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The road to creating your first profitable information products either as an ebook or as a video is not as difficult as it seems.
In fact, once you have all the information ready, you could create your ebook in 3-4 hours!
In this article, I will show you exactly how you can find a profitable ebook idea that sells like crazy in a short time while spending little to no money.
Are you ready?
Before you create your ebook, the first thing you need is to research your idea the way the pros do.
If your idea is not profitable or in demand, you’re not going to make many sales. It’s as simple as that.
Let me show you how to find highly profitable ebook ideas without spending a dime
The internet is really a beautiful place.
It has never been this easy to find out what people need.
There are many ways you could get high demand ideas for your ebook on the internet. I’m going to list a few below:
Google is the biggest search engine in the world, and if you know what to look for, you could easily find out what people want.
I’m talking about the Google autocomplete, and the ‘people also asked’ feature.
The autocomplete gives you search terms predictions, while the ‘people also asked’ feature is literally what other people have searched for in relation to what they were searching for.
Let us see how it works.
Google autocomplete will give you a glimpse of what people are searching for and you can use the insights you've gathered to find profitable ideas for your ebooks.
Let me show you how you can use this strategy in the real world.
Below is an image showing how to use the Google autocomplete feature to find ideas for your ebook.
You start by typing the most relevant keyword in your niche, in this case, I am starting with the term “how to cure” and letting Google suggest what people are searching for.
From the results above, you can quickly see that people are interested in how to cure gonorrhoea with garlic amongst other suggestions.
You can continue to build on this new information to find other home remedies that are effective in curing gonorrhoea.
Once your research is complete, you can then create a complete ebook on how people can identify and cure gonorrhoea using simple home remedies.
The “people also ask” section of Google search results is also a treasure pot to help you find highly profitable ebook ideas for your niche.
The section shows you relevant questions that people are also asking in relation to their initial search query.
Simply combing through this section will help you unlock other profitable ebook ideas that you may not have thought about.
Below is an image showing the relevant questions to our previous search query.
As you can see from the “People also ask” section above highlighted in red, people are also interested in curing gonorrhoea fast.
So rather than writing an ebook on how to cure gonorrhoea using homemade remedies, a better approach will be to write an ebook on how to get rid of gonorrhoea fast using homemade remedies.
By combining “Google autocomplete” and “People also ask” in finding your ebook ideas, you can quickly find highly profitable ideas with little to no effort.
Google also has a really great tool called Google trends.
This tool shows you the search volume of a keyword over a period of time and the really cool thing is that you can compare multiple keywords at the same time.
This is particularly useful when you are yet to decide on which of your ebook ideas have a higher search interest.
It will also help you determine if people are interested and actively searching for the solution to a problem.
The image below shows the search trends between Facebook marketing and Instagram marketing in the last 5 years.
If you take a closer look at the search trend of both keywords, you can clearly see that people are generally more interested in Facebook marketing (shown in blue) than Instagram marketing (shown in red).
This can form a starting point in identifying which of your ideas have more search interest.
The higher the search interest, the more profitable your idea could be.
If only people truly understood the power of these forums. Quora and Reddit are some of the best tools to get an insight into your customers, but sadly they are underestimated.
The beauty about these forums is that you get to see the questions your prospects ask in the language they are asking.
By ‘language’, I mean their tone of voice and the way they communicate.
Pay close attention to the popularity of a question and the number of answers.
The more popular a question, the more likely it is that a lot of people have the same problem.
And what does it mean when a lot of people have similar problems?
It means money for you!
Your Facebook account is way more than a place where you interact with your friends and family.
It is a gold mine for finding ideas.
Here’s a hack if you want to get trending ideas on Facebook.
Type a keyword in the search box, look for the popular groups and pages that come up and join those groups
In these groups, you’ll see people sharing their problems and challenges and you’ll get a sense of what makes them tick.
Pay close attention to posts that have lots of user engagements.
You can also chat directly with these people to understand them better and ask questions about your ideas to see how people will respond to you.
Clickbank is an affiliate marketplace for digital products.
What this means is that there are tons of information products on Clickbank where you can promote any of them and get a commission on every sale in return.
Apart from its affiliate marketing advantage, Clickbank is a great place to spy.
Just create an account on Clickbank and study the highest performing products in your desired niche.
This will give you an idea of the hot topics that people are buying, and you can craft your course topic along those lines, but better.
Clickbank is really a great place for spying on the competition.
Amazon is the world’s most popular online bookstore.
There are books of every niche imaginable. Scrolling and spending time on this bookstore could spark some pretty great ideas.
Check out the trending and hot books in your niche, study the titles of these books and note people’s comments. Use their comments to improve your own ebook or course.
It's that simple.
