Now that you have decided to write an eBook, you must choose a topic. There are traditional books and eBooks on almost every topic these days, so you must choose one that meets several criteria. Here are some things to think about when choosing a topic for your eBook.
- What are you interested in? Take a look at what you enjoy doing – activities, sports, hobbies, collectibles – and see if there is a niche that you would like to write about and share what you know with other people. Specialized niches, such as model trains that are N scale, have many thousands of enthusiasts who are hungry for new information on a regular basis.
- Think about jobs and work experiences you have had over the course of your life so far. There may be an area where you have specialized knowledge that could be of interest to others as well. I have been a real estate appraiser for almost twenty years, even though I do not work at it any longer. There are many people who are trying to break into this field so it may be a good topic for an eBook. Look at what you have worked at and see if people just coming into that field may need insider information that you can provide.
- After choosing one topic, do some research to make sure there are enough people who are not only interested in the topic, but willing to pay for information to learn more about how they can do it themselves. There are several free keyword selector tools that will tell you how many people are searching for specific words, also referred to as keywords, on a monthly basis. Begin with the free keyword selector tool offered by Wordtracker.
Once you have chosen your topic, set a goal for yourself to research and write the eBook by a specific time. Find a writing mentor or someone else who is qualified to teach you how to write and sell your eBook online. Join me on my free weekly teleseminars to learn more.