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Your Online Business Made Simple

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About this course

Are you looking to earn income for retirement and take back control of your future?

Whether the day you've been looking forward to for years has arrived, or you’re just starting to plan for it, the need to earn extra income for retirement is very real today.

In my New Course "Online Business Made Simple" You Will Discover Why Building an Online Business is The Best Thing You Can Do for Your Retirement.

  • I will show you how building a business online can help provide financial security in your golden years by giving you more time with family and friends while still earning money without having to leave home.
  • It's easier than ever before!
  • With this course, I'll teach you everything that I know about creating an online business from scratch so that when we're done'll be able to build a successful online business too!
  • And best of doesn't matter if you have no experience at all because this course was designed specifically with beginners in mind!
  • If there's one thing I've learned over the past 30+ years it's that anyone can create their own success story as long as they are willing put in the work necessary and follow through on their goals.
  • This course will give them exactly what they need - step-by-step instructions on how they can do just that.

Your Online Business Made Simple

step 1

Are You Looking To Earn Income For Retirement And Take Back Control Of Your Future?

Whether the day you've been looking forward to for years has arrived, or you’re just starting to plan for it, the need to earn extra income for retirement is very real today. 

  • One of the best ways to supplement retirement income is by starting and growing an online business.
  • Start well before retirement, working part time around your job and other commitments.
  • By the time you retire, you’ll have a business that is thriving and earning.
  • You might even be able to retire early!
step 2

Are You already retired and are looking for ways to supplement the income?

If you're already retired and are looking for ways to supplement the income you're living on, it's the same thing. Start an online business and grow it at a pace you choose.

  • No need for your business to take over all your newly acquired time.
  • Simply integrate it into the retirement lifestyle you envisioned.
step 3

what if you just aren't sure where to start?

But what if you just aren't sure where to start? Or maybe you don't even know what "online business" really means.

Let's begin there:

  • An online business is a website that enables you to make money in various ways. From home or anywhere.
  • Why use the term "business"? Because it reinforces the mindset that will help you succeed. You aren't just "putting up a website." Instead, you will build a real business that has a purpose that earns extra income to use now or in retirement. 

In my New Course "Your Online Business Made Simple" - You Will Discover Why Building an Online Business is The Best Thing You Can Do for Your Retirement!

One of the Best Ways to Supplement Retirement

Is By Starting And Growing An Online Business!

start planning for retirement

If you start your business before retirement, working part time around other commitments and jobs, by the time retire, you could have a thriving company earning income. 

where do i begin?

We created a course with all the tools you need in one place, including step-by-step instructions on how to build your own online business from scratch!

Let's begin there

This course will give you everything you need, including access to our exclusive community where we will help each other grow our businesses together.


Eric is a great coach and advisor in the business field!

Eric is a great coach and advisor in the business field! He is greatly knowledgeable in the area of e-commerce. He has added great value to my website and business by giving me valuable advice and providing materials here on to help me learn. I’m so thankful for his help. You won’t regret your investment!

Shekinah B - Artist

Solid Experience

Eric helped me establish a podcast, after being off the air for over a decade. He was patient, helpful in retraining me and very encouraging throughout the process. We are not only recording now, but set for up for months in advance. I recommend Eric for all of your online business needs.

Kevin T - Believer. Husband. Dad. Minister. Hoop Coach. Loving the journey! is Mega Helpful!

The subjects and content that covers have given me very helpful advice while I work on creating my own business. It was difficult to even know where to start when I thought of turning my hobby into a hobby/business. Eric is patient and is generous with his time . He is genuinely interested in helping people achieve higher goals. His extensive experience allows him to offer good advice and helps him to know where the pitfalls are and what works in building a lucrative and successful business. I'm grateful to have him in my corner.

Kimberly G - Sommelier

Eric is your Man

Eric has been my life saver ever since I started my business. His IT and Customer Service skills are GOLD. He is very reliable and dependable and you can rest assured that he will guide you to achieve your dreams.

Charles Chan - Business Owner

His knowledge and understanding is one-of-a-kind!

