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138: Week 1 of 5 – Running an Online Course Business from the Road
Jun 30 • 14 min
I’m on the road with my family and chronicling how I run my online course business at the very same time! This and the next few episodes is going to be short and sweet, because as much as I love my Online Course Show audience, I love my family more. 😉 But…
137: What I Spend Each Month In My Online Course Business
Jun 23 • 48 min
When you’re starting an online course business, you probably have a lot of questions about what it will take to keep that course running smoothly every month. My business has evolved a lot over time, and that means my expenses have evolved too. And that’s…
136: Webinar CONTENT – How to Structure Your Webinar to SELL Your Online Course
Jun 16 • 51 min
Stacks and secrets and sales – oh my! We’re talking all about webinar content today, because I firmly believe that your webinar can be a huge driver of sales if you set it up right. If they check certain boxes for the audience and are structured in a…
135: The ULTIMATE Online Course Funnel
Jun 9 • 46 min
When I first started my online course business, I didn’t even really know what a “funnel” was. Sales funnels can be confusing, even for people who are a bit savvier than I was back then! And that’s why David and I are doing a deep-dive into the why and…
134: Privacy Policies, Terms of Use, and Other LEGAL Considerations for Course Creators
Jun 2 • 58 min
If you’re like me, the legal side of an online course business can be intimidating. Privacy policies, trademarks, pirating… so many legal concerns to consider! Fortunately, lawyer and course creator Autumn Witt is here on today’s episode to break down…
133: Gina Horkey Returns
May 26 • 69 min
One of my favorite types of interviews are the ones where we catch up with past guests and see where their online course journey has been taking them over time. Today we’ve got Gina Horkey back with us! Gina always has a lot of great insights and updates…
132: Paul Lipsky Returns to Talk WEBINARS
May 19 • 56 min
We’re back, and catching up with a course creator who I interviewed all the way back in episode 80! Paul Lipsky is a successful drop-shipping business owner and course creator who teaches others how to run their own Ebay drop-shipping business. It was…
131: Why Make the Switch from Udemy?
May 12 • 53 min
If you are new to the online course world, you’ve probably been wondering if a platform like Udemy could be a good place to start. There’s probably no one-size-fits-all answer on, but my guest today had some great insights that are definitely worth…
130: Use the LACEY Framework for Every Video You Make
May 5 • 53 min
If there’s one thing that’s true for nearly all online course creators, it’s that your course content includes at least some video components. On today’s episode I had the chance to speak with Demelza Marie, who is all about helping course creators make…
129: Success with ONE Launch a Year, Only 30 Seats, And a Huge Waiting List
Apr 28 • 47 min
Here on The Online Course Show, we’re all about learning from successful course creators and keeping an open mind. That’s why I’m super excited to share this episode with you! My guest Alison Beere has a pretty unorthodox approach to teaching in her niche…
Friday Morning Iced Coffee Q&A with Jacques – 4/24/20
Apr 24 • 34 min
Every Friday morning Jacques’ grabs an iced coffee and cranks up the Facebook Live and answers YOUR questions. This podcast is the audio from the live session from April 24, 2020. To join the next Facebook Live, make sure you join “The Online Course…
128: The Millenial Money Man & Courses
Apr 21 • 57 min
Spoiler alert: this episode involves money, wine, and some big ups and downs to go along with that! Bobby Hoyt was our guest and he is not called the Millenial Money Man for nothing. We had a super-fun conversation and I think there is a lot to be learned…
Friday Morning Iced Coffee Q&A with Jacques – 4/17/20
Apr 17 • 56 min
Every Friday morning Jacques’ grabs an iced coffee and cranks up the Facebook Live and answers YOUR questions. This podcast is the audio from the live session from April 17, 2020. To join the next Facebook Live, make sure you join “The Online Course…
127: To Succeed with Courses, You Need the Right MINDSET (Part 2)
Apr 14 • 56 min
We’re back, and we’re still talking about mindset! It was great to debunk common mindset myths for online course creators last week, and I really felt we needed to continue our conversation “If you’re afraid to ask for reviews, you need to reevaluate your…
Friday Morning Iced Coffee Q&A with Jacques – 4/10/20
Apr 10 • 37 min
Every Friday morning Jacques’ grabs an iced coffee and cranks up the Facebook Live and answers YOUR questions. This podcast is the audio from the live session from April 10, 2020. To join the next Facebook Live, make sure you join “The Online Course…
126: To Succeed with Courses, You Need the Right MINDSET (Part 1)
Apr 7 • 48 min
