Need People's Opinion on My Ebook Idea

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Just wanted to get fellow Warriors opinions of an ebook idea I had.

The idea is to create an ebook that lists all the casinos in Las Vegas and provide all the info possible for each casino without having to scour the internet; plus provide detailed information about surrounding hotels and attractions as well.

And I'm thinking of including a coupon section in the ebook as well or at least a list of resources where the reader can get free coupons to offset the cost of a trip to Las Vegas.

Basically I want to create an ebook similar to the 'American Casino Guide' series---a book series that's published a book every year since 1992.

The most recent book can be found on Amazon here (not an affiliate link):

Amazon.com: American Casino Guide 2011 Edition...Amazon.com: American Casino Guide 2011 Edition...
I just wanted to know if:

1. This is a viable idea? Or is there too much free information online for it to be viable?

2. If it is a viable idea, once it's finished what should I price it at? I'm thinking no more than $17 even though the guide would turn out to be 300+ pages (and $17 only if I make it extremely useful and comprehensive).

But I still want to price it where I can make money even if I JV with people who have travel-related lists and/or if I have affiliates promoting it for me.

3. Since I'm on a very low budget and wouldn't be able to afford a copywriter to create a sales page that converts, how would I go about creating a sales page for this ebook (that is if it's a viable idea to begin with)?

I was thinking of using an idea that I got from the WF not too long ago about giving away the free version of the ebook but promoting a premium (paid) version of the ebook that would be better/have more info inside the free ebook.

If I do this I think that I wouldn't necessarily need a "professional" sales letter since my prospect would get a chance to kind of preview the ebook and would already kind of be pre-sold on the upgraded version of the ebook.

What do you guys think?

For the most part I want this to be my intro product for other casino guides I create. I intend to create a large authority site about traveling to casinos throughout the U.S. and I intend to build a list of buyers as opposed to freebie seekers using this ebook idea if it's viable.

My main concerns are would people spend money on an ebook like this, could I compete with competitors like the author of the 'American Casino Guide' series, and would it be profitable enough for me and potential JV partners/affiliates?

There are people that buy the American Casino Guide every year that it comes out but based on the reviews they're mainly buying for the coupons inside the book it seems; although they do like the information on the casinos that are provided.

I want to for now focus on Las Vegas and providing very detailed information about the casinos and hotels there plus restaurants and dining. My concern is that this information is available on websites all over the internet.

And this thought just occurred to me...maybe if I focus more on the coupon aspect I would be better off?

All thoughts, opinions, and advice would be very much appreciated. And I apologize for the rambling quality of this post...I basically just typed my thoughts on this subject as it came to me .
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  • Profile picture of the author payment proof
    I think it's a great idea. For many places I've visited, I've had to look at multiple sites/locations to find all the info I'm looking for. Having it all in one place would be awesome.

    And instead of an ebook, you may want to consider making this into a full blown site and then monetizing it with things like Google Adsense, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author HenryZayasOBU
    Whats Up fellow Warrior brittlesnc?

    I think that is a great idea! And as for my opinion on how should you advertise it? I suggest forgetting all about making people click and go straight to a Sales Page. In todays marketing world? Its all about socializing dude and keeping it open for people to have an opinion or question. I suggest the following for best long term results:

    * Wordpress Blog decorated for all your Product, Niche and Coupons. $7.99mo Godaddy with your very own Domain Name.

    * Put some valuable information on your Blog and create a few Lead Capture Page and Newsletter Sign-Up Boxes on the Blog to start collecting Leads.

    * Offer them a Coupon if they Opt-In with a real E-Mail. This is how you get Leads for your business. By offering some Value for Opt-In...

