Course Creators Weekly #29 🗓 January 11th, 2021 - How one creator made $1,332,400 across 6 revenue streams
This week, we have a fantastic Twitter thread from Ryan Gum, about Ali Abdaal's business as a creator and his journey to $1.3M in revenue. I also share with you a post from Ali himself on quality vs. quantity, and finally we have an article to help you decide how much content is too long, or too short!
Here are my key takeaways (trying to not butcher Ryan's already superb summary):
- It can take years of consistency and perseverance to build a sizeable audience
- You need luck too, but when you're consistent, all you need is one viral blip
- Consider your unique position/skills, and how you might leverage that to help others
- Give before you ask—earn the privilege and trust to charge for your content
- "Find a product for your audience, not an audience for your product."
- Create multiple tiers—some people will pay a premium price for a premium experience
- Double down on your best marketing channel, even if you have multiple
- Consider how you might diversify your income beyond just courses
It's a pretty short (but powerful) post from Ali Abdaal's own weekly newsletter:
- Quality comes from repetitive practice, not from endless refinement
- Your first attempts (note: plural) will suck—get them over with, quickly
- If you haven't created a course yet, just do it—make sure it sucks when you publish it
- If you have created a course, create another (or a new version) that's marginally better