Eva E. Alordiah

I went from broke to millions of Naira in my bank in less than a year thanks to digital products. Now I am on a mission to help one million creators turn what they know into income online. I am also the Co-Founder of Kobocourse.com /the Only Course hosting Platform for African Creators .

  • How I Did N17,000,000 in Only 1 Year from Monetizing My Knowledge Online

    The first time I tried to monetize by selling a digital product online, was probably sometime in 2008. It was an eBook that I put up for sale for $5.

    At that time, I was dabbling, trying my hands on just about anything to try to figure the Internet out.

    I had always known that information products were the future of eCommerce.

    As a writer, I dreamed of a future where I earned money selling digital products that I didn’t have to touch or ship and lived a life on the beach working from my laptop every day. 

    Get this wifi bread right?

    It wasn’t until the year 2020 that I decided I was going to turn my brain into a money maker. This was much earlier in January, before the lockdowns and quarantine. 

    I had just started a brand new Instagram page for my online business and I was determined to monetize on Instagram quickly by selling digital courses. 

    My driving principle was simple. 

    If I share enough valuable content, I’ll grow a niche audience. 

    If I grow a niche audience I can monetize by selling my digital courses and teaching what I know. 

    I believed in this so much that I jumped headfirst and committed myself to growing my Instagram page fast. 

    SEE ALSO: MASTER THE INSTAGRAM GAME – How to Grow from 0-5000 Followers Fast

    In the early days of my Instagram journey, I was teaching people how to create better content and grow on Instagram. It was what I knew a lot about and there was a big demand for it because everyone wanted to know how to create content. 

    One of the topics that kickstarted this for me was mobile videography.

    I was very well skilled with just about any mobile device and I enjoyed teaching tricks with video creation on a phone. 

    So very prematurely, and without really knowing what I was doing, I created my first course.

    It was a mobile videography course teaching people how to film and edit videos on a phone. 

    I spent a great deal of time putting this course together, compiling the video and content, and releasing it to my growing Instagram audience. I had no clue how to launch a course, how to make sales, or how to even validate a course. 

    I just believed that if I created it, the buyers will come. 

    WRONG.

    This is the mindset that wrecks a lot of course creators even before they begin. That course flopped terribly, I got only about two or three sales and I very quickly got tired of the process. 

    I was disappointed, lost my mojo, and was back to square one with figuring out how I was going to make money with my Instagram page.

    SEE ALSO: How to Sell in The DMs – Learn How to Chat for Cash and close Sales in the DMs

    So I put course selling on the back burner for a little bit and began to focus on selling services instead. I opted to help people one-on-one by auditing their Instagram pages, offering Instagram coaching, and even doing personalized hashtags research. 

    These services began to gain momentum and soon the reviews came pouring in. My services were billed anywhere from $50 to $200 and it was nice for a while to see this money coming in.

    Through my one-on-one interaction with my followers, I very quickly learned that the major problem for most people was understanding hashtags. 

    Most of my one-on-one clients wanted me to help them master hashtags or research their hashtags for Instagram.

    This feedback helped me realize that I had a potential winner for an eBook so I got to work and began to write an eBook all about Instagram Hashtags. 

    First, I created a Free eBook to answer the frequently asked questions on Hashtags. It did so well, got a lot of downloads and this was all I needed to know that my Hashtags ebook was going to be a hit. It became my first official digital product and I released it to my followers and email list. 

    I initially put this eBook out at a mere $9 and gradually increased the price over time.

    So far this one eBook on Mastering Hashtags brought in almost $5,000 in passive income sales. I was very happy with the result of this eBook, and because of the incredible reviews from students, I soon expanded it into a comprehensive digital course on Mastering Instagram Hashtags!

    I also decided to try my hands on more in-depth one-on-one coaching experiences.

    To start, I was offering hourly coaching and had people pay $100 – $300 per hour to coach with me via Zoom. 

    This quickly became hectic and I wasn’t having fun anymore. 

    I had more fun teaching group classes and workshops and was consistently doing more of those because it connected me with more people at a time. 

    So instead of hourly coaching, I decided to take on more immersive one-on-one coaching clients.

    I billed between $1500 to $3000 monthly depending on the requirements for that specific client. 

