All-In-One: Creating & Publishing Short Reports

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All-In-One Threads:

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Thank you..
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Creating Hot little Reports have made a lot of people some great money. Please list any tips, ideas, sources or strategies you use to create short reports one after the other...

Thanks!

Allen


#main internet marketing discussion forum #allinone #report #short #writing
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  • Profile picture of the author vicone
    I spend a lot of time making small reports for bonuses and as free giveaways for optin pages. An invaluable aid is OpenOffice, especially Writer, as it is a joy to use and makes it quick and easy to produce PDF products.

    As most are aware, it is a one-click operation to generate a PDF.

    Ivan
  • Profile picture of the author John Taylor
    1. Start by identifying a problem or situation in a niche
    where people will spend money for a solution or answer.

    3. Research niche forums, Yahoo answers, FAQ pages
    and other authority sites within the niche to indentify
    the real crux of the problem.

    4. Write a very basic salesletter. Start by outlining the
    problem. List the "symptoms" and any feelings or emotions
    that are attached to the problem. Find a context or story
    that explains how you found the answer. List all the ways
    the customer will benefit from your content.

    5. Write an outline of your short report using the sales
    copy as your guide. Be sure to address all the issues in
    your list and to deliver the benefits that ypur copy promises.

    6. Be sure to create a table of contents with clickable
    links to each chapter. Include a header, footer and an
    author profile (include links to your other products)

    7. Where appropriate add images to add impact and
    to show examples.

    8. Get a friend to proof read your document. When you
    happy, convert to PDF.

    9. Set up your sales copy and product deliver system. (Be
    sure to check everything)

    10. Launch your product.

    11. Seek feedback & testimonials from customers and set
    up a split testing script to find the optimum sales copy
    format.


    John
  • Profile picture of the author Andy Fletcher
    Make sure you capture the email address of every buyer on to a list. Each individual report is often not very profitable. The real profit comes from being able to drive masses of buying traffic to each new report. Particularly traffic that knows you, knows the reports and are hungry for more.

    To complicate it slightly further (but in a good way) offer 100% instant pay commission on every report and you'll find it a lot easier to get affiliates promoting you. Far too many people baulk at giving away all the money but you're only giving away "all the money" on the first sale. After that the buyer is yours and you can promote to them again and again.

    Think long term. Build a brand around the reports and watch the sales grow.
  • Profile picture of the author Jag82
    I'm in full agreement on the 100% commission strategy.

    If you are pricing your report low, then it's even more critical to use this strategy. Because the aim in mind is to grow your list. Which you can then sell again and again on the backend.

    Most marketers don't do this. Because they feel that they are giving away their profits.
    To me, that's small thinking.

    Think about this. The sales that come from affiliates are not a result of your efforts anyway. You don't actually lose anything. But what you gained is the affiliates' motivation to promote a 100% commission product.

    With the customers in the bag, now that sets you up for bigger things to come.

    Anyway I will assume you will drive you own traffic. So it's still possible to earn from the front end too. It doesn't mean you earn nothing if you give 100% commission!

    A good script to do this, which I cannot recommend highly enough is Sid Hale's Rapid Action Profits:
    => Rapid Action Profits


    Another tip for fast report creation:

    Dictate to Dragon Naturally Speaking and let the computer all the typing for you. You would be able to get a 20-30 pages report in 2 hours.

    I picked up another killer tip from Paul Myers on how to extend your productivity with DNS. That is if you are often out on the go, you may just want to record down your thoughts on an MP3 recorder whenever convenient.

    Then use DNS to transcribe your recordings. You can have your dinner and come back to find all your ideas all typed out. Now how's that for leverage? Seriously killer tip from Paul.

    Cheers,
    Jag
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    • Profile picture of the author matsumoto2307
      Originally Posted by Jag82 View Post

      I'm in full agreement on the 100% commission strategy.

      If you are pricing your report low, then it's even more critical to use this strategy. Because the aim in mind is to grow your list. Which you can then sell again and again on the backend.

      Most marketers don't do this. Because they feel that they are giving away their profits.
      To me, that's small thinking.

      Jag
      Thanksk for the great tip. I didn't think of that! Will make sure to implement this strategy.

