Selling internet based information based products is a great option to start internet home business and has immense potential. Truly speaking, ebooks, audio files and video files in downloadable format are the only available options to create info products for internet based home business. Not very long back, ebooks were the only medium you could ceate and sell your info products. But with advent of new technology, a marketer of today can easily create audio and video files.
There are many other methods you can dispense information and generate money. These are ezines, newsletters, blogs, membership sites etc. But these in true sense are info services rather than info products.
eBook is a product that most internet marketers start with. Ebooks are easy to create without much technical requirements. All you have to do is to write. Most popular ebooks are in pdf format. They are popular because they are light, fast, easy to create and can be read on any type of computer be it IBM or Mac, with an equal ease. They do not need any special type of ebook reader. The only requirement is the acrobat reader which should be installed in user computer. Acrobat reader is freely available.
I personally like and recommend use of pdf books. They are a much better choice when compared to exe ebooks which requires a basic understanding of web pages.
All you need is to write your book in Microsoft Word as you normally write and convert that .doc file to .pdf file. It is that simple. For conversion to .pdf file you require a pdf converter. You can either choose to buy from Adobe if you can afford but in my view it is quite expensive. There are some free pdf converters available too. Just do a search and you would find it. A list is also mentioned at our site blog.
Another form of ebook creators create a file in exe form and can only be read in Windows. You would need to purchase one of the available ebook creator from one of the suppliers. eBook Pro is a good tool with lot many features. Again, you can find the link to source at our blog.
Audio Files are have a great potential market too. For creating good audio files you would require some basic sound hardware, software for editing the sound. You would have to hire somebody with good voice to speak the information. You would also require online audio players to give the online sample hearing to you visitors. All this increase cost and need for technical knowledge.
Video files are a great leap in technology. Everything that is hard to understand in words can be easily understood when put in video form. There are a lot of choices in video making. You can make text and image based videos or you can put live demos. You would require video making softwares , good shooting camera and editing software.
A costly affair for the beginner.
In my view if you do not have much technical knowledge, you should start with ebooks and then can move on to audio and video files later. Most of the sales are still made in ebooks.
Go and capture your share.