    This single move helped me quickly increase my revenue that year as I was able to sign on four paid clients in a very short time!

    One-on-one coaching is also a fantastic way to get real results for real people before making a move to create a digital course. 

    Again, I am not a big one-on-one coaching girl, and as much as I adore my clients and always have a good time coaching people, I still wanted to grow a business that did not require my presence. 

    This meant committing time to create better digital courses that I could sell on autopilot.

    So I went back to the drawing board, researched my audience some more to understand what they needed, and pulled out the best results. 

    I found out that most people wanted to learn how to create and sell eBooks. Interesting right? But not surprising. Most people who start out trying to sell digital courses usually start with eBooks.

    I took this feedback and like the first time, I first created an eBook for this topic.

    As a writer, I always tend to create an eBook first before I make a course.

    It helps me get my ideas down on the page and expand on them quickly. 

    Ebooks are also generally less expensive than courses and easier to deliver. They also provide your audience with a tiny valuable offer that they can easily pay for.

    My new eBook guide on creating and selling eBooks sold well and I used this as a sign to create a comprehensive digital course on the topic.

    The first time I sold this course, I sold it as a group coaching Live course for $597 per student and signed on nine students on the first day. 

    Not bad for the first time!

    Remember, my very first course which was on Mobile Videography had sold for $45 per student and I could barely make five sales.

    Over time, I had grown my business, my impact, and influence and could now command higher prices, and sell better.

    I had also learned how to test my ideas, validate my courses and even make sales before my course was created. 

    From the very beginning, my biggest driving force has been to create an online business that required less and less of my physical presence and input. 

    This means less one-on-one coaching and more courses. 

    I have also opened up a Membership community for Digital Creators and this has quickly become one of my favorite income streams. I can serve my students and clients at scale, build a community, and have an immersive coaching experience with them.

    They will grow with me over time and I can oversee their progress. 

    It is like having courses and coaching on steroids. 

    It also means I can earn monthly recurring revenue from my Membership, reduces the workload, and helps me serve more people at a time. 

    When I began selling digital courses, I fell in love fast with the process and created an eBook or Course on just about everything I was learning online. 

    However, the biggest problem with having so many courses is you become overwhelmed with having to sell this and that course and soon you stop having fun. 

    So now, I have just my Membership, which houses all of the courses I have created for digital creators who want to monetize online, and my main course on Sales Funnels.

    Focusing on serving my membership and having only one main course was the best decision I could have ever made as it eases the overwhelm of having too many products out.

    In all this time, I have learned how to create and sell different types of digital offers, services, eBooks, Courses, Coaching, and Memberships. 

    Each of these requires a different approach to marketing, delivery, and sales. But doing them all has taught me more than I could have ever learned from doing just one of these methods. 

    This is how I was able to earn over N17,000,000 ($30,000) in my very first year with my online business and it is how I continue to earn money today.

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  • Grow Your Business: 7 Things to Focus on This Week Asides from Instagram Reels

    If you are serious about doing business online, then you must know that business is more than just posting content.

    Just to be clear, I love Reels and have nothing against any kind of short-form content.


    But when it comes to making money online, getting clients, and selling your digital products, simply posting Reels is not the whole game.


    So before the gurus snatch your attention from you this week and bombard you with why you should spend all day creating Reels, here are 7 things that will actually move the needle in your business and deserve your attention this week.

    Grow Your Email List :


    If you are posting content, you should be growing your email list.

    I hear people tell me all the time how they don’t have time for email marketing and they think it is not important.

    Let’s be clear, if you don’t have emails from your followers, you don’t have an online business. This week, ensure that you have your Freebie funnel set up so you can attract your ideal clients, grow your list and make money every time someone joins.

    I show you exactly how to do that in this class.

    Pro-tip: Every time you post content this week, add a CTA asking people to download your lead magnet.

    You Must Actually Send out Emails

    The money is in the list they say but that’s a lie.

    The money is in the list that is active.
    You already know you should create a Freebie. You probably already have one.

    But if you are not sending out emails to your list, your list is useless to your business.
    The purpose of the list is to have your own community.

    Even if you send only one email this week, that alone can change so much!

    The money is in a list that is active.