    People will be able to hang out at your Blog and ask you questions and comment! When they Opt-In your List, then you will be able to send them information, Coupons or just advice about these great Casino's. Now and days dude, People are more skeptical than ever! And if you dont socialize with them and just send them to a straight page to try to sell them out? Theres is no way!. I invite any great Network Marketer to tell me any different... I learn this from them lol, so that it as an advice. Happy Marketing pal.
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  • Profile picture of the author maggie2
    What a great idea. I think you should go for it. I like the idea of offering them a coupon to get the opt-in.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bruce Wedding
    My advice, having written and promoted the book in my sig file, is to skip it if you're really wanting to make good money. I do about 12-20 sales/month with mine, which is hardly worth writing home about.

    It wasn't worth the effort but now that its done, at least it makes beer money.

    I've implemented a better idea in Cancun. Realize you've got to hit them when they're ready to buy. You know all those guys on the street giving away the cards for the female "entertainers" in Vegas?

    Find some of them to sell your book on the street for decent commission. We're doing $300/day in Cancun with a similar idea.
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    • Profile picture of the author brittlesnc
      Thanks Bruce. That's why I was thinking of JVs/affiliates to help promote this ebook if I do create it. Sounds like the idea is viable based on the small sampling of feedback I'm getting it's just the marketing/promotion that may or may not be a problem.

      Again thank you for the feedback. And if you don't mind could you further explain the idea of partnering with the guys who give away cards and how I would contact them? Sounds interesting...

      I was under the impression that I should target people who were in the process of planning a trip to Vegas or looking for information on Vegas before they actually made it out there...

      Originally Posted by Bruce Wedding View Post

      My advice, having written and promoted the book in my sig file, is to skip it if you're really wanting to make good money. I do about 12-20 sales/month with mine, which is hardly worth writing home about.

      It wasn't worth the effort but now that its done, at least it makes beer money.

      I've implemented a better idea in Cancun. Realize you've got to hit them when they're ready to buy. You know all those guys on the street giving away the cards for the female "entertainers" in Vegas?

      Find some of them to sell your book on the street for decent commission. We're doing $300/day in Cancun with a similar idea.
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      • Profile picture of the author Bruce Wedding
        Originally Posted by brittlesnc View Post

        Thanks Bruce. That's why I was thinking of JVs/affiliates to help promote this ebook if I do create it. Sounds like the idea is viable based on the small sampling of feedback I'm getting it's just the marketing/promotion that may or may not be a problem.
        Most of my affiliates own travel related sites. I'm using Clickbank for mine, which is the easiest way to get affiliates. 4 million/year go to Cancun and you see the kind of sales I'm getting. While more may go to Vegas, many feel they know all there is to know. I don't see it being something you're going to sell 100 or more/month. I may be wrong.

        Originally Posted by brittlesnc View Post

        Again thank you for the feedback. And if you don't mind could you further explain the idea of partnering with the guys who give away cards and how I would contact them? Sounds interesting...
        You have to get on the street and talk to them. You can also place a classified ad for interested people to meet you at a Starbucks. Give them the pitch and collect applications.

        Figure out what they're making doing what they're doing and find a way to make selling your book more profitable. Considering you'd pay 50% or more to affiliates, there's no reason you can't pay them $10 a book for selling on the street. You'll still be better off after printing costs.

        Then you just start by supplying them with 5 books or so each and let them do their thing. This way, if they sell them and disappear, you're not out much. Once you trust them, you can give them 20 or more books a pop. You'll find that you have to go through a lot of people to find the few that really produce. We also have a really nice "sell sheet" developed with great bullet points, kindof like a Cosmopolitan magazine cover.

        We've got our network down to 12-15 guys and gals that really kick ass, averaging 10 sales a day. Most of ours are in kiosks or booths at Mercado 28. We just resupply them weekly and collect the money.

        Also, we're selling a $10 item, not a $27 item. It's a much smaller 'brochure" version of our ebook.


        Originally Posted by brittlesnc View Post

        I was under the impression that I should target people who were in the process of planning a trip to Vegas or looking for information on Vegas before they actually made it out there...
        That was my thinking originally too but most people don't plan that far ahead. When they're on the street IN Vegas, well, they don't get any more targeted than that.

        The key is VALUE.

