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Step 2 - Recording Information
As you receive or find pertinent information, you want to be saving it on a floppy or CD and also in folders in your email or on your desktop or wherever you would prefer. This will help make your research easy to get at and having a backup disc will provide insurance against losing all your work.
Step 3 - Organizing Information
After you have gathered and recorded all of your information, it is time to start organizing. Go over all data and group it together in separate files or categories. For instance, if several people commented on wanting to find information on how to make a weekly budget and tips and tricks for sticking to that budget you could categorize all this type of data as budget keeping.
Step 4 - Outlining Information
Once your data is all organized you can begin outlining and separating into chapters. This is beginning of your ebook. Making an outline helps you organize and develop your ebook by providing an easier way to format all information you have gathered. When you have finished your outline, you can fill in each chapter with all details and content.
Example of an Outline:
What is a budget? a) why do you need a budget b) how can a budget help you How to make a budget? a) how to figure your expenses b) how to figure your income c) comparing income with expenses Tips for sticking to your budget. a) how not to impulse buy b) allowing for fun & entertainment What to do when you run short. a) rearrange your budget for extra cash b) trim excess Ways to save money. a) saving on utility bills b) cutting your grocery bill c) having fun without spending a fortune Where and how to invest your money. a) safe investing b) mutual funds c) stock market Hey, I think I have an ebook here! ;-)
Add as many categories and subcategories as necessary. The more you organize info, easier it will be to fill in blanks. So, use what you are interested in and know about, expand on it with some research and you have makings of a money-making ebook!
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