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  • #20333

    Chris Gilmour
    Adventurer
    @ChrisG

    March 27 Progress Log

    What I need:

    Some support/feedback on my outline and your votes on my name. Please see these posts in the links below and give me some solid feedback if you have it. For the outline if your honestly not interested in the course please tell me why, you won’t hurt my feelings, I really want that feedback right now before I go much further with it, be specific if you can:

    Outline – https://thegreatecourseadventure.com/groups/creatora-heights/forum/topic/whos-intrigued-and-if-not-why-not-my-lesson-outlines/

    Name: https://thegreatecourseadventure.com/groups/creatora-heights/forum/topic/please-vote-on-a-name/

    Where I’m at:
    Although a little further behind on the trail then I would like, things are going great. I am just wrapping Cretora Heights. I spent a LONG time on this section but I think that makes sense as it is the foundation of my first course and I want it to be solid. I feel great about the theme and I am getting close on the outline. I will likely tweak it a few more times later on but i am ready to move on for now. I also am getting closer for a name and have narrowed it to 3 for now although I am still open to new suggestions. I am asking for feedback on the name and outline from this community as well as a number of folks in my own network. I have bought most of the gear I will need including camera, audio recorder, new computer and a lighting set-up. I have filmed a couple videos for my course and had a blast learning how to use all the new equipment. I’m amazed at the quality of video I am able to pull of with little experience and less then $1000 in gear (not including computer).

    What I’m going to do.
    – Dive into the next check point
    – Ask for feedback on my outline and name
    – Start working on the branding of the course, I’m consulting a friend who works in branding and marketing
    – Start learning about basic web design and how to launch my first blog

    #20365

    Bradley Morris
    Mountain Guide
    @bradleytmorris

    Awesome @chrisg, great ASK to the community. I’ll head over and see if I can give you some more feedback and as a way to help, we’ll give you a shoutout in our weekly Smoke Signal on Friday 😉

    You’re going to have a blast with the Medias Brothers at Camp Medias. Stoked for your progress and thanks for your suggestions to streamline the community feature.

    #20548

    Chris Gilmour
    Adventurer
    @ChrisG

    Thanks @bradleytmorris, the weekly Smoke Signals shout out would be sweet! Still loving this course, you guys have done a great job!

    #20557

    Bradley Morris
    Mountain Guide
    @bradleytmorris

    You got it buddy! So glad you’re loving the journey. We fancy it too!!

    #20692

    Chris Gilmour
    Adventurer
    @ChrisG

    April 3 – Progress Log

    Where I’m at:

    Coming up with the content for my course has been the easier part for me but coming up with a creative and appealing theme, name and brand I have found to be a steep part of the mountain. Thanks to great support from a number of other mountain climbers on our team I had some big break through s tonight and am finally feeling like I have some clarity around this. The course name will be (the tag line is a bit long still but is very descriptive which I like, may refine it, but it is good for now):

    Road to Resiliency – Working Towards Your Black Belt in the Skills, Knowledge & Strategy to Thrive Amidst Climate Change, Extreme Weather and Uncertain Times.

    This past weeks coaching webinar I found particularly inspiring as well. Inspired by it, I spent a few hours yesterday trying to find sites with a similar web presence to what I want to create as well as seeking out forums, pages, blogs and other places where I could start engaging in conversations with people and networking.

    What I need:

    – To dive into camp medias and try to get further ahead on the mountain

    What I’m going to do.

    – Dive into the next check point
    – Ask for feedback on my outline and name
    – Start working on the branding of the course, I’m consulting a friend who works in branding and marketing
    – Start learning about basic web design and how to launch my first blog

    #20843

    Bradley Morris
    Mountain Guide
    @bradleytmorris

    This is awesome @chrisg!!!!!
    That is huge progress you’ve made.
    love that you’re starting to engage in forums now.
    Have you had any great conversations yet?
    Facebook likely has quite a few groups if you search for some of the key words you’re associated with.
    Well done! Ride that wave of inspiration to the top.

    #21957

    Chris Gilmour
    Adventurer
    @ChrisG

    April 30th Progress Log

    Wow, what a month April was. I was on the road teaching almost the entire month and was away more days then home. It was a ton of fun and all went well but also really affirmed why I want to get this new business going as being on the road is really draining and not the lifestyle want for the next chapter of my life.

