Today I want to announce the first contest I’ve ever held on the Steve Scott Site. The winner of this contest will receive a $100 Amazon Gift Card.
Here are the details…
Need Information Product Ideas
Yesterday marked the beginning of my 6th month of blogging. This is a very special milestone for me. Why? Because I promised myself that I wouldn’t try to monetize this site until I reached the sixth month. (I feel that it’s more important to provide value upfront before asking people to spend money.)
Now that we’ve reached the sixth month mark, I’m looking for different ways I can generate an income. And one of these ideas is to offer an information product.
I’m not really sure what type of information people really want. While I have a few ideas, I want to make sure I’m not missing anything. That’s why I’ve decided to offer an Amazon Gift Card to the person who can give me the best idea for an information product.
To get started, please read the following…
Rules of the “Amazon Gift Card Contest”
Rule #1- Submit a comment below: To enter this contest all you have to do is submit a comment below. Here you want to provide as much detail as possible. For instance, a comment that says “make a product about affiliate marketing” probably won’t win. But, if you write something like “how to profit from affiliate programs with your blog without being a sleazebag” might be an idea I would consider.
Now with that said, there are two niches I’m not going to cover. The first is affiliate marketing because there’s no way I can compete with what’s already been written. The other is blogging success principles because I feel like this is something I haven’t achieved as of yet.
Rule #2- Make your response detailed: Obviously, you’ll increase your chances if you put a lot of time into your submission. What I’m looking for is a list of problems that need to be solved with this information product. As example, when you’re writing your response, ask yourself the following questions:
- “What frustrates me about this subject?”
- “What problems do I encounter on a regular basis?”
- “What keeps me up at night with anxiety?”
- “What do I really want to achieve when it comes to this subject?”
Like I said, the more details you give, the better your chances.
Also, I want to mention that you can have multiple submissions. So if you have a bunch of good ideas, feel free to list them all!
Rule #3- I own the rights to the content on this page: By submitting a comment, you’re giving me permission to make it into an information product. You won’t receive any special compensation or bonus besides the gift card I’m offering to the winner.
Rule #4-I’ll pick the winner: There isn’t any fancy committee who chooses the winner. The contest ends when I’ll be in Venice, Italy. That day, I’ll walk over to an Internet café, scroll through all the submissions, choose the winner and then send an electronic gift card to the author of the best idea.
Now I’ll give you a hint about what I consider to be a “great idea.” Basically I’m looking for something that I can tie into the concept of lifestyle design and personal success. This product should solve a major problem that a lot of people are experiencing. (I’ve given you a few starting points below)
Rule #5-The Deadline: The contest ends June 15th, 2010 at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time. Anything submitted after that won’t be considered.
A Few Starting Points…
I would consider myself to be an expert (or have passion) in a number of niches. Here are some categories you can consider to get those creative juices flowing…
Internet Marketing– Information products, generating web traffic, email marketing, lead magnets, how to monetize a website.
Life Planning– Finding your passion, making money from your hobbies, going from a 9 to 5 job to a home based business, how to get started.
Success Strategies– Setting goals, productivity, time management, to-do lists, how to focus on work.
Travel- Save money on travel, where to go, travel hacks, packing, vagabonding.
Personal Growth- Developing habits, building quality relationships, social dynamics, feeling fulfilled in life, growing as a conscious human being.
Start Right Now!
Don’t wait to submit your comment. If you have a great idea, list it below and you’ll be officially entered. The clock is officially ticking…you have less than two weeks to win that Amazon gift card.Take Action. Get Results.