I would never have been able to create my website were it not for the help I received from Eric. I went from being a complete newbie in the field to being able to understand and update/maintain my website on my own. His knowledge and understanding is one-of-a-kind!

Deborah Ann - Entrepreneur

Eric Will Cheer You On As You Achieve Success

If you are looking for someone to make the complicated tech world seem a little less intimidating then Eric Cooper is your guy. An honourable and trustworthy gentleman who will not only help you but will cheer you on as you achieve success. Eric breaks down his teaching so that you will be encouraged and excited to start down your path to new goals.

Laurie P - Business Owner

Timely Support with Precise Solution

Eric had been a life-saver in times of technical challenges. He had made my business progress amazingly well because of his resolution to the many test scenarios I've presented to him. His skills and expertise is beyond compare. Cheers Mate !

Bobby M - Entrepreneur

Incredible Coach!

Eric is amazing to work with. He is quick, responsive and extremely patient. Eric is a true professional! I love that he takes something that I would view as complicated and makes it seem simple. I am definitely more of a people person and less task oriented. Eric is both, and he has a way of communicating and coaching that is easy to follow and recreate. I highly recommend his services.

LeeAnn R - Business Owner

Class Act

I have known Eric for several decades. He is a class act and a person that cares about people. His internet and systems knowledge is top shelf. He designed our complete company online presence and back-office in record time. Simply The Best! Jim Fitzpatrick: Sept. 2021 President MyLifeSpring

James F - Business Executive


Both myself and my business partner want to thank you for sharing your vast knowledge of business with us and for your assistance in developing the website for our latest business venture. You showed us things we didn't even know were possible. The whole experience has been not only excellent, but "fun" from start to finish. We look forward to working with you again in the future.

Roslyn T - Entrepreneur

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Course Structure

1 Lesson

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Welcome & Introduction

Welcome to Your Online Business Made Simple
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10 Lessons

The Tech Stuff

The Tech Stuff

Module 1 Overview

By the end of Your Online Business Made Simple, module 1, you will have all the technical things set up to get paid, create and deliver your product, give access to paying customers and restrict access from non-customers. In this course, you'll learn how to build a business website from scratch, from signing up for a web host to setting up an email opt-in form ― and everything in between! We'll cover what tech to use, how to create a quick logo, customizing your website, and more.

Setting Up The Basics & Getting Paid

The first thing you will learn in this course is what is required to setup the basics and provide a method for getting paid. You will see through this course that you need to treat your online business as a “real business”. This means that you will need to make an investment to present the right image to potential leads and customers. The good news is that the investment required is very small. In this course, you'll learn how to build a business website from scratch, from signing up for a web host to setting up an email opt-in form ― and everything in between! We'll cover what tech to use, how to create a quick logo, customizing your website, and more. Click the button below to get started.

Payment Processing & Product/Service Delivery

There are an almost unlimited number of niches and sub niches that you can choose from to create a product or service around. The most important thing is that you choose a niche where there is high demand that is consistent and there is money being made in that niche. In this lesson we will look at the different methods of delivery for your product or service.

Build Your Website with Thrive Suite

If you’ve been looking for a WordPress theme that’s flexible, customizable, and easy to use, then you are in for a treat! In this lesson, we’ll show you how to install Thrive Suite and set up your theme using Thrive Theme Builder.

Customizing Theme Templates and Pages

Next up, you’ll get to design your website and see Thrive Theme Builder and Thrive Architect in action. In this lesson, you’ll learn about theme templates and customizing content areas using Blocks. If you are not using Thrive Suite then you can skip to the next lesson.

Setting up Your Email Toolbox

To maintain a professional appearance to the outside world, you’ll need to set up a business email address. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to set up your business email with either WPX or Siteground (we’ll show you both). Gmail is typically much easier to use than the email service provided by web hosts, so we’ll also show you how to access your business email through a Gmail account.

Connecting Your Email Provider and Opt-In Form

Build Your Customer List - in this lesson you'll learn how to connect your email marketing service to Thrive Themes, and you’ll connect an opt-in form with your email marketing service. We will go over: How to Build an Engaged Email List for Your Online Business and Tips to Build Your Mailing List Faster.

