August 17

How Authors Can Use Periscope To Sell More Books

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Are you on Periscope yet?

Periscope is Twitter’s real time video broadcasting app. It might not seem like the obvious choice for authors at first glance, but look closer. There are actually lots of ways for an author to grow their audience on the platform. Here is why I love Periscope as a platform for writers who want to grow their audience and sell more books.

Get up close and personal with your readers

If you are trying to connect with your readers via social media, Twitter has been the closest thing to real-time connections up until now. They ask questions, you Tweet back, and then you carry on trying to keep up with the questions in your Twitter feed. It can get confusing since only the reply gets shown in each Tweet, and you can easily miss comments. 

Periscope lets your viewers focus solely on you. They can ask questions in the form of comments, and you can answer them back in real time, almost face to face. It helps your readers to form a connection to you that will encourage them to buy more books and remain faithful fans.

Interact with more people in less time

If you love to do book tours, but don’t have the time or money to travel from city to city, do a virtual book tour from the comfort of your own home. Periscope lets you reach anyone, anywhere, and at any time, so you can share your books at your leisure.

Periscope keeps the videos on the app for 24 hours and then deletes them, but you can save them to your phone and upload them to your website, so your fans can view them later when it’s convenient for them.

Do exclusive readings for your fans

Periscope lets you make public or private broadcasts, so you can choose to broadcast only to your followers, if you like. This allows you to do special readings or question and answer sessions just for your followers and no one else. If you have fans that aren’t following you on Periscope, you can plan a reading, announce it on your other social media platforms, and encourage fans to follow you on Periscope for full access.

Share your writing life with the world

Being an author can be a lonely profession, but thanks to Periscope, you can share your writing life with your fans and they can send you messages about your work. Periscope uses the hashtag #WhereIWrite to allow famous authors to let their followers get a glimpse of their personal writing spaces via video.

It’s not just famous authors who can use the hashtag; independent authors and unknowns can become a part of the larger community of writers using the platform, and grow their own audiences as well. Gain exposure and new fans by showcasing your home, office or favorite writing spot.

For authors, the possibilities are endless when using Periscope to build a brand or loyal following. Whether you write fiction or nonfiction, Periscope could be one of the most powerful tools in your marketing toolbox.

Follow me on Twitter & Periscope! @Jesswoodsusa

I plan on using the platform myself to help gain exposure for my books, how will you use it?

May 9

3 Ways You Can Use PLR To Look Like A Smarty-Pants

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I’m the first to admit, I don’t know everything. I’ll never admit that to my husband, but I’m happy to tell you guys! Sometimes, a girl just wants to write all the stuff, but doesn’t have all the time to do extensive research, and this is where PLR comes in handy. I’m going to discuss three ways you can use PLR to make your life a lot easier, and potentially make you a lot of money.

What is PLR?

PLR stands for Private Label Rights. It’s basically content that is sold to a number of people, all of whom get the same content, but they have the right to alter it in any way they see fit and use it in a number of different ways.

There are two things you need to remember when using PLR. First, you aren’t the only one who has this content. It could have been sold to hundreds of other people, who may or may not have used it “as is” on their own websites or in their products.

Second, not all PLR is good quality, or even accurate. I personally know a few people who sell PLR that is amazing, with lots of detail and facts that they took the time to research. But, I also know a few that don’t bother to do any research at all, and who hire others to write the PLR that they sell. While hiring someone else to write your PLR isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it is if the content hasn’t been checked for plagiarism or if the person who did the writing doesn’t have a clue what they’re talking about.

That being said, PLR is an amazing tool for busy bloggers or marketers who need some extra content, fast. Here are three ways you can use PLR today to make your life easier, make more money, and sound like a real smarty-pants.

Use it on a blog or website.

Need extra content for blog posts or reviews? PLR is great for this. Buy a pack of articles on topic of your choice, rewrite one or more of them to match your site’s tone and voice, and, “voila!” You have ace content, fast, that took zero research time.