      Thanks again!!!
  • Profile picture of the author TiffanyLambert
    I know I have a post in the War ROom detailing this, but I'll give the basics here:

    1.)Use a forum in your niche to view threads for report ideas. Just the thread title, asking a question, will be enough for you to say, "I can write a short report about that!"

    2.) Don't steal other people's ideas. Someone asking a question in a forum and you using that as a basis to create your product is different from you going into the thread and cutting and pasting everyone's helpful answers into your own report. Don't do it. Give your own unique, personal slant in the report.

    3.) Don't worry about page count. A quick short report can be just as valuable at 3 pages as it is 300 - sometimes even more so. It all depends on the quality of the information inside.

    4.) Make money reports sell quickly in this economic climate. It's just an fyi, but don't go making one to sell as a WSO and then go posting in the WF main section that you need $1,000 by Friday or you'll lose your home, too. Credibility matters.

    5.) Flesh your short report out into a full product later. My Squidoo product started out as a short $10 report that was 14 pages long - I launched it as a WSO. Weeks later it was 90 pages, had everyone from John Reese to Yanik Silver promoting it for $47 (John even w/out an aff link). Don't leave your short reports to wither and die if they have more potential at a later date.

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  • Profile picture of the author gjabiz
    Here's a little report on the subject of HOTSHEETS, which are very short "reports"...download the report and if you have any questions, I'll answer them here, OK?

    http://www.angelfire.com/biz/gjbiz/hotsheets1.pdf

    HOT little "reports" are doing well BOTH online and off.

    EXAMPLE of a HOTSHEET which could easily be converted to an article
    http//:www.angelfire.com/biz/gjbiz/attention.pdf

    gjabiz

    PS. This was a gift to War Room members, now it's for everyone. The REASON I'm making it so available is I'm very OPEN to Joint Ventures with anyone with a good HOTSHEET or Special Report Idea...I've got a few lists to make offers to.

    OH. Is there anyone in your neck of the woods publishing a PET FRIENDLY apt/housing guide? It is a wanted and needed service in all areas as more and more PETS need places they can move in with their Mommies and Daddies. Find all the Pet friendly housing in your area and create a HOT little report (maybe a blog?) that you could maximize profits on (ads, adsense, sponsors, etc.)
    • Profile picture of the author Brian Cook
      I have put together (and sold) many short reports
      over the years, and I typically get all the information
      I need for each topic from the public domain (such
      as .gov websites).

      Brian
  • Profile picture of the author John Taylor
    Remember that short reports can be...

    • Used as a list builder in exchange for email address.
    • Submitted to free ebook sites for links and traffic.
    • Made brandable and given to subscribers, customers & affiliates.
    • Sold as entry level products using $7 and RAP scripts.
    • Submitted to give away events
    • Used as bonuses for your own products.
    • Offered as bonuses for customers who buy through your affiliate link.
    • Sold with resale, or master, rights.
    • Used as a downsell on a larger product
    • Sold as a PLR product.
    • Used to presell products as a "review Report".
    John
  • Profile picture of the author JasonParker
    I haven't written one in a long time, but here's what I do...

    *openoffice.org to create the PDF files.

    *Techsmith's Snagit for taking screen shots... insert the images into your open office document

    *7dollarsecrets.com script or rapidactionprofits.com script and offer 100% commissions

    *get an ecover made from a one of a couple graphic artists on Warrior Forum

    *write a kickass sales page. The one you get when you buy $7 Secrets is good to swipe from. It has a killer close already embedded in the template you get.

    *sometimes put it on the WSO forum for a little less
  • Profile picture of the author Brad Spencer
    Some things are better said in a short report.

    I've sold a short report that is 8 pages (including the title page) on Eliminating information Overload.

    Make sure you're subject isn't contradicted by the size of your report. I wrote 8 pages on the subject so someone could read it in 30 minutes and be using it.

    Lastly, don't overdo your report. The key is the concise nature of it.

    Problem well stated + Solution Well Stated= Satisfied Customer.

    Cheers,

    Brad


    PS- For your salesletter, pound home the solution that your report provides...not the size of it...
    • Profile picture of the author Kevin AKA Hubcap
      Make use of color and graphics. A big part of our learning is visual. Take advantage if this by including graphics, diagrams, flow charts etc that reinforce your position.

      Also, don't be afraid to embed short videos into your PDF. This can breathe new life into it and give it a higher perceived value.

      Kevin
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