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- Marcia Yudkin
- Michael Stelzner
- Brian Tracy
Review by: Nick Usborne
This e-book from Marcia Yudkin hits on a question I often ask myself, Why do copywriters and writers use their skills only to sell OTHER PEOPLES products and service, and not THEIR OWN?
If you have the skills to sell for others, why not use that same skill set to write and promote your own products and services?
And Marcia Yudkin is right to focus on one thing we can all create and sell our writing.
If you have been a freelancer for any length of time, you have been writing thousands of words on a variety of subjects.
If you serve a particular niche, like technology, or sports, or food, or fitness...or any other industry or industry segment, you already have a wealth of specialized background knowledge.
Best of all, your clients have been paying you to build up that knowledge and expertise.
So why not use that knowledge, and your writing skills, and create your own content to sell?
101 ways to make money from what you know...
Not everyone wants to do the obvious, like writing an e-book. Although with the right content and promotion, e-books can be very profitable.
But what else is there? What other ways are there to package what you know, sell it and make money?
Marcia Yudkin has come up with 101 different ways. So I would hazard a guess that at least one of them will work for you.
Here are just a few of her suggestions:
- Self-publish a book or condensed book
- Write booklets or Special Reports
- Record and sell audio interviews
- Create downloadable audio programs
- Record video or DVD programs
- Run an email or telephone seminar
- Start a Pay-Per-Question service
- Sell Workbooks and Journals
- Compile anthologies
- Create a subscription-only site or service
Youll find these and dozens of other ideas explored and explained in detail.
Step back and think about it...
Think of your areas of expertise. Think about what you know and what you could share with others.
Then think about the best medium by which to distribute that knowledge.
Are you a people person? Maybe youd like to run seminars or webinars, or collect and compile phone interviews.
Are you more comfortable just writing? Then consider the myriad ways of publishing your text...in books, booklets, on web sites, as special reports and so on.
And she tells you how to get started...
One of the key features of this e-book is that Marcia not only outlines the 101 ideas, but also provides links to further information on each and every one of them.
So once you have identified a couple of ideas that might be a good fit, you can then start researching each opportunity further.
If you like the idea of using your writing skills to sell information products or services of your own, I would certainly recommend you get a copy of this e-book.
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The demand for print and direct mail copywriters is static, to say the least. The real demand right now is for copywriters who have the skills to write effective copy for the web. This is a professional-grade course that will make you a specialist in online copywriting. This is where the future for copywriters lies! More about this online copywriting course...
I was sent a review copy of the entire course and read through it from cover to cover. It is excellent. Perfect for offline copywriters. Also an excellent writer resource for online copywriters who want to write in a way that drives RESULTS. Read my review of Michael Masterson's course
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