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John Thornhill’s Master Class — Choosing A Product To Produce

August 15, 2011 | By Dee Ann Rice

Have you ever produced a product before?

The answer for me would be NO.

So if you are at the same place that I am maybe you are wondering just how do I decide kind of product to produce and then what to produce my product on.

Those were the questions I was asking a few weeks ago when I went about the very early stages of producing my first product.

Lets start with what kind of a product to produce.

Since this is my first product I am going to create an eBook.

If this is your first product I would suggest this as well.

An eBook is much simpler to produce that the others.  If you want to use some audio or video that could be incorporated into your eBook in small amounts.  I am definitely not going to attempt a piece of software. However, I would love to do that someday.

Now we have down just what kind of a product we want to produce.  That was easy.  So on to what the product is going to be about.

We now have 5 lists of 10 things.  Well that is if we are lucky.  I really had a hard time coming up with 10 on some of those.

I actually ended up doing number 5 as I was very stumped and could not figure out what I wanted to do.  In reality though if I had made good lists I would of found my answer in my lists.  I ended up choosing a topic that I had written two blog posts on.  That topic should have been on my list.

I think even the job of creating a list is a learning experience though.  The next time I will have a much better idea of what I am doing and I think or hope the job of picking a topic will be easier.

Due to the fact that this is my first product I am not going to worry to much about researching whether or not it will be very marketable.  I am looking at this as a learning experience and will market what I come up with.  I do think my topic is marketable though.

The whole idea of producing a product is to make money so if your product has no market you will make no money.  That makes this part of the process a very important part.

I have just told how to choose a topic for a product.  It is not complicated but I found it to be hard the first time.

If you are trying to produce your first product I hope that this helps you to be able to pick your topic.

I would love to hear comments on picking a topic.

Maybe you found it hard also or maybe it was easy for you.  It might help someone else if you shared a comment.

If you have produced several products maybe you have some valuable suggestions for those of us just starting our journey down that road.

Where ever you are on your journey your comment will be greatly appreciate.

 

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P.S. Thank you to those of you who helped me choose my topic. I could not have done it without you.

 

 

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