Do you have to rewrite PLR? Not unless you want Google to consider your post potential duplicate content. Even if Google doesn’t penalize you, do you really want to run the risk of someone reading the exact same content that your site has posted on another site? You won’t look too clever then, so spend five minutes and rewrite some or all of the PLR for best results.

Use it to create an awesome freebie.

Blog posts aren’t the only thing people want from you. The masses crave free stuff, and if you can give it to them, they’ll love you more for it. Turn a pack of PLR into a free report to give to your subscribers in exchange for their email addresses. This lets you build a list of people you can email your updates and offers to, and it gives them a reason to want to follow you.

I like the idea of giving freebies out to your regular subscribers, too. Every now and then, just package up some rewritten PLR, add a few of your own thoughts and ideas, and send it out to your subscribers as a way to thank them for sticking with you, even through your slightly crazy phases.

Use it to create short ebooks.

I love this idea on so many levels. First, let me state that you should NEVER just put together PLR articles and sell them as an ebook. Why? Well, imagine fifty other people did that, and you all sold the exact same ebook as each other, but you sold yours for five bucks, and some of them gave theirs away. You’d look like a prat, and people would suspect that you are lazy, greedy, and incapable of creating your own stuff.

Now, the right way to do this is to break up the PLR, rewriting the bits you want to use, leaving out the parts you don’t need, and adding a little more information and detail. I find that it’s good to start with a pack of PLR articles that you already have some knowledge about, so you can minimize your research time.

People seem to think making money online should be effortless, but it’s really not. It’s harder, in some ways, than just working a 9-5, brick and mortar job. PLR can make your job easier, but it really shouldn’t replace the work you would normally put into creating something.

Use it for what it is, a helpful tool that can shorten your research time, and can help you make more money, both by building a list of followers you can sell to, and by helping you create more products, faster.

How would you use PLR to make your life easier? Please share below!

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May 4

Using a Calendar To Plan Out Your Business (PLR & Freelancing)

calendar GoogleThis post may seem like common sense to some of you that have been working online for a while, but bear with me. If you’re like me, it’s easy to miss the obvious stuff while you’re nose to the grindstone trying to learn EVERYTHING there is to know about earning money online.

I wrote about some of the most useful tools in a writer’s toolbox, but I left out one that is super useful and underutilized by yours truly, the humble calendar.

Way back when, I used to print out a calendar every month from Outlook, and I’d write in every bill that I had to pay, plus every doctor’s appointment that anyone in my family had, and those other important happenings in my world. I kept that calendar with me at all times, checked it frequently, and acted on it, doing whatever needed to be done to keep on top of the things listed on it.

I stopped keeping a calendar when I got an iPad, and started keeping a digital version instead. But, I don’t always have my iPad with me, so I stopped adding EVERYTHING, and never even considered using it when I started my business.

Fast forward about two and half years, and I was struggling to keep up with all my “to-do’s,” and nothing seemed to work. So, I started asking other writers and marketers for tips, and lo, they suggested the humble calendar.

Here’s where I use mine most.

Freelancing: I’m still working on this one, but at the moment, I keep week-by-week breakdown of any client work that’s due, and track any other income from “miscellaneous” sources.

What I plan on doing is using the calendar to pitch ideas to clients based on what’s coming up. For example, it’s May now, so I may look ahead to July and suggest summer-related stuff, or even back to school articles.

PLR: This is one place I struggled to get organized, until someone suggested using a calendar. I always thought writing PLR would be easy, since I could basically write anything I wanted. However, it was harder than I thought, trying to guess what people might want to buy.

Now, I try to look ahead a couple of months, and write about upcoming events. I’ll probably do back to school PLR soon, and Halloween PLR not long after that, because by the time I write it and people buy it, it will be fast approaching.

If you already do this, and think I’m late to the party, you could be right. But, there’s always someone who can benefit from even the most basic advice, so I’m all for sharing.

