Hot on the heels of my first Kindle book, Running A Web Design Business From Home, my second book is now in the Kindle store. I’ve now published How To Sell Video Courses Online which is about making over $1000 a month passively by becoming an online instructor.
My online teaching story
At the beginning of this year (2013), I put my first free course on Udemy, the online learning platform. It was a collection of videos that showed how you could create a website from scratch using WordPress and the Genesis theme framework.
I didn’t think much of it at the time – just another online platform for me to peddle my wares. I’ve tried so many in my time. However, pretty soon I was amassing followers and engagement with this particular course.
And then I was delighted when, in March, my first premium course Create a Website with Responsive Design, actually started to sell. It was slow at first. However, a free course on the platform means a ready-made “fan base” that are more likely to buy your paid-for products.
I added two more free courses during the summer months . As I have an extensive YouTube “back catalog” I find creating free courses quite easy.
As the months passed and my followers on the platform increased, I was able to bring in over $1000 every month.
A word of caution should be added here. The online platform where I made this money, Udemy, recently changed their commission structure. Instructors now get a much lower percentage of their course sales. I’m getting around 40-50% whereas I used to get around 70-80%. However I think I can guarantee at least $1000 every month passively for the foreseeable future from my courses.
I was desperate to get this story onto digital paper. I think a lot of people would benefit from knowing about online teaching. So far sales have been good. It may be too early to tell because everything changes in the online world. But I think I have created a springboard of passive earnings that will hopefully grow over the coming months and years.
Why I don’t want you to buy it
I will be offering the Kindle book for free in a few days time. If you are signed up to my newsletter I will send you an email to notify you of the beginning of the five day free promotion.
It’s priced at only $0.99 for now. After the free promotion it will be $2.99. This is the exactly the same strategy I used with my first Kindle book which resulted in a few good reviews which means it now sells a few copies everyday.
So, even though I don’t really want you to buy it, I know some of you will. And if you do buy it, I would appreciate a review on Amazon (the more five-star review I get the higher the number of free downloads during the promotion period). Here are the links.
- How To Sell Video Courses Online: How I earn $1000+ a month while I sleep in Amazon.co.uk if you’re from the UK
- How To Sell Video Courses Online: How I earn $1000+ a month while I sleep in Amazon.com if you’re from the US
- How To Sell Video Courses Online: How I earn $1000+ a month while I sleep in Amazon.in if you’re from India
If you’re not in the UK, the US or India, simply go to your local Amazon site and search “How To Sell Video Courses Online”. If Amazon doesn’t sell my book in your country, my apologies. It’s beyond me why Amazon can’t supply digital products to all countries in the Middle East and Africa but, for some reason, I’m afraid it can’t. My apologies to those who can’t buy this book or get it for free. If this is the case for you, please contact me.
You don’t need a Kindle to read a Kindle book. Far from it! Kindle books can be read on Macs, PCs, iPads, tablets, iPhones, Android devices, you name it – all you have to do is download the Kindle app.
You can do it
I don’t know what to say here – you can write a Kindle or you can create online courses and earn passive income? Either? Both! You can do it, you know you can! And a lot of you are!
As always, if you have any questions, I’d be happy to help.