It’s time for a deep dive into a topic that very relevant to all online course creators. In fact, it’s one of the biggest keys to making your online course business the best (and most successful) it can be. That’s right: we’re talking mindset! “Making…
Friday Morning Iced Coffee Q&A with Jacques – 4/3/20
Apr 3 • 42 min
Every Friday morning Jacques’ grabs an iced coffee and cranks up the Facebook Live and answers YOUR questions. This podcast is the audio from the live session from April 3, 2020. To join the next Facebook Live, make sure you join “The Online Course…
125: How to do EVERGREEN WEBINARS Right in 2020 (without EverWebinar)
Mar 31 • 15 min
We’re doing something a bit different today: I’m the only voice you’re going to hear on this episode. In this short and sweet edition of The Online Course Guy, I’m going to be sharing a big change I’ve recently made in my funnel: and why I’m so excited…
Friday Morning Iced Coffee Q&A with Jacques – 3/27/20
Mar 27 • 58 min
Every Friday morning Jacques’ grabs an iced coffee and cranks up the Facebook Live and answers YOUR questions. This podcast is the audio from the live session from March 27, 2020. To join the next Facebook Live, make sure you join “The Online Course…
124: From Cookies to Mega Online Course Success (with Anton Kraly)
Mar 24 • 45 min
What do cookies have to do with online course creation? That’s what we find out today with my guest Anton Kraly, founder of Drop Ship Lifestyle. Not only does he have a unique story, but he’s become a very successful creator teaching people how to set up…
Friday Morning Iced Coffee Q&A with Jacques – 3/20/20
Mar 20 • 51 min
Every Friday morning Jacques’ grabs an iced coffee and cranks up the Facebook Live and answers YOUR questions. This podcast is the audio from the live session from March 20, 2020. To join the next Facebook Live, make sure you join “The Online Course…
123: What Your Online Course WEBSITE Should Look Like
Mar 17 • 51 min
Websites: if you don’t have one already, you probably are thinking about creating one. Having your own website is an important part of building your web presence, but not every course creator approaches this the same way. My website has evolved a lot over…
Friday Morning Iced Coffee Q&A with Jacques – 3/13/20
Mar 13 • 51 min
Every Friday morning Jacques’ grabs an iced coffee and cranks up the Facebook Live and answers YOUR questions. This podcast is the audio from the live session from March 13, 2020. To join the next Facebook Live, make sure you join “The Online Course…
122: The Dance Between Artist and Manager
Mar 10 • 52 min
We’re doubling up for today’s episode and interviewing not one, but two course creators! Ksenia Parkhatskaya and David Duffy have a successful online course story that is very inspiring. Most online courses start out as a one-man/woman show, but it was…
Friday Morning Iced Coffee Q&A with Jacques – 3/6/20
Mar 6 • 63 min
Every Friday morning Jacques’ grabs an iced coffee and cranks up the Facebook Live and answers YOUR questions. This podcast is the audio from the live session from March 6, 2020. To join the next Facebook Live, make sure you join “The Online Course…
121: About to Give Up and This One Thing Changed Everything
Mar 3 • 50 min
This week we’re hearing from Matt Santry, who is all about helping musicians earn more consistent income. While he’s a relative newcomer to the online course world, I think there’s plenty to learn from his story so far! Also, David turned the tables on me…
Friday Morning Iced Coffee Q&A with Jacques – 2/27/20
Feb 27 • 49 min
Every Friday morning Jacques’ grabs an iced coffee and cranks up the Facebook Live and answers YOUR questions. This podcast is the audio from the live session from February 27, 2020. To join the next Facebook Live, make sure you join “The Online Course…
120: How to Make 6-Figures from 2 Live Launches a Year
Feb 25 • 49 min
This week we’re hearing from Matt Santry, who is all about helping musicians earn more consistent income. While he’s a relative newcomer to the online course world, I think there’s plenty to learn from his story so far! Also, David turned the tables on me…
Friday Morning Iced Coffee Q&A with Jacques – 2/21/20
Feb 21 • 44 min
Every Friday morning Jacques’ grabs an iced coffee and cranks up the Facebook Live and answers YOUR questions. This podcast is the audio from the live session from February 21, 2020. To join the next Facebook Live, make sure you join “The Online Course…
119: A YouTube Ads Success Story
Feb 18 • 53 min
If you’ve ever studied a foreign language, you’ll be able to appreciate my guest today! Hadar Shemesh is a language coach, public speaker, and online course creator who’s on a mission to help ESL/EFL-learners with one of the more challenging aspects of…
118: Busy? Here’s How to “Make Time”
Feb 11 • 45 min
Time – it’s always running away from us. One of the perks of owning my own business is that I am in charge of my own schedule, but it’s still a challenge to make the most of every day. And that’s why I’ve been reading “Make Time” by Jake Knapp and John…
117: Is This Guy My Competition or Mentor?
