This guest post is by Henri Junttila of WakeUpCloud.com.
Creating your own products can take you from earning a few dollars a month to a few thousand. It can be scary, but as you learn to take action, and learn from the feedback you receive, you get better and better.
There are many mistakes I see beginning product creators make. The good news is that these mistakes are very easy to avoid if you keep them in mind.
Most bloggers know exactly what these mistakes are but don’t incorporate that knowledge into what they are doing.
Don’t let that be you. Take control of your life and your blogging by avoiding the most common product creation mistakes.
Mistake 1. Not asking what people want
One of the biggest mistakes I see new bloggers make when they are creating the first product is not asking their audience what they want.
This can be as simple as surveying your audience and asking them what their biggest frustrations and problems are in the area of your expertise. I also suggest you drill down from their answers to get even more specifics about what exactly it is that they want a solution to.
For example, you may discover that people want to learn how to blog, but as you drill down, you discover that what they really want is to learn how to create their own products.
You just never know until you ask.
Mistake 2. Aiming for perfection
Another big obstacle is perfection. It’s easy to believe that you need to get everything perfect in order to get your product out there and selling.
The truth of the matter? You can do a pre-launch, where you give your audience a discount and tell them that you want feedback on how you can improve your product before you release it fully.
The beauty of the Internet is that you can tweak and revise your product at any time. Don’t be afraid to get your product out there even if you don’t think it’s perfect.
Often our minds play tricks on us. It’s impossible for you to know what “perfect” means for your audience. You might as well get your product out there, and ask them.
Mistake 3. Pricing and value misperceptions
If you feel that you’re not ready to create your own products, instead, you may want to create a short and to the point