Finding the right topic for your eBook can be hard if you go about it the wrong way. Today we are going to cover how to do it the right way and do it fast so you can spend your time writing, not doing research.
What you want is a topic that is both interesting to you as a writer and profitable to you as a marketer. But the first step is to find a topic that your target audience will be interested in learning more about and buying your eBook from you.
Before you do any research, go ahead and grab a pen and piece of paper or notebook. Keep it handy when you go online to do research and make sure you write down every topic that comes to mind. Omit nothing at this point and just write it all down. You will figure out what to eliminate later.
What Are Your Passions and Interests?
The best place to start looking for an eBook topic is your own skills, interests and passions. There is a very high chance that one of your passions will be shared with millions of other people. These people are doing thousands of internet searches on that topic each and every day.
What Are You Good At?
Closely linked to finding a subject related to your passion or interest is to look at what you are good at. Are you good at making people laugh or connecting with people online? Do you have a great relationship with a spouse or a loved one?
Did you accomplish a goal you are proud of in the past ten years? All these things are something you have a great deal of knowledge about and people will pay you to teach them about it.
What Pays the Bills Now?
What do you do for a living? That subject or area just might be the best place to find an eBook topic to write about. People are always interested in self-development and want to improve their skills in their profession.
At this point, do not dismiss the idea of writing about what you do for a living. Even if you think what you do is boring, mundane and could not possibly have a hungry market, you could be wrong and it could cost you a bestseller in the process.
Narrowing Down the List Through Research
Once you have spent a good 30 minutes writing down some possible topics, it is time to narrow down the list. The first thing you should do is head over to Amazon.com and browse through their bestseller list. Which books are selling well and which ones are related to your subject?
Once you have done this, use Google to search for keywords related to your subject. If you cannot think of any keywords (what people type in when searching for information on your topics), then flip through a few magazines or books on the topics. Index pages are a great place to find keywords.
Is There a Market for Your Ebook?
Use Google’s Keyword Search Tool – This will help you find out how many people are searching for those keywords. Just enter a search in Google for “Google Keyword Tool” and it should pop up.
Visit the eBook Bestseller’s List at Clickbank.com – Go to Clickbank.com and you will see that they list out which products sell the best. If your subject is near the top of the list (top 30-40) you have a good topic to write about.
Once you put all of this together and find a subject that interests you, has enough people searching for information about it and has a few bestsellers already, you have a great subject to write about.
Once you have done all this, now comes the fun part, writing about your topic!