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  • How to make Money Online with no Money

    Making money online is simple. You just have to get creative.

    I speak with hundreds of content creators and online coaches monthly and every time we talk about the money making process, there’s often always someone who complains about not having capital to start.

    Capital?

    I do not believe you need any money to start making money online.

    You need to get creative instead and figure out what people need help with so you can provide a solution you can get paid for. The only thing bridging you between delivering the service and getting paid is a great idea and a good software or app to help you deliver your ideas.

    That’s why, a little over a year ago when my brother and I first sat down to build out the concept for Kobocourse.com, our initial reason was to create a simple to use course hosting platform that helped African creators earn money online with ease.

    At the time, I was simply frustrated because all other course hosting platforms simply could not work for me, being African, living in Africa and having no access to Paypal or Stripe to receive my payments.

    This one issue has been the pain and frustration for most content creators from Africa and I was determined to put an end to it. So we built Kobocourse.com

    At first, this little experiment was to enable Africans host and sell their own online courses but now, it has evolved and grown beyond that. Right now, I use Kobocourse for everything in my online business and have no need for any other platform.

    Here are 6 Creative ways to make money online with no money, using Kobocourse as your main platform

    1. Make money online with Coaching

    There are people all over the world who need your help and are happy to pay you to coach them. The question for you is, ‘What do you know right now that you are so proficient at and can teach someone else?’

    When I started making money online, my first offer was a 1 hour coaching call to help my followers audit and optimize their Instagram profiles. Silly right? But it worked because I knew how to grow an Instagram page fast and I had proven that I had this knowledge.

    In the very beginning, coaching was the easiest way to earn money and I was doing this successfully with less than 3,000 followers.

    To make this work for you, you simply need to find out exactly what your followers need help with and create a coaching gig from your Kobocourse dashboard.

    Next, start posting about your offer in your stories, your content on social media, in your emails and even talking about it when you go Live.

    Remember, you don’t sell the offer, you sell the benefits and results your offer will give to people.

    Elohor E. Alordiah

    2. Sell Tickets to Webinars, Whatsapp classes, Masterclasses and Live Events

    One of my favorite ways to earn money online anytime, is to host Live classes and webinars.

    These live webinars and masterclasses can be free or paid classes, but if you want to make money, then you have to put a price on it.

    You are going to need a Virtual Ticket that your followers can buy to get access to your class/ event and Kobocourse makes it very easy to do just that in under 5 minutes.

    If you do not teach, then you can think of creative ways to host a Live event that your audience may be interested in, mouse over to your dashboard in Kobocourse and select TICKETS to create a virtual ticket you can sell.

    3. Make money online with video courses on Kobocourse

    Creating a video course is possibly one of the best ways we will be making money online in the future.

    You only need a video editing app on your phone or computer, the camera on your phone, a great idea to make a video course about and a course hosting platform to keep your video files secure and your students organized.

    WATCH: How to Create an Online Course that Sells

    Some online video courses do not even require you to show your face, so if you are the shy type, simple screen recordings to demonstrate your points, record your slides and deliver a presentation are also great ways to put a comprehensive video course together.

    When I started my online business as a content creator, I knew I was going to eventually earn money by teaching what I know, but I also needed an online course hosting platform that helped me do everything in one place.

    Kobocourse is the easiest and most affordable course hosting platform today and I use it for everything.

    4. Make money online with Membership sites and closed Communities

    A membership site is a closed community that keeps all your resources and coaching files behind a monthly / quarterly / yearly paywall.

    Think of the Netflix model. You don’t pay for every single movie you watch on Netflix, instead Netflix charges you a tiny monthly fee and you have instant access to all the movies.

    Membership sites are exactly the same.

    Imagine getting paid monthly, every single month from your members and all you have to do is create an offer with your Membership site that is hard to refuse.

    The question for you then would be, ‘What should I offer in a Membership site?’

    This will depend largely on your audience and their needs. The most successful membership sites are very specific in what they offer and the end result they are giving to their subscribers.

    My first membership site on Kobocourse was dedicated to helping women grow and audience on Instagram and begin monetizing with digital products. Now I have a new Membership that is strictly helping people write, create and sell their ebooks.

    Creating your own subscription based membership site on Kobocourse is easy but you must be also be able to retain your subscribers by providing and offering value in your membership content. People are not going to want to pay you monthly if your content is bad.

    5. Make money online with Affiliate Marketing on Kobocourse

    One of the simplest money making models online that is as old as the internet itself, is affiliate marketing. As an affiliate marketer for trusted brands and products, you earn a tiny commission on every sale that is made through your unique link.

