Raw green beans and product creation

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Let me share with you my raw green bean money making fool proof idea.

Once in a while my wife and I along with a few friends go out to enjoy a good meal at a nice restaurant.

Out comes the plate with the main course, Yum Yum, there it is the thick cut perfectly cooked delicious steak, the heavenly aromatic fresh baked bread and the half cooked green beans.

When in the heck did fancy restaurant owners start thinking that it was a good idea to serve half cooked nearly raw green beans to their customers?

Anyway, maybe you like the greenbeans cooked that way and maybe you don't but let's say you are like me and don't like those green beans.

You now have three choices...

1. Send them back and get something else.

2. Leave them on your plate and let them get wasted.

3. My choice, ask for a doggie bag and take them home and fix them up right. You see, nice restaurants buy the best produce, sometimes they just don't know how to cook it.

When I get finished with those green beans I have the tastiest well done and perfectly seasoned green beans you ever laid your lips too.

Now here comes the make money part...

You buy a WSO and it's half cooked and not much help to you at all.

You have the same three choices you have with the raw greenbeans.

1. Send it back and ask for a refund. (now you have no right to use it at all because you got a refund. Now, be fair and delete it from your harddrive)

2. Throw it away, delete it or just let it gather dust on your hard drive. (In which case it does you no good)

3. Cook it some more. That is, improve on it and make it your own product. Look, after all it had a GREAT sales letter which should be in your swipe file. The sales letter wasn't that great? Then why did you buy it?

Study the product, recook it, make it live up to the sales letter.

Another product in your dogie, I mean goody bag, to earn from.

A long time Warrior once said (maybe someone said it before him, I don't know) Your income has a direct relationship with the number of BuyNow buttons you have out there on the Internet.

Here is another way to quickly have a reason for another BuyNow button.

George Wright
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  • Profile picture of the author scottparat
    A long time Warrior once said (maybe someone said it before him, I don't know) Your income has a direct relationship with the number of BuyNow buttons you have out there on the Internet.
    Pearls of Wisdom .....

    Sometimes over the years, the most important or meaningful concepts get pushed to the backburner or even forgotten!

    This is a great tip to remember.

    In fact, I'm going old school. I'll take a index card or sticky note, tack it above my my monitor and in large caps write "GREEN BEANS"

    I'll take that to mean, even a piece of crap wso, plr, mrr or rr is worthy of bagging up and sticking a paypal button on it!

    Thanks George
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    • Profile picture of the author George Wright
      Originally Posted by scottparat View Post

      Pearls of Wisdom .....

      Sometimes over the years, the most important or meaningful concepts get pushed to the backburner or even forgotten!

      This is a great tip to remember.

      In fact, I'm going old school. I'll take a index card or sticky note, tack it above my my monitor and in large caps write "GREEN BEANS"

      I'll take that to mean, even a piece of crap wso, plr, mrr or rr is worthy of bagging up and sticking a paypal button on it!

      Thanks George
      Only if you cook it first. (Read, improve, fix, enhance) (Don't read, rehash, regurgitate, copy)

      George Wright
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  • Profile picture of the author Peggy Baron
    I liked that George. Ya know, I usually eat most of those half-cooked green beans because I figure they must be better for me or something. But then I stop because I really don't like them that way, whether they're better for me or not. If I don't like it, I shouldn't force myself.

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    Heading out for dinner now...
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Thanks George - You just reminded me that I planted some green beans of my own. Guess it's time t pick em. Never a bad time for putting your own recipes to work, either.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Allard
    Great post, I liked the story!

    Just bring enough of your own ideas to the product. Many people think they can copy the table of contents and pretty much all of the text and pass it off as their own. Don't forget the famous quote:

    "To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research."

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  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    Great story, but I hate green beans... :p
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    • Profile picture of the author George Wright
      Originally Posted by tpw View Post

      Great story, but I hate green beans... :p
      Okay Bill here is 1 for you, to carrots walk into a bar...
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  • Profile picture of the author chrisnotes
    Great ideas as always George! I am new to the forum here...everybody has been so helpful.

    George could you please contact me, I'm not able to PM you yet due to my new member status and I really have something brewing that you turned me onto with your blog. It would mean the world to me.
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  • Profile picture of the author WiiLoveSuccess
    Thank you George for those pearls of wisdom! Starting with the title ... I clicked on your link just because I was curious how anyone could link raw green beans to product creation. I do have a wordpad file of great subject lines and this one is great, or so as to not plagiarize, a variation of same. I've got to say that I have been guilty of not eating foods at a restaurant simply because they were not cooked the way I would have liked, and just left them on the plate to add to the waste. I will definitely now have the "doggie bag and bring it home to cook to perfect in my own kitchen" approach in mind. Also I will take a new look at what I consider half-baked offers I get and if they fit into my niches, will take a new look at them with an eye toward whether I can finish baking them into something wonderful.

    Blessings,
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  • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
    3. Cook it some more. That is, improve on it and make it your own product. Look, after all it had a GREAT sales letter which should be in your swipe file. The sales letter wasn't that great? Then why did you buy it?
    I love this one. ^^^^^

    And it's a great way to get product ideas because clearly, the sales letter, must have been good enough to get one to purchase the product. It's also a good way to JV with someone, especially if they already have a list of buyers. You can contact them and tell them you would like to add more content to the product and JV with them.

