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eBiz Weekly #59

One video monetized 8 different ways

This week:

  • One video monetized 8 different ways
  • “if your work isn’t online, it doesn’t exist”
  • Sam Ovens Review Update
  • SafetyWing Gift Cards (only 3 available)
  • Epic travel job
  • This ebook earned $60,000 since Christmas
  • Step-by-step frameworks for sales calls
  • 60+ email templates
  • A quick way to test your ideas
  • Momentos

One video monetized 8 different ways

About a month ago an artist 🎨 on YouTube published this video: I made a FIVERR page & DRAW ANYTHING people want for $5!!

It has almost a million views and it’s fun to watch. But what really caught my eye was the next-level monetization going on there.

I counted no less than 8 different ways he’s making money via that video:

  • Fiverr – earned about $700 from the gig featured in the video
  • Squarespace sponsorship – that could have earned him $10,000 to $50,000 (source)
  • YouTube ad revenue – $1,840 estimated earnings for the video (source)
  • Patreon – earning $2,196/month from 227 patrons
  • Merch store – several +$50 hoodies sold out
  • YouTube membership – members pay $3 to $25 per month
  • Online art class – priced at $179
  • Amazon affiliate links

Some of those he promotes in the video itself, and some are linked from the description.

(He might be making money via the Discord link as well. What do you think?)

All told, I wouldn’t surprised if he’s already earned at least $20,000 from that one video 💰📹

Nicely done.

“if your work isn’t online, it doesn’t exist”

The aforementioned YouTuber has almost a quarter million subscribers, so it’s not like anyone can post a similar video and bank $20k.

But it highlights a principle I see gaining popularity 📈

It’s a principle Austin Kleon highlighted in his 2014 book, Show Your Work.

Key excerpt:

It sounds a little extreme, but in this day and age, if your work isn’t online, it doesn’t exist. We all have the opportunity to use our voices, to have our say, but so many of us are wasting it. If you want people to know about what you do and the things you care about, you have to share.

What other examples have you seen of people showing their work online, especially the behind-the-scenes stuff?

And could you benefit from doing similar?

I’m actually running my own experiment with this at the moment…

Sam Ovens Review Update

Last week I mentioned that I’d spent $1,497 on Sam Ovens’ Consulting Accelerator course.

My goal is to write the most in-depth and comprehensive review of that course, similar to several I’ve published previously.

But this is the first time I’m pulling back the curtain and giving everyone access to my raw review notes (now at 500+ pages).

As I said, it’s an experiment, but judging by the clicks and feedback so far, methinks I’ll be doing all my reviews this way from now on 👍

(I should have my final Sam Ovens review published in a couple of weeks, btw)

SafetyWing Gift Cards (only 3 available)

SafetyWing is my insurance of choice, been with them for a couple of years now.

I pay about $36 per month and they covered my $4000 hospital bill in Bali last summer when I had dengue fever 🤒

They emailed this to me the other day:

We have awarded you with 3 x $30 gift card invitations you can share with friends if you want to.

Valid for first time customers only, must purchase insurance with auto extension every 28 days (cancel at any time). Receiver can not have USA or Canada citizenship, home country or destination.

Here are the links to get the gift cards: one | two | three

First come, first served!

Related: my article + video about insurance for digital nomads

Epic travel job

A startup called Safara is offering “a half a million dollar package to travel the globe, get paid, and build your following.”

You’d basically be the face of the company for a year, get paid $150k, and they’d cover your estimated $350k travel costs 🏖🛫

More details here

This ebook earned $60,000 since Christmas

Daniel Vassallo and a friend wrote a book about Amazon Web Services, launched it on Christmas Day 🎄 and earned $20k in revenue in the first three days alone.

Daniel reported earlier this week on Twitter that they’ve now sold about 2000 books and grossed $60k 🤑

Why do you think that ebook did so well when so many others fall flat?

Step-by-step frameworks for sales calls

This one on Reddit is pretty simple and general.

The person posting it commented:

This saved my life. I was struggling to convert clients until I understood this framework.

This framework on YouTube is more in-depth and explained for web designers, though much of it would apply for selling any high-ticket service 💰

The guy who made that video says he’s used the same framework for landing $20k website projects.

(If you’re in a rush, skip ahead to the 23-minute mark and listen to how he justifies charging a high price. Best part.)

Related: short video from Ramit Sethi on how to develop natural confidence, great for talking with clients.

60+ email templates

I’m liking this Art of Emails website 👌

Especially these collections:

A quick way to test your ideas

From an interview with Mike Zima on Side Hustle Nation:

Mike has developed a theory that he applies to almost all of his [Fiverr] gigs, he calls it “Rapid Prototyping.”

What this means is, setting up and testing a gig inside of a lunch break — in just 1 hour.

Not getting hung up on analyzing and tweaking things. Mike said if you’re taking longer than an hour to set up a gig, you’re losing time. You can also go back later and refine your gig if it’s not working, and even optimize it further if it is working.

According to Business Insider, Mike was already earning 6 figures on Fiverr a couple of years ago, so that approach has clearly worked well for him.

Check out his Fiverr profile for some inspiration 💡


My latest batch of personal ramblings are on Patreon 📝

That’ll do it for this week.

Was there anything above that you found particularly useful or interesting?

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Until next week, rock on with your legendary self 💪

Niall Doherty – Ubud, Bali
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