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Manage Your Website: New Web Editor Barley Makes It Simple

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If you’ve got a business to run, getting stuff onto your website can be a pain. You’ve got to ask your Web person to do it, or do it yourself. If you’re doing it yourself, it can be confusing. It takes longer than it should, so you hesitate to update your site — and so you lose sales.

What if you could just type onto the Web page, as if the page were a word processor page?

With new Web editor Barley, you seem to be able to do just that. I say “seem” because the developers are only allowing 1,000 people to sign up a day — and there’s a backlog of over 37,000 people who want to get in.

I put my name down, of course. Some of my clients would love to be able to change bits and pieces on their websites themselves.

Barley seems delightfully simple — see the video below.

This article, Barley Aims To Be The Absolute Simplest Way To Create And Edit Websites | TechCrunch, reports:

“When Devroe (product co-founder) discussed the competitive landscape, he first mentioned WordPress, which can indeed be pretty complicated — and I say that as someone who’s writing and publishing this post through WordPress. There are simpler website building tools, such as Weebly, but Devroe pointed out that even in those cases, you still have to use a separate interface to lay out the page and edit the content.”

Agreed, Weebly’s easy to use, as are similar Web editing apps, but I can see the appeal of an app like Barley — I like it myself.

With some 37,000 people ahead of me however, it’ll be a couple of months until I get some hands-on experience with it. (Curses… :-))

Info Product Creation: Market Comes First, Then The Product

I’ve had several questions this week about marketing info products.

These questions are always hard to answer. Ideally, you would consider your market FIRST, and then create the product. There’s no point in creating something which may not even have a market.

That said, I’ve occasionally created info products just because I wanted to write about ______ (whatever my current obsession) was. This strategy rarely works out well. You can lead a horse to water, etc…

So, to save tears and frustration, consider your MARKET first.

Let’s see how this might work.

And yes, let’s use the ever-popular “dog training” market which is always used as an example, to see how we consider MARKET NEEDS first, and then create the product.

You’ve got a dog, and as all dog owners do (we’re just like parents), you think your dog is the bravest, cleverest, cutest… so you want to write an info product about dogs, using your experiences with Fido.

FIRSTLY you consider your market, and work to discover a hungry market, before you do anything else. “Dog training” is a HUGE marketplace.

However, since you’re not a professional, and you basically just want to write about Fido, you choose the “dog health” corner of the “dog/ pet” market. Over the years, Fido has cost you a small fortune in vet fees, and you’re on Christmas-card and send-flowers terms with your local vet. So, you think you can write knowledgeably about dog health.

While watching the TV news, you see a story about pet insurance. One woman had no insurance, and her recent vet bill was over $8000. Ouch…

You wonder… Might people be interested in dog insurance? You wander over to google.com and enter “dog insurance” into the search query field.

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Wow — lots of ads. Great! That looks promising. People are obviously spending money in advertising, and if they have money to spend, that means that somewhere in that market there maybe an opportunity for an information product.

TIP: You need to do MORE research before you decide on creating a “dog insurance” ebook, of course. You’ve just the glimmer of an idea that there just may be a market right now.

However, I hope I’ve convinced you that the MARKET for your information product needs to be your first concern, before you start working on the product.

Want to make $500 a day from your home office? You can when you write and sell ebooks. Angela Booth’s Info Product Maestro package reveals her secrets for creating and selling HOT ebooks.

In her free weekly ezine
, Angela covers writing and selling ebooks and much more. Discover how you can turn your skill with words into money.

Make Money Online: Create Your First Information Product

Want to create and sell an information product? It’s a great way to make money online. Others are doing it, and you can do it too.

Here’s how.

1. Decide on Your Area of Expertise

Everyone’s an expert on something. Make the most of your life experience. Someone once said that if you’ve survived your childhood, you have enough material to write about for the rest of your life.

If you imagine that you have NO area of expertise, decide what you want to learn. Learn it, and share the fruits of your knowledge.

Several years ago I made the switch from Windows computers to Macs. At the time, I couldn’t find even one information product for switchers. It was hugely frustrating — and it was an opportunity, too.

Unfortunately I was busy creating other material at that time, but I knew that if I had a need for switcher information, so did others. I could easily have created a guide in a week or two which would still be selling today.

You can develop information products from many of your current enthusiasms. A friend, who’s a keen amateur photographer, is developing a photographer’s guide to enhancing images taken with smartphone cameras.

2. Create a Blog to Build Your Readership Platform

Once you’ve decided on an area of expertise, create a blog to build your readership platform.

Write one or two posts a week, and promote your blog to your online friends. Let your blog’s readers know that you’re creating an info product, and ask them to post comments, with questions, on your blog.

