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Opinions on this ebook offline selling idea

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by ljmarzano, Mar 23, 2017.

  1. ljmarzano

    ljmarzano Newbie

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    Hello bhw community, im Jim from Uruguay, I been making some bucks here and there on the internet from a while now, some years, i have made some decent money but never got to stuck to any long term bussiness that can give me money every month in an automated way.

    I am very natural to what comes to bussiness, I do have a strong sense to what comes to this things, and i am now in a moment of my life when im ready to take strong action due to my life plans in the next months.

    I really do need to make an ammount near 1 thousand dollars in the next month and 10 days, cause of a debt i have to pay when that time comes.

    So ive been thinking about something that could give me money in a short term, but also with a potential big enough to cover my needs. The thing is, in my country, internet marketing isnt that popular like in the USA or Europe or many other countries, we are a third world country pretty slow to what comes to this things, the market here is in that moment when selling websites and websites designs is pretty easy (Im starting in a side a web design agency but im struggling with the legal part of it to start selling) and it just started to become a competitive bussiness.

    Today i came up with this idea and i wanted to share it here, with the following objective:
    To hear your opinions on the potential on my idea, and maybe some of you have an experience doing something similar to what i want to do and maybe give me some advice.

    My idea is to find a product, an ebook, that teaches a method to make money in the internet (the classic blogging and adsense method maybe), it has to be concise and really usefull as much as really profitable for people (I have strong morals on sellings things that really have value), and once i find the correct product, promote it using some offline methods, like handing out flyers in the street, and maybe some facebook targeted ads. As well as maybe some ads in community radios (there is one here in my hood). My thought is that in my country's market, this could be a really gold looking thing for people who knows nothing about internet marketing.

    Edit: I want to add that since spanish is the language here, the chosen ebook license isnt a problem, since i plan to find a good ebook from the english market and then write my own one in spanish, im a good writer myself and im also a graphic designer so i think i can do it.

    How good sounds this to you guys? Thanks!
     
  2. cursedbrain

    cursedbrain Junior Member

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    Since IM is in it's incipient stage in your country, your idea would definitely work assuming that internet is widely available. I like that you only want to promote things that you believe in, as that is a very important quality that fewer and fewer people have nowadays. Also, I respect your past president Jose Mujica .. If all the other countries would have a president %10 as wise as that man, the human kind would make major progress. Good luck with your endeavors!

    For the other guys reading this thread, watch this speech to understand what I am talking about.
     
  3. ljmarzano

    ljmarzano Newbie

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    Thanks for your comment my friend! And for your good vibes toward my idea.
    Internet is widely avalaible yes, may i ask if you have any thoughts abuot the promoting methods i mention?

    Cheers for your comment about our president, i personally agree with you that he is indeed a wise man, with a kind of wisdom that could help a lot of struggling countries!

    Thanks again mate
     
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    Those promotion methods will probably work, but I would recommend focusing on online advertising methods also. Remember that you will be targeting people that are internet users already. Spreading flyers will attract a lot of people that will probably not make a dime after reading your ebook, because they don't have internet, and even if they subscriber to an ISP their skill level won't allow them to make money. People first need to learn how to use the internet, and it will take a while until they are able to implement the methods described in your ebook/course.
     
  5. ljmarzano

    ljmarzano Newbie

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    You have a nice point there that I was not seeing, this is exactly why I made the post! Awesome contribution mate thanks.
    You also made me think of an improve to the flyers promotion idea, now I will think about targeting users who are skilled enough to think they could do it and buy my ebook, for example, handing out flyers in a university, or even better, in the engineering university for example, full of what i think could be great prospects.

    You really helped me a lot and who knows maybe you just have started :D:D
    Can't be more greateful man, thanks again and sorry if I its difficult to understand me sometimes, I have a good english level but still not my native language.


    Jim