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So let's talk about your business. It is only right for you to invest not only in it, but also in you, its owner AND manager. You do that by taking time to learn more about your niche, create and build up your online presence, manage your profits well, and crafting the best strategy for overall profitability. Of course, there are a lot of methods to gain such knowledge, but the easiest and by far most practical one is through an online course.
The Internet is home to a huge selection of courses -- most of which are paid, but some are free and easily accessible. Don't get me wrong, though. Free online courses are just as good as the paid ones; it's just that the latter are more comprehensive and even offer additional content. In a way, the content authors just want to make sure that you will be getting the most out of what you paid for.
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But, let's face it: these online courses can cost a fortune, and spending too much upfront can become a problem, especially when you are still on the early stages of your operation. And I know that you can't help but ask why they are so freaking expensive! What's inside these courses, anyway?!
That is exactly what I want to discuss with you in this post. So, why do online courses cost so much?
Starting From Free
Before we get on with the topic, I want to share a relevant experience I recently had. Below is a screenshot of my ClickFunnels dashboard. It shows how my revenue has been going over the last 7 days.
The numbers might look good at a glance, but to be honest, this funnel is not performing at its best. Long story short, I've invested most of my time into researching on how I can maximize the traffic that I'm sending to this funnel, and therefore increase conversion rates and make more net profit.
I haven't had much to spare for online courses back then, so I started watching YouTube videos instead. Believe me or not, I actually got a lot of information out of staring at my screen for a few hours. It was also where I got the idea of an Order Bump (you can read my post about this by clicking this link). I tried to implement the methods from these YouTube videos to my own business and BOOM! Who would have thought that a measly additional $5 would end up giving me much more profit than I had initially expected?
Why Online Courses Are So Expensive
If I got a lot of value out of a free-to-watch video, just think about what else is in store for me should I choose to purchase and/or enroll in online courses! After a few days of binge-watching more videos, I decided to scout the Internet for online courses that I personally think would help me generate tons of profit.
I found one that costs around a thousand dollars. Now, if you are a startup business, you wouldn't want to lay this much money on the table straight away -- that is usually the first problem dropshippers encounter when trying to learn more about how they should run their own businesses. They are so afraid of taking risks that they do not see what kinds of benefits investing has to offer.
Take it from me: if an online course costs this much, most of the time, it is because the end goal is for you to be able to surpass this loss. They are filled with tons of valuable information, and best of all, they come with a guarantee that with proper application of what is being taught, your business will flourish.
At a small scale, you would think that the profit you will earn is too low (but is somehow sufficient). But in the long run, you'll find that it will actually make a massive difference, and you get to start spending more on ads, improve your online presence, gain more leads, and overall, live a comfortable and well-balanced life.
I loved the idea so much that I even purchased online courses for a few of my virtual assistants. This way, they can arm themselves with knowledge and everything else they need to know to help me run my businesses. And, as expected, they have performed a whole lot better than they did during their first few weeks working with me. Sure, that cost me a LOT, but I can definitely feel my profits gradually compensating for that loss. What's more, my VAs are becoming more adept at their respective tasks and duties.
Let's Wrap It Up!
So, Pirates, I hope you learned something out of our short discussion. An expensive online course would usually equate to a lot of value in terms of its content and the author's expertise. You might also get exclusive deals and other freebies inside; thus, you are actually getting tons and tons out of what you paid for.
If you are still hesitant about clicking that Purchase button, do a background check on the course's author/creator and verify their credibility; you'll find that in the first place, there really wasn't anything for you to worry about.
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