How much is this realistically worth?

by Matthew Moyer 15 replies
I wrote a few months ago what could maybe
be considered articles on my personal
adventures while trout fishing.

It's more of one long drawn out paragraph
that could be broken down into maybe 100
or so articles. It's mostly very short tips
that are explained by situations that occured
while I was fishing. Some of it is little
stories of things that happened too.

I would like to know what are peoples opinions
on what it might be worth based off your own
experiences selling information like that in
different forms like as articles or maybe an ebook.

Thanks
#main internet marketing discussion forum #realistically #worth
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  • Profile picture of the author Leigh Burke
    If it is about 100 pages, you could probably sell it for between 7 and 17 dollars.

    Alternatively, you could use the articles to drive traffic to a review site with links to affiliate programs.

    I haven't had much experience in the fishing niche, but I would imagine there is a lot of money to be made there - especially with related products like fishing gear, where to fish etc.
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    • Profile picture of the author Matthew Moyer
      I don't really have alot of time to try and sell it.

      So putting it on a site with affiliate links and
      trying to get traffic isn't something I think I can
      do.

      Besides selling it for a few dollars how much total
      do you think it could be sold for. Just a few dollars?
      Or maybe a few hundred?
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      • Profile picture of the author Leigh Burke
        Do you mean selling the rights to use the text to just one person?
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        • Profile picture of the author Matthew Moyer
          I'm not sure what I mean.

          All I can think of is selling it as an ebook or
          selling them as articles.

          There might be other ways to sell it I just
          can't think of any though.
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          • Profile picture of the author Kim Standerline
            Originally Posted by Matthew Moyer View Post

            I'm not sure what I mean.

            All I can think of is selling it as an ebook or
            selling them as articles.

            There might be other ways to sell it I just
            can't think of any though.
            Hi Mathew

            Are u the same Mathew Moyer who used to post at Michael Cambells forum a few years ago, I've often wondered how you are getting on if so
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            • Profile picture of the author Matthew Moyer
              I posted to Tony Blakes old forum
              and on Mike HowTo Forum.

              I'm not sure who Michael Cambell
              is. Is he the author of an ebook
              called Mini Net or something similar.
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              • Profile picture of the author Kim Standerline
                Originally Posted by Matthew Moyer View Post

                I posted to Tony Blakes old forum
                and on Mike HowTo Forum.

                I'm not sure who Michael Cambell
                is. Is he the author of an ebook
                called Mini Net or something similar.
                Hi

                Yeah it was the How To Forum, (I thought it was you)
                I was Kymi, but you probably don't remember me lol

                You stuck in my mind because you were determined to overcome a fair bit of adversity. (I like that)

                If you wish, I'll check your book over for you (for old times sake), I know nothing about fishing, but I can give you some constructive criticism and what it would be suitable for

                Cheers
                Kim
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                • Profile picture of the author Matthew Moyer
                  ok let me see if I can answer some of the
                  questions that were asked.



                  - Sparrow / I don't think any of the things
                  I wrote would make people think they could
                  catch fish regardless of the conditions. That
                  didn't really sound the way I meant it to sound.

                  I wrote basically what I think would be the best
                  way to successfully catch fish.

                  I never read magazines or books on fishing it
                  was something I just did and did alot. It's
                  kind of the opposite of how I looked at
                  marketing. I read tons and have done very little.

                  It's not really something that would catch
                  attention like the Banjo Minnow and it's not
                  really a work of art either. It's more like
                  something that would be found in a Q and A section
                  of a magazine.



                  - warrior1011 / I don't really have time to post
                  the information to a blog and have it a drawn out
                  process. I was wanting to sell the information
                  as something that could be used by others to do
                  that. I think it's called private label rights.

                  I was hoping to use it to make a chunk of money to
                  use to relocate somewhere and do that as soon as
                  I possibly could.



                  - Kat Bartone / This isn't something I really did
                  any research on to determine if it's part of a
                  market that I could sell to. It was more done out
                  of me thinking it was one of the few topics I had
                  personal knowledge from that I could write about.
                  Even that took me a bunch of years to finally get
                  around to doing.

                  So I don't really know if theres is many ebooks or
                  forums out there on the topic. I remember a few
                  from a bunch of years ago when I was looking at it.
                  I haven't really looked at it though in a long
                  time.



                  - Kim Standerline / I do remember you. I think it was
                  you who sent me an email about a post I made once
                  and said you really liked the way I described the view
                  from under the tree in my yard. I had that email saved
                  on my old computer until it stopped working.

