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EP 386 7 Questions to Ask Before Creating an Online Course


SUMMARY: Tracy Brinkman, host of the Dark Horse Entrepreneur Podcast, believes that creating an online course can be a great way for entrepreneurs to level up their businesses. However, she stresses that it is important to ask oneself some questions before embarking on this journey, such as whether one has the time and effort to commit to creating a course, and whether their business is ready for this level of marketing.


Before creating an online course, it is important to ask yourself seven questions in order to increase the chances of success. These questions include: who is your audience, what problem does your course solve, what are your goals for the course, what is your unique selling proposition, what is the format of your course, what is the delivery schedule, and how will you promote your course? By taking the time to answer these questions, you will be better prepared to create a course that meets the needs of your audience and achieves your goals.


Tracy asks the audience if they have found market demand for their potential online course topic. They explain that it is important to solve other people’s problems if they want to make money and that the best selling online courses meet a particular need. The speaker suggests that people do market research to determine if there is a demand for their potential course.


Tracy asks if it is a good idea to create an online course and if they have enough knowledge to do so. They say that you should only create a course if you have enough people interested in it and if you have enough knowledge about the topic to discuss it. They say that if you put out crap content, people are going to bail on you and your long term earning potential will take a nosedive.



0:00:00   Should You Create an Online Course?

0:02:33   7 Questions to Ask Before Creating an Online Course

0:04:13   The Benefits of Following Your Passion

0:07:00   How to Create an Online Course That People Will Love

0:08:48   The Benefits of Creating an Online Course

0:12:27   The Benefits of Creating an Online Course

0:13:23   The Different Types of Course Formats

0:15:02   How to Create an Online Course: 6 Questions to Ask Yourself

0:19:56   The Benefits of Hype-Building for Your Online Course Launch

0:21:22   7 Questions to Ask Before Creating an Online Course

0:22:44   The Dangers of Only Doing Things for the Money



And if you want to launch an online course, entrepreneurs solve problems. I’m going to say it again. And people are going to see right through you if you’re only doing things for the money.


And if you run a business, the money is of course an important aspect. I’m mr capitalism here, right? I know. I have no problem paying somebody for their services.


Keep an eye out for it and use all those platforms to collect the information that you need as part of building up that hype. And what I mean by that is, hey, I thought I got me to do this course.


It’s a great idea to do this, and you can do this via several methods as part of your launch of your online course. Social media is a great one.


Most creators like myself are creating video modules which you can put in any number of the different platforms out there. The skillshares, the Udemys, the Think Ethics, the list goes on and on.

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EP 385 Making Money Online From Watching VHS Tapes


SUMMARY : The Dark Horse Entrepreneur podcast discusses how to make money online from watching VHS tapes. The podcast features business owners who share tips on how to be successful in online businesses. The tips include overcoming technology overwhelm, procrastination, and imposter syndrome.


In this conversation, the Tracy Brinkmann discusses how one can make money from watching VHS tapes. He explains that many people may have these tapes lying around their house, and that there is value in the content on the tapes. He talks about how one can monetize the tapes by finding local advertisements and news bulletins that people may be interested in.


The internet has created opportunities for people to make money in unexpected ways, including by curating old VHS tapes. Peter Dylan Trishard is one such person, who scours storage facilities for old tapes and then posts them online with witty commentary. Other VHS curators focus on different types of tapes, including old religious programs and personal development programs.


Tracy is talking about how they found someone who had old, televised versions of some content from Norman Vincent Peel. They say that this could be a lucrative hobby if done right, but there is a possibility of receiving a cease and desist notice if the content is still copyrighted. They end by talking about how old news bulletins could be compiled into a memorial for movie stars and other public figures who have passed away.



0:00:00   VHS Tapes: How to Make Money Online

0:01:25   VHS Tapes: A Lucrative Hobby?

In this episode, we explore the idea of making money from watching VHS tapes. This may seem like a crazy idea, but there is actually a lot of money to be made from these old, obsolete tapes. If you are a driven entrepreneur, this

0:04:54   VHS Curating as a Potential Money-Making Venture

0:07:02   Nostalgia Marketing: A Lucrative Hobby?

0:09:43   How to Make Money by Digitizing Old VHS Tapes

0:11:41   The Dark Horse Entrepreneur Podcast – Episode 2: VHS Tapes and Other Obsolete Technology



If you find something unique and a basket of old VHS tapes that you can bring to life and take people down memory lane once again, again, not operated content here, but sometimes you’re like, wow, remember when, right?.


Now, maybe there’s some old stories out that have been long since forgotten, and you come across someone who has all these recordings on VHS of to o television news broadcasts.


This particular business model, while it might not make you rich, it could be a lucrative hobby if you get enough followers and subscribers to tune into your broadcast to view your videos.


Imagine getting paid to literally watch old VHS tapes, to find those hidden gems within. And Pete isn’t only doing this, there are other VHS curators out there making money in various ways, including some turn the clips into stories, others who focus on old religious programs, others that focus on old personal development programs.


Because this is a business model that might not make your edge, but could be a very lucrative hobby. Now, for those who are perhaps too young to remember, VHS tapes were the predecessors to your DVDs.