After being an affiliate and selling other people's products for what seems like an eternity, you are finally ready to write your own information ebook. The first step is going to be research. No matter what your ebook is going to be teaching people, you want to know exactly what kind of information they are looking for and would be willing to pay for.
For instance, if you are writing an ebook that shows how to budget and save your money, you want to find out what problems and concerns people have and need information on. Things like how to save money on utilities, cutting your grocery bills, best ways to invest and so on.
You want to be very organized in your research because this is a very important process in developing your product. If you follow these simple steps, you can obtain all your information and turn it into a very successful information product.
Step 1 - Gathering Information
In this step, you want to gather information and data that will help you decide on relevant content of your ebook. There are several ways you can do this:
Discussion Lists: Ask questions to members of all discussion groups that you are a member of. See what concerns them in regard to subject matter of your ebook. With most of these groups members are very happy to help a fellow group member.
You can find all kinds of discussion lists here: http://www.topica.com http://www.yahoogroups.com
Ezine Subscribers: Write up a little survey and ask your subscribers to fill it out and see what you come up with. Of course, if you do not publish an ezine, this will not work for you. ;-)
Message Boards: Visit message boards and again ask members what information they would like to have access to and would possibly pay for. You can find boards of all kinds here: http://www.ezboard.com/ http://www.delphi.com/dir-delphi/
Popular Ezines: Subscribe to and read some popular ezines and see what information they are publishing. Expand on it and provide a more in depth study in your ebook.
Surf Internet: Find out everything possible that you don't already know about your subject matter so you can provide even more information for your readers. I find a lot of my info here: http://www.excite.com http://www.google.com