Why Should You Sell Information Online?
by Mark Sandquist
The Internet! The World Wide Web! The Information Super Highway! There is a very
good reason why it is call the information super highway. That reason is because
that is exactly what it is. There are, of course, some "slow lanes" for those
who only want to talk to friends and play games but most people now days turn to
the Internet for the purpose of getting answers to questions about everything
you can imagine and a few things you would never want to try to imagine.
They buy things and sell things... both require information. They search for
ways to make money using their computers... for that they REALLY need
information. They search for information about the illnesses they or their
family face or they research projects for work or school. Information is THE
Internet commodity that almost everybody with a computer wants.
There is a lot of information online that costs nothing above the cost of the
Internet connection but timely, relevant, vital information is one thing that
people eagerly take out their credit cards to buy. People will buy information
that they can't get free and, the strange thing is, they will also buy information
that is readily available on the Internet free of charge if it is packaged in
a way that makes it easy to read and understand. Information is the ultimate
commodity and wealth goes to those there first with the timeliest information!
For those looking for a way to earn a living while sitting in front of their
computers in their own homes, I recommend selling information. Information is a
beautiful thing. It requires no warehouse space and, unless it is in the form of
a CD or DVD, it requires no shipping or handling either. The one thing that
people will gladly pay for is information that is timely, relevant and helps
them solve a problem, feel better or look better.
Types of Info Products You Can Create
Informational products come in three specific forms. There are the written
variety (e-books), audio tapes or CD's and there are video products that are
either in the form of a DVD or available on the Internet.
The topics of informational products are as varied as the people who buy them.
There are informational products sold everyday on every subject you can possibly
imagine and probably on a lot of subjects you would rather never imagine. People
buy information. Information is a commodity that is valued in every industrialized
society on the planet.
No matter what vehicle you choose to use to present your informational product
(e-book, audio or video), topics fall into general categories and the vehicle
you choose needs to be the best one to present your information to your audience.
One type of informational product that is probably the very most popular is the
how-to product. If you know how to do anything at all, there are people out
there who want to know how to do it, as well. People are interested in
everything from building bird houses to scuba diving to starting their own
internet business and they are willing to pay for the information about how to
do the thing they desire to learn.