Learn how to package your knowledge and expertise into an online course...even if you don't have a list, audience or a clear idea of what you can teach.
Launching your online course is one of the most challenging yet rewarding endeavours you can do.
Done right, it can be an enduring source of joy for you and your students, a lucrative revenue stream and a vehicle for making real change and impact in the lives of others.
Equally, it can be a total time suck, an expensive endeavour and a rollercoaster journey of emotions like doubt, fear, imposter syndrome, elation, excitement, overwhelm, back to fear and then elation at success or a sense of failure.
I don’t say this to put you off, just to give you the real picture.
There are too many folks selling ‘formulas’ and ‘Cookie-cutter’ options out there, that have done a disservice to the thousands of creators and educators who genuinely create great courses that get results.
The good news is, there’s also a never-ending sea of people, just like you and me, who are lifelong-learners that want to continually upskill so they can thrive in the future of work.
They want to learn from YOU. They want to know what you already know and are ready to teach, and they're more than happy to pay you for your skills and experience.
And it’s only going to become more relevant as Research and Markets forecasts show online learning will grow to $325 Billion by 2025.
That is triple the growth since 2015!
What's more the online course market, according to Podia, is worth $46 Billion and growing my friend.
This Accelerator is all about helping you to take action, so that at the end of the 60 days you will have researched, validated, designed and pre-sold your damn course!
Yes you heard me right! Rather than spend time and money creating an entire course before you know if people are even willing to buy it, you will work the smart way by reverse engineering this process and getting paid upfront to create and deliver your course.
The key is to understand exactly who you are serving, what they need and are willing to pay for and what results you want to get them. We will work together to nail that!
SOLD OUT! Apply and get on the waitlist for the next round I'll be running in Oct/ Nov.
This is a LIVE 60 Day Accelerator starting September 16th, designed to get you to take massive action so that by day 60 you will have already pre-sold at least one spot on your course before you've even created it.
You will be doing this alongside your fellow friends who are part of this Accelerator and just as committed as you are to making this happen.
We work best with short, sharp bite-sized learning where we can take immediate action. The course modules in this are designed to be engaging, effective and quick to implement. You'll be able to login at anytime and learn at your own pace as the modules are released. These will be available as video, audio and transcripts and come with templates or resources where needed.
Every two weeks we will come together for an intimate live group coaching session on Zoom, where we will check in with each other and you will share your wins and challenges, before deep diving into having me coach you on whatever you need to move forward and launch!
Learning needs action to be effective, so every second week (alternating with group coaching) we will come together for a quick checkin and some coaching, before doing up to two live Pomodoro 25 minute sessions. Think of this as dedicated, locked in, focused time to do the actual work you need, along with your co-working buddies.
You will be cheered, supported and held accountable on this 60 day journey by me and your fellow friends in the Accelerator. We do this in our own private Telegram group (just like What's app) that you can access from your mobile or desktop to share wins and challenges, ask questions, post updates and receive awesome support, answers, motivation and help 24/7.
From my experience and research around learning and what makes for an effective learning environment you need:
Most courses simply let you self direct your own learning and expect you to schedule in time to implement and learn on your own. Mine contains all those elements above to make sure you learn and implement and get results!
That's why this isn't just a course, it's an ACCELERATOR!
I just had to tell you Natalie, when I first saw your offer with the Accelerator, I knew it would be difficult for me to put in the amount of work I would want to (because as you might have noticed I am going through an exponential life transformation ).
BUT, I have been on your mail list since 2014 and admiring what you do, and the opportunity to work with you in person for a very affordable price was just too good to pass. I think the value of having access to your advice for my specific obstacles has been enormous!
There are four foundational learning modules, complemented by the weekly live coaching or coworking calls and the accountability group available 24/7.
Before you go dreaming up a course you need to understand how to leverage your sweetspot! The intersection between your skills, knowledge and experience that people will actually pay you for. Then we can go about understanding who needs what you have to offer, who your ideal customer is and get inside their heads to understand exactly how you can help them and what value they will place on your course. This is the key stage that so many course creators miss. Not you though!
Now that you know what you're going to offer and to who, it's time to get in front of them so they get to know, like, and trust you. It's important to do this early on, even before you know exactly what your course will entail and when you will launch it.
