Information Products and E-Books: How to Find the Right One for You

If you’ve been using the internet for more than, lets say, six months, you probably know what an information product is. Actually chances are good that you’ve even used one. Maybe you just didn’t know it was called an “information product.” So what is an information product?

As the name implies, it’s a product that provides you with information. They are usually instant downloadable, so you never (or rarely) have to wait for delivery of your purchase. These days they are most often electronic books that can easily be read in many ways. Sometimes though, they also come with DVDs or CDs. So an information product is a package of information or a system. And it usually is focused on helping you achieve something or learning a new skill.

But the issues now is how to find the good ones, and avoid the bad ones. The internet has exploded in the past ten years, and information products are, possibly leading this explosion. Want to know how to wash your car in 5 minutes instead of 30? there’s a product for that. Want to know how to knit pink pajamas for your daughters pet rabbit? Sure there’s a product for that. And of course there’s the ever ubiquitous titles like “how I made a million watching TV while surfing the internet during commercial breaks.”

You get the point. There is a lot of “static” in this information product program. So how do you find one that is going to work for you? Or better yet, how do you find one that meets the needs of your immediate problem or concern?

Well one option is going to a website that specializes in hosting these products. There are quite a few and they’re easy to find, so no need to mention names. You can go to these sites, and browse the categories, and then maybe research reviews, and then check with the Better Business Bureau. Oh and don’t forget the rankings from a customer service standpoint, and a best selling standpoint. And we haven’t even got to price yet.

Or you could just use Google. On Google you may be able to find a lot of pages that match the search you put in. So if you put in “solid silver kickstand for my sons bicycle”, you may get a lot of pages, but how many of those will yield a good product you can download instantly?

As you might have guess, there is a solution. There are a few companies now competing to be the Google of information products. They have created a search engine that will allow you to save a lot of the time and research involved in fighting an information product that will fit your situation.

And I mean any situation. Well almost any situation. If you do find a way to get a silver kickstand, pink pajamas for my daughter’s rabbit or any other unique unusual product, please feel free to drop me a line.