Are you looking to take your small business up a few notches? Does the idea of hosting fully grown online courses seem a little too daunting for where you are right now? Is there an intermediate step you can take to continue your progress?
Here at Fizzle we think the idea of a group program is the perfect way to take you to that next level. Although this format can take a few different forms, the basic idea remains quite simple and can be carried out without too much intensive organization and heavy inputs.
In this episode we’ll be talking about exactly what a group program can be and how it can help you and your business. Steph has been implementing group programs to great success and as such will be expanding on the ideas for all of our listening pleasure!
We also talk about the benefits this model can offer, potential pitfalls, preparation and avoiding the ‘experts dilemma’. We see the group program framework as offering multifaceted positives to any growing business and we finish by emphasizing the way in which it can crystalize your value offer and propel your company forward.
For an essential and currently trending conversation be sure to tune in and get it all!
Key Points From This Episode:
- The intermediate step up to the big leagues. [0:05:30.2]
- Why group programs might be a new big trend in business. [0:08:20.5]
- The three options for entrepreneurs dealing with information. [0:10:09.1]
- How group programs sit perfectly between the two other options. [0:15:26.5]
- Some examples from Steph’s experiences running group programs. [0:18:57.2]
- Immediate benefits from adopting this model for your business. [0:23:01.1]
- The level of expertise needed for pitching yourself in this way. [0:26:29.7]
- Balancing teaching and participant interaction during a group call. [0:30:38.0]
- Possible mistakes when starting your own group program for the first time. [0:39:55.8]
- Assessing your material and preparation for hosting a call. [0:45:25.6]
- Understanding the value you offer to prospective clients. [0:48:08.3]
- Avoiding the ‘experts dilemma’ and packaging a transformation. [0:50:20.2]
- And much more!
Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:
- Gusto — https://gusto.com/fizzle
- HoneyBook — https://www.honeybook.com/fizzle
- Sezzle — https://sezzle.com/fizzle
- Fizzle — https://fizzle.co/
- Fizzle Toolkit — https://fizzle.co/toolkit
- Fizzle Goals Course — https://fizzle.co/courses/goals
- Fizzle 80/20 Copywriting Guide — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/writing-copy-for-web
- Fizzle Journaling Course — https://fizzle.co/courses/journal
- Fizzle Roadmap — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/small-business-roadmap-1-clarity
- Fizzle Craft + Commerce — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/craft-commerce
- ConvertKit — https://fizzle.co/convertkit
- Motherbirth — https://motherbirth.co/
- Courage and Clarity — https://www.courageandclarity.com/
- PayPal — https://www.paypal.com/
- Storybrand — https://storybrand.com/
- Crickets to Customers — http://cricketstocustomers.com/
The Top 10 Mistakes in Online Business
Every week we talk with entrepreneurs. We talk about what’s working and what isn’t. We talk about successes and failures. We spend time with complete newbies, seasoned veterans, and everything in between.
One topic that comes up over and over again with both groups is mistakes made in starting businesses. Newbies love to learn about mistakes so they can avoid them. Veterans love to talk about what they wish they had known when starting out.
These conversations have been fascinating, so we compiled a list of the 10 mistakes we hear most often into a nifty lil' guide. Get the 10 Most Common Mistakes in Starting an Online Business here »