    The good news is, you can become an affiliate marketer for as many products or brands as you can manage.

    What is even more cool is all you have to do, is link to the products you swear by and drive traffic to that link.

    As a Kobocourse affiliate, when you tell your audience, content creators, coaches, entrepreneurs, about Kobocourse and they sign up as premium members, you earn a whooping 50%!

    Imagine getting 10 people to sign up to use Kobocourse to sell their own online courses weekly.

    Chances are you already have an audience or followers who need a platform for their coaching business so what are you waiting for?

    Sign up now to claim your free account on Kobocourse, grab your affiliate link from your dashboard and begin to spread your links! The easiest way to earn money as an affiliate for any product is to provide valuable content around the benefits of that product so you can link to it.

    6. Make money online selling eBooks

    eBooks will probably always be one of the products I sell in my business. People love to download them, and many more love to pay the tiny fee to get them.

    If you do not know how to create and sell eBooks, it will do you great help to learn now because these tiny little money makers are not going anywhere as long as the world is digital.

    My fastest selling product on Kobocourse right now is this $5 eBook that details 17 Lessons on Monetizing Instagram with digital products. It is a simple, yet specific eBook that helps people who want to start selling digital products to avoid the mistakes I made when I started my online business.

    WATCH: 5 Powerful Writing tips to help you Write your eBooks faster!

    Your eBook can be on just about anything and as long as people need the information you are sharing, you are positioned to earn money.

    Don’t wait. Start Monetizing and making Money online now!

    If you already know something useful that others do not know, you can earn money online teaching what you know. This is what I live by because this simple belief was what helped me pick myself up when I was broke and depressed about my life.

    I just knew it in my heart that if people were already asking me for my help with one thing or the other, then I was destined to earn money by offering my services and sharing my knowledge.

    There is no waiting either. This is nothing to keel over and waste time on. If you have an idea, you must allow yourself to get to work now.

    Which of these methods of making money without money are you going to experiment with?

    Share with me in the comments and let me know how this post has helped you!

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  • Why you should sell your digital product or coaching offer before it is ready

    Or at least, try to

    I don’t believe I have ever created an offer that I wasn’t afraid of selling. Just like you, I have dealt with a fair share of being frightened to death at the thought of showing up to sell. It is precisely because of this fear of selling that I push myself head-first into telling people about my product and getting them to pay me even before I have ever created the thing. It could be an eBook, an online course, a new coaching idea or offer that I am literally just mapping out.

    I never wait to be ready to sell the thing.

    If I got a really good idea for a new workshop or webinar, an eBook, online course or group coaching offer, I simply would shift into mapping out a sales strategy that I needed to implement within a week and I’ll begin my marketing campaign to sell the thing.

    Has it worked every time? Yes. Do I absolutely, 100% sell out my offers? No. But I make sales.

    I pretty much get paid for the digital product by real people before I set down to create the product fully.

    Here’s why this is important and why it works.

    Perhaps the biggest win for me is that I am able to validate that I have a working, profitable idea. If my digital product is going to do well, then it has to do well with a tiny group of people in the initial sales process. I have come to understand that if people are not willing to pay for your digital product even without seeing proof of it’s existence, then chances are you have chosen the wrong product or idea.

    I have had several conversations with creators and coaches that always go something like this, “Eva, I have created my eBook but selling it has been difficult, nobody wants to buy.”

    Or..

    “I spent three months creating this course and I believe it has a lot of value but my followers are not buying.”

    I know what this is like because I have been there myself with my first online course.

    Thinking that when you create the product, the buyers will come, is a thought that has thwarted the entrepreneurial dreams of so many digital creators.

    Selling the idea before the product is ready, and possibly getting people to buy into that idea by putting their money down for it, will not only motivate you to create a great product, it will also earn you some income in the start.

    And earning is important. The reason you are creating a digital product in the first place is to turn your knowledge into income and spread your ideas to educate and inspire people. If your idea is a profitable one, it has to make you money before it becomes a real thing.

    Depending on your offer and what the actual product is, the sales strategy that you employ will vary.

    ALSO READ: Step by Step: How I made my first $10,000 on Instagram

    How To Sell With Instagram Stories: 4 Powerful Hacks

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    How to Sell an eBook

    /before it’s ready

    When I am selling an eBook for instance, one of the easiest ways to sell an book before I ever put a word down is to first, create the eBook cover in a simple app like Canva.

    This cover does not have to be the final cover but it does have to be good enough as a first cover. Next I’ll create all the digital mockups and graphics for the cover so I can share it on Instagram, or via email. I show you this entire process in The Profitable Digital Product workshop which you can watch here.

