We’ve all heard stories about seemingly normal people who started a YouTube channel and now have hundreds of thousands of followers, millions of views on their videos, and unbelievable paychecks to match.
However, we usually don’t hear about these people until they have achieved massive success, which can be years, if not decades, in the making.
We rarely hear stories about creators who are in the beginning stages of growing their audience on YouTube. I think that’s unfortunate.
One of the biggest challenges I’ve faced while starting my own YouTube channel has been the dreaded comparison game.
I often see…
I’ve been obsessed with online courses since I first heard about them in 2010.
My first introduction to the online course world was Udemy. It was the first platform that I can remember that let ordinary people share their knowledge online and get paid for it.
I created dozens of courses on Udemy back in the day.
Topics ranged from forming LLCs and other business legal issues to tutorials on how to record and edit audio files. I had finally found a platform to explore all of my passions and make some side income in the process.
I was in…
At the beginning of 2020, I decided to run an experiment.
I had written a short nonfiction Kindle book and self-published it to Amazon. It was selling a copy or two per month at that point, and I wanted to see if I could increase my sales by writing a blog post to promote it.
I chose a topic for my blog post related to my book that I knew people were searching for on Google because it showed up in the “related searches” section at the bottom of the results page when I searched for my main topic keyword.
I grew up in rural Wisconsin in the ’80s with no internet or cable television. Therefore, my understanding of the career opportunities that were available to me was extremely limited.
While my blue-collar family worked hard, we often struggled to meet basic needs. This manifested itself as anxiety and an obsession with money.
If you’ve ever experienced food insecurity or the burden of barely getting by paycheck to paycheck, you likely know this feeling well.
I was determined to do better.
Unfortunately, my parents only knew of one way to earn an income — get a job, work hard, and…
If you use the Robinhood app to trade stocks, you may have noticed something peculiar this morning — certain stocks like GameStop (GME), Nokia (NOK), AMC Entertainment Holdings (AMC), Castor Maritime (CTRM), and Naked Brand (NAKD), among others are not currently available for purchase on the app after yesterday’s drama involving a subreddit group called WallStreetBets.
To make matters worse, the ability to sell certain stocks appears to be stunted this morning.
For example, I currently own shares of Naked Brand (NAKD). When I heard the news this morning that traders are being blocked from buying more shares on Robinhood…
There are roughly 76,000 people who search “how to start a YouTube channel” every single month — and for a good reason.
One of the most common questions that I get asked is,
The answer is — it depends.
In some cases, you can sell the same online course on more than one online course platform.
In other cases, you can’t.
For example, when you sign up for Teachable…
When I was trying to build my first online course, there were several podcasts that I listened to that helped me immensely.
Each of the podcasts listed below are unique. Some focus on “how-to” style information. Others are interview-based and offer a valuable glimpse inside the course creator’s processes and business model.
Here are the top 7 podcasts that I would recommend to anyone who is thinking about creating an online course.
The first one on my list is the Mariah Coz show. I’ve been following Mariah for years, and her content is amazing. It’s super practical. …
If there’s one thing that has the power to grow your business faster in 2021, it’s building an email list.
This applies to you if you’re a:
When I discovered that my email provider was hosting a free challenge in January 2021 with a chance to win $10,000, I was excited to participate and spread the word.
After all, who couldn’t use some extra cash and a bump in their email subscriber count?
Here are all the details about the upcoming free challenge — as well as my personal strategy…
There’s a reason why some bloggers make multiple six-figure incomes and others struggle to earn pennies from their writing.
People who earn life-changing amounts of money from their content usually follow a strategic formula.
The step-by-step formula that I have laid out below is a repeatable recipe that you can use to create profitable blog posts, Medium articles, or YouTube videos.
This is the exact “behind the scenes” process that I used to achieve the results outlined in this case study that I wrote a few months back.
I’ve been using this exact formula to reproduce these results on several…