Feb 4 • 42 min
Today we’re chatting with Steve Nixon, a successful online piano course creator who played an interesting role in my own course creation journey. He’s got a wealth of experience in his niche and is on a mission to teach people what online businesses…
116: How to Get 10,000 Students in Your Online Course
Jan 28 • 56 min
We’re back with an all-new interview, this time with artist Angela Fehr! Angela recently hit an awesome milestone with her online course business, and it was great to get to know her a bit and chat about her online course journey. Marketing your course is…
115: David Wallimann Returns to Talk YouTube + Online Course
Jan 21 • 60 min
One of my favorite episodes from last year was Episode #57 with David Walliman, so in this new year I was excited to have him back on the show with me. There was a lot to talk about and some interesting epiphanies David had that we all can learn from.…
114: Podcasting for Course Creators
Jan 14 • 26 min
We’re changing things up a bit today: on this episode of The Online Course Guy, I am the guest, and the host and interviewer is actually Evan Johnson of Path to Podcast Success! I had the pleasure of chatting with Evan a short while ago, and thought that…
113: Bookkeeping for Course Creators
Jan 7 • 61 min
Happy New Year from The Online Course Show! David and I are excited to be back with a new year full of awesome upcoming content for course creators, and a big goal for 2020. I’m planning on putting out an episode every week, rain or shine, which means 52…
112: Why I Started The Online Course Show & How I Can Help You in 2020
Dec 17, 2019 • 18 min
It’s just me and you today – that’s right, it’s time for one of those rare solo episodes where the only person talking is me, myself and I. (Not for too long though, I promise). 😉 As 2019 comes to a close, I want to give you a glimpse into the inspiration…
111: The 5 Love Languages for Course Creators
Dec 10, 2019 • 62 min
Yes, you read that episode title correctly! We are taking a short break from our standard interview format to discuss a very popular book from a unique perspective. While some of you may have heard of the concepts explained in The Five Love Languages, I’m…
110: From Blog to Courses (with Leah Gervais)
Dec 3, 2019 • 46 min
Sometimes the journey is the destination, and that’s especially true for our guest today. Leah Gervais is founder of Urban 20 Something and an online course creator who’s learned firsthand what it means to turn life experience into teaching tools that can…
109: One Million YouTube Subscribers
Nov 26, 2019 • 60 min
We’re back with another episode of The Online Course Show! Today I shared an interview with Drew Badger, an online course creator who’s found amazing success online with his English course. He’s got some fantastic insights into how to differentiate your…
108: Top 10 TOOLS For Course Creators (Featuring Abbey Ashley & Nate Dodson)
Nov 19, 2019 • 82 min
It’s time to talk tools! What works best for online course creation? What are the apps and software I can’t live without? And do other successful course creators use the same tools I do? We are about to find out, because today’s episode is jam-packed with…
107: How Should an Online Course Fit In With Your Other Content? (Featuring Christina Rice)
Nov 12, 2019 • 40 min
It’s I’m here with an all-new interview on today’s episode, (and as promised, joining me is my new co-host David)! Christina Rice of Christina Rice Wellness is keeping busy with many fingers in many pots, not the least of which is her online course on…
106: A Story About a Regular Person and Online Course Success (& HUGE Podcast Update)
Nov 5, 2019 • 51 min
I’ve got a huge update for you today over here at The Online Course Guy! I teased this on last week’s episode, and now I’m excited to announce (drumroll please) that a brand new co-host will be helping me host this show from now on. And he is none other…
105: How to Run VIRTUAL SUMMITS with Bailey Richert
Oct 29, 2019 • 39 min
One thing I love about having a podcast is that interviewing other course creators lets me tap into a knowledge base that’s bigger than my own! Today is no exception, because until this episode I didn’t know much about the how’s and why’s of virtual…
104: Graham Cochrane’s Recording Revolution
Oct 22, 2019 • 27 min
I love using my podcast platform to tap into the knowledge of other successful course creators, and that’s exactly what we’re doing today! Graham Cochrane has been involved in the world of course creation for a while now, and it was a pleasure to get to…
103: A Successful Online Floral Course with Alison Ellis
Oct 15, 2019 • 38 min
People all over the world are succeeding with online courses on a variety of topics, and today’s guest is a perfect example of that! Alison Ellis teaches “floral math” to florists worldwide, and it was great to have her on the show today and hear about…
102: How to Get Your Students to Actually Succeed with Your Online Course (with Jonathan Levi)
Oct 8, 2019 • 39 min
If $3,000,000 in sales isn’t a success story, I don’t know what is! Jonathan Levi is my guest today, and he has some amazing anecdotes to share about his online course journey. … think about the psychological state of the learner at every point Jonathan…
101: Pinterest for Course Creators
Oct 1, 2019 • 43 min
Pinterest: I’ve avoided this topic until now, because I honestly haven’t known how this platform could fit into how I market my online courses. But that’s about to change today! Monica Froese is here to clue me in on how to make the most of this platform,…
100: The Online Course Girl
Sep 24, 2019 • 21 min
A very special guest joined me on this very special 100th episode of The Online Course Guy. Way back when I started this podcast, I wasn’t sure where all this would lead. But I knew I would have loved to listen to this kind of podcast when I was a new…
099: Let’s Talk about Thinkific
Sep 17, 2019 • 33 min
If you’ve been listening to this podcast for a while, you might have noticed that many of my recent guests mention Thinkific as their course platform of choice. I’ve been curious about this platform for a while, so today’s interview is with Rob Balasabas…
098: How to Outsource to The Philippines
Sep 10, 2019 • 44 min
If there’s one thing that I’ve tried to do with my business, it’s to keep things as efficient and time-saving for me as possible. Outsourcing is a big part of that! And my recent conversation with Jason Dion of Dion Training was a great opportunity to…
097: The Right Way to Turn Your Passion Into a Successful Online Course
Aug 20, 2019 • 23 min
Recently, I had the chance to talk with Louise Dean about the story behind her successful novel-writing course and how her passion has become her business. Louise had a fascinating start to her online course journey, and shared some great tips and tools…
096: Evergreen Funnels 101 (with Jack Born, creator of Deadline Funnel)
Aug 8, 2019 • 64 min
Rather than interview a course creator this week, I’m bringing you something a little different but very relevant. Deadline Funnel is one of the most important tools I use when it comes to selling my online course, and I know a lot of other people out…
095: How Interactive Should You Be With Your Students?