    In a very quick post in my stories or on my feed, I’ll then announce the eBook using this dummy book cover I created in Canva and I’ll make a call to action to my audience for any one of these:

    1. Get the first chapter free (using this to grow a waitlist)
    2. Announce the book and ask to get on a waitlist
    3. Announce an initial offering for a discounted pre-order
    4. Announce that I am writing the book and the first 100 people to pre-order can get it for $1 or something ridiculous
    5. Announce a QnA relating to the eBook title and engage my audience

    How to Sell a Masterclass

    /before it’s ready

    If I were selling a workshop or live masterclass, it gets even easier to sell before the slides are ready.

    I simply would create a banner image with the title of the workshop, create the sales page very quickly in wordpress, set up the tickets for sale on Kobocourse and begin to tell my audience to buy tickets.

    If I don’t get any ticket sales or enquiries in my DMs about the workshop, then I know something is wrong. Usually it could be the title or headline of the class, or the topic generally just doesn’t work for my audience.

    This is why being able to uncover exactly what your audience needs help with and what they want to pay for is important before you ever create the digital product or coaching offer. In The Digital Product Workshop, I share 4 Powerful tactics you must follow in order to find out what your audience want, plus I also break down strategies to help you sell and make money before you create the product.

    This class is not free but you’ll get approximately 2 Hours to watch the Training for free instantly when you follow this link.

    How to Sell an Online Course

    /before it’s ready

    Usually I’ll sell an online course with a webinar, and that webinar could be Live or automated. Also, depending on the price of the course, if it is above $300, I would very easily opt to sell it with a Live webinar /workshop presentation. The very first time I test out a new course idea or begin the process of creating the course, I will host a live webinar and get people to register for it.

    Next, just like in the case of an eBook or Masterclass, I would create the banners and mockups and all digital images for the course and the course content and this would be my sales assets during my presentation.

    For a pre-sale like this, it is important that your audience know that the release date of your course is far ahead into the future, preferably one month or more ahead but they can possibly get access to some bonus material or free offers in the meantime.

    Many coaches choose to teach their courses live in the beginning. They test out their methodologies and concepts with Live training participants and students, host the course Live through the period of a few weeks and very often, later down the line the course is then packaged as an instant access course.

    Whatever you choose to create, you can sell it all before it is ready and you should aim to do that.

    The very first step however is to invest time towards creating products that people need, not just products you think sound great on paper.

    So to avoid the hassle and headache of working on a digital product that no one cares about, watch the digital product workshop now to learn exactly how I come up with ideas for products that sell all the time.

    Now, here’s the hard part and why this may be a bad or horrible idea for you

    If you are unable to handle the sudden rush of anxiety from jumping straight into something you haven’t fully planned and mapped out, the resulting spike in your anxiety levels may trip you up.

    In simple terms, this is not for the faint hearted.

    For many people, it is easy to go crazy and begin to rush to complete a product haphazardly because you don’t have enough time. If this is you, then you want to make sure you have at least gotten the product /idea to at least 40% completion before you try to announce it.

    Selling an idea, literally air to people and having only your own word to keep you accountable is quite a task. You can either use the resulting fear and the warming of your hands as your nerves race, as a confidence booster.

    Confidence in your own independent ideas. Confidence in the fact that yes indeed you really can sell this thing. Confidence in knowing that even one single person paying for your idea before you create it is proof that your knowledge is worth getting paid for.

    And knowing exactly how to get people to pay you for what you know is what I am about and that’s what I aim to help you do.

    If you are ready to finally put your ideas into the world and get paid for what you know, go watch The Profitable Digital Product workshop to learn how to come up with the best ideas for products that people need and want to pay for.

    Here’s what students who attended this class Live are saying 👇🏽

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  • How To Sell With Instagram Stories: 4 Powerful Hacks

    If you are a content creator, coach, service based business or entrepreneur, then you probably already know the unique power Instagram has when it come to creating connection and community with your audience. But have you been able to leverage Instagram for your Business to generate sales?

    When it comes to making sales on the gram, I assure you, the best tools are behind the scenes.

    While everyone is focusing on the Feed content and getting followers, serious entrepreneurs who use Instagram tactfully are focusing on using the unseen tools – Instagram Stories and the DMs.

    In my post where I shared How I made my first $10,000 on Instagram, I talked about my DM Strategy and how I have leveraged the DMs as the first step of my sales funnels and closed countless sales thanks to the DMs. But there is one step in that funnel that is so very important and it is your Stories.