        I've worked out coupon deals with 4 places and just using 2 of the coupons will pay for my brochure. And it looks top quality. It's full-color, large and gorgeous but also printed on stock which will stand up to a week in a back pocket.
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    • Profile picture of the author The Real Deal
      Its a good idea, but I think you have to offer something a little bit unique. I used to get the American Casino Guide back in the days but haven't bought it in many years. What they are offering is probably mostly available online now.

      I was quite a serious Blackjack player 12-14 years ago, (card counting), and I used to play and hang out with a guy called "Curt", (his real name is Anthony Curtis). He used to run a newsletter called The Las Vegas Advisor which was a simple b&w A4 booklet with lots of great coupon deals in it. I haven't seen or spoken to him for many years but I think he was doing quite well out of that...people like coupons and deals.

      In regards to what information to offer that is unique I have an idea. Not sure if its any good though! :p

      Try to get a sense of what level of play is required in each casino to get comped for different things like

      - two tickets to the buffet
      - an a la carte lunch for two
      - dinner with wine for two
      - two free tickets to a show
      - a free room for a night
      - a free upgrade to a suite
      - a free suite
      - comped limo for a night
      - comped airline tickets
      etc

      The requirements will vary from game to game, (and from casino to casino of course), but try to get as much information as possible from the casinos, (explain what you are doing and I am sure they will be happy to give a very general idea of the level of play required), as well as from online forums etc. Then perhaps you should be able to make some general assumptions like:

      - 4 hours of blackjack play/per day at an average $50/hand will give you these comps at The Bellagio
      - 4 hours of slot play at the $1 slots at the Golden Nugget will give you these sort of comps at xxxxx
      etc.

      As I said, I am not sure this is a good idea and the truth is that I have played very little in Vegas for many years now. Maybe it is all done automatically on a "point systems" with reward cards nowadays and there are tables where the players can just see exactly what comps they have earned...not really sure, but if it was 12-14 years ago I would have bought your book if it had that info!

      Originally Posted by Bruce Wedding View Post

      Find some of them to sell your book on the street for decent commission. We're doing $300/day in Cancun with a similar idea.
      This sounds like a great idea I think. There are so many card slappers and guys selling water etc. in Vegas and I think they earn a pittance...so you might be able to find some good ones that are happy to try and sell your book. Being a paid book people won't be throwing it away either like they do with cards!
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    • Profile picture of the author Bill Hugall
      I would go for it for sure. I sounds as though you have some serious interest here. That should be a serious project, but you could get some really exposure with that. There are soooo many ways that you could make that work for you.

      Spend money on it and I would venture to guess that you could easily get yourself on sites like this Las Vegas Hotels, Shows, Casinos, Restaurants, Maps and Things to Do. Great idea.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gambino
    I'd have to agree with the statement that some mentioned about creating a full blown site dedicated to Vegas. Personally, I'm not reading a 300+ page book before I travel somewhere. I think theres too much free info available for people to hop online and google exactly what they want to know that very few people have (or would take the time to) actually read everything there is to know.

    I would use the ebook or coupon part of it to develop an opt-in and figure out a better way to monetize it.
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    • Profile picture of the author brittlesnc
      I would agree with this but the book is more of a "guide/reference" book than the kind of book that you would read from start to finish...again I'm trying to model this ebook off of the 'American Casino Guide' series and that book has 500+ pages...although I suspect people buy it every year more for the coupons than anything else if the reviews of the books are anything to go by.

      I hope to have the same level of success as that series has...550K copies sold over the last 20 years...so that averages out to over 27K copies per year...I'd be okay with that not to mention if I was building a list I could promote affiliate offers and my very own website like the author of the series already does .

      Originally Posted by HeadToHeadFantasy View Post

      I'd have to agree with the statement that some mentioned about creating a full blown site dedicated to Vegas. Personally, I'm not reading a 300+ page book before I travel somewhere. I think theres too much free info available for people to hop online and google exactly what they want to know that very few people have (or would take the time to) actually read everything there is to know.

