I've been taking free online courses for the past month. I've learned a lot, but it's been kind of scattered. I'm like that dog in the movie Up when he sees a squirrel. Oh there's a class in copywriting, oh a class in getting more traffic to my blog,Facebook marketing class and SEO. Oh boy, SEO is going to be the death of me for sure!
I want to take a structured online program. I've been taking the online program with Alison for social media marketing. I've learned about branding, auto-responders, landing pages and the dreaded SEO. The courses seem to be a little dated.
I started searching online for another program. I found Marie Forleo. Her website looks perfect, she looks perfect, happy and successful. Her program looks great and exactly what I'm looking for, but it's $2000.00. It's the same thing with Chalene Johnson, you know the Turbo Jam lady. I just thought she was a workout instructor, I didn't know she had online courses. Her program is called Marketing Impact Academy (MIA) and it's also $2000.00.
I talked it over with my husband and he wants me to go back to school, but to spend $2000.00 he wants it to be an accredited program.
So I kept searching and I found Renae Christine. She seems to be the anti-Mario Forleo. The first thing I saw of her online was a video of her spoofing Marie. I like her videos even though they are a little silly, but she seems to know her stuff. The program is free and is starting in March. She has a book called the Home Business Startup Bible and she gives great advice. Some things concern me though, Renae's niche seems to be helping people build an Etsy business. Now I could still use it to help others build their businesses, but what I'm looking for is learning how to promote businesses through social media marketing. I'm sure that will be an important part of the course.
I am going to give it a try and I will update this blog every week. Let me know what you think! Have you tried any of these online programs?! Did any of them help you?! Do you know of a great online program?! Please feel free to leave comment below. Thanks!
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