Need A Mentor To Help Me Create Info Products

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Hello, although I haven't made much money online I'm not a total newbie to Internet Marketing. I don't have a lot of money to pay someone to mentor me, but maybe I could offer a service (ex: writing articles) for payment.

I want to create info products and be able to sell them successfully. I have bought a few products on product creation, but there are still some things I am missing. If someone who has had success at this could mentor me or guide me in the direction of a good mentor, I would greatly appreciate it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jenny4u1
    If you are very good in article writing then Amazon is offering $2 for each 400 words article. Try with them and earn handsome income.
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    • Profile picture of the author Cheree C
      No this is helpful, but I know how to make money by freelancing and writing articles. I've had success at doing this on Fiverr, but to me this is very time consuming for the low price I was being paid.

      I want to create and sell my own info products and need a little help getting started with this.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by Jenny4u1 View Post

      If you are very good in article writing then Amazon is offering $2 for each 400 words article. Try with them and earn handsome income.
      To earn $2 for a 400-word article you have to be "very good"?

      And that's "handsome income"?

      Even on Fiverr, people are earning twice that amount for a 400-word article. And they're typically "dreadful", not "very good". I don't know which is more depressing: the fact that someone's offering $2 for 400-word articles or the fact that some people may actually be willing to write them.
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  • Profile picture of the author theory expert
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    Originally Posted by Cheree C View Post

    Hello, although I haven't made much money online I'm not a total newbie to Internet Marketing. I don't have a lot of money to pay someone to mentor me, but maybe I could offer a service (ex: writing articles) for payment.

    I want to create info products and be able to sell them successfully. I have bought a few products on product creation, but there are still some things I am missing. If someone who has had success at this could mentor me or guide me in the direction of a good mentor, I would greatly appreciate it.
    It seems lonely out there when you haven't a shoulder to lean on. I feel your pain. Although, I don't like to suggest mentors, I will send you to a forum member. I cannot vouch for her service, but, you can check it out.

    Good Luck Kiddo

    http://www.warriorforum.com/member-c...-selected.html
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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    I want to create info products and be able to sell them successfully.
    For me those require two very different skill sets!

    I am not saying there aren't people good at both... but at the beginning you should figure out on which part you want to focus more.
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    • Profile picture of the author Cheree C
      Thanks Team X, I checked out the thread you sent me to. It appears that she is helping a select few to create their first site. I already have a few niche sites up.

      I want to create info products and sell them Istvan
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      • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
        Originally Posted by Cheree C View Post

        I want to create info products and sell them Istvan
        I understand that... and that's why I said it is not the same to create them and to sell them.

        Also, "info-product" is kind of vague: it can be ebook (pdf or .exe), video, audio, webinar, coaching etc.

        One might be an excellent writer and have a speech problem, for example.
        Or you might be able to excel in all of the media I listed above - but you may be a bad marketer... or vice-versa.

        Most of us, "product creators" started by writing a report/ebook and setting up a sales page (sales funnel).

        You will have to be more specific WHAT exactly do you want to learn.
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        • Profile picture of the author Cheree C
          Originally Posted by Istvan Horvath View Post

          Most of us, "product creators" started by writing a report/ebook and setting up a sales page (sales funnel).

          You will have to be more specific WHAT exactly do you want to learn.
          You're right I need to be more specific. I want to create a report/ebook on an in demand topic and set up a sales page. Then market it to potential customers.
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  • Profile picture of the author murtuza
    Hi Cheree, the best way you can create an info product super fast is to create an audio training package. I was in a list recently of a successful marketer where he posted a challenge of creating an info product in one week. However It took me to create one info product, that's an audio product and it got done in 3 days approx. I created a five and a half hour audio training package in IM niche in around 3 days lazily and got the site, squeeze and everything ready in around a week's time and won the challenge. The winners got a mailing to the list who had posted the challenge.

    Here's the process I used to create an info product in a nutshell...

    1. The first thing you need is information about the topic, you should know the topic well that you are creating an info product for. If you are in an altogether new niche you should go about doing some research and grab hold of some products in your niche to gain knowledge so you have sufficient content to create your own product.