      I would use the ebook or coupon part of it to develop an opt-in and figure out a better way to monetize it.
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  • Profile picture of the author brittlesnc
    Thanks again for your response Bruce it's been extremely informative. I do have a couple more questions for you if you don't mind answering them because you seem to be very knowledgeable about this:

    1. Were you actively recruiting affiliates to promote your ebook on Clickbank? And if so, how were you recruiting these guys with travel related websites?

    2. Other than recruiting affiliates, what else were you doing to promote your ebook?

    3. As for physical copies, where do you get them printed affordably?

    The idea of having street vendors and/or "street affiliates" sounds intriguing but I don't live in Las Vegas so it would be harder for me to do what you're doing; but it's definitely something that I'd like to do to promote physical copies of this book.
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    • Profile picture of the author Bruce Wedding
      Originally Posted by brittlesnc View Post

      Thanks again for your response Bruce it's been extremely informative. I do have a couple more questions for you if you don't mind answering them because you seem to be very knowledgeable about this:

      1. Were you actively recruiting affiliates to promote your ebook on Clickbank? And if so, how were you recruiting these guys with travel related websites?
      Only 1 or two, whom I personally knew. The rest, I let them find me on CB.

      Originally Posted by brittlesnc View Post

      2. Other than recruiting affiliates, what else were you doing to promote your ebook?
      Not much. I lost interest. I did a little backlinking and SEO. I'm #1 on Bing now for "things to do Cancun" and was pretty high on google too.

      Originally Posted by brittlesnc View Post

      3. As for physical copies, where do you get them printed affordably?
      I've got a local printer in Cancun that's reasonable but everytime we go to the states, we bring back as many as we can from an online printer like Gotprint.com because it's still much cheaper.

      Originally Posted by brittlesnc View Post

      The idea of having street vendors and/or "street affiliates" sounds intriguing but I don't live in Las Vegas so it would be harder for me to do what you're doing; but it's definitely something that I'd like to do to promote physical copies of this book.
      Oops! I assumed you lived there. It will be a lot tougher without being there. We live 6 months/yr in the states but have an admin/sales manger that lives down there fulltime. She takes care of things when we're gone.

      You'll need to at least plan on spending a month or so in Vegas to get this working. It will take that long to recruit and get your sales force figured out.

      The other benefit I have is my Peruvian girlfriend. She speaks Spanish, is a great salesperson and is freaking hot with big hooters so the guys on the street love to talk to her LOL

      If it was up to me to recruit, I'd probably not have one person.
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  • Profile picture of the author brittlesnc
    Bruce thanks a million for your responses and I will definitely keep in mind what you've said.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tommy Afrialdi
    You have a great idea(s) for write this book. Good
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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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    Originally Posted by brittlesnc View Post

    1. This is a viable idea? Or is there too much free information online for it to be viable?
    There's a competing book, so it is obviously a viable idea. Will it be viable for you? That depends on whether or not your book will bring something new and worthwhile to the table, and is not just another copycat.

    Originally Posted by brittlesnc View Post

    2. If it is a viable idea, once it's finished what should I price it at? I'm thinking no more than $17 even though the guide would turn out to be 300+ pages (and $17 only if I make it extremely useful and comprehensive).
    Check what your direct competitor is using as a starting point, and then test, test, and test some more. If you're providing significantly more value than they are, you should be able to market your book at a higher price.

    Originally Posted by brittlesnc View Post

    3. Since I'm on a very low budget and wouldn't be able to afford a copywriter to create a sales page that converts, how would I go about creating a sales page for this ebook (that is if it's a viable idea to begin with)?
    Go make yourself at home in the Copywriting subforum. Absorb anything and everything you can and then practice, practice, practice.

    Originally Posted by brittlesnc View Post

    I was thinking of using an idea that I got from the WF not too long ago about giving away the free version of the ebook but promoting a premium (paid) version of the ebook that would be better/have more info inside the free ebook.
    What would make getting the Premium version worthwhile?

