Special 5-Week Free Trial
At Fizzle, our mission is simple: to help you earn a living independently doing something you care about.
We make courses featuring big name experts for bloggers, podcasters, freelancers and independent entrepreneurs of all kinds.
Because Pat referred you, we want to offer you a very special 5-week free trial of Fizzle.
The trial gives you access to every course in the training library (featuring over 100 hours of high quality video taught by experts), plus weekly live coaching sessions, access to our community of over 2,000 independent entrepreneurs and our small business roadmap, a step-by-step plan for what comes next in your business.
This special trial is completely free, and it’s for friends like you who were referred by other Fizzle members like Pat.
As we said, this special trial is completely free, no hidden fees or upsells. If you stick around after the trial, the monthly membership is just $35/month, which gives you access to the courses, roadmap, community and coaching we'll tell you more about below.
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Here's the full scoop on Fizzle (hit play):
Our newest and most popular courses:
Start a Blog that Matters (with Corbett Barr)
Start a Blog that Matters has been our best selling individual course of all time. Over 5,000 people have enrolled since we released it in early 2012.
And now, Start A Blog That Matters has just been completely updated for 2016 and beyond. After editing and putting together the final touches, we can confidently say there is no better blog training available.
Here's what the author of one of the biggest single-author blogs in the world had to say about Corbett Barr, instructor of Start a Blog that Matters:
“Corbett’s ability to get to the heart of successful blogging is a rare gift. I’ve seen him transform a blog from blah to wow, start an amazing blog from scratch, and help countless new bloggers with intelligent insight into what makes a great blog tick.”
Leo Babauta, TIME Magazine Top 25 Blogger
This course includes 17 instructional videos and step by step action plans to guide you, plus 10 special recorded in-depth coaching sessions to cover all your questions.
Connect with Anyone (with Scott Dinsmore of Live Your Legend)
They say it’s not what you know, but who you know that matters in business. You can’t just work in a bubble if you want to succeed, especially online.
In this master class with Scott Dinsmore of Live Your Legend you’ll learn exactly who you should connect with, how to do it, and what kinds of interactions you should have with them when you do.
Essentials of Building a Great Food Blog (with Dana and John of Minimalist Baker)
Whether you’ve already started your site or you’re still thinking about it, you’re going to spend a few years in a mess before you get a grasp on what pieces of content you should focus on, how to make recipes and photos compelling enough to share, how to earn a living from your site, etc.
Or you could get into this course for free and accelerate your learning, absorbing some massive insights from a pro and putting them straight to work for your blog.
You might have a passion for cooking, or maybe your life was changed by the simple act of investing in your weekly meals and now you want to share that with others, or maybe you simply want to learn… wherever you’re coming from you’re going to walk away from this course with the essential foundations of running a successful food blog featuring Dana and John of Minimalist Baker
Affiliate Marketing the Smart Way (with Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income)
Affiliate marketing can be an extremely powerful & profitable strategy for your business.
In this special Fizzle course Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income breaks down his strategy for affiliate marketing.
He covers the soft pitch pipeline and how relationships, products, experience, proof, and pitching all play a role in whether or not you can make a sale.
Advanced Podcasting (with John Lee Dumas of EOFire)
So you already have a podcast and you want to know how to take your podcasting to the next level. That’s exactly what this course is for. In it you’ll learn from John Lee Dumas, founder of the Entrepreneur On Fire podcast, a consistent #1 business podcast, about podcast sponsorships, growing your audience, and tips for landing and conducting interviews with high quality guests.
Then Chase walks through software options for editing, how he sweetens audio, and how we produce and edit episodes of The Fizzle Show.
Winning Insights with Customer Conversations (with Steph Crowder of Fizzle)
If you had the opportunity to minimize the risk of your business idea failing before you even got started, would you take it?
Of course the obvious answer is “yes”, and yet, having real conversations with customers is one of the most skipped steps among entrepreneurs. Why is that?
in this course you’ll learn a clear process and plan for talking with potential customers that will take you from “nervous and uncertain” to “prepared and excited”.
Defining Your Audience (with Chase Reeves of Fizzle)
In this course Chase Reeves, Co-Founder and Creative Director of Fizzle shares exactly how to do the research and thinking necessary to understand your audience (or “target market”) so you can build a thriving business by serving them.
Many people gamble with their business by spending a ton of time thinking and scheming behind closed doors.
But you can give your business a much better chance of success by investing time up front getting to know the audience, understanding their problems, their language, and their values so the chances of creating a successful business for that audience are much higher.
And That's Just the Tip of the Iceberg!
Fizzle features dozens more courses, with new ones coming out regularly. Here's a sampling of some of our other popular courses:
- Essentials of Book Yourself Solid (with Jason Billows)
- Build Your Email List to 10k and Beyond (with Corbett Barr)
- Productivity Essentials (with Chase Reeves)
- Shooting and Editing Video for the Web (with Caleb Wojcik)
- Telling Your Story, From Elevator Pitch to Tagline (with Corbett Barr and Chase Reeves)
- Essentials of Website Design for Business Builders (with Chase Reeves)
- How to Create Effective and Engaging Content (with Leo Babauta)
PLUS, the Fizzle library features in-depth high def behind-the-scenes video interviews with top entrepreneurs, where they reveal how they make money and what they would do if they were starting over today. Here's a partial list of the entrepreneurs featured in our exclusive Founder Stories series: Jess Lively (The Lively Show), Chris Ducker, Jamie Tworkowski (To Write Love on Her Arms), Jordan Harbinger (Art of Charm), Steve Chou (My Wife Quit Her Job), John Jantsch (Duct Tape Marketing), Amy Porterfield, Gary Arndt (Everything Everywhere), Josh Shipp, Natalie Sisson (Suitcase Entrepreneur), Jenny Blake, Nathan Barry (ConvertKit) +15 more and growing!
