Increase your income by getting people to pay for your skills!

Published: September 20, 2020 at 3:49 pm

Last Updated on December 15, 2022

Are you a salaried individual looking to create a passive income stream? Are you a professional looking to get clients regularly? We can show you how to do this by building a winning website and a successful online presence based on trust.

How to get people to pay for your skills and increase your income or Earn From Skills is our new course! 580+ people are have signed up for it. The course is for anyone looking to earn regular income from a business, extra income (aka side hustle) or passive income; anyone who wants to start a blog or YouTube channel or build a social media following; for entrepreneurs; small business owners; anyone who would like to build a business by showcasing their expertise, for example, financial advisors, insurance advisors, software consultants, writers, just about any service that requires an online presence.  Watch the first video for free below.

Course Objective: A complete framework to build online visibility with your skills; Create a community of readers and viewers based on expertise and trust and generate an income that will gradually grow to become significant.

Course Format: Videos (20-30 min duration) available in an exclusive members-only section of this website and in a Facebook group where one can discuss with members.

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    Course Fee: Rs. 5000 only (one-time), although the value you get would be more than Rs. 25K. Just the list of expensive products you should avoid alone will be ten times the price you pay! For a short time: use code efs40 to get 40% off! You only need to pay Rs. 3000

    The fee is deliberately kept low to enable young earners and college students to participate. Buy the course via this link: How to get people to pay for your skills: A guide to win their trust and build an income. For a short time: use code efs40 to get 40% off! You only need to pay Rs. 3000.


    Sricharan Monigari, an Oracle HCM cloud solution architect, has to say the following about the course:

    For a long time, I had some ideas in mind on a side hustle, but I was facing so many questions on how to start, where to start, and how to make a passive income from it in the long run. I have signed up from Earnfromskills and have gone through the content, which provided more clarity on how to start a blog, host, plugins, post the content, and help others, and then the money will follow when others feel that we are posting good content.
    I just followed the content, bought a domain, signed up for hosting, started a WordPress blog, and started creating content without any expectations and the sole idea was to help others in the area where I am an expert. Slowly the blog had a good reach, and within less than a year, it had reached a good readership (> 1.3lakh views), and I had a good customer base who subscribed to the newsletters.
    After a year, I started membership plans, and some of the regular readers signed up for it where I post exclusive content for them, which they cannot find elsewhere. Along with that, I am generating some bucks using Google Adsense too. Overall I feel if you have an idea in mind and struggling where to start and how to start, this course would help you connect the dots and get started without procrastinating much. Thank you, Pattu, for creating this course and helping others start the journey of side hustle.

    Course FAQ

    • Is the fee one-time or recurring? It is one-time.
    • Can I watch the videos any time  I want? Yes. Access is forever. The videos are available at two places: an exclusive members section on this website and a Facebook Group.
    • I would like to resell the course. Is this possible? Yes, it is.
    • I am a professional, entrepreneur or a small business owner. Will this course help? Yes! It will help you quickly set up your website and online profiles right and show you how you can leverage them for building a brand, a community that trusts you and would buy from you or hire you.
    • I am salaried with some interests I want to develop. Will this course help? Yes! The course discusses how you can use online communities to understand problems and issues that you can address to increase visibility.
    • I want to earn some extra income, but I am not sure about the area. Will this course help?  The core idea of online money making is to help others without expectations, and the money will come. Tom Cruise said, “everyone has a story. Similarly, “everyone has something to offer”. Some way in which they can help others. It should not take long for you to list that. Even if you are not an expert in that area, you can learn while you create content. This is what I did and am doing with freefincal. Once you think of at least one way to help someone else, the course will help you get ideas and create content around that.
    • Will this help me set up a website? Yes. A start to finish guide is included along with “how to write SEO optimised content?”
    • When can I start seeing results? This is not a get rich quick scheme. Results will depend on your circumstances and the topic. For example, a financial advisor may see faster results than a salaried person working on this as a side project. Simply because for the financial advisor, online visibility is bread and butter. Similarly, a person writing about politics may get more revenue than a person writing poems because of the community size interested in each area. Increasing visibility in the area we are good at is more productive than chasing after a “hot topic” we know nothing about.