    Teach a Live Class

    I cannot tell you enough how powerful connecting with your audience in a live class is. Every time I go Live, I make money.


    That’s facts and it’s no surprise.


    People buy from people they know. People are drawn to your energy when they can hear you, see you, and feel your essence.

    Plan a Livestream this week and create a real connection with your tribe. It could be IG Live, Facebook, Clubhouse, a Webinar, whatever. Teach Live!


    Pro-tip: Send an email with the title – NAME is this you? And in the content: Tell your audience something like:


    “Hey NAME, I’m planning an intensive class this week to teach you [HOT TOPIC IN YOUR NICHE]. This is for people who are [YOUR IDEAL CLIENT AVATAR]. Is this you? Is this a class that will help you right now? If yes, please hit reply to this email and I’ll send you the link to the class.

    There are only 15 Spots open. Hit reply now if you want it.

    If you haven’t sent out an email in a long time, this is a perfect way to break the ice.
    Not sure what topics or ideas to offer in your classes or digital products?

    Watch the Profitable Digital Product Planning Workshop.

    Follow Up with Hot Leads

    If you want to make money this week, FOLLOW UP. Get back in your DMs and wake the conversations up!

    I had a client once who complained that her followers just liked to pick her brain for free and never bought anything. She had a problem with converting Followers into paying clients.

    So I had a 1:1 consultation with her and taught her How to Sell in the DMs. Just two days after she sent me this 👇🏽

    There is so much money you have been leaving on the table. Get back in your DMs and get them out this week.


    Pro Tip: Don’t be boring when you start the conversation. Wake a dead conversation with phrases like —


    “Hey NAME, I was wondering if you gave some thought to this? What’s your decision
    “Hey NAME, before I get way too swamped with work, I wanted to make sure to give you some feedback today —

    ..then proceed to help them with a quick tip and ask for a call)


    Learn a New Skill

    I have successfully improved my skills and my value in a very short time because I invest in coaches, buy courses that help me, and actually commit the time to watch the courses I buy.


    This week, replace Netflix with a course or some form of learning.

    You will be surprised just how much time you waste that could be used to upgrade yourself and your skills.


    I went from $45 per client to now charging over $10,000 in less than two years because of this one thing.

    You only need 30 minutes a day to learn a new skill. Dig out all the online courses you have invested in. Get on Youtube. Read more books. Do something that forces you to learn a new thing every single day.

    Why?


    Because committing time to your own self-improvement is how you knock out the competition.

    Ask for the Sale, hunnie!

    Selling is important. You must learn how to sell. You must learn how to communicate so that people want to buy.


    Stop saying “You don’t know how to sell,” —that’s a lie.

    You do. You just haven’t practiced enough times and you give up before you see results.


    You are already doing the work, posting content, connecting with your audience, always make sure to Ask for the Sale


    Pro Tip: Break the ice with phrases like-
    “When would you like to start?
    “Do you want me to lock this in for you at the discount price right now?
    “Can you share with me how you believe your life will be transformed when you finally have this?

    Update your Online Course

    We love digital products and online courses because it is the set it and forget it life.

    You make a digital product once and don’t have to create it again.


    However, updating your courses and ebooks from time to time is the best way to continue to help your students and keep them happy.


    New information comes in all the time, and as a coach, you are constantly learning and improving yourself as well.

    So, do you think your online course is long overdue for an update?

    Is there something different and valuable your students can gain from your new knowledge and experience?

    Take some time out this week to check for places where your courses can do with some improvement and update your course.

    If you haven’t created a digital course yet and you are ready to make 2022 the year you finally earn passive income with courses, Join me for the Course Creation Workshop.


    Digital courses changed my life and I am committed to helping as many Creators as I can do the same. Seats are Limited.

    Join the Waitlist for the course creation workshop now and be in line to get the cheapest tickets for the first 10 people!

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  • 7 Steps to Monetize Online with $0 and Less than 500 Followers

    Just two years ago, out of the blue, I decided I wanted to grow a new Instagram page from scratch.

    My motivation was to grow a niche audience on Instagram fast and learn how to monetize online with digital products and coaching. 

    I wanted to earn money online teaching what I know.

    And I did!

