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Manage Your Website: New Web Editor Barley Makes It Simple

Barley Web Editor

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.