You’re convinced that low-content products are an effective way to generate leads and income, but you’re just not sure how to implement them in your own business. What kind of low-content products will prospects buy? Which ones will readers sign up for?
Who better to answer those questions than your audience?
Here are some ways to find out, from the source, which low-content products your customers and prospects are most likely to buy. You can also use these methods to determine not only the format they would be most responsive to, but also the topics they would be most interested in.
Go to your audience directly and find out which low-content products they are most likely to purchase. For this kind of product exploration, it’s best not to speak to them one-on-one or in focus groups, because everything is theoretical at this point. They might just agree to all your concepts, not willing to say ‘that’s a bad idea’ to your face.
Instead, conduct anonymous surveys or polls to get accurate, unbiased opinions.
Surveys – Conduct surveys using tools like SurveyMonkey, JotForm, or Google Forms. These, and other paid and free options, allow you to quickly create and run anonymous surveys. Many of these tools will also allow you to track responses and analyze survey data.
Polls – Conduct public polls on your social media pages or on your website, allowing readers to choose from several options and clicking the ones they are most interested in.
Survey and Poll Question Ideas
You can also conduct indirect research online.
Research your followers on social media. Read the comments section, make note of the posts that are most popular, and check out the profiles of your top commenters and those who ‘like’ your posts. What problems do they have that a low-content product might help solve? Based on that information, what kind of low-content product would be most appropriate?
Review your web analytics. What sections of your website or blog are they visiting the most? What topics are they interested in? How do they like to learn: through videos, bulleted summaries, infographics? What do those answers tell you about the low-content product they prefer?
Check out online tools. Sites like AnswerThePublic can show you topics people are searching for related to your niche and products.
Keyword research is valuable for SEO and it is also a great way to learn about buyer behavior.
Google your niche and different low-content product ideas you’re considering. Compare the number of search results that come up for each query.
For example, let’s say you are a career coach specializing in mid-life career change. Google different options and see which ones are more popular.
“Mid-life career change” + bullet journal vs. “Mid-life career change” + pros and cons list.
When choosing your low-content product, listen to your audience. Make sure it covers a topic they are interested in and is delivered in a format they prefer.
Pat Simes is a Business Strategist, blogger and Founder of Innovative Business Solutions and Innovate Academy. She currently resides in the Midwest and is committed to inspiring and empowering entrepreneurs to transform their vision to reality.