My website has been live and monetized since March, 2017.
I am in the guitar lessons business.
Here are my monthly stats that my website has brought in every month since March:
3/2017 - $114.65
4/2017 - $116.12
5/2017 - $62.08
6/2017 - $143.61
7/2017 - $176.54
8/2017 - $171.70
9/2017 - $338.53
10/2017 - $108.34
11/2017 - $209.08
12/2017 - $522.75 (and the month's not over!)
My model is simply that I have a website with a lot of free content on it (videos and blog posts), and I have 3 ways of receiving money:
1.) My $47 course which is lifetime access to my "members only section"
2.) My $9 ebook
3.) A donations button
According to my Google Analytics plugin, I'm getting about 150 - 200 "sessions" per day.
All of my traffic is free and primarily comes from YouTube videos and when I share a post on Reddit.
I have about 6500 YouTube subscribers.
I have an email list with about 150 people on it.
My Thoughts on "Scaling Up"
I think I'm going to start promoting my course through Facebook ads.
My plan is to create a 3-part course which can only be accessed once they give me their email address.
The 3 parts of the course are going to be very good and offer a ton of value, which hopefully is going to hook them enough to continue to learn from me.
I'm thinking that I will offer the 3 parts either all at once, and then give them the option to "continue learning" by purchasing access to the members area. OR I will span the free 3 parts of the course over 3 separate emails (maybe 1 per day or every other day), and then pitch the sale on the fourth day.
I think I have a good course since I've sold about 30 copies so far, and no one has asked for a refund. I've gotten a lot of compliments on the course as well!
My eBook is pretty good too (according to the 40 people that bought it).
Thoughts of Putting my Course on the Clickbank Market
I'm still trying to figure out how the best way to do this would be. My "course" is access to a members-only area of my site. It's way too much content to offer as a download; there's almost 1000 videos in the course.
The course has several links that link to free lessons on the site. Therefore, I'm not exactly sure how I'd go about making it into a "product" that I could have affiliates sell for me on Clickbank...
Would I replicate the course, and maybe just put it onto a new domain? Maybe the entire new "website" would simply be a sales page that shows the first 3 parts of the course for free (as I was talking about above), and then there would be a "buy now" button that somehow leads them back over to my main site so they can register there.
See, I don't think affiliates would want to direct people over to a site that has hundreds of free videos, but then also has a course for sale. I need to somehow create a "product" that results in people becoming members of my main website. I'm not quite sure how to do that though.
- My longterm goal is to make $3000/month.
- I want to have at least one month in my lifetime where I make $10K in one month
- I want to have a $1000 day at least once
I think this is very doable, but I still think I need a lot of guidance as to how to proceed.
Thanks a lot!