    Instagram stories are filled with some powerful tools that I bet you are not even using yet. If all you do on stories is repost other people’s posts, share memes and post without strategy, you are missing out on some big sales machine at your finger tips.

    In this post, I will break down 4 Powerful Strategies that will help you nail the sale when you use them. But also keep in mind that everything I share here is aimed at getting people straight into your DMs so that you can convert them.

    You see, the idea of selling in stories, is not necessarily just to Sell directly, but mostly to lead your followers into the sale themselves. For this to happen you have to become an avid user of Instagram stories.

    You want your audience to begin to expect to see stories from you daily and you want to make sure these Story Posts are well made, engaging and unique.

    SEE ALSO: How To Sell In The DMs

    The Tutorial/Mini Training Hack

    This is one of the most powerful tools you can use to convert followers into buyers. What you want to do is create a mini series focusing specifically on offering your followers a tiny win. Teach them how you do something, how you achieve a goal, whatever it is in your niche – but sharing this in your stories makes it feel hidden and special.

    They know that it will disappear after 24 hours so they stick around to watch it.

    Right in the middle of your training, you want to pop up a Question Sticker asking if they need more personalized help (related to the mini training you just shared) , or a poll with two options to filter out people and find out who is ready for the next step with you. More on how to use Polls below👇

    Mini Trainings convert really well on stories. What you need to do is link the training directly to the next step in your offer ladder. Instead of directly selling something, you may want to give the link to your Freebie. And if you choose to directly sell something, do not miss the sale by going for it head first.

    Selling on stories is really about leading people slowly through the conversion steps like Using a poll to see who is interested first before adding the slide for your direct sale. (More on polls below)

    Ask Me A Question Hack

    Just like the mini-training, the Question sticker will allow you share a lot of value with your audience slide by slide.

    I see a lot of people use the Question sticker but in a completely non-converting way. The question sticker is so underutilized that I cannot stop myself from convincing you to use it and use it often. You are in the information business and the reason your followers follow you is because of the information you share.

    If you have something to sell, sharing information that ties in directly with that service or product is one of the best ways to increase awareness and sales. And what better way to share information than to use the user generated content like questions.

    Pop up the question sticker in your stories and ask your audience to ask you a specific question. This is a great way to conduct market research, find out what your audience needs and also showcase your expertise in that subject matter.

    For example, if you have a coaching service teaching new Moms how to start a business on Instagram – Your question sticker can say – “Ask me a Question about Instagram”

    View the example below from one of my stories.

    Tell your audience specifically what to ask you is a great way to keep the conversation and your responses right in line with what you are selling.

    The effectiveness of the Question sticker lies in your ability to lead your audience to ask you specific, related questions. Don’t just put up the sticker and say “Ask me a question” – You will get too many random answers.

    What you do after posting the answers to this sticker is to soft sell. Right after answering the questions and giving as much expert tips as possible, Pop up a poll as shown above and ask to see who is interested in the next step with you.

    The Super Poll Hack

    Instagram story polls are one of my favorite tools to determine who is really interested in something. If you have set up your business properly, with sales pages ready, opt in forms on hand, freebies ready to go, your entire funnel and sequence just waiting for a lead to come in, this is a great way to convert followers into leads and buyers fast.

    The reason to do this is you want to have on hand, the exact people who are interested in your offer because you are going to DM all of them. The DMs is where most of your sales will happen on Instagram so it is paramount that you know How to sell in the DMs else you might be losing out on the super power that is Instagram.

    You are also going to add a slide right after your poll with a direct sale. You already have people’s attention with the answers to your question. This is a good time to make a move for the sale. But make sure you have your poll posted before the slide for the sale because you want people to show interest first and these are the people to DM.

    EXPERT TIP: Personalize all the DMs you send out. It can be as simple as having a single message to send to everyone, but starting with their own name – E.g [ Hi Eva, thank you for answering the poll + copied message ]

    Results of a Poll in Stories. You can DM everyone who selected the Right action.

    EXPERT TIP 2 : To make Instagram Polls work, you have to create high converting call to action options. Using dull “YES/NO” options on your poll is not going to convert as well as making the call to action a prompt in the next direction. Look at these examples below

    Make the options on your Poll enticing

    Selling on Instagram is easy when you understand how people use Instagram and how to lead them slowly through your sales process. Remember, people are not on Instagram holding their credit cards just waiting to buy something. They are on Instagram to make connections.

    If you can make everything you do feel like an extra connection with your audience, you will earn the sale with ease.

    Which of these tips are you going to implement? Share your thoughts in comments 👇

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  • Step by Step: How I made my first $10,000 on Instagram

    Making money on Instagram can be easy if you know the steps to follow.