Without an audience and a group of people who are already interested in what you have to offer, your launch will be a flop and you'll only hear crickets when you open up to presell. This module will show you all the ways in which you can reach and enroll your ideal customer. Then it's up to you do to the work and make it happen!
This is it. The moment you've been working towards. This is the stage where you put the pedal to the metal and make sh#t happen. By following the course checklist lessons and using your bonus checklist, you will make sure you feel ready and confident to market and presell your course, not frazzled and overwhelmed (although you can be sure there will definitely be moments when you feel that way - it's natural).
Once you start seeing course sales coming in and students enrolling you will no doubt freak out that you haven't actually created your course yet! But don't worry it's all part of the plan. Presell your course first THEN deliver and knock their socks off. This is the part you will do live and I will make sure you that you have a plan of attack of exactly how to deliver your course easily and effectively on your pilot run.
I'm a firm believer that the right resources at the right time are KEY to support your learning and action taking. So when you enroll in my Accelerator you'll also receive these three bonuses:
Each week you will receive an email from me with three important questions, that you can then reply to on the same day.
These questions have been proven to hold you accountable and keep you on track to launch your damn course.
I will personally reply with any advice or answers to get you unstuck and forging ahead so you can hit your launch goals.
Don't worry. I've got your back!
Having an audience to presell your online course to is usually the biggest roadblock if you don't have a big email list or following.
To make sure you get your first course sale(s), you'll get access to my 10 Step checklist to help you make sure you promote in all the right places, in a way that feels authentic to you and non-spammy or salesy.
It even contains short examples of copy you can 'steal' to use to promote your course.
If you don't know what the heck to write to get your audience or community interested in what you have to offer, then 'steal' my email templates!
You can build buzz and pique your audience's interest by using the 5 email templates I'll provide you with and customising them to fit your voice and style
Use them in the lead up to your online launch and avoid the overwhelm or complete mind blanks that can happen when it comes to promoting.
Hi. I'm Natalie Sisson, an Online Business Strategist, Author, Speaker, Podcaster, Teacher and lover of handstands.
From mini launches through to the full shebang, I've done it all and along the way learned all the things you really need to do to rock a launch as well as some awesome screwups and failures that have provided me with the best education around how to launch right!
I've designed this accelerator to give you the confidence to believe in yourself, and take mini steps towards designing, validating and preselling your course, by sharing only the most important things you need to know and do to be successful.
My mission is to prove to you that your skills, knowledge and experience are what people need and will pay for.
Manager Hydro Plumbing
When stepping outside of your comfort zone it can be easy to lose focus at the first hurdle. Being part of Natalie's Accelerator enabled me to push through my own road blocks and connect with and be inspired by like-minded people, while keeping me accountable and motivated to finally launch my first online course on mastering Type 1 Diabetes.
Dr Claudia Gross
Bringing fellow creators together, having regular calls, sharing our wins and challenges, committing to our actions for the week ahead are some of the key ingredients that contributed to my positive and productive experience with Natalie's Accelerator program.
I loved how approachable she is as well as caring and sharing her insights authentically, supporting all of us and me to make progress beyond my wildest expectations.
Chief Playfulness Coach
In the Accelerator Natalie provided a safe space for us for accountability and support. I would not have launched my course if I had not had this group support and the friendly nudges from Natalie!
Not only that, with her huge experience as an online entrepreneur Natalie is able to shift between coaching and expert role, so having access to her for my course launch meant having a personal hotline to all the information and advice I needed.
This Accelerator is designed to ensure you presell your minimum viable course and make the price of this live course back and even double or triple your investment.
I'm here to get you results and show you what a lucrative revenue stream online courses can be. Imagine receiving an extra income of $1,000 or $3,000 or $5,000 per month once you've tested, validated and pre-sold your course?!
What's more you can continue to grow and scale that without you personally having to work longer or harder. That's the beauty of being able to scale a course beyond yourself.
If you agree to turn up and commit for the full 60 days, I agree to provide personalised coaching and teaching to make sure you get:
You will not only get an online course teaching you how to launch your own damn course, but also 5 hours of group coaching with me, 4 live co-working sessions as well as 24/7 access to accountability and support, plus the bonus of lifelong friends doing this with you.
All in all, that adds up to $2,700 in true value.
