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11-12-2001, 03:26 PM
I have about 300 lists and many, many acronyms / tricks for C5. Since this was my second time to take it, the lists are pretty complete. Obviously I do not yet know if I passed. But if I did, I will be willing to sell my lists & tricks. Is there a market for this stuff? How much would you be willing to spend? Obviously my grade will make a huge difference on my ability to sell, so I will not sell until I find out I passed.
11-12-2001, 03:44 PM
I would pay $25.
How about a sample of your mnemonics?
Anybody want to sell a comprehensive list of mnemonics for C6?
11-12-2001, 03:47 PM
would the price you are willing to pay be affected by my passing score?
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11-12-2001, 04:22 PM
keep in mind:
the JAM manual contains just about everything someone would need. I ordered Jeannine Hartnett's study materials for $25 for this past course 5, and used JAM also. I didn't find much use for the JH stuff, but I'm not saying they were bad. Her pension summary was good. It was pretty much what someone would expect if they knew they were buying someone else's study notes.
So, if you can provide something extra of value, e.g. a good summary of pension stuff, then market it that way, sell it for less, and you may have more success.
I was strongly considering doing something for course 4. I got a 10 on it, so I would have had a basis for selling it. I would have included study tips, and my special method for solving breslow related problems, etc. but, i enjoyed my study break, then had to study for course 5, so it never materialized.
11-12-2001, 05:04 PM
I've been approached about this in the past. A compilation of study notes from past sessions would be a good thing.
I would be happy to PDF people's notes and post them here for download. It might work if you put your copyright on the work, and included an order form for $50 or whatever. Then leave it up to the purchaser to send the money to you (or submit the order form for payment to their employer). Kind of a shareware approach.
Thoughts? Happy to help if I can.
11-12-2001, 05:24 PM
Getting a passing score demonstrates knowledge of the material asked on the exam. It doesn't mean your materials will be sufficient to help someone pass the exam if, perhaps, a different set of questions was asked.
In other words, I would expect a passing score at a minimum before I would consider the materials, but the score itself would have no effect on the price I'd be willing to pay.
Just out of curiosity, Zapped, what is your target audience? Are your lists intended to be copied verbatim on the exam? In that case, you are aiming at the type of exam takers who like to memorize things. I often thought of rewriting the Group Insurance book into plain English, so that even someone who has never heard of insurance could read it. I think that is a selling possibility as well.
11-13-2001, 10:06 AM
my target audience is anyone taking course 5 next year who wants to get a jump start with some condensed material created by someone who already passed the exam using that material. it does not preclude the reading. but if a student has gone through the material once, my lists & tricks will be a huge jump ahead since it takes many hours to put them together & think of tricks, try to highlight main important topics, etc., etc.
The ideal attributes of a target audience are HERD:
(E)nough of them
I think you should work on honing part (D) to have a better chance of selling. (R) of course is also a factor. Do you know if it's possible to submit written work to Actex publishers for publication?
11-13-2001, 11:21 AM
i just figured i would post something on here that they are for sale. i could either mail it to them via snail mail or glenn has offered to create a pdf file for me & let them download it as shareware. i would probably accept cashier's checks or paypal.
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11-13-2001, 11:23 AM
Why don't you sell them on EBay. I'm sure there are a lot of searches for 'SOA Course 5'.
11-13-2001, 11:29 AM
If you're material is quality, you could probably get $20-$30 per person or so (IMHO)
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