    So I have re-adjusted my strategy a little bit. Last night I watched the last 2 webinars, once again these were so helpful, and really helped me hone my plan for the next phase. I hope I can make some of them live in the future. These were the 2 on “types of e-courses”.

    So here is where I’m at:

    My Greater vision for “Changing World Project” is a bit more of a “great e-course adventure” although it is made up of many walks in the park, day treks and vision quests. The e-course I am creating as part of this e-course adventure course is “Road to Resiliency” which is a vision quest, ideally 45 – 60 days, start to finish. But it is still a big vision even in that and I have a lot to figure out still. I know there is a HUGE need for it in the world but there are a LOT of things that I think may hold people back from signing up so I really need to brand it really well and get it to the right audience and I want it to be amazing. Which mean’s I don’t think I’ll be launching by Launch Summit.

    I took a break from working on it the past month and have actually created about 80% of another e-course which will be my first e-course I launch. I was presented an opportunity to create a course for an existing platform ( http://learn.wearewildness.com/courses ) that already has a following. The reason I switched over this past month is I realized I have a huge learning curve to go through with all aspects of this new venture, I want “Road to Resiliency” to be amazing, thus like Brad & Andy suggested in the last 2 webinars, I decided to get some simpler e-courses under my belt first that would allow me to learn all the tools a bit better. So I am almost done producing an e-course on wildlife tracking, A topic I know very well, have taught 1000 times (maybe a slight exaggeration but probably not by that much) and would be super esay to create content for as I had tons of material and old video to work with. I have learned a ton about video editing through this. Check out the trailer and let me know what you think, the course is hopefully going live mid may – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGplgWKSHdI

    So Here is the game plan:

    – Finish Natural Born Tracker eCourse by end of this week.
    – Possibly create and launch one other smaller course by mid summer
    – Use my time in this Great eCourse Adventure to continue to craft my bigger idea with Road to Resiliency and Changing World Project with the goal to launch Changing World Project Blog/Website by end of June and Launch Road to Resiliency eCourse this fall (ideally September or October).
    – Finish Camp Medias

    Would Love your thoughts on this strategy @bradleytmorris @andyfriest

    #21981

    Bradley Morris
    Mountain Guide
    @bradleytmorris

    So glad to hear you were inspired by those calls. Not sure if you saw the article we wrote too, but it’ll take you a little deeper and allow for a visual of what we’re talking about.

    The Four Levels of eCourse Experiences you can Create…

    The site you shared, We Are Wilderness looks like an awesome place to start. If you’re open to sharing a) what they do as a part of their service and b) what you’re required to do, c) what the split is for sales?

    Also, another really important thing you want to make sure of is that you still own your content and CAN sell it on your own website if you choose. You don’t want to be locked into that one website in case they don’t make the kind of sales that they’re promising. You want to have a way to sell it through your own platform (probably as a different name or something).

    There are a lot of companies coming up who are publishing your courses for you. Which for someone just getting into the game, it can be a MASSIVE relief if they do all the uploading of content, marketing and selling. You just wanna be careful not to lock you into something that doesn’t allow you to grow as much as what’s possible.

    Their site looks promising though!!

    The trailer looks so good. Well done @chrisg. Definitely made me wanna come learn from you. You’re great on camera. Excited to see ALL your dream courses come true. One step at a time up this mountain.

    As for your plan. Looks solid and realistic to me.

    #21994

    Chris Gilmour
    Adventurer
    @ChrisG

    @bradleytmorris

    Hey Brad, Thanks for your thoughts,

    I’m not really sure how promising their platform is, they are pretty new to the game. They actualy live out your way, I think near Comox. As to your questions:

    a) They upload content, design the main site, host and market.
    b) I create the course content and send raw material
    c) It is a 60:40 split me:them

    I do have a verbal agreement (nothing in writing) saying I won’t release the exact same materiel elsewhere. To be honest though I’m really not expecting to make much off this (if they grow and I do that’s great, but it was not my intent or motivation). This is not even the kinda of course I am particularly excited to produce and promote. I saw this as an opportunity to “warm up” (with a topic that would be easy for me), play around with a bunch of software, get something launched easily and get feedback and experience that I can put into creating the bigger vision courses I’m creating through the Great E Course Adventure. They know I am planning on creating more courses and launching them myself and they are keen to cross promote, so hopefully my one course launched through them created a relationship that allows me to market future courses to their network and vice versa.

