Amongst all the buzz of profit from printables, workbooks are one of the things you may hear a lot about. And it's no doubt, they're practical tools that can help people work through problems, create plans and reach a goal…in just about any topic at all.
So no matter what you do for a living or what your background knowledge is, there's a chance that people might be itching to get their hands on a workbook from you.
Let's get started…
First off…What is a Workbook?
A workbook is a type of educational tool that contains a series of worksheets, exercises, and activities designed to help learners practice and apply new concepts and skills. Workbooks can be used in a variety of contexts, such as in the classroom, for self-study, or as part of a training program.
Workbooks typically have a specific focus or theme, such as learning a new language, developing a new skill, or mastering a particular subject area. They often include instructions, examples, and practice exercises, as well as space for learners to write or record their responses.
The goal of a workbook is to provide learners with a structured and interactive learning experience that helps them engage with the material in a meaningful way, build their knowledge and skills, and achieve their learning objectives. Workbooks can be used on their own or in conjunction with other learning resources, such as textbooks, videos, or lectures.
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Some Tips for Putting Together Your Workbook to Sell Online
- Define the learning objectives: Before creating your worksheets, you should define your learning objectives. This will help you focus on what you want your students or readers to learn and create questions that will help achieve those objectives. Think about what topics you want to cover, what knowledge or skills you want your students or readers to gain, and what outcomes you hope to achieve.
- Consider the level of difficulty: When creating questions, it's important to consider the level of difficulty. Your questions should be challenging enough to stimulate critical thinking, but not so difficult that they discourage or frustrate your students or readers. Consider the level of knowledge and experience of your audience, and tailor your questions accordingly.
- Use different question types: Varying the question types can help keep your students or readers engaged and reinforce learning in different ways. Consider using different types of questions such as multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, short answer, true/false, or matching. You can also use diagrams, charts, or tables to help illustrate concepts and create questions based on them.
- Incorporate real-world scenarios: To help your students or readers apply what they have learned, consider incorporating real-world scenarios into your questions. This will help them see how the knowledge and skills they have gained can be used in practical situations.
- Provide clear instructions: When creating your worksheets, make sure to provide clear and concise instructions for each question. This will help your students or readers understand what is expected of them and minimize confusion.
What Tools Can You Use to Create Workbooks?
There are plenty of useful tools you can use to create your workbooks and ultimately, providing the best learning and self-exploration is what matters when it comes to the value of your workbook, so the tool you use isn't nearly as important as the concepts behind it.
FIRST – We have lots of done-for-you and practical worksheets on varying topics that you can find in our topic-focused EKits. Plus, you'll get lots of other informational content and printables on the same topic in each EKit.
If you're wanting to create from scratch, here are some tools to look at…
- Canva: Canva is a popular graphic design platform that can also be used to create workbooks. With Canva, you can choose from a range of professionally designed templates, or create your own workbook design from scratch using a range of layout, text, and design tools.
- Microsoft Word: Word is a popular word processing program that you can use to create and format text, images, and graphics for your workbook. It also offers a range of design templates and tools to help you customize your workbook layout and design.
- Google Docs: Google Docs is a free web-based word processing program that you can use to create and collaborate on documents, including workbooks. It offers a range of formatting options and templates, and you can also add images and graphics to your workbook.
- Adobe InDesign: InDesign is a professional-level desktop publishing program that you can use to create complex layouts and designs for your workbook. It offers advanced typography and design tools, as well as support for interactive elements like hyperlinks and multimedia.
- PowerPoint: PowerPoint is a presentation software that you can use to create visually appealing slides for your workbook. You can add text, images, and graphics to your slides, and also use animations and transitions to make your workbook more engaging.
- Apple Pages: Pages is a word processing program that is similar to Microsoft Word, but designed specifically for Mac users. It offers a range of design templates and tools to help you create professional-looking workbooks.
But again, the tools aren't as important as the usefulness of your workbook. Any old tool can create something that will help you customers learn a topic, solve their problem and achieve a goal.
Where Should You Sell Workbooks Online?
If we're talking digital workbooks, there are lots of options for you to sell your workbooks.
- Your own website: If you have your own website, you can sell your workbooks directly to your audience through your website. You can use an e-commerce platform like Shopify or WooCommerce to handle the payment processing and digital delivery.
- Amazon: Amazon offers a platform called Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) that allows you to self-publish and sell your workbooks as e-books on the Amazon Kindle store. You can also create paperback versions of your workbooks using Amazon's print-on-demand service.
- Gumroad: Gumroad is a platform that allows you to sell digital products, including workbooks, directly to your audience. You can create a landing page for your product and set your own price, and Gumroad handles the payment processing and digital delivery.
- Etsy: Etsy is a popular online marketplace for handmade and digital products. You can create a shop on Etsy and sell your workbooks as digital downloads.
- Teachable: Teachable is an online platform that allows you to create and sell online courses, but it also allows you to create and sell digital products such as workbooks. You can create a landing page for your product and set your own price, and Teachable handles the payment processing and digital delivery.
If you want to dive into printed worbooks, you can choose print-on-demand companies to publish your workbook. Some companies you can use to print your workbook include:
- Amazon KDP: Amazon KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) is a popular platform for self-publishing print-on-demand books and workbooks. With KDP, you can upload your workbook in PDF format and make it available for sale on Amazon.com. KDP also offers tools for formatting and designing your workbook for print.
- Blurb: Blurb is a platform for self-publishing and printing professional-quality books and workbooks. With Blurb, you can upload your workbook and use their design tools to create a custom layout and design. Blurb offers a range of paper types and binding options to choose from.
- Lulu: Lulu is another platform for self-publishing and printing books and workbooks. With Lulu, you can upload your workbook and use their design tools to create a custom layout and design. Lulu offers a range of print options, including hardcover, softcover, and coil binding.
- IngramSpark: IngramSpark is a platform for self-publishing and printing books and workbooks. With IngramSpark, you can upload your workbook and use their design tools to create a custom layout and design. IngramSpark offers a range of print options and paper types to choose from, as well as distribution to online retailers and brick-and-mortar bookstores.
There are so many wonderful things you can do with workbooks to create an income for yourself and bring AWESOME to the world.
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If you'd like to dig deeper into workbook creation, it's something we'll be talking about on our YouTube channel, so be sure to subscribe here. In the meantime, watch these video to give you some deeper insight into the possibilities.
Such great insight from a real-life case study the Debbie Drum shared with us a while back. And it really goes to show that sometimes FUNCTION is more important than FASHION in the world of printables.
Debbie also shared plenty of ways to use workbooks in your business…
So many ideas, they might have your head spinning. Haha, but for real. And then let's get back to the basic with some ideas of the workbooks you can create.
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