If you want to learn how to monetize your knowledge, steal my step-by-step formula below.
I monetized my Instagram by selling digital products.
Before that, I was broke and depressed, and fed up with my life.
My unhappiness at the time was also compounded by the fact that I knew I was good for it. I knew I was gifted, I knew I had the brains and potential, I just didn’t know how to turn all this into money.
Is that you?
Do you feel like you are so good at a certain skill that you wish others will pay you for?
Have you imagined the possibility of teaching others your information and getting paid for it?
And that is, if you know something that others want to know, you can earn money teaching what you know.
Today, I want you to steal my blueprint.
I wish someone shared all of this when I began, it would have saved me hours and months of trial and error.
STEP 1: Uncover Your Gift, Chase Your Curiosity
The very first step is finding out what you already naturally love and aspire towards. You don’t want to become somebody else. One of my fav quotes by Alan Watts says “Find a way to get paid for playing.”
Think about the freedom in that.
Imagine doing what you already enjoy and getting people to pay you to keep on enjoying and having fun. This is the future of work. This is the present reality of making money and how it should be.
You do not have to slave away at a nine-to-five that you detest. You do not have to exchange your valuable time and hours for peanuts.
So my question to you is what do you currently enjoy doing? Best believe, there are millions of people just like you who enjoy what you enjoy.
When I started creating content online, my curiosity was content.
Specifically how to create content and grow communities on Instagram. I started a new Instagram page to teach others how to create content and grow on Instagram.
That single curiosity has led me to other curiosities and now I have added a fleet of high-value skills to my arsenal, one of them being an expert Sales Funnel Builder.
So what’s your present-day curiosity?
Don’t wait to know more than you know now. Start with what you know and love now.
STEP 2: Share Your Knowledge, Grow Your Audience
Now that you’ve uncovered what you are wildly curious about, the next step is to share your knowledge about this subject.
Yes, we have Google to answer our questions but we are still humans and humans are still social animals.
Social media thrives because of our inherent nature to be social and connect.
People can find the answers from Google if they want, but they also love to follow someone.
We all need someone to show us the way.
Sharing your knowledge through content online will immediately position you as a leader in that space and you can begin to grow your tribe.
Seth Godin says we are all leaders in today’s digital world.
The minute you start sharing your thoughts and ideas on the internet, you slowly start carving out your own little country of people who look to you to guide them and support them.
You don’t need to be an expert either. You just need to be one step ahead of us and lead us through what you have done to get to where you are now.
The good part is the more you share and teach the stuff you already know, the better you know and the more your audience grows. It’s a win-win however you look at it.
Choose any two platforms and start spreading your message!
STEP 3: Invite Your Audience, Grow Your Community
Now you have a nice little group of people following you on your platform.
You are creating content consistently just sharing your ideas, knowledge, and opinions on your topic of choice. More people are beginning to listen to you. They are leaving questions in your comments and DMs, they have begun to ask you for more.
Your following on social media is growing and you are having fun with it. This step is very crucial. You have to begin to invite your audience into your private communities.
This means asking them to join your email list, your Whatsapp groups, Telegram channels, Discord, or wherever else you want to serve your audience privately.
Think of it this way, social media gives you the platform to reach a lot of people. When this people notice you, you have to take them off social media and grow your platforms.
This is yours, no one can take it away from you.
You want to continue to use your content to generate leads for your business. Let’s get to the business.
STEP 4: Ask Your Audience, Give them What They Want
Business is really simple. Find a problem in a hungry market, provide the solution and ask to get paid.
Problem + Market + Solution = Money
You already have a passion and acquired knowledge in a specific market, but people do not necessarily just throw money at what you know. They throw money at the solutions your knowledge can provide for them.
Now you have an audience listening to you and engaging with your content. You want to start paying attention to the questions they are asking and the content they are interacting with the most.
You also want to consistently ask your audience directly what they need help with so you can uncover the most profitable ideas for your offers and digital products.
Don’t make the mistake of assuming you know what your audience wants. This is the fastest way to create digital products and offers no one wants to buy.
Start finding out how people need your help.
STEP 5: Get Paid For Helping 1:1
You make money when you ask to get paid.
Do not let fear stop you from putting a price on your knowledge and expertise. This is where a lot of people get hung up, the money part.
Once you are clear on what people most need help with, it doesn’t matter how basic it is, offer help and get paid. You’ll be surprised to find out that what your audience need help with are the simplest things.
I used to make the mistake of sitting in my ego, knowing too much, and wanting to show that I knew a lot.
I got my audience overwhelmed and confused and it cost me money.
No matter how far ahead you get in your journey, you must always come back to the basics and provide help where it is most needed.
The easiest way to make money with your knowledge is to offer one-to-one support. Start with one person, then two, and grow from there.
Once you encounter a problem that comes up a lot for most people, then you know you have a potential winning digital product in your hands.
STEP 6: Create a Digital Product, Get Paid While You Sleep
I love digital products because they help you reach people at scale. There is only one of you and you can only go so far with helping people one-to-one.
The goal is to eventually create a digital product that many people can buy at once.
My first digital product was a comprehensive eBook guide teaching people how to use Hashtags to get more followers on Instagram. I only created this eBook after solving hashtag-related problems for several people.
Doing this one-to-one soon got increasingly frustrating because I was answering the same questions to different people.
So I did what any smarty pants would do and I created an eBook. That eBook earned me my first $5,000 on Instagram.
If many people are asking you for help with the same problem, then it may be time to expand by creating a digital product to solve that problem.
Making money with what you already know and have is as simple as following these six steps. If you already have step one which I am sure you do, all you have to do is follow through.
Do not get hung up on any step either.
Don’t wait to get to 10,000 followers before you start asking to get paid for your knowledge and support.
You can start right now even with 200 followers.
If people are already following you, it is a sign that they like you and want more of you. It is also proof that they need your help.
If you want to make money, you have to focus on generating Leads, no matter how small your audience is. I teach you the surefire way to generate high-quality leads here, using a lead generation funnel.
Watch the Funnel in a Day Masterclass now and start generating leads in your business all on autopilot!
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