That’s been the top, so far.

The highest I’ve hit on Skillshare. And that IS just Skillshare. Doesn’t count Udemy, sales on my own website, YouTube or what I get from the freelancing I do. That’s purely Skillshare revenue.

But, the more important thing…

Is the consistency. 5193.46, 5463.99, 5857.20, 5744.70, 5392.63, 5042.92, 5277.12. And sure some some months it might be a bit lower. But, constantly hitting that 4-5K range from a single revenue stream…

Ain’t a bad gig.

It’s kinda like my own personal UBI.

And a simple way to become pandemic proof.

Now, obviously, I’m not saying you’ll do the same kind of numbers — or that this is just some insane amount of revenue. The real lesson is the *how*. Because the majority of that is on pure auto-pilot.

Courses I rarely, if ever, promote…

Or tweak.

Or do anything with.

That bring in 500, 1,000, 1,500 or more on Skillshare. THAT is what I mean by leverage. I invest ZERO time on them and they still earn me revenue. THAT is breaking the “time for money” paradigm.

And it’s what’s so powerful about an online course.

Maybe you never want to become a full-time info-publisher. 100% fine. But, what if you could add an extra… steady… flow of 1,000, 5,000, 10,000 to your bottom line — with a product that requires very little effort on your part?

Especially because freelancers are already so perfectly positioned.

It’s very likely…

You’re already an expert on your topic.

You already have authority in your market.

You already have a website… are doing social media, etc, etc, etc. You’re already doing 90% of the things you need to do… you just need to create the course and put it up for sale. Or throw it on a site like Skillshare.

Or best yet… both.

And, if you’re brand new… why not add a course in now to help you establish authority and get attention in your market? In fact, the students of your course are perfect candidates to “upgrade” to your freelance services.

Obviously, I’m biased…

Because I teach a course ON courses.

So, take whatever I say with a truckload of salt. But, it all seems so obvious to me. I think what holds people back is they’re scared. Not sure what topic they should pick, worried people might not like the course.

Not sure they can sell it once they do create it.

But, honestly… all that is the easy part.

You just need a proven framework and a little insight what *value* actually is. I explained it to my little brother in about 10 minutes — and he’s already halfway through the course he’s been putting off for over two years.

And the method I teach is as foolproof as you can get.

That’s all simple stuff.

Expertise and authority are the hard parts.

But, as a freelancer, you already have those.

Anyway, I know some people won’t see it my way. To each their own. But, if you’re considering it, I recommend taking a look at my Sane Course Creation course before you dive in.

I’ll give you a framework for creating depth in your course…

And the key insight to what actually makes information valuable.

And, you’ll *know* when you’re done with your outline… that your course is crammed with value. I’m confident there will be no question in your mind… IF you do it the way that I teach.

Plus, I’ll give you a bunch of tips and lessons learned…

That’ll save you a ton of time and heartache.

The course is currently up on Skillshare — which means you can get it essentially free. That’s because, as a Skillshare teacher, I can get you an exclusive 1-month free trial of the course (the normal trial is jut 7 days).

With that, you get 100% unfettered access to the site.

Every course, lesson, PDF, download.

The whole enchilada.

On over 30,000+ courses.

On every topic you could imagine.

Then, if you simply cancel before the month is up… you never pay a penny. It’s a few hoops to jump through, for sure, but may just be worth it to you. Especially since I’ll be taking the course off Skillshare at the end of July.

At which point, you’ll have to pay around $150 or so to get it.

So, that’s the deal.

If that floats your potato, the link to get the exclusive, free 1-month trial is here: https://myjohn.us/sane



P.S. For patrons on Patreon, you already have access to this course (and all my past courses) here: https://myjohn.us/patreon

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