Your readers can help you to create something which they’re eager to buy.

3. Fill a Need: Give Your Buyers What They Want

Visit forums related to your area. What concerns do forum members have? The same questions come up over and over again in any forum related to special interests.

Answer those questions in your product: you’ll be filling a need, and you’ll have buyers.

4. Create Your Product Quickly: Give Updates Free

Here’s the big danger in information product creation: procrastination. You’ll hesitate and dither for any number of reasons. Self-doubt is usually behind it.

The solution is to create your product as quickly as you can. Your product doesn’t need to be perfect before you sell it; you just need to give your buyers value for money.

Since it’s easy to update an info product, you can post updates if you see that your buyers need more information on a topic. Give buyers updates for free, and make it clear on your sales page that you appreciate feedback, both good and not so good.

Get started creating your first information product today. You’ll find that it’s fun, and very exciting too.

Make Money From Your Home Office

Want to make $500 a day from your home office? You can when you write and sell ebooks. Angela Booth’s Info Product Maestro package reveals her secrets for creating and selling HOT ebooks.

In her free weekly ezine
, Angela covers writing and selling ebooks and much more. Discover how you can turn your skill with words into money.

Write An Article A Day and Build Your Own Business

In today’s economic climate, you can’t depend on anyone other than yourself to ensure your family’s income. What if you could build your own home business in by writing an article a day?

On this page, PLR Genius: Build a $100,000-a-Year Private Label Rights Business FAST — Video Course, I talk about a writer who did just that:

“She says: “I wrote the article sitting on the sofa, with the kids playing around me, and my darling husband playing video games. I committed to writing an article a day. In the beginning, it was my own personal challenge.”

Here’s what she did next.

She sold PLR memberships. Members of her PLR club receive five PLR articles a week, every week, on her selected topics. (Understandably, she asked me not to mention the topics; she doesn’t want the competition.)”

Creating PLR (Private Label Rights) content is a viable business model, because PLR is in high demand.

My new video course, PLR Genius: Build a $100,000-a-Year Private Label Rights Business FAST, shows you how to do create your own PLR business.

Here’s an excerpt from one of the first week’s videos.

The course is currently in prelaunch, at a very special price for my loyal readers.

Affiliate Marketing Tips: New Series Helps Marketers to Increase Their Income (PR)

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Next week the Money Diviner Internet marketing blog presents a new series of affiliate marketing tips. This free series offers powerful and practical ways for marketers to increase their income, just in time for the holiday season.

Angela Booth is currently presenting a new series on affiliate marketing on her Money Diviner Blog. The blog launched three years ago, and offers advice on home business and making money online.

The series will help new and intermediate-level marketers to make more money from their promotions using simple strategies. Since many people need more income at this time of the year, Angela devised the series to help her readers to do that.

Angela says: “Anyone who applies these strategies will be able to give their finances a powerful boost, just in time for the holiday season.”

Articles in the series include:

* “Affiliate Marketing: 2 Super Simple Ways to Make More Money from Each Promotion” — this article reveals clever tactics few marketers use, and which the blog’s readers can put into effect immediately;

* “More Is More: Double Your Promotions and Triple Your Income” — Angela discusses exciting methods of leveraging promotions;

* “One List or Many: Four Easy Tips to Boost Your Income Today” — this article discusses list marketing, a process which is easy to implement, and can be highly lucrative.

Angela says she developed the series because until they learned these strategies many of her Web writing students complained that “affiliate marketing doesn’t work.” After implementing the strategies, they’ve gone on to make good incomes.

Angela believes that in the current economic climate, developing an online business makes good sense: “The startup costs are low, and it’s possible to develop a good income working from home. This is important for many people, especially if their finances are low.”

Details are available at Money Diviner.

Write Local – Get the Writing Jobs in Your Own Backyard

In Fab Freelance Writing Ezine this week, our theme is “write local”.

Here’s an excerpt from our lead article, “Write Local – Get the Writing Jobs in Your Own Backyard”:

Writers are seduced by the Internet, and if you’re a new writer, this is not a good thing. You’re forgetting that there are writing jobs you can get locally, in your own backyard.

Local writing jobs are easy to get. They build your writing experience, develop your contacts, and are a stepping stone to the wider world of writing for global markets.

So assuming that you’re a new writer, how would you go about getting local writing jobs?

Start by realizing that there are writing jobs are everywhere, and that 99 per cent of them are never advertised.

This issue is out on Tuesday. It’s free to subscribers; don’t miss it.

How do you find writing jobs? If you’re scouring the online writing boards, you’re not selling your writing services effectively. Discover the secrets of selling your writing services today, with Angela Booth’s new video series.

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