Connecting Your Contact Form

Having a contact form somewhere on your website is a great way for your visitors to connect with you quickly and with minimal effort. To place a contact form on your website, start by opening a page in Thrive Architect and adding the Contact Form element to your website.

Bonus Material – Guide to Building an Internet Presence

When you're starting out as a new senior marketer online, you face the obstacle of being an unknown entity. Whether you’re operating as an affiliate or a vendor, you have an uphill battle in trying to get consumers to trust you to the point where they're willing to spend money. In this Bonus Report, "A Senior Marketer’s Guide to Building an Internet Presence" we look at how to combat this issue and start your journey building a presence in the online marketplace so that you can become a recognizable brand and gain the trust of your audience.

Bonus Material – 13 List Building Tips for Senior Marketers

Getting started online by choosing a niche and business model is a wonderful beginning to your Internet marketing career. But there’s one very specific task you need to master in order to see unlimited success – list building.
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Product Creation

Create your Own Product or Service - When you have your own product/service, you can keep all of the profits and your customers will be your own. We will identify ideas for a good product that has the potential to be a good seller. We will look at how to test all of your ideas out to ensure there is sufficient demand and look at how to create the product yourself or outsource some or part of it.

Your Product or Service Idea

In this lesson, we will do a deep dive into the steps required to create your own Product or Service. We take a look at everything from how to brainstorm winning product ideas, how to choose the right niche and much more. Let's get started.

The Sales Page First Approach

The Sales Page First Approach

Step-by-Step Product Creation Method

How to create your multi-purpose product/service map, following the Step-by-Step Method. In this lesson, we'll create a simple map that represents the steps required to build your product or service and outlines the benefits that your customers will receive by purchasing your product or service.

Your Customer Journey Map

Thanks to the increasingly competitive digital space, customers have gone from passive receivers of information to empowered decision makers over the past decade. The amount of knowledge available to customers through different channels have made them more discerning of the products they choose to consume and the brands they support. This is why figuring out how to make a customer journey map is of utmost importance.

Building Your Content

In this lesson, you'll discover the keys to creating content that doesn't just get attention, but also builds an audience of real fans and connects to your business' core purpose.

Keyword Research Checklist

Keyword Research Checklist - The 5 essential steps to doing effective keyword research

Bonus – Customer Development Questions

Customer development is the process of interacting with your (current or future) customers in order to gain a deeper understanding of what they want and need and in order to design a better product for them.

5 Easy Success Tips for Senior Entrepreneurs

Have you ever heard the phrase, Keep It Simple, Stupid? The KISS acronym refers to the way many people try to make things harder on themselves – usually by overthinking things or worrying too much about what could go wrong. When it comes to succeeding as a senior online entrepreneur, you may be fretting about many things – such as competing with others or how much money you believe you need to invest because someone told you to buy a lot of courses and tools. The reality is, success for entrepreneurs boils down to five fundamental changes you can make in your life where you position yourself as a niche expert and boost your confidence to provide leadership to a loyal audience. These are concepts that not every individual possesses, and you’ll watch as they flounder and lose focus on their success goals. If you can remember these core values, you’ll thrive as an online marketer.

How to Pre-Sell Your Online Course [The 5-Step Process]

Pre-selling your online course is the best way to validate whether or not your audience is ready to exchange money for an outcome you can teach how to achieve. Watch this Thrive Themes' video to learn our '5-step process' that will help make your online course launch a success.

Membership Site vs. Online Course - Which One Should You Choose?

Which info-product online business model is best for you? A membership site or selling online courses? In this Thrive Suite video, you'll learn the difference between the two as well as the pros and cons for each. After watching, you'll know which type of online business is better for your unique entrepreneurial situation.

Craft Better Content Faster with Thrive Suite Block Templates

Learn more about Thrive Suite ➜ In this Thrive Suite video, Matt shows you how to create remarkable content fast using Block templates from Thrive Suite. Creating pro looking content for WordPress website has never been easier!
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