    Originally Posted by brittlesnc View Post

    If I do this I think that I wouldn't necessarily need a "professional" sales letter since my prospect would get a chance to kind of preview the ebook and would already kind of be pre-sold on the upgraded version of the ebook.
    Bad mindset. Crap copy isn't going to make them want anything from you. You'll be banking on the "free" aspect of the book to bring in customers. Ask newbies who try to start selling in the IM niche how well that works out.
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  • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
    It's one of the better ideas I've seen here in a while. Do it. Someone else's experience may or may not be relative to what you're doing.

    Make it really good. Consider having a section for high rollers where you offer chartered flights and other things big money people might want. Put a resource section in there. Look for gambling related stuff and become an affiliate for it. Some casinos will pay you to get players in the door. Look for those deals.

    If you're going to develop more of the same types of guides then don't price this one high, at least not at first. The whole thing is to get it out there while building a community around it. Become one of the major go-to guys for this stuff.

    Create a Kindle version and sell it for a buck on Amazon. If it's good and gets good reviews you might end up selling thousands of them. That's how you get loyal subscribers. Just be sure there are links pointing back to your money site.

    Again, don't worry about anyone else's success or failure with something like this. Learn from it. Sometimes we go into a venture not knowing how it will turn out. But the important thing is, if we're serious about what we're doing, we learn. Whatever happens, you'll end up knowing a lot more about what works and what doesn't. Then you build on what's making it and you dump what ain't. That's what business is about. Good luck.
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    • Profile picture of the author brittlesnc
      Thank you for the very wise words. I've read quite a few of your posts on the WF so I most definitely respect your insight as you have proven that you're knowledgeable about IM and business in general. Again thanks for your input.

      Originally Posted by travlinguy View Post

      It's one of the better ideas I've seen here in a while. Do it. Someone else's experience may or may not be relative to what you're doing.

      Make it really good. Consider having a section for high rollers where you offer chartered flights and other things big money people might want. Put a resource section in there. Look for gambling related stuff and become an affiliate for it. Some casinos will pay you to get players in the door. Look for those deals.

      If you're going to develop more of the same types of guides then don't price this one high, at least not at first. The whole thing is to get it out there while building a community around it. Become one of the major go-to guys for this stuff.

      Create a Kindle version and sell it for a buck on Amazon. If it's good and gets good reviews you might end up selling thousands of them. That's how you get loyal subscribers. Just be sure there are links pointing back to your money site.

      Again, don't worry about anyone else's success or failure with something like this. Learn from it. Sometimes we go into a venture not knowing how it will turn out. But the important thing is, if we're serious about what we're doing, we learn. Whatever happens, you'll end up knowing a lot more about what works and what doesn't. Then you build on what's making it and you dump what ain't. That's what business is about. Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author erwin78
    Hi everyone,

    this is a good idea but only for targetted people and you must find the right niche to advertise you e-book.

    Anyway best of luck and keep going.

    All the best and see you on top Erwin.
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  • Profile picture of the author proseocontent
    Hey brittlesnc! Dont think about it - START WORKING.

    I was in the same position a few months ago, but i wrote no ebook, instead i made a real book for snake breeders which can be buy on amazon. The first time i was frightend to do that, because i have to spend much time and invest some bucks ... but NOW i know i do it right. I sold my book over 200 times without much promotion.

    So start your work. I hope you have much success with your idea.
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    • Profile picture of the author brittlesnc
      Very interesting niche to go into and write a book about. I think I'm going to do both, an ebook and a physical copy, since I want to focus all my attention, focus and IM efforts on this idea as opposed to what I've done in the past trying to enter several niches as the same time and having no focus.

      Thanks for the encouraging words.

      Originally Posted by proseocontent View Post

      Hey brittlesnc! Dont think about it - START WORKING.

      I was in the same position a few months ago, but i wrote no ebook, instead i made a real book for snake breeders which can be buy on amazon. The first time i was frightend to do that, because i have to spend much time and invest some bucks ... but NOW i know i do it right. I sold my book over 200 times without much promotion.

