The opportunity of starting your own course business in 2021
The global recession we’re entering will cause a massive explosion in the number of small businesses created.
- People who lost their jobs will start businesses
- People who still have their jobs but are afraid of losing them will start businesses
- Job security is dead
- (Almost) everything is moving online
With the trajectory we are now on, the world is being dragged into the future, kicking and screaming, whether we like it or not.
The previously held notion that “being an entrepreneur is risky” is being shattered, because it turns out that you might have to become an entrepreneur, again, whether you like it or not.
We're calling this "The Rise of the Litle Guys."
In fact, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, Americans are starting new businesses at the fastest rate in more than a decade
More and more people are looking to upgrade or learn new skills that can help them find better jobs or start businesses.
There’s a popular phrase that sums this up nicely: When there's a gold rush, sell picks and shovels.
In this ‘gold rush’, knowledge is the new gold and online courses are the picks and shovels.
Udemy, the world’s largest online course marketplace, has published figures showing a 425% increase in demand for courses5 and new creators are capitalizing on this trend.
The risk of starting your own course business in 2021
The opportunity to start an online course business is there, the circumstances are right, but getting started can be hard.
This leaves the door wide open for the great con artists of the Internet.
A quick youtube search for “make money online scams”, will take you down the weirdest, grossest rabbit hole you’ve ever been down. I wouldn’t recommend it.
Most of these bozos have perfected the art of the shakedown and will make you believe that you can:
- Quit your job and get rich overnight on the Internet
- Make money “while you sleep” (aka create a passive income business)
These are the types of people who attract millions of views, clicks, and subscribers.
If you’ve thought about starting an Internet business, you’ll quickly realize that it’s easy to put your trust in the wrong people — people that will take your money, time, and motivation and leave you with little else.
We refuse to play this game
Doing the “get rich quick” thing has never, and will never, be an option for us.
It’s just too gross.
My biggest nightmare is becoming this guy:
With that said, this doesn’t change the fact that we’ve been getting questions about how to start an online course business for years. We do our best to try and help because it’s fun. We’re nerds and we love this stuff.
So we’ve put together a framework on how to start your online course business from scratch in a way that’s the exact opposite of these exciting, get-rich-quick schemes.
It’s a plan that isn’t fast, it isn’t passive and it doesn’t involve overnight success. It’s designed for people that are ready and willing to put in the work to build a real business for the long run.
Is this right for you?
Since we are not planning to hype this the way that the get-rich-quick gang does, not everyone is going to be interested in what we have to offer.
You know what? That’s probably okay. In fact, it might be a good thing.
We are a lot more interested in finding the smart people that are willing to do the hard work and relentlessly avoid the sketchy shortcuts (that aren’t even real to begin with).
These are the same people that are willing to persist when things get difficult, and resist when the easy path gets tempting…
...because it’s worth it. I promise it's worth it.
CourseMinded is the single fastest way to build your profitable online course business.
You’ll learn exactly how to:
- Discover where are the market opportunities for you to create a profitable online course
- Attract your first 10 customers before you spend any time or money creating your online course
- Create a world-class online course that your students prefer over watching Netflix
- Set up your entire stack of tech tools to start selling as quickly as possible
- Quickly build out a sales funnel that consistently attracts new customers for your business every month
- Deploy powerful tactics that help you get more traffic, capture more leads, and sell more courses
- Go from a single-person business to a full-blown business operation