7 Days to Easy-Money: Get Paid to Write a Book
Today we'll develop your idea and assess the market
Developing your idea and assessing the market go together. We'll work on both tasks
today. The idea of working on both tasks together is that as you read through the
outlines of books which cover a similar area to yours, you'll see what's already been
published, and you'll get fresh ideas for material that you can cover in your own book.
Note: your personal experience is valuable
As you skim through other people's books, jot down any thoughts and ideas you get.
You should make a note of any experiences you remember which you could include
in your book. This is because everyone loves a story, so no matter what subject area
your book covers, include your own anecdotes. If you're writing a diet book, include
funny/ informative stories about your own experiences with diets, or the experiences
of your friends.
You may want to use fictitious names to protect people's privacy. You will
definitely need to use fictitious names if you can't contact people to ask for
permission to use a story or if you think there's a chance that people will be able to
recognize themselves from a story you tell that puts them in a bad light.
For example, perhaps you belonged to a group of dieters, and you tell a story
about another person in the group. Even if this was 20 years ago, and you've given
this person a fictitious name, disguise the story: change the person's sex, age, and
Simple steps in developing your idea
Work on developing your idea step by step. Here's how:
1. Write down everything you know about this idea
Let's say you've decided to write a book on natural healthcare for pets. You own
several dogs and a cat, and are an enthusiast for natural healthcare because it's worked
for you and for your friends. Today you're going to make copious notes. You're going