Teachable, Haleigh Fullilove
Welcome to your go-to business podcast. Hear from your favorite creators about their work journeys, biggest successes and failures, and time-tested best practices.
Each episode focuses on one creator’s personal story and the unique ways they’ve transformed their skills—like house plant care, social media marketing, or finance—into profitable online businesses.
Today is a special episode of the Everything is Teachable podcast. Not only is it the last episode of Season 3, but we're also lucky to have two colleagues as our guests—Jess Catorc and Parth Shah, the leads on Teachable's newest education product. In today's episode, we'll get the inside scoop on what creators can expect to see from Teachable's new product, why online courses continue to be a major player in the creator economy (and how influencers can benefit), tips for marketing your online course, and more.Follow Jess on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jesscatorcFollow Parth on Twitter: https://twitter.com/party_shahParth's website: https://pedagogybyparth.com/For all things creator news, important tips, and more, sign up for Teachable's newsletter here: https://teachable.com/newsletter-signupFollow Teachable on social media:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teachableTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/teachable
40 min 35 sec
Social media is one of the most vital ways to connect with your audience. But, why is it so important to have a social media strategy for your online business? Where do you even begin when it comes to creating engaging social media content? We're answering those questions and more in this episode of Everything is Teachable. Let's say hello to social media expert, Andrea Jones.Andréa's website: https://onlinedrea.com/Andréa's Teachable school: https://savvysocialschool.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/onlinedrea/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OnlineDrea/Twitter: https://twitter.com/onlinedreaLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/onlinedrea/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/onlinedreaFree Social Media Rockstar Framework course: https://onlinedrea.com/free/For all things creator news, important tips, and more, sign up for Teachable's newsletter here: https://teachable.com/newsletter-signupFollow Teachable on social media:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teachableTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/teachable
42 min 31 sec
Meet Darryl Cheng. He's always had a love for plants, but when his full-time job as a software engineer abruptly changed, it was his motivation to start his now thriving online business, House Plant Journal. In today's episode, you'll hear all about Darryl's business journey, how he scaled House Plant Journal that helps hundreds of thousands of people all over the world, and the stellar video tips that launched him to success.Darryl's website: https://www.houseplantjournal.com/Darryl's courses: https://courses.houseplantjournal.com/p/essentialsDarryl's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/houseplantjournal/Darryl's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/houseplantjournalFor all things creator news, important tips, and more, sign up for Teachable's newsletter here: https://teachable.com/newsletter-signupFollow Teachable on social media:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teachableTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/teachable
51 min 47 sec
Katie Hunt is the founder of Proof to Product (formerly known as Tradeshow Bootcamp), a business strategist, and mentor to product-based entrepreneurs. She’s worked with thousands of entrepreneurs through her in-person conferences, online courses, and group coaching she offers.Katie is also the host of the popular podcast, Proof to Product, where she takes listeners behind the scenes of growing a product-based business. Guests share their successes, struggles and how they’ve made difficult but important transitions in their business to continue growing.Katie has taught classes for CreativeLive, The National Stationery Show, The Savvy Experience, Be Sage, Seanwes Conference and Unique Camp. She’s been featured on New York Times, Forbes, BuzzFeed, Brit & Co, ABC Chicago and VoyageLA and also interviewed on a variety of popular podcasts.Katie has a passion for creating, a mind for business and a strong desire to help others succeed. When she’s not cheering on her clients or dreaming up new workshops, you can find her spending time with her husband and four young children, hosting friends for dinner, or surfing Instagram.On the latest episode of Everything Is Teachable, you'll get an inside look into Katie's background as a product expert and listen to her expertise on community building, staying organized as a business owner, collaborating with others, and more.Stay in touch with Katie here:Podcast: https://www.prooftoproduct.com/podcastLabs: https://www.prooftoproduct.com/labsFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/prooftoproduct/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/prooftoproduct/Teachable school: https://tsbc.teachable.com/ For all things creator news, important tips, and more, sign up for Teachable's newsletter here: https://teachable.com/newsletter-signupFollow Teachable on social media:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teachableTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/teachableGet started on Teachable for free at: https://www.teachable.com
