The internet has created a new type of entrepreneur: the digital infopreneur.
Infopreneur? What Is It?
An infopreneur is someone who “creates and sells information.”
It’s a combination of “information” and “entrepreneur.”
During the internet boom of the late ’90s and early ’00s, some people found out that they could profit from selling electronic books (“e-books” or “ebooks”).
Entrepreneurs who used to sell physical goods, primarily non-fiction books, found out that they could profit from selling digital media of their writing (specifically non-fiction writing). They sold their digital media via CD or Word documents, PDFs, password-protected websites, or executable eBooks.
Direct Mail Marketing finally saw fierce competition, which allowed anybody to sell digital infoproducts.
Here is an “executable ebook” that I gave away for free back in 2001. I used “eBook Edit Pro” (which appears to be available, but there’s no further support). What it did was compile my HTML pages into an executable ebook.
Today, many people have followed the “infopreneur model” to do their business. From the big business to the small ones, giving away or selling digital products has been the great equalizer. Creating infoproducts only requires one thing: knowledge.
Can Anybody Become An Infopreneur?
Short answer: YES.
Long answer: Anybody can become one. That’s the keyword: “become.” You don’t have to be a naturally gifted writer. You need to be passionate about what you are writing about.
There is one caveat: You must be passionate about something that is proven to be profitable. You can be passionate about “how to air guitar,” and I can guarantee that you’ll make a whopping $0 for your efforts. (Though it might work as a funny ebook, the point is you need to sell proven topics that the public needs and wants.)
And if you feel that you don’t have the “skills” to be a writer, know that an infopreneur is someone who provides information in various ways. And not just through writing. Here’s a not-so comprehensive list:
- Audio Recordings (recorded or live)
- Podcasts (recorded or live)
- YouTube (just your recorded voice)
- Transcription of your audio
- Audio or Video
- Audio, Video, or Blogs
- Live (in person, Skype/Zoom calls, phone, texts)
- Using Audio, Video, Blogs, and Courses
- Live (in person, Skype/Zoom calls)
- Recordings (via Audio, Video, Blogs, Courses, and Coaching)
And of course, the popular ways:
- Word, Excel, PDFs
- Sqribble (affiliate link)
- Lucidpress (review)
- Pre-written course sent as a series
- Password-Protected Membership Sites
As you can see, being an infopreneur means that you can provide and market your knowledge in various ways.
Writing might be the most popular one, but you always have other means to deliver your message.
Why Should You Be An Infopreneur?
- Are you passionate about something?
- Would you like to profit from just talking about it?
If you answered “yes” to both, then I highly recommend you become an infopreneur.
And here’s a third question:
- Do you want to help others with the knowledge you (and eventual expertise you will) possess?
Did you answer, “yes”?
Then, yes, yes, and absolutely, YES.
We recommend and review things to other people with no expectations of getting paid for our opinions. We freely write reviews on:
- Online Shopping (Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Target, Newegg, etc.)
- Facebook/Instagram/Twitter/Reddit/Quora and other social media sites
- Ride Sharing (Uber, Lyft)
- GrubHub/Postmates/Uber Eats
- …and the list goes on
Why do we do this? Because we honestly want to help others from experiencing the good service or enjoying the excellent product we just purchased. We also want to warn others from going to a bad restaurant or not purchasing a product that did not meet expectations.
This website, digital-infopreneur.com, is basically a giant review site. People are either looking for a side gig to supplement their current income, or they’re looking for a way to quit their 9-to-5 job and find a profitable money-making business opportunity.
But I am telling you right now that there is information overload out there. And there is a demand for your knowledge and expertise.
And people are more than willing to pay for what you have to offer (your own infoproducts) and/or what you recommend (affiliate products).
Okay, I Am Convinced. How Do I Start?
I am delighted you asked. 🙂
This website is fairly new, but I will provide constant updates. In the meantime, you will find articles and reviews that will be of great interest to you.
I am also working on an ebook (which will be free) to help you on your journey to becoming a successful infopreneur.
Please sign up for my newsletter so that I can update you on my upcoming ebook and new articles/reviews.
I Don’t Know Where To Start…
I have you covered as well.
There’s one main reason why I am providing free information.
It’s because I want you to see how the system works.
- Give useful and valuable information for free, and your audience will gain your trust.
- Gaining your trust means they will trust what you recommend to them
This is a marketing strategy that’s been done for years.
It has not changed, and it will never change.
The only things that have changed are the tools that you need:
- Step-By-Step lessons on website creation/setup
- Keyword Search Tools
- Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
- Not 1 guru, but a family of mentors and a community of industry experts
I have great news.
What if I tell you that there’s an amazing place that provides and teaches you all that?
Not only that, but what if I tell you that they also have the tools and the community to help you learn and grow?
I will be transparent. I have set up this blog through this amazing place.
This amazing place has taught me to focus on my niche (“infopreneurs”) and taught me to hone in on what I want to do.
Unlike other courses, this is the one course where you are actually DOING things as you follow their step-by-step instructions.
And did I forget to mention that you have a community of experts and like-minded entrepreneurs ready to lend a helping hand?
This is not a “get rich quick” scheme. This is an honest-to-goodness “entrepreneur business in a box” where you have all the tools and education you will need to finally succeed in making money online.
If you are interested in this, I talk more about it here: http://bitly.ws/cZsn
To Your Infopreneurial Success…
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