The One Where I Got Paid $7,000 to Build an Online Course from a Random Idea

I have so many online course stories for you guys!

My book, Zero to Passion, was my first real online DIY program because I offered several different tiers of learning beyond just the book. (Fun fact: I still sell plenty of them today).

But that’s a story for another time…

Let’s get to the good stuff!

In this episode, I’ll share the inside story of how I got paid $7,000 to build my first, truly real, and purely online course, from a random idea. Plus I’ll also reveal the big mistake I made almost immediately.

The course is called The Networking Masterclass, and I created it for the Revolutionary Club because I knew that networking was a huge key skill related to building a career and finding your passion.

What I didn’t know was if my audience also understood that, or if they did, if they would want to spend money for online networking help.

If they did, I thought this would be a wonderful way to help serve my community and add a DIY course to my arsenal.

But before I poured tons of time into building the course, I wanted to see if I was right that my community would be interested.

Turns out I was!

But also being right wasn’t enough…

Listen to the full episode to hear:

  • Why it’s worth it to vet your audience’s interest in your course idea before you commit to creating content
  • Why audience interest is not the same thing as a funnel or sales strategy
  • How to reframe a failed launch as good data

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