Education / Entrepreneurship / Travel
How to Turn What You Know into a Side Hustle
Four steps to transform your knowledge into an online course that you can sell.
April, 2021 by Jordan Outside
What is a side hustle?
According to Dictionary.com a Side Hustle is "a means of making money alongside one's main form of employment or income."
How would a side hustle change your life?
Can you imagine yourself in the future with an established side hustle that you love and doesn't even feel like work?
What would you change about your life?
You might pay off some credit cards and get out of debt. You might go on that vacation you've been dreaming about. You might replace your beat up car with reliable transportation. We all have different answers, but I think we would all agree that we would make some changes.
Which side hustle is for me if I don't have a lot of extra time?
You're going to need a side hustle that allows you to use leverage instead of trading your time for money.
Imagine being able to help solve a problem once, but you could get paid over and over for it!
This is where the world of Online Courses comes to the rescue as a side hustle with leverage.
An Online Course allows you to record yourself teaching something you know how to do that solves a problem and then allows an unlimited number of people to get the solution from you without having to teach each person individually.
It's also a win-win for you and your students.
The four steps to transform your knowledge into an Online Course:
My name is Jordan and I'm going to share with you the exact 4 steps that I have personally used to transform my knowledge into a successful online course. These 4 steps changed my life and has allowed me to travel to amazing places. I'm sharing these with you so you can change your life for the better.
Let's get started:
Step 1: Brainstorm a list of things you know how to do that solves a problem
Creating an Online Course that someone wants to buy is all about solving a problem for them.
Your first step is to create a list with two columns.
The first column should list all of the things you are good at. This could be things you do for work, your hobbies, or something you're naturally gifted at.
In the second column, list the corresponding problems you had to overcome to get good at them.
Step 2: Break Down Your Solution into Easy-to-Follow Steps
By providing easy-to-follow lessons that solve your customer's problems, your course will break through their maze of frustration with a clear path to follow.
Your students want to see their problem transformed into a solution.
Transformation happens when your student can easily follow the step-by-step instructions you provide in your online course to get the desired result.
Now it's time to write an outline of each step it takes to solve the problem. This will be your blueprint for your online course.
Step 3: Build and Launch Your Online Course on a reliable and easy-to-use platform
The technology behind your course should be easy-to-use and make it fun to launch and sell!
I've tried lots of different platforms when first starting out, but finally found a great all-in-one platform that allows me to accept payments, send out emails, host my videos, and deliver my courses in an easy-to-use, but secure format.
I have a FREE Course that breaks down this entire process and shows you step-by-step how to build your online course using my preferred all-in-one platform.
Step 4: Use the Profits From Your Online Course to Create the Lifestyle You Want
As your course becomes profitable, you can start to live life on your own terms.
This process can happen quickly or it could take a long time, but ultimately you're creating an online course to help others. The profits from your course are a byproduct of doing a great job at helping your students solve their problems.
Once you're making enough profit from your course, it will begin to free up your time and allow you to focus on what you love to do.
I love taking trips that are paid for from the profits of my online courses. That's why I created a free course called "How To Build Your Own Travel Lifestyle Business" that will walk you through this entire process with easy-to-follow video tutorials.