Everybody wants to know WHAT to write about. What is it that people want to read? What are the "hot topics" that you know will generate some interest if you write about them.
Even though the Internet has changed the face of the world -- how we shop, communicate, do business, research and just about everything else -- it hasn't changed what we WANT. There are classic (and absolutely TIMELESS) topics that are always going to be hot topics.
Here are five of them. If you want to know WHAT people want and WHAT you should write about, then find something related to these topics...
1. Making Money
This one isn’t ever going to go away. You can just go ahead and etch it in stone; it's here for the long haul. We all want to make money (if for no other reason than to be charitable and give it away to someone else) and some of us (I won't mention any names) are half-crazed for information on how to make money.
If you can show people how to make money (in a legal, moral way, of course) I can assure you, they will buy it. I guarantee it.
Internet marketing / doing business online eBooks are some of the hottest information products available anywhere in the world. There’s a good reason for this; people want to make more money.
So, show them how to do it.
2. Dating / Relationships
What a great topic for an eBook. There are dozens of ideas you could use for this one that could each become best-sellers...
How to avoid divorce court.
How to make your marriage last forever.
How to be more romantic.
How to pick the perfect mate.
How to get people to notice you.
How to use online match making services.
How to be a great father / mother.
How to be a great husband / wife.
How to raise great kids.
I mean, we could go on and on and on here. Play the energizer bunny if we want to. There are dozens of ideas for this topic and the information sells like crazy. Why? Because if we have positive, enriching, growing relationships, we are HAPPIER. And since we can't buy happiness in a bottle...
...we buy your eBook instead!
3. Hobbies and Crafts
Hot selling items in any bookstore or online as e-books, are information products about hobbies or crafts. People love making things themselves and getting the self-gratification of a job well done. You could do some quick research on the Internet to see what some of the most common hobbies and crafts are and come up with some unique ideas.
Some might include woodworking, door wreaths, stained glass and any type of do-it yourself information or things like improving your golf game, a guide to stamp collecting, antiques and so forth.
Recreation is a huge part of our lives. We all like to spend time enjoying a hobby. And, we spend a lot of money supporting those hobbies as a society (my spouse is a major contributor).
Hobby related information products are most always a big hit and certainly warrant consideration when choosing a topic to write about.
4. Online Shopping
What tools are available? Where can you find price comparisons? Are there free trials available? Demos? Where are the best deals? Are there any meeting places for like-minded shoppers? Can I browse?
Shopping is becoming a larger and larger industry online (It already is HUGE) as more and more people are buying online, and as people buy more and more.
Some kind of resource directory for shoppers would be a great eBook, I believe.
How to find trustworthy merchants online.
How to find the best prices.
How to get special deals and discounts.
Tips and resources and webpage links -- HOW TO SHOP ONLINE...great idea for an eBook.
You could even get "nichey" and create an eBook on how to shop for "golf accessories" or "fitness stuff" or "Christian materials."
Or, if you're really smart, you'll create an entire series of eBooks on how to shop for just about anything. One eBook at a time for dozens of different categories.
I bought a digital video camcorder. I brought it home. I looked at the 300 page manual.
I had no idea how to use it. If you had an eBook available summarizing in simple details how to use the various features of the camcorder, I'd have paid you $100.00 for it!
And I'm sure I'm not the only one. Technology is great -- but it can be a bit overwhelming. And, who the heck has 3 days to read through a manual to figure out how to use the darn thing you bought, even if it isn't overwhelming to you? I don't. I'd rather pay someone to show me how. And that's a market you should consider going after. There are hundreds of software programs, video games, computers, electronics, etc. that folks would love to be able to figure out how to use QUICKLY AND EASILY. So, you write tutorials and show us how it's done. And we pay you.
And we're all happy. Seriously, I think this is one of the biggest industries for information products that are currently untapped. A sharp writer could make a fortune here.