Tag: make money

Get Over Creating Your “Signature Course” and Create a Just-In-Time Product Instead

Get Over Creating Your “Signature Course” and Create a Just-In-Time Product Instead

This is a guest post contribution from Shelley of TeacherToo. Enjoy!   So you’ve been convinced that building an online course is a great way to monetise your blog. You’ve got a few ideas for a course that you’d love to create, and maybe you’re even picturing your signature course, packed full to the brim with actionable content, beautifully-produced videos and heaps of bonuses… with a sizable price point to match the value…   That’s such an awesome picture, right?   It totally is, but I think for most of us, that feels like a picture that we really have to squint to see, because it’s so far off in the future. And for others, it’s something we’ve attempted but […]


From $0 to $50K with Online Courses – My Journey, Tips, Mistakes & More

From $0 to $50K with Online Courses – My Journey, Tips, Mistakes & More

My journey with online courses over the past few years has been a bit… bumpy, to say the least. I’ve laughed. I’ve cried. I’ve grown. I’ve struggled. And overall, I’ve made a pretty decent chunk of change from selling my online courses.   Let’s take a quick trip down memory lane and look at my experience with online courses since starting Blog Beautifully back in 2016. I’ll even throw some numbers at you that I’ve never shared before!     My First Course Launch My first course launch was for WordPress in a Weekend in June 2016, and if I remember correctly, it brought in around $1500 (*ahem*, my bookkeeping wasn’t so stellar back then).   I don’t think $1500 […]


How to Launch Your First Profitable Course with the 3-Phase Launch Model

How to Launch Your First Profitable Course with the 3-Phase Launch Model

  The no. 1 mistake I see bloggers make with their first course launch is not planning out the entire launch WELL in advance.   They get so excited and wrapped up in creating the actual course itself that when it finally comes time to sell the course, they throw up a quick post on Instagram inviting people to join, maybe mentioning it on Facebook… and that’s about it.   *Ahem*. Hello, ZERO SIGNUPS! (Well, hopefully a few. But probably not as many as they were hoping for.)   Today we’re going to make sure this NEVER happens to you. Because not only is it painful and embarrassing to create an entire course and have no one buy it, it’s […]


8 Fatal Mistakes to Avoid With Your First Online Course

8 Fatal Mistakes to Avoid With Your First Online Course

  Courses are my #1 source of income as a blogger.   I just calculated my 2017 income and expenses and was blown away to see that I made nearly $50,000 from course sales last year. Like, WHAT!? That’s crazy talk!   However, don’t let that number fool you: I wasn’t always a “pro” when it comes to creating and launching courses. In fact, my first ever course launch didn’t exactly go to plan…   I spent four weeks creating and perfecting the course material and poured every spare second I had into it. But when I finally opened up the course for enrollment… nothing but crickets. I ended up making 7 or 8 sales over the next TWO MONTHS […]


How to Be Financially Healthy & Abundant This Year (A Collab with Rebekah Zobel Jones)

How to Be Financially Healthy & Abundant This Year (A Collab with Rebekah Zobel Jones)

Welcome to 2018, friends! As I’m writing this, we’ve just entered a brand new year and the air is filled with the promise of a fresh start, a new beginning, and a chance to make this our best year yet.   To help you start 2018 on the right foot, today we’re talking about all things finance. I’ve partnered up with my friend Rebekah Zobel Jones from The Centsible Bookkeeper to bring you this special collaborative post (the first of several coming your way in 2018!)   First, you’ll learn the top 3 reports that will help you determine the health of your business finances (courtesy of the wonderful Rebekah), and second, I’ll be sharing my top 3 tips for […]


17 Need-to-Know Blogging & Business Lessons I Learned in 2017

17 Need-to-Know Blogging & Business Lessons I Learned in 2017

  Dear 2017,   You were one of the most exciting, challenging, amazing years of my life. Highlights include…   + A 4-month RV road trip across Canada this summer + Moving to a new city with approximately 5,000 people + Going to Las Vegas for Scott’s birthday in March (so fun!) + Doubling the income I used to make at my old day job with my blog     I wouldn’t trade this year for anything. I’ve learned so much, grown a ton, and I’m feeling ready to charge full speed ahead into 2018. I have a feeling this year is gonna be our best one yet. 😉   Last December I shared 16 Eye-Opening Lessons I Learned in […]