Got this truth bomb from Sir Joelsuf on the YouTubes:
“Most ‘courses’ I’ve been running into aren’t very actionable. I don’t really care if the course is taught by a tiktok ‘influencer’ who acts like a drunk sorority chick, if the content is actionable and produces results, it has value to me.”
Then he followed up with this:
“Actionable = Straightforward stuff: Here’s what to do, here’s what not to do, here’s why you do this, here’s why you ought to avoid that, stuff like that. Like your courses haha.
But that’s not what I see in most other courses, which have maybe one module that is actionable for every nine that contain nothing but theory, opinions, selling on dreams, and instructors who clearly just wants to get paid to hear themselves speak/watch themselves act. This is especially true in the finance/investing field, where the scamming and swindling has become cartoonishly outrageous.”
Now, here’s the thing…
“Not being actionable enough” is the #1 criticism you’ll get when creating an online course. No matter how actionable you make it, students always want more. But, you’ll notice how he defined “actionable”.
It wasn’t “a process”.
That’s the mistake everybody makes.
Actionable = process.
No, no, no.
That’s *part* of it, but it’s not enough. He gave you a couple examples, but I’ll tell you this… having taught as many courses as I have now, there are very specific things students will classify as “actionable” and “valuable”.
“Make it actionable.”
“Pack it with value.”
You hear that all the time when it comes to creating any kind of content. But, what does that actually mean? Again, it’s some very specific things that I’ve figured out over the years — and it’s not simply “process”.
Anyway, it’s one the big things you’ll learn in my Sane Course Creation course. How to make your courses intrinsically actionable and cram it with so much value your students will feel like they need a cigarette afterwards. 😀
It’s why I repeatedly get the “like your courses” comments.
It’s all intentional…
And works for courses, YouTube videos, Instagram — any kind of content production. A valuable skill, that could bring you thousands in new clients and customers, even if you never create or sell an online course.
In any case, it’s all in Sane Course Creation.
Right now, the course is up on Skillshare which means you can get it essentially free. That’s because as an instructor there, I can offer you an exclusive 1-month free trial of the platform (the normal trial is just 7 days).
With that, you get 100% unfettered access to the site.
Every course, lesson, download, PDF.
Then, if you simply cancel before the month is up, you never pay a penny. A few hoops, but not a bad gig. Anyway, the link you need to get that exclusive 1-month free trial is here: https://myjohn.us/sane.
Then, once you’re in, use that same link to access the course.
You’ll want Lesson #2.
P.S. For patrons, you already have access here: https://myjohn.us/patreon.