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Hey Warriors,

Last night I have joined a webinar and the webinar was about writing content and selling it on the kindle marketplace. As many of y'all know I love games and I am certifed for computers from cisco. What do yall think of me creating an ebook on how to build a computer on a certain budget or how to fix your own computer without paying any other technican to fix it for you? Or what parts are what that makes up a computer? What do you guys say?
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  • Profile picture of the author TheProgrammer
    Yes it is good idea and will be very helpful for newbie computer users. in simple You get money, they get knowledge.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lori Kelly
    I like it. I've been getting the blue screen of death and can't bring myself to take it in for repairs. Nothing online helped. If I found something that would allow ME to fix my computer, I'd buy it. : )
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    • Profile picture of the author fin
      Sounds good.

      Did you hear how Pat Flynn got started.

      He built a site dedicated to how to pass a certain exam, then he sold an eBook and made hundreds of thousands.

      Maybe you could build a blog for people to easily pass the Cisco exam and do the same.
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      • Profile picture of the author Shaun Tango
        Create the book, BUT probably not for the Kindle. You will probably make more money from selling the book on your own at a higher price if you're willing to put the marketing efforts in. Then if sales ever slow down and you don't want to put any more effort into the marketing, then put it on Kindle.

        Unless these type of books sell well on Kindle for a higher price of course, ut don't seeing it selling on Kindle for say $30. You could probably make sales of it around that price on your own if you make it a really good book, maybe more.

        P.S. As I haven't looked directly into this niche, this is all guess work. But an educated guess.
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        • Profile picture of the author Elluminati
          Originally Posted by Shaun Tango View Post

          Create the book, BUT probably not for the Kindle. You will probably make more money from selling the book on your own at a higher price if you're willing to put the marketing efforts in. Then if sales ever slow down and you don't want to put any more effort into the marketing, then put it on Kindle.

          Unless these type of books sell well on Kindle for a higher price of course, ut don't seeing it selling on Kindle for say $30. You could probably make sales of it around that price on your own if you make it a really good book, maybe more.

          P.S. As I haven't looked directly into this niche, this is all guess work. But an educated guess.

          I would definitely buy it.

          I think you should sell it on Kindle for the purpose of building up your fanbase/customers. And then once you're hot, create a "special edition"...like a "remix."
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      • Profile picture of the author edy8888
        Originally Posted by fin View Post

        Sounds good.

        Did you hear how Pat Flynn got started.

        He built a site dedicated to how to pass a certain exam, then he sold an eBook and made hundreds of thousands.

        Maybe you could build a blog for people to easily pass the Cisco exam and do the same.
        this such a good suggestion.
        Make an dedicated site for one topic. But how about the traffic sir?
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    • Profile picture of the author Sillysoft
      Originally Posted by Lori Kelly View Post

      I like it. I've been getting the blue screen of death and can't bring myself to take it in for repairs. Nothing online helped. If I found something that would allow ME to fix my computer, I'd buy it. : )
      What message are you getting?
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      • Profile picture of the author Lori Kelly
        Originally Posted by Sillysoft View Post

        What message are you getting?

        This is what comes on the screen:

        Problem signature:
        Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
        OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
        Locale ID: 1033

        Additional information about the problem:
        BCCode: 1e
        BCP1: FFFFFFFFC0000005
        BCP2: FFFFF80002DFCDD3
        BCP3: 0000000000000000
        BCP4: 00000074006E0055
        OS Version: 6_1_7601
        Service Pack: 1_0
        Product: 768_1

        Files that help describe the problem:
        C:\Windows\Minidump\051612-29640-01.dmp



        ******************************


        I wouldn't buy a guide in Kindle format. I'd buy a pdf version.

        I'm old school and still like the old fashioned book. I use my Kindle for murder mysteries, etc. but have paperbacks for Thesaurus, copywriting books, any books that I like to write on and read several times.
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        • Profile picture of the author kevinzeo
          Hi,
          Anyways, great idea.
          "Easily pass the Cisco Exam" will be a famous Cisco exam guide book on Kindle ,you rock soon!
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  • Profile picture of the author Zack Sprague
    What would you guys want it in? An ebook with videos or videos with no ebook?
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    • Profile picture of the author bacardi
      Videos of you actually doing something is best. If building a PC and you can actually do it step by step then that would be pretty cool.

      In saying that though if you search youtube for build a pc, there is a ton of these already, this is what I used when I wanted to do my first build, I doubt I would ever pay for a ebook/kindle book when the info is already out there.