    2. Next thing you need to do is structure your content. I mean write down approx. 10 headlines or titles that you will be covering up in your audio training package. These are the main titles or you can say you will create one audio for each title.

    3. Now take your first title and write down 10 sub-titles for your first title. Do the same thing for all your 10 main titles or topics. Now you have 100 titles to create your content, that's 10 main topics and 10 sub topics for each one.

    4. Finally you can take it in this way, you have 100 topics you need to write articles. Just research good content for these 100 topics and start recording content. I used a free software to do the recording, you can search for audacity in google and you will get the link to download this free software.

    5. If you have a 5 hour audio package you can easily sell for $97, a 10 hour audio could be created as a physical home study course and sold for $147 to $197. A 20 hour recording could be sold for $497.

    6. Now that you have your 100 topics you can easily create a salesletter out of this as you can convert these topics into benefits. A super fast way to create your copy is to grab Yanik Silvers 'Instant Salesletter Templates', he has a new 2.0 version I guess released or grab 'Amazing Letter Templates' software, it is a cool one I use.

    You are up with your info product. I used the exact process above to create my info package in one week's time that I will be converting into a physical package and selling for $497 shortly.

    And a cool tip. Go to plr store and grab some free PLR articles, ebooks, etc in your niche and add up as bonus to increase the perceived value of your package. You can even grab a complete PLR package or articles and convert it into an audio product, that's again a super fast approach.

    Hope this helps...

    Murtuza
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    • Profile picture of the author Cheree C
      Originally Posted by murtuza View Post

      Hi Cheree, the best way you can create an info product super fast is to create an audio training package. I was in a list recently of a successful marketer where he posted a challenge of creating an info product in one week. However It took me to create one info product, that's an audio product and it got done in 3 days approx. I created a five and a half hour audio training package in IM niche in around 3 days lazily and got the site, squeeze and everything ready in around a week's time and won the challenge. The winners got a mailing to the list who had posted the challenge.

      Here's the process I used to create an info product in a nutshell...

      1. The first thing you need is information about the topic, you should know the topic well that you are creating an info product for. If you are in an altogether new niche you should go about doing some research and grab hold of some products in your niche to gain knowledge so you have sufficient content to create your own product.

      2. Next thing you need to do is structure your content. I mean write down approx. 10 headlines or titles that you will be covering up in your audio training package. These are the main titles or you can say you will create one audio for each title.

      3. Now take your first title and write down 10 sub-titles for your first title. Do the same thing for all your 10 main titles or topics. Now you have 100 titles to create your content, that's 10 main topics and 10 sub topics for each one.

      4. Finally you can take it in this way, you have 100 topics you need to write articles. Just research good content for these 100 topics and start recording content. I used a free software to do the recording, you can search for audacity in google and you will get the link to download this free software.

      5. If you have a 5 hour audio package you can easily sell for $97, a 10 hour audio could be created as a physical home study course and sold for $147 to $197. A 20 hour recording could be sold for $497.

      6. Now that you have your 100 topics you can easily create a salesletter out of this as you can convert these topics into benefits. A super fast way to create your copy is to grab Yanik Silvers 'Instant Salesletter Templates', he has a new 2.0 version I guess released or grab 'Amazing Letter Templates' software, it is a cool one I use.

      You are up with your info product. I used the exact process above to create my info package in one week's time that I will be converting into a physical package and selling for $497 shortly.

      And a cool tip. Go to plr store and grab some free PLR articles, ebooks, etc in your niche and add up as bonus to increase the perceived value of your package. You can even grab a complete PLR package or articles and convert it into an audio product, that's again a super fast approach.

      Hope this helps...

      Murtuza
      This is great I will definitely try to do something like this.
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  • Originally Posted by Cheree C View Post

    If someone who has had success at this could mentor me or guide me in the direction of a good mentor, I would greatly appreciate it.
    You dont need a mentor.