Jul 30, 2019 • 37 min
After a bit of a break, I’m back with another online course creator interview! Jason Resnick of Rezzz.com and I had a great conversation about the topic of today’s episode: interaction. It’s one simple word – but how do you handle interaction with the…
094: Should you focus on MARKETING or STUDENT EXPERIENCE?
May 21, 2019 • 33 min
This is a first for this podcast: my guest today is not only a successful course creator – she’s an online course coach and consultant! Though Janelle Allen and I work in the same online space, we really aren’t competitors. That’s because we have…
093: What having an online course means to my family
May 9, 2019 • 15 min
It’s me, myself, and I on today’s episode! But there’s a good reason why. Though I haven’t covered this topic much up until now, that’s about to change thanks to a great suggestion from one of my listeners. (Hi David!) So without further ado, today I want…
092: Text-based vs. Video-based Courses
Apr 9, 2019 • 30 min
Does the idea of making videos for your online course scare you? Believe it or not, you don’t have to have videos to teach a course. Course creator Tanner Guzy has the proof in the pudding – he’s reached 6-figures with primarily text-based lessons! See…
091: Refunds, Live vs. Pre-recorded, & More
Apr 2, 2019 • 25 min
Today’s guest has helped create a huge number of courses and has 9 years of experience in the online course world. It was a pleasure to speak with Randi Buckley on all sorts of interesting topics from refunds and customer satisfaction to outsourcing and…
090: Just starting out? Try actually talking to people and collect research
Mar 26, 2019 • 22 min
Welcome back to my latest episode! I’m getting into the swing of things with more interviews with real online course creators – people who’ve actually managed to take their passion or hobby and turn it into a tangible learning program for others. My guest…
089: START HERE – Online Courses 101
Mar 6, 2019 • 80 min
At long last, I’m back with an all-new episode of The Online Course Show! Lately I’ve been seeing some awesome growth in newcomers to the show, which has been really exciting. In fact, some of you have told me that you went all the way back to episode 1…
088: Online Courses vs. Running an Agency
Jan 14, 2019 • 27 min
Ever feel like you’re darned if you do, darned if you don’t? That’s what so many fellow course creators have expressed to me on the topic of Facebook ads. But not to worry – on today’s episode, Monica Louie shared her top tips for Facebook ads, and talk…
087: How to Build an Online Course in 7 Days
Jan 7, 2019 • 32 min
Well folks, we are on the other side of the new year and I’m back with another podcast episode for you! This time around, Matt Giovanisci of Money Lab joined me to share his course creation process and more. His take on certain topics is a bit out of the…
086: How to Market Your Course on LinkedIn
Dec 31, 2018 • 30 min
It’s New Year’s Eve! I don’t know about you, but I’m super-excited about what’s ahead in the coming year. Chatting with Daria V (successful course creator, speaker, and expert on using LinkedIn in sales funnels) on today’s episode has given me some great…
085: Why You Need a Funnel
Dec 24, 2018 • 28 min
2018 is almost at an end, but I’m here with another episode of The Online Course Guy! This time around I had the pleasure of speaking with Karen Campbell, an online course enthusiast who’s taken what she’s learned over the years to create her own…
084: “Launching” 4 Times a Year vs. Evergreen Launches
Dec 17, 2018 • 38 min
I’m back with another episode of The Online Course Guy podcast! It was such a pleasure to chat with Kate Bee of The Sober School, and we got to cover some of my favorite topics on building an online course business. Just doing it is probably the best…
083: Helena Lui on Quitting Your Job and 10x’ing Your Online Course Business
Nov 19, 2018 • 43 min
All the way back on episode 29, I interviewed Helena Lui about how she had quit her job after developing her online course. Since then, she’s multiplied her income many, many times over with her course business. I had to have her back on to hear how her…
082: Gina Horkey On Why the Customer Isn’t Always Right
Nov 12, 2018 • 51 min
Buckle up for another episode of The Online Course Guy – this time covering some topics that I’ve never discussed on my podcast before. Gina Horkey joined me recently for a fascinating discussion on the ups and downs of running an online course business.…
081: Selling Your Course with Instagram
Nov 5, 2018 • 28 min
I’m back with another interview episode, this time with Heather Jones, a.k.a. The Brain Trainer. Heather’s built quite a following on Instagram and is teaching her students how to lose weight and much more. Like all the best teachers, she’s teaching…
080: How Paul Lipsky Found Course Success FAST (First 1,000 Students in 8 Months)
Oct 29, 2018 • 26 min
I’m back with a brand new episode of The Online Course Guy! Paul Lipsky has had a whirlwind of a year with his course on drop-shipping: with no formal launch strategy, he’s still managed to enroll 1,000+ students since January! It was so cool to hear what…
079: How to Transition from $10 Udemy Courses to $500 Courses on Your Own Domain
Oct 3, 2018 • 34 min
Welcome to another episode of The Online Course Guy! Today’s episode is the first of its kind, because I’m not only speaking with course creator – I’m letting you in on a coaching call. Now, that doesn’t mean my guest is an online course newbie. Quite the…
078: Julie Cabezas is Helping Entrepreneurs Actually Understand Social Media Strategy
Oct 1, 2018 • 35 min
Today’s guest is one-half of Social Brand School and an expert on building traffic and sales through Instagram. It was great to speak with Julie Cabezas and learn how she and her business partner have been able to create a successful online course in…
077: How to Mastermind about Online Courses
Sep 28, 2018 • 10 min
On this short and sweet solo episode, I’m here to tell you about mastermind groups and why I am such a big fan of these types of groups. Not only that, I’ll tell you how to join a mastermind if you haven’t already (something which I used to be quite…
076: How to Outsource Entire Courses
Sep 26, 2018 • 16 min
Welcome to the box! (Once you play the audio you’ll know what I mean.) Today’s episode is one of two that I’m recording as I do a whole bunch of online course brainstorming with some other awesome course creators. Lots of cool stuff is in the works, and…
075: Proper Accounting for an Online Course Business
Sep 24, 2018 • 61 min