Now that you have a better understanding of how and where to find highly profitable ebook ideas, let move on to the next step and put all we've learned into practice.
How to Create a Highly Profitable Ebook in 9 Simple Steps
At this point, you should already have a high demand idea or two that you’re interested in.
if you are yet to find a profitable ebook idea, I suggest you scroll back up and clearly understand the strategies I mentioned above before creating your ebook.
Doing this will save you a lot of time and effort while ensuring you make the most sales from your ebooks.
Even if you have found a great ebook idea, you cannot go ahead and create that ebook just yet.
Your idea still has to tick this 5 point checklist.
Here are the 9 simple steps to help you create your ebook with the least effort.
- Sourcing and compilation of Information
- Creation of a content outline
- Internal Proofreading and editing
- External proofreading and editing
- Designing of cover
- Crafting a great book title
- Price setting
- Promotion and selling
1. Sourcing and Compiling Your Ebook Information
Even if you are an expert in the topic you want to write about, you’ll still need to do a bit of research.
In this first stage, do in-depth research to gather all the information you need.
Make sure that the information you have is not fluff, and cannot be easily discovered on the internet.
Compile all this information into a workable system and pattern unique to you.
After you have all the information you need, you can move on to the next step.
2. Creating Your Ebook Content Outline
One mistake rookies make is to dive into writing without having an outline or structure.
An outline is simply a skeleton of your main. ebook or content will look like.
What an outline does is guide you when writing so that you’ll write in a shorter time.
Before I wrote the article you’re currently reading, I first crafted the outline.
To create an outline of all the headings and subheadings that are going to be included in your ebook and structure it in the way it’s going to appear in the ebook.
3. Start Writing
After your outline, it’s time to write.
Here, you’re writing the rough draft of the ebook. Don’t bother about cross-checking your grammar.
Just pour out all the information in your head without a filter.
You’re going to edit later on.
4. Internal Proofreading/Editing
Ok. Let’s recap. You’ve researched the information you want to share, compiled it, created an outline of your ebook and written the first draft.
If you are a grammatical freak like me, you’ve probably been itching to correct all your grammatical errors.
This is the time to do that. Go over the draft of your ebook, read carefully, and correct any errors.
Delete sentences that don’t make sense.
5. External Proofreading/Editing
After editing your work by yourself, the next step is to submit it for external editing.
This could go in two ways:
I prefer to use both options and I advise you to do the same.
After using editing tools, give a friend or too a copy of the ebook to read through and give you feedback.
Note: You shouldn’t blindly take every feedback you get. Instead, filter every feedback, and pick the ones you think are useful.
6. Designing of Cover
It’s design time.
You have to design the cover of your ebook to make it attractive.
You could also decide to design the inside of the ebook if you wish, but the cover is the most important.
If you don’t have any design skills, not to worry, there are a lot of free mock-up generators that you can use to create a visually appealing book cover.
You can also check out our free canva design ebook for beginners for other types of designs.
7. Use a Power Title For Your Ebook
Pat yourself on the back. Your ebook is ready, (well almost ready) to go live.
There is just one key ingredient that is missing…
A great ebook title
The title of your ebook matters a lot. A great title will stop your potential customers in their tracks and make them pay attention to what you're selling.
If the name does not appeal to your target audience, you’ll lose a lot of customers.
To find a great headline for your ebook, use this formula to combine different ideas and find the one that sticks.
Most important Benefit + target audience + unique mechanism.
Not sure how this headline formula works? try our free ebook headline generator tool to find free, catchy titles for your ebooks.
A unique headline is what makes your ebook different from every other creator in the market and also helps you attract your ideal customers.
8. Setting Your Ebook Price Properly
When setting your ebook price, the first thing to do is find out the average price for similar books in your niche.
Once you find out your competitors prices, you can choose to go higher or lower depending on the quality of your ebook.
I wouldn’t advise you to go lower as people will think your ebook is of lesser quality.
Instead, go slightly higher, and make your offer juicy to justify your higher price.
Pro tip: As time goes by, improve your ebook and increase your price,
9. Selling and Promotion
Congratulations! You’re 1 in 100 people who actually took the step to achieve their dream.
Your ebook is ready and you’re also ready to make some money.
Now go ahead and sell!
Promote your ebook wherever your target audience is.
Build a marketing funnel and run Ads to your ebook. If you need help understanding how to market your ebook, go here.
Once the sales have started rolling in, ask your customers for feedback and reviews.
Use the feedback to improve your ebook, and include the reviews when you’re advertising your ebook.
The reviews will serve as testimonials and social proof, helping you sell better.
If you have questions or you want to share your ideas on more resources to help people find highly profitable ebook ideas, we are more than happy to hear from you. Please leave your questions in the comment section below.
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