Thought I would follow up on yesterday’s post…
No matter that this was published in 2017, these tips from Smart Passive Income are still valuable.
NOTE: I found some contradiction between those who advise diving in with passion and building vs. validating first.
Maybe the solution is: Put some of that passion into your ‘pre-building’ promotion. [sales pages, lead pages, social media posts].
You might even repurpose some of that same content. Hey, just a thought.
Here are a few favorites…
1. Whatever topic you have in mind right now, make it 5 times smaller. The biggest mistake is to think you have to cover everything in one step. – Kerstin, Fluent Language School
2. Find one person and walk them through your exact process of the course you’re considering creating. – Jeff Rose, The Online Advisor Growth Formula
3. Stop reading about it. Taking action is the best teacher! …The more I studied, the more overwhelmed I became. I finally stopped worrying about it… – David Wallimann, Guitar Playback
4. The number one tip I would give to course creators is start building your list immediately.
– Fleur Ottaway, Venture Digital: Get Results from Your Facebook Ads
5. Do not prepare an online course for selling. Create an online course for what you love to do and then sell it. You will earn a lot if you tell a topic that you love to do. – Resit, Master of Project Academy
Many thanks to Pat Flynn and SPI for mining a wealth of advice and expertise.
Slacker that I am, I hadn’t checked back with StartupNation in a long while. As expected, I’d missed plenty.
The info in Dylan Ogline’s post may be old hat to some of you, but I’m thinking there are still folks out there who could use a few basic guidelines, along with this link to 7 Steps to Validate Your Idea for a Profitable Online Course .
A few more highlights from this post:
- “…it’s a heck of a lot easier to create—and sell—a course on that topic than it is if you’re throwing a course together just because you can.”
- “…you’re going to be up against powerhouse course creators and learning platforms like Skillshare, LinkedIn Learning and more…make sure you’re creating a tangible, results-driven course.”
- “you need to be willing to try and fail as fast as humanly possible…That means you need to sell your course idea before you’ve even built it…Create a sales page that demonstrates a clear value and start putting it out there…”
- Top 5 Ideas for Podcast Segments (from John Lee Dumas)
- 7 Tips For Side Hustlers Struggling To Deal With Rejection (from Forbes Magazine)
- 4 Ways to Stack Side Hustles and Earn More Money (from moneymanagement.org)
- 25 Essential Entrepreneur Resources (entrepreneur.com)
- 61 entrepreneur resources you need to succeed (fingerprintforsuccess.com)
- 50 Free Resources for Self-Employed Creatives and Entrepreneurs (www.shutterstock.com)
Three more, courtesy of Side Hustle Nation and Copyblogger…
Sorry that I haven’t been as diligent as previously promised…
31 Little Life Upgrades [Lots of new tools and ideas here.]
20 Call-to-Action Examples that Create Instant Leads [Writing a separate post for this one.]
- 78 Best Freelance Jobs Websites to Get Remote Freelance Work (Fast) in 2020 [ryrob.com]
- 201+ Best Blog Post Ideas That’ll (Actually) Drive Traffic [ryrob.com]
- 82 Best Business Ideas for Newbie Entrepreneurs [digital.com] This page has a helpful table of contents.
Today’s link may include habits you’ve already established.
ORRRR, it may include steps you know you need to take, but haven’t yet.
ORRRR, it may include a few side hustlers’ tips you haven’t considered.
So, stay open to these suggestions from aftersundaydinner.com.
Go get’em side hustlers!
About a half-dozen additions in the last week, including inspirational quotes for entrepreneurs and another side hustle website’s toolkit.