      So start your work. I hope you have much success with your idea.
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  • Profile picture of the author sethdrebitko
    My thoughts would be to leverage the internet to offer something better than what your competitor does. What if you opted them into your list with a coupon offer and used a weekly info article to try and upsell into a membership site. An annual book might be nice but I'd rather pay annually and get access to monthly info. Say $12-15 annually (based on the price of your competitor) with the ability to make extra money from other sources such as:
    • Travel affiliate programs.
    • Related merchandise like poker chips, cards, and tables from amazon affiiate links.
    • One off informational guides to specific types of games.
    • Product check lists of things to have before going on your trip.
    The mini brochure idea above is also a fantastic idea which could include a tie in to your membership site.

    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author hellohellosharp
    doesnt sound too bad.

    It would be nice, but having a "directory of casino's" is often much more handy as a hard-copy book where you can carry it around in your car. Just my opinion though.
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  • Profile picture of the author brittlesnc
    Thanks guys for helping me to confirm/verify that this is an idea worth pursuing...I know it shouldn't necessarily have deterred me from moving forward but it's nice to know that most don't think it was a flat out bad/stupid idea to begin with.

    And as everyone has been suggesting yes I do intend to:

    -Build an authority site
    -Build a list(s)
    -Paid monthly or yearly subscription within the casino niche
    -Promote affiliate offers related to casino travel, gambling, etc.
    -Monetize with information products, physical products, Adsense, and maybe sell advertising

    My methods of promotion now that I can focus on 1 niche and being an authority in that niche as opposed to several niches at the same time (wasn't focusing on 1 thing in the past):

    -Amazon (physical book and digital book)
    -Ebay (classified ads, auctions, partnering with Ebay sellers who sell complimentary items, etc)
    -JV/affiliates (approach people who own websites and/or forums where I think it can sell)
    -YouTube and other video sites
    -Article syndication (both online and offline)
    -Forum marketing
    -Maybe some offline marketing as well
    -Maybe PPC (I'd have to learn to effectively do this)
    -SEO for certain terms (don't want to be reliant on this so it would be a bonus to get this traffic)

    As for JVs I would be looking to partner with people who have sites in the following niches:

    -Las Vegas type sites (would probably be difficult to get most of them on board)
    -travel related sites
    -wedding sites (people like to get married in Vegas and some even honeymoon there)
    -gambling/poker sites that sell information products and/or physical products related to gambling

    I know some of these ideas may not work as well as others or might take a lot of effort on my part but I've got a lot of time on my hands; I'm short on money but I've got a lot of time available to dedicate to this.

    If anyone knows anything I could add to the above ideas please feel free to comment on that too.
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  • Profile picture of the author therichb
    Selling a stuff on the portal like Amazon demands little consistent effort as they measure the seller performance as well....

    The pricing must be made effective enough so that the conversion ratio keep growing even after a very long time.

    A minimal margin should be kept with amazon for their charges & the product receives great benefits when it starts selling.
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  • Profile picture of the author Outsourcingnerd
    I think the idea is great - but I just got another idea...

    - What about make it like a smart phone app instead?

    It could be quite cool with some Geo location so people could read reviews about the nearest Casino.

    You could even make some extra by letting the casinos run promos/coupons inside the app.
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  • I would look into publishing on kindle. There are several excellent WSO's here on the forum for this.
    Another great idea as mentioned by another Warrior is making an app. This may require more technical skills, and or outsourcing to complete but I am pretty sure you can make a lot of money with this kind of app.

    Best of luck
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      First, the bad news. They already have a list of all the casinos in Las Vegas, and it's in virtually every hotel room in the city. It's called the Yellow Pages.

      Your idea actually has a lot of possibilities. A casino guide is a good start. I'd focus on the coupon/lead gen aspect, and work at getting it into the hands of middle class high-roller wannabes and older folks who want to have some fun and can afford it. Folks that want to live like they are rich for awhile, but aren't.

