Interview with Kevin Fahey: Being successful by creating good habits and focusing on one thing

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Who do you serve and who are your clients?

I serve marketers who are looking to build an online business from the start, and I serve marketers that already have an online business and are looking to scale that to a higher level. For example, if they’re doing $1,000 a month, we’ve got methods and strategies in place to show them how to do $10K a month; and we have a few clients who are doing $30K a month. We can also show them how to get to $50K, or $80K, or $100K per month. That’s our current client base and who we actually serve.

What is their problem, their need, and what are the symptoms of that problem?

For most people starting out, the problem is that they are looking to get traffic, they’re looking to get leads, and are looking to get sales. That’s what this whole internet marketing business is about. Their biggest problem is, for most people, is, let’s call it a buyer’s wheel of pain:

  1. Buying products expecting them to deliver all the results
  2. Then giving up
  3. Then buying another product

 

It’s basically called the circle of pain and we try and remove people from that by teaching them the basics and giving them an understanding of the business model.  That’s their biggest issue. A lot of people come to me and say “Kevin, how do I build a list?”

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by Ellen Finkelstein

4 reasons why consultants and coaches should create products and courses

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online-business-consultants-coaches-products-courses-1Are you a consultant or coach providing services to individuals or companies? Or maybe you’re a…

  • Healthcare practitioner, such as a physician, chiropractor, massage therapist, yoga teacher, or dentist
  • Computer training or repair provider
  • Virtual assistant or other gig worker providing a service
  • Financial services provider (bookkeeper, accountant, financial advisor, etc.)
  • Plumber, electrician, or other repair or maintenance provider

 

Did you know that there are 3 reasons why you should complement your services with an online product or course?

We usually think of some businesses as service-based businesses and others as product-based businesses. Service-based businesses have clients. Product-based businesses have customers.

In this article, I’ll explain the 4 reasons why service-based businesses should create online products, including courses. Read More

by Ellen Finkelstein

Choosing a platform for your online course

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online-business-platform-online-course-1When you’re ready to get your knowledge out to the world with an online course, you have many decisions to make! An important one is which platform you’ll use. The platform houses your course content. The platform is sometimes called a Learning Management System (LMS), but in truth, you may not even need an LMS.

In this article, I’ll discuss the various types of platforms you can use for your online course along with the advantages and disadvantages of each type. The cat tower in the photo on the right has lots of platforms; in this post, I’ll help you choose the right one for your online courses.

I also have an interview with an expert on online course platforms, Jeff Cobb, below.

Before you even start looking at options — and there are many — you need to make a few preliminary decisions:

  • How do you want to structure the course? Will you “drip” it out over time or give students access to everything at once?
  • What format(s) will you use? Recorded video? Text? Audio? Live webinars or meetings?
  • What interactivity do you want to include? Quizzes/tests? A discussion group/forum? Email coaching with you?
  • How much do you want to track students’ activity and progress? Do you want to send them reminders if they aren’t active?
  • How much support and training do you want from your platform?

Once you know the answers to these questions, you can start to narrow down your options. Read More

by Ellen Finkelstein

Interview with Nicole Dean-Avoiding Content Creation Overwhelm

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Nicole DeanNicole Dean is the co-owner of Coach Glue, along with Melissa Ingold. They develop and create done-for-you content, tools, forms, and training to help business coaches to make more money, run their businesses smoothly, and still have time to live the lifestyle they dream of. Another expression for “done-for-you” is Private Label Rights, meaning that when you buy the content, you can (and should) edit it, call it your own, and do almost anything with it — give it away as a freebie, sell it as a course, use it as part of a membership program, and so on.

In this 18-minute interview, Nicole talks about how she helps coaches avoid the overwhelm of creating enough content both for their clients and for marketing. Below the video, you can read a summary of what Nicole says and also get the links to her two great free offers:

  • A collection of 17 forms to use when onboarding a client
  • A free coaching program called “7 Ways to Add More Subscribers to Your List this Month”

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by Ellen Finkelstein

You’re wasting time — that’s why you aren’t making enough income — and how to fix it

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To make enough income in your online business, you need to focus on income-producing activities. online-business-income-producing-activities-1-scaled.jpg

Therefore, if you’re wasting your time on other things, you won’t be making the income you want.

It’s hard to know if the time you’re spending is purposeful or not, so this post will help you figure that out. You’ll find the exact types of activities that CAN produce income, with lots of examples.

I’m going to try to prove to you that you’re wasting a lot of time by asking you a few questions.

1. How much time do you spend on social media?

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by Ellen Finkelstein