39 min 55 sec
Meet Brittney Lynn: a public relations expert with a knack for connecting with others.In this episode, we dive deep into the foundation of public relations, the importance of having PR for your brand or business, and what you can do today to start landing press.Free pitch templates: http://brittneyllynn.com/teachableInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/brittneyllynn/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brittneyllynndotcom/For all things creator news, important tips, and more, sign up for Teachable's newsletter here: https://teachable.com/newsletter-signupFollow Teachable on social media:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teachableTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/teachableGet started on Teachable for free at: https://www.teachable.com
44 min 32 sec
If we told you someone's online audience grew from 30,000 to two million in just one year, would you believe us? That's Tori Dunlap's reality.After starting a blog about life as a woman in her 20's while she was still working full-time in marketing, Tori found herself answering questions about all things finance on a consistent basis. Not only that, but she realized that all things finances were actually the thing that ignited her passions.Then came HerFirst100k, Tori's business dedicated to serving women all over the world and empowering them to invest, pay off debt, conquer job interviews, and more. In this episode of Everything Is Teachable, Tori tells us all about where she started before HerFirst100k, how setting boundaries was a pivotal moment in her business, why you shouldn't shy away from charging what you're worth, and so much more.Tori's website: https://herfirst100k.com/Teachable school: https://her-first-100k.teachable.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/herfirst100k/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@herfirst100kPodcast: https://herfirst100k.com/financialfeministpodcastFor all things creator news, important tips, and more, sign up for Teachable's newsletter here: https://teachable.com/newsletter-signupFollow Teachable on social media:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teachableTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/teachableGet started on Teachable for free at: https://www.teachable.com
55 min 55 sec
After spending most of her career in front of the camera as a TV producer, Jourdan Guyton realized people were coming to her more and more often for advice and guidance on what to do behind the camera with content creation.Once she realized getting paid for her expertise outside of a corporate role could be a reality, she hired a business coach and launched her courses in 2020. In this episode of Everything Is Teachable, we'll talk about how essential content creation is for a business, the secrets behind growth on social media, the importance of getting clear on who you serve before starting a business, and more.Jourdan's website: www.jourdanguyton.comTeachable school: thecceacademy.teachable.comInstagram: www.instagram.com/jourdanguytonFor all things creator news, important tips, and more, sign up for Teachable's newsletter here: https://teachable.com/newsletter-signupFollow Teachable on social media:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teachableTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/teachableGet started on Teachable for free at: https://www.teachable.com
35 min 32 sec
Melissa Guller is a course creator, podcast producer, and CEO of Wit & Wire, where she helps online business owners start and scale their own podcasts.She’s produced multiple Top 50 podcasts, and you might recognize her as the original host of this podcast, Everything is Teachable, which was featured in Apple’s Best New Business podcasts in 2019. Bigger picture, Melissa loves to teach entrepreneurs. She’s helped nearly 2,000 students through Wit & Wire's online programs so far, and she’s on a mission to help more diverse entrepreneurs earn money online doing work they love.Once Melissa realized that she could combine her love of podcasting with the genuine joy she found in teaching others, she knew creating courses on Teachable was an easy choice. As the former head of engagement at Teachable, she made valuable connections and learned top insights from fellow creators that motivated her to transition away from her full-time job at Teachable to a full-time Teachable creator. In this episode, we'll talk about the strategies that helped her get here, the fears she overcame to pursue her entrepreneurial dreams, the power of a private community, and more.Melissa's website: https://witandwire.comInstagram: https://instagram.com/witandwireFor all things creator news, important tips, and more, sign up for Teachable's newsletter here: https://teachable.com/newsletter-signupFollow Teachable on social media:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teachableTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/teachableGet started on Teachable for free at: https://www.teachable.com
