Online Business for Total Beginners: How to Get Started
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Learn how to create your own business working part-time.
4.3 (10 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
304 students enrolled
Created by Nicole Coggan
Last updated 6/2015
Current price: $10 Original price: $20 Discount: 50% off
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 5 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create your own business from scratch and have it fully operational in one week
  • Test your business idea to make sure it will actually make you money
  • How to hire someone to deal with the parts of your business you don't like without overheads or hiring a staff member
  • Price your products or service to maximise customers and profit
  • Establish trust so customers HAVE to buy from you instead of the competition
  • 50+ marketing ideas to get customers and increase profits
  • Set up a sales page so people actually WANT TO BUY FROM YOU
  • The best advertising for your buck (I make $800 for every $30 spent)
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  • You do not need anything extra to start this course or any business or Internet knowledge. It is possible to set up your business with $0 using this course although I'd personally budget in $100 so you can have a premium website. If you don't have $100 you can get started with a free site and work your way up to premium.

I was skeptical about making money online. It sounded too good to be true. I mean if it was that easy, why wasn't everyone doing it?

We have all heard of the people that became overnight internet success stories and made millions of dollars. I'm not one of them – but I did earn over $50,000 in my first official year of online business, all working part time from my laptop with a baby in tow.

I'm about to show you how and best of all I include a month by month break down of all my profits so you can see exactly how I did it, with practical tips you can implement to start turning a profit right now.

Everything I show you is something you can put into practice right now to increase your profits.

But first let me give you an idea of my story and profit break down:

The First Three Months


Month One - $5093

Month Two - $6563

Month Three - $6762

The Idea

I had an idea of writing resumes online but I needed to test it first – I only had $100 budget to start my business so I needed to make sure my idea would work before spending any money on it. My testing phase worked great and I had my first 4 clients in one day. I'm going to show you exactly how I tested my idea and at the end of this module, you will be able to test any idea you have and know if it is going to make money within 24 hours.


Next on the agenda was to improve my business structure (this course is going to show you how to improve yours as well)

This included a website (I have no tech skills so I used a very basic drag and drop site which worked a treat). By the end of this course module you will be able to set up your own website with no technical knowledge and have it up and running within a few hours.

I worked out the most profitable advertising and marketing structure for my business and I'm happy to say that for every $30 I spend on advertising I make around $800 profit. You will learn how I set this up in the course and it's so simple to implement you can expect to have it up and running within a day too.

I included a special something for potential clients to sweeten the deal which meant it was a no brainer to buy from me instead of the competition. I'll tell you exactly what it was – and it doesn't matter what business you are in – it's something you can apply right now.

I'll show you exactly the kind of testimonials you need to actually sell your services and products – and I'm going to show you my exact sales page which is still converting customers to this day.

Months 4,5 & 6

I ended up pregnant and with severe morning sickness for months four, five and most of six. As a result I completely I only worked about 10 hours per week if that so my profits were less – but still really good for the amount of hours worked.

Month Four: $3916

Month Five: $4522

Month Six: $2512 (included a two week holiday)

One of the big issues I had was that my phone rang non-stop with client enquiries. At the end of month two I outsourced this to a virtual receptionist. I would divert my calls to her and she would act as a receptionist and answer any FAQ's, take orders etc. There are a lot of business tasks you can outsource without paying for a full time staff member – I'll show you more inside.

I also increased my prices and tried different pricing points to find the sweet spot between what I could charge and what people were willing to pay. I'll show you the super simple way to work this out as part of the course structure.

I also implemented some really important boundaries which really helped me deal with the fact that I was sick and still needed to work. Boundaries are super important but often overlooked - You will learn how to tee them up without annoying your clients as part of the course.

Months Seven, Eight and Nine

Having an ideal client in mind really helped to eliminate the bad apples from the basket and made my job so much easier! You will learn how to find the right customer for your business and how to turn negative customer experiences into positives.

During this time a bunch of other important stuff happened for me – including the implementation of new software which saw my customer conversations skyrocket and my refund rate drop to 0. This led to more money in the bank so I'm showing you exactly what software I used and how I dropped my refund rate to 0 as part of the course.

I also started networking with other entrepreneurs and did some professional development – again more on this inside.

My profits started to creep up again during this period, despite the fact that I spent nearly a month in Bali without doing a drop of work, was still sick for the start of quarter and was still only averaging 10 hours a week.

