If you were to focus on the English Learning niche, how would you monetize?

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In particular, if you were to offer a paid course, would you make that course from scratch, or use items (ebooks, audio, etc) that's already available?
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  • Profile picture of the author DABK
    If you create your own product,
    you keep all the money from each sale. If you promote someone else's course, you make a fraction of what people pay.

    If you meant, make your own course using pieces other people created, it can work, if those other people do not charge too much.


    Originally Posted by LifeDrawnBadly View Post

    In particular, if you were to offer a paid course, would you make that course from scratch, or use items (ebooks, audio, etc) that's already available?
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  • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
    Originally Posted by LifeDrawnBadly View Post

    In particular, if you were to offer a paid course, would you make that course from scratch, or use items (ebooks, audio, etc) that's already available?
    Which method do you think would be the most effective and useful for your potential students? Focus on that first.
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  • Profile picture of the author LifeDrawnBadly
    I'm just concerned about the amount of time/effort it would make to create my own course, as I've never done it before. Are there some resources out there to help me along the way?

    I don't even know where to start either. Am I better off with a video-only course with 'premium' content (in addition the the free content I will provide online)? E-books? A mix of different media? What do I use to create these courses and on what platform do I sell them? etc...
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  • Profile picture of the author Regional Warrior
    Originally Posted by LifeDrawnBadly View Post

    In particular, if you were to offer a paid course, would you make that course from scratch, or use items (ebooks, audio, etc) that's already available?
    What happened to the idea of being an Amazon affiliate ? I really shows that you are not focused and if you keep jumping from one idea to another you will be in the same place in 6 months time!

    Making money online is not a quick thing you can just bang up a website and straight away make money , you need to have a good business plan or you will be back on here saying nothing works!

    Sitting down with a bit of paper and writing what you good at and then finding what fits with your skills will go a long way in making money

    I told one of my students that the quickest way to see how marketing works is to put up a PLR E-Book that comes with the sales page and just change her name and charge 5-10 bucks ,you can get free PLR by just searching google just remember to change the name on the sales page I use Kompozer it is a free product

    this PLR exercise was for her to get her mind set the right way and how the process works I.E Squeeze page-email sequence-website offer-sale

    Here is something that you should have in your marketing kit just google look up free hosting as this will be your testing site nothing more and they normally come with a free domain its is so you can really try things out and see what works before you upload to the main domain

    BTW the most important process to get in the muscle memory is every time you make a new project open a new file and write the project on it and put all the files in there i.e images website files most important


    you need to see how things work so you can then adjust to what works for you by taking ACTION

    Jason
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    You could create an ebook + audio course that focuses on grammar and proofreading.
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  • Profile picture of the author YourGoToWriter
    I say it depends on the resources you have in your hands. How much time and effort are you planning to invest in this? How much are you targeting to earn? -Micah
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Hi LDB,

    From scratch. Brand you, earn more money. Specialize and build your authority.

    Consider writing eBooks and co-creating audio books too. If you have the knowledge, kdpselect and acx make it easy to bring the knowledge to market.

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  • Profile picture of the author IGotMine
    I'm drowning in bills and have a family so my only goal right now is making money.
    No offense but you are the perfect example of someone who should be focused on working a job not trying to earn money from something you are clueless about.

    If I were to make a list of characteristics of people who should not be trying to make money online, "Desperate for money" would be at the top of the list.
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  • Profile picture of the author brettb
    Definitely establish a brand. I use loads of YouTube resources in my English classes. Mr Duncan is a good example of a very successful English learning niche YouTuber.

    My warning to you though is that most language learners have no money! Another warning - I've really struggled to get indexed in Google with an ESL niche blog. Blogger failed for me and now my own domain is failing.

    Disclosure: currently learning Mandarin and I am myself a full time English teacher.
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  • Profile picture of the author 55sadhikar
    Chinese people need English, Korean people need to learn English, Japanese people need to learn English. Firstly promote a course already in that niche, if you are making lots of sales now make your own course and keep 100% commissions..
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
    I know an ESL teacher, and she uses her own lesson plans supplemented with real-world books, articles, videos, etc.

    The problem with doing things without the real-world stuff is that students tend to learn "perfect" versions of the language, rather than what people really use.

    Way back in high school, I studied German for three years. Then I tried to read a German newspaper -- no go. I got to try a conversation with a native speaker, where he lost it laughing at my pronunciation and perfect grammar, while I couldn't follow him at all.

    That said, I tend to agree with IGotMine -- "drowning in bills" is not a great place to be trying to start any business, much less one that will take an investment of time and effort (and some cash outlay).

    Tap that pragmatism you mentioned. Get a job and make establishing a business your "hobby" until you get your feet solidly on the ground.

    BTW, you never mentioned how you got the idea to offer ESL classes, nor what your qualifications to do so are. Or is this another stop on the BSO railroad?
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