    Simply buy 2 or 3 successful Clickbank products (usually go for $77 each) and study their structure. And then, apply the same principles onto your own product.

    You don't need a mentor. You just need to study and mimic already-successful products.
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    • Profile picture of the author Cheree C
      Originally Posted by Anonymous Affiliate View Post

      You dont need a mentor.

      Simply buy 2 or 3 successful Clickbank products (usually go for $77 each) and study their structure. And then, apply the same principles onto your own product.

      You don't need a mentor. You just need to study and mimic already-successful products.
      I don't know why I didn't think of this. I'm sure I have a few products already on my computer that I can study and possibly mimic their style.
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  • Profile picture of the author neverlastn
    Hi Cheree, the best way you can create an info product super fast is to create an audio training package. I was in a list recently of a successful marketer where he posted a challenge of creating an info product in one week. However It took me to create one info product, that's an audio product and it got done in 3 days approx. I created a five and a half hour audio training package in IM niche in around 3 days lazily and got the site, squeeze and everything ready in around a week's time and won the challenge. The winners got a mailing to the list who had posted the challenge.
    So true. Just use Skype, some recorder e.g. pamela and talk to a friend on the subject of your expertise. Voila!
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    • Profile picture of the author Cheree C
      Yeah, I'm beginning to realize this--although it is going to require me to step outside of my comfort zone. I am very shy and get nervouse when I record myself. So while this will be a challenge I am willing to give it a try.
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      • Profile picture of the author clslaw
        Originally Posted by Cheree C View Post

        Yeah, I'm beginning to realize this--although it is going to require me to step outside of my comfort zone. I am very shy and get nervouse when I record myself. So while this will be a challenge I am willing to give it a try.
        Cheree,

        You just said it. You need to step outside of your comfort zone...

        Someone who is really skilled and experienced at both marketing and product creation will want to get paid to mentor you. Mentoring and coaching - when done right - takes a lot of time and most of us cannot give up that sort of time easily. Bartering for the mentoring might work, but it also sets up a bad dynamic because if you're going to be working on creating and marketing your own products then you're not prioritizing the work you bartered for the mentoring and if you do prioritize the work you bartered then when are you going to create products. You're most likely to find someone will promise to "mentor" you and then take advantage of you as cheap labor.

        Information products are not difficult to produce. It's one of the big reasons why they make for such a good business model. You can produce an eBook with a word processor. An audio course with Audacity. A video course with Camtasia. You get the picture...

        We all have information products on our computers. Review a few of them that are on your computer and make an outline as to how they are structured.

        I'd suggest putting those writing skills to work for yourself and write a short eBook on a subject where you feel you can add value. Put together a sales letter, a simple mini-site, etc.

        Most importantly, don't try to make it perfect. Just get it out there. Make a couple bucks. You'll be uncomfortable, perhaps scare. Maybe even sick to your stomach. But you will now have had some experience, you will hopefully learn from any mistakes, and then you will do it again. You'll get better at it each time that you do.

        At some point you may want to pay a coach or a mentor, or attend a training seminar. But, none of that stuff will help you until you force yourself outside of your comfort zone.

        Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    Ok the first question you need to ask is

    1) are you willing to put in the hard work. Newbies I see treat this like a hobby. Do make sure you treat this like a business.

    2) Are you in niche that is good, and has lots of hungry prospects out there. You may need some help there.

    3) Coaching will help you, but you have to play yes sir, no sir three bags full sir. Meaning you have to do what they say, otherwise you will not see many results. I talk to alot of my coaching fellows, and after a student pays, and gets good advice they go away and do their own thing, as they think they become the teacher. When you hire a mentor they are in command and you paid them to help you out. Not the other way round.

    Having a mentor is good, but unless you are ready, and willing to work you guts out you are waisting your time. Just thought I would help.