Roadmap, Coaching, Community
Fizzle is more than just courses. Fizzle is a community of 2,000+ other small, independent entrepreneurs who are working hard to earn a living doing something they love.
Inside Fizzle, you'll get access to our courses, plus the community forums, weekly live coaching sessions, in-person events, support, accountability, perks and more.
The backbone of Fizzle is something we call the 9-Stage Small Business Roadmap, which guides you through every step of your business, from dream to plan to execution, iteration, quitting your job and picking out the private island that's right for your unique needs.
Here’s a quick video overview of the roadmap:
Is Our Work Changing Lives?
The greatest compliment we can hope for as entrepreneurs is to find out what we’ve built actually means something, that what we’re doing at Fizzle helps our members build thriving, matterful businesses.
A while back, a member wrote a post in the forums titled “What I really think about Fizzle.” When you see a title like that about your work, you can’t help but feel a little nervous to read the judgement that follows.
In this case, the post was from Tom Ross, one of the most ambitious and generous members in the Fizzle community, so we were even more anxious about reading what Tom had to say. His opinion is important.
This kind of feedback is what really matters. Traffic, followers, signups, and even revenue can all lie about your progress, but having an impact says something important.
If you can find a way to create this kind of transformation and experience for just one of your customers, you’ll know that what you built actually means something. Changing lives isn’t clichéd, it’s the source of everything good in business and life. Aim to change lives and yours will change too.
How can you tell if your work is changing lives? If your impact is important enough, you’ll hear about it. You can solicit feedback as well, but nothing feels better than a big compliment out of the blue, like we received from Tom.
We just had to share Tom’s feedback with you, because we’re so proud of what we’ve built at Fizzle and how much the community feels like family.
Here is Tom’s complete, unedited post:
“What I really think about Fizzle.” Forum Post by Member Tom Ross:
“I came to this community a few months back after a crushing business blow that was outside of my control. It was pretty much a case of pack this whole thing in and retreat with my tail between my legs, or keep fighting, and get some clarity and direction in the process.
I came here thinking that it would be too basic for me, more aimed at beginners, and that I wouldn’t really learn anything new.
I was half right.
I already knew my way around WordPress.
I knew email list growth was important.
I knew a lot of things.
Two things I wasn’t so hot on?
Taking action and doing the right work
Fast forward just a few months and here’s where I’m at:
I’ve gone from 10 email sign ups per week to 160+ on my blog
I’ve abandoned a posting schedule that was stressing me to death and now publish great content once a week, stress free. I can now enjoy holidays away from the internet, whereas before I’d be constantly working, annoying those around me.
I’ve gone from not knowing my audience, to understanding them really well, and getting personal with a good number of them
I’ve gone from almost getting a traditional job to knowing through and through I’m in this entrepreneurial thing for life
I’ve gone from working with annoying, selfish clients to working with the most respectful, grateful clients I’ve ever encountered, who I now call friends
I’ve gone from feeling alone on this journey, to having a great community of contemporaries and friends all in this thing with me
My sense of design has evolved at a quicker pace then ever
I’ve learnt more about online business and marketing in 5 months than I did in 5 years.
I make daily progress, as opposed to stagnating and plateauing
I found motivation to pick myself up and start a new company, with a great team that looks set to do spectacular things
I discovered a joy for teaching that was always there, but never properly uncovered
I’ve been lucky enough to help a good number of people with their designs and businesses
I feel matured and changed as a person, with more clarity and direction in life
I’ve cut away the crap. All the meaningless work and pointless metrics. The wasted time, and wasteful people.
Fizzle doesn’t create greatness in lazy, greedy people. It let’s you do what you’re truly capable of.
I talk about minor successes and general progress on these forums, but this place has been nothing short of life changing.”
Three Tips for Having More Impact and Finding Out How You’re Doing
- Visualize and articulate the transformation you want your customers to go through. How will you meaningfully impact their lives with your coaching, courses, services, software, podcast, etc.? Care about their success more than you care about your own.
- Measure things that tell you how much of a difference you’re making. Give up metrics like traffic, followers and social media shares, in favor of metrics that measure customer progress and satisfaction. Constantly ask yourself how things can be reengineered to deliver more value to your customers.
- Ask your customers for feedback and take it to heart. Give people easy ways to share what they think. Tell them you’re listening and that you care.
Ready to Join Us?
Like we mentioned before, your 5-week trial of Fizzle is completely free, no hidden costs or upsells, nothing. If you stick around after the trial is over, Fizzle will cost you just $35/month, and you can cancel ANYTIME with just two clicks, no hassle, no questions asked.
Thanks for checking out Fizzle today. We hope to see you inside!