You write and create other content on a daily basis already and probably don’t even realize just how much.
Do you …
- Answer emails?
- Participate on forums or Facebook groups?
- Write on your own blog?
- Podcast regularly?
- Create videos for YouTube?
- Leave blog comments on niche specific blogs?
- Chat in emails with coaching clients?
If so, you may already have your infoproduct created. You just don’t realize it.
In this instance, all you may need to do is go through your old posts, gather the content together and create your infoproduct.
YES, even if you have the content on your blog, you can still use it in your infoproduct.
YES, even if you have it on YouTube, you can still use it in your infproduct.
If it came out of your own head – it’s yours to use.
In fact, I even go one step further and stay alerted to this fact whenever I’m creating content.
If I write an awesome response to someone in a Facebook group or in an email to a coaching client, I ask myself “where else or how else can I use this?”
Of course, if it’s an email to a coaching clients, I would either get permission to use their name and specifics or just take out that part.
But then, yes, I have used content that I’ve already created in my infoproducts, even if some of it is out there to be found elsewhere.
The internet is a HUGE place, people are busy, and as much as you’d like to be, you aren’t the center of people’s universes. So, odds are 1. they haven’t seen it already, even if they follow you and 2. if they have seen it before, they won’t remember.
So plagiarize yourself whenever you can. Especially if it’s the good stuff and you want more people to see it. Oftentimes, if someone paid for the information, they take it to heart more than if they just see it posted freely on the internet. So, there’s no harm and no foul. In fact, you are helping more people if you reuse your best stuff in multiple ways.