Just about a year ago, fellow course creators Tim Geiss and Nate Dodson were on the podcast with me talking about a book I just finished: Profit First by Mike Michalowicz. It sparked a great discussion about handling some very important aspects of having…
074: Scott Duffy is a Huge UDEMY Success
Sep 21, 2018 • 44 min
Welcome back to another episode of The Online Course Guy podcast! My guest today has over 20 courses – and I’ve even taken one of them. Scott Duffy is all over Udemy and his name has come up time and time again in the Facebook mastermind groups I’m a part…
073: What I’d Do If I Had To Start Over From Nothing
Sep 19, 2018 • 23 min
If you’ve listened in one other TOCG episodes, you already know that a question I almost always ask during interviews is related to how different online course creators would handle getting started today if they didn’t already have a successful brand and…
072: Why I Use ClickFunnels for My Online Courses
Sep 17, 2018 • 18 min
ClickFunnels – you’ve probably heard of this tool before if you’ve started or are interested in starting an online business. I am a huge fan of ClickFunnels, and I use it for both my piano course and here at The Online Course Guy. There are some big pros…
071: SEO for Online Courses with Caleb Ulku
Sep 14, 2018 • 52 min
Continuing with the theme of peeking behind the scenes of my online course, today I’m sharing my recent chat with Caleb Ulku of Ulku Logistics, someone who’s been really helpful to my business on the SEO side of things. This episode went a bit long,…
070: How to Outsource Your Email & Hire Amazing Remote Workers
Sep 12, 2018 • 33 min
Today’s episode is quite different from those I’ve done before, but I think you’re going to find it helpful nonetheless! One of the questions I hear the most is about how I outsource a lot of my online course business emails, social comments, and more. So…
069: Tim Topham on Memberships vs One Time Fee
Sep 10, 2018 • 38 min
I’m back with another piano-related episode, this time with Tim Topham! Tim’s focused on the piano teacher niche, a departure from the other piano course creators I’ve spoken with so far. We had a great conversation that you’re sure to benefit from if…
068: Arantxa Mateo’s Weight Management Course
Sep 7, 2018 • 29 min
Not too long ago I had the pleasure of having Arantxa Mateo come on the show to discuss her online course business. There are a lot of weight loss plans and diets out there, but she has a different approach to the concept of weight management. Arantxa is…
067: How to Drive TRAFFIC to Your Online Course
Sep 5, 2018 • 25 min
Welcome to another TOCG episode! Today I’m here with me, myself, and I, because I wanted to take some time to walk you through a topic that comes up a lot when I coach new course creators. That topic is traffic: why you absolutely need to find ways to…
066: Kerstin Cable Puts a New Spin on Language Courses
Sep 3, 2018 • 39 min
Happy Monday! I had a really interesting chat with Kerstin Cable recently, and I’m glad you’re here to listen in! Kerstin is a polyglot and online course creator who has a very unique main course – plus some more traditional ones as well. We talked about…
065: Millette Jones Can Teach You How to Be a Guest on Top Podcasts
Aug 31, 2018 • 35 min
Recently I had the pleasure of speaking with Millette Jones: coach, speaker, and online course creator. As someone with plenty of experience on both sides of the podcast mic, Millette was able to share some great tips not only her course covering podcast…
064: Dr. Greg Bottaro Found a Niche With a Market But No Competition
Aug 29, 2018 • 32 min
What if you could start an online course with zero competition in your niche? That’s what Dr. Greg Bottaro has done, and it was so cool to speak with him and hear all about it. He also offered some great insights into starting online courses and how to…
063: Neil Napier Wants You to Make Your First $1,000 From Your Online Course
Aug 27, 2018 • 26 min
Neil Napier was my guest for today’s episode, and having him on was definitely inspiring! He’s course creator whose mission is to help online entrepreneurs gain confidence and make sales, one tangible goal at a time. He’s also the co-founder of Kyvio, a…
062: Marisa Meddin’s College Prep Course
Aug 24, 2018 • 41 min
For today’s episode I brought on Marisa Meddin, a former marketer and e-commerce entrepreneur who’s now focused on her online course business teaching parents how to prep their children for college. We had a great chat and talked about a topic I haven’t…
061: Elise Darma on How to Leverage Instagram for Your Online Course
Aug 22, 2018 • 48 min
Recently I had the chance to talk with Instagram influencer and online course creator Elise Darma. She had plenty of great tips not only for Instagram but for how to develop a personal brand and create a community around the knowledge we course creators…
060: Mike Goncalves on Making Your Next Course Better Than Your Last One
Aug 20, 2018 • 35 min
Today’s interview was jam-packed with inspiration, so I’m glad you’re here! Mike Goncalves is a life coach, podcaster, and successful course creator who is all about helping people live their best life. He’s learned some fascinating lessons while growing…
059: Mark Lassoff says “Please Don’t Make an Online Course”
Aug 17, 2018 • 23 min
If the title of today’s episode has you worried, join the club! When I was researching my guest Mark Lassoff and his online courses, I came across a popular article he wrote last year that could seem pretty controversial for those of us who are online…
058: Zach Evans is a Piano (and Online Course) Superhuman
Aug 15, 2018 • 25 min
One of the things I love about doing this podcast has been learning from fellow course creators – some of whom are teaching topics that are super-different that mine and some who are actually my competitors. Recently I had the pleasure of speaking with…
057: David Walliman’s Successful YouTube Funnel
Aug 13, 2018 • 43 min
Happy Monday! Continuing on the recent theme of online courses with a musical emphasis, my guest today is David Walliman, guitarist and course creator. But that’s not to say that only the musically-inclined will benefit from what he had to share – on this…
056: Evergreen Funnel MORALITY
Aug 10, 2018 • 25 min
This episode is a little different than ones I’ve done before. After the previous episode where I interviewed Rob Hampton, we got into a conversation on evergreen funnels that I thought was definitely worth sharing. Rob had some questions about how I set…
055: Susie Parker is certified. But does that matter?