How do you plan ahead in your business? Are you a calendar girl (or guy) too?

April 27

Is Stress Killing Your Productivity?

Too stressed Roxie

Stress sucks. It literally sucks the energy and focus right out of you. I should know, because at any given moment in time, I’m a walking stressball, ready to explode.

I’m working on changing that, because, if you haven’t heard by now, too much stress is bad for you. A little stress, like having to cram for a test or pull a late-niter to finish a product or put the finishing touches on a chapter of your book, is ok.

Some people claim to thrive on this type of “against the clock” stress. I admit, sometimes, I procrastinate (sometimes?), and the thrill of completing a project with mere hours to spare feels like a little adrenaline rush. But, the reality is, that if you fall into the pattern of relying on stress to get your work done, you will fall far behind.

Then, there’s the other stress, the kind that distracts you from your work, pulls your focus onto something entirely else, and makes it impossible to give 100% to whatever you’re doing. I deal with that a lot.

I have a daughter on the autism spectrum, a toddler who thinks she needs to be cuddled 27 hours a day, and debt up past my eyeballs, filling every inch of my brain. It doesn’t leave a lot of room for focusing on work sometimes.

Whatever type of stress you have, here are a few tips that WILL help you bust through.


Don’t procrastinate. Give yourself more than enough time to get your work done. If you really don’t want to do it, you really need to consider if you’re in the right line of business. It might be time for a change.

Get enough sleep. Seriously. I cannot stress this one enough, because sleep lets your brain absorb and process the stuff you dealt with the day before. Lack of sleep just keeps your stress cycles stuck on repeat.

Re-prioritize stuff. I had to do this recently. In this business, sometimes, the money’s just not coming in, especially if you’re like me, and still learning the marketing side of things. My home life was beginning to suffer because I spent so much time in front of my computer, trying to “make ends meet.” I ended up making some drastic changes that would mean I didn’t have to stretch those ends so far, living on less money, so I could lose that stress and enjoy my family again.

Look at things from a new perspective. If you are constantly stressed out by work or family issues, look at why it’s stressing you. Are you worried about not making enough money? Are you worried about a family member being upset with you? Imagine the worst possible scenario, working through it step-by-step in your head. Really, would it be as bad as you imagine it to be? Probably not. If it is, tell yourself you’ll deal with it when it happens, not worry about it right now.

Let it go. Sometimes, we hold on to stress because it’s all we know. If you’re a natural worrier, or if you can’t break the stress patterns you’ve fallen into, just give yourself permission to let go of whatever is causing you the stress. Let yourself stop worrying about the bills, about getting the job done, about the consequences of not doing something. This doesn’t mean you give yourself permission to let go of the responsibility for these things, but it does mean that, without worry filling up your brain, you’ll be better equipped to tackle them without the added stress.

You deserve to be successful and happy, not a walking stressball. Kick your stress to curb, and focus on living the life you want to live, so you can enjoy it.

How do you tackle your productivity-killing stress? Let me know in the comments section below.

April 18

How To Survive And Succeed At Working From Home

coco kitty sleeping on my desk

Okay, kids. Today’s lesson will be “How to Survive And Succeed At Working From Home.”


He-he…I feel like a teacher typing that. But seriously. This is important stuff, so listen up! I WISH someone had told me this earlier…I did find out eventually, but only after feeling like a massive failure for not being instantly successful.

I’m going to share these five tips with you, so if you are just in the early stages of your work at home career, or if you’ve forgotten them because you’re so wrapped up in trying to earn a buck, keep on reading.

Here are five things that you NEED in order to make a successful career when working at home.


Yes, you work at home, but that doesn’t mean you are available to every person that needs you, every time. This is personally very hard for me, because I am MOM, She Who Does All Things. I have a toddler at home, a daughter with autism, and a teen who thinks I don’t know what he’s up to. It’s hard to shut out all those obligations when I’m just working from my kitchen table, but it has to be done.

