Did you know that www.statista.com now predicts e-book sales will total more than 8.69 billion dollars in the U.S. alone by 2017?
That is a mind blowing statistic, but where are all these resources coming from and more importantly HOW are they getting created?
If you have wanted to create a digital product to give away or sell online I want to walk you through a very simple 5 step process for creating your own digital product.
I will be covering some additional techniques and more detailed instructions in future posts but for today let me give you an overview of this process that you can start to use right away.
The Simple 5 Step Process for Creating Your Digital Product
Step 1: Define the Purpose – the first step is to define the purpose of your digital product. Is it going to be used as a free giveaway to encourage subscriptions to a newsletter or as a resource to your existing e-mail list or perhaps as a product you hope to sell?
Step 2: High Level Outline – once you have decided the purpose for your digital product simply list out the main topics or titles you want to cover in the resource. This is very high level and should be just what comes to mind without a lot of effort. Don’t spend too much time on this step.
Step 3: Content – now that you have your outline, just start writing about each main topic or title. Again, this isn’t something you should agonize over for very long. Write anything and everything that comes to mind knowing that you will go back and edit later. Don’t stop your flow to fix minor errors or reword sentences….just write. Once you finish writing your initial content take a break without editing or changing anything. I typically put it down for the day and pick it back up the following day.
Step 4: Editing – now that you have your initial content written and you have taken a break, simply go back through the content you have written and make your wording changes, fix the typos, delete or add sentences etc.
Step 5: Finalize – depending on the type of document you have created you may want to add in images, a cover page, a disclaimer, table of contents or other intro page. Now is the time to add those pieces.
Following these 5 simple steps will allow you to easily and quickly create your own digital product that you can use in a variety of ways to promote your website or service or potentially even sell it online.
I will be covering each of these steps in future posts to give you even more helpful tips on writing, and diving into some neat and free tools anyone can use for creating a professional looking cover page for your ebook or other digital product.
If you need help with any part of the process of creating your own digital product check out the Complete E-book Coaching Course for personalized help and consulting with guaranteed results!