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How To Find Golden Ideas To Create Infoproducts On Discussion Forums
Copyright 2003 - Jeff Smith
Let me start off with a wild guess!
You either think discussion boards are a bleeping waste
of time - because so many of them are full of junk, or
....you think of discussion boards simply as a method of getting
your questions answered.
What you probably HAVE NOT done is mine them for golden
nuggets that you can quickly and easily use to create infoproducts
that will sell like crazy.
Software, eBooks, special reports, services, it doesn't
matter - you can create infoproducts of any kind. The #1 difference
between creating hot selling infoproducts is finding high-demand
First, let's start with how you find super profitable
product ideas, then I'll give you some forums I bet
you've never heard of before.
So how do you single out discussion board content that
you can use to create infoproducts?
1. Learn to scan your favorites daily
Pick at least 6 of the best quality, highest traffic
discussion boards in your area of interest. We'll
give you some options below. Make it part of your
daily MO (Mode of Operation) to capture potentially
hot ideas for creating infoproducts using the techniques below.
2. Look for "Idea Triggers"
These include questions "How Do I", "Where can I
find...", "Does anyone know where...", "Wanted..."
Idea Triggers may also be statements of frustration
or disapproval like "I wish there was a way to...",
"It would be so much easier if...", "I can't believe
I had to..."
It's quite rare for any single question or statement
to have only been made once on popular forums - chances
are you will often stumble on similar questions or
3. Pattern Watch
Think of yourself as a detective Joe Friday. You want
to learn the sometimes hidden desires and motivations
of your buyers.
Consistent patterns of questions, expressions, ideas,
frustrations or rants will serve as great input into
your goal of creating infoproducts.
A common detective technique is to look for patterns of
behavior. Find a few questions and search forum archives
over a 3-6 month period to see how many others have asked
similar questions. It's incredible when you see how
similar we all are with our wants.
4. Look for Hot Spots on Discussion Forums
Another technique is to search for the posts with the
most responses - many forums have this as an archived
search, if not, you can easily scan to see the threads
with the most responses and views.
Again, this will help you quickly focus in on pockets
of high emotional demand - exactly what you want to
create your infoproduct.
5. Go fishing - post inquiry questions
You may have posted specific questions on boards before
to answer a very urgent or focused question you may have.
But - how about posting questions about a certain topic
to see if you can generate idea triggers.
You'll see the big names in any industry doing this once
in a while. They typically keep a low profile, then come
out of the woodwork to ask the group a question about a
Guess what - they are collecting information to create
their own infoproducts.
They are fishing, looking for a school of fish within
their market - then when they find something, they'll set
the hook with the perfect bait to capture that group's
attention, not to mention their wallets.
6. Start your own discussion forum
While won't happen overnight, there have been many
examples of forums ramping up on high demand subjects
in as little as 30-days.
Running your own forum lets you test markets, build
your online brand, provide an endless source of product
ideas and a test bed for your new concepts and products.
5 Free Forums You Need To Be Watching!
Here are a sampling of the forums I keep a regular watch
on - and have used to build new market understanding as
well as several profitable product and marketing ideas:
2 Membership Forums I Couldn't Live Without
It's inevitable, as forum owners strive to keep their
forums valuable and attractive to the big, successful
names in their industry - they move to a paid membership
model. Here's 2 that I've found incredibly valuable:
The internet is LOADED with high quality discussion
forums on a variety of topics. You should be using this
to discover and test your product ideas.
If you want to create infoproducts that sell like wildfire,
then make it part of your daily routine, before you know it,
it will become a habit and you will be all the richer
You REALLY can create infoproducts - your own income-generating eBooks, special reports,
courses, seminars, audios or videos. Discover how to find subjects that
have hungry markets right now!
eBook Secrets Exposed!
Jim Ewards and David Garfinkel have put together a dead-simple, powerful and
wealth creating guidebook on exactly how to create infoproducts that will put
money in your pocket. There's no theory here, just the step-by-step instruction
of how these authors have turned information into wealth again and again. Highly
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