Fabienne’s Way to turn the book into product
How to take your book and launch an information product
by Fabienne on March 29, 2012
- It’s a great way to set yourself up as an expert
- Publishing a book is an impressive rite of passage
- It provides your first pass at earning passive income
So, I am all for books! Yet they do have one big limitation – the amount of money you can earn. When you are building a business, you want to maximize your earnings from each project – working less and enjoying more right? Unless you have an enormous and ever growing list, it won’t be easy to generate a significant income from a book which is usually priced between $20 and $30. This is the standard pricing in the book industry and it is difficult to convey greater value in order to charge a significantly higher price. Only a small percentage of authors get rich just from book sales
However, you can take this very same material and turn your book into an information product which has a much higher perceived value. For the same information you can find in a $30 book, you could sell it for $299 to as much as $1,000 by expanding the offering.
For example, take your book, add a couple of audios on CD, throw in a few worksheets, plus fax-in or email critiques and voila! You have a value information product. I talk about this in the Mindset and Marketing Breakthroughs Workshop in a Box. It’s relatively simple to create these products with my resources and vendors.
So, if you have already written a book, this is your next step to build a great deal more passive income. And if you are thinking about writing a book, consider how you can expand the concept to include audio CD’s, worksheets and access to you personally so you can set a much higher price.
Step away from the book paradigm and you will be able to charge a good deal more. Working smarter like this will help you achieve your income goals faster with not much more effort or cost.
Your Client Attraction Assignment
Take a look at the products you currently offer. How can you expand or build on them to create a valuable information product? Take the time to brainstorm about what you can produce easily – it will be well worth the investment for your overall bottom line.
Now, if you’re just starting out and trying to fill your practice in the FIRST place, then follow a step-by-step system that feels easy and authentic to you. The Client Attraction Home Study System™ gives you the most important things to do to set up simple, solid systems, so that you consistently fill your pipeline and continually get new clients. It’s all step-by-step, not a big mishmash of things. So, you do step one of the system, and when you’re done with that, you move on to step two, and so on. All the tools, scripts, templates, and examples are handed to you on a silver platter. Easy.