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Online Courses: Missed Opportunities and Enduring Hope

“If you teach, you will grow rich.” Danny Iny, Teach and Grow Rich Is this the experience of online entrepreneurs? Especially those who are just getting started? And if they succeed, what would be the impact on their businesses? And their lives? We wanted to find out and that’s why we added a second part to our annual state of online courses survey. Our audience of service providers, coaches, consultants, and other independent professionals responded. …

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Why Time, Technology, and Marketing Shouldn’t Stop You From Becoming an Online Course Creator

You know you want it. A successful online course. A platform for you to share your wisdom and to change people’s lives. Your ticket to finally quit that day job or stop taking on clients just because you need the money. But what can you do? Besides the job (or clients), you’ve got a family and pets to take care of and a home to keep. You’ve checked online course creation out and the technology …

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5 Ways Course Builders Get Stuck (And 5 Ways to Get Unstuck)

What if I could reveal EXACTLY where and why (even smart people like you) get stuck before they’ve even built their first online course—and the two ways to level up so you never get stuck again? That would be pretty valuable, right? Over the next paragraphs, that’s exactly what I’m going to do. Get ready, Course Builder, to Level Up.  If everything goes well, I’ll change the way you think forever. Most online course creators …

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The State of Online Courses 2017 [INFOGRAPHIC]

How are online entrepreneurs faring with online courses? As we’ve seen from our survey, the vast majority of them are interested in online courses. In fact, half have acted on that interest. But among those who have created and put out online courses, only a minority achieve their goals in terms of enrollment and income. Below is a visual summary of the results of our survey conducted in late 2016. A total of 830 online …

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State of Online Courses 2017 (Industry Survey of 830 Entrepreneurs)

Is it just me or did online courses just become hot? In the last two months alone, I’ve seen three internet marketers launch training programs on how to create and sell online courses (I’m sure there were more who weren’t in my radar). And we’ve discovered that there are a gazillion online course platforms, learning management systems, and marketplaces for course creators. So many more people are talking about online courses, am I right? I’m …

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Online Business Trends: What’s Hot and What’s Not in 2016-2017

What’s the value of expert predictions? In 2006, psychologist Philip E. Tetlock published an evaluation of forecasts made by 284 experts who are paid to make financial and political predictions in the book, Expert Political Judgment: How Good Is It? How Can We Know?. The verdict: The experts were less accurate than simple statistical algorithms and ordinary human beings like you and me, and they fared worse than “dart-throwing chimps.” “There is no reason for …

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Essential Copy You Should Be Writing for a Successful Course Launch, Part 2: Launching with an Audience

This post is Part 2 in a series dedicated to copywriting for your online course launch. If you missed Part 1, which outlined essential copy for launching with no audience, you can catch up here. If you want to launch an online course, having an email list at your fingertips should make everything easier. You put a message out there, hundreds or even thousands of people read it, and they take action. Lo and behold, …

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Essential Copy You Should Be Writing for a Successful Course Launch, Part 1: Launching with no Audience

So you want to launch your first online course? I want to say… Congratulations! I mean it. You’d be amazed at how few people get this far. You’ve decided that you care about helping others and sharing your knowledge with the world— more than you’re scared of failure. Unlike most wannabe entrepreneurs who sit on their course ideas for years, you are determined to bring yours to life. There’s one catch, though. If you’ve been …

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6 Reasons Your Online Courses Are Turning Students Off

The global revenue earned from corporate online courses was expected to reach over $107 billion last year. This doesn’t even touch on distance learning outside the corporate training-sphere. Now, there is a right way and a wrong way to create online courses, and it’s clear that you want to do it the right way if you want a slice of the multi-billion dollar pie. If you’ve found yourself wanting to throw in the towel because …