- Sept 13 – Understanding AI and the Positive Impacts to Web Commerce
We will cover using AI to generate lead magnets, privacy and policy pages, catchy and unique product titles and descriptions that are designed to sell, and even generate customer reviews. We’ll use tools like ChatGPT, Google Bard and Bing Chat. We’ll also implement chatbots for your e-commerce, that will recommend products from your own catalog. We will include technologies for making predictions about purchases based on AI, and using machine learning, to suggest other products to your customers.
- Sept 20 – Creating Physical Products with AI – Part 1
We will show you how to use tools like Midjourney and Bing AI Image generator to create stunning, personalized product images for your print-on-demand products. You will learn how to use AI to create custom designs, backgrounds, and colors for your products, as well as how to use AI to automate the image creation process. You will learn how you can use AI tools to create sayings that can combined with graphics to make designs for t-shirts, mugs, and much more. We’ll also cover the basics of image editing tools.
- Sept 27 – Creating Physical Products with AI – Part 2
Introduction to Print On Demand (POD). You will learn how to add your creations from the previous week to various POD sites including your own store and marketplaces like Etsy and Amazon using sites like Printful, Printify, Yoycol, Subliminator, Pillow Profits, Gelato, Gooten, CustomCat and more. We will also cover marketplaces like CafePress, Zazzle, Tee Spring (Spring) and RedBubble. By the end of this class you should actually be selling products (in the last course we had a student sell a product within an hour of launching!)
- Oct 4 – Creating Physical Products with AI – Part 3
This session is all about books – coloring books, recipe books, comic books, poetry books, inspirational books and more. You are going to learn how to generate these books with AI, format them, and publish them on Amazon and sell them directly on your site with Lulu Direct.
- Oct 11 – Creating Digital Products with AI
We are going to create some downloadable digital products, including software plugins, videos, and even online courses you can sell. We will be using a variety of AI tools such as Synthesia and AI Studios for creating video instruction using AI avatars, quizzes, background music, and more. Again, this isn’t just theory or watching me do this – you are going to leave this workshop with AI-generated products that you can start selling immediately.
- Oct 18 – Marketing your online store using AI
We will demonstrate how to use AI Engine and other WordPress plugins to improve your web store’s marketing performance and get the products you have created in front of your target audience. Using AI, you will learn how to create articles about the products you have created, post social media posts, create ad campaigns, and funnel email blasts. All of these techniques will work whether you are already selling products online or don’t even know what to sell.
Extend this 6 week course with an extra bonus class! Bring your questions and show off your work to your fellow students. This session is not designed to introduce any new content, but rather to clear up any remaining questions you have and make sure that everyone is actually launching their creations! It has proven to be one of the most valuable parts of previous classes.
All LIVE classes will be at 2:00pm Mountain Time. Classes will be recorded for later reference.
What is AI and how is it going to affect my job?
AI or Artificial Intelligence is many different things, but at its core it’s all about machines (computers) having the ability to learn from hundreds or thousands of different sources and then being able to recognize patterns from its trained input to generate completely new content, whether that be written text, images, music, software code or videos.
The result of recent advances in AI is that it can now do these jobs as well as many humans. Copywriters, software developers, and many types of artists must learn to adapt. Thus, if you do not learn how to take advantage of AI and apply it, it could significantly impact your job in the near future.
Who is this program for?
Merchandising is a powerful tool for brand expansion and revenue growth. Disney is renowned for its movies, theme parks, and even it cruise lines, but it also generates significant revenue from its merchandise. From clothing and toys to home decor and collectibles, Disney’s merchandise results in $56.2 Billion in additional revenue. Similarly, Netflix, while primarily a streaming service, has capitalized on the popularity of its original shows by offering related merchandise through its online store.
American rock band Kiss has licensed its name to more than 3,000 product categories, from lunch boxes and comic books to credit cards and condoms, becoming nearly a one-billion-dollar brand. It is said that Kiss has more pieces of merchandise and has generated more money from merchandise than any other artist in the history of music.
You don’t have to be a big brand in order to create your own line of merchandise. My neighbor and former pet-sitter has become an influencer now sells her own line of merchandise. Many smaller musicians, entertainers, authors, speakers, and other creative types have found that as much as 85% of their revenue can come from creating their own Merchandise. Retailers that typically just resell products from other manufacturers may find that adding their own line of products can have a significant impact on their revenue.
Even companies that aren’t traditionally associated with merchandise have found success in this area. Service companies, food companies, manufacturers, and others have all discovered the benefits of offering branded merchandise. It’s a strategy that can work for any business with a strong brand and a loyal customer base.
Whether you are a large corporation, a solopreneur, looking for a side gig, or a retiree looking to generate supplemental income, this program can make a significant impact on your income.
Does AI really create the products?
AI is a tool that allows you to create products, both physical and digital. But you must guide it/ Which is the reason for this program so you can learn how to use it to your advantage.
What is your guarantee?
If you actively participate in all the live sessions, read and fill out the playbook, watch all the prerecorded lessons, complete all the assignments, engage in a one-on-one session with me, upload your product(s) to at least one website and one marketplace, post about it on your social media and to your email list, and are unable to sell it online, I will refund your entire tuition.
Basically, I guarantee that you cannot fail. The goal of this course is for your to be successful and I am going to make sure it happens. If it doesn’t, you get your money back, so there is no risk on your part.
When does the course meet and is it recorded?
The live sessions meet every week at 2:00 Mountain time for 90 minutes. All live sessions are recorded so you can watch or review them at your conveince, as many times as you want. In addition, there are over 6 hours of prerecorded lessons, broken in an average of 15 minutes each.
What can I create besides t-shirts and coffee mugs?
White we use mugs and t-shirts as examples, the truth is you can create just about any type of product, both physical and digital. Comic books and coloring books are popular with our students, and some prefer downloadable products like software and online courses. Your imagination is the only limitation.
The logical follow up questions is, “If I only want to create coloring books, do I need to attend the sessions about Print On Demand apparel?” Everything in the course is based on previous information, so I highly recommend that you actively participate in all the sessions.