    So in this post I am going to be as straight to the point and direct as possible so you know what to do and apply it in your own Business. You do not have to copy my own business model. That is completely unique to me and how you will monetize your Instagram will depend on your own unique offers, passions, gifts and services.

    some sales stats from my dashboard

    So as you go along in this post, keep in mind what it is you do and how you intend to provide Value. Of course you already know that making money is a by-product of giving value. So to answer the question of how I made my first $10,000 on Instagram, I will tell you quickly so you can run along –

    • Business Consults and 1:1 Strategy: This isn’t one I do a lot of because I honestly prefer to send people to my online courses and Ebooks but it is one of the offers that brings in good income. My Strategy sessions are $200 per Hour at the time of this writing and that is most likely to change in the coming months
    • Ebooks: I currently have only 1 Ebook in my portfolio but it is one of my most requested products to date. It is the Ultimate Guide Instagram Hashtags -HACKING HASHTAGS and with a Price point of $29, has sold over 200 downloads so far
    • Online Video Courses: I have several mini videos courses and masterclasses that I have created and promoted to my audience based on what people were needing help with. I have also used this method to really understand what my audience is seeking and how to focus my offers. Right now my online courses are doing very well and it is where the bulk of my income comes from.

    Now, if you are interested in the actual steps of things that helped me make that money so you can do it for yourself, then keep on reading.

    Whatever value you provide, whether that is directly with your products or services or indirectly by representing other brands, it will always start with Content.

    Step 1: Create Content that Converts

    When you Start, Focus on the Value you Give, not just on trying to Grow your page. Growing on Instagram is a by-product of value in Content, and making money on Instagram involves knowing how to leverage the traffic you get to sell your offers.

    The first thing to think about is: “What kind of content can I create online that will make people aware of my services or products and who am I creating content for?”

    This is where a lot of people get it wrong. You cannot monetize your Instagram without the right content to attract the right people. For instance, the content you will need for your type of business if you are a Hair vendor will be different from the content I will need as an Online educator and coach.

    When I began focusing on my Instagram in January 2020 at only 2000 followers, that’s exactly what I started with:

    What do I have to give that is Valuable and what kind of Content do I need to create to attract the people who will need my services?

    What I had to give was my knowledge about Content Creation. This was what I started with. I knew that I wanted to help creators make better content and grow on Instagram because I had done it with other pages, and very early on, I knew that I wanted to Monetize with educational materials (Course and Ebooks)

    So I began to make content about content creation tips and Instagram growth ideas.

    I also used Hashtags to target the right audience and I had my own specialized engagement strategy.

    These 3 things must go hand in hand because these are the elements of a growing Instagram page.

    Your content, hashtags and engagement strategies. If you do not know how to use Hashtags yet, you are missing out on a big piece of the Instagram puzzle. Growth happens because of Content and Engagement but Hashtags on Instagram will ensure you are found by the right people who need your products and services.

    SEE ALSO : 1000 New Followers in 30 Days- How to Grow on Instagram quickly with Targeted, Engaged followers

    2. Understand your Audience and What they Need

    If you do not get clear on your Ideal audience, you will attract just anybody to follow you on Instagram. A lot of people want specific demographic of an audience, but their messaging attracts just everybody and it becomes difficult to monetize. Which is why you may have 10,000 followers and not one person is interested in what you offer.

    So understanding your audience is key. When you know who your content is for, you can then target them with Hashtags and a streamlined, specific engagement strategy.

    The more I created content for my audience, the better I understood what they were needing help with. When I started I was teaching about Video creation and just general tips. I was also very eager to monetize because I already knew I was going to teach courses, so I jumped in straight and Created an Online course teaching How to Shoot and Edit Videos with a Mobile Phone.

    Why?

    I found a need!

    A lot of people were talking to me in the DMs and asking for help with Video creation. This is something that I am very knowledgeable about and I have made a lot of great Youtube videos just on my Mobile phone over the years. So I figure, ‘Heck! I can teach this as a course and I can earn money for what I know’.

    So I created my first course on Mobile video creation and editing to help creators use just their mobile phones make video content. This is how you make money. By filling a need, providing the solution to a problem. This was my first sale on Instagram and it earned me my first $500. I was excited!

    3. Niche down deeper and become the go-to Expert for a Specific thing

    Now as I continued to create content on this page, I was learning so much about how Growth on Instagram actually worked and I was growing my account so fast by applying my own strategies. I fell in love with hashtags and how they worked, so I spent a great deal of my time trying to understand hashtags.