53 min 56 sec
Since 2014, we’ve helped more than 100,000 creators earn over $1 billion from online courses and coaching products. How do we do it? By managing all the logistics (like coding and payment processing) to make it easier than ever for you to share your knowledge online.We’re expanding our tools to help creators sell more than just courses, like their time as coaches, and our founder and CEO Ankur Nagpal is here to share more about what makes creators successful and his big-picture vision for the future of the knowledge economy.Learn more about Teachable: https://teachable.comToday's episode: https://teachable.com/eit30Twitter: @ankurnagpal, @teachable
40 min 18 sec
Learn how Cheryl Porter turned her classical opera career into a global vocal coaching phenomenon, with over 2.5 million YouTube followers and students in 135+ countries.---Cheryl Porter is a woman whose positive, infectious energy lights up any room, even virtually. With her motivational coaching videos and inspirational approach to teaching, Cheryl is widely considered the top vocal coach and vocal education influencer in the world.She has given vocal masterclasses all over the globe and coached singers who have performed on The Voice, X-Factor, America’s Got Talent, All Together Now, Italy’s Got Talent, Eurovision, and more. She’s also a Vocal Coach for the Italian trio, IL VOLO.In this episode, Cheryl shares the type of talent that matters most, and not just for singers. She talks about finding the same, dull vocal exercises 15 years ago and realizing that if there was no better way, she’d just have to make one herself. And she talks about how the word “method” was actually something that scared her at first, yet by leaning in when she felt challenged, she’s been able to grow her business both in person and now online to students in 135 countries and counting.-----To learn more about Cheryl Porter or Teachable, visit teachable.com/eit29.
51 min 12 sec
Meet Suzi Whitford. When she became a new mom, she still wanted an outlet to explore her creative and tech passions, and when she found blogging, it was an instant click. She’s now started multiple profitable blogs, notably Start a Mom Blog, where she helps other moms follow her exact blogging blueprint to turn their passions into money making blogs.In this episode, Suzi explains why she loves inexpensive eBooks and courses so much, and how her $18 course has been a huge revenue driver for her business. She also talks about the importance of building email relationships, and why she prefers to email people one on one instead of having a large Facebook community. Lastly, and perhaps more importantly, Suzi explains how you can engage with new blog readers and build long-lasting relationships with them over time. If you’ve been thinking about starting a blog, I’m almost positive Suzi will convince you to go for it by the end, whether you’re a mom or not.To learn more about Suzi Whitford, Start a Mom Blog, or Teachable, visit teachable.com/eit28.
46 min 20 sec
Meet Barry Ennis and Shay Kostabi. Together, they are the co-founders of Fitness Career Mastery, an educational resource for fitness entrepreneurs. In this episode, you’ll hear how they took very different journeys to become global fitness instructors, and how they’re turning a decade of fitness industry experience into a full training university for fitness entrepreneurs.We talk in-depth about why you can’t simply take your offline class and turn it into an online course, and we also discuss the fine line between what you should give away generously for free, and what you should always charge for.We end the episode by exploring the power of being flexible as an online business owner. At an uncertain time like this, the ability to change course as a business owner is more important than ever before, and Barry and Shay share insights into how they’ve quickly adapted their plans when the whole world shifted overnight.To learn more about Fitness Career Mastery, Barry Ennis, Shay Kostabi, or Teachable, visit teachable.com/eit27.
52 min 1 sec
Meet Dallin Nead, the CEO of Content Supply. Dallin has built his career through storytelling and video marketing, and today he’ll share how he went from working for Princess Cruises to freelancing to starting his own business, where he helps creators grow their visionary businesses by becoming their customers’ favorite brand.In this episode, Dallin shares some of the top struggles that creators face when it comes to video. And yes, we’ll answer your questions about the best cameras and gear for creators. But we’ll also look deeper as Dallin walks us through his “Know, Love, Trust” framework to understand how relationships are formed with your ideal customers through video engagement over time. Dallin also explains the difference between course videos and marketing videos, and how your approach should vary between the two. Lastly, Dallin shares how understanding your brand story is the foundation that guides all video production and storytelling for your business.To learn more about Dallin Nead, Content Supply, or Teachable, visit teachable.com/eit26.
