People charge a lot for the online courses when there is ongoing support. For example, I just paid $1200 for a course from Amy Porterfield on creating online courses designed to sell. I create online courses for my day job, but I don’t have to sell them. And it’s a lot of work to create one. So, it was very helpful to have a course that teaches the way to make sure the course has a market in advance of doing all the work, and also how to do all the sales pages. In her course, she has tech support from all the different vendors that support the hosting, etc. She’s in every week on Live answering questions. I have connected with other people who are also making courses in similar areas, who will Beta test for me, or who will promote my course to their Facebook groups. So far I’ve been involved about a year into her program. It’s useful to have people come in who follow her system and are making money and reporting that back.
There are other people who charge $3000, $5000 for online courses. Or, they host a conference.
I’d definitely buy from Amy Porterfield again. It is a good program. She’s very professional. The networking is valuable to a business. I can write these things off on my taxes.
So, in conclusion, if people are into you, they will spend over and over again, or refer people to you.
I really like this business model. Most people give away a lot of content for free and do a lot of educating as they work to build a business, so, yes, there’s a path to make money, but also, you just get to be a nice person teaching people stuff, you have a platform.