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    Course Contents

    (Each number will correspond to one video approximately)

    1: Overview of objective and what will be covered. (This will be free for all).  Watch this part below

    2: Step Zero: What is your goal? How to define success and making money.

    Step one: What will make you truly happy? Some members may already know what they want to do (e.g. sell mattresses or become a financial advisor), and some members may still be searching for what topic they would like to work on. We shall keep this in mind as we discuss.

    What is a ‘solution gap’? How this will decide your online presence, trust, following and income.

    3: Steps two-four: Choosing a topic to work with. Choosing a format. How to find problems in a particular topic that you can address

    4: Basics of setting up a website – why it is indispensable. Different ways to showcase your competence. Pros and cons of each method.

    5: Overview of making money online. Pros and cons of each method

    6: Deciding your game plan (whether you are sure about what to do or not!). Choosing a monetization strategy that is right for you.

    7: Website site walk-through Part 1: From buying a domain, hosting to setting it up before you write your first blog post.

    8: Website site walk-through Part 2. I have purchased a new domain – for this purpose. (screenshot below).

    screenshot of earnfomskills website
    screenshot of earnfomskills website

    9: Social Media Account Set up. How to develop a following without trolling others

    10: Why and how to develop an email list

    11: Setting up a Google My Business Page and how to maintain it

    12:  Youtube: How to use it, how not to, how to get started and what to expect.

    13: Automating tasks: Tips and Tools

    14: How to always have ten ideas to create content with

    15: How to let potential products and services evolve from content and community

    16: Active vs Passive Income: What Should You use. What does passive really mean?

    17: When to start selling products; How to ensure consistent sales?

    18: How to launch a product? When to advertise and when not to! What to advertise and what not to!

    19: How to stay updated on the latest developments in your area and online visibility. How to stay ahead of the curve by not being afraid to experiment.

    20: How to exploit features specific to mobile to showcase our content to new audiences

    21:  A look at all the tools I use strategies

    22: Plus other topics that you think would help. Send an email to pattu “at” if you have suggestions.

    Features of the course

    • The course will mention popular products/services you should not waste money on. The total cost of this alone will be 3-5 times the full price of the course.
    • All products mentioned in the course are those I use. You can get to see the methods and plugins  I use.
    • Interested members can resell the course (Details inside the group)
    • If you a professional consultant, even the full fee will be a fraction of what you charge from a single client.
    • Essentially what I have learned over the last eight years will be part of the course.
    • There is a lot of nonsense peddled around in the marketing and SEO worlds.  The course will aim to dispel much of this.

    Course Fee: Rs. 5000 only (one-time), although the value you get would be more than Rs. 25K. Just the list of expensive products you should avoid alone will be ten times the price you pay! For a short time: use code efs40 to get 40% off! You only need to pay Rs. 3000.

    The fee is deliberately kept low to enable young earners and college students to participate.  Buy the course via this link: How to get people to pay for your skills: A guide to win their trust and build an income. For a short time: use code efs40 to get 40% off! You only need to pay Rs. 3000.

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      Pattabiraman editor freefincalDr M. Pattabiraman(PhD) is the founder, managing editor and primary author of freefincal. He is an associate professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He has over nine years of experience publishing news analysis, research and financial product development. Connect with him via Twitter or Linkedin, or YouTube. Pattabiraman has co-authored three print books: (1) You can be rich too with goal-based investing (CNBC TV18) for DIY investors. (2) Gamechanger for young earners. (3) Chinchu Gets a Superpower! for kids. He has also written seven other free e-books on various money management topics. He is a patron and co-founder of “Fee-only India,” an organisation promoting unbiased, commission-free investment advice.
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