Aug 8, 2018 • 37 min
On today’s episode I brought on a guest who would have really come in handy about a year ago! Susie Parker is a sleep consultant and course creator who candidly shared with me what her course creation process has looked like, what she’s learned along the…
054: Rob Hampton is Thinking Outside the Box with His Guitar Courses
Aug 6, 2018 • 50 min
I’m back with another interview, this time with Rob Hampton, an experienced guitar teacher and course creator. Rob’s course creation journey and unusual approach to his niche of choice provides a lot of food for thought and a lot of passion to be inspired…
053: TOP 3 ONLINE COURSE FUNNELS
Aug 3, 2018 • 32 min
I switched things up a bit for today’s episode, and in the process shared some valuable info that has really impacted the success of my course and many others. Instead of bringing on a guest, I’ve run through the 3 most effective sales funnels I’ve ever…
052: Steve Lungrin is a Fellow Piano Man
Aug 1, 2018 • 38 min
I’m back with a very special episode of The Online Course Guy podcast! This was a first for me: I had the chance to talk with a course creator who, like me, has an online piano course! Steve Lungrin joined me to chat about the many fascinating lessons…
051: Michelle Schroeder-Gardner on Snowballing Blogging into an Ultra-Successful Online Course
Jul 27, 2018 • 21 min
Welcome to yet another TOCG podcast episode! Michelle Schroeder-Garner came on to tell me all about she snowballed her blog into an online course AND how she gets WIFI on her boat – plus shared some really helpful tips along the way Unless you put…
050: Jason Kleinberg’s Online Fiddle Course
Jul 25, 2018 • 34 min
What’s the difference between a fiddle and violin? Well if you don’t know the answer, you’re in the right place. Today’s episode features my interview with Jason Kleinberg of FiddleHed.com. He’s had a really interesting, organic path to course creation,…
049: Jeremy Deighan talks UDEMY!
Jul 23, 2018 • 34 min
On today’s episode I had the chance to talk with Jeremy Deighan, course creator and online entrepreneur. Jeremy is a co-host with Phil Ebener on their own podcast about online courses, so this was an amazing chance to pick his brain on the topic Don’t be…
048: Caitlin Pyle on How to Make 7 Figures from Courses and Outsource Almost Everything Along the Way
Jul 20, 2018 • 41 min
Today’s guest is probably the most successful course creator I’ve interviewed to-date! It was so cool to chat with Caitlin Pyle, on this episode of The Online Course Guy. Caitlin’s proofreading courses have generated 7-figure income and trained a huge…
047: Jori Chisholm Started BagPipeLessons.com in 1999
Jul 18, 2018 • 36 min
I’m going to go out on a limb here: I bet most of us can’t really imagine what it would be like creating online learning resources back when webcams hadn’t even been invented yet! But that’s exactly what my guest today did, and Jori Chisholm has been…
046: Dr. Mira Reisberg’s Courses on Writing and Illustrating Children’s Books
Jul 16, 2018 • 35 min
Happy Monday! My guest today doesn’t only have an online course – she’s built an entire online academy with a wide range of courses by her and other collaborators, all about writing and illustrating children’s books. Speaking with Dr. Mira Reisberg and…
045: Teresa Perleberg’s Felting Course
Jul 13, 2018 • 21 min
To close out what has turned out to be a pretty busy week, I’m back with my interview with Teresa Perleberg, a relative newcomer to the world of online courses. Over the past year, she’s managed to turn her hobby and online retail business into a really…
044: Susan Poizner’s Course Teaches Us How to Grow Fruit Trees
Jul 11, 2018 • 26 min
Welcome back! Today I’ve brought on Susan Poizner to talk about the story behind her course on growing fruit trees. I have had some fruit tree disasters over the years, so I know firsthand why the information she’s offering has value. You have to start by…
043: Rod Howell’s Tap Dancing Course
Jul 9, 2018 • 29 min
I’m back, and I’m glad you’re here to join me for another podcast episode. This time around I had the pleasure of speaking with Rod Howell about his tap dancing course, which he began all the way back in 2005! You need to start posting on YouTube, because…
042: Curtis Stone is Crushing it with Urban Farming Courses
Jul 6, 2018 • 45 min
Today I brought on Curtis Stone, a.k.a. The Urban Farmer, and we had an interesting discussion about his online courses and much, much more. Curtis honed in on some topics he’s clearly passionate about, while providing a fascinating look at what has…
041: Matt Barnett (Founder of Bonjoro) on What to do AFTER the Sale
Jul 4, 2018 • 34 min
Happy 4th of July! Today’s interview is a bit different than those I’ve done before, because my guest has actually never created an online course. But as the founder of Bonjoro, Matt Barnett fits right in here anyway, because he’s all about creating…
040: Ari Blum’s Radiation Tech Course
Jul 2, 2018 • 42 min
I’ve been busy switching things up lately on The Online Course Guy, so welcome back to my new and improved podcast! It’s been fun putting together a brand-new intro, working with some new sponsors (links below), and most importantly having some great…
039 – Online Flipping Courses with Rob Stephenson
