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So far, these posts are all about helping people make and sell online courses. Videos helping you make WordPress sites coming soon.

Why I work in 8 Week Cycles

8-Week Cycles: How To Get Shit Done and Make Progress

How to be incredibly productive, stay focused, and make massive progress towards your most important goals.

The Beatles playing on the rooftop of Apple headquarters in 1969

Course Creation Lessons from The Beatles?

Here are 7 important, and surprising, lessons The Beatles’ Get Back film can teach budding online course creators.

The Making Of An Online Course Part 23

[Making Of… #23] The Dog Ate My Homework

A post-mortem on making the course, what I learned, and what I’ll do differently next time.

The Making Of An Online Course Part 22

[Making Of… #22] What A Result!

A report on how the first launch of my Webflow course turned out.

The Making Of An Online Course Part 21

[Making Of… #21] Behind-The-Scenes: Software

A walkthrough of the software I used for planning the course, writing it, actually making it, the course platform, and even the sales and launch.

The Making Of An Online Course Part 20

[Making Of… #20] Behind-The-Scenes: Hardware

A quick behind-the-scenes walkthrough of the hardware I’ve used to make my new course.

The Making Of An Online Course Part 19

[Making Of… #19] Planning And Production Workflow

Some behind-the-scenes on planning the course and managing the production workflow.

Illustration of a calendar and a clock

Teaching Online: One Year On

From the hope and excitement when you have a new idea and anything seems possible… to this, one year on.

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Teaching Online: The Exact Moment I Had The Idea

15th July 2016—the journal entry that started it all for me.

The Making Of An Online Course Part 18

[Making Of… #18] It’s A Bit Longer

Why making the course has taken me longer than expected.

The Making Of An Online Course Part 17

[Making Of… #17] Fancy A Preview?

So far, a lot of this ‘Making of…’ series has been about concepts and thinking and stuff that makes my head hurt a bit. So…

The Making Of An Online Course Part 16

[Making Of… #16] I Fell In Love

Why make a course on Webflow when there’s already LOADS of free training out there already?

The Making Of An Online Course Part 15

[Making Of… #15] Retiring to the Bahamas

A step back in time to look at why I made two of my most popular and profitable courses.

The Making Of An Online Course Part 14

[Making Of… #14] How To Make Everything Easier

The 3 key decisions you need to make, right at the start of the course-making process.

The Making Of An Online Course Part 13

[Making Of… #13] The Hangover

Have you seen the film, The Hangover? Well, I’ve been away, and it’s nothing like The Hangover at all.

The Making Of An Online Course Part 12

[Making Of… #12] Big Decision

The most important decision I had to make at the start of this course-making process.

The Making Of An Online Course Part 11

[Making Of… #11] Cave Paintings

Where I delve into WHY basing online tech courses on real-life scenarios and stories is so effective.

The Making Of An Online Course Part 10

[Making Of… #10] Going With The Flow

A few bits of work-in-progress with the case study logo and website branding.

The Making Of An Online Course Part 9

[Making Of… #9] Guess The New Name

Introducing the case study client for my new course.

The Making Of An Online Course Part 8

[Making Of… #8] Shit Sandwich

Why you have to base your course on a ‘real life’ situation, that closely matches your students’ own lives.

The Making Of An Online Course Part 7

[Making Of… #7] Peeling The Onion

The first layer of the onion ain’t gonna lead to any dramatic transformations, raving fans, or big sales.

The Making Of An Online Course Part 6

[Making Of… #6] No-One Wants To Buy Your Course

The harsh truth is: no-one wants to buy your course. Really. So what DO they want?

The Making Of An Online Course Part 5

[Making Of… #5] What A Slacker

I have to say, it’s at times like these I feel fortunate to have a business model selling online courses.

The Making Of An Online Course Part 4

[Making Of… #4] The 1970s Called And Want Their Logo Back

As I’m planning and developing the new course, I’ve also been working on ideas for the course branding too.

The Making Of An Online Course Part 3

[Making Of… #3] I’m Going All-In With These

Six core teaching concepts I went ‘all in’ on when planning and creating my new Webflow course.

The Making Of An Online Course Part 2

[Making Of… #2] It’s Not All Bad

What I learnt from running a training program in a completely different format to usual.

The Making Of An Online Course Part 1

[Making Of… #1] The Teacher Learns More Than The Student

The positives I took from running a ‘live bootcamp’ experiment vs a traditional course.

Make It Real

Why as a budding course creator it’s best you share your bloopers and just do it.

Nothing Personal

Nothing Personal

It’s about being mindful of spending your precious time on what’s truly valuable, and dropping what’s probably not.

Words I didn't expect to hear

Words I Didn’t Expect To Hear

There was nothing quite like hearing these words while laying in a hospital bed at 3.30 in the morning, to bring my priorities into sharp…