I am looking to get some feedback on an ebook idea I have.
I am an entrepreneur and I spend a lot of time reading articles and blog posts from other entrepreneurs about their learnings. I am thinking of collating the best articles I have read all year and writing a book around them(with the authors permission first of course).
I would love to get hubbers thoughts on this, if you are interested I would be very grateful if you could sign up in the link above.
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Looking forward to hearing your thoughts
I think that consolidating the information you read and incorporating your own experiences with what you learned can make a valuable product if it passes certain criteria. Is the product unique? If you are just rehashing what others say, giving the same strategy for success, I don't know how your reviews will go. You would have to test it and see. Is there a market for those particular topics now? Again testing is required to answer that question. Is it profitable? Can you sell enough to make it worthwhile? For that you need projections.
My two cents is that you need to test the market and try it, find out from there. Elicit the selling features of your product, its benefits. Create a survey and post on forums, social networks, you know all that if you're an entrepreneur. And see what happens.
I wish you good luck.
Thanks for that feedback and a very good point. The reason for the website
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is to test the demand by seeing how many people sign up.
A survey also is a very good idea! I think I will survey the people who sign up to see what they think.
I would rather read a book by a successful entrepreneur about what they actually did and how it worked.
I feel I benefit more from different stories from different individuals rather than 1 guy telling his story. I feel multiple people tackling one theme gives multiple perspectives and thus more learning. I agree that a book from 1 successful entrepreneur is interesting, but I feel you learn more with multiple persectives.
Thanks for your feedback!
If feel that even if someone is just editing a collection they should walk the walk. If they haven't been a successful entrepreneur, how would they know which advice is good?
This area is full of people regurgitating ideas that are mostly rubbish. The wise reader is selective and makes sure the advice the follow comes from a proven source. Not just the blind leading the blind.
Fair point, but I don't think it is as simple as that.
I know a few entrepreneurs who have had big exits in one company and one company only. They may have been in the right place at the right time product wise or may have had a good team around. Are their learnings greater than one who person who has had 10 mediocre exits?Also,what is success from entrepreneurs perspective, in my mind it is money, but I wouldn't think money means they have the most to teach.
Also, I wouldn't necessarily say that all the people who would feature in the book are not successful. Just maybe not Mark Zuckerberg famous.
Thanks for the feedback though, its good to get different perspectives and work things out.
I agree with Kev multiple stories can help give insights towards helping a inspired entrepreneur. I would add extra info for overcoming financing barriers as it's a problem for some or overcoming problems from competitors who try to block their entry into business definitely have to 'focus' on issues and provide tips to help yet be easy to understand and concise too.
Thanks very for that feedback dame. I had thought about building it around certain subjects e.g. marketing,sales,finance, but I think the idea you had above is better. Problems may be better approach,
e.g. How to find a good idea?, How to test the idea? How to market the idea? etc etc . Thanks for the input!
I said nothing about famous. Just that they should be a successful entrepreneur. e.g. make their basic living money from their own business. I am not interesting in being taught anything by someone who can't actually do it themself.
Good, that is a huge asset for selling the books. The people who want to make millions in a week are not the most loyal customers IMHO. The one who want to make a living without selling their soul are.
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