    Good luck with your business but.
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    • Profile picture of the author Cheree C
      Thanks Christopher and celente. I am willing to work very hard to be successful. I have been working hard on building niche sites I am just ready to start on something else.
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  • Profile picture of the author pbdollars
    if you are good in writing, contact me. I have an idea I need to write about. I am not good in writing but I know how to sell it
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    • Profile picture of the author Cheree C
      Ok but I cannot send a PM yet until I reach 50 posts.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
      Originally Posted by Cheree C View Post

      Thanks Team X, I checked out the thread you sent me to. It appears that she is helping a select few to create their first site. I already have a few niche sites up.

      I want to create info products and sell them Istvan
      For a second I read that really fast and I thought it said:

      "I want to create info products and sell them to Istvan"

      lol

      Originally Posted by pbdollars View Post

      if you are good in writing, contact me. I have an idea I need to write about. I am not good in writing but I know how to sell it
      You need to ditch the affiliate link in your sig.
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      • Profile picture of the author Cheree C
        Lol no not to Istvan, well unless he wants to buy them
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        • Profile picture of the author ghen
          I know a mentor that does one on one coaching. Do a search here for Tristan Bull. I'm going through the coaching and it's pretty good so far...
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          • Profile picture of the author davidjames42973
            Jason Fladlien is a product genius! I think you can set up a one hour coaching call with him for a decent fee. He has helped a ton of people succeed over the years...
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        Originally Posted by Jill Carpenter View Post

        For a second I read that really fast and I thought it said:

        "I want to create info products and sell them to Istvan"
        There are worse plans, too: I bet you'd get helpful reviews/feedback, and no refund requests.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Hill
    Cherre C,

    To get more comfortable at recording your own voice or even doing video with you in it is to just click the record button and talk while you're working, about what you are doing. I know the recordings will be discarded afterwards but it gets you comfortable with the fact you are being recorded.

    I used to have all these great ideas I wanted to record but as soon as I clicked on that "record" button everything went blank. LOL

    The only way I got comfortable with it is to just do a lot of recording. You don't even have to listen to it and you can delete it right away, but it gets you more relaxed.

    As for writing an ebook, that's the easy part...

    1. Start with writing an overview or description of what you want to include in the book.

    2. Sort out the description into a list

    3. Organize that list into a logical sequence

    4. You have your Chapter's overview. You can change the chapter titles later.

    5. Start writing...

    It really is that simple! Think of it as an extended article for each chapter, then go back once you're done and make each chapter flow into the next.

    You can also go to Amazon and click on the "Look Inside" tab of books in your market and take a look at their Table Of Contents and see how they have theirs setup.
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  • Profile picture of the author uebomoyi
    There's a guy named Shane Natan. He trained me for article marketing but he also does product creation. If you search for him in the warrior forum or google him, I'm sure you'll find a link for his website and get access to him. He offers very good training. He gets straight to the point and is very motivational.
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  • Profile picture of the author sandymany
    Totally new to me, how is your progress now, Cheree C?
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    • Profile picture of the author jbtalk2me
      The primary thing in product creation is to find a need for your product first. Not something you think will work, but something people are actively looking for.

      If the market is there and is hungry enough, your product can be less than perfect and still be a major money maker.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gary Ning Lo
    if you really want to write articles, i suggest posting some gigs on fiverr + putting an ad in the warrior hire section of this forum..

    Cheers,

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  • Profile picture of the author Chri5123
    Some excellent advice here to get you on your way.

    Most of all START - you WILL make mistakes as you go along but don't let that put you off.

    You will get better with practice and the hardest thing about creating a product (at least for me) is getting started.

    Go for it!

    Good Luck!

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  • Profile picture of the author danieldroga
    If you want to create info products and be able to sell them then you have to learn more about internet marketing. However, if you are fine on your gig on fiverr then just work on it more.
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  • Profile picture of the author telemartnetwork
    There are many methods to make money through info products. You can use various techniques. Internet Marketing is very broad subject & it will give you the aid to make money online & strategies to sell the products. Give proper content, use right keywords & search deeply, you will get everything.
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    • Profile picture of the author Cheree C
      Thank you all for so many great suggestions. I have a few ideas in my head now to get me started.
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh Richardson
    The best way to create your own product is sit down and write down all of the things you know about your niche.

