One of my business mottos is "Simplify and Automate so You Have Time to Create" and that really applies to Descript.
I just discovered this tool and have only played with it for a few days but I'm already in love and had to share it with you. I could've waited to post a review after becoming an expert with Descript. However, I don't want you to waste one more day doing your course videos the hard way or paying someone to do them for you.
As you read, please keep in mind that Descript has similar features for AUDIO but I'm going to focus on VIDEO here, as that's a big hurdle for many course creators due to the tedious and complex editing process.
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What is Descript and what exactly...
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One of the most important questions creative solopreneurs should ask ourselves is: Am I legally covered for the business I do online - my website, blog, services, courses, etc.?
Over the years, I've stayed on top of this the best I know how but, dude, it's hard when you're a "company of one", amiright? I really hope but don't know for sure if I've dotted all my I's and crossed all my T's. It's been heavily on my mind that I need to get this dialed in, as I sure don't want to do something wrong and have to pay fines or have it impact my business negatively.
As many of us are now sequestered at home during the "Covid crisis", I thought I'd share some resources I've gathered from around the interwebs to educate, inspire, and calm you.
It's been heartening to see the generosity of individuals and companies during this time of challenge for us all. Whether you want to learn something new, find work, or just pass the time, I've got you covered.
Please note that some of these things are always free/discounted/available, others are time-limited. So if you click a link and don't find the offer I mentioned, it must have expired (womp womp ... sorry).
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It's B-School launch time!! That means you're likely being inundated with emails and social media posts from former B-School students enticing you to join the Marie Forleo program. There's a big reason for that: the B-School affiliate program.
Unless someone (like me) comes out and says they are NOT a B-School affiliate, you can assume they likely are one, especially if they're offering bonuses or special programs if you sign up through their specific B-School link.
What's in it for them? Keep reading ...
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Marie has hand-selected B School alums to be her affiliates which means they promote B School and she pays them a (cough cough pretty hefty cough cough) commission for each sale. Okay, let's be real: They get 50% of the $1,999 sign-up fee.
For the record, I have absolutely no problem with this because I'm an...
If you hang around much in the online courses and marketing world, you can get the impression that the only people making money are those who are teaching others about coaching, online business, marketing, blogging, etc.
While it's true that those are clearly the most popular topics to offer courses or memberships on, there ARE other options. Ever since I joined Kajabi in 2016, my eyes have really been opened to the HUGE variety of learning topics out there!
So I did a quick case study for you by scouting around KajabiLand for unusual course topics. Then I compiled this list to show you that if you want to teach a "non-traditional" subject, you can definitely do that! Here's your proof.
If you'd like to visit these sites, each name is clickable.
Dan's one-liner is "PMP Exam Study Made Simple." He helps project...
If you are, you're definitely not alone. I think tech overwhelm is one of the biggest problems we have in business. By nature, we creatives are "ooh, shiny object!" people because we're easily fascinated and our minds are so open to new ideas.
But when it comes to running an online business, those traits can also be our downfall. It can be difficult to zero in on just a few solutions that will actually meet all of our business needs. Ummm, we're not so good at saying "NO" to possibilities, are we?
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- It distracts from your real goals
- It stalls your progress
- It takes you away from your creative work
- It takes you away from serving your people
- It costs too much
- It destroys your confidence
... and it can even make you...
It was a huge decision. I analyzed, then I lost sleep, then I over-analyzed, asked friends, did more research, and finally I made the decision. In late 2016, I made the switch to running my entire online business with Kajabi. I say without hesitation that it's been the BEST decision I've made for my biz since I started it in 2006.
There are probably 20 reasons why this is true but I've gathered 8 of the best and made a list for you. Maybe you're considering making the big switch as well and you're just not sure. I hope my list will help with your decision!
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If you're interested in a MEGA KAJABI DEAL going on right now - plus my most excellent bonus offer - make sure you...
What is Kajabi? It's a platform to easily sell your content online - courses, e-books, membership site, coaching groups, services, even physical products. It's an all-in-one solution that let's you have everything under one roof: website, blog, landing, sales, and checkout pages, e-mail marketing system, funnels, webinars, and more. It's pretty amazing, actually.
Note: This post was originally written in 11/2017 and has been updated in 03/2018, 10/2018, and 12/2018.
And proud of it! Heh. That was kind of obnoxious, right? But I'm totally serial. I discovered New Kajabi in December 2016 and, after taking a walk-through with a free trial, decided pretty quickly that THIS was my new best friend.
I discovered Kajabi in December of 2016, signed up, and have never looked back. The platform and its capabilities, continuously added features, second-to-none customer service, and amazing leadership has me hooked. Kajabi does it all: Courses, memberships, email marketing, funnels, evergreen and live webinars, website, blog, landing pages, checkout pages, and more.
I believe in Kajabi so much, I now run my entire business using Kajabi and their Black Friday/Cyber Monday offer is the only I'm promoting. (Speaking of which, please note that all links in this article are Referral partner links which means, if you click on a link and make a purchase, I may receive a commission for having referred you).
In 2009, Kajabi launched and became one of the first online business platforms to help people monetize their expertise. Over the last 9 years, they have continued to innovate and adapt to the ever-changing world of online business, redefining...