Month 7 - $4850

Month 8 - $3730

Month 9- $4838

Months Ten, Eleven and Twelve

These were the best months yet in my business and a lot of super important stuff happened that rocket fueled my business.

First I found a free way to cut 75% of my advertising costs. You will learn this strategy straight up inside so you can implement it at the very start!

I also started to track important business statistics which identified that I was barking up the wrong tree in terms of my offerings. If there was one thing I wish I'd known at the start it was this. You can find out why in the course.

In month 11 I was on track to making it my most profitable month ever (actually it was my most profitable month ever before I had to refund a whole bunch of payments because I went into labor early). I'd just beat my previous best of around the $6700 mark with 8 days still to go when I went into labor early and had to refund a whole bunch of orders because I was stuck in hospital.

Month 10: $5525

Month 11: $4178 (despite spending the last part of the month in hospital)

Month 12: Maternity Leave

I'm going to show you a whole bunch extras you need to get your business rolling as part of the course including 80+ business ideas you can use to get started right now, 50+ ways to market your business and my business resource guide with a list of all the software I use to collect payments, set up my site and run my business with no fuss.

If you want to start your own business, or you aren't making any money in your existing business, you need this course.

It's actually costing you money not to learn these strategies.

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Who is the target audience?
  • Are you just starting out with an online business?
  • Do you want to start an online business but don't have a business idea?
  • Not sure how to create a website? Don't have any technological skills?
  • Want to learn how to test a business idea to see if it will actually make you money?
  • Want to learn over 50+ marketing methods to promote your business?
  • Are you a new mum and you want to work from home?
  • If you answered 'Yes' to any of the above questions, this is the course for you. It's designed for low tech, low budget individuals with no prior experience who want to get started and make money online with their products or services.
  • It's not for you if you already have a business or come from a business or marketing background. This course covers everything someone starting out needs to know so if you already have a business, you will already know 90% of what I teach.
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Curriculum For This Course
21 Lectures
Introduction - How I Did It and You Can As Well
2 Lectures 04:20

How I Made $50,000 Working Online, Part Time, With A Toddler In Tow (My Story)
9 pages
Everything You Need To Set Up Your New Business This Week
7 Lectures 30:24
Don't Have A Business Idea? Here Are 80+ Of Mine You Can Use Right Now
12 pages

How To Actually Get Paid - Two Super Easy Options You Can Set Up Today

Your New Website Ready In A Day

How I Filled My Client List In One Week

How To Avoid Going Broke (If you only do one thing, do this)
The Next Step
12 Lectures 35:35
The Number One Thing You Need To Do Right Now To Avoid Business Burn Out

How To Outsource Your Work With No Overheads (and no debt stress)

Sales Funnel Basic Ten Second Overview

Pretty Pictures (Where to Get Them & Make Them)

How To Get Customers With Zero Advertising

The Best Way To Convert Customers

Your Sales Page Has To Do This (with a real example)

Passive Income

How To Know When It's Time To Quit

50+ Ways To Market Your Product Or Service
4 pages

Tips From The Trench
6 pages

In case you missed it, here is your small business resource guide. These are the products I use in my business to make it work for me.

Business Resource Guide
4 pages
About the Instructor
Nicole Coggan
4.1 Average rating
14 Reviews
881 Students
3 Courses
Employment Consultant

Offers over 8 years experience in Employment Services assisting clients to find the job of their dreams even when facing multiple barriers such as limited education and work experience.

Has a passion for helping others make their career and small business dreams come true with action focused tasks that get results.

Started her career working with disadvantaged teenagers who were homeless or faced significant disadvantages to obtain meaningful employment.

Winner of multiple "Weapon of Mass Employment' Awards From ITEC

Author of 'Selection Criteria Sucks' and the 'Get The Job You Love Workbook'

Ran training programs on job search techniques for some of the biggest names in Employment Services

Worked her way around Australia in her early 20's with an average successful job search in each location taking 4 hours

Started her own business from scratch with less than $100 to turn a profit in it's first week.

Is a 'Certified Adwords Instructor'

Completed additional training to allow her to work with domestic violence and mental health clients to achieve successful education and training options

Runs a successful Resume Writing business while juggling the demands of two children and an obese Dingo.

Addicted to 'Game of Thrones' and loves painting really obscure elephants and fairies in her spare time.

Also has a passion for astrology and runs her own 'do it yourself' astrology site in her spare time.

Passionate about 'Extreme Job Search Methods' and a firm believer in thinking outside the box to help clients find the job of their dreams.