Is it possible to create an e-book product in one month? Yep, I just did it.

I decided to create my own  e-book product from scratch in a one month period from January 4, 2016 to February 4, 2016. I wanted to see if I could achieve this without too much stress and figured if I worked on the project daily it was not an impossible task as long as I planned each step carefully and stuck to a well defined  schedule to spread the work out evenly from start to finish.

I am now going to reveal to you the 10 easy steps I used to achieve the creation of an e-book product on blogging.

Product Creation

Product Creation

10 Steps to E-Book Product Creation

  1. Choose a topic.
  2. Create a memorable title.
  3. Choose a medium: written, audio or video.
  4. Research the topic.
  5. Create a mind map or table of contents with chapter headings.
  6. Organize writing into a schedule
  7. Write, write, write, provide links to relevant information, insert captivating graphics.
  8. Write a conclusion.
  9. Get an e-cover done.
  10. Convert to PDF format.

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Once again I find myself on the last day of the month writing my blog post. Oh well, no one can ever say that I am not consistent!

When I began this blog over a year ago, I was aware that I needed to be visible to more than just the few people who might come across my blog accidentally as they were searching for a particular topic or subject. The most efficient way to do this is of course to make use of Social Media particularly Twitter and Facebook so I set up a new account for each that was independent from my personal accounts, @NadineHowardIM and nadinehowardmarketing.

I planned to post regularly to both these accounts but I have found that I have posted multiple Tweets almost everyday but I have posted very little to Facebook.

Twitter

I first had to establish a regular tweeting schedule to ensure I would get into the habit of signing in to Twitter daily, found material I thought interesting or thought provoking for my followers and posted at least 3 or 4 tweets each time.

At the time I began this process, I was taking a dietary supplement first thing in the morning and had to wait 30 minutes before I could begin to eat my breakfast. I thought this was an ideal opportunity to sign in and research various blogs, newsletters, articles, magazines and news outlet on Social Media, Blogging, WordPress, Video integration, Motivation and so on to find material I could tweet about and post to my followers.

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I’m Seeing Stars!

Stars, stars, nothing but stars.

star picture

Last month I discussed 4 of the best WordPress Feedback forms and would like to show you additional survey and rating type plugins to help you communicate with your readership. Readers comments and ratings will guide you to write blogs on subjects that are of interest to them and this in turn will make you more popular.

Rating Widget: Star Rating System

Rating widget

 

 

The most popular Five Star Rating System on the web. User-friendly ratings for: posts, pages, comments, WooCommerce, BuddyPress and bbPress forums.

The Star Ratings WordPress plugin allows you to create and manage ratings from within your WordPress dashboard. You can embed thumb & star ratings into your posts, pages or comments.

All Rating-Widget star ratings are fully customizable, cross-browser, support multi-language, CSS3 compliant and hosted by Rating-Widget.com. You can create unlimited thumb & star ratings and collect unlimited votes.

The star ratings editor allows you to fully customize your ratings and its placement on your blog’s layout. You can also avail of the ‘Top Rated’ widget that will allow you to place the widget in your sidebar. This widget will show you the top rated posts, pages and comments.

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To Blog or Not to Blog…

Blogging

Blogging

that is the question.

Many people ask me “Do you have any advice about blogging? I don’t know where  to   start.”

Well, the best place to start is to answer the questions:

“What am I going to write about?”

“What am I passionate about?”

“What do I know about?”

“Who am I?”

Who are you?

To be a successful blogger you will need to be a self-starter, to think quickly, organize your thoughts and express them immediately. You will also need to be thick skinned because, believe it or not, there are going to be readers who will not like what you write and will disagree with the  opinions you express on your blog. You will also need to be consistent and blog regularly to establish a large readership of followers. This requires time, energy and will probably be unrewarding until you get some momentum and then things will take off and be very rewarding indeed.

What do you know about?

Expertise in any given topic gives you a great head start over your competition. Even obscure subjects will find an audience if you truly know a lot more than most people out there in the internet world. You will soon be seen as the one to go to and your blog readership will grow by leaps and bounds. You can easily do a quick search on Google to see what else is available on your topic on the internet and where there may be a gap you can fill in.

If you have a business, you can add a blog to your homepage and quickly capture an audience of people who are interested in what you have to say. Let’s say you sell paint, you could create a blog and video podcast showing  different painting techniques using the paint brand you sell. Your  expertise will be seen directly by website visitors who will be more likely to purchase paint from you because you can offer valuable advice as a free bonus.

In any case, you blog needs to have some type of specific topic to get any traction. A topic blog about watch collecting will succeed if you do lots of research to keep writing regularly. The more focused the better. You could talk about your 1980 quartz watch and then do a series on other quartz watches of the same year. You now have what is known as a niche.

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