With such a strong family history of published authors, it has always been my dream to write a book. Unfortunately, knowing just where to start has been the most difficult part in a seemingly complex process that many writing hopefuls reluctantly shy away from before really ever even setting out on such an awesome journey. The truth is, as I am beginning to realize, that many people would love to be a published author, however, for a variety of reasons, they
Today is Thursday, 15Oct2009, and this massive series of articles will serve as a continually updated "Captain's Log" (Star Trek, anyone?), of sorts, detailing my challenges, and successes, with releasing my
With Pat's very own eBook development guide by my side (He provides all 10 articles, for free, on his website!), I will utilize his tips, and experiences, and apply them whole-heartedly to this process. My own personal notes, and thought process, will be recorded in accordance with the articles he provides in his free eBook development guide. As a bit of a 'mentor' to me, even though we have never actually met in person, a casual stroll through blog is sure to elicit inspiration and motivation t
At his age, I am 100% confident that I can do the same thing as him.
With these progress notes being available to the world, I know I will walk a delicate balance between what to share, and what not to share. Because this project has yet to be completed, I know there may always be a temptation, by others, to 'borrow' my ideas. Just like Pat, I am determined to detail the process; however, my actual book writing content will be safeguarded at all costs, in preparation for the completed final product. This is simply because a tremendous amount of research has gone, and will continue to be given, into drawing from a variety of sources to make this project exclusively my own.
Outside of intentional piracy, the ideas, and content, founded in this book will be very hard to replicate because they are based on both my own personal experience, as well as, the experience of many experts in several diverse fields.
This is the general progress that I have made already, and I feel it only 'fair' to disclose to readers that some work has actually already been done. Even still, in accordance to my approach to this project, Pat's thoughts and ideas will continue to serve as a continual framework that will guide my progress through this project. Immediately following this introductory article, I will also take pictures of my own notes, in conjunction with the systematic, organized, progression of Pat's free eBook development guide.
With Pat as essentially my 'mentor', my notes, and this compilation of articles will be written in a similar manner that fully embodies each article "Part" as represented on his Smart Passive Income Website Blog:
â¢ Part 1 â Why I chose to go with an eBook rather than a hard copy version.
â¢ Part 2 â How to Get Started after you have an idea about what you want to write about.
â¢ Part 3 â Important things your eBook you should include.
â¢ Part 4 â Getting Ready to Sell it Online.
â¢ Part 5 â Tools, websites and Automation.
â¢ Part 6 â 10 Steps to a Great Sales & Landing Page
â¢ Part 7 â Pricing Strategies
â¢ Part 8 â Free Marketing Techniques
â¢ Part 9 â Other Marketing Techniques
â¢ Part 10 â Affiliate Programs
Of course, my own thoughts will diverge ever so gradually, because this book will be released in order to address what I perceive as a void in information needs, in an entirely different population/niche as Pat actually chose. While he focused on addressing the needs of people who were preparing to take a specialized LEED exam, I will govern my own research b
At this time, I have made Pat fully aware of my intentions in doing this. Not only do I want to engage in this process for my own self-growth, but I am also determined for this written account to also serve as an inspiration to those who may not be particularly motivated, or may think that they are incapable of doing what Pat did, and what I will do. Truth be told, I can't necessarily guarantee that I will have tremendous sales of my eBook, however, it is my promise to you to be as thorough, and creative, as possible, throughout every step of this process.
I never really considered myself a great marketing, and advertising, guy. While I love to write, I do expect to encounter some challenges when it comes to establishing a sales landing page, and setting my own fair pricing. For this reason, I will be as thorough, as possible, in my own research governing the creation of this eBook. One thing is for sure, the material included will be so well written, and thorough, as a complex consolidation and aggregation of awesome Info Barrel tips and tricks, that I hope the finally product will essentially sell itself. My goal is for it to stand out, but to also be extremely helpful in translating my own Info Barrel experiences, coupled with expert advice and opinions, into significantly increased shared advertisement revenue for those who choose to read it.
It's not really "cool" if I make money, and you don't. For that reason, I am determined to make this a book that you will want to buy, for the betterment of your own bank account, as well as, the Info Barrel community, as a hole.
Those are my promises to you.
I encourage you to follow me through this series of articles! Dependent upon my own schedule, coupled with military and nursing obligations, I may be unable to update this daily, however, I will do my very best to provide you with my detailed thoughts, and hand-written notes, as I engage in every step of this process!
Documenting the Progress of My Info Barrel eBook - Part 2
Documenting the Progress of My Info Barrel eBook - Part 3
Documenting the Progress of My Info Barrel eBook - Part 4
Documenting the Progress of My Info Barrel eBook - Part 5
Documenting the Progress of My Info Barrel eBook - Part 6
Documenting the Progress of My Info Barrel eBook - Part 7
Documenting the Progress of My Info Barrel eBook - Part 8
Documenting the Progress of My Info Barrel eBook - Part 9
Documenting the Progress of My Info Barrel eBook - Part 10
Documenting the Progress of My Info Barrel eBook - Part 11
Documenting the Progress of My Info Barrel eBook - Part 12
Documenting the Progress of My Info Barrel eBook - Part 13
Documenting the Progress of My Info Barrel eBook - Part 14
Documenting the Progress of My Info Barrel eBook - Part 15