BusinessSmack

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Background

I've been trading since 2011 and now make a decent portion of my income off of it. Summer last year I launched a YT channel to 1. grow a network (trading can get a bit hermity), 2. ideally - help other people get into the market after getting overwhelmed with friend questions, and 3. learn more about myself and trading.

Yes, "growing a network" counts as making additional income. I've gotten some sweet partnerships already due to my channel. Trading is pretty hands-off, I only trade market open and with crypto I place orders mostly in the morning. So I have a lot of free time. I've had months where I've made over $25k and months I've lost about $5k - but I hold a steady profit and pay myself monthly. My goal is to scale this as much as possible as I truly enjoy doing it. Always have.

I'm also the co-founder / CFO of ViceOffers an affiliate network many of you guys probably know where. It's currently being rebranded in case you are wondering. This is why I have a BHW account and I've been doing Affiliate Marketing since High School.

Why - Start A Course?
  1. A course has forced me to take all my thoughts and strategies from a jumbled mess in my head into a clear plan and it's definitely made me a better trader.
  2. I thought it would also be a great way to monetize my YT channel a bit more as everyone knows YT earnings is "beer money" with some exceptions.
  3. I would like to bring this course to a level where it will convert very well and can become a solid in-house offer for the affiliate network. This is a personal challenge as making an offer has never been my forte but this time I'm very passionate about it.

Why - Share The Journey?

By hopefully sharing something nifty and new with you guys I'll get some helpful tips back in return (I'm talking to you Mr. Whale). Mainly tips about driving traffic and funnels. That's really it - I suppose. I don't need some outside motivation, I've always been a workaholic, but hey it's always interesting to openly document progress.

Progress

On March 31st I launched the full-blown trading course, did a 12-hour long Livestream, had over 100 students join my course for only $1. The goal was to build momentum (especially in the discord chat room) and it definitely worked because our students are still active to this day and I got some killer feedback early on.

However since then, my course kind of plateaued. I've gotten just a handful of students since the launch.. It maybe in part due to the course being full price again but also a general lack of traffic doesn't help.

That being said I already have really good testimonials now and in theory, am positioned to blow this course out of the water. Marketing has never been my strong suit. So again that's really that's why I'm here.

Strategy

1. YT channel - is constantly driving traffic and growing my list. However, my channel is still wayy to small to make any real dent. At least progress is consistent.

2. Affiliates - Offer is rigged up on our network and we've gotten some interest but have yet to find an affiliate that has had proper traffic.

3. Testimonials - I recently created a twitter, facebook, and Instagram account where I'll be posting testimonials and other positive feedback such as one-off comments. I'll be posting on these accounts 5x per week. Mainly screenshots but I have some videos in the pipeline as well. These are all real.

Sorry for not being super blackhat. However, I do have an IG bot following, liking, and commenting.

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Looking forward to sharing and learning from everyone!​
 

BusinessSmack

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Udemy is the short way
traffic is ready already

Considered it but there are 3 problems with Udemy which have held me back - so I'm happy you asked.

1. Udemy takes every course and sells it for $10, there's no point to make the course more expense besides having it look like it's even cheaper now
2. I won't be able to make an affiliate offer out of it for our network
3. Lack of control, I could never "improve the offer" or add it to a future funnel, it will always be a $10 udemy course

On the contrary, I could just say screw it and then publish the course on Udemy and make my 40-50% on $10 per course sales. Then go for pure volume which could in end effect help my channel.
 

Proxy Head

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Best of luck for your journey whichever way should you proceed. It is really great to consider Udemy considering its traffic and with the good feedback on your course, path looks promising ahead.
 
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