I want to show you exactly how to launch a pilot course fast. Here are the four things you need for a profitable and impactful online course.

4 Steps to Launch an Online Course in 3 Weeks

In my previous post, I outlined the three steps you can use to find out what your audience needs most and launch a new online course (or another online offer) simply, quickly, with low cost and little risk.

A key piece of this process is launching the pilot version of your course first…

  1. Test your idea quickly
  2. Bring cash in the door right away
  3. Get early feedback and testimonials to increase further sales

This gives you the early momentum to build and leads to a successful ongoing income stream.

Today, I want to dig a little deeper and show you exactly how to launch a pilot course fast.

As with most things, I have a framework or this. These are the four things you need for a profitable and impactful online course.

1) Identify the Ideal Student

Who is the specific person you want to reach and help with your course? What are their most pressing pains and goals? What are their current circumstances? What motivates them? What’s holding them back?

The better you know who you want to serve and what their needs are, the easier it is to create a successful course for them. Read more

Here are the three steps Alexandra followed to make this happen (and that you can follow to launch a new income stream quickly, too).

How to Find Profitable Opportunities During COVID-19

Imagine almost half of your immediate income evaporating in just 24 hours…

Income that you need to pay rent, feed your family, pay bills, and cover business expenses.

How would you quickly replace the lost revenue?

This is the position my client, Alexandra, found herself in when the COVID-19 quarantine hit.

Then, in just three weeks and with minimal expense, she put into place three new income streams that not only replaced the money she’d lost but also will become a key source of ongoing income for the future.

Here are the three steps Alexandra followed to make this happen (and that you can follow to launch a new income stream quickly, too).

1) Uncover What Is Most Relevant to Your Audience Right Now

The first thing Alexandra did was to check in with her intended audience (those she wanted to serve as customers) to see what they needed help with, especially in light of the current events. 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

Here are four useful tools and techniques that can help you uncover your unique voice as a thought leader to stand out in your industry.

How to Uncover Your Unique Voice as a Thought Leader

In 1994, my brother and I started our first garageband. Spillway was our name (don’t ask me why).

We would set up in my parents’ basement and thrash about, banging the drums and crunching chords on the guitar, essentially knocking off of the popular grunge sound of the time.

Our first song was an “approximation” of a Stone Temple Pilots tune. Our next was a loose rip off of Rage Against the Machine.

Without a doubt, we sounded like hundreds of other garagebands playing in their parents’ basements, all of us borrowing liberally from the popular rock bands on the radio. But we had to start somewhere. This is the creative process of discovering one’s creative voice.

Much like writing songs, creating content and sharing your ideas online is an expression of your unique voice.

To find your own style, your own voice, you often start by mimicking the voice of others. You experiment. You put in your reps. Bit by bit you uncover the elements that make up the fullest expression of who you are, the things that set you apart from others who do or say similar things. Read more

11 Ways to Stand Out as a Unique Voice in Your Industry

11 Ways to Stand Out as a Unique Voice in Your Industry

I’ve got a question fo you.

On a scale of 1 to 10…

How are you doing at creating thought leadership content that stands out and establishes you as a unique voice in your industry?

As I rapidly approach the launch of my new podcast in January, I’ve been checking out the podcast and content landscape to see what’s out there and how I can bring something different to the table.

What I have noticed is that a lot of content creators show up at a 4 or 5, perhaps a 7 at best, when it comes to creating content with a unique approach and voice.

That’s why they get lost in the sea of sameness on the Internet.

But that’s not you!

You didn’t start your brand and business just to get lost in the noise. Read more