I would like for everyone that is wanting a money making idea to pay close attention, especially those newbies.
I had a client ask me about creating a service to submit eBooks to eBook Directories, ebook submission service basically.
So I decided to go do some research and find these ebook directories. When I googled this I found many websites. I visited a great many of them just to find out that 90% of them actually charge a fee to post your ebook in their directory.
I came to the conclusion that a ebook submission service would actually be of no use because since most of the market requires payment to post the ebook you can not make automated submissions.
So is the free ebook directories really a untapped market ? I mean you can easily build a directory to allow ebook submissions for free and add google ads / affiliate ads in the directory to generate the income. Several ideas come to mind here.
But instead of running the site yourself you could do the following.
Build a free ebook directory and give that directory away for free but in order to get the directory they must opt-in to your list. Now the proper way would be to have your link "powered by" at the bottom and have the site encrypted.
Give the directory away for free and once people start creating their own ebook directory service then you could actually come up with a ebook submission service. So you are building a list, giving away a product that is not really out there, and then creating a service for that product all at the same time.
Now my plan would be more detailed then this but I think you get the general idea and for those that have the determination I am sure you could make a go of this idea.
So this is my helpful 300th post and just an idea and I hope some of you have enjoyed.