Are eBooks still worth it in 2022? Should you just focus on Online courses instead? Can you do both?
Press play to enjoy this episode, as I am going to help you finally make a decision on which one of these educational digital products you should focus on.
Yes eBooks are still definitely bringing in the coins online and my guess is they will always remain one of the most popular digital products, but are they right for you? Should everyone create an eBook or should we create a course or both?
I help you answer these questions in this episode and give you insights on the best approach for growing your online business and turning your knowledge into income online!
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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.
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
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.
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.
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!