Jun 19, 2018 • 23 min
My guest for today’s podcast episode was Rob Stephenson – a full-time flea market flipper with over 20 years of experience. Over the past couple years, Rob and his wife Melissa have successfully turned their know-how into an online course teaching others…
038 – Online Design Courses with Mike Moyer
Jun 12, 2018 • 23 min
I’m back with another podcast episode, this time with Mike Moyer from mikeandlauren.com. Mike’s range of experience with a wide variety of courses makes him a great source of information, so it was great to hear how he and Lauren got started and what he…
037 – Online Virtual Assistant Courses with Abbey Ashley
Jun 5, 2018 • 35 min
In today’s episode, I had the pleasure of talking with Abbey Ashley about the success of her virtual assistant courses and her best advice for aspiring course creators. Abbey shared a wealth of insight on how to approach setting up and launching courses,…
036 – Online Violin Courses with Beth Blackerby
May 29, 2018 • 27 min
I’m here with yet another podcast episode, and this time I got to speak with Beth Blackerby, who has been doing online courses since 2007. It was great to hear from another person in the music space of online learning! Beth first became interested in…
035 – Online Dance Courses with Leon Turetsky
May 22, 2018 • 30 min
I’m back with another podcast episode, this time someone who’s been doing online courses since all the way back in 2009! Leon Turetsky has seen a lot change and some things remain the same in the past 9 years of teaching dancing. It was great to hear how…
034 – Online Ceramics Courses with Jessica Putnam Philips
May 15, 2018 • 32 min
Today’s podcast was fascinating! I had a very inspiring conversation with a fellow course creator today, and I’m glad you’re here to listen to it. Jessica Putnam Philips is a craftsperson who experienced rapid success with the launch of her course…
033 – Online Comedy Course with Chuck Roy
May 8, 2018 • 27 min
Today I had the chance to talk with comedian Chuck Roy about his online comedy lessons, and he explained his journey into the world of teaching others what it takes to get into comedy, what he’s learning along the way, and his goals as he shares his…
032 – Online Billiards Courses with Anthony Beeler
May 1, 2018 • 27 min
I’m back with another podcast episode, this time with Anthony Beeler from poolteacher.com. It was great to chat with Anthony about how he got started in the world of online course, what has worked for him so far, and how he’s able to provide a customized…
031 – Online Birding Courses with Kristi Dranginis
Apr 24, 2018 • 46 min
In this podcast episode, I got to chat with Kristi Dranginis about her online birding course – but the conversation didn’t stop there. Kristi had a really interesting journey that can apply to many course niches, as well some great insights that any new…
030 – Pat Flynn, Amy Porterfield, John Lee Dumas, Phil Ebiner, & Isaac Rudansky Share Their Online Course Advice
Apr 17, 2018 • 56 min
I’m in celebration mode over today’s episode – my 30th to-date! Nate Dodson joined me as we listened to some advice I’ve recently received from some big names in the world of online entrepreneurs. If you know that you’re providing what your audience…
029 – Online Project Management Course with Helena Lui
Apr 10, 2018 • 34 min
I’m back with another podcast episode, this time with Helena Liu from exampm.com. After meeting at a recent conference, I knew she had valuable insights to share on course creation, and I was glad to have the chance to chat with her now. Be persistent.…
028 – Online Spanish Course with Clay and Cindy Cooper
Mar 6, 2018 • 25 min
Today’s podcast was fascinating – we looked at a different model of online education that I’d never encountered before. Clay and Cindy Cooper have been providing online Spanish-learning opportunities since the 90’s, and they do it in a way that benefits…
027 – What It’s Like to Take Jacques’ Online Piano Course
Jan 23, 2018 • 32 min
This very special episode of my podcast, so I’m glad you’re here to check it out! Today’s interview is one I’ve been wanting to do for a while: a conversation someone who’s experienced my online piano course firsthand. I’m so glad I did the whole course,…
026 – Online Calligraphy Course with Melissa Esplin
Dec 19, 2017 • 38 min
Hi there! It’s me, Jacques (a.k.a. The Online Course Guy), and it’s time for another podcast. This time around I spoke with Melissa Esplin from Calligraphy.org. Melissa’s been offering calligraphy classes since 2011, and has had some impressive success…
025 – Online Ukulele Course with Mele Fong
Dec 12, 2017 • 39 min
Hey! Jacques here, a.k.a. The Online Course Guy. Today I’m back with another podcast episode exploring the ins and outs of online course creation. And this time around, I spoke with Maui-based musician and ukulele teacher Mele Fong. Mele’s enthusiasm for…
024 – Online Math Courses with Krista King
Dec 5, 2017 • 41 min
Hi everyone! I’m Jacques, The Online Course Guy, and it’s time for another podcast. Recently I had the pleasure of hosting Krista King someone who I’ve spoken with long before my own course ever became what it is today. Krista and I first connected back…
023 – Profit First (You MUST Implement This Now!)
