A quick guide to creating your first digital product
Oh, and this post is written by Artificial Intelligence (AI)
It’s been a crazy week for me. My nanny had a procedure so she had to visit the hospital quite a bit; my daughter had an ear infection; and work for me was super busy.
Being efficiently productive is the only way to get anything done.
I’m really excited about this post today as it is a clear demonstration of how future-technology is making things super efficient for mums like you and me, so that we can create anything on the Internet, easy and quick.
“I don’t have time” is the biggest excuse that is killing your dreams.
If you really want to do something, you will find a way. The foundation of the creator economy is built on technology that allows you to create anything online, without any prior tech skills. You just need to have an idea, and the willingness to explore.
It usually takes me 3-5 hours to write my newsletter to you every week, depending on how much research I need to process and compile. Today it has been written in 30 seconds (yes, seconds) using an Artificial Intelligence (AI) tool (Jasper). And it’s pretty okay if I may say!
Have a read below and see for yourself. It will you a glimpse of what is possible in very little time.
A quick guide to creating your first digital product
If you're a mum with an idea to create a digital product to launch your online business, then this guide is for you.
These days, it's easier than ever to create and sell digital products online, making it quite simple to start your online business once your first product is ready. Whether you want to launch an an e-book, an online course or build an app, there are a few simple steps you can follow to get started.
In today’s newsletter, I'll walk you through an overview of what you need to know to launch your first digital product successfully.
Step 1: Identifying a skill you can sell online
What are you good at? What do people come to ask you for all the time? Who are those people? For example: Planning your time; doing Powerpoint presentations; working in Excel; giving advice on how to ace an interview; organising your house; meal preparation for the week; cooking healthy vegan food; dressing up for an event. It could be anything.
Once you know this, you can start building on it.
Step 2: Creating your product
The second step in launching your digital product is to actually create it. This may seem like a no-brainer, but it's important to take some time upfront to plan out your product and what it will include.
For example, if you're creating an online course, you'll need to determine how many modules or lessons it will have, what topics will be covered, and what format it will take (e.g. video, audio, text, etc.). The same goes for an e-book—you'll need to decide on a topic, an outline, and a design. Let your skill and knowledge of it be your guide on how best to package it.
No matter what type of product you're creating, it's important to take the time upfront to plan and get clear on your offer so that the actual creation process is as smooth as possible.
The above 2 steps are exactly what we will cover in the upcoming Creator Cafe that starts on October 3. Be sure to sign up asap, only 5 spots left. Join here.
Step 3: Launching your product
Once your product is created - even if it’s an outline, it's time to launch it! Pre-selling it is the best way to validate your product, without putting hours building something no one really wants.
You'll need to promote your product so that your target audience know that it exists and are motivated to buy it. This is where marketing and building your audience comes in.
There are lots of different ways to market a digital product—you can use your existing social media platforms like Twitter, Instagram and Facebook; run ads on Google or other search engines; reach out to bloggers and influencers in your niche who might be interested in featuring your product on their website or social media channels.
And, most importantly you will need to start building your own email list. Get creative and think about the best ways to reach your target audience, there is no right or wrong answer.
Step 4: Pricing your product
One of the most important decisions you'll make when launching a digital product is pricing it appropriately. You don't want to undervalue it by underpricing it, but you also don't want to overprice it and scare away potential customers.
There are a few factors you should consider when setting a price for your product: your cost of producing it (if any); the value it provides customers; what similar products are selling for, and how much profit you want to make. Consider all of these factors carefully before settling on a final price point.
A good formula is: Pick your ideal price (say $111). Add a zero to it. ($1110). Now, when you are building your product, offer value as if you were pricing it at $1110, and then drop the zero again. This is a great way to start building your credibility online by offering your audience maximum value. (NB This para is not written by AI, it is by me as learned from one of my coaches :)
If you're ready to take advantage of the creator economy by launching your first digital product but aren't sure where to start, the Creator Cafe is for you.
Creating and selling digital products is really much easier than its ever been —so what are you waiting for? Get started today!
See? Wasn’t bad for being written by an AI tool, right?
It only required a few prompts from me to set it up. Since this is my area of knowledge, with these basic prompts - the tool wrote it all for me in less than 30 seconds. I spent about 10 minutes reviewing and tweaked it slightly to make sure it was giving the correct message and information I wanted to provide.
My upcoming Creator Cafe will show you many more ways to get going quickly with your online idea and putting it out there to start making money.
2 weeks of a structured programme with group calls for 30 minutes each, 3 times a week (October 3-October 14). Times will be finalized next week depending on everyone’s time zones. I will try my best for it to be accessible by everyone. Recordings will be sent anyway!
6 weeks of additional community support for feedback, ideas, questions, weekly check-ins for accountability.
If you want to discuss to see if it’s the right fit for you, hit reply and we can talk this week!
My very best as always,