3 Simple Ways to Create Your First Project
You’ve probably heard me say it before, “Just do it.” Get started today. Take action. Do something!
You may be wondering what in the world should you start doing! Start a blog. Write an article. Generate some traffic.
But even more important, create your first product. Get it out there and get some experience with marketing online.
You’re not planning for a home run project on your first time up to bat. Just go for that single base hit. I’ve made the mistake in the past of trying to put together encyclopedia type projects which cover every aspect of a topic. That’s not what customers want. They want a simple solution and step-by-step system to reach their goals in the shortest time possible. They don’t even want a full book on the topic. The quicker and easier you can provide the information, the better it is.
You’ve seen me talk about selling high ticket items. They’re key to taking your business to the next level of profits, but they are not where most people start on their very first project. For your very first project, the primary goal is to do something simple that you can get done quickly.
Below are 3 types of projects that make sense for your first time:
1. Write a short report.
Publishing a book is a long time consuming process. I have two published books available at Amazon.com. They both took a lot longer to write and a lot longer to publish than any beginner needs to follow for their first product. Don’t write a book for your first product! Don’t even write a “full ebook” for your first product.
Write a short 10 to 30 page report about the subject instead of a longer work. Give it a low lead generating price (such as $9.95, $10, or $19.95). Sell it on Clickbank.com or through Paypal.com (you don’t need a merchant account). You can also run it on eBay or Amazon’s new Kindle program.
You can write this length of report in a day…or at most 2 days. Then you can pull out an article or two as excerpts from the report for promotional purposes. Are you going to make a fortune from this product? Nope. That’s not it’s goal. The goal is to get you started in a market and start building a customer list.
2. Record an Interview
Can’t write a 10 to 30 page report that gives people a step-by-step system? Maybe you’re not the expert on the subject. In that case, simply find the expert to interview.
If you’ve never done an interview before, you’ll likely be shocked at just how willing many experts are to taking you up on your request. As long as you allow them to promote their new book or their product, they’re ready and willing to do the interview with you.
Here are a few simple tools to do your interview. Use Skype to make the phone call. Then record using Powergramo. The paid version of this software even allows you to record on two different channels so you can fix the volume levels. To edit the interview, you can use the free Audacity software.
Once you’ve produced your interview, you could sell it digitally just like the report above, or you can turn it into a CD using Kunaki. For $1.60 per copy they will duplicate your CD and they even have template designs to get your first product up quickly.
3. Produce a DVD
This is more complicated than writing a report or producing an audio, but it’s not that much more complicated when you use the right tools. If the product you want to create is on anything computer related (online marketing, software program tutorials, ebay, etc.), you can use Camtasia Studio to produce the product. You can download their 30 day trial here.
Once you’ve produced the videos, I recommend Sony DVD Architect which is part of Vegas Movie Studio. It allows you to put together a DVD with menus that you can then upload to Kunaki for duplication (only $1.60 per copy).
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