48 min 10 sec
Brand strategist Kaye Putnam started working online to have a sense of stability when her husband’s military job kept their family on the move. But in her first six months online, she struggled to sell even a $97 copywriting service.But everything finally clicked into place when Kaye discovered the brand archetypes framework. And since 2013, Kaye’s business has grown by helping business owners get clarity on their brands.Because branding is about much more than just colors and images. And in today’s episode, Kaye explains how the 12 archetypes can help you make strategic psychology-based decisions about your business. She stresses the importance of rooting your branding in who YOU are, not what’s trending, and she walks through the blend of courses and 1:1 services in her business. In short, today’s episode is all about understanding yourself and your brand will help your business grow.To learn more about Kaye Putnam, her brand archetype quiz, or Teachable, visit teachable.com/eit25.
41 min 6 sec
Meet Marc and Julie Bennett, the couple behind RVLove.com. The couple have been living, working and traveling full-time in their RV since 2014 – visiting all 50 USA states, plus Canada, Mexico and Australia. They began sharing on their blog, YouTube and social media as a labor of love, and within a few years, RVLove evolved into a thriving business that now supports their life and travels. In this episode, you’ll learn why Marc and Julie decided to take the leap of faith, first into living full-time in an RV, and later into pursuing their business full-time. We talk about the power of simplifying your approach as a business owner, and the importance of having multiple revenue streams, especially in a time as uncertain as this one, and get into the deeper benefits of working for yourself and quite literally unchaining yourself from your desk.To learn more about Marc and Julie Bennett, RVLove, or Teachable, visit teachable.com/eit24.
46 min 48 sec
That’s Regina Wamba, self-described snarky introvert and super-charged creative person. In this episode, we talk about how Regina first got into designing book covers, and how her creative entrepreneur journey evolved from there. We also talk about how her extremely niche audience - authors trying to learn Photoshop - has worked so well for her online course business.After that, we talk about having fun - an often overlooked side of entrepreneurship! - and why it’s so important to business. So get ready to laugh at all of our terrible jokes in this light-hearted (but still informative) episode of Everything is Teachable.To learn more about Regina Wamba, Photoshop Badassery, or Teachable, visit teachable.com/eit23.
48 min 27 sec
Tiago Forte is the Productivity Expert behind Forte Labs and their signature program, Building a Second Brain. Although Tiago recently welcomed his 10th cohort of students, he’s doing a lot of things that may surprise you. For one thing, nothing is self paced. The cohort goes through the material at the same time altogether. They also use live Zoom calls instead of creating perfectly pre-produced content, which is what most new creators assume must be done.In this episode, Tiago shares why he believes pre-produced content isn’t necessarily the best approach for courses of any size. He’ll share the story of how his initial product - a book club - eventually turned into a workshop and then an online course, and how he looks at creativity practically instead of mythically. And true to his expertise, he also offers a ton of great tips to improve your own workflow and productivity as a course creator. So grab a pen - better yet, a virtual notepad - and get ready to take notes.To learn more about Tiago, Forte Labs, Building a Second Brain, or Teachable, visit teachable.com/eit22.
53 min 25 sec
Learn how Luisa Zhou built a million-dollar business while still working a full-time job.Luisa Zhou is the creator of the Employee to Entrepreneur system, which teaches people how to leave their day job and start their own six-figure plus business. She’s helped thousands of students launch their own businesses that generate anywhere from 30K to 100K in less than a year. Her advice has been featured in numerous online and print publications including Forbes, Inc, Entrepreneur, Success magazine, and more.She noticed that in the early days of her online business, people kept asking her the same question: “How on earth are you able to do all of this yourself while you’re still working a full time job?” It’s a common situation that a lot of us face early on. And today, that’s exactly what Luisa teaches her students how to do. So in this episode, Luisa shares some of her top tips to organically connect with early customers. She also shares how her third course launch put her business over the million dollar mark within a year of starting her business, and how her strategies can work for you, too.To learn more about Luisa Zhou or Teachable, visit teachable.com/eit21.
