Skip to main content


7 Proven Steps to Sales Pages that Convert

Ah, the dreaded sales page. Great copy converts casual readers to happy customers. Bad copy dooms you to suffer the agony of wasted time on a beautiful course/product. Feeling that pressure yet?
Recent posts

Finding Your Lecture Style for Your Next Online Course

Publishing your first online course can be intimidating. Even when you have the right tools, there are plenty of other factors that go into building a course that fits you. You don’t want to just throw something out there because you think people will buy it. You need to find that sweet spot where your interest meets a true need.

But how do you build a course that fits your personality and meets their needs?

Start with finding your lecture style. There are basically two types of styles: traditional and computer-based.

Which style you choose will depend upon at least three factors:
Your budgetYour personalityYour skills Let’s get down to business with the lecture types.
Traditional Lecture Styles Talking Head: In talking head, you basically don’t need anything except yourself, something to record with, and a microphone. HERE is a fantastic video on how to record a talking head lecture.

Pros: Talking head is perfect for those looking to stick to a tight budget. You also get to display your …

How to Validate Your Online Course (Before You Create It)

So you have finally decided to create an online course. You buy all the equipment, research how to put the course together, and sit down at the computer with your cup of mojo ready to rock.

But then you run into a problem. You start to hear this one nagging question that starts at the back of your brain and edges its way forward. "Will this course actually sell? Are people going to be interested enough to spend the money and time to learn from me?"

Before you hit publish, and even before you start recording, make the time to do some initial validation.

Think of it this way. If you were going to marry the girl/guy of your dreams, would you propose on your first date? Some of you might. And it may even work out. But most of you won't. Why? Because you are not yet sure if the relationship is going to work out. So what do you do? You conduct some basic research. You spend the time and effort to get to know your choice and you make a decision based on experience.

The same can…

Creating Your First Online Course for Under $200

So you have decided to create an online course for your audience. First off let me say congratulations! This is a big step in using your product or service to generate truly interested followers. While it may not be easy, building a course for customers to learn and gain information is critical.

Before you start recording yourself you are going to need some basic materials. This post will walk you through all the hardware/software requirements necessary to create your first online course. Relax, take a deep breath, get some popcorn, and let's do this!
Hardware Requirements Do you want to know the best thing about living in a digital world is? (Besides watching hours of Netflix and Redbox movies) You most likely have all the tools you need right at your fingertips to create an online course. No sense breaking the bank on fancy equipment. Here is the list of hardware you will need, and probably already have.
PC/Laptop/Phone (with webcam)Webcam (if you don't already have one)Mic t…

6 Crucial Reasons Why You Need to Create Online Courses

So you are thinking about creating an online course for your website or blog. But then you realize you don’t have the technical skills to shoot a five star video. Or maybe you are a writer, painter, or musician. What does video have to do with your craft? After all, how does online learning help you (the artist) write, draw, or sing any better? How does it attract more customers?

These are all great questions you should ask yourself before building your first online course. The purpose of this post is to help you understand why you should use online courses to build your brand to attract a genuine audience.
Online courses are a great way to teach a specific skill You don’t have to be a full time teacher to teach. You don’t have to be a professional videographer to make valuable courses for online learning. Here are just a few professionals that are not teachers that use video to teach a specific skill.
Goins WriterCole’s ClassroomAthlean-X Jeff Goins is a fantastic writer, Cole is a p…

7 Blogging Rules You Should Break Today!

With the creation of the internet, it has never been easier to access information. As of this writing, there are over a billion active websites. But with this title wave of thoughts and opinions, how can you be sure an idea is worth latching on to?

After all, nobody needs a license to create a website. A crazy next door neighbor, the old man down the street, or even an 11-year-old girl could publish their own site and say what they want.

There are a lot of blogging “rules” that could derail you. After hours of research, I’m here to separate the wheat from the chaff. Break these 7 blogging “rules” in half with your bare hands and never look back.
Rule 1: Posts should be 500 words or less In 2010 many blogging experts preached simplicity. People don’t have time to read in-depth articles. With attention spans shrinking and the pace of modern life increasing, why waste time and effort on longer posts that nobody reads? But the data paints an entirely different picture.


In 2016 the a…

13 Thrilling Adventure Blogs to Follow in 2018

Nothing will ever beat the freedom of hitting the trail with everything I need on my back. There is something so liberating about being alone in the woods with just the necessities. No impossible work quotas to meet, no trainings, no emails. Just me, plenty of ramen noodles, and nothing but time on my hands.

When I can’t be in the woods I love to read about the best trails and hikes. I build lists of places I need to go, and I take note of things I need to do to prepare for any hike. Here are 13 blogs to follow to inspire you to hit the trail in 2018.
The Broke Backpacker Will Hatton, author of The Broke Backpacker, has been on the road traveling to the world’s most remote destinations for the past nine years. A terrible leg injury deep in the Costa Rican jungle caused him to rethink his mission of joining the marines. Now he writes about his travels and his journey to becoming a millionaire through online ventures.

What stands out: Will not only talks the talk but walks the walk. He s…