fun behind the scenes of ybff workout plan cover creation
this is a sketchers ad that actually pissed off a lot of women not really sure why tho but this was just the draft... click pics for more comments
Thought it would be interesting to share the evolution of a workout ebook/pdf cover so those of you who buy/use my plans can laugh at the amount of mental work that goes into making something that is actually very physical haha.
Step 1: Create a mock cover of new workout plan ebook with any imagine you find online for free that conveys the message of the book just to get things started.
Step 2. Ponder if the image is too offensive, too sexual, too commercial, too much like what every other boring fitness guru does, too weird, not sexy enough, not specific enough, not general enough, not inspiring enough, OY! this can go on forever.
Step 3. Create the cover by either spending money for an image or using an image of yourself that you dont hate too much. I hate most of my pics in case you didn't know this and in general hate pics selfies videos and any other spotlight type stuff but I've learned over the years that unless I put myself out there I don't help people so I just deal with it if I have to use my own image.
Step 4: Test the cover by posting on social media and see the reaction. Even though my posts rarely get likes or comments the stats on each posts tell me EVERYTHING. Oh you though your activity on ybff fb page and ig was a big secret. Think again. FB tracks everything you do and they tell us ALL. Big brother is watching your every move hehehe. Ever heard of behavior tracking. It's real
Step 5: Ask your friends family clients what they think of the cover and read between the lines
of what they're really saying. "Your heart butts are too big" Oh you mean my real butt is too small so I need to size down the heart butts accordingly? Done and no my feelings weren't hurt bcz I finally like my body and my assets thanks to my own workout plans hahaha!
Step 6: Pull the cover into the ebook which has already been written and see what the entire thing looks like as a product. Would you publish this is as a hard copy book? Yes? Well it's time to start writing the content to promote this masterpiece.
Step 7: Give away an intro copy to the loyal followers who've been with you since the beginning of time and a few others who have joined along the way. Gauge their reaction by number of times they visit the page. Is it good? Now you're ready to turn this into a real workout plan that will sell for $39. Let the photographing and writing descriptions of hundreds of exercises and the videoing of dozens of circuits commence.
Yeah plan creation is a very long hard process which is why anything fitness related worth having is not free. Every fitness professional online whether they blog or vlog sells their products in some way or another. I choose the digital method because it's the most useful for women who actually want to learn to get fit for life BUT I am transitioning all these books to Amazon very soon. They're already available as kindle download when you purchase thru this site in case you wondered about that :)
Have you ever written a digital book? Tell me about it! Post a link. I would love to see your work.