54 min 11 sec
Learn how family man Pat Flynn turned a layoff from his dream job into an opportunity to help others earn money online.Although Pat Flynn has now created a massive community of online business owners, his own entrepreneur story started when he got laid off from his dream job as an architect. And in this episode, not only will we learn how Pat built and evolved his business SPI Media over the last 12 years, but he’ll also share advice on how you can benefit from his experience.In fact Pat shares why he held back on publishing his first online course for 4 years, even though people were asking him for courses. He shares marketing strategies you can use, no matter how early on you are in your online business, that will build trust and address objections with your audience to play the long game and create sustainable growth.But more than anything, we talk about the value of serving, not just selling, and how you can choose a truly amazing online business idea that makes a difference. To learn more about Pat, Smart Passive Income, or Teachable, visit teachable.com/eit20.
Learn how travel blogger Gloria Atanmo gets paid to travel the world, and how she’s gradually added both retreats and online courses to her business model over time.Gloria Atanmo’s journey as a travel blogger started with a one-way ticket to Europe and only $500 to her name. But after a lot of hustle and PB&Js, Glo now earns her full time income traveling the world and sharing her journey as a solo female traveler. After venturing to over 80 countries across 6 continents and working with brands along the way, she's landed features in Forbes, Oprah Magazine, Conde Nast, Essence, Buzzfeed, and more. She's authored a book, spoken on many stages, led retreats around the world, and now focuses on helping female entrepreneurs make a bigger impact and incomeGlo has managed to create the life of her dreams through a relentless pursuit and a gradual growth to her business. But if you think this is some glitzy glam story where everything went right, think again. In this episode, Glo gets real about her life and story, and we talk about how so many people let the fear of ambition hold them back. Plus, in this unprecedented time in global history, I had to ask, is this really a time to start a new blog? To learn more about Glo, The Blog Abroad, or Teachable, visit teachable.com/eit19
50 min 14 sec
Learn how Teela Cunningham turned a weekly YouTube series into a comprehensive online course business, with courses on both Teachable and Skillshare.Teela Cunningham is a graphic designer and hand lettering artist based out of Atlanta, Georgia. She was working in a design studio in 2013 when her co-workers began asking her how she completed certain tasks in the different design programs. One coworker even jokingly suggested she make video tutorials to avoid their repeated requests. So that’s exactly what she did. In 2014, Teela published her first tutorial on YouTube. From there, the kind responses on YouTube led her to publish more frequently, and the business, Every Tuesday, was born as she released a new design or lettering tutorial every Tuesday, all year long. Today, Teela is here to share how she grew her business from a YouTube channel into Skillshare courses and eventually into her own online courses with Teachable, and she’ll share how each platform uniquely supports her business to this day.To learn more about Teela Cunningham, Every Tuesday, or Teachable, visit teachable.com/eit18.
41 min 35 sec
Learn how Danny Gregory builds a life - and a living - sharing his passion for everyday art with everyday people. It all started with a sketchbook...To learn more about Danny Gregory, Sketchbook Skool, or Teachable, visit teachable.com/eit17.--Danny Gregory is the author of nearly a dozen internationally best-selling books on art and creativity, as well as the co-founder of Sketchbook Skool, a video-based art school designed to inspire creative storytelling through illustrated journaling.But Danny wasn’t always an artist. In fact it wasn’t until his 30s that he started putting pen to paper after his wife had a serious back injury. His first book, a memoir called “Everything Matters,” shared his story of learning to draw while she was in recovery. It struck a chord, and from there, he continued to publish books and later online courses about the power of everyday art.So if you take one thing away today, know that this isn’t about talent, and it isn’t about becoming a professional artist. More than anything, Danny says that he loves making things and helping other people do the same.
51 min 53 sec
Have you heard of the handpan? It’s a steelpan musical instrument that looks kind of like a UFO, and world-renowned handpan expert David Charrier is here to teach us more about this fascinating instrument, and how he’s turned his skill and passion for a very niche instrument into a very successful online course business.David was one of the earliest musicians to start playing the handpan. And after a decade of his own self-training and discovery, he started to play around the world. In this episode, we’ll learn how David transformed his passion for a unique, newer instrument into an online school fully dedicated to teaching the art of the Handpan. And although his topic couldn’t be more niche, and it’s taken years to develop his craft, he’s found a way to reach thousands of online students.
