Product creation is a broad description for everything from creating software, electronic books, and books to creating Cd albums onlineconvert, Dvds, and any other type of tangible product you might want to create.
Selling your own products will make you a lot more money than selling the products of others because you have a opportunity to create something unique. When you have a unique selling task and unique product, you have a better chance of success in the market. This doesn’t mean you have to reinvent the wheel. You don’t. What you have to do is come up with a product that people want.
That is the way you get started creating your own products:
Start with your expertise.
Not long ago i read that one of the biggest mistakes that internet marketers make is that they deceived their potential customers into assuming that everyone has a expertise to sell. This really isn’t true. If you’re not interested in learning anything, or your skills simply don’t translate to something others are interested, then you will have a lot of trouble creating a product. Preferable to market affiliate programs.
Don’t forget interests or any other interests you may have. Interests are often more marketable than work skills and serious hobbyists are always looking to do their hobby better.
Find out if there is a need for your topic.
Execute a search in the search engines to find out if others are discussing what you know. Type your keyword plus the word “forums” (without the quotes). Browse those discussion boards and see what others are discussing. Another way to do this is to browse social networking sites like Facebook or Myspace to find out if there are any groups or discussion boards related to your topic. Again, confirm what others say about your topic.
Research your topic.
It’s not enough to know your topic. If you want to make the most money from your product and provide customers with a real solution to their problems, then you need to do some research. This is really simple. Again, find discussion boards on your topic. Search through these discussion boards to see what the most common questions are that people are asking about your topic. Write this information down.
Create a plan.
When you have done your quest, then you can take that information and form it into a plan for your product. A plan will help you organize your material. Your outline doesn’t have to be anything fancy either. Just write out most of your points. When you are ready to begin writing your product, then just fill the blanks.
Format and sell your product.
Whether you’re selling books or electronic books, a good word processor is a must. Open Office is what I take advantage of to format my books and electronic books, and it allows me to convert them to PDF. If you need to format Cd albums search your favorite software directory. You’ll find tons of tools to help you and many are free. For graphics, try GIMP. It’s free.