Unlock Hidden Gold in Your Old Computer Files
Mindy McHorse, back to talk about making a killer passive income from e-books.
Yesterday, you picked a topic you enjoy and would love to learn more about.
If you’re hemming and hawing between a few topics, you might find it easier to make a final decision when you go through the next step:
Writing your e-book.
You’ve got loads of approaches to choose from. You can do a “how-to” or “ask the expert” book. There’s also “step-by-step instruction,” “what not to do,” or “reference guide.”
A good way to start is to take your topic and think about what you most want to know about.
That’s the approach I’m taking with my topic. (If you missed my email yesterday, I’ve decided to write about the world of triathlons. My husband is the professional triathlete, I’m the professional supporter-who-watches-from-the-shady-spot-in-the-grass.)
When it comes to things he wants to know more about, it’s easy: faster transitions, eating while racing, and avoiding injury.
I want to know more about tasty snacks I can throw in a backpack. And how to keep small children entertained without resorting to candy bribes.
You know, another approach you might consider is to take content you’ve already written and just repackage it. You might have to make some edits or add an introduction, or even update some of the copy, but most of your work is already done. Or, you could elaborate on a topic you’ve already written about.
Comb through your own writing archives and see what’s there. You might be surprised to find loads of files with existing content you can use. (Think you have something you can repackage? Let’s talk about it here!)
Take note — if you do writing work for clients, this is another reason to work in a niche you enjoy. As you build your client base and earn regular income, you’ll also be building your knowledge base and copy archives for projects like e-books.
After you have the content, the next step is telling people about it. We’ll talk about that tomorrow.
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