45 min 2 sec
We all have a story, and we aren’t so different from each other. We all want to be loved and seen and celebrated.That’s just one of many powerful messages we’re about to learn today from Charreah Jackson. Before turning 25, Charreah had battled cancer, been laid off, and found out that she was the other woman in a new relationship. Yet Charreah says that those setbacks taught her early on to write her own story. And today, as an international speaker, author, and certified coach, she’s now honored to help others do the same.So in this episode, Charreah is here to help you realize that most of us might not see the value in our own skills. But you never know who else is inspired by you, and each one of us is more capable than we probably believe.To learn more about Charreah Jackson, Boss Bride, PS Powerhouse, or Teachable, visit teachable.com/eit15.
41 min 5 sec
Learn how Eugenio Oller has grown not only engaged YouTube and social media audiences, but also multiple online businesses of his own for Spanish entrepreneurs and business owners.To learn more about Euge Oller, Aprende Aprendiendo, or Teachable, visit teachable.com/eit14.----Eugenio (Euge) Oller has dedicated the last few years to helping aspiring Spanish business owners create and utilize YouTube vídeos and online courses. Euge himself has been sharing videos on YouTube since he was a teenager, when he was first showing off his skateboard tricks. And from that young age. Euge saw how powerful the internet could be. On top of that, he realized that modern marketing wasn’t something you could read about in a textbook. So today, he’s here to share not only how he’s learned what type of marketing and connections work in internet world, but also how he’s used that knowledge to build his own digital marketing and business school for Spanish entrepreneurs.
44 min 38 sec
45 min 15 sec
When Cristina Barragan started her floral design business in 2005, she never dreamed it would flourish into the online business it’s become today. As an elementary school teacher, Cristina has always been passionate about teaching and helping others, and after she realized how challenging it was to run her own floral design business, she knew she wanted to pay it forward.In particular, Cristina has focused on a few key marketing and operational strategies that have helped her grow two businesses…while continuing to teach full time and spend time with her husband and family. Cristina is a great example of someone who is working smarter - not just harder - and her advice is useful for course creators in any industry.To learn more about Cristina, Posh Peony, Fleursociety, or Teachable, visit teachable.com/eit12.
40 min 59 sec
Abbey Ashley’s online career started when she became a ghostwriter for an online course creator. She also hated her job as a stay-at-home phone operator, and knew she craved something more entrepreneurial and fulfilling. Especially since she and her husband found out they were pregnant.That’s when Abbey became a virtual assistant. And over the next two years, she earned a full-time income as a virtual assistant while slowly building up a website and an email list of just 1000 people.Today, we’ll learn how she turned that initial email list of 1000 people into an $8000 launch in round one, and three years later, how she’s used focused strategies to grow The Virtual Savvy into a million dollar business.To learn more about Abbey, The Virtual Savvy, or Teachable, visit teachable.com/eit11.
47 min 44 sec
After earning degrees in both classical music and jazz studies, Marc-Andre Seguin sought opportunities to play music across both large venues and jazz clubs in Ottawa, Canada and beyond. But as many musicians know, sometimes you need to find other ways to supplement your income.And that’s exactly what Marc did. After his first eBook sold only 2 copies, he regrouped and shifted his focus toward online courses and eventually a thriving membership community of excited jazz guitar students.A man of many talents, Marc not only has a passion for music but also a head for business. In this episode, he’ll share how he combined his passion with his business savvy to continue earning steady income and helping more students stop wishing and start playing.To learn more about Marc, JazzGuitarLessons.net, or Teachable, visit teachable.com/eit10.
Kelsey Tonner is an experienced, global tour guide and founder of the Be a Better Guide Project. After working for one of the largest tour companies in the world, he and his wife Sarah realized that the tour guide lifestyle wouldn’t allow them to pursue their next big adventure...parenthood. But they knew they wanted to keep traveling the world, and so the idea to create online courses felt like a perfect fit to support their dreams. However, Kelsey struggled with the same thing many early course creators face, which was an uncertainty around what to teach. But after sketching out a few ideas, he landed on tourism and the Be a Better Guide Project was born. Even though he had zero pre-existing knowledge about online courses, Kelsey has been able to turn a passion for tourism into a thriving online business to support his family and their global adventures. Today, he’ll share how both observation and a mission-driven approach have powered his success. To learn more about Kelsey, the Be A Better Guide Project, the Online Tourism Academy, or Teachable, visit teachable.com/eit9.
