When working for yourself after a while there is often an abundance of content and material that you have stored away on your PC or laptop doing nothing. I decided pretty early on with Scarletta that I didn’t want to grow my petite business as a time for money model. Whereby I only earned an income by working solely in person with clients.
So several years ago I started to find out as much as possible about creating my own digital products. I started off small and created the eBook “The Real Meaning of Socialism” first, as I had this content in my head and from blog posts I had written. It seemed a sensible way to start and get going. I knew writing and selling the eBook via the Amazon Kindle wasn’t going to necessarily make me big bucks. However to this day it does sell in dribs and drabs which is fine with me, but more importantly it served as a platform for me to begin.
Along the way I proved to myself that I could sit down and write, create a short book and launch it. It also helped me with my credibility when there were plenty of “social gurus” popping up here there and everywhere as I wrote about the social revolution as I saw it and from being a part of it.
My next digital product challenge was to create the eCourse the Social Media Map. And this was a lot more work. I even went back into the corporate world on an interim part time contract, so I knew I had a steady income to rely on whilst I sat and created the eCourse. Now that is what you call dedication, as I lasted four months and it spurred me on to get the eCourse launched sooner rather than later.
Since then I have also created and launched the Pinterest and Twitter Masterclasses and all of them bring in a steady flow of new participants and income.
Many Scarletta clients ask me about creating their own digital products and have plenty of content to share, but it’s often putting that content to good use and in an ideal format for your clients that leaves many baffled. Mainly as there are so many different types of digital products to choose from with eBooks, e-courses, webinars, online programmes, live e-Training and on and on. Continue reading