Content Creation Tips: How to Write Your Ebook Faster

Does the idea of writing an ebook and selling it online appeal to you? Writing an ebook sounds easy, until you get started. Without the right information and tools, it can feel like an overwhelming task. 

Here are my top tips (and a few tools) to help you write your ebook faster:

#1 – Ask your audience what they want.

While it’s possible to research and write about anything, you will get your ebook finished faster if you have a clear idea of what to write. You could research key words and try to find something that you think will sell, but the best thing to do is base your ebook on a topic that is relevant to your audience and solves a problem for them. And of course, you’ll want to make sure the topic related to your experience and expertise. The best way to find out what your audience needs is to ask them by creating a survey.

3 Simple Steps to Creating Content for Your Infoproduct

woman_typingThe typical reasons people give for not producing their own infoproduct are that they don’t know enough about the subject, or that they don’t have the time to create content. Let’s take a look at these two objections:

1 – The “I don’t know enough” excuse.

While it is true that having a great deal of knowledge on the subject makes it easier to write a valuable information product, expertise will not always ensure sales. In fact, many people that have expert knowledge tend to write over their reader’s head or overwhelm them with too much information. They have the tendency to believe all their readers will understand various concepts and do not take the time to explain their words to a complete beginner.

Blog Intervention: 9 Ways to Conquer Writer’s Block

blog interventionWriter’s block. It can happen to anyone. It can be extremely frustrating when you sit down to create content for your blog and find yourself sitting and staring at a blank screen for what feels like hours. Eventually, your writer’s block will pass. In the mean time here are a few simple strategies to help you work through writer’s block and breakthrough to brilliant writing sessions.

#1 Break your writing project into bite-sized tasks. Then, start with the easiest thing on the list. Perhaps it will be easier to outline your content first or create a rough draft for the piece. Another strategy is to focus on one paragraph at a time.  Taking baby steps helps you find a little motivation and sometimes that’s all you need.

#2 Manufacture some inspiration. If the desire to write isn’t automatically bubbling up on the inside  – create it! A few quick ways to manufacture enough inspiration to get started…

  • Go for a walk to clear your head. Sometimes the best ideas come to you when you’re away from your computer.
  • Spend 20 minutes meditating. Ask your intuition for idea and insights to share.
  • Listen to music or do something fun. Most often inspiration is lacking because you’re not feeling creative. Listening to music can tap into your creative side quickly.
  • Read. Visit other relevant blogs. Read the news. Read a magazine. There are inspiring content ideas everywhere.