Nov 27, 2017 • 59 min
Hey there! It’s me, Jacques (a.k.a. The Online Course Guy). I’ve got another great show for you today – this time with two guests you’ll already be somewhat familiar with if you’ve been listening for a while. Tim Geiss and Nate Dodson were with me talking…
022 – Online Mixology Course with Chris and Julia Tunstall
Nov 7, 2017 • 36 min
Hi everyone! I’m Jacques, The Online Course Guy, and it’s time for another podcast. Recently I had the pleasure of speaking with Chris and Julia Tunstall, creators of the A Bar Above mixology course. I had so much fun not only hearing about the Tunstalls’…
021 – Online Art Courses with Carla Sonheim
Oct 27, 2017 • 35 min
Hey! Jacques here, a.k.a. The Online Course Guy. Today I’m back with another podcast episode exploring the ins and outs of online course creation. It was a pleasure to speak with my latest guest: art instructor extraordinaire Carla Sonheim. Carla’s been…
020 – From Engineer to Online Course in Specific Engineering Niche – Tom Geiss Shares His Story of his GD&T Basics Online Course
Oct 5, 2017 • 38 min
Hi there! It’s me, Jacques (a.k.a. The Online Course Guy). I’m here with another podcast episode, this time with a fellow engineer who’s steadily built a following for his high-quality resources online. Tom Geiss’ expertise in GD&T engineering knowledge…
019 – Recording Your Course
Sep 22, 2017 • 39 min
Jacques & Nate go over the options you have for actually recording your online course.
018 – Effective Storytelling
Sep 15, 2017 • 36 min
Jacques and Nate tell stories and discuss the formula for storytelling.
017 – Overcoming Fear And Overwhelm
Sep 12, 2017 • 31 min
Jacques and Nate discuss overcoming fear and overwhelm when working on your online course.
016 – All About Launches
Aug 28, 2017 • 38 min
Jacques and Nate talk all things launches. From evergreen launches to affiliate launches.
015 – When Family Makes The 4 Hour Work Week A Necessity
Aug 18, 2017 • 27 min
Jacques and Nate talk about their automated businesses and being able to take time away without sacrificing much.
014 – 10 Questions To Ask Yourself When Starting An Online Course With Dean Dwyer
Aug 11, 2017 • 97 min
Jacques and Dean go over the 10 questions you should ask yourself when starting and online course.
013 – $30,000 a Month Teaching Piano??? Here’s How…
Aug 6, 2017 • 40 min
Jacques is solo talking about his business results from July 2017.
012 – What Your Online Course Website Should Look Like
Jul 29, 2017 • 61 min
Jacques and Nate discuss landing pages, web design, and what works for online courses.
011 – How to Sell your Online Course on the Phone (and other things that don’t scale)
Jul 21, 2017 • 67 min
Jacques and Nate discuss things you can do that don’t scale in this automated world, including selling your online course over the phone.
010 – Outsourcing 101
Jul 14, 2017 • 70 min
Jacques and Nate discuss all things outsourcing when it comes to your online course.
009 – The Ultimate Sales Funnel for Online Courses
Jul 7, 2017 • 83 min
Jacques and Nate go over their sales funnels which successfully sell their online courses.
008 – Applying “The One Thing” by Gary Keller to Your Online Course, Part 2
Jun 30, 2017 • 46 min
Jacques and Nate go over the second half of Gary Keller’s “The One Thing” and also briefly talk about “Deep Work” by Cal Newport.
007 – Applying “The One Thing” by Gary Keller to Your Online Course (Part 1)
Jun 22, 2017 • 73 min
Jacques and Nate review Gary Keller’s “The One Thing”
006 – How Important Are Testimonials For Your Online Course?
Jun 16, 2017 • 39 min
Jacques and Nate discuss how important testimonials are, the best way to get them, and the best way to use them.
005 – Marketing Your Online Course
Jun 9, 2017 • 66 min
Jacques and Nate discuss the best ways to market your online course.
004 – 8 Steps to an Online Course
Jun 2, 2017 • 63 min
Jacques and Nate go over the 8 steps to creating an online course from your hobby or passion.
003 – Can You Create an Online Course?
Jun 1, 2017 • 49 min
In this episode, Jacques and Nate talk about the requirements for creating an online course and the skills needed.
002 – Why Create An Online Course?
Jun 1, 2017 • 48 min
In this episode, Jacques and Nate discuss the reasons why you should create your own online course.
001 – My Online Course Story
Jun 1, 2017 • 64 min
In this episode, Jacques and Nate tell their online course stories. Jacques talks about starting Piano In 21 Days and Nate talks about starting Evergreen Farmer.