For me, it means getting up early to plan the day, then sending the toddler to Mom’s morning out three mornings a week so I can focus on client work. That’s roughly 12-13 hours of uninterrupted time (if my husband is at work) that I can push through and get stuff done.

For you, it might mean a room in your home (actual, physical boundaries) that you can go to at set times and work your business. Or, it might mean going to the library and using their free WiFi, or Starbucks, as long as you can shut out the noise around you. (This doesn’t work if you are like me and talk to yourself out loud as you work, lol!)

Treat your business like a business. Set some hours, whenever you can work, and tell the rest of the world to eff off while you GSD (get stuff done.) I know there will be interruptions to your plan, but if you stick to it even 60% of the time, you’ll be miles ahead of those people who don’t.


Okay, kids, here’s where I tell you to NOT be like me. See that photo up there? That’s Coco Kitty, snoozing on my “office”. It’s not even a desk, it’s a table, in the kitchen. (No, we don’t eat off of it, otherwise she’d never be let on there!)

It’s a disaster area, for sure. It’s improving, and will continue to improve until I learn how to never be disorganized again, which will probably be after the kids are grown and moved away.

More importantly, you need to organize your work, your thoughts, and your day so that you don’t wake up, wander through the day, and end it having made no money. I’ve done that. Working for content mills for so long has given me bad habits, because so much of my time was spent looking for work, and very little was spent actually earning anything.

Whatever you do, have a plan in place for your precious time. I can’t always work 8 hours a day, because I have kids and commitments. So, when I don’t make a plan for my time, it gets used up doing stupid stuff like Facebook gorging and website surfing. I hate getting to the end of the day and seeing my time was wasted, and you will, too. Make a basic schedule or list of goals that you need to achieve every day, and stick to it.


I like to tell people I have Adult Onset ADD. I don’t really, but it feels like it sometimes. I’ve always been a pantser, or someone who just does stuff by the seat of my pants. I get distracted way too easily.  I love shiny, new things. This is really bad for business if you want to succeed at home.

Focus and organization are sort of like twins. They complement each other really well! Once you’re organized, it’s easier to focus. If you have a goal, you can laser in on that one goal and work it until it’s completed.

Admittedly, I’m still struggling with this one, and I think a lot of people do, even seasoned marketers and writers do. You have to keep being mindful of your focus, or you’ll lose it so easily.

My tips for focusing on your work are simple. Turn off email, Facebook, etc. and just have what you need open. Maybe put a post-it note on the wall with your goal on it, so you can see what you’re working towards, or a photo that reminds you of the reason why you’re working so hard in the first place.


I’ll bet you want to work from home because it means you can do whatever you want, when you want to. Right? I did. Or, I used to feel that way, until I realized you can’t just show up when you feel like it and earn a living online.

Yes, you can get to a point where you only work an hour a day and still earn a decent living, but that won’t happen soon or early in your career. You’ll have to put in the legwork, learning the ins and outs of your chosen profession, and you’ll have to spend time marketing yourself/your product/whatever to get people to give you money.

This is going to mean showing up, putting in the effort, and working your business daily. I rarely take days off, partly because I love what I do, and partly because if I did, it would be so easy to lose what little momentum I’ve built up.

I give up tv nights, hours of aimless shopping, and even time in the backyard with the kids because I need to build my business to a place of strength and security before I can “slack”. It sounds harsh, but I promise you, it’s the only thing that will work. You need to put the time and effort in before you can enjoy success, and that inevitably means sacrificing something.


Writers are not the most confident people. We doubt our abilities often, even when we get great feedback. Any job that has a high rejection rate can wreck your self-confidence, but so can other things.

Whenever I make a product or book that doesn’t sell immediately, I start to doubt myself. That is the killer of all online businesses! If you don’t believe in yourself, how can others believe in you?

You have to believe in yourself and your skills or you’ll give up on your business before it ever has a chance to succeed. Yes, the first few years of most new businesses are the hardest. Many businesses fail because people just give up when the going gets hard and stays that way for a while.

