There are lots of different products that you can create, but for the purposes of this report we will create an eBook and I will show you how to write a brilliant one, even if you do not have a clue about the topic!
The reason that you should create an eBook as your first project is it is without a doubt in my opinion, the easiest product to get started with!
If your niche really takes off, you can always come back and create an “add-on” product like educational videos, or an online course as an upsell, but to start off with, focus on an eBook.
The first thing we need for our eBook is topics that we can put into chapters.
How do you know what chapters to put in your eBook?
Well you need to know what people want answers to within your niche, so for this we head over to Yahoo Answers or even Quora:
Yahoo Answers, but especially Quora, which has grown really nicely lately are an excellent resource to see what people are wanting answers to within a market.
It is an awesome tool to find out what the chapters or sections of your eBook should be.
All you do is type in the market phrase you have decided on into the search bar. For instance, mine is “Dog Potty Training”, so I will type this in. Here is what comes up for me:
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From the example it is hard to see, but there are 1,266 results for the phrase “Dog Potty Training”.
For instance, for my example one of the topics that comes up a lot within “Dog Potty Training” is the question, “Should I smack my dog when potty training?”
The answer to this question by almost everyone is a big resounding NO!
So taking the example, I would think about entitling one my chapters, “The 4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Smack Your Dog While Potty Training!”.
The amount of chapters you pick for your eBook is dependent on how many different questions are being asked, but you should aim for about 5 or 6 chapters with good content.
More on how to get the content in the next chapter. For now, find 5 or 6 questions that are being asked and make a note of them as these will be the chapters of your eBook.
The top 5 issues I found for “Dog Potty Training” was:
There was actually a lot more for “Dog Potty Training”, but for your first product, just focus on 5 or 6 main questions and save the questions in a notepad file and put them in the folder you made earlier.
These will be the main subjects or chapters for your eBook and all you need to do now is make a good title for each chapter and obviously add content to each chapter. 🙂
For the beginning of your eBook, always start with an introduction where you can tell them who you are and what you are going to tell them.
This does not have to be too long, however a nice little story will go down well.
For the title of your chapters, I find that catchy titles following the top reasons routine works well.
So for instance, you could entitle the first chapter:
As with every other step, do not get too caught up on the titles of the chapters. As you start to put content in your eBook you can always go back and change them.
I find these three guidelines help:
- Try to think of a catchy title that grabs the reader’s attention.
- Use words like “Secrets” or “Never Revealed Before” To spark interest.
- Also use the top 10 reasons methods or 10 things NOT to do when training your dog, as it is easier when you go to write your book!
So to recap, you should now have 5 or 6 questions that your product is going to answer and have thought of how to put them into catchy chapter names.
As I said, this does not have to be a masterpiece. Just think of 5 or 6 chapter titles that you are going to use to tell them answers to the questions, as it will give you a focus for your content that you are going to do next.
Once you have your chapter titles, you are ready to start writing your guide and the next step will show you how with ease.
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But remember and don’t worry; nothing is as hard as it sounds!