      Originally Posted by flatbro94 View Post

      What would you guys want it in? An ebook with videos or videos with no ebook?
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    • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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      Originally Posted by flatbro94 View Post

      What would you guys want it in? An ebook with videos or videos with no ebook?
      An ebook with pictures would be ideal for someone like me. Step by step directions are great, and the illustrations will give your readers something to compare their work to so that they can make sure they don't build something completely different. One time I tried to build a computer, and ended up with this by the end of the guide:



      Worked out in the end I guess.
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  • Profile picture of the author seomagik
    That is a very good and quite original idea. That should bring you money.
    People always search on the internet to find the solution before they call a repairer.
    Good luck with your project
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  • Profile picture of the author Zack Sprague
    I just thought about it now since next year I am gonna take the following computer class that follows computer maintenance so I can get my A+.
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    • Profile picture of the author fitzpatg
      I'm curious about something. If you are already Cisco certified, why would you even bother with A+ certification? That's like somebody with a PhD going back to elementary school, lol. No offense intended...

      Originally Posted by flatbro94 View Post

      I just thought about it now since next year I am gonna take the following computer class that follows computer maintenance so I can get my A+.
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  • Profile picture of the author tooAlive
    Hey, aren't you from Overclock.net? Your username looks familiar.

    Anyways, great idea.

    And be sure to give out some sort of freebie so that potential clients know you really know what you're talking about. This could be a simple ebook with a guide or two in it. Or maybe a quick video lesson.

    Then could upsell them on an entire video series on building a computer from scratch, how to upgrade certain parts, or even overclocking.

    The possibilities are endless - you just gotta go out there and take action!
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  • Profile picture of the author Zack Sprague
    Blue screen of death dude Haha. Sometimes it can be hard to figure out what blue screen is.
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  • Profile picture of the author jgrigs711
    I think it is a very well thought out and creative idea.
    I would buy it!
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  • Profile picture of the author phil.wheatley
    When you create it, you may want to consider branding it with a name and a logo, so that you can then create a series of them. People love to collect books by the same author. Just look how well the "X for dummies" books have done. In fact, wasn't the very first one called PC for Dummies? Now they have a book on just about everything!

    Good luck with your project.
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    • Profile picture of the author Bill Hugall
      Originally Posted by phil.wheatley View Post

      When you create it, you may want to consider branding it with a name and a logo, so that you can then create a series of them. People love to collect books by the same author. Just look how well the "X for dummies" books have done. In fact, wasn't the very first one called PC for Dummies? Now they have a book on just about everything!

      Good luck with your project.
      Cheers
      Phil
      Great signature!!! Cool idea and I went straight to the bottom Really really clever.
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      • Profile picture of the author lbradshaw
        Hi,

        I think it's a great idea as well. Keep in mind if you publish to kindle, however, video probably won't be do-able as people can't watch videos on their kindle devices, unless it's a kindle app (and maybe on kindle for PC???). Either way it's still a great idea!

        Good luck!

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  • Profile picture of the author Bill Hugall
    If you do that come straight to my page and tell me how much you want. I have some issues from time to time and would love to not pay someone to fix it. I love the idea!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author vivi62
    I thought of a similar idea years ago but mine was to make a product out of the info for sale.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marty M
    Originally Posted by flatbro94 View Post

    Hey Warriors,

    Last night I have joined a webinar and the webinar was about writing content and selling it on the kindle marketplace. As many of y'all know I love games and I am certifed for computers from cisco. What do yall think of me creating an ebook on how to build a computer on a certain budget or how to fix your own computer without paying any other technican to fix it for you? Or what parts are what that makes up a computer? What do you guys say?
    An e-book sounds like a good idea. Since you are good at gaming/programing, how about an e-book on how to get started in game programing.
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  • Profile picture of the author elzafonv
    sounds great. try to find a relative or someone that have no clue in computers and try to learn from him/her the problems they have.

    good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Zack Sprague
    Alright I am going to create it! But I have to find out what you guys want to see and what I should cover? What would you guys like to see in it?
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    • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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      Originally Posted by flatbro94 View Post

      Alright I am going to create it! But I have to find out what my market wants to see and what I should cover? What would you guys like to see in it?
      Not everyone on the Warrior Forum is looking to build a computer. You need to go to your market, wherever it is that they hang out, and figure out what they want. The WF is probably not your market.
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  • Profile picture of the author Zack Sprague
    Yeah but it would be good to have some questions that maybe some warriors would want.
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  • Profile picture of the author taylorsmith
    do u have such a large knowledge about computers if yes so go for it, but at least make from it some money...
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  • Profile picture of the author CyborgX
    Alright, thats an interesting idea. If you are wanting to create an ebook with pictures then it should cover step by step process from decision making to buying a computer. You can write helpful topics on choosing a perfect config. You can quote different types of PC config based on its use. Like; gaming computer, office computer and personal computer. Thats my thoughts.
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  • Profile picture of the author RedShifted
    Its definitely a good idea and I'll tell you why because I have ALWAYS built my own computers.

    What I mean by that is ordering all the seperate components off newegg for cheap, then putting it all together myself. It definitely can be a tricky experience, I have never seen an ebook for something like this, and so I think its a great idea.

    I think a GREAT place you could buy ads for something like this, is on a benchmark website. One thing I could tell you I ALWAYS did before buying the components, was comparing benchmarks between certain processors.

    Here is another great tip man.