      A separate guide for the real high roller wannabes - the ones who sleep through work because they spent the night watching poker shows on cable, and think they're hot stuff because they can beat the online 'free' room designed to suck them in.

      Once you prove the concept, expand to other guides. Best buffets, shows, golf, 'adult' shows, you name it, there are people who go to Vegas for it and don't really give a crap about the casinos.

      Good luck to you...

      PS - In a down economy and with shrinking commissions, travel agents might make some of your better affiliates.
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    • Profile picture of the author brittlesnc
      This is an interesting idea. But I have no clue about how apps even work or even how to create one.

      However, it's definitely something I would consider learning about later on down the road because I plan to really corner this niche/market with many different offerings...but first things first I've got to get my first product out there.

      Thanks for the great suggestion.

      Originally Posted by ExpertSEOServices View Post

      I would look into publishing on kindle. There are several excellent WSO's here on the forum for this.
      Another great idea as mentioned by another Warrior is making an app. This may require more technical skills, and or outsourcing to complete but I am pretty sure you can make a lot of money with this kind of app.

      Best of luck
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  • Profile picture of the author Bruce Wedding
    brittles, I wanted to give you one more piece of advice...

    NEVER post an idea like this again on the Warrior Forum. Not if you value it. My advice is to build something THEN if you must, come here and talk about it. I have 75 different websites and I've mentioned maybe... 3-4 on here? And all the ones I care about have privacy on the domain name and I use 4 different servers. Honestly, it ain't paranoia, it's a cold hard fact.

    Why? I'm glad you asked

    This place is packed full of, what, 450,000 people who do nothing but dream about how to get rich on the Internet.

    But, lurking in the shadows, are a few thousand "massive action takers" who are always on the lookout for good ideas... the next big thing... any way to make a buck.

    And when they read some guy posting up an idea like this, well sometimes overnight your idea is implemented and you're sitting there wondering what happened.

    If you got something good, talk about it after the fact. There are ways to find out if an idea is good; if a product has a market, without dropping your pants in the WF before you even get started.

    Just some advice from an old veteran at these sorts of things.
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    • Profile picture of the author brittlesnc
      I did think about that beforehand but my assumption was that most are lazy and just dreamers...however, you could be right about there being a few "massive action takers" so in the future I will definitely take your advice and post "after the fact."

      But there sounds like there are so many ways I could go with this that even if someone did take some of the ideas mentioned in this thread that there would still be room for me to market in this niche...I would probably just have to come at it from a different angle or maybe even try to dominate a "sub-niche"...thanks so much for your advice Bruce.

      Brittany

      Originally Posted by Bruce Wedding View Post

      brittles, I wanted to give you one more piece of advice...

      NEVER post an idea like this again on the Warrior Forum. Not if you value it. My advice is to build something THEN if you must, come here and talk about it. I have 75 different websites and I've mentioned maybe... 3-4 on here? And all the ones I care about have privacy on the domain name and I use 4 different servers. Honestly, it ain't paranoia, it's a cold hard fact.

      Why? I'm glad you asked

      This place is packed full of, what, 450,000 people who do nothing but dream about how to get rich on the Internet.

      But, lurking in the shadows, are a few thousand "massive action takers" who are always on the lookout for good ideas... the next big thing... any way to make a buck.

      And when they read some guy posting up an idea like this, well sometimes overnight your idea is implemented and you're sitting there wondering what happened.

      If you got something good, talk about it after the fact. There are ways to find out if an idea is good; if a product has a market, without dropping your pants in the WF before you even get started.

      Just some advice from an old veteran at these sorts of things.
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      • Profile picture of the author Ricky Allen
        Hi Brittany

        Well my advice is of course go for it and I am sure you will make a success with it.

        My other two bits of advice for what they are worth.

        First, create the best darned guide you can and get it out there. Do not spend time trying to make it perfect you can always add to it or change it later.

        Second, see this as your starting point as I am sure that there are other guides you can create for other areas of the country fo example.

        Go get em!

        Ricky Allen
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