Here’s what I’ve noticed from my work with private investment groups that have purchased courses (making 7 figures).
Mini offers are making a come back. These are typically in the $27-97 range. Clear outcome. Great copy. All based off paid ads (ex: if I put in $1 I know I’m getting $1.25 back).
Why is this happening now?
It comes down to human nature. Main drivers are the economy and market sentiment. It’s very cyclical but as a marketer you need to always be aware which environment we are currently in for best results.
When people are optimistic and feel safe
- Gambling behavior
- Buy into business opportunities
- Spend more
When people are fearful and uncertain
- Want lean operations and improve results
- Cut backs and safe investments
- Spend less
*Does this mean you can’t sell premium courses now? NO, but your copy needs to change based on the cycle.
Some thoughts on these mini offers
- You do not want to do this on Udemy. Devalues you. Less profits. Not sellable. Running ads is pointless due to profit share.
- It will create the best email list (audience) in the world for you (full of buyers) but none of this helps if you do not have a good high-end offer on the back end OR cross selling opportunities (profit sharing with other companies/creators in similar space).
- No need for lead magnets, email sequences or funnels BUT your offer and sales page copy needs to be bulletproof.
- Easier to scale than cohorts, high-ticket programs, group coaching, summits, memberships or services (why investment groups love them).
- Lot of easy opportunities to increase ROI (upsells, downsells, order bumps, affiliate offers etc..) Only takes some creativity and math.
If you’re about to create an offer OR are missing a low end product in your funnel.
The current economy makes mini courses an easier entry point to more sales – directly from cold traffic.
It might actually make it much easier to build an audience and make the process automated.