James: James Schramko here with my friend John Lint from 10XPRO.io. And, of course, my business is SuperFastBusiness.com. And John, I have some important news to share with you.
James: You have no idea what this is. I just want to share with you, today for lunch, I cooked my fabulous Chili Con Carne.
James: And every time I cook this recipe, I do a little quick glance online at the instructions, because it has quite a few ingredients, there’s a lot of elements. And if you miss one of them, it can make the dish quite different. And certainly, as I’ve gotten practice at making this dish, I’ve been able to really dial it in and it’s fast to make and it’s very consistent, it’s always good. And once I’ve mastered the recipe, then I might start to make some changes.
But initially, I’m going to follow the steps. And I’m going to use the ingredients they suggest. And it does come out just like the picture, which is amazing. And the reason I share this example is, there are some elements of an online business that can be a system that you can follow.
Now, I will just point this out, there’s still quite a lot of gray areas and some unknown elements. There’s a lot of pitfalls to have an online business because most people don’t have relevant experience to be successful online. You do need some help from someone who’s already done it, much like someone getting the kitchen for the very first time. There’s a lot of unknowns, like, it’s easy to burn yourself on a hot plate, or cut yourself with a knife. Like, there’s techniques and tools to use. So, I think it’s a great analogy because you can come up with a repeatable system when it comes to building courses and memberships. That’s what you specialize in.
We put together a course called OnlineCourseSystem.com, and you’ve got the platform 10XPRO.io, that you can build this in, you can actually set up the page just to make the offer. You can collect details by plugging it into a CRM or email system of your choice. And it can deliver the course or the membership. And you can also make people offers where they can have additional purchases, you can do recurring things you can have the facility where people can make comments. It’s all hosted and it’s very easy to use. So I think that’s as close as you get to having a recipe card and a chef to help you because we actually help people through that program, as well, which is a really cool thing about it.
John: Yeah, it’s like in your analogy, you were talking about the recipe. Well, with the Online Course System, what you and I did is basically we gave you the recipe, we gave you the chef, we gave you the kitchen, already filled, we come and deliver it to you. And we say all right, just follow along, and let’s cook it together, right?
So to be honest, it’s an amazing course, I think you and I did an amazing job. And you know, it’s really, really awesome. But I think it’s an important point to remember. And it’s one of the mistakes that we see online course creators make, you know, it’s like, they try to do it on their own. And you know, if you have been doing these like us for more than 10 years, then sure, I guess you know, do it on your own. But if you’re starting out, if maybe you have a job already, and you’re doing this kind of part-time online, or you know, you’re not sure exactly what to do, doing it alone can create a lot of problems, obviously, you can make a ton of mistakes.
So really one of the best things to do is to find someone that you trust, find a system that you can follow, so in your case, the recipe and just do that. Follow along and do the exact steps. Because once you have found that person or that system that you know other people are having results with, then you know that Hey, let’s follow along, I’m going to do it, I’m going to follow the recipe, and I’m going to do the work. And you know, hopefully, that’s also going to mean that I’m going to maximize my chances of success.
So instead of spinning your wheels and trying to figure things out on your own, then the best thing to do is to try to find a good system. Now, of course, we would say Hey, just follow the Online Course System that we have put together. But even if that’s not it, just find someone, like a true expert, not one of those gurus that, you know, they read a book and then they tell you about it. But, you know, a true expert, someone like James that has been doing this for over 15 years. Join a community where people are taking action, get a tool that a lot of people are using. Something like that, just find your system, put your head down and follow the steps. Do the recipe. Later once you start getting result, sure, be Gordon Ramsay, be creative and start changing everything. Like, I watched one of his videos, he started to put like worms on his scrambled eggs. I mean, that’s awesome once you have done thousands of scrambled eggs, right? But maybe not the first time.
James: I don’t know, it doesn’t seem like something I feel like I want to try.
John: Yeah, so you know, that’s pretty much it. Find a good system, follow along, take action, and yeah, that’s going to maximize your chances of success. And that’s what I always recommend. And now of course, we would say, the OnlineCourseSystem.com. But if not, find the one that works for you, for sure.
James: Yeah. And look, you’re still going to do this stuff you have to turn up. It’s like, we can take you to the bowling ring, we can put the bumpers up, you still have to roll the ball, you know, but you’re going to hit some pins if you’re not making all the mistakes that everyone makes. And that’s what it’s all about, that’s why we put it together. With your experience and my experience, it’s a couple of decades’ worth.
We each work with hundreds of businesses so we see a lot of things. And look, the main steps that people get wrong are certainly trying to figure out all the tech. Like, becoming an amateur web developer from scratch, it’s such a lame thing to try and be. Like, really, you’re so far behind the curve. It took me nine months to generate my first affiliate sale, and it was accidentally to myself. So, it was such a fail. So you’re going to have to spend a lot of time and make a lot of mistakes until you succeed.
And then the other thing that people get wrong is they create something that no one wants to buy. And they put it up for sale after all the effort and no one buys. Crickets. And the other thing they do is they have trouble conveying the value in their order page.
So you’ve taken all this stuff and you’ve put together the templates that people can just fill in and follow. Like, the site builder 10XPRO.io has ready-to-go templates. You just fill in the words, hook it up to your Stripe or PayPal account, stick an email autoresponder account in there and start driving traffic and you’re away.
And I wish this existed when I started because I struggled so much with having to do it all with no instruction book. Like literally, nothing. There was nowhere I could go that someone would actually tell me what was working and what they were doing. So, I’m glad we put this together. It’s at OnlineCourseSystem.com.
The tool, if you’re already up and running and flying, and you are Gordon Ramsay, and you just want to put together a site to share your recipes, then just go to 10XPRO.io and get into the tool. I’ve been watching a lot of changes lately, John, and the marketplace is shifting for some of the social media tools. And I’m concerned that a lot of people are building their entire site on quicksand, and they’re going to lose it. So that’s another reason why I work with a platform that’s solid. And if you can speak to John about it. His support is first-class, that’s why I recommend this for all of my clients.
So it’s great to catch up and I look forward to making more videos. If you’ve watched this and you got a question for John or myself, please put it right where you see this video. And remember to subscribe because we’re publishing a lot of videos like this. Like every single week, we put the time in our calendar to get together and share the hottest topics that we hear the most.
So it’s been our pleasure to share this one with you.
John: Thank you!