Twenty-seven of you rock stars took the survey that I created on ebooks and ecourses. Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to participate, you’re all super stars! Let’s jump right into the results!
I asked you all if you’d be interested in taking an ecourse taught and designed by me, and 100% of you responded yes! Holy cow! I was completely blown away by this number. I appreciate the trust that you all have in me to guide you through a course! A little of 50% of you have taken ecourses before, on everything from better blogging practices to photography and creative crafting.
When I asked which topics you all would be most interested in taking ecourses on, the top results weren’t too surprising to me, as they are all popular topics on the blog. Branding was the number one topic of choice, followed by blogging in general and blog design basics. I think that is a strong top three to work from, and a great starting point to developing my first ecourse!
I was especially interested in seeing what you guys had to say regarding ebooks. I’ve only purchased about two ebooks myself, and I’ve found that they can be very hit or miss. Nevertheless, 85% of you said that you would be interested in purchasing ebooks written and designed by me! Wow wow wow!
When I asked which topics you all would like to see covered in ebooks, they all ranked pretty close in popularity, with blogging and branding taking the lead, and everything else differing only by a few percentage points. I got the feeling through some of the other questions I asked that, when it comes to ebooks, you all were much more concerned with the content than the topic covered – as long as the topic is relevant!
One of the most important questions that I asked were the concerns or apprehensions you all would have about purchasing an ebook or enrolling in an ecourse. I loved that some of you even offered advice on how I could avoid some of the issues you feared! That was a huge help and much appreciated.
Over all, many of you shared the same apprehensions: that the content wouldn’t be available for preview before purchase, that the content would be the “same old, same old” that you could find anywhere (for free), or that time limits would keep you from getting the most from the resources.
Time & Money
Four to six weeks seemed to be the overall ideal time frame to run an ecourse. I’m totally on the same track as all of you! I don’t think I’d even be up for teaching one of those extensive 10-15 week ecourses at this point.
A lot of you also mentioned price point as a concern. I didn’t include a “what would be your ideal price” question for a reason. Everything should be priced at the value of the product, not based off of any “ideal.” Just know that I heard your concerns, and my goal with any product is to make it accessible to as many people as possible. I would never have prices so astronomical that no one would be able to to afford to work with me. I would always make sure you got your monies worth as well.
The results have already got my gears going! It was so important to me to get feedback on what all of you want and need. I’ve made it my goal to be a resource, and part of being a resource means taking the time to find out what the need is. So, if you didn’t get a chance to take the survey, but still have some thoughts you’d like to share (or if you just want to say hey) feel free to shoot me an email!