I want to tell you to not give up. Believe in yourself, keep pushing through, and build your business slowly if you need to. There’s no shame in working outside the home while you build your business those first few years. Or starting a business while you’re a full-time employee somewhere. The point is, it’s YOUR business, and you are the only one who can make it work for you. Do it on your own terms, but just do it!

April 12

Sophomore Slump and Getting Focused

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I think I’ve officially hit my ‘sophomore slump’, lol! I’ve been feeling burned out, stressed out, broke, and pretty useless these past few weeks, and I’ve just about had enough. No, I don’t have anyone to blame for these feelings, except for myself, and that irks me even more.

I turned to the Mecca of Internet Marketers and online entrepreneurs, (Facebook, lol!) and asked all forlornly how long until I would get my big success? How come I’m not making headway (like “everybody” else?

People came to my post, but they weren’t there to sympathize. Thankfully, they gave me a gentle ass-nudging towards the answer, a solution to the big old black hole that has been sitting in the middle of my business endeavors for far too long.

I don’t have a plan.

I mean, I kinda sorta had a little bit of a plan. I kinda knew I was lacking focus, have been for a while. Hey, what can I say…I’m a slow learner when it comes to realizing my actual flaws. I’m too busy focusing on those imagined ones instead, and it’s time for a “come to Jesus” meeting.

Thanks to some lovely ladies in a marketing group I’m in on Facebook, I’m going to sit down and actually map out a plan for my business. I already know that I should be focusing on what’s earning me money now, and ramp up the other things one. Step. At. A. Time. Can’t you just tell I’m an impatient person?

So, for now, my focus is probably going to be my freelancing services and books, because I have those actually created and available for sale. I’m going to have to set aside a little time each week to learn more on the internet marketing/PLR side of things, but I need to slow down on trying to work every branch of business for a little bit.

****I wrote those first few paragraphs six days ago…I am not on a solid plan yet!!! But, let me explain…

On Monday, I began this blog post all psyched up about getting organized and getting stuff done. I had a plan for the next few days mapped out, but ended up getting extra work from a client, which is good, and finding out that my sales page at JVZoo was going to go away, which was bad. So, instead of focusing on getting focused, I scrambled and worked on other stuff, which is okay. Neither good nor bad, just reactive, which I don’t like.

I am still very much a work in progress with my organizational skills, but I am staying motivated. I did complete some work on my Potty Potato books this week, totally re-doing the ebooks, which was on my new schedule. And, I revamped the website, thanks to a lovely lady named Andrea Schmitz, who helped me streamline the look and make it easier to for people to decide to buy the books.

I have some personal finance stuff to do tonight, then I’ll probably work on planning out my week’s work. I also need to plan my blogging schedule, which lately has been sporadic, to say the least, and my email schedule, since some people on my list may have assumed I died, it’s been so long since I mailed out.

So, being organized doesn’t come naturally to me, but being creative does. I guess if I had to struggle to be good at one thing, I *guess* I’d rather have to learn how to be organized.

How on earth do you do it? Please feel free to share in the comments…I’m always looking for tips and advice!

March 29

Free Marketing Techniques To Help You Earn More Money

Free marketing techniques

As a writer, I never gave much thought to marketing techniques when I first started writing online. Yes, I had some vague idea that you needed to promote the stuff you write in order for people to read it, but honestly, I didn’t have a clue how to do that. Anyone who knows me knows that I am way too cheap to pay for marketing if there is any way I can do it myself. This doesn’t mean I wouldn’t ever pay for it, but it mostly means that I am too broke to be messing with paid marketing just yet.

Whether you have a book, an infoproduct, or a physical product to sell, free marketing techniques can help you boost your product’s exposure and earn you more money. You may not be able to make a living selling your stuff just using free techniques, but if you apply them consistently, you can make a huge difference in your sales.