    Make it a win-win deal, some thing like, you'll handle all the support questions, and you'll also e-mail your list if they e-mail theirs. Something along those lines.

    RoD-ness
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    • Profile picture of the author eb219
      Excellent analogy George ... drawing parallels can actually be a lot of fun when it comes to making the products themselves ... and an essential way of brainstorming in and of itself.

      In fact, sometimes it's rather amazing just how many similarities you'll find in completely unrelated topics ... or should I say, *apparently* unrelated topics

      When teaching, consulting, or coaching, I often use analogies and parables; they come natural, and go a long way when you are conveying concepts for maximum comprehension.
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  • Profile picture of the author Diana Meyer
    Thanks George, great lesson!
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  • Profile picture of the author Onora Oz
    You gave me an idea. Awesome! Cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author sahi
    Your post reminded me that I have some half cooked beans on my hard drive. Time to cook them well and serve to hungry customers out there.
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  • Profile picture of the author MayfairNoble
    I love the analogy. Don't forget though! This can be applied to your own undercooked green beans.

    Got a half finished product sitting on your computer doing nothing, because you didn't have the time or inclination to finish it? Now's the perfect time to get out there and turn it into something that can make you a profit.
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    • Profile picture of the author PLRExpress
      Firstly, I like all of my vegetables just lightly steamed so that they're still crunchy.

      Secondly, IM-wise, I have noticed that whenever I pick up a WSO or buy a product it's rarely perfect as it is. There's always going to be some way that it could be improved and, most of the time, that product by itself isn't going to take you from rags to riches.

      What I usually do is take out the bits that I like - make a few notes on the really good stuff - and just leave the rest. If you take the best from every product you tend to have a whole load of ideas that you can then move forward with. Most of the time the best products that I like are not the ones that don't give you a step-by-step guide; I like the ones that just give you lots of ideas and make you look at things in a different way.

      I suppose the best way of looking at it is to not just complain about what you've got and to make the best of it and try to salvage it.

      Great post!
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  • Profile picture of the author Brendon Zahrndt
    I had that exact meal for dinner last night, how funny!
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  • Profile picture of the author Ryan David
    Your mistake was ordering green beans in the first place

    If a product fails to meet the expectations that the product owner sets out, I refund. In the end, it benefits both of us. Live by the guarantee, die by the guarantee. Plus, I don't think it helps him/her to keep the product without letting them know how I really feel i.e. It was a piece of crap.

    So my choice would be send it back and then recook it. Best of both worlds?
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    • Profile picture of the author George Wright
      Hi Ryan,

      That wouldn't work for me.

      If I sent the food back I wouldn't have it to recook.

      If I got a refund on the product, I wouldn't have it on my hard drive to study it. We do delete refunded products don't we?

      Plus if I refunded every product that didn't live up to its sales letter I'd be a serial refunder. That includes $10 laundry detergent, $45,000 cars and $7 info. Products.

      George Wright
      Originally Posted by Ryan David View Post

      Your mistake was ordering green beans in the first place

      If a product fails to meet the expectations that the product owner sets out, I refund. In the end, it benefits both of us. Live by the guarantee, die by the guarantee. Plus, I don't think it helps him/her to keep the product without letting them know how I really feel i.e. It was a piece of crap.

      Soho my choice would be send it back and then recook it. Best of both worlds?
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      • Profile picture of the author Ryan David
        Originally Posted by George Wright View Post

        Hi Ryan,

        That wouldn't work for me.

        If I sent the food back I wouldn't have it to recook.

        If I got a refund on the product, I wouldn't have it on my hard drive to study it. We do delete refunded products don't we?

        Plus if I refunded every product that didn't live up to its sales letter I'd be a serial refunder. That includes $10 laundry detergent, $45,000 cars and $7 info. Products.

        George Wright
        Well, I think that's more because it's not a perfect analogy. Personally, I don't know anyone that takes subpar food home from a restaurant in order to recook

        Even if you send it back, it doesn't mean that you can't improve the process. You still got a taste for the product and what it's shortfalls were. Same thing with a digital product. You reviewed it prior to asking for the refund so you know what the problems are.

        That's how many great businesses get started. By having a bad experience elsewhere and then vowing to improve the process. It really doesn't matter if they kept it or got a refund.
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        • Profile picture of the author George Wright
          Perfect analogy? No such thing.

          At least I understand where you're coming from now.

          Full refund on my analogy on the way.

          George Wright

          Originally Posted by Ryan David View Post

          Well, I think that's more because it's not a perfect analogy. Personally, I don't know anyone that takes subpar food home from a restaurant in order to recook

          Even if you send it back, it doesn't mean that you can't improve the process. You still got a taste for the product and what it's shortfalls were. Same thing with a digital product. You reviewed it prior to asking for the refund so you know what the problems are.

          That's how many great businesses get started. By having a bad experience elsewhere and then vowing to improve the process. It really doesn't matter if they kept it or got a refund.
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