Join us 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 the unique ways they’ve transformed their skills - like cake decorating, graphic design, or coding - into profitable online businesses.
This podcast is presented by Teachable, where our mission is to empower creators to transform their knowledge into income. To date, we’ve helped over 60,000 creators build and sell online courses that have been shared with almost 20 million students...and we’re just getting started.
The Future of Online Business (Ankur Nagpal, Teachable founder & CEO)
Today in 2020, more than 100,000 instructors have joined Teachable and transformed their knowledge into world-class courses that have earned more than $500 million to date. But with the launch of our new brand, Teachable’s next chapter is about much more than a fresh coat of paint.
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
Vocal Coaching (Cheryl Porter, Cheryl Porter Vocal Method)
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
Starting a Blog (Suzi Whitford, Start a Mom Blog)
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.
Training Fitness Professionals (Fitness Career Mastery, Barry Ennis and Shay Kostabi)
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.
Video Storytelling (Dallin Nead, Content Supply)
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.
Brand Archetypes (Kaye Putnam)
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.
Very helpful and entertaining
I am preparing to launch my first online course, and I’ve learned so much from each of these episodes. Melissa is an excellent host and the conversations always have a great flow. Highly recommend to anyone interested in starting any form of an online business.
Melissa, host of the Everything is Teachable podcast, highlights all aspects of entrepreneurship and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!
I'm learning so much
I love the interviews with Teachable course creators. It's great to learn not only what they are doing to succeed, but how they failed in the past and picked things up again.