Let's create your first product, and it's going to be a report that you sell for $9.95 and the
category is going to be travel.Why choose travel when there has been such a drop in the tourism industry? Because people love reading about travel, no matter if they do it or not.
There has actually been a boom in travel book and information sales on the Internet. This is kind of sad, but it's true. People are reading about things that they want to do rather then actually doing them. I'm choosing travel myself because I love the subject and it's something I know I can write about. With that said, what's the report going to be on?
(The Ebay travel link is here by the way
Good question. Let's have a look at some of the categories there are on travel Ebay.
Let's see.... The first category I come across is "airline". I'll open that up and see what people
are bidding on. It seems pretty quiet to me, which is a good and bad thing. Too many people selling in one category makes it very competitive, but no one bidding makes it a useless waste of time for us. For obvious reasons the airline industry probably isn't the best option for us, but if you like the category, a good idea for a short report for $9.95 would be "How to get half price airfare's during any season". Let's see what other categories there are. Cruises!Now that's a good one. People love going on cruises. I can't really see a lot of bidding in the category, but that's ok!
Here are a few reports that I believe would do well.
1) The complete guide to singles cruise
2) How to cruise anywhere in the world safely
3) Luxury cruises for half price
4) The ultimate dream job: Work on a cruise ship!
The next category that caught my eye was Timeshares. This category has hundreds of bids and
is really booming! Timeshares are extremely popular now that everyone is staying closer to home and exploring what's been right under their nose for a long time. The final category, and the one I'm going to talk about is Bed and Breakfasts. People are still travelling, but they are doing it at home so to speak. So why not create a few reports specifically on Bed and Breakfasts?
This leads me to my next point? How do I know what people want to buy and where do I find the content for the report?
I have a whole process for both, and I'll explain that now.The best way I know to find what people want to buy and how they want to buy it is to ask them. It's that simple. In the lead up to this report, I went to
http://groups.google.com/ and typed in "bed and breakfasts" with out the comma's and I posted a question about what people are looking for when they go to bed and breakfasts and where would they be interested in visiting.The answers were short, but all I needed. One person wanted a romantic getaway with his new wife, another couple wanted luxury, so my idea for a
report would be "The top 52 bed and breakfasts in the US for any budget".(Another way I find product idea's is by searching google for the search term I'm after and looking at other products people are selling on the same topic.)
In this report I would write about the top 52 bed and breakfasts in the US and how to get them for a cheaper price, when to go, what's to do at these places and what to expect. I would also add a section on having a romantic getaway, how to propose, and the top activities women love to do on a B and B trip. The target would be guy's who are not sure where to go and what to expect on a B and B trip, and how they can go about booking one that their partner will love.
So how do you find all the content for this?
That's the easy part, most of it is already written for you. There are literally ten's of thousands of B and B's in the US, all you have to do is find the top 52. So what you need now is a list of B and B's by state, and that's as easy as typing "Bed and Breakfasts" into google.com.
I found one already! http://www.bbonline.com/ and
the direct site at
http://www.bbonline.com/listing.html - listings state by state. They even have featured B and B's in every state! All you would have to do is write them down, do your own research on the Internet about the area,what type of B and B it is and what's to do at each one activity wise. Also, special events that are on might be of interest. For example, if you were writing a chapter about a Seattle bed and breakfast, you could note that times of the year, there are major
festivities on. Anything that brings value to the reader so when they get to their destination, they know everything they need to know to have a great time. Try and pick a B and B that has a website with plenty of this information already in it and your job is half done. I've already written about how to create a report, so it comes down to selling it now! But before I move on to that, here's a post I sent into a message board last month that really will help you find profitable product ideas