    Soon, I was creating content about Hashtags because I knew so much about them. What happened next is still my biggest lesson to date. My DMs began to fill up with requests for help with hashtags. I didn’t even realize I had done this, but I had created so much content about Hashtags that I had now become the go-to person for tags.

    Not only that, people began to recommend me in comments of other pages as the person to talk to for Hashtag related issues. This single thing had suddenly placed me as a needed expert.

    What did I do?

    I made one single digital product to answer everybody’s questions about Hashtags.

    I created my first Ebook. It became a simpler way to monetize my Instagram and I have received so many great results for clients and my students who have gone through the guide. My Ebook The Ultimate Guide to Hashtags has since earned me over $2000 and I have not used any ads to promote it.

    SEE ALSO: How to Use Hashtags on Instagram to Target your Ideal Clients and Audience and grow faster

    hacking hashtags stats

    When you start creating even more specifically in your Niche and you can own something, you make people tag you as the person with the solution for that problem. This is important because when you do decide to create a Product or offer a service, people already trust you for that and you have social proof and testimonials to show for it.

    I do not have to go crazy to promote my Ebook. People know that I understand how Hashtags work and they are ready to pay me to help them.

    4. Create Products and Offer Solutions or Services for the problems your Audience has

    Against my own rules of having very few products and specific services, I have created several digital products over the course of the last 5 Months to test out what my audience is really interested in.

    I personally love creating and selling digital products so honestly, if creating different digital products is not your jam, you can totally offer one product over a long period of time. For me, I am very knowledgeable in a vast number of things and I love to teach so it is a no brainer for me to keep on having classes and products for my audience to learn from me.

    When I realized my audience needed help with growing on Instagram, I created the 1000 in 30 Days Mini course bundle. This has become by far my most rapidly selling product and I have enrolled over 100 students since it opened a month ago.

    CLICK HERE to watch a Free Preview Masterclass from the bundle.

    When I began to have people request for help with Converting their Followers into Buyers, I took that feedback and created a course bundle with several classes teaching how to grow and monetize on Instagram. This bundle of classes has been especially helpful for my followers who are also interested in creating digital products, ebooks and courses and monetizing their Instagram.

    Basically, you can do whatever you want once you really understand your audience.

    But to understand your audience you first have to create several Free Content so they can begin to talk to you and tell you what they need help with.

    Once you figure that out, the next step will be to create a digital product that your audience can pay for. The easiest digital product to create today is an Ebook and you only need an idea worth paying for to get started. To learn How to earn Money selling Ebooks, Click Here to take the $2500 in 30 Days Ebook strategy class

    5. Promote your Product and Offers Shamelessly

    One of the major issues I have seen with people and why I think it may be difficult for you to make money with your Instagram right now, is you are afraid to sell. You think selling is dirty. You’d rather keep on creating content for Free and not talking about what people can pay you for because you prefer to live in obscurity. Meanwhile, deep down inside you are seething with hate and going crazy over the fact that you are spending time on Instagram but not making any money.

    I learned quickly that to earn Money on Instagram or anywhere at all, I needed to learn how to sell. To sell, I needed to talk about my offers and my products.

    Think about it this way. Whatever you are giving or doing for people is helping them. Is it not? You are providing value, are you not? So what you are doing inevitably is being of service. Selling something that helps people is a Service. The moment I began to think this way, everything changed.

    I started to let people know in my posts, captions, and stories that I had the solution they needed. Promoting your offers and products must become a part of your strategy else you are not going to earn with your Page.

    6. Learn How to Sell in the DMs

    I had to learn really quickly that Instagram did not care about me as a creator.

    Instagram cares about Instagram. As soon as this sinks in for you, you realize that you as a creator or user of Instagram must create your own Strategy for how you will convert followers into buyers.

    And where does this conversion happen? IN THE DMs.

    Think about it, you get to have only 1 Link in your Instagram bio.

    That Link itself has to be well optimized so you can get people hitting the link. If you want to see more about this and how to optimize your link in bio, drop a comment below so I know and will write on that in another post.

    Now, because Instagram itself has been set up in a way to train people not to leave Instagram, it so happens that people don’t like to click the link in bio. This means if you want to sell on Instagram, you have to be pushing your leads and prospects into your DMs and move them up from there.

    As soon as I learned How to sell in the DMs, my sales on Instagram took off! I went from making one sale here and there, to getting hundreds of people in my DMs and converting them to buyers.

    You can do this too if you are serious about earning money on Instagram and I have created a simple strategy that you can follow step by step.

    So far, my earnings have been thanks to Instagram DMs and Email Marketing. Now, the big guy! Let’s talk about Email Marketing.

