With the current pandemic, there comes an income opportunity. Here’s why now might be the perfect time to launch your first or next online course.

An income opportunity that’s working well right now

A lot of us are wondering what we should focus on in our business with so much change and uncertainty engulfing us daily.

On top of that, many have lost income and need to replace it.

But with disruption there comes opportunity.

It’s become clear to me over the past several weeks, as I’ve worked with clients and had conversations about what’s working now, that online courses fall into the category of “significant opportunities” right now.

I’ll share the reasons why in a moment. But first, I want to be clear that I’m not one to push a “here’s the one thing you absolutely must do right now because it’s the only thing that can fix everything for you” solution.

With that said, here’s why now might be the perfect time for you to launch your first (or next) online course.

1) Online Learning is a Big Opportunity Right Now

Throngs of people have turned to the Internet for learning since going into quarantine. People are also using this time to learn new skills and ideas both as a pastime as well as to bolster their resume for the future. Read more

If you’re wondering how to best market and create content in the current climate, here are seven ways to serve as a leader right now for your customers.

7 Ways to Serve as a Leader Right Now

If your week has been anything like mine, it’s been a mixed bag. I think I have whiplash after being bounced and tossed around the emotional spectrum like a pinball.

I got a lot of great responses when I asked what topics you would like my insights on right now. I was happy to see that a lot of people wanted to hear about some ways to show up and serve as a leader right now.

I’m also working on content about how to make your business more resilient and how to quickly replace lost income. (Hint: #3 and #4 below are a great way to prepare for that.) More on those topics soon.

If you’re wondering how to best market and create content in the current climate, check out the resource I share in #4 below.

With that, here are seven ways to show up as a leader right now for your customers, clients, and audience.

1) Keep Showing Up (Show Up More)

It would be understandable to hole up right now and attend to yourself, your family, and those closest to you. And if that is what you need, that’s just fine. Read more

4 Steps to Design a Profitable Online Course

There are four essential elements for creating an online course in order to ensure it will be profitable and deliver results. Together, these four elements make up a framework I call The Online Course Design Canvas. In this episode, I outline this framework and give you examples for each element to help you outline your first (or next) online course. You can also apply this framework to design other types of offers and income streams based on your expertise.

In This Episode

  • How to identify exactly what online course to launch first (or next)
  • 4 key things you must define in order to ensure your online course will be successful Read more
A List of Free Things That Might Help Right Now

A List of Free Things That Might Help Right Now

I hope you’re staying healthy and safe.

Over the past week, I’ve curated a collection of resources (most of them free) that could help during this challenging time. I’d like to share them with you today. I’ve put a $ next to the two that cost a bit of money (no affiliate links).

Also, next week I’ll send out some training that I normally charge but that I’ve now made free. It will help you identify exactly what you should do next in your business to serve your customers and bring in income. Watch for it.

Now, here’s my List of Things That Might Help Right Now.

FocusMate – Find Virtual Working Partners for Accountability and Connection [APP]

Focusmate, started by my friend Taylor, has been making it easy for people to connect with others to co-work virtually for years now. His platform was already useful, even more so now. Read more

I’d like to offer a few insights about how you can weather these uncertain times in your business and fortify your business for the future.

5 Ways to Navigate These Uncertain Times

It’s been a crazy week. It feels like head-spinning news and changes are coming at us at the speed of light bringing with it a good deal of uncertainty, and therefore, anxiety.

To be honest, I’ve had a few moments where I’ve felt like throwing my hands in the air and screaming.

What’s the use right now of doing anything if the ground is going to shift underneath me every two minutes?!

Thankfully, after taking a few deep breaths (and occasionally throwing on my kickboxing gloves to throw a few punches), I calm myself down.

Today, I’d like to offer a few insights about how you can weather these uncertain times in your business and fortify your business for the future.

1) Use This Time to Diversify Your Business Model

The other day I was brought on a podcast to talk about the importance of having multiple ways to sell your knowledge and generate income. The audience consisted of a number of public speakers who were suddenly facing months with very little income due to canceled conferences.

If you’re in a situation where some of your income is evaporating, now would be a good time to use my Lean Launch Method to get something to market quickly, especially something virtual that can replace any in-person gigs that have been canceled. Read more