Hey guys, I've got a question for you. Some of you may know about my plan before the new year to finally get in shape and take my health and fitness to a new level. I started with daily exercise on Dec 19th and implemented a healthy nutrition plan on Jan 3rd. So far I have lost 10lbs of fat, and have been able to stick to both my diet and exercise plans on a daily basis. My goal is to lose 30-40lbs of fat. I don't know which it is because the two body fat analyzers I use are totally different. Either way, I want to lose the gut around my waist
I have tried diet plans before and I have tried exercise plans before, but I've always dabbled with them without success. After a few weeks I always go back to my normal ways which is what I see almost everyone else doing as well. This time, what I decided to do is to pull out all stops and to use everything I have learned about self-development in the last 10-12 years to put together a plan for myself that works.
To ensure that I do not forget any steps along the way, I am documenting everything I am doing and have decided to write an eBook detailing my plan. I am about 40% through it now, and have some questions.
Firstly, I'd like to know what you guys think in terms of whether I should sell the book once it is 100% completed or if I should give it away for free. My intention is to help people who have dabbled with their health and fitness levels and are looking for a plan that works. Here are the pro's and cons of both sides:
Charging for the eBook:
- People usually value something they paid for more than what they get for free, so they are more likely to actually READ the whole book if they pay for it. ie. I paid full price for a Tony Robbins program and finished it because it cost me something. I gave the same program to a friend who wanted it, but because he got it for free, he didn't see it as important to finish it. I don't want people to feel the book has no value because it's free.
- If I can generate money from selling this and other eBooks I'll have more resources and time to work on other books.
- Steve Pavlina's advice is "Whatever you do, make sure it's profitable."
- People might not buy the book because they don't have the money, and they might have really benefited from the information in the book
While I work on the book, I am collecting names of anyone who's interested in the book and for anyone that does sign up I will be offering the book free of charge. Once it is finished they will receive a free copy, and if I do decide to charge for it, everyone else will have to pay for it from that point forward.
What do you guys think? What should I do?
I have a signup page here if anyone's intersted: The Dabbler's Guide to Health and Fitness by Paul Piotrowski
I'd really like to hear what you guys think.