Recycled Riches is a new product for authors and entrepreneurs showing them how to repurpose their content with a minimum of effort.
It's just been launched at a low offer price, and will be available at this price for a limited time only.
This is the latest release from Amy Harrop and Deborah Drum. I've mentioned some of Amy and Debbie's other quality products such as Publisher's Review Accelerator, Book Trailer Treasure Map and Description Detective on this blog before. I also recommended their report on "underground" promotional methods, which you can still pick up via this blog post for free if you haven't already.
Amy and Debbie were kind enough to allow me pre-launch reviewer access to Recycled Riches, so here's what I found...
As is common these days, the course content is accessed via a WordPress membership site. This has the advantage that it can be easily updated and expanded, though don't forget to keep your log-in details somewhere you can easily find them again!
Once you are in the members area you will be able to access the training. This comes from a range of experts, including Nicole Dean, Rachel Rofe, Dennis Becker, Barb Ling, and many others (including Amy and Debbie themselves, of course). The training covers 21 different media and content outlets. Here's the full list...
1. E-books and Infoproducts - Rachel Rofe
2. Physical books - Teresa MIler
3. Blogs - Nicole Dean
4. Mindmaps - Amy Harrop
5. PowerPoint Presentations - Amy Harrop
6. Videos - Mike Stewart
7. Glossi Content - Amy Harrop
8. Apps - Caleb Spilchen
9. Udemy and Video Courses - Amy Harrop
10. Podcasts and Radio Shows - Sean Kaye
11. Facebook Pages - Debbie Drum
12. Google Plus - Sue Worthington
13. Pinterest - Eleanor Marks-Prior
14. Tumblr - Barb Ling
15. PLR - Sharyn Sheldon
16. Audio Interviews - Dvorah Lansky
17. Membership Sites - Dennis Becker
18. Google Hangouts - Daniel Hall
19. Audiobooks -Kate Lucella
20. Teleseminars - Connie Ragen Green
21. Infographics - Amy Harrop
I was pleased to discover that this is NOT just a set of interviews. Rather, each expert has presented training in their specialist subject in their own preferred way.
As is the current vogue, much of the training takes the form of videos, but in some cases audio files and/or PDFs are used instead (or as well). In the case of apps, for example, you get a 22-page PDF by Caleb Spilchen explaining how to turn your book (or other content) into an Android app, using a free website that greatly simplifies the process.
By contrast, the training about audio books by Kate Lucella - unsurprisingly, I suppose - comes in the form of four audio files, plus a cheat sheet.
All of the training is concise but useful and practical. I am still working my way through it, but overall am very impressed with the quality. In effect, what you are getting here is twenty different courses from a range of experts, for a price that is currently under ten dollars.
The emphasis throughout is on 'repurposing' your content. It's not about simply copying content to other media (which would be boring and probably pointless).
For example, you could turn your e-book into a video or slideshow presentation. The benefits of doing this for a writer are threefold (at least). First, you will be building your online profile, and potentially reaching a new audience who might not find you on your current platform/s. Second, if you have a mailing list or newsletter (and you almost certainly should), it will give you additional opportunities to attract subscribers to this. And third, of course, it can give you other income streams, e.g. by publishing your Kindle e-books as printed books on CreateSpace and other platforms (as discussed by Teresa Miller in her segment).
Any criticisms? Not particularly. Many of the experts have their own products they also take the opportunity to promote, which I imagine is how Debbie and Amy got them on board in the first place. I'm not really criticizing this, as it's how such things are done, and the training you get is still perfectly valid. And many of these other products do look genuinely interesting. Still, it's something to be aware of!
Also, in one or two cases the content was already familiar to me. Barb Ling's segment on repurposing content using Tumblr is basically an updated version of her Tumblr Crusher guide, which I reviewed earlier this year. Mind you, Tumblr Crusher sells for $27 on its own, so if you haven't bought it already, you are actually getting it much cheaper here.
Finally, I should mention that when buying Recycled Riches, you will also be invited to purchase some software called Recycled Riches Automator (along with some additional training modules).This is optional, obviously.
Debbie and Amy were kind enough to let me try this as well. Recycled Riches Automator is a fairly simple (and easy to master) tool that helps you turn books and articles into PowerPoint or Open Office presentations. I haven't seen anything quite like it before.
Basically, it lets you quickly mark up and edit the headings in any Word or other text file, and then export the file into your choice of presentation software, where you can finish editing it if necessary. It's not revolutionary, but it's a clever and useful tool. I've embedded below a quick presentation I created from RRA about peer-to-peer lending sites, from an article I wrote about this recently for one of my clients...
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As I hope you will appreciate, there are lots of things you could do with something like this. You could use it for a real-world presentation, upload it to SlideShare, add it to a training course, offer it as a bonus with some other product (or affiliate offer), put a commentary over it and upload it to YouTube, and much more. It's certainly given me food for thought.
Overall, I thought Recycled Riches was a valuable and comprehensive training course in repurposing your content, and well worth the current sales price of $9.99. The Recycled Riches Automator software is worth considering as well, although I'm not sure exactly what they are charging for this.
If you have any comments or questions about Recycled Riches, as ever, please feel free to leave them below!