Social Media

Facebook and Twitter are my favorite social media platforms, because you can dip in and out throughout the day, which is particularly useful if you are chasing your three-year-old around all day. I have been experimenting very slightly with pre-writing and scheduling posts and tweets using the free version of Hootsuite, but honestly, I am disorganized and forget to schedule ahead of time.

Instagram is another amazing outlet, especially if you have a physical product to sell. People love quick, visual stuff, and Instagram is catching on like wildfire among internet marketers and writers. It’s great for networking, too, as are the other social media platforms. Get social, get networking, get more sales.

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Your Email 

If you’ve ever received a personal email from me, you’ll probably have seen a link to my children’s book page in the signature. This simple little line goes out with most of the emails I send, to friends, family, my kids’ teachers, my doctor’s office, etc. All the people who get my emails also have a link to my product right there in front of them. While I can’t be sure how much of the traffic to my site actually comes from this simple move, I do know that it costs me nothing to do, and could result in sales, too. Win, win, if you ask me.

Personal Appearances

Do you have a children’s book to sell? Ask the local schools if you can do an author visit, and read some or all of your book to the kids. This can be a really great way to build a relationship with your target audience, and impress the school with your willingness to donate your time. Bonus points if you happen to have a few copies of your book lying around that you can sign and donate to the school.

Ask the school if you can give the children information on how to order a copy of your book. If they agree, you could collect the orders from the school yourself before your visit, get the books from your publisher, and sign them all to give to the students on the day of your reading. I saw an author do this at my son’s previous elementary school, and I was so impressed. The kids felt as though they were getting something really special, and the author made a nice bit of money, too.

What if you don’t have a children’s book? Ask your local bookstore if you can do something similar. No book to promote? Look at the industry in which your product is based, and try networking within that industry. Networking and making professional contacts costs nothing, and can bring you big business. If you are a freelance writer, consider visiting local businesses and offer to write for them. Don’t do it for free, of course, but maybe offer to give them a discount if they recommend you to other businesses.

Blog Commenting/Networking

Find popular blogs in your niche and offer helpful comments in their comment section. Don’t spam them with “buy this, visit my site” kind of comments, but be helpful and friendly. Many comments sections let you put a link to your site anyway, so the least you can do is offer up a helpful comment.

The same goes for forums, go find a few that relate to what you do or sell, and interact. Marketing and networking are all about mixing with people, which can feel like a foreign concept if you spend most of your working life in front of a computer, but really, it’s all about the people.

Use Free Classifieds

Who would have thought that Craigslist was good for more than getting murdered? You can post free classified ads on places like Craigslist and eBay Classifieds and get traffic to your site or product that way. You can also use regular old newspaper classifieds, if your town offers free listings. I have never tried the offline paper ads, but have used CL once or twice. Again, I can’t say how much of a difference in traffic I saw, because I don’t watch my traffic as closely as I should, but it costs you nothing and could earn you some money.

Use these ideas as a springboard to coming up with your own unique ways to get your business or product seen, then please share them in the comments section! I love seeing how other people market themselves, because it inspires me to do more of my own free marketing.

February 15

Hey, Mom, Look What I Made (Minibook Empire)

Well, it’s freezing cold here in South Carolina, and they’re calling for three inches of snow, followed by a half-inch of ice. Nice. So, it looks like I’ll get plenty of time to snuggle with the kiddos, and try to find some time to get some work done!

I’ve been pretty busy this past two weeks…I meant to post sooner, but didn’t have a chance to sit down and finish a post (I actually started twice, but got distracted and gave up), but I’m here now! (As I write this, my youngest daughter is pulling on my chair, asking me to put her sister’s belt on her tiny little waist…can you see how easy it is for me to get distracted?)

I’ve been working on stuff for clients mostly, but I also achieved something pretty big, for me, anyways. I completed a challenge, which was to create a short infoproduct and put it on sale at JVZoo. I wrote a report of just over 5000 words, and put it on sale for $5. I haven’t sold any copies as of yet, but I’m not worried. If it doesn’t do well, I’ll just find another use for it, but the main thing that has me so excited is the fact that I set a challenge, and completed it successfully, in the timeframe recommended!!! 

