Hey all! It's been a while since I've posted, but I had a question the other day and I couldn't think of anyone better to ask than the folks over here.
We've all heard the rags to riches stories and the too-good-to-be-true income claims-- the title says it all; how much do informational products really make? Now, before anyone brings up the 'piece of string' quote on me, let me clarify that this is just a general question and I don't really have any particular niche in mind-- perhaps for the benefit of folks here we could go over a range of possibilities:
This could be very useful to a great number of people and provide a bit of a reality check for people (like me) who don't really have a clue about how much to realistically expect an info product earn. Is it worth it? Is it not worth it? Is there a way to find out before investing the time and money in creating a useful product?
- With a mailing list vs. Without a mailing list
- 'General Niche' vs. one of the 'Big 3' (e.g. Health and Fitness, Biz and Investing, Dating and Romance)
- Different affiliate compensation percentages
Perhaps we can get some feedback on folks who have created successful and unsuccessful products and, if they are feeling generous, they will give us some of the following info and any other pertinent info that I may be missing:
I get so tired of trying to wade through the junk that I would really appreciate some reality check information from you all. What is a realistic number to expect from a well-written, 120-page-or-so, decently useful product on something as mind-blowingly original as, say, dog training? How about crocheting? What about Soup Recipes? These are just examples of course, but please humor me and throw out some numbers for these examples-- we might all be surprised at some of the responses.
- Size of the niche (i.e. Broad Searches per month):
- What type of niche? (If you don't want to share this, feel free to skip it):
- Selling Price of the product you have experience with:
- Number of affiliates promoting your product:
- Conversion Rates (what's a realistic expectation):
- Loyal Readership vs. Cold Launch