    7. Use Email Marketing to Convert Followers into Buyers

    I cannot tell you enough how important Email Marketing is for your business. If it has been scary for you start with Email, don’t sweat it. I have a Free Masterclass for you that will help you get your footing right with email. You can watch it here.

    A Simple Funnel of How Followers become Buyers

    You really do not expect your followers to buy straight from you on sight. Some of them do. But it is definitely a very unpredictable and unlikely way to scale your business if you are going to have something that sustains you.

    You want to have a system that lets you take your followers into a nurture sequence where you can then slowly or quickly convert them into leads and buyers. I love to do this in the DMs and with Email marketing.

    When you watch this Email Marketing masterclass you will have a much broader sense of how to do this for your own business. Using Email and my DMs are the two most effective ways I have implemented to make more sales on Instagram. If you are ready to start using Email,

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  • How to Become a Better Writer and Write Ebooks Faster

    Your first Ebook is going to suck.

    It will be actual shit and it will be no good. But you have to get it out of you so the good stuff can bubble to the surface.

    Writing takes practice. This isn’t something that anyone is automatically perfect at.

    Yes there are a few people like myself who were born with a love for words and were naturally drawn to books. Still, to be any good at writing will require that you actually do spend hours sitting to write. 

    It is just like any other skill. It has to be honed, it has to be mastered and developed with consistent practice over time.

    It is important for you to know this for a fact because so many people stop themselves from ever starting or even finishing their Ebooks.

    You do not have to be a perfect writer to start writing but you do need to write to be a better writer.

    You just need to sit to write several words on the page for a period of time everyday. If you choose that time to be 10 minutes a day, then 10 minutes a day it is. There is so much that can be written in 10 minutes everyday and I believe this is where people get stomped. They think they have to be at a task to call it productive.

    Depending on how you practice, you could be at a task for 1 hour and still not get anything done because you were distracted the entire time. 

    But setting 10 minutes to the timer and deciding to commit to that time block everyday will set you up to have a book in a month than someone who never sat to write consistently.
    The reason I have had to go through all of that Introduction is because I want you to let go of your need to constantly judge yourself about your writing or your ability to write. 


    Your goal is to finally write an Ebook that you can sell. I want to ensure that you do. 

    A lot of people have asked me about How to Monetize on Instagram and the simplest place to start for anyone is to write and sell Ebooks. It is hard to try to grow on Instagram, but even worse if you don’t know how to monetize that attention.I have earned a good side income myself from Selling Ebooks on Instagram and I teach you how to do the same in this Free Masterclass here.

    Here are 9 Powerful Tips to become a Better Writer so that You can write Ebooks faster

    When you write, write:

    This is possibly going to be the most important tip I ever give you on Writing. Writing is such a skill that I have found must be exercised in a deep flow state. There is no hitting the flow state and staying there if you do not simply do the thing and nothing else.

    It is easy to get distracted when you are doing a task and getting distracted is the thing that will completely botch your writing.

    If you allow yourself get distracted with every beep, notification, phone checking, or whatever else is out there fighting for your attention, You will never be able to finish pieces of writing that you are proud of

    The idea is to write the entire time you are writing.

    Do not write and edit at the same time. Set a completely different time block for your Editing and ensure that when you are writing, you persistently resist the urge to write and edit at the same time.

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    Read more books

    It is obvious that to write better, you must read more. However I have found that I have to repeat this to myself as well. Writing gets better the better writers you read. You want to read deep and wide in a variety of subjects that peak your interests, not only in the things you are writing an Ebook about.

    Inspiration for your writing will come from a wide range of things.

    The more ideas you can feed your brain, the more unique ideas of your own you can churn out and in short times too. Set an Intention for when you will read during your day and stick to it. It doesn’t have to take a long time but it should be long enough to get something new in.

    This one tip will help you not just in writing but in every area of Life.

    Write the way you talk

    Remember that your audience is also human, they are people just like you. We often want to be something else, to take on a different role of persona because we are writing this book. You forget that the reason your audience is going to buy the Ebook or even read it at all is because they are wanting your unique spin on things. 

    The easiest way to write your Ebook is to write it with the voice you speak with. The most natural way would usually be the voice in your head.

    It is easy to hear this voice if you can let yourself write for  a while till you get into the flow state. Once there, all you have to do is ride the wave and keep dropping the words on the page till there’s nothing left to share or until your timer is up.

    When you are done, read your writing back to yourself and just go over your notes. 
    Many people write but don’t want to go back to read what they have written because they are scared to face the other side of themselves. Don’t be that person.