    In that time, I have sold hundreds of courses, grown a student base of over 4500 students, earned $30,000+ in my first year, and now offer $10,000+ services. 

    But I started with exactly $0.

    In the beginning, all I wanted to do to monetize online was sell eBooks and maybe a digital course. I wasn’t even sure how to sell courses, how to price my products, or even what exactly I was going to sell. But I was tired of reading and hearing about how people made money online with digital products and I was committed to testing my own theories. 

    I knew if I wanted to monetize I’d need an audience that listened to me.

    So I started a new Instagram page and focused solely on getting my first 5000 followers on Instagram. 

    5000 followers before monetizing was a personal challenge for me. It was a milestone I wanted to hit before thinking about money. 

    But forget 5000 followers, you don’t even have to think that far.

    Here are 7 Steps to Monetize Online with $0 and Less than 500 Followers.

    1 | Having an Audience Online is the First Step. 

    Except you want to shell out thousands of dollars in ad spend, you’d need an audience. 

    Having your own audience is a digital asset that pays dividends over time.

    If you are a serious creator, you already know the value of having your audience, a group of people who listen to you and look to you to be their guide. 

    The good news is you do not need more than 10 people to begin to monetize online. 

    All you need is one person to say yes to your offer and you are literally in business. 

    Personally, I ask that my students hit a milestone of 500 – 1000 followers first. Understanding how a platform works and knowing how to grow your audience on that platform is key.

    I chose Instagram and I mastered how it worked with seven different Instagram pages in different niches. But just because you are growing your audience doesn’t mean you cannot begin to make money. 

    A lot of money is made right inside your DMs this is why the next tip is important.

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    2 | Don’t Ask How can I make money

    When you are just getting started, it will be unwise to distract yourself with thoughts of how to make money. This is how a lot of people fail. Making money alone cannot be your immediate concern. 

    Making money is a by-product of helping people. 

    This is why you always want to start with the question – “How can I help?”

    This one question will lead you down the paths that will unravel other connected paths for you. Starting with “How can I help,” will eventually lead you to see the opportunities to help you earn money. 

    The money you are currently seeking is in the pockets of other people who have problems.

    Your job is to identify the problems people have and match your products and services as a solution. 

    This is why you need to start with the people. 

    Even if you had less than 100 followers right now, you can begin to ask -” What do you need help with?”

    That’s why it is very possible to start monetizing online with less than 500 followers on any platform. This is where the power of the DMs comes into play. 

    3 | Learn How to Chat and Sell in the DMs

    Your content positions you as the trusted source, the go-to expert, the one who knows the most in a specific subject area. But you must use your content to invite people to chat with you in the DMs.

    Do not underestimate the power of your DMs to get clients and make sales.

    You always want to make sure you use the Call-to-action “DM me” or offer some type of Freebie in a Sales Funnel that does the selling for you.

    In the beginning, when you still have a small audience it is very easy to chat with people in your DMs and you must keep this line of communication open. 

    People want to talk to people and people pay people they have access to.

    I have had clients close $1000 deals in the DMs even with a very small following. 

    Many people stop themselves from monetizing at all because they think they have to prove a point by having more followers. 

    Yes having more followers is a great look and it’s nice as a vanity metric, but there are lots of people with many followers who are not even making a penny. 

    That’s because people pay you for solving their problems, not just because you have many followers.

    When it comes down to monetizing and making money, your focus is on the one person you can help right now. Get them in your DMs and start selling in your DMs

    4 | Offer Paid 1:1 Help and Support

    Please do not be the person who answers every question in the DMs and offers free advice.

    Believe me when I tell you, if anyone has the audacity to pick your brains in the DMs, they are often ready to pay you. 

    Your job always is to uncover the deeper desires of your followers and see where your products or services shine as the right solution. Then you must position yourself to offer that solution to your prospects.

    And the easiest way I have found to do this is in a 1:1 capacity.

    That’s it. Start offering to help people 1:1 time with you in exchange for a fee. 

    Most of this conversation will start with that very awkward chat in the DMs, this is why I stress the importance of knowing how to sell in the DMs.

    When I started monetizing online, I focused on chatting with people directly in the DMs and inviting them to a phone or Zoom meeting. 

