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What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • 5:27 – Where lots of people struggle with creating their first course (don’t make this mistake!).
  • 8:47 – How a small tweak to wording can demonstrate that you’re guiding your students and not just giving them a bunch of information (these types of words can be critical in selling a course).
  • 10:10 – Advice for navigating a course where people are starting at different places.
  • 18:43 – The important thing to realize about the success of students (this is crucial to make sure you don’t overwhelm people who sign up for your course).
  • 20:56 – Tips for speaking to your ideal customer and getting the ball rolling on your launch.
  • 24:59 – The big shift in how to deal with opt-ins (what we used to do is actually a waste of time).
  • 27:30 – One major thing people confuse about their first launch (keep this in mind for your own course).
  • 31:48 – Why I don’t recommend beta testing for online courses (trust me on this).
  • 34:11 – Where people get into trouble when it comes to feedback.
  • 37:04 – An advanced tip for adding to or changing things in your course (and how to use additions or changes for promotion).

Ideas Worth Sharing:

[bctt tweet=”A course needs to have something very specific and something tangible that you can teach your market to go from A to Z. – @TheRiseToTheTop ” username=”TheRiseToTheTop”]

[bctt tweet=”The only thing you have to keep in mind as the end goal {of your VIP launch} is to get those first students into the program that are the right fit. Period. – @TheRiseToTheTop ” username=”TheRiseToTheTop”]

[bctt tweet =”People that do too much beta testing or obsess on making sure that everything is perfect, perfect, perfect never actually launch their course. – @TheRiseToTheTop ” username=”TheRiseToTheTop”]

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    About The Rise To The Top Podcast

    The Rise To The Top with David Siteman Garland podcast is a look behind-the-scenes (the good, bad, ugly and hilarious insanity) from David’s (aka DSG’s) multiple 7-figure online business (#938 on the Inc. 5000 list in 2017). DSG’s education and software company teaches awesome people how to create and sell online courses through his #1 program Create Awesome Online Courses and Course Cats software. Tune in for stories, tips, advice, behind-the-scenes craziness and uncensored, uncut interviews with friends, industry leaders, successful entrepreneurs and much more. Topics range from fun things like online courses to online marketing, building an audience, content creation, copywriting working remotely (and from home), advertising, and learning from successful entrepreneurs. Get ready to learn, be inspired, and laugh as shenanigans are sure to ensue.