    There is nothing to be afraid of but so much to learn. 
    Write the way you talk and read your words back to you so you can hear what your writing sounds like. This will help you become familiar with your own tone of voice and this is very important in becoming a better writer because with time, you will be able to finesse that voice and make it completely yours

    Write with Lists

    Having a list of the things you want to write on will really help you focus on fleshing ideas out.

    Writing is really about the expansion of simple concepts. How long a piece of writing is depends on how much the writer is willing to keep expanding on things. So on the whole, your Ebook is a combined total of all the many simple concepts you have expanded on with your writing.

    So to make the writing process easier, you want to break up your big subject into titles/chapters and  your chapters into sub-topics that may have their own subtopics.
    This would look something like this:
    If I was writing an Ebook on How to Bake a Wedding cake
    I will probably start by breaking this up into chapters:

    • Types of Wedding Cakes
    • Decoration and Icing
    • Ingredients and Measurements
    • Mixing the Ingredients
    • Baking the Cake
    • How to create the cake box

    This is just an example to work with.

    Now that I have broken the full concept of baking the cake in 6 chapters, I will then pick each chapter at a time and begin to work on it. So when I sit to write and I start with “Types of Wedding cakes” – I completely focus on types of wedding cakes for that writing session.

    That chapter can have subtopics as well depending on how I decide to flesh it out.   The reason that writing with lists is so important is because it helps you have a focus and a direction when you sit to write.

    Having a direction helps you flow better. You know what you are writing about, all you need to do is fill up the spaces by putting words on the page. Filling up so many spaces and writing chapter by chapter, item by item is what will finally help you have a complete Ebook in the end.
    So when you write, break things up and fill them in.

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    Write in the Early hours of the day

    The particular time for a writing session will depend on the person doing the writing. There is no one size fits all. In fact you can choose to write at night if you have found night time to be better for you. The idea here is to write before you do any other serious task that will require your brain at max capacity.

    You want to write when you are lightweight in the mind, and this is usually before the day takes on a life of its own. This can be summed up in a single phrase I expect you to remember for a while. 

    First things first, write.

    First things first, write.

    EVA ALORDIAH

    Work with One Idea at a Time

    Just like writing with lists, having a specific one idea for your writing per time, will really help you to have a perspective of what to expect from the voice in your head. You are not all over the place hopping from topic to topic. You are right here, right now, focused on hacking out 1 topic at a time. 
    This will help you zone in on that particular area so you can give it your best before hopping on the next time.

    Refuse the need to judge yourself when you Write.

    To become a better writer you have to let go of self judgement, it is tough because you are your own worst critic, but first you Write, then you Judge.

    One of the reasons so many great ideas never see the light of day is because people are constantly judging themselves. You have a great idea to work with but you keep on looking at what everyone else is doing instead of focusing on your own Life’s drama. 

    You already have enough on your plate. Why add to your troubles by creating judgement.
    Writing should be fun. Do not worry about how people will receive your Ebook, all you have to do is give a  lot of value with your Ebook. 

    So stop cutting yourself off from your own success by constantly having the need to judge yourself especially in the writing stage.
    I always say, “Finish the book then judge yourself later”

    “Finish the book then judge yourself later”

    EVA ALORDIAH

    Write Everyday

    If you are serious about becoming a better writer and finally finishing your Ebook, you cannot afford to write only when you feel like it. If you wait to feel like it before putting words on the page, you will never feel like it.

    I have personally found that sticking to a daily ritual of writing helps wire this habit in for your brain, just as with anything else that we commit to doing consistently. Like I said before, to really experience a difference with writing, even writing only 10 minutes a day, everyday is enough to get your Ebook done. 

    What would most likely happen however, is that over time, you would have fallen in love with the idea of writing that even 10 minutes will become too small for you.
    I’d you want to get better at writing and finally finish that Ebook, you must push yourself and try to write for a certain time block everyday

    Set Measurable, Achievable and Timed Writing goals

    Every piece of your writing puzzle is helping you write better. If you do not have Writing goals when you sit to write, you will most likely not be hitting your overall goal of finishing your Ebook.

    For example, when I write, I decide to write 2000 words in one sitting. From my personal experience, I am usually able to write 2000 words in 1 Hour.

    This would be different from person to person of course. Remember what I said about Your Writing voice. The more familiar you are with your own unique writing Voice, the easier it will become to write faster and faster, churning out more writing in a set time. 
    So decide how many words or how long you are going to sit to write for and commit to it.

    If you go by measuring with words, do that and also know how much time it takes you to achieve the set word count.

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