10 years ago if you wanted to launch a business or even to test an idea you had to rent an office, furnish and create the IT infrastructure for it, spend a lot of dough as startup costs, and all that jazz.
Now you can create a funnel, put a team in a coworking space, plug the laptops in space’s IT infrastructure and bang, you can start something. The power of the internet has caused the transaction costs to become smaller and smaller, as time goes by. So, in theory, it is easier than ever to start a project but most of the beginner entrepreneurs are lured in the idea to raise funds and make money and are not focused on creating real, lasting value. And here is their biggest seatback.
What’s the biggest mistake that entrepreneurs are making? Many companies are just using the internet and technology to slash costs and they do everything possible to outsource as much possible. They focus on cutting the costs instead of using the internet and the tech facilities at hand today to actually create much better products. And this trend is helped by the gooroos promoting via books, courses, webinars, and seminars the mindset that you can just use the internet, don’t work at all, or maybe just a little bit, outsource everything and lay low on a sunny beach. The whole value building idea is somehow out of the equation. And this is wrong and it is bad both for the business, the customers and all other stakeholders.
I made a pause publishing on the blog which is now over and I would like to start with “3 Reasons to launch an online course if you’re offering services”. I’ve struggled for months and even years to create and sell online courses, the learning curve was not easy but it worked fortunately and in the next period besides working on my own courses I want to help action-taker professionals to launch successfully theirs.
I’ve been in dark corners multiple times bursting with stress and anxiety but all the time I’ve found a way to go further and my work I perform online was in many cases the proper medicine. I am a little bit of workaholic and sometimes my family suffers due to this habit but as I’ve transform a lot of my consulting work into inline content, courses and products I am able to free some of the work time and put it back towards the family. My work will still take a lot of time, I believe in its purpose to push the humanity forward so will continue to do my best.
If you are a high level professional selling high ticket services you may consider the idea of creating an online course as an entry gate to your expertise.
First I want to thank you very much for taking the time to read the content I publish online. As a marketing and sales person I use a lot of software and tools in my business and oftentimes I hit roadblocks in finding the best tools possible at very affordable prices. These roadblocks had lead to a new mission so I announce that within the Digital Agency Mushbloom we started a new mission. It is called Shop Marketing Apps and I believe that it will bring a lot of value to your professional life in the coming months and years.
Yesterday in the afternoon I was a bit down due to the amount of things scheduled to complete and I really needed a break. In the meantime I had scheduled an interview with Andrew Fletcher, the creator of Convertri, a new platform allowing very fast building for optin pages, sales pages and funnels without technical skills.
During the interview Andrew started to play with the software so I actually had my first page built with it:
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I know countless business owners, coaches, trainers, speakers and consultants who are really struggling with their online presence and pay small fortunes for the same outcomes they can obtain with less than $100 following the rules of the new economy. And one of the rules is that the technology is cheaper and cheaper these days – you just need to know where to look.
Rocket Builder is a brand new – state of the art WordPress powered website and marketing page builder that makes it easy and affordable for you to quickly create full blown websites – OR any marketing page you’ll ever need in a matter of minutes.
Udemy is one of the platforms where I upload content and courses and plan to use it more in the future. Recently I’ve found a blog post about using great free resources for creating Udemy courses – screencasts with audio, lecture notes and an eBook.
Here are totally free resources to use for creating udemy courses.
Recording Screencasts with Kazam
For recording screencasts (recording actions on the desktop), you can use use Kazam. It is available in the Ubuntu software center. You can save the output as H264 (MP4).
Do you read a lot of business books? Have you ever noticed how most of them have a few core principles, and the rest of the book is just fluff? Maybe you attend seminars or webinars, and after hours and hours of listening and watching, you’ve got one page of notes with the “nuggets of wisdom” from the speakers. Don’t you find that frustrating? Wouldn’t it be great if there were a website with “just the nuggets”? Joel Comm, the NY Times bestselling author and serial entrepreneur, and his joint venture partner Dan Nickerson, have just launched Growing Profits. It’s … Continue reading Joel Comm and Dan Nickerson have something new and amazing!
I am a visual person, there isn’t any doubt about this but I can’t call myself a photographer. Not even a passionate amateur one. I preffer music over imagery but in what I do I use a lot if images. Continue reading I’ve just discovered Photos.com