Create A Creative Business That Celebrates Your Ideal Life
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Episode 027 Show Notes
I’m an educator at heart, I love teaching and sharing information, it comes from my mom being a teacher and going to work with her as a kid and occasionally she would take me to work with her.
Watching her in the classroom, seeing how she interacted with her students how her words and her is actions influenced them, at the time I didn’t fully appreciate how she was equally influencing me.
As a kid, I thought hanging out with my mother at work gave me the opportunity to play hooky from having to sit through my own boring classes
That early love for teaching and sharing information and resources in huge part is why I launched this podcast.
For example, I love that I can come with an idea, or become inspired by something, draft up an outline, fire up the MacBook Pro, grab the mic and start talking.
In addition over the years that love for sharing information inspired me to write and self publish a few books, launch two other podcasts in addition to this one, two virtual telesummits, and three online courses
It would suffice to say a know a little bit about taking the ideas, thoughts, and experiences living in your head, packaging it up and presenting it to the world both for free and for sale,
So… if currently thinking about or have ever thought about packaging up your experiences and expertise into a product like an online course that you use both as a giveaway to grow your email list or sell to grow your bank account this podcast episode is for you.
As a matter of fact, as I saying this I’m going to the next few episodes to this topic and hopefully secure an interview or two from other artists/creatives who launched successful online courses.
So in this episode, I want to focus on what stops most would be course creators from stepping up to the plate we all have these excuses.
Have you ever said or some iteration of the following?
“I’m not an expert”
“I don’t know enough about anything to get somebody to pay me to teach it”
“Besides… doesn’t everybody know this?”
“Why would someone give me money for information they can find for free on YouTube?”
Before I get into breaking down each of these false assumptions I want to invite you to connect with me on Instagram at @createaproneurpodcast via the DMs and share with me what’s holding you back from packaging up your passion, experiences, and expertise into an online course based on your creativity.
If you do I promise I’ll not only reply but knowing me, I’ll probably give you a few tips and maybe a handy resource or two.
Alright so let’s take each of these concerns one a time because honestly until you get past these blocks you won’t take action in any significant way to experience the success you deserve.
Inspirational Links and Resources Mentioned In This Episode:
Danira Cancinos of Danis Dulce Confections – (Caramel Apple Lady)
Painter Layne Johnson Studio – click on the classes link to see his latest offerings
Episode 013: Choose! My Personal Take On Ryan Levesque’s New Book & How Creatives Can Use It To Choose The Best Idea For Them
In the show notes you’ll find a Bonus Video Tutorial: Research Your Next Profitable Idea Using Google Trends, Google, Amazon, Udemy, and Skillshare
57 Ways To Monetize Your Gifts and Create True Security For Yourself! Includes access to four bonus templates called the Creative Entrepreneurs Path to Cash and map your journey to an ideal business that celebrates the life you want to live. (example of a mini-course)
Update October 2019: If you have a course idea the next step is to validate it before you create it. Please don’t skip or gloss over this step because the #1 reason why most online course fails to attract paying students.
That’s why it’s super important to take your course idea through a proper validation process.
To help you I created a companion episode to walk you through the five most important steps to ensure your venture is a success. Episode 028: 5 Fool Proof Ways To Validate Your Course Idea
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