    Not sure if this is the best strategy or not but I have already committed to it and feel fine about it.

    I’m super pumped to get back working on my “Road to Resiliency” course though. That’s the content I am particularly pumped about bringing to the world in a real innovative and inspiring way.

    #21999

    Bradley Morris
    Mountain Guide
    @bradleytmorris

    Well if it feels good do it. Is there a way “out,” meaning you have a one year trial period together at which time you can pull your course or choose to continue working together. That’d be something worth considering.

    Definitely feels like an easy way to get your work out there and start sending people to your current courses while building your others.

    GO FOR IT!

    #28798

    Chris Gilmour
    Adventurer
    @ChrisG

    Wow, Just realized I have not posted a progress log in 3 months. I’ve been working a ton on my project the past month but just haven’t been logging, so here is an update:

    Progress Log – Aug 3, 2016

    Accomplishments:

    –  beta launch of my first e-course on teachable called: “Natural Born Trackers”

    – Purchased Thrive Themes and have been getting familiar with it, playing around with creating my website and blog

    – Have a survey, landing page and launch strategy to introduce my newslist to the world 70% done

    – Went back and redid parts of Cretora Heights to refine my course outline

    – Been getting better at video editing in Screenflow and made introduction video using green screen technology

    Next Steps:

    – Post new course outline for feedback and make a few final decisions

    – Finalize course name

    – Launch survey and newslist

    – Finish Camp Medias

    – Decide on which LMS platform I’m using (Likely Teachable or Thinktific)

    – Decide on and purchase Newsletter/Automation program (Likely Active Campaign or Constant Contact)

    Goals:

    – Have my Website and Blog launch by early September

    – Launch my eCourse by end of October

    – Climb the Bajilionaire All-Star Ladder!

     

     

     

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    #28801

    Bradley Morris
    Mountain Guide
    @bradleytmorris

    Rock on Chris. This is so awesome!!!!

    I am pumped to see all your progress laid out like this. How good does it feel to look back on how far you’ve come so far this year. Way to go man. Cheering you on every step up the mountain    😀

    #28856

    Lisa R
    Adventurer
    @lisa.russell

    Awesome progress Chris! Keep climbing – you’re nearly there!

    🙂

    #31003

    Chris Gilmour
    Adventurer
    @ChrisG

    Progress Log – Oct 22

    I did it again, over 3 months in between progress logs. Gotta ge etter at this. Sure did not feel like 3 months though.

    Accomplishments since my last post:

    – Did second full launch of my first eCourse, I have 60ppl enrolled now – Natural Born Trackers

    – Purchased a ton of software, programs and needed gear including: Active Campaign for newslist and a Rode Video Mic Pro for recording.

    – Built my first Landing page and launched my newsletter with a survey and contest which is still running – Changing World Project

    – Ran my first live  webinar

    – Started my Youtube Channel

    – Started using program Social Quant to begin building an engaged Twitter following. I am super impressed so far and have grown by 60 engaged and interested followers in the past 5 days. They also have an awesome free 14 day Twitter Marketing Challenge that is SO helpful for understanding how to use Twitter for business.

    – Listened to a ton of great podcasts while driving around to do my usual work. One of my favorites and where I am getting the most useable info from is the “Smart Passive Income Podcast” with Pat Flynn.

    – Installed Free version of Grammarly in Chrome, so I don’t have so many spelling mistakes and bad grammar in all my posts. This is a big one for me, finally getting more professional. If you don’t use this tool check it out. It is AWESOME!

    Next Steps:

    – Make my next couple youtube video’s to send out in my first newsletter

    – Continue to build and work with Twitter following

    – This has been on my list the past 2 or 3 updates, Finally dive into Camp Medias

    – Post my course outline on the Great eCourse Adventure

     

    That’s all for now folks, Lets Keep Cilmbing!

     

     

    #31012

    Bradley Morris
    Mountain Guide
    @bradleytmorris

    Wow, congrats Chris. Your work is taking off. You’re doing so good.

    You doubled your numbers from your first launch, didn’t you?

    You’ve been working your ass off this year and embracing the huge learning curve. Proud of you.

    Success is inevitable. Just keep doing what you’re doing. Pumped to be supporting you on the journey.

    Your work is important.

    Bring on the course outline. Lets see it!

    high fives

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