Posts tagged blogging
5 Fail-Proof Strategies for Finding Your Profitable Course Topic and Idea

For the past few years, the majority of my income has come from online courses.

They are literally the perfect product.

  • Scalable
  • Passive
  • Fun to make
  • Premium pricing
  • have an impact
  • help more people

...the list goes on!

After years of being an entrepreneur - running businesses of all kinds (physical products, service businesses, design/architecture, consulting - all of it) - I discovered online courses.

And within months I was making more money with less work than ever before.

I’ve never looked back.

And now online courses are the only thing I’ll spend time building.

Online courses literally ARE my business.

Today, I’m going to show you how to come up with a profitable course topic idea. This really is step 1 in the process of creating and launching a course.

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Episode 041: How To Make Money With Webinars

"How do you make money with webinars?"

When I tell people how webinars have benefited my business, they seem incredulous.

I’m making more in a week than most people make in a month with regular marketing methods.

But all these “numbers” - what do they mean?

I mean, do you have to already have a huge list to make this work? (hint: nope!). How many people can you expect to show up to your webinars?

Today I’m going to break down for you how I used webinars to "pre-launch" a product in about a month. I had an idea, a concept, and I was pre-selling. I was “gauging interest”.

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10 Ways to Go From Blogger To Business Owner (without ads, sponsors, or tons of traffic)

If you’ve done my free course Build a Profitable Blog, you know that I am not a fan of putting ads in your sidebar or trying to monetize with affiliate links, because it dilutes your brand, clutters your site, takes way to long to make real money, plus a hundred other reasons.

So if I’m taking those outdated ways of monetizing your blog off the table, what are we left with?

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How to Create Digital Freebies for Your Blog Readers

If you have been reading my blog or have gone through my free email course Build a Profitable Blog, you already know how important it is to be creating bonus content for all of your blog posts. We call those bonus downloads content upgrades, and they help you build your list (and make your readers happy!).

I've written before about how I design and create my PDF downloads and mini-eBooks in Pages, an application for Mac users. But I have gotten many questions about how you can create these gorgeous PDFs and downloads as a PC user as well.

So I called in my good friend Alisha to share with you how to create awesome PDFs and digital downloads for your readers. I'll let her take it over from here!

Running a successful blog isn’t always about you as much as we like to think that it is.

Our sole purpose here is to deliver amazing content to our audience & give them helpful resources that they can use in their journey.

This is what will make them come back for more, tell all of their friends how amazing you are AND make them trust you enough to buy your products & services.

I’m a creative & learn better when I can actually write out what I have learned.

 

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How to Guest Blog Like a Boss

Don’t just pitch a guest post - BE A CASE STUDY

I get a ton of questions about guest posting. I talk about guest posting as an incredibly powerful list-building and blog growth strategy, but lots of new bloggers want to know how to actually get started with these audience and list-building gigs. 

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16 Badass Strategies for Growing Your Email List

Email marketing is a huge topic (hence my epic course about it). Growing your list, getting subscribers, making them feel awesome and then figuring out how to sell your own stuff to them - it’s taken me years of trial and error and experimentation to get it all down. 

The good news is that there are so many awesome little ways that you can begin growing your email list, starting today.

You don’t have to create a huge opt-in freebie, or an email course, or write a million guest posts just to get started.

As creators and makers and doers, we often forget to make the time to market ourselves. These powerful hacks can be implemented in less than an hour and return big results. 


When it comes down to it, your email list = your business.

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How To Grow Your Email List With Content Upgrades

We all know email is important - it's how we connect with our readers, launch our products, and ultimately make sales! But growing your email list from scratch, when your blog is brand-new or just launched, can be a slow, slow process. But it doesn't have to be.

I went from <50 to 600 email subscribers in one month - and I want to share with you how you can do that too. 

It’s a really effective method for turning readers on your blog and other people’s blogs into email subscribers. 

When I first read about this concept, I wasn’t sure it would really work. It’s also a bit of extra work for the blogger - and I wasn’t sure if it would have a good enough ROI for the extra time it takes to implement. 

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