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What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • 3:37 – Pat’s background in online courses (and the impressive revenue he’s pulled in from them).
  • 5:51 – What got him to finally start a course.
  • 10:22 – The importance of getting feedback about the mindset of the customer (and how to validate your business ideas).
  • 12:25 – What Pat’s best-selling course is.
  • 14:37 – Why he likes the sell-then-record strategy (but only if you deliver what you promise).
  • 20:23 – Several courses he has pre-sold and how he made it work.
  • 21:48 – How he prices his products (and a common mistake course creators make).
  • 34:35 – What he does to continue to bring in people post-launch.
  • 42:57 – How he makes his customers happy (with more than the content of the course).
  • 49:50 – The importance of community and how Pat builds it for his students.

Ideas Worth Sharing:

[bctt tweet=”If they don’t yet buy, now you ask them questions. Now you have the ability to get answers. – @PatFlynn ” username=”TheRiseToTheTop”]

[bctt tweet=”If you pre-sell something and people buy it, you MUST follow through. – @PatFlynn ” username=”TheRiseToTheTop”]

[bctt tweet =”I’m able to build the course WITH the student. – @PatFlynn ” 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.