I bought my very first online course back in July 2020.
When I attended the pre-sale webinar, the instructor guaranteed that her students would earn 5k/month within six months of taking the course. I was excited to learn about these strategies.
Some students did it. Others, like me, weren’t able to do it. Not because I didn’t go through with it, because I did. But sometimes, your core values can get in the way of online entrepreneurship.
I’m lucky to learn about the things that I’m not willing to do online early on. Even though it feels like I wasted…
“You shouldn’t use all your money to pay off your loans.”
That’s what my dad told me when I told my parents that I wanted to pay off my student loans as soon as graduating.
My parents were not very good with money. Because of this, I became somewhat good at it. Good enough that I was doing all the things I wanted to, and I never felt like I was “truly” broke.
I did 5 things to pay off my debt. It wasn’t hard. But, it required discipline.
When I applied for a student loan from the government, I…
Instagram took a lot of my time and energy. If you have this app, chances are, it takes a lot of yours as well.
When I was on Instagram, I found that I wasn’t comparing myself to others. But, I posted things that would make others envious of me.
I would spend 45 minutes to 1 hour to pick the “best” photo. Only to get the instant dopamine (the same hormone you get from eating delicious food) boosts from all the “likes”. Over time, this makes you want to do it over and over again. …
The creator economy is a fast-growing industry.
Whatever industry you’re in, whether it’s arts, music, dance, design, writing, filming or podcasting, there’s space for you to create an income in the creator economy.
When I bought my first course online, I thought that the only way to make an income online was to become a coach. The more I studied successful content creators, the more I realized that there are different ways to make an income.
From personal observations, the most common ways to make an income online from your existing skills & knowledge are:
“A person will buy from you if they know, like and trust you.”
That’s what online marketers call the “know, like, and trust” factor. Except, of course, like everything else in life, it is much harder to implement. Like, how exactly are you going to get your followers to know, like and trust you?
And how do you know that they know, like and trust you?
Last week, I kinda found out since I got people to pay for an idea I had.
I built an online presence on Twitter by sharing all the stuff I was doing as a…
My yoga practice teaches me a lot about life. The other day, I was on the mat attempting to do the dancer’s pose. This is where you stand up on one leg, have your other leg stretched and while grabbing it with one of your hands. If you can’t imagine it, know that it’s hard. It requires a lot of balance and core strength.
What caught me off guard was what the instructor said during the demo. She said, “It’s okay to slow down. It’s okay to fall because you’ll catch yourself. Do what you have to do, balance yourself…
My goal is to live in Spain in 2022. I’ve embedded this goal into my being in 2020. After buying a condo with my partner, I realized that I didn’t want to stay in one spot my whole life. So, I’ve made it my goal to live in at least 3 different countries before I die.
Yet, when I tell people my goal, they don’t take me seriously. I get the feeling of judgment, thinking, yeah, right. But in my head, it’s already happening. …
When I dove into my online side hustle journey, I had one purpose: to make money to leave my nursing job.
Soon enough, I realized that it wasn’t going to be easy. I bought my first online course because I thought I could make my first 5k/month by following the course. After all, that’s what the testimonials she presented would do for me.
I used to think that online courses were a waste of time and money.
Who would want to waste their money on things that you can google for free? After all, I learned how to play guitar, crochet, build a website, and photoshop using YouTube. It turns out that depending on your goals, online courses can be beneficial.
This is how the instructor got me to buy her online course:
“Yes, you can learn these for free, but, in less than 6 months, you will be able to learn what it took me 2 years to figure out.”, she said.
I started my content creator journey eight months ago.
When I started, every successful online entrepreneur convinced me that the only way to get ‘there’ is to niche down. That means that you pick one industry, one topic to talk about, and be known for that one thing. That thought was honestly so painful.
Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always loved learning about different things. I taught myself how to play guitar, make websites, crochet, speak Spanish. More recently, I’m learning about writing, entrepreneurship and the creator economy.
I didn’t know how to fit in the online world…