    You may think you dont know a lot, but i can guarentee that somebody is asking the questions that you can answer!

    Good luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author Cheree C
      Thanks Josh, that is what I was thinking. I could help someone else by answering questions about what I know about and this will also give me the experience I need to get my info product business going.
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      • Profile picture of the author jbsmith
        Sure - if you have some specific questions, I would be more than happy to answer them for you. We have been creating infoproducts for over 10-years now and have helped many others.

        Can you use PM? We could touch base that way.

        Jeff
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        • Profile picture of the author Cheree C
          Originally Posted by jbsmith View Post

          Sure - if you have some specific questions, I would be more than happy to answer them for you. We have been creating infoproducts for over 10-years now and have helped many others.

          Can you use PM? We could touch base that way.

          Jeff
          Thanks Jeff, I do have a few questions but I can't use PM yet
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          • Profile picture of the author Cheree C
            Thanks brute77
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  • Profile picture of the author brute77
    If you want long lasting success in info product business then follow Frank Kern and Eben Pagan at least
    Originally Posted by Cheree C View Post

    Hello, although I haven't made much money online I'm not a total newbie to Internet Marketing. I don't have a lot of money to pay someone to mentor me, but maybe I could offer a service (ex: writing articles) for payment.

    I want to create info products and be able to sell them successfully. I have bought a few products on product creation, but there are still some things I am missing. If someone who has had success at this could mentor me or guide me in the direction of a good mentor, I would greatly appreciate it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lambert Klein
    People are giving you some good info. Just don't let anyone discourage you.

    I find that the absolute hardest part is to just get started. Just force yourself to begin.

    Of course, learn what you need to, but mostly believe in yourself and take action. At least that's what I have discovered. Sometimes I could kick myself for not starting sooner.

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    • Profile picture of the author Cheree C
      Thanks so much because I did hear something that started to get me discouraged, but I'm better now.
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  • Profile picture of the author ebusinesstutor
    Are you planning on doing this just for yourself or turning it into a service you offer others?

    What target community are you working in? Ie, are these info products on health, dating, fashion, food, or what?
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    • Profile picture of the author Cheree C
      Originally Posted by ebusinesstutor View Post

      Are you planning on doing this just for yourself or turning it into a service you offer others?

      What target community are you working in? Ie, are these info products on health, dating, fashion, food, or what?
      I am going to start with plr packs on various topics and then how to products I think
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  • Profile picture of the author NickTaylor
    You should check out Daegan Smith. He has training on Info products within his Maximum Leverage Systems Back Office. Pretty Good content. A lot of step by step material. You can google him.
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  • Profile picture of the author Qamar
    Find a topic that you are already have some interest and knowledge in. Next is to source for high quality PLR materials. Revamp those contents by rewritting and add more values to it. After that get your new graphics for your new ebook and rewrite the sales letter to suit your new product.

    Open up a clickbank account and submit your product for approval. that's it. You can do this for any niches that you can think of.


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    • Profile picture of the author Cheree C
      Originally Posted by Qamar View Post

      Find a topic that you are already have some interest and knowledge in. Next is to source for high quality PLR materials. Revamp those contents by rewritting and add more values to it. After that get your new graphics for your new ebook and rewrite the sales letter to suit your new product.

      Open up a clickbank account and submit your product for approval. that's it. You can do this for any niches that you can think of.


      Qamar
      Wow you made that seem so easy, maybe I've been over thinking this whole process
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        • Profile picture of the author ShayB
          @ Cheree

          There is a 30-day challenge (the "Make Money with No Money" one) going on in the Contests and Challenges section. It's free, and we'll be covering product creation, marketing, traffic, list building, etc.

          I think it would be a great place for you to start, and you can ask questions in the thread.
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  • Profile picture of the author sal64
    Ok, I am happy to put my hand up to help.

    PM your email and we can get started. My time is limited, but I am willing to spend some with you to put you on the right track... FREE.

    The rest will be up to you.

    Suggest that you set up skype as well, then we can arrange a time to brainstorm.

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