    Once in a meeting, I was able to upsell myself and my higher-paid services as well. 

    5 | Raise Your Prices

    I remember initially charging $45 for an hour of consultation and feeling all kinds of euphoria the first time I got paid. It was unbelievable to me at the time, that I could sit at home, talk to someone on the phone, solve their problem, and get paid. 

    Over time, as I learned more about how to price my offers and how to deliver more value to my clients, I began to bring more to the table and inevitably charge more. 

    I raised my consultation from $45 per hour to $100 and later on to $350 and so on. 

    If you are in the beginning phases of your monetization journey, you are in the phase I call the Researcher Phase. 

    Throughout your business and career, you will always be in this research phase but especially in the very beginning, you need to take this 1:1 research opportunity seriously.

    What’s even better is you are getting paid to do your research. By talking with people 1:1 and helping them solve their problems, you’ll better understand:

    • Who you really want to help
    • How you really like to help
    • What services or products are winners
    • How much effort is required on your part
    • How to set your prices in relation to the value you offer
    • What to offer next

    ..and so on.

    6 | Always Have an Upsell to the Next Offer

    Charging for an hourly consult is great, but it is only the very first offer. You need to have a higher-priced offer as an upsell and you need to know how to sell this next offer.

    It is very easy to sell someone on an hourly meeting or phone call for say $100. But once on the phone, you want to ensure that they are not only satisfied with your service, but you open a loop for them to continue to work with you on a deeper level. 

    You never want to end your conversation with this prospect, without letting them know how else you can help them. You must show them the possibilities available to them were they to continue working with you, and even let them know the cost implication of that.

    You can offer single coaching / consulting calls – e.g $100 per hour

    And on your coaching call, pitch to continue to help your client through a deeper level of coaching – e.g  $1000 upfront fee for 2-Months of weekly coaching.

    You must make this offer on the call, you don’t have to seal the deal just yet. 

    Say goodbye, end the call and let them go back to marinate on the possible idea of working with you. In your follow-ups and check-in with them, you can continue to try the seal the next offer. 

    This way, a single $100 per hour phone call can become a $1000 per month coaching with you!

    7 | Go From 1:1 to One-to-Many

    A lot of people begin monetizing by charging people by the hour. Unfortunately, this is where they stop and they never go on to doing much else. 

    Soon your 1:1 consults begin to tire you out and you wonder if this is all life is about, selling your time for money. Even worse, you realize that you do not have enough hours in the day to sell and even if you did, it begins to drain you and you lose all love for the thing.

    I started doing 1:1 coaching until I realized I didn’t enjoy it and I preferred to coach many people at a time. 

    So I started offering group classes and paid workshops, group coaching, memberships as well as offering digital courses. These are great ways to take the material that helps one person at a time to offer it to more people. Now you can earn more in much less time than it would take to help just one person.

    But getting your material to the point where you can prove results really comes from that 1:1 engagement you have with your clients. 

    So start now and fail fast.

    Begin inviting people into your DMs, make your DMs work for you by learning how to sell in the DMs, and begin to offer your solution to the many people who need your help right now.

    It works if you work it.

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  • How to Start an Email List From Scratch The Right Way

    Two years ago I started a brand new Instagram page.

    At the time I already had an Instagram account with over 300,000 Followers, but I needed to branch out into a new niche. So, I started from scratch. 

    I also knew that if I wanted to monetize online correctly and have an online business that thrived, whether I was on Youtube, Instagram or Tiktok, I needed to grow my email list. 

    Fast forward to right now, my new Instagram page has over 50,000 followers and my email list, which I grew from Instagram has more than 11,000 subscribers and counting. 

    Followers are great, and everyone wants more and more followers.

    Unfortunately, followers belong on the platform and you don’t really own them. 

    It doesn’t matter what you do or sell online, you need an email list.

    Your email list is a real business asset that no one can take from you, and when done right, you can continue to earn money thanks to your list. 

    Most people skip this part because they falsely convince themselves that email marketing is not important, and worse, those who eventually take the leap and start using email, just have a list they never send mails to. 

    Here Are 5 Easy Ways to Ensure You are Growing Your Email list the Right way.

