28 min

ZCS012: Maya Gaddie on Leaving Corporate and Starting Small with Online Courses Level Up Your Course Podcast with Janelle Allen: Create Online Courses that Change Lives

    • Business

Today’s guest is Maya Gaddie from mayagaddie.com. Maya is a fellow online course creator who helps entrepreneurs launch their online classes.

In this episode, Maya shares how getting laid off and taking a sabbatical kickstarted her entrepreneurial life. Plus, we dig into her online course and learn her tips for course creators.

**In This Episode, You'll Learn:**
• How Maya transitioned from corporate sales to online entrepreneurship
• Why she left fancy cars, a high salary and her PhD program and leapt into entrepreneurship.
• How living and teaching in Ghana changed her perspective on life and entrepreneurship
• Why it’s never too early to start creating revenue
• Why starting small actually gives you more power and freedom
• How Maya started selling courses with only 50 people on her list
• What key marketing strategies Maya used to get her first customers
• How you can test your audience’s engagement with your ideas
• Why launching is so challenging for us…and what to do about it
• The learning elements that are essential for your online course

**Links Mentioned in This Episode:**
• MayaGaddie.com
• This is How to Tech
• Paid Membership Pro
• Camtasia
• Thrive Themes
• Vimeo Pro
• Slack
• HelpScout
• ActiveCampaign
• ConvertKit

Thanks for Listening!
If you enjoyed this episode, please leave an honest review for The Zen Courses Show on iTunes! Ratings and reviews boost ratings & help new listeners find the show. I read every review and I'd love to read yours. [Click here to leave a review](http://bit.ly/zencoursesshow).

Lastly, I want to give a huge THANK YOU to Maya for sharing her story on The Zen Courses Show!

Today’s guest is Maya Gaddie from mayagaddie.com. Maya is a fellow online course creator who helps entrepreneurs launch their online classes.

In this episode, Maya shares how getting laid off and taking a sabbatical kickstarted her entrepreneurial life. Plus, we dig into her online course and learn her tips for course creators.

**In This Episode, You'll Learn:**
• How Maya transitioned from corporate sales to online entrepreneurship
• Why she left fancy cars, a high salary and her PhD program and leapt into entrepreneurship.
• How living and teaching in Ghana changed her perspective on life and entrepreneurship
• Why it’s never too early to start creating revenue
• Why starting small actually gives you more power and freedom
• How Maya started selling courses with only 50 people on her list
• What key marketing strategies Maya used to get her first customers
• How you can test your audience’s engagement with your ideas
• Why launching is so challenging for us…and what to do about it
• The learning elements that are essential for your online course

**Links Mentioned in This Episode:**
• MayaGaddie.com
• This is How to Tech
• Paid Membership Pro
• Camtasia
• Thrive Themes
• Vimeo Pro
• Slack
• HelpScout
• ActiveCampaign
• ConvertKit

Thanks for Listening!
If you enjoyed this episode, please leave an honest review for The Zen Courses Show on iTunes! Ratings and reviews boost ratings & help new listeners find the show. I read every review and I'd love to read yours. [Click here to leave a review](http://bit.ly/zencoursesshow).

Lastly, I want to give a huge THANK YOU to Maya for sharing her story on The Zen Courses Show!

28 min

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