How To Have A Product Breakthrough Even If You Can’t Talk Or Write
In this article:
“How to overcome that top 3 obstacles to having your own product so you can trade products for dollars instead of your time”
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Last week I had an Ateam call that was particularly revealing.
The biggest questions that came out ALL related to obstacles in creating your own product.
If you'd like to listen in on that Ateam call, you can do that here:
Do you have barriers that holding YOU back from creating your own product?
* You aren't an expert on anything?
* You aren't a good writer?
* You don't know where to start?
Let's talk about how you can break through your barriers and get started immediately. Because as soon as you have your own product, you can start trading products for dollars instead
of time for dollars.
Obstacle one: You aren't an expert on anything
The solution to this is to find people who ARE experts and interview them.
It's beyond the scope of this article but in Product Dashboard (productdashboard.com) I give you a specific resource for finding experts to interview and the email to send to them that has been proven to work.
The reason I mention this is one of the questions that came up on the call above is, “Will experts do this?” And the answer is that not all experts will.
But if you know WHERE to find them and HOW to approach them and you put a WIFM in it (what's in it for me) they will.
As a quick tip, I recommend you hunt down people who have something to promote. This gives them a reason to do an interview with you — because they need to get exposure for whatever they're promoting.
For example, look for people who are ALREADY doing interviews. You can search blogs for interviews using technorati.com. That's a good way to start.
Obstacle two: You can't write
The solution here is to do telephone interviews and record them. You can also sell your products via teleseminars instead of sales letters.
Don't let the lack of writing skills hold you back.
TIP: Use freeconferencecall.com to conduct and record your call.
Now, obviously, I recommend taking some writing classes to improve your writing skills in the meantime. But to get started, use what you HAVE.
If you can talk over the phone, you too can create your own product!
One of the issues that comes up is what questions to ask.
TIP: Ask the questions you personally are curious about.
Obstacle three: You don't know where to start
The obvious place to start is with your passions, hobbies and interests.
But if you're really stuck, then go to Facebook or Myspace and look at all the groups you can join.
Typically, if there are groups formed on a topic, there are people selling products to that group. But you can always find out if that's the case by joining 5 or 10 groups and see who is selling what and for how much.
By reading the blogs of the product sellers, you'll get an idea of whether or not they're making money.
Here is the magic formula:
Step 1: Find a group of people with money to spend who are in the habit of spending it.
Step 2: Find out what they're spending their money on and why.
Step 3: Give them a reason to spend their money with you
You must have a clear benefit, strong differentiation and potent proof. Those are the 3 keys to selling.
If you don't have a crystal clear benefit that is somewhat unique vs. the competition and if you don't have strong proof you can deliver that benefit, you'll have problems making sales.
But if you can present a clear benefit that other products don't offer and you prove you can deliver the benefit, then you're on the road to sales.
Here's the thing:
In life you either trade time for dollars or products for dollars. As long as you're trading time for dollars you have a limit on your income because you only have so many hours in a day.
But there is almost no limit to how many products you can sell in a day, especially if you're selling ebooks or digitally delivered products on the Internet.
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Well, I downloaded the PDF version of the "Marketing In a Minute" and must tell you that I enjoy it a lot.
I like the crispness of the layout, and I can now read it at my leisure. If you continue to do the PDF format, it'll be easy to keep them together in a folder, for reference and review purposes.
I must say that, at the moment, the video format is not for me. You see, I still only have dial-up access, and cannot download video very easily.
All the best,
This information is congruent with what I have learned about product creation and sales. Good overview and reminder.
I don't have a preference to the blog over the ezine. Both are fine. Thanks Marlon.
I tend to like the blog because it's easy to get to.
However, I'll read the pdf for the complete info.
I don't want to mis anthing.
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Great post. There are NO excuses! Absolutely not 🙂 I look forward to keeping up with your content on the blog.
I appreciate you,
pdf report is much better!
You can download it in seconds, read it one or more times, at a time that is convenient, and delete if it's crap!
Videos take too long, and if you haven't got time to watch….forget it.
Audios like pdfs, can be downloaded and listened to when convenient, and if really good, can be replayed time and time again for easy learning.
Everyone's jumping on the video bandwagon….most of it is crap!
Graham in U.K.
Like having it on the blog. Not sure I like the pdf as it has to be downloaded or opened and have enough clutter on my hard drive.
For a longer report though I would like a pdf option.