Review: Create Inspired Info Products by Tom Volkar

Have you been thinking of creating an info product, but get stuck or overwhelmed at the process?  You might be interested in the new product, Create Inspired Info Products, by Tom Volkar of Delightful Work.

Imagine that, a product to help you create a product!

I recently used the product myself.  At first I didn’t think I needed someone tell me how to create a product. I’ve created products successfully in the past.  But with so many ideas floating around in my mind, I found Tom’s process provided both the time structure and accountability I needed to complete one product at a time.

What is it?
Create Inspired Info Products provides a structure that takes your from conception to completion in as little as 5 days.  The kit includes a .pdf download with questions, exercises and series of audios to help you through the product completion process. Your commitment requires at least 2 to 2.5 hours per day, longer if you have the time. Tom has a hard rule:  you must stop working by midnight.  Tom also includes the start of a marketing plan. By no means is it a comprehensive plan, nor is it supposed to be.  Tom’s goal is to help you complete the product itself.  Marketing it is up to you.

What I Liked

  • The brainstorming questions and the decision-making process during days 1 and 2.
  • The structure.  I personally enjoy a little bit of structure.
  • Planned breaks. Each day Tom incorporates some sort of break during your 2 hour time frame.  Do not skip them!  Breaks are critical to your creativity.
  • Tom’s warning: “don’t pick a big idea you can’t complete in 5 days”.
  • The start of a marketing plan.  Just because your product is complete doesn’t mean you are finished.  You want someone to buy it, right?

I would have liked a little more guidance to help me sift through the “big ideas” in order to create a smaller one.

I personally didn’t find the audio files all that useful, but then I’m more of a visual person.  For those who need additional guidance and inspiration, though, the audios are an added motivator.

Final Thoughts
The five-day process provided a sense of completion in a short amount of time.  Although I created a service that I’m not sure I’m going to launch, that has nothing to do with the effectiveness of this product.  If I choose to launch the service, it’s ready to go because of this process. And I have the beginning of a marketing plan to help my success.

I plan to use the product again for a few additional ideas floating around in my brain.  I really appreciated the structure on a day-to-day basis.

If you have a lot of ideas, feel overwhelmed by them and work more effectively with structure, I recommend Tom’s product.  It will help you discover which one product to start with and take action towards completion. That is something you can feel good about!

Learn more at www.createinspiredinfoproducts.com

Learn more about Tom at his blog Delightful Work.

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9 Comments:

  • http://evolvingbeings.com Evita

    Thanks for sharing this Stacey and letting us know more about it!

    I am not making any products at the moment, but would definitely love to take advantage of this product when I do.

  • http://theboldlife.com Tess The Bold Life

    Hi Stacey,
    I think Tom’s product is a much needed product. Who doesn’t need some guidance and support to create a new product. Without it it’s easy to get stuck, fail or never begin. I like how you gave it an honest review pointing out what worked for you and what didn’t.

    But that’s you…authentic all the way!

  • http://delightfulwork.com Tom Volkar / Delightful Work

    Hi Stacey,
    Thanks for the thorough review. You’ll be happy to know that I’ve responded to your feedback and the newest version of this product contains content on many different ways to boil an idea down. You were an early adapter and I’m grateful for your pioneering spirit. Now on the download page you’ll also find recordings of community support calls where you can listen to other users and learn from their experience on the critical creation days three and four. Be sure to check it out the next time you use this process. Fascinating what you said about the audios because some folks have said that they were the best part. We all learn and create differently; that’s why I covered as many of the bases as possible. Be sure to let us know when you launch your product. Congrats on your completion.

  • http://staceyshipman.com Stacey Shipman

    Hi Evita – It really was a great tool – I highly recommend it when you’re ready to create a product!

    Tess – I found it helpful for all the reasons you mentioned, specifically the structure.

    Tom – Great! I wish I had the updated copy :-) It is great that you appealed to all learning styles, that’s one of the great things about the product. Much luck with it!

  • http://www.positiveletters.com Hilary

    Hi Stacey and Tom .. great to hear about this .. as once we’ve created one product, then we get the gist and can be creative for others .. utilising the structure provided.

    Timing’s not quite right now – but I’m hopping on over for a quick look – especially as Tom has said (thank you!) he’s updated it to version 2.

    Stacey it’s great that you’ve been through the process and so are able to give us feedback .. I’d probably love the audios .. additional back up info – which I’d use … though I take all mediums on board – videos too .. but I take notes as I go! Learning as I work!

    Great .. off to it now .. thanks – Hilary

  • http://delightfulwork.com Tom Volkar / Delightful Work

    Stacey – You can have the updated copy! As a registered user of the product you can always download the newest version along with all of the new support materials.

  • http://www.workhappynow.com Karl Staib – Work Happy Now

    I’m in the process of creating an info product. It has already taken a lot longer than 5 days, but I get Tom’s point. We need to just start chipping away until we’ve come up with something valuable. We can’t let our fears get in the way.

    Great review. I’m a big fan of Tom, so I know this is probably an awesome product.

  • http://www.purposepowercoaching.com Chris Edgar

    Thanks for this. I definitely agree with what seems to be the basic point — that we really can create a new product or service in a short period of time as soon as we become able to put aside all the lower-priority items.

  • http://staceyshipman.com Stacey Shipman

    Tom – Cool! Can’t wait to do that.

    Karl – Yes, this product was really helpful!

    Chris – this helped create a structure to avoid distractions!

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