Most successful Gurus on the Internet thrive on the amount of information they have for sale or resale as the information market is a very huge one.
Each day there is someone somewhere who wants to know:
How to train a new dog
How to do some minor home repairs your self.
How to start your own Internet business.
How to care for a new baby
The list is virtually endless and the list pf potential customers who will pay for short and down to the earth instructions on how to accomplish a certain task are just as high. Anyone with the tools and a little bit of interest, especially a specialist in a particular field and capitalize and profit from this bludgeoning market. I you are not a specialist in any field, you have the opportunity to leverage on the ability of others who are to achieve your objective by following some simple rules like.
Having a nose for unraveling hidden information.
Arming yourself with the necessary tools
Knowing where to start.
Playing by the rules
Giving your source good references
A successful information marketer is always on the lookout for new ideas. You have to take the path well trodden by the likes of John Grisham whose fictional legal drama The Rainmaker, I just finished reading. In his reference he mentioned how he could not have written the book without the assistance of many experts from several fields. The keyword is research. You cannot do enough of it. If you want to write something on how to start and maintain a garden backyard, the best place to go might be a plant nursery. You want to put a garden in your own backyard, you want a detailed list of instructions and you would like to document it..
How deep you want to go will determine what tools you are going to need. A good source of information will normally include pictures, illustrations, dimensions and well written textual instructions. You are obviously going to need a digital camera, pens and or pencils, a thick notebook or a tape or digital recorder and a lot of patience.
People who are experts in their fields of choice are usually the best source of information. To write something on how to train a new dog will require that you try a dog training school or a dog show. The cost of ticket or training fee for a session might not be a bad idea. The profits will justify the cost as there are a lot of people out there who will take pride in successfully training their own dogs. One can also go to trade shows, laboratories, seminars and several networking events. The idea is to talk to as many people as possible to get first hand opinions.
Recently, I had to conduct a business at a Cadbury manufacturing plant and had to go in through two layers of security gates and having concluded my assignment had to ask for permission to be let out of another two layers of security gates. Security is a very serious issue for some establishments and as such, it is better to stay away from organizations or people who will not ordinarily give you what you want without too much fuss. It might be that they have a legitimate reason for keeping outsiders out, or that they are running some illegal operation that you do not want to be privy to, for your own safety. So play safe by always playing by the rules.
After you have collected what you want, it is always a good idea to send a thank you note to your benefactors, because you never know if or when you might have to return for further exploration. Also do not forget to make references to your source in the instruction manual you are trying to write, because that will indicate how much you appreciate their help. An expert you interview once may for all intents and purposes become a regular source for a periodic newsletter that might evolve from your instruction manual.
After all said and done, you will find that going out to look for information is a very rewarding exercise in itself. You get the opportunity to make new friends and business contacts while improving on your knowledge of certain processes. Also proper formating and excellent distribution channels for your finished product may end up making you more money than you had imagined. So go out and take advantage of this process whenever you find yourself running out of ideas.
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