|I believe the reply is YES….
All of us have a story within… and it is through your years of experience that you may have a kind of expertise, knowledge or know-how that others may want to know about. These can be information that you may wish to share or it may even be something that may benefit others so that they can learn from what you have gone through. We often share these with our friends, family members or close associates but have you not considered that maybe we can actually convert this information into a format or product that we can sell and make some money from? For example, you may have worked for many years in a certain industry or in certain type of work and have built up your expertise in the area. At work, sometimes you train new colleagues or your protégé, coaching them on the work process, mistakes to avoid, how best to get the work done, etc. There may be others out there in the market place who is keen to leverage from your expertise in the area, or who are keen to engage your services to coach or train them.
What are your potential sources of information
Even if you do not have the above information to share, you may have heard of some interesting stories, or dreamt of some crazy ideas, or have knowledge of some information that are not available publicly. Remember these may not necessarily be your own information but can be derived from somebody’s expertise, experience or knowledge.
So can you be an infopreneur and make some money from it?
According to H. Skip Weitzen (author of the book ‘Infopreneur’), he describes an infopreneur as “a person who gathers, organizes, and disseminates information as a business venture or as a value-added service.”
So it is basically “information” + entrepreneurs” = infopreneurs; or in simple terms, information marketing.
Will People Buy?
I hope to share more information on infopreneurship in my next article….and in the meantime, if you have any comments, experience as infopreneurs or any advice, please do share with us….