Monday, September 29, 2008

Make Money From Home By Creating a 'How To' Information Product

Make Money From Home By Creating a 'How To' Information Product
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There are a lot of ways to make money from home using the Internet. One very effective method is by creating 'how to' information products which can you sell from a simple website.

This may sound like a daunting thing to do, but it really is possible for almost anyone, with basic computer skills, to master.

Millions of people go online every day and most of them are looking for information. Very often they are searching for very specific information on a particular subject.

You may not realize it, but you probably know a great deal about at least one particular subject (in fact you are probably very knowledgeable about several subjects). Think about your hobbies, your interests or work skills you have learned - you know a vast amount about these and there are lots of people who want to buy this information from you.

So how do you begin?

1: Select Your Subject

The most important step is to decide what you are going to write about. Try to be specific instead of general in your choice. For example, if you are an expert gardener, do not pick "gardening" as your topic. This is way too general and will make it very difficult for your product to be noticed. Instead, focus on a particular type of plant or flower. For example, if you know a lot about roses, you could write your book on climbing roses and provide information on all aspects of their cultivation and care. Your book will effectively become an authoritative guide on this topic and will provide very relevant information to the person searching for it.
2: Plan Your Content

When writing 'how to' info products, you have to take a structured approach. But don't worry - this is simple to do and will make the task of writing much easier. Select 8 to 12 headings or topic areas that you can write about on the subject and will provide a complete picture for your reader. Each heading will form a chapter of your book. Under each heading, you should write at least 500 to 600 words.

3: Research Each Topic Thoroughly

Even though you know a lot about your subject, you are likely to have to do some additional research. This will ensure that when you write about each topic, you are providing accurate information that will be of benefit to your reader. This can be time consuming, but when you are interested in your subject, the research should be an enjoyable part of the exercise.

4: Review Your Work

When you have assembled your information into an initial draft document, it is important to take time to carefully review every word and make any changes required. Double check spelling and grammar and read it out loud to make sure it makes sense. It is useful to get a second opinion but make sure the person will provide honest feedback. It is definitely worth carrying out two or three reviews of the book before you publish.

5: Publishing Your eBook

This article cannot go into detail about publishing and marketing your ebook. However, there are numerous software programs available to transform your word processed document into a portable document format (PDF) suitable for publishing on the Internet. Some like CutePDF are free to use, but others containing more features such as Adobe Acrobat must be purchased. Once you have created your PDF document, you will need a simple website or a blog to promote your product, and again there are many resources available online to do this.

Committing your specialist knowledge to paper and creating a simple 'how to' information ebook, is without doubt one of the best ways to make money from home on the Internet.

Susan Aston has developed the My Make Money From Home Story website, which tells her story of going from broke to making a great living online. The site provides information and advice on ways to make money from home. She is also the author of the "Working From Home - Make Your Time Count" ebook, an invaluable reference guide for anyone who works from home. This 30 page ebook is available for Free from:

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