55 min 35 sec
After leaving a stable job to pursue her own music career, Bree Noble found success over the next seven years as a touring singer and songwriter, something often thought to be impossible. With a focus on the business side of the industry, Bree used her combined music and business knowledge to launch a radio station and two hit podcasts before creating her own successful online membership program exclusively for female musicians. Her mission today is to serve and support women who don’t fit into the music industry mold and empower them to build their own career like a business, just as she did. But what does that mean exactly, to treat your music career like a business? And how has Bree’s podcast and online business evolved over time? To learn more about Bree, Female Entrepreneur Musician podcast, the Female Musician Academy, or Teachable, visit teachable.com/eit8.
50 min 8 sec
Deborah Niemann and her family moved to a farm on a creek in the middle of nowhere in 2002 to start growing their own food organically. She bought a couple of goats so she could make goat cheese. She had no idea that her decision would lead her down a path where she would ultimately teach thousands of people how to raise goats and make goat cheese and soap. In today’s episode, she’s here to share how she did it. Today, Deborah is the author of three books, including Raising Goats Naturally, and she teaches sustainable agriculture courses online for the University of Massachusetts - Amherst. She also teaches her own popular online courses through her website, ThriftyHomesteader.com, where the focus is on living a cheaper, greener, happier, healthier life for everyone. To learn more about Deborah, Thrifty Homesteader, or Teachable, visit teachable.com/eit7.
56 min 53 sec
Mark Pentleton is the founder of Coffee Break Languages and the award-winning creator of some of the most popular Education podcasts ever produced. The Coffee Break podcasts were the very first language podcasts geared toward beginners back in 2006, and since then, their suite of language podcasts have collectively been downloaded over 300 million times. But how did Mark’s business get here? What’s so different about the Coffee Break teaching style that sets their podcasts apart in an increasingly competitive podcast world? Also, since their podcasts are all completely free, how does Radio Lingua - the parent company - actually earn money and bring revenue into their business? In this episode, Mark will share his philosophy on what content they always share for free versus what they charge for, and he’ll also address a common question from new creators: is competition a good sign or a red flag? To learn more about Mark, Radio Lingua, CoffeeBreak Languages, or Teachable, visit teachable.com/eit6.
43 min 55 sec
Lauren McManus is a former CPA turned blogger, and she and her business partner, Alex Nerney, run two successful blogs together. Their first blog, Avocadu, is a health and wellness blog that teaches women how to lose weight. After earning six figures with that blog in their first year, they started Create and Go, where they teach others how to start and monetize their own blogs. But when they first got started, Lauren and Alex quickly realized that their initial product wasn’t selling because, well, no one wanted it. They hadn’t figured out who their customers were yet, and for the first six months, they didn’t earn a dime. Today, Lauren is here to share how they turned things around in their second attempt. They figured out the #1 way to drive traffic to their blog, they learned that their customers weren’t who they expected, and by 2019, they’ve grown their online business into two successful blogs that earn well over six figures a month while Lauren travels the world. To learn more about Lauren, Create and Go, Avocadu, or Teachable, visit teachable.com/eit5.
56 min 27 sec
Teri Ijeoma began her professional career working in education and nonprofits. When she started trading stocks nine years ago, she initially saw it as an opportunity to simply supplement her income. However, she was so successful with this side hustle that in 2017, she decided to quit her job, travel the world, and begin trading full-time. By June 2018, Teri started her own online course business, teaching others how to supplement their income with trading, just as she had. And within 8 months, she had her first six-figure sales month. And then, her second. So how did Teri go from earning 60k in a year to earning 60k in just one month from her online courses? She’s here with us at Teachable HQ to share her story in this very special live recorded episode. To learn more about Teri, Invest with Teri, or Teachable, visit teachable.com/eit4.
