We're getting started today! I don't want to take up too much of your time, with long emails or video... But I want to make sure you know where things are for the challenge, and some of the backup plans I have, if there are any hiccups (which could absolutely happen).
Today we'll brainstorm your new product idea (if you haven't already picked something) and get started on the first part of product creation.
Day 1 Assignments (There are only 3)
1 - Brainstorm or Share what you're creating
Your first assignment of the challenge is to create a new topic here in the forum, telling us what you're planning to create (or, you can tell us that you have some ideas, but haven't yet figured it out - that's perfect too).
(Use the category 14day-accelerated)
Troubleshooting - FAQ's
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(I've changed the settings so that you can stay logged in up to one year (well, to be honest, I made that change for me, but hopefully it helps you too)
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If you have any trouble at all, and you use Facebook, please ask me or another member for help there. Or, reply to any email from me.
(If things go sideways with Discourse, we'll move things over to the FB group - but I'm crossing my fingers and toes that I'll be able to work out the bugs this week)
2 - Post on Social Media
Let your people know what you're working on. Ask them questions today, and post at least one picture (pinterest, instragram, snapchat, facebook?) Wherever you would normally connect with people who will ultimately benefit from the product you're creating this week.
Let's give them a chance to give you early feedback, and find out if they're as excited as you, about the project you're working on.
3 - Build a very simple interest list
You'll want to collect the names and email addresses of people who are interested in what you're creating. You can do this with a simple mailchimp email opt in form, mailerlite also has great landing pages (no cost), or you could use something like strinkingly or launchrock.co. If you're using Teachable for your courses, you can follow this support document.
Whatever you choose to use, try not to spend more than 1 hour working on this part of the assignment. It doesn't need to be perfect - just give them some info about what you're working on, and a place where they can enter their name and email address... Simple, right?
What's coming up?
(weekend off - or time for catchup, if you need it)
September 26 Day 3 (Monday) we'll work on your sales page, and keep building the product.
September 27 Day 4 (Tuesday) we'll find people to test the ecommerce to make sure buy buttons work, and look for any obvious problems in the course layout - and we'll keep working on the product itself, if needed.
September 28 Day 5 (Wednesday) we'll promote our new product to our online communities, provide customer support, ask for feedback, and implement changes, as needed.
Here's a quick link to the PDF that sums up this accelerated version of the challenge. You can do these steps in any order you'd like (including following them one by one) - you don't have to follow along with the outline above...
You can also get this pdf and any of the other checklists, via my teachable school.
I've made the pages "public preview" so that you don't need to log in, during this challenge week. But it will be closed off again after the challenge is completed (I'll give you access, but you'll need to log in, in the future)
See you soon!