    Create an Evergreen Leadmagnet /Freebie

    Your Leadmagnet must be an EVERGREEN resource that can be used again and again, year after year to attract your specific ideal client/audience. Earlier this year, I released a NEW free guide called 32 Digital Products to Create in 2022 that will Make a Lot of Money.

    Come 2030 and this resource will still be a high-value, evergreen offer that will continue to attract my ideal audience, people who want to monetize with Digital products. 

    Heck I can change the title however I want but the content will still be valuable. 

    Remember, just because it is free doesn’t mean people will just take it. They still have to exchange their email address for it and they still have to invest their time going through the content.

    So what can you create as a Free offer that will always be a needed resource for your particular audience?

    Use a Platform You Understand and Can Manage

    Since I started marketing online as far back as 2003, I have tried and tested several email marketing software. I started with Mailchimp, did not like it much so I moved to Convertkit.

    I used CK for a while but eventually fell in love with Flodesk Email Marketing because of its simplicity and the fact that I get to pay only one price forever. 

    As you know, as your list grows and you have more subscribers, you get to pay more. 

    Flodesk canceled all of that with its unique pricing model of a  single fee.

    Even better, if you have an affiliate link for Flodesk, you will get in at a crazy $19 per month forever, regardless of how many subscribers you have.

    Let’s face it, most people never start using email marketing because of the added costs of growing an email list. If that’s you, be honest with yourself here, is this a cost or an investment if your email list is making you money?

    If you spend, for example, $19 on Flodesk month to month regardless of how many subscribers you have, and you are able to earn $200 from your list, is that an expense or an investment in your business?

    You do the math.

    No matter the platform you choose, you want to make sure it is software you can easily understand and one that makes sending email fun for you.

    To Grow Your Email List, Always Promote Your Lead magnet

    Your Leadmagnet/ Freebie is what you give away so people can join your email list. But just because you created it doesn’t mean it will promote itself. Even though this is a free resource, you still have to convince people to download it.

    Every time you create content online, find a way to tie it into your Lead magnet.

    Your list grows when you have people downloading this resource so the more traffic you send to your Opt-in page, the better results you will get.

    If you have done Step 1 perfectly, you’d have created an evergreen Leadmagnet that works for your audience /ideal clients. That means no matter what content type or topic you create, your Leadmagnet will be relevant.

    Commit to Serving Your List, But Know when to Sell

    Do not make the mistake of growing your list but never mailing your list.

    When people opt-in to get your resource in exchange for their emails, they are giving you permission to have their email addresses. You have their email addresses so that you can send them messages, content, offers, updates and serve them continually.

    If you have a list you don’t send mails to, you are just as good as not having a list at all.

    You need to have a mix of serving your list and selling to them. Just as you plan out your social media content, you should also plan out your email content.

    Have a strategy for coming up with content for your email list, and ensure you have a fine mix of content that serves and content that sells.

    Remember, Selling is a service. When you have an offer that can help your audience you are doing them a favor by selling to them.

    Convert Your Leadmagnet to a Sales Funnel

    Here’s something that the pros do but amateurs skip. Pros create a Leadmagnet, then ensure it does more than just get leads, it also gets sales. They do this by building out a simple two-step Funnel, often called a Freebie / Tripwire Funnel. 

    When implemented into your business, your Tripwire Funnel will not only attract your ideal clients and audience, it will also ensure that you are able to make a sale. 

    This makes your entire list-building process even more fun. Not only are you growing your email list, but you also have a Funnel that’s selling for you every time someone downloads your lead magnet.

    I show you exactly how this works and how to set up your own Tripwire Funnel in the Funnel in a Day Masterclass.

    If you haven’t already, secure limited-time access to this value-packed one-hour training here, so you can learn how to create a lead magnet that works and how to build a Funnel that sells for you on autopilot.

    When done right, you’ll only need one Freebie at a time. Don’t be one of those people who are always creating yet another Freebie every other month but never selling anything.

    Create one Freebie, supercharge it with a Sales Funnel, and start growing your email list and making money in your business, by design.

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  • Are Online Courses Still Profitable in 2022?

    The straight answer to this is Yes!

    Even more so now than ever before. 

