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Inside Our Most Ambitious Program for Entrepreneurs Who Want to Grow Their Business

Quick—what can be as horrifying as going to The Upside Down dimension? As satisfying as annihilating a pack of Demodogs? An adventure with more twists and turns than Stranger Things? Yup, it’s the road to business success. As an entrepreneur, you must take great big leaps into parts unknown, parts unnerving, and parts uncertain. At Mirasee, we certainly didn’t know what to expect when, in October 2016, we piloted the ACES Club, the most ambitious …

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The Ultimate List of Digital Product Ideas That Sell

Are you cash strapped? Short on time? Do you know you need a side gig or separate income stream to make ends meet, and carve out a bit of freedom and flexibility in your life? A digital product sure seems like the way to go. You create it once, post it up online, and throngs of people head your way to buy your thing. You’ll finally be able to make money while you sleep. What …

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Selling Online Courses: How to Attract Your First—Or Next—5, 50, or 100 Students

Written with inputs from Danny Iny, Mirasee founder and CEO, Lizzie Merritt, Director of Education, Hanna Woodside, coach, and Diane Holmes, Evangelist. You feel lied to, deceived, betrayed. They said it would be easy and fast. But making money from selling online courses has been anything but. Instead, you’re exhausted, discouraged, disillusioned. You’ve poured your heart and soul into creating your course. You’ve done the research and people said they wanted it. But when you …

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Online Course Design for the Teacher Who Wants to Make an Impact

This much is clear: when it comes to actual teaching, online courses get a failing grade. For starters, the completion rates are dismal. In MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), only 7%-15% of students complete the courses. Is it because they’re free and people take free stuff for granted? But even in paid online courses at the University of Phoenix, the average graduation rate is not much better at 17%. And if students aren’t even consuming …

The State of Online Learning 2018

The State of Online Learning 2018

Imagine you were about to climb Mt. Everest. Aside from training physically, gathering your gear, and hiring a good Sherpa, you would probably learn as much as you could from the experiences of others. You’d connect with other people who are planning the same trip, to compare notes. You’d learn as much as you could about the experiences of others who’ve succeeded—or tried and failed—to learn from their mistakes, anticipate and avoid the common pitfalls, …

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7 Steps to Create an Online Course (That Doesn’t Suck)

You’re about to discover how to create an online course. Not just any course. Certainly not what passes for an “online course” these days. But a great course. … An online course that delivers transformation and not just information. … An online course people will actually pay you for. … An online course you enjoy teaching. Sure, you could get away with an ordinary online course. You might even make money with it. But do …

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The Ultimate List of Learning Management Systems

Updated by Lexi Rodrigo on March 10, 2018 When you’re faced with a choice and there are way too many options, what happens? One of two things: either you freeze and choose nothing, or you make a choice without feeling like you really knew it was the *right* choice for you. This is definitely a big problem when you’re looking for the best learning management system (LMS) for your online course. Your choice of LMS …

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The State of Online Courses 2018 Report

What’s it like to be an online course creator? That’s the question we wanted to answer when we did the first State of Online Courses survey in 2015. In the span of 3 surveys, we’re already seeing some shifts among course creators. Here’s what we found in our latest survey of 707 online entrepreneurs: Tl;dr (Too Long; Didn’t Read) 1. More respondents than ever before are creating online courses, and they’re becoming more mature: Fewer are …

Want to Stop Trading Time for Money? Avoid This #1 Mistake!

“Stop trading time for money.” Thanks to the Tim Ferrisses of the world, that has become the rallying cry of people who are stuck in a job they don’t like and who want to create the freedom to quit and do something different. They say it with pride, confident they are making the smart, strategic choice their corporate colleagues don’t have the guts or foresight to make. It makes perfect sense, of course. After all, …