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In today’s post, I want to share with you some ideas on should you start with an e-book or should you go with a video course – what’s the fastest way to start making passive income online between these two methods.
Should you go with the e-Book or Video Course?
Based on my past and my history, here are some useful info.
It comes down to your experience. Do you have more experience with writing, or do you have more experience with video production or tech things? In your case, if it’s more on the tech side, it may be good to start with a video course.
On the other hand, if you’re more on the writing side or keep it simple, then the e-book or writing a book approach is better.
Video Course Production
When you go with a course, you have to plan it. You have to set off any tech gear equipment. There’s a lot of the equipment and setup that you have to do.
There’s a recording. Beyond that, you also have a lot of other steps, such as editing, hosting, and you’ll also need to market the course.
Some areas like Udemy or Teachable or even other platforms may make it easier. The tough part is distribution. When you distribute your course, it’s quite tough.
That’s the hard part, and that’s also very time-consuming. Because if you don’t have an email list, an audience, it’s tough to get distribution. And that’s the tough part of the course.
E-book Writing Process
Let’s say I want to start making some money real quick on the side. Or start making some passive income – the book is the better approach to start with.
You still need a plan. You still have to have some basic equipment. But all that is more like Microsoft Word or something of that nature. Then you still have to write it just like you would record it.
Besides that, you still will have to edit it. But when it comes to the marketing part, hosting part, an email list, and distribution, a lot of that can be taken care of with these other platforms like the Amazon.
They do have book publishers that can distribute your book into more areas and bookstores. But a lot of that stuff nowadays you’re getting away from those things. And people now print books on demand.
That’s what Amazon does. All they do is they have your file there, and when an order comes in, they print it. And then they ship it. That’s the way it works.
If you get a ton of sales, they might print more in advance. But ultimately, when an order comes in, they get the file that you’ve uploaded; they print it, and then they ship it.
That goes along with a lot of these book companies. That way, your exposure is through Amazon or other book mediums. When it comes to your marketing, you don’t need an email list.
You can build one, and it’s wise to use your book to build the list. But you don’t need an email list. And that’s where it saves you. You don’t need a distribution platform.
All of this is gone. You don’t need any of that stuff when it comes to working with a book.
But with a course you need to have:
- the hosting
- the market
- an email list
And if there’s any issues or anything else that comes along the way, you have to manage and take care of it.
With books is this way – they have your book file. And if you do get an email list, you send people to Amazon. If you do build a YouTube channel, you send them to Amazon.
With courses, you might need a website. In this case, with books, you don’t need one.
The downside is that your book only costs $9. And a video course might be around $195 depending on the type of course and modules.
If you want to jump-start the fastest way, all you do is very simple. I’m going to show you how you start a book. It’s not too tough.
How to Start Writing a Book
I’ve even written some books in a coding program sublime text. Here’s my title. Start thinking about questions.
Let’s say we’re trying to teach people how to build an email list.
This first few questions might be something like this:
- What is an email list?
- How to find the right email marketing provider?
Continue this process, and you start evolving. And now, you start answering this in multiple paragraphs. You keep this process going, and this is how you build out your book.
And you keep writing. That’s how fast it is to start it. Whereas with a video course, I still have to plan some things out.
But then, with a video course, I have to:
- set things up
- setup template files
- figure out the logos
- distribute it
There are many more factors involved.
I hope this makes sense. I hope you get an idea of it. Starting with an e-book is the simplest and fastest approach to start earning revenue and income online for yourself.
You could do affiliate marketing and making a passive income that way. You could do other gigs, services and those kinds of things. And you can start making money online as well.
Ebook is the quickest and fastest path to getting it to completion.