He now makes over $1M annually from that course.
Overwhelmed? You do NOT need to be making money from an online course like THESE people. It took them YEARS to build an audience that would bring that much revenue. You CAN get started TODAY.
You don’t need a huge audience or fancy & expensive software to start making money soon.
Only 3 months into THIS blog, with an email list of less than 400 people, I made over $1,500 from my first product launch (an online course).
How to get started:
First, here is a fantastic article on how to create online courses for your blog that monetize well, written by my friend Nick Loper from Side Hustle Nation.
Step 0 – Find a course idea.
This is actually the most important step by FAR. Whatever info product you create, it needs to be something REALLY DESIRABLE to your target reader! Something they want really bad.
Ask yourself: What problems or frustrations are my followers facing? What do they need help with? Which problems need MORE than a 1,300 word blog post to solve?
Step 1 – Pre-sale course BEFORE you build it
Why waste precious time and energy building an online course if you’re not COMPLETELY convinced that your readers will pay you money for it? What better way to validate a blog monetization idea that to actually ASK for money before you build it?
Pat Flynn from Smart Passive Income wrote a book called Will it Fly? which details this idea validation phase. Worth reading!
Step 2 – Choose a platform
I recommend Teachable, only because it’s FREE to start with, and you can start creating content immediately, no set-up required. You can also create and sell products in online course directories like Udemy, or even host them on your own blog…but Teachable seems to be the best of both worlds.
Steps 3 and 4 – Build the course and launch it
This blog post on monetizing isn’t the place to detail this out, but launching online courses to make money isn’t a walk in the park.
In fact, it’s hard. Check out this blog post for more info on LAUNCHING products, specifically courses!