    Music producers, target them. Right now if you go on say tranceaddict forums you'll see there is ALWAYS a person buying a better/faster computer to produce music on. Music production is even worse than gaming as far as buying new computers are concerned. If you saw my studio, and all the things I have wired to my pc, you would realize this is a great niche to advertise your book in.

    For instance, this latest i5 processor I've only had a couple of years, and its already beaten up so badly from the bs I put it through. My harddrive is also raped to death by downloading new music samples all the time, and TONS of these guys get viruses, crashing pcs, overheating cpus, music production is BRUTAL for a computer. In music production you'd be lucky to get 2-3 years on one system before it starts breaking down like mine is doing right now actually.

    I think this is such a good idea, I can help you market it if you want. I have a solid reputation on 3 different music forums, these guys ALWAYS are spending money, and this is ABSOLUTLEY something they would want to buy.

    I guarantee it man, let me help you. I have a lot of sway on these forums so if I recommended it you would get a lot of traffic I guarantee it.

    Let me know bro!!

    -Red
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  • Profile picture of the author isumtakashi
    Originally Posted by flatbro94 View Post

    Hey Warriors,

    Last night I have joined a webinar and the webinar was about writing content and selling it on the kindle marketplace. As many of y'all know I love games and I am certifed for computers from cisco. What do yall think of me creating an ebook on how to build a computer on a certain budget or how to fix your own computer without paying any other technican to fix it for you? Or what parts are what that makes up a computer? What do you guys say?
    Your idea is sound very good, but computers become very quickly. Do you think that your methods will not become outdated soon and be still valid in couple of years?
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    • Profile picture of the author RedShifted
      Originally Posted by isumtakashi View Post

      Your idea is sound very good, but computers become very quickly. Do you think that your methods will not become outdated soon and be still valid in couple of years?
      Maybe certain aspects of fixing a computers software can become outdated, thats why I think he should focus mainly on building computers - or the hardware side of things.

      As far as I know, there is nothing new I've needed to learn once I learned how to put my own computers together. Everything snaps together in the same place, you always load the operating system the same way, sure the operating systems might changed, but he can update the ebook if need be.

      I think you should just focus on an ebook that teaches people how to put together powerful systems by buying all the components seperately for cheap. There are a lot of music producers and gamers who are forced to buy expensive high end computers, because they don't know how to put together their own.

      Its really not that hard to do, so marketing an ebook to these niches teaching them how, would be a great idea.

      Like I said I will gladly help you, just let me know.

      -Red
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  • Profile picture of the author miltonolave
    I guess you will not be the only one with something, but do it, you could take a surprise.
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  • Profile picture of the author MattBrighton
    Its a great way to start. A lot of people online try and make money through means that don't interest them. If you create KDP books based on your interests and hobbies, you'll enjoy working more, giving you more inspiration and a greater drive to work harder, thus generating you greater profits
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  • Profile picture of the author Joan Altz
    Originally Posted by flatbro94 View Post

    Hey Warriors,

    Last night I have joined a webinar and the webinar was about writing content and selling it on the kindle marketplace. As many of y'all know I love games and I am certifed for computers from cisco. What do yall think of me creating an ebook on how to build a computer on a certain budget or how to fix your own computer without paying any other technican to fix it for you? Or what parts are what that makes up a computer? What do you guys say?
    Definitely do this. You have the expertise and that is the best situation when creating an ebook.
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  • Profile picture of the author Zack Sprague
    Heres what I am thinking so far. I can create a ebook + videos on how to build a computer for yourself no matter what budget you have and I would offer free skype calls for help. Sorry for the late reply I was busy and I still am a little here and there. I am thinking of what to write about still. I know ill be writing about computers thats for sure, but I wanted to know what you guys would want to see in it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jaymark
    You can certainly try that but it seems to me that there is already a great deal of free information regarding this topic. Spend some time and look for opportunities which have strong appeal but which are not served well right now. Not an easy task but that's the surest route to success.
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  • Profile picture of the author ReplenishSEO
    Go For it!

    I might even actually buy it, as I'm going to be needing a new computer in a few months and I was build my own to save money and make it a 4 monitor beast!
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  • Profile picture of the author Romann
    Hi
    I would say this is great idea.
    From my experience many people advertise that they do something for absolute beginners and then forget that they actually deal with people who haven't got a clue about the subject. My advice is hands on training with photos and step by step guidance
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  • Profile picture of the author Lori Kelly
    I suggest you "dumb it down." Your technical knowledge is probably really good.

    I don't know much about computers and something simple, with screen shots and easy to understand language is something that I would not only buy but suggest to my friends too.

    Good luck! Start writing. Let me know when you are finished. : )
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    • Profile picture of the author robestrong
      This would make great PLR. I would buy it. Heck I would buy it just to get family members off my back about fixing their computers. Just make it reasonably simple.
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  • Profile picture of the author Zack Sprague
    So over all I should do this idea? Well I am going after my A+ because its the next level above the Cisco certifcation.
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