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๐Ÿ“ˆ Course Creators Weekly #57 ๐Ÿ—“ July 26th, 2021 - Building a Viral Cohort-based Course

Dickie Bush, Ish Baid, and Will Mannon talk about viral growth, Pat Flynn shares a life-changing question from Tim Ferriss, and I imagine online courses as open-world games!

Dickie Bush (Ship30for30) on Building a Viral Cohort-based Course from Twitter Dickie Bush (Ship30for30) on Building a Viral Cohort-based Course from Twitter
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Dickie Bush (Ship30for30) on Building a Viral Cohort-based Course from Twitter

Dickie Bush talks with Ish Baid and Will Mannon about Ship 30 for 30 and how it evolved from a simple 30-day challenge into a full-blown CBC within only a few months.

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    Get stuff out there and start iteratingโ€”your course will evolve in unexpected ways
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    Treat your course like any other productโ€”solve a specific problem
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    Soften expectations by lowering prices, and overdeliver to engineer viral growth
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    Use your own discretionโ€”not everything I share in CCW applies to everybody ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿป
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    Remember people don't necessarily have to finish your course to get value out of it
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    Think about how you can create win-win situations with your audience in public
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    Create a community culture true to your brand, creating affinity amongst members
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    Think about how your alumni can help you growโ€”mentorship, affiliates, potential hires
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    Think about infinite gamesโ€”how can people continue getting value from your course?
๐Ÿ”— Dickie Bush, Ish Baid, Will Mannon via tryvirtually.com
Tim Ferriss Changed My Life with Literally One Question Tim Ferriss Changed My Life with Literally One Question
๐Ÿ“น Video ๐Ÿง  Mindset

Tim Ferriss Changed My Life with Literally One Question

Pat Flynn shares the one question from Tim Ferriss that changed his life. I'm not telling you what that question is (I want you to watch the video) but I'll share the key takeaway:

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    Stop overcomplicating thingsโ€”just do the easiest thing you know you can do
๐Ÿ”— Pat Flynn via youtube.com

If you really don't want to watch the entire 5-minute video, the question is at 1:20.

OWC: Open World Courses OWC: Open World Courses
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OWC: Open World Courses

What if online courses were like open-world games, simulating the real-life experience of progression, detours, and setbacks?

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    A world of ideas, missions, and learning quests replace traditional, linear curriculums
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    Students explore the world based on their own unique interests and goals
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    OWCs are never complete or "ready"โ€”they're constantly evolving
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    Creators sell access to their world before they begin to build and while iterating
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    There's no "completion" in OWCsโ€”people's stories measure success or failure
๐Ÿ”— Merott via twitter.com

P.S. If you enjoyed this short essay, I'd appreciate a โค๏ธ or a retweet! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Hey, I'm Merott ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป

I'm an indie maker and freelance web developer from London.

I'm building my own business, because I'm terrible at following other people, and because I want my work to matter. I hope it will, to you and to your students.

Making progress, slowly and steadily, I'm also documenting and tweeting my journey every Monday @merott .

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