Every writer’s dream is to write a book that only gets published (an achievement in itself), but one that becomes a hit with book lovers. A best seller that surpasses their very expectations and sells off book shelves like hot cake. When crafting a best seller, it is important to find a balance between what you already know and a topic outside your comfort zone so you can really challenge yourself to come up with exceptional material. Here are 7 Lessons that can put you well on the road to this kind of success turning you into a bestselling author overnight!
Lesson #1: Figure Out What People Want To Buy
Niche research is perhaps the most important step in writing a top selling eBook. Truth be told, it is the core of any successful business venture and every savvy businessman or expert in whatever field knows that understanding the target market is the key to acquiring and growing a loyal following.
As a writer, you must dedicate yourself to figuring out what people want to buy and pegging your work towards this. This research enables you to have a specific focus as opposed to groping in the dark in terms of the direction that you wish to take with the book you intend to write. Once you know what the reader wants and is willing to buy; once you can answer the specific questions that the reader has, then you will find it easy to choose material that best suits the eBook that you are working on.
With the emergence of social media, a writer can easily track what the world is talking about giving you insight into what issues people want addressed. eBooks that sell are those that solve people’s problems and the fact that people are seeking answers on social platforms or that the answer they seek can be found by a simple online search should not deter you from writing your book. If, as a writer, you go to lengths to carry out in-depth research on the matters that they are seeking answers on and prove to your readers that you are a credible source, then you will -without a doubt- hit the jackpot.
Ways of Ensuring Successful Niche Research
Google trends or what is trending on Twitter. These are topics that the world is raving about and are fresh each day. Keeping tabs on trends keeps a writer in touch and up to date with current topics that readers are interested in. A site known as ‘trendwatching.com’ is also very insightful on what the world is talking about and what readers want to read and learn about.
2. “How to” and Self Help Pages
Pages such as ‘e how’ and ‘AnswerBag’ that can help you learn what questions people are asking and what issues they seek answers about. Self-help pages are also a great source for any writer looking to figure out what people want. It paints a picture of what your readers are seeking to find out and enables you address these issues.
3. Free Keyword Tools
Keyword suggestion tools help you find what people are looking for on the internet. What information they are seeking and what contribution you can make towards providing them with more information.
4. Forums and Chat rooms
These not only shed light on the hurdles your potential readers are facing but also allow you to engage your target readers in conversation possibly giving you the opportunity to learn, directly, what they are willing to buy to solve their problem.