    The world has changed drastically in the last couple of years due to the unfortunate outbreak of the pandemic in 2020. It is no surprise that more and more people are online now, as the pandemic forced us to be quarantined and work from home.

    Many more people are embracing the work from home, learn from home attitude, and as such, there is a huge increase in the number of people searching for solutions online. 

    If you are yet to create an online course, now is the perfect time as people have become more accepting of the digital world, transacting business, connecting with friends and family, improving themselves, and getting an education, all online!

    As you can see from this Google Trend search below, the search for the keyword “Online Course” has only continued to rise in the past five years. 

    How to Make Your Online Course More Profitable

    So many course creators are faced with the daunting feeling that perhaps their online course is not valuable enough, and they need to improve the information or add more modules to make it appear fuller. 

    SEE ALSO: How to Make Money Online With No Money using Kobocourse.com

    But simply adding more and more modules into a course is not what makes it valuable. A valuable online course is one that does what it says it would do for the student.

    Not everyone who begins an online course actually goes through the entire content and finishes up. It is estimated that only 20% of the students go through the complete course material.

    So your task is not merely to add more modules to make the course appear valuable, you should instead be focusing on helping your students go through the material easily and achieve results faster.

    How do you make an online course Profitable?

    Have you created an online course already or thinking of creating one? Simply increasing the price of a course without increasing its value to your students is not what will make your online course profitable. You need to follow proven tactics and strategies which I will share with you below. 

    Once you have one or a combination of these in place, you can bet your next Dollar that the perceived value of your course will increase dramatically.

    Here are 7 Ways to Make Your Online Course More Profitable

    Your course is only as valuable as it can get results for your students. Here are 7 simple things to do to Increase the Value of your course and even potentially increase the price.

    • Add Worksheets, Templates, and corresponding documents that will help students practice what you teach: This is a great way to really make your course come alive. By adding templates and such documents, you give your students more resources to help them achieve their goals faster. Watch this quick tutorial to learn how to add worksheets and templates to your course.
    Step by Step How to Add Worksheets and Templates to your Course on Kobocourse.com
    • Include hands-on training or one-on-one coaching access: Some creators and coaches are available to work one-on-one with their students. Adding this simple offer can exponentially increase the perceived value so you can raise the price of your course. People love access, and most times are more than willing to pay for it. Simply adding two Live group coaching to your course can prove profitable. Create a simple Coaching gig directly from your dashboard on Kobocourse.
    • Create a Community for the students: People like to be around like-minded people. This is why social media gets all the attention and why people still spend time in Facebook groups and Discord communities. Humans are generally community-driven and having a community in your course can be the difference between a course that thrives and is successful and one that isn’t. You can set this up easily with Facebook groups or with the powerful Membership feature on Kobocourse.
    • Add Exercises and Homework for students: Adding homework or things to do is the perfect way to ensure your students are practicing the information in your course. You can add compulsory work-to-do assignments to each module of your course and force your students not to move to the next module without finishing the first. Your students will be glad for this because it encourages them to do the work and leads them closer to their own goals. Remember, your course is only as profitable as it can get results for your students.
    • Offer direct QnA portals or Forums: If your students know that they can send in questions anytime and get answers directly from you or your team, this alone can trigger a sense of support which is what everyone needs. Your students don’t only need the information in your online course, they also want to know that they will be supported if they ever need help. Kobocourse makes this a seamless process with a Questions box that is displayed with all of your courses and you can easily respond to questions from your students on your Kobocourse dashboard.
    • Offer Challenges and Prices for completion: Just like your work-to-do or homework for your students, you can offer group challenges that everyone participates in from time to time and add prices for winners. These types of added bonuses deepen that sense of community with your students and help them feel motivated to actually implement your course. 
    • Set your Courses to Expire at a certain time: A very effective, yet not so common strategy is to set your courses to be accessed for just a limited time. Some coaches set their courses to expire after a year and because students know that they will have to pay again to access the material, they are usually forced to finish the course. You can do this easily with the Membership feature on Kobocourse and you can create a Membership course site that is set to monthly, quarterly, or yearly access. 

    Remember, the more you help your students get what they want, the easier it is for you to get what you want. If your students are successful from taking your online course, they are more likely to leave Testimonials and this in turn will give you leverage to sell more courses.

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