are free instead of being paid for. Less is more with eBooks, so limit the fluff. Get to the facts and dive in, your readers will appreciate that. Eliminate the fluff as much as possible. If you only have 25 pages of hard hitting information, people won’t complain.
You can use Microsoft Word to create your eBook. Most people already have this installed on their computer. The purpose is to use what you can get for free so that you can create your product at no cost. If you don’t have Microsoft Word, you can get OpenOffice Writer for free from www.openoffice.org. You can download a suite of tools including their version of PowerPoint for content and training.
Here are some different ideas for creating your outline for your eBook. You already have the tools in place and you can create an eBook. You likely already know what it is, so we won’t go into too much detail with it. Just start by creating an outline for your eBook. Look for at least 4 main subjects that you can cover in your eBook. This will allow you to have a well-rounded eBook.
Each subject can be a chapter. Add sub topics as writing points so that you can cover those elements in each chapter of your eBook.
Introduce your topic, introduce your key points, expand on those key points, and then summarize it with your closing action steps. This will help people to obtain the information and allowing it to all sink in. This is the basic format you need to follow to create your eBook.
Researching your topic is important. You can use the internet to do most of your research. Look for reliable websites, watch videos, and watch documentaries. Take notes so that you can gain that information all for free. Look for similar e-books out there on that topic for sale. You don’t have to buy them, but take a look at their sales page. See what types of topics they include so that you don’t miss anything on your topic.
Check out Amazon and look in the book section. Here, you can browse the table of contents. A really good example of this is to look at the Dummies Book Series. There is a tab called look inside, and that is where you can browse the table of contents. You don’t swipe their exact table of contents, but it gives you an idea of the type of content you want to cover for that niche market.
Look at the types of information out there so that you can script your own outline. Then you can create your outline and complete your research. Take notes for easy writing later on. We really do encourage that. Keep a notepad or scratch paper that you can write on. You can type in the notepad of your computer too.
You also can record your voice and transcribe it later. That is a quick way too that allows you to get your information. Many people talk faster than they can type. You may be better at writing and if that is true you can ignore this step.
There is a free software called Audacity that allows you to record your voice. Then you can transcribe it later and edit it. This will allow you to complete your eBook. In a few hours time, you can say lots of content that will help you to get your eBook completed within a few weeks. You will also have an audio file that you can include as a bonus for your eBook training. It offers more value to your product.
Attack your topic one bullet point at a time. Use the format that we recommended, focus on one bullet point at a time. Don’t try to do it all in one sitting either as it will become intimidating.
Edit your eBook next, using tools and free solutions. Again, we are all about doing this at no cost, so there is no need to pay for editing services. Find a close friend or family member that will do it for free. Most people will be very supportive of what you are trying to do.
Format your eBook. Make sure your paragraphs aren’t too long. We aren’t talking about anything fancy. Long paragraphs are hard on the eyes and hard to read. Have bold subheadings in your chapters. This makes it easy for people to skim for topics in your eBook. It helps to separate the materials.
Make sure that there is a good flow – good start and end points. You want it all to transition from one topic to the next. It is recommended that you create an index. It doesn’t have to be fancy, but it tells them on page 23, you will learn how to swing your golf club and how to hold it correctly.
Make sure pictures are in the right places. You can also select features for aligning the text and the pictures so that it will all flow. All of these are great ideas for eBooks, everything we just covered.
Another topic we have is creating your very own video course. We are going to cover how to do this in the next lesson. This is going to be the next part of the course. If you think that a video is something you are more comfortable with than an eBook that is what we are going to cover next.
2. Resources for You
a) Recommended Tools for Own Products Creation
These products are of a good quality and may be very useful to facilitate your product launch basics, know how to start getting your information product and how to promote it:
b) Recommended Websites
To improve your knowledge and skills on how to find quality offers to promote we recommend the following websites: