Create Digital Products

A few weeks ago, I mentioned to all my friends, fans, and family that I had some exciting news to share.

Well, today is the day!

{insert ceremonious drum roll here}

airplane in skyI’m going to CreativeLive in San Francisco next month to be a part of April Bowles-Olin’s course Create Digital Products that Sell While You Sleep.

Some of you may be asking, who is this April lady and why are you so excited?! Well, she’s only one of my favorite business heroines who I seriously look up to in so many ways.

I’ve been following her blog Blacksburg Belle for some time now (thanks to my life coach Penny for introducing me to the blog!), and took her online course Build a Successful Creative Blog back when it first aired. Not to mention, I’m a CreativeLive junkie and getting to be a part of that community is a blessing that I know I’ll reap forever.

Needless to say, I am beyond excited to travel out there and be a part of this course.

But guess what?! You can watch the same course from the comfort of your home on November 10th, 11th, and 12th. And if you’re interested in selling Digital products, then I totally recommend you tune in. You can RSVP and get sent a reminder e-mail the day before the course. (And typically if you RSVP you get a couple of cool digital downloads that go along with the course. I’m not sure what April’s cooked up, but last time her workbook and syllabus were a huge help.)

So… what in the world do I hope to learn while I’m there and what questions do I have for April?

Well, I’m most excited to learn from April how she’s been able to sell her products consistently over time and what she’s done in terms of marketing her digital products and courses. Marketing tends to be one of the more difficult things for me when it comes to my business, mostly because I’m a creative person and feel that we creatives don’t like to ask for money when it comes to something we create. I usually put a price tag on whatever I’m selling, but then I let it sit there on my website and pretend that people are going to see it magically. I know that’s not how it works, but still hesitate to put it out there through marketing. I’m curious to hear how April approaches marketing short term and long term, and how she gets past that feeling that I get when it comes to marketing. You know the blah feeling of asking for money for something I love to do.

Additionally, I’m really curious how April gets past perfectionism. I’ve been working on my own courses and products for some time now but have a lot of doubts putting them out into the world. I tend to get hung up on the copy or on the delivery method or whatever else I want to be perfect before selling a product, so I’d also like to learn how April moves past that. I mean, how do you truly know a  product is finished and ready to be launched? Because there has to come a point where it’s good enough, right?

Finally, I’m really curious to know how April decides which ideas to take action on, because being a creative person the ideas tend to come easy for me but I can never seem to choose which ones to tackle.

Okay, so those are my main questions for this upcoming course. I can’t wait to report back to you all about the things I learn.

I hope to be sharing more info in the weeks to come about my experiences in San Francisco and being a member of the audience. It’s truly a privilege that I know I will cherish.

“Are you ready to make your creative work more lucrative, stable, and sustainable in the long-term? Join April Bowles-Olin for an introduction to digital products and how they can enhance your creative business. This course will show you how to produce and position viable products for generating multiple revenue streams and passive income. RSVP right here to watch it live and get access to the workbook for FREE. This post is part of the Create Digital Products blog tour.”

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  1. Emily says

    I share your first and third question! Being a creative person in business has its own struggles, that is for sure! I am so excited for you to go be in the studio audience. I will be at home and hope to have the chance to attend a Creative Live event in person someday! Excited to see what we will all learn from April in this course. She totally rocks!

    • Amanda says

      Yes, she certainly rocks! Hope that you’ll be active in the chat rooms and ask any questions that we don’t think of. Thanks for following me. :)

  2. Belinda Basson says

    Lucky you! I am half a planet away and so being at the event is just not possible…but thanks to the internet, I can still participate. I hope it is all you wish it will be!

    • Amanda says

      Aw, too bad you can’t be there with us in person but I’m glad you can participate from home! Thanks for the well wishes, I’m super excited! Thanks for stopping by. :)

  3. richelle says

    Yay! I will be there in the front row with you! This will be my 4th time and I guarantee it will be an amazing & life changing experience for you. Can’t wait to meet you. This course is going to ROCK.

  4. April says

    I get YOU…I get it all. And, I’ll definitely be delving into all of this stuff.

    I’m soooooo excited that I get to meet you in person. We’re going to have so much fun and you’re going to form bonds with other creatives that stick with you for life. It’s pretty amazing.

    THANK YOU for joining this blog tour. See you soon!

  5. Renay Howey says

    Consistency and marketing are really high on my list of things I hope to learn in this class. Oh, and I’m super jealous that you are going to meet April in person! have tons of fun!

    • Amanda says

      Yeah, I think consistency and marketing are things that Creatives tend to struggle with. Sorry you can’t be there, but hopefully you can tune in from home!

  6. Nancy says

    Hi, Amanda! I don’t know how April expects us to concentrate on our businesses right now! All I’m thinking about is her course coming up!! You too? ;) You did an awesome job on this post, sounds like we’re on the same page! I’m so excited to me you Creative Live . . . In the chatroom! ♡ Did you see Richelle is doing a giveaway? Me too!

    • Amanda says

      Hey, Nancy! Thanks for stopping by. :) You are so right, I’m so very focused on the course coming up and my excitement that it’s difficult to do anything else! I am heading over to check out your giveaway right now.

  7. Ani says

    Perfectionism is awful. But I’ve realized that something may not be perfect for the creator, but it’s perfect for everyone else! Enjoy the class!

  8. Gene J. Horton says

    Great article, quite inspiring, I must say :)
    Currently I am working to create my first own digital product and I hope it will be selling well.
    So far I was working as affiliate but decided to switch to my own product.
    I think if the product is good enough and if commissions are reasonable as well.


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