                  I really haven't overcome any adversity though. I just
                  had a whole bunch of weird problems that haven't really
                  gone away at all. If I do decide to sell the information
                  I will let you look over it and then I could send
                  you a fee from whatever is made from it.
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                  • Profile picture of the author Bev Clement
                    Matthew I am coming at this as a writer as I know nothing about fishing, just eating the results

                    If you say it is short tips, then consider breaking each tip into one file. Make it a text file and then you will know how many tips you have. You could then package it up to sell as a whole to people who could send a tip a day to their list.

                    HTH

                    Bev
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                    • Profile picture of the author Kim Standerline
                      Originally Posted by Bev Clement View Post

                      Matthew I am coming at this as a writer as I know nothing about fishing, just eating the results

                      If you say it is short tips, then consider breaking each tip into one file. Make it a text file and then you will know how many tips you have. You could then package it up to sell as a whole to people who could send a tip a day to their list.

                      HTH

                      Bev
                      lol looks like we're on the same wavelength
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                      • Profile picture of the author ChocolateBiz
                        The real value of writing about your fishing experiences is in the tax write off of expenses relative to your "fishing research" to write the article.

                        There are many people who submit articles regarding their fishing or hunting experiences to Out Doors Magazines and might occassionally get published.

                        However, in any event, the IRS allows for the full deduction of the relative expenses incurred.

                        So, keep your receipts for your next fishing or hunting trip to Canada, and make sure you actually submit your articles.

                        Best Success!

                        Warmly,
                        Jeff and Sandi
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                        • Profile picture of the author Matthew Moyer
                          Alright. I spent the past few hours going through
                          it and trying to split them up into different
                          text files.

                          I was way off with the 100 number. It's more like
                          71 total. With about 58 of them being situations
                          that I encountered and how I reacted to them. About
                          13 are more like short stories.

                          They are about maybe 700 to 1,000 words a piece,
                          although could probably be edited down to remove
                          some useless parts or added to so that they are
                          better.


                          - Bev Clement / When you say short tips do you mean
                          like an article or a tip like "Remember to brush
                          your teeth after every meal"?



                          - ChocolateBiz / I never went on a fishing trip that
                          was planned like a guided fishing trip or anything
                          like that. It was more of me just going to my cousins
                          house and walking to the 3 different creeks that were
                          nearby.

                          All of my fishing was basically done from about age 11
                          to about 17. I haven't really fished much since then
                          so that's been about a decade since then. All totaling
                          my fishing equipment expenses I probably spent less
                          then $200 total. That's because $200 was about all the
                          money I made total during that few year span.

                          So I'm not sure how I'd even use that as some tax
                          writeoff.
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                  • Profile picture of the author Kim Standerline
                    Originally Posted by Matthew Moyer View Post

                    If I do decide to sell the information
                    I will let you look over it and then I could send
                    you a fee from whatever is made from it.
                    I don't want a fee hun, just be nice to help an old friend, (I've got a few ideas for you)

                    yup I remember that email, If I remember rightly you wrote beautifully

                    Pm me if you want to go further with it

                    Cheers
                    Kim
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            • Profile picture of the author sparrow
              Mattew I am a avid trout fisherman and know that market very well.

              Trout fisherman are gimmick seekers always looking for the next best thing.

              "Where have I heard that statement before" I guess IMer's are no different.

              Unless you have something that is going to get the trout jumping into your pockets quickly and no offense it will fail.

              If your a real fisherman, you have read a fishing mag here and there, you know what is needed, what catches your attention.

              So unless you got the next biggest gimmick in the fishing world its worth NaDa.

              Now if you got something of a literary works like a River Runs Throught It, made famous by a Movie, you might have a market for your adventures.

              I see this as a tough market to crack unless you are exactly in the right spot to get attention.

              I know this from personal experience because I know many of the people who make a living writing for this market for the mags you see on the racks including I manufacture equipment for this market as well.

              Good Luck

              Ed
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              • Profile picture of the author Kat Bartone
                Matthew,

                Are there any similar products on the market? In ClickBank? Any related forums that you can check out and see what the market might be?

                You might do well to do some research in forums closer to your market. If you don't have time to spiff it up and market it, and if it seems like a viable idea after having done some research, come back here and work out a JV with someone who can help with the graphics and marketing.

                - Kat Bartone
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