Power of Words

You may be thinking, “wow, big deal,” but I am super pleased with myself for deciding to do something, and just actually doing it. I get distracted too easily, and focus is crucial to online success. Ergo, I’m taking steps to increase my business’ success!

My product is called Minibook Empire: Building a Kindle Empire One Minibook at a Time. It basically walks you through creating short ebooks in order to make money on Amazon’s Kindle platform. It’s short, easy to follow, and hopefully it will inspire some great successes for people who want to make money writing for a living.

I’m also in the process of changing the name of this blog to one that is just my name. I realize that most marketers do this in order to establish themselves as a brand, and it just makes good sense. Additionally, I’m beginning to feel that my calling as a content creator is leading me to write more about writing for a living, including things like ebooks, Kindle, and PLR. It’s taken a little time, but I’m starting to feel myself really settling into a niche that suits me. I love it!

Before I end this post, I want to give  a plug to the product that inspired my product creation. It’s called 10 Challenges by Dennis Becker, and it is AWESOME. Dennis is a guy who has been there, done that, and has the T-shirt when it comes to struggling to make a living online. He’s a genuine, honest guy who always gives you way more than you expect in his products, and he’s just super-motivational. I really recommend that you check his stuff out if you want real advice on making money online.

Okay, I’m off to shower and run to the store to fill up the propane tank before the snow arrives. If we lose power, I’ll be standing in the snow, firing up the grill to cook for the family! Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that…I’m a terrible griller!

Have you done anything that you’re particularly proud of in order to boost your business? Let me know in the comments section below!

January 20

Product Review: 273 Golden Infoproduct Ideas

I was fortunate enough to get my hands on a copy of Matt Rhodes’ product, 273 Golden Infoproduct Ideas, while it was on sale for only $7. Here’s the scoop on what it is, why you need it, and how you can use it to earn money online.


black question markWhat is this product?


273 Golden Infoproduct Ideas is a 30 page report that features a whopping 50 types of small or short reports that you can use to make money with. Within these 50 types, Matt also give 273 specific examples of the reports and explanations of how you can use each type of report to make money. He gets into the details of why each different type of report encourages people to buy it, and he does so in a way that is fun and easy to understand.


The details

Matt covers the basics, such as “how to’s” and “list style” reports, which could arguably be figured out by anyone who has written their fair share of content. BUT…he also has some really unique gems that make you think, and will make people say, “Ah-ha…I NEED that information!”

I personally love the examples, some of which may seem totally random, but they get your brain thinking in the right direction, making your own creative process flow much smoother. Just reading the report, I had a dozen *really* good ideas, and I had to stop and jot a few down to use for myself later on.

Why do you need this ?  circle black question mark


You don’t, if you like spending hours brainstorming ideas for reports. However, if you like a gentle nudge, or a GREAT reminder that you can print out and refer back to for instant inspiration, then this is a no-brainer. But, you need to hurry, because at the moment, this is on sale, and the price will go up. It will still be worth spending money on, but it’s too good of a bargain to pass up at the earlybird special!


purple circle question mark How can you use this to make money?


Short reports are great moneymaking tools because they don’t take a long time to write. They can be really short, like 3-4 pages, or long, like this one. They can be written about any subject under the sun and used for a lot of different purposes.

  • Sell the reports online to people who are interested in the list’s subject matter.
  • Give the report away to people in order to get them to sign up for your email list.
  • Create a detailed information product, and use the reports you write as a bonus offer to sweeten the deal when people buy your product.

Can you see how the possibilities are endless? 🙂

Go ahead and check this out. New marketers will benefit from the gentle guidance Matt’s report provides, and seasoned marketers will appreciate the easy inspiration this handy tool offers. I’m certainly pleased with the product, and want to let you know to “watch this space” for my own short reports in the future!