Have you ever written an article for an online article resource such as ezinearticles.com or constantcontent.com? Or, have you written articles for offline publications? If you have, then you have potential content for a booklet.
Expanding Your Articles Into Booklets
Most online articles have between 250 – 700 words, though some are longer. The longer your articles, the better start you have for creating a booklet from it, but you can still take an idea from a shorter article and expand it. You can write more about the original subject of the article, or you can expand the subject into other areas. For example, if you have written an article about owning a dog grooming business, you might expand on it by talking about different aspects of the business, such as getting clients, hiring employees, keeping the facility clean, keeping track of financial records, and so on. Your article may have been an overview of the business, but your booklet would give a little more in-depth information.
Not All Articles Are Booklet Material
Not all articles will make a good booklet. You must first be interested in the subject enough to want to create a booklet from it. Your article is already finished. It was short and easy to write. Your booklet will also be short and easy to write, but it will take a little more effort than your article did. Therefore, if you didn’t enjoy writing about the subject in your article, you won’t enjoy creating a booklet on the same subject and you’ll find it very difficult to market because you will lack enthusiasm for it.
Aside from your interest in the subject of your article, it must also be of interest to a large enough audience to make creating your booklet worthwhile. If your audience is too small and you hope to make money from the sale of your booklet, you’ll be disappointed.
While having a large enough audience to make money is important, it’s also important to be able to niche your subject down so that your audience isn’t too large. It’s impossible to market to everyone unless you’ve got millions of dollars to pour into your marketing. As a first time booklet author, you’re probably on a tight budget. Therefore, you need a very specific niche to market to.
Your intended audience must be large enough for you to make good money, but small enough for you to be able to reach them within the limits of your budget. And you need to have an interest in your subject. If the subject of your article doesn’t meet these criteria, you’ll need to use another article or come up with another subject to create your booklet.
Why Spinning Your Articles Into Booklets Makes Sense
Spinning articles into booklets makes sense. It’s a great way for you to reuse your material and make money from work you have already done. You won’t have to start your booklet from scratch because you have something written to give you a boost. When you take your articles and expand them into booklets, it makes booklet writing easier and faster because you don’t have to think as much or work as hard to find material.
If you’ve been trying to come up with ideas for a booklet and you have written articles, you have a great resource for booklet ideas. Don’t overlook the riches there. Mine them!
To your riches,
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