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ENCORE: A Live vs. Pre-Recorded Online Course

Today’s show is a live coaching call regarding a topic that has been very relevant to me recently. We are talking about the many nuances of online courses. I hope this episode will be helpful to you and bring new ideas if an online course is on your radar.

Our Featured Guest-Kristen Boice, LMFT

Kristen Boice is a therapist in private practice and a fellow podcaster. She has realized the need among her listeners for an online course. Her podcast, Close the Chapter, is about closing the chapter on certain things in our lives so we can open ourselves up to new opportunities. In today’s coaching call, I’ll share some lessons I’ve learned along the way about online courses. We’ll talk about the rationale behind creating a live course vs. a pre-recorded one. We will wrap up with a pre-launch strategy to help get buyers for your course before you launch.

Pathways To Healing Counseling 

Kristen Boice

You’ll Learn

●     Why Kristen started her podcast about two years ago to provide another opportunity for     deeper work for her clients

●     How an online course can help you get more information out to curious people

●     The options for your course and other services

●     Why niching down is a big challenge for therapists

●     How Kristen sees the epidemic of people feeling “not good enough” and being scared to speak up

●     How a niche can help you offer value and find your sweet spot

●     How the best courses take people from one place to another

●     Why Kristen focuses on helping with the hard conversations

●     How to use phraseology that appeals to people and addresses their need

●     Step-by-step actions to build your email list and create effective opt-ins

●     How to create value on the front end of your course by validating your content

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Please check out our free "Using Podcasting To Grow Your Business" workshop for therapists:

https://sellingthecouch.com/podcastingworkshop

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➡️ Want to launch your online course? Please check out our free 7-Day Course Creator Starter Kit For Therapists: https://sellingthecouch.com/coursekit  ➡️ Looking to launch a successful podcast? Please check out our free "Using Podcasting To Grow Your Business" workshop for therapists: https://sellingthecouch.com/podcastingworkshop

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About the Podcast

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Selling the Couch
Impact + Income Beyond The Therapy Room

About your host

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Melvin Varghese, PhD

Hi. I'm Melvin. I'm a psychologist, girl dad, and online creator living in Philadelphia, PA.

In 2014, I began to think about how to use our therapist skillset in different realms besides clinical work (e.g., podcasting, consulting, online course creation, writing, etc).

This allows us to serve others on larger scales while diversifying our income beyond 1 to 1 work.

I make podcasts and videos about business, tech, productivity, and lessons I'm learning from becoming the CEO of a lean, mean 5 person 100% remote team (we're not really mean..it just rhymed =P).