Limited to just ten people.
or $197 x 2 months
One sentence summary of what they get
One sentence summary of what they get
SOLD OUT! If you apply you'll get on the waitlist for the next round likely in Oct/ Nov.
I stand firmly and proudly behind this 60 Day Accelerator designed to get you results. Your success is my number one focus. If, at the end of the 60 Day period you have not made one sale, even after going through the four online modules and implementing what you've learned, and attending all the live group coaching and co-working calls, I will gladly refund you in full. You can even keep access to the course materials and bonuses. I've got your back remember!
Founder of chrisicallanan.com
What I liked most was the accountability, and having Natalie on hand to answer my questions because in the past I have got stuck on even the most simple decisions and wasted time on the wrong things.
It helped me get a sense of momentum, moving past those blocks, and I loved the group support. Thanks for boosting me in the right direction.
Marketing Consultant, Coach and Cake lover
Natalies Accelerator allowed me to learn so many golden nuggets of information to get my course in good shape, not just from the direct coaching I received but from observing the rest of the teams journeys in the group calls.
The co working sessions were brilliant to give me the kick up the bum and energy I needed to know I wasn’t alone in this journey. I loved seeing how differently we were all approaching things and learning from each other as well as Natalie.
We officially kick off on September 16th when you will get access to the first foundational module.
We will finish on November 14th, 2019. However, I will extend this by a week to ensure everyone has launched their damn course. I'm here for you.
In terms of time, the more you can set aside and lock in to work on the course modules and implementation, the more likely you are to have a successful presell and launch!
I'd suggest that a minimum of 2-3 hours per week is needed and that will be a solid amount of time to really make progress.
Plus each week an hour for the coaching or coworking call (and these are inbuilt working sessions - bonus!).
There are 5 coaching calls in total.
These will be held at 2pm PST | 5pm EST 8pm UK time on Thursday 19th, October 3, October 17, October 31st and November 14th.
This is a Friday at 8am NZ time.
These are dedicated sessions blocked in your calendar for you to catch up on work and implementing or to use for going through the course learning. Think of it as a virtual session with your fellow students to take massive action.
We will kick off with some coaching from me and then do a 1-2 back to back Pomodoro sessions (25 minutes of focused work on ONE thing) and all hold each other accountable to make progress on your course!
They alternate perfectly with coaching. There will be 4 in total.
These will be held at 2pm PST | 5pm EST 8pm UK time on Thursday 26th, October 10, October 24 and November 7th.
This is a Friday at 8am NZ time.
Nope. While this is called Launch Your Damn Course, and that's exactly what I want for you to do, it's not about creating all the content and structure (you will work on that though to an extent).
It's actually about understanding what you offer, validating your audience and launching your course sales page to pre-sell your course before doing all that work!
Then once you have actual sales and students enrolled you can run your course live at a date that feels doable to you and lets you prepare and deliver as you go, based on what you've designed.
Great question and most likely yes, especially if you want a professional looking course and eventually a thriving online business.
During the Accelerator I will be sharing a few key tools that will make your life easier such as an email provider if you don't have one, a course platform provider (easy to use and affordable) and other free and paid for tools to make sure you have a great launch.
It's up to you what you wish to invest in and you may even end up saving money when I share what you really need versus what you may already have.
Limited to just ten people. SOLD OUT!
or 2 x $197 pm
or 2 x 197pm
I truly believe that there is no better time than now to launch your damn course.
If you've been holding back for years because you don't think you have what it takes, or you're overwhelmed by the technical set up, or you think you can't afford to invest in yourself, or worse - you simply think it won't work for you...I hear you.
I had all the same doubts when I created my first course. But when I struggled through with no help and made my very first sale of $297 I was THRILLED. I couldn't believe it!
That's why I designed this Accelerator - to alleviate all those worries, because I'm right here with you, guiding, teaching, coaching and showing you step by step how to do this for yourself and sharing only what you need to know and do so you can avoid the long nights, tears and money wasted that I did over the years.
Remember, this an experience where you're supported and held accountable to get over any roadblock and make launching your course a reality.
Imagine how amazing you will feel when you've made your first sale and are on your way to create a real revenue stream by getting paid to be uniquely you and making an impact in other peoples' lives by helping them?
Damn amazing that's how. Let's do this!