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Who says fiction can’t be profitable? Learn how Mark Dawson went from “self-publishing newbie” to bestselling author in just 3 years. After quickly learning that traditional book publishing didn’t work for him, Mark Dawson started self-publishing Kindle books on Amazon in 2012. Today, Mark is an award-nominated, USA Today bestseller, with more than 20 books published and over 2 million books downloaded in multiple countries and languages. So for anyone who thinks you can’t earn a living selling fiction in 2019, Mark is here to share how he uses digital marketing tactics to earn well over six figures a year selling his Kindle books. Plus, we talk about how he turned that knowledge into a successful online business called Self Publishing Formula, where he offers extremely popular online courses about self-publishing and advertising for authors. To learn more about Mark, Self Publishing Formula, or Teachable, visit www.teachable.com/eit3.
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What would you do if your chronic illness prevented you from showing up to work everyday? How would you earn an income? How would you heal? Would you believe me if I told you that a women in exactly this situation has turned her struggle with a chronic illness of her own into a multiple 6-figure online course business? Well today, we’re going to find out exactly how Alanna made that happen...and how you can do it too. To learn more, visit teachable.com/eit2. GUEST SPOTLIGHT: ALANNA KAIVALYA Often referred to as the "Yoga Doctor," Alanna Kaivalya, Ph.D., helps yoga teachers embody their knowledge, up-level their skills and create more impact in the world…all online. Alanna has over 1,000 hours in online course content, including the world’s first 500 hour online yoga teacher certification program, and 500 hours of higher education in yoga + business across a dozen additional courses. At the heart of her work, Alanna is inspired to elevate the yoga profession to the level of spiritual leadership, and has been teaching yoga for nearly two decades. She has authored numerous articles and three books, including “Yoga Beyond the Mat,” which teaches modern day people how to build a personal spiritual practice through yoga.
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Meet Thao Armstrong, the founder of Don’t Tell Charles and a leader in the contemporary buttercream cake movement in Australia. In this episode, we’ll learn how she taught herself to bake and decorate cakes, and how one Instagram DM launched her cake decorating workshop business. We also talk about how her business has evolved over the last six years, and most of all, we share why it’s so important to value your work and get paid for what you do. To learn more, visit www.teachable.com/eit1. GUEST SPOTLIGHT: THAO ARMSTRONG Thao Armstrong is the founder of Don’t Tell Charles and the creator of the original Concrete Cake. A self-taught cake designer with a background in Landscape Architecture, Thao taught herself to bake cupcakes and macarons, and in 2013, she opened Don’t Tell Charles Coffee & Desserts, a small specialty coffee & dessert shop in the inner suburbs of Melbourne. In 2016 Thao’s focus shifted to cakes and the cafe became Don’t Tell Charles, a designer cake studio specializing in high-end contemporary buttercream cakes. Thao’s cakes became highly sought after, with clients even flying her internationally to make their wedding cakes. The workshops soon followed with the first ever being held in Singapore in April 2016. Since then Thao has taught workshops in Sydney, Indonesia, Auckland and London, and close to 100 physical workshops have been held in the Melbourne studio with students flying in from all over the world including the USA, UK, France, Canada, Panama, Argentina, Nigeria, Malaysia and Brazil. In October 2017, the DTC Online School was established and currently enrols over 6000 students across 6 published courses with many more on the way.
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In “Everything is Teachable,” we take you behind-the-scenes to learn how everyday creators have transformed their skills and passions into online businesses.How do normal people become online superstars? Or better yet, what does it really look like to earn a modest (but sustainable) full-time living sharing your knowledge?Each episode focuses on one creator’s personal story and their unique ways they’ve transformed their skills - like cake decorating, graphic design, or coding - into profitable online businesses.This podcast is presented by Teachable: your go-to platform for course creation. Since 2014, we’ve helped more than 100,000 creators earn over $1 billion from online courses and coaching products. How do we do it? By managing all the logistics (like coding and payment processing) to make it easier than ever for you to share your knowledge online.
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