In Make Money TODAY: Create “Instant” Products for Fast Cash you’ll learn how to turn a couple of hours into an ebook. These ebooks are short, money-making projects.
But what if you want to write a longer book — one which takes time, and you hope will make money for you?
I’ve had several questions this week from writers who are wondering whether their book idea is viable.
Here’s the solution: test your book idea.
You can test a book idea in any number of ways. For example, you can:
* Write a couple of chapters, and advertise them as a free download;
* Write a “lite” version of your book, and sell it on Amazon;
* Create a blog.
Big tip: before you do anything, check to see whether there are other books on your topic which are selling well. This is an easy way to check whether there’s a need for your book.
Create a blog to test your book idea
I’ve done this several times; the first time was in 2006 when I tested the idea for a book which became Blogging for Dollars. I’ve suggested this to my writing students as well, as it’s worked brilliantly for them.
You can test ideas for both fiction and nonfiction by blogging them. If you’re writing fiction, just post scenes or chapters as you complete them. If you’re writing nonfiction, you can do the same. Many bloggers test their book ideas in this way.
On writer was concerned that someone would steal her book idea. Yes, this is a possibility. If you’re worried about this, create the “lite” version, as I suggested above. If it sells, you’ll know that you can go ahead with confidence.
Here’s the biggest benefit of blogging your book: it gives you a head start on promotion.
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